Tuesday, April 03, 2012

HOW TO EAT A CUPCAKE by Meg Donohue

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Who doesn’t LOVE cupcakes? Yeah, thought so, and with a book titled How to Eat a Cupcake, well, that just begs to be read, right? My only problem when I first picked up Meg Donohue’s debut novel was that it wasn’t a scratch ‘n’ sniff book! THAT would really be the ICING on the cake! Ha, I’m on a roll here, aren’t I?

Free-spirited Annie Quintana and sophisticated Julia St. Clair come from two different worlds. Yet, as the daughter of the St. Clair’s housekeeper, Annie grew up in Julia’s San Francisco mansion and they forged a bond that only two little girls oblivious to class differences could—until a life-altering betrayal destroyed their friendship.

A decade later, Annie bakes to fill the void left in her heart by her mother’s death and a painful secret jeopardizes Julia's engagement to the man she loves. A chance reunion prompts the unlikely duo to open a cupcakery, but when a mysterious saboteur opens old wounds, they must finally face the truth about their past or risk losing everything.

You can begin your culinary delight by diving into this excerpt here!

If you’re now craving cupcakes like I am, here’s an exclusive cupcake recipe for the readers and fans of How to Eat a Cupcake: MEYER LEMON CUPCAKES by San Francisco pastry chef Alyce Shields.
And if you’d like to win a copy of How to Eat a Cupcake tell me what your favorite flavor cupcake is! I probably would choose a lemon with cream cheese frosting or red velvet cupcake. And if you ask me HOW to eat a cupcake, I would say IN THE CLOSET SO I WOULDN’T HAVE TO SHARE WITH ANYONE!!

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93 comments:

Dani In Chicago said...

Can't ever go wrong with chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting!

Autumn said...

Strawberry cupcake with a cream cheese buttercream frosting! YUM!

Melissa said...

Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting, always! Melissa Rem

Wendy Chen said...

Almost anything with cream cheese frosting! Meyer lemon sounds delightful, can't wait to try out the recipe.

Wendy
wendy@wendychenbooks.com

susieqlaw said...

Lemon with lemon icing and rainbow sprinkles!

I love cupcakes and always eat the icing first!

Susan

Dolly said...

chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting...and I prefer mini-cupcakes because they aren't so messy (but give me twice as many!!)

jcsites2002 at hotmail dot com

Joelle said...

Only one?!!?

I guess it would have to be the Baba Booey from Crumbs Bake Shop. It's a chocolate cupcake filled with peanut butter frosting, topped with peanut butter and chocolate cream cheese frosting and rimmed with peanut butter chips. So insanely good.

There is also a local cupcakery that occasionally has a Caramel Macchiato cupcake. OMG!

- jobella

Denise said...

red velvet with cream cheese frosting, for sure!

Denise F.

EKB said...

A cupcake place in my town (oh its brutal) has a peanut butter cup/chocolate cupcake. words can not describe!!!!

jdstec said...

red velvet...and the best way to eat them is two smushed frosting to frosting... less messy.

Becki**** said...

My Mom's famous chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese/chocolate chip centers.

Bridget said...

Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting. Yummy.

Iambtinrb

Ready To Be A Momma said...

Vanilla with vanilla frosting. I know I'm plain!
Qweska8402

Katie said...

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting...yum yum!! :) Took bad it is 10 o clock or else I would make one :)

Margaret said...

Chocolate with a mocha frosting yum!

Margaret(singitm)

Krystal said...

Funfetti with vanilla icing :-)
kndyer

Anonymous said...

Lemon with lemon icing!

Colbey J

Melissa said...

Any cupcake!! I have to admit, I haven't tried any fancy cupcakes at the new shops...

-tmd636

TaraUB said...

Almost any cupcake is my favorite. Chocolate with chocolate buttercream is my standard pick. Can't go wrong there. The local shop here has a Dulce la Leche and it was fabulous.

Bev V said...

chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting!

Megan said...

I'm in love with carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!
Eloisepeaches

ncsuloges said...

chocolate with white icing or funfetti

Anonymous said...

My favorite cupcake is chocolate with a cream filling.

-Donna W.

Emma S. said...

red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting!

Juliet Farmer said...

chocolate on chocolate!!!

BrendaL71 said...

It's by far red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting.

buttah said...

I do love a good red velvet with cream cheese icing, but really, I've never really met a cupcake that I didn't like!

accidentalgypsy said...

I can't say that I would ever pass up a hostess cupcake with the little white curly q's on top and the cream filling, but since I just made them a couple weeks ago, my current favorite is guinness chocolate with bailey's cream cheese frosting! Yum!!

Kimberly Pearlman said...

My latest love is lemon cake with cream cheese frosting. It's a YUMMY little springtime treat! :)

Bernadette7 said...

For my birthday this year my future sister in law made me the most delish cookies and cream cupcakes that had an oreo cookie at the bottom and on the top...yum!

Crystal said...

I am loving strawberry cake/cupcake with vanilla frosting!

crystal717

Anonymous said...

Red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Yum!! - lauren royall

TinaPow said...

Boston Cream cupcakes! YUM!

lucy872 said...

Good old chocolate cupcake with a whipped cream frosting and sprinkles...of course!

Kim W. said...

A chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter frosting!! YUM!!!

Lilian said...

As much as I like red velvet cupcakes, I love green tea ones a bit better.

lilianxchengATgmailDOTcom

DaphneSFL said...

Red velvet from Bennison's Bakery. Absolutely to die for!

DaphneSFL said...

Or an old fashioned Hostess cupcake. Those were such an incredible treat when I was a kid :)

Tina B said...

I like any and all flavor cupcakes!!! Mmmm mmmm mmmm!!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

Leah B said...

Almost any cupcake would do ... as long as there is some yummy frosting.

Robynn78 said...

Key Lime Pie!!! My own concoction!

Marla said...

Red Velvet...YUM,YUM,YUM!!!

ludy2288 said...

I can't think of any flavor of cupcake I DONT like.

Amy R. said...

Funfetti with pink vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles!

Emily said...

This is a tough one, trying to pick just one flavor cupcake, lol. But...I love funfetti cupcakes with funfetti icing!!!!


Emily116

betsy_blixt said...

I'd go with the basic chocolate cupcake with white frosting.

karenk said...

i love banana cupcakes :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Joani said...

The Cupcake Lady's Elvis Cupcake, bananas, peanut butter and chocolate.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Peanut butter and jelly!

Christina said...

I love any kind of cupcake! But I remember when I was younger my mom used to make these chocolate cupcakes that had this cream cheese stuff on the bottom with chocolate chips. They were so good, I'm gonna need to find that recipe!!!

ChristinaL

Kari said...

Lemon poppy seed with cream cheese frosting...yum!

Read Baby Read said...

Red Velvet with Cream Cheese frosting. Mmmmm. I'd share though.

Cyndee said...

Devil's food with Vanilla icing! Winner Winner, Eat after a Turkey Dinner.
Cyndee. Thomas0@gmail.com

CAnative said...

Carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese frosting! Yummy.

Carie Casey said...

yellow cupcake chocolate frosting.

Carie

Lizett34 said...

Yum! I would go with Red Velvet and cream cheese frosting or Lemon with Vanilla frosting, delicious!

lizett34@yahoo.com

Melissa Hightower said...

My favorite flavor - Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting. So yummy!!

Melissa Hightower

keltban said...

I LOVE Salted Carmel Cupcakes. They are the best!

Erin G said...

My fav is probably yellow cake with chocolate frosting!

Kimmi said...

Favorite flavor? Heck, I've never met a cupcake that wasn't my favorite, so I guess my favorite flavor is the one that's in my hand.

EBrowning said...

I'm partial to vanilla with white frosting, but there's a cupcake place in my town that offers chocolate peanut butter cupcakes and I'm dying to try one!

Jenn3128 said...

I'm prob the minority here, but I think cupcakes are just nasty.

Kristin said...

I love chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

equinn726 said...

My mother used to make topsy turvy cupcakes chocolate chocolate chip cake batter mixed with chocolate chip cheese cake batter. So delicious!

Carol5814 said...

In honor of the Easter Bunny, a carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting

Leslie said...

My fav is Key Lime...yummy delicious! LeslieGC

Lesley Davis, esq said...

Chocolate w/ chocolate frosting! Although lately cakepops have been my drug of choice :)

Amelia said...

I make a yummy four egg yellow cake with chocolate icing

Ally said...

Chocolate...just can't beat it.

Carly said...

It has to be red velvet. I am not a huge fan of cake so a cupcake seems to the right size to get my fix of sweetness.

Carly H

cindy r said...

Here in Miami, we have MISHA's cupcakes. They have pudding in the middle. When you bite into the middle of one of those of cupcakes after licking the icing off first, of course, you die and go straight to heaven. My particular favorite is ALWAYS chocolate. writeoncindy@yahoo.com

Nancye said...

I love chocolate cupcakes with creamy chocolate frosting! Yum!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

your invisible pixie said...

i love ALL cupcakes, so picking one is hard! i had a marshmallow chocolate cupcake a few months ago that was absolutely delicious though...

Nazia said...

Its a tie between peanut butter frosting & chocolate cupcake AND vanilla coconut!

Jeffie T said...

Strawberry with chocolate icing.

Anonymous said...

Vanilla.. Vanilla... and Vanilla
michelle m!

Sslinsky said...

Yellow with chocolate frosting.

Kristen said...

Red Velvet!

Kristen27

Terri said...

I love the red velvet cupcakes at Sprinkles. Yum!!

Terri M.

Marybeth said...

Chocolate with Oreo Buttercream Icing

OR

White Cake with Caramel Icing

OR

Banana with Buttercream frosting

Wanda Z said...

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate...

Bridget O'Neill said...

Red velvet cupcakes, and even more specifically, Magnolia Bakery red velvet cupcakes. The frosting alone is to die for!

bjoneill@hotmail.com

Dawn in CA said...

I love my best friend's homemade vanilla cupcakes with pina colada frosting! They are the best!

Anonymous said...

Vanilla with Chocolate Frosting - Jill Fay

Anonymous said...

Recently, my favorite cupcake flavor is cookies and cream!

Kellie

kyuushuchu@gmail.com

A.C. said...

I love Red Velvet Cupcakes!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I am not much of a cake eater but I do love carrot cake. And that frosting ---- yummmm!

Lindsay said...

Cookies and Cream from Georgetown Cupcake... yummm.

Sherry said...

Chocolate with a peanut butter center and peanut butter frosting---Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Tiffany Drew said...

Vanilla with chocolate frosting, yum!!! Then again, you can't really go wrong with any kind of cupcake :)

cindy r said...

Key Lime.....YUMMY! writeoncindy(at)yahoo(dot)com

Espana said...

'How to Eat a Cupcake' has mystery, humor, wit, surprises, sorrow, regret, anger and just about every emotion that you can imagine. At the first, I felt that Anna was just a little too bubbly but she grew on me and so did Julia. I was sad that the book ended.

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