New Release Books by Karen Tack

Karen Tack is the author of Make It Easy, Cupcake! (2018), Cake My Day! (2015), Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My! (2012), Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh, My! (2012) and other 2 books.

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Make It Easy, Cupcake!

release date: Jun 19, 2018
Make It Easy, Cupcake!
From the bestselling authors of Hello, Cupcake! and Cake My Day! comes a collection of brand new, completely irresistible cupcake designs—all of which can be made in just 4 steps! Let Karen Tack and Alan Richardson show you how to make the most inventive cupcakes—for any imaginable occasion—using easy, everyday ingredients (and tools) from your own pantry or grocery store. The 100+ recipes in Make it Easy, Cupcake will allow you to transform marshmallows into blooming daffodils and wafer cookies into airplane wings, use jelly beans for dragonflies and chocolate cookies as bat wings, and countless other ideas for creative cupcake confections. . .all in four easy steps. Start with a batch of plain cupcakes (made from scratch or store-bought) and follow the authors' illustrated instructions for decoration. Each recipe includes a complete list of ingredients and simple HOW-TOs along with color photos illustrating each step. From baby buggies to hot-air balloons, gingerbread men to the Loch Ness Monster, this is the go-to resource for the most creative, crowd-pleasing cupcakes ideas of all time. Enjoy!

Cake My Day!

release date: Mar 24, 2015
Cake My Day!
The New York Times bestselling authors of Hello, Cupcake! show you how to make a Taxi Cake, a Ladybug Cake, a Siamese Cat Cake, a Guitar Cake, and more. Those cupcaking geniuses, Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, are back, this time with bigger canvases and bolder creations. Everything that can be done with a cupcake can be done better with a cake—with a twelfth of the effort and loads more wow power, using everyday pans, bowls, and even measuring cups. Press candy into frosting for an argyle pattern, or use one of the easy new decorating techniques to produce wood grain for a guitar cake. Turn a round cake into Swiss cheese and Brie for April Fool’s Day. Whether you’re a kitchen klutz or a master decorator, you can transform a loaf cake into a retro vacuum cleaner for Mom or bake a cake in a bowl for a rag doll. Need a piñata for a birthday party? Bake the batter in a measuring cup. Or skip the baking altogether, buy a pound cake, and fashion it into a work boot for Dad or a high-top sneaker. You won’t believe these creations aren’t the real thing—until you take the first delicious bite!

Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My!

release date: Jan 31, 2012
Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My!
Playful recipes for sweet party treats and family desserts, from the New York Times–bestselling authors! The New York Times–bestselling authors of Hello, Cupcake! and What’s New, Cupcake? are back, applying their oversized imaginations not just to cupcakes but to cookies, pies, cakes, and other treats, with projects that are more hilarious, more spectacular, more awe-inspiring—and simpler than ever. No sweet treat is safe from their ingenuity: refrigerator cookies, pound cakes, pie dough, cheesecakes, bar cookies, and Jell-O are all transformed into amazing and playful desserts. There’s something for everybody in this book, and every single item you need can be found in the neighborhood supermarket or convenience store. This enhanced ebook, with five stop-motion videos demonstrating recipes from the book and links that allow you to easily find exactly what you’re looking for, is one of the best ways to experience this phenomenon. Playing with your food has never been so exciting—or so easy. Karen Tack and Alan Richardson have appeared on TV with Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, and Paula Deen and have been featured many times on NBC’s Today as well as in America’s top magazines.

Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh, My!

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh, My!
An array of unique cupcake designs explains how to use snack items and common candies to create a variety of confectionery masterpieces to suit any occasion, including birthday towers, a cookie makeup party, and an octopus garden.

What's New, Cupcake?

release date: Apr 01, 2010
What's New, Cupcake?
Learn how to make crazy-fun cupcakes with these easy recipes for any holiday or special occasion! No one knows more about making whimsical, delicious, and eye-catching single-serving treats than Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. And the dynamic duo of cupcake creativity is back with a brand-new batch of easy, entertaining, and unique decorating ideas that will delight the whole family. What’s New, Cupcake? keeps the baking bonanza going with all-new designs, ranging from kid-pleasing robots and race cars to elegant long-stemmed roses to hilarious Chinese takeout container cupcakes that will fool your friends. Drawing inspiration from holidays, hobbies, and adorable animals, and made with only a few ingredients for easy-yet-impressive assembly, this cookbook will provide tons of fun, inspiration, and, of course, tasty desserts for cupcake fans of all ages. It’s a sweet treat almost too good to eat—but definitely too delicious to miss.

Hello, Cupcake!

release date: Jul 31, 2009
Hello, Cupcake!
Witty, one-of-a-kind, imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store, no baking skills or fancy pastry equipment required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun. America's favorite food photography team shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces using a ziplock bag and common candies and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can:• raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's birthday• plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party• trot out a line of confectionery "pup cakes" for a dog fancier• serve spaghetti and meatball cupcakes for April Fool's Day• bewitch trick-or-treaters with eerie alien cupcakes• create holidays on icing with a white Christmas cupcake wreath, turkey cupcake place cards, and Easter egg cupcakes
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