Today is Cupcake Day, a fundraiser for the RSPCA, a wonderful Australian organisation that looks after the welfare of animals. It is a good excuse to get out some cooking books, be they recipe books such as the Women's Weekly Cupcakes and Fairycakes, books that combine recipes and story or stories that involve cake making.
In my library we have two new books that combine story and recipes:
1. My Grandma's Kitchen by Louise Fulton Keats. This book is authored by the legendary Australian cook, Margaret Fulton's granddaughter. It is a beautiful book, with exquisite endpapers, 'scrapbook-like' artwork and recipes from her grandma's kitchen. It would be the perfect gift for any grandchild or grandma.
2. The Fairies Cupcake Ball a book in the Flossie Crums series by Helen Nathan. Although I am not a fan of the artwork in this series, the idea is novel and young girls do seem to like them.
And just because they are about cupcakes:
1. Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser
2. Ruby's Cupcakes by Rosemary Wells
or making cakes:
1. It's My Birthday by Helen Oxenbury