I could live without a Babycakes® cupcake maker, but now that I’ve used mine a few times, I wouldn’t want to. In fact, the more I use it, the more I fall in love. Here’s why. First, with a price tag of just $30, Babycakes is affordable. Second, it’s extremely fast – a batch of cupcakes will bake in less than 10 minutes. And, third, with its non-stick finish, the machine is a breeze to clean. Babycakes comes with several items, including an icing bag with decorating tips, pie crust tools (yes, the cupcake maker makes mini pies) and a recipe booklet, written by industry experts, Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss. Although the booklet contains more than 25 recipes, it serves as merely a nibble to the full course of recipes found in Moore’s and Wyss’ newly released “175 Best Babycakes Cupcake Maker Recipes: Easy Recipes for Bite-Size Cupcakes, Cheesecakes, Mini Pies and More!” Intentionally written for the Babycakes appliance, the companion cookbook’s recipes are size, portion and baking-time specific. You will also find that with some adjusting, many of your favorite recipes will work well in the Babycakes, too. Babycakes and the Babycakes cookbook are worth a look and a good, long one, at that. Check them both out at the Babycakes website at www.thebabycakesshop.com.
Sue Ade is a syndicated food writer with broad experience and interest in the culinary arts. She has worked and resided in the Lowcountry of South Carolina since 1985 and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org