Childhood is time for discovery, fun, play and lets face it – cupcakes. Just when I had settled in with the idea that my daughter would spend her childhood without the moist yummy goodness of a good cupcake, I discovered this little book and it turned it all around for me. While the book is not an allergen free cookbook and includes numerous recipes with nuts, it demonstrates great substitutes for eggs and dairy – I just leave out the nuts and nut extracts that many of the recipes call for. Some of the recipes are completely out of our reach, but for the most part Autumn can shop this little book for the perfect treat to make next. What more could we ask for? The photo here is a simple vanilla cupcake with some pink sprinkles inspired by this book.
This book returned a silver lining to our cupcake-less lives, and continuing to inspire our cooking adventures.
But…Watch out for ingredients – make sure they stay in line with your allergy concerns. When in doubt, leave it out.