Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Recipe for Trouble: The Cupcake Club

Monday, October 8, 2012

Book Review - Recipe for Trouble: The Cupcake Club

About the Book
The Peace, Love, and Cupcake Girls are ready for a new school year, but are they ready for the, well, drama? When Lexi lands the role of Juliet in the upcoming performance of Romeo and Juliet, she couldn’t be more excited, but when she finds out the leading man opposite her secret crush, Jeremy, the PLC gang sets its sights on match-making.

Things go quickly awry, though, when Jeremy throws away the “Bake Me I’m Yours” cupcake Lexi anonymously gives him. That’s not all! It seems that Jeremy has a few odd habits. For one, it turns out he doesn’t eat any desert during lunch period. Then they notice that he keeps a stash of nuts with him at all times. Not to mention his over-frequent visits to the nurse’s office. What could be up with Jeremy?

A little hunch that Jeremy might be diabetic inspires the PLC gang’s hardest cupcake challenge yet: a spaghetti and meatball cupcake. It’s the only way for Lexi to win Jeremy’s stomach (and his heart!) but can they make the perfect diabetes-friendly, hunger-satisfying spaghetti cupcake successfully?

The newest edition of THE CUPCAKE CLUB is filled with all kinds of juicy plot twists and even some sweet recipes. Learn how to make a “Bake Me I’m Yours” cupcake or a Spaghetti and Meatball one, straight from the authors and cupcake masters themselves: cupcake connoisseur, nine-year old Carrie and her mom, New York Times Bestselling co-author of Soul Surfer, Sheryl Berk.

About the Author
Sheryl is the founding editor in chief of Life & Style Weekly as well as a contributor to InStyle, Martha Stewart, and other publications. Her nine-year-old daughter, Carrie, cooked up the idea for THE CUPCAKE CLUB series in second grade. Carrie maintains her own cupcake blog, featuring reviews, photos and recipes of her culinary adventures, called Carrie’s Cupcake Critiques (http://carriescupcakecritique.shutterfly.com/).

My Take on the Book
This was a fun book that combined two things that most kids love, cupcakes and friends. The book was light and fun, but also brought in a great story line that any child will enjoy. The book also has some amazing looking cupcake recipes at the end of the book. I was quite surprised to find a recipe for Pastalicious cupcakes that have cheese in them, yes you heard it right, cheese! The book had some great messages about friendship that I liked and as a parent that I was happy to share with my own girls!

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1 comment:

Sheryl Berk said...

Thanks for the great review! Sheryl and Carrie