“Betty Crocker’s Just cupcakes: 100 Recipes for the Way You Really Cook” has an eye catching cover with baking and decorating ideas for every holiday or just because you want to make them. Most of all each page lists how long it will take to create these delicious bits down to the very minute. It includes 160 colorful pages and great ideas in this hardcover-spiral book. The step by step page turner is quick and easy to use. They have a nifty page on Halloween designs on pages 98-103 and one of my favorites is the Reindeer cupcakes. My family and I added the pretzels for the antlers, mini marshmallows for the eyes on chocolate frosting (I added a pinch of cinnamon to the frosting for fun); one green gumdrop and we had a blast making them. Another tip: You don’t need the mouth on the reindeer and if you change your mind. Then you can add one red cinnamon candy below the gum drop. So the season of giving is approaching us and one could make several of these tasty treats as marvelous gifts. These yummy cupcakes would also be a hit at any party. Happy holidays to you and yours!
Oak Park Library is currently closed and will re-open on Monday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m.