Where are the @$#$*# recipes?


A few people have emailed me about posting the recipes for the cupcakes I've baked so far in my 52-week quest.

But the idea for this blog...for me...is not really about the cupcake recipes.

From the beginning it has been about a personal challenge I set for myself of making 52 kinds of cupcakes--one cupcake a week for 52 weeks. Each week...so far for 10 weeks...I make my cupcakes on Sunday and share them with my family and take the rest of the cupcakes into my office at the University of Maryland, where they are eagerly consumed by my colleagues.

I was inspired to the challenge after participating in a UCDA Design Summit in Victoria, BC, in April, where photographer Erik Stenbakken spoke about creative people needing a "personal project" other than their work.

I am not a baker (or a cook)...in fact, I'm famous in my family for not cooking! Everyone who knows me thinks this is pretty strange...me making cupcakes. In fact my boss, looked at me the first time I brought in cupcakes and said..."who are you and what have you done with Linda!"

These are the books that have inspired the cupcakes I've made:
How to be a Domestic Goddess, Nigella Lawson
cupcakes!, Elinor Klivans
125 Best Cupcake Recipes, Julie Hasson
cupcakes, Joanna Farrow
Cupcakes! From the CakeDoctor, Anne Byrn
Little Cafe Cakes, Julie Le Clerc
cupcakes Year Round, Sara Neumeier

I will go back and post the book that each recipe came from and the page number in the book. If you'd like a hard copy of any (or all) of the recipies, please email me your address and I'll send them to you. I'll even pay the postage!

17 comments:

  1. Hi Linda, I just discovered your blog by chance and I think it is really cute! I'll be bookmarking it and visiting every week. Good luck with your 52 week challenge!

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  2. your site makes me hungry...being hungry makes me workout...working out makes me sleepy...being sleepy makes me blog… blogging I found your site… your site makes me hungry…

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  3. Terila12:00 AM

    Great blog!

    Actually the biggie for me would be finding the recipe for, or learning where you got, the Lemonade Stand Cupcake recipe.

    Help!

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  4. From one cupcake lover to another: you're doing God's work. Rock on.

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  5. mmmm they all look amazing!!! I want a copy of the the recipes!!

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  6. Oh, can I please have a copy of the recipes?? Yum, your site makes me sooo hungry!

    Thanks for sharing... how do I get them?

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  8. if i could JUST find the seventh week the snowball cupcake i would be like a pig in mud lololol how do i find out about all the recipes, you ARE the "CUPCAKE FAIRY"

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  9. if i could JUST find the seventh week the snowball cupcake i would be like a pig in mud lololol how do i find out about all the recipes, you ARE the "CUPCAKE FAIRY"

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  10. Anonymous3:41 AM

    Hi Linda,
    Can i have the cupcake recipes? please... i am a very beginner cooker, actually never make any kind of cakes before but i love cupcakes very much. It is hard to make? i have an intention to do it when i saw your blog. Thanks

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  11. Hi Linda,
    Sorry i am Lisda a very beginning cooker. Can i have the cupcake recipes?? please...

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  12. Anonymous3:56 PM

    Hi Linda, I discovered your blog and love your amazing site. Its really really cute!!!!Can you send me the recipes?!Thanks, and good luck with the 52 week challenge. I think its fantastic.

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  13. Hi Linda, I think your site is really cute! I would love to get your fantasic recipes!!! Good luck with your 52 week amazing challenge!

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  14. Anonymous11:22 PM

    Hi I'd like to receive a hard copy of the recipes what is your email address?

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  15. Anonymous2:52 PM

    That is a great challenge but then you should not promist the recipes.

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  16. Anonymous2:52 PM

    That is a great challenge but then you should not promise the recipes.

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  17. Anonymous12:23 AM

    Dear Linda, I am from Malaysia. I would dearly love to have a copy of the recipes. It is very difficult to get hold of the books you recommended in Malaysia. To save cost, maybe you can send it to me in softcopy. Thank you so much.
    You do have many lovely and imaginative bakes. Thank you for sharing.

    My email address is : joyce_ng@technip.com

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