The evenings are slowly drawing in now, giving us all more time to get in the kitchen and think about new ideas for cupcakes for the harvest season – and also for the nights of festivities that will come later in the year. And to inspire you at this most beautiful of seasons, the autumn issue of Cupcake Heaven goes on sale today! Packed with 101 seasonal recipes, it is available across the UK in many branches of Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Lakeland, Hobbycraft, Co-op, One-Stop, WH Smith and Eason & Son (Ireland).
Right now is the time to make the most of the best of the summer’s harvest and the rest of the warm sunshine, at picnics, late season weddings and end of school holiday parties… And then, of course, there’s Halloween and Bonfire Night to start preparing for. We’ve got some truly spectacular treats for everybody this issue, with superhero cupcakes for the boys, white chocolate cupcakes with strawberries, pistachios and sugar roses for the girls, and things like Pimm’s and Scotch whisky cupcakes for the grown-ups. Then there are loads of ideas along a pumpkin theme, as well as spiders, skeletons and ghosts for October 31st. We also bring you a failsafe guide to sugarpaste mixing, our best recipe for the perfect basic vanilla cupcake, and we look forward to the Cake & Bake Show, which returns to London this September. And if that’s not enough, following on from the success of our Spring Cupcake Challenge, this issue the search is also on to find the UK’s best autumn cupcake baker in our Autumn Cupcake Challenge.
Inside this issue you’ll find:
Occasions cupcakes: Someone’s getting married? Take some of our themed bride and groom creations. Going camping? You can still treat your family with our campstove cupcakes. Then it’s time to start thinking about all the spooky treats you can rustle up for Halloween…
Fun & fancy cupcakes: As ever, we have all sorts of unusual idea in this section, with butterflies, Bakewells, peanut butter, and pigs in mud all on the menu. Don’t miss the strawberry kisses, or the millionaire’s cupcakes.
Indulgent cupcakes: Every cupcake is an indulgence in its own right, but some go that little bit further, with toppings and fillings such as Black Forest cherries, raspberry and amaretto, dulce de leche and caramel, or Irish coffee.
Fruit & nut cupcakes: This is the slightly more health-conscious section, where cherries, bananas, pineapples, cranberries – and even beetroot – come into their own, combined with pistachios, almonds, pecans and coconuts.
Chocolate cupcakes: You will, of course, find elements of chocolate throughout Cupcake Heaven, but in this section it’s wall to wall. Macadamia and chocolate, chilli and chocolate, marshmallow and chocolate… In fact, anything you can think of – always with chocolate!
You’ll find all this and more on sale now for just £4.99 in many branches of Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Lakeland, Hobbycraft, Co-op, One-Stop, WH Smith and Eason & Son (Ireland).
Alternatively you can buy the issue online here