Thursday, February 21, 2013 - Books and Cupcakes

Ummm...So I LOVE books, and ummm...I also love cupcakes. I'm pretty sure almost everyone does! So, when the BookExpo America publicity team sent me the info for, I had to check it out.

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Here is the introductory letter (copied directly off the site) explaining where the concept for the whole website and video series came from:

Have Your (Cup)cake and Read it Too!

Dear Book Lovers,

I’m so excited to debut a video series that we have collaborated on with Huffington Post Books—it’s called Have Your (Cup)cake and Read it Too. This original idea was inspired by the cupcake creations of my colleague Cassandra and the great mind of our social media community manager Joseph Vella. Let me now turn it over to Cassandra…

Believe me when I say that all cupcakes are not created equal – although I give all cupcakes the same love and passion, these particular cupcakes were created with a little more eagerness. Reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel left me inspired and hopeful – a common theme lingering throughout the book – and as an enthusiastic reader and passionate baker (cupcakes being my forte), a cupcake based on Life of Pi was in order. Moved by the many themes of the book, I created a cupcake with many layers to reflect the many “layers” that are revealed as you read deeper into the book. The base of the cupcake is a twisting mesh between dyed-orange French vanilla and chocolate cake to resemble Pi and Richard Parker’s intertwined fate. The frosting was prepared with the color orange in mind – a symbol of hope and survival—and interlaced with crushed biscuits which sustained Pi throughout the book and also the anchor of the cupcake. Download the recipe here.

Books create a formula much like creating a recipe for baking. The theme, setting, character, plot and resolution are the ingredients to a great novel.

Please enjoy and we hope you will be inspired to not only read these books but bake some cupcakes too!

Blissfully yours,

Kim & Cassandra

Doesn't this whole video series sound great?! I'm definitely going to be checking out the videos and my husband may be eating more cupcakes than he expects in the near future, LOL! YUM!


  1. I know that this is a little bit off topic. But the whole cupcakes thing made me think of it. If you love cupcakes and books you should for sure read Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler. It is amazing and it is about cupcakes.. it even inspired me to go to my local cupcake shop.. you can see pictures here.
    I am checking out right now!


  2. Oooh! I remember checking out Bittersweet online when it was coming out and I never got a chance to read it. I'm going to have to go back and read it soon...sounds delish!