Zombies and cupcakes. Normally, people don't associate these terms, as it would take a very hungry zombie indeed to contemplate eating icing instead of brains. But pick up a copy of Zilly Rosen's fantastic cookbook, Zombie Cupcakes, and you'll wonder why you never thought to connect them. Now, a word to the wise: there's some gross stuff in here. You'll see blood and brains. You'll learn how to make rats and flies and eyeballs and even maggots. Dismembered hands will reach out to you. But....all these things are made out of frosting, and the cupcakes are just so cute--even though they're really trying hard to be creepy. As you page through the book, you'll giggle and wince and marvel, all at the same.
And if, after you finish looking through the pictures, you don't feel like you're ready to whip out your apron and mixing bowls, then maybe it's time to settle in with another book, an ode to sweets of all varieties: Paris, My Sweet: A Love Letter in Madeleines, Chocolate, and Croissants. In this memoir, the author moves to Paris and spends two years discovering the most luscious treats the city can offer--including cupcakes. The mouthwatering descriptions will definitely make you hungry and just might make you ponder a visit to Paris, too--where, as far as I know, there are no zombies on the loose. Bon Appetit!
~Queen of Books