Read Ady Abreu’s Dare to Bake! and learn how to bake new and creative cupcakes using everything from tried-and-true vanilla and chocolate to fruits and vegetables. These proven cupcake recipes can be easily recreated at home and provide a fresh twist to some classics. From “Tamarind” to “Hibiscus Flower” and “Passion Fruit”, you will find cupcakes that include exotic but easy-to-find fruits. There’s also a selection of all-time favorites: peanut butter apple, fruity cereal, and pumpkin spice latte. Appreciate the versatility of vegetables in savory cupcake flavors such as spinach, corn, and pepper. With step-by-step baking instructions for the cupcake, filling, and icing, you’ll soon be creating delicious gourmet cupcakes that are sure to impress family and friends. This book is perfect for both avid bakers and novice bakers looking to expand their cupcake horizons.

About the Author

Ady Abreu is the owner of Ady Cakes, a custom bakery in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Ady graduated from college with a degree in Industrial Engineering at the age of 20. After moving to the United States in 2000 and working for various corporations, she decided to take her life’s savings and pursue her passion for baking and cake decorating. In 2007, she opened Ady Cakes. Customers were drawn to her shop for her artistic cake creations and daring cupcakes flavors. In 2012, she competed and won the top prize on the wildly popular Food Network show, Cupcake Wars. Ady was awarded the 2012 Business Person of the Year by the Latino Chamber of Commerce and was recognized by the United States Senate, Senate of Pennsylvania, House of Representatives, US Congress, and the City of Reading for her dedication and contribution to the business community. Her work has been featured in several magazines, newspapers, and food blogs.

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