Sick of cupcakes?

Well really, how could you ever be sick of cupcakes?!  But for those looking to extend their cutesy-baking repertoire, here’s some suggestions from me.

Syndetics book coverBiscuiteers book of iced biscuits / Harriet Hastings & Sarah Moore ; photography by Katie Hammond.
Firstly, the Biscuiteers show you how to make pretty, retro (and quirky) iced biscuits.  Definitely for those wanting to improve their icing and design skills.

Syndetics book coverA zombie ate my cupcake! : 25 deliciously weird cupcake recipes / Lily Vanilli ; starring Paul Parker ; [photographer, David Munns].
The zombie treatment gives cupcakes a whole new twist!  Very weird and I only recommend for those who want to spend time shaping these humorous and detailed creations.

Syndetics book coverMarvellous mini-cakes / Ilona Chovancova ; photography by Ilona Chovancova.
My pick would be  mini-cakes – the mini-cake being a stylish, tiny, muffin-cake hybrid, and a big trend in Paris apparently.  They’re a good way to experiment with creative cake-baking without going the whole hog.