The Icing on the Cupcake

The Icing on the Cupcake

A Novel

eBook - 2010
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When Ansley Waller's fiancé Parish cancels their upcoming wedding, Ansley decides to leave Dallas and make a fresh start. In a surprise move, she heads to New York City to live with her recently widowed grandmother Vivian, who gives Ansley an ultimatum: get a job or go home. Before long, she's opening up her own cupcake shop and even trying her hand at dating. But the ways of Manhattan's eligible bachelors are altogether different from their Southern counterparts, and worse, someone's got a half-baked scheme to sabotage Ansley's new life.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2010
ISBN: 9780345519061
Branch Call Number: 813/.6 22

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jeanner222 Oct 02, 2013

Ansley Waller is a Southern belle without a back-up plan. Why would she need one? She’s gorgeous and smart and engaged to be married.

Everything changes when Ansley’s fiancé breaks the engagement. What’s a girl with no other plans to do?

Well, this gal is flying to NYC with her tail between her legs. Luckily, she has a wealthy grandmother to take care of her, sort of. Ansley soon discovers two things:

1. Her grandmother is NOT going to take care of her, and
2. Her grandmother’s life is complicated enough without Ansley in it.

While trying to find a job in the big city, Ansley realizes what she’d really like to do: open a cupcake shop. She’s a terrific baker, and a born salesperson. So, she does just that and finds success. Can rebounding from a broken engagement be this easy?

I’m not saying that this is the most realistic story ever written. It certainly is not. It is entertaining, and all of the cupcake recipes sound divine.

Jul 16, 2013

Great recipes...wish the book were, too! The premise is cute, but some unbelievable events take place that did not seem rational. Fun read, though.

Jan 14, 2013

This was a good light read with a slightly unpredictable ending. I really enjoyed the recipes at the end of each chapter and the author's descriptions of baking.

Oct 04, 2011

Poorly written. Weak and annoying characters. Plot is unrealistic. Main character is a spoil brat who within two weeks becomes almost a saint and single-handedly opens a bakery. Nobody even having money can single-handedly open a bakery in the middle of NY, after having just completed college where her main goal was to secure a good catch. The only highlight of the book is a bunch of recipes that are actually quite good.

Jun 10, 2011

A really good book. I also tend to like books that feature books in them, like Icing On The Cupcake. Where Ansley opens a cupcake shop! It's weird, though. I don't like too sweet things like cupcakes and cakes. 5 Stars. ;)

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