The Crabapple Bakery Cupcake Cookbook – book review

The Crabapple bakery cupcake cookbook

This is the latest addition to my cupcake book collection and I must say it is one of the best. The author, Jennifer Graham, is the founder and owner of The Crabapple Cupcake Bakery in Melbourne, Australia.

The layout of this book is beautiful with lots of photos that will tickle your taste buds to immediately go out into your kitchen and try some of the delicious cupcake recipes that you will find in this book. It has great contents where Jennifer Graham gives you nice tips on ingredients, how to decorate and what kind of tools that are important when baking cakes and cupcakes.

There are 32 different cupcake recipes in the book and 5 lovely cakes to make as well. After the cake section you will find the tasty section with the delicious frostings and fillings. The book finish off with pages of suppliers through out Australia.

I have now tried the vanilla and the chocolate cupcakes from the book. The vanilla was really nice and moist but I found the chocolate very loose and crumbly. It was much better the next day. I wanted to try the buttercream frosting but that was just too sweet for my taste. I think with small adjustments this frosting could be very good. Even though the frosting was a bit sweet for my taste I am still keen to try out more of the recipes in this book πŸ™‚

You can buy the book here:
The Crabapple Bakery Cupcake Cookbook UK
The Crabapple Bakery Cupcake Cookbook US

Happy Caking



  1. It is a great cupcake book, the amounts of batter are HUGE though! Great for a big party.

    My favourite so far are the white choc mud and the hummingbird cakes. So moist and delicious.

    I usually halve the recipe.

  2. I too think the cupcake mixture gives more than just 24 cupcakes. It is like you said Amy good to halving the recipes. If only using 12 cupcakes.

    Ohh yes that marshmallow frosting looks soo good. I also like the christmas tree cupcake.

  3. I’m in Western Australia and I have this book too. I haven’t had a chance to try any of her recipes yet, but I’m looking forward to trying the coconut cupcakes with the marshmallow swirls- the photo is just divine.
    Thanks for sharing your review!

  4. Hi Louise,
    I made the Valentine Cupcakes last weekend, and I found that I wound up with WAAAY too much mix – it made 24 cupcakes AND a cake. I’m not particularly sure why – I think I’ll go back to halving the recipes again. The Vanilla cupcake is the standout, still. πŸ™‚

    The White choc mud cupcakes (Lady Tarryn’s Wedding Cakes) kept for a week without any drying out.

    I love the simplicity in the instructions given, and I’m a huge fan of this book.



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