Monday, April 21, 2014

Cupcake Cousins by Kate Hannigan

This story is filled with calamities.  First they are expected to wear bubble gum colored dresses and be flower girls at the wedding.  Then their access to the kitchen is limited so they can't show off their baking prowess.  And the little brother and the dog create a bigger mess by eating specialty items the new cook has made.  How can they save this wedding?

Disney Book Group and Net Galley gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 13th, so check with your local bookstore then to get a copy.

This is a cute story about two young cousins who want to prove they would be a bigger help by cooking desserts than by wearing those ugly dresses.  They had plans but we all know how that goes.  There's a new cook who doesn't want them in her kitchen.  Their dog loves bacon and destroys one whole tray of hors d'oeuvres before it even gets served.  The brother eats a specialty tart.  The cook is getting crabby and the wedding date is closing in...

The wedding day arrives and the girls find the kitchen empty.  The wedding cake is a mess, the cook is nowhere to be found and it looks like disaster has struck big time.

This story is delightful.  Mysteries unravel, they help save the cake and they get through the mortification of wearing those horrible pink dresses for the event.  The end of this story is "happy ever after" in more than way.

This sounds just like the type of family I grew up in.  The story will make you laugh and you'll appreciate the cousin's ideas for dressing the cake up...

Happy reading.

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