I have two hobbies that I love. Cupcakes, which is pretty obvious considering I have a blog dedicated to the subject. My second favorite activity after baking (and maybe eating) is reading! Queue light bulb moment! It just seemed obvious to bring the two together in some way. The Cupcake Book Club is born!
The concept is simple. Each month I’ll chose a novel with a cupcake (or baking theme) and post my review here. In addition, I’m going to bake something delicious inspired by the book.
I would also like to invite everyone to read, discuss and bake along with me. I also want to share! I’ll post a round up of any entries I receive (there are no prizes at the moment but I will do my utmost to look for some for the future!). There are only a few loose guidelines stated below.
1. Make a good faith effort to start reading the chosen novel
2. Bake (or create) something inspired by the chosen novel
3. Link to this post. Feel free to use the book club logo.
3. Email me your name, link to your blog post (if you have a blog) and photo (1MB or less in size) of your treat, where you’re from, and 1-2 sentences of what you thought of the book or what in the book inspired your creation by the stated deadline.
4. No spoilers please
I hope everyone is excited to get reading! Please also feel free to email me book suggestions Kelly AT Americancupcakeinlondon DOT com.
This month’s book:
Semi Sweet: A Novel of Love and Cupcakes (US and UK). Originally published under the title Love in the Making (same book but will be cheaper for those in the UK!). Start reading now and join the discussion (#cupcakebookclub, facebook or comments on this post)! Send your inspired treat to me by May 9th and I’ll write a blog post featuring all submissions.