Crazy About Cupcakes is a brand new book in the cupcake genre, just released this week. The author, Krystina Castella, says that she views cupcakes as a sort of art form, delicious and beautiful. They can be fun, decadent, kid-friendly or oh-so-grownup, but the book is guaranteed to have more than a few that will suit your tastes from its more than 300 total ideas. There is even a section on Healthy Cupcakes for those who want to have their cake and eat it guilt-free.
In keeping with the cupcakes-as-art mentality, the book has beautiful illustrations and lots of templates to help you along. There are also notes on how to best store and transport cupcakes
We haven't had a chance to try any of the recipes ourselves, but we're intrigued by the sound of these cupcakes, which are clearly more adult than some of the retro-chic versions we've seen. Look here for a sample of Champagne cupcakes with champagne butter cream icing.