This title offers witty, one-of-a-kind imaginative cupcake designs using candy and sweets from the local store. Karen Tack and Alan Richardson show how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces, using common sweets and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can: raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a child's birthday; trot out a line of confectionery 'pupcakes' for a dog fancier; serve sausage and pepperoni pizza cupcakes for April Fool's Day; and, bewitch trick-or-treaters with chilly ghost chocolate cupcakes, a white cupcake Christmas wreath, and Easter egg cupcakes. No baking skills or fancy pastry equipment is required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun.