Tina Cocolina: Queen of the Cupcakes

Tina Cocolina: Queen of the Cupcakes

Pablo Cartaya, Martin Howard

Language: English

Pages: 48

ISBN: 0375858911

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Fans of Fancy Nancy and Pinkalicious will adore Tina Cocolina, a sweet little cupcake of a girl with a sense of adventure and a flair for fashion who’s on the hunt for her perfect topping. This mouthwatering picture book includes cupcake and frosting recipes from an award-winning pastry chef, maestro Martin Howard.

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Tina wasn’t giving up. “Maybe you can use this for inspiration.” Candyce laughed. Tina looked at Candyce’s leftover snack, some wilted strawberry leaves and a shriveled old banana skin, and stormed off. She was just about to fling them into the trash when she got an idea. A brilliant idea. A wonderful, delicious idea. She ran outside into the strawberry fields. There she picked three perfect ruby-colored strawberries as they glistened in the moonlight. Next she went to

medium cupcakes or 48 mini 3/4 c. water 3/4 c. cocoa powder 3/4 c. butter 2 c. sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla extract 3 eggs 2-1/2 c. cake flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 c. buttermilk In a small pot, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in cocoa powder. Cover and set aside. In a bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Add eggs and continue creaming until light and fluffy. Sift together cake flour, baking

house near Oxford, England, with her two cats, three plants, and more spiders than she’d like to contemplate. When freed from her duties as cat-food opener and chin scratcher, she draws and paints to her heart’s content.

the fudge would stick. Sticky as it was, it didn’t stick to her! Then Tina went to the weeping caramel tree and looked up into its branches, glistening with delicious, gooey sauce. What an excellent topping it would make! But the branches stuck to her head and she couldn’t get down! She had to kick and swing herself every which way to pull herself free. It was only two hours until the contest, and still Tina Cocolina had not found her topping. Sadly, she dragged herself home.

proudly and took her seat at the table. Her topping dangled above her head. Suddenly, she heard a buzzing sound. A sugar fly had flown in! Warily, Tina watched it as it flew around and around the table and landed right on her topping! The sugar fly chomped down on the pink berry balloon and… POP! “I’ll never win now,” Tina said tearfully as Mamma and Papa wiped the chocolate from her face. “Why don’t you clean yourself up and we’ll take you to the contest,” Mamma said. “Don’t

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