Cupcakes have captivated the nation, and Clare Crespo makes them like no one else. Crespo bakes up trompe l'oeil cupcakes for every occasion, proving they can look like balls of yarn, fried eggs, or peppermint candies - and taste just as fantastic as they look. Cute, accessible, and colorful, this cookbook contains 35 wildly inventive recipes, including: Cupcake Burgers: Chocolate and yellow cupcakes sliced and frosted to look like a burger topped with lettuce and tomato on a sesame seed bun; Cubcakes: Caramel cupcakes frosted to look like a koala, panda, and grizzly bears; Pollination Cupcakes: Honey-flavored cupcakes frosted to look like flowers, topped with candy bees; Six-Pack Cupcakes: Cola-flavored cupcakes stacked and iced to look like a six-pack of soda. In her acclaimed debut title, The Secret Life Of Food, Crespo created recipes that rallied families to approach birthdays, holidays, and picnics with devilish creativity. Enthusiasm for Crespo and her food creations landed the irrespressible author on Today, Good Morning America, and a raft of cable shows, including the Food Network's Extreme Cuisine, Top 5 and Roker on the Road; HGTV's Smart Solutions; and the Style Network's You're Invited. The book also garnered high praise in publications as diverse as Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine, among others.