Cupcakes are big business these days, and if you’re into trying to make your creations stand out, you’ve no doubt heard of the books Hello Cupcake!, What’s New Cupcake, and Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh My!
The authors behind the books have brought their how-to techniques to your iOS devices with the Hello Cupcake! app. For the small price of $2.99 you’re given step-by-step instructions on how to make 10 of the tasty an eye catching treats.
My wife Laura is a huge fan of the books and has made a number of the cupcakes. They are always the hit of the party, with people always joking the cupcakes look way too nice to eat. Needless to say, when the app was released she downloaded it immediately.
What’s great about this app is along with the instructions, there are stop motion videos to help you make sure you’re doing everything right and help you along the way. There are even some videos from the authors teaching you the tougher techniques. This is what’s great about the app compared to just the books. You’re learning how to make these tasty creations visually. And trust me, it really helps.
Take a look at my video review of Hello Cupcake! to see all the great work that’s gone into this app, and see just how easy these fancy cupcakes are to make.
Hello Cupcake! isn’t without some flaws. The first – just like the books – is it’s catered to Americans. Outside the U.S. it can be tough to find some of the candies required, or at least their international equivalents. But a few trips to places such as Bulk Barn or even Winners, and you’re likely to find what you need.
The other issue being raised by some is the price. As I mentioned, you get 10 how-to’s for $2.99. Within the app you can buy 8 others. They are priced 2 for $0.99 or all 8 for $2.99. I don’t think this is all that unfair for what you’re getting. In fact, with all the production put into this app from videos to pictures, it’s really a steal at $6 for all the cupcake how-to’s.
This is a universal app, but it works best with the iPad because of the bigger screen. It’s a lot easier to follow along while making the cupcakes.
If you’re looking to add some wow factor to your cupcakes, this app is a must. You won’t be disappointed.
Let me know what you think.
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