I have a new contemporary romance releasing today, one that has had me in the mood for a little something sweet for months now. Sweetly, Deeply, Absolutely is book 3 in the Sweet Love series. The characters own or work for the Street Treats bakery and mobile cupcakery, which means I’ve been immersed in all things delicious for quite a while now. Not exactly a hardship, to be sure 😉
Cupcakes have actually been around for a lot longer than I thought. At least since 1796 when a recipe for light cakes baked in small cups was included in Amelia Simmons’s “American Cookery” cookbook. The term “cupcake” wasn’t used until the early-mid 1800s in the “Receipts” cookbook by Eliza Leslie. And now, of course, cupcakes are all the rage. And really, why wouldn’t they be? Individual cakes that are small enough for one person to enjoy? Yes please!
I’ve always loved baking. Cooking, I’m not always so great at. But baking I can do fairly decently. My husband isn’t a fan of cake (which just boggles my mind) so I don’t make it often. But I do get to have fun for the kids’ birthdays and class parties. (I posted some of my favorite cakes and cupcakes I’ve made). I’m thinking I might need to bake a little something for tonight to celebrate 😉
If you like contemporary romances, head to my Kira Archer site for all the deets. And while you’re there, don’t forget to enter to win an owl and Paris themed prize bag full of jewelry, stationary, and adorable novelty items! My heroine Jenny studies in Paris and is a total owl nut, so I got to have a little fun with her giveaway items 🙂