Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe: A Novel with Recipes by Jenny ColganMeet Me at the Cupcake Cafe: A Novel with Recipes by Jenny Colgan

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe: A Novel with Recipes

byJenny Colgan

Paperback | July 2, 2013

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[A] heartwarming story a la Bridget Jones' Diary with a twist Colgan folds in a colorful cast of characters and whips up an easy, sweet read."-USA Today
Issy Randall can bake. No, Issy can create stunning, mouthwateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery, Issy has undoubtedly inherited his talent. She's much better at baking than she is at filing, so when she's laid off from her desk job and loses her boyfriend, Issy decides to open her own little cafe. But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake recipe for a fresh start might be a little more complicated than throwing some sugar and butter together.
A smart, quirky contemporary confection of recipes and friendship, Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe is about how life might not always taste like you expect, but there's always room for dessert!
Also by Jenny Colgan:
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
Sweetshop of Dreams
What reviewers are saying about Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe:
"A hilarious, fast-paced fantasy about starting over, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella. Absolutely adorable."-Booklist
"A funny novel about friendship, food and love "-Kirkus
"A delightful story warm, funny and well-written."-Fresh Fiction
"Absolutely adorable charming an endearing, delightful read"-Silver's Reviews
A former columnist for The Guardian, Jenny Colgan contributes regularly to national BBC radio and is the author of more than eleven bestselling novels, including her recent international bestsellers The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris published in 2014 and Welcome To Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the 2013 Romantic Nov...
Title:Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe: A Novel with RecipesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.14 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 1.14 inPublished:July 2, 2013Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1402281803

ISBN - 13:9781402281808


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Cute and Delicious Read! Caution: This book may contain recipes and descriptions that lead to an overconsumption of cupcakes and/or other baked goods. What a cute and cozy read! I have no idea why but for me this was a book equivalent of a romantic comedy circa the 90's featuring Meg Ryan. It was just a sweet (mind the pun) and warmhearted read that was good for the soul. For those that like to bake, baking recipes are included at the beginning of nearly every chapter. I cannot personally attest to the difficulty of the recipes in actuality but they read as if they would be good for beginners. There's nothing worse than when recipes are included which are only helpful for the Julia Childs' of the baking world. Nope. That did not appear to be the case with these recipes. Fun, easy-ish, and delicious for all. This was a cute and quick read. I wouldn't say the story or plot was anything beyond what was expected but it was still an enjoyable read that gave me the taste of a romantic comedy film in book format. ***Thank you to the publisher for supplying me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***
Date published: 2019-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! This book was such an enjoyable summer read. Jenny Colgan is witty without trying too hard, while also writing heartfelt stories for well developed characters. I loved the recipes.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Yummy Read!!! Really an enjoyable fun read! One of her best!! Starting to adore Jenny Colgan's style of writing!
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to Read! Just finished reading this one and it really is a good, fun read. Full of romance and laughs along the way while Issy struggles trying to open a business that involves doing what she loves best...baking cakes. Love Jenny Colgan books!
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Sweet Read Another charming "girl who loves baking gets her life together" story from Jenny Colgan.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love! Really liked this book. Excited to read more by this author.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was the first of Jenny Colgan's books I bought and have since then gone through several more. They're interesting, well written and have managed to surprise me in places for not being as predictable as typical "girly fiction". That said this book is sweet at times (and that's not just because of the recipes included at the beginning of the chapters), it's heartfelt and I was able to connect with the characters and feel glad when things went well.I was first attracted to this book as I love cooking and cakes but have never looked back and just finished the sequel after getting it for Christmas.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful heartwarming book about the ups and downs of the start up of a cupcake shop. The recipes in the book are a little extra for baking lovers.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet and Sugary and lots to Love What could be better than a wonderful story interspersed with mouth watering recipes. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café is a winner on both these points. Issy Randall grew up in her grandfather's bakery learning to bake from an early age. After she is laid off from her job at a local real estate firm, she decides to open a bakery/café, after all, everyone keeps telling her she is a natural in the kitchen. Things don't go exactly as planned, but that doesn't stop Issy. She keeps trying new recipes and baking more. Along the way, she makes good friends with the women she hired to help run the café and with the banker who arranged her business loan. If only she could get beyond her ex-boyfriend, who was also the boss who fired her, then life would be perfect. Issy is the kind of person that I would include as a personal friend. She cares for her elderly grandfather as well as the welfare of her staff. She has a good grip on what it takes to run a business and turn it into not just a money making venture, but a fixture in the community. I'll admit, that while I was reading this book, I experience severe cupcake cravings. In fact, it was so bad that I resorted to a boxed mix, the white cake with coloured sprinkles. Oh, they were so good, but I'm sure they were nothing compared to the ones that Issy would have made. Included in the book are numerous recipes from Issy's grandfather. Most of them I found very appealing and would enjoy re-creating in my kitchen.
Date published: 2013-07-24