Alexis and the Perfect Recipe (Cupcake Diaries)

By Coco Simon

The fourth ebook in Spotlight's fun and scrumptious tween sequence is advised from the viewpoint of Alexis, the main geared up member of the Cupcake membership. Alexis likes every thing to be particular and logical, yet she's discovering that after it involves love, there is not any room for common sense!

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I’m no stable at activities, and I’m now not so nice at tune, both. after we discovered find out how to play recorder in fourth grade i stopped up creating a sound like a beached whale. My instructor made me perform after tuition, after everybody went domestic. simply then the cake timer rang. I wear a mitt and opened the oven door. the entire cupcakes within the pan have been flat. they need to have got great and puffy as they cooked. “Mom! ” I yelled. mother rushed in a couple of seconds later. “Katie, what did I let you know about—oh,” she acknowledged, the deflated cupcakes. “What occurred? ” I requested. “This feels like a baking powder factor to me,” she acknowledged. She placed the pan of flat cupcakes at the counter and collected the little can of baking powder. “Just as i presumed. It’s previous its expiration date. you wish clean baking powder to your cupcakes to upward thrust. ” I felt bad. “Sorry, men. ” “It’s now not your fault,” Emma acknowledged. “Yeah, and besides, Eddie’s now not entire taking down that wallpaper yet,” Mia stated. “We can attempt back subsequent time. ” “Whenever that is,” I mumbled. Emma, Alexis, and Mia all started selecting up their issues. “We can discuss your grandma’s cupcakes at lunch on Friday,” Alexis stated. “Everybody include a few rules, ok? ” Emma saluted. “Yes, common Alexis! ” she teased. “Ooh, if Alexis is the overall, am i able to be the Cupcake Captain? ” I requested, and everybody laughed. whilst my acquaintances left, the kitchen used to be lovely quiet. mother went into the den to do a little forms, and all that was once left used to be me and a pan of flat cupcakes. As I wiped clean up the mess, i assumed of Alexis and Mia and Emma all going off and doing stuff—stuff that I couldn’t do. They have been all multitalented, and the single factor i'll do used to be cupcakes. It made me suppose a little lonely and somewhat like a loser. actually, it made me think as flat as these cupcakes. Coco Simon constantly dreamed of beginning a cupcake bakery yet was once afraid she might consume the entire earnings. while she’s now not having a pipe dream approximately cupcakes, Coco edits children’s books and has written with regards to 100 books for kids, tweens, and teens, that is much under the variety of cupcakes she’s eaten. Cupcake Diaries is the 1st time Coco has combined her love of cupcakes with writing. SIMON highlight Simon & Schuster, ny conceal illustrations by means of Abigail Halpin conceal layout via Laura Roode a long time 8–12 Meet the writer, watch video clips, and get extras at young children. SimonandSchuster. com CupcakeDiariesBooks. com This booklet is a piece of fiction. Any references to ancient occasions, actual humans, or actual locales are used fictitiously. different names, characters, areas, and incidents are the made from the author’s mind's eye, and any resemblance to genuine occasions or locales or people, residing or useless, is fullyyt coincidental. SIMON highlight An imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing department 1230 street of the Americas, long island, big apple 10020 www. SimonandSchuster. com Copyright © 2011 by means of Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved, together with the suitable of copy in complete or partly in any shape.

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