When cupcakes meet chick lit

20 May, 2011
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As cupcakes continue to permeate society, the vogueish baked treat celebrates its entry into the 'chick lit' arena. Sue Watson's opus Fat Girls & Fairy Cakes is about a fictitious TV producer Stella Watson, who is "over-worked, overweight and under fire," having been "put out to pasture on a religious gardening programme complete with a nervous vicar, his nymphomaniac wife, and 22-stone Britney wannabe gardner, Gerald". Gripped already? Having always found comfort at the bottom of a mixing bowl, Stella decides to go into professional cupcake baking, discovering that "when the going gets tough, the tough get baking". Our pre-release copy has bumped Dostoyevsky from the holiday bag, but you'll have to wait for its cunningly timed launch, during National Cupcake Week, 12-18 September, to find out more.

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