The book has a lot of great ideas and provides so many cute designs, technique, etc.
I was really excited about this book and went ahead and borrowed it just to realize this is not something I would make and eat. Many of the recipes need two cupcakes, donuts, extra candy, etc to get the cute designs and as much as I love cupcakes, this is not for me.
It has some recipes on the back, which call for boxed mixes so be ready to use your own if you dont like that.
I would say this book will ne great for those interested in learning the techniques and cute ideas, but not for more traditional bakers.