Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes – a book review and giveaway

Simply Scrumptious CupcakesAnyone who follows me on Instagram will know that I’m often to be found in the kitchen baking cakes.  Sometimes by myself, sometimes with my egg beating assistant AKA Monkey, aged nearly 4!  So when Liz Berwick, the lady behind Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes asked me if I’d like to look at her soon to be launched recipe book – I said Yes Please!

Simply Scrumptious CupcakesSimply Scrumptious Cupcakes recipe book is being published on 3rd December, you will be able to purchase from Amazon then for £6.00.

The 33 page paperback book (a Kindle version will also be available – but you know me and technology!) covers tips, equipment and frosting ideas, along with 10 cupcake recipes with 10 additional variants.  All of the recipes in Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes are really very easy to follow and all have accompanying photographs.

I decided to try the Carrot and Walnut cupcakes (minus the walnuts – sorry Liz, friend with allergy alert).  My Monkey son, was eager to assist with egg beating as usual and watched my every move to ensure I made the cupcakes correctly.

What did we think – they were moist and truly scrumptious! I didn’t even get a chance to add some frosting before my two gannets had helped themselves.  Oh well, gives me an excuse to bake something else – maybe Black Bottom Cupcakes or Nanna Gore’s Sticky Gingerbread Cupcakes …..

The Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes recipe book would make a lovely stocking filler for any home baking fan.

disclaimer:  I received this recipe book for the purpose of review, my comments remain my own honest opinions.


Fancy making a few Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes yourself?  Well Liz has very kindly offered one of you the chance to win your own copy.  She’s even signed it for you.  All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this new recipe book, is complete the rafflecopter below – good luck.


Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of the Rafflecopter is mandatory, all other steps are optional.  Only one entry per person is allowed (however, you can tweet with the bonus click entry daily as well to increase your chances).

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once the Rafflecopter picks a winner, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 14th December 2013 at midnight.

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About over40andamumtoone

I’m a first time, full time Mum in my 40′s. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. We’ve had a busy 3 years so far, but now as Monkey has started pre-school I’ve decided to start a blog about our journey and experiences from here on in. We also have a kitten called Brewster who will be making appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari F1 fan, so am sure that will slip in to the blog too. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.
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148 Responses to Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes – a book review and giveaway

  1. Ashleigh Allan says:


  2. Tracey Peach says:

    My Favourite Flavour Of Cupcake Is Lemon

  3. Kelly Koya says:

    red velvet

  4. andy harris says:


  5. Josanne says:

    Crikey my favourite cupcake flavour has to be red velvet (all that wine!)
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  6. I love carrot and walnut, but I’m a big chocolate fan :)
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  7. Rachel Rogers says:

    Carrot cake but a friend also makes banana ones to die for!

  8. Lemon, fresh and zesty!
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  9. Rebecca says:

    chocolate and orange.

  10. Gina M says:

    I love a good banana cupcake

  11. iain maciver says:

    red velvet

  12. paul sullivan says:


  13. Beky Austerberry says:

    Chocolate fudge

  14. Paula Hambly says:


  15. Spencer Broadley says:

    Anything nutty – suits me !!!! ;)

  16. Michael Scoates says:


  17. sarah rees says:

    cherry and blueberry

  18. Emma Nixon says:


  19. Elizabeth Smith says:


  20. Tressa Herriott says:


  21. Suzanne says:

    Lemon drizzle

  22. KATHY D says:

    Blackberry and apple

    Sticky and lovely

  23. Harley says:

    Red velvet

  24. Jo Jones says:

    Blueberry & then I can pretend it is healthy eating

  25. Claire Smith says:


  26. Jen Schofield says:

    Carrot cake

  27. Lynsey Buchanan says:


  28. katie skeoch says:

    has to be a lemon cupcake – yummy

  29. sarah brooker says:

    chocolate with choc drops

  30. Sue Hutchins says:


  31. caroline says:

    chocolate :-)

  32. Paula Barker says:

    Chocolate & fudge

  33. Caroline Blaza says:


  34. Hannah ONeill says:


  35. EMMA WALTERS says:

    lemon & poppy seed

  36. Sarah Spencer says:


  37. Jo Glasspool says:

    Mint choc chip x

  38. laura banks says:


  39. clair downham says:


  40. Agnes says:

    carrot cake

  41. Liz ferguson says:


  42. Rachel McMillan says:


  43. Tammy Tudor says:

    it has to be chocolate! :)

  44. Helen Hunt says:

    Rum flavoured cupcakes with chocolate

  45. Lorraine Mckee says:

    at christmas a good chocolate and mincemeat flavour is lush

  46. Caroline H says:

    Walnut and caramel!

  47. laura stewart says:

    orange and whiskey xx

  48. lorraine stone says:

    Strawberry with vanilla frosting.

  49. kathy says:


  50. Keith says:

    banana but have not seen them around

  51. claire woods says:


  52. Charlene Kay says:

    Carrot cake cupcakes! Mmmmmm.
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  53. Amy Williams says:

    I love lemon or red velvet :)

  54. Debbie Burfoot says:

    lemon cake…yummy

  55. Kay panayi says:

    Anything with buttercream

  56. Kara says:

    Red Velvet
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  57. Susan Naylor says:

    Coffee and walnut is my favourite

  58. Susie Wilkinson says:


  59. Laura Morris says:

    Coffee and walnut x

  60. Mummy of Two says:

    I love plain vanilla with a lovely icing
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  61. Anne Cater says:

    White Chocolate, with raspberries!
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  62. White chocolate and raspberry

  63. Emily Clark says:

    Red velvet!

  64. Debbie Kilroy says:


  65. Amy Jacobson says:

    I love lemon cupcakes!

  66. Paul says:

    Blackberry and apple

  67. jayne hall says:


  68. clair dutton says:


  69. kim neville says:

    double chocolate

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  71. Amy Ripley says:


  72. Carolin says:

    Dark chocolate and cherry

  73. Stephen Russell says:


  74. Denise C says:


  75. Janet T says:

    Blueberry they are so moist

  76. annie h says:

    chocolate and orange (in one)

  77. Hazel Christopher says:

    Vanilla with buttercream filling

  78. sallyb says:

    chocolate and more chocloate

  79. Paul Dickenson says:

    Red Velvet and White Chocolate Polka Dot cupcakes

  80. Mickie Bull says:


  81. faye huntington says:

    caramel! xx

  82. caroline kelly says:

    Vanilla filled with strawberry jam and topped with strawberry buttercream

  83. elaine stokes says:


  84. IRENE BOLTON says:

    Coconut and Lime

  85. Sarah Norgrove says:

    Lemon Drizzle

  86. David Allen says:

    Vanilla ;-)



  88. Stuart Harper says:


  89. vicky finch says:


  90. Rebecca Gransden says:

    I once had some bubble-gum and raspberry flavoured cupcakes. Yummy

  91. Jo Richards says:

    Chocolate :)

  92. Heather Simpson says:

    coffe flavour :C

  93. Jenny Rogers says:

    Love them all, but lemon is probably my favourite.

  94. alison berry says:

    Coffee or Chocolate! Can’t decide, love them both

  95. Rosalind Blight says:

    carrot and courgette cupcakes are yummy

  96. Laura Claridge says:

    Plain old butter cream for me!

  97. Kathryn Tatters says:


  98. nat eveleigh says:

    Cherry :)

  99. Kelly Hooper says:

    strawberry and white chocolate

  100. leanne williams says:


  101. alex fowler says:


  102. Mike Longshaw says:

    My fav just has to be chocolate..

  103. Mark Palmer says:


  104. Lucy Carter says:

    Anything with ginger

  105. Lemon
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  106. alison clark says:

    Mine is coffee cake i love it , However tomorrow evening im going to make my sponges for the trifle and freeze them so they are done for christmas day they will just be a plain vanilla sponge.

  107. Patricia Walker says:

    lemon or toffee

  108. Scott Caldon says:


  109. Jess says:

    Chocolate & vanilla

  110. Zoe Roxby says:

    I like to experiment when it comes to cupcakes I actually made an apple crumble one but my all time favourite is Angel Food Cupcake its amazing

  111. Kerry Kilmister says:

    Cherry and Coconut Cupcakes

  112. Susan Hoggett says:

    salted caramel

  113. denise s says:

    Pretty unoriginal really – blueberry is best!

  114. gemma clark says:

    chocolate orange!

  115. Owen McLellan says:

    My daughter makes amazing lemon cupcakes! They have got to be my favourite for more reasons than one! :-)

  116. Lydia G says:

    Chocolate Orange

  117. champaklal lad says:

    Strawberry cheesecake

  118. Sam Furniss says:

    Blueberry and coconut

  119. Karen R says:

    Toffee and chocolate :)

  120. Stacy Fenemore says:


  121. Laura W says:

    Coconut :)

  122. Jackie ONeill says:


  123. Louise williams says:

    my own lemon and honey

  124. I love chocolate – classic!

  125. Lisa Sands says:

    Banana and Chocolate :) the kids and I LOVE them! :) xx

  126. jodie harvey says:

    has to be chocolate :)

  127. Amanda Norwood says:


  128. Pam Gregory says:

    I love orange

  129. clare d says:

    lemon x

  130. Rachel Craig says:


  131. natalee gosiewski says:

    i love carrott myself

  132. joanna sawka says:


  133. Natalie Gillham says:


  134. sandy henry says:

    Lemon x

  135. lisa tebbutt says:


  136. Jill fairbank says:

    Carrot. Cake :)

  137. Georgia Keogh says:

    Double chocolate chip :D

  138. Irene says:

    Cherry and Almond – Yummy

  139. Rachel Gilbey says:

    Chocolate Chip

  140. Erica Field says:


  141. angela sandhu says:


  142. Sasha says:

    peppermint and chocolate for me!

  143. My favourite has to be good old chocolate xo
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  144. karen Howden says:

    white chocolate chip

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