The Cupcake Club Giveaway

Have we got a sweet deal for you (okay, sorry about that!)  Nine year old Carrie Berk and her mother Sheryl have teamed up on “The Cupcake Club”  series, with “Recipe for Trouble” pubbing last month. 


The Peace, Love, and Cupcake Girls are ready for a new school year, but are they ready for the, well, drama? When Lexi lands the role of Juliet in the upcoming performance of Romeo and Juliet, she couldn’t be more excited, but when she finds out the leading man opposite her is her secret crush, Jeremy, the PLC gang sets its sights on match-making. Things go quickly awry, though, when Jeremy throws away the “Bake Me I’m Yours” cupcake Lexi anonymously gives him. That’s not all! It seems that Jeremy has a few odd habits. For one, it turns out he doesn’t eat any desert during lunch period. Then they notice that he keeps a stash of nuts with him at all times. Not to mention his over-frequent visits to the nurse’s office. What could be up with Jeremy?

Curious how a mother and daughter write a book together?  The two have a unique and fun process for writing. Carrie cooked up the idea for the series when she was just seven years old, and a little under a year ago they put out their first book together. Carrie is sharp and candid about her love for cupcakes. She manages a cupcake blog of her own and is an avid cupcake connoisseur. Her mom Sheryl is the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Soul Surfer. The two work side-by-side to think up  adventures that will be both entertaining and insightful. When asked what inspired her to write the series, Carrie said that she wanted to write about the awesome friends she had at school.

To win a copy of “Recipe for Trouble”, just leave a comment (or your own favorite cupcake recipe!) below.

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Tricia is the author of many books for middle grade, most recently "Every Single Second" (HarperCollins) and the third book in the Cody series, "Cody and the Rules of Life" (Candlewick Press). A frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences, she lives in Cleveland OH. You can find out more about her and her work at
  1. Hi!
    I read the first book and loved it. It inspired me to make my own cupcake club. I give my cupcakes that me and my friends bake away to charity. We have given cupcakes to our local fire house, VFW, etc… I made a blog for my club. here is the link,

    my favorite cupcake is vanilla With chocolate frosting!

  2. This new cupcake place just opened near me – Nadia Cakes she won Cupcake Wars. I’ve got to get in and get one! I follow her on Facebook and I’m always hungry from her pics!!!

    This book soounds really cute.

  3. I love books about food. My favorite cupcake is just plain ol vanilla!

  4. A winning mother-daughter team in the kitchen, the writing desk, and in life. Congratulations! Let’s all raise a cupcake to you and your success!

    Once, at an annual hayride, I baked cupcakes for kids and some spice cake ones for adults. Some kids chose spice ones over the “kiddie” ones.

  5. I grabbed the first book in this series when it first came out. Loved it. Looking forward to this new book.

    Favorite cupcake to make…butter yellow cake with guava cream cheese frosting.

  6. Sounds like a great book, I love that it was written by a mother and daughter. Pumpkin cupcakes are my fall favorite.

  7. I’ve been baking with sourdough as much as possible, so our favorite cupcake flavor is currently chocolate pumpkin sourdough cupcakes.

  8. Love that a mother and daughter have written these books. Would love to have one of these for our library! 😀

  9. I love bringing books into my library that kids have written (or co-written in this case). It’s so inspiring for my students.

  10. I love banana bran cupcakes! You get your fibre plus they’re yummilicious!

  11. I love everything cupcake! Thank you!

  12. Sounds like a fun book for girls!

  13. These books sound like a lot of fun. I’ve just heard of them now. A favorite cupcake recipe: To the dry ingredients of a standard one-egg cake recipe, add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon each of cloves, allspice, and nutmeg. Mix all ingredients listed in the cake recipe, pour into greased cupcake tin or line cups with papers. Fill cups 2/3 full.Bake at 400 deg. for 18-20 min. Frost with a nice, buttery confectioners-sugar frosting.

  14. Sounds fun. I’ll have to look for these books.
    Favorite cupcake? Carrot cakes are always cute!