Cupcakes have successfully invaded our city, taking over like a sweet, frosted, be-sprinkled army. And it's about damn time. Once relegated to elementary-school birthday parties, cupcakes are now gourmet treats. At tonight's free Holiday Entertaining 101 event at Left Bank Books (399 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-6731 or www.left-bank.com), Jilly's Cupcake Bar provides cupcakes, appetizers and frosting shots (!), and bestselling cookbook author Anne Byrn dispenses great advice. Byrn, known to her many sweet-toothed fans as "The Cake Mix Doctor," is the consummate cook and hostess. Beginning at 7 p.m., she'll share ideas from her brand-new What Can I Bring? Cookbook. Learn how to plan a perfect menu, how to determine which of your guests should bring particular dishes, how to select lovely hostess gifts and more.
Mon., Nov. 26, 2007