Cupcake s life is pretty good He s got his bakery, and his band, and his best friend, Eggplant His days are full of cooking, socializing, and playing music But lately, Cupcake has been struggling in the kitchen He s sure the solution to all his problems is out there somewhere But maybe that solution is hiding closer to home.Sara Varon returns with an ageless tale as dCupcake s life is pretty good He s got his bakery, and his band, and his best friend, Eggplant His days are full of cooking, socializing, and playing music But lately, Cupcake has been struggling in the kitchen He s sure the solution to all his problems is out there somewhere But maybe that solution is hiding closer to home.Sara Varon returns with an ageless tale as dreamy and evocative as her break out hit graphic novel Robot Dreams At once deeply metaphorical and hilariously literal, Bake Sale is a story for anyone who s ever looked for an easy answer to life s intractable difficulties It s also a cookbook Varon includes seven delicious recipes, from classic cupcakes to sugared flower petals to marzipan.
Bake Sale Cupcake s life is pretty good He s got his bakery and his band and his best friend Eggplant His days are full of cooking socializing and playing music But lately Cupcake has been struggling in t
This book is aimed at and marketed to children However, it is surprisingly adult.What do you mean, Carmen It has swearing Sex Violence LOL No, of course not I mean it s not cutesy and it has a very adult message This message being sometimes life sucks Often for no reason Sometimes you don t always get what you want All you can do is just keep waking up and getting through each day.I realize I m making this sound depressing It s not merely an adult view of the world, rather than a child s You kno [...]
Is it just me, or is there something strange and cannibalistic about a cupcake selling zucchini bread to sentient vegetables Or a package of sugar buying and eating brownies And we re not even going to discuss the eggplant musician who eats reuben sandwichesThis graphic novel is fascinating, but strange.If you completely ignore the surreal characters, this is a very sweet only partially a pun story about pursuing your dreams and enjoying yourself along the way Cupcake is a baker who only wants t [...]
How can you resist a book that s about a cupcake who runs a bakery Seriously This book is delicious and delightful
If you re a lover of cupcakes, then you will likely agree that this book is so stinking cute It s so fluffy I m gonna die The only sad thing is that I can t really tell you what the point of it was weak story line Cupcake owns a bake shop in Brooklyn He and his friend Eggplant decide to save up for a trip to Turkey to meet Cupcake s culinary idol In order to do so, he starts experimenting with his usual recipes and selling these goods at different venues Included are neat recipes for the custome [...]
I may have read this in some kind of melancholy mood, or perhaps it s just that I was promised specifically that this book was not sad, but I found it VERY SAD and sort of emotionally taxing But I don t understand What message am I supposed to take away from this book I cried out ten minutes after finishing You aren t supposed to take away anything, my seven year old niece said calmly It s just a book about Cupcake and his friend Eggplant Which is possibly true But I thought it had very sad thin [...]
Sometimes a good friend is the only answer you need to your problemsjust take the time to see them standing beside you.
You know those moods you have sometimes, when you feel so fragile and vulnerable that your psyche can be bruised by the tiniest suspicion of criticism When every new day, hour, and minute just seems like another opportunity to fail I don t know of any antidote, but you can alleviate the symptoms for a while with a graphic novel like Bake Sale.Cupcake owns a bakery, where he creates scrumptious, award winning desserts When he s not at work, he plays the drums in a band and hangs out with his best [...]
ILOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH
this book was so adorably cute i loved the illustrations and the cute details put into them i loved the characters this book has to be the cutest book i ever read but the only thing i did not like was how the end was so unfinished other than that adorable i would reread this 10 times and will reread many times in the years to come
I feel like a dork, but I want to know if Cupcake wins
This is a really funny and amazing book
I read this book over my lunch break well, 1 2 my lunch break it s short and upon immediately finishing it, I decided I didn t really like it A book about a cupcake who sells cupcakes for other anthropomorphic food items to eat That s weird A cupcake who plays drums in a band with an avocado and an eggplant, a cupcake whose best friend is an eggplant I think I had some trouble getting into these foodie characters This book just seems to lack the pizzazz and heart that Robot Dreams has and the pl [...]
This book is called Bake Sale and is by Sara Varon The book is a graphic novel and would be good for kindergarten through 2nd grade the book is a bit lengthy so the teacher should probably split it up while reading it At first, reading this book, I was unsure what to think The book is about a cupcake owing a bakery, but once I started reading it turned out to be a book with a great message The plot of the story is Cupcake owns a bakery called Sweet Tooth Bakery Cupcake becomes very sad, and star [...]
Cupcake owns a bakery and his life has a certain routine to it Wake up at 6 30 am, head to the bakery, bake, and then open the shop at 9 00 am, work until 4 00 pm, then spend time with his friend, Eggplant Eggplant is planning a trip to Turkey to visit his family, who happen to know the very famous chef, Turkish Delight When Eggplant invites Cupcake to join him on the trip, Cupcake has to work hard to make money and pay for it As he tries new things, his delight in baking returns Perhaps the so [...]
I really enjoy Sara Varon s books and her art style even if Robot Dreams made me a bit sad I love her artwork because she really knows how to put emotion into her characters and it makes the story come to life Sure, talking food isn t real, but I believe it with Sara Varon s art Bake Sale is an adorably funny book about friendship Cupcake discovers that he didn t need to travel far to find the answers he was searching for The artwork is adorably cute and the story of friendship is a nice one The [...]
This is the story of Cupcake and his best friend eggplant Cupcakes runs a bakery and plays drums in a band When Eggplant tells Cupcake he is travelling to Turkey to meet the world famous chef Turkish Delight, Cupcake just has to meet her, too But he s not sure how he can raise enough money for his plane ticket Eggplant encourages him to try other ways to sell his baked goods, and suddenly Cupcake is filled with inspiration he sells carrot cake at the Farmers Market, peppermint brownies on Valent [...]
Varon shows life as sweet, lonely, busy, mundane, tricky, lovely Yep, sounds about right Is it too much like adult life Perhaps, but I like Varon s take on friendship The bit where Cupcake replaces his lost cherry with a blueberry hit me Two things, thought Is my mind in the gutter or is it incredible odd for two characters to go to a Turkish bath in a kid s book If you re a cupcake, should you bake and sell cupcakes Aren t you related Includes recipes for each treat mentioned in the text.
Bake Sale is a delectable delight for all ages This gentle story of friendship and sacrifice is easy on the eyes and heart, plus has many delicious recipes for friends to try out together I know I will be making the raspberry squares Varon s talking food people are just like us, from crabby Avocado to hungry Hard Boiled Egg YAY for Cupcake and Eggplant, who join the ranks of Bert and Ernie and Beezus and Henry as two of the most memorable best friends of all time
Just about the cutest, sweetest book I have ever read I highly recommend this to anyone who likes cupcakes and cute illustrations I enjoyed this far than Robot Dreams The cupcake main character in this book is just so lovable.
I liked how the author detailed the running of a bakery and how creative people or cupcakes can get in a rut.
This book is cute I love the artworks, and it even got recipes at the end of the book A light read indeed.
Yes, I marked a story about talking foods as realistic Don t judge me, friends.
For a comic book about giant anthropomorphic food, BAKE SALE is surprisingly mature and intelligent.
SO freaking cute.Full review, along with recipe testing, here stackedbooks 2011 08 r
Sara Varon s art is adooooorable, so I couldn t pass this up There are recipes in the back for kids or adults adventurous enough to try making their own dog treats My only complaint is all the cannibalism How can you chop up a carrot on one page and then serve a giant carrot a cupcake two pages later Stop eating your friends, Eggplant and Cupcake It s impolite.
Literature Requirement Picture Book 1 graphic novel I absolutely adore this book Ever since I discovered this book I have been dying to read it I finally got my chance today and it was well worth it This book is a graphic novel about a cupcake and his best friend, an eggplant I liked that the characters were all food, and I love that the book is all about food as well a little weird but I was entertained with the thought of food eating and selling food The basic premise of the story is simple an [...]
Cute, but I needed just a pinch of something at the end of the story.
Not impressed I just didn t feel like this book had any real point The plot was all over the place There was a weird tangent about Cupcake being in a band, and then not being in a band, and then wanting to be back in the band but having been replaced by a potato that had no bearing on the main storyline whatsoever And the main storyline was somewhat engaging, but Varon never quite took each theme message anywhere I thought we might get a lesson in if at first you don t succeed or working to earn [...]
Cupcake and Eggplant are best friends When Cupcake finds out that Eggplant s family knows the famous pastry chef Turkish Delight, Cupcake is bound and determined to be able to go with Eggplant to visit the family in Turkey Cupcake quits their band to make extra money But when Eggplant loses his job, Cupcake decides it s important for Eggplant to see family, and so Cupcake gives Eggplant a ticket and stays at home Of course, everyone ends up happy in the end.Warning Do Not Attempt to Read When H [...]
The cute cover of this fun book really caught my eye The first and last pages of the book display pictures of real cupcakes with smiley faces on them What school age child does not want to read a book that has cupcakes all over the first pages Cupcake, the main character in the story is trying to raise enough money to travel to meet his baking idol in Turkey, Turkish Delight So he holds bake sales all over town and his friend Eggplant works at the bakery while Cupcake is busy doing bake sales In [...]