How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue

77%

19 Critic Reviews

Cupcake winds up being a type of psychological mystery in which the reader wants to find out what happens at the end.
-City Book Review

Synopsis

Author Meg Donohue has cooked up an absolutely scrumptious debut novel, How to Eat a Cupcake, that explores what happens when two childhood friends, Annie and Julia, reconnect as adults and decide to open a cupcakery. But success in their new baking business venture will depend upon their overcoming old betrayals, first loves, and an unexpected and quite dangerous threat. Donohue's How to Eat a Cupcake is contemporary women's fiction at its smartest, sweetest, and most satisfying, joining the ranks of The Recipe Club, The School for Essential Ingredients, and Joanne Harris's classic Chocolat by proving once again that fiction and food make an unbeatable combination.
 

About Meg Donohue

See more books from this Author
Meg Donohue is a freelance writer with an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. Her short stories have appeared in the Gettysburg Review, the Tulane Review, and the Adirondack Review. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, daughter, dog, and a weakness for salted caramel cupcakes.
 
Published March 13, 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 323 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bookmark Counts:
4
Want to Read
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for How to Eat a Cupcake
All: 19 | Positive: 17 | Negative: 2

Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Amber McManus on Feb 28 2012

I would recommend this novel to anyone and give it 4/5 Stars.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

USA Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Jathy Altman on Apr 05 2012

How to Eat a Cupcake is a delicious debut. Donohue tells a bittersweet story rich with optimism, romance and overall appeal.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

City Book Review

Excellent
Reviewed by Joseph Arellano on Apr 10 2012

Cupcake winds up being a type of psychological mystery in which the reader wants to find out what happens at the end.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Book Binge

Good
Reviewed by Rowena on Mar 16 2012

I'm glad that I read this book because it was a good read.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Write Meg

Good
Reviewed by Megan on Mar 12 2012

Fans of foodie fiction and stories exploring the complexities of women’s friendship will find a light, diverting read in How To Eat A Cupcake.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Tina's Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Tina on Mar 20 2012

A good humored romp about two girls at totally different ends of the social spectrum who each in their own ways have special things to offer.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Book Equals

Good
Reviewed by Kelly Michele on Mar 14 2012

How to Eat a Cupcake will be a perfect read for the upcoming summer months!

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Walking with Nora

Good
Reviewed by Nora on Mar 27 2012

This book took me by surprise: how much I liked it (I read it in less than two days and struggled to put it down), the different elements that Donohue pulled into the book, the character development, the twists and turns.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Ex Libris

Good
Reviewed by Kate on Mar 07 2012

While this book did have romance, it was more about friendships and how the past can either be something that changes you for the better, or drags you down into bitterness.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Reading with Martinis

Below average
Reviewed by Kelly on Mar 13 2012

I found myself grimacing when I would hit the Julia chapters because I did dislike her so.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

I Write in Books

Good
Mar 13 2012

Wild and fun, often stopping for reflection, the story is one I didn’t initially think I’d like, for that frilly cover and silly title.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Chasing Empty Pavements

Good
Reviewed by Jade on Jan 06 2012

The blurb made me think it was going to be nothing more than a superficial romance type of book. It was actually a lot deeper than that and I found myself thoroughly sad when the book came to an end.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Life in Review

Good
Reviewed by Michelle Vasquez on Mar 19 2012

I VERY highly recommend this book.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Book End Babes

Good
Reviewed by Meg Donohue on Mar 02 2012

How To Eat A Cupcake is equal parts sinful food talk and entertaining story line.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Books, Biscuits & Tea

Good
Reviewed by Vicky on Dec 12 2011

How to Eat a Cupcake has all the ingredients of a marvellous book and I can guarantee you’ll love this one.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

The Intrepid Reader

Below average
Reviewed by Marg on Mar 16 2012

For me though, the book has one of those sweet after tastes that has you wanting to rinse your mouth out afterwards and I can't quite put my finger on why.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Chick Lit Reviews and News

Good
Reviewed by Leah on Mar 01 2012

How To Eat A Cupcake is a novel you just gobble up.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Steph's Stacks

Good
Reviewed by Steph on Feb 29 2012

Donohue has put together a perfect cupcake of a novel.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Elle Lit

Good
Reviewed by JP on Mar 21 2012

All in all, I think this is a perfect springtime read.

Read Full Review of How to Eat a Cupcake

Reader Rating for How to Eat a Cupcake
76%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 383 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review

Reader reviews & activity

samantha

samantha 5 Sep 2013

Added the book to want to read list

Michelle Fedier

Michelle Fedier 5 Sep 2013

Added the book to want to read list

Ashley Gilbert

Ashley Gilbert 5 Sep 2013

Added the book to want to read list

Luana Mitten

Luana Mitten 5 Sep 2013

Added the book to want to read list

×