Author: Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Published: October 1, 2012
paperback, 192 pages
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Suggested ages: 9 and up
Meet Lexi Poole. To Lexi a new school year means back to baking with her BFFs in the Cupcake Club. But club president, Kylie, is mixing things up by inviting new members. And Lexi is in for a not-so-sweet surprise when she is cast in the school's production of Romeo and Juliet. If only she was as confident on stage as she is in the kitchen. The icing on the cake: her secret crush is playing Romeo. Sounds like a recipe for trouble!
Can the girls' friendship stand the heat, or will the Cupcake Club go up in smoke?
Recipe for Trouble by Sheryl and Carrie Berk is a cute book about a group of girls who are in a cupcake club. This is actually the second book in this series. I haven't read the first book, but I was able to follow along really well. Recipe for Trouble starts a few weeks before the new school year. Lexi is scared that the girls will grow apart during their separate vacations. She's also worried that the cupcake club will suffer as well. Lexi's fears are put to rest when everyone comes back together. However their sweet reunion is short lived when the girls have a disagreement. The girls' personalities are as different as the cupcakes they bake, and they have to find a way to resolve their issues before it destroys everything they've works so hard for.
This is a cute book with very likable characters. I think young girls of every age will enjoy reading about the Cupcake Club. This book is a big hit for me and my daughter. At the end of the book are a few cupcake recipes that is a great mother-daughter activity. The next book in this series is The Winner Bakes All.