Welcome to the third episode of Book Snack Sat, where I’m bringing you a different bookish recipe every single Saturday.
Today we’re chatting about Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin (hint: it’s about Catherine the Great!!)
3/4 cups of flour
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
9 tablespoons of butter
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons of milk
Slowly mix all ingredients into a bowl, with the exception of the milk, which should be added toward the end, one tablespoon at a time.
Bake for 15-20 minutes (mine were well done at 15 mins) at 400 degrees.
1 stick of softened unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract (use clear so that it does not change the color of your icing)
1-3 tablespoons of milk
Use a medium bowl in your mixer to combine the powdered sugar and softened butter. To soften butter, put in microwave for 15 seconds. Add in salt and vanilla extract. Add milk one table spoon at a time, as you may not need it all.
Once the cookies are cool, create your nerd glasses!
Decorating Your Cupcakes
Focus on adding decorative elements that reflect the cover of the book. Think floral, swirls, and royalty. I added flowers, swirls and sugar pearls to my cupcakes. Bonus points for using wrappers that fit the book cover too!
Here’s what you need to know about Queen of Someday:
Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia–at any cost.
Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family–and herself–Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.
Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.
In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?
Want my take on the book? Check out the video (above) to see me gush 😉
What book should we cover next week? Hit up the comments and let me know!
Are you a fan of the cupcakes? What would you do to tweak this recipe to your personal perfection? Share your ideas in the comments!