by Mabel Suen
Today is National Cupcake Day! To celebrate, Pudd'nHead Books (8157 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves; 314-918-1069) will host local author Amy E. Sklansky on Saturday to sell her sixth children's book, You Are My Little Cupcake, and, of course, will offer free mini-cupcakes! The rhyme-filled baby board book held the No. 1 spot on the RFT's Bestsellers List for two weeks last spring.
"It's a lovey book that really celebrates the special relationship between parent and child," says Sklansky, who wrote it for her own little cupcakes, Phoebe and Owen. Sklansky will present her list of book picks for the season and will sign copies of her book at 2 p.m. as one of Puddn'Head's celebrity booksellers.
"Cupcakes always make kids happy, so it's always fun to be reading my book or handing out cupcakes," says Sklansky, whose sequel to the book, You Are My Little Pumpkin Pie is due out in 2013. Get a copy of You Are My Little Cupcake online at Pudd'nHead Books for the little cupcake in your life, or just get out and have a special treat during this national day of bite-sized pastry recognition. What kind of cupcakes does Sklansky like best?
"The kind I've made most recently is coconut cupcakes. I also love chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting," she says. "I'll have yellow cupcakes with white frosting and maybe some Christmas sprinkles for the event!"