Cupcake Crazy at Martha Stewart

Martha has a new cookbook, and it's all about cupcakes. Regardless of your feelings about these handheld treats—super cute and delicious or a fad that needs to fade—they are a fun dessert for picnics and barbecues. Get a link to 10 recipes from the book...

In addition to 10 recipes from the new book, there are slideshows of classic cupcakes, fancy cupcakes, and elaborately decorated cupcakes.

The two above are both from the book:
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes

Really, cupcakes are quite a handy sweet for picnics, especially since you don't have to pack plates and forks. And they're more exciting than cookies, even if they're harder to carry.

Has anyone taken a look at Martha's new cupcake book yet? What do you think?

• See the entire slideshow: Our Best Cupcakes

Related: How to Frost a Cupcake

(Images: MarthaStewart.com)