Cupcake Bakery Mystery
Books in series9
UNABRIDGED
(4.6 based on 992 ratings)
  • 1
    Sprinkle with Murder: Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 1 | Jenn McKinlay

    Sprinkle with Murder: Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (206)

    Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. But their first big client is a nightmare. She's a bridezilla who wants 500 custom cupcakes for her wedding. When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead - by cupcake - Mel becomes the prime suspect. To save themselves and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer, before the cupcake killer ices someone else.

    Sprinkled with Humor and a Sweet Treat!

    I would totally recommend this book to a friend. Especially if they love cozy mysteries, Stephanie Plum, and Hannah Swensen. It was like a cozy myster..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 18 2017 by aubie99_98 ()
  • 2
    Buttercream Bump Off | Jenn McKinlay

    Buttercream Bump Off

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (142)

    Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura's Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery is gearing up for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, someone has iced Baxter Malloy on his first date with Mel's mother. Now Mom's a suspect, and Mel and Angie need to find time around frosting to dig into the man's shady past and discover who served him his just desserts.

    cupcake sweet

    very much a chick lit. predictable, comfortable, cute!
    potential for improvement in plot & dialogue

    Reviewed on October 11 2017 by mouselicious ()
  • 3
    Death by the Dozen: Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 3 | Jenn McKinlay

    Death by the Dozen: Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (102)

    Melanie and Angie are determined to win the Challenge to the Chef cooking competition to promote their Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Mel's mentor from culinary school, Vic Mazzotta, may be one of the judges, but Mel and Angie will have to bake their best to win fair and square. But when Vic's dead body is found inside a freezer truck, Mel and Angie will need to use their best judgment to find the cold-blooded killer or they may lose more than the contest; they may lose their lives.

    Entertaining

    The narrator's pauses in her speech take a bit to get used to, but is not bad. Mysteries are never great when you figure it out 6 chapters before the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 25 2017 by CalyEk ()
  • 4
    Red Velvet Revenge: Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 4 | Jenn McKinlay

    Red Velvet Revenge: Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (90)

    It's summertime, but sales at their bakery are below zero, so Mel and Angie are willing to try anything to heat things up! When local legend Slim Hazard offers them a chance to sell cupcakes at the annual Juniper Pass rodeo, they're determined to rope in a pretty payday! But not everyone at the Juniper Pass is as sweet for Fairy Tale Cupcakes as Slim - including star bull-rider Ty Stokes.

    Better Logic, a Tad Confusing, but Still Great!

    I would listen to this book again happily. I loved the characters, the narration, and while I was a little confused with the story in the end, I would..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 10 2017 by aubie99_98 ()
  • 5
    Going, Going, Ganache | Jenn McKinlay

    Going, Going, Ganache

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (89)

    After a cupcake-flinging fiasco at a photo shoot for a local magazine, Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura agree to make amends by hosting a week-long corporate boot camp at Fairy Tale Cupcakes. The idea is the brainchild of billionaire Ian Hannigan, new owner of SWS, a lifestyle magazine that chronicles the lives of Scottsdale's rich and famous. He's assigned his staff to a team-building week of making cupcakes for charity. It's clear that the staff would rather be doing just about anything other than frosting baked goods.

    notable, light fare, perfect snuggle up afternoon read

    I thoroughly am enjoying this series set in Fairytale Bakery. Mel and Angie are the best gal pals to hang out with for an enjoyable read. The plots ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 11 2018 by mouselicious ()
  • 6
    Sugar and Iced | Jenn McKinlay

    Sugar and Iced

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    Normally Mel and Angie wouldn't be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when their bakery is asked to provide cupcakes for the 75th annual Sweet Tiara contest, they can't say no. Between cooking up a daily display for the three-day event and sponsoring a cupcake creation challenge for the participants, Fairy Tale Cupcakes will get great publicity. A high-strung judge targets Lupe, a young friend of Mel and Angie's, at the competition, though, and aims to take her out - by any means necessary.

    A beauty pageant with the chocolate cupcake group

    In Sugar and Iced by Jenn McKinlay, the employees of the Fairy Tale Cupcake Shop find themselves working at the 75th Miss Sweet Tiara beauty pageant. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 02 2017 by Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe (Los Angeles, CA United States)
  • 7
    Dark Chocolate Demise | Jenn McKinlay

    Dark Chocolate Demise

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (69)

    Scottsdale, Arizona, may not be the liveliest place on earth, but it's never been as dead as this. The first annual Old Town Zombie Walk is announced, and Mel, Angie, and the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew are donning their best undead attire to sell some horror-themed desserts to the hungry hordes. But fun turns to fright when Mel finds a real dead body in a prop casket outside of the bakery's truck - and the corpse looks alarmingly like a zombie of their own. Mel worries that someone near and dear was the real target.

    The Mafia gets involved

    Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay picks up where Sugar and Iced left off, with Mel’s being estranged from the love of her life, Joe Delora, older..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 15 2017 by Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe (Los Angeles, CA United States)
  • 8
    Vanilla Beaned | Jenn McKinlay

    Vanilla Beaned

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    Melanie and Angie are taking a gamble by opening their first franchise of the bakery, and where better to hit the jackpot than Vegas? Holly Hartzmark is a former showgirl who's looking to bring Mel and Angie's sweet treats to Sin City, but Mel isn't so sure she's ready to hand her recipes over to a complete stranger - especially one as brash as Holly. But after the potential bakery location gets blown up, Mel begins seeing another side to Holly.

    Audio weird

    Love the books but the reader drives me crazy! She likes to cut off any s sounds and often just doesn't complete words!

    Reviewed on April 26 2017 by Anonymous ()
  • 9
    Caramel Crush: Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 9 | Jenn McKinlay

    Caramel Crush: Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    Love is in the air at FairyTale Cupcakes as Angie prepares for her wedding, but, at the same time, her co-owner, Mel, is about to help with a breakup. Mel's old friend Diane has decided to dump her fiancé after discovering he's only marrying her for her money. She wants Mel to personally deliver a batch of caramel breakup cupcakes to the louse and give her a play-by-play of his reaction. But when Mel finally tracks the man down, the look on his face isn't what she expected: he's dead.

    Love it! As fun as all the others!

    It's a fun story that has some mystery, some danger, romance and humor all in one story. As entertaining as the 1st eight books.

    Reviewed on January 09 2018 by Toni Gygi (WEST Virginia)