Hayley's life is far from perfect: her parents have divorced, her mom lost her job, and she and her sister Chloe now have to share a bedroom in her grandmother's apartment. Helping out at her grandmother's tea shop, though, she discovers she has a knack for baking cupcakes with all sorts of ingredients, from cocoa to peanuts to even Thai curry! But when her best friend Artie starts making new friends without her, even the most delicious of cupcakes can't seem to solve her problems. Even worse, Hayley finds out that the PTA may instate a school-wide cupcake ban. Can Hayley save the cupcake-and her friendship-before it's too late?
Lisa Papademetriou is the author of the Candy Apple books HOW TO BE A GIRLY GIRL IN JUST TEN DAYS and ACCIDENTALLY FABULOUS. Her first hardcover novel, SIXTH-GRADE GLOMMERS, NORKS, AND ME, was named one of the best books of the year by FamilyFun.com. Lisa was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and now lives with her family in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit her online at www.lisapapa.com.