Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Decorating Cookies Party: sneak peek!

decorating cookies party by bridget edwards
Last week I finally (FINALLY!) got my hands on some copies of Decorating Cookies Party!  Yay!

decorating cookies party by bridget edwards
{Spike is VERY into cookie decorating, as you will see.}

Just a week or two to go until the books will hit stores.  The official release date is October 7th, but sometimes Amazon likes to send out books a little early. 

I have a fun giveaway planned for the official launch...stay tuned.  For now, I wanted to show you a few pictures from the inside.
This is tough...because I want you to see most of it for the first time when you're flipping the pages in your own kitchen, or sitting in the car line at school.  (Am I the only one who arrives at the school parking lot with a stack of magazines and cookbooks?)

I posted here about what you'll find inside.  This is a cookie PARTY book after all, so here are some of my beautiful friends (cookie) partying it up.  (Next time, I promised them wine.)
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I'll walk you through hosting a cookie party of your own in the book.

Just like Decorating Cookies, this book has step-by-step photo tutorial of every decorated cookie.
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Plus, 5 cookie recipes!!!  (One gluten-free, my friends!  No fat-free, sorry.)
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You'll find detailed instruction and photos for all kinds of cookie decorating...including some new techniques in this book, like stamping and using silicone molds.
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You guys...I'm just so excited for this book.  Not only does it contain some of my favorite cookie designs, but I actually took most of the photographs, too.  With the exception of the 10 shots of the cookie sets, each and every photo was taken by me...right here in my kitchen.  Well, Mr. E took approximately 1,792 pictures of me to get two passable author shots. ;)
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Like I said, I want you to see the book for the first time when you have it in your hands, but just a little peek...
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{I never thought I was a princess girl...until I made this cookie.  I love her.}

On October 7th or thereabouts, you should start seeing Decorating Cookies Party in your local book store. 
I get lots of questions...mainly from friends (and my mother-in-law) about whether this book I've been working on will be available in "actual bookstores."  YES.  No, I'm not selling it out of the trunk of my car. (Well, only on special occasions. NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT.)  

Until then, it is available for pre-order.  I have all of that information HERE, along with how you can get exclusive recipes if you pre-order by October 7th.

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 {I have a picture of kiddo in the exact spot reading my last book 2 years ago.  He's changed so much...and I still haven't painted my walls.}

I do have a few local events in the works...and I'm begging, pleading politely asking my publisher to let me go a few places outside of Houston to sign books and meet you.  If you have city requests, please leave them in the comments.

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A few dozen sprinkles were consumed in the making of this book. 

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