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. 


  1. First of all, I suggest Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo, (California)....Pretty please! I am very excited about your new book, and now, after this preview, I am downright giddy! BTW, I think Spike likes to have his picture taken, and Kiddo has grown into a handsome young fella. :) MUCH success with the book!

  2. YAY, Bridget! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see your book tour schedule for Houston! I am so happy for your success and so happy to call you a friend.

  3. Come to Chapel Hill!!! The book looks beautiful!!

  4. I am so eager to hold your new "baby" in my hands! This teaser has me even more excited to see every page. It's mind-boggling to think about all the fun these clever and creative ideas will bring to your many readers across the globe! Congratulations!!!

  5. I WANT your book!
    Where can I get it with international shipping? I live in Spain and I don't think I will be able to find it here.
    Thank you :)

  6. Congratulations!! The book looks awesome. Come to the South side of Houston :-)

  7. Please come to NY.

  8. OMG! I'm so getting this book. Please come to Roseville(a Twin Cities suburb), MN Barnes and Noble. If not Roseville, then the Mall of America, B & N. I will so come to see you!

  9. ohhhh I cannot wait to get my greedy little hands on this! I love all your beautiful creations! Congratulations!!!! *throws edible confetti*

  10. I am SO Excited! I LOVE your first book! It's my go to FUN book :-) I'm asking for this book for my birthday... And...You should TOTALLY come to Minneapolis!! or Bloomington to be exact...Mall of America!!! :-) I would LOVE to meet you! I see Colleen above mentioned MOA also...See...You should come!! Do it! Do it!! Do it!! :-) Can't wait for the book!!!

  11. LOVE kiddo's shirt!!!

  12. Congratulations on your new book Bridget! I pre-ordered via Amazon.

  13. I'm so happy for you and so proud of you on this upcoming release of your 2nd book!!! That you took the majority of the photos for it too is really a feather in your cap. Congratulations, congratulations!! I can't wait to go through it, page after wonderful page.
    The photos of Kiddo and Spike in this post are adorable.
    Your publisher needs to give your book more exposure in Canada...say...Ottawa :)

  14. Bridget,
    You must be so excited about your book and upcoming tour. Congrats on all your hard work.

  15. Congratulations!!

  16. New Orleans!! We love cookies and have COCKTAILS!


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