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Decorating Cookies

Have you ever heard of the lovely, and extremely talented Bridget of Bake at 350?

If you haven’t, you simply must meet her! Go on! Hop over and take a peek at all of the divine confections that Bridget so brilliantly bakes! Click here, I’ll wait for you.

Isn’t she amazing!?! Bridget is someone who I was fortunate enough to meet through the blogging world and now feel so blessed to call “friend”. She has a heart the size of Texas (which is appropriate because she just so happens to live there) and she has a soul that’s as sweet and sparkling as the creative cookies she makes.

Well guess what? Bridget has a new book out and with the holidays right around the corner, I am thrilled to share with all of you, Bridget’s new book: Decorating Cookies 60+ Designs For Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday. Talk about a perfect gift for the gift giving season!

Let me show you some of the deliciousness!

The pages of this fabulous book are filled with gorgeous photos of *how-to’s*…

Helpful user-friendly techniques…

And pages chock full of inspiration after inspiration! There are over 60 designs of delightful, happy little cookies that are sure to put a smile on your face as well as in your tum!

I’m thinking that perhaps I’ll surprise all who gather around the Thanksgiving table this year with a slice of pumpkin pie edible place-card?

Wouldn’t that be precious!? Can’t you just imagine an initial pipped on the dollop of whipped cream? Or maybe the name written along the bottom?

And who knows… maybe I’ll even throw in a few beloved pumpkins for good measure!? I just can’t pass up an adorable pumpkin!

Have you ever laid eyes on pumpkins as precious as these?

Just take a look at Bridget’s detailed step-by-step instructions on every single page!

She’s beyond brilliant I tell you!

A few weeks ago after receiving this delicious book in the mail, my girls and I poured over it for days. My eldest (who happens to think that Bridget is the cat’s meow and still can’t believe that I actually know her) was so inspired by the book, (and a darling little care package that Bridget sent to her when she found out that my daughter wanted to make cookies) that she decided to dive in and bake up some cookies of her own.

She had such a ball making and baking Bridget’s scrumptious vanilla-almond sugar cookies! She was so excited that she even grabbed my camera and snapped a few photos of the process!

*Photo by my daughter*                                                                                                                                                                   

She followed Bridget’s royal icing technique’s to a *T*.

*Photo by my daughter*                                                                                                                                                                    

*Photo by my daughter*                                                                                                                                                                      

Then I couldn’t help myself from grabbing my camera to capture more of the adorableness…

I love that she tried her hand at pipping some words.

Would you look at that pink elephant and sweet lil kitty! I think that she did a marvelous job!

Don’t brightly-colored-iced-sugar-cookies just put a huge smile on your face?

Mine too.

Be sure to look for Bridget’s lovely new book: Decorating Cookies 60+ Designs For Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday by Bridget Edwards on Amazon or in your local bookstore!  It will be sure to put a smile on anybody’s face!

****** Now for the giveaway! ******

One lucky person will be randomly selected and sent a copy of this deliciously darling book! Just leave me a comment below to enter.

 

Giveaway begins today Tuesday, November 13, 2012 and will end on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Midnight EST. One winner will be randomly selected and announced sometime on Saturday, November 17, 2012 and notified via email. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

 

*Giveaway is now closed, we have a winner… Kristin #48! Congratulations Kristin! I will be emailing you the details about your prize!*

 

Happy Baking!

Wenderly

I was not compensated in any way for this post. I received a complimentary copy of this wonderful book, Decorating Cookies 60+ Designs For Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday by Bridget Edwards and the giveaway is provided by the publisher. All opinions and photos are as always, my very own (and in this case my daughter’s as well).  

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The Traveling Cookbook

Recently I returned home from shopping to find this waiting on my front step… it felt like Christmas.

Well, o.k. actually, it was almost Christmas, but if you could imagine that tickle you get in your belly at Christmastime, then you’d know exactly how I felt when I saw that box.

The Traveling Cookbook had arrived on my doorstep.

What’s The Traveling Cookbook you ask?

Well, two lovely ladies, Chris Ann and Kristin of LoveFeast Table have put together a fabulous project called The Traveling Cookbook. In a nutshell, one cookbook will travel from one blogger to the next and cook a few recipes from the book, share their experiences by scrapbooking in the cookbook and then pass it along. Eventually the cookbook will be as full of personal experiences as all of the bellies that got to enjoy the recipes and it will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Feed My Starving Children. How cool is that?

The first cookbook to take this most splendid journey is The Pioneer Woman Cooks, by Ree Drummond.

I just adore Ree’s cookbook and couldn’t wait to dig in and try some new recipes! We decided to kick off the New Year by cooking up a hearty breakfast. Please join me over at The Traveling Cookbook page to see all the fun!