{Giveaway} The Secret Lives of Baked Goods

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Today is an excellent day for my good friend, Jessie aka CakeSpy!  Today – she launches her publicity tour for her new book, “The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America’s Favorite Desserts”!  Oh… and the book hits the shelves in bookstores across the world today too!! AWESOME!!

I met Jessie back in 2010 when we both lived in Washington State.  You can read all about the day we met in this post!  Jessie also did a super awesome “Ask the Baker” interview for my blog which you can read here!

Oh… and I was on her blog too!! Cause guess what… I helped test recipes for this book!! Read my interview on CakeSpy here!

{Giveaway} Win "The Secret Lives of Baked Goods" by Jessie Oleson Moore aka CakeSpy on JavaCupcake.com

Here’s what Amazon.com has to say about “The Secret Lives of Baked Goods”:

Have you ever wondered where the ideas for baking red velvet cupcakes, brownies, birthday cake, Girl Scout cookies, and other dessert recipes came from? Discover the history behind America’s most popular and nostalgic desserts with popular CakeSpy blogger and self-proclaimed “dessert detective” Jessie Oleson Moore. Moore has put her sweet-sleuthing skills to work uncovering the fascinating histories and tastiest recipes for America’s favorite sweets, including whoopee pies, chocolate chip cookies, Baked Alaska, and New York cheesecake. From romantic musings on how desserts got their names to sugar-fueled scandals, these classic recipes and photographs are guaranteed to offer food for thought and leave you with plenty of room for dessert.

JavaCupcake & CakeSpy at the Cupcakes Take the Cake Birthday Bash – Dec. 2010

Did you know this isn’t Jessie’s first book?  She also wrote “CakeSpy Presents: Sweet Treats for a Sugar Filled Life” – another MUST have book for your kitchen!  Get that book HERE!

So you MUST go see Jessie at one of these locations… since I’m in Germany and can’t go see her… make sure you tell her HELLO from me and give her a great big hug! OH- and buy her book! You can do that HERE!

“The Secret Lives of Baked Goods” Tour!

First Stop: Seattle! Tuesday, May 7th:
What: Signing and discussion
Where: University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle.
When: 7-8 p.m. (this is still May 7th, in case you forgot)

Still in Seattle! Wednesday, May 8th:
What: Demo and Signing
Where: Book Larder, 4252 Fremont Ave. North, Seattle
When: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Next Stop: Portland! Saturday, May 11:
What: Signing and craft sales at Crafty Wonderland! It isn’t a formal signing per se, but most of the real estate at my booth will be dedicated to book sales and I will be happy to either sell you a copy, or sign the one you already bought online.
Where: The Oregon Convention Center – Exhibit Hall D (don’t worry, there will be signs all over); 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland
When: 11-6 p.m.

Next Stop: San Francisco! Monday, May 13th:
What: Discussion and Signing. Possibly in unicorn costume.
Where: Omnivore Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco.
When: 6-7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14th:
What: Discussion and Signing
Where: Book Passage, San Francisco Ferry Bldg #42 San Francisco
When: 6-7 p.m.

And then, after a few days off, I’m off to…

Philadelphia- Tuesday, May 21:
What: Signing and discussion, with goodies!
Where: Anthropologie flagship store, 1801 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
When: 6-8 p.m.

Chicagoland! Thursday, May 23rd:
What: Discussion and Signing
Where: Warren-Newport Library, 224 N Oplaine Road, Gurnee, IL
When: Thursday, May 23rd, 1-2 pm

and then, the same day:
What: Signing and discussion
Where: Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills IL
When: 7-8pm

Albuquerque, NM! Thursday, June 20:
What: Discussion and signing
Where: Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, Albuquerque
When: TBA

And then to New Jersey! June 29th:
What: Signing and Discussion
Where: Booktowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan NJ
When: June 29th, 11 a.m.

And then back to Philadelphia! June 30:
What: Cake Baking Class! *There will be a fee for this class.
Where: COOK, Philadelphia
When: June 30, 2pm

Then, back to Seattle! July 13 and 14 (Sat and Sun):
What: Urban Craft Uprising!
Where: Seattle Center, Seattle!
When: July 13 and 14, 11-5pm

Want a copy of Jessie’s book, “The Secret Lives of Baked Goods”?  Just fill out the info the widget below! One lucky person will win the book!

Contest open only to USA, Canada and Europe residents. 
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73 Comments on {Giveaway} The Secret Lives of Baked Goods

  1. Marlys @Thisand That
    May 7, 2013 at 10:18 am (2 years ago)

    sounds like a wonderful book and I will be looking forward to reading about the girl scout cookies.

  2. Andie N
    May 7, 2013 at 10:28 am (2 years ago)

    I love reading about how things were made and the history about them! I love red velvet cake and whoopee pies so really looking forward to those!

  3. Yael Even
    May 7, 2013 at 11:08 am (2 years ago)

    Sounds Like an interesting book!

  4. ronda
    May 7, 2013 at 11:09 am (2 years ago)

    I love these kind of stories, any cookie.

  5. Romy
    May 7, 2013 at 11:17 am (2 years ago)

    That sounds like a great book to me. The most interesting thing for me would be how to make Girl Scout Cookies. Not being from the USA, I’ve never had any, but I’ve heard a lot about them.

  6. Ivy
    May 7, 2013 at 11:17 am (2 years ago)

    Luv this site! Luv u! Luv Cake Spy! Keep up the baking!!!!

  7. Gigi
    May 7, 2013 at 11:28 am (2 years ago)

    What a great cookbook! I enjoy reading the history of how the recipe comes together! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  8. Bex
    May 7, 2013 at 11:34 am (2 years ago)

    Sugar-fueled scandals?! Sounds deliciously intriguing ;-) Would love to win a copy of this book!

  9. Tziona
    May 7, 2013 at 11:46 am (2 years ago)

    Sugar filled scandals sounds very enticing!

  10. Michelle Bowers
    May 7, 2013 at 11:55 am (2 years ago)

    I love learning food history. In pastry school I did my essays on the history of bread and cheesecake. It’s very interesting to learn where and how the foods we love originated.

    • Betsy Eves
      May 7, 2013 at 12:16 pm (2 years ago)

      Mmmmmmmmmm cheesecake! :)

  11. Jessica
    May 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm (2 years ago)

    This sounds like a really good book! Dessert is very important to me and I love to bake…. so reading up on new recipes and seeing how they originated from sounds really fun. I will definitely have to check out the other books….

    • Betsy Eves
      May 7, 2013 at 12:16 pm (2 years ago)

      Dessert is important to me too! YUM!

  12. Sue
    May 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm (2 years ago)

    I love trying new recipes……..especially anything sweet!!!

  13. zee
    May 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm (2 years ago)

    looking forward to recepies.

  14. Cloudberry
    May 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d love to read more about New York cheesecake :)

  15. Rachel
    May 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm (2 years ago)

    My daughters are both Girl Scouts, so I’m pretty excited to read about Girl Scout cookies! And I never say no to new recipes.

    • Betsy Eves
      May 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm (2 years ago)

      My daughter is a Girl Scout too! It’s a great organization!

  16. Janine
    May 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats on your new book, Jessie!

  17. Rachel
    May 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m terrible at baking so anything that entices me to try new recipes is a good read!

  18. Carrie Anne
    May 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Yay!! I love CakeSpy & her love for all things cute and yummy!

  19. Kristi Rauth-Snider
    May 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds very interesting! And, she’s coming to Albuquerque!! No one comes to Abq. Hooray!!

  20. Candy H
    May 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm (2 years ago)

    I love trying new sweets :-)

  21. Sarah Werner
    May 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Learning the history behind all these amazing desserts, I have always wondered! :)

  22. Marina Grozdanova
    May 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm (2 years ago)

    I am really interested in reading about the deep secrets about American classics! I love sweets and foods with a long-lost history :)

  23. Tina B.
    May 7, 2013 at 4:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Would love this!

  24. Marilyn M.
    May 7, 2013 at 4:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Love to learn more about the Girl Scouts! My daughter is a Junior and would find it interesting to share with her troop.

  25. Traci
    May 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm (2 years ago)

    The history of anything intrigues me and if it’s dessert, so much better. Sounds like such a fun book!

  26. Janet
    May 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d love to read the history behind all these yummy desserts!

  27. karen
    May 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm (2 years ago)

    I look forward to discovering some great recipes for old-fashioned desserts.

  28. Anna Moe
    May 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm (2 years ago)

    I love your blog! Just had to say. I treasure being able to read your adventures, cooking and otherwise. ;).

    • Betsy Eves
      May 7, 2013 at 6:56 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Anna! :) That’s so sweet of you to say! xoxo

  29. Joan
    May 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm (2 years ago)

    I would dive into the recipes!

  30. Alicia J.
    May 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d like to find out why cakes were named what they were. I can understand “upside down”, and after a person’s name, but why Hummingbird Cake? I look forward to getting some answers.

  31. Jan R
    May 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Sugar filled scandals…PLEASE!

  32. Staci Coushman
    May 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm (2 years ago)

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to own this!

  33. Lina
    May 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Awesome! I hope she will stop by NYC

  34. Tara Kuenzi
    May 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm (2 years ago)

    I would love to try some new recipes! I looooove girl scout cookies too and miss them dearly!

  35. Holly
    May 7, 2013 at 8:19 pm (2 years ago)

    I would love imitation Girl Scout cookie recipes- they’re my favorite!

  36. Kari M
    May 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Sugar-fueled scandals? Sounds interesting.

  37. Tracy Clouse
    May 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I so hope I win :)

  38. Jenney
    May 8, 2013 at 2:13 am (2 years ago)

    Sounds like a neat book. I’d love to read about red velvet cake.

  39. Margot C
    May 8, 2013 at 3:05 am (2 years ago)

    I’m a jaded old hand in the kitchen; it takes more than recipes to get me interested. I like the idea of her research and stories.

    • Betsy Eves
      May 8, 2013 at 8:01 am (2 years ago)

      Your comment made me giggle – I feel the same way! :)

  40. fishgirl182
    May 8, 2013 at 3:54 am (2 years ago)

    i think i am most excited about learning the origins of girl scout cookies. i was never a girl scout but i love their cookies and want to know where they came from.

  41. Alex M
    May 8, 2013 at 4:00 am (2 years ago)

    I’m of course excited to see the best recipes, but I also really want to know how some got their names!

  42. Jackie
    May 8, 2013 at 4:12 am (2 years ago)

    I cant wait to read this book! :-)

  43. Ashley
    May 8, 2013 at 8:45 am (2 years ago)

    I’m most excited to read the stories behind the recipes! :D

  44. Toni
    May 8, 2013 at 10:16 am (2 years ago)

    I am sooo looking forward to reading this book–especially the histories of my favorite baked goods.

  45. sue
    May 8, 2013 at 12:53 pm (2 years ago)

    I have not met a dessert I don’t like to bake. Would love to make the whoopie pies!! Your book sounds like not only one that I would use but also one I would enjoy reading and learning some history behind the recipes! thanks for the opportunity.

  46. Nancy E
    May 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds like a fun to read book, like reading about the background of foods. Thanx for the chance.

  47. LeighAnn
    May 8, 2013 at 5:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Scandals and whoopie pies. Sounds like my kind of day! :-) Can’t wait to read the book.

  48. Tiffany L
    May 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm (2 years ago)

    My husband’s favorite cake is Red Velvet. It would be great to learn more about the history of that yummy dessert.

  49. NIKA
    May 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh I wish, that I can make such gorgeous cakes too on the next party:)

    Her (cakespy’s) Breakfast Cookies & Lemon Berry Cupcakes look sooooo gorgeous and are yummy too (I’m sure:))


  50. Louis
    May 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm (2 years ago)

    The New York cheesecake.

  51. Meryl
    May 8, 2013 at 10:39 pm (2 years ago)

    The Girl Scout cookies.

  52. Lasha
    May 9, 2013 at 9:13 am (2 years ago)

    What I am most excited about reading about in The Secret Lives of Baked Goods is the amazing sweet and timeless tips she will provide for mastering my favorite chocolate baked treats: brownies. Whether rich and smooth frosting on top or with a fudge center, brownies are forever, and I would be thrilled to learn more about how she created winning brownie recipes for family and friends.

    Thank you very much for this giveaway!

  53. Stacia
    May 9, 2013 at 9:45 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve always wanted to know how baked goods got thought up- I sure cant do it. Love BOTH your stuff!! <3

  54. Liz T
    May 9, 2013 at 11:26 am (2 years ago)

    Being a self professed sweet addict who not only loves to eat sweets but also loves the baking experience I have always loved to hear the stories behind the recipes too!

  55. Barbara
    May 9, 2013 at 10:58 pm (2 years ago)

    The history of the samoa cookie!!!! (obsessed!!!!)

  56. Nessa
    May 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm (2 years ago)

    for sure excited to see what the recipes are and what they taste like!

  57. Jessie
    May 11, 2013 at 4:16 am (2 years ago)

    Literally everything….

  58. Wanda Clark
    May 12, 2013 at 8:50 am (2 years ago)

    I love that title…it sounds like a soap opera. :)

  59. Charlotte
    May 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds cool! I want to make girl scout cookies just to see how to make the cookie these cute little girls can sell.

  60. Tanya Peila
    May 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm (2 years ago)

    I will buy a copy if I don’t win it!

  61. Tammy Patterson
    May 15, 2013 at 12:28 am (2 years ago)

    I hope to hear the stories behind the cake :)

  62. iris
    May 15, 2013 at 12:28 am (2 years ago)

    I can’t wait to get my head around some new recipes!

    • Betsy Eves
      May 15, 2013 at 12:29 am (2 years ago)

      There are some awesome recipes in this book! If you don’t win a copy… I’ll bring it with me the next time we come visit so you can see it!

  63. Martina W.
    May 15, 2013 at 12:35 am (2 years ago)

    I can’t wait to find out where red velvet cupcakes come from! Those are my fave!

  64. Deb Weaver
    May 15, 2013 at 2:45 am (2 years ago)

    I am interested in reading how they came up with ideas for baking different things.. and the recipes :) It would be awesome to win!


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