{Giveaway} The Secret Lives of Baked Goods

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!

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73 thoughts on “{Giveaway} The Secret Lives of Baked Goods

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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….

  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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:))


  17. 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!

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

  19. 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!

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

  21. 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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