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{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. Washington state is beautiful and has lots to do, restaurants, hotels, and other fun and adventurous activities, EVEN Hotel Seattle in South Lake Union is an amazing hotel, me and Jessie have made lots of unforgettable memories there before we met. 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!

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Here’s what 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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Deb Weaver

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

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

Martina W.

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

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


Wednesday 15th of May 2013

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

Betsy Eves

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

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!

Tammy Patterson

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

I hope to hear the stories behind the cake :)

Tanya Peila

Tuesday 14th of May 2013

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