Tuesday, July 17, 2012

So anyhoo...

...this is where things get a bit surreal for me.

You might remember several months ago I mentioned that I was working on a book.  A book of my best loved fitness routines and diet plans.

Well, I may had fibbed a little.  The book is about {wait for it}...


...COOKIES!!!


Published by the wonderful people at Lark Crafts, the book is titled:
Decorating Cookies: 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday

In Decorating Cookies, you'll find 160 pages of step-by-step photo tutorials for all 60+ cookie designs.  It'll be just like I'm in your kitchen holding your hand...in a totally non-creepy way.  ;)

I'll be filling you in and giving you a few sneak peeks in the months to come, but...
It is available for pre-order (!!!) on both:
Amazon
Barnes &Noble
{The official release date is October 2nd, my grandfather's birthday. ♥}

Wanna see what my kitchen looked like for months and months putting this baby together?  Yes?  OK....here ya go:
Thank you so much for sharing this cookie baking and making adventure with me!
*mwah*


131 comments:

  1. CONGRATS!!!! Can't wait to crack it open when it's out! Big pat on the back, Bridget!!

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  2. Congratulation!!! The book cover looks very pretty!

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  3. Yay! Congrats Bridget. This is totally awesome. I can't wait to check out your book!

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  4. Congrats!!! I can't wait for my copy! You were the first cookie decorator I ever followed, and I regularly check your site for inspiration. I decorate cookies now because I became obsessed with yours, especially since you show us how easy it can be :)

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  5. Congrats! I'm always so excited when I see a new post!

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  6. Congratulations!! I love your cookies and the book looks amazing!

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  7. Congratulations!! Can't wait to check out the book! :)

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  8. Congratulations! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

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  9. Congratulations, it looks lovely! I'm always looking for inspirations in cookie decoration so I'd love to see a preview when it's ready, I'm ooking forward to it!

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  10. OMG, how did you keep it such a secret! I have no cookie skills but I so admire yours...keeps me inspired to work on mine.

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  11. WOW - any idea if it will be released in Australia??? How exciting - can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!!!!

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    1. Hi Belle,
      You can easily get a copy via these sellers and they often even have pre-order discounts.
      www.thebookdepository.com
      www.thebookdespository.co.uk
      I've ordered heaps of books from them.Their pricing is transparent, their sites are easy to use and often cheaper than getting Amazon to send books to you in Australia.
      They ship worldwide. It's a great site for those of us outside the US.
      They also have great customer service.
      That said, there is a great site called BOOKO at www.booko.com.au which allows Australians to see how a book compares in prices (shipping included in calculations where necessary). I've ordered more than 100 cookbooks via them.
      Hope this helps,
      Candy

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  12. Enhorabuena por este seguro que fantastico libro. Saludo

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  13. AWESOME! Congrats!!! I'm so counting down the days! Pre-order, here I come! Gonna pre-order an extra to giveaway on my blog too because I just LOVE your cookies! Ahhhhmazing! Here's to LOTS of book sales!

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  14. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Such an accomplishment. I know that your book will be a resounding success:)

    Darlita

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  15. Congrats Bridget! It's goooorgeous! Can't wait to see inside!

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  16. CONGRATS, Bridget!! The cover already looks amazing!! I can't wait until I'm holding a copy in my hand!! xo

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  17. That's awesome, Bridget! Congratulations!

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  18. Congrats! It will be a fun book I'm sure!

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  19. Congratulations! How exciting!

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  20. So glad it is not a book about fitness. LOL!! Congratulations!! I can't wait to get one!

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  21. This is great... I always turn to your blog when I need help... Can't wait to buy it!!!

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  22. So anyhoo… HUGE congrats and HUGER hugs!

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  23. Wow, I'm so genuinely excited for you, Bridget! It looks just perfect, and I know it must be amazing. Congratulations to you, sweet lady--you deserve every bit of success that you've achieved and that's heading your way. I'm so glad we've had a chance to connect a bit over the past year or so, and I think the world of you. ♥

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  24. Congratulations! Your cookie decorating always looks so beautiful. I wish I had your talent.

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  25. Wow - Congratulations Bridget! You so deserve it. You were the first cookie blogger I ever found and inspired me to start blogging myself. I'm so happy for you :)

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  26. SO exciting Bridget! It couldn't have happened to a nicer or sweeter cookie decorator than you!!! Congrats!

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  27. Preordered!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm crazy-excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!! (Can you tell?!)

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  28. I can not even begin to explain how excited I am for you Bridget. Well deserved! You and Liz are my favorite 2 baker/foodies that I've met on my cupcake journey. You both have been so generous, funny, and just plain likeable. I'm rooting for you and wildly successful cookbook sales. Off to pre-order some books and spread the word. Congratulations!

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  29. YAY Bridget!!!!!! I LOVE the cover! Can't wait to have one of those little pretties in my kitchen!!!! Congratulations love!

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  30. SO DESERVED!

    congrats, Bridget. thrilled for you!

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  31. Yay! Yay!! Yay!!! I can't wait to hold one in my hands! I am over the moon excited for you , sweet friend!!!

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  32. Congratulations! You were the very first "Cookier" I followed. Your posts have taught me so much:)

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  33. Congratulations Bridget!! That's so awesome, I bet it's gonna be a big hit, your cookies are always so beautiful.

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  34. Woohoo! So excited for you and to see this in real life. You're a gifted woman and everyone needs a little bit of Bridget in their kitchens.

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  35. Congrats and Yay! Your book will probably definitely be a favorite for years to come!

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  36. Yayayayayayayaaayyyy!! I am SO beyond excited for you! I cannot wait to get the book and hold it and love on it a little bit. xoxo

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  37. I am so excited and proud of you, Bridget! Your cookies are absolutely amazing and it's going to be fantastic to see so many of them compiled in a book. You're amazing, my talented friend!

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  38. Yay! I cannot wait to have it in my hands. Congratulations!!!!

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  39. A beautiful book by a beautiful baker! How incredibly exciting for you! Love the cover, Bridget. I am so so happy for you, all the sweet success coming your way is so well deserved.

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  40. That's awesome Bridget!! Congratulations! I'd love to get myself a copy!

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  41. So exciting! I am DEFINITELY going to get this one. :) Congratulations!!!

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  42. SOOOO many congrats Bridget! That's fantastic and I'm sure your G-pa would be equally as proud to have such a big occasion happen on his birthday. What a fun tribute. ~Megan

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  43. Oh my goodness, Bridget... I know it is going to be so fantastic! I cannot wait to get my hands on it. :)

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  44. This is so exciting for you! When I started decorating cookies, your site was my "go to" place for tips, techniques and inspiration. Congratulations!

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  45. Fantastic new Bridget. No doubt you a very excited and have been longing to share the news :) Congratulations to you.

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  46. Oh! Congratulations!! Now more people can see your talent!

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  47. Congratulations Bridget! This is so exciting!!

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  48. Congratulations Bridget! I can't wait to sit down with a cup of coffee and YOUR book!

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  49. Congrats! That is such a wonderful and amazing accomplishment. Thanks for getting me started with beautiful sugar cookies.

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  50. Congrats to you! That is a major and wonderful accomplishment!

    Nicole
    Sugar and Stitches

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  51. CONGRATS!!! What a wonderful accomplishment. I can't wait to snag my copy in October.

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  52. Congratulations!! The cookies on the front are so cute so I can't wait to see what's inside :)

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  53. so so so excited for you!!! xoxoxo

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  54. how exciting!! I love the cover and I can't wait to see the book!!

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  55. I can imagine how exciting this whole process was for you! Sincere congratulations Bridget. I love your book cover and can hardly wait to see the inside. It is so like you to have invited five other fabulous cookie decorators to be in your first book and I'm excited to see what Gail, Amanda, Marian, Callye and Meaghan have chosen to share with your readers as well. Wishing you all the best for a fabulous launch and very successful sales.

    P.S. Pre-ordered. Is it October yet??!!! :)

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  56. October could not possibly come soon enough! I can't wait! Will you be signing copies as well? I would LOVE to have a signed copy too! So excited for you- this is so awesome!Congratulations!

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  57. Congratulations!! How exciting! I can't wait to get a copy, I only hope I can do your designs justice. So Happy For You!!

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  58. OMG this is the besets news ever!!! I can't wait for you to hold my hand in the kitchen ~ in that non creepy way.

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  59. Congrats Bridget! I LOVE the cover! So cute! YAY!

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  60. How exciting! I will definitely be getting this :D

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  61. That's amazing! Congratulations to you!!!

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  62. Congratulations! Will it be available in digital format as well (Kindle)?

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  63. Wow, congratulations!!! Such a big surprise. I am a huge fan of your blog and cookies and I've been following you for a long time :)

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  64. Congratulations!! This is SO exciting and what a special day to release it on! The cover of this book is just adorable! I can't wait to order a copy! I just might head over to B&N's website and order it now! (Shh. don't tell me husband!) I'm so happy for you!

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  65. Congrats! My only complaint is the wait, and that there seem to be a lot of great baking cookbooks coming out in October!

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  66. Congratulations! That is so very very exciting and I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  67. Congrats, waiting for the final copy. Sure I will order a copy.

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  68. Jennifer GreeningJuly 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    So exciting!!! I just pre-ordered my copy on Amazon! Congrats to you!!!

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  69. So very exciting!! The cover is beautiful and I can't wait to see the rest!! Congratulations!

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  70. Congratulations!
    How very exciting for you!

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  71. I have officially pre-ordered my book! I'm so excited. It is the least I can do since you have helped me so very much with many cookies!! Thank you!!!

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  72. Just ordered 2...one for myself and one for my mom! Congratulations!!! So awesome!

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  73. Congratulations!! I am SO excited.

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  74. Well big and well deserved congratulations to you! And who knows, maybe you can follow up with a fitness and diet book after we've all stuffed ourselves with beautifully decorated cookies!

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  75. I hope you CAN judge a book by its cover. Yours is terrific. Applause, applause. You so deserve to be published!

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  76. YAY Bridget! I'll bet it is amazing!

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  77. So exciting! I can only imagine how amazing your creations are!

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  78. Congrats, Bridget!! You are a celebrity :D

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  79. Dear Sweet Bridget~
    My HEART is so full.
    I'm so blessed to know you.
    Your LOVE for all things COOKIES shines so bright ~ inspiring all who follow Bake at 350!
    I'll never forget the first time I found your blog. A fanciful blog...all about decorating cookies!
    And then there's that first time I emailed you about those PINK Alabama cookies!
    We've come a long way since those days!
    Here you are with a COOKIE BOOK on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
    Here I am 2000 miles away texting you 100 times a day with all my cookie questions.
    Thank you for all that I have learned about the art of COOKIE making!
    Thanks for presenting things in ways that the novice cookie decorator like myself can follow...and have FUN doing it!
    You are amaZing!
    You brighten up all of our kitchens!
    Thank you for sharing your love of royal icing~ food coloring~ sprinkles~ cookie dough and LIPSTICK!
    I wish you bounds of success with your new book!
    Just like Shelly mentioned~
    Can't wait to hold it and "LOVE on it!"
    Beaming from Bainbridge Sweet Friend.
    Hugs and LOVE!
    Congrats!
    I too LOVe the cover!
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxxooxox

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  80. Congrats on the book!!!
    I love all of the cookie designs and all of the tips!

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  81. Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hoursTeaching English

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  82. Congratulations on your new book! I look forward to the release in October.

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  83. Congratulations! That is going to be a beautiful and fantastic book!

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  84. That cover is INSANE!! So happy for you, Bridget..

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  85. OMG congratulations!! I love the cover!! I was just thinking yesterday if your book was coming out soon.I can't wait to have it.I am so so happy for you, it is wonderful to see your success.

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  86. We're all proud of you Bridget! I've already pre-ordered my copy!

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  87. I pre-ordered the book last week...I am new to this cookie decorating thing. I can't wait for it to arrive.

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  88. Bridget, I am SO super proud of you! And the cover looks GREAT! Woo!

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  89. Congratulations!! I can't wait to get my hands on this book - which I pre-ordered just now! I am hoping you do a book tour so I can get you to autograph it. ;-) But if not, I'll settle for reading your blog posts. Thanks for all your hard work and patience to share your experience with us!! Can't wait!

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  90. Wooo Hooooo.... Congratulations! I can only imagine all the hard work you must have put into this. You must be blessed with a very supportive family considering all the time that must have gone into the making of such a beautiful book. I can't wait to see inside.

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  91. That must be so neat to see your name on the cover of that cookie book!!! Can't wait to have you in the kitchen with me, Bridget:) I am going to order it RIGHT NOW!

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  92. the order is placed. Sitting back and waiting for the book to arrive. :)

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  93. Congratulations! I can't wait to receive a copy :)

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  94. You beautifully show how to do what you love!

    Cindy K in Cali

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  95. Congratulations! I pre-ordered on Amazon and am looking forward to having it in hand. Thanks for inspiring us all.

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  96. I am so excited!!!! You are truly and inspiration, Bridget. I have been doing cookies for four years now and somehow only found your blog about 6 months ago. Since I found you, my cookies have improved SO much. I have used your recipes and tips to make my cookies completely awesome. I cannot wait to get a copy of your book. I am so happy for you!!!!! Yay!!!

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  97. I love your blog and I'm sure I will also love your book. Can't wait to get hold of it!!! Thank you for providing us with the best recipe for cookies and icing. I love everything you make.

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  98. hahaha! the pic of your messy bowls...the electrical socket in the background looks
    like it's saying OH NO!

    congrats!

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  99. YAAAY! I'm so happy for you! All of my favorite bloggers have books now- LOVE IT!!! I'm pre-ordering 2 right now - one for me and one for my sister in Texas!

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  100. I'm somewhat new to your blog but I LOVE it and I LOVE you!! I'm so happy for you and I'm going to pre-order your book today. Congratulations!!

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  101. Before I pre-order; any chance your book will be released in The Netherlands?

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  102. julekühnel@web.deJuly 20, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    hi bridget!

    i follow your blog for more than three years now.
    every few days i have to look what you have baked ;)
    When i read that you work on a book, i thought:
    yes, my cookiegoddess writes a cookie book!
    but a second later i thought:
    no, its a fittnes book :(
    and now i`m so exited and can hardly wait till october!!
    thank you for all your amazing cookies,they always make me smile.

    love from julia (hannover-germany)

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  103. SOOOOOOOO happy for you!! The book looks amazing!!! You are awesome. Just AWESOME!

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  104. I am so excited for you Bridget and can't wait to have you in my kitchen holding my hand through teaching me tutorials!!! I'm so excited to see your book and very happy for you! Congrats! Cristin of Cristin's Cookies

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  105. oh I missed this post while I was gone........I'm SOOOOO excited for you! and LOVE LOVE LOVE the cover.........off to go pre-order!

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  106. Wow Bridget, this is sooo exciting!
    You always seem so cool, calm and collected, busy traveling and working out (from what I gather from instagram) I would have never guessed that all the while you were super busy working on something so great!
    Congrats!!!

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  107. Hi Bridget - would love to see this on Kindle.. any plans for that? (if not, I will do the old fashioned bound book.. :-))

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  108. WOW Congratulations, I better order this for my Christmas stocking on behalf of my husband! Can't wait, your work is so beautiful!

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  109. Yeah! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! I can't to have it in my kitchen and I'm sure I will be giving it to a few of my favorite baking friends as gifts. I have enjoyed your blog and writing syle so much!!
    All the best to you
    Maureen

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  110. AWESOME!
    There will be a book signing, right? I'm ecstatic about this book!

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  111. Yeah! Congratulations! I've always wanted someone to hold my hand while attempting cookies!

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  112. Congratulations!! That's so awesome. I can't wait to see it.

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  113. That is so wondeful! Congratulations! It's totally going into my wishlist right now!

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  114. Congratulations, Bridget!! That is so, so exciting and I'm so happy for you! :-)

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  115. Congrats Bridgett!!!! I am so happy for you! I can't wait to get this book!! I am running over to Amazon now to pre-order my copy!!

    The only news that would be better is if you "were in my kitchen holding my hand" not in a creepy way!! I think I need to add decorating with you to my bucket list!!

    Congrats again!

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  116. B! Did you sneak into my kitchen and take pics of my mess? But seriously, I'm THIS EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's so pretty!!!

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  117. Oh B... it's gorgeous! Can't wait to see it in person and learn how to do some of the amazing cookies you do!

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  118. Erin Colleen - Bridgewater, NJAugust 13, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I just pre-ordered your book, and I can't wait for it to arrive!! :) You've been such a wonderful inspiration, and I truly enjoy following your blog!

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  119. just preordered my book!!!! and made my sunflower cookies (first time making/using royal icing. awesome!!!

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