Sunday, July 10, 2011

Miette

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Last fall during the book tour, I visited a bunch of cupcake bakeries and sweet shops in just about every city I passed through. Miette was one of my favorites in San Francisco. If you get a chance, make sure to give them a visit.

They have two locations. One in the Ferry Building and one on Octavia Street. They also have one in Oakland and another opening later this year in Larkspur, California.

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In San Francisco, the one on Octavia Street is bigger than the Ferry building location, but both are just as cute as can be.

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I loved the colors and the display of sweets. So did Julie.

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Everywhere you turn are the cutest treats with adorable packaging.

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Lovely macarons.

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Panna Cotta and Pots de Creme.

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Little cakes.

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Lots of little cakes. Miette is known for their sweets of smaller scale.

These are all 6 inch cakes which makes them even more charming.

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And check out their cupcakes. Beautiful!

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Miette recently released a cookbook filled with recipes of their signature sweets.

Pretty awesome.

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And pretty cute. I love the scalloped pages.

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It ties in beautifully with the shop accents.

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See. Same cupcakes.

But that’s not all.

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Marshmallows. I must make some soon.

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Crackers and cookies.

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Tarts and tartlettes. I just want to sink my teeth right in. Forget the fork.

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Caramels.

And cakes.

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I made the Tomboy Cake. So good. It’s made with chocolate and cocoa.

And I must say, it feels good to feel like baking again.

Here’s the Tomboy Cake Recipe straight from the book, courtesy of my and Miette’s publisher, Chronicle Books.

But that’s not all.

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This book is just so cute that I thought I’d give you guys a chance to win a copy.

And because most people don’t already own 6 X 3 inch pans, I’m giving away two straight and two contour pans so you can make all the little Miette cakes you want. I’m also including some tartlet pans in case you don’t have any of those handy either.

To enter for a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post and answer the following question.

  • What was the last cookbook you acquired or what is the next cookbook you can’t wait to get your hands on?
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 pm ET. Sorry, time’s up. Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Tuesday evening.

Good Luck!

Giveaway sponsored by me.

Okay, time to announce the winner of this cute little cookbook and petite pans.

The winner is comment #2636

miette-winnerCongratulations Pat! And guess what. I’m going to throw in a copy of Cake Pops for you, too.

Hope you enjoy them both. – Bakerella

Miette book photography © 2011 frankenyimages.com

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Tara said...

The last cookbook I bought was Pioneer Woman’s cookbook, and it’s wonderful. It’s had a permanent place on my countertop cookbook stand. :)

July 10, 2011 10:17 PM
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Julia said...

The last cookbook I got was ‘Cooking for Geeks’ by Jeff Potter

July 10, 2011 10:17 PM
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Christina said...

Last one was The Pioneer Woman’s Cookbook – love it!

July 10, 2011 10:17 PM
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Nicole Greene said...

Honestly, I was just thinking “I need Bakerella’s cookbook!!!” My brother is having a big welcome home party next week and I’m in charge of 75 cupcakes! I have no idea what to make!

July 10, 2011 10:18 PM
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Hannah noel said...

The last cookbook I got was Pioneer Woman cooks!

July 10, 2011 10:18 PM
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elisa said...

This cookbook looks amazing and I can’t remember the last cookbook I boiught

July 10, 2011 10:19 PM
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Cecelia said...

The last cookbook I bought was Darina Allen’s Forgotten Skills of Cooking – and it makes me want to go live on a farm and forage and preserve until the day I die! *grin*

Thanks for offering this awesome contest!

July 10, 2011 10:19 PM
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Jana J. said...

Since I love cookbooks so much, i believe I bought from a local church. I could sit and read a cookbook as if I were reading a novel.

July 10, 2011 10:19 PM
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Sarah said...

The last book I bought was the pioneer woman.

July 10, 2011 10:20 PM
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Michelle said...

The last cookbook I got was the Weight Watchers cookbook. But I honestly can’t wait to get this cookbook. I love great books and great visuals. The scalloped edges are to die for.

July 10, 2011 10:20 PM
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Ann said...

The last cookbook we got was “the food of ITALY”. We finally finished our collection of this series – beautiful images in it!

July 10, 2011 10:21 PM
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Willa said...

Last cookbook was How to Cook Everything……or something close to that. Too heavy!

This would be fun to win but mostly I am just happy to read a post from you!

Thanks.

July 10, 2011 10:21 PM
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Jenne said...

My last cookbook was the Wagamama cookbook (and it was super cheap). I think that my next might have to be the Cooking with Trader Joe’s book, now that Trader Joe’s is my main grocery store.

July 10, 2011 10:21 PM
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Scott Isaacson said...

My past cookbook purchase was the Bread Bible, which was returned to me yesterday after being lent to a friend.

July 10, 2011 10:21 PM
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Julia Wreyford said...

I actually JUST bought the new Babycakes NYC book…Babycakes Covers the Classics…it’s from a sweet little cupcake/donut shop in New York. Love it!

July 10, 2011 10:21 PM
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Nicole Murray said...

I’m so glad that you’re back to baking!

The last book I got was a pierogi cookbook from a little Slovak culture center. I sure wouldn’t mind getting this little book. The smaller cakes would be divine too…given that with two of us, full sized cakes sitting around are the last thing we need. :)

July 10, 2011 10:21 PM
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Southern GAl said...

I’d love to acquire this cookbook next! It’s gorgeous enough for a coffee table book. Thanks!

So glad you feel like baking again. Praying for your continued recovery.

July 10, 2011 10:21 PM
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Jordan said...

The last cookbook I got was Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes! Yum

July 10, 2011 10:22 PM
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Amy A. said...

I’m looking to get my hand on a cookbook called: Cooking For Men And Boys.

July 10, 2011 10:22 PM
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Julia said...

Ohhh cookbooks! I just purchased Bakerella’s!! Cake pops are too cute to be true, but I decided to make it my summer goal to make some that I’m proud of!

July 10, 2011 10:22 PM
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elaine said...

The last cookbook I bought was “No Whine with Dinner” by the meal makeover moms.

July 10, 2011 10:22 PM
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Sylvia said...

This is so cute! The last cookbook I got was Pioneer Woman’s–love it, but now I’m ready for some seriously precious sweets! :)

July 10, 2011 10:22 PM
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simply sara said...

i can’t remember the last cookbook i got… but i reeeeeeeally want pioneer woman’s. it’s on my wish list :)

July 10, 2011 10:22 PM
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Kacey S said...

The last book I got was the Pioneer Woman’s Cook Book. Yum!

July 10, 2011 10:22 PM
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jacki said...

My last cookbook purchase is called Almost Meatless by Joy Manning and Tara Desmond. It’s awesome. The name is pretty descriptive. Last night I made the chili, and the recipe served 8 while only using 4 ounces of meat! So much healthier and completely delicious!

July 10, 2011 10:22 PM
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Yvonne V. said...

The last cookbook I bought was probably the Tartine bread book. I still have to try something from it but it looks awesome!

July 10, 2011 10:23 PM
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Jen L-N said...

The last cookbook I bought was the Pioneer Woman’s. Definitely thinking about a baking book next!

July 10, 2011 10:23 PM
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Zo @ Two Spoons said...

Cuuute! Last cookbook I bought was “A Year’s Worth: Recipes from the Dunsandel Store” which is from a cafe 2 hours drive from where I live. I have yet to visit but the cookbook was too charming not to buy!

Damn this place is the epitome of perfect merchandising. I would spend far too much money if I ever got to visit!

July 10, 2011 10:23 PM
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Kelly said...

Like others, the last cookbook I bought was Pioneer Woman’s. Love it! Glad your baking again! :)

July 10, 2011 10:23 PM
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April B said...

I just got the Pioneer Woman cookbook. Made her Chicken Fried Steak, yummy :)

July 10, 2011 10:23 PM
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Tara said...

The last cookbook I bought was from Alton Brown. I haven’t bought as many cookbooks as I would like. (I’ve been relying on the library lately.)

July 10, 2011 10:23 PM
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marilyn said...

I would love to have this cookbook, but am also hoping for one of yours Bakerella!
Glad you are feeling like baking again!

July 10, 2011 10:23 PM
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Rachel said...

This one! :D

July 10, 2011 10:24 PM
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Clare said...

The last cookbook I got was “Kids’ Party Food”. It has great recipes and ideas I can’t wait for my next little one to have a birthday!

July 10, 2011 10:24 PM
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stacey mcallister said...

the last one i bought was our best bites…it’s fantastic and everything is so easy to make! YOURS was the one before that…it was great to meet you in SLC!

i’m holding out on getting martha stewart’s pies…i will undoubtedly gain weight once i get that one!

July 10, 2011 10:24 PM
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Angela said...

The last cookbook that I bought was The Melting Pot cookbook.

July 10, 2011 10:24 PM
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Annette Clay said...

the last cookbook I bought was Cake Pops by Bakeralla. love the book and all the cool ideas!!

July 10, 2011 10:24 PM
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Neeha said...

The last book I got was an Indian Cookbook. I haven’t had the chance to make anything in it yet but can’t wait to try!

July 10, 2011 10:24 PM
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Kaylee said...

Jeni’s ice cream recipe’s! I really want to get my hands on it!

July 10, 2011 10:24 PM
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MS Laura said...

I bought The Pioneer Woman’s cookbook a couple Christmases ago. I’ve made several recipes out of it and I really enjoy it. Even my husband has tried his hand at a few!

July 10, 2011 10:24 PM
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Carolynn said...

The last cookbook I bought was Southern Plate–it has some really good recipes and I love her blog–I found out about her through Southen Living Magazine. Glad you are feeling better!

July 10, 2011 10:24 PM
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jessica said...

The last cookbook I got was an artisan breads book from my sister who is a pastry chef – but I’m too scared to make any of them!

July 10, 2011 10:24 PM
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Cherie said...

The last cookbook I got was by the Pioneer Woman. :)

July 10, 2011 10:25 PM
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sarah tuckett said...

our best bites! So Yummy!

July 10, 2011 10:25 PM
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Leah said...

Last book I bought was a kids cookbook- Disney’s Princess and The Frog :)

July 10, 2011 10:25 PM
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Kim said...

The last cookbook I bought was Pioneer Woman’s cookbook.

The next cookbook is always up in the air until I actually buy it!

July 10, 2011 10:25 PM
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BLP said...

Woohoo!! :D It is so good to hear you’re up and baking again! Thanks for this fantastic giveaway…hmm…last cookbook purchased, believe it or not, Julia Child’s famous French cookbook. I still haven’t made anything from it yet! HOBOY sounds like another summer project waiting… ;D

July 10, 2011 10:25 PM
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Jordan L said...

For my birthday I got a farmers market cook book, planning out meals by what’s in season. I would love to have this book because luckily desserts are always in season! :)

July 10, 2011 10:25 PM
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Amie said...

Last cookbook acquired was the Sherman League Cookbook, given to me by my mother in law. I would LOVE for this to be my next addition. :) Baking is my favorite kind of cooking.

July 10, 2011 10:25 PM
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Kim Howard said...

I’d have to say the last one I personally bought was the Weber’s BBQ book for my Dad, but my hubby did buy me a few new cookbooks on appetizers, deserts and crockpot for Mother’s Day.

July 10, 2011 10:25 PM
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Carrie said...

My last book was out best bites. Love getting new recipes and trying them

July 10, 2011 10:26 PM
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Kimberly said...

The last cookbook I purchased was the one that my daughters Kindegarten class put together for a fundraiser. I love it, they allowed them to do all the artwork too.

July 10, 2011 10:26 PM
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Tryna said...

The last cookbook was one I received as a gift. It was PW’s cookbook. Of course, it is fabulous!

July 10, 2011 10:26 PM
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Kristin said...

The last cookbook that I bought was a Paula Deen book that I picked up while visiting her restaurant in Savanah.

And by the way, marshmallows are a lot easier than you would think and a lot of fun to make, I definately recommend it!

July 10, 2011 10:26 PM
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Kel said...

Hope you are doing well! I bought the Cooks Illustrated large cookbook. It has been a great resource.

July 10, 2011 10:26 PM
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Elle said...

First of all thank you for that lovely tour of the cutest sweet store I have ever seen! I love the attention to detail. Everything looks sooo pretty!

The last cookbook I acquired was the Cake Doctors Cupcake book. And I have used it several times especially for kids parties! I will be using it again this week when my little one turns 3 :) The Malted Milk Ball cupcakes are TDF.

I’m going to have to look into the Pioneer Woman’s book. Looks popular. And oh, by the way, I made my first batch of cake balls today. I find the little suckers a bit hard to dip, but it was my first batch. Not perfect, but YUMMY.

Glad you are baking dear Bakerella!

July 10, 2011 10:26 PM
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Krista said...

The last cookbook I bought was The Pioneer Woman Cooks.. She is fabulous!!

July 10, 2011 10:26 PM
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Kathy said...

The last book I bought was Cake Pops by Bakeralla. Great book!

July 10, 2011 10:26 PM
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Kylene said...

so glad to hear you’re feeling up to baking again :) that means you’re on the mend ;0)

before reading about your give away i said to my husband, “i need to buy this cookbook!” he said, “which one?” so i explained. you see, i have a cookbook addiction…so, i had to stop buying them!!

July 10, 2011 10:26 PM
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Candice said...

The Frugal Foodie. It’s full of great recipes!

July 10, 2011 10:26 PM
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Natalie A. said...

I would LOVE for this to be the next cookbook I get! It’s darling–thanks for sharing :)

July 10, 2011 10:26 PM
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Heather M. said...

I can’t wait to grab Alton Brown’s “Good Eats 3.” Definitely my next food/science read!

July 10, 2011 10:26 PM
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christina carman said...

Be Free Cooking

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Andrea said...

The last cookbook I got was Rocco DiSpirito’s Now Eat This!: 150 of America’s Favorite Comfort Foods, All Under 350 Calories. I can’t wait to get my hands on Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats!

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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B Smith said...

i got the Rocco Dispirito book, Now Eat This. And I love it!

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Deanne said...

Would love to have this one !!!

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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tiffany said...

Last book was the dinner doctor, and the next that I want is the bread bible I think!

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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erin said...

The last cookbook I purchased was Pioneer Womans cookbook :)

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Rachel said...

My mom gave me the Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook… it’s awesome! It has all sorts of “make it yours” pages, where it will give 10 options of ways to change up something basic. Perfect for someone just starting to cook for myself!

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Betsy said...

The last cookbook to be acquired was a family recipe cookbook. Awesomesauce, but that said,I really need to grow my collection, and hey, this one looks pretty sweet…:)

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Julie said...

The last cookbook I got was our church cookbook.
I have a couple of books on my list and I think I may have to check this one out.

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Amanda B. said...

Latest cookbook was a gift from my mom that was a Trader Joes recipe book – very fun read! This cookbook looks amazing and it makes me miss living in SF so much – and because I love baking goodies!!

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Morgan W. said...

Other than this darling book, I really want to get my hands on “our Best Bites” cookbook!

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Emily said...

The last cookbook I bought was the Bon Appetit dessert book! It’s huge and filled with gorgeous recipes :)

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Julie G. said...

The last cookbook I received was Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes!

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Lauren Villanueva said...

The last cookbook I bought was Bon Appetit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful. It’s the size of a phone book! I’ve got a million things marked off to try.

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Jodi said...

So pretty, the last cookbook I bought was Southern Desserts. This one would be a grand addition! Good to have you back in the kitchen :-)

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Aimee said...

The next cookbook I hope to get is this one! It would be perfect for some mini treats for a baby shower next month.

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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Megan King said...

The Pioneer Woman’s Cookbook was my last one. I’m looking forward to this one…LOVE how it looks, down to the adorably cut pages!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

July 10, 2011 10:27 PM
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pinky said...

The last cookbook I bought was a Sushi recipe book, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this Miette one!

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Amy C said...

I want The Pioneer Womans cookbook.It will be my next cookbook purchase

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Christie R. said...

Last cookbook I purchased was Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook, I’m anxiously awaiting to see what kind of cookbooks I can buy when I move to France next month!

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Michelle Conger said...

So, so cute. I am headed to San Francisco and just wrote down this store…definitely have to check it out now. Last cookbook I bought was yours…Bakerella…I am HOOKED on those darn cake pops and so are my kiddos. Thanks for the all the inspiring creativity :)

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Jessica said...

The last cookbook was full of traditional Polish recipes.

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Sara Elizabeth said...

The last cookbook I got was a hand-me-down from my mom! It’s pages are dirty and the binding is torn, but it has my favorite cupcake recipe in it. It’s a betty crocker book from the 80′s.

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Belinda said...

The last cookbook I bought was actually your cakepop book! I ordered it a while back and it was backordered and then it randomly showed up and I got so excited! I love it!

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Denise said...

The last cookbook I bought was the Better Homes and Gardens Pink Ribbon Cookbook. My mother died from breast cancer. I love to read and look at different kinds of cookbooks, and would love to add this one to my collection!

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Alyssa said...

The last cookbook I received was a cookbook on microwave recipes. I don’t remember what the title was but it was great! Looking forward to getting more dessert cookbooks in the future!

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Ashley said...

I was last given a Taste of Home cookbook, but I’ve been eyeing Martha Stewart Cupcakes for AGES! The Miette Cookbook looks amazing — I’d love to make little cakes for my husband — we’re newlyweds! :)

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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nicole p said...

the last one i bought was Ree’s book. the next one if i dont win it. this one!

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Rochelle P said...

My cousin just came back from a European vacation and brought me back Fergus Henderson’s book, Nose to Tail eating. And after seeing this blog post, the next cook book I want is this one! Those cakes look soooo yummy!

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Windsor said...

The last book I got was Hello, Cupcake. Guess we can tell I like baking, right? I want to get one of the canning and preserving cookbooks, but anything that gives me baking and decorating ideas is useful to me!

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Tracibub said...

The last cook book I got was “Just Bento Cookbook”, and I love it!! Little desserts would go perfect with my little bento lunches! :)

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Michelle Vandergrift said...

Still waiting for my Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook! I was promised one at Christmas and I’m still waiting… my birthday is in August, maybe I’ll get it then?

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Christy T said...

Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day :)

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Annie Davis said...

My last cookbook was The Pioneer Woman’s!

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Anika said...

The last cookbook I bought was Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
The next one? Probably something about ecuadorian and South American cooking!

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Cheryl said...

Last was an Indian one. The next one I want is PW’s!

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Cheryl said...

The last cookbook I got was the cake pop book! And after seeing the Miette cookbook, that must be my next one!!

July 10, 2011 10:28 PM
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Amanda Doherty said...

The last cookbook I received was The Pioneer Woman’s cookbook, which I love. My next purchase will be some sort of bread cookbook. Thanks!

July 10, 2011 10:29 PM
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