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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Kendal Clark said...

The last book a bought was Whoopies by Susanna Tee, I have fallen in love with Whoopie pies!! And the next book I can’t wait to have beside Miette…is Bake by Alison Thompson. Thanks

July 10, 2011 10:51 PM
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olga said...

the last cook book i bought was the cake doctor, and i would love to get any culinary baking book! thanks

July 10, 2011 10:51 PM
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Edith said...

The last cookbook I acquired was Babycakes. I made my sister some vegan donuts from it which were fabulous. My next cookbook will be the Miette cookbook above. It looks awesome.

July 10, 2011 10:51 PM
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Cathy said...

Wow! I’d love to get one of Miette’s cookbooks! I think one of the last cookbooks I received was one of Alton Brown’s “Good Eats” book. I’m also really looking forward to Smitten Kitchen’s cookbook.

July 10, 2011 10:51 PM
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Lea said...

So glad you’re feeling better and baking and blogging again!

The last cookbook I bought was Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. The next one I want is Ratio, mainly to use with my math students!

July 10, 2011 10:51 PM
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Kerryn said...

Oh my, how completely adorable are those mini cakes! Everything just looks gorgeous!
The last cookbook I bought was the Woman’s Weekly Macaroons & Biscuits. YUM :).

July 10, 2011 10:51 PM
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Courtney M said...

The last cookbook I bought was Canning for a New Generation, by Liana Krisoff. I LOVE it! It’s my first canning book, and I have my very first jam simmering in its water bath right now, so excited to taste it!

July 10, 2011 10:51 PM
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Christianne said...

The last book/cookbook I bought was Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson. It has so much information on bread and the like, I just had to have it.

July 10, 2011 10:51 PM
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Payal said...

The last cookbook I bought was Gourmet and the next one I’d like to buy is Plenty.

July 10, 2011 10:51 PM
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Nichole said...

The last cook book I purchased was Barefoot Contessa’s Back to Basics.

July 10, 2011 10:51 PM
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Lizzie said...

The last cookbook I got was The Pioneer Woman’s. The next book I’d like to own is hopefully this one :)

July 10, 2011 10:51 PM
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Lindsay said...

my last cookbook i bought was ironically, Cake Pops by Bakerella.
loved it. tried it. made it for a wedding shower then was asked to make the “wedding cake” a few weeks after in hawaii. people love them!

July 10, 2011 10:51 PM
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becky hofreiter said...

Let’s see the last cook book i bought was one for myself, the Betty Crocker Cupcake Cookbook and at the same time i bought the original red/white Betty Crocker Cookbook for my new daughter in law <3

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Keri said...

Too cute!! Love the layout and decorating of their shop. I hope one day to sell my sweets as I LOVE making them! The cupcakes and smaller scaled cakes were too cute! I am always looking for new goodies to make and share with my friends and family. The latest cookbook I bought was yours ironically! I love making the pops but my fav part is decorating and trying new colored candy melts!! I am still a work in progress but I love making them! I have to say after seeing this cookbook it is next on my list. I have some friends getting married and some pregnant as well so I would love to make some cute cakes or cupcakes for their special ocassions, however those marshmellows look yummy too and decorating could be fun!!

Glad to see you posting again and that you and your mom are doing so well!! Happy baking!!!

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Tricia G said...

The last book I purchased was Bobby Flay’s Throwdown book – and I was lucky enough to have the man himself sign it!

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Emily Long said...

It was a fall-themed cooking/baking magazine, I think put out by Land ‘o Lakes butter… I bought it for all the adorably-decorated baked goods :) and discovered it had the BEST peanut butter cookie recipe of ALL TIME to boot! Bonus!

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Emma Swanston said...

The last cookbook I acquired was “bitesize – macarons, cake pops and cute things. If i don’t win this give away the next cookbook I must get my hands on is Miette!!!

So glad your feeling up to baking again :)

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Nancy H ilpert said...

The last cookbook I bought was Bakerella’s Cakepop cookbook. Love it!

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Dawn said...

The Last Cookbook I bought was yours about Cake Pops!!!! I absolutley Love it!!!

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Donna said...

I bought two at once….a cookbook and a cooking magazine! I went into Lowe’s for some hardware stuff and came out with your Cake Pops book that I have been wanting….and Taste of Home’s Fun Food Magazine! So glad you’re feeling better! God is GOOD!! :)

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Carolyn said...

Gosh, those pans are so cute that I’m going to admit on the internet that the last cookbook I got was one from Rachael Ray.

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Holly said...

I just order Whoopie Pies and am super excited to try it out. Love the small sizes of these cakes and treats!

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Allison Tario said...

The last cookbook I bought was the Just 5 cookbook from Weight Watchers- all yummy recipes with 5 ingredients or less!

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Chris said...

Last cookbook I bought was the Barefoot Contessa’s Back to Basics. I just bought my first house and am now cooking for myself full time, so it was a lovely, and very useful addition!

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Alex schindler said...

The last cookbook I bought is Sugar Baby – which is super scientific,a little intimidating, but had beautiful photos. I would love to buy a book on la duree because I desperately want to learn the best macaron recipe!

July 10, 2011 10:52 PM
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Alyssa said...

The last cookbook I bought was one all about cupcakes! However, I wouldn’t mind this being my next ;)! Hehe

July 10, 2011 10:53 PM
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Nicole said...

So happy to see you baking again!

The last cookbook I got was Whoopie Pies. I have a long list of cookbooks I need to pick up, mostly dessert ones! :D

July 10, 2011 10:53 PM
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Theresa DePaepe said...

It was a LONG time ago, but I think it was my 70s era Joy of Cooking which was given to my by a woman who loved to cook and swore by this book and this was back in the day when people cooked out of cans and boxes.

July 10, 2011 10:53 PM
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Jill said...

The last cookbook I bought was Sugar Baby by Gesine Bullock-Prado. Next? Who knows!

July 10, 2011 10:53 PM
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grace said...

last cookbook was put together by a community school — “AT HOME” i love it! i hope to acquire the miette cookbook next :)

July 10, 2011 10:53 PM
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Memoria said...

The last cookbook was “660 Curries”.

P.S. I’m glad you’re feeling so much better and that you’re baking again!

July 10, 2011 10:53 PM
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Diane Kuffler said...

I bought my husband a set of Wustof Ikon knives for Christmas, but wrapped up a copy of Sur La Table’s “Knives Cooks Love” cookbook to make him think that was is present. Sneaky, sneaky!

July 10, 2011 10:53 PM
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Rachel L said...

The last cookbook I acquired was a gift from my sister in law and it’s called “Petite Sweets”! So cute and so many great “little” ideas!

July 10, 2011 10:53 PM
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Jessica said...

The last cookbook I acquired was The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum. I have SOOOO many I want to purchase, including the Flour Bakery cookbook, the Baked cookbook, the Tartine cookbook, and of course, this one (sensing a pattern here?)!

July 10, 2011 10:53 PM
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Krystal D said...

I love to cook so much. A new cookbook I am waiting and excited to get is People’s Choice: The Family Dinner. I have a 3 year old and a 2 month old and I love to have the girls help me (my 3 year old loves to help make cake pops). Thanks for the chance to win :)

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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Kency Winslow said...

The last cookbook I acquired was probably Crazy About Cupcakes because I really am just that! I love baking, especially sweets and constantly have some type of baked good or another in the house. This cookbook would be a fabulous addition to my collection!

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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Andrea said...

The last cookbook I got was the Pioneer Woman’s Cookbook. The next one is going to be a baby food cookbook, as I have a newbie around here that will need some baby food sooner or later. Thanks for the giveaway!

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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Debbie Checchia said...

Well believe it or not bakerella, it was your cookbook! “Cakepops”…I bought 2 of them, right after I liked you on FB! I had tried the cake pops from Starbucks and didn’t actually like them. I thought I should goggle the recipe and see if I could make them. You popped up when I goggled them. I bought the books online at Barnes and Noble!! I gave one to my niece, who noticed you on my FB page! The rest is history! Thank you for all your work..The pops are delicious!!!!1

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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BG said...

Last cookbook I bought was cake pops.. I’d love to have anything with the word miette attached! They are amazing!

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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becky hofreiter said...

hahaha…oops, daughter in laws was Better Homes & Garden oh boy must be time for bed…lol

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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Heather said...

My last one was a Fix it and Forget It Crockpot one. I’d like the Pioneer Woman’s.

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

The last cookbook I acquired was Savory Baking, which I LOVE! I can’t wait to finalllly get a copy of A Homemade Life :)

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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Amber Barnum said...

I think the last one I purchased was The Pioneer Woman’s cookbook. I want this one to be my next though, even if I don’t win it! I love this shop in the ferry building. :-)

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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Anonymous said...

the last cookbook i bought was bakerella’s cake pop book!

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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margaux said...

I got the How to Make Everything Cookbook by Mark Bittman!! It’s a must for every kitchen!

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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Stephanie Fernando said...

Your book ‘Cake Pops’ is the last book I purchased! Love it! Can’t get enough!!

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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Kelli said...

My last cookbook was called “Pizza” and I hope my next one is this one– it looks amazing!!! It’s so pretty it could even be a coffee table book!

:-)

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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Michelle said...

The last cookbook I got was a gift from my kids. I love all things cup cake so they bought me Hello, Cupcake.

July 10, 2011 10:54 PM
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Sarah said...

Last Cookbook was Pioneer Woman!! Love love love it!!

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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Beth said...

I bought Cybele Pascal’s book on allergen free baking because we just found out my daughter is allergic to all sorts of stuff. Baking without flour or eggs has proven to be rather challenging!

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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Krystal said...

DK the Children’s Baking Book. The next one I would like is your cake pop book :)

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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Shari Brown said...

The last cookbook I acquired (I have a definite problem in that I can’t get enough cookbooks!) was the Food Network Magazine cookbook. I LOVE it! Today I was perusing Eva Longoria’s cookbook, and although I’m not one to buy non-chef cookbooks, her recipes looked really good! I’d like to get Cristina Ferrare’s cookbook, too.

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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Lina said...

Last cookbook was Bakerella’s!!! Love it!

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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kourt said...

the last cookbook i bought was pioneer woman’s. Not sure which cookbook I want next, but one like this would be perfect!

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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J.C. said...

I don’t know if The Flavor Bible consitutes a cookbook but that came in on Friday. If not then it would be The Boozy Baker.

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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E'Stonie said...

The last book I brought was BAKE

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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Mindi M. said...

The next cookbook I want is the Pioneer Woman cookbook.

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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Shawna said...

The last cookbook I purchased was The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life by Ellie Krieger. Much to my surprise it’s actually made me WANT to cook.

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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naiara marcuzzi said...

the last cookbook i bought it was “comer y pasarla bien” of Argentinian girl cooker Narda Lepes. I’m from Argentina too, i love this blog and always look it for new thing, you are awesome!!!! I have a pastry whit some friends and cake pops was such a novelty thing all love them! i hope my english were not so bad, sorry!!! I wish you get better and good luck, whit love from Argentina. naiara!

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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Mari said...

The next one I’m aimin’ to acquire a great dessert cookbook. I think Miette would be the ticket! (Me and my backside could really benefit from tiny, delicious goodies.)

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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Elizabeth Ann said...

I just had a cookbook exchange at my house and received a cupcake cookbook! AND I really want the cookbook “Sweet Tea and Front Porches!”

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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Maritza said...

The last cookbook I bought was What’s New Cupcake. Next on my list is Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes book. I have a thing for cupcakes :)

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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Anne said...

The last cookbook I got was the soup cookbook from the Cookshelf series. Such a great series of mini cookbooks!

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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Andrea in Chicago said...

The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever is my most recent acquisition. I hope the Miette book will be the next. :)

July 10, 2011 10:55 PM
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toni caiola said...

YOURS was the last! I purchased a copy for me and one for a school friend! Welcome back!

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Heather said...

THe last cookbook I got was an Italian Cookbook from a friend in Italy. I want your Cake Pops book next fo sho!!

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Amanda Cowette said...

I am finally moving out of my moms house and I need to get my hands on a classic better homes and gardens old fashioned red and white checkered cook book. Some of my favorite childhood treats come from there and I can wait to finally be making them on my own!

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Nicole O said...

The last cookbook I got was a vegetarian gourmet slow cooking one, I’m up for something with sweets :) I too vividly remember the cuteness of Miette in the Ferry Building in San Francisco.. memorable for sure!

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Jodi said...

The last cookbook I bought was Bake! by Nick Malgieri. I bought two copies – one for my brother-in-law and one for myself. I love cookbooks!! <3

Thanks, Bakerella. Love your blog!

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Leslie Bridenbaugh said...

the last cookbook I rec’d was Cake Pops! I think the next one will be for cupcakes…the Miette might do the trick!

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Elizabeth said...

I’ve never had a cookbook of my own — just borrowed my mom’s!

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Jenn said...

The last cookbook I got was a bargain cookbook of recipes from around the world. I love cake cookbooks as cake is my profession and this cookbook looks super cute!

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Jennifer Monroe said...

The last cookbook I bought was Sweet Serendipity & Magnolia. I would love to have this cookbook as well as The Pioneer Woman cookbook.

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Debbie Clements said...

The last cookbook I bought was Cake Pops. I absolutely loved making them. My family and I loved eating them even more.

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Celina Kirchner said...

Cook Yourself Thin. So many delicious recipes!

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Brandi said...

The last cookbook I bought was one made by my employer’s relay for life team with recipes submitted by people I work with. Thanks for the chance. :)

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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LeAnn said...

So glad you are back and feeling better – my daughter loves cupcakes – she visits SF often – will have to tell her about it.

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Kara said...

The last cookbook I got was my hometown’s Q125 cookbook. Thanks Mom!! My next cookbook will be to beef up my recipe binder now that it is finally organized.

July 10, 2011 10:56 PM
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Robin said...

The last one I bought was for making bread. I am hoping to get your cookbook next if I can find it locally. You seem to be very popular in the south.

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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sue s. said...

Would love to get PW’s cookbook.

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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Kimyee said...

The last cookbook I got was a gift, it was The Pioneer Woman. ;) I’d love a cute dessert book!

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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Monica said...

I can’t remember the last cookbook I purchased, but I do want to get Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook. I browsed through it was was pleasantly surprised with its content.

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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Kimberly Carpenter said...

I last got Pioneer Woman’s and a Taste of Home Compilation Cookbook, but it has been a while since I purchased them…having to prepare for an upcoming little one instead of beautiful cookbooks like this one. :) So glad to hear you are getting to enjoy so more baking recently!

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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Naomi said...

The last cookbooks I got were your cake pop book and The Pioneer Woman’s book. If you or Red come out with another book, I’ll definitely be getting those, but I normally just get my recipes and ideas online.

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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Lauralee said...

The last cookbook I bought was: “CULINARIA CHINA: Country. Cuisine. Culture” by Kathrin Schlotter and Elke Spielmanns-Rome. The next cookbook that I can’t wait to receive is: “Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook: Favorite Recipes and Holiday Traditions from My Home to Yours”. I have yours and PW’s cookbooks that I got the minute they were released. Love them all!

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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Lauren Carrescia said...

“Radically Simple” by Rozanne Gold… I am a baker by trade but she makes these phenomenal recipes completely accessible.

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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Matt said...

Joy of cooking was the last book I received. I would love to own “King Arthur Bread Flour Bakers Companion”

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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becky said...

The last cookbook I acquired was Cake Pops! My girls and I LOVE it!! I want to get Pioneer Woman’s cookbook or after seeing this point, have added the Miette one to my list.

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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Mona Davies said...

My friend got a copy of Tom Douglas’ Crabcakes book autographed for me. I can’t wait to make some
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July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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Lindsay said...

I got your cake pop book as a Christmas gift last Christmas! So fun!

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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Marisa said...

The last cookbook I got was Hello Cupcake! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. I would love the Miette cookbook to be the next one I get my hands on!

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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CBarry @ Barry's Bites said...

The last cookbook I bought was a Taste of Home 5 Ingredient Cookbook.

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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Annabananakins said...

The last one I picked up was on phillipino cooking. Yum!

July 10, 2011 10:57 PM
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Victoria said...

The last one I bought was by Pioneer Woman but my kids gave me The New Best Recipe by Cooks Illustrated just after that. Both are awesome for totally different reasons.

July 10, 2011 10:58 PM
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Lori from Port Perry said...

The last cookbook I bought was Quinoa 365…trying to boost the health rating of my diet…the next cookbook I want to buy is
Biscotti: Recipes From The Kitchen Of The American Academy In Rome, The Rome Sustainable Food Project!!! That’s quite a mouthful actually and figuratively :)
Sooooo glad you are feeling better and I hope your Mom is improving everyday!! You had me worried. Healing thoughts continue to flow from my way.
Hope I win…I’ve had kind of a rough week.

July 10, 2011 10:58 PM
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Kirsten said...

Your cakepops book was the last cookbook I bought. I’ve been wanting an Our Best Bites cookbook too.

July 10, 2011 10:58 PM
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Kandy Hanes said...

The last cookbook I bought is called ‘Cooking With MICKEY Around Our World’-The most requested recipes from Walt Disney World and Disneyland. It’s fantastic!

July 10, 2011 10:58 PM
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Laurel said...

Last cookbook was Pretty Party Cakes (Peggy Porschen) . The one I want now is Miette!

July 10, 2011 10:58 PM
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Caryn Crosbie said...

My last cake magazine I aquired is AMAZING….it is from the womens weekly cookbooks called “celebration cakes” AND it is from the year 2000… still some great tips.

July 10, 2011 10:58 PM
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Trisha Peterson said...

That shop looks absolutely stunning!! Just beautiful! The last cookbook I received is the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook. The next book I wanted was your CakePops book but now I want Miette’s book, too!! Thanks so much for the giveaway chance!!

July 10, 2011 10:58 PM
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