April 22, 2014

Our Eat More Dessert blog tour continues this week with many fun stops! Each gal we’ll hear from this week is a sweet friend I’ve made just through the internet. It’s amazing how connected you can become online because of similar shared interests and businesses.

Monday, stop by A blissful Nest and hear what Rebekah has to say about Eat More Dessert. Rebekah has the most darling etsy shop filled with fun party printables for any occasion!

Thursday we’ll hear from my friend Betsy with Java Cupcake! I met Betsey when she was still living here in Seattle. Currently she is living an exciting life in Germany as an army wife! Her blog is full of fantastic recipes and baking tutorials.

On Friday Bird’s Party will be reviewing the book. Bird has an entire online shop overflowing with party loot, printables, recipes and more! If you’re struggling to choose a party theme, just head over and you’ll be planning three parties before you know it.

And Saturday we’ll see what my sweet friend Kara from Kara’s Party Ideas has to say! I’ve known Kara for years through the internet but was lucky enough to meet her in person this past December at the annual Santa’s Secret Workshop I help put on every year. Kara came out and helped us style our Santa room. She is just as sweet and cute in real life!! We stayed up until the wee hours of the night talking “party”. Looking forward to hearing what she has to say about Eat More Dessert!

Thanks for following along friends!! Keep posting your Eat More Dessert photos and using the hashtag #eatmoredessert. I love seeing your books all over the country and your creations using my recipes. It’s really amazing!

April 14, 2014

Eat More Dessert hit the bookstore shelves this past Tuesday, April 8th. What an exciting day!! I loved sitting next to Martha Stewart on the shelf.

It’s been so much fun seeing your tweets, facebook and instagram posts of the book in Barnes & Noble‘s around the country. Thank you for sharing those! It’s kind of surreal. In fact, I love it so much that I decided to giveaway ALL of the cookie cutters used in the book from thecookiecuttershop.com to one of you lucky readers! To enter, post a selfie of yourself holding your copy of Eat More Dessert, tag @jennycookies and use #eatmoredessert for a chance to win! Winner will be announced Friday April 18th. (Post your photo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or all three!)

I’m also SO excited to share that Eat More Dessert took the #1 spot in Cookie books on Amazon! Hip Hip Hooray! And an extra big hug to those of you who left such sweet and honest reviews on Amazon. I loved reading through those and hearing your thoughts on the book! Keep it up!!

Who’s ready for this week’s EAT MORE DESSERT online blog tour?!! Last week we heard from Tori Spelling, She’s Kinda Crafty, The Celebration Shoppe, Pop Sugar Moms, and Craft that Party.

On Monday we’ll head down under to visit the fantastic Sharnel Dollar Designs!

Wednesday we head to one of my favorite party shops, Shop Sweet Lulu!

On Thursday we will hear from my friend Betsy from Cupcakes Take the Cake!

And Friday my talented and super fun friend JoAnne from Oh Goodie Designs will share her review of the book. JoAnne designed the adorable vintage kitten party hats and horns from Ally’s kitten party!

Be sure to visit each stop on the tour to enter for your chance to win a copy of the book and a few additional goodies here and there!!

April 7, 2014

Friends!! I’ve been waiting for this week for the past six months! EAT MORE DESSERT will be in stores Tuesday! I’m so excited. If your book doesn’t arrive in your mailbox Tuesday, you can head straight to Barnes and Noble or your local bookstore to pick up a copy! Trust me, you’re going to want this book. I can’t stop smiling at it sitting on my kitchen counter. The gorgeous gold foiled font on the cover just shimmers back at me with love. Swoon.

Our fabulous EAT MORE DESSERT blog tour continues this week with some of my favorite bloggers!

Monday we’ll hear from my friend Tori on EdiTORIal! So excited for what T has to say about EAT MORE DESSERT. A friend that shares my love of a good party, and fantastic dessert tables!

Tuesday head over to Craft that Party for fun with my sweet and talented friend Jenny Dixon! Jenny makes the darling wooden peg dolls you often see on my cakes.

On Thursday Stacy of She’s Kinda Crafty will be blogging about EAT MORE DESSERT. If you have time, check out her recent post on chic and cheap Easter baskets. Dying over the personalized bunny crayon box!

And Friday we’ll kick up our heels with Kim at The Celebration Shoppe. While you’re there, check out Kim’s party shop. It’s filled with fantastic party printables for just about any theme imaginable!

Stay tuned for next week’s exciting blogger lineup and even more giveaways!

March 26, 2014

I’m super excited to announce that the online book tour for my new book EAT MORE DESSERT is starting today! Fun giveaways, reviews & interviews are going to be up on some of my favorite blogs and websites through the month of April!

The tour starts off today with the fabulous blog, Pizzazzerie!

Monday we’ll be hopping on over to visit the wonderful site, Hank and Hunt!

Tuesday, the lovely ladies at Anders Ruff have something in store for us!

And Friday we’ll be having fun at Not Just a Mommy!

Be sure and check out each stop/blog along the way to see what we have in store for you! I’ll keep you updated on what’s going on all week on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter too! Can’t wait!

EAT MORE DESSERT will be hitting shelves before we know it…. April 8th. You can pre-order the book on Amazon HERE.

March 24, 2014

The Bachelor’s Jason and Molly Mesnick celebrated their daughter Riley’s 1st Birthday last weekend with a mint green, black and white themed soiree! It’s hard to believe sweet Riley is already a year old. It seems like yesterday I was baking up a storm for Molly’s baby shower!

To coordinate Molly’s color scheme into the dessert table, I created an ICE CREAM SHOP themed table for little Riley, complete with a black and white striped fabric awning with a giant 3-scoop ice cream cone cake! I baked cupcakes topped with “scoops” of buttercream, ice cream cone cake pops, sugar cookies shaped as ice cream sundaes, brownies as ice cream sandwiches and waffle cup hot fudge sundaes with melted chocolate! Minted created an adorable personalized banner for the table and cupcake flags that were perfect for the wooden spoons in the hot fudge sundaes. Cookies and cupcakes sat atop my favorite jadite colored cake plates and vintage wooden drawers and boxes held ice cream cone cake pops and rice krispy treat ice cream bars. It turned out super cute!

Sweet Riley was a perfectly mannered lady when Molly presented her with a pink velvet smash cake made up of mint green buttercream ruffles. She politely tasted a lick of buttercream, but moved on to turkey, her favorite snack and word.

The party was a blast. Molly’s friends and family couldn’t be sweeter. Bride-to-be Desiree Hartsock and fiance Chris Siegfield came to wish Riley a Happy Birthday and pose in the cute photo-booth area Molly created. It was great to meet them in person and wish them congrats on their engagement. So excited for their upcoming wedding!

If you’d like to create an Ice Cream Shop dessert table of your own, guess what? All the recipes and table instructions for the Ice Cream Shop table are featured in my new book EAT MORE DESSERT out April 8th! Pre-order your copy now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble today!

Gorgeous photography by Kelly Bowie of KCB Photography

February 14, 2014

It’s that time of year! Time for school Valentine’s Day parties!

Hudson chose robots, and Ally picked out a milk and cookies valentine from Minted. Minted has the cutest classroom valentine cards, it was hard for Ally and H to choose!

I added a little something extra to their cards, coordinating sugar cookies packaged up in cello bags and tied with ribbon. My kids were so excited to pass them out!

February 10, 2014

I’m so proud to announce the publication of my first cookbook!

EAT MORE DESSERT is overflowing with simple-to-make and fun-to-eat treats for any celebration, big or small.  With themes ranging from baby showers, weddings, holidays and birthday parties, you’ll find ideas and recipes to celebrate any and every occasion.  I’ve shared my core group of desserts including my famous sugar cookies to the secret inside my ever-so-moist cupcakes.  In addition to over 100 dessert recipes, the book is filled with tips and tricks for creating the perfect dessert table, from choosing a fantastic theme to styling your sweets.

EAT MORE DESSERT is published by Page Street Publishing and distributed by Macmillan (one of the 4 biggest publishers in the world!).

PRE ORDER THE BOOK at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indie Bound, and wherever books are sold.

Buy my book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indie Bound, and wherever books are sold.

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