Decorating Cookies by Bridget Edwards | I’m Lovin’ It
Cookie expert, and blogger Bridget Edwards guides you through more than 60 delicious cookie-decorating designs for every occasion and holiday in her book, Decorating Cookies: 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday. Bridget shares her favorite cookie dough and royal icing recipes along with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos and for an added bonus, five guest-star baker-bloggers each share a special decorating technique in the back of the book!
Over the course of 4+ years since I started blogging, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some incredible people, and lucky enough to call some of them friends. Bridget, of Bake at 350 was the very first blogger I ever connected with.
It was over cookie decorating. I had fallen head over heals in love with her site and how she makes swinging a bag of royal icing over a cut out cookie look so simple.
I decided for Easter 2009 I was going to try decorating cookies with royal icing. I ran into a bit of trouble and shot off an email to Bridget while I was up to my ears in pink and green icing, squeeze bottles and tooth picks.
You know what happened?!……….she emailed me right back!! I’m pretty sure that night we emailed back and forth as Bridget walked me thru my first batch of decorated cookies!
That was the beginning of our friendship!
Now here we are 3 years later and Bridget has published her talents, Decorating Cookies: 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday so she can help you! Just like she helped me!
I’ve had the honor of spending time with Bridget in person on a few occasions – you may remember she was the first blogger I ever met in person, when her sweet hubby surprised her with a trip to come see me!
Not only is she filled with creativity, but she oozes kindness, and class! Not to mention on heck of a sense of humor.
Don’t think this book is only for seasoned cookie decorators. Bridget’s knack for teaching cookie decorating is ideal for the beginner and seasoned cookie decorator. The nicely organized book is full of step by step cookie decorating instructions, including basic techniques to master (like Bridget’s favorite, the flat dot), a detailed section on equipment and supplies you will need, recipes and……my favorite part, a troubleshooting section!
See I told you, it’s just like having Bridget right with you while you work!
Click the picture to see some of the decorated cookies I’ve made over the last few years thanks to Bridget’s help.
I’m in awe at how talented Bridget and all the other cookie decorating ladies are. I often get frustrated that my cookies are perfect, but Bridget always reminds me that “other people will just see a beautiful cookie, not your mistakes” and “you can always eat your mistakes!” HA!
Look for Decorating Cookies: 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday at your local bookstore, and online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. With the holidays fast approaching, this book would make a perfect addition to add to the gift shopping list!
GIVEAWAY! Win a copy of Decorating Cookies by Bridget Edwards
UPDATE: Giveaway has ended. Congrats to comments #139 Sarah G
Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only . Must be over 18. Giveaway will end on Nov 8 2012 at 5:00 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.
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Good Morning – I am actually trying to win this to give to my 14 year old grandson who has been learning on his own to bake, decorate and do whatever to cakes, cupcakes and cookies to eventually be like or as good as the Cake Boss. It would be such a great surprise to hand him this. Have a wonderful day –
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Just found you site today and love it. I collect recipes [don’t always try them but got them if I ever need them] and your site is one I will surely keep in my favorites.
Keep up the good work and God bless
I try to decorate cookies but mine never look as lovely as the ones I see in “blogland”. I am excited that there are clear directions in the book and I would love to give decorating another try!
I’ve just started decorating with royal icing and am completely in LOVE!! This book would be a great tool for me!! Thanks for all the amazing giveaways you do!!
I’ve decorated a few cookies. They’ve all tasted really good, but I could use some more ideas. And practice! I would LOVE to win this book. It looks like she goes through each step and explains the process very clearly. This looks like a really awesome book that I want to own!
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
I shared it on FB.
My sister and I have been decorating sugar cookies for about 6 years and I would love to have this book.
The pictures are bright, vibrant, and we are always looking for new ideas.
I have made cookies last year but it did not turned out the way I would have them to be. With this cookie book will teach me the abilility to make great tasting cookies for the holidays and fundraisers, charities for work along for my nieces and nephews which are cookie monsters but adorable childrens. Also makes gifts!!
I would so enjoy winning this book of beauty! I have decorated cookies over the years (and they ALWAYS get eaten) but none as lovely as are shown in this book. It would be neat to learn the secrets of a professional level decorator. Thanks for the opportunity!
My kids and I decorate cookies every Christmas and few other times during the year. We would love some new ideas!
I’d LOVE to win this book! Christmas is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for my annual Christmas Cookie Swap! I wanna blow people away with my beautiful (and tasty) creations, this year. 🙂
would love to see the holiday ideas, a family tradition to decorate cookies and we could use some new ideas!
Haven’t tried doing the fancy cookies yet but have tools for cake decorating from years ago so would love to try it and the book looks so full of great ideas and helps! Thanks for the opportunity and have a great day
I left a comment earlier and I also pinned this giveaway on pinterest for others to join in. 🙂
I would love to learn how to improve decorating cookies…..I always try to improve my skills and this would help
I LoVe to use royal icing to decorate cookies with detail, but I am not magical at it. Last year I made Christmas cookies and Halloween funny monster cookies using royal icing. My son has a severe treenut/peanut allergy, so all of his baked goods and breads and treats are from scratch by me. So when I found out about his allergy, I taught myself lots of fun things to make my same old cookies fun and exciting for him and my 3 other kids. This book would be a great addition to my ongoing “from scratch” learning! 🙂
I have done alot of cake decorating and would now love to try cookies! I just think decorated cookies would be such a great addition to any event!!!
I would love this book! I don’t bake as often as I’d like, and I could certainly use the “help”!
Have not tried cookie decorating… it intimidates me! But I think it would be a great thing to learn along with my daughters!
I am so amazingly crafty…in my head. So, I would LOVE to gain the confidence to be crafty out of my head, also… 🙂
I love decorating cookies with my children. Even my husband gets into it! I love the pics in your book. They are so pretty and creative. I always say you can’t got wrong with cookies. They are great for just about every occasion and bring smiles to whoever receives them! I would love to win a copy of your book!
I tweeted it! @krausingaz
I’d like the extra entry for winning your book. I have linked up your site and contest on my facebook page for friends and family to see. Hopefully they will check out your site too!
I have tried to decorate cookies which is why I need her book! lol
Decorating is a challenge for me and I believe this book will really help.
I love decorating sugar cookies! In fact I just bought a bunch of cookie cutters so I can decorate this Holiday season. I have only ever done one fancy type of sugar cookie with royal icing they were grand pianos and they turned out great! But I would certainly love to learn how to make more!
I’ve never decorated cookies, but I would love to learn!
I tried to decorate cookies and cakes but I’m not very creative person so ideas just don’t come to me… That’s why my cookies usually look plain and boring. I would love to win the book and be able to make my cookies more impressive and fun!
I would LOVE to learn more about cookie decorating! So far, my attempts stink, but I’m convinced that with the right cookie recipe, the right icing recipe, and awesome instruction, I could be a rock star at cookie decorating!!!
I LOVE Bake at 350!!!! I decorated my first cookies with her! I would love a copy of her book!
I would love to have this cookbook on decorating cookies. Would love to improve my decorating abilities and can do with my grandchildren.
I’ve always wanted to try and make cookies like these but don’t know where to start….winning this book would help me out! And I love Bake at 350!
I became obsessed in January 2012 and have been decorating cookies since then. I have learned so much from visiting many tutorial site…Bake at 350 was one of those sites I learned many of the techniques I use.
My grandchildren love decorated cookies but I just run out of ideas….wow…your book is awesome! I would love to have it to do this for the grandkids!
I started decroating cakes as a hobby and have naturally progressed to sugar cookies. I love Bake at 360 and have been wanting her book for a while now. Thank you for doing this give-away
I want to have your interesting book coz. I want to decorate my son’s b1st birthday cookies by my self. His 1st birthday is on March 24th, 2013 and I want to make it a very special occasion as he is my 1st baby 🙂 thanks a lot, appreciate it.
My fire dept auxiliary does a lot of bake sales….I’d LOVE some new ideas and new exciting and fun things to try. PLEASE draw me so we can continue to help our volunteer fire dept…love your page!!
I’ve been making cookies for years, but have shied away from decorating ones because I thought it would be too hard or you have to have a steady hand. I’d love to have this book for inspiration.
I love to try to decorate cookies, even though I’m not great at it. I would love this book for some help!
I love to decorate cookies! This would really save me a lot of time from having to research the internet!!
I’ve never tried difficult decorating..just easy stuff. Would love the book. Thanks for chance to win.
Shared it on fb! thanks!!!
I haven’t tried…I am afraid…but these cookies are lovely and I am inspired!! 🙂
I would absolutely love this book!!! I am just getting started in decorating fancy cookies and I would love to have all these photos, thoughts and ides as inspiration! Thank You for this oppportunity!!!
My cookies don’t turn out half as well as those!
I have been decorating cookies for a couple of years. Love Bake at 350. Would love to have this cookbook.
I tweeted about the giveaway. @sebh55. Thanks.
I LOVE decorating cookies and have 1,000’s of cutters….lots of antique ones!
This would be a great wedding present…or pre wedding present because I need to teach my daughter 🙂