Wednesday, September 18

SHARE | Blog Book Tour + Giveaway for GOURMET FRENCH MACARONS by Mindy Cone

Baking macarons has been on my Promise Me list I made back in February! I put it on my list knowing it would be a challenge because everything I have ever read about the process makes it sound like baking the perfect macaron is nearly impossible to achieve.

So, over the last 6 months, I have been bookmarking, pinning, reading and researching things I could find hoping to find the perfect resource to help me bake my first batch.  I can honestly tell you I am no longer apprehensive about the process because I have found the perfect tool to help me achieve my goal of baking the perfect macaron...

I am so completely excited about this new book, Gourmet French Macarons written and photographed by Mindy Cone of Creative Juice.  Mindy is an entertaining, food, and party stylist and her new book contains 75 unique and creative designs to make your French macarons delicious AND adorable for any holiday, season, or life celebration.

The pages are chockfull of details, secrets, tips and tricks for the entire baking process!
Not only does she break down the basics for baking macarons, she's included a CD with the book that contains 75 printable templates for creating unique, festive macaron shapes instead of being confined to the conventional circular shape! You can make apples, pumpkins, ghosts, trees, flowers, animals, cupcakes, and many other shapes to fit each season, holiday, or life celebration.

If my little schpeel or these beautiful photos weren't convincing enough to join me and snatch up this must-have cookbook and try your hand at baking your own batch of french macarons...

This adorable and informative video will do the trick...take a peek...

If you fell in love with Mindy, like I did, from watching this video...
I promise you will fall in love with the book too!

I promise to share my results from whipping up my first batch soon!!

In the meantime, if you're feeling lucky - WIN YOUR OWN COPY! 
I'm giving away a Gourmet French Macarons cookbook AND a set of Pretty Party Skewers!!
I think they'll go beautifully together!! Don't you?

Contest starts today and ends on Friday, September 27th!
Good Luck everyone!!

A special thanks to Mindy Cone for working so hard to create a beautiful way to share macaron baking secrets with all of us!! LOVE the book!!

I want to throw everything else I have on my schedule out the window and just get to making some macarons!! That's how excited I am to get going on these!


m September 18, 2013 at 1:09 PM  

I, too, have put "make macarons" on my list of things to do very quickly. I'm so interested to see this book!

keshakeke September 18, 2013 at 1:40 PM  

Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

sydney85 September 18, 2013 at 1:53 PM  

Saying "Hi". Mindy's french macarons book looks amazing.

HelloSweetcheeks September 18, 2013 at 2:21 PM  

This post made me so hungry!! Those photos looks scrumptious!! I'm a HUGE fan of macarons!!

Becca September 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM  

I NEED this book! Amazing! I want to leave work and go whip up some macarons!

Becca September 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM  

I NEED this book! Amazing! I want to leave work and go whip up some macarons!

Anonymous,  September 18, 2013 at 6:06 PM  

Looks fabulous!

Andrea September 19, 2013 at 12:17 AM  

This has never been on my list of things to do and now of course, I have to add it. How fun are these going to be to create?! Love the yummy photos!

Natasha September 19, 2013 at 11:08 AM  

I've been dying to try my hand at macarons so this would be amazing!!

Guia,  September 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM  

I subscribed to your blog. Thanks for the fun giveaway. :)

Guia,  September 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM  

I subscribed to your blog. Thanks for the fun giveaway. :)

Jessica Kirkland September 30, 2013 at 6:43 AM  

The lucky winner has been announced everyone!!

And as an added little surprise, I was able to meet Mindy Cone over the weekend and I had her sign the winner's new Gourmet French Macarons book!!

Congrats to the winner and thank you ALL for playing along and being so excited about this giveaway!!
Find out if it was you!!

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