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Giveaway!!! And all about Julia Usher’s Ultimate Cookies

the book
When author Julia Usher contacted me about a possible giveaway of her new book, Ultimate Cookies, one glimpse and the answer was, “Yes. Please.” Some of you may already have Julia’s first book, Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year. The sequel, Ultimate Cookies, published by Gibbs-Smith and with stunning, colorful photography by Steve Adams, is filled with just as much sweet gorgeousness. Her love of baking, born in childhood sharing the kitchen with her mom and siblings, is evident on every page, but the all-grown-up cookies also revel in the art of baking. “Ultimate” is an apt adjective for the title, because I can’t imagine more exquisitely-crafted, flawless cookies than those in this book.

Ultimate Cookies is the answer for her Cookie Swap fans’ pleas for cookie decorating help, and it’s for those who also feel a “naked sugar cookie calls out to be cloaked with icing and sprinkles.” Julia writes, “Cookie decorating isn’t a frivolity to me. It’s fun, for sure, but it’s also a passion that gives my life a strong sense of meaning.” This book is for those motivated by the same passion and patience to create what is truly edible art.

The introductory chapter is packed with information, including all the tools you’ll need and a thorough description of the techniques with step-by-step photographs, including instructions on how to roll dough, prepare royal icing and parchment paper pastry cones, pipe icing, use different cookie decorating techniques, emboss cookies, and use piping techniques, and it even covers 3-D cookie decorating with modeling media such as fondant and marzipan. You’ll also find recipes for sugar cookies, shortbread, gingerbread, royal icing, macarons, meringues, tuiles, Italian buttercream, ganache, and more.

The more than 40 projects include detailed instructions so you can create your own awe-inspiring cookies. I wish I could include every single photograph from the book in this blog post, because choosing which jaw-dropping cookies to feature was almost impossible. Find hand crafted, cookie jewelry in “Party Girl”; sweet versions of spaghetti and meatballs or eggs and bacon in “Incredible Edibles”; caterpillars, butterflies and snakes in “Where the Wild Things Are”; and cookies for every occasion in “So This Season” and “Yuletide Yummies.”

the giveaway

the giveaway!!!
Leave a comment here
before Monday, October 31, midnight, EST
(yep, that’s Halloween)
One winner will be randomly drawn to win Ultimate Cookies.
Winner has 48 hours to respond after being notified before another winner is drawn.
This contest is worldwide.
Please remember to leave an email address if you don’t have a site connected to your google profile so I can contact you if you win. (If you don’t want to leave your email address publicly, still leave a comment below, but then you may also email me privately with your email address, indicating which comment is yours: thedecoratedcookie@gmail.com.)

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243 Comments

  1. delunadesign
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    what beautiful cookies! I'd love to be able to do that :)

  2. lovemyabbie@gmail.com
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful book!

  3. 864db348-4351-11e0-bbb8-000bcdcb8a73
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    The book looks like it has awesome cookie designs. Would love to win and expirement!

    newmexicoazul(at)aol(dot)com

  4. Madison
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous ideas. I would love to win.
    Life with Mrs. L

  5. Tree
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Oooooh, what a shiny, new cookbook! :)

  6. Aunt Bee's Baking
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    WOW! These cookies are way to pretty to eat!! They're show pieces!

  7. Anonymous
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Amazing, creative, funny!

  8. tfrith
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    What amazing job she does!! Would love the cookbook!! I could always get a new one!!

  9. Janet
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    This looks like a great book for someone like me just learning to decorate cookies beyond plain frosting and sprinkles!

  10. Joey
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Those are some serious cookies! I'm gathering supplies and watching a ton of tutorial videos all in preparation to embark on my very first iced sugar cookie journey! I KNOW this book will come in handy.

  11. Mireia
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    This cookies are amazing! Great job and ideas! I want this book!

  12. Kathy
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    I love the crown project and the peacock — so creative. Would love to win the book.

  13. JDubbz
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win that book! Beautiful designs!

  14. sandy
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Would love to win this book. I like to make cookies for my children.

  15. Anonymous
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Amazing cookies! They are just too cute to eat!!!!

  16. Mercedes
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this book and be able to try some of these wonderful creations! Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. Sarah
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    What amazing cookies!!

  18. Sue @ ChocolateCakeMoments.com
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    I'd love a copy of this book to inspire me to create greater cookies.

  19. mjblahnik56
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    I loved just seeing the pics you posted here. I would love to win and try my hand at making some of these beautiful cookies

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

  20. Debbie
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win that book!

  21. Anonymous
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful blog and the book looks spectacular!I hope I win it!

  22. Heather
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Her cookies are beyond amazing!

  23. Anonymous
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    These look even more fun than the cookies in the first book. Way to go Julia!!! I'd love to win a copy.

  24. eatdessertfirst
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    These look even more fun than the cookies in the first book. Way to go Julia!!! I'd love to win a copy.

  25. Lorraine
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I have this book on my Christmas list but would love an early present so I can make some stunning edible Christmas gifts. Lorraine @ salome78@aol.com

  26. Katie
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    What a fabulous and creative book! I would love to win!

  27. Meg@MegaCrafty
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    These are just jaw dropping- I'd love to win a copy of the book! Thanks for the chance!!

  28. Miss Overballe
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    oh, I would love to win!!! frkoverballe@frkoverballe.dk

  29. Boobala Cakes
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Awesomeness abounds.. would love to have this book!!

  30. Andrea
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    wow this book looks like there are so many fun and creative ideas. i want this…i need this lol ;)

  31. gmann
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    That's absolutely amazing!

  32. Sgt.Pepper
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    wowwwwwwwwwwww…..che meraviglia….non ho mai visto dei biscotti del genere….magnifici!!!!
    con quelli col pupazzo di neve ho trovato cosa fare a Natale…..partecipo molto volentieri anche dall'italia!!!!
    a presto e grazie per quest'opportunità!
    ciaooooooooooooo

  33. Rita McDonald
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    I would love to get my hands on a copy of this book. The cookies look amazing. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  34. Laura T
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Oh, this is an amazing giveaway! Thanks for sharing.

  35. Cindy H.
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Great book! I would love to win!

  36. Anonymous
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Love the snowglobes. Thanks for offering the giveaway. shmily.sitting@gmail.com

  37. Sherrene (The Sugar Tree)
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    So amazingly creative! I need all the help I can get!

  38. FabShabbyRoses
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Oh this book looks absolutely awesome! I've love to win and be able to try these to delight my granddaughters! Please sing me up for the draw! Thank you! Carolyn

  39. susies1955
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    WOW, what awesome cookies.
    Cool giveaway.
    Susie
    susies@twcny.rr.com

  40. Karen Tripp
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Can one ever have too many cookie books? Absolutely not!!!! :)

  41. BellaLovesPink
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Great giveaway! *fingers crossed*

    doreenre@yahoo.com

  42. cake~Q
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    amazing idea. I would love to have this book.

  43. Yael
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    I NEED this book!

  44. liltwinkiegirl
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    those are too awesome…definitely works of art =)

  45. Kendra
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful cookies! I'd love the book just for it's photos!
    kendra @ thesugarbuzzpantry.com

  46. Bediels & Co. (Jen)
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this book!! :)

  47. Bediels & Co. (Jen)
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this book!! :)

  48. Bediels & Co. (Jen)
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this book!! :)

  49. overtimecook.com
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Those cookies look gorgeous! I want to win!!

  50. Jason and Abby
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Wow, those cookies look fabulous! I'd love to do amazing cookies like that.

  51. Trish - Sweetology101
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    amazing! I love the designs and fun twists on cookie designs you showed here! I hope I win! Have a great week.

  52. TjC
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Yum! I love a new cooking project!

  53. mihoshappylife
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    uaah, I'd love to have that book xD

  54. 808 Sugar Works
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely beautiful! your work inspires me!!!
    *:)

  55. lovemyspy
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Those Peacocks are beautiful!!!

  56. Tracy
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Those are gorgeous cookies! I would love to win this book.:)

  57. Becca
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Wow! She does amazing work. I would love to win this book

  58. S'A
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Lovely pieces of art!

  59. Katie
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Those designs are SO cool!

  60. Conny's Cottage
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Hello,

    woooow i love it

    Greatings send you Conny

  61. Sweetly Favored
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Wow! I have and love Cookie Swap and would love to win this to add to my collection!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Terri Simmons
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    I don't celebrate Halloween but I sure would love a copy of this book.

  63. Små Stunder..
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful book!
    It would be great to get some new inspiration.

  64. Nikki, Ryan, Connor & Aidan
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Incredible cookies! Book looks amazing.

  65. Nikki, Ryan, Connor & Aidan
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Incredible cookies! Book looks amazing.

  66. Nikki, Ryan, Connor & Aidan
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Incredible cookies! Book looks amazing.

  67. Anonymous
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    I would LOVE to win this book.
    Love it.
    Tatyana
    sunnyfarm at inbox dot ru

  68. MA
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    It would be amazing if I could win the book.
    Barcelona, Spain.

    ma@cookingwithgirls.com

  69. Labgoddess
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    I'd just look at all that loveliness!

  70. kim
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    I will be so happy when I win this beautiful book!!!! [The power of positive thinking :)]

  71. Christina
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Oh my goodness. I LOVE cookie decorating and this book would be wonderful!

  72. Crazy Cowans
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Awesome cookies! Would love to win!

    dalainajane@hotmail.com

  73. Anilu F
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    This book looks amazing, those projects are gorgeous!, I hope i get lucky :) I love the christmas ornament and the necklaces!

    Greetings from Perú

    Anilú

  74. Heather H
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful cookies! I'd love to learn how to make cookies like that.

  75. Wendy5420
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    I feel so inspired!

    wendydunn@gmail.com

  76. Stéphanie
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    This book looks amazing, I'd love to have it!

  77. Nicole Love
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    These cookies are so cute! I really do feel inspired!

  78. Elizabeth L in Apex, NC
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    I'd love the book – thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  79. Estibaliz
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Adorable book and adorable cookies!!
    estibalizgallardo@hotmail.com

  80. stacy :)
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Oh my, those cookies are amazing! Thank you for the giveaway!

  81. Anonymous
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    How creative! I would love a copy of this book!

    Vicki
    uptowngal001@hotmail.com

  82. Carolyn in VA
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Wow, what gorgeous cookie designs!
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  83. Michele
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Please pick me. Such unique cookies. Thanks. Michele

    mc@ia4u.net

  84. Julie
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Anon was me I'm to busy to use Internet but not to read!

  85. suburban prep
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    These look stunning. Such works of art.
    I am always looking for new cookie ideas.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  86. LiSa
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    I just bought a cookie book, but felt it was oly so/so would love to have a look at this one!! xx happy Halloween!

  87. Tien
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    These cookie ideas are amazing!

  88. sharonk
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    What amazing cookies and an amazing book. Such talent!
    sharonk@vanderstoep.com

  89. Kim
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    what an awesome book.

    dragonjk1 at yahoo dot come

  90. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Truly edible art… I'd love to win a copy of this book!

  91. Dan_Sally
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    I would love to just read this book… and dream. Before making some botched attempt at them. Then read again!

  92. Sadie
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Wow! What great cookie works of art! The peacock has to be my favorite.

  93. Anna Dawn
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    I would loooooove to win her amazing cookie book!!! Thanks for the chance!

  94. Melissa Creech
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I have her other book and can't wait to see her new one!

  95. Mina Topilina
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Oohhhh!!!! I´m in!!!!

    I would looooooove to do that!!! Is just amazing!!!!

    I´m sending you an e-mail right away!!!

  96. MrsFoxsSweets
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this cookiebook! Such great ideas inside!
    cfox75@gmail.com

  97. Barbara
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    I'm new to cookie decorating and would love to start collecting some reference (and inspiration!) books. So excited about this give-away!

    bpaine157@gmail.com

  98. icemybiscuit
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Oh my. Not only is it an amazing looking book, but your giveaway is also open worldwide! A giveaway I can enter!! Thank you!

  99. brandi
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    these cookies look fabulous, i hope i win

  100. Madison M
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Love it! My fave designs are the snow globes… too cute :)

  101. Meghan @ Domestic Sugar
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    I've tried for this book in3 different competitions… I want it badly!

  102. Pat K
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Your cookies are so wonderful & unique! Would so love to win this great book, thanks for the opportunity!
    Glitteradi@aol.com

  103. Anonymous
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Ooh looks great. I just finished my peacock cookies and I'm interested to see what the author did with peacocks.

  104. Shelly
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    The book looks amazing and the cookies are beautiful. Hope I win!

  105. Alexandra
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    I keep seeing this book in different blogs and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I'd love to win it! Thanks for the give away.

    alexandbob@hotmail.com

  106. Mammamayor
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    They look to good to eat!
    natbelinsky@verizon.net

  107. Bea @ CancunCOOKIES
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    I own her first book and love it! would love to win this one!!! bea968(at)gmal(dot)com

  108. lil' red
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    omg, what an amazing book! i am cookie obsessed at the moment – oh to be as talented as she is!

    katie.poli@gmail.com

  109. Jhdixon2007
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Those cookies are amazing!!! I'd love to be that talented! Jhdixon2007@gmail.com

  110. mom2amanda
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    Oh, what a beautiful book. Now that could inspire me…

  111. Sweet Ever Afters
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Oh I love her previous book. I was just picking out things for it this week for halloween! Would love to win the next one.

  112. The Sugar Fairy
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Amazingly decorated cookies.

    enchantedkitchen.net@gmail.com

  113. Patty Jensen
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    These are amazing! I would so love to be able to create this cookie creations.

  114. maritere
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    I would love to win this book!!

  115. Amanda
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    Those are gorgeous!

  116. Autumn in Philly
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    how on earth did she do those crowns!?!

    cavcando@yahoo.com

  117. Michelle Bixel
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    This book looks AMAZING!!!

  118. Chocs, Cups & Co.
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    W-O-W!!! I neeeeed this book

    andreajapiassu@gmail.com

  119. Chocs, Cups & Co.
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    W-O-W!!! I neeeeed this book

    andreajapiassu@gmail.com

  120. Chocs, Cups & Co.
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    W-O-W!!! I neeeeed this book

    andreajapiassu@gmail.com

  121. Sarah Mae
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    Wow those are some pretty neat cookies. My mom would love the breakfast ones!

  122. Stacey
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    Oh wow those cookies are amazing! I will spend so long baking and decorating that I can't even stand well the next day, but I love to bake so it is hard to make myself stop to rest!

  123. Bobo
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    I would love to try to make those cookies!

  124. LadyWild
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 2:48 am | Permalink

    Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  125. I'm a full-time mummy
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    Greetings from Malaysia!

    Thanks for the opportunity! Hope I can win it!

    My email is: imafulltimemummy at gmail dot com

  126. Butter Hearts Sugar
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh every single one of those cookies is amazing, the amount of detail in each one blows my mind. It looks like a beautiful book.

  127. Andrea
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    Looks like an amazing book!! I would LOVE to have this one added to my collection of bake materials.

    cheyenne_katal@yahoo.com

  128. Maiddy
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 3:37 am | Permalink

    What a fabulous book! I would love to have it in my collection.
    Maiddy.Dunigan@gmail.com

  129. Cheryl
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Oh I would die to be able to make cookies like that. They just look like art pieces!

  130. Jane Lasky Travel
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    I would love to own your cookies because I always burn mine whenever I try to make 'em. This way I can show the photos and simply brag about how clever I was to have created them…oh, right, I didn't! :/

  131. artywah
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    Amazing! Would love the book to be able to make cookies like that

  132. Caroline
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Beautiful cookies, I don't think I'd want to eat them!

  133. jojoebi
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    what amazing cookies! would love to experiment and try some of those designs.

  134. Tazzie
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Such beautiful cookies, I can only dream of being able to make such wonderful works of art. I'd love to be included in the draw – thank you so much for the opportunity!
    *hugs*
    Tazzie
    :-)

  135. Mariell
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Oh wow, its awesome that you do this worldwide. I'm really excited to get the chance to participate!!!! *yeay*

    This book looks great and absolutely creative!!!

    mariell_mu@web.de

  136. il cucchiaio magico
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    che fantastici cookies, mi piacerebbe molto poter vincere il libro, intanto complimenti per la tua bravura.
    cucchiaiomagico@libero.it

  137. LucyV
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Amazing!

  138. Anonymous
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous cookies! Would love to win the book! nadineak@yahoo.ca

  139. OLGUIS
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    hope I can win I love this kind of books they look great.
    I start practicing making cookies so this book would be perfect for me.
    Regards
    olga.

  140. Kristi
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Stunning!

  141. Joanne
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    How could you not love these?! Amazing creativity! Would love to own this book :)

  142. SweetThingsTO
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Great Sneak peek of the book – looks fabulously fun!

  143. Anonymous
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Your new book looks wonderful. I have your first book and just love it.

    urbmolitor@aol.com

  144. Amber F
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this book!

    amberfitz01@gmail.com

  145. bsweetdreaming
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win! Love your blog :)

  146. karenb
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful and creative!!! I would LOVE that book!!! The decorated cookies in the gift boxes are incredible!!!

    Anyone interested in purchasing brand new Kopykake K1000 Projector-
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    I ordered mine yesterday and can't wait to get it!!!

    Winning that book would certainly come in handy!!!

  147. Kori
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Those cookies are so amazing!

  148. Anonymous
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Me have Cookie Swap; me want Ultimate Cookies. ~ a cookie monster

  149. nancypenczner@aol.com
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    I do have the first book and it is definitely something I flip through as a "dream" book. I am still trying to perfect control over the piping, writing and detailed decorating….but I have always wanted to create the cookie Christmas tree land featured in the first book. Pick me, pick me!

  150. Sugary Flower
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that looks beautiful! I'd loooove to try some of those 3D cookies!
    And thank you, thank you for making the contest worldwide! :)

  151. Sue
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    WOW, what an amazing cookie artist! LOVE the bacon and eggs, and the Santa snow globe!

  152. Stevie
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    This book looks awesome, thank you for hosting the giveaway!
    ~Stevie

  153. Mrs Scratch
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Ooohhh…this would be such a great book to have to spruce up my boring cookies.

  154. Christin
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    I just found your site! How awesome! I am just getting into cookies and will flood my first ones tomorrow. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Christinc21@hotmail.com

  155. Fender's Mom
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win! So many ideas in one place…I love it!

  156. Pato
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! I would love to win this to give it as a gift for a good friend of mine.

    Thanks!

  157. Viv
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    That book seems lovely! But the giveaway is open to anyone?

  158. Kelly Mapes
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Can't wait to see the artistic ideas for creating such delicious delights for my friends and family! :O)

  159. DarVburr
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Truly wonderful cookies that I would enjoy making as gifts for family & friends this holiday season!

    onedozen12ses@yahoo.com

  160. MARGARET
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Those peacock cookies are so adorable and way too funny! This looks like it'd be a fun book to try. Thanks for the chance! :)

  161. Sareberry
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Those are amazing! I wish I had seen those peacock cookies a year ago when my sister was getting married, she'd go crazy! Love!

  162. Yvonne A.
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    OH WOW! Those are some awesome cookies! would love to win the book!

  163. Lisa Escamilla
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely, totally, unquestionably, need to win that book. It is amazing!
    leesasee@yahoo.com

  164. K Johnson
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Happy Halloween!

    sugarcookie.johnson@gmail.com

  165. Sondra
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    This looks awesome. I would love to win.
    skessler5@yahoo.com

  166. Raelynn
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    WOW, those cookies are so gorgeous!! I think I NEED this book!

  167. Me and My 4
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 2:53 am | Permalink

    Amazing!! I have to get my hands on this book so I can totally amaze my children!!

  168. ~~Rhonda
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    The pictures are beautiful! Thank you for hosting a great giveaway! ~~Rhonda

  169. JennZ
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 3:56 am | Permalink

    Love, love, LOVE the decorated cookies!

  170. Shelly
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    Just recently found your site, as a novice cookie decorator I have been pouring over it, gathering tips and ideas. I would love to win this beautiful book and learn even more.

  171. patty
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    Awesome Cookies!!! I can't wait to see the rest of the book!
    patty

  172. taste tester
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    Looks beautiful!

  173. Μαρία Sweet Art
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    I make cookies with sugarpaste but these cookies are very very beautiful!!!!

    I would love to win this cookbook
    many kisses
    Maria Sweet Art

  174. Sheila
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Fabulous book…pick me!
    gamma1158@yahoo.com

  175. Anonymous
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    I love baking and I´m thinking about starting a bussiness… this book would be a great inspiration!
    Regards from Argentina!
    anvarela1@yahoo.com

  176. canvas prints
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    So cute and tasty! Wonderful!

  177. misgalletasyotrascosas
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Love your blog and love the book!!!

    misgalletasyotrascosas@gmail.com

  178. rosilet
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    I absolutely want this book! Those cookies are soooooooooo adorable!
    sugg-r(at)hotmail(dot)com

  179. Mima
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Woooow those are COOKIES with C not c !
    Would love the book
    Jijiji Love the worldwide contest :O)

  180. Sugar Butter Baby
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    wow, these cookies are pretty intense! I would love to see instructions and see how well I fare!

  181. frostgalsmom
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    WOW!! These cookies are amazing! They look more like pieces of art! Wish I could make these!

  182. Patti
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a challenge! Would love to give some of those amazing ideas a try.

  183. Alicia
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Hi!!I love your blog since year a go!I´d love to have that book.Many kisses.
    My email: arashi92@hotmail.com

    Many thanks!

  184. Alicia
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Hi!I love your blog, months a go!
    Thank you for everything!
    Please, contact me if I win the book.

    arashi92@hotmail.com

    Many thanks!

    Alicia

  185. Lynn
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Those cookies look amazing!! Thanks for such a fun giveaway.

    lynn(dot)wiltse(at)gmail(dot)com

  186. raquel perez
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    ohhhh!!! es precioso!! me encanta…desde España: paris_19791@hotmail.com

  187. J
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Those are some amazing cookies!

  188. Anonymous
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    That looks like an amaing book. Kathy at sfyelm@yahoo.com

  189. amy
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    i am inspired by julia's last book, cookie swap, and would love to check out the new book too!

  190. Carrie - Carrie's Creations
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    I have been admiring the book ever since I heard about it! Thank you for hosting this giveaway and I hope I win!

  191. Mia Cupcake
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    I've only recently discovered the joy of cookie decorating, after spending a ly of time on cupcakes. Just found your blog through Sweet Sugar Belle and will be trawling your archives soon! :)

    Miacupcake@bruisesinthefrosting.com

  192. Joy
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    The cookies look great.

  193. Magicka
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Beatiful cookies! I would love to win…

  194. Miss Mary
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    i love your cookies from spain!!
    my mail marutxiypunto(at)hotmail.com

  195. Carmen
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Those cookies look amazing!

  196. Laura
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    I can't believe how amazing those cookies are! I would love to learn how to make them look that great! lauratomanek@hotmail.com

  197. amaineko
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    do u also send to germany o.o?

  198. sue
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    OH I want that book so badly!

  199. Sommer
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! Those peacocks are so amazing. All these are works of art….yummy delicious looking works of art.

  200. Megan Cook
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Those are so beautiful!! yes please!

    historyinthebaking@hotmail.com

  201. Jill
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    what beautiful cookies…I can't wait to try my hand at a few of them.
    thanks for the chance..
    jhertrick(at)nc(dot)rr(dot)com

  202. Anonymous
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    I would be honored to win this book and would put it to good use!!
    beth671977@yahoo.com

  203. Kellycreations
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    I was just looking into getting this book. I would love to win a copy, keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck everyone :)

  204. Rose-Marie
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    A feast for the eyes as well as for the tummy!! Yummy!!! I have been trashing all the stores in vain searhing in vain for cookie decorating books. Hit paydirt, right here!!!

  205. Anonymous
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Booootiful!

  206. Diane Mc
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous book and what amazing cookies! I love creativity, and your cookies are beautiful.
    I may need to step up my work. LOL.

    Congratulations on a lovely book!

  207. Jo-Ann
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Can't wait to see what this book as in store – I am so excited!!!
    info@finefrostings.com

  208. Lucy
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    OMG she is so talented !

  209. April B.
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    Wow, those cookies are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  210. Tara H
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    Pick me, Please! I also long to dress each naked cookie! Tarafor EdibleArt

  211. Becky Jo
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    Every last cookie is a word of art. I just started making cookies and can only dream that one day I can make masterpieces like these.

  212. Kate
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    Book looks great! I love the peacocks!

  213. Elysa
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    I would love to win this cookbook…absolutely adorable!

    jimelm "at" windstream "dot" net

    THANKS!!!!!

  214. Vickei C.
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 2:57 am | Permalink

    Your cookies are absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to check out the whole book.

  215. Nina
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    Wow! I love decorating cookies!

    nycstrawberri21@gmail.com

  216. wildstyled at hotmail dot com
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    YAY!!! This giveaway book looks like SOO much fun!!!! <3

  217. Stacey
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    I keep coming back to check out these cookies again and again. They are AMAZING!

  218. Msita
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Incredible cookies! I would like to try to do them.

    stelmar4 at gmail dot com

  219. Barbara
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Fabulous book! I'd love to have it.

  220. Becky
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    I love cookies! This looks like so. Much. Fun!!

  221. Lovely Traits
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I have been interested in decorating cookies for ages, but have only just started.. Before I'd reached the hands-on stage, I collected such books.. Want more!

  222. joyce Haight
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Great inspiration and lots of fun!

  223. Anonymous
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks,Kathy. My e-mail is kathleenmcguirk@yahoo.com

  224. rudie2shoes
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    These are gorgeous!

  225. MonkeeLuvR
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Love all the bright colorfull cookies! Esp the monsters with googly eyes! Would most def love to have the talent that you have, winning the book may help ; )

  226. Melissa
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Cookies are the one thing I truly need to work more on. That book looks amazing.

  227. Tara
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    I love your website! Everything is lovely.

  228. Kathi W
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    how lovely…!!! I am so intrigued. Just beautiful…!!!

    k9659@hotmail.com

  229. SalemMomma
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Those are gorgeous! Thank you for he chance to win!

  230. Ashley Clever
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    What cute cookies! I LOVE the peacock ones.

  231. Rebi
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    What a gorgeous book! I'd love to have a copy of that in my kitchen!

  232. PurpleKat
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    I don't normally want cookbooks, but that one looks awesome. :)

  233. Lu
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely book!!! I want it!!!!

  234. Shari
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    those cookies are more art than food! I would love to have that book in my collection!

  235. ejm1012
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Just looking at these pictures makes my heart jump…I'd treasure this awesome artwork!

  236. Linda
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    All so pretty to eat. Just beautiful.

  237. Tonya
    Posted October 30, 2011 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    Beautiful cookies and cookbook! Maybe with lots of practice :)

    cheftkc@hotmail.com

  238. KarenR
    Posted October 30, 2011 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    I would love to win this book….I have looked at it online and think it would be great to have. Thanks for the opportunity. Just read your last blog entry…hope things get better soon. Will keep you in my prayers.Karen

  239. linyah
    Posted October 31, 2011 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    I would love to win … :)

  240. Leslie
    Posted October 31, 2011 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    I'm a cookie decorating novice. Love your blog and your work. Would love to win, but if I don't, I'm still going to get this book and yours when it comes out!

  241. Anastasia
    Posted October 31, 2011 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    This is exciting. Thanks for doing this.

  242. Anonymous
    Posted October 31, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    I can't wait to get my hand on your book. I love cookies and I love decorating. This cookie decorating combination goes well together. I am excited .

    leka930@yahoo.com

  243. Anonymous
    Posted October 31, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Would love to win a copy of this awesome book. SJLHARRIS@SKY.COM

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