Happy Book Party!

All photos via The Decorated Cookie blog by Meaghan Mountford
You know those people that come into your life and, on pretty much a daily basis, make you laugh so hard you're worried you're going to pee your pants?.... No?.... No one?.... Just me?

Well, today I'm saluting my friend Meaghan Mountford of the blog The Decorated Cookie who was just one of those people for me and whose second book, "Sugarlicious" was released today! When Kathia of the Pink Little Cake asked me if I wanted to join in a little celebratory blog party for Meaghan's book release, I thought back to all the times I couldn't decorate cookies and work because I was too doubled over in laughter from something Meaghan was saying. Then I thought of the time that Meaghan stopped by my senior art show here in Philly even though she lives all the way in DC and how amazing that was, and I thought, "Of COURSE I want to celebrate!" Look at all the amazing things she makes!

Kathia asked me to share anything sweet and decoarte-y, so I thought I would share something that I'm very proud of and I have a feeling Meaghan would appreciate. As many of you may know, I now work for Zoe Lukas at Whipped Bakeshop here in Philadelphia making cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and teaching decorating classes.
This year, Zoe and I had a little too much coffee and went on a Valentine's Day cookie set idea spree, and whipped up (get it, "WHIPPED" up?! 'Cause, you know, WHIPPED Bakeshop. HA!) about a bazillion different cookie sets for people to send to their loved ones for V-day. (You can see all of them and purchase on Whipped's Etsy shop!) These mixed tapes were definitely my proudest contribution to the cookie-making frenzy.
My favorite is the rainbow sticker one; so retro. I often have regret that people in the generations after me won't know that feeling of listening to the radio for that one certain song, having your tape all queued up, and then when that song comes on making a mad dash across the room so you can quickly hit the "Record" button. Of course you would always get a little of the DJ's talking in the intro of the song, but that was okay because the otherwise it was perfect.... as long as you hit the "Stop Record" button in time that is.

Ahh, making mixed tapes isn't what it used to be..... *lamenting sidelong look*.....

Anyway, happy book-ness, Meaghan! I'm so proud of you and miss you very much!!... wait... who's doing what now??

Oh, and if you want to mingle at this blog party a little bit, here's a list with links of all the creative ladies participating:

Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle
In Katrina's Kitchen
Sweetology


And thank you to everyone who stopped by especially for the party! I wish I could serve little hors d'oeuvres... like cookies or something :)

11 comments:

Paula said...

How wonderfully original are these tapes! Great *music* too for a Virtual Cookie release party that I know Meaghan will get a kick out of. Must say I'm a tad envious that you have met this very talented lady in person :)

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

LOOK at those cookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I agree w/ Paula, I am jealous of you - I would love a meet and greet with Meaghan what a gal! Amazing talent here that is for sure and what a fun day!

Pink Little Cake said...

I agree with the girls! these cookies are adorable, very original. Thank you so much for your post, I know Meaghan is so happy.

Carrie - Carrie's Creations said...

LOVE the tapes!!

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Eeeep! I want a mixed tape cookie!!! I kind of want a mixed tape again too. ;) Ah yes those were the days.

bridget {bake at 350} said...

A. Those mix tape cookies are darling!
B. Yay for Meaghan's book!!! Amazon says mine will arrive on Thursday!
C. You work at WHIPPED?!? OMGosh! So cool!

Sue said...

How talented you are and what a fun job you have! I LOVE, love, love these tapes! The "80's Mix" reminds me of Meaghan's 80's cookie set:) Perfect tribute to her! :)

Sara said...

Love these!

Sarah (Canterbury Cakes) said...

I love, love, love the rainbow tape. It totally took me back to my childhood - ahh the hours spent editing tapes on my double tape deck (mis-spent youth). The young things of today really don't know what they're missing out on ;o)

the decorated cookie said...

You made me bawl like a schoolgirl (that doesn't sound right, what bawls a lot?) this morning! You and all these ladies made my whole day. I have to forward to Sarah to make sure she sees, because without her we might not have ever picked up frosting bags. I love that you were part of this group! My worlds collided beautifully. Sniffle. '80s fans rule!! I featured all you ladies on my blog today too, cuz you're so awesome. THANK YOU!!!!

Dorothy Explor'r said...

...definitely dope cookies. i immediately thought, now THAT'S hip hop :) lovin' it.