If you like Martha Stewart and can’t wait to get her latest cook book about cupcakes, this might be the event for you. On July 14th, from 5 pm to 7 pm Martha will be at the Bridgewater Costco (325 Promenade Blvd) signing copies of her new cupcake cook book, “Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone’s Favorite Treat.” Unfortunately, since she’ll only be there for 2 hours, that means that only about 500 people will be able to get her signature on their book. So, you might need to be there early to stand in line, where they’ll be handing out tickets. Obviously, Costco will be selling the book, however, if you bought it someplace else, you can still get that one signed too. But she won’t be signing any of her earlier books; it’s cupcakes or nothing.
I’m just amazed that she could come up with 175 ways to jazz up cupcakes! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cupcake but I’m not sure I could even imagine 175 different ways to decorate it or fill it, can you? Here’s the blurb about the book, on Costco.com:
Swirled and sprinkled, dipped and glazed, or otherwise fancifully decorated, cupcakes are the treats that make everyone smile. They are the star attraction for special days, such as birthdays, showers, and holidays, as well as perfect everyday goodies. In Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes, the editors of Martha Stewart Living share 175 ideas for simple to spectacular creations – with cakes, frostings, fillings, toppings, and embellishments that can be mixed and matched to produce just the right cupcake for any occasion. Alongside traditional favorites like yellow buttermilk cupcakes swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and devil’s food cupcakes crowned with rich, dark chocolate buttercream, there are also sweet surprises such as peanut butter and jelly cupcakes, dainty delights like tiny almond-cherry tea cakes, and festive showstoppers topped with marizpan ladybugs or candy clowns.
The book features cupcakes for everyone, every season, and every event: Celebrations (monogram heart cupcakes perfect for an elegant wedding); Birthdays (starfish-on-the-beach cupcakes sure to be a hit at children’s parties); Holidays (gumdrop candy ghouls and goblins ideal for Halloween revelers); and Any Day (red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for a picnic, or caramel-filled mini chocolate cakes for grown-up gatherings).
The book is selling for $14.99 online (and that does not include shipping), so it is probably somewhere near that same price in the warehouse. Even if you don’t have Martha sign it, you might want to pick it up.
- Book Signing: Costco, 325 Promenade Blvd., Bridgewater, NJ, on July 14 from 5 to 7 pm
If you’re interested in seeing what author signings might be going on in your area, you can always keep up to date at Costco.com’s Author Signings page. Currently, they have dates for several signings through the end of September 2009.