Blog Tour: ‘Cupcakery: Party-Perfect Cupcakes in a Flash’

Blog Tour: ‘Cupcakery: Party-Perfect Cupcakes in a Flash’

Toni Miller and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Cupcakery: Party-Perfect Cupcakes in a Flash” blog tour, which will run from June 15-30, 2015.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

There is nothing quite like a row of pretty little cupcakes lined up in a bakery display case. Who can resist so many fun flavors and adorable sprinkles?

Now you can skip the trip and the cost of bakery-style cupcakes and learn how to make them right in your own home, starting from a cake mix! Anybody can follow these easy recipes and create these adorable designs. And with so many unique flavors, you’ll want to try them all.

  • Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast
  • Monster Cookie Dough
  • Root Beer Float
  • Chocolate Caramel Irish Cream
  • Blue Velvet Coconut
  • Mocha Peppermint Crunch

These delectable and delightfully adorable cupcakes look and taste so amazing your friends and family won t believe you made them yourself and from a mix!

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About the author:

Toni’s sweet adventure began with her love for parties and creative knack. What started as a hobby of self-taught home cake baking and decorating quickly grew into a successful baking blog and a love for all things adorable sweet. Her work can be found on many websites and publications around the world, including Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Today, Yahoo!, and more.

“Cupcakery” blog tour schedule:

June 15: The Marshmallow Studio
June 16: Giggles Galore • Design Eat Repeat
June 17: The Domestic Rebel • Love The Day
June 18: printabelle • LilaLoa • Lynlee’s
June 19: The Partiologist
June 20: Inklings & Notions • Munchkin Munchies
June 21: Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
June 22: readalot • Sugar Kissed
June 23: The Author’s Hideaway • JavaCupcake
June 24: Love From The Oven
June 25: Seeking Sanctuary at World’s End • Creative Juice 
June 26: Reidhead Random-ness • Grandbaby Cakes
June 27: Wishful Endings
June 28: Lindsay Ann Bakes
June 29: Katie’s Clean Book Collection • Hungry Happenings
June 30: Fire and Ice • Baking a Moment

Meet the Publishers: Cedar Fort Celebrates Fastest-Growing Ranking with Pancake Breakfast!

Do you ever have a day when you just need to celebrate? We did.

On March 9, 2015, Publisher’s Weekly ran an article on the fastest-growing publishers in the country, and Cedar Fort made it into the top 10!

We were so thrilled! After lots of growth in the past few years and many growing pains along the way, it was fantastic to have our efforts recognized by the industry at large.

We knew it was time to celebrate, so that morning we had a big pancake breakfast for everyone in the company.Lyle

But not just any pancakes. We wanted to make them extra awesome by incorporating recipes from Karly Campbell’s recently published Stack Happy—an entire cookbook stuffed with delicious pancake and topping recipes.

So, in keeping with our signature Cedar Fort style of collaboration and cooperation, we each brought a topping or side to share.

With tables of bacon, eggs, potato pancakes, browned butter drizzle, cinnamon streusel, and more awaiting us, we said a quick prayer and dug in! We spent the next hour eating and talking.

Bacon-and-eggsThe food was delicious. Lauren Error, the graphic designer who worked on Stack Happy said, “It felt good to see the very first book I worked on come to life—or come to the table.”

As we ate, we asked each other a series of questions like, “If you could remove any one person’s vocal chords for a year, who would you choose?” and “Which person from the past are you most looking forward to meeting after you die?” As you can imagine, the answers were both funny and illuminating. Here at Cedar Fort, many of us are divided into specific genre groups and don’t work much with those outside our team. We wanted to give everyone a chance to spend time with each other.

KellyEmily Chambers said, “It was fun to get to know my coworkers in a relaxed, unusual way—a way I don’t normally get to interact with them. My favorite part was everyone’s answer to the question, ‘If you could suddenly discover that one fictional book was actually real, which book would you want it to be?’ Most everyone answered something like Harry Potter, but one person said Jurassic Park and I thought that was both awesome and terrifying.”

Lauren said, “I enjoyed getting to know people I don’t normally talk to and having conversations about topics that wouldn’t normally come up.”

BryceEven though we know we still have a lot of work ahead of us, we loved taking the time to recognize our success and realize how far we’ve come as a company. Zane Phillips, who works in our warehouse, said, “It’s encouraging. [Before the breakfast] I didn’t know we were one of the fastest-growing publishers.” This news gives each of us extra motivation to produce and deliver the best possible products to our customers.

As Lyle Mortimer, our CEO, put it, “[With this article], we’re invited to the big dance.” We have a real opportunity to have a voice in publishing. We can make a difference and spread positive, inspiring messages in a time when they’re sorely needed.questions

We invite you to celebrate this achievement with us as part of our Cedar Fort family, and we’d especially like to thank all of our authors, illustrators, and friends who helped us to reach this point.

To read the full text of the Publisher’s Weekly article, click here.

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For more information about the pancakes and toppings we enjoyed, check out Stack Happy by Karly Campbell, available now for purchase on our Books & Things website. Click here!

We’d love to hear your answers to some of the questions we asked at our breakfast. Just leave us a comment below!

  1. If you could remove one person’s vocal chords for one year, who would you choose?
  2. Which person from the past are you most looking forward to meeting after you die?
  3. If you could suddenly discover that one fictional book was actually real, which book would you want it to be?
  4. If you could live in a hotel in any city in the world for one year, which city would you pick?

Blog tour: ‘Party with Sweet Treats’

Blog tour: ‘Party with Sweet Treats’

Norene Cox and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Party with Sweet Treats: Dressed-up Goodies for Every Occasion” blog tour, which will run from April 1-7, 2015.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

It’s not a party till you see these sweets! From April Fool’s Day fun to birthday bashes and graduation gatherings, Party with Sweet Treats is a full collection of easy-to-make edible crafts that are sure to impress all your guests. With so many delicious recipes and adorable treats to try, you’ll want to find any excuse to celebrate!

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About the author:

When Norene’s sons became teenagers, she realized how much she missed being a room mom. Making sweet treats with the kids and throw- ing classroom parties were all a thing of the past. As a result, she created Party Pinching, a popular website where she could blog about her cute food and budget-friendly party ideas. Her adora- ble desserts have been featured in Family Fun magazine, Seventeen magazine, and Taste of Home, and have been praised by Martha Stewart and Shark Tank’s Bar- bara Corcoran. She is a frequent guest on New Day Northwest, a morning television show in Seattle, where her easy dessert demonstrations get rave reviews.

Norene’s love for celebrating special occasions with all things sweet inspired her to write Party with Sweet Treats, the perfect sequel to her first book, Sweet Treats for the Holidays.

“Part with Sweet Treats” blog tour schedule:

April 1: MyCakeSchool.com • Wishful Endings
April 2: Simple Fare Fairly Simple • readalot
April 3: Fizzy Party
April 4: The Marshmallow Studio
April 5: Bird’s Party
April 6: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
April 7: The Party Wagon • Reidhead Random-ness

Blog tour: ‘Ally’s Kitchen’

Blog tour: ‘Ally’s Kitchen’

Ally Phillips and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Ally’s Kitchen: A Passport for Adventurous Palates” blog tour, which will run from May 1-May 28, 2015.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

Wander the world without leaving your kitchen! Popular blogger, chef, and TV darling Ally Phillips shares her favorite recipes from around the globe in this truly unique cookbook. Full of cultural background, delicious recipes, and Ally Phillips’s signature “food branching” ideas, this cookbook is guaranteed to turn your ordinary meals into memorable masterpieces.

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About the author:

Dr. Alice D’Antoni Phillips, fondly known as Ally, grew up in “the hollers” in West Virginia dreaming of far away places. Now she visits exotic locales, both personally and virtually, on her well-traveled magic carpet. Whether she’s on stage, on location, or in the kitchen, Ally captures the essence of each experience ~ new foods, spices, and lifestyle tips ~ to bring them into her home and yours. Ally delights in dreaming up recipes on her yoga mat and transforming everyday objects into treasures.

Dr. Alice D’Antoni Phillips ~ school psychologist, actress, businesswoman, wife, mother, grandmother, awarded home chef, and prolific blogger ~ is the founder of Ally’s Kitchen and her trademarked culinary style, Bohemian Bold~thinking.fooding.living®. A Top 100 contestant in MasterChef Season 2 and winner of the 2013 Dole California Cook-Off, Ally revels in rocking the food and dining frontiers with authentic creations inspired from her life, travel, and adventures. Ally continues to create and share the magic from her nomadic bohemian kitchens on the coast of South Carolina and in the Colorado Rockies.

Listen to her in an interview here.

“Ally’s Kitchen” blog tour schedule:

May 1: Canning and Cooking at Home • Conny Withay
May 2: Chin Deep
May 3: She’s Cookin’|From The Heart
May 4: My Book A Day
May 5: Reidhead Random-ness
May 6: Around The Kitchen Table (HOA) Basilmomma
May 7: Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen • Unorthodox Epicure
May 8: An Affair from the Heart
May 9: Dixie Chik Cooks
May 10: The Foodie Physician
May 11: Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen • The Duo Dishes
May 12: FlavorNspice • Cooks & Books & Recipes
May 13: a little lunch
May 14: My Imperfect Kitchen • Seeded at the Table
May 15: Cooking With Mary and Friends • Orgasmic Chef • lydia may creates • Cozy Cakes Cottage
May 16: My Catholic Kitchen • The Wicked Noodle • The Brooklyn Ragazza
May 17: What’s Cookin Italian Style Cuisine • The Hedge Combers
May 18: Sumptuous Spoonfuls • Something About Cupcakes
May 19: Southern With A Twist • MB Things I Know
May 20: CafeTerraBlog
May 21: Big Rigs ‘n Lil’ Cookies
May 22: Kitchen Dreaming • Good Day Google + (hang out on air) • Hotly Spiced
May 23: Crumbs In My Mustachio • Larry Fournillier Live (hangout on air, 12pm EST)
May 24: Wishful Endings • Your Home with Karie Engels
May 25: La Difference Catering / Dorlicious • Amee’s Savory Dish
May 26: The Author’s Hideaway • Joan Leotta
May 27: The Fountain Avenue Kitchen • More or Less Cooking Food Blog
May 28: Jorie Loves a Story • Full Belly Sisters • The Clever Carrot • Lauren Kelly Nutrition

**subject to change

Blog tour: ‘Sweet Treats for the Holidays’

Blog tour: ‘Sweet Treats for the Holidays’

Norene Cox and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Sweet Treats for the Holidays” blog tour, which will run from November 28-December 12, 2014.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

Create without the wait! Homemade treats for the holidays don’t have to be made from scratch—skip the baking and get right to the decorating. With easy-to-follow instructions using store-bought ingredients like candy, cookies, and frosting, along with a color photo of each treat, Sweet Treats for the Holidays is edible crafting at its cutest.

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About the author:

When Norene’s sons grew up, she realized how much she missed being a room mom. Making sweet treats with the kids and throwing classroom parties were all a thing of the past. As a result, she created Party Pinching, a popular website where she could blog about her cute food and budget friendly party ideas. Her adorable desserts have been praised by Family Fun magazine, Seventeen magazine, Taste of Home, and even Martha Stewart herself! She is a frequent guest on New Day Northwest, a morning television show in Seattle where her easy dessert demonstrations get rave reviews. Norene lives in the Seattle area with her husband, two sons, and a beagle.

“Sweet Treats for the Holidays” blog tour schedule:

November 28: The Purple Pug
November 29: Fizzy Party
November 30: Log House Foods
December 1: My Cake School
December 2: Party Wagon
December 3: Catch My Party
December 4: Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
December 5: Bird’s Party
December 6: Momstart
December 7: The Things I Love Most
December 8: Cakespy
December 9: Simple Fare, Fairly Simple • Readalot • Author’s Hideaway
December 10: The Marshmallow Studio • Babs Book Bistro
December 11: Creative Juice
December 12: