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This must-have book for anyone interested in cookie decorating, The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating, truly is complete. The book is filled with almost 200 pages and over 550 photographs of cookie decorating instruction. Author Autumn Carpenter takes you by the hand and walks you through every component of cookie decorating, from the tools for cookie decorating, recipes, how to plan and design your cookies, to icing consistencies, piping royal icing and working with fondant. You’ll learn how to create effects such as marbling and brush embroidery, how to make shimmery cookies, how to use stencils and edible frosting sheets, and even how to package and present cookies. No detail is forgotten, and every technique possible is covered. A tiny sampling of the cookies you can create (before, that is, taking what you learn and making your own, which this book very much sets you up to do): Ducks, butterflies, flowers and wedding cakes, an entire farm of animals, cookies for your princess, sea creatures and cupcakes, pretty birds and hot lips, scary skulls and a cheery Santa.

Want to peek inside? Here’s a quick and clever way to make a fluffy frosting bunny tail on your cookies from the book at the publisher’s site, Craftside. Want more than a peek inside? Want a copy of your own? Scroll to the end to enter the giveaway!




To enter for a chance to win a copy of The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating, by Autumn Carpenter, leave a comment to this post before Sunday, March 10th, 2013, midnight EST.

Details: The winner is randomly drawn and has 48 hours to respond after being notified before another winner is drawn. Book ships directly from publisher to US address only.

By Meaghan Mountford

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170 Comments so far

  1. Kat on March 3, 2013 5:38 pm

    Amazing-looking cookies! The colors are wonderful and happy.

  2. Brandy Kern on March 3, 2013 5:40 pm

    My daughter hopes to be a pastry chef. This would give her a great creative start!

  3. Marsha Grimes on March 3, 2013 5:41 pm

    I’m just learning how to ice cakes and would love to have this book so I can work on cookies next.

  4. Kendra Tallman on March 3, 2013 5:46 pm

    I would love to win a copy of “The Complete Photo Guide To Cookie Decorating”. Thank you for all your posts!! :)

  5. Melinda Starnes on March 3, 2013 5:52 pm

    I love to create and decorate.

  6. Susan on March 3, 2013 6:08 pm

    Me want cookie book!

  7. Helen Clancy on March 3, 2013 6:23 pm

    This book looks GREAT!! :0)

  8. Susan Lezaun on March 3, 2013 6:38 pm

    Awesome looking book

  9. Amy* on March 3, 2013 7:21 pm

    I have wanted to try my hand at “fancy” cookies. This book looks like just the thing I need. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Joyce on March 3, 2013 7:50 pm

    The cookies on the cover are so cute! :)

  11. Linda L on March 3, 2013 8:03 pm

    Love the idea of over 500 photos to learn from! Love your blog too – thanks for the chance to win

  12. Aimee Grandy on March 3, 2013 8:20 pm

    I love making cookies!! Cookies for every holiday or occasion! Everyone looks forward to my cookie platters at Christmas. This would be a great addition to my hobby!

  13. Kelly on March 3, 2013 8:25 pm


  14. marlena on March 3, 2013 8:26 pm

    Love these ideas! This picture book is just what beginner need. Fun for little hands too!

  15. Emma S. on March 3, 2013 8:34 pm

    Wow that book looks amazing. I love books that have lots of photos!

  16. Linda N on March 3, 2013 8:36 pm

    I’ve been dying to try this kind of thing! I would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

  17. Ladywild on March 3, 2013 8:37 pm

    Love this cookbook. I’ve just started my decorating adventures. Having fun

  18. Neonmoon10 on March 3, 2013 8:38 pm

    The book looks amazing.

  19. Jessica Squirrel on March 3, 2013 8:58 pm

    The book looks wonderful! I would love to be able to use this and make cookies for my boys and my scouts. :)

  20. Allie on March 3, 2013 9:02 pm

    It would be so fun to decorate cookies like these!

  21. terriavidreader on March 3, 2013 9:11 pm

    I’d love to win this. I always have found these cookies just adorable!

  22. HouseofJules on March 3, 2013 9:18 pm

    I would love to win this book!

  23. sharon bickford on March 3, 2013 9:32 pm

    this would be great for my daughter!

  24. Amy on March 3, 2013 9:49 pm

    I could really use this book!

  25. MelodyJ on March 3, 2013 11:07 pm

    I want to learn how to do this.

  26. Cheree on March 4, 2013 12:11 am

    Just would like to have the book for my baking hobby.

  27. Kat on March 4, 2013 12:33 am

    Would love to decorate cookies with the help of this book! Looks like it has such adorable cookie design ideas. Thanks!

  28. Bobbie kastel on March 4, 2013 1:22 am

    Love to decorate cookies and learn new ideas. Hope I win.

  29. Rhonda Desgranges on March 4, 2013 1:29 am

    What a great book! I would love to win it!
    Thanks for the chance!

  30. Brenda Thomas on March 4, 2013 1:30 am

    It would be so great to add this book to my library of books. I’m doing all the baking for a catering company and this would definitely be a help! I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  31. Jackie Posnansky on March 4, 2013 2:23 am

    What a fantastic book! I would love to win it! My fingers are crossed!

  32. Amanda Freidline on March 4, 2013 2:30 am

    OMGosh, what a cute book! It looks so helpful, which is what I’ve been looking for! I hope to win!

  33. Joan H. on March 4, 2013 2:42 am

    Oh my – Be still, my heart! Thsnks for the give-away!

  34. maria panico on March 4, 2013 2:53 am

    Looks amazing. Fingers crossed!

  35. ColleenB. on March 4, 2013 3:03 am

    What an Awesome book. Would dearly love to win this as I love to bake and decorate cookies. Always fun to do it with the grandkids.
    Keeping my fingers crossed on this end.
    Thank You for this opportunity.

  36. Jaan L of Tx on March 4, 2013 3:16 am

    What a great learning tool. I have just started making decorative cookies for my family and friends. I could really use this book to improve my own works of art.

  37. Beverly on March 4, 2013 3:34 am

    What a lovely book!

  38. Mary Snarr on March 4, 2013 3:38 am

    This book looks like great fun. I have a 5 yr old granddaughter who loves to decorate cookies and I think we could have a blast with this!

  39. Pat From Florida on March 4, 2013 3:46 am

    Great photos… Clear instructions…. Great book… Hope I win….

  40. Denise Fedor on March 4, 2013 3:55 am

    I would love to own this book! Thanks for the chance!

  41. Nancy T on March 4, 2013 3:57 am

    I love all the pictures and would love to use it with my nieces when we decorate cookies!

  42. Penny on March 4, 2013 4:04 am

    I would love love love to win this book! Autumn Carpenter is truly a very talented confectionery artist! Thanks for the giveaway! Blessings to All!

  43. Tbone on March 4, 2013 4:07 am

    I can use all the help that I can get with cookie decorating!

  44. Sarah on March 4, 2013 4:21 am

    This book looks awesome. I have been planning to get started in cookie decorating. THanks for a chance to win!

  45. Donna on March 4, 2013 4:30 am

    This would be a perfect birthday gift for my daughter who loves to bake. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  46. Gil Crews on March 4, 2013 4:32 am

    This book is right up my alley. Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Valerie on March 4, 2013 5:19 am

    This would be a wonderful book to help me, as a novice, with my cookie decorating! Thank you!

  48. Louann Walch on March 4, 2013 5:44 am

    OMG! This book looks soooo AWESOME! I would love to have it for my very own-pick me-pick me! NOT her…….. Pick me! ????

  49. DeeAnn S on March 4, 2013 5:46 am

    I’m not very good at decorating cookies, so this book would help improve my skills. Thanks.

  50. Kandi on March 4, 2013 5:55 am

    Would love to have this for my Foods I classroom!

  51. Carol P on March 4, 2013 5:57 am

    Adorable! What fun! Can’t wait to start baking

  52. Mary Mac on March 4, 2013 6:00 am

    This a book I would love to have in my kitchen.

  53. kim cady on March 4, 2013 6:02 am

    I have been looking for a book like this!

  54. Lorraine on March 4, 2013 6:07 am

    This looks like a wonderful book!

  55. Vicki Bensinger on March 4, 2013 6:14 am

    What a great book. I spent this past week trying to teach myself cookie decorating techniques and watching videos. Although I’m getting better I have so much to learn. This would definitely be a useful reference to have.

  56. Jo Stires on March 4, 2013 6:15 am

    I would love to give this to my friend so she can make me some fancy cookies.

  57. Rose on March 4, 2013 6:17 am

    I would love to win this book! I need all the help I can get. Thank you!

  58. Hani@haniela's on March 4, 2013 6:24 am

    This is wonderful. I would love to have this book.

  59. Beth on March 4, 2013 6:26 am

    This book looks great! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  60. Lillian on March 4, 2013 6:27 am

    I would love this book. Wow, it looks amazing and beautifully illustrated! Thanks for the opportunity!

  61. Jillian on March 4, 2013 6:29 am

    Looks like a great book! Good luck everyone! =)

  62. Tatiane on March 4, 2013 6:31 am

    I am so excited about your book. Lots os kisses from the Cayman Islands.

  63. Heba on March 4, 2013 6:35 am

    This is just what I’ve been looking for :)

  64. Jennifer Grubler on March 4, 2013 6:36 am

    I need this book!!!

  65. rebecca on March 4, 2013 6:41 am

    Love these ideas! This picture book is just what beginner need. Fun for little hands too!

  66. Meriem on March 4, 2013 6:47 am

    I would LOVE to win this book!

  67. Shelley on March 4, 2013 6:47 am

    Autumn Carpenter is a wonderful teacher and author. I would love to have her new book.

  68. Laurel on March 4, 2013 6:48 am

    Would love to win this!!! Thanks for the chance. Heard about your contest on Pinterest.

  69. Connie on March 4, 2013 6:49 am

    I’d love to win this!

  70. Hannie de Beer on March 4, 2013 6:50 am

    Please, please, may I have the cookie decorating book

  71. Jessie rodriguez on March 4, 2013 6:57 am

    Practice makes perfect and this book would teach me more of the little bit (beginner) I know!!! Thanks

  72. Caitlin on March 4, 2013 6:57 am

    This would be an amazing book to have.

  73. jenn on March 4, 2013 7:00 am

    I would so love to win this – thank you for the chance!

  74. Amy C on March 4, 2013 7:03 am

    Love it! So amazing!

  75. Becky F on March 4, 2013 7:07 am

    What a great book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  76. Craig on March 4, 2013 7:08 am

    Looks as if I will be the only guy writing here. My hope is to be chosen so I can give the book to either my wife–who loves baking–or to my daughter, who also loves baking–especially cookies!

  77. Amy J on March 4, 2013 7:09 am

    Cute! The kids would love if I could learn to decorate cookies like these!

  78. Deb Manion on March 4, 2013 7:13 am

    This would be great to have this book. Looks great!

  79. Shali Denton on March 4, 2013 7:27 am

    I’m just learning and would LOVE to have this book :-)

  80. millanie jansen on March 4, 2013 7:29 am

    I could realy used this book:-) i am new to dis en it seems a realy neet book that i can use with my kids:-)

  81. Laurie Ach on March 4, 2013 7:35 am

    Great looking book going to have to buy just in case I dont win :)

  82. Jan on March 4, 2013 7:37 am

    I would love to discover new cookie-decorating inspirations in this book!

  83. Teresa M on March 4, 2013 7:44 am

    I am great ant cakes but my cookie skills need HELP!!!!1

  84. Maggie on March 4, 2013 7:46 am

    What a neat book – I love all the cookies. YUM.

  85. bianca on March 4, 2013 7:46 am

    I whant to learn cookie decorating soooo much

  86. Lori Benkowski on March 4, 2013 7:58 am

    I love to bake and decorate cookies for every occasion!

  87. Vernell on March 4, 2013 8:04 am

    This is a must have for my baking resources. Adding to wish list to buy later if I am not the lucky winner :)

  88. Rose S. on March 4, 2013 8:06 am

    Yummy who doesn’t love pretty cookies. Pick me, please.

  89. Jessica on March 4, 2013 8:11 am


  90. Carla on March 4, 2013 8:13 am

    What a great Giveaway! I would love to learn how to make such beautiful works of art!!!

  91. megan on March 4, 2013 8:16 am

    This would be a great addition to my collection! Crossing my fingers for this one!!

  92. Sue {munchkin munchies} on March 4, 2013 8:25 am

    Looks like a fabulous book!

  93. Amy on March 4, 2013 8:43 am

    Would love this book. Endless possibilities…

  94. Michelle on March 4, 2013 8:43 am

    This is a fun giveaway!

  95. SecretAgentCakeBaker on March 4, 2013 8:46 am

    It will be nice to have techniques all in one place. Thanks!

  96. Leah on March 4, 2013 8:50 am

    What a beautiful book – and something I actually NEED.

  97. April Kofer on March 4, 2013 8:52 am

    What a wonderful looking book. Would love to have this.

  98. Cindy Suda on March 4, 2013 8:52 am

    It looks like sooo much fun!!!

  99. Lori on March 4, 2013 9:13 am

    would love to win this book. Beautiful cookies!

  100. Kathryn on March 4, 2013 9:21 am

    What a great giveaway!

  101. Linda on March 4, 2013 9:31 am

    Thank you for sharing so much info about cookies! I haven’t had a lot of time to play lately, and my blog is woefully far outdated. Your book would be a wonderful inspiration!

  102. Theresa on March 4, 2013 9:34 am

    I used to decorate cakes many, many years ago. I think it would be fun to peak inside this book and do some cookies. YUM!!

  103. Sharon S on March 4, 2013 9:41 am

    Oh, the cookies I would make!

  104. Denise O on March 4, 2013 9:45 am

    I’d love to Play with this book! Great giveaway!

  105. Kath U on March 4, 2013 9:46 am

    Looks like a very inspirational book – love that it has lots of photos for the beginner cookie decorators.

  106. Cindy L. Rich on March 4, 2013 9:47 am

    I would love to be entered in the book giveaway!

  107. Salpie on March 4, 2013 9:57 am

    I already have The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating & would love to win the “cousin” The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating :)
    Good luck to all!

  108. Claudia Rivera on March 4, 2013 10:05 am

    Would love to win this book I am always eager to learn new techniques.

  109. Sarah Crock on March 4, 2013 10:06 am

    My daughter’s and would have a great time with this book. Have collected cookie cutter’s for years ..the girls are very artistic. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  110. Amy L on March 4, 2013 10:14 am

    My daughter has been learning to decorate cakes and cookies. She would love to have this book. It looks like it would be a wonderful resource.

  111. Lori T on March 4, 2013 10:44 am

    What a fun book! I love browsing the cookie decorating blogs.

  112. Patricia on March 4, 2013 12:43 pm

    I would give this to my daughter, for her upcoming birthday. She is the baker in the family and would love this book!

  113. Heather H on March 4, 2013 12:46 pm

    The book looks amazing! I would love to win a copy!

  114. Mary T on March 4, 2013 1:45 pm

    OMG – these are sooooo cute! Would be amazing to win this book!

  115. Lauri on March 4, 2013 2:14 pm

    What an awesome giveaway!

  116. Natalie on March 4, 2013 2:24 pm

    Wow! What great cookie inspiration.

  117. marianna on March 4, 2013 2:28 pm

    hi:) my name is marianna and lately i have become interested in pastry decor so this book would give me a head start so i would LOVE to have this book

  118. Bridget on March 4, 2013 2:38 pm

    Bridget wants a cookie book !

  119. Sandy Kay on March 4, 2013 2:45 pm

    OMG…this looks like an amazing book for decorating…thanks for the drawing! :)

  120. Theresa J on March 4, 2013 3:06 pm

    This looks like an easy book to follow

  121. Dianna on March 4, 2013 3:38 pm

    What a great book!

  122. Kelli on March 4, 2013 4:18 pm

    The book looks wonderful and it would be a joy to win it! I am sure it would make my kids very happy too! :)

  123. Jane T on March 4, 2013 4:24 pm

    Darling cookies. I would love to have that book.

  124. Maria on March 4, 2013 4:42 pm

    I LOVE Cookies and Cookie Books! This is awesome!

  125. Jess S. @ Floptimism on March 4, 2013 4:53 pm

    I’ve been working on my cookie decorating skills – this book sounds like such a great resource!

  126. isabel on March 4, 2013 5:13 pm

    would love to win! :)

  127. Linda on March 4, 2013 5:14 pm

    As a parent of a special needs adult child I am always looking for new ideas to try w/my son.
    Making treats to take to his Dayprogram will be a big hit w/all the helpful hints & ideas in this totally awesome book !!!

  128. delia on March 4, 2013 5:18 pm

    PRETTY PLEASE **hoping to win**

  129. Patti on March 4, 2013 5:31 pm

    The books looks so nice.
    The coolkies look so tasty. What a combo!

  130. Summer on March 4, 2013 6:32 pm

    Cookies are the perfect portion treat and these are adorable. Love the designs!!!

  131. Callie on March 4, 2013 7:07 pm

    looks like a really cute book!

  132. Sarah on March 4, 2013 7:49 pm

    My 8 year old and I could have a blast together with the great ideas in this book. We are beginning cookie girls and I love the time decorating together. Please, pretty please, with icing on the top? :) Here’s to hoping! Thanks for the chance!

  133. Cristina Godoy on March 4, 2013 7:52 pm

    OMG! I need to have that book!!! :) I would love to learn to decorate cookies for my son’s birthdays. Next birthday, he wants a shark themed party…

  134. Lisa McCoy on March 4, 2013 8:10 pm

    My 11 year old daughter loves to bake. We would love this book and discover together the art of cookie decorating!

  135. Nikki on March 4, 2013 8:40 pm

    Would love to win this, looks so cute!

  136. Darlene on March 4, 2013 8:44 pm

    I’d love to learn to decorate cookies. I’ve been afraid to try it. But if I had a step by step book I’d love to try it.

  137. Barb on March 4, 2013 9:08 pm

    would love to try this

  138. LaNelle Schaffhauser on March 4, 2013 9:13 pm

    Looks like it would be a great teaching tool and a nice addition to my cookbook collection.

  139. Dennis g on March 4, 2013 11:52 pm

    Thank you so much for the giveaway

  140. Heather on March 5, 2013 2:08 am

    I hope to become a pastry chef, I have no job so I bake for craft fairs to earn a little bit of money, this book would be a huge help to me!

  141. Linda Day on March 5, 2013 4:02 am

    This book looks really professional. I would really love to try to make these beautiful cookies!

  142. kim on March 5, 2013 5:34 am

    I love to bake and I love to decorate so this would be great to win. Bonus would be I might get to do the sugar cookies at work (convenience store) more often!

  143. Julie Moretti on March 5, 2013 7:06 am

    I love cookie decorating, but am not so good at it! What a great help! What a great teaching tool!!!

  144. Kanda 40140 on March 5, 2013 9:45 am

    I just started cake decoratimg and love it. Got a Dora cake to do this weekend for my Grandbaby she will be 3. Spoiled rotten. It’s the cake that stands up with the doll in the middle. I can’t wait. this book would be great for cookies fo the other grandbabies school. Thanks

  145. jessica w on March 5, 2013 11:43 am

    This looks awesome, thanks for the chance to enter!

  146. Kristy on March 5, 2013 4:20 pm

    What a beautiful book!

  147. laura r on March 5, 2013 5:37 pm

    Looks like fun! Thanks!

  148. Cathy Rieschl on March 5, 2013 7:27 pm

    I would like to enter to win the cookie book.

    Cathy Rieschl

  149. Megacrafty on March 5, 2013 7:32 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway. Love the tip about the bunny tail. : )

  150. smfsprout on March 5, 2013 7:46 pm

    What a wonderful book for a grandmother to have. If I don’t win, I may have to break down and buy a copy.

  151. Wendy on March 5, 2013 11:00 pm

    I would love to win! :)

  152. MKT on March 6, 2013 2:34 am

    Looks like a wonderful book. Thank you for the chance to be a winner :)

  153. Chris on March 6, 2013 3:50 am

    What fun. I would love to decorate a bunch of cookies with my Grandchildren.

  154. Nicole Burris on March 6, 2013 8:03 am

    Such cute cookies. I would love to have this book.

  155. Cyd on March 6, 2013 11:14 am

    my son loves to eat cookies and his girlfriend loves to make them for him. She would love this!

  156. Charlene Anderson on March 6, 2013 12:06 pm

    Would love to make my own menagerie!

  157. Karen Propes on March 6, 2013 7:10 pm

    I would love this book, I can decorate cakes and such, but now that I have a Granddaughter I need to start making cookies. She loves cookies and helping in the kitchen. We would have a great time with this book and make a lot of people happy. Good luck to all

  158. Dennis on March 6, 2013 11:11 pm

    I would love to learn everything in the book, I love making cookies.

  159. Kristin K on March 6, 2013 11:22 pm

    this book looks like it’s over flowing with creativity!

  160. Chloe Dickenson on March 7, 2013 9:08 am

    thay all look amazing, i love baking so this would really help improve my skills!

  161. KaySue on March 7, 2013 10:34 am

    This looks like a great book to have – step by step instructions and lots of pictures are always nice to have!

  162. Kate F. on March 7, 2013 1:19 pm

    This looks like a cool book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  163. Margaret on March 7, 2013 10:48 pm

    This looks great! I’ve always wanted to make fancier cookies, but haven’t really known where to start.

  164. Michelle on March 8, 2013 8:34 am

    I would love this.

  165. Kristin on March 8, 2013 5:06 pm

    I love to decorate cookies. This would be awesome to win!

  166. Mary Elaine on March 8, 2013 5:37 pm

    I would love to have this! I enjoy cake decorating, but am intimidated by cookies! This would be a great way to start attempting cookie decorating with some awesome ideas!

  167. Carmen on March 8, 2013 8:17 pm

    I love decorating cookies but mine are so basic – I could really use this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  168. Gil Crews on March 9, 2013 5:45 am

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  169. Sara B on March 9, 2013 9:18 pm

    I love cutout cookies and it is so hard to find good ones. It would be nice to be able to make my own!

  170. Jill Schwieger on March 10, 2013 12:59 am

    What a beautiful book! I would love to have it to learn to decorate cookies for so many special occasions! Thanks for the chance….

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