4th of July Macarons – American Flag French Macarons

4th of july macarons - american flag recipe | tutorial | template these are one of my FAVORITE macarons from my book Gourmet French Macarons - i love them SO much i am sharing them with you today along with the recipe & tutorial from the book. i have edited it down a bit - the book has WAY more tips and tricks than shown here - but this should be enough to give you success with this recipe … [Read more...]

Sweet Book Tour Recap!

this past april i had the most amazing opportunity to join with lynlee of lynlee's petite cakes (author of Sweet and Unique Cupcake Toppers), glory of glorious treats (author of Glorious Layered Desserts), and kris of goods by kcreative (author of Pop Art) on a book tour through California! i am so thankful for these talented women who i was able to travel with and all of the lovely people who … [Read more...]

National Jelly Bean Day!

happy national jelly bean day! my family and i LOVE Jelly Belly Candy Company and are celebrating today by eating lots of jelly beans and taking a trip to the factory for a tour! jelly belly has played quite a big role in my family's life the last few years. as many of you know, my son has lots serious allergies. often he is unable to eat treats that other kids are having at birthday parties and … [Read more...]

Easter Macarons!

happy easter! if you already have a copy of Gourmet French Macarons then these adorable easter macarons will be very familiar! there are over 75 unique macaron designs in my book and these are some of my favorite of the easter section! there are also carrot cake carrot shaped macrons, spring chick macarons, baby duck macarons, as well as the easter bunny macaron and the easter egg macarons! i love … [Read more...]


i'm so excited to announce the new book tour schedule for Party Food For Girls! i'll be joining with other creative and talented authors at multiple locations to meet you all, visit, and of course sign books! i will also have copies of Gourmet French Macarons in case you were not able to make it last time i was in the area! 2014 Book Tour APRIL 12 - SAN DIEGO -  Do It with Icing 7240 Clairemont … [Read more...]

My Second Book: Party Food For Girls!

its a BIG announcement day!!! i am SO SO SOOOooooo happy to finally share with you a project i have been working on for the last year! it is finally here and ready to purchase: my second book --- PARTY FOOD FOR GIRLS! the journey of this book started back in january of 2013... i had just finished writing the manuscript for Gourmet French Macarons and was so relieved to have finished my first … [Read more...]

{BOOK} ‘Gourmet French Macarons’ video trailer

today is a fun (and nervous day) for me! today is the first time i am posting video of me on the blog.... there is a serious vunerability with posting video of yourself. you know how you listen to a recording of your voice and you kinda cringe a bit? well for me this is that x1000!!! that being said -- i am in LOVE with my talented and amazing videographers TK Productions and would not have … [Read more...]

{BOOK} official book tour updates

first, can i just say the response to the book has been amazing! thank you for your calls, emails, texts, facebook messages, tweets, and instagram posts about the book! it has filled my heart and i am so happy to hear that everyone is enjoying the ideas and getting ready to make some creative macarons! i want to see them! when sharing about the book and the macarons you are making use the hashtags … [Read more...]

{BOOK} my macaron cookbook is here!

this week has been very surreal for me. a lot of amazing things happened and i am excited to share them with you! i have spent the last year of my life doing things i NEVER thought i would be doing - writing a book. and then writing a second book. there were lots of other cool things that happened this year - but those two? i never saw them coming. this week i not only finished my second book, but … [Read more...]

{RE-LAUNCH} new look and big news!

{RE-LAUNCH} hello world! i have a new look! what do you think? i'm so excited to share with you what has been in the works for some time now! introducing the new and improved creative juice: web and logo design by the amazing and talented michele of INTRIGUE DESIGN STUDIO! new logo. new colors. (clearly i am still obsessed with gray and yellow) new URL. (getcreativejuice.com) new … [Read more...]


YAY!!!! i am SO SO SO SOoooooooooo excited to finaly share with you  the cover, title, and release date of my book!!! so who guessed it was a macaron book? well its not your AVERAGE macaron book..... keep reading!!    Its all about French macarons –  but with a unique twist!  It is filled with recipes, techniques, styling ideas, templates, and decorating tips that give … [Read more...]

{BOOK} the journey

{BOOK JOURNEY} i'm crying. {like right now} maybe i am overly emotional. maybe i just have not slept much. maybe i am still in denial that i am writing a book and sometimes it hits me like a ton of bricks. i just saw a rough draft of the cover. i didn't know that email was coming or that anyone was even working on it yet. but i opened my email and there it was. something from my … [Read more...]