A peep at the book and Forever Nigella #12

My new book Bake Me I’m Yours… Sweet Bitesize Bakes is due to be published by David & Charles in June 2012. Available now to pre-order.

The past week has kept me busy with final edits to the book, Bake Me I’m Yours Sweet Bitesize Bakes. It’s fitting that the week I finished work on it was also when the cover popped up on Amazon. It was the first time I’d seen this version of the cover with spotty green spine and pink ribbon. The exact wording and design you see may get changed a bit but this should be the cover photo. The first I knew about it was my mother emailing me. It does amuse me that my mum is searching for my book on Amazon even though it’s not published by David & Charles until June!

My mum ordered her copy the second it was displayed on Amazon however I was touched by all the tweets this week with people saying they were looking forward to buying it! I’d kind of forgotten people might actually buy it – I’m a can’t see the wood for the trees kind of girl evidently. If you’re the buy-ahead sort, you can pre-order already and Amazon will post it to you on publication.

So with all that and me having my head buried in A3 print outs of the book to edit, followed by some other paid work behind the scenes, the days ticked past and February pounced upon me.

I know I said I was going to be very prompt and get my Forever Nigella posts up on 1st of the month and 3.5 weeks later I fail to achieve this. But you see a few things have been going on…

But I will be posting something yummy and Nigella like for Forever Nigella very soon. In the meantime, for those of you who want to get cracking with posting February Forever Nigella entries (I have already seen one from Feeding Boys!) I am posting the linky below even though I’ve not yet managed to visit all the January ones yet to pick the winner of the Australian Women’s Weekly Cupcake and Muffin book. Bear with me and it will all get done early next week.

Whilst I’ve been a bit erratic (uh-hum slight understatement) on the recipe front lately, I have set up three new whizzy places where you can find out what I’m up to.

The first is Instagram where I have been posting pictures for a few months, you can find me there as sarahmaisoncupcake so do come follow if you have an iPhone or feel free to browse my IGs over at Webstagram the web based client for Instagram.

Pinterest has also grabbed my interest, I was a bit slow to pin stuff at first but have got into it now. Pinterest amazed me with scores of people coming to follow me who knew me from Twitter etc, I only hope they’ve not all unfollowed me as I wasn’t pinning anything for ages but I’ve kind of got the hang of it now. You can visit my Pinterest boards at http://pinterest.com/maisoncupcake/ – do let me know if you would like an invite.

Finally, my other new toy (apart from the Monopoly app on iPad2) is Tumblr. Yes I’m probably 20 years to old to get into Tumblr but I am finding it very useful to post quick bits and pieces to various places with the added benefit of them being displayed in my blog side bar. Keep up with my brief Tumbles either in the side bar or direct at Maison Cupcake Tumblr.

I. Will. Cook. Things. Again. Soon. I. Promise.

Check out the rules of Forever Nigella.


  1. says

    Woohoo! So excited for you about your book. The cover looks brilliant. Also am thinking I should get on board with pininterest so could you whizz me over an invite? Huge congrats Sarah.

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

      I’m very pleased how pretty it looks – after some decidedly unpretty moments whilst writing it!!!!

  2. says

    Love the book cover Sarah, I am sure it is super-exciting seeing it all come togther now and actually being able to pre-order is wonderful too! I got my iPhone for Christmas so I am just discivering the delights of instagram. I also like the pinterest app and the foodgawaker on my phone too :-) Not that I’m obsessed with food or anything! I’m going to try and find an unusual Nigella recipe this month…

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

      Thanks! I must double check if I’m following you on Instagram, you’ll have to let me know your name on there! x

  3. says

    That cover is brilliant, it’s a real “if you take a look at me, you’ll have to buy me”. How exciting for you. I’m sure it will do well.

    Took a quick peek at pinterest and was scared off immediately – as for the others I’ve not even heard of them – hey ho!

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

      Thank you! It is was quite weird when they photographed virtually everything done for one day’s photo shoot all together and said “we think this will be the cover shot”!

      I’m still a newbie at Pinterest, kind of scared by all the reports of people being “sucked in” (I have enough of that with Twitter!). Instagram is unique to smartphone users I think though Tumblr has great potential for anyone – it’s very very simple email blogging half way between Twitter and a proper blog.

  4. says

    Congratulations on the book. I love the cover and cant wait to get my hands on a copy. I’ve been quick off the mark with forever nigella this month purely by chance. I’ve signed up for pinterest but not actually logged on yet! Really should when I get a spare moment.

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

      Thanks! Not sure what will be happening yet though I am sure a celebration will be in order!

  5. says

    The book looks absolutely gorgeous! Hope they do keep polka dots, the whole thing looks great. Well done! And absolutely time to celebrate!

  6. says

    So exciting, I will be buying a copy of course! Think it will be a great success. I do love pinterest too and just totally love Tumblr even though I don’t feel uber cool enough to really be part of it. I will be joining in with Forever Nigella too. Well done Sarah!

  7. says

    Hi Sarah, Congratualtions on the new book, it looks fab on Amazon (can’t wait to preview it). I have tried to upload another picture for Forever Nigella 12, but for some reason I can not seem to do it, and can see no linky things X.

  8. says

    The idea of your book is captivating. Small treats are better than the large ones, in my opinion. Good luck with this wonderful project.

  9. says

    I wanted you to know that I added your badge to my recipe. I had forgotten to do it when I linked up the recipe.

    Good luck with your book. It looks like a winner.

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

      Thank you! Mercifully I am able to take things at a slower pace recently! I missed sitting on the sofa with hubby watching DVD box sets :-)

  10. says

    Well done on the book!
    I’ve been wondering what Pinterest was,have seen lots of talk about it but haven’t really had a chance to find out what exactly it is:(

  11. says

    Congratulations on the new book launch! It must be very exciting and I quite like the idea of bite-sized baking. I know somebody who will love this book.

  12. says

    Yay, how exciting Sarah. Love the cover of your cookbook and can’t wait to have a look at it in real life. Well done you! Proud as punch of you xx

  13. says

    Love the cover of the new book it is great to finally get a sneak preview! It must be so busy working on that but I am sure you will soon return to cooking soon. Such an exciting time.

  14. says

    I’ve been following your tweets about the book on & off and now that i see this it all seems surreal. having met you and knowing you for a while all i want to do is give you a big hug. Congrats and I am looking forward to seeing what you’ve been busy (& tweeting) with – looks great to me.

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

      Thank you! I’m very pleased with the cover although at the same time I hope the contents will live up to peoples’ expectations!

  15. says

    A huge congratulations, Sarah, on the book and how thrilling!! It looks so beautiful and I can’t wait to see inside!

  16. says

    Good luck with the sale of the book. I love instragram it is my favourite tool. Not used tumblr yet though – I just find there are too many things to drsin your time away but I am sure curiosity will get the better of me!

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

      There are just so many of these things! I love instagram too but keep forgetting to use it! My favourite thing about Tumblr is how easy it is to email posts to it.

  17. says

    Ooh your book looks so pretty, I love the polka dot spine. This definitely looks like the kind of book I’d buy and spend ages ooohing and aahing over the photographs and recipes. Congratulations and good luck with it all!

    And thank you for the lovely comment you left on my page about my chocolate cake. I’m overwhelmed by the response it has had!

  18. Rainbow Prams says

    I sooo need to get this book! My little ones love little tea parties not to mention the little bitesize cakes to boot! xx


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