Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

Earlier this month I had a local party to celebrate the publishing of my new book, Glorious Layered Desserts.

It was a special night to celebrate with family and friends… many of the people who have been an essential part of my journey the past few years.  If it were not for the encouragement and support of my friends and family, this blog and this book would not exist.  Of course all of the encouragement in the world wouldn’t take me too far if it weren’t for all of the amazing readers of Glorious Treats… that includes YOU!  Thank you!!

Please join me for a little virtual party tour…

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

I planned the party down to every last detail… but that plan would have been nothing but some writing on a few sheets of paper without lots of help from a group of amazing friends!!

Several friends and I spent all day in the kitchen prepping 400 mini desserts.  We prepared five different desserts, each are recipes from the book.

The desserts were…

  • Caramel Brownie Trifle
  • Fresh Fruit Cheesecake Mousse
  • Banana Caramel Cream Dessert
  • Peanut Butter Mousse with Chocolate Cookie Crumble
  • Sugar Nuts

I chose small cups for the desserts so that guests could indulge in several desserts!  I used 5oz cups from Party City, 2 oz mini bowls from Party City,  4 oz cups from Amazon, and polka dot nut cups from The Tomkat Studio.

Glorious Layered Desserts - Dessert Table

 

Glorious Layered Desserts Party - Mini Desserts

 

Glorious Layered Desserts Party - Mini Desserts

 

Glorious Layered Desserts Party - Mini Desserts

The desserts were pretty… but for me, the party was all about the people!  I felt so blessed to have so many friends come celebrate with me!

I truly enjoyed seeing the party guests savor the desserts and flip through the pages of the book, ohhing and ahhing!

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party
Mindy of Creative Juice.

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party
My sweet daughter, Joy… she takes dessert very seriously! =)

Glorious Layered Desserts Party - Appetizers
A few savory appetizers to accompany all the sweets.

Glorious Layered Desserts Party - Appetizers

 

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

 

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

Several local bloggers and friends… Heather’s French Press, The Domestic Rebel, Amy’s Healthy Baking, Crazy for Crust (with sweet daughter, Jordan), Very Culinary.

Other local bloggers and “sweets girls” in attendance (but not pictured above)… Domestic Fashionista, Trinnie Loves CookiesCreative Juice,  Auntie Bea’s Bakery (pictured below).

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

 Amazing friends (Bethany, Tara, Lisa, Heather)!

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

Gorgeous friends and party helpers, Amy & Adia.

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

I enlisted the help of three talented friends to play the piano during the party, my sister Joy (pictured above), Lois A., and Kathy M..

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

 

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

 

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

Busy signing books…

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

 

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

 

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

 

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

 Me and my sweet hubby!

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

 

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

I love this photo (above) because it’s me and my sweet family and we’re all smiling.  I was drawing names for giveaway prizes and my oldest daughter (in pink) drew the name of my youngest daughter (in white), we all laughed and I quickly set the name aside.

Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party

As guests left the party they were able to grab a little goodie bag that included sugared nuts (a recipe from the book), some chocolates, and a little pad of “Glorious Treats” sticky notes.

 

All photos in this post by Gene Chutka (also the book photographer).

HUGE thanks to several friends who helped me pull off this party!  Amy Middleton & girls, Heather Serpa, Bethany Gist, Lisa Lyon, Tara Castillo, Pam Smith, Kathy M., Lois Andrakowicz, Shelly Lange, Joy & Bruce Adams.

 

Thanks to a few of my favorite companies for providing the following party supplies…

Sweet Estelle’s Baking Supply – Blue Chevron Favor Bags

Sweet Works – Chocolates for goodie bags, giveaways and decoration

Wilton – Piping bags, tips and coupler sets for giveaways

Nielsen-Massey – Extracts for giveaways

 

If you have yet to purchase a copy of Glorious Layered Desserts, all the details on purchasing a copy are HERE.

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17 Responses to “Glorious Layered Desserts Book Launch Party”

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — March 31, 2014 at 1:39 am

    I’m so honored to have been there at your launch party Glory! Thank you for including me. I am so in love with your book! :)

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    Joy Adams — March 31, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Your party was so lovely. I was so glad to be a part of it. I love you so much.

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    Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking — March 31, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Glory, your party was the highlight of my month! To see all of you lovely ladies again and celebrate your huge sweet success… It was so heartwarming. You are incredibly talented, and your party was really classy. I know I sound like a broken record, but I’m still daydreaming about those caramel brownie trifles!! So happy I bought your cookbook so I can finally make them myself. :) Wishing you all the best success with your book tours!!

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    Joan - My Cookie Clinic — March 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Glory, Congrats and wishing you much success!

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    Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me — March 31, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Congrats Glory!! I need to pick up your book for the caramel brown trifle recipe alone! That sounds incredibly yummy :)

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    Lisa — March 31, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    So exciting Glory!! I am going to buy your book this week! I am very happy for you and wish you continued success!!

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    Tisa@SeattleRetro — March 31, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Oh Glory, am SOOOO happy for you — and ‘jelly’ of daughter Joy, the official Taste Tester :) Looks like “a good time was had by all” and you deserve all your success. You’ve been so generous sharing your recipes & creativity with us all. Now, where’s the line for the Caramel Brownie Trifle…..!

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    Nancy@SeasonsOfJoy — April 1, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Glory,
    This is so very exciting! Fun to see the pictures and share your joy! Congratulations!!!

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    Vianey Campos — April 1, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Congratulations!! First of all for you book (it looks amazing) and then for your launch party. :-) Your dessert table is spectacular, it is so perfect and the colors are great.

    Best regards!

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    MaryK — April 1, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Glory,
    I am a devoted, though not very vocal, follower of your blog and hold you in the highest esteem with only 1 or 2 other cookie artists / bloggers. You are one of the most creative, hardworking and humble women out there in my virtual world. Wishing you the MOST success with this book launch and hope that your sales skyrocket!!. xo

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    Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista — April 1, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    It was such a joy to celebrate with you Glory! I was so inspired by your book and beautiful party…that I am going to be making mini layered desserts from your book for my sister in laws baby shower next week. I was just looking online for small dessert containers so seeing your blog post up with sources came at perfect timing! So happy for you and thankful to know you! xo

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    Жанна — April 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Congratulations! very cool photo))

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    Cecilia — April 2, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Ahh! This looks like it was a great event! I wish I could’ve been there to support you, but I’m glad for the virtual tour. You look so pretty in that orange blouse and I totally forgot that Joy knows how to play the piano! I’m so glad everything came together and that the party was a success. Congratulations! Love you!

    ~Cecilia

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    Sigi G — April 3, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Congratulations Glory on the making of such a delicious book. Your recipes look so delicious I think it would be a ‘go to’ whenever a dessert is needed (or even a ‘just because’ moment)!

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    Shellie — April 4, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Beautiful party and we always count on your site for beautiful but relatively simple ideas. BTW, love that orange top you are wearing!

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    Michelle — April 4, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Congratulations on your new book! I just love your recipes…and, your orange chevron top! :)

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    sue/the view from great island — April 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Wow — congratulations on the book, —and what a party!

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