Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Book Deal!

cookbook shelf at our local Barnes and Noble. 



We barely had time to catch our breath upon returning from Rick's Canada classes when we jumped head-first into our next project, working on a proposal for our first book!  Over the past two and a half months, in between our cake orders, we've been quietly nurturing this exciting and complex project.  Working with our awesome agents Holly and Allan of Hollan Publishing our manuscript was pitched and highly received by publishers and went to auction, which is every first-time author's dream! We still can't believe how quickly this is all happening and suddenly we've found ourselves writing our very own cake book! This has been one amazing experience, really more like a dream that we're still waking up from.  We are thrilled to announce that we have been signed by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Crown Publishing and owned by Random House!  They are super excited about our book and we can't wait to work them!  It was absolutely a dream come true for us to be a "Potter" author.  Clarkson Potter is the largest cookbook publisher in America and Random House is, well, no introduction necessary.  Potter has some of the most well-known chefs and culinary experts including Martha Stewart, Giada de Laurentis, Ina Garten, Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, and Rachel Ray, to name a few, and we are honored to be amongst them.

For the rest of the year, in addition to our cake orders Rick and I will be working on our book, which is scheduled to be released in Spring 2013.  During this time we will do our best to accommodate cake requests but we are also on a deadline and suggest you book early if you are wanting a cake.  We can't divulge what our book's concept will be or other details but we are truly excited to write it, design the projects and work with our agents and editors.  We promise the book will be a lot of fun and we will keep everyone posted.  Thank you so much to those who have given us their support.  It means the world to us! 




19 comments:

The Sugar Cove said...

Can't wait till it comes out. Rick and Sasha, you must be so excited and proud. What an opportunity! Congratulations!

cakelava said...

Thanks, Angela! We can't wait and are so excited and honored to have the opportunity. The distribution will be large so finding it in Canada should be no problem ;)

Stephanie Lairson said...

HOLY MOSES!!!!! Such great things could not happen to two better people! I feel so honored to know you and am so proud of your success!!!! Much love!

Morsels By Mark said...

Congrats guys! Can't wait to buy it! Too bad iot won't be ready in time for class next summer - coulda had an autographed copy :)

cakelava said...

Stephanie! Crazy stuff! We can't believe it either. We're about to kiss our social life goodbye, that's for sure. Thank you for the congrats! take care!

cakelava said...

Hey Mark! Thank you!! Don't worry, we'll make sure that you get an autographed copy (maybe at class that year? ;)

IncrEdibles by Lani said...

This is fantastic news! Congrats Rick and Sasha, I can't wait to get my copy! Good luck with this undertaking, I'm sure it'll make for a crazy busy year!
Lani

Christie Nix said...

Congrats Sasha and Rick! That is very exciting news! We will be on island June 3 - 16....Maybe we can celebrate?

Morsels By Mark said...

y'all are killing me lol - I have to weork an office job still, so booking vacay that far in advance is impossible - I still haven't booked for class in 2012 yet ;) No worries though - I plan on winning Chrissie's comp, then my boss can't say no if I win lol - and who knows with any luck I will be self employed by 2013 and can for sure go wherever whenever lol

cakelava said...

Thanks, Lani! We'll be sure you can get an autographed copy :)... Christie! Fantastic news you'll be here. We'd love to get together!

SweetThingsTO said...

Amazing! Count me in to buy an autographed copy! Congratulations to you both! All the best, Juanita

Jan J. said...

Wow, going to auction! That is so exciting or a first book but well deserved - I'll certainly buy a copy! Congratulations!

Jenniffer said...

Congratulations Rick & Sasha, you guys totally deserve it! I can't wait to pre-order it!!

cakelava said...

Thanks everyone! Mark, we know we'll see you one way or another in June 2012! ... Juanita, thank you! Hopefully Chrissie can carry the autographed ones at the shop :).. Jan, Jennifer thank you both!

Deeva said...

I wonder if I can make a time machine, so I can get to the futre and have my book NOW?! Congrats and I can't wait to buy this book.

Michelle Pillsworth said...

Soooooo cool! Congratulations!
How soon can we pre-purchase?

cakelava said...

Devona, you are too funny! If only we could get in that same time machine ;) Michelle, thank you! Pre-purchase? First we need to write the book then we can think about that. We'll keep you posted!

Pink Little Cake said...

congratulations!!! awesome news? I can wait to preorder

Half Baked said...

Yay!! Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you both and cannot wait to hear more about this amazing project! Best wishes on all of the fun ahead!

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