Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SNOWFLAKE BAY


Hello and thanks for joining me on my blog tour for my latest Brides of Blueberry Cove release, SNOWFLAKE BAY!  And thanks so much, Just Contemporary Romance, for having me here as a guest blogger. :) 


In my latest Blueberry Cove miniseries, weddings have been happening all over the Cove, and you know what that means!  Yes, wedding cake!  (Okay, so maybe I’m the only one who connects everything to food, but….CAKE!  What’s not to love about cake?)  For these books, I’m including the recipes for the wedding cake mentioned in each book.  (The recipes are portioned to make a normal sized cake.  So you don’t have to do the whole three-tier thing just to get a bite.  Unless, you know, you want to.  Because…say it with me…..CAKE!) 


I didn’t want to have the run-of-the-mill cake recipes, either.  In SNOWFLAKE BAY, the featured cake is for heroine Fiona McCrae’s sister’s wedding.  It’s a Christmas wedding and her sister wants something elegant and classic, but Fiona urges her to have a cake that also celebrates the holiday season.  So, they opt for champagne cake, to fulfill Hannah’s desire for classic elegance, then add rich and delicious cherry pie filling between the layers, to bring in that bright pop of holiday red and give them a cake that will be remembered with fond sighs for holidays to come. 


I wish I could say my wedding cake was something wild and off the beaten path, but, alas, I was young and went the traditional route with your basic white cake with buttercream frosting.  I’d do it completely differently today.  How about you?  Did you have a traditional wedding cake or will you?  Have you ever been to a wedding with a definitely different kind of cake?  What’s the most out-there wedding cake you’ve ever had?   Share your wedding cake story in the comments below.  I can’t wait to read them!  And I will.  Just as soon as I go see if there’s any frosting left in that container I stuck in the fridge after my last test recipe adventure. (What, you don’t save leftover frosting?  Just me?  Seriously, you don’t know what you’re missing!  Because while cake is, well…CAKE!  It’s only half done without the yummy topping!)

SNOWFLAKE BAY 


There’s no place like seaside Blueberry Cove, Maine, at Christmas—and there’s nothing like a wedding, the warmth of the holidays, and an old crush, to create the perfect new start… 

Interior designer Fiona McCrae has left fast-paced Manhattan to move back home to peaceful Blueberry Cove. But she’s barely arrived before she’s hooked into planning her big sister Hannah’s Christmas wedding—in less than seven weeks. The last thing she needs is for her first love, Ben Campbell, to return to neighboring Snowflake Bay… 

As kids, Fiona was the bratty little sister Ben mercilessly teased—while pining after Hannah. But Fi never once thought of Ben like a brother. And that hasn’t changed. Except Fi is all grown up. Will Ben notice her now?  More importantly, with her life in a jumble, should he? Or might the romance of the occasion, the spirit of the season, and the gifts of time ignite a long-held flame for many Christmases to come… 


Something old might just become something new… 

Includes a DIY wedding project!

“Kauffman’s stories show that the bravery to reach for a connection is all we need to discover joy.”  –Publishers Weekly on Sandpiper Island 



About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series, DONNA KAUFFMAN has been gratified to see her books get rave reviews in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan. She lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in western Virginia, where she is presently applying her crafty DIY skills to decorating her new mountainside abode. Well, when she isn’t busy trying to keep the bears from hanging out in her flower and vegetable garden all day and night!  With her new Brides of Blueberry Cove series, Donna’s been having a blast applying those same restoration and design skills to doing some fictional wedding planning. Of course, if that means haunting all those lovely antique shops and flea markets that are so plentiful in her new neck of the woods, well, it’s a sacrifice she’s willing to make. When she’s not finding ways to take her love of all things rustic and vintage and give them a fabulous seaside, coastal Maine wedding party twist, she loves to hear from readers!  You can contact her through her website at www.donnakauffman.com.



5 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me as a guest today! Also? CAKE! :)

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  2. I'm not married, but I love chocolate and wondered how you could make a wedding cake look OK using chocolate icing!

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  3. Amy, that's a good question! White chocolate maybe?

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  4. I need to read this series:)

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