Today marks the official release of Simply From Scratch — my sweet debut novel of love, friendship, and baking. It’s already a bestseller in Germany!
I’m celebrating by giving away a signed copy to whoever shares the best true baking disaster story below. Did your cheesecake look like a deflated volleyball? Did your exploding souffle splatter the oven with goo? I want to know.
You see, Simply From Scratch‘s heroine, Zell — Library Journal calls her “truly loveable” — enters a baking contest. Zell is completely clueless in the kitchen, but she sticks with it, accompanied by her new buddy, nine-year-old Ingrid.
You can learn more about Zell and Ingrid⎯and their baking mishaps⎯by viewing the super-cute book trailer.
Now, about this contest: Describe your messiest, funniest, most embarrassing baking disaster in the comment thread. That’s it! Be sure to leave your email address. You have until 9 p.m. (EST) next Thursday, August 12.
Tune in tomorrow — Friday, August 6 — for a very special edition of Quest For Kindness: a tribute to Stella B. Quick, the real-life greyhound who inspired a key four-legged character in Simply From Scratch.
Thank you for sharing your stories of baking gone horribly wrong! Feel free to spread the word about this contest … and, good luck.