May 10, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Fishs Eddy NYC Book Signing

A couple of weeks ago, we had a Sweet Designs book signing at one of my favorite shops in New York City, Fishs Eddy.  They were kind enough to host an event the week of my book launch.  Many of my novelty items for parties and dessert tables come from Fishs Eddy.  I used many of their items in the book like their crossword puzzle glasses for my Game Night chapter and their acacia wooden trays for my Vineyard Afternoon chapter.

Both my boys and Lisa’s daughter came to set up. They were all excited to be a part of it.

Once my older son saw an “in” behind the cash register counter, he jumped behind it and took over. He was glued behind there for over an hour!

It always humbles me that people come to visit from all over for a book signing. Visitors from Saudi Arabia and London extended their trips to be at the signing.  There were visitors from Boston, Ohio, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and upstate NY. I feel very lucky to have such wonderful supporters.

It also humbles me when I meet someone and they get emotional.  It makes me feel like I am doing what I am meant to be doing…which is inspiring people. Before we knew it, many of us were emotional. It was very touching.

There were even some readers at the event who we have featured on the blog, like Niki from Brooklyn above.

Below is a picture of me and the sweet owner of Fishs Eddy.

I could not believe how many people brought gifts and cards. I guess people really did look at my blog that week because so many knew it was my birthday. It was so thoughtful of them. One pastry chef, who drove in from Boston, turned a yellow macaroon into my logo. It was brilliant. The Fishs Eddy team also had a gift. I also had some sorority sisters that I hadn’t seen in 15 years come to the event!  Kate from Cake Power and Patti of Baked Ideas came by, and you can see my husband below testing out the cupcakes!

The Fishs Eddy staff created a dessert display that was so perfect.  They had lovely pink cupcakes on their milk glass stands and a Bake It, Craft It, Style It station. I can not say enough wonderful things about their team!  Thank you to the Fishs Eddy team for loving Sweet Designs!








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