1,000 Ideas for decorating cupcakes, cakes, and cookies

Back in October last year, my former co-writer Michelle wrote about two sisters, Sandra Salamony and Gina Brown.

They were seeking submissions of photos with decorated cupcakes, cakes and cookies for their new book: 1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cakes and Cookies. After seeing the interesting cover of the book, I was wondering if some of CakeJournals readers will be featured in the book with their sweet creations? Please share with me.

You can read more about the new book and pre-order it from my bookstores:

1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cakes, and Cookies US
1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cakes, and Cookies UK

Happy Caking!



  1. Hayley says

    I picked up this book in a bookstore today and thought it was incredible. I had no idea I’d be on this website later on looking at it! I must go and pick up a copy next time I go in.

  2. anonymous says

    hi Louise i love your website its got excellent tips and great ideas especially for a beginner like me. I’ve just gotten into cake decorating and i was just wondering how i can let people know that i actually want to do this for a living and just bake for any occasion. i would love to hear from you and get some advice.

    • Louise says

      You cake find much more about running a cake business on CakeCentral.com Also try and search this “starting a cake decorating business from home” on Google too.

  3. ChapixCookies says

    Oh! This post is a little bit old, but I just wanted to share that I am in the book too. Those days I was so busy and pregnant! So I never heard about the submissions, I had the luck that in December 31st Gina herself sent me a Flickr mail inviting me to participate. I was unsure because I did not know if it was real, but a friend of mine helped me to know that it was real. I sent my photos the last day (I had only 7 days to investigate and think!). A year ago I was told that 14 of my photos had made it. I’m very happy because since then many people have contacted me to congratulate me for what I do, I never would have imagined!

  4. says

    wow, i have seen some cakes in my time but these are wonderful. its lovely that you had allowed other people to submit their cakes. A truly wonderful site.

  5. The Little Cupcakery says


    I saw the ad for submussion in your website and responded while riding on the bus to work. Five months later Gina contacted me and 28 of my creations were shortlisted and eventually 16 were successful. Thanks so much and I’m proud to have my work on display for my kids to see for a lifetime.

  6. says

    YES!! me too!! i have 12 fotos to this book! and I was thak to you that I have made the submission.. I was starting my new life in sugar paste and cake designer world so I’m sooo excited that they chosse some of my cakes ๐Ÿ™‚ can’t wait to see it!!!!

  7. says

    Dear, Louise
    I started this year with this amazing news! It was on the 3rd of January when Gina contacted me with the invitation! I have 5 cakes that will be published in the book:
    Brigadeiro Cake
    Acid Spring
    Fairy Kingdom
    Elisabeth’s Cake
    I am really excited and can’t wait to have the book in my hands!
    Thank you very much for your amazing work in sharing ideas and inspiring all the cake lovers!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Farnaz says

    I have 2 cakes, my winter wonderland wedding cake and my persian cupcake display (won the 1st plase in the ny competition )
    I can’t wait to see the book

  9. Yen says

    My daisies are on the top-right corner of the cover!! Plus, a few more will be featured in the book. Thanks for the post and I hope this is the final cover. =)

  10. Susan says

    I have two submissions entered for this book – hopefully they will both make it through the final cut! Fingers crossed!

  11. says

    I found out about this book through your site and I was told that one of my cakes will be featured in this book. Thanks for your post!

  12. zarita says

    I wish this book will be in Asia’s Market very soon..
    i have been looking for this kind of booklike forever..

  13. says

    Hi Louise,
    I’m so honored that some of my pictures made the book. Thanks to your post last year about the submission. You’re a great inspiration!

  14. Tammy says

    Hi Louise,
    Six of my cupcakes and cakes will be in the book. Thanks for letting us know about it. Never thought I would have the opportunity to be in a book! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  15. Susy says

    They selected 7 pictures of my cupcakes and cookies. I hope some of them made it to publication ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. mon says

    Hey Louise, thanks for posting about the submissions as that’s how I found out about it. I got 2 pics of my cookies accepted for the book, so exciting!

  17. says

    Gina spotted my cupcakes on Flickr and requested for submission, I was glad to do so and now they are on the print, so excited!

  18. says

    I was approached by the sisters and they’ve included about 10 or 11 of my cake and cookie photos. I’m excited to see other people’s work. I just had a meeting with some folks at Squires Kitchen in Surrey and may be teaching cake classes in London next year.

  19. Paula says

    Hi Lousise..yes..looks wonderful..can’t wait till it comes out…and yes…they chose three of my submissions…I was so happy and excited…cant wait to see my work in print!!! I am very excited..Paula
    “The Queen” cookiequeenli.blogspot.com/

  20. says

    I provided photos of our work and am pleased that one of my most popular cakes will part of this awesome book. I am glad I saw the article written in your Journal. I can’t wait to get my copy.

  21. says

    Guess I know what I’ll be doing the rest of the year! Lets see…144 days left this year…1000 ideas…better get started, thanks for sharing!

  22. Selena Mitchell says

    I won’t be in the book – I missed out on this opportunity but congrats to all that made it – it will be excellent exposure for you all !

    CCShop, London

  23. says

    Hi Lousie! Very exciting this book.. can’t wait to see it ! I can’t remember exactly.. but I think I have 6 or 7 photos included!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Dana Marcus says

    I found out about the book from you….they chose 2 of my designs to be in the book. My billiard balls – cupcakes and my gerbera daisies and butterflies – cupcakes. Thank you so much for letting everyone know about it! I am looking forward to seeing the final publication! Have a great day! My website is down, but you can see them on my Facebook page – Cakes, etc. (there is a pink sugar rose in the profile pic)

  25. says

    Hi Louise! Yes, they have chosen 4 images from The Hudson Cakery to be published along side your submissions in the book. Can’t wait to see it in the fall!!! Love your blog : )

  26. Annette says


    Thank you for letting your readers know about this wonderful opportunity. Some of my creations will be in the book that will be out in November/December of this year.

  27. says

    Hi Louise…
    I sent them some pictures of my creations and they picked my Star Wars cupcakes… ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so happy and exited, I can’t wait for the book to come out… Thank you for posting the information…

  28. says

    Hi!!! My cake “Princess Castle” will be published in this book!! Iยดm so excited and so thankful with you for sending out the information so we could participate in this contest! Thank you so much!!!! Best regards!

  29. says

    Some of my cookies and cupcakes will be in the book and I can’t wait to finally flip through it! Thank you so much for making us aware of this opportunity!

  30. says

    Hi Louise,
    I was excited to see this post this morning! I was told that my cake (on the front of my webpage) will be included – I’m very anxious to see if it made it through the final edit.
    well wishes from NYC –

  31. says

    Oooh, this book looks great! I’m definitely going to have to pick up a copy. Too bad I hadn’t seen your request for submissions, I would have loved to have some of my cakes & cookies in there! Oh well, hopefully there will be another chance sometime.

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