My latest book, Creative Colour for Cake Decorating has just been honoured with the award for “Best Pastry Sweets Book in the UK” by the Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards. What fabulous news and such a lovely way to end 2013. I am absolutely thrilled, especially as this book has to be my favourite of all the cake decorating books I have written so far!
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, from the Cointreau liqueur and Cognacs Frapin and Remy Martin family and are the premier awards of their type. From the awards website I understand, for example, that in 2010, 8000 books were received from 154 countries, so just a few!!!
What’s the next step?
“Creative Colour for Cake decorating” will now compete against winners in the same category in other countries for the title “The Best in the World”. Six finalists for each of the 50+ categories will be published in mid-February. Then the “Best in the World” results will then be announced in May 2014 at the annual Awards event, which this year will take place in Beijing during the first Beijing Cookbook Fair May 19-21, 2014.
I’m told that The Gourmand Cookbook Awards are the “Oscars” of the food world and attended by the culinary world’s glitterati. I will let you know if I get the opportunity to go to China, in the meantime my fingers are crossed…..
If you’ve not seen a copy of my award-winning book, why not treat yourself today.
Happy New Year
Gourmand Award winner