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Barnes & Noble to Feature a Specially Designed Spring Cookie from Pastry Chef-to-the-Stars Mich Turner

Mich Turner Has Created Custom Cakes for Her Majesty The Queen, Madonna, David Beckham, Simon Cowell and More

New York, New York – March 29, 2016 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced a new partnership with renowned pastry chef-to-the-stars, Mich Turner, to feature her specially designed spring cookie at stores nationwide. Launching today, the beautifully decorated cookie is available in the Barnes & Noble Café for $2.95.
“I’m so thrilled that Barnes & Noble will be offering my exclusive, limited-edition, hand-iced design cookie in all of its stores,” said Mich Turner, founder of Little Venice Cake Company. “I think customers across America will enjoy this delicious butter-based vanilla cookie, especially since each one is hand-finished by our skilled team of decorators.”
Mich Turner is considered a rock-star pastry chef in Britain and is renowned for her incomparable cake-decorating skills. She is the founder of the Little Venice Cake Company and is often described as the “Queen of Couture Cakes” by her A-list clientele. She has created more than 10,000 custom cakes for dignitaries and celebrities including Her Majesty The Queen, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, David Beckham, Simon Cowell and more. She was also described as “The Bentley of Cake Makers” by Gordon Ramsay and “The Michelangelo of Cakes” by Pierce Brosnan.
Mich was awarded an MBE (Order of the British Empire) by The Queen in 2010, an extremely high honor awarded for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community. She had her own baking show on British TV and is the author of several bestselling cookbooks including her most recent title, Mich Turner's Cake School.
For more information on the spring cookie and all of the great offerings at the Barnes & Noble Café, customers can visit BN.com/Café. At the Barnes & Noble Café, customers can relax and enjoy delicious food and drinks in a welcoming Café setting, including Starbucks® beverages, fresh-baked cookies and scones, soup, sandwiches, pizza, quiche and more.

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