Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A few more signings… Yay!

I had such a good time in Minnesota a couple of weeks ago. I was so happy to be able to reschedule and meet you guys. Thank you to those that came out to say hi. And now I’m just as happy to share that I’ll be visiting a few more cities before the end of the year. The first one is this Friday in San Francisco and I’ll be signing books if you want to stop in. It’s at the Chronicle Books headquarters. Super cool. Then, at the rest of the locations, I’ll be signing Cake Pops Kits since it will be out in November. Yay! Hope to see you soon.

Here are the cities for the rest of the year:


San Francisco, CA
Friday, October 21, 2011
12 – 2 pm
Chronicle Books Corporate Headquarters
680 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

KIT SIGNINGS … and books, too.

Orlando, FL
Saturday, November 12, 2011
12 – 2 pm
Barnes & Noble
2418 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803

Phoenix, AZ
Friday, November 18, 2011
Barnes & Noble
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050

San Diego, CA
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Barnes & Noble
10775 Westview Parkway
San Diego, CA 92126

Austin, TX
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Book People
603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703


And now a little recap from Williams-Sonoma in Edina, Minnesota.


Things started out great with sweet smiles and cute treats.


Like these Loon cake pops – they’re the Minnesota state bird … and they have some serious piping.


Everyone was super nice.


I even had friends stop by. Hi Sue. Hi Chuck. Miss you guys.

And Sue, the pumpkin cookies you brought were ridiculously yummy.


This is Jennifer from Mon Petit Cupcake. She also brought cute cake pops. You can’t see them really good in this photo.


But that’s ok, because you can see them in this one. This is her Pop Stars photo from earlier this year. She made these the first time I was supposed to visit MN. It was so thoughtful of her to make them a second time.

Plus, she brought tons of delicious cupcakes and macarons for my mom and I to feast on. Thank you so much, Jennifer.


Actually, thank you all for bringing your bright smiles. It made my day.


And this young lady brought me something else. A tiny little handmade replica of my book.


It’s so cute with all the characters from the cover.


And pages from the inside, too. Amazing.

You’re awesome Sarah! I love it!!!


These girls made an unbelievable 9-hour drive one way just to make it to the signing. I was amazed. Still am.

I only hope you two did something else to make the drive really worth it.


Shaina from Food for my Family came with Amanda from I Am Baker. She brought Eddie, too. Love the bib, Amanda.
So great to meet you guys finally.


Of course, my mom came too. If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t be doing any of this traveling. I’d still be on dialysis and feeling terrible. But we are both doing great! It’s been an amazing year.

Here is a slideshow of the pics from the signing. If you were there and would like a copy feel free to use it from

One more thing. Do you remember the chewy chocolate meringues I made from the Home Baked Comfort book? The recipe was from the Salty Tart in Minnesota.
So I had to stop by and check out their treats while I was there.


So glad I did, too. It was hard to choose from all the deliciousness on display.


But we finally narrowed it down to a few.

They were all fantastic. But I have to say, the brioche was definitely my favorite.

Now it’s on my must-make list. Anyone have a good recipe?

Or … anyone know of any must-visit cupcake shops in the cities I’m visiting? Or ice cream or doughnut shops. I’m flexible. : )

Kristin said...

AAAAHHHH these are amazing! I can’t wait to meet you on Friday in SF. I will be the blabbering geek fan!

October 19, 2011 11:08 PM
Jess Wakasugi {Life's Simple Measures} said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time in MN, wouldn’t expect anything less! I’m from Woodbury, just a short little drive away from Edina. And how AMAZING is the Salty Tart?! I interned there a few summers ago and it was the most amazing time of my life, I learned so much about starting your own business and those guys work so incredibly hard. Michelle is an absolutely wonderful woman, I hope you got to meet her while you were there!

October 19, 2011 11:16 PM
Rebecca H said...

You are finally coming to Phoenix! YAAAAAAAYYY!!

My sister-in-law should have her shop opened by then! It’s called Bake and will be a baking supply store for the west side of town. It will also have it’s own DIY studio! You should stop by while you are in town :)

October 19, 2011 11:20 PM
Vanessa @ Swift as Shadows said...

I have to say I love your tan jacket in these photos! =) And I wish I was headed to San Francisco on Saturday. Ah well, maybe someday.

October 19, 2011 11:40 PM
Robin said...

wish I could make to the city on Friday.
if you go to Ghiradelli Square, you need to try Kara’s Cupcakes- they rock!

October 19, 2011 11:56 PM
Jennifer B. said...

Wow how much fun! Well I guess I’m just waiting on the day you choose to come to Charlotte, NC it would be amazing to meet you. I love what you do, your work ethic, and your positive attitude that shines through. Thanks for all you do!

October 19, 2011 11:58 PM
Nicole (Life's a Batch) said...

Well, of COURSE it was worth it! I’d make the drive again in a heartbeat – I had such fun! Seriously, I was grinning all the rest of the day! Thanks for including us in your post! ♥

October 20, 2011 12:05 AM
Joey said...

So much fun! Wish I could make it to one of these. We’d love it if you came to Seattle again!!!

October 20, 2011 12:16 AM
Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

Eeek! SO excited to see Phoenix on the list!!!!! :)

October 20, 2011 12:18 AM
Chantell said...


October 20, 2011 12:22 AM
Leah Shkolnick said...

I’m so excited you’re coming to Austin! Too bad I am at school in New York.
Definitely go to Hey Cupcake! for cupcakes
Mozart’s for great coffee, pretty views, and good desserts

October 20, 2011 12:23 AM
Jeanne said...

I wish you could come to the Williams-Sonoma store in New Orleans, LA. I live an hour and a half away from there, but I’d drive there to see you :)
I’m just glad that you’re feeling better and can travel.
Take care and God Bless!

October 20, 2011 12:27 AM
Anilu said...

Lovely pics! If u ever come to Peru please let me know, i haven’t got your book yet, but i’m trying to get my hands on it :) congratulations on the tour!!!!
Greetings from Peru :)

October 20, 2011 12:30 AM
Jamie Harrison said...

Awesome!! I totally want to go to the San Diego signing.

October 20, 2011 12:33 AM
Erica G. said...

Babycakes in San Diego! I can’t wait to see you here :D!

October 20, 2011 12:35 AM
Kelly S. said...

Woo hoo!!! San Diego made this list!! I will definitely be there and can’t wait to meet you!! :)

October 20, 2011 12:36 AM
Amanda said...

It was sooo fabulous meeting you in Minnesota! It was a very very late (about 6 months) belated birthday present to me to finally get your book! You are so sweet <3

October 20, 2011 12:38 AM
Helen said...

So excited you are coming to Austin! I will definitely be there!

October 20, 2011 12:38 AM
shannie said...

SD! Yay! Hope to see u there! :)

October 20, 2011 12:38 AM
cecily ruvalcaba said...

Going to see you on friday in SF!!! i can’t wait!!! driving all the way from Woodlake, CA.

October 20, 2011 12:46 AM
Traci K said...

In North County San Diego in my humble little hometown of Escondido (if you consider 120,000+ little) is a donut shop called Peterson’s at the corner of 9th and Escondido Blvd. It’s been there for something like 30 years and is open 24 hours. Best donuts in San Diego, plus who doesn’t need a donut at 3am?! The frosting on the cake donuts is so thick and yummy and the glazed twists are HUGE and amazing. Check it out if you can!

October 20, 2011 12:50 AM
Heidi said...

You know, the day you’re in San Francisco, Anthony Bourdain will be at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland (20 minutes away)! DH and I will be there, foodies that we are…you should find a way to get free tickets! DH loves savory…I’m the baker! Have fun in CA!

October 20, 2011 01:24 AM
lia said...

In San Francisco there are a LOT of good ice cream places. Bi-Rite and Mitchell’s that are both in the Mission area. You should really check out the Toy Boat Dessert Cafe in Inner Richmond. It’s AWESOME & fun and near lots of Bermese food that is super good.

October 20, 2011 01:24 AM
Jamielyn@iheartnaptime said...

ah! so excited you’ll be in phoenix! i can’t wait to meet you!! so fun!

October 20, 2011 02:15 AM
Sanna said...

So sad i live in the Netherlands. So i can’t be there. I love the insperation you give me.

October 20, 2011 02:47 AM
Marina said...

And what about Rome? ^__^
Your cake pops are amazing!
love from (rainy) Rome

October 20, 2011 02:50 AM
Samsters said...

Dang I wanted to go to the one in Florida and I’m driving and passing by that way to another town but I have prior engagements :(

October 20, 2011 03:58 AM
Choc Chip Uru said...

One day when I come to America… Sigh you lucky people :)

October 20, 2011 04:31 AM
Heidi said...

I so wish i was going to be there! Come to South Africa pleaseeeese :)

October 20, 2011 04:43 AM
aussiemarina said...

oh bakerella……looks like the fun is starting up again and meeting all your adoring fans and followers.

you and your mum both look great !!!!!!!

enjoy !!!!!

October 20, 2011 05:36 AM
Deborah said...

yeah! Finally Orlando. I’ll see you there. not sure what you mean by “kit signing” but I’m glad you’re doing books also.

October 20, 2011 06:33 AM
Lisa K said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. I enjoyed meeting you and your Mom at the book signing!

October 20, 2011 06:49 AM
Julie said...

There is a fun iPhone App called Yelp that can assist you in finding the cupcake places!!

October 20, 2011 07:39 AM
Kati said...

So excited that you are coming to Orlando…..SO sad that we will be out of town doing a craft show. :( Bummer.

October 20, 2011 07:44 AM
Rachel Willen said...

You look great! Glad to see you healthy and out on the road again. I’m using your graham cracker recipe today to make my version of Halloween S’mores for an article for Thanks for all the great recipes and inspiration! I’ve had my own health challenges recently and you are my hero for getting through it and getting back to work! Thanks!

October 20, 2011 08:00 AM
wendy said...

I’m so sad!! You’re going to be in Austin the day we’re going out of town for the weekend!! =(

You’ll have a great time in Austin though! =)

October 20, 2011 08:19 AM
JulieD said...

Yay!!! You’re coming to Orlando!!! I’m so there!

October 20, 2011 08:24 AM
steen said...

I’m so excited you’re coming to Orlando!!!! YAY! (Book signings almost NEVER come here! At least, not by authors I follow.)

October 20, 2011 08:40 AM
Myra said...

Early Christmas present to me! Can’t wait to see you in Austin in December!

October 20, 2011 09:01 AM
Seanna Lea said...

I don’t for any of the places you are visiting, but if you come to the Boston area then I really need to bring you to a cafe in Boston and to the doughnut shop down the street from where I live (they have the best lemon sticks).

October 20, 2011 09:30 AM
jeanette said...

yeah! austin’s on your list!!!!
Amy’s ice cream- mexican vanilla or coffee ice cream…oh so good!!!
hey, cupcake is real popular here, but i actually prefer lick it, bite it, or both :
best to you! glad to see you and your mom are doing well!

October 20, 2011 09:31 AM
Ashlee said...

I’m so excited you are coming to Orlando! I live a few hours away so I really hope I get to see you! And I really hope I get a kit for you to sign! (My birthday is the week before) If not I have your book as backup ;) Thank you for all of your fabulous posts and recipes!

October 20, 2011 09:48 AM
Ashley said...

You need to come to Richmond/Midlothian VA. Really!

October 20, 2011 09:50 AM
Kim D said...

Dear Bakerella,
I am so glad to see you and your Mom looking great and doing great! My husband donated a kidney to my brother and both are doing well also, we are grateful. But . . not only are you doing well but you’re kicking it with fun cakepops and other goodies. Thanks for sharing with us.

October 20, 2011 09:56 AM
Cara said...

When you’re in Austin, you *must* stop by Polkadots Cupcakes! I know people will swear by Hey Cupcake — they are very cute in their airstream trailers, and their Michael Jackson is their best cupcake (cream cheese + chocolate). But in my opinion, Polkadots’ deliciousness + moistness seriously can’t be beat. They were my go-to for my 30th bday cupcakes + mini cupcakes, and who my friends chose when they sent treats to the NICU staff and my family when our daughter came along — the bestest! A-hem. Hope to see you in December :)!

October 20, 2011 09:58 AM
Heather said...

I am SO excited that you’re coming to Austin!! This just made my week!!! :) Can’t wait to meet you!!!!

October 20, 2011 10:08 AM
Emily D said...

You and your mom are so cute! I am so glad that you are both doing well and you get to do some more touring :)

October 20, 2011 10:20 AM
Monica said...

It’s really lovely to see you looking so well. Continued best wishes to you – and your wonderful mom.

October 20, 2011 10:41 AM
Katie said...

Naia is a gelato place that is AMAZING! Try the cinnamon. You will want to eat it more than once. link to
Across the street there is a breakfast place that has some beautiful pastries. Their macaroons were fantastic! I think it’s called La Bolange. link to

October 20, 2011 10:53 AM
Anna in AZ said...

Yayayayay for a stop in Phoenix!!

October 20, 2011 11:25 AM
Deb said...

I missed it !!!! I wish I would have known !

October 20, 2011 11:31 AM
Jamila said...

You have to check out Sweet in Orlando. They have the most amazing cupcakes! Their key lime cupcakes are out of this world! I’ll have to send my mom to meet you and get a book signed for me. :D You look great! Glad to hear you are well on the road to recovery.

October 20, 2011 11:42 AM
Danielle S said...

OH NO!!!! I live in Austin, TX, but I’m in Boston for college right now, and our finals don’t end until after December 2. i’m so disappointed! please come to boston, too!!!

also, there are so many great places in austin! for cupcakes, hey cupcake is yummy. Try yogurt planet for delicious froyo. And tex-mex is an obvious must: chuy’s, maudie’s, or matt’s el rancho are fantastic. there’s also this food-truck called gourdough’s that have the most fattening, artery-clogging, delicious messes of scrumptiousness in the form of topped donuts. also, zilker park should have their trail of lights when you’re there, and that’s always so much fun!!!

October 20, 2011 11:45 AM
MINDY1 said...

Glad you are doing well :D

October 20, 2011 12:38 PM
Andrea said...

ahhh.. I’m so excited for you to be comeing to pHoenix!! i feel like i’ve been waiting and hoping you’d come!

October 20, 2011 01:16 PM
Marie C. said...

people have already covered some of the austin places i was going to recommend but there’s also sugar mama’s for cupcakes, amy’s ice cream for ice cream and round rock donuts for donuts. At round rock donuts they have giant donuts. :)

October 20, 2011 01:44 PM
Victoria said...

Dynamo donuts in San Francisco! And/or Lush Gelato (aka my favorite place ever!) in Berkeley if you have time to venture across the bay bridge. :)

October 20, 2011 01:57 PM
katie...plz do reply said...

wow great pics….i have a question related to chewy chocolate meringues i have wrote there several times but i think u are more responsive to the new topic thats y i wrote here…hope u wud reply…this recipe is soooo unique that i jus wanna try it now….but wot i dint get is that did u use 5tbs or 5 teasp of coco pwdr..n did u substitute choc.nibs with choolate chopped or u just omitted it..plz do reply iwannamake em assap…
lov yr baking n yr blog…..great work!!!

October 20, 2011 02:01 PM
Liz T. said...

So excited to see that Austin has been added! I can’t wait until December!! You and your mom are looking fantastic, so glad to hear that you’re both feeling great. To echo everyone else, Hey Cupcake, Sugar Mama’s, and Holy Cacao (red velvet cake shake!!) should all be put on your list of places to try.

October 20, 2011 02:55 PM
Joanne said...

Bakerella! I can’t wait to finally see you tomorrow! I missed your first appearance here in the Bay Area!

October 20, 2011 03:33 PM
Marjolijn said...

Wow, you look so good! Did you lose weight?

October 20, 2011 03:46 PM
Eunice said...

come to VIRGINIA!!! We love you here!!

October 20, 2011 03:46 PM
Kristen said...

Yay you’re coming to Phoenix! I would recommend Sweet Daddy cupcakes in Glendale (about 20 minutes from your book signing) – they are so good!

October 20, 2011 04:27 PM
Chelsea said...

Bakerella, I love your site and I check it every week a few times. I tell everybody about you here in Utah! I love your photography, your spunky personalisty, and your fun posts full of things to try and bake. I don’t see any book signings here in Utah, but if you ever do come here. You need to visit KNEADERS. You would LOVE it! It is like a sensory overload for your eyes, tastebuds, and nose!

October 20, 2011 04:56 PM
Catie said...

Oh i am so sad! I am going to be in San Francisco this sunday, I will just miss you! :( you will have to come back :)

October 20, 2011 05:00 PM
Kiran @ said...

Wahoo! You are coming to Orlando?!? I cannot wait!! Must bring additional cake pop book for your autograph :)

October 20, 2011 06:04 PM
Allia said...

You might’ve already been here but Citizen Cake in San Fran is great!

If you were coming to the bay area on Saturday the 22nd instead of tomorrow- you would’ve made it to the grand opening of The Sweet Art of Cake bakery in Hayward.

In San Diego, try babycakes and extraordinary desserts (i love their bluberry coffeecake cheesecake– melts in your mouth!)

I hope to make it to your San Diego signing!!

October 20, 2011 06:41 PM
Carrie said...

Fantastic photo of you and your mom- you both look great!

October 20, 2011 06:47 PM
Charlotteq said...

I was so excited when I saw Austin on the list that I jumped up and down!!! My hubby just laughed!! I can’t wait to meet you or even just see you in person because it will probably be so crowded!! You and your mom look terrific!! I lost my mom a few weeks ago so cherish her every day as much as you can!!! See you soon!!

October 20, 2011 06:55 PM
Andrea D said...

I’m so glad you and your mom are doing well. Looks like the signings are lots of fun! And I love the loon cakepops! Reminds me of my parents cabin on “Loon Lake”.

October 20, 2011 07:28 PM
cluttercafe said...

Don’t forget a lovely trip to Boston!

October 20, 2011 07:52 PM
Laura Ruesch said...

Will you be coming to chicago anytime soon?

October 20, 2011 10:28 PM
Georgia Pellegrini said...

Yay, I can’t wait to see you at the Austin book signing! xox

October 20, 2011 10:32 PM
Joy said...

Oh, wow, I wish I still lived in Phoenix! You’ll have to come to Chapel Hill, NC some time. However, in Phoenix, I would suggest the Sugar Bowl, an adorably pink old fashioned ice cream shop in Old Town Scottsdale. Gelato Spot is also amazing, and has a few locations around the valley. Hope you have fun!

October 20, 2011 10:47 PM
Jessie said...

wish you would come just a bit farther south than Orlando, or it was later in the afternoon

October 21, 2011 12:25 AM
Alysha said...

I was so excited for the MN signing!! I was planning the trip for weeks. Edina is only 20 minutes away from where I live, but unfortunately a very close family friend passed away and that was the date of her funeral. Maybe you’ll circle your way back to MN though :)

October 21, 2011 12:26 AM
Kristin said...

Definitely go to Extraordinary Desserts in San Diego! The name says it all. :)

October 21, 2011 01:37 AM
Country Mouse said...

You look so great! Glad to see you doing well and traveling all over the place!

October 21, 2011 03:35 AM
Joyce said...

Yay! I’m so excited to hear you’re visiting Arizona! I look forward to meeting you~ I had planned my vacation to San Francisco from Oct. 15-20 months prior and was so bummed that I was going to miss your signing by a day.

But now I get to see you in Phoenix! <3 YAY~

October 21, 2011 04:06 AM
Genny said...

So glad to hear and see that you and your mom are both doing so well! And, glad to see that you are out and about again! Please come to the Chicago area!!!!!!!!! Would love to see you in person!

October 21, 2011 08:37 AM
lor said...

Glad to see Phoenix. I totally planned on whining about it not being on there!!! You look great!

October 21, 2011 09:21 AM
Faba said...

OMG you’re coming to Orlando!!

October 21, 2011 09:32 AM
Michelle said...

We had such a great time meeting you and your mom! My girls and I had the best day that day. It was easy to bring you our smiles, because you have been making us smile for years:) I posted about meeting you on my blog but I never thought I’d see myself and my two girls on yours. Super fun! Please give your mom a hug from all of us. You are both amazing women who have done amazing things- and made a few cake pops in the process!

October 21, 2011 10:51 AM
Lada said...

Please come to Kansas City next time! Although Kansas City isn’t big like other places, it doesn’t mean you don’t have fans down here. We love you Bakerella!!! :)

October 21, 2011 11:15 AM
Brittany said...

Definitely try Sweet cupcakes in Orlando, they are amazing!! I hope your visit here is a great one!! :)

October 21, 2011 11:17 AM
LIz said...

I am jsut seeing this now and there is no way to get to your signing today in SF. What a bummer! I just made my first cake pops and they came out smashing if I do say so myself. So glad you are feeling better and I hope you have a great day in the city!

October 21, 2011 12:58 PM
Monie said...

I’m happy to see that you will be coming to Texas, in Austin…
I’m wondering if the Book People store will allow us to bring our own, previously purchased books into their store to be autographed? William Sonoma would not.

October 21, 2011 01:30 PM
CateS said...

Glad to see pics of you and all your signings…and you with your mom [bet no one has ever said you two look alike?:)]

October 21, 2011 05:12 PM
SammiGene said...

Oh, I hope you come to Maryland for a signing at some point. Annapolis Maryland, to be exact. There’s a Williams-Sonoma in the Annapolis mall, and a cute little cupcake shop called Nostalgia Cupcakes down the road, as well as a sweets shop called Q Coffee and Chocolate right in the mall!

October 21, 2011 06:19 PM
Michelle said...

So excited your coming to Arizona! You have to check out Sweet Republic Ice Cream in Scottsdale! All kinds of delicious goodies and not far from where you are doing your signings. Hope I can make the book signing!

October 21, 2011 06:37 PM
Frances said...

you should come to philly and check out philly cupcake!! they also have a chocolate shop down the street!!

October 21, 2011 08:07 PM
Jennifer said...

Bakerella-girl… you look fabulous! So glad that you are doing well after all that you have been through this year! :)

October 21, 2011 10:17 PM
Lucie Mewes said...

Missed you today, too lovely to drive with my new knee. Sure hope to find you inSan Diego. Thanksgiving wi the family.

I am grateful that your kidney transplant is doing well.

January brought me a new liver, right before I died.
The stuffed organs were so much fun.

Thank you!

October 22, 2011 03:22 AM
lynn said...

YAY! san diego!!!!!

hands down extraordinary desserts, that place is just, whoa. so luxurious, you feel expensive just walking in! you have to try La Bete Noire which is an insane chocolate cake. they also have cheese platters and other savory things

heavenly cupcakes is also a yummy place :)

October 22, 2011 04:35 AM
Brooke said...

Do you ever visit the north like Massachusetts?

October 22, 2011 01:49 PM
Camille said...

I’m so glad you made it to Salty Tart! I’m curious to your thoughts on Midtown Global Market in general – pretty awesome place, right? (trying to reign in the inner nerd but I just can’t – South Minneapolis is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the nation – over 100 languages spoken in a few square miles).

Anyway, Salty Tart made my wedding cakes and they are just the best. I love those guys. They also “sponsor” my husband’s band with treats whenever we go on the road. :)

October 22, 2011 03:55 PM
Dena said...

So bummed! I’ll be at a wedding when you’re in Orlando :(

October 22, 2011 03:59 PM
Ashbean said...

When you come to Orlando on the 12th, You should stop by Blue Bird Bake shop!! We’re seriously right down the road from the Barnes and Noble you’ll be signing at! We have cupcakes, brownies, cookies, scones, muffins and coffee! And I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to meet you since I’ll probably be working!! The address is 3122 Corrine Drive Orlando, Florida 32803
Pretty please!?? We won’t disappoint!

October 22, 2011 08:31 PM
Abril said...

I’m so sad I couldn’t make it, but I’m glad you got a chance to stop by The Salty Tart. The cream filled brioche is one of my favorites too!

October 23, 2011 11:06 AM
Elizabeth said...

I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE for you to come to Miami! It’s not that far from Orlando *wink wink*

October 23, 2011 11:36 AM
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