Friday, December 3, 2010

A lively little adventure

Okay, this post is completely out of left field. Unexpected. Crazy. And, I’m so glad I have these pictures to remember it.

I was in New York several days ago for a book signing, but a lot of you knew that.

But, did you know I made some cake pops while I was there?

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That’s not too unusual, right?!

Right.

That would totally be something I do.

But … who I made them with is the fun part.

Want to see?

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Yep. That’s Blake Lively. Like I said… this post is kinda crazy. It seems like I’ve been using that word a lot lately.

This pic is from her phone. Seriously, even her photos are fashionable. She has an app that puts effects on photos as you take them. I kinda like the distressed look though.

Okay, so a little backstory is probably in order. It turns out that Blake loves to bake and cook. I mean loves it. She had phone pics of tons of treats that she’s made. And they’re really good, too. I don’t know when she finds the time … between movies and Gossip Girl and red carpet events. But she has quite the inventory of baked goods on her phone to prove it.

Anyway, my site just so happens to be one of the few food sites she visits often. Hi Blake!

So she read how I would be in New York and invited me over to bake.

And I went.

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We ended up having a Cake Pop party with some of her friends.

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We had such a good time. Blake is a doll. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious. It was so fun for me to see how excited she is about baking and how passionate she is about food – inspiring even.

She said she’d made the cupcake pops before…

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But when I saw this, it really made me smile. She had made them and had the cutters set aside for safe-keeping.

That’s the crinkle cutter from Wilton by the way.

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Right about here, I looked over at my mom who was snapping a few pics. And, if you can’t tell by my face, I’m laughing inside about how surreal this is.

We just messed around in the kitchen and made some basic cupcake pops with some decorations that Blake had on hand and a few things I brought over.

And towards the end of the night we tried a Wizard of Oz cake pop. A sweet tin man.

Here’s Blake’s.

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She just so happened to have edible lustre spray on hand to finish off the look. Who randomly has edible lustre spray? I told you she was serious.

She also gave him a heart and a cute little bow tie that’s a bit hard to see in the photo. We had to improvise on the nose for lack of suitable candies on short notice. But Blake was quick to fix him right up with part of the Hershey’s tag glued on front. Resourceful.

All I know is now I want to make more Tin Man cake pops so I can show you the lustre spray. I can’t wait to play.

Then, maybe I’ll make some scarecrows and lions…

…and one of her little dog, too.

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This is Penny. Wouldn’t this face make a perfect little cake pop? Sorry, Toto.

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Anyway, that’s just a glimpse. I love how this website reminds me that you can never tell what little adventure is right around the corner.

Crazy stuff. But in the best way possible.

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Megan said...

Wow! That makes me so happy! I love Blake!

December 3, 2010 12:23 AM
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Ambry Capistrano said...

That’s awesome…and so are you!

December 3, 2010 12:27 AM
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Mary @ stylefyles said...

This post made me smile. On multiple occasions. That tin man pop is fantastic! I’m glad you had so much fun……you all look like you’re having the time of your lives! Blake seems great – it’s awesome that she’s a baker and chef, too!

December 3, 2010 12:32 AM
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Jenn said...

How fun!! Blake is an amazing actress. Very exciting that she bakes too :)

I wanted to share my first cake pop experience with you..
http://pickleandcupcake.blogspot.com/2010/11/here-is-turkey-cake-balls-my-sister-and.html

We had to improvise a little for lack of supplies, but all in all I think they turned out good :)

December 3, 2010 12:38 AM
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Esther said...

That is soo cool! I’m glad you had such a great time. :) I wish I was able to visit you on your tour, but I couldn’t. What a cute cake pop!

December 3, 2010 12:40 AM
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Amanda said...

That is too cool! It must have felt surreal! It looks like y’all had a great time1

December 3, 2010 12:44 AM
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Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

LOVE her!!
Wow, so happy u got to meet her :-)

December 3, 2010 12:46 AM
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Ashley Larissa said...

See! Even celebs have passions about normal stuff! The pictures are great and it looks like you ladies had SUCH a great time! Man, I wish we all looked as adorable as Blake Lively while holding a cakepop. This was completely out of left field. Oddly enough we were discussing Ms. Lively this evening at work… All good things Blake, I promise!

December 3, 2010 12:47 AM
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Catherine said...

She is beautiful! And her smile looks so easy, like she is such a happy person. Thanks for the post!

December 3, 2010 12:51 AM
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Jackie said...

That. Is. So. Crazy. And awesome.

December 3, 2010 12:56 AM
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Krysten said...

Wow! This post got me excited! Blake is such an amazing actress! So glad you are able to experience so many wonderful things, during your book signings!

December 3, 2010 01:08 AM
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Allie said...

That’s amazing. And surreal. And all the other words you can think of to describe this.

December 3, 2010 01:17 AM
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Jennifer said...

I knew there was more reasons behind why i liked this blog besides the fact that you’re a freakin’ amazing baker!

December 3, 2010 01:22 AM
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LimeCake said...

oh wow! that is totally awesome! she seems so nice! and it looks like you had a blast!

December 3, 2010 01:42 AM
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Diana said...

OMG! That’s so awesome and crazy! :O :D

December 3, 2010 01:49 AM
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Giselle said...

Wow! Lucky you! She is so adorable! Looks like her thing is to always have her mouth open in sheer delight when taking photos as oppose to the hand in the air bit that you do…haha!!

December 3, 2010 02:07 AM
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Klara Kamilla said...

Wow! What a great post! I’ve always thought Blake was stunning, ever since I saw her in Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants tehehe.

December 3, 2010 02:14 AM
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Emily said...

Holy crap, that is AMAZING! How much fun! I’m not cool enough to have you come bake at my home, but if you’re ever in Utah you’re more than welcome too. I will even find edible lustre spray just for you!

December 3, 2010 02:27 AM
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lauren said...

Amazing! I had cupcake pops for thanksgiving with my friends and it’s delicious because of you. Blake’s an amazing person and oddly enough I just flipped us weekly about her and penn badgley. Sorry blake about it but you two make the perfect couple, you heard that before! Nothing is easy just work things out together! All the best :)

December 3, 2010 02:38 AM
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Katherine said...

That is so amazing! I love Blake Lively! What a great experience! (:

December 3, 2010 02:44 AM
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karen said...

OMG! you met Blake! i love this post! :)

December 3, 2010 03:46 AM
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Vivian said...

you’re sucha a POP STAR bakerella :D
everyone loves you.. even celebrities (x
the cake pops are amazingg
and i love blake lively’s puppy! ^^
penny looks just like a plush! :3

December 3, 2010 04:19 AM
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Helene said...

How cool! It was nice to see Blake in a natural setting – not all dolled up for the cameras. She seems so lovely and happy!
You should come to Norway and make cake pops with me to. That would be the perfect Christmas gift!

December 3, 2010 04:25 AM
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linda said...

wow! you certainly are on a great ride! enjoy every moment & this must have been such fun & so surreal!!
love the tin man!

December 3, 2010 04:44 AM
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Paulette said...

It is so great that when I get up so early to see all the neat things you have done. Not to mention meeting Blake. WOW and double WOW. You go girl. Paulette

December 3, 2010 04:47 AM
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Lisa Lou said...

I bet Blake felt like she was dreaming to have you come over and bake! Wow! Life is full of surprises!!

December 3, 2010 05:05 AM
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Lauren at KeepItSweet said...

that is amazing!! how fun! oh and her dog is too cute.

December 3, 2010 05:23 AM
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Wei-Wei said...

That is insane. You girls are gooooorgeous! <3

December 3, 2010 05:27 AM
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Elle said...

:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 3, 2010 05:43 AM
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Suitgirl said...

Wow! I love the tin man and that dog is adorable!

December 3, 2010 05:54 AM
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kary said...

wow this post almost made me cry! i love blake, she reminds me so much of my a good old friend who i barely keep in touch with now. i think because of that i am partial to her hehe. she looks so genuinely happy as do you. it’s wonderful to see celebrities as what they are, real people! thanks so much for sharing this with us.

December 3, 2010 05:54 AM
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amy said...

YOU’RE AT JUST JARED!!!!!! Your real name is even there haha

December 3, 2010 06:05 AM
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Michelle said...

seems like you had heaps of fun!

December 3, 2010 06:15 AM
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maura said...

so cool! i am sure blake was as much in awe of you as you are of her which makes it even cooler. Looking forward to your next adventure!

December 3, 2010 06:16 AM
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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

That is SO cool!

December 3, 2010 06:32 AM
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jmk said...

How fun! She is really cute – but is it a little funny that her mouth is wide open in almost all the pictures?

Happy you are enjoying your time on the road!

December 3, 2010 06:51 AM
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yentl said...

wow, you’re getting more famous by the day! (but you totally deserve it!)

December 3, 2010 06:53 AM
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L said...

Thats so awesome. I never would have guessed that she loved baking. How great! I cant wait to see her in the Green Lantern.

December 3, 2010 07:14 AM
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Samantha said...

This post really brought a smile to my face. Really.

In the year I’ve been reading your blog, I’ve never felt a need to comment before today. Since I am though, I really want to say your site really inspires me. It has proven to me, that a person can become successful through hard work and talent.

I think you deserve everything that you have worked so hard for, including a cake pop party with Blake Lively! To be honest though, I think I was more nervous to get my book signed by you then I would have been meeting Blake Lively, and I’m seventeen. That’s pretty legit.

Thank you, for inspiring me. You’re someone that I really look up too, and I am sure I am not the only one who feels that way.

December 3, 2010 07:25 AM
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Lina said...

I am a big fan of your site but I’m even bigger fan of Blake. It’s good to see that despite all her success she continues to be an ordinary girl. I love cupcakes and thanks to your website has learned a lot. unfortunately here in Portugal there is no store that sells cupcakes. Continues to make a site so good

December 3, 2010 07:27 AM
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Meghan said...

That looks so fun!! The tin man is absolutely adorable! So creative.

December 3, 2010 07:32 AM
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Andry said...

Get out! That is so cool. Love reading your Bakerella adventures! Pam is selling her pastries for Christmas — I told her to include cake pops, but she said it was too hard. I’ll get her convinced yet — she bought me the book after all :)

December 3, 2010 07:39 AM
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Made With Pink said...

Very cool! I love that little tin man! You need to do the whole cast now! Including Toto! (Or Penny!)

December 3, 2010 07:47 AM
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bubble&squeak said...

That’s so cool! Your life is just too sweet t be true.

It’s so nice to see this other side of Blake Lively too. Who knew that she was such a cake pop fan.

I hope she asked for your autograph!

December 3, 2010 07:50 AM
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Jennifer said...

I LOVE Blake Lively! And, it’s great to see that she really enjoys “normal” things. I bet everyone loved seeing both of you together – couldn’t get better than that!

December 3, 2010 08:10 AM
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Laura said...

Just saw this on Just Jared!! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun :)

December 3, 2010 08:14 AM
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KellyV said...

GAH! So jealous! One I LOVE cake pops and two I ADORE Blake Lively! I dont get starstruck easily (I live in NYC) and I saw them filming GG once and just about fainted. I love that she has a normal hobby =o)

December 3, 2010 08:26 AM
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Ariel said...

That is just so exciting! And I LOVE the Tin Man cake pop! Oh my gosh it’s too cute!

December 3, 2010 08:27 AM
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Larisa said...

Now you need to do a whole OZ theme!!! Complete with poppies….hmmm….

December 3, 2010 08:33 AM
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trifitmom said...

too much !!! love it, i love seeing how folks passions have lead to profit, fun, media !!! you and Ree are my idols

December 3, 2010 08:37 AM
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Becky said...

Wow!! How amazing!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for the other Oz characters! Your so awesome!

December 3, 2010 08:39 AM
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Michelle Church said...

That looks like a great time. Every cake pop looked just too cute. Ok, speaking of too cute. How about Penny?! That little dog is too cute. She looks like she weighs as much as a feather! What a nice time to make cake pops who someone who also has a passion about them! Thanks for sharing.

December 3, 2010 08:42 AM
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Nicole @ The Dirty Oven said...

Just really cool! Looks like you all had a great time. You deserve it. Love all the pics and the Oz themed pops are a great idea. You should start thinking about Alice in Wonderland. Oh the possiblities.

December 3, 2010 08:44 AM
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Fariah said...

That’s amazing!

December 3, 2010 08:49 AM
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sbc said...

that is awesome! never would have thought she would be into baking.

December 3, 2010 08:51 AM
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Aubrey S said...

That’s awesome. I love Gossip Girl and Blake. So cool to see how down-to-earth she is.

December 3, 2010 08:52 AM
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Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes said...

Wow!! I’m so happy for you she seems awesome! And you guys look like you’re having so much fun :D

December 3, 2010 08:55 AM
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Shannon said...

Wow! Looks like you guys had an amazing time!! I love Blake (and You of course ;))!!

December 3, 2010 08:59 AM
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Nicole Hollander said...

I’m so jealous! I love blake and baking. Cute Pictures!

December 3, 2010 09:00 AM
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Meghan said...

So so jealous!! The both of you look like you would be so much fun to hang out with!

December 3, 2010 09:02 AM
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Karen said...

That had to be amazing to spend time with Blake and her friends…she is absolutely adorable!! Can’t wait to see your Wizard of Oz cakepops…I will totally be making them, that movie is one of my favorites!!

December 3, 2010 09:03 AM
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Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes said...

By the way it’s so cute that you have “lively little adventure” for her last name! Ha!

December 3, 2010 09:05 AM
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Blain said...

Oh my word! How cool! I love Blake! I am so jealous. I love hearing when stars are down to earth real people…I think I would have passed out if she said she followed my blog! Congrats!

December 3, 2010 09:11 AM
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Aryelle said...

Very Cute Pics Angie!
OMG I was in Atlanta last weekend for Thanksgiving at my boyfriend’s family house and I had mention to him I would like to go to the store you always mention in your blog (Cake Art Party Supplies in Tucker) so him and his parents drove there with me Saturday (11/27) afternoon. While I was walking through the store I felt like a little kid! LOL. One of the ladies that works there had asked me how I heard of the store and I told her it was from you and your awesome blog. When I was going on and on how much I love you and your cake pops she told me “Oh, you just missed Angie by an hour or two. She was just here a little ago buying more sprinkles.” I couldn’t believe it! I wish I could have ran into you at the store.
Love you and your work. Keep it up and congrats on the GREAT BOOK!
XoXo,
Ary

December 3, 2010 09:13 AM
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Eleanor said...

That is so awesome, i love cake pops, bakerella and Gossip Girl woohoo!

December 3, 2010 09:16 AM
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Monica @styleandsense said...

wow! I am completely starstruck! GOTTA LOVE HER!

December 3, 2010 09:18 AM
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terri said...

omg. blake is adorable. i love that she had that silver spray. i mean seriously. BUTTTT her doggie penny is the cutest! is that a llittle poodle? omg. i want to just eat her up. tooo sweet!

December 3, 2010 09:19 AM
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Deanna said...

I want to know what kind of dog that is please!

December 3, 2010 09:25 AM
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Jenniffer from Cup a Dee Cakes said...

OMG! What an exciting adventure indeed! I’m so glad you are getting the recognition you deserve and it looks like you are really enjoying it!

December 3, 2010 09:26 AM
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Cathy said...

Wow..this just shows you that you never know where life is going to take you..and all of this started because of one lil’ blog.. :o) Awesome!

December 3, 2010 09:30 AM
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LaKisha Smith said...

Cute and creative as always! :-) What kind of dog is that by the way?

December 3, 2010 09:34 AM
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CK said...

That is so…. CRAZY! But fantastic!

December 3, 2010 09:51 AM
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Janelle said...

I think Blake is adorable, but why is her mouth so wide open in every single photo?

December 3, 2010 10:00 AM
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Amie said...

WOW that is sooo awesome! I love Blake and I love how life can throw fun surprises your way, ones you never in a million years would have thought of, but turn out to be super special. What a wonderful adventure for you! :)

December 3, 2010 10:06 AM
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Nicole said...

That is SO awesome! :D

December 3, 2010 10:09 AM
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Kathie said...

What fun! Isn’t it cool to see how good karma abounds?
I do want that sweet little doggy-what kind is it??

December 3, 2010 10:11 AM
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kath said...

so rad. love your last few sentences…so true!

December 3, 2010 10:11 AM
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Anonymous said...

You can tell u had a blast that day, and having your mother there is such a Blessing to be able to share those moments with her, Im sure she must of felt very proud of you. God Bless

December 3, 2010 10:15 AM
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Carolina said...

You can tell u had a blast that day, and having your mother there is such a Blessing to be able to share those moments with her, Im sure she must of felt very proud of you. God Bless

December 3, 2010 10:16 AM
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lindalou said...

How amazing. Wow! I’m kind of speechless for you. You never know who might be reading and taking inspiration from you.

The Tin Man is adorable.

December 3, 2010 10:18 AM
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Bethany B. said...

Ohmigosh, her little dog looks just like my parents’ dog, Maggie… Except less crazy.

December 3, 2010 10:22 AM
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Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

oh my gosh, i love blake lively! and i love her even more after seeing this post…what a sweetheart!

December 3, 2010 10:24 AM
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Krystle Thorn said...

That is amazing! I just think she is so adorable! Looks like you guys had a blast, and what a cutie her dog is!

December 3, 2010 10:26 AM
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Ashley said...

I think this just completely made my day. I adore Blake and your blog and Wizard of Oz so all three together. Oh man. So amazing. She’s so sweet!

December 3, 2010 10:33 AM
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Chandra said...

I had just read in an interview that she loves to bake and that your site is one of her faves. I’m glad you guys got to meet and bake together!!

December 3, 2010 10:49 AM
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Angèle said...

OMG ! That’s incredible !
Lucky you :)

December 3, 2010 10:50 AM
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Scarletta @ Scarletta Bakes said...

Adorable.

Do you have bruises from pinching yourself?

You all look like you were having so much delicious fun!

December 3, 2010 10:51 AM
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Lindsey Cota said...

OMG, it’s like a little brown Bichon! That dog is SO cute!

I have a Bichon and those eyes!!! Oh, I just melted, someone come scoop me up and take me home!

December 3, 2010 11:05 AM
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Katelyn Lopresti said...

It looks like you are both very talented bakers!!

December 3, 2010 11:08 AM
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Jen K said...

Love love love her! She is so adoreable and looks so fun. What a great experience.

December 3, 2010 11:13 AM
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Betsy miller said...

I was always more of a Blair fan… Until now. Who knew Blake was a girl after my own heart. Fabulous!!!

December 3, 2010 11:17 AM
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Vanessa said...

This post makes me happy. I love Blake and way more now that I know she loves to cook/bake.

Great Tin Man pops too

December 3, 2010 11:35 AM
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Natasha said...

I actually 1st heard of your site when I read an interview in Allure magazine a few months ago where Blake mentioned you and your fabulous creations. I’m happy to send over a scanned copy of the article if you’re interested!

Also, in case you didn’t know – you made msn’s Wonderwall for this Blake related post :)

December 3, 2010 11:36 AM
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Dana Padilla said...

That’s SO awesome!! LOVE Blake and LOVE Cake Pops!! <3

December 3, 2010 11:38 AM
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JennEJenn said...

Totally Amaze Balls! Thank you for sharing the experience – you totally deserve it! :)

December 3, 2010 11:38 AM
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nicole said...

oh my goodness, dream come true. i love her!

December 3, 2010 11:41 AM
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jaime said...

what an awesome experience! she seems so cool.

December 3, 2010 11:43 AM
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Shirley said...

You are truly living the dream! Doing what you love and sharing it. So happy for you!! It makes me a little teary-eyed to see the pure joy and excitement on your face in the photos.
And the tin man so cute!! I have some edible gold luster spray that I had bought for some cookie ornaments but I’m thinking maybe a shimmery lion. :)

December 3, 2010 11:50 AM
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JM said...

Dream girls night! I think Blake’s great and of course think you’re great. My girlfriends are coming over tonight to make red velvet cake balls and candy cane christmas tree cupcakes. If you and Blake want to make your way to Vancouver you’re welcome to join! ;)

December 3, 2010 12:06 PM
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Chris said...

Awesome! How fun was that? And love the photos!

December 3, 2010 12:07 PM
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