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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Beth M said...

So fun! Love Blake and Gossip Girl! Looks like a great time was had by all.

December 3, 2010 12:10 PM
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Brittany said...

Anyone know what app that is? It seems fun!

December 3, 2010 12:10 PM
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Lisa Kimmel said...

It’s funny because I found out about Bakerella from an interview Blake did in Allure magazine! She’s obviously a huge fan!

December 3, 2010 12:15 PM
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Jenn said...

That is amazing!

December 3, 2010 12:20 PM
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Michelle B said...

What FUN! I saw your picture on wonderwall and had to come to your site to read the story… so great!

December 3, 2010 12:26 PM
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guinevere said...

ZOMG!!! Angie, that is amazing! I’m a total Gossip Girl junkie and I’m so envious of you right now! But in a totally good way. ;)

guinevere aka @ChronicleBooks

December 3, 2010 12:37 PM
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Lauren Andrea said...

Congrats on making the MSN Shortlist! How exciting for you!

http://wonderwall.msn.com/tv/the-shortlist-for-dec-3-10333.gallery#wallState=0__%2Ftv%2Fthe-shortlist-for-dec-3-10333.gallery%3FphotoId%3D41869

December 3, 2010 12:43 PM
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CakeStory said...

That is awesome! Bakerella, YOU are too cute! ;)

December 3, 2010 12:58 PM
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Desirae Broadhead said...

Did anyone else notice that every pic of Blake is with her mouth open…hilarious. I don’t watch Gossip Girl, but I loved her in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Her hair makes me sick!
That looked like so much fun!

December 3, 2010 01:06 PM
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Paulina said...

So great! Love the treats you made and of course Blake is awesome! Also, do her and her friends all have the same jacket? haha :)

December 3, 2010 01:11 PM
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Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy said...

I really liked Blake before, but now I like her even more! That’s awesome!

December 3, 2010 01:21 PM
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Heather H. said...

Aw, so fun!

December 3, 2010 01:25 PM
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Btrflywmn said...

so so cool

December 3, 2010 01:39 PM
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Amy J. said...

How cool is that? Isn’t it amazing how many doors your Cake Pops are opening? Yay for you!!

December 3, 2010 01:45 PM
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Ryan said...

Oh my GOSH! That is so incredibly amazing! I love Blake Lively. Love the pictures too :)

December 3, 2010 02:20 PM
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debi9kids said...

OMGOSH! How cool is that!
LOVING the Tin Man. Very cool!

December 3, 2010 02:27 PM
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Sarah said...

AAAAGHHH!!!!! I am soooo jealous!!! Blake Lively is adorable – and now that I know she’s a serious baker, she has won my heart even more!

December 3, 2010 02:48 PM
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Magdalena Vargas said...

That’s so cool that you met her & that she loves to bake : ) Looks like ya had a good time : )

December 3, 2010 02:53 PM
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Chrisi said...

I’m a big Blake fan. So after I read in an interview that she keeps this site as her home page, I had to check it out. I was blown away by all the awesome designs you do, so creative! Thanks for sharing your meetup. It was a treat to read. Great site you have here! :)

December 3, 2010 03:01 PM
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Jessica @ The Budget Savvy Bride said...

how fun is that? She’s adorable and so are YOU!

December 3, 2010 03:10 PM
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Eboni said...

this is absolutely amazing. JEALOUS!!!

December 3, 2010 03:28 PM
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Shelly said...

Wow! That looked like a great time!

December 3, 2010 03:31 PM
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Debora said...

I’m so happy about it!! I love Bakerella and I love Blake!!

December 3, 2010 03:33 PM
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Nuha said...

oh my good God. Blake Lively is my fashion idol!!! I probably check your website 5 times a day and then google her. haha SO JEALOUS!!

December 3, 2010 03:42 PM
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Allison said...

love blake lively. love bakerella. love cake pops….what a dreamy day!

December 3, 2010 03:44 PM
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Notes from Holly St. said...

wow that really is crazy! you never know where life will lead you…

December 3, 2010 03:46 PM
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Rita-Greer.SC said...

I hate to have to say this..but even though I love the tin Man cake pop… I LOVE her little puppy more! Does anyone know what kind it is? (Hopefully Santa will bring me one for Christmas!

December 3, 2010 03:55 PM
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RhodeyGirl said...

Jealous!

Any gossip from the night?!?!?!?!

December 3, 2010 03:58 PM
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Tiffany said...

I love her in everything she is in. Amazing to know that there is another girl around my age (I’m 23) who loves baking and cooking as much as I do. I wish I would of thought of doing cake pops my daughters 4th birthday was Sunday, and her theme was Wizard of Oz. Although I probably would not of had the time since all of my decorations were also handmade. It boggles my mind that there aren’t more Wizard of Oz birthday supplies.

December 3, 2010 04:00 PM
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Sues said...

Your life? OMG. Just amazing. I’m so happy for you!!! I remember the day I read the interview with Blake Lively saying she loved your blog and I screamed out loud. This looks like it was SO much fun!! :)

December 3, 2010 04:39 PM
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Anna said...

What a fabulous post! She looks like a great girl to hang out with, and very un-Serena! Thanks for sharing these fantastic photos.

December 3, 2010 04:44 PM
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Irene @ Missy Minzy said...

awesome!! you had me goosey bump reading it all! :)

December 3, 2010 04:44 PM
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Pamela Susan said...

SOOOOOOOO fun!!

December 3, 2010 04:53 PM
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Tammie said...

Reading this post just brought a big smile to my face…you are living the life right now and it’s wonderful. The best part is that you know that and are enjoying every minute…so happy for you. Love Blake and it’s nice to know she really is a genuinely nice person too. And of course it goes without saying that the cake pops were adorable!

December 3, 2010 05:00 PM
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eko said...

Anyone (star or not) would have a blast with you, lovely Bakerella! I am SO happy for your success and the fun you are having. I just wish someone so cute as Blake, would learn to smile with her mouth not gaping open — yep, I am middle aged – lol!

December 3, 2010 05:29 PM
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Kate said...

OK, now I have even more of a girl crush on BL! She is stunning. I’ve never seen a girl look more comfortable in her own skin that her. Lord, I’m 32 and gushing! So ashamed! ;)

Hope you had a great time. BTW, did you by any chance pick up what kind of dog Penny is? My daughter is dying for a little dog and that one is darling!

December 3, 2010 06:00 PM
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Danielle S said...

oh my gosh! sooooo incredibly cool!!!!!! i love this!!!!!!! i’m so jealous. I would do a LOT of things to get to bake with blake!

December 3, 2010 06:02 PM
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Alicia @ Addsomesprinkles said...

That is WAY too cool! I came across your blog when looking for a kind of cake ball recipe lol I can’t wait to make some of your recipes so thanks!

December 3, 2010 06:51 PM
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Wendy in California said...

BLAKE POPS! Love the impromptu pops and the fun story. Congrats again for the celebs you have met and those who have you on speed dial for a future kitchen par-tay! When Gerard Butler invites you over, please don’t forget me, ok?
XOXO Wendy in California

December 3, 2010 07:00 PM
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Ali @ Three Baking Sheets said...

Double ewe. Tee. Eff.

Bakerella, that’s just straight up cool. People love your cute behind.

December 3, 2010 07:39 PM
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Sara said...

SO jealous! I am trés excited to meet you tomorrow! I can’t wait!

December 3, 2010 08:42 PM
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Noël Stout said...

Do you ever actually blog about baking anymore? I didn’t start reading this blog to see lots of pictures of random people in random book signings or random celebrities.

December 3, 2010 09:13 PM
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Stephanie Rhymer said...

NO WAY! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! I WAS JUST WATCHING GOSSIP GIRL AND I FELT SO SORRY FOR SERENA (BLAKE LIVELY)! BLAKE LIVELY, IF YOU ARE READING THIS, YOU ARE AWESOME. BAKERELLA, IF YOU ARE READING THIS, YOU ARE AWESOME. YOU BOTH ARE AWESOME. AWESOME! DID I MENTION AWESOME!

BAKERELLA, I JUST GOT NEW CAKE PANS AND YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT THEY ARE FOR. CAKESICLES!!!! YAY! I AM SO EXCITED TO TRY THEM OUT!

BYE, BLAKE! BYE BYE, BAKERELLA!

XOXO,
Gossip Girl! JK, Reimer

December 3, 2010 09:15 PM
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CURLY + NERDY said...

SOON YOU’LL BE HAVING YOUR PHOTO SNAPPED BY THE PAPS – SUPERSTAR BAKERELLA!

December 3, 2010 09:16 PM
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madamyt said...

oh my G’s! you are so lucky! i love Blake…. and my husband… is even more nuts about her….. (he’s a huge fan of gossip girl too!) its amazing where talent can take you… and Bakerella… you’ve got the world of bakers in the palms of your hands…. cant wait to see what is next!

December 3, 2010 09:31 PM
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cathy said...

awww!!

looks like we missed out on alot of fun!!!

Blake is super cool! and so are you bakerella!!

December 3, 2010 09:32 PM
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Chelsea said...

Oh my goodness!! I dropped everything and started reading! I love your site! I also LOVE Gossip Girl, thus I became a huge fan of Blake =]
How cool is this?!
I’m actually a baking student at Le Cordon Bleu so this is ALL I do haha! I’d love to join in on your fun! I make random baking experiments in my kitchen as well! If you’re ever in Pasadena, I’d LOVE to open my kitchen to you!

December 3, 2010 09:57 PM
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Stinky Mel said...

Oh wow! That is just so awesome. Reading this post put a smile on my face :)

December 3, 2010 10:30 PM
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Becky said...

I love Blake. She is the reason that I found your website. She did a interview with allure magazine and mention she loves to bake and that this was her fav website. So I quickly went over to my laptop and check out your site. That weekend I made my first batch of cake balls, and fell in LOve.

December 3, 2010 10:37 PM
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Pam said...

I love how in all the shots of Blake, she is smiling with her mouth open. That’s so “normal”, you know? Not posed like all the typical celeb shots.

What fun for you Bakerella! Who would have thought way back when you started this blog….

December 3, 2010 11:06 PM
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Nuha said...

i think i’ve checked this post like a million times, i still can’t believe it!!! you. went. to. blake. livelys. HOUSE!!!!! AJFKDLAJFKDAJKD I am only semi-obsessed…I think I may have dreams of this tonight.. (and yes this is my second comment, only because I am that obsessed with the both of you haha)

December 4, 2010 12:21 AM
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Kerstin said...

How cool, I love gossip girl! I need to get some of that edible gold luster spray :)

December 4, 2010 01:07 AM
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amelinda said...

ahhhh i love gg and blake! this is awesome!

December 4, 2010 02:47 AM
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Katrina said...

I adore Blake Lively! This looks amazing!

December 4, 2010 07:01 AM
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Seanna Lea said...

That is pretty darn awesome! While I admit that I don’t watch enough television or movies to immediately recognize her name, it doesn’t negate the awesome a single bit!

December 4, 2010 08:22 AM
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Natalie said...

Wow looks like you had so much fun!!
i love the cute little tin man!! hes so sweet!!

December 4, 2010 08:34 AM
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Sophie said...

Whoa! That’s so cool you met her! She is so pretty and inspirational :D but I love that little dog even more :D

December 4, 2010 08:57 AM
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Kristi said...

LOVE THIS! I love the Tin Man and the Wizard of Oz idea….that would be a great birthday party theme for my soon to be 4 year old daughter! Also, I would love to know what app that is?!?!

December 4, 2010 11:25 AM
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katie said...

Spotted! How fun! :) She seems so sweet and I had no idea she was so tall! What a fun day. I totally would have gone, too.
XOXO

December 4, 2010 11:35 AM
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Delphine said...

Ohmygosh !!! You’re so lucky, t’s incredible ! I was so happy for you when i saw who you were with, but now i have to say that i’m a bit jealous :p
xxx

December 4, 2010 11:40 AM
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Kristin F said...

Bakerella, if I grew up to be half as cool as you I would be as happy as a kid on Christmas. Seriously, your life is a dream. You are just so awesome! <3

December 4, 2010 12:04 PM
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Kelly said...

That’s so exciting!!!

December 4, 2010 12:42 PM
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Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) said...

Ohmigosh that’s soo awesome.. Did you take each other’s autographs?? She has a weird totally open mouthed smile in all the pics, but she looks gorgeous. I’m another one of those Gossip Girl lovers <3

December 4, 2010 01:45 PM
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Bubble and Sweet said...

Wizard of Oz pops now that is some crazy stuff. Can’t wait to see the whole set.

December 4, 2010 02:32 PM
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Brittany said...

If you’re ever in Provo Utah you need to stop by Cupcake Chic! You would absolutely LOVE it!!! They even have little cupcake ornaments. So cute. I can’t wait to try the gingerbread cupcake.

December 4, 2010 03:41 PM
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Jessica said...

I love this post! Blake Lively and BAKERELLA!

December 4, 2010 04:31 PM
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Kathleen said...

Wow how FUN! I love Blake. I can’t believe she bakes. How great is that!!!

December 4, 2010 04:56 PM
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Mel said...

O my! Can’t believe you hung out with Blake!! And I’m so glad you posted a pic of her maltipoo, Penny. Three years when I was picking out what maltipoo I wanted – I saw a picture of Blake holding Penny when she was little and she was chocolate brown. I fell in love and looked for one just like her. My little Miles was medium brown but since he has turned tan with a little black on his ears. It was such a surprise to see a pic of Penny- now that she is tan too! She is adorable! Okay, you can tell I’m in love with maltipoos and their adorable faces (and their cute button noses). You must make a cake pop after them!!!

December 4, 2010 05:09 PM
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Anthonette said...

You are too cool! How fun. I’m happy for you. Blake’s Tin Man is adorable. I would love to see a Wizard of Oz group of cake pops,

December 4, 2010 06:34 PM
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elizabeth said...

OMG. I feel cool by association for reading your blog too. Not that I didn’t already feel hip for being a Bakerella fan ;)

December 4, 2010 07:05 PM
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aussiemarina said...

wow……..how exciting…………………….i love gossip girl………and you sure looked like you had a fun filled afternoon….i am sooo oooo happy for you

December 4, 2010 07:42 PM
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Elysia said...

OMG! That’s the cutest dog I’ve ever seen, look’it that face! Wish I knew what mix it was, poodle something. SO adorable. Nice photos, too. Blake looks charming!!

December 4, 2010 08:15 PM
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kristine said...

ahhhhhhhh! i am absolutly completly jealous of you!! i LOVE blake lively!!!

December 4, 2010 09:47 PM
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jessielou said...

As someone who adores baking and lives in Brooklyn – I am SHOCKED I was not invited! Hah, looks like you had a blast and made some great pops. I’d love to hear a list of the places Blake gets her supplies in NYC. I’m new to the city and need to stock up on pretty decorating bits!

December 4, 2010 11:25 PM
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hay rhea said...

im going to pretend like i didnt yell oh my goodness! Blake! i heard she was pretty serious about cooking, but this is wonderful

December 5, 2010 12:22 AM
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katelynn said...

yummm those cake pops look yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

December 5, 2010 01:56 AM
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Pretty Shiny Sparkly said...

DOOOOD! Angie, this is INSANE!! I couldn’t believe it, my eyes nearly bogged out when I read down your post!

To Blake – so glad to hear you have so many incredible talents, and that you are able to balance everything else so well!

I invite both Blake and yourself to check out my small collection of prized baking recipes: http://prettyshinysparkly.com/category/recipes/
Famous Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pomegranate Ice Cream, and Hello Dolly Bars (a personal favorite) are delicious, fun and easy to bake.

And of course, there’s always fashion!

Sorry for the novella-length comment, but I’m truly amazed and sincerely happy and proud of your success and fame! Well deserved, Angie!

? Kristina, of Pretty Shiny Sparkly

December 5, 2010 03:03 AM
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saphyra said...

i love blake!!! love her even more now that i know she cooks!

December 5, 2010 06:35 AM
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Kristin H said...

Oh my.. I am getting hooked on your page, Madam Bakerella… Your ideas are awesome – and i cant wait to try some of them myself, but here in Iceland, we dont have any awesome stores that sell only sparkles and spatulas, colors and cutters.. Fun to see gorgeous Blake baking… You dont get to see that side of celebs to often… Go Blake… :)
But… i am off to baking for christmas – and my birthday.. Going to try out those yummie looking cakeballs for my girlfriens…
Everyone, have yourself a merry christmas and wonderful new year…
Wishes from Iceland…

December 5, 2010 01:26 PM
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Laura said...

; )
you´re a genious!!!
greetings from Argentina!

December 5, 2010 02:31 PM
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sarainitaly said...

So fun! Great photos!

That is the cutest dog I have ever seen. Is that Blake’s dog? What kind is it? I am in loooove with that little face!

December 5, 2010 07:03 PM
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sarainitaly said...

Oh, and the Tin Man is adorable, too!

December 5, 2010 07:03 PM
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Amy at TheSceneFromMe said...

Wow that is so WILD! And you are so lucky! Cool stuff!

December 5, 2010 07:53 PM
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ivyPINK said...

Shut the front door!!!! How flippin FUN?!?!
I love love love Blake!!!! So fun to know she likes to bake ;) how does she ever find the time?!? ;) thanks for sharing!

December 5, 2010 11:02 PM
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Connie said...

i want to be you!

December 6, 2010 04:06 AM
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Emily said...

This really makes me want to get together with friends and have a baking party!

December 6, 2010 07:39 AM
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retro sweets said...

Wow finally opened your page amidst this worst signal of mine! I first heard your name mentioned at spork or foon when she ranted about not being you..hehe Anyway, you sure had a lot of fun! love, love, love those cake pops. :)

December 6, 2010 07:40 AM
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Meghan said...

OMG!! I can’t believe that!! I absolutely love her!!!!!
P.S. what kind of dog was that????

December 6, 2010 09:52 AM
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Susan Doherty said...

On the fly cake balls–now that’s true artistry!

December 6, 2010 11:11 AM
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Lori said...

How exciting!! I bet you are having the time of your life!

December 6, 2010 12:08 PM
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carrie said...

Bakerella – I just wanted to let you know how much I love to read you blog…as it gives me a lot of excitement for my future. I am sure you would have never thought you’d be where you are today and I love dreaming about where I would want to be in a few years and the excitement of the unknown is amazing. Congrats on all of your accomplishments and the exciting life you have earned for yourself…you deserve it!! xoxo

December 6, 2010 12:26 PM
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Sarah said...

It looked like you guys had a blast!!!!!!!! Your cake pops are amazing! A friend of mine is having a Christmas Party and she wanted me to make them for her party! I can’t wait!!!!

December 6, 2010 02:05 PM
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soph said...

I AM SO JEALOUS.
i love blake lively and the night looks soooo fun
all of you women inspire me when i’m baking!

December 6, 2010 03:04 PM
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Gisela said...

I remember reading an interview Blake gave and she spoke about how much she loved Bakerella. That was the interview that lead me to the website. =]

December 6, 2010 05:58 PM
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Mandi said...

Please do the lion! My little boys first birthday is next month and I am doing a lion theme in honor of his middle name ROAR! I would love some ideas! Thanks!

December 6, 2010 07:51 PM
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Lisa M said...

I want that dog!!!! What kind is it??????

December 6, 2010 09:47 PM
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Donna said...

I loved this! How fun to bake with Blake. So cool!

December 6, 2010 10:43 PM
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Leesa in France said...

Wow! You both are too cute! I DO love Blake and think it’s so sweet that the two of you got together to bake! Everything about this post is cool.. Love you guys in the pics, the cake pops and that ADORABLE dog!! Sooooo cute!!!
Thanks for this post… It’s refreshing to see cool stars doing everyday things!
Hugs from France,
Leesa

December 7, 2010 12:20 AM
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Elle said...

That is sooo cool! YOU are a celebrity now too, dont forget!! :)

December 7, 2010 07:10 AM
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Miranda said...

So jealous! I love her! I just used you as inspiration to make these:

http://sweetwhimsyblog.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/red-velvet-truffles/

December 7, 2010 01:46 PM
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