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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tinaehb3 said...

Please anyone… I must find out what kind of dog Penny is. If anyone knows please post what it is. Thanks BUNCHES !!

December 7, 2010 05:53 PM
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Alpha said...

Awesome experiences for an awesome person!!!!

December 7, 2010 10:43 PM
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Maria said...

any chance blake will share which app she used? those pictures are cute!

December 7, 2010 11:24 PM
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amanda said...

i am so jealous right now. like seriously.

what a fun and fabulous cake pop partayyyy!

December 8, 2010 07:30 AM
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Angelica said...

AMAZING. I like her smiles. =)) SO REAL!

December 8, 2010 09:40 AM
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hannah @ bake five! said...

oh my gosh you’re sooo lucky! Blake lively truly lives up to her name. She seems like such a fun person!

December 8, 2010 09:19 PM
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monica of hola!design said...

oh wow! I LOVE Blake, she’s beautiful, that’s so amazing!
so happy for you…

December 8, 2010 11:09 PM
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sandra said...

OMG. so awesome. love her, love you. what a great combo.

December 9, 2010 12:40 AM
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Ash said...

Oh wow! Blake Lively, that’s so incredible.

I just found cake pops yesterday and I’ve already starting making some – they’re a hit here, apparently most people have never heard of them. =/ They’re not as neat as yours yet, but I’ll get them there!

Thanks so much. =) You’re truly an inspiration.

December 11, 2010 08:16 PM
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Melanie said...

I am SO jealous of you! LOVE Blake Lively and your site, so so so lucky! Next time shes over invite me please?? Haha!!

And for all you wondering about her dog- shes a Malti-poo! :]

December 11, 2010 08:17 PM
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kim said...

I’d love to know what the app was that she has for her photos! So interesting!

December 12, 2010 11:08 AM
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Amy said...

How fun and, I’m sure, surreal for you! We MUST know what breed Blake’s sweet little dog is, please! B

December 12, 2010 02:52 PM
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Cassie said...

Ummm, that’s totally awesome! I would never have guessed!

December 13, 2010 10:24 AM
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Susie said...

How cool! I love the photos–that looks like so much fun! I made those before, but I kept referring to them as “cake balls” for some reason, much to the chagrin of my guests! I’ll know to refer to them as “cake *pops* from now onwards!

December 14, 2010 08:56 AM
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Passionatemae said...

OMG you’re so lucky! I really LOVE HER and of course you! hehe

December 15, 2010 10:38 PM
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Denay said...

I have known a number of cookies bakers who do exceptional cookies, but you take the craft to a whole new level. I would love to serve a tray of your cookies, I just don’t want to bake them myself….I know sad huh?

December 16, 2010 10:29 PM
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Ally said...

Wow, that must have been an amazing experience! I actually adore the tin man Cake Pop! Its fantastic!

December 20, 2010 08:13 AM
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Charli said...

This surreal! I saw Blake on Dave letterman talking about ur site (which is how I discovered ur amazingness!) and her passion for cooking/baking mths ago when she was promoting the town. It’s awesome you two got to bake together!

December 25, 2010 04:46 PM
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Susie said...

I saw in a recent magazine clip that she loves your site. When I read it I was an ah! I said out loud at work,” I follow her site as well!” My co workers gave me a funny look! haha

I also make cake pops ALL the time! My two year old just LOVES THEM!

Blake has alot of great achievement ahead, and one day when she opens that restaurant of hers, Im going to take my son there and have dessert first! lol.

I love being a single mom, and seeing you and Blake making goals and dreams and going for it! I’m doing it that the best way I can for my lil man, with a photography business and Im buying a house for him to have memories in. I need to know that my divorce will not kill me but make me a bigger DREAMER, and your site has really helped me along the way!

Baking is my CURE! <3

December 26, 2010 10:09 PM
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Vivian said...

I can’t believe you got to bake with Blake Lively! That’s amazing. I just recently found your blog and I can’t stop reading it. All of your creations are so cute! I’m planning on baking some of my own in a couple of days but I know they won’t be nearly as cute as yours! SO JEALOUS!

December 26, 2010 11:55 PM
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katie said...

how come i didn’t get invited over to make awesome little treats like this when i was in new york!
oh the jealousy :P
anyway, these look amazing, and i must make some :)

January 19, 2011 01:32 AM
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samantha denise said...

wow wow wow!!! blake’s one of my favorite actresses!! it’s amazing to know she loves to cook too.. and she loves ur cake pops.. awwwwww….=)

February 11, 2011 08:02 PM
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Rasha said...

IM SO JEALOUS!

May 17, 2011 08:10 PM
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June said...

Wow …Penny looks so much like my doggy when i bought him, he’s 3 years already ^____^ When he was about 2 months he looked exactly like that, just a little less dark on his ears and around his mouth/nose :3

September 27, 2011 11:31 AM
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Jussara said...

AWESOME!!!
I love Blake Lively and Bakerella so this post is
AWESOME!!!

October 5, 2011 09:57 PM
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Cassie said...

That is so cool! Not only do I love her style but now that I know she’s a baker I love her even more! You are both fantastic!!

December 29, 2011 10:42 AM
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Mel said...

How COOL!!!!!! I love love love your cake pops Bakerella. I bought your book today, can’t wait to get baking. YAY!

December 29, 2011 04:18 PM
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lassie said...

woo soo good

March 22, 2012 10:14 AM
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Sophie said...

Wow

February 23, 2013 07:15 AM
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