Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bakerella: 2009 Bloggies Finalist for Best Food Blog

This is crazy…

What?!?!?!? How did that happen? And, what the heck are the Bloggies? I hope you guys have heard of these because I hadn’t until I received a sweet message from Makes & Takes letting me know she nominated me. But, I’m guessing a few more of you must have done the same. So thanks everyone… this is really exciting! Now, let’s check out who I’m up against in the top five…

2009 Bloggies Best Food Blog Finalists:

The Pioneer Woman Cooks – PW rocks the ranch when it comes to food. Heck, she rocks at everything. (I might as well stop here. She’s probably already won.)

Smitten Kitchen – I might just vote for her because her name is so cute. (Not really…I’ve already voted for myself, but I am smitten.)

Chocolate & Zucchini – If cuisine is your thing, then you’ll want to vote for Cotilde.

Cake Wrecks – They don’t make food, but they do make fun of it. They show the best of messed up cakes.

Bakerella – Then, there’s me. I think I’m the underdog here, but if you like things sweet, then vote for me.
I'm a finalist in the 2009 Bloggies

So glad I saved my mii cupcake in the freezer. It came in pretty handy for this.

Vote here.
Scroll to the right and choose your favorite blog.
Voting closes: February 2nd at 10:00 PM EST

Learn more about the Bloggies.


Allie said...

I am so not voting!! There are 3 of you on here that I absolutely ADORE, therefore, I can’t just pick one!! I’m so sorry. They should break it down to baking vs. Cooking vs. food humor or something. That would have made it easier. GOOD LUCK!

January 25, 2009 10:38 PM
Jeanelle said...

I love that you made a cupcake for each nominee!! What a gracious competitor you are!! :)

January 25, 2009 10:42 PM
Betsy said...

Yeah!!! Congratulations!!!! I voted for you!!! Good Luck!! xoxoxoxo

January 25, 2009 10:42 PM
Jen said...

Hooray! I’d seen this yesterday and already clicked for you. Congrats on the nomination. I’m rooting for you.

January 25, 2009 10:46 PM
Kristen said...

You’ve got my vote!

January 25, 2009 10:48 PM
Helana said...

You can count on me to vote for you!

January 25, 2009 10:50 PM
bigsis said...

You’ve got my vote, Bakerella! I just submitted it. You definitely have a great chance to win! All the best to you!


January 25, 2009 11:00 PM
Kelly said...

Posting my vote! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

January 25, 2009 11:03 PM
Sue said...

You’re blog is definitely better than those! You have my vote!

January 25, 2009 11:09 PM
Kim said...

You are so gracious! I think it’s great that you took the opportunity to toot a horn for everyone!

January 25, 2009 11:09 PM
pecete said...

I voted your blog when saw your photo and post and recipes and everything… Good luck…

January 25, 2009 11:23 PM
pinklittle cake said...

I just voted for…YOU. Your blog is addictive.We, blonds are made to win, good luck!!

January 25, 2009 11:25 PM
vaneblu said...

Of course we are voying for YOU… at least I am ;p

January 25, 2009 11:30 PM
Vanessa said...

I love some of those others but your creativity, not to mention your graciousness and kindness, make me feel that you deserve this so so much.
You’ve got my vote!

January 25, 2009 11:33 PM
Pioneer Woman said...

So happy you were nominated, Bakerella! You have a wonderfully delicious site and deserve all the good things that come your way.

Your Wii cupcakes were…were…just perfect. Wow.

January 25, 2009 11:33 PM
The Cookie Girl said...

Congrats on being nominated! Hey..I did get it right on your cupcake. Yippee for me!
I will be voting for you of course.

January 25, 2009 11:56 PM
deb said...

How freaking cool are those cupcakes?! My mind, blown. Good luck!

January 26, 2009 12:11 AM
Dionne said...

You deserve this! I love all your ideas and recipes! I just voted for you.

January 26, 2009 12:43 AM
jamie b said...

i voted for you! :)

January 26, 2009 01:30 AM
Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I voted for you! Pioneer Woman is up for 4 or 5 awards. You have caused a sensation with me and my girlfriends! I can’t say that about any other blog! You rock!

January 26, 2009 01:40 AM
Jane said...

Holy Schmoly! That PW cupcake is amazing! You always had my vote!

January 26, 2009 01:41 AM
Danielle said...

oh my gosh those cupcake are amazing I love the PW one totally looks like the pic on her blog – LOVE IT good luck

January 26, 2009 01:44 AM
Raina said...

I’ve never seen anyone look more gorgeous in fondant. And how refreshing to see grace in competition.

January 26, 2009 01:51 AM
Ms. D said...

I cannot believe you weren’t also nominated in the photography category. Sheesh!

January 26, 2009 02:26 AM
tamilyn said...

I love that you did cupcakes for everyone. I am amazed by your talent. I can’t draw a stick person on a blank piece of paper! I will have to go check out the site. That is a hard choice as I have frequented a couple of these sites, but your stuff is A-MAZ-ING

January 26, 2009 02:51 AM
jori-o said...

I think all the others should vote for you JUST for making their cupcakes! How do you do it all, woman?? =) You’ve got my vote!!

January 26, 2009 03:05 AM
Rachelle said...

Awesome work on those cupcakes, WOW!

That cake wrecks blog is funny! I’ve never heard of them before. Having worked in a bakery before (never made any mistakes, thankfully) I lol at those!

Good luck!

January 26, 2009 04:14 AM
janel said...

You are so sweet to make cupcakes for the other candidates! If only that spirit could be infused into politics and many other aspects of life. I’ll vote for you for president!

January 26, 2009 04:56 AM
Joanne Kennedy said...

You got my vote! Love your blog.

Good luck!


January 26, 2009 07:59 AM
Rita said...

Just voted… Good Luck!

January 26, 2009 09:32 AM
Bianca said...

Congratulations. Hope you win. Will cast a vote for you. Anyone who loves chocolates as much as me deserves to win!

January 26, 2009 09:50 AM
Jennifer said...

I:m one who nominated you as well. I was also lucky enough to get to help pick the finalists, and I am so torn to have to pick now! Good luck!

January 26, 2009 10:24 AM
Nicoleigh said...

How creative. And what a fun way to show all the nominees! Good luck!

January 26, 2009 02:21 PM
Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

Over from Cookie Girl Creations – and wow, I am glad I came! What an exciting contest to be nominated for. I haven’t been to any of the others, but it was so sweet of you to include them all in your post – and even decorate them all! Good luck!

January 26, 2009 03:03 PM
Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

Love that you’re up for a Bloggie award – you totally deserve it!

January 26, 2009 03:57 PM
Anonymous said...

You have my vote. Wish I could vote lots!!

January 26, 2009 04:13 PM
puglyfeet said...

You all the way.

January 26, 2009 04:29 PM
Mathi said...

I am sure to vote for you the u have a glass cupcake like the glass slippers cinderella owns? just curious :)

~ mathi ~

January 26, 2009 04:37 PM
Julie said...

Congratulations on your nomination! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog the past few months- best of luck to you!

January 26, 2009 05:12 PM
Pam said...

Your cakes and cupcakes are lovely! Just looking at those cute pops makes me want to eat 4 or 5 of them! I can’t believe this is just a hobby for you and you aren’t in business…or are you?

January 26, 2009 05:35 PM
Pam said...

PS – I voted for you – awesome blog!

January 26, 2009 05:37 PM
joanne wardle said...

I voted for you ( also voted for yarn harlot!)

January 26, 2009 05:40 PM
Talia Davis - PR Director said...

Ah! Could this be harder?! It was thru Cake Wrecks that I found you!!! I love you both for wonderful but different reasons. I agree with Allie, more specialized categories!

And your cupcakes are PHENOM! I wish I could come sit at your knee and be your apprentice! :-)

January 26, 2009 05:46 PM
Lauren said...

I am voting for you!!

January 26, 2009 05:59 PM
Jade said...

Thank goodness cake wrecks is also under Best New Blog, otherwise I would have withheld my vote too!

Good luck!!!!

January 26, 2009 06:02 PM
Courtney said...

I voted! Good luck! =)

January 26, 2009 06:39 PM
Baker's Cakes said...

Congrats on your nomination!!! I am so excited for you! You deserve the recognition!!! danielle

January 26, 2009 07:32 PM
Southern Belle said...

I voted for you:)

January 26, 2009 07:34 PM
JC said...

Ah, you are a shoo-in!! Best of luck!!

January 26, 2009 07:34 PM
Nathan said...

Josh darn it, I like you and cake wrecks…I might have to abstain…

January 26, 2009 08:51 PM
Ana and Savannah Anselmo said...

You got our vote!!!

January 26, 2009 09:26 PM
Joy the Baker said...

Congratulations! Isn’t it fun to be nominated! I got nominated for Best new Blog of 2008! It’s just wild! You got my vote!

January 26, 2009 11:12 PM
ShabbyInTheCity said...

HOW on earth did you do that? I mean those cupcakes? I’m so behind in this world…

January 26, 2009 11:34 PM
Brindi said...

Good luck. I was over there voting for “Joy of Baking” – love her site! – and there you were. I must say that I love all of the nominees, but I did vote for you!

January 27, 2009 01:13 AM
Marie {Make and Takes} said...

Congrats! I’m so happy for you!! Thanks for the link back to me. I’m happy to have nominated you, along with many many others I’m sure! Good Luck.

January 27, 2009 01:52 AM
Anonymous said...

I voted for you too! Plus a few of my boyfriend’s fav sites were nominated in different categories so I voted for his and made him vote for you. It just seemed fair. Good Luck!

January 27, 2009 04:12 AM
Anonymous said...

this is wayyyyy too impossible 4/5 of these nominees are bookmarked and i check them religiously. i can’t pickkk! :(

January 27, 2009 05:54 AM
Cassykins said...

Oh man, I just can’t do it. I love your blog and I love Cake Wrecks for two very different reasons. I cannot choose one of you over the other, I need you both!!

January 27, 2009 02:27 PM
The Chic Cakery said...

Okay, when I saw Bakerella and Cakewrecks competing in the Best Food Blog category I thought, ‘how on earth can I make a decision?!?’. But then I saw I could vote for Jen for Best New Blog. Whew! So Bakerella, you have my vote for Best Food Blog!

Work it sister!

January 27, 2009 03:13 PM
Jen said...

Aw, I love my cupcake! (Jen from Cake Wrecks here) You really nailed the blue and the whole spirit of the site!

I wish you all the best in the Bloggies: as some of your readers have pointed out, Wrecks is also up for Best New Blog and Best Writing, so hopefully everyone can vote for ALL their favorites in at least one category! :) Good luck!

January 27, 2009 10:28 PM
Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

I voted for you. While looking at the different categories, I saw Cake Wrecks in there at least 3 times. Hope you win as I love your site. Sure wish there was a category for best basket weaving website.

January 28, 2009 11:50 PM
Bakerella said...

Allie – I understand. The good news for them is that they are all in more than one category. Unlike little ole me.

Jeanelle – it was fun to do.

Betsy – Thanks!

Jen – Yay! Thanks.

Kristen – cool.

Helana – Man, you guys are awesome.

bigsis – I think I’ll be saying…
It was an honor to even be nominated.

Kelly – make it a good one.

Sue – you’re too kind

Kim – They are all great.

pecete – YAY!

pinklittle cake – hopefully

vaneblu – thanks

Vanessa – thanks a bunch

Pioneer Woman – Thanks so much Ree. I really can’t even believe I made the top five. Thanks for everything. I bet your link had something to do with it.

The Cookie Girl – YAY – thanks

deb – I’ll need it.

Dionne – thanks!

jamie b – Yay Yay Yay

Donna @ Party Wishes – Wow… that makes me smile.

Jane – Thanks

Danielle – good. I wasn’t sure.

Raina – too sweet.

Ms. D – I can. I have a lot to learn.

tamilyn – don’t worry. I won’t hold it against you

jori-o – maybe they will…

Rachelle – It is pretty amazing at how many messed up cakes there are.

janel – and just think if i handed out cupcakes, too.

Joanne Kennedy- thanks

Rita – thank you

Bianca – I agree.

Jennifer – That’s so cool. Thanks a bunch.

Nicoleigh – I thought so too

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism – thanks

Anonymous Tabitha (From Single to Married) – thanks

Anonymous – me too

puglyfeet – thanks my friend.

Mathi – I lost one.

Julie – thanks bunches

Pam – glad you like them

and thanks

joanne wardle – awesome

Blogger Talia Davis – PR Director – – Thanks for finding me

Lauren – Super

Jade – perfect compromise

Courtney – thanks

Baker’s Cakes – thank you

Southern Belle – thanks

JC – I dunno

Nathan – Just vote for someone else, then.

Ana and Savannah Anselmo – Thanks and hugs!

Joy the Baker – Big congrats. That’s awesome.

ShabbyInTheCity – it’s with fondant.

Brindi – YAY

Marie {Make and Takes} – Thanks so much for the nomination. I wish you had been a finalist too.

Anonymous – Thanks Amanda and boyfriend.

Anonymous – I know, tough choice.

Cassykins – Luckily they are in more than one category.

The Chic Cakery – Yay

Jen – I’m so glad you liked your cupcake. It made me laugh. Congrats on all the nominations.

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster – thanks so much. If there ever is… you have my vote.

January 29, 2009 02:07 AM
Abby said...

Congratulations! That is quite an honor – you’re in a category with all of my faves. Rock it!

January 29, 2009 04:32 PM
Atticelf said...

I voted!

January 30, 2009 09:14 PM
megan k said...

Ohh the cupcakes are soo cute..

January 30, 2009 09:22 PM
madaboutudon said...

Congrats! You have my vote!

January 30, 2009 10:05 PM
Tara said...

Can I order some of those cupcakes?

January 31, 2009 01:59 AM
Kathy2eggs said...

You have my vote….you are the best!

February 1, 2009 04:26 AM
Doin' It Digital (Shannon C.) said...

I voted for you!!! Good Luck!

February 1, 2009 08:55 PM
thereddeer said...

Congratulations :) – I just put my vote in for you. Good luck!

February 2, 2009 01:32 AM
Andi said...

Even before I saw you were only in one category, I voted for you because I just love your creativity!

February 2, 2009 04:57 PM
Bakerella said...

Abby – I’m pretty psyched about it.

Atticelf – YAY!

megan k – thanks!

madaboutudon – Thank you

Tara – sorry.

Kathy2eggs – no, you’re the best.

Doin’ It Digital (Shannon C.) – thanks, I’ll need it.

thereddeer – Thanks

Andi – Thanks so much

February 3, 2009 04:39 AM
slepre said...

Hi Bakerella!

So do you double up on your cupcake liners? Is that why the colors are still pronounced and you know they dont get the greassy baked look or do you just use better quality cupcake liners?

Because I always have the problem of using pretty liners that you cant even see becuase when you bake in them they bake in to the cake and then they just look dirty greassy brownish color

February 3, 2009 01:12 PM
Bakerella said...

No, I don’t double up. I use these and they’re pretty awesome.

link to

February 4, 2009 05:02 AM
Jaina said...

Been and voted for you before I even saw your post. I was so excited to see your name on the list!

February 6, 2009 12:41 AM
Bakerella said...

Awe, thanks. And I didn’t even have to beg.

February 6, 2009 04:03 AM
Claire said...

I totally would have voted for you!

September 29, 2010 07:00 PM
Hannahkay said...

i love cake wrecks because they are what i use to slack off in class, but i’d have voted for you just because i’ve gotten so many ideas from you.

December 3, 2010 06:49 PM
Amanda said...

Robbed! </3

March 4, 2011 03:54 PM
A. Cole said...

The pioneer woman won. What a disappointment for me. I wanted Bakerella so bad :(

March 29, 2011 06:09 PM
cupcake obbsesed said...

you have my vote for sure i voted for you off the bat

November 20, 2011 12:01 AM
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