Monday, December 7, 2009


I have a cute post to put up. It involves cookies and cupcakes and Christmas. But I can’t. I think my camera is broken. Dead. Unresponsive. Lifeless. And my photos are on it. Well, they’re on the compact flash card, not actually the camera. Now, I know why people have card readers. I used to think they were unnecessary, since cameras come with a cable to connect to your computer. Not anymore.

Tomorrow… get a card reader. And maybe … I can hardly say the words… a camera. Hopefully, it’s just teasing me and it decides to start working in the morning. But, seeing as how I dropped it earlier today, things aren’t looking too good. Just wish I had noticed it wasn’t working before now. Ughhhh!

Kerplunk and camera do not mix.

In the meantime, enjoy this Cakespy stop animation cupcake video I did a while ago. And smile.

Ellen F. said...

That IS a bummer… :(

December 7, 2009 12:27 AM
Erin said...

You are very talented. Sometimes it is cheaper to fix a camera then to buy a new one. Unless you are excited about getting a new camera. :)

December 7, 2009 12:35 AM
Sunny said...

Sorry about the camera! Time for an upgrade :)

December 7, 2009 12:36 AM
bakerella said...

Thanks Erin. I just don’t think I can wait for it to go in for repair. Crossing fingers, it’s a temporary ailment.

Sunny – I do have my eyes on a certain camera. I just wasn’t ready to buy a new one yet. We’ll see.

December 7, 2009 12:40 AM
gabby rogers said...

oh total bummer, I just went through that in october. dang cameras!

December 7, 2009 12:42 AM
Jodi J. said...

What a cute little animation! I recently had to get a new camera after my son took mine outside (without me knowing) and left it out all night-and then the sprinklers ran on it all night long!

December 7, 2009 12:43 AM
Jamie said...

That is a bummer! I hope your camera starts working again, too!

December 7, 2009 12:47 AM
so Spiffy said...

What a bummer.. what type of camera do you have? Maybe try taking out the battery and replacing it again, it might work?

December 7, 2009 12:48 AM
Lizette said...

Cute animation!!

December 7, 2009 12:50 AM
Cindy said...

Oh that really stinks. I totally understand not being ready to buy something. We want a new rig but not ready. So when we wrecked ours a few weeks ago it was a little sad. Good luck. Love your blog.

December 7, 2009 12:51 AM
Marie said...


Sorry to hear about your camera. I LOOOVEE your camera, it takes awesome pictures. Hopefully it will get itself together and start working in the morning again.
On another note, I wanted to ask you something, have you ever tried an almond cake? if so do you have a good recipe? I am baking my brother’s wedding cake (it’s for the summer, but I’m starting to do the first attempts since it is the first time I bake a wedding cake). It will be 4 tiers. One will be red velvet with cream cheese filling, another one will be chocolate with chocolate buttercream filling, I was thinking the third one could be almond, and I still have no idea what the fourth one could be… any suggestions anyone?
Well, I know you probably have a lot going on, but if you happen to have a chance for suggestion I would really appreciate it.
Thank you!! and I hope everything gets resolved with your camera. If it doesn’t work in the morning just think that everything happens for a reason! :o)

December 7, 2009 12:52 AM
madalina said...

seriously? how do you come up with all this stuff. so creative, i love it!

December 7, 2009 01:02 AM
Geneva Houx said...

I have dropped and broken not one, but TWO digital cameras, and my husband broke a third! So sad. Maybe it’ll be a blessing in disguise though. Maybe you’ll find a holiday deal on a even better camera!

December 7, 2009 01:09 AM
Lisa said...

So sorry about your camera. That stinks!

On a side note, I have to ask…are you going to PW’s signing at Border’s on Peachtree Rd. Monday night? If so, there will be two celebrities there and I won’t know what to do with myself!! :) Hope I get to meet you both!

December 7, 2009 01:10 AM
Betsy @JavaCupcake said...

I love Cuppie!!!!

December 7, 2009 01:10 AM
Laura said...

Oh no!! What a bummer about the camera! But, on the plus side, it’s a cute cupcake video!

Can’t you post the blog, minus pictures? :)

December 7, 2009 01:11 AM
Julie said...

Hey! you never know….I dropped my camera a few months ago and I really thought it was dead. A couple of days and a $3 part later, it was totally back in working order. Those camera repair people are MIRACLE workers! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! In the meantime…a card reader is easy to come by. I got mine at Target!

December 7, 2009 01:39 AM
Pam said...

You can never trust electronics :p
Hope you get it fixed or get a card reader!
I cant wait to read your next post!
You are SO creative! Its amazing!!
p.s. I bought a card reader when I bought my camera…just in case
Good Luck!!

December 7, 2009 01:48 AM
Laura said...

So sorry to hear about your camera. I know Christmas isn’t here yet, but now you have the perfect excuse to get the Canon EOS 5D Mark II you blogged about. I’m excited for you and that camera. I can only imagine the pictures you could take with it. Okay, maybe I am imagining it for myself…and you. :)

Wishing you good luck, either way!

December 7, 2009 01:54 AM
Caryn said...

Big Bummer!!! My camera card was just crunched with a ton of pictures on it so I can sort of feel your pain! Hey! PW is having a camera giveaway – maybe we can win a new one ;-)

December 7, 2009 01:58 AM
Amy said...

Hope that the camera mystery is solved soon. Cute movie! Can’t wait for the next post! :)

December 7, 2009 02:25 AM
Heather said...

That was the cutest stop motion EVER! I know all about the kurplunking of cameras. No fun. I even sent mine off to Canon for repair and now the flash is so bright. Best wishes and get well wishes to your camera!

December 7, 2009 02:32 AM
CakeSpy said...

Oh, the pain! As one who has been known to smash expensive stuff in the car door by accident, I know that things like this hurt. But I was delighted to see my (admittedly biased) favorite piece featured! I had an art show this weekend in Seattle and if I had a dime for everyone who said “I discovered you through Bakerella”…well, let’s just say I could buy you multiple fancy lattes. WITH whip.

December 7, 2009 02:46 AM
Kayla said...

Sorry to hear about your camera. Thanks for posting the video though, made my birthday that much brighter :)

December 7, 2009 03:42 AM
Magdalena Vargas said...

Awww that is a bummer…..I love the little animation though very CUTE !!!

December 7, 2009 03:51 AM
Ruthanne said...

I think a dropping of the camera calls for weeping and gnashing of teeth. I feel for you!

December 7, 2009 05:37 AM
suzi humphries said...

Hey you poor ole thing …. hope that you are having some luck getting you camera sorted and that it’s not as bad as you thought.
Love your blog and all that you do thank you so so much
xx Suzi
Cornwall.. England

December 7, 2009 05:43 AM
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

Very cute video! Hope you camera can be revived. :(

December 7, 2009 06:19 AM
morgana said...

OMG. I hope you can solve it and recover yout photos from the memory card and if you have to buy another camera… Choose a very good one and enjoy it as an advanced Christmas gift.

Cheers from Spain.

December 7, 2009 06:34 AM
Lauren said...

Check your computer. Ours and many others have a port that the camera card will slip right into. That has saved me before!! Good luck!

December 7, 2009 06:42 AM
Amy J in SC said...

You’re a lady of many talents! So cute.

Happy camera shopping!

December 7, 2009 07:27 AM
Marsha said...

Bless your heart! I can only imagine how awful you feel. I’m a firm believer that things tend to happen for a reason…and that they almost always work out for the best. Hang in there!
On a side note…We got a card reader after our son’s wedding – a friend took some great photos and just handed us the card and of course we had no other way to get to the photos! :)

December 7, 2009 07:35 AM
Amy Frank said...

Have you heard of a product called “Eye-Fi”
It’s a WIFI enabled SD card. You just upload your pictures via your wireless router. Such GREAT technology! No cords or card readers necessary.
Martha Stewart profiled the product on her show…that’s how I heard about it. I’ve asked for one for Christmas this year. :)

December 7, 2009 07:39 AM
Lisa Sturgill said...

Total Bummer!

December 7, 2009 07:48 AM
Melissa said...

Oh no! At least you have a good excuse! I baked Gingerbread cookies this weekend and was too busy to blog about it! There’s just not enough time in the weekend! ..I hope that I will get around to it tonight and I hope that you can have your cmaera repaired as opposed to having to buy a new one! I’m keeping my figers crossed for you!

December 7, 2009 07:58 AM
Jennifer Williams said...

Bummer! I lost my camera on Halloween when a coworker dropped it on the ground. My new camera has a mini card as well and you post got me to thinking about getting a card reader.

Cute video! Thanks for sharing!

December 7, 2009 08:11 AM
Laurie said...

oh no! I’m so sorry to hear about your camera… I take it that it’s not a disposable? LOL! JK- I know it’s high end… praying it’ll work soon or it will be something easy to fix. Awesome job on the animation!

December 7, 2009 08:14 AM
ButterYum said...

Oh how I feel your pain!!!! I had an issue with my camera a couple of months ago. The on/off switch spontaneously stopped working (from overuse I’m sure). Thankfully I can still use the camera because of the “save battery” feature which puts the camera into sleep mode after a few minutes. A quick touch of the shutter button turns it back on again.

In closing, I really hope you get your camera up and working again. If not, I hope you get the exact upgrade of your dreams!


December 7, 2009 08:16 AM
Beth @ 990 Square said...

Definitely take it to the repair shop! I thought my camera was dead but it was a really easy fix and MUCH cheaper than a new camera!

December 7, 2009 08:16 AM
Evan said...

Sorry to hear that! Is your camera a Canon? They were wonderful when my camera stopped working. They fixed it for free! Give them a call, its definitely worth a try.

December 7, 2009 08:21 AM
Annie said...

Oh sadness.

Here’s the plan.
Take the cuteness you are ready to show us and wrap it up all nice & purty.
Take cute&purty with you to the repair shop.
Tell repairman of thousands of sad, sad readers.
Tantalize repairman with cute&purty.
Leave camera for repair.
Take home free loaner camera to use in the interim.

That’s how I’d do it.

;) Annie

December 7, 2009 08:24 AM
Jennifer said...

Card readers are the best. You can always carry a small one in your purse or camera bag and have access to your pics at someone else’s computer.

December 7, 2009 08:36 AM
Nichole said...

awwww. so sad to hear about your camera. :(

December 7, 2009 08:40 AM
Melanie said...

I’m sorry to hear about your camera, if you have a local shop in town. You can take your reader to walmart if you don’t have one in your computer. I’m still leery of the readers as I put on in to download and it just fried. I lost everything.

December 7, 2009 08:49 AM
Bek said...

that’s sad! We have a card reader built into our computer’s tower, so that is really nice. It’s the only way I upload pictures because I always lose those cords, hahaha.

And super cute video!

December 7, 2009 08:51 AM
Bella said...

that’s a bummer about your camera! That little video is super cute! thanks for making it and sharing with us!

December 7, 2009 08:57 AM
RhodeyGirl said...

That video was so cute!!!!!! Luckily, we still have a few weeks to Christmas. I can’t wait to see your post, full of Christmas cheer I am sure!

How did you get Cuppy to jump in the air like that?

December 7, 2009 09:07 AM
Vera said...

Awesome awesome animation!

I hope your camera survives the accident :(

December 7, 2009 09:38 AM
Winter said...

SAD! Say it ain’t so! =[ I loved your video! Hopefully your camera will realize that it’s too early for April Fool’s and it’ll pull it’s act together soon!

December 7, 2009 09:42 AM
Jackie said...

you can look on your printer to see if it has a card reader. many printers today have such nifty functions so you can load the pictures from teh card to computer rather than connect the entire camera to the computer.

give it a looksie and a try!

good luck!

December 7, 2009 09:43 AM
Patti MacLeith said...

Sorry to hear about your camera. What a cute video, I hadn’t seen before!

December 7, 2009 09:45 AM
Rach said...

Oh, if that doesn’t sound like a “me” moment!
So sorry for your camera mishap- hope it’s tired
and decides to work when you try again!

December 7, 2009 09:58 AM
Amy Heiby said...

Aw I’m so sorry. I’ve been refreshing bakerella since yesterday haha. atleast it broke at the best time for deals in the year! make sure you check out the sale papers!

December 7, 2009 10:04 AM
Diana Baun said...

Sorry about your camera, it’s always frustrating when technology has no respect for your personal life =) Good luck with the camera (whether it works again or you get a new one) and thanks for the explanation about the card reader…I’ve had that happen where the camera dies while i’m downloading but it honestly never occured to me to get a card reader to solve that problem =)

December 7, 2009 10:04 AM
Lori said...

That totally stinks about your camera. Just a little suggestion, when you get a new camera, insure it. You can add it to your homeowners or renters policy as a personal articles policy. It doesn’t cost much at all and then it’s covered if you lose it, break it, or if it’s stolen. I have done that with our camera and laptop. Give your insurance agent a call I am sure they would love to give you more information about it. Good luck!

December 7, 2009 10:29 AM
Cassi said...

That is so cute! It reminds me of the Teeny Little Super Guy from the Sesame Street glory days!

December 7, 2009 10:47 AM
Jenniffer said...

I’m SO sorry to hear about your camera, Bakerella! I hope that it starts working again and I really hope that all the data is still on your card! Sending positive comments your way!

December 7, 2009 10:47 AM
Kori said...

Oh the heartache! I hope it decides to wake up and work this morning, maybe after a little coffee! :)

December 7, 2009 10:50 AM
++MIRA++ said...

thats terrible! i hope ur camera is ok:( as an owner of a canon rebel i can relate. im always so worried about mine. just wanted to thank u for the inspiration. i bought some of those americolor food color pens and loved em!

So, because of u, i’m doing a GIVEAWAY on my site for a set.

thx bakerella, and goodluck!

December 7, 2009 11:07 AM
Julie said...

Sorry Bakerella. Hopefully it will mysteriously start working again. Can’t wait to see those photos :)

December 7, 2009 11:27 AM
Sherrie Ann said...

Ugh, on the camera. Is it just a memory card in the camera? You do know that you can just download them directly to your computer via a memory card slot on your computer or printer? I’m sure that you know this and I’m missing something, just thought I’d throw it out there.

Cute animation and can’t wait for the post to come…my friends, family and neighbors love it when I make cake pops – especially themed ones =}

December 7, 2009 11:54 AM
Jen said...

Oh no! That sucks about the camera. I had a friend who once dropped hers in the ocean. Yeah, it didn’t survive.

December 7, 2009 11:55 AM
Bree said...

Hoping your camera pulls through!

December 7, 2009 12:06 PM
Melanie said...

impressive video! I love it

December 7, 2009 12:09 PM
Andie said...

Awesome! I think you should take this as a definite sign it’s time to upgrade!! Someone’s trying to tell you something! :o))

Cute video. Can’t wait for your next sweet fix installment.

December 7, 2009 12:53 PM
Jane Smith said...

Sorry you kerplunked your camera…….a new one could be the Christmas gift you buy for yourself!!! LOVE your blog. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas. I made the peanut butter balls with the Nutter Butters for my cookie exchange and I won BEST COOKIE!!! YIPPIE!!!! Thanks again.

December 7, 2009 01:05 PM
Katie said...

Oh no! I hope your camera starts working again soon!

December 7, 2009 01:30 PM
Leslie said...

Sorry about your camera! Love the video! Cute!

December 7, 2009 01:48 PM
Mrs. Q. said...

Oooch. Been there. Sorry. I had wondered where you went. I’ve been itching to know what you’ve been up to for holiday cooking ideas. Can’t wait to see your latest creations!

December 7, 2009 01:49 PM
Lisa said...

Haha, cute! Sorry about your camera!

December 7, 2009 02:01 PM
Jamie Johnson said...

Booo! This blog is my Monday morning break at work. Now…no break. Sorry to hear about your camera! I hope you get it fixed soon!

The video is too cute!

And to Marie, comment #11, try a chocolate cake with mint buttercream for the 4th flavor! A great summer treat!

December 7, 2009 03:04 PM
Married to an Aussie in OK said...

That sucks! Here’s another video that might brighten your Monday. My husband laughs at it every time: link to

The name of this post reminded me of it.

December 7, 2009 03:10 PM
Tara Leigh said...

Not sure if this has been mentioned, but check your printer. Many of them nowadays come with a card reader slot, and your printer then just acts like an external harddrive.

December 7, 2009 03:47 PM
Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

Oh no!!! Hope it works out soon – cookies, cupcakes and Christmas sounds like a perfect combination :)

December 7, 2009 03:57 PM
Pamela Susan said...

That. Was. AWESOME!! How in the heck did you do that?!?!?

December 7, 2009 04:21 PM
Daurene Turpin said...

ALOT OF TIMES IT IS CHEAPER TO BUY A NEW CAMERA THAN HAVING THE OLD ONE FIXED! I know this from experence. And newer cameras have more to them. Much nicer than our old beloved cameras. I KNOW this from expericence too :) Good luck.

December 7, 2009 04:37 PM
Liz said...

Good luck with the camera!! My camera fell out of the back of the car last year. I was lucky – I only had to replace the lens.

Hope it turns out well.

December 7, 2009 04:42 PM
Sook said...

Oh that is so sad!

December 7, 2009 04:56 PM
Cassy said...

I’m making a sad face for you right now. Didn’t you just get that camera not too long ago?? So sad. Sounds from the comments like you might have your eye on another model, though. Maybe that’s what happened, your camera jumped because it thought you loved another, teehee

December 7, 2009 05:19 PM
Amy said...

I’m so sorry about your camera :( I have to say that my kids *love* your cupcake video. My 4 year old has asked to watch it over and over and over…

December 7, 2009 05:24 PM
Anonymous said...

coke commercial?

December 7, 2009 06:29 PM
Sarah Mags said...

I hope you will try taking the card to a photo store and see if they can download the photos to a CD. My card reader started corrupting my SD cards. Now I plug the camera directly to the computer, and I haven’t had any problems.

Hope this helps.

December 7, 2009 06:55 PM
Ann said...

Sorry about your camera….I also love your photos…..

Thanks for the video….it´s cute…

December 7, 2009 07:39 PM
Emmy said...

So sad, about the camera and not having a Sun night / Mon morning post. Hope everthing is up and running soon, need some good ideas for my holiday party this Sun. Hope you had fun last week with PW!

December 7, 2009 08:16 PM
Sues said...

I want to see the cupcakes!! :) Good luck… I hope you can get your camera fixed with no problems :)

December 7, 2009 08:24 PM
Mari said...

Oh that IS a bummer! Good luck getting it fixed :) I do have a cake pop request, though: how about Christmas ornaments??

December 7, 2009 08:56 PM
Betty said...

OMG I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. I took pictures of the first snow that actually landing and stayed on the ground a week ago, but my laptop isn’t reading my memory card ): so sad

December 7, 2009 09:27 PM
Daniela Romero said...

Hi bakerella, sorry about your camera thats too bad, I always always check your site on mondays, its so exiting to me! Im 21 and studing photography, and I really really love your pictures your are very talented. maybe you’ll wanna look to the stopmotion i made about my card Business taller arcoiris wich means rainbow workshop. here it is! :)
link to

December 7, 2009 09:35 PM
Susan said...

I am in the exact same situation with my Canon XTi. It slipped off my shoulder the night before Halloween (onto the carpet) and I didn’t realize until Halloween night when I went to take pictures of my twins that it was dead. I am devastated over this, so I know just how you feel. I will find out what it costs to fix it, but I am in the market for a really great point and shoot so I have one for Christmas (and Disney World this weekend). I love your site and tell everyone I know about you. Thanks for being an inspiration.

December 7, 2009 09:51 PM
Amy Ng said...

Good thing there are so many holiday sales out there going on! :D Keep up the creative & inspiring work, you’re freaking awesome.

December 7, 2009 10:23 PM
Lisa said...

Such a cute video! Hope your camera perks up soon.

December 7, 2009 10:27 PM
Kelly said...

not sure what kind of camera you have but i just had to send mine to nikon to be fixed, it was worth it but luckily there are some great deals on cameras for the holidays if you have to get a new one. can’t live without the camera, especially with a blog!

December 7, 2009 10:36 PM
Heather said...

adorable animation!! I smiled :)

December 7, 2009 10:56 PM
Staci Brown said...

Sorry to hear about the camera. It was so nice to meet you tonight at Borders for The PW book signing. Here’s the link to the conference I was telling you about: link to

So…when are we gonna have a Bakerella book signing?!?!

December 7, 2009 11:30 PM
Anonymous said...

You can use a program to retrieve pics of you card. I have done that before. You can most likely down load it off the web. good luck

December 7, 2009 11:44 PM
Brittny said...

Cute as always Bakerella!!

December 7, 2009 11:52 PM
Amanda said...

First- That is a bummer. My camera is my life so I understand your dilemma. Don’t know what I would do if I suddenly was not able to use it or upload pictures.
Secondly- That is super cute, and definately made me smile. I have always wanted to do that, and love yours!

December 8, 2009 12:23 AM
PictureGirl said...

Sorry about your camera but your video was cute.

December 8, 2009 12:48 AM
Pam said...

UUUUGHHHHHHh! Kerplunk is the worst noise in the world to hear when it’s your camera. :-( OH, I SO hope it was just faking you out and will be fine in the morning. Where is the Camera Fairy when you need her? You leave your broken camera under your pillow and in the morning…Poof… your camera works again! AND she leaves you a giant compact flash card, and you get to keep all your teeth. hehehehe :-)

December 8, 2009 01:22 AM
Connie C. said...

Oh my my my. I am SO sorry about your camera! I have a camera like that as well and i know the pain you must be feeling for it. I cherish it, like it’s my child. I hope it somehow magically comes back to life. :( Such a horrible, horrible ordeal! I always had a card reader. I find it to be much easier than to use the cord. You just plug it in and voila, pictures.

December 8, 2009 10:41 AM
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