Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cake Pops: Two New Videos

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Hey guys. I have a new book trailer video for Cake Pops. It’s up on Amazon if you want to watch.

Don’t worry, the first one is still there, too if you want to see my how-to on dipping. I’m glad they left that one up, because I think it’s helpful if you’re just starting out making them.

The new video is a little different though, but still cute. Alex and Joelle from 4SP Films made all the magic happen. They have created several videos for Chronicle Books in the past. So, if you want to see a little behind-the-scenes or links to the videos themselves, read on.

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I made the cake pop props in a few of the designs from the book.

And carefully drove them all over like this to my friend, Cupcake Julie’s house for the video shoot. You know the one I did the Candyland Christmas post on. Well, she has a super cute cupcakey kitchen … with a pink island, of course. Perfect for a cake pop video.

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I brought just a couple of sprinkles and such, too. : )

This is the stressful part of working on a video away from my kitchen. I am so worried I’ll forget or need something, or that a pop will break in transit, that I just bring everything and it’s distant cousin, just in case.

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It does make things easier if you are prepared and organized though. There is so much time involved in set ups and lighting, that I would hate to add to it by fiddling for stuff.

This was an overview beauty shot of bowls of colored candy coatings. It helps to have cool gadgets like this little monitor tethered to your camera so you don’t have to hurt your neck looking through the lens in awkward positions.

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There were many, many different set ups like this that all had to be lit separately depending on the subject and angle. Tedious and challenging sometimes, when light is bouncing off of things here and there. Here the marble countertop was the culprit.

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So, instead of fighting the light, we fixed it another way – with a cute yellow fabric.
Problem solved. And instantly cuter.

And all of this for a 2 second shot in the video.

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Hi.

Here I was waiting to reach into the bowls for a shot of me grabbing some of the coatings (carefully, through the tripod for the right angle). There are lots of little camera tweaks, so once you get everything in place, it’s best not to move if you can avoid it. Plus, there’s less chance of tripping over light stands and messing up your setup. I’m not naming names, but she has her hand raised.

P.S. This reaching shot didn’t even make it in the video. But, that’s what I like about Alex and Joelle. They get lots of different shots, just in case. Kinda like me when I bring all those extra sprinkles.

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This shot made it in though. It’s a sliding shot moving across the candy coatings with a cool camera gadget to make the move seamless. I don’t know it’s real name, but slider thingy sounds good.

By the way, he’s shooting with a digital camera that also shoots video. I actually have the same camera, but I’ve never shot video with it. Note to self: Need to learn.

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Sprinkles beauty shot.

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Panda Cake Pops in varying stages.

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Joelle took care of the sound, just in case the Pandas said anything funny.

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More tweaking. It’s the tiny adjustments like this that make all the difference on screen.

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Here’s another digital camera. On Steroids! With lots of attachments that are all bigger than the actual camera body. Crazy!

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The shoot was long, but lots of fun. Hope you like the video.

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Hope it makes you smile.

Or laugh.

That’s ok, too.

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I also worked on second video for the Cake Pops Kit that just came out.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember this pic from a few weeks ago when I was in San Francisco.

While I was there, I met up with 4SP Films again and we put together some more cuteness.

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Of course, I brought a few things with me.

By the way, if traveling a few miles with pops, is stressful. You can imagine what flying cross-country is like carrying cake pops and hoping you have everything and hoping when you arrive that you don’t have broken pops.

Luckily, I’m obsessive.

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On the shoot day, there was book lifting by Joelle.

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Cake pop twirling for the camera by Peter.

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Curled ribbon dropping.

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There were cute tags…

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And bags and tying tricks, too.

And all in a super cute gift box.

This video is a lot different than the first one. It was shot on green screen so they could change the background and it’s also animated. The pops had to be individually shot in varying stages of completeness as well as shot from different angles to make them move if we wanted.

Tee – deee – us.

But actually not as hard as the first one. Because it was shot on a tabletop in one direction, there was basically only one lighting set up with a few adjustments. So that saved a lot of time.

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I’m glad my mom could be there with me to watch all the fun. She enjoyed seeing the behind-the-scenes stuff, but I don’t think she realized how long it would take. She’s pretty entertaining though and kept us all in smiles. If any of you have met her at any of the book signings, you know what I mean.

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Here they are. Glad to finally show you guys.

Cake Pops Book Trailer – on amazon, the new one is the 2 minute video.

Cake Pops Kit Video – on youtube. It will be added to amazon soon.

Thanks 4SP Films!

P.S. – If anyone is wondering, I bought the Alphabet cards last year at Saint Cupcake Deluxe in Oregon. I’ve been waiting for a reason to use them for something. And the pink striped wood cake pop stand is from KC Bakes.

Note: This post contains some Amazon Affiliate links.

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johanna Acosta said...

great video! loved all the cute pops everywhere!

December 7, 2011 08:14 PM
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NAYELLY RDZ said...

AMO TU TRABAJO SOY TU MEGA FAN¡¡¡

SALUDOS DESDE MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO¡¡

December 7, 2011 08:20 PM
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Magdalena Vargas said...

So CUTE!!!! :)

December 7, 2011 08:22 PM
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Chris Davis said...

AWESOME!! Love it!!

December 7, 2011 08:23 PM
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Ivone Jaime said...

I love it!!! thanks for sharing with us,
greetings from Monterrey Mx. too!!

December 7, 2011 08:26 PM
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Anne said...

Boom mic over the pandas is AWESOME!!

Loving the bathtub ducky :)!

I know a lot of people who will REALLY love this video …the cake pop craze is on! Woo hoo!

December 7, 2011 08:26 PM
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Katrina said...

This is just lovely. Thanks!

December 7, 2011 08:31 PM
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dee-anne said...

A true star. Loved the video. U are a inspiration to all of us. I just <3 cake pops too. Although I need more practice.

December 7, 2011 08:32 PM
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Loretta said...

those penguins are the cutest things ever! i can never get my cakepops as smooth as i would want.. and my chocolate never melts right! any tips??

December 7, 2011 08:38 PM
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roula said...

Love you, i got my love for the cakepops from you <3.

December 7, 2011 08:40 PM
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Nisrine M. said...

Soo cool. You are very creative with cake cops. I am inspired.

December 7, 2011 08:43 PM
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Tasting Heaven Bakery said...

Love the videos. Congratulations and I am so happy for you!!! You are so talented and a great person and inspiration to us all!!!

December 7, 2011 08:47 PM
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Amy said...

Those are precious!!! You’re such a natural in front of the camera.

December 7, 2011 08:54 PM
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liz said...

SOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Both video’s were so much fun!

December 7, 2011 08:55 PM
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Phyllis said...

Loved both videos. You inspire so many to try to do what you do. I’m getting your latest book for 3 of our Grandaughters for Christmas…ages 9, 7, & 5…and plan to set them up with sticks and sprinkles and candy coating…well, you get the picture.
Thank you for the inspiration!!!!!!!!

December 7, 2011 08:59 PM
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jisu said...

This is AWESOME!

December 7, 2011 09:14 PM
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Shannon said...

You make me smile!

December 7, 2011 09:15 PM
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linzy said...

So so cool! I love the videos! You are a celebrity!

December 7, 2011 09:31 PM
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Doris H said...

Thanks for sharing the behind-the-scenes fun. I love both the new Amazon trailer and the You tube video. I was inspired to immediately order the Cake Pops Kit because it looks so cute. By the way, my 2 grand daughters ages 3 and 5 very much enjoy “reading” your Cake Pops book when they are visiting me and picking out which pops they want me to make next. They like eating them, too! You are looking very happy and healthy – best wishes to both you and your wonderful Mom.

December 7, 2011 09:37 PM
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Georgia Pellegrini said...

love, Love, LOVE!

December 7, 2011 09:42 PM
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Linh said...

Those videos are awesome! Can you please write a book for your other recipes? I like cake pops (but I rarely make them). I LOVE your recipes for simple bakes, like the lemon bars and oreo truffles.

December 7, 2011 10:09 PM
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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

I think this is AWESOME! Two years ago, I didn’t even know what a blog was. That’s when i stumbled upon yours as i was google-ing something! You have inspired me to think i actually can create something myself as well as try my hand at some of the adorable treats you’ve created! So, a BIG thank you to you Bakerella!! :o) Congratulations on all the wonderful things happening in your life now!

December 7, 2011 11:16 PM
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beatriz said...

OMG!! the videos are so CUTE!!! they make me smile!!! :D

December 7, 2011 11:38 PM
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Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting said...

I really liked the first cake pops video… but I LOVE the newest video. There really is such a thing as a perfect video- and this one is it! From the decor to you talking about yourself the video turned out perfect. I love how down to earth you are. You made the video so personal. I felt like I was in SF with you all over again. Thanks Angie for inspiring me before I was brave enough to start my blog. Happy holidays!

December 7, 2011 11:57 PM
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Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting said...

PS. I LOVE that banner!

December 7, 2011 11:58 PM
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Queenie Reda said...

What cute videos!!! LOVE the penguins marching – hee hee, too cute! BTW – you look great, hope you’re feeling well! xoxo

December 8, 2011 12:08 AM
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jackie said...

cute video =)

December 8, 2011 01:56 AM
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Nikki said...

Very cute!!! Lovinngggg it!!!

December 8, 2011 02:05 AM
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Charlene Austin said...

Both videos are amazing!! I didn’t know you were on Martha. I love her! I was once one of her call in viewers to ask a question and got to speak with her for about 5 mins…live! Pretty exciting. We don’t get the show here in Canada anymore but I would have LOVED to see you on it.

December 8, 2011 02:55 AM
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Neesie said...

Amazing!
Loved the video. All the hard work paid off…a brilliant job.

I’m just wondering what you drive ~ a forty foot container lorry perhaps? What a lot of stuff ;D

December 8, 2011 03:08 AM
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CS said...

I had to drop a note to say I was in Fuego at Southcenter Mall in WA and saw your cake pop kit!

December 8, 2011 03:44 AM
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Ilja said...

The little movies made me smile ^^ I’ve never made cakepops befor, but since i saw your website (like a week ago) i’m realy inspired to make them!! ?

December 8, 2011 04:41 AM
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D. said...

Don’t mean to be picky, but you used “it’s” twice in this post, when you should’ve used “its”.

December 8, 2011 07:36 AM
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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh said...

Wonderful videos! I hope I get the cake pop kit I asked Santa for. :-)

December 8, 2011 08:34 AM
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Jenny - Sugar Loco said...

what a dream you are living! so happy for you and all the success!

December 8, 2011 08:34 AM
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Lisa B said...

I love the new video and you look great! So happy for you and I love you are doing something you are so passionate about!

December 8, 2011 09:49 AM
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Tammy said...

The video is great!
Isabella and I have met your mom in NJ and she is great, too!

December 8, 2011 10:14 AM
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Budoh said...

So darn cute!!! I wish I had just 0.00001% of your talent. Congratulations!!!

December 8, 2011 10:26 AM
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Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth said...

Love the videos! Congratulations!

December 8, 2011 11:02 AM
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Kristen Perschon said...

so cute!! I want to know where that cute blue cake stand is from… :)

December 8, 2011 11:21 AM
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Tatyana G said...

This looks like so much fun! Love the videos. I am so upset, I had your original book but we had a major flood back in August and I lost a lot of books and pictures, including the cake pop book. It used to be my daughter’s and my favorite book to look through on a daily basis. Now I need to ask Santa to bring me a new one. i hope he does :)

December 8, 2011 11:23 AM
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Caroline said...

Great video! There really is so much that goes on behind the scenes that nobody ever thinks of. It looks like everyone had a great time.

December 8, 2011 11:43 AM
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Ericka said...

Thank you for sharing and a BIG Congrats!! You are simply amazing, creative, just wonderful. My son absolutely loves coming on here when we get the newest email! He’s 3. I have to admit he’s been requesting some characters :) Time to get creative.

December 8, 2011 12:56 PM
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Crazy4Baking said...

Hi! I just wanted to tell you I adore your work and you’re pure genius! I love baking and I wish my desserts would come out as great as yours. I love how creative you are with everything. Every post you put up makes me go wow and I adore all of it! I’ve been following your website for a couple of months now and everything you post looks amazing! Thank You so much for the inspiration you give me. Happy Baking* :D

December 8, 2011 01:05 PM
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Gisela said...

Loved the videos! I watched with my 3 year old and he liked the cake pops kit the best. He thought it was so funny! I’m going to have to make some tonight.

December 8, 2011 01:31 PM
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Cookin' Canuck said...

This is fantastic, Angie! Love the cake pop kit – I’m going to be buying it for my friend’s teenaged daughter for Christmas.

December 8, 2011 02:15 PM
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Whitney L. said...

How Cute!! Can’t wait to get the book and kits for people as Christmas presents!

December 8, 2011 02:18 PM
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Cheyenne said...

I love the videos! And your voice is so cute! haha it’s the first time I’ve heard you talk :p I’m used to only seeing you in your blog. lol.

You should like get a camera you can record with and you should do more of these little videos to show us certain techniques. That would be awesome!

December 8, 2011 02:22 PM
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cosima said...

LOVE the cake pops :) bakerella you are a genius!

December 8, 2011 02:53 PM
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Heather said...

I love them both! I especially love the ducky cake pops!

December 8, 2011 02:53 PM
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jessica said...

damn…that looks so fun and yummi, if you ever need help eating all those pops ,i am available .

December 8, 2011 03:45 PM
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Cupcake said...

Wow both Videos are awesome! Some people are very talented in that way.

December 8, 2011 04:32 PM
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Ashley said...

I LOVE cake pops and am excited to try and make some… The cupcake ones are soooo cute!!!

December 8, 2011 04:40 PM
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Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet said...

I am so in love with your cake pops. So cute!

December 8, 2011 04:40 PM
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Megan said...

I loved seeing a little behind the scenes look at making these videos. I’ve been trying my hand at the video making a little bit with my micro 4/3 camera. Totally get all the work that goes into making a little movie now! So much thinking, planing, editing… and that doesn’t even touch on the technical aspects of actually getting decent looking footage. Oh boy! Still, fun to be inspired by seeing pretty work. Thank goodness this is just a hoby for me. I think I’d get fired right away if I had to make a living this way.

This does inspire me to make some cake pops too! They’re just so gosh darn cute.

December 8, 2011 04:44 PM
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Jeannie Acevedo said...

Just watched the video & absolutey loved it!! I recently had the joyous opportunity of meeting both you & your mom at Barnes & Nobles here in Orlando, FL. Your fantastic & so is she! Wishing you both there best xoxo

December 8, 2011 05:12 PM
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myrna said...

How exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved the Amazon video=))))))))))

December 8, 2011 08:47 PM
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Beckie said...

Great! And you look great. I hope that you are feeling as well as you look!

December 8, 2011 10:06 PM
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pinkslppr said...

Oh Bakerella…you’re awesome! I DO need to see how to dip properly. Mine don’t come out so good. Love the video!

December 8, 2011 11:08 PM
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Lydia said...

Love the videos!! Both are great, but the cake pop kit video was so cute!

December 9, 2011 10:18 AM
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Leslie Randle said...

Darling video. So much work! You make it seem so easy. My sprinkle collection is growing by leaps and bounds and my kids and grandkids thank you.

December 9, 2011 01:00 PM
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Lauren said...

Hi Bakerella! Love your blog. How do you get your cake pops so smooth? I can’t seem to make the chocolate coating get smooth no matter what I do!!

December 9, 2011 01:10 PM
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mindy1 said...

So much cuteness :D

December 9, 2011 01:55 PM
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Pipistrela said...

Cake pops rocks! This site, is amazing!

Kisses! Pippie

December 9, 2011 04:16 PM
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Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

Loved seeing the action behind the cake pop genius. So interesting. Now I want one of those “thingys” that show you what the camera is looking at. I love seeing all the wonderful opportunities that are coming up for you (and your mom.) :)

December 9, 2011 05:48 PM
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Darcy said...

I am SO incredibly excited about all of this. Im SO happy for you!
WOW great job pretty lady!!!

December 9, 2011 07:48 PM
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Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you. This is awesome. Although I think I just gained five pounds watching!

December 10, 2011 08:48 AM
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Whitney said...

Delicious viewing!

December 10, 2011 08:50 AM
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Winnie Uffelmann said...

how fun! I am so happy for you..Your happiness shines thru…

December 10, 2011 11:50 AM
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Amanda said...

I love the new trailer! It’s very you, and gets the point that you want to get across, across — that you don’t need to be a baker to make these! And they’re easier and less intimating than they seem!

Great job Angie. :)

December 10, 2011 01:28 PM
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melanie said...

Somehow hearing your voice and seeing you in action made me love you even more. Great job!

December 11, 2011 01:40 AM
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Kristi said...

What a darling video. And you have beautiful hands and nails!

December 11, 2011 09:49 AM
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Annie said...

Everything looks great! Thanks for sharing!

December 11, 2011 11:51 AM
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raji said...

awww cute theres soo cute make some more plz and put them on youtube i watched one of ur videos on utube and its so cute and amazing lol plzz <3!

December 11, 2011 12:43 PM
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Nicole @ The Dirty Oven said...

You are too cute!!!! Loved with podcast with Joy. I now love love love you even more. Can’t wait to make more cake pops soon. Well at least when my two year old is napping and my newborn is not wanting to eat!!! :)

December 11, 2011 02:02 PM
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Art said...

Wow! What a production! The cake pops are amazing. I am very impressed. My wife, the owner of skizzlebakes.com, makes great ones, but I love reading about the evolution of yours. Congrats on your site’s success!

Art, Chief Taste-Tester, Skizzle Bakes

December 11, 2011 03:16 PM
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Lisa said...

WOW, that’s alot of work. The video is very cute. YAY for you, you deserve it after all the work that you put into making those amazing cake pops. I want to make some for gifts, but believe me, this will be my first time, so they are going to be plain, maybe I’ll put some sprinkles on them but that’s about it. You are a very talented lady :)

December 11, 2011 09:58 PM
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Mariela said...

You’re amazing!! Congrats on your book. I can’t wait to buy it =)

December 12, 2011 11:21 AM
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Sophia said...

AMAZING!

December 12, 2011 09:57 PM
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Kelly@frugal foodie family said...

LOVE this! It’s fun to see all the behind the scenes, hard work to make everything so gorgeous!

December 13, 2011 12:39 PM
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Seanna Lea said...

Your videos are completely adorable!

December 13, 2011 04:54 PM
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kandeel said...

love them!!!!

December 13, 2011 07:24 PM
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Steph Frey said...

Hi! Saw an infomercial today for cake pops and they gave this web site… http://www.trycakepops.com

Are you partnered with this company?

December 16, 2011 02:20 AM
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Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Adorable. Amazing. I’m not going to even use exclamation marks because there’d have to be so many and it would look just plain silly.
Seriously, where have I been!? I’ve missed so many incredible posts, I’m so glad I’m on instagram now, as that’s an easier way for me to keep up to date.
CONGRATS on the new video, I was just on YouTube and it looks sooo cute, and I love the new trailer as well. Beautifully told story, you look fantastic and the sweets do too! Please tell your Mom Marian and Kim say hi (although I’m sure we’re a blur by now ;-). xo

December 17, 2011 12:11 AM
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Pretty Shiny Sparkly said...

Ahh! It’s been so long since I’ve been to visit Bakerella! What’s up my lovely and now-famous friend?! I’m so happy and proud for everything you’ve achieved in the past couple of years! Wow!

Am blown away by the video behind the scenes shots – I just did a photoshoot for Sears (the new Kardashian Kollection line–actually super cute, who’da thunk) and it’s amazing how complicated yet efficient these processes can be (they’ve got it down to a science).

I loved the shot of the giant camera setup – I actually own that lens and credit it with making my outfit shots so dreamy & wonderful! Wonderful, wonderful bokeh.

Many congratulations on all of your recent successes, doll!

xoxo Kristina

December 17, 2011 09:28 AM
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betty said...

Lovely to see both you and your mom looking so healthy and happy. All the best to both of you.

December 17, 2011 12:07 PM
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Anonymous said...

I hate cake pops

December 18, 2011 11:10 PM
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Lindsey Tootle said...

The most recent gift I gave was to my employer. I love baking and have recently taken an interest in Tea. I discovered Chai as well. I found Yogic Chai on YouTube when I wanted to learn how to prepare authentic Chai. I wanted to give my employer authenitic chai to enjoy! This is very different than chai in a tea bag! She prefers tea so I thought this would be an unusual gift that she could truly enjoy! I also watched Bakerella on YouTube to see how to prepare cake pops! I have bought all necessary ingredients to surprise my 10 year old daughter with so we can make our first batch of cake pops together over her Christmas vacation from school!
Happy holidays to all!
Lindsey Tootle
Dallas, Texas

December 19, 2011 08:56 PM
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abby said...

The “slider thingy” is actually called a slider, so good job! Is that a Canon 7D? That’s been all the rage for shooting commercials here for a while, the portability and maneuverability is a huge plus!

December 21, 2011 04:37 PM
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nina said...

how do you make a cat cake pop

December 25, 2011 02:25 AM
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carol ann said...

could you tell me what would cause my candy coating to crack.I made cake pops for the first time and they turned out good but the coating cracked. help

December 26, 2011 11:06 PM
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Sylvia De La Cerda said...

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for sharing your wonderful ideas and your inspiration, I hope it gives everyone as much joy as it gives me….love you Bakerella, God Bless!

January 4, 2012 07:31 PM
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Sarah T said...

I love your cake pops! They are SO cute! We make cake pops at our store too…I’d LOVE if you’d take a look at ours and tell me what you think!

http://letthemeatcakeflorence.com/2012/01/05/whats-popping-at-let-them-eat-cake/

January 5, 2012 10:50 AM
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Carol said...

I loved the cake pop kit video!!!!!

January 7, 2012 03:54 PM
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joe said...

something

January 7, 2012 05:14 PM
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Kip said...

I just had to say…. I gave my kidney to my younger sister Lisa, almost 3 years ago now.. Im so thankful I was able to be a perfect match. And now I have become a spokesperson at my work (well not really)only to people i work with..I tell them about live donation. That you dont have to wait till you die to donate one of your organs…to save someones life now…You get to save someones life and then enjoy the benefits of watching that person live… So your story was told so well. I used to sit by my sister for hours while she was going through diaylsas..and thought wow…its an amazing thing that someone came up with a machine that cleans your blood. Thankfully…So Im glad your healthy and living life creating such amazing little things. Thank You for your story…it reminded me of how lucky we all are. kip

January 7, 2012 10:14 PM
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Jasa Sadornas said...

Hate it

January 8, 2012 08:52 PM
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Keisha said...

I love your cake pops!It so cute and cool;)

January 8, 2012 08:54 PM
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michelle said...

I love cake pops because they are easy make and they are yummy

January 22, 2012 08:39 PM
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tami said...

hi bakerella! i really liked this cake pops and they lokk like they taste fabulous! i tried making them but i had a lil problem, u see i’m from argentina and frosting is not common here to be seen. so i can’t find a good frosting recipe to make good cake pops. could u be so kind and tell me the recipe of the frosting u use to make the cake pops ? tks! and i really love this blog, on february my mother goes to the usa so i’m buying your book :)

January 22, 2012 10:33 PM
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