Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Emmy Memories

I didn’t bake this weekend. I was in Los Angeles for something super fun. It was a whirlwind weekend that centered around the Emmys. The actual Emmys. Yes, the ones that were on TV Sunday night.

I know. You must be wondering what in the heck was I doing out there –  because I’m still trying to wrap my head around it all, too.


You see Duncan Hines just so happened to be the official dessert sponsor for the Emmy Performer Nominee Reception that Friday before the big event. They set up a glam cupcake lounge for all the nominees and guests and flew a few bloggers to L.A. to cover the festivities for the weekend. And I was lucky enough to be one of them.


It was a red carpet entrance for the stars.


Once inside the party, they had their choice of several fantastic cupcakes, including the Duncan Hines Red Carpet Challenge Winner’s Cupcake as the star attraction. It was a raspberry red velvet cupcake with chocolate ganache filling and my favorite of the evening. The Culinary Institute of America prepared them all for the event.

Caramel Apple Cupcake
Pineapple Passion Cupcake


Elisabeth Moss from Mad Men gazed at them.


Here are the Culinary Institute of America dudes.


And me.


And here’s Aly Walansky and Jennifer James – the other bloggers with me for the event. Aly writes entertainment and beauty and Jennifer has a vast mom bloggers network.


The atmosphere was very casual. Guests mingled and enjoyed great food and desserts. There was also an intimate ceremony for the nominees. They all came on stage to receive their official nominee certificate.


Glenn Close.

Need I say more.


Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad.


Seth Green.


Julia Ormond who is just stunning, by the way.


And many more.


It was cute … when they were all on stage they broke into song and sang Happy Birthday. Unfortunately I didn’t catch who it was for. But it was really sweet.


Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family jamming on the drums. It really was a great night.


Here’s Dexter’s dad, James Remar and Kathyrn Joosten, Karen McCluskey from Desperate Housewives enjoying the cupcake lounge.


And here’s me with Seth. He took time for a few photos and was a doll.


I debated putting this up, but who knows if I’ll ever get on another red carpet. This is my signature dork pose. If I pose too long to have a photo taken I feel awkward and do this hand in the air, side smile to diffuse the situation. Deeyoork.

Okay, so that was Friday night.

But Duncan Hines was also the sponsor for the Fans in the Stands for the Red Carpet event on Sunday. So we were able to attend that, too.

I was so excited, but didn’t really know what to expect or have an idea how close we would be.

62nd Primetime Emmys Red Carpet

And about here I started to get the bigness of the situation.

Wow. Things were about to get crazy.



In the Stands.

We were right on the red carpet in two small, sets of bleachers. Crazy close to the excitement.

Duncan Hines

Here are the Duncan Hines girls with the Turtle brownies they handed out to everyone in the stands. Yum.

Katie & Mike Rousonelos

And here’s Katie Rousonelos and her husband, Mike. She won the Red Carpet Cupcake Challenge and won a trip to L.A. for the festivities, too. Yay Katie!!!

By the way, her cupcake was the first time she’s ever entered a contest. Pretty awesome.

They were a sweet couple and so excited to be there.

62nd Primetime Emmys Red Carpet

But it would be hard not to be excited. This was truly something to witness. The fashion. The faces. The energy. It was intense.

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon was a complete cutie.

Kiernan Shipka

And Sally, Kiernan Shipka from Mad Men was just adorable. I think she quite possibly had the best pose of the night. Just perfect.

Jessalyn Gilsig

Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri Schuester) from Glee. I can’t believe I caught this split-second shot.

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester) from duh, Glee – was a crowd pleaser for sure. Love, love, love her.

Kate Gosselin

And Kate. Wow… she should definitely smile more.

David Charvet

David Charvet formerly of Baywatch and now married to Brooke Burke. Hot. Sizzling. Scorching. You’re welcome.

John Hamm

And my man, John Hamm from Mad Men. He has the movie star look down pat.

Heather Morris & Naya Rivera

I thought this was a cute shot. The Glee Cheerleaders when they ran into each other on the carpet.

Betty White

Betty White. Fabulous.

Toni Colette

Toni Collette. Glamorous.

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss. Glowing.

Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter from Dexter and a great looking couple.

Joel McHale

Joel McHale with the kids from Modern Family. Too cute.

Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer

Newlyweds and True Blood co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer were the nicest red carpet couple and let me take extra shots of them.

Evan Longoria

Eva Longoria working it.

Conan O'Brien

Conan. Love Conan.

January Jones

The dress. I mean January Jones. She IS beautiful.

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks. Hi Joan! Stunning!

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris. What a smile.

Al Pacino

And the man. Al freaking Pacino. Booyah.

If you want to see more Red Carpet photos.

Like a ton more photos… Big photos…  then play the slideshow.


After the Fans in the Stands, I returned to my room to watch the rest of the Emmys while I snacked on these. The stars all received these beautiful boxes at the Governor’s Ball after the Emmys.


Thank you Duncan Hines. Thanks for sending me to the Emmy events. The sweet treats. And an experience of a lifetime.

Play the entire 62nd Primetime Emmys Red Carpet Slideshow

There’s a lot. Like 100+.


Gina Castro said...

I love it! I linked to you on todays post in reference to the Emmy’s. Suddenly craving chocolate, and cupcakes ;)

August 31, 2010 12:29 AM
Esther said...

Wow, it’s soo cool that you went to this event. I love watching Glee. :) it’s such a funny and good show.

August 31, 2010 12:32 AM
Neha said...

woowee!! congrats to you!!! you deserve it!!!

August 31, 2010 12:32 AM
bree said...

woooooow. I have been following you almost since you started and now look at you! You are a STAR lady! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

August 31, 2010 12:33 AM
Rain Corr said...

Thank you for taking us on a little journey with you and sharing the pictures!

August 31, 2010 12:35 AM
Vanessa said...

An experience to last a lifetime!! So many wonderful photos. Thanks so much for sharing :) psstt..I take on the same dorkasaurus pose for pics..I just run out of options for my hands/arms so it ends up being an involuntary reaction lol!

August 31, 2010 12:36 AM
Alanna Kellogg said...

You didn’t say who did YOUR dress?!! You look fab too, really. What a couple of days!

August 31, 2010 12:36 AM
Lara Starr said...

WOW! What an amazing trip – good for you!

August 31, 2010 12:36 AM
yamel said...

that is awsome.. you looked so happy and gitty.. very very cool.. @ gina castro girl yourname is so weird my lil bros name is geno and yes our last name is castro ;)

August 31, 2010 12:38 AM
Kat said...

Holy Carp, Seth Green touched you! (love him)

August 31, 2010 12:38 AM
Cheeky Kitchen said...

Oh, delight. I can’t think of a nicer blogger to enjoy such a grand occasion. Plus, your jewelry?! DIVINE!

August 31, 2010 12:39 AM
Anthonette said...

I totally envy you, Bakerella! Going to a big awards show like this is on my bucket list. I would love it. I’m glad you were able to go. I can live vicariously through you. Your red carpet photo was super cute.

August 31, 2010 12:39 AM
The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

WOW! Your pics are better than those of the paparazzi!!!

August 31, 2010 12:41 AM
prettyshoulders said...

WOW! you went from baking in ur own little home to the Emmy’s? You made it! To be in arms reach of these stars? i’m just shocked!!! How did u contain yourself???

August 31, 2010 12:42 AM
Kathy said...

Love your site. I cannot think of anyone more deserving. Congrats, looks like you had a blast. Pictures are amazing.

August 31, 2010 12:44 AM
Mindy said...

You are a STAR baby! Booyah!

August 31, 2010 12:44 AM
Gayle said...

Holy freakin’ cannoli!!! What a great big jar of awesomesauce! Btw, is it uber-geeky of me to have noticed Nathan Fillion as ‘Captain Hammer’ on the JumboTron at the beginning of the Red Carpet shots?

August 31, 2010 12:46 AM
alice said...

Great photos.. you go girl! Anna and Stephen are looking right at you!

August 31, 2010 12:47 AM
margaret said...

wow ! your pics are awesome !

August 31, 2010 12:50 AM
Bethany said...

I have no idea how I haven’t discovered your blog until now, but I am completely charmed and utterly addicted!

First of all, what an experience for you to be able to go to the Emmy events, and secondly, I will probably spend all night looking through all of your treasures.

So happy to have found you!

August 31, 2010 12:51 AM
alice said...

By the way.. you looked fantastic. I think you should get used to dressing up and looking so glam with your upcoming book tour and all those tv gigs. You rocked the dress and I love the necklace. Let’s see the shoes!

August 31, 2010 12:54 AM
Krystin said...

WOW!!! What a lucky lady you are…how awesome to get to have that experience. You looked so cute doing your little pose…so not dorky :)

August 31, 2010 12:57 AM
Andrea R. said...

You are so NOT a dork! You’re adorable, and you looked AMAZING! What a great time. I bet you had a blast!

August 31, 2010 12:57 AM
McKinna said...

A-freakin-mazing!!! So jealous! Loved this post… How fun!

August 31, 2010 12:57 AM
Nicoler said...

Amazing, John Hamm is timelessly charming.
You so deserved this experience.Thanks for sharing the pictures and wonderfully fun recipes^_^

August 31, 2010 01:01 AM
Robin said...

WOW oh WOW! What an adventure! I am so glad you were able to take part in something this exciting!!

August 31, 2010 01:01 AM
Angie Shupe said...

You look beautiful!!!!! I am so happy for you. I am also soooooo happy for me because I just got an email from Amazon that my book has shipped!!!!!!!!! Go me, go me!!!!!!

August 31, 2010 01:01 AM
Lady Lex said...

You look like a natural on the red carpet!

love your friends at inpt!


August 31, 2010 01:02 AM
Kelly S. said...

Pretty big deal you’ve become Ms. Bakerella- so happy for you, what a great experience!

August 31, 2010 01:03 AM
Holly said...

Truth be told, I’m that ungrateful blog reader who actually stomped around my kitchen throwing a mini tantrum because I couldn’t see a new blog from you last night.

This was TOTALLY worth the wait! You SO ROCK! How exciting to be able to go through all of these experiences! Way to go!

August 31, 2010 01:08 AM
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

TOO cute!! What you call the “dork pose” I call the cutest photo in the bunch — LOVE it!!

August 31, 2010 01:11 AM
Danielle S said...

Oh my gosh! congratulations! i LOVED your red carpet photo–so cute! Thanks for letting us in the experience as well!

August 31, 2010 01:13 AM
Stephanie said...

WOW! Soooo cool! I am so envious! What a wonderful opportunity.

August 31, 2010 01:17 AM
Juline said...

You got some fabulous photos! What an experience for you. And your “dork pose” is adorable. Thank you for posting it. :)

August 31, 2010 01:18 AM
Brittany said...

How COOL was THIS???!?!?!? We’re all living through your awesome pix! Wow – what a once-in-a-lifetime (well, probably not for you now… :)) event! I love your pose(s). So, so cool!

August 31, 2010 01:18 AM
Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

I was already saying, “C’mon — a picture of Conan, c’mon.” Then, I got to Jimmy Fallon and was excited. And then especially went, “C’mon Conan…” I audibly said, “WooHoo” when I got to the Conan picture then! ;)

August 31, 2010 01:26 AM
The Boob Nazi said...

You were THAT close to Michael C. Hall? I am dying of envy.

August 31, 2010 01:29 AM
Pink MagaLine said...

This is something major. Congratulations!

I enjoyed the photos. The True Blood couple is my favorite. Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are so cute.

August 31, 2010 01:33 AM
Tracy said...

Wow! Oh…. WOWEEE!!! OMG! Al Pacino I TOTALLY LOVE him!!! Thank you for taking us on your AMAZING journey!!!! BTW, You look STUNNING!!!!

August 31, 2010 01:39 AM
Amy said...

Are you not the cutest?! LOVE the “dork” pose!! Thank you for sharing with us…I felt like I was there with you. So fun!

August 31, 2010 01:40 AM
Rachelle said...

Wow! What a great experience! You got a lot of great shots of the stars!

August 31, 2010 01:43 AM
Candice said...

Thank you for posting your wonderful pictures. What a great thing for you to get to do!

August 31, 2010 01:45 AM
Alyssa said...

Sooo jeaous. I heart this.

August 31, 2010 01:45 AM
Bri said...

Your pics are awesome! I think they are better than some of that paparazzi shots–more candid.


August 31, 2010 01:47 AM
Wei-Wei said...


August 31, 2010 01:48 AM
Lucky Red Hen said...

AYKM?!? Awesome and THANK YOU :) My fav was Seth Green. I just want to chill with him.

What camera did you use? Those photos are terrific!!!

August 31, 2010 01:52 AM
Laurel said...

Al Pacino looked you right in the eye. I bet he was thinking “OMG! THERE’S BAKERELLA!”

August 31, 2010 01:58 AM
Bubble and Sweet said...

Wow how super cool was that. Thanks for sharing all your fan pics, way better than a gossip mag.

August 31, 2010 02:05 AM
Amanda :) said...

Hands down, COOLEST post ever!! :) What an incredible, unbelievable opportunity! :) So jealous of all the stars that got to meet Bakerella!! ;)

August 31, 2010 02:08 AM
Joe @ Eden Kitchen said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time!! Congrats :)

August 31, 2010 02:41 AM
elaine said...

it made me feel that i was there too…the famous stars looking at me through your photos…thanks bakerella! and my first time to see you too :) congratulations to you! i hope i will have the same one of a kind experience here in our local awards night… love u :)

August 31, 2010 03:08 AM
Emily H. said...

Is it okay if I live vicariously through you? *sigh*

August 31, 2010 03:09 AM
Joana said...

What a lucky girl you are! Pictures are amazing as usual! My son’s teacher in years 2 and 3 was Julia Ormond’s stepmother. Well still is :)!

Greetings from the UK

August 31, 2010 03:16 AM
Karen said...

YAY!! Anna Pacquin – another star from downunder – NEW ZEALAND!!

August 31, 2010 03:27 AM
morgana said...

So glamurous, B !!!!!!!! Your photo on the red carpet is great, I love it. You looked beautiful in that black dress.

And meeting all those famous people… They look familiar even to me, in Spain. I just missed a photo with doctor Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons, from “The Big Bang Theory”) ;-)

Kind regards.

August 31, 2010 03:29 AM
Geni Mermoud said...

THAT was awesome! I felt like I was there (though I wish I had a turtle cupcake). The Al Pacino shot at the end was truly the cherry on top of the cake!

August 31, 2010 03:41 AM
Mandy said...

Thank you for sharing these! It’s like looking at a friend’s pics after seeing all the “professional” shots on the web and in the papers. Much more fun when you “know” the photographer!

August 31, 2010 03:48 AM
Virginia said...

Definatly awesome, I bet it is an experience you will never forget. Thanks for sharing it with us.

August 31, 2010 04:04 AM
UnaZebrApois said...

OMG, OMG, OOOOOMMMMMMGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an amazing luky awesome terrific day!WOW WWWWOOOOOWWWW!!!You’re a luky girl!…But no!You’re not lucky, you really deserve it!!!

PS: You’re faboulos as, and even more these stars!!!Look so beautiful…If I didn’t know how you are, I surely would have exchanged you for a VIP!

August 31, 2010 04:06 AM
GreenCupcake said...

you know what ?? i love your pose on the red carpet. seriously. it’s the cutest and most natural i’ve ever seen !! <3

August 31, 2010 04:22 AM
Meredith said...

So many of my favorite people! And NPH! And True Blood!!! How fantastic!

So glad that’s where you were. When you post late I worry that you’re sick!

August 31, 2010 05:39 AM
Becky W. said...

You are so awesome!!!! This has to be one of the best memories ever!
And…you took a photo of my love, Jon Hamm!!!! :) Thanks for that eye candy in the morning :)

August 31, 2010 06:18 AM
Rita said...

How AWESOME!!!! Your up-close celebrity photos rival People Magazine’s! Thank you so much for sharing!

August 31, 2010 06:21 AM
gscrapbooks said...

Oh my gosh! Awesomeness! The pic of you on the Red Carpet is perfect!!! :-)

August 31, 2010 06:24 AM
Kim @ Two Good Cookies said...

This looks like so much fun! I used to date someone in the “entertainment biz” and when actors sing happy birthday – well, it sounds so much better than when a group of us mere mortals do it! Love the photos! Thanks for sharing!

August 31, 2010 06:24 AM
Paulette said...

You look great, red carpet WOW,WOW, WOW. You go girl. Paulette

August 31, 2010 06:28 AM
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

What an amazing experience!

August 31, 2010 06:34 AM
Kelli said...

OMG!!!!!! You look fab! Congrats! What a DREAM!

August 31, 2010 06:38 AM
alissa said...

love love love your necklace!

August 31, 2010 06:38 AM
Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

WOW – you got to see Jon Hamm in person! That is so cool! Great pictures too… I’m slightly jealous, I don’t mind saying!

August 31, 2010 06:45 AM
Katrina said...

This is amazing! How did they get a hold of you to tell you to come? I’m so happy for you!

August 31, 2010 06:47 AM
Lauren at KeepItSweet said...

That is awesome! My question- did any of the stars actually eat any cupcakes?!

August 31, 2010 06:49 AM
jengd said...

Fantastic!! It looks like an amazing trip!! Congrats on being selected to be there!

August 31, 2010 06:52 AM
Diana Viera said...

Awesome! Looks like you had a wonderful time! I’m so happy for you. Betty White is just fabulous! Love her!!!!

August 31, 2010 06:55 AM
Janice said...

What an amazing event. I bet you never thought the first time you made a cakepop that this moment was on your journey!
Have you told PW that you saw Toni Collette? She will freak!

August 31, 2010 06:58 AM
Joy said...

Loved these pictures and YOU have a stunning smile! How fun it all looked…thanks for sharing them with us!

August 31, 2010 07:12 AM
Lisa said...

Wow! Congrats on going and getting so many wonderful pics.

August 31, 2010 07:12 AM
Lisa said...

WOW!! I am so happy for you! First Martha then the Red Carpet!! Totally AWESOME!!!!

August 31, 2010 07:16 AM
Kendall said...

A girl I went to college with helped make the food for the Emmys so it was cool/weird to see some of the same food in your pictures. :D:D:D I am so jealous!!! That sounds like an absolutely amazing night!!!

August 31, 2010 07:26 AM
Andrea thomas said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing! I love TV and you are very blessed to be able to experience that!

August 31, 2010 07:28 AM
Serene said...

Wow…that looks like a fab experience! Thank you for sharing with us!

August 31, 2010 07:30 AM
Martha S. said...

WOW! Looks like you had an absolute blast! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. I love that you’ve got two pics of Seth Green. LOVE him!! We’re big Buffy fans at our house (even named our son Xander!).

August 31, 2010 07:39 AM
Charlotte said...

Waouh!! this is awesome! Congrats on being invited to this event and thanks for sharing!!!

August 31, 2010 07:40 AM
Hamptontoes said...

What a fabulous experience you had at the Emmys! Great job “covering” the event and the Duncan Hines sponsorship!

August 31, 2010 07:40 AM
Nancy L said...

WOW! That had to be friggin fantastic! You must have been so excited…I would have just died on the spot! So wonderful for you!!

August 31, 2010 07:44 AM
Marsha said...

What fun! Not only did you look fabulous in that little black dress, wherever did you find such a gorgeous necklace? Stunning!


August 31, 2010 07:47 AM
Jill Hilliard said...

Wow …girl that was a dream come true. Thanks for sharing this insane memory with us.

August 31, 2010 07:48 AM
Carol Ascher said...

Looks like you had a fantabulous time! I love the cast from Mad Men too! Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us!

August 31, 2010 07:52 AM
Holly said...

So jealous! I LOVE – LOVE – LOVE Seth Green.

August 31, 2010 08:01 AM
Southern Gal said...

Loved your shots better than the official press shots. Thanks for sharing with us!!

August 31, 2010 08:01 AM
Valarie said...

What an amazing experience!!! I’d take meeting Seth Green as the best part. Or seeing Al Pacino. All in all, you are left with great memories!

August 31, 2010 08:02 AM
Rachel from A Cupcake for Moose said...

Wow! I love all the shots, it makes me feel like I was right there in the action. SOOO excited for you!! You are definitely a celebrity in my world…and so darn cute! Love your dress and necklace!

August 31, 2010 08:03 AM
Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. said...

What an amazing event to be a part of! Looks like you were right there in all the action with all those great photos! You look beautiful on the red carpet, I think your pose was great!

August 31, 2010 08:08 AM
Mary Vogel said...

If I had only known that baking and writing a book would get me to the Emmys I might have done more with that! Me and my lack of dedication. Lucky, lucky girl – thanks for sharing with us!

August 31, 2010 08:10 AM
Carol said...

How interesting to see the red carpet mingling in snapshots like this. Thanks for sharing with us!

August 31, 2010 08:10 AM
shorty said...

Thank you for sharing all your pics with us! I love fashion and to get a glimpse of it was fun! Thanks so much…so glad you got to go…you deserve something fun!!!

August 31, 2010 08:20 AM
Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) said...

wow! red carpet that involves cupcakes – that’s awesome!! Looks like you had an amazing time!

August 31, 2010 08:22 AM
terri said...

wow! what an AMAZING experience. i am sooo jealous! well, not jealous….envious… :O)
how cool was that?!? thanks for sharing these awesome pics of all our favortie hollywood cuties!!! i love seeing what everyone is wearing!

August 31, 2010 08:22 AM
Stefanie said...

What FUN!! SO glad you were able to be a part of something so wonderful… I bet peeps were taking pictures of YOU, Bakerella!!

August 31, 2010 08:25 AM
Jessica said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! What a fabulous experience! So glad you were off doing something fun. Thanks for sharing!

August 31, 2010 08:39 AM
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