Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Great news and random other stuff

Best news first. I’ve been approved to receive another kidney transplant and my mom has been approved to be the donor. The testing is complete. The doctors visited. The Ts crossed. Yay! Yay! Yay! So this week, we should find out more information about scheduling the surgery.

I’ve actually been doing pretty good lately. I don’t feel bad. I don’t feel sick. Just tired. The dialysis is working really well and keeping me going. Thank goodness for dialysis. Thank goodness for my mom. Once we have a date scheduled, I’m sure we will both be getting a lot more nervous, but until then we are so happy that things are moving forward. Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers.

…and now some other stuff…


Blogher Food. Two weekends ago Blogher Food was in Atlanta and that meant several blogging friends were in town, too. I didn’t attend the conference this year, but I did meet up with some of them for lunch. This was one of the few fun things I’ve done lately. Thank you guys for such a great time! Photo courtesy of kevinandamanda. Links below to all of their awesome sites.

Back Row (l to r):
Reluctant Entertainer
Deal Seeking Mom
Recipe Girl
Food for my Family
Savory Sweet Life
She Wears Many Hats
Smith Bites
Georgia Pellegrini
Kevin and Amanda
Picky Palate
First Row:
Add a Pinch
Southern Plate
Tickled Red
Le Pomme de Portland


Cupcake Lovers. If you get a chance, check out the Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes. Tons of recipes inside including this one from me.


iPad Owners. Cake Pops is now available in the iBook store. Being the Apple lover that I am and seeing this featurette made me smile BIG! You can download the iBook app for your iPad to see the sample pages if you want a peek. If you prefer your books in digital formats, you’ll like this version. It was created specifically for the iPad to stay true to the design of the book.


Brazilian Cake Poppers. A few weeks ago I showed you the Dutch version of the book. Well, now Brazil has its own version too. Yay!

Lastly, I was going to post some cupcakes I baked yesterday, unfortunately I didn’t like them enough to write about them. But on a positive note, I did bake.

Laura Rokey said...

So happy you are doing better!! Will continue praying for you and your family! You are such an amazing baker- you really inspire me! (=

May 31, 2011 09:46 AM
Desirae B said...

Excited to see a new post this morning, welcome back! Glad to read you are doing better and it is wonderful news about the approval for your transplant! Keep us posted and I will definitely keep you in my prayers!

May 31, 2011 09:50 AM
Shannon V. said...

YAY!!! So good to hear you are doing well. You and your family will still be in my thoughts and prayers. And I love my cake pop book!!

May 31, 2011 09:59 AM
Pink MagaLine said...

It’s nice to hear the good news. I love reading your blog. Hope you continue doing what you do best, so prayers from the Philippines!

May 31, 2011 10:00 AM
Magda said...

That is such good news!! Your mom must be a really special person.
I wish you all the best with the operation. I’m sure everything will go splendidly and you’ll be baking goodies in no time!

May 31, 2011 10:00 AM
Merisilla peña said...

Hi! So good find a new post in your site… I love read your posts!…. Congrats for the transplant news, your cupcakes recipe in betty crocker, the app and the brazilian book… I hope you still feeling better… And im still waiting the cake pop book in spanish because im from Mexico!… So sorry my inglish suks :p
God bles you.

May 31, 2011 10:01 AM
Kitten with a Whisk said...

That is wonderful news! I hope everything goes smoothly.

May 31, 2011 10:01 AM
Elisabeth Petersson said...

So happy to hear the good news, been thinking and worrying for you a lot. Lots of good luck wishes from me.

Hugs from a Swedish fan :)

May 31, 2011 10:01 AM
Kathryn said...

What fab news! Keeping my fingers crossed that it all works out for you :)

May 31, 2011 10:02 AM
Jett said...

So happy to hear your news and that you are feeling better. We’ll keep you in our prayers.

May 31, 2011 10:03 AM
Suzanne said...

Congrats on your mom being an approved donor. :)

May 31, 2011 10:09 AM
jengd said...

Glad to hear your good news! I’ve been wondering how things were going- I hope they continue to get better!

May 31, 2011 10:10 AM
Claudia said...

I am very happy to hear things are moving forward!!

May 31, 2011 10:11 AM
Hannah Stephenson said...

Happy to hear this good news. Hang in there! Good thoughts and vibes your way.

May 31, 2011 10:14 AM
Tammy said...

I Just knew your mom was going to be a match!
I cant stop smiling.
You just made my day!

May 31, 2011 10:15 AM
Amanda said...

I’m so happy for you! I hope the transplant goes well.

May 31, 2011 10:19 AM
Jess Wakasugi said...

Wow, congratulations! What GREAT news! Sending prayers your way :)

May 31, 2011 10:20 AM
Ivana said...

good news!! congratulations!!
a big hug

May 31, 2011 10:20 AM
Allison @ Novice Life said...

So happy to hear your good news! I have been wondering and sending good karma your way!

May 31, 2011 10:21 AM
Dagný Ásta said...

I’m glad to hear your mom was a match for you !!
good luck :-)

May 31, 2011 10:25 AM
Seanna Lea said...

It is wonderful that your mom is a match. I’ve got my fingers crossed for a date not too far into the future and a speedy complete recovery for both of you!

May 31, 2011 10:28 AM
trish said...

CONGRATS!!! prayers answered for your kidney. Wishing you well and glad you made some cupcakes…they are always the best medicine!

May 31, 2011 10:31 AM
Jen said...

Glad things are moving forward in your recovery. Prayers and healing thoughts are coming your way!

May 31, 2011 10:32 AM
Kori said...

Yea!!!!!!! So glad you will receive a kidney and from your mom. What a tremendous blessing!!!

Also happy to hear you baked, then I know you must be on the road to recovery ;)

May 31, 2011 10:36 AM
Tamara said...

So glad to hear all your good news! Take good care of yourself.

May 31, 2011 10:37 AM
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

I am SO HAPPY to hear your kidney news!! So thankful!

May 31, 2011 10:38 AM
Michelle M. said...

Great news! I am so glad to hear you are feeling well right now and things are moving forward with your kidney transplant! My thoughts are with you! Take care and best of luck!

May 31, 2011 10:38 AM
Helena Mouta said...

Excellent news! I hope all goes well and you’re back to filling our days with delicious and beautiful treats. Best of luck to you and your mom! Lots of love all the way from Portugal!

May 31, 2011 10:38 AM
Fairly Odd Mother said...

SO happy for you! And hooray for awesome moms! Hope you are feeling 100% again very soon.

May 31, 2011 10:40 AM
Karen C. said...

So happy for you! :)

May 31, 2011 10:41 AM
Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said...

So happy to hear you are doing well and everything is moving along beautifully regarding the transplant.

May 31, 2011 10:48 AM
Isadora said...

Yey! Such great news that you’re feeling better and that your mom is a match!!!!

Also, I’m so happy to be able to get your book over here in BRAZIL! We love you Bakerella <3


May 31, 2011 10:51 AM
Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

So, SO happy for you, Angie! Prayers are coming your way. :)

May 31, 2011 10:51 AM
Courtney said...

So happy to hear your news!! Good luck and keep us posted! You inspire me :)

May 31, 2011 10:52 AM
Faun said...

Great to hear the news! Missed you…

May 31, 2011 10:59 AM
Sarah B. said...

Congratulations on the match! Keep us posted on the surgery. I’m glad you got to have some fun at BlogHer Food! You sound like you needed the break :)

May 31, 2011 11:02 AM
liezl said...

this is great news…you are in my prayers. by the way, i’m so excited coz hubby promised to give me the Cake Pops book as his anniversary gift to me :) God bless!

May 31, 2011 11:02 AM
Jenni G. said...

WOO HOO! Great news about the transplant and your mom as donor! Two answered prayers! We love you so much, Bakerella. I’m glad you got to have a fun lunch and have some other things to smile about. Thanks for the update!

May 31, 2011 11:02 AM
Carol Jardim said...

Yey! I’m glad to know Brazil has it’s own version, now! Are you coming to sign them? lol


May 31, 2011 11:05 AM
Taanya said...

Am so glad for you! Wishing you Good luck, a quick recovery and good health. Much love & prayers coming your way…..

May 31, 2011 11:10 AM
Paula said...

Son fantásticas las nuevas noticias!!!! Por favor, el siguiente libro en español ;)

Salu2, Paula

May 31, 2011 11:15 AM
Stoich91 said...

Yay for you! :D Congratulations on all levels!

May 31, 2011 11:19 AM
Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

Congrats on the news about your kidney, I am so happy for you!!!

May 31, 2011 11:20 AM
Doris H said...

Wonderful news! My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your Mom. Please keep us updated as often as you can – there are so many of us who really care about you!

May 31, 2011 11:22 AM
Sabrina said...

Great news, so happy to hear you’re feeling better!!

May 31, 2011 11:25 AM
Bre said...

I was just popping in to see how you were feeling, what a pleasant update. A big hug to you and you mom!

Have you ever considered doing guest bloggers during the time you’ll need for recovery and healing? I’ve got a few amazing recipes up my sleeves I’d love to share with your lovely blog readers!

May 31, 2011 11:26 AM
Barbara said...

What great news! Praying that it all goes well…Congratulations!

May 31, 2011 11:30 AM
Jennifer F. said...

So glad to read that you are doing better! Prayers for a safe transplant and a speedy recovery to you both! <3

May 31, 2011 11:31 AM
Phoebe said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling better and are on the road the recovery! Congratulations on the match! I have been holding my breath waiting for another post from you and hoping for good news! Keep baking… And smiling! (:

May 31, 2011 11:33 AM
TemariAddictAustralia said...

What wonderful news! I will be keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. Life is much sweeter with gorgeous people like you in this world, so I am very happy to hear you will be getting stronger and healthier soon. Best wishes from Australia.

May 31, 2011 11:41 AM
Brunna said...

Very good to hear from you!!
Wish u all the luck!

May 31, 2011 11:46 AM
Lori Souter said...

So Glad to hear this great news! I am so happy that you are on the path to recovery….Victory!


May 31, 2011 11:48 AM
Gayle Rogers said...

I am so happy that your mother is a match. What a gift for both of you. I have a dear friend who received his gift last year and he is amazing to see. So healthy, happy and taking the world by storm.
My prayers will continue to cover you but your healing is on it’s way.

May 31, 2011 11:49 AM
Lib M. said...

Hooray for healthy times to come!

Now that it’s summer and I have some time on my hands, I think I will finally try some cake pops!

May 31, 2011 11:54 AM
Melissa B said...

what great news! so happy for you.

May 31, 2011 11:55 AM
CateS said...


May 31, 2011 11:58 AM
Plain & Fancy Living said...

I am so happy to hear the good news about your transplant. God Bless you and your mother, I will pray that the surgery is a success.

Best to You!
Amy R.

May 31, 2011 12:00 PM
Kimiko said...

I check back every day to see if you posted something new – and today was my lucky day!

So glad to hear that all the ducks are aligned for your surgery and glad that you finally were able to bake something.

Keep your chin up – things can only get better!

May 31, 2011 12:00 PM
Giseli Freitas said...

Yay! I can’t wait to grab my copy!! Woohooo!
Now in Brazilian Portuguese:
Eba! Mal posso esperar pra agarrar minha cópia!! Uuuhuuuul!

May 31, 2011 12:00 PM
lauren said...

wonderful news!!!!

May 31, 2011 12:01 PM
Ally said...

So thankful that you are doing better, and also that you are approved for your transplant. Much love to you and your mom!

May 31, 2011 12:01 PM
Cat Davis said...

That is such wonderful news. Yah for mother’s with hearts as big as the world. I’m so glad she’s able to give you this precious gift.

May 31, 2011 12:01 PM
Finchy said...

I am so very happy for you!!! I know you have a ways to go before things are back to normal, but what great news for you! Hooray!!

May 31, 2011 12:08 PM
RuthWells said...

So glad to hear your good news!

May 31, 2011 12:09 PM
Ligia Ravagnani said...

It’s so great to know that it’s all working out for you!

And it’s also great to know that we can buy your book in portuguese! I’m fom Brazil, and it’s amazing that we already have this cute book in our own language!

May 31, 2011 12:10 PM
Marisa said...

So happy about your good news and so happy you were able to see a bunch of friends. Continued prayers to you and your mom!

May 31, 2011 12:14 PM
Dawn Wilson said...

I am so glad you got the green light for the transplant. We will keep you in our prayers!

May 31, 2011 12:18 PM
Frk. Overballe said...

I am so happy for you! :) and very cool with the translated books! i have yet to see a danish translation, but I have seen the english version in danish stores :)

May 31, 2011 12:19 PM
joni said...

As a Mom who donated a kidney to her daughter last December, I can relate as to how you and your Mom must feel! It is a wonderful feeling to hear those words… “you can be the donor…” We both feel absolutely wonderful, and it was an incredible process. We will look forward to your updates as the surgery and recovery nears.

May 31, 2011 12:21 PM
Saee Koranne-Khandekar said...

Yaay! I’m so happy for you! Gosh, I’ve been worried. Great to know you’ll be back with a bang real soon. :)

May 31, 2011 12:22 PM
Robin said...

Hooray! So excited to hear your good news! :0)

May 31, 2011 12:26 PM
MINDY1 said...

Congrats, and I wish you luck and good health. Feel good soon :D

May 31, 2011 12:29 PM
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Congratulations!!! So glad you are feeling better and things have pan out in favor :)

May 31, 2011 12:35 PM
Jenniffer at Cup a Dee Cakes said...

It’s so great to hear from you! I am so glad things are beginning to work out in your favor. I had to miss Blogher in Atlanta and I really hate that I missed seeing you again! We will keep the prayers and positive thoughts coming your way!

May 31, 2011 12:35 PM
Stephanie Smith said...

Glad to hear you are baking. I wish you would have posted your goodies because most of the stuff you make is 10 times better than what I can come up with.

May 31, 2011 12:36 PM
Kira said...

Yay, great news!

May 31, 2011 12:46 PM
Kiran said...

So happy to see your newest post, and glad to hear all is humming along for you. Only happy thoughts!

May 31, 2011 12:48 PM
Ashley said...

I’m so glad you updated and are getting ready to schedule your surgery! So amazing I’m sure it’ll go perfectly!

And congrats on the iPad version, being in the Betty Crocker book and the Brazil version!!

May 31, 2011 12:53 PM
Wendy in California said...

AbFAB News, Bakerella!!!! So glad you are one day closer to your new kidney and one priceless experience closer to your mom!! XOXOXO to you and your mom
Thanks SO much for autographing my book; I’ve been having fun bragging about it, ’cause you’re the bomb!

May 31, 2011 01:01 PM
Lela said...

Congrats on the good news!!

May 31, 2011 01:06 PM
Dana said...

YAY, that is awesome news, Angie!!! Just take it easy, the blog and baking will wait. :)

May 31, 2011 01:07 PM
MOXIELisa said...

It’s so nice to hear you are feeling good AND getting a new kidney! YAY!

May 31, 2011 01:13 PM
TerriAb said...

Great news! And, you look great!

May 31, 2011 01:14 PM
Elizabeth said...

So happy to hear your great news! I hope that everything goes super smoothly for you and your mom. Will be thinking about you over the upcoming weeks. xo

May 31, 2011 01:19 PM
Lib said...

Good to hear from you and that you are progressing toward a healthy future! God bless you and your mom – she must be quite a gal!

May 31, 2011 01:19 PM
Amanda Mueller said...

I am so excited for you! Prayers, transplant is not has bad as it sounds. Meds took me about 8 weeks to get them all set correctly.

May 31, 2011 01:21 PM
Meredith said...

Grateful for your positive news! Continued prayers for good outcomes for both you and your mom.

May 31, 2011 01:33 PM
muchaloha said...

So glad for the wonderful report!!! We continue to keep you in prayer and your wonderful mom! Congrats on the book coming out in Brazil too!!!! Love the the whole world gets to share in your genius creativity!!!

May 31, 2011 01:46 PM
Jane said...

I’m SO happy for you and the great news! You and your mom will remain in my prayers–

May 31, 2011 01:47 PM
Cynthia said...

The Brazilians are very happy to have their own version of Cake Poppers!!!!

May 31, 2011 02:00 PM
Elizabeth L in Apex, NC said...

Such wonderful news about the transplant!! Keep you spirits up, we’re praying for you both. Peace.

May 31, 2011 02:01 PM
Julia said...

yay!!! the Brazillian book!! cant wait to buy it!!
and im really glad that your mom is a match!!!

May 31, 2011 02:02 PM
Laura said...

yay for the great news! Good luck with everything!

May 31, 2011 02:17 PM
Jenny said...

So incredibly happy for you. Prayers and happy thoughts for you and your Mom! Take care and I hope you feel better soon. And conrats on iPad Cake Pops!

May 31, 2011 02:21 PM
Mary C. said...

We are so happy for such a great update!!

May 31, 2011 02:22 PM
Mindee said...

Yay! This truly is great news!

May 31, 2011 02:31 PM
Chris Davis said...

Praise God!!! Prayers were answered!! So happy to hear your feeling good. God Bless you and your Mom!!!

May 31, 2011 02:45 PM
Amanda said...

Aren’t Moms just the most amzing creatures on earth! So, so very happy for you! God be with you and your Mom!

May 31, 2011 02:49 PM
Jenny said...


May 31, 2011 02:54 PM
Susan said...

That IS wonderful news! Keeping you (and your mom) in my prayers!

May 31, 2011 03:16 PM
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