Thursday, September 2, 2010

It’s shipping.

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The book is now shipping. I’m nervous. And excited. And nervous. I really hope you guys like it.

That is if you decide to pick one up and flip through it. Or buy it. That would be cool, too.

To help promote it, my publisher asked me to do a little video. A video with motion and sound. Scary stuff.

I think they wanted a quick author bio type thing, but they said I could do what I wanted.

So I decided to take the opportunity to make a little cake pop how-to for you guys… an overview.

Just don’t look at me. K?

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This is Micah. He came out and spent the day with me while I messed up about 4,000 takes. He was cool. And patient.

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I think he may have even had fun.

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For the record, this was much harder than I thought it would be. Looking straight into a camera when you’re the only one talking is tough stuff. This was much different than being on Martha. When I was on the show, I didn’t even see the cameras because I was so nervous and this time I was so nervous because I was staring straight into one.

I think this way is harder.

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Luckily, Cupcake Julie was there to keep me focused. Actually, I was there. This is her kitchen.

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Micah went home with lots of pops…

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… In a pink box. So masculine.

But, I bet his wife appreciated it.

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Okay… Okay. I’ve stalled long enough.

Want to watch the video?

Really?

Ok. Here it is.

Now, I’m going to hide.

Click here to watch the Bakerella Cake Pop Video on Amazon.

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Note: Hand in the air. Side smile. I told you guys.

P.S. Is it weird that I wanted to buy a copy of my own book? Probably, but I’m still super excited. It should arrive tomorrow. Yippee!

And to clarify… my publisher sent me copies. I just wanted the thrill of ordering and receiving it myself. I’m sure I’ll be hitting up the bookstores for some, too!

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The Boob Nazi said...

I could NOT be more excited for this. I can’t wait to buy it!

September 2, 2010 12:08 AM
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Sue said...

I saw the video when I ordered your book on Amazon!!! Great job! I am so excited for your book to arrive! Woo Hoo for you!!!

September 2, 2010 12:09 AM
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Birgit K. said...

I was all excited when Amazon sent me the shipping confirmation this morning! Yay!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it :)

September 2, 2010 12:09 AM
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Lisa! said...

Mine came this afternoon. It is seriously gorgeous.

I am very impressed!

September 2, 2010 12:11 AM
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Marissa said...

I’m so excited! I can’t wait to get my book!

September 2, 2010 12:12 AM
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May Bowser said...

I was thrilled when I got my email from amazon saying my order had shipped!!! Perfect timing I might add, I have been asked to make cake pops for a baby shower. Whooo hoooo!! How exciting for you!!! Congrats!

September 2, 2010 12:13 AM
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notyet100 said...

congrats,,,will watch the video too

September 2, 2010 12:13 AM
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Jamie said...

I’m so excited!! Congratulations!

September 2, 2010 12:14 AM
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Cindy said...

That was fun to watch the video. Now I really feel like I know you. And, I finally see the right way to make a cake pop. Thanks

September 2, 2010 12:18 AM
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Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

um, how could anyone NOT want your book? you’re too adorable…i love this post!

September 2, 2010 12:22 AM
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Maggie said...

I can’t wait to get your book! By the way, your shirt is adorable! I love girly plaid!

September 2, 2010 12:24 AM
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Kristin said...

It’s shipping… so I’m ordering! Sweet!!

September 2, 2010 12:25 AM
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stephanie a. said...

i preorderd months ago !!!!!!
can not wait to have it in my hands !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

September 2, 2010 12:26 AM
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Diana Lee said...

Congratulations! Can’t wait to get my copy.

September 2, 2010 12:28 AM
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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

How exciting! Can’t wait to get a copy of it :)

September 2, 2010 12:31 AM
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Lucy said...

So excited!! Making these for my sister’s baby shower in Nov. and will def need the book to help! My first go at cake pops wasn’t the most successful…

September 2, 2010 12:32 AM
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Wei-Wei said...

Congratulations! You must be feeling awesome right now. :D

September 2, 2010 12:32 AM
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Jenny Flake said...

Oh my gosh Angie, this is so awesome!! I LOVE your adorable shirt and the video is perfect!! Woohoo, love your book :)

September 2, 2010 12:33 AM
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bess said...

congratulations!! Can’t wait to my copy! :)

September 2, 2010 12:35 AM
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Susan said...

Looking forward to getting my own copy! I thought you did a great job on the video and the tutorial was really helpful! :) Congrats!

September 2, 2010 12:37 AM
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Arielle said...

Great job on the video! Maybe video tutorials for other baking projects might be in your future? Can’t wait to receive my copy of your book in the mail!!! Huge congratulations on getting published!

September 2, 2010 12:43 AM
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Jenny Kelley said...

Love the shirt, love the smile, love the pops…LOVE EVERYTHING! Way to go girl! So exciting :)

September 2, 2010 12:43 AM
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Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

SO darn cute! You did great!!

September 2, 2010 12:45 AM
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alice said...

I’m so happy for you! I bought your book on Amazon Pre-Order and I’m told it shipped. Congrats Angie!

September 2, 2010 12:46 AM
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nina {nina renee designs} said...

Congrats to you! Your video was great… :-)

September 2, 2010 12:47 AM
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aak said...

I pre-ordered on Amazon and I got it today! The kids and I love it!

September 2, 2010 12:49 AM
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Melinda said...

Your video was so good! You looked adorable! I can’t wait to get my book. I have always wanted to make these cake pops, but have never made any. No excuses now for me! Love & blessings from NC!

September 2, 2010 12:49 AM
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Valarie said...

When I saw a while back that you had a book coming out, I made a mental list of all of the people that I was going to gift it to…including myself. You are SO STINKIN’ CUTE in that video! I can’t wait to get my bookssssssssssss. :-P

September 2, 2010 12:52 AM
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Wendy in California said...

Now YOU are the Pop Star, Bakerella! Great chick flick and I am anxiously awaiting my very own copy of the book to arrive.

BTW – I wish my candy melts made coating as thin as yours – mine’s a lot thicker and I’d never be able to dip the pop immediately after inserting the stick – I have to wait for the stick to set first…so I hope your secret’s in the book!

Congrats on a great video promo!

September 2, 2010 12:53 AM
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Laura Wynn said...

NO it is NOT weird that you want to buy your own book! Sheesh, this is all so exciting, You did such a great job in the video! love, love, love it. Way to go :)

September 2, 2010 12:55 AM
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Kristianna said...

Mine arrived today! The kids are in awe and can’t WAIT for me to try… something. We can’t decide. Youngest wants the strawberry ones. Middle wants the skulls. Eldest wants it all. :)

September 2, 2010 01:04 AM
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Michelle B said...

Your book looks fabulous! I can’t wait to get it! And your demo video is great… cake pops look simple enough, I think I’ll actually try making some!

September 2, 2010 01:04 AM
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karen d. of fayetteville said...

yay!! a bit melancholy tonight..i needed a smile..this makes me happy :)

September 2, 2010 01:05 AM
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Cali said...

Holy cute!! I love your video and I have to say it got me extra excited about your book! Also.. that is the darn cutest kitchen EVER!!!!! I love it.

September 2, 2010 01:05 AM
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Nicki said...

Ok, that video was super cute. So excited for your book!

September 2, 2010 01:15 AM
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Sarah said...

Congratulations on your book! I’ve been following your blog for a while and love to see all your projects. Can’t wait to order the book! And good job on the video. Cupcake Julie’s kitchen is beautiful and adorable…must steal her ideas!

September 2, 2010 01:21 AM
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Janet B said...

Your video is cute.

Congratulations on your book.

September 2, 2010 01:31 AM
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Emily H. said...

I can’t wait to get mine! I’ve had it in my Amazon.com basket FOREVER! Off to watch the video. And I love side smile. Don’t change a thing!

September 2, 2010 01:34 AM
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Nicole@FarmgirlChaos said...

I just ordered your book! I completely forgot to do that earlier. But, thankfully for my gift cards from Swagbucks, it wasn’t too big of a hit to the pocket book. :) I can’t wait to see it.

September 2, 2010 01:34 AM
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lollicakes said...

Mine come tomorrow! Can’t wait!!!

September 2, 2010 01:36 AM
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Hilary said...

I am so buying your book!! And the video was perfect! Yay for you! :)

September 2, 2010 01:36 AM
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Bubble and Sweet said...

I’d totally be at the shop picking up my own book. It would be surreal, well not so much for you.

September 2, 2010 01:37 AM
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Aurora said...

I’ve made cake pops before…. but My Goodness you make it look SO EASY.
THANK YOU THANK YOU for making this video!
I think I’m gonna try another batch this holiday weekend now that I know how to actually dip them correctly!!
Can’t wait to get my book!!!!

September 2, 2010 01:40 AM
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This girl loves to talk said...

oh my! you have a deep voice bakerella! i would never guessed.. I totally guessed high and sweet! I’m happy though because I have a deep voice!!!

and thanks now I have a better visual how to make cakepops I think I can do it!!

September 2, 2010 01:41 AM
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Joe @ Eden Kitchen said...

Congratulations on your book! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy :)

September 2, 2010 01:46 AM
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Pammie said...

I’m sooo excited for you!!! You did fantastic!!! I ordered your book the same exact night my friend ordered one for me! (She ordered 2 books!) One for herself, me, and her mom. She’s saving it for my birthday!!! We can’t wait to get it!!! Thank you for being so “PERFECT” at what you do! So sweet and great pictures, great instructions, great EVERYTHING!!! I’ve turned so many people onto your web site. Now that you’re famous I hope you don’t forget us “little people!”

September 2, 2010 01:48 AM
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April Poyer said...

Awwww, you’re so cute! Congrats to you. It looks like a BEAUTIFUL book!

September 2, 2010 01:51 AM
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Lesley March said...

I’m so excited for your book!!!! YAY!!!! And I love the side smile and wave!

September 2, 2010 02:01 AM
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Jessica said...

Your video is fabulous and I can’t wait to buy the book! Congrats!

September 2, 2010 02:07 AM
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Susanna Ohlsson said...

Thank you for the how-to video Bakerella! You did great. Nice setting too. I got notice last night and ordered your book immediately. Can´t wait to browse through the pages and drool all over your lovely pops.

-Sanna

September 2, 2010 02:12 AM
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Donelle said...

SO Cute!

September 2, 2010 02:14 AM
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Linda Nguyen said...

I sent one to my sister, and she got it today!

September 2, 2010 02:18 AM
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Sophie said...

I’m from New Zealand and just ordered my copy!! Cant wait!! you’re awesome! You have heaps of fans in NZ!

September 2, 2010 02:26 AM
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Rosemarie Duong said...

Just watched the clip – lovely! I pre-ordered months ago and can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Congratulations! This is so exciting. I’m very happy for you.

September 2, 2010 02:28 AM
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Joyce said...

Congrats once again!

September 2, 2010 02:31 AM
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Rima said...

congratulations Angie! cant wait to get a copy of ur book! u look gorgeous in the video, so come out come out frm ur hiding place! :)

xoxo

September 2, 2010 02:42 AM
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Laura moyes said...

Soooo not fair. I have to wait till 29th october. ( stomps feet, bottom lip quivering) at least I’ll have it in time to make Xmas Christmas pops. X x

September 2, 2010 02:49 AM
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ardna said...

hey, i watched the video and i think u did great!! no need to hide. i’m gonna buy your book as soon as it reach Indonesia, Asia. keep rocking! ur blog is officially my favorite blog ever!

September 2, 2010 02:57 AM
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Karisa H. said...

I bought it as a birthday gift for my sister, and I’m anxiously awaiting its arrival :) We both love your site and cake pops, so it’s really the perfect gift! (I have the funny feeling she got it for me for Christmas, too…)

September 2, 2010 03:14 AM
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morgana said...

Well, I think I don’t need to take a look at my christal ball to be able to see that you are going to be stiff all over soon. Well at least the arms. And face. The book is going to be such a hit and you will have to stand for so much photos… You have to stard training right now or smiling will get hard. ;-)

My best wishes from Spain. I’m sure the book will be a SUPER HIT. And you will be great in photos (arm up or not). Hey, I’m thinking… Maybe you are creating a new way of posing, in saome weeks this could be trendy. ;-)

I hope I didn’t write anything wrong, my english is not good enough for this. Just in case, I write it also in spanish, just in case someone can translate it to you.

Querida Bakerella. Creo que no necesito sacar mi bola de cristal para poder decirte que pronto vas a tener unas agujetas tremendas. Por lo menos en los brazos. Y tal vez en la cara. El libro va a ser un éxito tan tremendo y te van a hacer tantas fotos… que vas a tener que empezar a entrenar ya o te cabará resultado doloroso sonreír por las agujetas. ;-)

Mis mejores deseos desde España. Estoy segura de que el libro va a ser un exitazo y que saldrás estupenda en todas las fotos (da igual que salgas con el brazo en alto).

September 2, 2010 03:24 AM
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Marloes said...

I think you’ve done very well on video, you look like someone I want to be friends with! I’ve made my first cakepops this weekend. They tasted great although I couldn’t find candy melts and frosting here in Holland, but I used cream instead and chocolate with orange pieces in it. So yummy!
I hope the book will be translated in dutch soon! I want to have one!

September 2, 2010 03:29 AM
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elaine arevalo said...

thanks for the video :) now i had a real close look at the woman behind bakerella…my most favorite sweet site :) i love your cake pops :) xoxo

September 2, 2010 03:29 AM
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Kristina said...

I pre-ordered mines back in June. I can’t wait! Congrats to you bakerella, what an awesome accomplishment!

September 2, 2010 03:30 AM
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Miss S said...

You make it look so easy! Well done! Such an awesome idea :)

September 2, 2010 03:37 AM
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veronica said...

oh, i SO hope this shipps to norway! Im like, your BIGGEST fan!! <3 cant wait to read this beauty! :D

September 2, 2010 03:40 AM
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Nicole said...

Dear Bakerella,
Congratulations on your book! I was in Atlanta this summer, and was hoping to get a copy then, but we were a bit to soon…luckily my family in the States promised me to send me one in september, hurray!
Enjoy all the fun and excitement around the book, and thank you for your great blog!
Love from Holland,
Nicole
P.s. Are there any good tips on how to melt the candy melts in the book? I have tried it so many times(the Wilton ones) but I never get them to the right consistency, like in your video??

September 2, 2010 03:56 AM
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Stef @ TooMuchToDoSoLittleTime.com/ said...

I can’t wait to get my book!!! I first made cake balls and cake pops two years ago when you were featured on The Pioneer Woman’s blog. My daughter and I hosted a baking party last Christmas and I introduced her friends to making cake pops. They had a great time. I can’t wait to try your new recipes.

Loved the video. I learned something – I didn’t realize I was supposed to dip the lollipop stick in the candy before sticking it into the cake ball. I have always put the sticks in the ball and then put them in the freezer.

Thanks for the video!

Stef :)

September 2, 2010 04:30 AM
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Sonia said...

Hi Bakerella!!!! I receive my copy yesterday!!!!! Many cool ideas, I really love it! Love the flowers and butterflies, and also the witches cake pops!!!

September 2, 2010 05:08 AM
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Elle said...

That video was great!

I really want to buy your book but one thing is stopping me is that I live in the Netherlands and I find it really REALLY hard to get some of the cute supplies and ingredients you use i.e. Yesterday I had to cycle 30 mins to the nearest drug store in order to buy bicarbonate of soda for baking! I’d have no idea where I could even locate things like candy melts, etc. Guess it doesn’t help that I’m also an expat.

Was wondering if any other Dutch people could tell me if it’s possible to locate some of the stuff needed for the projects in the book?

September 2, 2010 05:10 AM
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Anita Fredericks said...

Congratulations Bakerella – you are an amazing inspiration! I love the creativity of your work and I always smile when I see the next sugar injection in cyberspace! Enjoy the wonderful journey you are creating.

September 2, 2010 05:11 AM
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Heidi said...

Yippee – Amazon told me it’s on it’s way to me downunder. Can’t wait. Happiness to you.

September 2, 2010 05:15 AM
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Tegan said...

Congrats on the book! I
Do you know when it’ll be available in Australia? I seriously cannot wait. :)
xx <3

September 2, 2010 05:15 AM
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Charlotte said...

I LOVE it! You look great and so natural, and it makes me very very excited to see the book!

Really helpful video too, some great tips, picked up some things I didn’t know, like not rolling the cake pop in the candy melts and dipping the stick in the chocolate first!

Is that your kitchen? It looks amazing, and I want it!!!!

Well done on the book, I bet it will be great!

September 2, 2010 05:24 AM
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Candi @ Family Stamping and FOOD! said...

Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to get my copy! Are you going to be doing any book signings???

September 2, 2010 05:30 AM
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Kerry said...

Your video is awesome! You did a great job…makes me want to make me some cake :) Can’t wait to get your book and make you sign it!!

September 2, 2010 05:38 AM
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Lois said...

Got mine last night. Can’t wait to sit down and read it!!!!!

September 2, 2010 05:38 AM
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Niki said...

I want a copy!! TAT Sadly, all I can do now is to wait some of em gets shipped to the Philippines. Micah looks like a really sweet camera man – and pink IS manly! :D

Awesome video too! Good job, bakerella! ^o^

September 2, 2010 05:46 AM
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Annette said...

Thank you for sharing your talent, looking forward to the book! Best of luck ;)

Off to Cake Pop dreaming.

September 2, 2010 06:00 AM
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amanda @ fake ginger said...

Congrats girl! I cant wait to get the book but I’ll have to get up the courage to drag my 2 boys to the bookstore.

You looked so cute on the video! :)

September 2, 2010 06:10 AM
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Lauren at KeepItSweet said...

Congrats, that is so exciting!!

September 2, 2010 06:21 AM
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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

I will definitely be picking one up!! :)

September 2, 2010 06:32 AM
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canan said...

Lovely Bakerella,

I found your homepage a few weeks ago, I am so happy to found you. You are loved from the other end of the world. I am a turkish woman living in germany with sweet little two children. last week I demand your book and I am waiting.

greetings and kisses,

from canan

September 2, 2010 06:39 AM
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DomestiChick said...

I watched it yesterday on amazon… thought you did great! Love your voice! :)

My book slated to arrive tomorrow. Can’t wait!

September 2, 2010 06:46 AM
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nancy said...

Congratulations on your new book! I can’t wait to receive my copy! Congrats also on your feature in the Oct. 1 issue of Family Circle! When I saw the picture of those pops, I thought, HEY, they’re just like BAKERELLAS! LOL

September 2, 2010 06:47 AM
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Kelly said...

Congrats! Best wishes with everything!

September 2, 2010 06:54 AM
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Andrea Jones said...

Yay Bakerella!!!! Love the video, love the book, love everything! Can’t wait to get a copy of your book!

September 2, 2010 06:56 AM
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Mama Rita said...

I watched your video on Amazon. When I got the email that the book had shipped, there was a link to Amazon. And, there was your video. Ya did good. Nice work really.

September 2, 2010 06:59 AM
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Felicia said...

Wow! I learned sooooo much from that video! I had tried the cake pops before, but you gave such great little tips that now I’m going to have to try again. And I may just have to order the book as a birthday present for myself (yesterday was my bday)!

September 2, 2010 07:08 AM
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Tiffany Nash said...

Great vid! Can’t wait to get my book!

September 2, 2010 07:17 AM
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Melissa said...

Awesome..you’re a natural! Now I’ve gotta go and make me some cakepops!

September 2, 2010 07:18 AM
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liz said...

i think i adore you! youve clearly got your heart in the right place! may god bless you and may you have all the joy in the world!

September 2, 2010 07:21 AM
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Terri Lynn said...

I got my book today and I am so excited. It is beautiful. I have almost worn it out already by flipping thru it so much. Now I know what to get some of my co-workers for Christmas. Bakerella — you never cease to amaze and inspire me.

September 2, 2010 07:27 AM
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koren said...

WOW all i can say!! you are great looking forward to the book you did great!!

September 2, 2010 07:27 AM
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Amalia said...

I cant wait to get my book, i love your cake pops

September 2, 2010 07:30 AM
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Katrina said...

I’ll be buying your book! Good luck with it :)

September 2, 2010 07:34 AM
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jayka said...

You’re adorable! I’m so happy for you! Your book will be my Christmas gift to many friends this year!

September 2, 2010 07:36 AM
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Amy said...

Congratulations – this is so exciting! This is going to be the best Christmas gift.

September 2, 2010 07:44 AM
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Pauline said...

Loved the video. Looks soooo easy when YOU make them! Can’t wait to get the book! You are as sweet as you are amazing! Best wishes!

September 2, 2010 07:53 AM
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susan said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am totally buying your book ;) So exciting!!!

Please, please, please go around doing signings like Ree did :)

September 2, 2010 07:56 AM
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Lea Ann said...

You rock! That’s all…. :-)

September 2, 2010 08:00 AM
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