Monday, February 14, 2011

Kisses to you

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Big sweet kisses.

Literally lips made of candy, cake and frosting. Can’t go wrong with that.

I really hadn’t planned to make these. I was just playing around with some Valentine cookie cutters I recently bought from Hobby Lobby – one of which happened to be kissing lips – and they turned out kinda cute. Kinda funny… especially when you walk up to someone holding them in front of your face and pretend to kiss them. Or maybe that’s just kinda weird. You tell me. Anyway, I kinda like them, so I thought you might to.

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Plus, I had these super duper cute paper straws that I wanted to use for the big day. (Thanks Sugar Diva) So I decked out my paper sticks in paper straws. Turns out you can slide them right on for an extra pop of color. (Pun intended.) Place a bit of melted coating in one end to help it stick to the stick because it’s not really a snug fit.

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To make the lip shapes, follow the basic instructions for cake pops but make your balls a bit bigger. At least based on the cutter I was using, they needed to be bigger. They also need to be chilled and firm to make it easier to shape. Then all I did was form the cake ball to the inside of the cutter, making sure the corners of the lips tapered down. Who wants blocky lips? Blocky no. Curvy yes. After you’re happy with the shape, you can use a toothpick and/or lollipop stick to draw a separation line for the top and bottom lip. Make it pretty defined or the candy coating will coat and cover the line too much and you won’t be able to tell there is a separation. Remove the lips from the cutter and then reshape any hard edges with your fingers.

Then, dip away.

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Big kisses and lots of love to ya,
Bakerella

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shay mcdaniel said...

HA HA I bought the same tin of cutters! too cute to pass up, especially at 40% off! I was sold once I noticed the hershey kiss cutter! LOVE THEM. With a 5 year old little girl they will come in handy more than just at Valentines!

February 17, 2011 08:27 PM
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chitra mehta said...

This is such a cool idea! where did you get the lips cutter from? Please do share. Thanks!

February 18, 2011 02:18 PM
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stuff said...

I saw the straw idea on cake central back in Nov.

February 18, 2011 07:36 PM
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Jessica said...

They are adorable. When not eating them, I would constantly hold them up to my lips and go around scaring people. :)

February 19, 2011 12:28 PM
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AGinTO said...

I LOVE THOSE! Super fun!

February 19, 2011 07:20 PM
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racheld said...

Girl, you DO beat ALL!

rachel

February 19, 2011 11:31 PM
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Jess said...

Cute!!
I’m no good at making cake pops but I love looking at yours!
Jess : )

February 20, 2011 01:00 AM
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Anita said...

You always have fabulous ideas. Tremendously cute!!! I bought your book yesterday. I love it! Can’t wait try them out!!!

February 20, 2011 12:09 PM
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Angie said...

love these! they are so super cute and I love the straws!!

February 20, 2011 02:17 PM
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jane jalowitz said...

The lips are so cute! My DIL & I made conversation heart pops for my Granddaughter’s Valentine party at day care, and then my son & DIL took the rest to their work, on V.Day. I made the VDay tags to put on the sticks, too, and once they were put into their little cello bags, and tied with matching ribbons – they looked soooo professional !!! Everyone loved them! Now we’re looking at what to make for Easter! I wish we lived closer to each other – so we could make them more often — we are 3 hours away from each other! Thanks for all your inspiration – bakerella!!

February 20, 2011 05:51 PM
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Sahar said...

Haha the candy lip pops were so funny yet cute for V-Day! If you have some different, fun materials you can definitely change up the way you design sweets, and so the lip cookie cutters were perfect for creating these treats. In fact, I think it would be cool to place the lip pops onto a cake or even on cupcakes, instead of having them stand alone. These pics and recipes made me want to go out and buy some fun baking materials!

February 20, 2011 11:26 PM
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alison said...

yet ANOTHER reason you are my idol. amazing.

February 20, 2011 11:27 PM
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Jannett said...

As always these are just so cute… :o)

February 21, 2011 06:54 AM
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Heather Johnson said...

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I look forward to hearing back from you soon!

Thanks,

Heather Johnson

February 21, 2011 05:53 PM
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kimberly said...

Just starting making cakepops. Love them of course and your wonderful book. How do you get your chocolate to have such a smooth finish? Do you thin out your chocolate at all? Wanted to learn all the secrets of the trade. thanks

February 22, 2011 09:22 AM
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Healthy Life is Easy said...

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February 22, 2011 12:07 PM
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Mande said...

I LOVE THESE!

February 22, 2011 06:54 PM
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Erin said...

CUTE!

February 23, 2011 11:20 AM
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Cleave said...

Hi Bakerella
I am from New Zealand and I love your website!! But I have one question…..We can’t get the 1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.) over here. I have tried making cake pops several times and everytime I make them they turn out too moist :( I really think that the cream cheese frosting I use (I make it by hand) isn’t right for them. Do you by chance have a recipe for the frosting that may work instead of the can of frosting? I know it may be a long shot but I am desperate to make these perfect!! Thanks so much!

February 23, 2011 12:08 PM
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Kari Madole said...

How long do these beauties keep? I’m hosting a baby shower and want to make them in advance… freeze or refrigerate, and for how long???
Thank You!!

February 23, 2011 05:18 PM
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angie said...

You have a gift !!!!
XOXO

February 23, 2011 08:14 PM
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Chris Davis said...

Love everything you do!!! Where did you get the lips cookie cutter? Can’t find a good one like the one you used!! Thanks…

February 24, 2011 09:21 AM
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Mari said...

Wow! That’s so cute! When are we gonna get another post??? It’s taking sooooo long! My Bakerella addiction needs it!!!!!

February 24, 2011 10:52 AM
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Neesie said...

They just make you smile never mind kiss!
Fun as always….Thanks for making me smile ;-)

February 24, 2011 08:57 PM
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Anna Safonova said...

Greetings!
My name is Anna Safonova and I’m photo-editor of Ukrainian magazine “Woman’s Magazine”. Our magazine has circulation 85,000 and distributes throughout the territory of Ukraine. We’re about to write a note about Cake Pops. Could you send us image of this product in printable size? All credits will be written if necessary.

Best regards,
Anna Safonova
Photo-editor
31, Zhilyanskaya st., business center Capital Hall, 7th floor
01033 Kiev
Ukraine
asafonova@pph.com.ua

February 25, 2011 05:03 AM
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Scarletta @ Scarletta Bakes said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing!

I especially love the festive colored straws.

Thanks!!

February 25, 2011 12:03 PM
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Renata said...

Such a great idea!

February 26, 2011 08:31 AM
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Sarah Goble said...

These are very adorable. Because it is the end of February, a truly LOVEly month, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your inspiration. It was when I discovered your blog last summer that I decided to begin my own baking blog in hopes to further my dream of baking for the world! I am having a lot of fun writing about my creations and only hope to be as great as you one day! Thanks for what you do.

Sarah G from Springfield, MO

February 26, 2011 06:37 PM
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KatieLovesWags said...

TO CLEAVE:

Hi, I’m from Australia and I just use whatever icing I feel like making – usually Swiss Meringue Buttercream as it’s super delicious! So what I’m saying is just try using a regular home made icing rather than a cream cheese based one and just add a couple of tablespoons at a time until the mix clumps together when your mixing. Using regular icing means you wont have to worry so much about refrigeration either.

Or if you really want the bought can of cream cheese frosting you can check out usafoods.com.au – they sell Duncan & Hines Cream Cheese Frosting (453g can) for AUD $4.59 and they post to NZ

Hope this helps :)

February 26, 2011 08:35 PM
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melissa:) said...

WHEN ARE YYOU GOING TO POST AGAIN! :’(

February 27, 2011 02:57 AM
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Sahar said...

I recently made cream cheese frosting from scratch and it turned out great! I love how it tastes, you can use it on a lot of sweet treats, and it’s so easy and quick to make! All you need is cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and confectioner’s sugar! I’ll definitely be using this frosting for most of my future baking experiences.

February 27, 2011 01:43 PM
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h30mel said...

where, oh where, has our bakerella gone? someone find her glass baking dish and bring her back!

February 28, 2011 02:04 PM
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AZ Granny said...

To those wondering about Bakerella. She posted on facebook over the weekend that she had to cancel the book tour because she’s in the hospital. I hope I’m not out of place by sharing this info.

The Bakerella page on facebook is a public page. Simply google for Bakerella on facebook if you’re not a facebook member. You may need to belong to facebook to post, I’m not sure how that works. Anyhow, it’s a fun site, just like this one!

Get well soon, Bakerella! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

February 28, 2011 03:48 PM
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Bakerella Fan said...

Bakerella, when will you be positing your next post? I look forward to them every monday :)

I understand if you’re busy – but would you mind please providing us with a general date to give us a good idea of when we might expect to see something new?

February 28, 2011 10:14 PM
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Bakerella Fan said...

Bakerella I am so sorry about your that you’re ill, I wasn’t aware until just now – I hope you get better soon Bakerella, and I apologize for being a bother

Get Well Soon Bakerella!!

February 28, 2011 10:16 PM
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Lauren Carthy said...

Anyone know where Bakerella is? She’s been missing from my e-mails! I need another blog post! Please Please Please!

March 1, 2011 04:01 AM
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Cynthia said...

Get well soon, Bakerella! My thoughts are with you..

March 1, 2011 07:44 AM
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thejewishhostess said...

Cute for a girl’s mishloach manot for Purim!!!

March 1, 2011 08:28 AM
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thejewishhostess said...

Just read that u are not feeling well. Hope u are up and out soon!!!!!

March 1, 2011 08:31 AM
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Sue said...

Very cute! I made some cookie lips on a stick and called them lollilips:)

March 1, 2011 03:12 PM
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Wanna Lose Weight? said...

I have been on your blog a few times and this is actually the first time that I decided to make something and honestly, I am truly glad that I made that decision(literally, no regrets). These are one of the best treats that I have ever had in my entire life. Thanks for the recipe and keep up the good work (also, you wouldn’t know where to buy the “lip” shaped cutters would you? I had to use some old circle ones that I had lying around lol).

March 1, 2011 08:03 PM
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Kari said...

Hope you get better soon! Hospital is no good… someone needs to make YOU some get well cake pops.

March 1, 2011 10:10 PM
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Emily Harris said...

Get well soon Bakerella!

March 2, 2011 01:44 AM
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Andrea Jones said...

Hoping you will feel better soon!

March 2, 2011 04:12 AM
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Mee said...

where you a

March 2, 2011 05:37 AM
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Becky said...

Just like a bunch of others, was wondering where you got off too — feel better soon. As you can tell, many of us love coming here each week to see something fun and tasty. Hope you’re up on your feet again and delighting us soon. We miss you.

March 2, 2011 12:11 PM
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b harper said...

You are so clever! I’m always floored by your ideas.

March 2, 2011 12:15 PM
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Courtney said...

Came to check in, too!!! Hope you’re okay- we miss you!!!

March 2, 2011 02:42 PM
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Kathrin said...

I really don’t like that you’re always somewhere to promote your book. first you don’t come to germany. second there a no new recipes. :x

March 2, 2011 02:58 PM
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Emily D. said...

are you ok? its been a while since this post? I’m getting worried!

March 2, 2011 08:57 PM
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PupCakes said...

Wishing you good health. If we knew how to reach you many would send get well cards. You are so missed!

You deserve only the best, good health included. I hope you are feeling perky soon!

March 3, 2011 12:31 AM
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art said...

Bakerella where could you be? Are you poorly? If so get well soon, i am getting so worried something bad has happened to you. We are all fretting are little baking socks off and have been waiting for you to get better, it must be really serious because it has been about 2 weeks and 3 days that you haven’t been on! I don’t know about everyone else but i have been checking everyday to see if your back and now I just had to see if anyone else had noticed and started looking at all the posts, are you really ill? I think that may be what people are saying to sooth their cooking brains but ive never known anyone to be sick for this long! Oh wait you have that disease don’t you? Is that why your ill? Oh please just come back I can’t sleep at night l can’t concentrate at school and ive moved to ‘cake wrecks’ until you get back! It’s just so lonely without you! Talking about ‘cake wrecks’ I think we all are without you, think of this as a little plead to you to come back (if you can) and I don’t mean to be pushy but JUST COME BACK! *sniff sniff*
signed ART.

March 3, 2011 10:56 AM
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sue said...

Just checking to see if you’re well. Thinking about you a lot lately and I hope you feel better real soon. Miss you.

March 3, 2011 11:30 AM
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AZ Granny said...

Blessings and best wishes to Bakerella to feel better soon!

March 3, 2011 11:57 AM
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Jamie said...

Omg! I just found your site and fell absolutely in love! There are so many amazing recipes I can’t wait to try them all! You have just earned a fan for life!

March 3, 2011 02:52 PM
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Natalie said...

Where is Bakerella???

March 3, 2011 03:29 PM
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Manal said...

Get Well Soon :”(

March 4, 2011 03:06 AM
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Angela in KY said...

Was wondering where you were here lately. Just read the other posts to see if anyone else was wondering, too. Looks like you have been sick according to comments. Hope you get to feeling better. Take your time getting well….we will wait.

March 4, 2011 10:31 AM
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Laura Sligh said...

Gosh I miss your posts! I hope it is because you are very busy and not sick or something that there has been a lack of them lately.

Cheers!

March 4, 2011 03:28 PM
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PorcelainPoison said...

These look so good! Y u no make rocky road? That should be your next project, I’ve looked at other recipes but I want to try whatever you conjure up! ^^

March 4, 2011 03:55 PM
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Canadian Girl said...

Miss you so much Bakerella, sending you my get well soon thoughts all the way from Canada. Much Love.

March 4, 2011 04:31 PM
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Lauren said...

Hope you are doing ok! Keep checking in here to see if you’ve posted. Hope you get well very soon.

March 4, 2011 09:44 PM
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yenn chea said...

I love your stuff! I need your help on coming up with some things to sell. My town has a festival every year and I want to open a booth and sell some of your recipes (if that’s okay). I want a patriotic theme, and I was thinking about makng red velvet cupcakes, white cupcakes, and blue velvet cupcakes. Do you think it’s a good idea? (: I want to sell 1000 of them, so I’m going to start baking them 4 days early! Love your site!
Also, would it be ookay if My Booth said “Bakerella inspired recipes” under it’s name? (:

March 5, 2011 01:20 AM
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Annie said...

Naw! Why didn’t I see this page earlier, great inspiration and lovely pics! :)

March 5, 2011 04:56 AM
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Anne S. said...

Get well soon, Bakerella! Hope you’re out of the hospital…

March 5, 2011 08:41 AM
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Becky said...

missed you! Hope you are OK! Hope you are home soon and able to do all the things that you love to do!

March 5, 2011 01:29 PM
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DorisH said...

Just wanted to add my “Get well soon” wishes. You are missed very much!

March 5, 2011 02:51 PM
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nina said...

oh.. cute are those?!?! …love them
xoxo

March 5, 2011 02:55 PM
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Emily said...

Please get well soon, Bakerella! You have a lot of people (total strangers) hoping/praying for your speedy recovery, for nice AND selfish reasons…my four kids and I miss our weekly Bakerella hit!

March 5, 2011 07:53 PM
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Sherry said...

Jesus, Please heal Bakerella! Amen

March 5, 2011 09:14 PM
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Lauren C. said...

love it? why haven’t you posted in a while? :( I check your blog every morning for a AMAZING idea:) come back! We miss you!(:

March 5, 2011 10:26 PM
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Shelly said...

Saw the post about you being in the hospital. I hope you are feeling well soon!

March 5, 2011 10:38 PM
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Jessica said...

Hope you feel better soon! Don’t worry about us, take your time and get well. We’ll all be here when you return!

March 6, 2011 12:23 AM
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melissa said...

Love your site and all your great ideas. Hope you feel better soon!!!

March 6, 2011 01:12 AM
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Bakerella's Mom said...

Thank you for all the sweet messages. My daughter is in the hospital and we’re hoping she will be out soon. She misses you too.

March 6, 2011 11:07 AM
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isabella said...

Dear bakerella,
I hope you get better!
Love Isabella

March 6, 2011 01:18 PM
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Amanda said...

Praying for you! Hope you get better soon!
xoxo

March 6, 2011 04:15 PM
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Leah said...

Get better soon! We all miss you!

March 6, 2011 05:18 PM
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Magdalena said...

I hope u get better soon : )

March 6, 2011 08:07 PM
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Linda Maxwell said...

Someone please post an update on our Bakerella! We are all very concerned and praying for her.

March 6, 2011 08:07 PM
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Cindy said...

I check every day hoping to see a new post just to know you are doing better. Please get better soon.

March 6, 2011 08:39 PM
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Imari said...

Hi!! Iam from Puerto Rico and I have your book and I love it, in my island this is the new best thing and I have alots of good new ideas using your ideas, I want to share what I done!! take care and keep on the good work!!

March 6, 2011 09:40 PM
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Carol said...

To our dear, sweet Bakerella -

Oh, we do miss you and only want the best. I am so sad to hear that you are still in the hospital. For someone with all the energy and fun the hospital must be like jail. Maybe we should host a jail break cake pop party all across the nation! Everyone who reads this blog would create a cake pop that helps represent a jail break (I’m thinking nail files poking out of the cake pop here)! Maybe all the good vibes and prayers from the baking and praying is what you need!

I just took on a new calling at Church, so am not in a place to coordinate something like this. So, I’m putting the challenge out there for someone else who might be so inclined to host a “Bakerella Cake Pop for Wellness” day! I would certainly make sure I joined in on the fun!

Obviously, I wish you well and will keep you in my prayers. I’ll be checking to see if we have a baking day!

March 6, 2011 11:25 PM
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Hannah | oven Hoots said...

tasty lips!

March 7, 2011 03:25 AM
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Anonymous said...

Missing the days you updated this blog weekly.

March 7, 2011 10:10 AM
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Press enquiry Céline said...

Hello Miss Dudley,
I’m journalist for a french women magazine and I’d like to make a page with photos of your fabulous Cake Pops,
Is it possible for you to contact me with my e-mail adress, unfortunately, I didn’t find a link to contact you directly,
Thanks a lot,
Best regards,
Céline

March 7, 2011 10:30 AM
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Helen Phelps said...

WE MISS YOU! It’s been like 3 weeks since we’ve heard from you! Did I miss something that said you would be out for a while? I hope everything is well with you and that you’re not sick or anything! Have a wonderful day!
Blessings!
~H

March 7, 2011 10:39 AM
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Sarah said...

Hope you feel better! I was so sad that you didn’t come to the book signing in Minneapolis. BUT, I did make some cupcake cookies and thought of you!

March 7, 2011 11:12 AM
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Natasja said...

Bakerella i miss you,
i check your website everyday… since your last post 14/2
Hoping you uploaded a lot of new blogs!
But now i see you are in the hospital :(
Hope you feel better soon!!

Blessings from The Netherlands
Natasja

March 7, 2011 03:02 PM
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jesroylak said...

I look every day to just see if you are back. I am hoping you are healing well. You are a very missed friend.

March 7, 2011 04:34 PM
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Katja said...

I miss you! Get well soon!

March 7, 2011 05:44 PM
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Missy said...

I hope you’re getting better Bakerella! Sad to hear that you’re not well :( Wishing you the quickest of recoveries!
xo

March 7, 2011 07:49 PM
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TamaraL said...

Dear Bakerella, I hope you are feeling better and out of the hospital SOON! Best wishes for a speedy recovery…we all really miss you!

March 7, 2011 09:55 PM
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Ang said...

Just wanted to let you know you’re in my thoughts and I hope you feel better soon. Much love to you.

March 7, 2011 11:07 PM
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Ellie said...

I was wondering if anyone has any solution to the sticks turning brown after a day or two?

March 7, 2011 11:10 PM
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Mary Ellen said...

Missing your posts, just read through the comments and am sorry to hear that you have not been well. Take care of yourself, and get back to us as soon as you can. We’ll be here waiting…..

March 7, 2011 11:22 PM
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Krystal said...

Hope you get to feeling better! We miss you!

March 7, 2011 11:40 PM
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Barby said...

Dear Bakerella,
You always put a smile on our hearts with your amazing talents and I hope our prayers and thoughts for you will put a smile on your face. :-) We all miss you and hope you are doing better. You have a strong group of followers who love you very much!
Take care and quick healing!!

March 8, 2011 07:54 AM
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Stacy said...

Get well, soon! I miss your Monday post!

March 8, 2011 09:45 AM
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Deanna said...

Get well soon, Bakerella!

March 8, 2011 12:28 PM
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