Sunday, April 13, 2008

Martha & Me

Being on the Martha Stewart Show was so much fun! After the live taping at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, my mom and I hurried back to the hotel so we could watch it. (In New York, it airs at 1:00 p.m.) And since, everything was a big, giant blur, I couldn’t wait to see how it came across on TV. So, we got to the room and I pulled out my digital camera and took a bunch of pics of the show as we watched it on the flat screen – just in case no one back home taped it for me. I’m glad I did, because after New York, my mom and I flew to Dallas for a few days before coming home. So, the pics were all I had to look at until I could get back home to my computer. Anyway, (blah, blah, blah) I thought you might want to see a few pics, so here are some stills of the show and also a few pics my mom took for me.

Here’s Martha, looking fabulous!

I got lucky and met Emeril Lagasse, too!

Bam! He was really nice.


Laughing and playing with “the chocolate”

Yes, she really did say that.

Wow! I still can’t believe that’s me. Thanks Martha!

Here I am, the day before in the fabulous kitchen helping to work on the food swaps. Too bad you can’t see the guy’s face on the right. He was yummy!

Me and some pink candy melts

This Way…

Lots and lots of lights.

Here’s some of the seats for the live audience

To the left is the cooking area and to the right, the crafting area… the set was so cool!

Martha’s entire team was fantastic. My producer was so great and made me feel at ease. And also, the kitchen team… Wow… I wish I could just thank them again.

My mom and I say goodbye!

100 Percent Cottam said...

that is the grooviest thing ever! i’m so excited for you!!! and i can’t wait to see what your whipping up now that you’re home!

April 13, 2008 02:27 AM
Heather said...

I’m so glad you had a great Martha experience. You were AWESOME on the show & looked fabulous! Kudos to you!

April 13, 2008 02:32 AM
Jennifer said...

Congratulations again! Looks like you had lots of fun. :-)

April 13, 2008 02:49 AM
chelley325 said...

What an amazing experience! Congratulations! :)

April 13, 2008 02:55 AM
Darla said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What an honor.

April 13, 2008 02:56 AM
Make and Takes said...

I saw the show and you did fabulous. Very at ease and fun with Martha. I definitely think you should sell your goods too. Good luck with more success.

April 13, 2008 03:17 AM
sheila said...

Saw the show, it was awesome. How exciting !! Congratulations!

April 13, 2008 03:18 AM
Morgan said...

You were just as cute as could be! Congratulations again!

April 13, 2008 03:44 AM
ashley said...

what an amazing experience! congrats! looks like it was a lot of fun!

April 13, 2008 03:44 AM
Robyn said...

I was out of town with my family and we were SURE to be back in the hotel to gather ’round the tv and watch you! You did a FAB-U-LUSS job!
What an amazing experience for you! Thank you for sharing all the “behind the scenes” stuff. It is fun living vicariously through you. Truly, it is all so well deserved.
Love to ya!

April 13, 2008 04:19 AM
justJENN said...

I saw you and thought you were great. Congrats on everything!

April 13, 2008 04:55 AM
alice said...

how fun! thanks for sharing! you look really cute too!

April 13, 2008 04:59 AM
Karen said...

So exciting! Thanks for sharing your back stage moments! Congratulations! It was an awesome segment and you looked great!

April 13, 2008 05:03 AM
Natasha said...

I wasn’t able to watch the show, but I saw the segment on Martha’s website. You did a great job, and I can’t wait to make your cupcake pops!

April 13, 2008 05:18 AM
Peabody said...

I don’t think I would believe standing next to Martha either. Very cool. And you looked so cute. :)

April 13, 2008 05:24 AM
KWF said...

I saw the clips at the Martha site. You look great! And thanks for the great idea on the cake pops. Will be trying that out for my kid’s birthdays.

April 13, 2008 05:26 AM
BB said...

You were outstanding! wow, wish I be same as u and have the chance to meet famous people.

Best Wishes

April 13, 2008 05:43 AM
nicisme said...

That’s so awesome – thanks for sharing!

April 13, 2008 07:59 AM
Anonymous said...

Thanks for the “inside scoop” on your appearance! What a wonderful and memorable experience for you and your Mom. I bet she is SOOOOO proud of you :)

April 13, 2008 11:45 AM
miss chris said...

how very exciting! congrats. Sounded like fun and oh my gosh – I bet it was amazing to be next to Martha! Thanks for the inside scoop pics, too… those are always interesting too.


April 13, 2008 12:35 PM
Sarah said...

wow, that is awesome! so glad it went so well for you! congrats!

April 13, 2008 01:11 PM
Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing,and again, great job and congratulation on being on the show!

April 13, 2008 01:40 PM
Anonymous said...

So I am a big fan of yours. I came upon your page right before your appearance on the Martha show and was so excited to watch you on it! I must tell you I had made the “cake balls” as I have affectionately called them, and your spin on them is so perfect and easy to eat.

Thanks for including so many on your cupcake/pastry journey! Looking forward to your other ideas too.

Love, Krissy in Valdosta, GA

April 13, 2008 01:58 PM
Diana said...

You were simply awesome!! My daughter and I have you bookmarked. Your blog is fantastic. Thank you for always explaining stuff so well. What an awesome experience to meet Martha. I love her show!! Diana from Oklahoma

April 13, 2008 02:29 PM
jillrmt said...

Do you know that you inspired me so much watching that show. I very seldom am home to watch t.v. throught the day and just happened to catch that episode. I have been on a cooking frenzy ever since. I made your oreo truffles and the cake pops, which were a HUGE hit!! Thanks so much for your inspiration and congrats on your success!! Good things are going to happen for you…I see a book..maybe your own show?? You are very creative..all the best!!

April 13, 2008 03:28 PM
jillytacy said...

Wow. so exciting! Congratulations, appearing on Martha that’s big! It sounds like you had a great time.

April 13, 2008 03:44 PM
landa said...

Thanks for the awesome pics. I had no idea that you were in GA. So happy you had a great time.

April 13, 2008 03:57 PM
Heather said...

WOW that looked really fun and scary all at the same time! Thanks for sharing set pics, etc– it is fun to see behind-the-scenes. I have not watched the show yet, but I am sure you did great (the pics look like you did!)

April 13, 2008 03:59 PM
Lee said...

Congratulations! I loved your segment on the show. It was really fun to see the behind-the-scenes pictures too.

April 13, 2008 06:00 PM
maichelle said...

congratulations on getting to be on the show! i saw the clip! that must be so exciting. well done and looking forward to seeing more of your creations :)

April 13, 2008 06:05 PM
Diana said...

WOW – congrats!!!!

April 13, 2008 07:08 PM
nicoleantoinette said...

This is SO exciting! :) You’re fabulous. FABULOUS!

April 13, 2008 08:48 PM
Julia said...

I am so glad you had such a fabulous trip. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures!!! You looked to cute too :) Glad you’re home, now you can show us how to make more treats!!!

April 13, 2008 09:15 PM
Tina said...

Yea!! Glad you got your moment to shine!!!

April 13, 2008 09:48 PM
Marija said...

You are a great inspiration to me, I’m making your cake pops right now. :)

April 13, 2008 10:13 PM
Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the pictures. I did try the vanilla wafers to make the truffles and it just didn’t work out. I think you need the creme filling. Oh Well. I did find famous amos has vanilla creme sandwich cookies so I’m going to try them. I also going to make a batch of the cupcake pops this week. Again you were great and love all your easy, quick recipes. Keep them coming.

April 13, 2008 11:10 PM
lfamily5 said...

Found your blog thanks to Martha’s show. Love the pops and my girlfriend and I had a blast making them! We do need to work on our dipping skills, though! I love your blog! Thanks for being a baking inspiration!

April 13, 2008 11:15 PM
Lisa said...

The show was wonderful and I am so happy to have found your blog. What great ideas you have! I made the Red Velvet Cake Balls covered in white chocolate the other day. My husband loves Red Velvet and he thought they were amazing!

April 13, 2008 11:20 PM
My Sweet & Saucy said...

Wow what a great experience! Love the photos!

April 13, 2008 11:29 PM
DolceDeLuca said...

I think it so amazing that you got to experience this! Congratulations!!

April 14, 2008 12:16 AM
Min said...

Congrats from me too (I wonder when that episode is going to be aired here..) You are very lucky and officially a celebrity :)

April 14, 2008 12:19 AM
CupcakeLady said...

That must be one of the greatest moments in your life! Congrats for being in national tv! I watched you!

April 14, 2008 12:44 AM
Anonymous said...

Hi Bakerella! You don’t even know who I am, but I wanted to tell you I saw you on Martha and you are such a cute person! So bubbly and happy! Thanks for the way cute cupcake pops! What a great idea! Can’t wait to make them!

April 14, 2008 12:46 AM
domestic girl said...

How exciting for you! I caught the episode and can’t wait to try your recipe. Congratulations and best wishes for more successes!

April 14, 2008 12:46 AM
The Cupcakery said...

Great pictures! What an awesome experience. Good for you!! Best!

April 14, 2008 01:41 AM
Kendalls Mom 3 said...

What an amazing accomplishment!! Congrats, i can’t even image what you felt when you found out they wanted you on the show!

April 14, 2008 02:42 AM
verabear said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures with us. I’ll try to catch this episode when it gets shown here, if it hasn’t yet! I haven’t tried your goodies yet but I so would love to. :)

April 14, 2008 03:07 AM
Bakerella said...

Hey everybody! Thanks so much for the comments and congratulations. It was everything you guys said and then some. I’ll post some more instructions for the pops soon.

Now, I’m ready to start baking.

April 14, 2008 03:41 AM
The Lumsdaine's said...

YOU LOOKED GREAT!! I tried the oreo truffles and nutter butter truffles and my family, especially my husband who hovered over me waiting for them to be done, THANK YOU! YUMMY! if you have time check out my post about it.

April 14, 2008 03:53 AM
Mrs. Cupcake said...

Great job! Thank you for doing what all us home bakers dream of – someone needed to show the world that there is a little cupcake superstar in everyone! Let us all follow your lead!

Mrs. Cupcake

April 14, 2008 04:10 AM
shan said...

Im so excited for you!! You did awesome!! And.. is it just me or is Emeril being a little flirty there with ya! ha!!!
What I would give for a kitchen half as nice as that one.. and a cutie guy in it would be a plus. Martha just has it all doesn’t she! ha!
Well Done!!
(supergroveraway on Flickr)

April 14, 2008 04:18 AM
Husmusen/Frida said...

You were great! Congrats! Must have been fabulous to meet Martha.

April 14, 2008 05:22 AM
Tartelette said...

I missed the live show but just wanted to tell you that you looked fab and I am thrilled for you!

April 14, 2008 05:25 AM
hotmama03 said...

You are so adorable!!
you were great on the show, congratulations.

April 14, 2008 05:49 AM
morgana said...

Congratulations, Bakerella. I saw you on youtube (the only way to see Martha’s show in Spain)and the show was great!!! Yo looked pretty and so nice… I can’t wait to try your cute mini cupcakes and show spanish people how to make them. Thank your very much for sharing.

April 14, 2008 06:37 AM
Tesszilla said...

congrats! that is awesome. she picked the right girl.

April 14, 2008 02:11 PM
Handi Dandi Mandi said...

What a great experience! You really did a great job.

April 14, 2008 02:53 PM
Jane said...

Thanks for the big recap! So exciting! You and your mom could be sisters! Such a fun show!

April 14, 2008 03:28 PM
Azzy said...

Those pops look absolutely awesome! The next birthday we have at work I’m going to try this out and follow your steps to the letter. Congrats on the great journey to Martha’s show!

April 14, 2008 09:10 PM
Becky said...

This is all so amazing! You inspire me! And I can’t wait to try these…I’ve been meaning to for months!

April 14, 2008 10:19 PM
joanh said...

congrats!!! that is SOO cool!

April 14, 2008 11:25 PM
Bakerella said...

The Lumsdaine’s – glad they were a hit.

Mrs. Cupcake – you’re sweet. Hooray for home bakers.said…

shan – Emeril was sweet. And yes, so was that kitchen!

Husmusen/Frida – It was pretty incredible.

Tartelette – thank you so much.

hotmama03 – Wow, thank you, too.

morgana – I’m glad you were able to see in Spain. Thanks for the compliments. I hope you make them and send me a pic if you do.

Tesszilla – thank you.

Handi Dandi Mandi – It was a great experience. Even though I was a bundle of nerves leading up to it.

Jane – We get that all the time.

Azzy – They’ll be a hit.

Becky – You’re sweet. Thanks.

joanh – Thanks sooooo much.

April 15, 2008 12:10 AM
BeachMama said...

Wow, so awesome. I am thrilled that you got to meet Martha. I made your pops again (second weekend in a row) for a dinner with my Parents and they loved them too. You are a hit!

April 15, 2008 12:30 AM
BeachMama said...

Wow, so awesome. I am thrilled that you got to meet Martha. I made your pops again (second weekend in a row) for a dinner with my Parents and they loved them too. You are a hit!

April 15, 2008 12:34 AM
The Baker & The Curry Maker said...

Wow! Thats so great! Well done, you look gorgeous and in your element. Is there anywhere we can see the clip of the show?

April 15, 2008 05:23 AM
Rebecca said...

What a wonderful experience! And your treats are so adorable! :) I’m going to try the cupcake pops!!

Oh and darling, you look mah-velous!

April 15, 2008 12:58 PM
Jo said...

Just wanted to add my congratulations. You looked as though you had a fantastic time, and you looked great too! I don’t think we can get Martha’s show here in the UK, so I’ll find your episode on the web.

April 15, 2008 02:51 PM
Sara said...

Congrats girl! You deserve it! I can’t wait till you get home and get cookin on somethin new!

April 15, 2008 03:46 PM
Alysia said...

What a cool experience. Good for you!

April 15, 2008 08:05 PM
Carol said...

This is so fun! I am so glad I got to see all the pics. I made Alan share every detail when you got back! :)

April 15, 2008 08:55 PM
C said...

That is soooooooooooooo cool! I saw the show too! You did such a great job! Congrats!

April 15, 2008 10:34 PM
DaisyMae Maus said...

You were TERRIFIC on the show … so poised next to the domestic doyenne herself. Congratulations!

April 16, 2008 02:06 AM
Bakerella said...

BeachMama – thanks!

The Baker & The Curry Maker – thanks for the compliments. You can see the video on Just search cupcake pops.

Rebecca – wow, thanks!

Jo – thank you. Try Martha

Sara – I know, it’s been a while.

Alysia – thank you.

Carol – Oh, you should have just called me.

C – thanks soooooooooooooo much!

DaisyMae Maus – Poised or more like a state of shock.

April 16, 2008 03:11 AM
Dizzee Cake. said...

I made these little cupcake pops last week and they turned out great. What’s next?

April 16, 2008 11:56 PM
Bakerella said...

dizzee cake – How about pie?

April 17, 2008 02:31 AM
Runner Girl DC said...

That is so neat that you got to go on the Martha show.. and to meet Emeril too! How cool! I love your desserts.. keep up the good work!

April 18, 2008 04:52 PM
Kat said...

You looked and sounded great!!!! (I taped it and was so proud of you!) Everyone’s going to be making your cake pops now.

April 18, 2008 08:41 PM
Bakerella said...

Runner Girl DC – thanks. And yes, it was a great suprise to get to meet him too.

Kat – I know, it’s crazy how many have made them so far.

April 19, 2008 01:24 AM
Jenny said...

How exciting! I loved looking at all of your pictures from the show. Glad your cupcakes got recognized, you are so talented!
Picky Palate

April 19, 2008 04:09 AM
Tracy said...

How very exciting. That must have been a thrill. Great photos too. I was called by Martha’s people once and they never called back! Wahhh — what did I say???

April 20, 2008 04:35 AM
Bakerella said...

Jenny – thanks so much

Tracy – I was just excited to get the phone call. That would have been enough even if they had not called back. You should be proud.

April 21, 2008 03:20 AM
Erin said...

You were great on Martha Stewart!! I love the Cupcake Pop idea – I’m using it for a baby shower this weekend. Thanks and great job!

April 25, 2008 03:50 PM
Bakerella said...

Erin – I hope they turn out great.

May 2, 2008 06:26 PM
Meredith said...

Well, I have finally made these pops and they are so much fun! I put a picture of them on my blog, if you would like to see.

link to

Thanks for the great directions!

May 18, 2008 01:00 AM
Kim said...

HOW AWESOME is this!!!!! Your baking skills are divine!

May 23, 2008 10:43 AM
FlipFlop Mom said...

I remember you on there!!! and I thought.. Oh my gosh.. she is as adorable as her cupcakes!!!
CONGRATS!!!! ( I know I’m late in doing so.. but I just hit your blog today!!)

June 28, 2008 10:21 AM
Bakerella said...

Meredith – they look fantastic.

Kim – thanks

FlipFlop Mom – I’m just glad you came by.

June 28, 2008 02:19 PM
Beth Paulson said...

I finally got around to trying your recipe, and wow, soooo good. I did chocolate bottoms with white tops, dipped in toasted coconut. Everyone loves them! Thanks for the inspiration!

July 2, 2008 06:10 AM
Amber said...

Wow that is AWESOME! I can see why she would want you though…. your sweets look delicious!

July 2, 2008 01:13 PM
Bakerella said...

Beth Paulson – I bet they looked awesome with the coconut,

Amber – thanks!

July 3, 2008 12:38 AM
nyclizzie said...

What a homemaking maven’s dream! Congratulations!!! You are so darling!

July 31, 2008 02:07 AM
Bakerella said...

thanks nyclizzie!

July 31, 2008 04:02 AM
djavellana said...

My daughter and I loved doing this project, it was a bonding time for us. It was a present for her good friend’s birthday and the girls love it.
I sent you pictures on your e-mail, hope you like it.


April 6, 2009 05:37 PM
Bakerella said...

I saw them and they were so cute. thanks.

April 7, 2009 02:12 AM
designer4ever said...

OMG!!! I can’t believe you got starred on the Martha Stewart show!! thats incredibl…you must be really good! LOVE YOUR BAKING!!!!

April 12, 2009 06:50 PM
PatitadeLeon said...

Wow how exiting you must have been to meet Martha!!!! and not only that but u got to showcase your CREATION!!! congrats and wish u much more success!!! I will b making these mini cupcakes soon!!!

April 21, 2009 12:01 AM
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May 31, 2009 05:45 PM
Bakerella said...

Thanks, guys!

June 1, 2009 03:59 AM
Jen said...

You made it feel like we were there with you…sorry I didn’t see the original. So glad you linked!!!Thanks for sharing!
? Jen

June 1, 2009 06:01 AM
Erickson Family said...

I absolutly LOVE your blog you are too cute, I was wondering if have ever tried freezing your cupcake pops, I was thinking of makeing them ahead of time for my sisters baby shower, if you have any advise please help! Hanna from UTAH

July 7, 2009 07:49 PM
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