Monday, March 8, 2010

Pages and Post-Its

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See all these pages?

I’ve been pouring over them this weekend trying to meet a deadline for a project I’ve been working on for more than a year now. It’s a book. Yeah, a book. Crazy, right?! Well, it’s written, designed and now it’s in the final stages of edits before it goes to press. Man, that’s weird to me. I’m soooo not someone who ever thought they would have a book. And, definitely not a book you could walk into a bookstore and find. I must be dreaming. Somebody pinch me.

Do you want to see some of it?

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Sorry… I can’t show you the inside just yet. That would spoil all the fun.

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I wish I could though. Really, I do.

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For instance, I’d love to tell you what I did with these.

I think you’d smile.

But, I can’t

I can tell you this, though…

The book has everything to do with these…

lollipopsticks

At the end of 2008, I went cake pop crazy for a few weeks and made a gazillion pops in different designs. Many of them you haven’t seen yet. I decided back then not to show them all on the site… just in case I ever put a book together and tried to publish it on my own, I wanted to have some that were a surprise to make it more fun.

Try to publish on my own… hahahaha! I’m so glad I didn’t go that direction because I don’t think I would have ever finished it, let alone be able to stock and ship books from my pantry. I don’t picture that going well.

Luckily, I didn’t have to. The publisher I’m working with has kept me focused with deadlines. Deadlines, as much as they stress me out… deadlines help. I had no idea the amount of work that would be involved when I started this. From the hours and hours of writing, baking, dipping, decorating, photographing, and hair pulling for me … to all the time editing, typesetting, and designing on the publishers part. I have a huge respect for anyone who has ever written a book or been part of the process. It’s a monumental project.

I don’t have firm details yet, but it’s on target to come out later this year.

My biggest hope is that it answers your questions about cake pops and inspires you to create more fun designs of your own.

Thank you guys so much for loving these little cakes on a stick. I never would have thought I’d be here right now when I made these.

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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

I can’t wait to read you book and I am kind of in shock am I really the first one to comment…that never happens!

March 8, 2010 01:38 AM
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Heather L said...

Congratulations! I can’t wait to see it and get a copy. It must be over a year since I found you because my first attempt was pops for St. Patrick’s Day. I am not a natural when it comes to dipping, twirling, or flipping.

March 8, 2010 01:41 AM
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Emily said...

Ooh, can’t wait! Will you be doing book tours like the pioneer woman?

March 8, 2010 01:41 AM
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Mott @ The Courtyard Gate said...

Congratulations! I can’t wait to see it and have one of my own!

March 8, 2010 01:41 AM
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Leesa in France said...

OH WOW!!

CONGRATS to you!! Can’t wait to buy your book!! I’m sooo excited!!! You must be on a cloud! I can understand! You are a hero to soooo many off us!!! I’m really happy and excited for you… I can’t wait to see the book and hold it in my hands… I want to be the first in France to own a copy!! ; )
Keep us posted! And try not to stress…
Leesa

March 8, 2010 01:41 AM
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Leesa in France said...

P.S. if you do a book tour.. PLEASE come to Paris… or at least– to London.. I’ll go there to meet you!!

March 8, 2010 01:42 AM
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Cristine said...

very excited!!!

March 8, 2010 01:42 AM
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kristi s said...

cannot wait to read this book of yours, ill bet it is amazing!

March 8, 2010 01:43 AM
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Anonymous said...

Wow, I can’t wait for your book to come out!! Hope it makes it down here to New Zealand!! And wow, I too am in shock I am maybe second to comment!!! Congrats, I love your creativity!!!!

March 8, 2010 01:44 AM
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Anonymous said...

hahaha, didn’t think I would really be second lol. That was super quick!!

March 8, 2010 01:45 AM
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katie said...

Congratulations!

March 8, 2010 01:47 AM
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Belle Bakes said...

SO Excited! All your ideas are so amazing, you make everything so much fun! Mondays are my favorite days to come and check out all the things you have been up to… Cant wait for your book! I’ll buy one for sure!

March 8, 2010 01:47 AM
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Jennifer said...

OOOOH I can’t wait!! Congrats!

March 8, 2010 01:48 AM
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Katrina said...

Oh my goodness I can’t wait to get this book in my hands!! Congratulations, what an exciting thing to be happening for you!!

March 8, 2010 01:50 AM
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MJ said...

Awesome! I can’t wait til your book comes out…Good Luck!

March 8, 2010 01:50 AM
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Shannon said...

This is great! I definitely have to get one of these C:

March 8, 2010 01:51 AM
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Intricate Icings Cake Design said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to flipping through it!

March 8, 2010 01:54 AM
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Emily said...

So excited! Can’t wait to see it!

March 8, 2010 01:55 AM
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His said...

Oooooh, I’m sure it’s gonna be great! Hope I can get a copy by then here in The Netherlands…Would be a great Christmas gift :)

March 8, 2010 01:56 AM
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Rachel said...

That’s so freaking exciting! I cannot wait. Please let it be available in Australia!

wantwhatsheswearing.blogspot.com

March 8, 2010 01:58 AM
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CupK8 said...

Wow! That is very exciting! Congratulations!!

March 8, 2010 01:58 AM
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heather g. said...

That is so exciting! Can’t wait to pick up my copy!!

March 8, 2010 01:58 AM
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Michelle Ramsay said...

Oh wow, I am so excited and for you too!! I really can’t wait to get my hands on a copy – hopefuly an autographed one. I just hope they see their way to South Africa.

March 8, 2010 01:59 AM
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Meg said...

CONGRATS! I can’t wait to pre-order it!

March 8, 2010 01:59 AM
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Jennifer said...

Congrats! Wow, I had a dream about 2 things 1) the Oscar
contest hoping you pick my name 2) publishing your
own book & I read this. Amazing your so talented :)

March 8, 2010 01:59 AM
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Lizcupcakes said...

I really really can’t wait for this!! I want a signed copy… Please please please!

March 8, 2010 02:00 AM
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Stephonie said...

Congratulations!!!! I know how very exciting and nail biting the experience can be. Just the other day our (my sister’s and my) publisher said we could re-announce our own publishing date (which has been delayed for various reasons). Our own book is slated to come out next Spring! *bouncy bouncy* So we’ll be right there in the editing trenches with you.

I can not express the sheer excitement and happiness that I feel for you right now! So much so that I had to do a little happy dance right here in my chair on your behalf. Again major congratulations are in order!!!

March 8, 2010 02:03 AM
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Trisha said...

How exciting!!! Can’t wait to see it! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

March 8, 2010 02:04 AM
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gina said...

congratulations! I love your website! Saludos desde Mexico! My family loves your receipes!

besos!

gina

March 8, 2010 02:07 AM
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Jacqui said...

Congratulations, I’m sure it will be great

March 8, 2010 02:08 AM
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Rain Corr said...

I cannot wait to see this! Weeee! Congratulations!!

March 8, 2010 02:11 AM
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laura said...

congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 8, 2010 02:12 AM
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Magdalena Vargas said...

YAY, CONGRATS, HOO-RAY!!!! I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!

March 8, 2010 02:15 AM
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lori lucas said...

YOU SOSOSOSOSOSOSO DESERVE THIS!!!

I will be the first in line to buy your book. Heck, I’ll be the president of your fan club!

You inspire me each and every week.
CONGRATS to you. WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 8, 2010 02:16 AM
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Nishtha said...

Congratulations. Even the teaser glimpses look delicious!

March 8, 2010 02:16 AM
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Alyssa said...

I’m soooooo excited for you! And I can’t wait to pick up a copy of your book as soon as it comes out.

Ever since I found your blog I’ve been absolutely hooked! You have definitely inspired me. I went from making cakes from store-bought mixes and frosting for family and friends to starting my own business from home baking and decorating custom cakes from scratch for ppl I had never met before in my life! Thanks to your food blog, I’ve decided that after I graduate with my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, I want to go to culinary school to discover what I can truly do with this newfound passion for baking. :) Thanks Bakerella!!

March 8, 2010 02:20 AM
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Rachel said...

How exciting!!!!
Cannot wait to get my hands on it :)

March 8, 2010 02:24 AM
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Astaryth said...

This is sooo exciting! Congratulations!

March 8, 2010 02:24 AM
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Tina said...

Wow, so happy and excited for you and for us:) I am so looking forward to reading your book when it comes out!! Congratulations ~ Tina

March 8, 2010 02:31 AM
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Cassie said...

your an amazing lady!!
cant wait to get my hands on this!! I am yet to attempt your glorious “cake pops” but have been very tempted, Maybe its time to get my 2 year old contained and give it a go… and use the idea of getting my hands on this book as an excuse to refine the making and throw a release party…. (ohh the ideas are buzzing!!)

March 8, 2010 02:33 AM
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may said...

cant wait to get my hands on ur book

March 8, 2010 02:56 AM
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Mrs. Kolca said...

would it be available here in east asia? :)

March 8, 2010 02:59 AM
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Cath said...

SOOOO excited to that hear that news!!! Love checking out your latest creations and cant wait to see the “secret” ones! Could you make Australia part of your book tour????

March 8, 2010 03:05 AM
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Tegan said...

About time! Lol, I’m really happy for you and desperately hoping they’ll be availiable in Australia!!! Can I pre-order???
xx

March 8, 2010 03:06 AM
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carla de leon said...

I love your cake pops… I am going to buy your book as soon as it comes out! Can’t wait!!!

March 8, 2010 03:10 AM
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Marloes said...

Congratulations on your book!!!
I really love your cake-pops and I really hope the book will be available in Holland too some day!

March 8, 2010 03:18 AM
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alicecrumbs said...

This is GREAT news!!!!!! I can’t wait to buy a copy. What an exciting project! xxx

March 8, 2010 03:20 AM
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Seema Lataif said...

What a great idea.. Cant wait for the book to be out.

March 8, 2010 03:23 AM
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Pikko said...

I hear you there!! I never thought I’d ever have a cookbook and mine is coming out this July, published by Quirk Books, which I think is a sister company of Chronicle. Glad to hear that things are going well and can’t wait to buy it!!

March 8, 2010 03:32 AM
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jamieasada said...

i can’t wait to get a copy of your book when it comes out! it’s going to be fantastic :D

March 8, 2010 03:44 AM
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Shaz said...

Send plenty to Australia… I can’t believe I was just perusing the cookbook aisle yesterday, thinking that I NEED a book from Bakerella – I’m so excited – can’t wait!

March 8, 2010 03:47 AM
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flowerpress said...

As an ex book designer I’m sure you’re a publisher’s dream!!
Beautiful photos, great descriptions and yummy products.
I’ve been reading your blog for a while and love all the great stuff you come up with, and the amazing attention to detail that each project shows :-)

March 8, 2010 03:53 AM
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Maryam ALAwadhi said...

thats an awesome news :)

March 8, 2010 04:20 AM
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Mel' said...

Congratulations !
I’m so excited and so impatient to read your book !
I’m joining Leesa saying PLEASE come to Paris if you do a book tour !

March 8, 2010 04:25 AM
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..:: K ::.. said...

FINALLY!!!! a book!! How exciting!!!!
Hope it will be available for us Dutchies too?? Will it be available online and shipped to Europe?? PLEASE!!!!

March 8, 2010 04:34 AM
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Natalie said...

I’m soo excited for you! I can’t wait to buy a few

March 8, 2010 04:37 AM
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ginny said...

hi bakerella!!

I will keep a look out for this! Awesome!

March 8, 2010 04:49 AM
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debbie said...

Hope you plan on a give away of an autographed copy!! Can’t wait to read it!

March 8, 2010 05:14 AM
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Rachel from A Cupcake for Moose said...

I’m so proud of you Bakerella!!!! I absolutely cannot wait to buy a copy of your cookbook and check out all those surprises! You have totally transformed my kitchen and opened up so many creative outlets! I will never look at cake the same again! Please, please please have a book tour…Indy is a great place for signing! Hoosier hospitality and all! ;)

March 8, 2010 05:17 AM
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Sabiilaa Saleem said...

Congratulations! Ooh, can’t wait! to see it and get a copy!!

March 8, 2010 05:22 AM
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Robin Gage said...

Ooooo!!!! I am so excited for you AND me! Soon I will have Bakerella at my fingertips. Joy! Good luck.

March 8, 2010 05:23 AM
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aussiemarina said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh about time missy !!!!!! lol

congrats……………………………i can’t believe you haven’t had a book out already………………………….you are frikken (can i say that here) lol…..frikken awesome !!!!!!! can you save me a copy…..a signed copy plz….i can’t wait for it to come to australia……….unless you do a book tour downunder !

congrats on all the hard work and i can imagine the long hours………..and you still find time for us….your fans !!!! fans from all across teh world !!!!!!

yeah……..i’m #60

March 8, 2010 05:24 AM
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aussiemarina said...

well 62 :P

March 8, 2010 05:24 AM
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Linda Collins said...

I can’t wait for your book. I am going to get one for each of my daughters. Will you be able to autograph copies for us? I just love your creativity.
Linda

March 8, 2010 05:28 AM
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Anna said...

So excited and proud of you! Congratulations in advance!
http://www.bakerella.com/dont-lick-bite%E2%80%A6/ That was the first post I read here. Two years ago???
Looking forward to the published book!
Kisses from Greece

March 8, 2010 05:35 AM
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Betty said...

Congratulations!
I love your work … even if I could’nt read the book yet. Think I’m your biggest german fan ;-) I know so many women, reading your blog…and than asking me to translate the recipes.
What do you think about an german version of your blog and book? Even though my english is’nt that perfect – my german is!
What do you think about the idea? I would be very pleased to hear from you (betty [at] skamones.de)
Best regards, Betty

March 8, 2010 05:36 AM
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Judy said...

Omg, CONGRATULATIONS bakerella!
I can say that I’ve been an avid follower of your blog for two years or so now, and I am absolutely ecstatic that you are coming out with your own book! Cake pops are by far the best things that you have baked and to know that you are dedicating a whole book to them.. oh my goodness! Best of luck in the final process and I will definitely keep my open for this book in stores!

March 8, 2010 05:41 AM
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janeywoodford said...

hi Bakerella – i think your cake pops are brilliant and made reindeer and polar bears at christmas for my family. I live in the UK – will the book be available in the uk?

March 8, 2010 05:41 AM
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Rebecca Alexander said...

Oh my gosh! That is so incredibly exciting. Well done you! I hope it will be available here in the UK. I know a couple of us Manchester Bakers are complete Bakerella devotees.
Thank you for spreading the cuteness!

March 8, 2010 06:00 AM
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RimaHassan said...

OMG, that is such good news. CONGRATULATIONS on getting the book deal.
I love checking the website to see what new goodies you have each week.
Your work is truly amazing, it’s so creative and I love all the ideas that you come up with. You really seem like you love what you do and I only hope some day I will be as creative as you.
Conrats again.
R x

March 8, 2010 06:03 AM
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Stephle said...

This is amazing news! You are such a talented bakerella and I cannot wait to get my hands on your book! It seems you will have to go on a world-wide book tour! If you ever do, put Norway on that list! :D Thanks for spreading the love and inspiration<3 xoxoxo

March 8, 2010 06:09 AM
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ERICA said...

AFTER STUMBLING ACROSS YOUR WEBISTE ACCIDENTLY, I CANT SEEM TO GET AWAY. I HAVENT MADE ANYTHING YET BUT SOON I WILL. I ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO READING YOUR BOOK, IM IN GUAM HOPE IT REACHES ME HERE.

March 8, 2010 06:13 AM
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Patti said...

Please let us know when it’s released!

March 8, 2010 06:17 AM
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PeachRainbow said...

Yay! Good News!

March 8, 2010 06:22 AM
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Carli Davis said...

Congrats!! That’s fanstastic! It has to be so nerve wrecking and stressful, but we all know you can do it! Your blog has given me a little more confidence when it comes to baking, and that’s a big deal, Lady, you’re an inspiration!!!

Please let us know when it hits the stores as I WANT ONE!!!!

March 8, 2010 06:28 AM
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this blessed nest said...

i was just thinking the other day that you needed a book!
scout’s honor. with girl scout cookies on top.

congrats!

March 8, 2010 06:28 AM
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Sam Short said...

I’ve been wondering when you would put a book together…call me old fashioned, but there is just no comparison between poking the button and flipping through thick, glossy beautifully colored paper. A big YAY from me! I can’t wait to purchase it!

March 8, 2010 06:29 AM
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Shannon O | Confessions of a Loving Wife said...

So exciting! I can’t wait to see the book, congratulations.

March 8, 2010 06:30 AM
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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

Yay! Congrats to you! :) That is so exciting and you are so deserving!

March 8, 2010 06:31 AM
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Char @ Celebrate-It said...

My daughter and I are so excited for you. I am not the least bit surprised there is a Bakerella book in the works and know that a copy of it will definitely make its way into our house as soon as it is available.

Congrats! Your hard work will be rewarded – greatly!

March 8, 2010 06:40 AM
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Emily said...

Very cool! Congrats!

March 8, 2010 06:43 AM
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Ruby said...

What an accomplishment ~ Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the finished product.

March 8, 2010 06:45 AM
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Katie said...

Cannot wait to see the completed book! I will definitely get a copy!

March 8, 2010 06:46 AM
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kelli said...

you are amazing!! good for you!!!

March 8, 2010 06:46 AM
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Noami said...

I can’t wait!..will be the first one at the bookstore to buy a copy!

March 8, 2010 06:58 AM
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linda said...

this is such WONDERFUL news!!

congrats to you for all your creativity & hard work…
cannot wait to purchase your book
& hopefully meet you on your BOOK TOUR!!!
this is sooo exciting…
& clicked onto your publisher…you are in great company!!!

ANGIE…wishing you ALL THE BEST!!!

March 8, 2010 07:01 AM
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Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

I cannot wait to own a copy!!! Congratulations!!!! :D

March 8, 2010 07:03 AM
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Camillia said...

Yay!! I can’t wait till the book comes out! Congrats!! :D

March 8, 2010 07:05 AM
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4alifetimeoflovingyou said...

WOW!!! THAT is AWESOME!! I’m goinging to be getting one of those for sure!! You should come to London, Onatrio on your book tour!! I LOVE making cake pops!!

March 8, 2010 07:06 AM
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Shanna said...

YAY! Can’t wait to see it. So are you doing a book tour? When does it come out?

March 8, 2010 07:09 AM
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Tami B. said...

A book!? How wonderful for all of us…can’t wait! Congratulations to you :)

March 8, 2010 07:10 AM
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Katrina said...

Well I will most certainly be purchasing your book! And I’m glad you held out on showing all of the cake pops. It will make it more exciting when I see them in print!

March 8, 2010 07:11 AM
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Teddie said...

cONGRATS CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOUR BOOK, I LOVE LOOKING AT THE BLOG!

March 8, 2010 07:19 AM
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Barb said...

Wow…what a great accomplishment! I know I will be keeping my eyes peeled for your book – I love making cake pops and need all the inspiration I can get AND you really inspire me! Congratulations!

March 8, 2010 07:21 AM
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Tracy said...

Wow! That is just incredible! I’m so excited for you….well, and for “me”, too *Ü* If you have something up your sleeve and thing its nifty…I’m all in! Can’t wait for that book to be released!

March 8, 2010 07:25 AM
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Tiffany Nash said...

It’s a success already! What an amazing ride! Enjoy that first copy. We’re all waiting – impatiently!

March 8, 2010 07:27 AM
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Sandi said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited and can’t wait. I have made a lot of creations and can’t wait to make more. This week I am trying your Shamrock Oreo truffles. Pleass keep us updated, so we know when it will be out.

March 8, 2010 07:31 AM
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Andrea said...

Even the manuscript looks beautiful from this side view! I will hold my breath waiting in anticipation!

March 8, 2010 07:32 AM
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Heather Fuzzy Me said...

So deserved, I love your creativity!
You have inspired so many of us to go out and try something new…
I will make this book my go to gift for all my creative friends.

I am sure someone will make those tiny little books for your book signing like you made for PW.

March 8, 2010 07:34 AM
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Lisa said...

WOW!! A book by bakerella!! I will buy 2! One for the counter that I work from and one to keep on the shelf that will be clean and new!! Can’t wait to get it:)

March 8, 2010 07:36 AM
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