Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sharpies and other stuff


I may need a couple.

It turns out, I’ll be visiting you guys in about a month. YAY! YAY! Yippee! I’m excited!

I’m going to be doing several book signings at Williams-Sonoma stores across the U.S.

And, that just blows my mind.

To think that one little cookie cutter I randomly picked up (at a Williams-Sonoma store no less) almost three years ago – basically led to all this.

Remember this little guy… ?


This flower-shaped cutter?


It was part of a tin of decorative cutters that I found in a Williams-Sonoma store.


This is the cutter that inspired my cupcake pops.


And, in the beginning, it was these cupcake pops that swept across the internet because of all of your excitement for them. And ultimately, led me to keep trying new cake pop designs and thus, the book.

That just shows – you can’t predict what life will bring you. I had no idea any of this would happen when I bought those cute little cutters, but I’m so glad I picked them up on a whim.

If you’d like to come by and say hi, and I hope you do – Here’s where I’ll be in October and November:

Cake Pops Book Tour Schedule <

Other Stuff: I have a couple more non-baking related posts coming up. And then it’s back to baking. You can get a glimpse of one of them in the checkout lane of the grocery store this month. : )

Jess said...

I just got your book today, and already have turned my family into cake pop fiends! my Aunt is making duckies for my cousin’s little girl’s 1st birthday on saturday!

i wish you were coming to Florida! preferably Tampa or Ft Myers or somewhere near them!

September 5, 2010 11:18 PM
Sarah said...

I wish you were coming to Minneapolis!!! I think you should be at the Mall of America Wms. and Sonoma – or at the Rosedale Mall one…or any of the several ones in the Twin Cities!!!

September 5, 2010 11:21 PM
Susan Jensen said...

I’d love to come see you in Dallas!

September 5, 2010 11:22 PM
katie said...

Come visit the Pioneer Woman and do a dual book signing in Tulsa! : )

September 5, 2010 11:23 PM
Rachel from A Cupcake for Moose said...

Yay Bakerella, a book signing!! Hope I can make the Chicago one…crossing my fingers for an Indianapolis stop.

P.S. I bought that little flower cutter from Williams-Sonoma for my first cupcake pop project. So much fun!

September 5, 2010 11:23 PM
Cbear6889 said...

I will see you on either October 11, or 12 (Costa Mesa or Santa Monica)… Oh goodness! I can’t wait!

September 5, 2010 11:24 PM
Michelle said...

Add Toledo or Detroit or Ann Arbor to your list! Pretty please.

September 5, 2010 11:25 PM
caroline said...

Yay, you’re coming to Costa Mesa! I’m going to have to try to take a field trip during my lunch hour to come see you :) Congrats on the book!

September 5, 2010 11:26 PM
Julie Busler said...

Saw this and instantly thought of you! Check out the link below…cutest necklace EVER! I love your website….especially when you post about cupcakes! :) Thank you for always being so fun and inspiring!

link to

September 5, 2010 11:27 PM
Melissa said...

I’m SO happy for you! I’ve been reading your blog for a while and this really couldn’t have happened to a better person! I mentioned your new book (and the fact that you got to go to the Emmys … AHH!) in my last post link to :) You’re awesome! :) I can’t wait to see if you’re coming to Houston!

September 5, 2010 11:27 PM
Melissa said...

(Awww you’re not :( )

September 5, 2010 11:28 PM
Jean Collier said...

As one transplant recipient to another…I am so PROUD of you! What you have and continue to accomplish is just awesome:)
I first found you when you did the Hello Kitty pops for your niece’s birthday, and have followed you since.
You go, girl! <3

September 5, 2010 11:29 PM
Meredith B said...

So excited for you! I can’t wait for your book. I wish you were coming to Houston – I’d take off work and wait in line to have you sign my book!

September 5, 2010 11:31 PM
laura said...

ahhh seattle everyone only goes to seattle when in washington and they forget about spokane. well congrats have fun on teh tour

September 5, 2010 11:31 PM
Brenda said...

I was hoping to see that you would be in Albuquerque in 2 when I will be there visiting. LOL! I’ve ordered your book….just waiting for the post office to deliver it =)

September 5, 2010 11:32 PM
Lizzy in Hawaii said...

thats so awesome! any chance you’ll be coming to hawaii?

September 5, 2010 11:33 PM
Christy said...

Oh, I hope I can make it to the “San Francisco” signing! I got all excited when I saw you’d be in my city but then realized you’ll be in Walnut Creek, which is on the other side of the bay. Traffic is nuts in that direction on Fridays but maybe I can just play hooky for the entire day and get there early.

September 5, 2010 11:33 PM
Neha said...

OMG!! I don’t see Houston on the list!! What am I going to do? Please come to Houston to Williams-Sonoma in Baybrook Mall!!!

September 5, 2010 11:34 PM
Andria P said...

Wish you had a signing in Idaho! There’s a WS in the Boise Town Square Mall!

September 5, 2010 11:34 PM
Neha said...

P.S. HOUSTON IS THE 4TH LARGEST CITY—how can you skip it??

September 5, 2010 11:35 PM
Adriana Pereira said...

FLORIDA PLEASE….. Pretty Please :)

September 5, 2010 11:35 PM
Becky S. said...

I hope I get a chance to see you in Chicago! Congrats on the book and all your success! You deserve it! You are so creative and I know you’ve inspired me to make some delicious things!

September 5, 2010 11:36 PM
Ste said...


September 5, 2010 11:37 PM
Amber said...

I cannot wait to order your book. I have to find gainful employment before I can, but I am eagerly awaiting that day :) If you find yourself driving through CO to get to any of your stops, I’d love to meet you. Maybe a handshake from you would transfer some amazing baking skills into me LOL

I love the blog and I’m so excited for your book! Congrats!

September 5, 2010 11:37 PM
Amber said...

I agree, Add Toledo OH, Detroit MI, or Ann Arbor MI to your list!!!

September 5, 2010 11:37 PM
Melissa said...

:( I was going to look forward for you to come to our BIG
Mall of America. But I WILL FOR SURE BUY your book when it hits the stores.

September 5, 2010 11:37 PM
Rachel said...

Awww… why can’t you come to Colorado? :'(

Didn’t you know I was your biggest fan?? :'( Would’ve been the highlight of Senior year…. *sigh*…

September 5, 2010 11:38 PM
Lori Roberts said...

Congrats on the tour! Hope you make it to Vegas! I had to laugh yesterday a local bakery is selling your pops like it was there idea! HA! I set them straight and I was surprised how many other people did! You rock girl!

September 5, 2010 11:38 PM
Jodi said...

OMG, we are so excited that you are coming to King of Prussia (KOP) on November 12!!! I think my students will appreciate if the professor let’s class out early…so we can get in line for your signing! I am making apple cake pops for my son’s preschool teachers. I am buying additional copies of your book for holiday gifts!!!


September 5, 2010 11:39 PM
Leah said...

There is no Williams & Sonoma where I live, now I need to make sad-faced cupcakes… =(

September 5, 2010 11:39 PM
Natalia said...

you’re not coming to las vegas :(

September 5, 2010 11:39 PM
Jess said...

there are 2 W&S locations in my area of Florida

(941) 361-2400

13499 US 41 SE
FT MYERS, FL 33907
(239) 415-4222

September 5, 2010 11:40 PM
Pretty. Good. Food. said...

Yay!!! Costa Mesa is my mall. Ok, not MY mall, but the mall I go to! I’m so excited! Yay for book signings :)
Mazel Tov on all the wonderful things that are happening in your life :)!!!

September 5, 2010 11:42 PM
Julie said...

Come to Arizona PLEASE!!!!!!

September 5, 2010 11:42 PM
Erin W said...

OMG OMG OMG You’re coming to me in October! Time to get my gaggle of girls together, and prepare the meet the ONE AND ONLY Bakerella!

September 5, 2010 11:42 PM
Tiffany Abbott Fuller said...

I am so excited to see you again (been awhile since The Pioneer Woman signing). Just wish you were in Atlanta first. Enjoy your fame! So exciting, you deserve it! :)

September 5, 2010 11:43 PM
Pammie said...

Yay You’re coming to Bellevue!!! Woohoo!!! I gotta get outta work somehow and have you sign my book!!!!

September 5, 2010 11:44 PM
Mackenzie T. said...

How long will you be at each book signing? I would love to come to the Seattle signing, but noon on a school day might be hard to do!!

September 5, 2010 11:44 PM
Eva B said...

I do so hope you can make it to Massachusetts…

The Natick Collection
1245 Worcester Street
Natick, MA 01760

has a gorgeous Williams Sonoma. I hope to see you there! *crosses fingers*

September 5, 2010 11:46 PM
Ashley in Austin said...

Yippee!!! I’m going to be in Seattle visiting relatives the first week in October so I will have to make your book signing part of our vacations plans. So excited! I’ve been following you since Ree brought you to our attention on her blog. You’re amazing!

September 5, 2010 11:46 PM
Raelynn said...

Not much mid-west love….Denver would LOVE to see you!!!!

September 5, 2010 11:49 PM
Rachel said...

YAY! Super excited! You’re visiting us here in NJ and you can bet I’ll be there :)

September 5, 2010 11:50 PM
Jennifer OConnor said...

Hello! I saw you and your Pumpkin cake pops at the checkout at BJs today on a very cute Halloween recipe booklet. Congrats!!

September 5, 2010 11:50 PM
Shavon said...

I’m seriously considering taking the day off to come see you in Walnut Creek. Too bad you won’t be in San Francisco proper..the WS store is a block from my office!!!
Can’t wait to meet you! I’ve been a fan since the very first pops.

September 5, 2010 11:51 PM
Tamara said...

How exciting!

September 5, 2010 11:51 PM
Jolene ( said...

I am so excited for your book to arrive in my mail!!! I got notice that it is on its way!

September 5, 2010 11:54 PM
Myrnie said...

BLESS YOU for doing day time signings! No crazy night traffic, no driving in the dark….see you at Bell-Square!

September 5, 2010 11:56 PM
Jenny said...

See you in Franklin!

September 5, 2010 11:58 PM
Denise said...

you need to come to Vegas !!!!!!

September 5, 2010 11:58 PM
Michelle said...

Honestly, you’ll LOVE Florida, I think you should add a date for Miami or Orlando or Tampa or Jacksonville….I’d drive to any of those places!

September 5, 2010 11:59 PM
Angela Willis said...

Even though we have never met, I am so excited for you Angie! I have read your blog since it began, and I know that you must be thrilled! Martha, the book, and now a William-Sonoma signing tour! Its like watching a close friend or a sister succeed beyond her highest expectations! Which makes it really fun for me to see you get to do this!
I hope you have a wonderful time, and enjoy yourself immensely.
You deserve it- you have inspired so many. : )
Congratulations and good luck-

September 6, 2010 12:00 AM
nancy k. said...

Hey Angie, I am so disappointed you won’t make it to Massachusetts on this tour but I am hoping you will have at least one follow up tour and will get to MA then. We have lots of WS’s in this area.
It is so true that you never know when the Universe will put your life on a path you never expected or imagined. That little can of cutters seems to have been your personal magic carpet. I hope you totally enjoy the ride as it continues for you!

September 6, 2010 12:03 AM
StrawberryCAKE said...

Oh my goodness you will be in San Francisco at the same time as BlogHer Food! is that planned? Hoping you are close to downtown…will have to google map it and see. Why oh why arent you coming to Michigan…Grand Rapids in particular!? Please do we will be good to you Bakerella I promise. : D Sheila

September 6, 2010 12:04 AM
Mryia said...

Shoot, not a store near me but I will still be ordering myself a copy of the book! I can’t wait to get it!

September 6, 2010 12:04 AM
Janet said...

Boohoo. I wish you were coming to Phoenix, we have a beauituful William Sonoma at the Biltmore. Good luck to you on your tour. Can’t wait to get the book!!

September 6, 2010 12:04 AM
Susie said...

I wish I could make it to one of your signings, but a mid week trip to seattle during school probably isn’t going to fly. Any chance I can convince you to add a Portland, Oregon visit? PW liked us, I promise you will too! :)

September 6, 2010 12:06 AM
Rebecca Turkoglu said...

I wish you were coming to Denver or anywhere in Colorado! Maybe another tour! I can’t wait to get your book!

September 6, 2010 12:06 AM
Carolyn Mustopa said...

Yay!!!! I’ll see you in NYC!

September 6, 2010 12:06 AM
Darby said...

I’ll second the “come to Denver” comment! :)

September 6, 2010 12:08 AM
Ashley said...

I’m sad you won’t make it out to Hawaii! We have a great William-Sonoma. :(

September 6, 2010 12:10 AM
Becky W. said...

:( so hoping you were going to come to Oregon. Oh well, maybe another time.

September 6, 2010 12:10 AM
Ashley Larissa said...

Any place in Florida is good with me! We don’t have one here in Gainesville, though there is one in Palm Beach Gardens and I could totally bring my Niece who adores you as much as I do and my adorable Nephew to just add cuteness… Does that work? Bribing you with kids?

Can’t blame a girl for trying!

September 6, 2010 12:12 AM
Laura said...

You need to get lots of shocking PINK sharpies!!!!! Yay for pink! Congratulations again!

September 6, 2010 12:12 AM
L said...

I will definitely be seeing you in Atlanta! I just got mine the other day and I am so excited

September 6, 2010 12:14 AM
Ryan @ Ryan's Baking Blog said...

going to try to make it to the king of prussia one but not sure yet!

September 6, 2010 12:18 AM
jengd said...

If we’re still living in NJ in Nov, I hope to see you at Short Hills!! Congrats!

September 6, 2010 12:18 AM
Shannon V. said...

Omg!!!I am so excited that you are coming to Nashville!!!! I can’t wait to see The Bakerella!!!!!

September 6, 2010 12:27 AM
Brittany sedley said...

Please please please come to Fresno ca. It’s on your way from San Fran to costa Mesa. We have a Ws. You see I have a two year old and don’t think he would appreciate the three hour drive to see you as much as I would:)

September 6, 2010 12:28 AM
Mrs.B said...

What a “sweet” story! ;) You have wonderful,cute ideas. I will definitely check out your book! Way to go!

September 6, 2010 12:29 AM
Heather from WhipperBerry said...

Oh, I’m so sad. I thought for sure you would come to Vegas! We LOVE you out here!

Kisses from the WhipperChicks!

September 6, 2010 12:34 AM
Vivian Kim said...

even though i can’t make it to
any one of your signings.. ):
hope you have fun
and meet a LOT of your fans! ^^

September 6, 2010 12:41 AM
Leslie said...

YaY! I’m so sad you’re not coming to the store in Bakersfield, CA…that is where I work and I was so excited to see you were going on tour!!!!

September 6, 2010 12:44 AM
Stefanie Gaxiola said...

Congrats Bakerella! I will see you in Costa Mesa! :)

September 6, 2010 12:56 AM
Anonymous said...

Walnut Creek is soooooooo *not* San Francisco.

September 6, 2010 12:58 AM
Kelly said...

that is what they call the “american dream”! good for you! if you want to come to hawaii (oahu) let me know!

September 6, 2010 12:59 AM
Quinn said...

So glad that I’ll be getting your book in a few days! But sad that you’re not coming anywhere in the VA/DC area. :(

September 6, 2010 01:00 AM
Angie Clear said...

I ordered your book tonight and got express shipping so I will have it soonest! So excited to get my hands on it! I am however disappointed that you will not be coming to Idaho on your book signing tour. Congratulations on your cover photo and appearance in the Betty Crocker Fall Baking Oct/Nov 2010 magazine! I purchased it yesterday and makes me anticipate the arrival of your book even more! Love the additional recipes as well!

September 6, 2010 01:03 AM
Angie said...

Please, please, please come to Williams-Sonoma at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota!!! Can’t even imagine the turn-out you would receive if you were to come here! Just ask Ree (your gal pal, the Pioneer Woman) about the fun she had here!! :D

September 6, 2010 01:07 AM
Heather @ SweetSins2Share said...

I think this is just so great! I am so happy for you!!

September 6, 2010 01:18 AM
MommyB Knows Best said...

Boo no Charlotte, NC appearances, guess I’ll just have to wait, or perhaps create such an uproar on my site and the internet that you have to make the trip ;) Seriously though, congrats you had me at cakepops. xo

September 6, 2010 01:20 AM
Melinda said...

Can’t you stop in Fresno Williams-Sonoma on your way to Santa Monica? I am so bummed! Happy for you just the same!

September 6, 2010 01:21 AM
Melinda said...

I’m sorry you won’t be making any appearances in North Carolina. I ordered 2 copies of your book today. I can’t wait until I get them this week. (Ordered one copy for a friend). I am so thrilled for you! You are so blessed! Love & blessings from NC!

September 6, 2010 01:24 AM
Anita Fredericks said...

And how about Australia… we love you here too! Especially Western Australia…. more specifically, Perth! link to

September 6, 2010 01:29 AM
Donna said...

I can’t believe your first stop is here in Seattle! YAY!! Now, I’m going to have to get really creative to take a couple of hours off work in the middle of the day. Or, I could just come down with a nasty cold *sniff* and work from home that day :) Either way, I’ll be there!

September 6, 2010 01:33 AM
Miranda said...

so bummed I won’t make your Chicago-area appearances, but I’ll be slightly busy that weekend getting married!

Maybe there’ll be a 2nd go round of signings once your book is so fabulously successful!

September 6, 2010 01:33 AM
Sue said...

YIPPEE! I hope I have the pleasure of meeting you in Santa Monica! I’ll have your book, my camera and my sharpie on hand:)

September 6, 2010 01:34 AM
McKinna said...

Aaaahhhh so sad! No LV?! Dang!! :( (good luck with it all though!)

September 6, 2010 01:37 AM
kath said...

I’ve been telling my husband about all the cool ideas on your site here for years, and how AMAZING it has been to see this happening for you. From no comments on posts, to THOUSANDS. Such a cool story, yours is! I love it! You’re an inspiration :)

September 6, 2010 01:38 AM
jenny keller said...

OMG!!! I am so excited to meet you!! I will be there with bells on in Bellevue, October 6th! Can’t wait!

September 6, 2010 01:43 AM
Kelly said...

Love your Blog and cant wait for my book to arrive Bakerella! Your recipes have inspired my family to do so many treats during the holidays I cant wait!!! Wish you were coming out to Phoenix, Arizona- Hopefully your tour extends so you can come out to Sunny AZ!

September 6, 2010 01:46 AM
Wendy in California said...

Its a date – Walnut Creek – I’ll be there and can’t wait to see you in person!
Wendy in California

September 6, 2010 01:57 AM
Kristen said...

How exciting! Wish I could visit!

September 6, 2010 02:00 AM
Tori said...

Wish you were coming to Phoenix. I would be there in a heartbeat!

September 6, 2010 02:07 AM
Faith O said...

I can’t believe that you are coming to Walnut Creek, CA!!!! I’m going to have to take that day off so I can have you sign my book for me!!! I love your site and your cake pops were a hit when I took them to my quilt guild meeting last year!!!
Can’t wait to meet you!!!

September 6, 2010 02:26 AM
Felice said...

Congratulations! I think you need to add the Williams-Sonoma location in the Ala Moana shopping center in Honolulu to your schedule. That way, after signing so many books and being tired, you can go an sit on Waikiki Beach and enjoy a Mai Tai (or two).

September 6, 2010 02:34 AM
Susan said...

Oh, am I a lucky gal – I live in between Costa Mesa & Santa Monica so I can take my pick! Congratulations to you on your book. I have it and have read through the entire thing. Can’t wait to begin making Cake Pops!

September 6, 2010 02:36 AM
Jodie said...

And where may I ask is Australia on your tour list??????
Can’t wait for my book to arrive!

September 6, 2010 02:53 AM
tallgirl said...

Come to DC please!!!

September 6, 2010 03:02 AM
Lisa L said...


Can’t wait to see you in Costa Mesa!

September 6, 2010 03:07 AM
Kt said...

Sounds like a wonderful tour. Any chance making it to Australia? We just moved here and receiving your blog posts here makes it a bit more like home. ;) Enjoy your tour!

September 6, 2010 03:08 AM
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