Tuesday, January 19, 2010

SugarComa!

I think I’m just now starting to recover from this weekend. Saturday and Sunday were filled with sugar and some of the sweetest people.

On Saturday, I attended Sugarcoma, a sweet excursion around Atlanta put together by The Broke Socialite. And, let me tell you, it was fantastic. From the people and places to all of the yummy goodies, it was so much fun.

The day started early for the first tour. Like 8:30 early. Like too early for me. So I attended the second tour that started in the afternoon.

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Lunch was served by Black Tie Barbecue, but I had to pace myself. I would soon overdose on sugar, so I had to save room for that you know.

That’s Emily’s smiling face. She works with Yelp Atlanta which helped with the event.

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We had lunch at Le Fais do do, a new event space in Atlanta that you can rent for weddings or whatever.

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This is Amanda from Love ‘n Cupcakes. She brought her cupcake truck to treat us before we even hit the road. It was raining Saturday… bummer! But, she was sweet and brought us cupcakes already packaged. I got a Ho-Ho.

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We paired up in small groups and hit the road in our brand new courtesy Cadillac SRX.

Nice ride.

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First stop: West Egg Cafe. That’s Broke Socialite on the left with Patric Hill from West Egg on the right. Patric gave us a tour of their new restaurant space currently under construction before he showered us with cupcakes.

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Pretty cupcakes. I really loved how these looked. So simple with a smooth frosting that completely covered the cupcake tops.

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They were so pretty that all the food bloggers had to take pictures. Weird, but that’s what we do. And get excited about it.

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Coca-Cola cupcake on the left and red velvet on the right. Yum!

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But I think my favorite of the three was this chocolate cream cheese cupcake.

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I think it was hers, too.

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This is Zack from Yelp Atlanta. Zack’s a cool guy. He likes chocolate as much as do.

Next stop: Bakeshop

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Bakeshop gave us the royal treatment. There were several setups just like this when we arrived. Each little dessert looked amazing.

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Me and Julie with Jonathan, the chef/owner. He’s a cutie, huh.

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This is like one of those hokey shots where the person points at the subject matter for emphasis. Except this was totally candid. Everyone was pointing and trying… and oooing and aaahing. Me included.

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He was probably talking to us about something interesting here, but to be for real, I couldn’t concentrate with all that chocolate staring me in the face.

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I mean look at these cute little cakes in cute little cups.

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And even this green thing looked great.

But, if you ever stop by, I have two words for you to remember…

Butterscotch Pudding.

Period.

Next stop: Noon Midtown

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We had cookies and little cakes and chocolate caramel thingys here along these doughnuts from Sublime.

The doughnuts were so delicious that they’re just gonna need their own post. I’ll have to revisit for the cause.

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Noon also served us hot chocolate and coffee… spiked.

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Here we are with Katie, the owner.

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Krystal won a Noon t-shirt. Yay Krystal!

Last stop: Little Cake Bakery

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By this time we were all on a sugar high.

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Frosting shots anyone?

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The chef gave us some of the shop background. I love her pink coat.

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Some flavors…

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The shop is small… not much seating. So we each had boxed cupcakes to take for the road.

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Yum!

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When we went our separate ways, we each received a swag bag put together by the Broke Socialite. My favorite… the Low Country Luxe Sugah candle. Oh my!

But Julie and I made one more stop. Because we missed the first tour, we went to one of the places we really wanted to see.

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I’m glad we did because it was the cutest little shop.

Filled with all dark chocolates.

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Amazing.

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And homemade cinnamon marshmallows, too.

It was a great day.

Oh yeah…

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See these two ladies. Tami from Running with Tweezers is on the left and Helen from Tartelette is on the right.

Tami arranged for Tartelette to give us a macarons class on Sunday. It was fabulous and I can’t wait to tell you all about it… soon.

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jenny be cheery said...

uh.maz.ing.!!!
and a macaron lesson from helene to boot?
yeah…i’s jealous! xx

January 19, 2010 12:21 AM
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Kelly said...

Your day sounds wonderful! Wow!

January 19, 2010 12:31 AM
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Sandy said...

Oh. Em. Gee. Holy moly that is a lot of sugar for one day. Everything looks soo scrumptious and sweet! I’m getting hungry just looking at this post. Great pictures too Bakerella!!!

January 19, 2010 12:32 AM
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Megan said...

Ohhhhh yum! You make me wish I wasn’t so far away from ATL now! Those marshmallows remind me I need a find a recipe and try those out for myself!

January 19, 2010 12:33 AM
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Spicy said...

Girl, has anyone ever told you you’re adorable? I love seeing your smiling face.

January 19, 2010 12:34 AM
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Janine Patterson said...

Wow – I am frequently amazed by the baked goods and sweets that come out of the south. These all seem so amazing. What a fabulous weekend!

January 19, 2010 12:35 AM
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Quinn said...

Helen’s macaroon session!!!! Oh my God!!! I wish I could be there too… :(

January 19, 2010 12:38 AM
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Amy said...

YUM! It all looks soooooo good!

January 19, 2010 12:39 AM
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Jamie said...

Wow! I am so craving cupcakes right now…that’s not a good thing when it’s almost 11pm. Maybe I will dream of cupcakes, that would be sweet. Hehe Get it? Sweet. Ok, I’m tired, I need to go to bed!

January 19, 2010 12:42 AM
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Pam said...

Ohhhhhh, it all looks SO yummy! I’m curious though…I’d never heard of Coca Cola cake (or cupcakes before) and now twice in this one post. I’m going to have to go Google and try that one for myself. Well, I mean, is Coca Cola not the beverage of choice on so many a G-rated occasion?

January 19, 2010 12:43 AM
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Pam said...

And doesn’t it figure that when I DO Google “Coca Cola Cupcakes”, I come across this? :-) http://www.bakerella.com/snow-globe-coca-cola-cupcakes/

Too cute bakerella!

January 19, 2010 12:49 AM
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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Sounds like a whole lot of FUN!

January 19, 2010 12:51 AM
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Helen - Tartelette said...

I never thought I’d ever say this after 2 tours but I just got hungry again :)
It was such a blast hanging out with you druing Sugar Coma and at the workshop! You’re a sweetheart with the coolest shoes :)

Can’t wait to come back!

January 19, 2010 12:54 AM
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rachel said...

yummm!! so nice to know some great places I can run to here in the ATL when I’m needing a serious sugar fix!!

January 19, 2010 01:03 AM
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Heather said...

Coca-cola cupcakes! Must try those.

January 19, 2010 01:15 AM
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Carmen Henesy said...

Goodness, after 21 years of forensic nursing conferences, a week at the morgue in Miami, learning forensic photography, etc, what I need, now that I’ve retired is something fun like this!

January 19, 2010 01:32 AM
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Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

ooooh what an awesome-ly delicious afternoon! LOVE IT :)

January 19, 2010 01:47 AM
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More to Be Seen said...

Wow. I really shouldn’t have looked at this post. I’ve put myself on a diet (again) and like a good little dieter, was eating carrot sticks while surfing the web. Then I thought “Lets head over to Bakerella for the lastest post”. Now after seeing all that SUGAR I’m REALLY craving. Ahhh, stupid carrot sticks.

January 19, 2010 01:49 AM
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Chelsie said...

Looks like you had the most amazin time!

January 19, 2010 02:03 AM
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morgana said...

OMG. You REALLY know how to have fun !!!!

January 19, 2010 02:25 AM
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Tracie Smith said...

I’m on a sugar high just READING about all the sugar you guys consumed in a day! I’m also quite jealous…

January 19, 2010 03:00 AM
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linda said...

this sounded like such a fab “tour!”
thanks for sharing…
& you got to make macarons with helen…how very incredible…
bakerella…why don’t you & tartlette promote a trip to the east coast & “bake” with us!

January 19, 2010 04:23 AM
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Fred said...

OMG!!

This is the best excursion ever!!

The cupcakes, the sweetys, the sugar *__*

all amazing!!

VIVA O AÇÚCAR!

January 19, 2010 04:59 AM
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Noura - Middle East said...

Ah I wish I have such things in my country
so excited <3
I like your face :D

January 19, 2010 05:00 AM
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Maryam ALAwadhi said...

OMG. You REALLY know how to have fun !!!!

January 19, 2010 05:01 AM
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Sandra said...

What a great yummy tour to be on!!

January 19, 2010 05:24 AM
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Applecore said...

Wow this looks absolutely amazing. I am seething with jealousy, we don’t have a single place like this anywhere near where I live. And the forsting shots?! *dies*

January 19, 2010 05:28 AM
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Lisa Sturgill said...

YUMMMMMYYYYYY!!!! And to think I avoid the ATL like the plague, only traveling to the airport!!! I think a trip to HOT-lanta is in order for my daughter & I, to check out these shops!!!

Together we have bee attempting to perfect the cake bite. Yes many may say easy, but dipping can be a problem…LOL not that anyone minds a bit of extra chocolate or vanilla candy coating on the bottom!!!!!

Thanks so much for posting all the great photos! I have to say, when I first moved here to GA, was sad to leave my home in WA (of 35+ years), but the cooking..well nothing like it!!!!

January 19, 2010 05:37 AM
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Mishti said...

It breaks my heart to read your posts without being able to see pictures :( Flickr is banned here in Dubai for no good reason :( :( :(

January 19, 2010 06:19 AM
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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

You are so lucky! I’d love to do something like that!

January 19, 2010 06:43 AM
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Jordan said...

there
are
no
words…except one big YUM!!

how the heck are we women suppose to stay “taught, trim & terrific” with such delicious in this world??!!

January 19, 2010 06:45 AM
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K said...

that sounds fun!! I am def making those frosting shots for our next get together!! YUM!! what a great idea!

January 19, 2010 06:52 AM
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Ezzirah said...

What fun! Makes me want to get something like that organized where I live!

January 19, 2010 07:13 AM
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Andrea said...

Oooooooh! Sugarcoma!! What a sweet surprise this morning. Just looking at it will make me have to take a third Zumba class! Great camera (hope you’re enjoying it!)
xo

January 19, 2010 07:21 AM
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Lisa said...

What a great weekend. Sugar Coma is the perfect name for this. What a perfect day for us Southern Gals! If you are what you eat then this is why the southern gals are so sweet:)

January 19, 2010 07:45 AM
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The Teacher Cooks said...

It was a great day. I did the morning tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be posting on my blog this afternoon.

January 19, 2010 07:52 AM
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meg said...

Omg this whole thing’s amaaaaaaaaaaaazing. :) I think I just gained weight by reading your post and seeing all those pictures :o Really nice! I can’t wait to see your post about those macarons soon as well! ;)

January 19, 2010 08:23 AM
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shelly (cookies and cups) said...

Oh how I wish I was there too! That looks like heaven!

January 19, 2010 08:36 AM
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Vivian said...

I loved reading this post. It was a nice taste of home while being far away at school. Thanks!!

January 19, 2010 08:36 AM
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Hilary said...

Oh WOW! If there were an excursion like that when I am, I would go and die so happy…

I can definitely see why its called Sugarcoma!

January 19, 2010 08:37 AM
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A Cupcake for Moose said...

I smell a road trip to Atlanta! Looks like you had a blast Bakerella! Can’t wait to hear more!

January 19, 2010 08:41 AM
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Paula - bell'alimento said...

So bummed to have missed this! What fun! Shameeka did an ah-mazing job! I MUST make the next one ; ) But I am glad that we got to hang out on Sunday at the Macaron Class! Baci!

January 19, 2010 08:42 AM
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The Broke Socialite said...

I’m soooooooooooooo glad you were able to come. I’m still pinching myself and wondering if it was real. Thanks for participating (and I’m glad you got over to Cacao…isn’t it the cutest?)!

January 19, 2010 08:53 AM
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jana said...

This post should have come with a warning. I drooled all over my desk. Be sure to alert others this is to be read with a napkin and at a time when you can run to the nearest cupcake store!!:) This is fabulous. I am totally thinking about a road trip to Atlanta now!

Thanks for posting!

January 19, 2010 08:58 AM
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Lorie said...

Looks like a super yummy afternoon! Thank you for sharing your sugar coma with us :)

January 19, 2010 09:13 AM
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katie said...

What a fantastic day! I’m totally fantasizing about being there! lol mmm and now i’m inspired to make marshmallows!

January 19, 2010 09:29 AM
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retrobakery said...

your life does NOT SUCK! Everything looks DELISH. Vegas needs to put something like that together!

January 19, 2010 09:33 AM
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Dana said...

Now you have given me many more reason to stop by Atlanta while I travel to Savannah. Looks like you had a yummy day!

January 19, 2010 09:34 AM
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Patti Davis said...

I adored meeting you!! Can’t wait to get to know you better in 2010! I do believe I might still be on my sugar high.

January 19, 2010 09:34 AM
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Andrea said...

So much fun. How do you get hooked up with an event like this? I am sure they just invited you..but the rest???

January 19, 2010 09:43 AM
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Kara said...

This isn’t fair… I lived in ATL for something like 20 years but quite clearly pre-dated all of this yumminess. I might just have to make a trip back “home” now! My mom thanks you for the motivation.

January 19, 2010 09:44 AM
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Tasha said...

SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALL THE FUN!!!!!
Wished I was there:)

January 19, 2010 09:49 AM
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Jennifer C. said...

WOW. i wish i had known about this! i’m excited to have new places to try! we love Sublime donuts — that orange star you have pictured is one of my favorites!

January 19, 2010 09:55 AM
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Farrah said...

I wish I lived closer to Atlanta now! heh Someone needs to make lickable montiors hahaha. Thank you for sharing now I’m jonesing for something sweet.

January 19, 2010 09:55 AM
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Ali Berry said...

You, missy, are living the sweet life.

January 19, 2010 10:06 AM
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Jane Beatty said...

Wow looks like you had a fantastic …yummy time……….

January 19, 2010 10:10 AM
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Morgan said...

Oh dear, macarons! Im super excited! :D

January 19, 2010 10:10 AM
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Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) said...

oh my goodness it looks like you had such an amazing time! i’m so jealous! so glad you made the time to stop into Cacao =)

January 19, 2010 10:34 AM
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Liz said...

I feel the need to bake delicate yummies, preferable with chocolate, oh wait gotta go just remebered a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake in the fridge.

January 19, 2010 11:00 AM
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Kari said...

Frosting shots? I don’t think I would ever leave that place. Everything looks so good!

January 19, 2010 11:04 AM
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Ashlie said...

All I can say is WOW. I’ve been lost in all of your links to the different bakeries and restaurant from this post and I have fallen in love!!! Atlanta sounds amazing! (coming from a small-town girl from Michigan) I’ve already started planning my trip south! Thanks so much for doing what you do, Bakerella! :-]

January 19, 2010 11:09 AM
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Kwil said...

Oh my gosh, I would have been up all night from all of the goodies, adrenaline, sugar! It all looks so wonderful! I’m drooling over here.

January 19, 2010 11:12 AM
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life and kitchen said...

I love the name sugarcoma for an event! And I wish that I lived closer to Atlanta so that I could have attended… yum!

January 19, 2010 11:32 AM
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Kristen said...

OMG. You have just made this 34-week pregnant girl nearly salivate all over her keyboard. I want to eat ALL of it!!!! Must find some sugar, STAT…

January 19, 2010 11:35 AM
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If it comes in pink said...

I love her pink coat as well (I wonder why;)

January 19, 2010 11:38 AM
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tami said...

I was going to go to this, i wish I did then I could have met yah in person,darn it! My schedule is soo darn hectic. Glad you had fun!

January 19, 2010 11:51 AM
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Cupcake Activist said...

Wow! talk about being in heaven! I would eat until I exploded! I know my husband would like to try a Coca-Cola cupcake sometime.

January 19, 2010 12:08 PM
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Beckie said...

I am just drooling at this point. SO GLAD that viewing doesn’t add calories to my diet.
Thanks for a wonderful experience.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

January 19, 2010 12:21 PM
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Jamie Johnson said...

Your day sounds like a dream! Wish I could have been there!

January 19, 2010 12:52 PM
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Jennifer said...

Makes me wish I lived in Atlanta!!

January 19, 2010 12:57 PM
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Brittany said...

I’m going to cross my fingers and hope that heaven is a lot like SugarComa ;) Except everything will be calorie free…sigh. :0)

January 19, 2010 01:51 PM
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Married to an Aussie in OK said...

Shut UP. I want to go on these things! Where does one get the press pass? ;) I love how they all were using Coca-Cola in their ingredients, it being Atlanta and all… and I seriously want the recipe for that miniature trifle thingie and the cinnamon marshmallows. YUM.

January 19, 2010 02:25 PM
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Cindy said...

I want to make homemade marshmallows but am intimidated. I may just throw caution to the wind and do it already!!!

January 19, 2010 02:53 PM
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Sarah said...

Wow, that looks like any food bloggers dream! So glad you could share your experience with us!x

January 19, 2010 03:04 PM
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Kendall said...

I spend about 80% of my time in Tallahassee, FL…and the other 20% in Chattanooga, TN… considering that I drive through Atlanta every time I drive between the two…and considering that when I’m in Chattanooga, I’m only about an hour and a half away from ATL…I think I’m gonna have to pay some of these places a visit.

January 19, 2010 03:34 PM
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Heather said...

I’d like to be you for one day… and I pick this past Saturday!

January 19, 2010 03:42 PM
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Macey said...

Oh how fun.

January 19, 2010 03:43 PM
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Julie said...

Oh my word! I’d be back for the frosting shots alone! Looks like a fun and fabulous time was had by all…..yummy!

January 19, 2010 03:49 PM
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Melody said...

Wow! I wish we had something like that here in Austin. I would love to go on that tour.

January 19, 2010 04:00 PM
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Claire said...

You got me at the frosting shots, WOW!!!! I have no idea you could do those. I’m in love :-) I need to know how to make those.

January 19, 2010 04:26 PM
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Kathleen said...

OMG, what a great blog post. I am so hungry after reading it. I live here in Atlanta (well actually Roswell) and can’t WAIT to hit the road my self. Looks like so much fun!

January 19, 2010 04:51 PM
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tami h. said...

it WAS such a fun day, wasn’t it :)

so glad to be on the tour with you…and to be able to spend Sunday with you as well. can’t wait to see your post about the Macaron class!

and i’m with TBS…glad you made it to Cacao…one of my favorite spots in ATL.

- tami

January 19, 2010 06:11 PM
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my spatula said...

i love, and hate, sugar coma. you have the BEST smile.

January 19, 2010 06:14 PM
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Donna said...

Bakerella- When are you going to do a cookbook? I got PW’s for Christmas.
And…I live in Dalton- I want to go on a sugar tour with you!!!

January 19, 2010 06:20 PM
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Pamela said...

LOVED reading all about this tour! I think I got a sugar high from just looking at the pictures. Is the frosting shot spiked? It sounds like a great addition to a dessert party!

January 19, 2010 07:27 PM
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Susan said...

Ms. Angie
You know all the right people. I want to be you for a while. I also want to be one of the judges for the Memphis in May BBQ contest that I keep seeing on the Food Network. I’d pay to be in that line up. I think I could handle a sugar coma for a day. I know I’d pay for it afterward, but it would be worth it.

January 19, 2010 07:54 PM
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Sherri@lavenderfields said...

Great pictures! What a wonderful looking event! Now I”m hungry! THanks for sharing! I love your site, and it is on my list of favourites so I can stop by often! Hope your week is going well! Sherri : )

January 19, 2010 07:58 PM
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Sumaya said...

Bakerella, how awesome!! So I am really really curious to know how you get involved (or invited!) to these things? I’m assuming its probably through your blog that you first met these folks… I’m in Southern California… any tips on how i can get in the loop? :D

January 19, 2010 07:59 PM
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Danielle said...

Looks like you had fun and had a lot of great sweets!

January 19, 2010 08:02 PM
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So Spiffy said...

What fun you had, and the marshmallows… sound and look every word of YUMMY!

January 19, 2010 08:04 PM
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kristin kunoff said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!! I WANT TO GO WITH YOU NEXT TIME!!!! And hopefully I will have a bakery that you will come visit some day!

January 19, 2010 08:06 PM
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Janelle said...

Fabulous! I am so planning a trip to Atlanta!!

January 19, 2010 08:41 PM
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Jennifer said...

That looked like tons of fun and those frosting shots just gave me inspiration for my husband’s upcoming bday party. He would rather have frosting than shots of liquor!

January 20, 2010 12:16 AM
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a home far away said...

Lokks like a wonderful day and the photos are amazing!!

Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

January 20, 2010 03:02 AM
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Marta said...

Sounds like so much fun!! And so exotic for a European girl like me!

xx

January 20, 2010 05:45 AM
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Rachel V. said...

All I can say is,…… MACAROONS, Macaroons, macaroons, macaroons!!!!!!!! Can’t WAIT!!!!!

January 20, 2010 06:19 AM
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jackie from Texas said...

oh my fat thighs that chocolate looks so devine. oh if my hubby would only get me some of THOSE for valentiens day…and if he dosent perhaps i will get some for myself- cupid loves me!

January 20, 2010 10:34 AM
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Leeann said...

This post isn’t even right…omg…wow…I want to dive inside my computer.

January 20, 2010 11:47 AM
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Mrs. Jen B said...

Wow…that is just…

Wow.

January 20, 2010 12:01 PM
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mindy@thesuburbanlife said...

Good Lord, Almighty! I’m feeling kind of faint and I have this rushing feeling in my chest…could it be a vicarious sugar rush? I can only imagine how fun that day must have been! I’m thinking about recreating it in my own kitchen, set up little stations and mosey around all afternoon. Lordy. =)
Mindy
http://www.thesuburbanlife.com

January 20, 2010 12:57 PM
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