Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The San Francisco Signing

I thought I would do a little spring cleaning. I have a few posts I have been wanting to share for a while now and this seems like just as good a time as any to start. This is actually one of the more recent ones. And, it’s from back right before I went in the hospital, when I was in San Francisco. I flew out there for  two main reasons.

This was one of them.

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A super fun book signing at one of my publisher’s retail stores.

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Chronicle Books of course.

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Hi cutie. I love how you came in Chronicle matching colors.

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These two were fun. Completely dedicated cake pop makers. Seriously, check out all their color-coded bookmarks. They had a game plan.

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I’m gushing here. He was so sweet. We had just had the best exchange of hugs. You can see more in the slideshow below.

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Hi Parisa and your friend from Australia, if I remember correctly. Parisa makes awesome Google Android Cake Pops.

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I want to thank everyone that came out that Saturday afternoon. It was rainy and miserable, but you wouldn’t know it by all your happy faces.

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Cutie pie here in the middle makes make cake pops, too … and all by herself. I think she was 10 or 11. Impressive.

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I made new friends in San Fran and I have a new bracelet to prove it. Thank you sweetie.

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Here’s Kaye and Lulu from Clout and About.

They put together a great recap and interview from the day. Check it out here.

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This is Paul (brother of Mike) Myers and his beautiful wife, Liza.

Liza works at Chronicle.

And Paul, well Paul really is Mike Myers’ brother. Just imagine him with brown hair and they are almost like twins. Paul might be cuter though.

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This is just a bunch of books.

On a table.

Stacked and standing.

I’m sorry, but I’ll never get tired of seeing that.

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Thanks Terri, Kevin, Peter, Liza and Leigh! It was such a fun day.

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Click on the graphic link above if you were at the signing and would like to see your photo. And thanks again for coming.

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Sorry. I forgot my side smile … and wave.

Kidney Update: Mom gets her testing this week. I still have to meet with a couple of doctors and I think that’s it. If we both pass, I guess I could be looking at another hospital stay soon. On another positive note, I’ve lost ten pounds since these photos. I guess dialysis has it’s perks. Well, not really dialysis, but the diet I’m on because of dialysis. I’m estranged from my dear friend, chocolate. Unfortunately, we haven’t spoken in a while. And I rarely get to talk to my dairy friends either. But soon we will make amends I know it.

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Janet said...

So glad to “see” you again! And very happy to hear that things are progressing well with your transplant. Good luck!

April 13, 2011 10:27 AM
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Jiann said...

I go to UC Berkeley and when I saw that you were coming to San Francisco, I freaked out and bought a copy of your book to get it signed when I met you. But, I had a computer science project due and and physics midterm approaching so I couldn’t go :[ But I’m glad you had fun in San Francisco and I hope you visit again soon!

Also, I’m thrilled to hear that you’re hanging in there; I admire your strength and will to keep your blog going. Best of luck!

April 13, 2011 10:30 AM
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Debbie said...

Glad to see your post and get the updates!! Sending you prayers and sunny thoughts!!

April 13, 2011 10:39 AM
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Susan said...

Angie: I send you heartfelt wishes. I know there your mom will be a match and you will be flying high sooner than expected. Your book signings look like so much fun and you look fantastic. When you’re ready to indulge in chocolate again I’ll send you my double dark chocolate macarons–on a stick of course!

April 13, 2011 10:40 AM
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Sage said...

Glad to see an update, hope you’re feeling okay.

April 13, 2011 10:48 AM
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Shelly Gebert said...

Wow, Paul & Mike Myers look like they are twins! Glad to hear you are doing well. I hope it all goes smoothly and you can have your dear friends, chocolate & dairy, back soon!

April 13, 2011 11:03 AM
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Lisa said...

You look beautiful Angie, hope your birthday was a happy one. Sending you lovely thoughts and great hope.
Hugs

April 13, 2011 11:04 AM
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Lynnette said...

Missed you and I hope all goes well for you.

April 13, 2011 11:09 AM
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deede said...

Angie,

Take care of yourself, get good rest and know that you have a multitude of people who care. Really. We mean it. You’re one sweet peach!

April 13, 2011 11:28 AM
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Carol Adams said...

Great photos…
See how many people love you, dear!
You do have a great book but it’s YOU that people are drawn to! Just remember that!
Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you.. (isn’t that a song??)
I am sending huge hugs, healing prayers and thoughts your way for this journey you are on!
I live with a chronic illness too, which requires immuno suppressant drugs, also.
Hugs and much love!

April 13, 2011 11:35 AM
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Laura E. said...

Hey there!
I have to confess i´ve never done a cakepop, but reading your blog is so inspiring to me that i´m planning to do it as soon as I get married and have my own kitchen(so i can make some disasters in it hehe)
Anyway, i´m commenting to tell you that from the Dominican Republic you have a fan that´s praying for you and your kidney and your mom, so that everything comes out ok and i get to learn more recipes from you.
Much love and kisses!!

April 13, 2011 12:06 PM
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Joy Johnson said...

I’m glad you posted. You have been in my prayers! I pray everything goes well with you and your mom being a match!
God Bless you and your complete recovery!!!!

April 13, 2011 12:31 PM
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Amy Holly said...

You are so amazing!!! You are in my thoughts and prayers and I sure hope and pray all goes wonderfully and that you and your mom will be safe!!! xoxox luv luvz!

April 13, 2011 12:51 PM
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Rachel said...

Here’s hoping and believing for the best! You are a very talented woman and are a positive influence on a lot of people. Praying for complete healing.

April 13, 2011 12:55 PM
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BeeJay said...

Thinking of you and I hope for a speedy recovery!!

April 13, 2011 01:17 PM
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Beverly said...

Keeping you and your Mom in prayer, Love yah!

April 13, 2011 01:32 PM
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Heather H. said...

You are in my prayers!

April 13, 2011 01:35 PM
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Lib M. said...

It’s always good to see a new post from you. I hope the tests turn out well, and you can get back to your chocolate-eating self in no time!

April 13, 2011 01:59 PM
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Renee said...

Thank you for the “cake pop therapy session.” I was pouring out my cake pop woes to you, and I had no idea you were so sick, and you were so gracious. That’s a terrible pic of me, but of course, it was a rainy day, but it was such a thrill to meet you. God Bless you and yours!

April 13, 2011 02:13 PM
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Sara S. in WI said...

Prayers for you and your mom.

April 13, 2011 02:20 PM
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Dana said...

So glad to see you posting! We all miss you, but take care of yourself and you’ll be back to chocolate in no time. :)

April 13, 2011 02:29 PM
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Terri Miracle said...

Sooo nice to see your lovely smile, & post! Have checked several times a day, just to see if maybe your up going a bit! Sooo in our hearts & prayers! Blessings!

April 13, 2011 02:29 PM
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Lib said...

So good to hear from you again! Hope all goes well with your Mom’s tests. This is a lousy way to lose 10 lbs!

April 13, 2011 02:41 PM
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Tiffany aka Mommy in Real Life said...

Ack!! I can’t believe I missed you coming here! I’m in Marin, just across the GGB from SF!! I totally would have gotten your John Hancock if I’d known. I’m sort of offended you didn’t send me a personal invite. How can you just dismiss blog reader #4379?!

LOL!! I’m trapped in a hotel room in LA with a sick child and 3-day tix to Disneyland. I’m going a little stir crazy.

I’m having all fingers and toes crossed on the whole Mom-kidney-dialysis deal. Yay for weightloss, silver lining? No? Seriously, this really sucks. I am so sorry that you and your family are going through this.

Is it wrong that I want to make Kidney shaped Cake Pops in your honor?

Get better very soon! Obviously my cake pop ideas are less than stellar. We need your brilliance back!

April 13, 2011 03:03 PM
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Jodi said...

It’s so good to see new posts from you. Hope it’s a sign that you are feeling better. :) Good luck with the tests and the doctor visits. Congrats on the 10lbs! A win is a win! Take care.

April 13, 2011 03:26 PM
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Jane T in NW Louisiana said...

Continuing prayers!!!

April 13, 2011 03:40 PM
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deb said...

Everybody sign your donor cards please. There is no reason for so many people to be waiting for a kidney. Much love to you and your mom, Bakerella! I’m glad your mom’s testing is going well.

April 13, 2011 03:52 PM
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Lynda said...

I don’t even know you and I have been SO worried about you! Thank you for posting an update! Your book signings look like fun! Where can we buy your book in Canada? :D

April 13, 2011 04:11 PM
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Melanie said...

Bakerella you have been so generous and shared so much with all of us. May God bless you and your family with good health and a wonderful life for many more years!

April 13, 2011 04:14 PM
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Sarah said...

Glad to see you back. Thinking of you. You are so positive and your smile is infectious!

April 13, 2011 04:25 PM
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Nancy M. said...

It’s nice to see that you’re blogging again! I’ve missed your updates, but completely understand your absence. Wishing you the best with your health!

April 13, 2011 05:38 PM
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Sarah said...

I’m 10, and I love your blog and hope you get better soon so you can come to Minneapolis. It was sad there without you.

April 13, 2011 05:40 PM
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ellie said...

Wishing you every bit of good luck over the coming months. You have such a lovely smile too – you deserve every bit of your success!

April 13, 2011 06:23 PM
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Pudding Pie Lane said...

Congratulations! So happy to hear this story, it inspires other food bloggers out there to keep blogging and do it because you can inspire other people to bake too :)

April 13, 2011 06:39 PM
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lauren said...

Hey Bakerella, under my friend Collette and her bro Joshua, you made a typo

“Cutie pie here MAKES MAKE cake pops”

:(|)

April 13, 2011 07:22 PM
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Sweet Creations by Stephanie said...

Still keeping you and your mom in my prayers! Glad to see you were up to posting!

April 13, 2011 07:56 PM
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Caitlin B. said...

I am so happy to see you’re ok! My prayers are with you!!

April 13, 2011 08:12 PM
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Brenda said...

So good to see a new post from you. Thinking of you. My husband is on dialysis so I understand how your days are.

April 13, 2011 08:14 PM
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Elizabeth Carll said...

so happy to hear you’re doing well. wishing you much luck in your transplant endeavor.

April 13, 2011 08:24 PM
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Margie said...

Hi! Fairly new to your site but have loved it since and it is a great inspiration to me. I have never posted anything before but I just wanted to wish you the BEST and can’t wait for you to reunite with The Chocolates and The Dairy’s to see what other deliciousness you come up with next ; )
P.S. Loved all your pictures, looked like lots of fun.

April 13, 2011 08:27 PM
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Kathy said...

It’s nice to know that you’re back and are alright, and healthy ;) recover soon, won’t you? ^^

April 13, 2011 08:36 PM
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Vanessa Schultz said...

I’m so happy that you’re mom might be a fit for a kidney. Many prayers and thoughts are always headed your way whenever I click on your link in my favourites. (Which is several times a week or more!!) Take good care of yourself! {hug}

April 13, 2011 08:36 PM
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MaryBeth said...

Wishing you and chocolate reunite soon! Dairy can stop by for a visit too since they make a good pair.

Hugs and well wishes for a match and a speedy recovery!

April 13, 2011 08:42 PM
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isabella said...

dear bakerella,
WHEN ARE YOU COMING TO NYC????!!!!
my friends and i (in 8th grade) REALLY want to make you cake pops!!!! we are baking for a class project and we are going to make fish cake pops. :-)
GET BETTER!!!
<3, XOXOXO
isa

April 13, 2011 08:48 PM
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Noelle said...

I LOVE YOUR CAKE POPS!! You make baking fun haha! Thats so nice of you to sign books and meet everyone like that! Your truely one of my role models. :)

April 13, 2011 09:23 PM
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Erli said...

You’re always in my prayers. I work for a dialysis company for over 10 years on the island of Oahu. I understand. Get well soon. Aloha!

April 13, 2011 11:50 PM
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Mom from the country said...

Praying for you and your mom and that everything goes well for you both. I’m in your same boat with chocolate, gotta lay off of that and caffeine from now on. I had surgery recently and come to find out that is what causes what I had. Oh how I miss chocolate :)

April 14, 2011 12:11 AM
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Mom from the country said...

Too, will you be in KC anytime in the future?

April 14, 2011 12:12 AM
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Leah said...

SO glad to hear from you, praying for ya Lady!!!!
Made chocolate chocolate cake balls last weekend, I think I’ll eat one now! =)

April 14, 2011 12:56 AM
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Julie said...

I just got your book shipped ALL the way to Denmark (Scandinavia) and I’ll just say that it is super fantastic awesome! I love it. Whishing you and your mom the best of luck. Big big hugs!
- Julie

April 14, 2011 03:11 AM
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Tanya McNae said...

i hope it all goes well with you and your mum. the book signings look like fun . I live in New Zealand and got my book through amazon , my friends all want to burrow it but it’s just my fave and direct them to amazon lol. So when you are better you need to make your way down under it would be huge !
Take care.

April 14, 2011 05:09 AM
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Tammie said...

I am continually inspired by your creative ability and now your strength and upbeat outlook during such a difficult time. Sending lots of good thoughts your way and praying everything goes well for the final testing and your mom is the match that you need. Thanks for the update I was wondering about you.

April 14, 2011 08:29 AM
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Carmen said...

Love u B’rella!!
U r in my prayers!

April 14, 2011 08:51 AM
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Stephanie-Oh said...

Wow! Looks like San Fran signing was lots of fun! First time I’ve posted but long time reader of your blog. Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your site. I’m sending best wishes your way. Steph

April 14, 2011 08:58 AM
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Genny said...

Glad to see you are posting again and so happy things are looking good for you and your mom! Keeping you in my prayers!

April 14, 2011 09:05 AM
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Erika B. Flores said...

I hope everything works out! Keeping happy thoughts for you! ^_^

April 14, 2011 09:14 AM
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Sarah said...

I’ve been checking in here like a loon, hoping for an update on how you’re feeling! Sending good vibes your way and happy belated birthday!

April 14, 2011 09:15 AM
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Mary Anne said...

Good luck: I hope all goes well, and we’ll see you posting again soon!

April 14, 2011 09:15 AM
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The Teacher Cooks said...

I’ve been thinking of you. i

April 14, 2011 09:36 AM
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Aimee said...

I recently saw your book at my local Target, and I literally gasped I was so excited. Had I not been several days out from payday, I would’ve bought it then, but I promise, I’m going back to buy it!

And wow, you didn’t have to say that we could imagine Paul with brown hair. When I read it, I looked at the pic and was like, “Wow, no kidding. He looks just like Mike.” I bet you had a great time being with Paul & Liza. It looks like SO much fun!

Hoping your mom is a great match for you. <3

April 14, 2011 11:38 AM
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Sam said...

So, I’m flipping through the Cambria Cove catalog and what do I see? Your cake pop book! How awesome!! Congratulations!

April 14, 2011 11:39 AM
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Sonja D. said...

So glad to hear from you! I ‘ m looking forward to making your chick cake pops for Easter. I hope to bring smiles just as you bring me with your amazing creations. Take care and we are all sending wishes of good health your way.

April 14, 2011 11:47 AM
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Jenni G. said...

Lovely photos! And I really love your haircut!!! Prayers going up for you about the kidney tests. I’m so glad you are staying positive — only a glass-half-full girl could see the upside of dialysis! :)

April 14, 2011 12:13 PM
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Hypothetical Woman said...

Wow, looks like you had a great time! You’re looking well – but no chocolate? Boo… I’m glad to hear it isn’t permanent! If you’re off dairy as well I recommend Soya Dessert as comfort food. And I hope you and your mother are in tip-top condition soon!

April 14, 2011 12:39 PM
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SP said...

I *love* that jacket you have on, where is it from, pray tell?!

April 14, 2011 12:48 PM
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Sheila H. said...

It’s amazing to me that you were in the hospital shortly after these photos were taken. You have such a beautiful, soft presence about you–it’s not just the cake pops-it’s YOU- that draws people to your signings/website/etc. Thanks for keeping us updated on how you’re doing-hopefully the appt will go well this week. I remember when my family got tests to see if we were bone marrow matches for my sisters bone marrow transplant-stressful and emotionally can be draining. You are in my prayers. p.s. I’ll be sure to have an extra piece of chocolate in your honor ;)

April 14, 2011 01:04 PM
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casey said...

I hope to hear some good news soon!!! My prayers and thoughts are with you!

BTW – Paul Myers and Mike Myers look EXACTLY alike. Makes me wonder if he was ever a understudy in one of MIke’s Austin Powers movies. lol.

April 14, 2011 01:28 PM
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Patti said...

You Go Girl! Keep smiling….Many Blessings…to you and your Mother…

April 14, 2011 01:56 PM
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Shannon Fralish said...

I adore your website/blog and you are the most endearingly sweet celebrity out there! Good wishes to you and your mom for positive results and speedy recoveries! Can’t wait to see more posts — and maybe I’ll get to catch you at a future book signing. Take good care of yourself…

April 14, 2011 02:50 PM
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meli :) said...

i really hope you get better ,i miss you! and i always check the site for see if you are better i send you all my preyers .i hope you are going to be so happy like always after this:) i really need see you smile !!!! I’m going to be happy when everything goes ok whit you and your mother:) kiss ^.^

April 14, 2011 03:34 PM
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Julia @ 1001tealcranes said...

Happy to hear you’re doing well and that the testing phase is almost done! Boo to no chocolate or cheese or milk or cream or butter. But Yay to weight loss! Good luck. Lots of Aloha and blessings from Hawaii!

April 14, 2011 03:36 PM
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Lucy said...

Thinking of you and hoping you get good news soon. So sorry that you have to go through all of this. It’s inspiring that you are keeping your spirits up and posting with smiling, happy photos. You will be back with chocolate soon I hope!

Cake pops are everywhere, and they always make me smile.

April 14, 2011 04:24 PM
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annie said...

I was so sad to miss that signing (I had it on my calendar and was looking forward to it for the longest time), but I was sick that weekend and had to stay home! Here’s hoping you’re back on your feet soon and feeling 110-percent! Sending lots of hugs your way… xo

April 14, 2011 06:47 PM
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melody said...

Who knew looking at pictures of random people could be so fun. I’m always so impressed by how you seem to get to know the people who come to your signing. That says a lot about you, and it’s no surprise you have so many fans. :)

April 14, 2011 07:35 PM
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Patricia Calef said...

I check every day to see if you have written. You sound so much better. I hope and pray your Mom is a match. Be well.

April 14, 2011 08:00 PM
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Josephine said...

Hey bakerella,i’ve missed all your lovely cake pops!:) God bless you,you are gonna do just fine!:D

April 14, 2011 09:05 PM
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Becky said...

Thanks for the update. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 14, 2011 09:54 PM
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Rhoda said...

Hello! I’m sending you warm thoughts & prayers for a complete recovery. I’m making BUNNY POPS tonight for very special kids in class. God bless you.

April 14, 2011 10:30 PM
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Geistgurl said...

I just bought your cake pops book. It looks SO easy. I can’t wait to do this with my daughter. :)

April 14, 2011 11:14 PM
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Melanie said...

So good to see your cute face again…even it is minus the side smile and wave :) prayers for your recovery

April 15, 2011 12:28 AM
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Routhie said...

You are beautiful. Best wishes. xx

April 15, 2011 01:00 AM
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Sakina kamdar said...

OMG!! I am your newest fan, And I must say that I am obsessed!! Your are so amazing words can’t express how impressed I am with all of your creative ideas! Your like a cake goddess or more like a sweet goddess. I am going to try about 10 things I have seen on your blog. Plus I have to go and get a few copies of your book, because my family is going to go crazy for this stuff. I was also wondering if you could show something Dr.Suess related in cake pops? Good luck and tons of well wishes you are amazing!

April 15, 2011 01:36 AM
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Nancy said...

As someone said in an earlier post, life without you is like cake without frosting. You bring so many smiles to so many people! Hope you’re soon on the road to recovery with lots of chocolate! Take care of yourself!

April 15, 2011 07:50 AM
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Finchy said...

Still thinking of you, wishing you and your mom well as you go through this journey.
Finchy

April 15, 2011 10:16 AM
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Martha R. said...

Sending good vibes your way. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Good Luck with everything!

April 15, 2011 11:47 AM
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Tara said...

Bakerella, I would just like to say that this website of yours is AMAZING! I’ve always loved baking for my friends & family. I came across your website a few weeks ago and fell in love! Tried the red velvet cake balls & nutter butter balls, everyone keeps asking me to make more!! Your amazing, I look forward to your future posts! <3

April 15, 2011 03:08 PM
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Kyra said...

I seriously sighed with relief after seeing that there was a new post. I’ve been worried!

April 15, 2011 03:46 PM
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Merisilla Peña said...

hi… i want your book with your sign on it… but im from Mexico soo… i think i dont have either soon :(… im still waiting that someday i bougth your book.. xD… xoxo

April 15, 2011 06:24 PM
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trisha shamp said...

I just love to see how happy the people in the pix at all your book events look….pure fun. Hugs and Prayers from fans in Elk River, MN — Trish (35) and Sophia Rose (7)

April 15, 2011 11:16 PM
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Karen said...

Great to see a post…and such a positive one! We miss you so much when yoiu’re away. Know that prayers are always coming your way. God Bless You (even more than He already has-blessed you with tremendous talent!)

April 16, 2011 12:13 AM
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Eloïse said...

Waiting for your book signing in france!!! Hope you’ll get better with your kidney!
xoxo

April 16, 2011 03:39 AM
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Suzanne said...

We love you, sweet Bakerella! God bless you and your mom! We are praying for both of you, and your family.

And I have to say, that while I was enjoying the great SF photos, I was saying to myself, “Hmmm….how does she eat so many goodies and stay so slim?”…and you say you’ve lost ten pounds since then? Wow Honey! Don’t lose any more, or when you do the side wave, you’ll disappear until you turn frontways again!

Anyhow, you’re a gorgeous woman and a lovely person, through thick and thin, and we love you, just the way you are! We’re all sending you tremendous amounts of love and support! Holding your hand, across the internets, and sending warm hugs!

April 16, 2011 09:02 AM
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Laura P. said...

So good to see you well enough to travel Bakerella! I hope are feeling better and that you and your mom are a match. Congrats again on the book!

April 16, 2011 01:39 PM
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Phoebe said...

I hope everything works out well for you and your mum, and you can go back to eating chocolate! I just wanted to thank you for your fabulous website and the inspiration you provide. It is a real ray of sunshine in my life when times are hard! Wishing you a speeding recovery (: Lots of love from England!

April 16, 2011 02:01 PM
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Christa said...

Miss you so very much, beautiful lady. Am keeping you close to my heart in thoughts and prayers. Peace and health to you.

April 16, 2011 07:06 PM
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Pedita said...

Thanks for another update, and glad to hear your health update. It’s school holidays in Australia which means cake pop making in our house. Your Easter chicks are adorable!

Keep well and praying for you.

April 16, 2011 07:16 PM
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Mary C. said...

Loved the slideshow!!! You are have a beautiful smile :)

April 16, 2011 09:05 PM
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Bella said...

No chocolate???? :-0 This *IS* serious!!!! Obviously I have to double up on my prayer campaign!!!!! You’re in them every day….
Hugs to you!

April 17, 2011 11:51 AM
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bridget {bake at 350} said...

LOVE the picture of you in the window! ?

And chocolate will just taste *that* much sweeter when you have it again!

April 17, 2011 03:38 PM
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Linnette said...

We are so waiting for you in Miami!!! =)

April 17, 2011 04:28 PM
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