Saturday, October 30, 2010

Too funny!

This is good for a giggle and another reason why Chronicle Books (my publisher) has been so much fun to work with. Besides their people, their super fun books and great design … they do crazy stuff like this. Check out what Liz and Anna dressed up as for their office Halloween festivities on Friday. I’m still laughing about it  …


… and I thought you guys might get a chuckle, too.

Now, since we’re talking costumes… any plans on dressing up this Halloween?

What are you … or your kids gonna be? I’d love to hear.

kiki said...

We had a party last night. I went at Flo, the Progressive Gal, and my dh went as “A hot babe out jogging” Mayhem. Go to my blog and see the picture.

October 30, 2010 10:06 AM
Jasmine said...

that is so awesome!!!!! bakerella love ftw!

October 30, 2010 10:07 AM
beth aka confusedhomemaker said...

Ha! Very cute. We’re attempting some cake pops this weekend. Maybe we could have used those costumes to get in the spirit :)

October 30, 2010 10:07 AM
Emily said...

Cute! I’m going as Minnie Mouse as we just visited the magic kingdom a month ago!

October 30, 2010 10:08 AM
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

Oh my gosh that is HILARIOUS!

October 30, 2010 10:09 AM
The Boob Nazi said...

hahahaha that is awesome! I wish I could be the clever.

October 30, 2010 10:15 AM
debbi said...

awesome costumes!!!

October 30, 2010 10:17 AM
Shelly the Chic Crafty Chick said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest costume set. Did they make that cupcake? I’d love to know how they made that if they did. Very impressive.

October 30, 2010 10:18 AM
Ali @ Three Baking Sheets said...

That’s hilarious.

I’m going to be a Zombie Lunchlady. Ladling up brains for the other partygoers.

October 30, 2010 10:19 AM
tina said...

my 13 yr old son went to his school’s masquerade ball as The Dread Pirate Roberts from “The Princess Bride”

October 30, 2010 10:20 AM
Jennifer Foster said...

That’s AWESOME!! See, everyone loves YOU!

October 30, 2010 10:21 AM
melanie said...

So mad I didn’t think of this costume. ROFL. I’m a cupcake…100% from scratch just like everything I bake…(my boyfriend is going at the baker)

October 30, 2010 10:24 AM
Janelle said...

That’s too funny!!! Love their costumes!!! My 3 and 2 year old are going to be My Little Ponies for Halloween this year.

October 30, 2010 10:29 AM
Julie said...

AHHH! Too funny! I love it!
My kids are a Flower loving Hippie, a Pink Pirate, and Superman! So adorable, and not matchy at all!

October 30, 2010 10:33 AM
Amber said...

My daughter (2) is going as a chef…and my son (1) is going as a sack of taters!! :) Wish I’D thought to go as Bakerella! I could have had an excuse to get one of those awesome shirts. ;)

October 30, 2010 10:36 AM
Donna said...

What a fab costume! I wish I knew how she made the cupcake. I’m boring at Halloween, just your average green witch. My daughter, 14, however another story. She’s been everything from a Starbuck’s Barista, pizza delivery boy, pillow fight victim, to this year as Mrs. Cleaver, the Beaver’s mom. Pearls and all!!!

October 30, 2010 10:38 AM
notyet100 said...

so cute

October 30, 2010 10:39 AM
CLaire said...

My puppy is going to be Rhett Butler (Barkler?) and I, of course, am going to be Scarlett! :)

October 30, 2010 10:42 AM
Rachel said...

Tonight my husband and I are going to his organization’s Fall Ball. All of the advisors are dressing as Villains of Batman! I’m going as Harley Quinn and my husband is going as the Joker. The rest of our friends are going as Two-Face, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Penguin, Cat Woman, & Bayne! Every costume was hand-made… no store bought costumes here! Can’t wait to walk in together :)

October 30, 2010 10:44 AM
Lee said...

Love it! I want to know how they made that giant cakepop hat!!!! I am a pirate this year…Jane Sparrow :) My daughter is Katara from Avatar (the Nickelodeon show…not the movie) and my son insisted on being a mushroom!!! I don’t know what my 2 teenage sons wil be…..they always surprise us!!

October 30, 2010 10:45 AM
andrea young said...

my daughter is going as Pinkalicious – a character from a book, who loves pink… she adds too much pink food coloring to her mother’s cupcakes and after eating wayyyy to many she turns pink!

October 30, 2010 10:48 AM
Samantha said...

^_^ SO CUTE!!

October 30, 2010 10:49 AM
Alisha said...

Haha! That is adorably hilarious!

October 30, 2010 10:51 AM
Team Herbitter said...

Oh that is fantastic!!

We’re going out tonight and I am dressing as a “Pirate” although I think saying I’m dressed as “What Little Miss Muffet Would Look Like If She Was Kidnapped By Captain Jack Sparrow” gives people a better idea. The kiddo is dressing as a ninja! Complete with ninja mask and a sword that goes to a completely different costume.

The pirate vs. ninja jokes are running rampant, let me tell you.

October 30, 2010 10:55 AM
bakerella said...

Ali – love the zombie lunch lady idea

Donna – Mrs. Cleaver – she’ll look fantastic

Rachel – I want to go

Andrea – perfect

October 30, 2010 10:55 AM
Jess said...

i won’t be going as anything since we are beyond broke, but my mom made my son’s Mickey Mouse costume.

October 30, 2010 10:55 AM
27 said...

I love the cake pop costume! There are some really cute cupcake costumes out there this year.

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Have a great weekend! :)

October 30, 2010 11:04 AM
natalia winny said...

This is totally awesome!!! Very creative!!! I love it!!!!

October 30, 2010 11:05 AM
Strawberry CAKE said...

My oldest daughter made a costume that looks like a Converse Tennis Shoe. It is so awesome. She included so much detail. If I get a pic online I will attach one for you ;)

October 30, 2010 11:08 AM
Jackie said...

LOVE it!

October 30, 2010 11:12 AM
Kayla said...

I was ACTUALLY a cupcake for Halloween, and made matching cupcakes for the party I went to :)

Here’s a link to a picture of me in my costume, with the cupcakes! Enjoy!

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October 30, 2010 11:15 AM
Stephanie said...

I’m going as a jester, although I don’t think people will understand until I finish crocheting my jester hat, which… yeah….

Reading all the comments about what children are dressing up as reminds of the story my mother always tells me about when I was two or three. Apparently I wanted to be a Dalmatian for Halloween, but she wanted me to be a pumpkin, I think because she already had the costume or something. Eventually I declared that I would simply NOT GO trick-or-treating if I wasn’t a Dalmatian. Oh, baby-self, you crack me up.

October 30, 2010 11:16 AM
keri said...

i think that is hands down the best costumes i’ve seen so far!

tonight, i will be cooking mama (video game character)! because i bake so much, my friends have dubbed me “cooking mama” haha. hopefully i live up to the nickname!

October 30, 2010 11:16 AM
Lauren said...

I was a cupcake!!! Fabulous pink frosting and purple sprinkles :)

October 30, 2010 11:17 AM
Paper and Food said...

Wait a minute… is that you with the blonde wig? Hahaha this is hilarious. You have your own Halloween costume. Where can we buy this?! Target? Michaels? Or do we just need a wig and apron witht he cake pops book?

October 30, 2010 11:22 AM
Winter said...

Super cute and funny!

My husband and I are dressing up as SUSHI!

October 30, 2010 11:28 AM
Rachies said...

this is so great! love it!!!
I’m going to be a cupcake!!!!! i’m very excited about that..

October 30, 2010 11:30 AM
Tami said...

Cute! I’m going to be Princess Tiana from Disney

October 30, 2010 11:39 AM
Melanie said...

What are a pirate’s favorite type of socks? Arrrrrrrrrrrgyle. :-) Our 3 year-old daughter will be a pirate, of course.

October 30, 2010 11:42 AM
Tara said...

I went as Dolly Parton circa 9 to 5!! It was a hit!

October 30, 2010 11:43 AM
Lauren at KeepItSweet said...

LOVE that! haha

October 30, 2010 11:47 AM
Maria said...

Those costumes are adorable!

October 30, 2010 12:04 PM
Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. said...

That is hilarious! Great costumes!

October 30, 2010 12:07 PM
Renee said...

I am not dressing up, but my little guy is. My 9 month old is going as the Scarecrow and my best friends daughter is going as Dorthy. There are so cute together!

October 30, 2010 12:09 PM
Catie said...

Cute! The little stick was the perfect touch to let people know that this is no ordinary cupcake.

I’m going to be the Black Hat Guy from xkcd, which means somehow conveying that I’m a stick figure. Hopefully everything goes well :/

October 30, 2010 12:16 PM
Miss Melanie said...

That is AWESOME!!! I love it!!! I’m going as Max from the wild things :)

October 30, 2010 12:23 PM
Kristen said...

That is So cute!
I’m going to be Antoine Dodson of youtube fame for H-ween, and boyfriend is going to be Kenny Powers from the show Eastbound & Down on HBO!

October 30, 2010 12:42 PM
Yesi said...

LOL! Love it!

October 30, 2010 12:44 PM
Lindsey said...

I’m going to try to be a cupcake! I have a brown pleated skirt, a fuzzy and slightly flowy pink sweater, a white “whipped cream” scarf, and a little net hat I sewed felt sprinkles and a cherry on top! I love cupcakes :D

October 30, 2010 12:51 PM
Julie said...

Wow! In addition to halloween you could take those two with you on your book tour as live props at each stop, ha ha!

I dressed up at work yesterday as the Piggy from the Geico commercial… wheeeeee wh-wheeeeeeee

October 30, 2010 12:51 PM
Sarah said...

My three year old son will be a pirate and my daughter will be a bee (a hand-me-down from my niece!). Not sure if we’ll be dressing up to take them trick-or-treating, but my husband likes any costume in which he can wear a fake mustache.

October 30, 2010 12:57 PM
Belky said...

that is Hilarious!!!
Love the hair ;-)

October 30, 2010 01:03 PM
the blissful baker said...

haha that is great!

October 30, 2010 01:21 PM
Katie said...

totally stole my ideaaaaa:

posted in your Southern Cali entry…
Katie said…

my eyes bulged when i saw Joy was there too lol. this is one action packed post! i can’t wait for you to come to Jersey.

btw.. i just thought of the best halloween costume ever (although i already have mine) – Bakerella!! with a styrofoam cakepop so that it doesnt get broken throughout the night!
October 18, 2010 07:54 AM

i like their version better though. well done!

October 30, 2010 01:41 PM
Vivian said...

their costumes are really fun :]
who would have ever thought of
dressing up as bakerella
and a cupcake pop? :D
people can walk around and ask
“hey what are you supposed to be?”
“a cupcake POP!” (;

October 30, 2010 01:43 PM
Cora said...

A zombie rabbit! :D Haha

October 30, 2010 01:54 PM
Ram said...

That cake pop costume should be hanging in your front door!!! Not talking only for the Halloween but all year round, it’s awesome!!!

October 30, 2010 01:59 PM
Gina Lindsay said...

Love those costumes. I am a witch this year!

October 30, 2010 02:00 PM
Janine said...

My 11 month old is going to be Charlie Brown :-)

October 30, 2010 02:36 PM
Kori said...

I don’t dress up, but my 4 yr old daughter is Little Red Riding Hood and my 2 yr old son is the little cute wolf :)

October 30, 2010 02:43 PM
Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

that’s hilarious! what a super creative costume!

October 30, 2010 02:53 PM
Aubrey said...

My girls are going as cupcakes. Man…i should have made myself into a cakepop! That is awesome!!
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October 30, 2010 03:15 PM
sarah jane said...

me and my best friend are going as Mrs and Mr Santa Claus hahah

October 30, 2010 03:36 PM
Hilda Fernandez said...

haha thats too cute. ^u^ well my husband and i are going to be Princess peach and Wario and my two little ones are going to be Mario and Luigi! <3 have fun this weekend!!!

October 30, 2010 03:40 PM
Shelby said...

My friends and I were cupcakes for senior dress up day at my school! It was a big hit, everyone loved our costumes!

October 30, 2010 04:06 PM
Lori Falce said...

My son is being a pirate. He decided I had to be a pirate’s mom. Guess who’s pulling on an eyepatch?

October 30, 2010 04:14 PM
Becky (my4kidzmom) said...

My oldest (13) is too cool to be anything real, so she’s wearing warm PJ’s to trick or treat in; the next girl (10) is a pig in a blanket! (In all pink, hot glue pig ears to a headband, put a snout on a piece of elastic, and wrap a blanket around your shoulders!!). My son (9) is a chef!! He even has a chef’s hat, fake mustache, and wooden spoon. It’s fabulous. My youngest, 7, is Gabriella from High School Musical and looks like a princess.

As for me, I am wearing a glittery mask and that’s all.

October 30, 2010 04:16 PM
Becky (my4kidzmom) said...

Wait~ I didn’t mean that’s all I’m wearing! I mean that it’s the only part of my costume. The rest will be regular clothes!!


October 30, 2010 04:17 PM
laura said...

OMG toooo cute

October 30, 2010 04:28 PM
kresta said...

My husband was supposed to be a banana, me a bunch of grapes. The banana didn’t work out, but the grapes did and it was oh so funny to hear all the kids reactions at the carnival/trunk-or-treat we attended.

October 30, 2010 04:28 PM
Brie Wheelwright said...

I am 28 weeks pregnant so I am wearing a sign that says “Caution Wide Load”. And my husband is a truck driver. You can see a pic at link to
Our kids are Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Not very original but it was their idea and they LOVE it.

October 30, 2010 04:29 PM
Karen L said...

I am going to work at my church’s Pumpkin Palooza tonight as Ouiser Boudreau from Steel Magnolias. The kids won’t have a clue, but the other workers definitely will!!

I met you Thursday in Dallas at your book signing. (I was #5 in line) Thank you for doing a book signing in Texas. My friends and I took off 1 1/2 days of work, drove 4 hours to be in Dallas, and we LOVED every minute of it!!! WOW!! You are SO COOL!!! Thanks again — it was well worth taking vacation days to get to meet you!!!!!!

October 30, 2010 04:39 PM
Budoh said...

The Cake Pop is an exact replica of your original!!!!! So adorable!!

October 30, 2010 05:00 PM
Victoria said...

That’s super rad!
I’m going as a punk rocker. My hair is already hot pink so there will be a foot tall mohawk.
My chef told me to come into the bakery I work at in full costume. He’s going to be Elvis.

October 30, 2010 05:12 PM
Emily said...

I’m not dressing up, but my four kids are. I originally wanted them to go as something that goes together, but what if Dorothy was sick and we just had the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Lion? Or just two Kiss members? So, they got to choose, and I have a Peacock Princess, a Spider Monkey Ben 10 alien, Super Why the Super Reader, and a chubby little 7-month-old ladybug.

October 30, 2010 05:16 PM
Missy said...

My daughter is going to be Belle. Easy peasy, bought it off of ebay, much easier than last year, she wanted to be a care bear, which I had to make!
My son will be what ever I can get him to keep on, super man, a monkey or a boy scout!

October 30, 2010 05:29 PM
Amanda said...

My boys are going as Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi. They are naturally excited about going trick-or-treating. Then, the Rangers made it to the World Series and we got tickets for Sunday. Oops! The babysitter is now taking them trick-or-treating.

P.S. I finally made some cake balls and they were delicious!!

October 30, 2010 05:42 PM
Dotty said...

How cool is that?! You know you’ve made it when people are dressing as you! I wonder if any little girls are going to be Bakerella tomorrow night. I’ll bet so!

October 30, 2010 05:42 PM
Lyn said...

My little girl is going to be Barlie Mariposa :)

October 30, 2010 05:52 PM
Jen said...

I went to a costume bachelorette party last night. The bride was a zombie bride and I was her zombie bridesmaid. It was too much fun!

October 30, 2010 06:20 PM
kristin said...

that’s awesome and quite an endorsement. my husband I were little red ridinghood & the big bad wolf

October 30, 2010 06:30 PM
Linh said...

My boy is going to a baby shower as Charlie Brown and trick or treating as a sunny-side-up egg…both very inexpensive to put together!

October 30, 2010 07:46 PM
Kristen said...

That is an awesome costume.

October 30, 2010 08:11 PM
Nancy B said...

Haha. Life-size cake pop! I love it! I’m going to a party as a circus ringmaster and I’m packin my purse full of cake pops to hand out!

October 30, 2010 08:14 PM
Andrea said...

My 4-year old nephew will be Spongebob and has convinced me to be Patrick. I’m 5’10” and 42 years old, but I love that kid! I think we’ll be a sight walking down the street!

October 30, 2010 08:27 PM
Elise said...

I’m going as Megara from Hercules. I’m kind of wishing I’d thought to go as a cake pop now though. How fun is that?!

October 30, 2010 08:27 PM
Karen said...

Love those costumes. I just finished making my 1 year old granddaughter a Pebbles costume (bone in her hair, of course!). Their last name is Stone so…what els could she be but a small stone…a pebble!?!?!? She looked ADORABLE in it!!!!

October 30, 2010 08:34 PM
Jake the Girl said...

Those costumes just make me sad…my bookstore is STILL waiting for our copies of CAKE POPS to come in. We’ve called four times and they keep telling us that the books shipped, and yet…no books. We have a long waiting list–so long that we’re going to have to place a second order BEFORE THE FIRST ORDER EVEN COMES. *sigh* I just want my cake pops!

October 30, 2010 08:39 PM
Linsey M. said...

What a great idea to dress up as Bakerella!
My kids are going as something scary (as usual)
I am going as MereDeath Grey (Basically dead Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy) I am still trying to convince my husband to go as Dr. Mc Dead-y (dead Dr. McDreamy) but he is not buying it.
Kiki your costumes are awesome! My husband and I talked about going as the same characters! Those Allstate commercials are funny!!

October 30, 2010 08:39 PM
Sam said...

I’m going as Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender :D

October 30, 2010 08:46 PM
Laura said...

For our church fall festival, I dressed up as the old woman who lived in a shoe. I currently have 4 kids with one on the way. I put a pillow on to accentuate my already existing bump and then I put 3 baby dolls in my front carrying baby back pack and 3 more baby dolls in an actual back pack on the back

October 30, 2010 09:02 PM
aussiemarina said...

that is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny !

October 30, 2010 09:07 PM
kai chan said...

Teeheehee, that’s funny…
i guess for me, i’m Sunny side up egg by day and a pokemon trainer by night. :]
there’s picture of me as an egg on my blog actually.. hahah :p

October 30, 2010 09:26 PM
Kiran said...

They look super cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 30, 2010 09:27 PM
Btrflywmn said...

so cute, my daughter is going to be a pretty bee, my son will be Luigi from Mario Bros. and my little one is going as a cupcake. I made it for her last year and it will work this year too, I put some beads on it today to make it look like it has sprinkles. Everyone thought she was cotton candy last year, so I hope people won’t be confused this year. I hope to get a good picture before she screams and wants it off, she’s 2, we will see.

October 30, 2010 09:59 PM
Laurie Turner said...

i went to work yesterday as a sumo wrestler…blow up costume and all….a bit awkward, but totally hilarious! haha

October 30, 2010 10:03 PM
Staci said...

I was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz yesterday! I work with kindergartners and none of them knew who she was. Tragic.

October 30, 2010 10:19 PM
Ann at HouseOfEstrogen said...

That’s great!! My girls are going to be a candy corn fairy, a bag of skittles, and a lady bug.

October 30, 2010 10:22 PM
*margie* said...

They are so clever! Unfortunately, we are not dressing up this year, but my hubby and I have had some great costumes in the past, the favorite being Hooters girls! Just posted some pics the other day:
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October 30, 2010 10:40 PM
Raina said...

Great costumes, very funny! My nephew who is ten is going as a gangster with a pinstripe suit and a hat. I thought that one was funny:)

October 30, 2010 10:40 PM
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