Friday, October 31, 2008

Yeeee-Haa… It’s been a great year!


It’s my 1-year blogiversary and I wanted to make some fun cupcakes to mark the day.

First, I thought about using a Halloween theme since it is the same day.
No, already did Halloween with some cake pops.

What about a birthday theme?
Nah, too expected.

Then, while debating with myself, one of my photos caught my eye and I think I actually saw the light bulb over my head turn on.

Here it is.
Me & Bo
And if you don’t know who you’re looking at, on the left is Bo Duke aka John Schneider from the Dukes of Hazzard, and on the right, well, that’s me. Hi!

You may not know this, but when I was about 9, he was my boyfriend. I even had plenty of Teen Beat magazines to prove it. Years later we reunited, I mean met, at a charity dinner. He was the guest speaker. I remember being in the ballroom and seeing him standing outside waiting for me, I mean waiting to speak. He was alone. Now, mind you, I’m kinda shy, but I thought I may not get another chance. So I walked out of the ballroom to where he was standing and introduced myself and thanked him for coming to speak. But, I think the actual words probably sounded something like, “Hi, I’m a huge fan.” I wanted so badly to ask him to sign the, not one, but two miniature General Lee cars that I had waiting in my purse. (Yes, I’m a dork!)

A friend of mine had the two cars from his childhood and I bribed him to give me one if I was able to get them both signed.

I think I was the only one who came to the dinner with toys and a Sharpie… fine point, not regular because that would have been too big to see his name if I could get his signature (Hey, a girl’s got to be prepared.) Bo, I mean John, was super nice. After the event, he stayed around to talk to people and even took this great photo with me. I love this picture. It looks like we’ve known each other for years. I guess from my point of view, we have.

Check out the car!

General Lee Cupcakes


General Lee Cupcakes

So that was it. The General Lee.
Halloween colors… check!
The number one to mark my first year blogging… check!
Unexpected… check!

Plus, the photo of us makes me smile every time I look at it, just like this site has done over the past year every time I read your comments.

It’s been a fun first year. Thank you for sharing it with me.

And, just yesterday I got the coolest present to round out the year.

THE Pioneer Woman blogged about making my Halloween Cake Pops. I couldn’t believe it. I look at her site all the time in amazement and I couldn’t believe she was talking about me. (She’s like some kind of super-human. If you aren’t familiar with her, you should check her out.) I’ve been secretly wishing her family would adopt me so I could live on the ranch and cook and take pictures of cows with her all day. So here’s a little photo just for her. I think she would like it.

Cow Cake Pops

Anyway, I can’t wait to see what next year brings. More sweet stuff for all of us I hope.

And now, for a Blogiversary Giveaway!

This is a celebration. And what’s a celebration without presents. So I’m giving away some Bakerella t-shirts from Three of them!

  • If you’re a bakerella at heart or simply like the site, enter for a chance to win.
  • Just leave a comment and share which celebrity you had or still have a crush on.
  • Make sure to leave an email address or a link to your blog so I can contact you if you win.
  • The cutoff to enter is Monday, November 3rd at Midnight. The winners will be announced sometime Tuesday evening.

Find out who won!

* Winners will be chosen at random, using’s integer generator.

Oh yeah, Happy Halloween, too!

The Lumsdaine's said...

Well, I have been in love with Brett Favre since I was 9 years old. When ever I talked about him I said my boyfriend and now (29 years old) I speak of him as my other husband.
Congrats on the one year! I have been reading/watching/and trying out your creations since I found you on here pre-martha! :)

jamie Lumsdaine

November 2, 2008 03:47 AM
~Mychl said...

Happy Blogerversary! I found your site through pioneer woman! And from what I have seen so far, it’s totally cool!!! LOVE the cake pops!!!

Anyway, I never crushed over boys when I was younger, but there were plenty of girls that I thought were totally awesome! Laura Ingals Wilder and Alyssa Milano (Who’s the boss).

November 2, 2008 03:48 AM
Anonymous said...

Well, I have a crush on Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs”. Wierd, I know, but he’s so funny and witty!

Your site is fabulous! Keep up the great work!

November 2, 2008 03:53 AM
Cynde said...

I always had a crush on Dr. Kildaire….I would run home from grade school (sneak home actually) at lunch time to go home and watch Dr. Kildaire on our (1st on the block), colored T.V. Now thats a way long while ago!!

November 2, 2008 04:00 AM
Amy said...

I so love Patrick Swayze. I have had a thing for him since Dirty Dancing. He’s getting old but still has it going! hehe

November 2, 2008 04:06 AM
Amy said...

Well the first one didnt go through so mine is Patrick Swayze.

November 2, 2008 04:08 AM
puglyfeet said...

Does Gavin Newsom count as a celebrity??? =) I have a massive crush on him. I’m stalking him right now!

November 2, 2008 04:16 AM
puglyfeet said...

Oh, and hey! Congrats on being featured on Her step-by-step photos are pretty incredible.

November 2, 2008 04:18 AM
cathy said...

congrats on your anniversary!

as dorky as it sounds, i had a crush on quincy from quincy, m.d. always loved the brainy type!

November 2, 2008 04:19 AM
Rosanne said...

Well, I’ve always liked George Clooney!

November 2, 2008 04:32 AM
Brad, Brooke, Abigayle, Rebekah and Indy said...

I had a huge crush on Erik Estrada back in the day…

November 2, 2008 04:57 AM
Fuji Mama said...

Sean Connery. Sigh. My husband knows that if SC were to walk through our door he would be in trouble! :-)

November 2, 2008 04:59 AM
Shaina said...

Happy Blog Birthday to You!!

November 2, 2008 05:23 AM
Niffer said...

I thought Robert Sean Leonard in Dead Poet’s Society was adorable! And now the crush can continue with his role on House!! Yeah for the eye candy!

November 2, 2008 06:26 AM
Bobbie said...

Oh those shirts are so hot.. I would look good as a wanna be bakerella???

I’m not a crush type person.. I always knew they wouldnt give a hoot about me.. and most famous people arent worth your time… that said I did like River Pheonix and Keanu Reeves as a teenager

November 2, 2008 08:51 AM
tiffalicious said...

I had a crush on Jonathan Crombie from an old movie Anne of Green Gables. Gilbert Blythe! Haha, yes but Happy Blogiversary! :D

November 2, 2008 08:52 AM
Béthany said...

For me, it has always been about Mr. Darcy: the way Colin First did him. Oh, smoky! Don’t get me started.

November 2, 2008 11:18 AM
Kelly said...

Josh Duhmel- I know he’s Fergie’s, but he should be mine! :)

November 2, 2008 12:45 PM
Holly said...

Hmm … Yeah, total crush on Jon Bon Jovi when I was about 9 years old! I wanted to marry him even though he was 16 or so years older than me!

November 2, 2008 12:56 PM
tong said...

curtis stone, celebrity chef. hot. shhh. my boyfriend doesn’t know. =/ hahaha.

November 2, 2008 01:11 PM
june said...

i think simon baker, who’s on the show “the mentalist”, is cute.

November 2, 2008 01:18 PM
Kelli said...

I have always had a crush on Jake Gyllenhall…

Happy one year anniversary!!! :-)

November 2, 2008 01:47 PM
becky said...

I was too busy being on love with my brothers friend, Tom, to waste my time being in love with someone famous! When he got married to someone else, I had to move on…..

I love your cake balls! I had them once at a friend house and she got them from Oklahoma. They cost $1 each…now I can make them for her next celebration! Thanks for the recipe!

November 2, 2008 02:05 PM
Cathie said...

I found you through Pioneer Woman!
I love Keanu Reeves.

November 2, 2008 02:32 PM
Anonymous said...

Big Dukes fan here. First crush was Bo.

Did I mention one of my boys is named

melaniesworld00 (at) hotmail (dot) com

November 2, 2008 02:35 PM
Debidee said...

Tom Wopat, the other Duke brother had my heart :)

Great blog, always such fun to see what you come up with. After seeing the cow pops, I want to make some piggy pops. Oink!

November 2, 2008 03:05 PM
Missy McRae said...

I’ve always had a huuugee crush on Torri Higginson ^^

Congrat’s on your 1 year blogaversary!!
I tried making your cupcake pops and they turned out sooo yummy! thankyou for sharing the recipe :) :)

November 2, 2008 03:33 PM
Yvonne said...

I’m new to your site, just subscribed.

Loved David McCallum from Man from U.N.C.L.E. I saw him a number of years ago walking alone on Columbus Ave in SF when he was there doing a show. Wish I had stopped and talked to him.

November 2, 2008 03:36 PM
Hilary said...

John Schneider, so cool! My maiden name was Schneider, so I liked him for that (the cute factor helped too). My real childhood crush was *Erik Estrada*. Yes, I was a 4 year old with a crush on Ponch.

November 2, 2008 03:43 PM
Michelle said...

oh, definitely Pierce Brosnan. The accent, the face, yeah, YUM! can you make a cupcake for him? :D

November 2, 2008 03:53 PM
Tina said...

tina @
I've got some Bakerella love and I want to show it off! <3 :") Thanks

November 2, 2008 04:12 PM
Anonymous said...

First crush was Shaun Cassidy then knight rider – david hasselhoff.

I am so glad I found your blog. This is the best.

Happy Anniversary

November 2, 2008 04:26 PM
Ashley Mae said...

You are such a cute girl, I love your blog. Im a Bakerella wannabe.

The gorgeous Leo Dicaprio; Delicious. Enough said.

November 2, 2008 04:27 PM
* TONYA * said...

Ever since highschool I’ve had a crush on Johnny Depp. hubba hubba.

Congrats on your blogiversary

So jealous you met Jon Schneider. The cakes are fantastic.

November 2, 2008 04:39 PM
everythingnicole said...

Happy anniversary! I don’t know why this was so hard to decide, but my crush was probably River Phoenix. I’m sure there were others though. . .xoxo

November 2, 2008 04:45 PM
RedefinedPossibilities said...

Happy Anniversary! YOU Have a fun website – inspirational.

November 2, 2008 04:47 PM
Beth Paulson said...

Michael J. Fox. Back to the Future and Family Ties, I can’t remember what exactly drew me to him, but my brother still makes fun of me for it.

November 2, 2008 04:48 PM
TanishaRenee said...

Happy Blogiversary! Fantastic cupcakes and photo angles!!!

Oh, I have had (and continue to have) so many crushes, but I must say Blair Underwood has been my honey bun since the 80′s and he continues to be to this day…part of the reason I love watching “Dirty Sexy Money”!

November 2, 2008 04:51 PM
LizVega said...

I have a huge crush on Christian Bale. Oh lord almighty.

November 2, 2008 05:28 PM
Dianna said...

Well, I just loved Dean Cain as Superman. Yum-o!

November 2, 2008 05:36 PM
Leslie said...

Gosh…there have been so many celebrity crushes….

I guess the biggest was on John Taylor from Duran Duran. They were at the height of their popularity when I was in Jr. High. That is prime celebrity crust time, of course.

November 2, 2008 05:39 PM
Anonymous said...

I love your site. My childhood crush was Michael Landon from “Little House”.I wished he was my father and as I got older my Daddy!

November 2, 2008 05:42 PM
Tarts and Tattoos said...

Congratulations on one year… many more to go- MANY! Otherwise where will I go to sit slack jawed and drooling?

November 2, 2008 05:45 PM
Anna said...

happy anniversary! i come to your site regularly to see what amazing creations you have come up with. i think you are fantastic!

November 2, 2008 05:56 PM
My Sweet &amp; Saucy said...

Congrats Bakerella! What an amazing year you had!

November 2, 2008 05:59 PM
Rachel said...

I have a crush on Bruce Willis. My husband makes fun of me because he is older or a lot older than me. But I still think he is hot and his voice is to die for!


November 2, 2008 06:18 PM
m?d?lina said...

Kevin James from King of Queens. haha

November 2, 2008 06:52 PM
m?d?lina said...

Kevin James from King of Queens. haha

November 2, 2008 06:52 PM
m?d?lina said...

Kevin James from King of Queens. haha

November 2, 2008 06:52 PM
m?d?lina said...

Kevin James from King of Queens. haha

November 2, 2008 06:52 PM
m?d?lina said...

Kevin James from King of Queens. haha

November 2, 2008 06:52 PM
m?d?lina said...

Kevin James from King of Queens. haha

November 2, 2008 06:52 PM
m?d?lina said...

Kevin James from King of Queens. haha

November 2, 2008 06:52 PM
m?d?lina said...

Kevin James from King of Queens. haha

November 2, 2008 06:52 PM
Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I have a ton of crushes…LOVE Harrison Ford, LOVE Julia Roberts, LOVE Rachael Ray and Giada Delaurentes…and LOVE your site too…

November 2, 2008 07:01 PM
Rachel @ Ascetic Life said...

Wow! This is only my second time visiting the website, but I have to say your baking is AMAZING! I’ve never seen anything quite so… artistic with food. I love baking myself, but I’m not even a smidgen as talented as you are.

I still, STILL, have a crush on Jordan from the New Kids on the Block. I’ve been in love with him since I was about 4. No joke. It’s kind of pathetic, I know, but I don’t really care.

November 2, 2008 07:28 PM
Me said...

Well, I would have to say John from Chips…so dreamy…


November 2, 2008 07:41 PM
raegan said...

I’ve always admired Mrs Butterworth.

Thanks for all the great ideas – have a blessed year!

November 2, 2008 07:43 PM
Amber said...

Well I have to admit – which may be something I should be ashamed of – but I went to see High School Musical 3 with my little sister and I loved it. What I loved even more was the star Haha. Ok, Zac Efron is seriously seriously HOT! I’m 21 – so don’t worry I’m not some old lady with a crush on some young guy… we are the same age. I’m married though – so I guess I can’t pine after him for to long. Haha.

Anyway – I love your site… and I love looking at your pictures they are always amazing! :)

November 2, 2008 07:45 PM
Amy said...

I’m sure there were many… Rob Lowe is definitely among them.

November 2, 2008 07:53 PM
ReBecca said...

Oh, dear…LUKE Duke was my boyfriend. We could have been cousins-by-marriage. =)

November 2, 2008 07:54 PM
Tania said...

Happy Anniversary!
Just ordered a tshirt! Can’t wait.
Hope this next year is as wonderful as this past one.

Take care,

November 2, 2008 08:00 PM
prisspot said...

I’m not sure if my comment posted so I am going to comment again – just to be on the safe side!

My sister had her 11th birthday party last week and we all went to see High School Musical 3. I loved the movie – which I maybe should or shouldn’t be ashamed to admit? But regardless – I loved the star of it even more.

Bottom line – Zac Efron is a hottie.

I’m 21 – same as him – just to be clear. I’m not some old woman getting all hot over some young guy. But I am also married – so I guess I can’t really pine after him for to long… my husband might get a little jealous.

Anyway I love LOVE your blog – and I love the pictures more than anything! Congrats on 1 year – and I hope that you keep on going for much longer than that!

November 2, 2008 08:08 PM
brandyalexander said...

Yay congrats!!!

I have had a crush on Paul Newman ever since I saw him in Cool Hand Luke. He was super talented and gorgeous. <3

November 2, 2008 08:13 PM
Mindy said...

I met the other brother, but the blonde one was the better looking one!

November 2, 2008 08:24 PM
tara said...

I love your site~ as does my husband! He made cakeballs the other day!

My celebrity crush is….tyler florence–yummy!

November 2, 2008 08:27 PM
The McRee's said...

matthew mcconaughey oh so fine…

can’t wait for your 2nd year of blogging

November 2, 2008 08:49 PM
Lindsay said...

My newest crush is Simon Baker, I think he is so handsome.

November 2, 2008 08:59 PM
Laurie said...

I need to leave more comments. A little jealous you have a picture with Bo and Love love your blog

November 2, 2008 09:20 PM
McKencie said...

Brad Pitt has always been my number 1. He dropped points when he left J. Aniston but he is still gorgeous. =)

November 2, 2008 09:31 PM
Dana said...

I had a crush on leo dicaprio when i saw titanic ten years ago. i hate to admit that! love the site!

November 2, 2008 09:54 PM
Katie said...

Paul Newman in “Cool Hand Luke.” Ah, so sad. But his blue eyes will always be the apple of mine!

November 2, 2008 10:09 PM
ChiGirl said...

My first tv crush as a kid: Murdoch from the A-team (I know, weird)

My teen crush: Javier Lopez of the Atlanta Braves

My adult tv crushes: Michael Vartan of Alias, Matthew Fox of Lost

I just recently discovered your site and LOVE it! I am a Bakerella at heart and have begun dabbling in catering small events this last year. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas! Happy Blogerversary!


November 2, 2008 10:19 PM
Cheryl said...

Cute pic of you and your boyfriend! Hee Hee! Your blog is so wonderful, I can’t believe it’s only been a year of Bakerella awesomeness. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next year…Congrats!!!!

November 2, 2008 10:29 PM
Anne said...

Congrats on one year! I love the picture- too cute.

My best friend and I had a huge crush on Heath Ledger ever since we saw 10 Things I Hate About You. Still miss him!

Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

November 2, 2008 10:42 PM
Diane Kuffler said...

LOL! I, too, had an enormous crush on Bo…err… I mean John! In fact, when I came home with straight A’s on my report card in the 6th grade my reward was an 8-track-tape of John Schneider! I was in 11-year-old heaven!

Shortly thereafter John was overthrown as my #1 hearthrob by none other than Rick Springfield. Yep, to this day I wish I WAS Jesse’s girl! *sigh*

Thanks for a year of fun blog reading!


November 2, 2008 10:42 PM
577 said...

My huge crushes were Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp! How cool to meet Bo Duke! Happy 1 year Bakerella!!

November 2, 2008 10:47 PM
maressa said...

I loved David Cassidy and Bobby Sherman–boy, I feel old!

November 2, 2008 10:57 PM
Lori said...

I have a crush on Jim Carey, probably because he makes me laugh so hard.

Your blog has helped me to release my inner “Bakerella”. Thank you!

November 2, 2008 11:15 PM
anerdnamedjen said...

I think Rupert Grint is lovely. :-)

Also, love your blog!

November 2, 2008 11:22 PM
Becky said...

I don’t really have a current one, but when I was little, I really liked the guy on Square One.

eisbeckers (at) yahoo (dot) com

November 2, 2008 11:32 PM
sarah said...

congrats on the 1 yr! :)


November 2, 2008 11:39 PM
Anonymous said...

My secret crush is Duff Goldman from Charm City Cakes (Ace of Cakes). That laugh gets me every time!

November 2, 2008 11:46 PM
Anonymous said...

John Cusack is a one of my secret crushes! And Duff Goldman from “Ace of Cakes”. That laugh gets me every time. And think of all the free cake!!!! :)


November 2, 2008 11:49 PM
kat said...

i just wanted to say 'happy blogaversary!' i began my blog the same week as you, & found yours maybe 2 months later.
i'm so happy for your success over the past year!

November 3, 2008 12:00 AM
Anonymous said...

Congrats on one year and going strong! Matt Damon and Taye Diggs are my cuties of choice. Also, I wanted to let you know that I made your Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie and Red Velvet Cake Balls (in addition to Buckeye Bars and Dirt Pie) for a Halloween party. Big hits!

November 3, 2008 12:09 AM
Rhian said...

Ah. I forgot to leave my name. I am the previous poster who talked about Matt Damon, Taye Diggs, and Halloween treats. Yummy all around

November 3, 2008 12:11 AM
Tucker, Jess, and Brian said...

Happy 1st Blogiversary, Bakerella!!! What a great year it has been! I love your “01″ cupcakes, and the wonderful story behind them. I read a lot of blogs, and yours is by far my most favorite. It makes my day everytime I get a notification that you’ve posted a new entry. :)

So now for my crushes … when I was younger, I had huge crushes on Michael J. Fox and Kirk Cameron. Now that I’m all grown up and happily married, I have big crushes on James Spader (from Boston Legal) and John Cusack. Yummy!! :)

Here’s to many, many more great blogiversaries!! :)

November 3, 2008 12:15 AM
Robyn said...

Robyn from Idaho
C. Thomas Howell
Still occasionally ‘Google’ him.
Thanks for the chance.

November 3, 2008 12:15 AM
FancyPans said...

Congratulations, Bakerella! I myself have just today entered the blogging world. YIKES! You have set the standard high.

November 3, 2008 12:34 AM
Eileen said...

Ok, *Swoon*…I totally had a crush on Bo Duke, and can still sing the entire Dukes of Hazzard theme song! I’m a total dork!

I made your cupcake pops for my sister’s birthday, and just did the pumpkin ones for Halloween. They were a huge hit!

Thanks so much for teaching us how to make fun things like that! :)

November 3, 2008 12:42 AM
Anonymous said...

Another Harrison Ford as Han Solo/Indiana Jones fan! The man is still hot after all these years.

Oh – and Jon Bon Jovi. Wow. So stinkin’ cute…. too bad he knows it.



November 3, 2008 12:43 AM
Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Russell Crowe and all his sexiness!!!!!!

November 3, 2008 12:51 AM
Krista said...

Although my all-time favorite crush of childhood was Shaun Cassidy (yes, I even had a pillowcase with his BEAUTIFUL face on it and that winged hair…oh my!), I, too, loved Bo. My brother dressed as Bo 3 Halloweens in a row…now that I think about it, I should have dressed as Daisy!

November 3, 2008 01:53 AM
Heather said...

Congrats on your one year!

My crush was Donnie from NKOTB growing up, but now I’m in love with Wentworth Miller. HOTTIE!

November 3, 2008 02:06 AM
Jeni said...

Holy Cow!!! You have 589 comments! That’s amazing. Congrats on your one year anniversary with Bakerella. You’ve accomplished amazing feats. My secret crush growing up was Shaun Cassidy and used to kiss his lips on the poster of him hanging up in my bedroom. Yikes! What a hoot.

November 3, 2008 02:07 AM
Bessie said...

My celebrity crush is Dante Basco aka Rufio from Huck.

November 3, 2008 02:07 AM
Paula Jennings said...

As a teen I was in love with New Kids on the Block. I still smile when I see or hear them today :)

November 3, 2008 02:19 AM
Anonymous said...

Hey, being so much older than you, and sharing crushes, I had a big crush on Mickey Dolenz from the Monkees. So long ago…
Love your blog and your creations!

November 3, 2008 02:30 AM
Amber said...

Congrats on 1 year!! You have a great blog and are very talented!! You should be really proud!!

I am so jealous that you got to meet “Bo” he was also my boyfriend when I was 6 or 7!

November 3, 2008 02:30 AM
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