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!

Mia said...

Just found this today, and I know my waist is going to hate me for it.

I have always had a crush on Adrian Grenier.

Cute shirts!

November 4, 2008 12:26 AM
Amanda Sevall said...

What a great story and pics! So fun ;) Congrats on your first year – love reading your blog and looking at all the amazing things you create! My current crush is Patrick Dempsey, but I’ve always had a crush on Michael J. Fox – I don’t know what I would do if I met them in person!! :)

November 4, 2008 12:39 AM
Gina said...

I loved Mark Harmon on St. Elsewhere when I was in high school…and he’s STILL the main reason I watch NCIS. :) Slurrrrrrp!

I saw you on Pioneer Woman! How exciting!!!!

November 4, 2008 12:49 AM
Jamie said...

I loved Johnny Dep when he was on 21 Jump street. Then he got all rebellious and I had to give him up because I’ve just never liked the bad boys. I’ll take responsible and head on straight any-day!

November 4, 2008 01:07 AM
Stevie said...

One of my favorite movies is Newsies. It came out when I was a teenager, and I loved David (who was played by David Moscow–I don’t even know what else he was in!)

stevienfam at gmail dot com

November 4, 2008 01:17 AM
whitkneeeee said...

Christian Bale of course… yum!

November 4, 2008 01:33 AM
Amber said...

Kirk Cameron was Hottttttttt! :)

November 4, 2008 01:47 AM
landa said...

OMG you met him? When I was 8, this boy in my class had a DOH birthday party. Well his father KNEW somebody and they had the General Lee come to his party and we all got to ride around in the parking lot. It was so awesome. Thank you for sharing with us.
Cupcakes and the pops are awesome.

November 4, 2008 01:47 AM
Montee said...

Bo Duke was my favorite! My first celebrity crush was David Cassidy. I joined his fan club and had a lifesize poster in my room. I bought all The Partridge Family albums and later his solo albums. Oh, I was sooo in love! I was 8.

Congrats on 1 year!

November 4, 2008 01:54 AM

Right now Wentworth Miller is pretty hot, as some one else pointed out :)I like him…

Anyway, this is my first visit to your blog and I LOVE it! Oh and I love Pioneer Woman too :)

November 4, 2008 02:14 AM
Anonymous said...

I have a crush on Brad Pitt from Springfield, MO. Closest I have ever got is a previous boss who knew him in high school and hunted with his brother.

November 4, 2008 02:17 AM
April said...

I had a big crush on Patrick Swayze! This is from the miniseries North and South. Thats when he was his hottest!!

Happy Blogversary!

November 4, 2008 02:48 AM
Delaina said...

Kevin James…I think it’s his incredible sense of humor.

November 4, 2008 02:53 AM
Heathie said...

I had “Tiger Beat” and “Bop” pictures all over my walls when I was in middle school; I had four “favorite” boys: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Mike Vitar and Andrew Keegan. (Why did all the movie stars have three names back then?)

November 4, 2008 02:56 AM
Becky said...

When I was little had a huge crush on Johnathan Taylor Thomas. Oh he’s such a hottie and still is!

Happy blogiversary, what an exciting feat for you!

November 4, 2008 02:58 AM
Janae said...

I had a huge crush on JTT (Jonathan Taylor Thomas). Loved watching Home Improvement and thought he was sooo cute!

You are so talented with these cake pops. I love your blog!

November 4, 2008 03:14 AM
tintinjh said...

Your site is awesome! Matt Damon!!!!

November 4, 2008 03:14 AM
Lona said...

I have a crush on John Cho (from “Off Centre” which was wrongfully canceled, also from Harold and Kumar go to White Castle). But I used to have a crush on any of the male Power Rangers.
Happy 1st Year!

November 4, 2008 03:19 AM
Julie B said...

Had a crush on Johnny Depp back from the 21 Jumpstreet Days. Really cute shirts and Happy Blogiversary

November 4, 2008 03:44 AM
Andi said...

Well I have a few…to hard to choose just one don't cha think?

Matthew McConaughey & Sean Connery

November 4, 2008 03:47 AM
Kim and Cam said...

My crush was on Kirk Cameron from the show Growing Pains. I remember thinking my friend was just crazy because she wasn’t madly in love with him as I was! I would LOVE on of those t shirts! Congratulations on your one year mark! I too love the pioneerwoman!

November 4, 2008 03:50 AM
Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

You are seriously amazing with all you do. I’m constantly impressed. I have a crush on Josh Lucas though, especially in Sweet Home Alabama. There is something about the dirty country boy in him that I like.

November 4, 2008 03:55 AM
Olivia Craig said...

I used to have a crush on Sean Connery (I didn’t care that he was old enough to be my grandpa…it was the accent!) Nowadays, it’s just my husband (and maybe Matthew McConaghey). :)

November 4, 2008 04:17 AM
Julia said...

Ohhhh…Matt Damon. I really just can’t get enough of him!! And oddly enough…my husband bears the strongest resemblance to him (and our first date was to see The Bourne Identity!) It’s FATE I tell you! FATE!! I adore your site…nothing like edible creativity!!

November 4, 2008 04:41 AM
Domestic Diva said...

I had a huge crush on Mackenzie Astin from Facts of Life :-).

November 4, 2008 04:48 AM
Jenny said...

it’s not midnight here yet…

me and joey mcintyre were married once in my dream world. too bad reality came crashing in.

November 4, 2008 05:21 AM
Kelly said...

John Krasinski, aka Jim from The Office, is my current celebrity crush. We won’t get into ones from the past. ;)

November 4, 2008 05:47 AM
Caroline said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

November 4, 2008 05:54 AM
Tyra said...

Joey. NKOTB Joey, he was my first crush. Now, Matt Damon is my crush, and I’m lucky enough to have a husband who looks very much like him :)

November 4, 2008 06:19 AM
Amy said...

Robert Redford’s still the guy for me. Yes I do know how old he is.

November 4, 2008 06:46 AM
Cheryl said...

I think the rest of us should be celebrating the anniversary of your blog. The world is a much better place because you share your wit, wisdom and recipes with everyone.

As silly as it is, I had a huge crush on Anthony Adrews as “The Scarlet Pimpernel”. I convinced all of my friends in high school to read the book and watch the movie. I still count them both among my favorites.

November 4, 2008 05:03 PM
MarcyG. said...

I know I’m late in leaving comments but I just discovered your site through Pioneer Woman (isn’t she great?). Well, now you’re my new favorite website and I think you’re great too!!

November 4, 2008 10:21 PM
Cathy said...


you’ve inspired me to bake again!

i’m so glad i caught you on martha stewart!

November 5, 2008 12:28 AM
Tartelette said...

I know I am too late for the drawing but I just wanted to wish wish you happy bloganniversary!

November 5, 2008 02:54 AM
Jaina said...

Congrats!!! When I was younger it was JTT and Devon Sawa. Now it’s got to be David Boreanaz, hands down. McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) is good too, but no one beats David Boreanaz. (Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp are definitely high up on the list though…)

November 5, 2008 06:41 PM
Bakerella said...

Thanks for playing everyone!

November 6, 2008 12:57 AM
Elizabeth said...

I’m waaaay behind but I not only had a crush on Bo Duke but I had a huge crush on the General Lee too. There is a photo floating around my parents’ house of me at age 9 or standing in front of it at a car show that came to town. I was so excited.

November 7, 2008 03:52 PM
Bakerella said...

elizabeth – Lucky!

November 9, 2008 04:37 AM
Constance said...

Hi! I saw you mentioned on The Pioneer Woman & came on over…GORGEOUS. I love me some pastry arts.

Congrats on your anniversary.

Oh and? He wasn't your boyfriend. Can't have been. He. Was. MINE.


November 19, 2008 04:52 AM
Bakerella said...

Welcome to the Blog, Constance.

November 20, 2008 03:09 AM
cocoapicasso said...

The Pioneer Woman even has a section about you on her site!!!!! :-D under the dairy section in the left column.


November 20, 2008 05:01 AM
Bakerella said...

cocoapicasso – I know. I was so excited when I saw it.

November 21, 2008 01:52 AM
nancypants said...

Hee hee! I love it that Ree (I work for her, doncha know!) got a bigger mention here than Martha Stewart! That rocks! (Can you tell, I adore Ree? I’ve been reading and loving her blog since day one.) :^D

December 3, 2008 11:55 PM
Bakerella said...

I love PW too! What do you do for her?

December 5, 2008 06:04 AM
kat said...

Can you directions on how to make the cow pops? My sister in law loves cows and this would be a perfect present for her!


December 16, 2008 02:48 PM
Casey said...

Hey! I know I’m too late for the giveaway but with all the Dukes of Hazzard talk, I had to share that Enos (from the D of H, a.k.a. Sonny Schroyer) and I go to the same church in Valdosta! He is often a greeter on Sunday mornings so I’ve SPOKEN to him on several occasions but never really had a conversation. Just thought was fun! He’s really tall! :-)


February 16, 2009 02:44 AM
Bakerella said...

kat – hopefully soon.

Casey – that is sooo cool!

February 16, 2009 04:08 PM
shari said...

I'm commenting on this very out of date but I had to say I LOVE your blog, your designs, your cake balls…and your photos are amazing too. Are you also a photographer as well. Multi-talented anyway! It all looks great. Congrats, and best of luck!
(Can't wait to make the pool teddy bar cupcakes for my daughter's pool party this Saturday).

June 22, 2009 02:32 AM
Cathy Crawley said...

That is awesome, he is so hot, I also had a crush on Bo Duke when I was 10! Congratulations on getting such a perfect photo, it really does look like you were old friends :)

October 10, 2009 09:00 PM
Katie said...

I will have to say was and still is the King, the Legendary George Strait!! That Wrangler Butt drives me NUTS!!

October 13, 2009 11:18 AM
Maggie said...

Those cow pops look great! ANd congrats on the first year even thogh it was a long time ago

April 5, 2010 02:32 PM
Ali Hedrick said...

Hi! I just have to say, I LOVE your site and your cake pops! I make them all the time and they are always a hit. I was wondering…my son’s turning 1 in October and his birthday party theme is going to be the Dukes of Hazzard. Would you mind if I used some of your images for decorations and maybe even on the invitations? They’re perfect! Can’t wait for your book to come out! Hope to see you at a book signing! :)

August 5, 2010 04:30 PM
ENmanuel said...

l ove cars

May 10, 2011 07:45 PM
rachel said...

my husben loves them he wants to marri you tommorw my husben lucis loves you so much

August 4, 2012 12:28 AM
Cupcakegirl12 said...

I had a crush on Tom Cruise when he was in the movie Top Gun.!! :)

March 4, 2013 03:05 PM
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