A few more signings… Yay!

I had such a good time in Minnesota a couple of weeks ago. I was so happy to be able to reschedule and meet you guys. Thank you to those that came out to say hi. And now I’m just as happy to share that I’ll be visiting a few more cities before the end of the year. The first one is this Friday in San Francisco and I’ll be signing books if you want to stop in. It’s at the Chronicle Books headquarters. Super cool. Then, at the rest of the locations, I’ll be signing Cake Pops Kits since it will be out in November. Yay! Hope to see you soon.

Here are the cities for the rest of the year:


San Francisco, CA
Friday, October 21, 2011
12 – 2 pm
Chronicle Books Corporate Headquarters
680 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

KIT SIGNINGS … and books, too.

Orlando, FL
Saturday, November 12, 2011
12 – 2 pm
Barnes & Noble
2418 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803

Phoenix, AZ
Friday, November 18, 2011
Barnes & Noble
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050

San Diego, CA
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Barnes & Noble
10775 Westview Parkway
San Diego, CA 92126

Austin, TX
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Book People
603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703


And now a little recap from Williams-Sonoma in Edina, Minnesota.


Things started out great with sweet smiles and cute treats.


Like these Loon cake pops – they’re the Minnesota state bird … and they have some serious piping.


Everyone was super nice.


I even had friends stop by. Hi Sue. Hi Chuck. Miss you guys.

And Sue, the pumpkin cookies you brought were ridiculously yummy.


This is Jennifer from Mon Petit Cupcake. She also brought cute cake pops. You can’t see them really good in this photo.


But that’s ok, because you can see them in this one. This is her Pop Stars photo from earlier this year. She made these the first time I was supposed to visit MN. It was so thoughtful of her to make them a second time.

Plus, she brought tons of delicious cupcakes and macarons for my mom and I to feast on. Thank you so much, Jennifer.


Actually, thank you all for bringing your bright smiles. It made my day.


And this young lady brought me something else. A tiny little handmade replica of my book.


It’s so cute with all the characters from the cover.


And pages from the inside, too. Amazing.

You’re awesome Sarah! I love it!!!


These girls made an unbelievable 9-hour drive one way just to make it to the signing. I was amazed. Still am.

I only hope you two did something else to make the drive really worth it.


Shaina from Food for my Family came with Amanda from I Am Baker. She brought Eddie, too. Love the bib, Amanda.
So great to meet you guys finally.


Of course, my mom came too. If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t be doing any of this traveling. I’d still be on dialysis and feeling terrible. But we are both doing great! It’s been an amazing year.

Here is a slideshow of the pics from the signing. If you were there and would like a copy feel free to use it from flickr.com.

One more thing. Do you remember the chewy chocolate meringues I made from the Home Baked Comfort book? The recipe was from the Salty Tart in Minnesota.
So I had to stop by and check out their treats while I was there.


So glad I did, too. It was hard to choose from all the deliciousness on display.


But we finally narrowed it down to a few.

They were all fantastic. But I have to say, the brioche was definitely my favorite.

Now it’s on my must-make list. Anyone have a good recipe?

Or … anyone know of any must-visit cupcake shops in the cities I’m visiting? Or ice cream or doughnut shops. I’m flexible. : )