A lively little adventure

Okay, this post is completely out of left field. Unexpected. Crazy. And, I’m so glad I have these pictures to remember it.

I was in New York several days ago for a book signing, but a lot of you knew that.

But, did you know I made some cake pops while I was there?

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That’s not too unusual, right?!

Right.

That would totally be something I do.

But … who I made them with is the fun part.

Want to see?

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Yep. That’s Blake Lively. Like I said… this post is kinda crazy. It seems like I’ve been using that word a lot lately.

This pic is from her phone. Seriously, even her photos are fashionable. She has an app that puts effects on photos as you take them. I kinda like the distressed look though.

Okay, so a little backstory is probably in order. It turns out that Blake loves to bake and cook. I mean loves it. She had phone pics of tons of treats that she’s made. And they’re really good, too. I don’t know when she finds the time … between movies and Gossip Girl and red carpet events. But she has quite the inventory of baked goods on her phone to prove it.

Anyway, my site just so happens to be one of the few food sites she visits often. Hi Blake!

So she read how I would be in New York and invited me over to bake.

And I went.

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We ended up having a Cake Pop party with some of her friends.

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We had such a good time. Blake is a doll. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious. It was so fun for me to see how excited she is about baking and how passionate she is about food – inspiring even.

She said she’d made the cupcake pops before…

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But when I saw this, it really made me smile. She had made them and had the cutters set aside for safe-keeping.

That’s the crinkle cutter from Wilton by the way.

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Right about here, I looked over at my mom who was snapping a few pics. And, if you can’t tell by my face, I’m laughing inside about how surreal this is.

We just messed around in the kitchen and made some basic cupcake pops with some decorations that Blake had on hand and a few things I brought over.

And towards the end of the night we tried a Wizard of Oz cake pop. A sweet tin man.

Here’s Blake’s.

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She just so happened to have edible lustre spray on hand to finish off the look. Who randomly has edible lustre spray? I told you she was serious.

She also gave him a heart and a cute little bow tie that’s a bit hard to see in the photo. We had to improvise on the nose for lack of suitable candies on short notice. But Blake was quick to fix him right up with part of the Hershey’s tag glued on front. Resourceful.

All I know is now I want to make more Tin Man cake pops so I can show you the lustre spray. I can’t wait to play.

Then, maybe I’ll make some scarecrows and lions…

…and one of her little dog, too.

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This is Penny. Wouldn’t this face make a perfect little cake pop? Sorry, Toto.

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Anyway, that’s just a glimpse. I love how this website reminds me that you can never tell what little adventure is right around the corner.

Crazy stuff. But in the best way possible.

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229 comments on “A lively little adventure”

  1. Wow! That makes me so happy! I love Blake!

  2. That’s awesome…and so are you!

  3. This post made me smile. On multiple occasions. That tin man pop is fantastic! I’m glad you had so much fun……you all look like you’re having the time of your lives! Blake seems great – it’s awesome that she’s a baker and chef, too!

  4. How fun!! Blake is an amazing actress. Very exciting that she bakes too :)

    I wanted to share my first cake pop experience with you..
    http://pickleandcupcake.blogspot.com/2010/11/here-is-turkey-cake-balls-my-sister-and.html

    We had to improvise a little for lack of supplies, but all in all I think they turned out good :)

  5. That is soo cool! I’m glad you had such a great time. :) I wish I was able to visit you on your tour, but I couldn’t. What a cute cake pop!

  6. That is too cool! It must have felt surreal! It looks like y’all had a great time1

  7. LOVE her!!
    Wow, so happy u got to meet her :-)

  8. See! Even celebs have passions about normal stuff! The pictures are great and it looks like you ladies had SUCH a great time! Man, I wish we all looked as adorable as Blake Lively while holding a cakepop. This was completely out of left field. Oddly enough we were discussing Ms. Lively this evening at work… All good things Blake, I promise!

  9. She is beautiful! And her smile looks so easy, like she is such a happy person. Thanks for the post!

  10. That. Is. So. Crazy. And awesome.

  11. Wow! This post got me excited! Blake is such an amazing actress! So glad you are able to experience so many wonderful things, during your book signings!

  12. That’s amazing. And surreal. And all the other words you can think of to describe this.

  13. I knew there was more reasons behind why i liked this blog besides the fact that you’re a freakin’ amazing baker!

  14. oh wow! that is totally awesome! she seems so nice! and it looks like you had a blast!

  15. OMG! That’s so awesome and crazy! :O :D

  16. Wow! Lucky you! She is so adorable! Looks like her thing is to always have her mouth open in sheer delight when taking photos as oppose to the hand in the air bit that you do…haha!!

  17. Wow! What a great post! I’ve always thought Blake was stunning, ever since I saw her in Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants tehehe.

  18. Holy crap, that is AMAZING! How much fun! I’m not cool enough to have you come bake at my home, but if you’re ever in Utah you’re more than welcome too. I will even find edible lustre spray just for you!

  19. Amazing! I had cupcake pops for thanksgiving with my friends and it’s delicious because of you. Blake’s an amazing person and oddly enough I just flipped us weekly about her and penn badgley. Sorry blake about it but you two make the perfect couple, you heard that before! Nothing is easy just work things out together! All the best :)

  20. That is so amazing! I love Blake Lively! What a great experience! (:

  21. OMG! you met Blake! i love this post! :)

  22. you’re sucha a POP STAR bakerella :D
    everyone loves you.. even celebrities (x
    the cake pops are amazingg
    and i love blake lively’s puppy! ^^
    penny looks just like a plush! :3

  23. How cool! It was nice to see Blake in a natural setting – not all dolled up for the cameras. She seems so lovely and happy!
    You should come to Norway and make cake pops with me to. That would be the perfect Christmas gift!

  24. wow! you certainly are on a great ride! enjoy every moment & this must have been such fun & so surreal!!
    love the tin man!

  25. It is so great that when I get up so early to see all the neat things you have done. Not to mention meeting Blake. WOW and double WOW. You go girl. Paulette

  26. I bet Blake felt like she was dreaming to have you come over and bake! Wow! Life is full of surprises!!

  27. that is amazing!! how fun! oh and her dog is too cute.

  28. That is insane. You girls are gooooorgeous! <3

  29. :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Wow! I love the tin man and that dog is adorable!

  31. wow this post almost made me cry! i love blake, she reminds me so much of my a good old friend who i barely keep in touch with now. i think because of that i am partial to her hehe. she looks so genuinely happy as do you. it’s wonderful to see celebrities as what they are, real people! thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  32. YOU’RE AT JUST JARED!!!!!! Your real name is even there haha

  33. seems like you had heaps of fun!

  34. so cool! i am sure blake was as much in awe of you as you are of her which makes it even cooler. Looking forward to your next adventure!

  35. How fun! She is really cute – but is it a little funny that her mouth is wide open in almost all the pictures?

    Happy you are enjoying your time on the road!

  36. wow, you’re getting more famous by the day! (but you totally deserve it!)

  37. Thats so awesome. I never would have guessed that she loved baking. How great! I cant wait to see her in the Green Lantern.

  38. This post really brought a smile to my face. Really.

    In the year I’ve been reading your blog, I’ve never felt a need to comment before today. Since I am though, I really want to say your site really inspires me. It has proven to me, that a person can become successful through hard work and talent.

    I think you deserve everything that you have worked so hard for, including a cake pop party with Blake Lively! To be honest though, I think I was more nervous to get my book signed by you then I would have been meeting Blake Lively, and I’m seventeen. That’s pretty legit.

    Thank you, for inspiring me. You’re someone that I really look up too, and I am sure I am not the only one who feels that way.

  39. I am a big fan of your site but I’m even bigger fan of Blake. It’s good to see that despite all her success she continues to be an ordinary girl. I love cupcakes and thanks to your website has learned a lot. unfortunately here in Portugal there is no store that sells cupcakes. Continues to make a site so good

  40. That looks so fun!! The tin man is absolutely adorable! So creative.

  41. Get out! That is so cool. Love reading your Bakerella adventures! Pam is selling her pastries for Christmas — I told her to include cake pops, but she said it was too hard. I’ll get her convinced yet — she bought me the book after all :)

  42. Very cool! I love that little tin man! You need to do the whole cast now! Including Toto! (Or Penny!)

  43. That’s so cool! Your life is just too sweet t be true.

    It’s so nice to see this other side of Blake Lively too. Who knew that she was such a cake pop fan.

    I hope she asked for your autograph!

  44. I LOVE Blake Lively! And, it’s great to see that she really enjoys “normal” things. I bet everyone loved seeing both of you together – couldn’t get better than that!

  45. Just saw this on Just Jared!! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun :)

  46. GAH! So jealous! One I LOVE cake pops and two I ADORE Blake Lively! I dont get starstruck easily (I live in NYC) and I saw them filming GG once and just about fainted. I love that she has a normal hobby =o)

  47. That is just so exciting! And I LOVE the Tin Man cake pop! Oh my gosh it’s too cute!

  48. Now you need to do a whole OZ theme!!! Complete with poppies….hmmm….

  49. too much !!! love it, i love seeing how folks passions have lead to profit, fun, media !!! you and Ree are my idols

  50. Wow!! How amazing!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for the other Oz characters! Your so awesome!

  51. That looks like a great time. Every cake pop looked just too cute. Ok, speaking of too cute. How about Penny?! That little dog is too cute. She looks like she weighs as much as a feather! What a nice time to make cake pops who someone who also has a passion about them! Thanks for sharing.

  52. Just really cool! Looks like you all had a great time. You deserve it. Love all the pics and the Oz themed pops are a great idea. You should start thinking about Alice in Wonderland. Oh the possiblities.

  53. That’s amazing!

  54. that is awesome! never would have thought she would be into baking.

  55. That’s awesome. I love Gossip Girl and Blake. So cool to see how down-to-earth she is.

  56. Wow!! I’m so happy for you she seems awesome! And you guys look like you’re having so much fun :D

  57. Wow! Looks like you guys had an amazing time!! I love Blake (and You of course ;))!!

  58. I’m so jealous! I love blake and baking. Cute Pictures!

  59. So so jealous!! The both of you look like you would be so much fun to hang out with!

  60. That had to be amazing to spend time with Blake and her friends…she is absolutely adorable!! Can’t wait to see your Wizard of Oz cakepops…I will totally be making them, that movie is one of my favorites!!

  61. By the way it’s so cute that you have “lively little adventure” for her last name! Ha!

  62. Oh my word! How cool! I love Blake! I am so jealous. I love hearing when stars are down to earth real people…I think I would have passed out if she said she followed my blog! Congrats!

  63. Very Cute Pics Angie!
    OMG I was in Atlanta last weekend for Thanksgiving at my boyfriend’s family house and I had mention to him I would like to go to the store you always mention in your blog (Cake Art Party Supplies in Tucker) so him and his parents drove there with me Saturday (11/27) afternoon. While I was walking through the store I felt like a little kid! LOL. One of the ladies that works there had asked me how I heard of the store and I told her it was from you and your awesome blog. When I was going on and on how much I love you and your cake pops she told me “Oh, you just missed Angie by an hour or two. She was just here a little ago buying more sprinkles.” I couldn’t believe it! I wish I could have ran into you at the store.
    Love you and your work. Keep it up and congrats on the GREAT BOOK!
    XoXo,
    Ary

  64. That is so awesome, i love cake pops, bakerella and Gossip Girl woohoo!

  65. wow! I am completely starstruck! GOTTA LOVE HER!

  66. omg. blake is adorable. i love that she had that silver spray. i mean seriously. BUTTTT her doggie penny is the cutest! is that a llittle poodle? omg. i want to just eat her up. tooo sweet!

  67. I want to know what kind of dog that is please!

  68. OMG! What an exciting adventure indeed! I’m so glad you are getting the recognition you deserve and it looks like you are really enjoying it!

  69. Wow..this just shows you that you never know where life is going to take you..and all of this started because of one lil’ blog.. :o) Awesome!

  70. Cute and creative as always! :-) What kind of dog is that by the way?

  71. That is so…. CRAZY! But fantastic!

  72. I think Blake is adorable, but why is her mouth so wide open in every single photo?

  73. WOW that is sooo awesome! I love Blake and I love how life can throw fun surprises your way, ones you never in a million years would have thought of, but turn out to be super special. What a wonderful adventure for you! :)

  74. That is SO awesome! :D

  75. What fun! Isn’t it cool to see how good karma abounds?
    I do want that sweet little doggy-what kind is it??

  76. so rad. love your last few sentences…so true!

  77. You can tell u had a blast that day, and having your mother there is such a Blessing to be able to share those moments with her, Im sure she must of felt very proud of you. God Bless

  78. You can tell u had a blast that day, and having your mother there is such a Blessing to be able to share those moments with her, Im sure she must of felt very proud of you. God Bless

  79. How amazing. Wow! I’m kind of speechless for you. You never know who might be reading and taking inspiration from you.

    The Tin Man is adorable.

  80. Ohmigosh, her little dog looks just like my parents’ dog, Maggie… Except less crazy.

  81. oh my gosh, i love blake lively! and i love her even more after seeing this post…what a sweetheart!

  82. That is amazing! I just think she is so adorable! Looks like you guys had a blast, and what a cutie her dog is!

  83. I think this just completely made my day. I adore Blake and your blog and Wizard of Oz so all three together. Oh man. So amazing. She’s so sweet!

  84. I had just read in an interview that she loves to bake and that your site is one of her faves. I’m glad you guys got to meet and bake together!!

  85. OMG ! That’s incredible !
    Lucky you :)

  86. Adorable.

    Do you have bruises from pinching yourself?

    You all look like you were having so much delicious fun!

  87. OMG, it’s like a little brown Bichon! That dog is SO cute!

    I have a Bichon and those eyes!!! Oh, I just melted, someone come scoop me up and take me home!

  88. It looks like you are both very talented bakers!!

  89. Love love love her! She is so adoreable and looks so fun. What a great experience.

  90. I was always more of a Blair fan… Until now. Who knew Blake was a girl after my own heart. Fabulous!!!

  91. This post makes me happy. I love Blake and way more now that I know she loves to cook/bake.

    Great Tin Man pops too

  92. I actually 1st heard of your site when I read an interview in Allure magazine a few months ago where Blake mentioned you and your fabulous creations. I’m happy to send over a scanned copy of the article if you’re interested!

    Also, in case you didn’t know – you made msn’s Wonderwall for this Blake related post :)

  93. That’s SO awesome!! LOVE Blake and LOVE Cake Pops!! <3

  94. Totally Amaze Balls! Thank you for sharing the experience – you totally deserve it! :)

  95. oh my goodness, dream come true. i love her!

  96. what an awesome experience! she seems so cool.

  97. You are truly living the dream! Doing what you love and sharing it. So happy for you!! It makes me a little teary-eyed to see the pure joy and excitement on your face in the photos.
    And the tin man so cute!! I have some edible gold luster spray that I had bought for some cookie ornaments but I’m thinking maybe a shimmery lion. :)

  98. Dream girls night! I think Blake’s great and of course think you’re great. My girlfriends are coming over tonight to make red velvet cake balls and candy cane christmas tree cupcakes. If you and Blake want to make your way to Vancouver you’re welcome to join! ;)

  99. Awesome! How fun was that? And love the photos!

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