Emmy Memories

I didn’t bake this weekend. I was in Los Angeles for something super fun. It was a whirlwind weekend that centered around the Emmys. The actual Emmys. Yes, the ones that were on TV Sunday night.

I know. You must be wondering what in the heck was I doing out there –  because I’m still trying to wrap my head around it all, too.


You see Duncan Hines just so happened to be the official dessert sponsor for the Emmy Performer Nominee Reception that Friday before the big event. They set up a glam cupcake lounge for all the nominees and guests and flew a few bloggers to L.A. to cover the festivities for the weekend. And I was lucky enough to be one of them.


It was a red carpet entrance for the stars.


Once inside the party, they had their choice of several fantastic cupcakes, including the Duncan Hines Red Carpet Challenge Winner’s Cupcake as the star attraction. It was a raspberry red velvet cupcake with chocolate ganache filling and my favorite of the evening. The Culinary Institute of America prepared them all for the event.

Caramel Apple Cupcake
Pineapple Passion Cupcake


Elisabeth Moss from Mad Men gazed at them.


Here are the Culinary Institute of America dudes.


And me.


And here’s Aly Walansky and Jennifer James – the other bloggers with me for the event. Aly writes entertainment and beauty and Jennifer has a vast mom bloggers network.


The atmosphere was very casual. Guests mingled and enjoyed great food and desserts. There was also an intimate ceremony for the nominees. They all came on stage to receive their official nominee certificate.


Glenn Close.

Need I say more.


Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad.


Seth Green.


Julia Ormond who is just stunning, by the way.


And many more.


It was cute … when they were all on stage they broke into song and sang Happy Birthday. Unfortunately I didn’t catch who it was for. But it was really sweet.


Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family jamming on the drums. It really was a great night.


Here’s Dexter’s dad, James Remar and Kathyrn Joosten, Karen McCluskey from Desperate Housewives enjoying the cupcake lounge.


And here’s me with Seth. He took time for a few photos and was a doll.


I debated putting this up, but who knows if I’ll ever get on another red carpet. This is my signature dork pose. If I pose too long to have a photo taken I feel awkward and do this hand in the air, side smile to diffuse the situation. Deeyoork.

Okay, so that was Friday night.

But Duncan Hines was also the sponsor for the Fans in the Stands for the Red Carpet event on Sunday. So we were able to attend that, too.

I was so excited, but didn’t really know what to expect or have an idea how close we would be.

62nd Primetime Emmys Red Carpet

And about here I started to get the bigness of the situation.

Wow. Things were about to get crazy.



In the Stands.

We were right on the red carpet in two small, sets of bleachers. Crazy close to the excitement.

Duncan Hines

Here are the Duncan Hines girls with the Turtle brownies they handed out to everyone in the stands. Yum.

Katie & Mike Rousonelos

And here’s Katie Rousonelos and her husband, Mike. She won the Red Carpet Cupcake Challenge and won a trip to L.A. for the festivities, too. Yay Katie!!!

By the way, her cupcake was the first time she’s ever entered a contest. Pretty awesome.

They were a sweet couple and so excited to be there.

62nd Primetime Emmys Red Carpet

But it would be hard not to be excited. This was truly something to witness. The fashion. The faces. The energy. It was intense.

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon was a complete cutie.

Kiernan Shipka

And Sally, Kiernan Shipka from Mad Men was just adorable. I think she quite possibly had the best pose of the night. Just perfect.

Jessalyn Gilsig

Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri Schuester) from Glee. I can’t believe I caught this split-second shot.

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester) from duh, Glee – was a crowd pleaser for sure. Love, love, love her.

Kate Gosselin

And Kate. Wow… she should definitely smile more.

David Charvet

David Charvet formerly of Baywatch and now married to Brooke Burke. Hot. Sizzling. Scorching. You’re welcome.

John Hamm

And my man, John Hamm from Mad Men. He has the movie star look down pat.

Heather Morris & Naya Rivera

I thought this was a cute shot. The Glee Cheerleaders when they ran into each other on the carpet.

Betty White

Betty White. Fabulous.

Toni Colette

Toni Collette. Glamorous.

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss. Glowing.

Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter from Dexter and a great looking couple.

Joel McHale

Joel McHale with the kids from Modern Family. Too cute.

Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer

Newlyweds and True Blood co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer were the nicest red carpet couple and let me take extra shots of them.

Evan Longoria

Eva Longoria working it.

Conan O'Brien

Conan. Love Conan.

January Jones

The dress. I mean January Jones. She IS beautiful.

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks. Hi Joan! Stunning!

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris. What a smile.

Al Pacino

And the man. Al freaking Pacino. Booyah.

If you want to see more Red Carpet photos.

Like a ton more photos… Big photos…  then play the slideshow.


After the Fans in the Stands, I returned to my room to watch the rest of the Emmys while I snacked on these. The stars all received these beautiful boxes at the Governor’s Ball after the Emmys.


Thank you Duncan Hines. Thanks for sending me to the Emmy events. The sweet treats. And an experience of a lifetime.

Play the entire 62nd Primetime Emmys Red Carpet Slideshow

There’s a lot. Like 100+.


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309 comments on “Emmy Memories”

  1. Hi!

    I look at you site for ideas all the time, first time I saw these pic!
    Eris is my brother and I was there that night too!!

  2. Would like the recipe fromthe emmy awards cupcake recipes….it was the chocolate tiramsiu cupcake

  3. jimmy fallon IS such a cutie! and the only thing that would make this blog post better would be a pic of tina fey. one of the few things i love more than baking is Tina Fey :D



  5. you go bakerella!! workin it on the red carpet!!! love the pix!

  6. These are such fun photos. Thank you so much for sharing them!

  7. Wow! That is fantastically amazing! What an opportunity!

  8. hey bakerella! I really love your site – your ideas are sooo fabulous! every day I’m looking for the postman! I hope your book find its way very fast to my home! I have to do some cake pops – I’m enchanted! thanks for all your inspiration! greets from austria, silvie

  9. OMG, I envy you… LoL … just kidding
    Thanks for sharing all the excitement with us. You looked fabulous!

  10. Just like everyone else it seems….WOW!!! What an amazing experience. You are a lucky girl.

  11. WOW! What an amazing experience this must have been…jealous!!! And even more jealous…you took a photo with SETH GREEN! When he was on Buffy I had a huge crush on him…he is actually from my hometown!! PS your site and pops are so darn cute!

  12. Wow, what an experience and thank you for the post and photos…it was fun to look through them and I kind of felt your excitement of the event. Congratulations on your book, you must be so excited. I love hearing about women that have truned a passion into a new career…inspirational!

    Paula (Geelong, Australia)

  13. Absolutely freaking outrageously stunningly ROCKIN’ awesome!!!!! Thank you, thank you! So glad you were there. Looks like we may share the loves of Mad Men & Dexter. Can’t go wrong! You are so freaking darling. It’s almost too much! Almost.

  14. Ok….I think I hate you…LOL j/k…wow what an awesome event. You looked stunning by the way!!!

  15. How amazing! It sounds like it was just a wonderful experience!

  16. Where did you get that fabulous necklace? You look fabulous, too, and I’m going to totally copy your outfit!

  17. What a story!! So happy for YOU!

  18. I am so jealous!!! You took a picture with SETH GREEN! I’ve always though he seems like someone who would be really nice in real life. Looks like you had a great time. :)

  19. What a journey and need I mention how very glam and gorgeous you looked ? So happy for you.

  20. wow! nice that you had that great opportunity! btw: laughed my ass off: “This is my signature dork pose.” XD

  21. Wow, Bakerella, you’re so rad!! What a cool experience, and congrats on the book too- it looks like it will be incredible (I have a feeling I am getting one for my birthday…). FYI, love the pose! You look so cute and beautiful! Your dorky-ness makes you perfect!

  22. Wow…what an incredible experience!

    The shot of Neil Patrick Harris was one of my favorites! Love him! :D

  23. Wow!! What an amazing experience! Congratulations on all of the success!!!

  24. Wow!! I am so freaking jealous! your pictures were great and your book will be also!!!!

  25. I want your life! I mean the cast of Glee, Seth Green AND Neil Pattrick Harris! What an amazing weekend that must have been!!!! xx

  26. That’s was so cool! I almost felt like I was there and I LOVED January Jones’ dress!!!!!!!

  27. I never knew how much I loved your blog until I realized how much you love Mad Men. Hands down my favorite show of all time, with a little Glee and True Blood thrown in for good measure! You are so talented and your Emmy adventure was so well deserved!!! PS: I have your book pre-ordered from Amazon and cannot wait to crack it open! Cheers to you :)

  28. You look absolutely adorable….like one of the celebs….wait you are a celeb!!!

  29. Thanks so much, the way you shared your pictures and experience made it feel like I had a friend there. Now I’m off to order your book, just to keep up the fun!

  30. I LOVE Seth Green…so glad to hear he was friendly! What an amazing experience!

  31. Uh, Wow. I was all freaking out that you got such a great shot of Seth Green looking straight at you…and then I kept scrolling…and you got to take a picture WITH Seth Green!! Oh, the jealousy here!! HOW AWESOME!!!

    Oh yeah, and Al Pacino’s a pretty big deal, too. ;-)

    What funfunfun, Bakerella!

  32. I was seating right behind you at the red carpet event!!! I looked at you thinking that I knew you and now I know where Ive seen you before. I am now star struck because I sat so close to you :)

  33. OMG so jealous of you! Especially that you got to see Vampire Bill and Sookie!

  34. wow…………………………………wow………………….wow……………

    awesome photos…………………….thanx for sharing………sure sounds like you had a blast……and you looked gorgeous on the red carpet……….that will be you when your book is released !!!!!! can’t wait to get my hands on it !

  35. aw, i think you are adorable, definitely not a dork! how fun!

  36. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think you were obsessed with Mad Men! :D

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I’m totally jealous! And I must say that I LOVE your red carpet photo. It’s fun and you look fabulous!!!

  37. You met Seth Green?! I would be so excited about that, what an experience!

  38. Seriously, you could not look any more adorable. Look like a Hollywood star yourself. Glad you got to experience something so amazing. You deserve it.

  39. How crazy and exciting!!! I can tell you love Mad Men, and so do I. John Hamm, be still my heart! (My husband knows I think he’s super handsome). What an awesome experience, thanks for the pics!

  40. GOT YOUR BOOK!!!! I can’t wait to dig in…

  41. What a great experience for you! (and I can’t wait to make those blondies at home!)

  42. Oh-my-goodness! How fun is that?! I’m jealous! My dream is to someday have my items in the “swag bag”!

  43. Looking at your pictutres (and I must say, they were fabulous!), I could only imagine how thrilling it was to be there. Thank you so much for letting us share in your excitement. I must say, I’m partial to the one of Al Pacino :)

  44. Wow – how exciting! Love your necklace – you fit right in.

  45. WOW! So exciting! I guess that means “you have arrived!” And dby the way, you looked fab and totally rocked the red carpet!

  46. Congratulations! You deserve this experience! Love the pictures and Love Love Love your blog.
    Keep up the good work!

  47. WOWWWW- that was a jaw dropping, totally stunned, green with envy post! How exciting to see a love of baking turn into an opportunity to be at the Emmys!
    For me that is truly a way to combine my passions!

    Congratulations – looks like such a great time!!! (and can you say bragging rights for years (and years) to come!!!)

    Julia Ormond, Toni Collette, NPH, Jane Lynch…okay still reeling, must regain composure- aaaahH! :)

  48. What a fantastic opportunity! You looked absolutely gorgeous – I loved your necklace!!

  49. You are truly blessed!! Great photos too!

  50. How COMPLETELY awesome!!!

    A. Your picture on the red carpet was adorable!
    B. Jon HAMM!!!
    C. Jon HAMM!!!
    D. OK…I’ll stop now, but JON HAMM!!!
    E. *sigh*

  51. It was so much fun hanging put with you and Jennifer – so sorry we didn’t get more time to chat. I agree – Kate needs to smile more and the back of January Jones’ dress was the best part about it..

  52. What a fabulous opportunity!! Looks like you had an awesome time, and I *LOVE* your red carpet picture, thank you for sharing it!

  53. What a fun and fabulous experience that must have been!! Hope you enjoyed every second. PS Love your necklace !

  54. How fun! Congrats to you and thank you for sharing with us! You deserve all the recognition for your fabulous ideas and website!

  55. Seriously, so awesome!! The pictures were great! How exciting that you got to take part in this. Um, and no, you do not look like a dork! You look absolutely fab!! Also, I’m pretty sure I laughed out loud when you were talking about David Charvet. :) Thanks for sharing this amazing experience with us!

  56. That is so cool! I love Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer!! They are so cute together! Thank you for sharing!

  57. HOLY MOLY Bakerella I am super Jelous!!! lol You looked stunning and I am so glad you posted that cute “dork” pose as you put it! I though it was super fun!! Thank you so much for the great pics! SIGH Wish I WAS THERE!!!!! The DH package looked soo yummy!!

  58. OMG SO COOL! – this was the first thing that came to my mind, haha. Congratulations, that is so awesome!

  59. Hi! This is just wonderful!!! Even though not all of us can go to such events, you have brought it so close to us. I feel like I know all these stars now, by 6 degrees of separation! :P

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this, Bakerella!

  60. Wow! It looks like you had a fabulous time! Thanks for sharing!

  61. Is that a Stella & Dot Neckalce you are wearing? Your pics are amazing!

  62. wow i really feel the happiness on your face….crongrats….this is the first time i made a comment….sorry for my english…thanks to you and your ideas i am starting a small bussiness…i love to cook specially desserts and sweets….so this is just the beggining for me and for you because you deserve it….. see you around

  63. you deserve this!!!!you are awesome and your cake pops are fabulous enough to get into the red carpet!! just received my pre-ordered book Cake Pops!!!!loving it!!!!

  64. This is awesome because they seem like real people when not posing, and just caught in motion… nice!

  65. All the pictures are nice, but most of all, YOU’RE very pretty!

  66. How fun!! I don’t watch much TV but you got all the stars from “my” shows. You have good taste! :D

  67. How cool and fun was that!!! What an awesome experience!!! You deserve it Bakerella!!! Love looking at all the neat treats that you prepare!!!

  68. This post was just wonderful! What an amazing opportunity!

  69. Those pictures are awesome!!! How exciting for you to be able to participate in such a high profile event. Congratulations!!

  70. What a ‘PINCH ME NOW’ moment!
    Congrats on such a super fun trip!

  71. that is amazing! it’s like watching E only more real!

  72. I’m not sure which looked yummier: the cupcakes or ‘the Hamm’. Jon Hamm is flawless.

  73. WOWWWWW!!! So cool! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!!! YOU FAMOUS LADY!!!!

  74. An Experience of a Lifetime indeed!! You did get some fabulous shots of famous folks!! the one of Neil Patrick Harris is my fav!! I loved him as Doogie! and all his rolls are funny!! I love funny! =) he’s charming! *ahem*… anywho… Fabulous memories! I might just watch your slideshow… right after I get the dog to stop being so naughty!! *ugh*

  75. Just so jealous and just Wow!!! So exciting for you. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. What a great experience.

  76. Wow, you really get around! You’re pretty famous in your own right and belong on that red carpet! :)

  77. Don’t wonder about why you’re there and just enjoy these things! I think this blog is definitely Emmy-worthy, FWIW…

    p.s. I don’t even have a “dork pose” ready to go. Mine is all what comes naturally, I’m sorry to say. I need to get one of those! :D

  78. OHMYGOSH!!!!


    Yes…I had my caps on…cuz I was screaming for you. lol… and I LOVE your signature-dork-pose! Supercuteness!

    Made You Look Natural Skincare

  79. OHMYGOSH!!!!


    Yes…I had my caps on…cuz I was screaming for you. lol… and I LOVE your signature-dork-pose! Supercuteness!

    Made You Look Natural Skincare

  80. Oh my gosh this is so awesome!! The cupcakes looked so delicious my mouth watered!

    Awesome pics btw! And even awesomer pose! :)

  81. Wow. Just found your blog. An amazing effort. You must feel so special. Well done.

  82. Wow… Wow. Lucky Girl! I’m sure the experience was AMAZING!

  83. thanks for sharing your pics!!! i’m not really into watching the emmys, but i like to look at the clothes and jewelry of the stars afterwards. i especially thought how precious Kiernan Shipka looked. the smile on her face was priceless! how can betty draper be so mean to that darling girl? lol of course i loved the one of john hamm…yummy! i would probably giggle til i passed out if ever i saw him in person. and of course christina hendricks was gorgeous as always! and i absolutely adored your red carpet pic! you fit in perfectly with your cute smile and wave!!

  84. Wow – you’re so lucky! I was totally waiting for Anna & Stephen – then whoop – you got ’em! Thanks for sharing! :)

  85. UM…HOLY.CRAP! That is awesome!

  86. WOW… you lucky girl! congrats! what an amazing and yummy experience for you! thanks for sharing!

  87. Fun! What a treat! Your posts are so charming. Congratulations on earning such a great trip.

  88. Wow! That’s so awesome that you got to go to see the Emmys live!! I bet you never in a million years thought you’d have that opportunity when you started your blog. & with your book, you’re on your way to becoming a superstar yourself! :)

  89. You have the most amazing blog with the most amazing pictures and the cutest desserts! I’m glad you have such an amazing time!! :D

  90. Your pictures were better than watching it on TV! Loved your red carpet photo – Very Cute!

  91. OMFG. You lucky, lucky, LUCKY lady!! is it me or does conan look extra-crazy with the shaggy face & extra-high bangs? LOL. and you got pics with seth green. OMG!!! :)

  92. This is AWESOME! :D Your deeyoork pose is SO CUTE and if that’s what you look like in dork mode, I’m assume you’re even more insanely drop dead adorable when you’re actually trying harder? :D

  93. Wow! I’m not even a fan of the Emmy’s and I’m super impressed! Looks like a blast — congrats on the honor!

  94. AWESOME PICS!!! What an incredible experience! Your necklace is totally red carpet worthy, beautiful! Great post, I always enjoy Bakerella in my inbox ;~)

  95. What color of green best describes my state of envy?! Looks like a fab weekend…and, you got to cuddle with my fave, Seth Green!! Now that IS my favorite shade of “green” Lucky girl!!

  96. this is awesome! yours is the first blog i’ve ever followed(introduced to me by my grandma) and i think you’ve already been told how addicting it is! Its fun and exciting and us followers never know what you’re gonna bake up or let alone what adventures you will do next! Thanks for sharing your adventures!!



    How absolutely awesome and cool and amazing…..dear sweet mother of all things sweet and savory I about fainted at that picture of the True Blood Duo…..such beautiful people and NPH…..words don’t even begin to describe.

    You go Lady!!!

  99. I want to be you when I grow up! Great photos! What an honor!

  100. You look like you had such a fabulous time! :D I love your little pose you did. Too cute! <3

  101. That’s so cool! I am so happy for you!

    Thank you for sharing it all with us. :))


  102. WOWZA that is so awesome you really got some great pics! But I gotta tell you look look pretty stunning yourself. Looks like you had a great time : D

  103. How awesome!!! Your photos are just too cool for words! I am glad you had a great trip… what an amazing experience!

  104. how exciting!
    way cute “dork pose” by the way… seriously! :P

  105. Not to sound redundant, but WOW!!! I mean WOOOOOWWWW! How fun was that??? Glad you got to have a great experience!! :) And yes, thanks so much for the pics.

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