The San Francisco Signing

I thought I would do a little spring cleaning. I have a few posts I have been wanting to share for a while now and this seems like just as good a time as any to start. This is actually one of the more recent ones. And, it’s from back right before I went in the hospital, when I was in San Francisco. I flew out there for  two main reasons.

This was one of them.


A super fun book signing at one of my publisher’s retail stores.


Chronicle Books of course.


Hi cutie. I love how you came in Chronicle matching colors.


These two were fun. Completely dedicated cake pop makers. Seriously, check out all their color-coded bookmarks. They had a game plan.


I’m gushing here. He was so sweet. We had just had the best exchange of hugs. You can see more in the slideshow below.


Hi Parisa and your friend from Australia, if I remember correctly. Parisa makes awesome Google Android Cake Pops.


I want to thank everyone that came out that Saturday afternoon. It was rainy and miserable, but you wouldn’t know it by all your happy faces.


Cutie pie here in the middle makes make cake pops, too … and all by herself. I think she was 10 or 11. Impressive.


I made new friends in San Fran and I have a new bracelet to prove it. Thank you sweetie.


Here’s Kaye and Lulu from Clout and About.

They put together a great recap and interview from the day. Check it out here.



This is Paul (brother of Mike) Myers and his beautiful wife, Liza.

Liza works at Chronicle.

And Paul, well Paul really is Mike Myers’ brother. Just imagine him with brown hair and they are almost like twins. Paul might be cuter though.


This is just a bunch of books.

On a table.

Stacked and standing.

I’m sorry, but I’ll never get tired of seeing that.


Thanks Terri, Kevin, Peter, Liza and Leigh! It was such a fun day.


Click on the graphic link above if you were at the signing and would like to see your photo. And thanks again for coming.


Sorry. I forgot my side smile … and wave.

Kidney Update: Mom gets her testing this week. I still have to meet with a couple of doctors and I think that’s it. If we both pass, I guess I could be looking at another hospital stay soon. On another positive note, I’ve lost ten pounds since these photos. I guess dialysis has it’s perks. Well, not really dialysis, but the diet I’m on because of dialysis. I’m estranged from my dear friend, chocolate. Unfortunately, we haven’t spoken in a while. And I rarely get to talk to my dairy friends either. But soon we will make amends I know it.

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250 comments on “The San Francisco Signing”

  1. collette wtf


  3. I’ll be praying for you and your mom.

  4. Dear Bakerella,
    Would you please please please please please please please please please please please PLEASE come to tghe Netherlands? I’m sure there are a lot of your fans out here :)
    Think about it (please?)..
    Take care,

  5. What a great reoscure this text is.

  6. i love the hamburger and fries cupcake recipe. How where do you get the bowl,fries contaner and the paper you put in it?

  7. I’m so happy that your mother is a match for you! Being a mother is a gift and keeping your child healthy and happy is a gift as well! My
    Aunt is going through the same thing as you and is waiting on a kidney donor and she lives in KY. I’m so happy for you and all of your accomplishments!! Thanks for everything!

  8. Just checked this new show coming up called EXTREME CHEF. It looks phenomenal, check it out:

  9. I to have a family member that just started taking dialysis. Your Mom to you I know has to be your all…gud luck to you both and stay strong. Always keep the faith

    Ms. North Carolina

  10. So glad to hear that you are feeling well, wonderful news that you and your Mom can move ahead with the transplant!!! Keeping you both in our thoughts & prayers!!

  11. Hi! I just got your book today & it is simply gorgeous. Now I just have to find where I can get the candy coatings here in Australia! Congratulations on such a wonderful book & fabulous blog. <3

  12. I am so glad to read this update,please keep them coming if you can. Feel better, stay strong!

  13. Just wanted to wish you well. Absolutely adore you!!
    I live in Australia and saw your book in a major department store. I almost died!! The book is amazing!!

  14. Whoa, you go through dialysis like my mom and I find it very endearing because since I’ve seen your site, I couldn’t get enough of it; and you two are really great bakers. I live in the Philippines so I am not in touch with all the ingridients you use, but I will take a quick trip there later this year. I am so excited to try experiment with all your cake pop recipes. :)

  15. good luck with everything 10 1/2 years agi i donated a kidney to my brother his great,i’m great . You’ll be great God bless you and your mom .I hope all goes well. They callit a gift of life,me and my brother call it a gift of love.

  16. OMG!!! Thanks a million for putting me on your blog, Bakerella!!! Yup, Lauren was right, she IS my BFF. Hope you’re feeling better!! :0)

  17. How r u doing Bakerella? Blessings for you and your mom =)

  18. Just wanted to pass along a tip I figured out last night making your beautiful flowers with candy melts…I used my daughter’s bottle warmer to warm up the candy melts in the sqeeze bottles. It worked REALLY well and I didn’t have to worry about it getting too hot, or tipping over and getting water in the bottle.

  19. So glad to hear things are falling into place for you. Hang in there and soon you’ll be well again. You’re a brave soul. Blessings and hugs.

  20. Hope you are feeling more like yourself these days. Fingers are crossed, prayers and thoughts being wished for you. Happy Easter.

  21. Good luck with the kidney! I’m going to get one of the books for my daughter for her birthday- we love to cook together. Hope you get to eat chocolate again soon!

  22. I’m a constant lurker (and cake pop failure) but wanted to add my best wishes! : )

  23. Dear Bakerella,

    Thinking of you and praying for a positive outcome.

    Will you PLEASE keep us posted with your situation, please?

    ((hugs)) …..many blessings bakerella!

    (I made your Easter cake-pops last year and they came out SoooOOOooo cute! One day I’ll post pics and share, as some others have done — I LOVE them!!) :)
    Happy Easter!
    Happy Spring!
    Happy Bakerella everything! ox

    God Bless!!

  24. I LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLooooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it

  25. Just checking if you had an update on your health. Just make a small pray for you but from the bottom of my heart. Hope God bless you with wherever you need the most right now.

  26. Awwwwww Glad to hear you are doing well! My daughter yells across Target every time she sees your book!! “MOM THERE’S THE CAKE POP DOLL YOU LOVE!” Cross my fingers your moms a match!!! You have soo many fans, have any come forward to seeing if they are a match? Well Im coming forward… Let me know if there is anything I can do.. Maybe I can be a match!
    Take care doll!

  27. Hello! Just so you know, I’m pretty sure that I’m responsible for a spike in Wisconsin book sales and cake pop paraphernalia this week :) I bought your fantastic book for my daughter’s 16th birthday and had a Cupcake Wars birthday party for her last Saturday (which I blogged about). Since then, I’ve had at least 10 people ask me about the cake pops~ I am really happy for you and your success. Congratulations.

  28. Oh, I’m so sorry I missed you when I was there! It looks like you had a great trip, though. Any chance you’re coming to Southern California?

  29. Great tp see you posting again. I was talking to a stranger the other day about the Starbuck’s cake pops and I said that they copied you and she said, “I know”, love her website don’t you? You are getting super popular in the PNW. Hope things work out well for you.

  30. Easter is a time of renewal, I am praying that all goes well for you. I don’t know you but I own your book and read your blog from time to time. You seem like a really wonderful person with a caring and sweet disposition. Keep the faith and be positive.

  31. looks like some fun people! and paul deff more handsome! and thats a lot from me cuz i loooooOvvvee mike myers.

  32. Made my first cake pops today, and I have to say that I am totally in awe of you and your art/candy skills now. Yours are so PRETTY! And mine, well… nobody would mistake them for store-bought (or for yours), that’s for sure. :)

  33. Crossing my fingers for you. And I always love seeing these pictures from your signing. Hoping you’re all better soon and will be able to make it down to Central Florida for a signing. :)

  34. Glad to hear you are doing well! You have a lot of people praying for you, take care of yourself and thanks for keeping us updated.

  35. come to houston, tx pleaseerr

  36. Thanks for sharing your trip to San Fran! Just wanted to let you know I’ve been thinking of you and I hope everything went well with your mom’s testing! Also I’ve talked to chocolate, she misses you and knows she’ll see you soon :-)

  37. I’m praying for all your tests to be positive ones and that you are recovered and healthy again soon….

    Best to you.

  38. Hoping that the testing results come out the way you need them to!! Congrats on the weight loss…but not happy about the reason. :) I really pray that your mother is able to help you. I pray for both of your recoveries as well! <3

    Looking forward to more exciting stuff I can try at home!!

  39. Congratulations on your books, and book tour. I found you blog just last week, and have already made the Cake Balls. Loved them, can’t wait to try the Oreo and Cheese Cake ones!!

  40. Con tus cake pops me llenaste de ilusión, fantasia, alegria, otra manera de ver la pasteleria, más divertida, desenfadada, incluso sofisticada, elegante..
    Con tu enfermedad te acercas también a mi. Durante muchos años vivimos la dialisis de mi madre. Finalmente llego el trasplante hace dos años.
    Mglòria de Gourmenderies

  41. Hi Bakerella!
    SO happy to see a post from you and hear that you are out and about.
    Wishing you all the best!
    xo ~. Shannon

  42. Thanks for posting! It’s wonderful to see all these nice photos. Hope you’re feeling all right, and best of luck on all the tests…hope you and your mum pass so you can get back to the chocolate soon :)

  43. Hi Bakerella! I really enjoyed the pics and the post! I love you and your book! I hope you are feeling better soon. I’ve been sick myself in the past so I know how much all the comments and good wishes make you feel better and how they really DO matter. Keep your chin up, keep putting one foot in front of the other and share when you can! Also, I hope the testing goes well and I hope you get your kidney! :)

  44. Hi Angie! thanks for the shout out! You are so special to us. I pray for your full recovery. I hope your mom is okay too. Please get in touch with us if you are both in town. Hugs to you beautiful lady!

  45. Thanks for another kidney update! Great to see a post from you. Take care! (Oh – and you’ll have to make it to Minneapolis once you’re better. We missed you that day)!

  46. I live in South FL and would love to get my copy of your book signed. I love your work and have been praying for you and your health.

  47. I have your book and LOVE it! have been making Cakepops ever since my daughter gave it to me for Christmas. Taking a giant step here and I’m Gonna do my very first Cakepop Instruction class to a group of women at our local rec. center. Plan on giving you credit of course for all you’ve done for us wanna bees. Very excited. Thanks for inspiring all of us. And I also love seeing your books stacked and displayed, makes me want to buy another one! Every coming to Phoenix area, I think I missed you. :(

  48. Gee, I did miss your wave this time! But It’s so exciting to see all these beautiful people and their kindness, you’ are are really something!

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