Two signings next month

Earlier this year I did a post announcing two more book signings for February.

One in San Francisco that I made it to and one in Minneapolis that I didn’t.

I got sick and had to cancel at the last minute. I wasn’t doing well as you know.

My transplanted kidney was failing and I had to unexpectedly start dialysis in March.

By June I was off dialysis because I received another kidney transplant thanks to the wonderful gift of life from my mom.

Now, it’s September. Several months later and I am doing great. Mom, too. Feeling worlds better and I’m so grateful.

Your kindness during those tough months still means so much to me. Thank you.

It’s been a crazy year, but next month on October 8th, I’ll be in Minnesota for the book signing I missed in February. Yay!

If you had planned on coming last time, I hope you can make it again. I would love to meet you guys, share cake pop stories and give you a big hug.

Coincidentally, I’m also going to be in San Francisco again later in October. My mom and I will be attending a charity event with my publisher benefitting the National Kidney Foundation that serves Northern California. Chronicle was kind enough to make a donation. I love those guys.

While I’m there, I’ll be doing a book signing at the Chronicle Headquarters store. Hope you can come by and say hi. There will be more hugs.

Here are the details for both.


Saturday, October 8, 2011
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Williams-Sonoma – Edina Galleria Mall
3512 Galleria Williams-Sonoma #717
Edina, MN, 55435


Friday, October 21, 2011
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Chronicle Books Corporate Headquarters
680 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94107


I just wanted to let you know.

I also want to let you know that I made some really cute cake pops this weekend. I just need to finish the photos and pull the post together.

Want to take a guess what I made?
The first person to guess correctly will win a signed Cake Pops book.
One guess per comment please.

Here’s a hint: It’s a cartoon character.

If no one guesses correctly, I’ll do a random draw.

Deadline to leave your guess on this post is Monday, September 12 at 9 pm ET. Time’s Up. Cake Pop and Winner announced here.

Good Luck!

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1,104 comments on “Two signings next month”

  1. Did you possibly make smurf pops? =)

  2. Someone from Yo Gabba Gabba?! xoxo!

  3. I think is a smurf.

    I’m glad you’re doing better

  4. My husband underwent a kidney transplant at UCSF in 1980. Patients had to stay in the hospital for weeks afterward at that time, so family did a lot of driving between Santa Cruz and SF. In case you’ve never been, Highway One is gorgeous and we’ve got bookstores and bakers galore!!!

    I’m so glad you are doing well (and your mom too).

    I’m guessing Angry Birds also.

  5. Every single one i was thinking has been taken! So im going to goooo…kermit the frog, and if thats already been taken then (rather unlikely!) i will go for tintin :)

  6. winnie the pooh! :)

  7. Angry birds!!

  8. Hmm is it the characters from Family Guy?

  9. Since my daughter is obsessed with simba I’m gona guess that and congrats on u and your moms speedy recovery:)

  10. Doraemon !!

  11. Arthur?

    Glad you & your mom are doing well!

  12. Stitch? I’m so glad you can travel again!

  13. Miss Piggy or Kermit? Any of the Muppets?

  14. totally love your blog. my guess would be some sort of disney character or the simpsons?

  15. I’m gonna guess you made some apples for back to school, green apples…

  16. Little Einstein’s?!? Wow wow wubbzy…Backyardigans…Oomie Zoomies, bubble guppies??? Hehe well if we are only allowed ONE guess, I would say…ROCKET from Little Einstein! :)))

  17. All the good ones are already taken, so I’ll go with… Postman Pat.

  18. I’m guesing … Garfield!

  19. My guess is piglet

  20. Fairly Odd Parents?

  21. I’m going to guess either Disney princess or a character from Archie comics! :)

  22. TinkerBell!

  23. spongebob squarepants!!!

  24. Ummmmmm my gues is disney princess’ like cinderella or snow white!!!! Puhlease pick me

  25. Is it Curious George? I want to make some for my sons first birthday Jan 7th so that the only character I have in mind. lol

  26. Glad that you & your mom are doing well. Take Care!

    Is it Smurfs?

  27. My (super random) guess is Scooby Doo!

  28. Spongebob :D

  29. Little Einsteins…can you tell I want to win :)

  30. I think it is Tweety bird! I think she would make a great cakepop!

  31. glad your doing well, i am gonna have to say Megamind!

  32. hi!!!!! i have 3 guesses lol!
    is it a simpson?
    is it a smurf?
    is it batman?

  33. Since some of the best were already taken…

    Flounder from The Little Mermaid?

  34. I think im going with Rango.

    Have fun at the book signings :0)

    Catarina aka docerela

  35. Daffy Duck! Or some other loooney tunes character! Me winning with this guess is probably 1 out of a million chances though. But i’d like to believe this is right! Can’t wait for your next post!! the suspense is on. I’m very glad you are feel better LOVE YOU!!

  36. Is it Snoopy?? I love snoopy and he would make a cute cake pop! :)

  37. patrick from spongebob squarepants!

  38. I hope it was Marvin the Martian!! :)

  39. I’m going to go with Smurfs, but only because the movie just came out. LOL

  40. I am thinking it is Garfield, but that is already taken so now I am thinking it is the Tasmanian Devil.

  41. Sponge Bob

  42. I am going with Simba of the Lion King!

  43. My guess is Happy Feet (I don’t know his actual name)
    Glad you’re feeling better!!!

  44. Hmm maybe Plankton – from Sponge Bob?

  45. My first instinct was Dora the Explorer, but I saw somebody else already guessed that so…..

    I am going to go with Winnie the Pooh!
    Here’s hoping!

    Glad to hear you are doing well, I am going to try really hard to get to your SF book signing! =) How fun.

  46. i wanna say…. aaahhhh…. um …. i give up…………………………………….. ………………………. …………………….. ………………………………….. …………… ……………………… ………………….. ……………….. ………….. guy?

  47. Olivia

  48. Charlie Brown?

  49. Rainbow Brite? There have been so many guesses already, this was an unique one I came up with.

    So glad you and your mom are doing better!

  50. So glad to hear both you & your Mom are doing well.

    Love for it to be the monster from the bugs bunny series. The one who looks like a big hairy tooth :)

  51. Is it the Smurfs or maybe, Shrek?

  52. Buzz Lightyear! Glad you’re feeling better!

  53. smurfs

  54. Happy Feet penguins!?

  55. My guess is eeyore from Winnie the pooh!

  56. I can’t wait to meet you! I really want a hug please?

    I was thinking one of the Smurfs?

  57. Hey Arnold characters?

  58. Handy Manny?

  59. My guess is a Smurf!

  60. Disney Princesses???

  61. An Angry Bird!!

  62. I’m going with Garfield…cause the paper is sitting here and I don’t think he was mentioned. But for the record, I think the whole crew from Phineas & Ferb would be outstanding!!!

    I saw a show where the illustrator was showing how each character’s face is a basic shape with details. Now, if you could just make the Perry ones rattle like the noises he makes….bwahahaha!

  63. Glad you’re doing better! Please come to Arizona! :) Can’t wait to see what you made…maybe Casper?!

  64. Jack Skellington

  65. Scooby Doo?

  66. Phineaus and Ferb???

  67. Who else but the smufs. These bring back such fond memories of my childhood.

  68. i was going to guess spongebob but since someone beat me to it, ill guess… veggie tales?

  69. Twin Towers? World Trade Center?

  70. Mickey Mouse! Cause he’s a classic! Or Timon and Pumba cause Lion King is coming back to theaters soon. Or Charlie brown. I for one would love to see Jack Skellington.

  71. Timon! He is the best character of the Lion King ;)

  72. Timon! He is the best character of the Lion King ;)

  73. Dora the explorer

  74. I am going to guess…Tweety Bird.

  75. Please let it be Snoopy!

  76. SPONGEBOB!!!

  77. Finn and Fiona from Adventure Time? They have the perfect head shapes for cake pops.

  78. Pocoyo

  79. Phinneas and Ferb?

    A favorite with my 6 year-old niece.

  80. Kung Fu Panda :)

  81. Maybe Dora?

  82. Smurf :)

  83. I would guess tweety bird

  84. OOoOo, I’m voting for Papa Smurf and all his gang! I love that they are coming back in vogue becase I have great memories of watching them every Saturday morning when I was a kid.

  85. My guess is Fozzie bear from the Muppets!

  86. Is it Gnomeo? I don’t know that he’s a true cartoon character but he’s so cute that I wouldn’t blame you. Hope you have fun at the book signings!

  87. Bugs Bunny? (I love the Angry Birds idea though!) So glad you’re doing better!

  88. Bugs Bunny?

  89. Another guess! I just thought of a charcter (or charcters)! Mr Mens and Little Misses :)

  90. mickey mouse!! hmmmm, well, then there’d have to be two cos ya just GOTTA make minnie-mouse stuff when ya got mickey-mouse stuff……

    xoxo, buf

  91. I wanna say Simba from the Lion King, since they are doing a remake… but “technically” that isn’t a cartoon character, so I am gonna say…Marvin the Martin (you should try Felix the Cat!!) !!

  92. I was going to guess charlie brown, but then it was taken…so the flinstones :D

  93. Strawberry Shortcake! Or Snoopy?

  94. my guess would be Simba from Lion King since it is being rereleased-and glad you are doing well with your kidney! My stepson is 4 yrs rejection free(fingers crossed that it continues down the right path) and know all the struggles you have on a daily basis! Sure wish I could make it to SF to see you..unfortunately heading to Lake Tahoe that morning!

  95. I know smurfs is already taken but thats when I’m guessing :)

  96. is it the smurfs?? Love those guys :)

  97. Oooo Batman!

  98. Did you make the Angry Birds?

    You are such an inspiration – so resilient and so grounded. Thanks for sharing your journey!

  99. Betty Boop! She would look awesome :)

  100. Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Did you know Snoopy is a beagle? I never knew a beagle to be black and white… Hmm.

    Love your site and glad your feeling better :)

  101. before you said cartoon, I was thinking something patriotic for the 10th anniversary celebrations but a cartoon…maybe a Smurf?

  102. I was going to guess The Lion King but since that was already said…..the Simpsons? Total shot in the dark.

  103. Scooby Doo? :-)

  104. Winnie the Pooh?

  105. Scooby! Please let it be Scooby! :)

  106. mmm… Mario Bros!

  107. Jiminy Cricket?

  108. The Simpsons! Lisa’s pointy hair would make an adorable pop!

  109. My guess is Diego. :-)

    I’m going to try really hard to make it to your signing in SF! I may have two tired kids Olin tow!

  110. Scooby doo. He is the greatest cartoon character of all :D

  111. I had no idea. So glad you & mom are doing well. God bless you both!

  112. Pikachu!! (Unfortunately, my kids are a little obsessed with Pokemon right now. *sigh*)

  113. Yay! Cant wait!!!

    Im gonna go with Dora!!!

  114. kung-fu panda!

    p.s. you’re so awesome! :)

  115. minions from despicable me?

  116. So glad to hear you are feeling well. Everyone who get to go to your signings will just love meeting you. I’m so glad I did. I was at the signing at Costa Mesa in Ca.

  117. I was going to guess a kidney because…well, you know!

    But as far as I know there aren’t any kidney cartoon characters. :)

  118. Dora the explorer?

  119. I’m gonna go with Kermit the Frog!

  120. Felix the Cat? He’s a cutie :)

  121. Glad you are feeling better. =) my guess is animaniacs.

  122. So glad your doing better!!
    My guess is SpongeBob

  123. Alice in Wonderland

  124. The golden gate bridge!

  125. Phineas and Ferb?

  126. Phineas and Ferb?

  127. I am going to guess Miffy because the Smurfs were taken and because she is AWESOME

  128. The angry birds!

  129. Perry the Platypus from Phineas & Ferb!

  130. I think you created a sponge Bob

  131. Darn, I wanted to guess Hello Kitty, but since that has already been guessed, I will guess ELMO! :)

  132. My guess will be Rango!

  133. I think its spongebob

  134. I would guess your recent iphone camera graham cracker cookies would have you inspired to make… the blue twitter bird! He has a very round head that would make a rather nice cake pop :O)

  135. I am going to guess Moomintroll in hopes that no one will guess right. Besides, he is adorable and would make a great cake pop. :)

  136. I would have to guess a Smurf. But I would love to see Scooby Doo!
    And I’m so happy that you’re feeling better!

  137. rainbow brite?

  138. How about the Powerpuff Girls?

  139. Lightning McQueen from Cars?

  140. Not cartoon, but I really hoped you can make a Yo Gabba Gabba! cake pops sometime :)

    I’m going to guess… donald duck!

  141. I guess Smurfette. Hope I win!

  142. I am going with Smurf. I love those little blue guys…and gal!

  143. Pumba from the Lion King!!

  144. Mickey Mouse?
    I might have to try to make it to the city to see you in SF

  145. The smurfs & smurfette?

  146. So glad you’re still feeling well!!! Thank God for your mom and your new kidney.

    I’m going to guess that you made SMURFS this weekend!

  147. When will you be in Vegas??? My guess is Cartman from South Park since the smurfs are already taken lol.
    xo, Tamika

  148. Simba and Nala from the Lion King!!

  149. so glad you’re doing better!

    my guess is simba

  150. Charlie Brown!

  151. Thomas the train?

  152. cookie monster?

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