Monday, October 11, 2010

Bakerella Book Tour Signing

Last year I discovered when I was looking online for a recipe for cake balls.  She has an amazing blog that I have subscribed to ever since ~ and I always look forward to finding her latest post in my inbox.  Bakerella took the basic cake ball recipe (where you combine cake and frosting, roll it into a ball and dip it in chocolate) and has created tons of darling shapes and designs and put them on a sucker stick and called them CAKE POPS.It is amazing how creative she is. Her blog has step by step tutorials and the directions make it all look so easy. Bakerella had so many good ideas she wrote a book:
It was fun to learn about the publishing process in her  posts.  I was so excited to hear that she was having a book tour stop in Costa Mesa that I immediately put it on my calendar and promised myself  I would go no matter what.  I usually have grand plans-- but  then I talk myself out of going, especially when I don't have anyone to go with.   This time I followed through!  Since Disneyland and my Aunt Sharon's is the only place I ever go in Orange County I was proud of myself for figuring out how to get to
Williams-Sonoma in South Coast Plaza. 
I left home at 8:30, filled up the gas tank, got a Jamba Juice for the road and made it there in an hour.  So nice not to hit traffic!  I was unsure of what to expect so I was really pleased that I got one of those sweet  front parking places at the mall and  I was #24 for the book signing.  I got a front row spot and it was so much fun to be there that the 2 hours of waiting flew by. Not to mention Williams-Sonoma is a place I could get into lots of trouble.
Melissa's friend, Heather, from Lake Elsinore was there (she recognized me and texted Melissa to be sure it was me).  We had our picture taken together to show Melissa.  Most of the people there were from Orange County but there were also several people from Corona.  They handed out 128 numbers so I was really glad to be in the front of that line.There were over 200 people there and it was a happy, lively group.  Bakerella answered questions for about 15 minutes before the book signing and she had some really good, simple suggestions.
These girls from Mission Viejo were in line with me for the signing, and they had these adorable shirts made! I never found out their names, but the blonde told me I looked familiar and I had thought the same thing when I first saw her, but when we talked about it our paths had never crossed.

Bakerella was featured on the cover of the Betty Crocker Fall Baking magazine last month, and she signed that for me too.  It was such a treat to meet my blog friend Bakerella AKA Angie Dudley.  I'm so glad I took the time and made the effort to be there - it was well worth it!


melissa gargalis said...

that's awesome mom! I may have to peruse your book.

Jill Duncan said...

How fun! I have made those cake pops several times. They are time consuming- but so worth it in the end.