What a day!
I would never in a million years have thought that this would lead to this! Which would lead to this followed by this! This brings us to December 4, 2010. The day that Rich and I met Angie Dudley, a.k.a. Bakerella!
Saturday began with a thrill for Rich and I since Bakerella was in town for the signing of her new book, Cake Pops. All of the excitement took place at Williams Sonoma on Bloor Street.
What was even more exciting...
As soon as we got to the store, the employees at Williams Sonoma knew exactly who we were (once Rich mentioned our names) and led us upstairs to meet with Bakerella. She gave Rich the biggest hug and began to tear up as soon as she saw me. It was the first time we had met in person. She is definitely one of the sweetest people we have ever met.
Beside her in the photo above is Roseanne Dela Rosa, associate editor of Weddingbells magazine.
As soon as she finished her interview with Angie, she interviewed Rich and me for an article she will be writing for an online feed of Wedding Bells. That was pretty cool! Rich was super excited!
By this time, it was well after the noon hour. After Angie answered many questions from her fans, she began the signing...She brought Rich and I right to the signing area (no line up for us). I noticed one girl whisper to her mom, "Mom, that's the couple who got married on Bakerella's site!" That was hilarious! As we sat beside her so she could sign the book, she asked all of the fans in line if they remembered us. No joke, people actually started cheering. It was nuts! We were a famous couple...for a few minutes anyway!
The message written in fuchsia pink was perfect!
These girls were by far the most creative "gift bakers." Carolynn, (in the middle) drove in all the way from Ottawa just to have her book signed and meet Bakerella.
She and her friend Candy created their own original "Canadiana" to welcome Bakerella to town. They included the most amazing moose and beaver cake pops! (Way, way more creative than my cookie pops.)
For those of you who would like a lesson on these cookie pops...here goes...they were were pretty simple to make.
I decided on cupcakes since Bakerella loves everything cupcake!
I used a skittle for the cherry on top and stuck it to the cookie with royal icing.
Then, I piped and flooded the cookie with more icing and added a few sprinkles as a garnish! Simple as a cupcake! For my sugar cookie recipe, click here. For the recipe I use to make royal icing, click here.
Saturday evening was the "icing on the cupcake!" The rumours are true. We went out for dinner with Angie and her mom! And we had a blast! All joking aside people....Rich and I had dinner with BAKERELLA! We went out for dinner with the next Martha Stewart! The picture above was awesome...how funny is her mom?! She was cracking up because as soon as our dessert, (buttery, phyllo pastry crepes filled with melted white chocolate and fresh blueberries) arrived at our table, Angie and I both took out our cameras and began shooting photos! I got a great shot of her taking a picture of the dessert!
What a day! It certainly was a memorable one for us. Thanks Angie, for including us in your first trip to Canada. We hope to meet again, perhaps on your next book tour?!
Have you ever met a star before?