November 11, 2010

Guess Who I Met + a Giveaway

I can't believe I am just getting around to posting this, but
guess who graced Dallas with her presence last Thursday?

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Yes, that's right. I met the very lovely & talented Bakerella!
Yet another reason why I love living in the big city.

Bakerella is currently on tour for her recently published Cake Pops Book. And out
of all the cities she could have visited, she came to Dallas! Not sure how it is decided
where she goes for her book signings, but whoever put Dallas down for the tour,
I thank you!

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Anyway, as soon as I found out she was coming, I put on our family
calender BAKERELLA, so Josh could stay home with Noah.
And of course, I also gave him verbal warning not to make any plans that day.

I was not about to take a toddler to the book signing with me. I can't
even imagine. In fact, I don't want to imagine what that would be like. Ha.

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And guess what? Maybe a week before the signing, I found out
Josh had signed up to work a shift that he could not cancel. What?!
To make a long story short, we "miscommunicated"... somehow.

And, he got in big trouble.

So, it looked like I was, in fact, taking Mr. Noah with me to the book
signing... until my sweet friend, Laura, found out he was going with me.
She graciously offered to watch Noah while I went to Dallas that morning,
which meant, she had t-w-o toddlers to keep up with. Bless her heart.

So, anyway, it all worked out.

I drove to Dallas {with my wonderful friend Mr. Garmin leading the way}...
only making three wrong turns before I finally found Williams-Sonoma.
Must have been the nerves, because I never get lost with the GPS.
I was like, "What is wrong with me... is it that hard to follow "turn right?"

But I made it,
and I was number 12 in line!!

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I went into Williams-Sonoma to buy my books...

one for me
one for Laura
and one for you!

Bakeralla gave a short demonstration, answered
a bunch of our questions, and then signed all of our books.

It was so fun having the chance to meet Bakerella after following
her blog for so long. She was so sweet and had such a bubbly personality.

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I recently made my first batch of cake pops, and they
were delicious and so easy to make.

The book is filled with easy step-by-step instructions for how
to recreate Bakerella's amazing cake pops right from your own kitchen. The book
gives lots of tips on decorating, dipping, coloring and melting the chocolate, and
ideas for presentation. It really is a fun book to have; I can't wait to use it again!

So, I have an extra signed book lying around the house
waiting to be used. Who wants it?

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Enter for a chance to win this book
and unleash your inner Bakerella!

1. Leave me a comment. Simple as that.

For extra entries:

2. Become a follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect
on the right side of my blog {it's an easy click of a couple of buttons,
and yes, anyone can do it.} Leave a comment telling me you are a new
follower. If you are already a follower, just comment letting me know.

3. Tweet and/or Facebook this:
Win Bakerella's signed Cake Pops Book from The Bonjour's!
http://goo.gl/CYwYt

Come back and comment letting me know you linked this giveaway.

4. Click here and tell me which Cake Pop is your favorite?

So, you have four chances to win.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Thank you!

Random.org will select a winner at 10 p.m. (CST)
Thursday, Nov. 18th, 2010.

Good luck to all!

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168 comments:

Erica Nye said...

I would love to win the cake pop book, but could I also win you to make them for me? LOL The Frosty the Snowman cake pops are my favorite! So cute.

Hearthandmade said...

wow!! i had no idea who she was until igoogled... omg omg omg....!!! i want cake!!

Sara said...

1. How exciting that you met her!! Her pops look fabulous!!
2. I am a follower!
3. I linked the giveaway on Facebook.
4. Do I have to choose 1 favorite?? They are all so cute...but I'll choose the flower pops...so fun!!

Dena said...

SO COOL!!! I've been reading her blog forever and have yet to make any cake pops so I NEED that book... Ha!

Dena said...

I'm a follower.

Dena said...

I tweeted (dswnole). Are we not connected on Twitter?

Dena said...

I seriously think all her stuff is amazing, but I'll pick the Mickey and Minnie ones just because I live in Orlando.

Anonymous said...

1. What a fun experience! Great pics of her!!!
2. I am a follower!!
3. I posted the link on facebook!!
4. They are all so cute, but the Mr. Potato Head pops are amazing!!!

-Kylie Holt

Mama Jill said...

How you gonna top this one girl? ;) very sweet to give this away.

Mama Jill said...

Oh already a follower! What what?!?!?! lol

Mama Jill said...

TOTALLY just facebooked it....

Mama Jill said...

My favorites are the "teapops". Takes me back to my lovin' beauty and the beast child days... :)

Jill Leonhart said...

Libby! I am OBSESSED with Bakerella (& your blog :)! I saw her on the Martha Stewart show 2 or 3 years ago during cupcake week & fell in love!

Shannau said...

Super sweet! BTW 2 toddlers isn't hard to take care of, lol- says the mom of 4! I'm so glad you got to meet her, that's awesome!!

Shannau said...

I follow your blog!

Jill Leonhart said...

I just facebooked (is that even a word?!) & tweeted (@jjleonhart)!

Shannau said...

You can't pick just ONE fave pop! I do love the Toy Story ones and Mickey Mouse and friends.. but I guess that's because that is what Malie and Teigan are into right now, lol.

Jill Leonahrt said...

My favorite cake pop is Frosty!!

Brittney @ britandtheboys said...

wait... you live in DALLAS????

Kali said...

I would LOVE a copy of this!!

Kali said...

I am already a follower:)!

Kali said...

tweeted about this giveaway!!

Kali said...

I can't help myself -- I like the snowman cakepops.

thesloothaaks said...

I would LOVE this book for my kids' upcoming birthday parties! Can't go wrong with cake pops! :)

thesloothaaks said...

I am a follower of this blog

thesloothaaks said...

I LOVE the "Spring Chicken" cake pops! Adorable!

Mrs. V said...

I would LOVE this book! If I won, I could be really nice and gift it to my mom for Christmas...I know she would love it! We'll see! :) What an awesome giveaway! I love Bakerella!!

Mrs. V said...

I am a new follower!

Mrs. V said...

I linked this on my facebook!

Mrs. V said...

The reindeer cake pops are my current fave! I think they would be so cute for a holiday party. Plus, I love pretzels with chocolate!

Bryan and Ashlan said...

LOVE her!! That book is on my Christmas list, so I would love to get it early. :) So jealous you got to go to the signing!

Bryan and Ashlan said...

I am a Google friend follower. :)

Bryan and Ashlan said...

I think the classic cupcake pops are my favorite! Those turkey ones are pretty cute, and would be perfect this time of year!!

Chrissy said...

Wow, Libby, how awesome you met her!! So jealous!!!

Well, girl, you know I am a follower!! And...

Chrissy said...

...I tweeted about it @chrissyza
(btw - are you on twitter)...
and...

Chrissy said...

...since Christmas is almost here, I have to say the red-nosed rudolf cake pops are gorgeous!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

And congrats again on meeting her!!

Stephanie Smith said...

I would love love love a copy of this book. My husband works over in Dallas sometimes, and I tried to get him to go over and get me one. Wouldn't you know that he wasn't working in Dallas on that day...bummber. Plus, today is my bday. This would be a great present...just sayin.

Stephanie Smith said...

I love the Frosty Snowman and the Sesame Street pops the best, but they are all pretty great. Please pretty please pick me, it's my birthday.

christireese said...

1. I love Bakerella and all of her fun ideas! I've been trying out different recipes on the ladies at work. I have a feeling that cake pops are going to be my next project.
2. i am already a follower of your blog.
3. I posted this link on Facebook.
4. The santa hats are my favorite cake pop!
Have a great time in Mexico!

Megan said...

Pick me! Pick me! :)

Megan said...

I am a follower!

Megan said...

How in the world am I supposed to pick? Well, because I have a 2-year-old who loves "Mel-mo," I'll go with the Sesame Street pops. :)

Carissa McCarter said...

Love ya Libby! Pick me! Pick me!

Carissa McCarter said...

You know I'm a faithful blog follower!

Carissa McCarter said...

I twittered and I blogged!

Carissa McCarter said...

Mrs. Potts! Ruldolph! Frosty! Mr. Potato Head! I love them all!!!

JJ Blandford said...

So fun! I absolutely love your giveaways!
Thanks for your generosity!

JJ Blandford said...

I follow your blog!

JJ Blandford said...

How do you pick a favorite? I love Rudolf but the Mr. Potato head is beyond precious.

Laura said...

I am a follower!!!! Laura Hill

Laura said...

I posted it on twitter....

Laura said...

My favorites were Rudolph and the Snowman. They are all so cute.... Laura Hill

Laura said...

Pick me!!! Pick me!!!

Laura Hill said...

You are doing a fantastic job with your blog!!! I really enjoy reading it..

lizziejoy said...

I have to say that Laura is pretty aweseome, although I could be partial since she is my favorite sister :) I wud love to have some of bakerella's recipes.

Oh, My Darling said...

Oh wow, she's such a baking celebrity! Hope I'm not too late in entering! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Oh, My Darling said...

Follow you on GFC, too.

Oh, My Darling said...

And the Mr. Potato Head cake pops are so fun!

MaddyMaze Studio said...

Love, love, love this book!

VeVe said...

1. I am so jealous you met her!

2. I am already a follower of you. I check your blog everyday to see if you post new blogs. :)

3. I posted on my Facebook.

4. Well I wanted to do the White Chocolate Red Velvet cake pops. But I haven't tried. I sooo Love the Street Party cake pops. Too cool. Why was this not invented when we were kids?

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

GASP! Seeing this now...and looooving this giveaway, but then also being super envious that you got to see THE Bakerella in person. And I laughed out loud that there was "miscommunication" about the date you asked your hubs to say home. We have lots of those "miscommunication moments" in this house, too. :)

Ruthanne said...

*Raises hand*

Me! Me! Me!

{I did not realize you live in Dallas. One of my brothers lives there ~ we'll totally have to meet up some time!}

Ruthanne said...

I'm now a follower. :D

Ruthanne said...

The burgers are pretty stinkin' cute.

Jennifer said...

I am a follower of your blog and I LOVE it!

Jennifer said...

Pick ME!!!

Jennifer said...

Posted a link on Facebook!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the reindeer and the frosty pops...How fun! Thanks for being so generous Libby :)

mrossi0513 said...

I had never heard of Bakerella - looks adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda said...

Memememememe!! I want to win. ANd how cool is that?!?! You need to tweet this so I can re-tweet it for you!!

Blessings!
Amanda

Erin said...

HOLY MOLY!!! How have I never heard of the phenomenon before tonight?! I'm in LOOOOOOOVE! Thanks for introducing us! :o)

Mrs. Patrick said...

Love your blog!

Mrs. Patrick said...

I am already a follower :)

Mrs. Patrick said...

Just tweeted, btw I love copy and paste tweets!
http://twitter.com/LSUbabymomma/status/2923329933541376

Mrs. Patrick said...

The reindeer cake pops are too cute! I am so ready for Christmas!!!

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

Oooo! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Mandy@Mandipidy.com

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

I follow already, of course! :]

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

Tweeting! ;]

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

The sheep are my favorite :]

ASHLEY said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love her blog! Crossing my fingers! I'm so glad you didn't have to brave that with a toddler! EEK!

ASHLEY said...

I am a follower of your fabulous blog!

ASHLEY said...

TWEETED!!!

ASHLEY said...

I love the Mrs. Pott's ! the little bear would love those :)

Rachel said...

Ohhhh fun!!!!! Would love this book!

Rachel said...

I follow you!

Rachel said...

I have a seasonal favorite..the reindeer!

PamCakes said...

I would love this book as well! Find me here: pamcakediva.com

Mormishmom said...

Oh! That is so awesome that you got to meet her! I had it on my calendar too, but it just wasn't in the cards that day and I was so sad to miss it. Maybe next time . . . :)

Mormishmom said...

I follow you!

Mormishmom said...

I tweeted it!

Mormishmom said...

They are all so cute! But I love the Frosty the Snowman ones.

Rachael said...

What an awesome giveaway!!

Rachael said...

I already follow your blog!

Rachael said...

LOVE the ice cream cone ones...they are adorable!

Jami Nato said...

i'm already a follower!

Jami Nato said...

and i love the ice cream cones as well!

The Neill's said...

How fun! That's one of the joys of living in a big city!! This book looks like lots of fun...and lots of work! Glad you finally made it there.

The Neill's said...

I already follow your blog!

The Neill's said...

I posted on facebook.

The Neill's said...

I am in love with Toy Story right now, so of course I love the MR Potato Head and Hamm.

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Lucky you! How fun! And how thoughtful of you toick one up for a give away!!!

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

I'm already a follower of your fabulous blog!

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

They are all so cute! Hard to pick a favorite but I am an icecream fanatic so will probably have to go with those!

OurLittleBlessingS said...

1. i love your blog-have a safe trip!
2. i already follow
3. i love the sesame pops-too cute!
jess

Mrs. Buckingham said...

I'm a new follower and am enjoying!!!!

Mrs. Buckingham said...

I just linked the giveaway for you on facebook! I would LOVE a copy of this book! My son is turning one in January, and I can't wait to make me some cake pops! :) Thanks for the chance!

Mrs. Buckingham said...

Oh Christmas Trees are my favorite!!!

Stormy said...

I LOVE Bakeralla!

Stormy said...

Im a new follower.

Dacia said...

I'm so jealous! Wish I could have gone to a book signing! Thanks for doing a give away. I hope I WIN!!!

Dacia said...

My favorite cake pop is the snowman. Sooooo cute!

Amy Starkey said...

cake pops sounds awesome! i'd love to win the book!

Amy Starkey said...

i love the teapot cake pops...my daughter loves tea partys and would LOVE these!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

oh pick me pick me!

Larissa said...

how cool! sounds like you had a good time!
vassriss@hotmail.com

Larissa said...

I follow your blog

Larissa said...

I like the smiley faces!

Allison said...

Thanks for the opportunity!! allison.winfield at Yahoo.com

Allison said...

I follow on GFC. Allison

Allison said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.
http://twitter.com/How_Many_Kids/statuses/3270241194876928

Allison said...

My favorites are the cupcake pops!!

Sue A said...

Hi Libby, you have introduced me to a whole new world.. the world of cake pops! And I'm pretty sure I'm the only one in my neck of the woods (rural Australia) who knows anything about them!!! Can't wait to wow my friends. Made my first batch of oreo tuffles this morning... should I share them???? would love a cook book!!!! Love your blog!

Sue A said...

Oh, I'm a new follower too..:)

Nicole said...

I'm so jealous! I'd have LOVED to meet her as well! I found out she was coming to my state the day-of, and had no one to go with! Bummer! You got some great pics though!

Nicole said...

And I'm a new follower as well! :)

Nicole said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/USMCWifeForLife/status/3482795947073537

Nicole said...

I absolutely love the little icecream cones and cupcakes!! So cute!!!

cnm7789@gmail.com

hiyaluv said...

libby! amazing giveaway! so fun and i love the photos and story of your experience:) brilliant luv:)
gina

hiyaluv said...

i follow you:)
gina
regina_dixon763 at yahoo dot com
http://hiyaluv.blogspot.com

hiyaluv said...

oh i love all her cake pops because they are so darling but since i have wedding on the brain i will go with the teeny bitty wedding cake pots. that is such a cute idea;)
gina

Amanda said...

Oooh, you're so lucky! I live in Dallas and I soooooo wanted to go, but she came in the middle of the day and I had to work. Sad :(

But if I win the signed book, it just *might* make up for my disappointment! :)

Amanda said...

I'm a follower!

Amanda said...

My favorite are the cupcake pops. They are so cute and perfect. I need some more practice before attempting them though, as my first attempt to just make plain old cake balls was... well... a bit interesting. They were yummy but not as pretty as planned!

Maryellen said...

Comment #1 - Never heard of Bakarella but thanks to you, I know about her now! :)

Maryellen said...

Comment #2 - I'm a follower :)

Maryellen said...

Comment #3 - My favorite cake pop is the Miss. Potts teapop. I loved Beauty and the Beast growing up and I just bought the DVD and Blueray combo pack so my kids could enjoy what I enjoyed when I was a little girl.

MaddyMaze Studio said...

Love that book!!!

Laterah said...

This is an awesome giveaway Libby!

Laterah said...

I am a huge fan of your blog and follow it

Laterah said...

My favorite pops were the sesame street. Emily would have a fit over them!

Catherine said...

Libby,
So I work with Josh up at Sorenson, and Marcy and Laura say you are awesome! :-)
I have never heard of Bakerella before, but looking at her stuff makes me pretty excited and giddy!! I love making stuff like this!
So I am going to follow your blog, and I will post this site on my twitter and facebook in hopes to win a copy of this book!
I also like the Teapop Party cake pops...SOO cute!
Hope you and Josh had a good trip!
Cat

The Christians said...

You are the givin'est gal I know! Love your blogs (as always) and love your giveaways! (Especially this one...haha!) Can't wait to make those turkey cake pops!

Lynsey and Brian said...

What a great giveaway!!! Hope I win!

Lynsey and Brian said...

I am a new follower!

Lynsey and Brian said...

I have placed a link to this on my facebook page.

Lynsey and Brian said...

My favorite cake pop is Mr. Potato Head. Although all of them are really cute.

Kristine said...

Just heard of your blog! And what a giveaway! So exciting!

Kristine said...

And now I'm a follower! And so excited. :)

Kristine said...

Love the little sheep cake pops. My little 9mo old loves the "baa" sound right now. :)

Tricia said...

I just found your blog today and have been pouring over your wonderful archives! I have really enjoyed it here.

xo*tricia

Tricia said...

I am a follower.

Tricia said...

For a very personal reason, I happen to adore the Mr. Potato Head cake pops right now.

Of course, everything Bakerella creates is absolute art.

kate said...

i follow!

kate said...

my favorite cake pops are the pink ones on her homepage. I always make them with devil's food in the center

Anonymous said...

Libby I don't need to win the book (cuz as you know I couldn't cook, bake or anything in the kitchen my way out of a bag) but I did want to tell you how much I miss you and Noah I think about you often and read all your happenings!! You are so talented Who Knew!!! Miss and Love you Lots!!!!-Karen Aragon

Jessica Palmer said...

OKAY I'll TRY THIS AGAIN SINCE MY EARLIER POST DIDN'T WORK!
A. First things first, I'm kinda sorta *A LOT* jealous that you are close enough to shop at a Williams-Sonoma, let alone get to see BAKERELLA herself there (whose website I've been googling over for quite some time now because of YOU)! Secondly, I ADORE your new blog colors...they are the exact same colors as our bedroom :)
B. I am officially a proud new follower of the amazing Bonjour! blog!!!
C. I reposted this on Facebook AS WELL as Twitter!
D. My favoritest cake pop would have to be Mrs. Potts from Beauty & the Beast, one of my very favorite Disney movies! (if I'm not mistaken, I believe the very first song on that movie sings, "Bonjour! Bonjour!") :)
AND EEEE. Does it matter even a teeny weeny bit that my birthday is the day before Thanksgiving?! This book could very much be the bestest gift ever ;) haha...

Aimee said...

I am a follower.

I love the Hamm and Potatoes cake pops.

The Huntington's said...

I love the cake pops, so neat you met her!

Angie said...

Awww..Your lucky!! Yep it would be perfect for my teenagers daughters for their party, slumber party!! yea good idea! =)

The montoya said...

I follow your blog!

Erin said...

Yes, please!

Erin said...

following. :)

Kasey said...

These cake pops are amazing! I would love to have this book! After all baking is my favorite thing to do when it comes to cooking. And I can't believe that you actually got to meet Bakerella! How amazing and exciting! Lucky lucky you!

Kasey said...

I follow your blog!

Erin said...

tweet tweet.

Kasey said...

I posted about this giveaway on Facebook!

Erin said...

love the wedding cake pops!

Kasey said...

Deciding on a favorite cake pop is almost impossible! I love them all. The detail put into every design is amazing! But I think I've chosen the Mickey and Minnie Mouse pops! How adorable! And Grace loves those characters too!