Well, yesterday was pretty much the highest point in my baking journey… I got to meet Bakerella!!! She was so sweet and personable, it felt like I was chatting with an old friend.
I had never been to a book signing before and I really didn’t know what to expect, so we got to the mall two hours early (which turned out to be about an hour and fifteen minutes too early, lol). The whole KC Bakes crew came… Dad, Mom, hubby & myself.
Mom was in charge of my camera, and hubby was in charge of my iPhone. I told them to just take pictures of everything… when in doubt, take a picture, I can always edit them later, haha. I apologize if this is too many pics, but they captured so many cute moments that made my heart swell with pure glee.
Bakerella is here! See that photographer in blue? That’s Bakerella’s mom, Sandy! She took pics of everyone who sat down with Bakerella, and she is just as sweet as her daughter.
Bakerella came out to say Hi to everyone in line and happened to pause in front of my hubby, who asked her smile right then & there… sorry Bakerella 🙂
We brought Bakerella a Mini Stand that holds paper straws. When it was my turn in line, I said, “Hi my name is Kim, and I brought you a little surprise…” but when she saw the stand, she knew who I was!
She jumped up and gave me a big hug; it was quite possibly the best moment of the day for me & brought a few lil’ tears to my eyes… it was so, so humbling for her to know our stands.
Never having been to a book signing, I thought the process would be that you get one pic & you’re done. But I told her my dad was here, and she invited him over and told him how much she liked his work… I almost cried, I’m so proud of my dad!
See that open book in front of me? She had everyone who came sign the book… what a cool memento for her! Bakerella’s mom then insisted my mom & hubby get in the pic too, and she snapped one of all of us with her camera.
Then, this was so cool… Bakerella got her own iPhone out and had my hubby snap a pic of us!
I didn’t discover it til later in the afternoon, but she Instagrammed/Tweeted the pic… click here to see. I almost fell out of my chair! I can’t express how grateful I am for her kindness.
I’m also so thankful for all of YOUR support!!! On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and here on the blog, your comments are always so positive and encouraging, and that means so much. Soooo, before I left, I asked Bakrella if she could sign a book that I could giveaway on my blog, since not everyone can get to her signings. She said, “Of course!” with a big smile.
And the winner is….