Happy Blogiversary To Me!

by Becki D on August 7, 2010

Can you guys believe it?  August 7 marks the day that I’ve been babbling about food and family for a whole year!

You all have made this blogging experience totally fun – I get so much encouragement for my blog through the comments here, on my Facebook page, through Twitter and even at church (I love you, church family!) – it’s awesome and I’m completely hooked!  Not only that, but you guys and the Interwebs have been teaching me to do all kinds of great things in the kitchen, given me lots of ideas and strategies for surviving Life With Children, and provided me tons of entertainment during the long nights of nursing my newborns and the subsequent drowsy days at home.

So I want to celebrate my first blogiversary by giving a little something back to you! That’s right – how about my first giveaway to celebrate my first anniversary?  Yeah, I thought you’d like that!

As you know, me and Bakerella go way back.

**crickets chirping**

OK so maybe Bakerella has no idea who I am.  But she certainly has inspired all kinds of fun food to come from my kitchen:  I’ve had a blast trying to make a Cake Pop for every imaginable occasion from birthdays to graduations to Easter dinners (my Monkey Pops elevated me to Pop Star status on her website and inflated my ego by millions!), and I totally wow’d (or at least huh?-ed) my family and the church with her Meatloaf Cupcakes which really are as tasty as they are cute.  AND her book releases on my wedding anniversary which means it’s pretty much written in the stars that I should give away a copy of her book, so that’s what I’m going to do!

That’s right – a whole book of beautiful cake pop pictures, ideas, and how-to’s.  Cake Pops doesn’t actually release til next month, but I’ll pre-order it for you.  That’s the kind of blogging buddy I am! And don’t you worry about me – I will be pre-ordering my own copy along with the lucky winner’s!

So here are the details: I’ll use the infamous random.org to pick a winner next Saturday – so contest closes Saturday, August 14 at 9am CST. All you gotta do to enter is leave a comment on this post and tell me one thing you’d like to see me bake next (or suggest a new cake pop shape to try!), or if you’ve made cake pops yourself, share a link to your pictures or blog post.  That’s it!  One entry per person, please.

Thanks for a fabulous year, y’all!


P.S. – don’t you love the new look??  Dave surprised me with it yesterday, and will be helping me tweak and personalize it more in the next few days.  He is the best! If you’re interested in techy type stuff with a little tongue-in-cheek nerd humor thrown in, you should check out his blog: They Wouldn’t Know A Genius If I Bit Them.

P.P.S. – Bakerella seriously doesn’t know me and didn’t pay me or anything to do this giveaway.  Same goes for Amazon.  And anyone else you might think of.

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Barnmaven August 7, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Happy Blogiversary, Becki!


Brooke August 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Happy Blogiversary, Becki! I love how everyone that I read borned their blogs about the same time… weird… or does that just mean we’re meant for each other? 😉
I haven’t made cakepops or even cakeballs… but I’d be interested to see you combine the salty and the sweet. Whether its a dust of seasalt or dare I say bacon (BACON!).


Becki D August 7, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Oh, you and your bacon!

Though I have seen a few others baking with bacon…soo….hmm……


Gina August 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Happy Blogiversary, Becki! I really enjoy reading your blog, you have inspired me to at least THINK about being more creative! I am still not quite sure how you manage to pull this off with TWO little ones! I get exhausted just thinking about baking cookies and then having to clean up the mess afterwards. I have learned from you to make the Pioneer Woman’s Strawberry Shortcake cake! That is still one of our favorites and I have made this for sooooo many get-togethers at our house (including Thanksgiving and Christmas) as well as taken it to many church functions. I never would have found out about that if it wasn’t for you (even though I am pretty sure that was before your blogging days- you were meant to do this blog, see?). Also, my most recent favorite of yours was the chocolate-chip meltaway cookies. Those were such a hit and I think about them all the time…. but again, the motivation part.

I guess it is a good thing I don’t live near you or I would probably get fat- I would totally have to hire you to make desserts for us!

I have been thinking about cake pops. I really do want to try them. And in 2 weeks from today, our entire neighborhood is invited to our house for a neighborhood barbeque. Brian and I (with the help of our church) are to provide ALL the food. Cake pops sound like the perfect thing to make! I will definitely be taking my inspiration and hopefully some motivation from your blog!

Thank you for your blog! Oh and something for you to bake next… I have thought and thought and thought… but I can’t think of anything cute and creative! However, my favorite dessert (aside from cake, which you have already made lots of) is creme brulee. I have never made it before myself but would like to someday. So how about you make it first and then blog about it?

Ok, that was a letter more than a comment. sorry.



Becki D August 7, 2010 at 3:47 pm

That’s a lot of love, Gina! Thanks!!

Umm….and I am pretty sure that it is physically impossible for you to get fat. So move on back to Florida, already!

Do you know that I have never even EATEN creme brulee?? Hmm….


Laura Lambert August 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I don’t know if you have seen on my facebook, but I am juping in the deep end with no floaties this year for Relay For Life….. I (of course) would love to see some support ribbon pops! Maybe you can join our team, if you are interested, and we could use these as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society!!! Let me know what you think, and I look forward to continuing to see your blog posts!!!!


Becki D August 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Dude. Best idea ever. I’m gonna email ya and we’ll discuss!


Annie H August 7, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Oh! What a great giveaway!! I can only hope to win. Here’s what I’ve created: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanannie/4868581227/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanannie/4869194654/

Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!!


Becki D August 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm

That’s awesome, Annie!

I made blue graduation caps, too!


Annie H August 7, 2010 at 4:13 pm

By the way – forgot an important part of the note. Happy blogiversary!!!


Sherri August 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Hey, Becki! Thanks for visiting my blog – I’m the Drama Queen!

Happy Blogiversary to you! That is awesome – and I can’t wait to read future installments!


stephanie August 8, 2010 at 3:09 am

happy blogiversary!! how random because just yesterday (Guam’s yesterday was August 7 – your blogiversary) i posted an “ode” to you and your fabulousness, without even realizing it was your blogiversary!! how cool is that.
wellllll, since i’m here posting anyways, i’d love to see what you do with a black forest cheesecake…. mmmm!


Becki D August 8, 2010 at 3:52 am

awww…I love it!! Thanks, Steph! (can I call you Steph?)

Black forrest cheesecake…I like how you think!


Erica August 8, 2010 at 7:11 am

Happy Blogiversary Becki! Love reading this, although you seriously contribute to an already out of control sweet tooth problem. :o) I would love to see you do something with angel food cake. I want to try and make it on my own, but the instructions seem like a mine-field of variables and if/then’s. Perfect summer cake though (I think). The Germans have no similar cake here, so I miss it like crazy!



katie o. August 8, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Two things:
1. happy anniversary!!! to think that you’ve had a little munchkin since you started this blog and kept up with this blog is pretty impressive.
2. i attempted cake pops as one of my first blogging adventures. unfortunately, they don’t even remotely resemble your monkey pops so i’d rather not share them.

as for your next cakepop idea, honey, i’ll leave that one up to you. you’ve got the baking gifts that i can’t even buy. so jealous. 🙂


Andrea August 10, 2010 at 1:13 am

I think that I need to win this book because I am you 5 years ago, meaning that I read you bio and I’m never in, never really want to be in the kitchen. Well I wouldn’t say I don’t want to be, I just don’t! I need some super awesome recipes! I like your blog and the way you write. Thanks for the comment on mine. It’s always weird (good weird) to me when someone I don’t know comments on my blog because I really think no one reads it but my mom!


Becki D August 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Heeey thanks for coming over here, too!

How’s the Dog Debate going?? 😀


Jane Anne August 10, 2010 at 4:13 am

Happy blog anniversary! What a wonderful contest to celebrate! The cake pops look so fun. I’ve never done anything like that, though I do love to bake. Something new to try? I’m pretty new to your blog. I’ll just say that I like the cupcake cake pops on the front of the book. Those are too cute. Make those cake pops first…. or the robots. I love those, too.


Andrea August 11, 2010 at 2:12 am

We’re not getting a dog. I’m the boss 🙂


Laura Ahlbin August 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Since Halloween is coming up, I’d love to see you make some Halloween themed cake pops like scary pumpkins, ghosts, witches,…spiders would be really cool too. It would be fun to see what you make the legs out off. 🙂 PS – I love the new blog look!! Like yer banner!


Jessica Nan August 12, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Happy Blogiversary !

I would like to see you do… Zumba! Cake Pops.. haha just kidding. The DVDs and classes at most gyms aren’t as crazy as the video.. I just have to make you guys think I’m cool 😉 Yay for baking !


Lawyer Loves Lunch August 12, 2010 at 5:03 pm

I’d love to see a cake pop with some sorta filling. Not sure how you’d make it stable on a stick but if anyone can figure it out, it’s you 🙂


Faye August 12, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I think you should do little scrapbooking elements, like buttons, flowers, patterned papers, etc. Hah! Happy Blogiversary, I wish I’d found you sooner, I’d have less back-reading to do! 😀


Adrienne August 12, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Totally all over this. Do we actually have to TELL you what we would like you to bake next? Because my vote is anything. I seriously need some Becki Baking in my life. And maybe Becki Baking lessons??????????

But happy blog-versary???? (never EVVVEEEEEEEERRRRRRR thought I would be saying that to you. Just saying. Rawr. 🙂 I love you!)


Angie Bailey August 13, 2010 at 9:34 am

How about trying a Hummingbird Cake next. It’s so delicious!


Becki D August 13, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Mmm…hummingbird pops. I’m on it!


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