It’s always been about more than just the food, hasn’t it?
Caramel is lovely. Cookies are totally major. But I feel like we’re friends, and that’s what’s been the most amazing part of living in this Internet space for the past few years. You. Your presence. The way you invite me into your kitchen recipe after recipe.
I’ve made an overwhelming amount of friends in people like you. I’ve met you on book tour. We’ve chatted at blog conferences. We blow up Twitter together. In some cases, I’ve stalked your blog, forced my friendship on you, and you were gracious enough to accept.
Because we’re all friends here, I’m ultra excited to bring you a new video series that celebrates these friendships!
It’s called Bonkers Awesome and it’s a part of Ulive.com’s original content. Ulive is part of the Food Network and Cooking Channel family and they’re creating really wonderful online shows. Seriously… they let me make the series I’ve always wanted to make, where I get to learn new things, make friends old and new, and just be generally weird and awkward. I mean…
Here’s a sneak peek at the 14-episode series.
If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few of these behind-the-scenes shots of our video shoots. In reality, the whole series is a behind-the-scenes look into some of my favorite people and new friends.
Matt Bites invites me over to his photo studio and I get to raid his prop room. The ladies of Liddabit Sweet show me how to make Caramel Apples in Brooklyn. I get a peek into the workings of a chocolate factory with Compartes Chocolate. The Pioneer Woman even shows me around the ranch and I eat too much mac and cheese.
Melody from The Sweet and Saucy Shop teaches me how to make a wedding cake. Seriously!? This lady is such an inspiration (and she happens to be the mind behind today’s cupcake recipe). And Alie and Georgia make my cocktail dreams come true.
For the next few months, I’ll bring you a new episode each week. There are two episodes you can already check out, if you’re into binge-watching. In one of them, I visit my favorite bakery in LA. Major.
Next week, you are going to get a total inside look into the incredible studio of Matt Bites. It might blow your mind.. mostly because it blew my mind. We’ve worked really hard on this series over the summer, and our great hope is that you enjoy it, learn a few new things, and feel inspired. This series is the collaborative efforts of Michael Friedman, Hilton Carter, Maia Wagle, Paola Parsons, Jon Melendez, and the wonderful people at Ulive. Thank you forever.
Now it’s time for cupcakes!