First off, can I just say…


Cause she does.

More on that in a minute.

As most of you know, I am one of the luckiest people in the world, in that I get to go on TV and talk about blogging. And not me and my blog, but other peoples blogs.

My most recent segment on Twin Cities Live was my favorite yet!

I got to talk about some very fun blogs… and TWO of them are baking blogs.

The first is this sweet little site by Erica Lea called Cooking for Seven.

This girl is so talented. She bakes, she takes pictures, and has FIVE siblings! She is a busy girl.

And remember Miss Bridget?

I was inspired to talk about Bridget because she is my baking hero. Really.

I saw these cookies on her blog and knew it was the perfect way to talk about her amazing creativity and talent.


The names on the board are the talented and beautiful (I kid you not these ladies and gents are GORGEOUS) staff at Twin Cities Live.

Every single letter is a sugar cookie with royal icing on it. I used Bridget's recipes for both and people LOVED them. There is a reason she is the best!


For some reason I was more nervous for this show then I have ever been… I think it was cause my DH is out of town and he is always my first call after anything exciting happens to me. Knowing I couldn't talk to him was a bummer.

Oh well! 🙂

If you would like to see me say 'yeah' and 'amazing' and 'yeah' a bunch of times and then try to fit some blogs in there you can click here!

Then twitter Bridget @bakeat350tweets and tell her shes famous in Minnesota.

Then twitter me @manda2177 and tell me to stop being so bossy.

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Just working through some notes on ethics and social networks and I thought I’d share the following paragraph that I’ve been working on – because it seems counter-intuitive at first.
    There is a growing consensus that comments posted in social networks are not ‘in the public domain’ and that researchers should seek permission to use them. Researchers should also remember that because the internet is so readily searchable, they should avoid using literal quotes from social network discussions (in most cases) as this will potentially reveal who the respondent is.
    In many codes of ethics and in a growing number of laws, the intention/expectation of the person making a post is important in determining what can be done with that post. In terms of privacy there are two issues. The first is that if a researcher has to join a network to see the post, then the person making the post is doing so in the expectation that they are talking to genuine members of the community, not to professional researchers or journalists. The second that is when somebody makes, say, 200 posts in their status bar over the course of a year, they did not have the expectation that all their quotes would be brought back together as a single corpus for investigation.

  2. What a great selection of posts. Thanks for including a post of mine in such fine company.

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  4. Mmmm, looks absolutely delicious. I used to look forward to Caribbean black cake at weddings and other special events. Then I became a vegan, and that was the end of that. I’d love to sample this! Any chance you’d be willing to share the recipe? 🙂

  5. A good blog! Awesome, awesome, awesome!! I totally agree with you about Bridget. She is AH Mazing!

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