Interview with "Bakerella" Angie Dudley

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Favorite Cake Pops

Which cake pop is your favorite design right now?

The cupcake pop is near and dear to my heart because that's where it all started. I've had fun making the Mr. Potato Head cake pops. It's amazing what you can replicate using a sprinkle or a little piece of candy. My eyes are always open and now I look at candy not to eat, but I look at it as an eye or an arm or shoes.

You did a kidney cake pop inspired by your struggle with kidney disease. Has baking helped you cope with that illness?

When I got sick I had this uproaring of well wishes from people. I normally don't talk about myself, and I wouldn't have told people I was sick, except I couldn't blog for so long that I wanted to let everyone know what was going on. I've had kidney disease for twenty years, and my first transplant was eighteen years ago. When I got sick I had already been doing the blog, so I wouldn't necessary say that the baking helped me cope.

Who do you admire most in your life? We're thinking your mother?

Definitely my mom. She is always there for me. I couldn't have not taken her kidney. She was going to give it to me no matter what, and I was worried about having her doing that because I wouldn't want anything to happen to her. She wanted to give it to me the first time but back then we waited because I was already on dialysis. It was just meant to be this time.

That's a very sweet sentiment. So, one last question. What's next for Bakerella?

Well, I'm always open to new things. Everything has been fun little adventures along the way, and I just kind of roll with whatever happens or whatever opportunities come up. I'm not trying to have anything grand. I'm just doing what I think is fun, what I think people will like.


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