A Little Video {an Official Hello}

Happy Sunday!

So I’ve busted out the video camera and I’m ready to start creating a few how-to videos for you, you know–for all of those techniques that are much easier to learn by watching, and just to switch things up from time to time. But, before I make my first cake video tutorial, I thought I’d say a quick hello. I’m actually not certain why I didn’t do this sooner, but either way, a message from me to you. And why do I feel as though I’m about to reveal myself to my long-time Internet boyfriend who’s never seen the real-life me? No, I don’t have any of those, but whoa–this must be how that feels. So, um . . . hi:

Sweetapolita’s Notes:

  • My kitchen is never, ever that clean.
  • My voice is about 1 1/2 octaves lower than you just heard. (Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.)
  • The hair is usually wing-esh, but not sure what was going on there.
  • I feel like we’ve just taken things to the next level, and . . . I kind of like it.
  • Did I mention I love you guys?

I hope your weekend was filled with muse and magic, or at least a good slice of cake or two. ♥

I’ll see you soon with, yep, another video, but also a new cake blog post.

Happy Baking!

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  1. 1

    I love you Rosie! I moved to Montreal from Los Angeles when I got married a few months ago. I miss all my favorite bakeries (and my family and friends)! If you visit LA, be sure to go to Sweet Lady Jane, Sprinkles, Huckleberry… the list goes on.

    Thank you so much for your blogs and recipes. I have been able to bake my favorite cakes and it has eased the adjustment to such a foreign place. I have to thank you for helping me stay sane and satisfy my sweet teeth :D

  2. 2

    Aww, I love this video! So nice to “meet you” and I can’t wait to see what other videos you post.

  3. 3

    Well aren’t you even more adorable than you seem in your photos!!! Love the video and can’t wait to see more!! xoxo

  4. 4

    I made your perfectly delightful vanilla birthday cake this weekend and it came out great. I took your advice and weighed all my ingredients and it came together beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. :)

  5. 5

    Hello! Loved seeing you on your first video and am looking forward to what’s to come! You’ve been an inspiration for me. Thank you!

  6. 7
    valerie says:

    Well done as always Rosie. A great debut. My prediction? A video today, a TV show tomorrow. I’m just saying. So, Miss Sweetapolita hold on to your whisk cause I think you are in for the ride of your life! All of us who have followed you along the way will surely be cheering you on. Good luck! Valerie Matteo

  7. 9

    Greetings from Sydney, Australia! It was lovely to ‘meet’ you Rosie! Can’t wait for more videos, I’m a huge fan of your work and have been following your blog for some time. Keep up the amazing work!

  8. 10

    Great job Rosie! It is not an easy thing to do infront of a camera and you did fantastic! I am looking forward to some wonderful tutorials from you. Happy baking and caking!

  9. 11

    Well, HELLO you are just so sweet!!! Can’t wait to see more of you on videos, you are a delight to watch :)

  10. 12

    Is that really your family? They are too cute. I have a 2 year old daughter anda 4 years old son. I draw a lot of inspirations from your site (and what you do with the girls). Can’t wait to see what you do for their 21st or wedding cakes :)
    Keeping an eye on you from Sydney

  11. 13
    Jennifer says:

    Oh Rosie, you are wonderful! I really enjoy reading your blog; the recipes and the photos are so tempting. Now we will get to see you in action….thank you for sharing everything with us!

    And Jo, welcome to Montreal! I hope you can look past all of the craziness that is happening in here at the moment and start to enjoy our little city. It really is a great place to live :)

  12. 14

    Adorable! I’m so excited to see your vids!

  13. 15

    Oh Rosie! You are so sweet! Looking fwd to seeing what you do with your vlogs! x

  14. 16

    Ya know…. that was my first thought when I watched this. “DANG her kitchen is CLEAN… I wonder if it’s just that way for the video?” hahaha Glad to know that was the case! A happy bakers kitchen is NEVER clean like that ALL the time! <3

  15. 18

    Hello Rosie,

    Thanks so much for the hello! Can’t wait for the how to videos to start! I’m crazy about your blog- there’s so much happiness and passion here. Thanks so much!

  16. 20
    Siunna Baek says:

    I’ve been following Sweetapolita for a while but this is the first time I’ve ever left a comment! First of all, thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your scrumptious recipes, your attentive kindness in adding as many tips as possible for us not to repeat any errors you made while testing the recipes and for taking the time to write these lovely posts, sprinkled with tidbits of your everyday life and pics of your absolutely adorable girls. I’ve made the Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake and your recipe for SMBC has received raves from everyone! Again, thank you for making my life that much sweeter:) God bless you!

  17. 21

    Love this! And, who is great in front of the camera? HELLO! What a great introduction and will look forward to seeing more, Rosie. Well done! ~ UB

  18. 23

    We love you too Rosie! Videos are such a great idea, I’m awful at following written directions and I find it so much easier when I can actually see what I’m supposed to be doing so I’m really excited for these!

  19. 24

    You are adorable! :) Loved to see you “live”. :)

  20. 25

    Hello Rosie! Greetings from Poland :)

  21. 26

    Greetings from Portugal. I’ve been an avid reader of your blog since two years ago. I’m a mom of two (a boy and a girl) and you don’t inspire me only with your cakes and sweet stuff but also with the adorable photos of your princesses, and the love you have for your family. It was nice to “meet” you in a different prespective.

  22. 28

    That’s so great to be able to see you “for real”, you have tons of fans here in France too ! Can’t wait to see you in action because I learned how to make beautiful cakes with SMBC thanks to you ! Oh and I love the pink cookie box behind you :-)

  23. 29

    I just saw that’s a bread box, it’s nice too !

  24. 30

    So nice to “meet” you! Hello, too!

  25. 31

    Yay! I love this video and your use of the word “cake-ing”. Awesome. I look forward to watching more :)

  26. 32

    Such a great video! You are the cutest!

  27. 33

    Well Hi there darlin’! You are just as sweet as I ever imagined :D Can’t wait for more videos, you go girl! xo

  28. 34

    Um, you are just adorable…I knew that already, but a video just confirms it. And, you REALLY need your own baking show! Can totally picture it!

  29. 36

    Rosie! Thank you for this – what a surprise. You really are ridiculously adorable. Looking forward to learning even MORE from you. Would love a cameo from your kiddos sometime.

  30. 37

    Nice to meet you Rosie. I made your Perfectly Delightful Vanilla Cake for my husband’s birthday (so no pink!) yesterday – my first ever attempt at decorating – and was searching for tips on decorating, so you obviously read my mind. The cake is fabulous, by the way!

  31. 38

    Always lovely to see you smiley face! I’m sure the videos will be a success. {Heart}!

  32. 39
    Michaela says:

    I’m so excited you will be posting how-to videos! I made my first ‘real’ cake this weekend (your fluffy vanilla cake with SMB) and it turned out great! I love your blog and look forward to learning more from you through video.

  33. 40

    How adorable can you get? I love that you are holding your mug…I would totally have to be holding something too. :) And I am going to be saying “baking and caking” all day.

  34. 41

    Such a cute video, can’t wait to see some how-tos! I don’t think anyone likes hearing their own voice:-)

  35. 42

    I made a 6-layer Neapolitan cake with strawberry buttercream and a chocolate glaze for my mom’s birthday Saturday! Your blog has really taken my baking to the next level! I used a turntable and bench scraper to really get the sides smooth, and it just looked amazing!

  36. 43

    How nice to meet you! You’re a natural on camera, for sure. Looking forward to more videos! XO

  37. 44
    Mary Sanavia says:

    Hello there!! I can’t wait to see your next video :D

  38. 45
    Mary Lou Kinsella says:

    Great 1st video, Rosie! The perfect next step for SWEETAPOLITA!!!xox

  39. 46

    A complete natural…love ya!! xo

  40. 47

    Rosie, you are one of my favorite bloggers, not only because of the great cake recipes and all the great tips and know-how, but also because of your fun and sweetapolita personality that shines through your posts. So, I’m delighted to see you in action and hear your voice (which BTW sounds just fine!). Thanks for the blogging!

  41. 48

    So nice to “meet” you too! I’m so glad that we now have another way to interact! Also, you are way too adorable and may this be the start of many new adventures for you!

  42. 49
    Marianna says:

    Woah! Rosie, seeing this video is just like meeting the goddess of baking! This is awesome! Thank you so much for this video, I’m so excited about the how-to videos to come!!!
    Much love, Marianna.

  43. 51

    You are so stinkin’ cute, Rosie <3

  44. 53
    Kelly-Jo says:

    Love that you are doing the videos now! I’m a very visual learner and this is so wonderful. I think all of us “bakers and cakers” are very “sweet” people! I find that our wonderful group is so willing to say our secrets and tricks of the trade and spread out the baking love. It’s so nice to be involved with such a great group. For me baking is showing and sharing love.

  45. 54


    I was so cared at first.


    Yes, it was just like I was going to see my internet boyfriend for the first time, gulp! hahahahehee ;)

    But guess what?

    You are a movie star.

    And, you need your own show yesterday.

    You are a doll!!!

    With beautiful skin and hair and soul, a beauty inside and out!!

    Love, Vanessa

  46. 56
    Adrienne K says:

    Thank you for your video! You are adorable (and so are your little girls – soooo sweet! It looks like one looks like you and the other your husband?)
    I am so glad I discovered your blog and look forward to your posts, and now your videos! Thanks to you I may actually bake my first cake! (Haven’t had time yet, but it’s on my list for the summer…)

  47. 57

    Hi! *Waves ecstatically.* We certainly love you worldwide, especially here in Singapore. :D

  48. 58

    Well… I loved it! :-) I cannot wait to see the following videos! Love u in Spain too :-)

  49. 59

    Thanks so much for inviting us to your kitchen. I’m looking forward to your how-to videos!

  50. 60

    Wonderful meeting you “in person” so to speak. I love the personal touch videos can add to a blog – not to mention the educational component. You seem very Sweet – just like your blog, and your girls, and……Looking forward to your coming videos!

  51. 61

    So so cute! Cant wait for this new dimension in learning! I’m definitely a visual learner. Thanks for this and it’s so nice to meet you!

  52. 62

    What a wonderful invitation into your real-live kitchen! Your beautiful cakes and sweets inspired my own blog. I love your style and detailed instructions! I have yet to make a cake as directed by your blog and go wrong. Looking forward to your video posts– it’s a great idea. You are truly an inspiring baker!
    Rachel S

  53. 63

    Nice to meet you Rosie! I love your blog, it’s wonderful. Oh, and just fyi, my baby girl’s name is Rosie as well :) Well, she’s a Rosalynn technically, but I’ll bet you’re a Rose?

  54. 64
    Rita-Greer,SC says:

    It was nice to see you and hear your voice. I liked that little personal touch. Makes it feel like I have a REAL teacher now! Can’t wait to see your first cake video.

  55. 65

    Cute video! Looking forward to watch them all :) It will be funny and nice see you explaining all the interesting baking things.

  56. 66

    I love the idea of how-to videos, especially from someone who can bake like you! I see so many things on your blog that I want to try and it will be so much easier after I can actually see how things are done. Thanks!

  57. 67

    Oh Rosie, this video is too cute – and I love your notes below it. I can sooo relate to the kitchen status one and you just made me feel so good. I always think that I am bad but no matter how much I clean, I bake more and it does leave some spots unclean at all times (rotating :-)
    Looking forward to those videos! Hi from Budapest, Hungary

  58. 68
    Melanie says:

    You are just too cute! I love your blog, and I loved this video. Can’t wait to see what you’ll next :)

  59. 69
    Gina Smith says:

    This is wonderful news…can’t wait for the first how-to-video and I’m sure it will be something worth waiting for. Your blog is truly inspirational. Keep up the great work.

  60. 70

    I loved that! It was so perfect. I absolutely love all the tips and tricks you give to everyone, so I know that your videos are going to be awesome and very informative. Im really looking forward to them. You are so sweet, and I think you are adorable!!!! :D

  61. 71
    Patrice says:

    Hi Rosie, I’m Patrice and it’s wonderful to meet you! Your site and recipes are wonderful. I made the Neapolitan cake for my sister’s birthday Sunday and you can add my entire family to your list of fans. I look forward to the videos. Thanks for all the hard work you put into blogging; it’s very appreciated.

  62. 72
    Jocelynn Ortega says:

    Absolutely LOVED this! It really is nice to hear the voice behind the creative writing! And I agree with all of those who’d love to watch you on tv one day…so soon I feel! Likewise, thank you for the inspiration and ideas. I look forward to watching the how-to videos.

  63. 73
    Robin Brooks says:

    Yay! Nice job. Thank you for blogging; it is such a visual treat to visit!

  64. 74

    Rosie, what a lovely introductory video! It’s a shame we can’t all post our presentation videos to you and have a virtual world wide conversation, one day, maybe. I personally want to thank YOU for sharing so much time, work and enthousiasm, I always look forward to recieving your new posts in my e-mail inbox, thank you so much for blogging!

  65. 75

    Rosie, you are my cake hero! Thank you for the amazing recipes and now the videos!! It’s so nice to meet you and I can’t wait to learn more from you!!

  66. 76

    Hooray! I’m so excited for you taking this next step in blogging! Can’t wait to watch more of you and your video tutorials. You are the cutest!

  67. 77

    I loved getting to “meet” you! I am such a visual person, I am excited to see you making cakes instead of just reading a recipe! Great idea, thank you!

  68. 78

    Such a cute video! Can’t wait for more :)

  69. 79

    Nice to meet you!
    And I think you are positively as sweet and pretty as your name.

  70. 80

    It’s so nice to “meet” you…..and now it is clear to see why your cakes are so delightful. Love, love, love all that you do…..thank you

  71. 81

    Yay for you, Rosie!! So excited for you to be entering into the how-to video world!! Love your cakes and your blog!!

  72. 82

    Awesome. It was really nice to see your face and hear your kind words. :)
    Very excited to start watching videos!

    PS: Show us your kitchen when it’s messy! (Why doesn’t a Messiest Kitchen Contest exist?!?)

  73. 83

    So nice to meet you Rosie! Good luck with the videos and we all look forward to watching them and learning from you!

  74. 84

    Nice to ‘meet’ you Rosie! You’re so pretty!

  75. 85
    Etty Barus says:

    Nice to meet you, Rosie. You look so pretty and friendly…:)

    I’m from Indonesia and live in Jakarta city, thanks for sharing us your awesome recipes, some pictures and video.

    All success for you…

    Best regards
    Etty Barus

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    Jennifer says:

    I love the intro video! It’s great to hear you and see you at the same time. We get your “voice” through your blog, but it’s nice to actually see you as a real, moving person! Looking forward to your tutorials!

  77. 87

    Ha, I always think my voice sounds much higher when I hear it played back. I’m looking forward to your tutorials!

  78. 88
    Paula {JustABiteDesserts.com} says:

    Rosie, You did a great job! So poised, sweet and gorgeous just like your fab blog! Can’t wait to see all the awesome things you have in store. Wishing you the best of luck and all things sweet always!

  79. 89

    What an impact you have made on us. Your creations are amazing.

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    Jennifer says:

    Yay!!! I am SO excited and thank you for sharing your experience so freely and willingly!! I love your blog and totally support it!! You are amazing!!

  81. 91

    Too cute! Thanks for taking your relationship with us to a whole new level! So excited and great to *meet* you in a sense – hope to one day share with and inspire others like you have!

  82. 92

    It’s so great to ‘meet’ you Rosie, you are just pure gorgeousness! And yes, videos are a great way to take things to the next level, just keep going the way you go, and bring all the sweetness in so many of us’s life! Thank you ox
    p.s. i hope one day we will see those gorgeous little cakelets on one of these videos as well – hint, hint ;)

  83. 93

    I loved your video, you look so pretty. I’m exited to see your upcoming tutorials!!

  84. 94
    Mallory says:

    Hi Rosie,

    Great to finally meet you! I love your recipes and your explanations are so easy to follow. It’s odd, but before I saw this video, I had always thought of you as having a British accent. I have no idea why- maybe it’s the way you write some things. Anyways, thanks so much for sharing your fabulous recipes.

  85. 95
    Jeannine says:

    I totally adore you :)
    Thanks for helping me become more comfortable with baking! I’ve fallen in love with it, and your recipes are always perfect. Can’t wait to see what how-tos you put up!
    Sending love from Vancouver!

  86. 96

    This is GREAT Rosie!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your blog even more =) xx

  87. 97

    It’s the icing sugar which does it.
    (makes the kitchen dusty)


  88. 98

    Great job! I love all the work you put into your blog. Your tips and recipes have become my secret ingredient <3

  89. 99

    Hello! Where have I been? Sadly wedding season is upon us and that takes up much of our time so I missed all these great video tutorials. So happy to see you take that next stop, it’s the new wave. Or say the cool kids say. More great things to come Rosie. Spot on.

  90. 100

    oh aren’t you just so cute!! I love getting to “meet” you Rosie!!……hope we can in person some day!!

  91. 101

    Nice to ‘meet’ you! You are adorable!

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    Dyanita says:

    You should totally do a video of ALLLLLLLLL your previous cakes *newbie heree* your gorgeous cakes makes me wanna flush mine down! LOL!

    Anywhooo Helloooo *waves* nice to meet youu :D

    Lots of love from indonesia <3

  93. 103

    You are absolutely adorable. You seem like such a wonderful baker and person. I am in Egypt right now dreaming of cakes. Thanks for the inspiration. And your hair looks great :D

  94. 104

    Hi Rosie,

    First I love you and I hope that’s not creepy! ;) You’re such an inspiration to so many and I love your recipes, all the ones i’ve tried and i’ve tried a few have come out great! you are a wonderful teacher for us here and a great inspiration. It was nice to see you on this video. I am a bit late in seeing it, but better late than never, right!?

  95. 105

    Love everything you do! Thanks Rosie!!!

  96. 106

    I just found your site and I love it! I came here via Nicole’s Gluten Free on a Shoestring to read more about SMB and I’m impressed! And I must say, you are absolutely adorable :)

    Happy New Year!


  97. 107

    I just found your site while trying out Pinterest for the first time. I seen a pic and recipe that I want to try (Italian cream cake). I am looking forward to trying it. Your site is amazing. I’m a newbie at baking (to a degree, no pun) and at photography (Cannon Rebel). I look forward to scoping out your site more.


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