Big News for Willow Bird Baking!

From top, clockwise: Yours Truly photographing Red Velvet Cheesecake, a cooking class at Woodlawn School, and the aforementioned cheesecake. These photos by Todd Sumlin.

Remember that mysterious photographer pictured at the bottom of my Red Velvet Cheesecake post? That was Todd Sumlin, and I finally get to reveal some big news to you about why he came to photograph me photographing my cheesecake (say that three times fast).

It’s because Willow Bird Baking was featured in The Charlotte Observer! Kathleen Purvis, the food editor, contacted me some weeks ago for an interview, and the article made the front page of yesterday’s paper. To say that I’m humbled and so, so grateful is an understatement. Thank you for visiting Willow Bird Baking and reading, baking, and eating with me!

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In other news, congratulations to Jenna, who won the Pestos With Panache giveaway! Jenna will be receiving an email shortly with instructions on how to claim her prize. In the meantime, even if you didn’t win, feel free to skip on over and try some of their fun pesto flavors for yourself.

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53 responses to “Big News for Willow Bird Baking!

  1. You are awesome. As if there was any doubt. CONGRATULATIONS!

  2. Congratulations! I really loved the article!

  3. Congrats Julie, a great story in the Observer!

  4. What a fun article! So nice that you are getting some well deserved recognition!

  5. Congrats friend!!! Thats awesome!!!!!
    Now, lets get to work on your dot com ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sue

    How exciting! What a fantastic article! CONGRATS, Julie!

  7. Julie–congratulations!!! Such an honor and simply overjoyed for you!

  8. Congratulations Julie. I think they did a very good job in capturing the essence of you and the blog. I was pleased to be reminded about your King’s Kitchen post which I thought was memorable.

  9. Jenna

    Congrats! That cheesecake is b.e.a.utiful! And thank you so much for the pesto-I’m so excited!

  10. Great article- congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. What a fantastic article! Congratulations!!

  12. Rachel

    Check you out! That’s such great news–congratulations, you deserve every bit of good that comes your way, Julie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. terry

    do you ever sell your baked goods?

  14. Congrats, that is such great news for you!

  15. Hi Julie – good for you! How exciting, well-deserved! YAY!

  16. I found my way to you via Food Journal! Now, I subscribe!) Very impressive. . . congratulations on the piece; you’ll go far. Iwish I would have had a teacher like you when I was in middle school!

  17. Janet

    Hi Julie! I found out about your blog through the great article in the paper. (I am in Charlotte too). I am now a subscriber and am looking forward to following you! I can’t wait to work my way through all your great recipes. Today I am going to make your marbled chocolate cheesecake brownies and then this weekend the lemon blueberry crumble bars. Your blog may be very dangerous for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Jeanette

    Congratulations on your article! I found your blog through a link in the Fine Cooking website (I think). I made the Red Velvet Cheesecake and it was a hit with the co-workers. I look forward to fattening them all up with more of your yummy recipes!

    fellow NC baking fiend

  19. CONGRATS! how exciting! you absolutely deserve it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Cammy

    Julie, how exciting to have an article in the newspaper! Congratulations!!! I loved reading the article and about all the good stuff you’re up to, but my favorite part was when I read that you’re still calling people “rock stars”. Glad you’re staying true to your sweet self!

  21. Congratulations on the newspaper article. I followed the link to read it and it was excellent. Really enjoy your blog.

  22. That is so awesome! You totally deserve it!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

  23. Woa! Congrats! That’s so awesome. I’m a fellow Charlottean but I now live in Bogotรก, Colombia as a newlywed with my hubby. I love meeting fellow NCinians (sorry for the shortcut). I will be subscribing to this blog and look forward to seeing more from you. By the way, the trifle looks great (I’m not a sprinkles fan but everything else looks tempting).

  24. That’s so awesome Julie! Congratulations!! Certainly well deserved. Have been seeing your blog around a lot, now a follower ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Congratulations, Julie!!! That’s so exciting!! It was interesting to learn more about you, and I so totally wish you had been one of my teachers when I was in school! You’re engaging, energetic, creative, and I know you must totally inspire your students! That’s awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. I was waiting to see who that was! That’s awesome Julie. COngrats to you!

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