Well I should actually say that I am head over heals, crazy about Brian Stokes Mitchell. Renound broadway star, actor, singer and entertainer. I believe for the first time, I was star struck… and still am. This morning I was on GTU (Good Things Utah) doing a cooking segment with Marti. We made Candy Cane & Gingerbread Cookie cupcakes… yum. It was fantastic as usual. I love being there and feeling the excitement and energy on the set. Those ladies are amazing. Fun, beautiful and talented. I thought it couldn’t get any better than this…
So, as I was unloading my car, this dark BMW drove up… who could it be? Stokes (as his friends call him :)) got out and I nearly dropped my bag of cupcake supplies! He’s here with me on the same show, same day! How could a girl be so lucky? I can’t imagine what you are thinking of me… but in all seriousness, I was overjoyed with the opportunity to meet him and be in the same room.
After setting up my cupcakes, they not only looked delicious, but smelled great too, I was able to introduce myself to him. I of course told him I was a huge fan, and stumbled over my words, blushed and asked if I could get his autograph and a photo. Sure! I loved hearing him do the sound check, and then it was time for the show to begin. I made it though my segment without problems, and did pretty good. Knowing he was there made me nervous.
When he came back on set, my heart skipped a beat. I was so excited to get a photo, and be able to see him again. He is gracious, funny, extreemly handsome (yes, my hubby knows I have a little crush) and certainly charming. Oh, and did I say his voice is effortless, beautiful, and amazing. (Last year I was able to see the concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Christmas with my good friends.) I got a photo with him and of course a cupcake, and gave him cupcakes to take with him of course… I will be sending him a copy of my book, 101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 Minutes. It was a dream come true… to hear him sing in a small setting as this, to meet him… all in a morning on GTU! Truly a highlight of my life. Even when he was interviewed by Angie & Nicea, he made a comment about the cupcakes and I smiled and blushed all the while.
Thank you Stokes, for making me feel special, for being kind and gracious, and sharing your talent with me and the rest of us that were watching. I will enjoy the CD more than you will ever know. I do consider it a honor to meet you! Maybe one day we can meet again, if I am again so lucky. Happy Baking!