"Best Baking Blog" – I'm a Finalist!


Grab your favorite cookie and celebrate with me! I found out yesterday that Brown Eyed Baker is a finalist in the “Best Baking Blog” category for the first annual Foodbuzz Blog Awards. Foodbuzz received over 3,500 nominations for food blogs in a variety of categories and the top 5 blogs receiving nominations in each category became the finalists. Talk about shock and awe when I found out I was a finalist! I am beyond flattered  that my co-finalists are Bakerella (queen of the cake pop), Joy the Baker (one of Times Online Top 50 Food Blogs), ZoeBakes (Zoe, co-author of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day), and the ever-popular CakeSpy. Good company, indeed. To be mentioned in the same breath as any of these supremely talented foodies and bloggers is a reward in and of itself, so a great big THANK YOU goes out to any of you that may have nominated me. It means quite a lot to me and what I have achieved thus far with Brown Eyed Baker.

You can read about the announcement HERE.

And now a shameless request for your vote, if you feel I am deserving and you are so inclined. You do not have to register on any websites and you can only vote once, so the process isn’t labor-intensive. You can vote by going HERE.

(If you aren’t familiar with other categories, don’t worry, you don’t need to select one for each category. Brown Eyed Baker is listed under the “Best Baking Blog” category.)


65 Responses to “"Best Baking Blog" – I'm a Finalist!”

  1. VeggieGirl on October 8, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I voted for you!! 🙂


  2. Michelle on October 8, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Thanks so much VeggieGirl!!


  3. Belinda@zomppa on October 8, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Congratulations!! Well-deserved!


  4. Divina on October 8, 2009 at 10:24 am

    You definitely deserve it. You always wow me with your creations.


  5. sherri on October 8, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Congrats- well deserved honor!


  6. Krystle on October 8, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Congrats! What an honor!!!!!


  7. Vegetable Matter on October 8, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Thanks for providing the link. Just voted for you. Congratulations, and GOOD LUCK!


  8. Michele on October 8, 2009 at 11:07 am

    OMG! Congratulations! You absolutely deserve it! I will definitely vote for you!


  9. Eliana on October 8, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Congratulations – you totally deserve the glory.


  10. Astrid on October 8, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Congratulations!! I was so happy to find out that you are a finalist!! I bet you are really excited. You definately deserve it. Although I like the other blogs mentioned, my vote may be going to you.
    Good luck!! You and your cookies are amazing!


  11. stephchows on October 8, 2009 at 11:44 am



  12. Melanie on October 8, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I love the other baking blogs too, but I’ve used your recipes many times and have always loved the results (as well as the fact that I don’t need special ingredients or skills.) Thanks for your great work! I voted for you!


  13. Diana @ A Little bit of Spain in Iowa on October 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I nominated you and was thrilled you were selected! You have a great blog and totally deserve this! I have taken many baking lessons from you and appreciate it so much!!

    Besos, Diana


  14. Cari Snell on October 8, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I voted for you! Well deserved! Let me know if you ever want us to feature you on Dinnervibe. We’d love to have you!


  15. Alta on October 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Congrats! You deserve it!


  16. BigSis on October 8, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    You got my vote too! Congratulations!


  17. Kat on October 8, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Well, no surprise here! You’re great, and lots of people know it! Think of all the thanks that’s felt for you and your blog every time you post.
    We love you!


  18. christina on October 8, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Congrats! You definitely get my vote!


  19. penny aka jeroxie on October 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    you got my vote as well. good job!


  20. Lauryn on October 8, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Congrats!! That is soooo incredibly awesome and I am so happy for you! I will DEF vote for you! U rock!


  21. Pam on October 8, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    of course..you are! I never had any doubts…he he!

    Congrats and enjoy!


  22. Liliana on October 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Congrats! You have a lovely blog. Good Luck.


  23. Rita on October 8, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I’m so happy you are nominated, I’ve already voted for you. Congratulations! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes in the future, keep up the good work 🙂


  24. Amy I. on October 8, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Big congrats to you, Michelle! Echoing everyone else who said well-deserved!


  25. Elin on October 8, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Congrats…you deserved it 🙂


  26. Kaytee on October 8, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    You got my vote! I love your blog : )


  27. bridget {bake at 350} on October 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Yay, yay!!! Congratulations!!! 🙂

    I’m off to vote!


  28. Amber on October 9, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Hey congratulations! I love your stuff. You’ve got my vote!


  29. Maedi on October 9, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Great stuff! Always been reading a long… we’ve got to add a link to you from our site!


  30. lululu on October 9, 2009 at 2:23 am

    u totally deserve it, i voted for you! 😀


  31. Joy the Baker on October 9, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Congratulations lady! I also feel thrilled to have been nominated with you! You’re just a dream boat! Best of luck to you… seriously!


  32. plovesp on October 9, 2009 at 6:39 am

    conratulations :)… this is a well deserved nomination, *voted*


  33. Jessie on October 9, 2009 at 9:21 am

    congrats on the nomination! you got my vote!


  34. Soma on October 9, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Congrats ! Your blog is indeed an inspiration for “Not so good Baker” like me:-) u have the vote:-)


  35. Kelly @ EvilShenanigans on October 9, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Congrats on your nomination! I voted for your blog because I think it is so creative! I was nominated for Best Recipe Blog and I know how AWESOME it feels! Good luck!!


  36. Marcia on October 9, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    No surprise!! congratulations! I love your blog!


  37. Kerswtin on October 10, 2009 at 12:19 am

    CONGRATS, how exciting!! Although, I’m not surprised, you blog is awesome 🙂


  38. Lindsey@pickyeatings on October 10, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Congrats, that’s awesome!


  39. becky s on October 11, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Congratulations! You have my vote!


  40. Jane of Jane's Sweets on October 11, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Heartiest congratulations! Your blog is so deserving of this nomination! I am going over to vote for you right now. I hope you win!!


  41. Ivonne on October 11, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Congratulations! You totally deserve it!


  42. Zoë François on October 12, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Congratulations to you Michelle!

    I am just thrilled to be on that list with the likes of you! What an honor.

    See you in San Fran? Zoë


  43. The Cookbook Apprentice on October 13, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Congratulations, that’s so exciting!


  44. Dolce on October 13, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Congratulations ! Blogs of such high quality like yours definitely deserve it!


  45. SpicieFoodie on October 13, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Hi Michelle,
    Congratulations!!! I love your blog and recipes so I see it as a well deserved nomination. You can count on my vote.


  46. Krystal on October 14, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Of course I’ll vote for you! Congrats Michelle!!!


  47. ashley on October 14, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    congrats michelle! that’s wonderful!


  48. Sweesan on October 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulations!! All the best 😉


  49. Rita Reyes on September 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Congratulations on making the top 50 food blogs!



  50. kitchen mixer on June 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Congrats! I’ll be sure to vote for you.


  51. Nia on August 21, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Congratulations, that is great news. You worked hard for it.


  52. Elizabeth B on September 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    What do you think of my teenage baking blog – http://teenage-baking.blogspot.com/ ?


  53. Angela F on December 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Wow! Congratulations. I love your posts and recipes. I myself are just starting out in the blogging world of ‘Baking’ and can only hope one day to accomplish what you have! 🙂


  54. Jianna Gonzalez on February 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Keep blogging.


  55. CakeGames.com on April 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Well done on a great blog. Any updates on how your blog is doing in the Awards for recent years?


  56. Fork and Whisk on August 28, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Congratulations. That is quite an accomplishment.


  57. Dave Norman on September 5, 2012 at 7:52 am

    a great accomplishment!


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