I promised that exciting stuff would be coming along this month and the excitement starts here. This morning my humble little cupcakes became 'famous'! They were on TV!
A couple of months ago we got a call from Christianna Baxevani, the (
The day to film the show came around quickly and off we popped to the Star Channel Studio in Athens with a big box of cupcakes, some ingredients and the children in tow.
We really had a great time with everyone at the show. They were all so kind, polite and patient with us. Dína Nikoláou and Thanássis Pátras are really fun and also talented. The whole show is done without rehearsal and they just get right into it and the word 'cut' is hardly mentioned! Before I knew it, my microphone was being clipped on and it was time for my part demonstrating how to make Oreo cookie cupcakes. I was so worried about messing up with my Greek that I let Dina and Thanassis do most of the talking. They were so relaxed, though, that they helped me be a tiny bit less nervous.
The kids were so sweet and well behaved and got to visit the control room. Then they came back down in time to come on for the last few minutes of the show! They were so excited about that! I was a little bit nervous about it, especially when Dina started asking them questions! It was difficult not to laugh at the end when Dina asked them what other nice food does Mammy cook and Olivia piped up 'lentil soup'. It was a great moment for me and it's true: even though you might think we told her to say it, we didn't! She loves lentils! Imagine if she had said 'fish fingers'! (for the record, we have lentils about once every 10 days and fish fingers only in emergencies!)
All in all we had a really fun time and it was an interesting experience for us and the kids! We'd like to thank Dina, Thanassis, Christianna, Galanis and everyone else at Nistikoi Praktores and Star Channel who were a part of our day. We're looking forward to having you over for cupcakes when we open! And if Dina or Thanassis are coming on any 'missions' in our neighbourhood we can cook up another delicious cupcake recipe again!
Just in case you missed us you can watch the segment on Star.gr or here. We will provide it through the blog soon!
PS The day of the taping we had some guests visiting from Denmark. Hi Kamilla and Jannie! Thank you for being so gracious when we totally dumped you for the entire day! I hope the cupcake tasting made up for it slightly.