Gesine Bullock-Prado

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Gesine Bullock-Prado
Born (1970-03-06) March 6, 1970 (age 48)
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
Southwestern Law School
OccupationChef, author, attorney
Raymond Prado (m. 1999)
RelativesSandra Bullock (sister)

Gesine Bullock-Prado (born March 6, 1970) is an American pastry chef, TV personality, author, attorney, and former film executive.

Life and career[edit]

Bullock-Prado was born in Washington, D.C. Her father, John W. Bullock (1925–2018), was a United States Army employee and voice coach; her German mother, Helga Meyer (1942–2000), was an opera singer who sang at the Staatstheater Nürnberg and the Salzburg Festival and taught voice at the Mary Washington College. Bullock attended the University of Virginia and Southwestern Law School, and became a licensed attorney in 1997.[1][2]

She joined the production company Fortis Films in 1995 with her sister, actress Sandra Bullock. As the company's lawyer and president, Bullock-Prado co-produced the films Gun Shy and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous,[3] and helped develop dozens of others, including Practical Magic, Miss Congeniality, and the series The George Lopez Show.[4]

She left the film industry in 2004 and relocated to Vermont. From 2005 to 2008, she owned a bakery, Gesine Confectionary, in Montpelier;[5] she is now a pastry instructor at her own baking school in Hartford, Vermont, Sugar Glider Kitchen, and at King Arthur Flour.

She is the host of Food Network's Baked in Vermont and appears as a judge on Beat Bobby Flay, Christmas Cookie Challenge, and Worst Cooks.

She is the author of books, including the memoirs Confections of a Closet Master Baker (2009) aka My Life from Scratch (2010) – dedicated to her mother, and the cookbooks Sugar Baby (2011), Pie It Forward (2012), Bake It Like You Mean It (2013), Let Them Eat Cake (2016), and Fantastical Cakes (2018).

Her recipes have been featured on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, The Rachael Ray Show, Food Network, The Chew,[6] The Wendy Williams Show, Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, InStyle, Elle Decor, Shape Magazine and People Magazine.[7]

She has been married to storyboard artist Raymond Prado since 1999.[8]


  1. ^ "California State Bar attorney database". California State Bar. Retrieved 2013-01-30.
  2. ^ [1]"As children, the Bullock sisters lived in Germany, moving to Virginia when Sandra was 11 and Gesine was five where their father, John, worked at the Pentagon. Helga, a German opera singer, continued to travel back to Europe for work – sometimes taking her daughters with her on tour."
  3. ^ Gesine Bullock-Prado on IMDb
  4. ^ Wethington, Jessica (2001-03-05). "Fortis fortifies future deals". Variety. Retrieved 2013-01-30.
  5. ^ Pasanen, Melissa (2011-06-10). "Former Montpelier bakery owner Bullock-Prado cooks up sweet new book she wished she had". The Burlington Free Press. Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-01-30.
  6. ^ The Chew – "The Sweeter Side of Spring" on IMDb
  7. ^ "Official website biography". Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-01-30.
  8. ^ "Two Decades Filled with Laughter and Pastry". Retrieved 2018-10-31.

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