Bullock shows up for sis’ bake sale

From Associated Press

Crowds lined up outside the doors Tuesday for the grand opening of Gesine’s Confectionary in Montpelier, Vt., where “Miss Congeniality” star Sandra Bullock was working the front counter.

The baked goods sold nearly as fast as Bullock’s sister, store owner Gesine Prado, could churn them out in the kitchen in the back of the renovated shop.

“These are my sister’s macaroons,” said Bullock, wearing a white apron as she knelt next to two young children and handed out the brightly wrapped confections.

Prado, who operates the production company Fortis Films with Bullock, decided she wanted to try a new career. So in January, she and her husband, Ray, bought a closed neighborhood market and converted it into a gourmet pastry shop and bakery.