Meet Sandra Bullock’s Sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, a Famous Pastry Chef

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On Monday night, Sandra Bullock walked the red carpet for the premiere of The Lost City with a special plus-one: her sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado.

While Sandra, 57, is perhaps the most recognized in the family, Gesine, 52, has made a name for herself in the foodie world after walking away from the production company she and Sandra launched in the 90s.

With 38,000 Instagram followers, Gesine has her own popular pastry school with sold-out classes, has published six books and hosted her own. The Food Network show called Baked in Vermont.

On Monday night, Sandra Bullock walked the red carpet for the premiere of The Lost City with a special plus-one: her sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado

While she's been living across the country from her sister in Los Angeles, the pair are still very close - and she described Sandra on Instagram as

While she’s been living across the country from her sister in Los Angeles, the pair are still very close – and she described Sandra on Instagram as “my favorite person of all time”.

Gesine, 52, runs a baking school called Sugar Glider Kitchen

Gesine, 52, runs a baking school called Sugar Glider Kitchen

Gesine came to her baking success in a roundabout way – with a detour through the law.

In the 90s, she graduated from Southwestern Law School and joined the California State Bar at age 27, but enjoyed cooking for fun on the side.

“In times of stress, I cooked more and more,” she told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “That should have been an indication that my passions were elsewhere. When I was supposed to study for the bar, I cooked instead.

In 1995, she and her sister co-founded the production company Fortis Films, which would go on to produce hits such as Hope Floats, Practical Magic and Miss Congeniality.

It was while working with Fortis Films that she met her husband, screenwriter Raymond Pardo, who worked on Hope Floats and Practical Magic.

“We both felt like we had been teleported from the same alien planet,” she told Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. “We just speak the same language.”

They married at Sandra’s home in Austin, Texas in 1999.

“Our age difference made it impossible to be buddies when we were younger. I was a nuisance, the annoyance of a younger sister,” Gesine said. the age gap has disintegrated. Once I was in high school, we got really close’

Gesine went to law school and co-founded production company Fortis Films with Sandra in 1995 (pictured in 1993)

Gesine went to law school and co-founded production company Fortis Films with Sandra in 1995 (pictured in 1993)

She didn't like the Hollywood life, and in 2004 moved to Vermont with her husband and took up baking (pictured in 2005).

She didn’t like the Hollywood life, and in 2004 moved to Vermont with her husband and took up baking (pictured in 2005).

But working as a lawyer and chairman of Fortis, Gesine later admitted to The Guardian, was not all it was made out to be. She said she found the The “relentless, exhausting and disillusioned” Los Angeles lifestyle.

When her mother died in 2000, Gesine turned to baking for comfort, and within a few years she was ready for a life change.

“My mother had to die and take care of it. I was with her when she died. I realized that I didn’t like what I was doing for my day job,” she said.

In 2004, she and Raymond moved to Vermont – and she never looked back.

Raymond, however, continued to work in Hollywood, and his impressive resume also includes The Faculty, X-Men, High Crimes, Two Weeks Notice, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Internship, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay ( Parts 1 and 2), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Hot Pursuit, West Side Story, The Adam Project and episodes of Stranger Things, Wormwood and The Good Doctor.

Gesine married screenwriter Raymond Pardo in 1999. Raymond has worked on several Sandra Bullock films

Gesine married screenwriter Raymond Pardo in 1999. Raymond has worked on several Sandra Bullock films

She first opened the Confiserie Gesine in Montpellier.  The bakery was open from 2005 to 2008, when it closed in favor of teaching

She first opened the Confiserie Gesine in Montpellier. The bakery was open from 2005 to 2008, when it closed in favor of teaching

Sandra was by her side to distribute macaroons during the grand opening

Sandra was by her side to distribute macaroons during the grand opening

She opened a baking school called Sugar Glider Kitchen

She also teaches baking at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont, and Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine.

She opened a baking school called Sugar Glider Kitchen and also teaches baking at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont, and Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine.

In addition to teaching, she has written six books, including her latest, Fantastical Cakes.

In addition to teaching, she has written six books, including her latest, Fantastical Cakes.

Moving to Vermont, Gesine first opened Gesine Confectionary in Montpelier, with her sister by her side handing out macaroons at the grand opening.

The bakery was open from 2005 to 2008, when it closed in favor of teaching.

She opened a baking school called Sugar Glider Kitchen, and also teaches baking at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont, and Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine.

Gesine said she loves teaching, and Mashed reports her classes sell out in minutes.

“One thing I recognize is that baking for most home bakers is a form of relaxation and retreat and it’s almost a vacation for them,” she told the Burlington Free Press. “They give themselves those moments that they can spend cooking.”

Gesine has been incredibly busy. In addition to teaching, she has written six books, including her latest, Fantastic Cakes.

She has also made television appearances and in 2019 was joined by her sister on the Today show.

She has also made television appearances and in 2019 was joined by her sister on the Today show.

Gesine is pictured on the Today show with Chrissy Teigen and Willie Geist

Gesine is pictured on the Today show with Chrissy Teigen and Willie Geist

She also did television appearances, and in 2019 was joined by her sister on the Today show.

She has served as a judge on cooking shows including Best Baker in America, Beat Bobby Flay, Christmas Cookie Challenge and Worst Cooks.

And for two seasons, she had her own Food Network show, Baked in Vermont.

“I write my books, I teach my classes, I have to go out because I have these animals to take care of.” It’s a really charming and bucolic routine,” she said.

While she’s been living across the country from her sister in Los Angeles, the pair are still very close – and she described Sandra on Instagram as “my favorite person of all time”.

“We were brought up in such an unusual way that we were taught to be relatively private people,” she told the Guardian.

“I write my books, I teach my classes, I have to go out because I have these animals to take care of.” It’s a really charming and bucolic routine,” she said.

Gesine has also served as a judge for Best Baker in America, Beat Bobby Flay, Christmas Cookie Challenge and Worst Cooks.

Gesine has also served as a judge for Best Baker in America, Beat Bobby Flay, Christmas Cookie Challenge and Worst Cooks.

And for two seasons, she had her own Food Network show, Baked in Vermont.

And for two seasons, she had her own Food Network show, Baked in Vermont.

“I have friends and we are close. But when you are very private, family becomes more and more important. They are the only ones you want to share certain things with.

“Our age difference made it impossible to be pals when we were younger. I was a nuisance, an annoyance of a younger sister. his annoying geek little sister hangs around.

“It wasn’t until I got older that the age gap disintegrated. Once I was in high school, we got really close.

But no doubt there are challenges to being compared to her “genetically gifted sister, and she revealed that people have cheekily asked her, “Why don’t you look more like him?

“I’m so sorry to disappoint you, you asshole,” she replies.

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