Thursday, September 27, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Cake Pops Holidays Book Trailer

Cake Pops Holidays

My new book Cake Pops Holidays is coming out soon. Yay!

And last month, we shot a book trailer for it in San Francisco.

Christmas Cake Pops

It involved cake pops of course.

Todd & Diane

And my friends Todd and Diane from White on Rice shot it. I was so happy to finally work with them. If you’re familiar with their blog, or photography or other videos, you know why. And if you’re not, you should check them out.

(P.S. – Todd and Diane have their own book in the works right now. I know they are pouring their hearts into every word and every photo and I’m so happy for them.)

Cake Pops on Camera

When Chronicle (my publisher) told me they wanted to make another video, I thought I’d do something different from the first few, so I suggested we shoot it at Chronicle Books and give it a bit of a Santa’s workshop feel. Or as much of a feel that we could do in a few hours filming… in August. : )

Props and Pops

I shipped giant snowflakes, sugary sweet props and brought some adorable gingerhead pops.

Cake Pops Holidays Video Shoot

We made garland from promotional postcards, wrapped presents and decorated with candy ornaments.


Diane brought giant Peppermint decorations that happened to work perfectly with one of the pop designs in the book. Oh my gosh, I need one of these! Or ten.

Ho Ho Ho

Peter brought the fun! As always.


We shot scenes about the book’s design with Vanessa.


And scenes about the format with my editor Amy.

Cake Pops Holidays Video Shoot

I basically moved in for the afternoon. We made it December for a day and it was a blast.

Thanks Peter, Amy, Vanessa, Ben, Alice, Doug and Claire for playing around with me.

And Chronicle’s Headquarters has such wonderful light throughout the building, it made every shot easy breezy.

Cake Pops Holidays by Bakerella

Dork wave.



Todd & Diane


Todd Porter

Scariness. Todd don’t trip please. That would be bad.

Holiday Cake Pops

I need to show you one day how I travel with cake pops. I have a pretty awesome and easy way that I found to safely carry them on a plane, across the country. I always panic when I do something like this. I would normally ship them, but when I’m traveling one day and filming them the next, I like to personally carry them to make sure they make it safely. Always stressful for me, but so far so good.

Todd & Diane of White on Rice

Thanks Todd and Diane for making the shoot so fun and for your amazing talent.

And Chronicle, thanks for letting me invade your offices with sugar and glitter.

Cake Pops Holidays

Cake Pops Holidays is available for preorder now and ships in October! Ho Ho Hooray!!!


Barnes and Noble

Chronicle Books

I’ll share the final video with you guys soon.

PS. Cake Pops stand by KC Bakes if you’re curious.

Saruzza said...

First comment…wowowow!

September 27, 2012 10:28 AM
Aimee said...

They look AMAZING.. best of luck and more success.

September 27, 2012 10:32 AM
Jennifer Reichman said...

Love the Dork wave! Signature move! :) And I would love to find out how you travel with your cake pops. That is always the scariest thing about cake pops….all that work could be gone with one pothole or a sharp turn in the car. I can’t even imagine taking them on a plane!!

September 27, 2012 10:36 AM
Debbie said...

Looks like everyone had a blast! Already have your book preordered. Looking forward to getting it in my hot little hands.

September 27, 2012 10:39 AM
Jenn said...

I don’t know which one I like best. They are all AMAZING!! You are my inspiration to make mine even better!

September 27, 2012 10:39 AM
Katia said...

Beautiful! Can’t wait to make these for the holidays!

September 27, 2012 10:39 AM
Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik said...

SOO neat!!! What an amazing collection of cake pops. All adorable, of course! Can’t wait to see the new book :). Congratulations!

September 27, 2012 10:41 AM
Doris said...

So excited! Can’t wait to get my hands on the holiday book. Congratulations Angie!

September 27, 2012 10:46 AM
Kathy C. said...

YEAH!!!! Thanks for the behind the scenes look! CONGRATS on the new book!!!!

September 27, 2012 10:48 AM
Kim, KC Bakes said...

Those photo shoots look like so much fun! I can’t wait to see the post about how you travel with cake pops… I just took 200 pops on the train in a large Rubbermaid tote, that was a sight! :-)

LOVE seeing our pink striped cake pop stand in some of the shots – I’m living vicariously though its adventures, haha.

September 27, 2012 10:51 AM
cait said...

wow, it looks great! i’ll def. get one, as soon as i figure out how to make my candy coating thinner.

September 27, 2012 10:51 AM
Sudha said...

You are truly inspiring. I can’t wait to get my copy of the book and try these fun and beautiful ideas with the kids this holiday season. Thank you, Bakerella!

September 27, 2012 10:52 AM
catarina silva said...

So wonderful to see your work. Your smile makes me happy. Thank you for sharing Bakerella.

Your are a true inspiration.


* can’t wait to see the book.

September 27, 2012 10:55 AM
Sarah B. said...

Omiheavens… I want the book, and yet I’ll never live up to your standards. My cake pops will end up on Cake Wrecks one day. *sigh* :)

September 27, 2012 10:58 AM
Michelle said...

I just pre-ordered my copy!! I can’t wait to thumb through each and every beautiful page. :)

Your cake pops are PERFECTION!!

September 27, 2012 10:58 AM
Stephie said...

Looks like you all had a great time! Can’t wait to see the new book (and those toys too).

September 27, 2012 11:00 AM
Chrish said...

Love those holiday cake pops!

September 27, 2012 11:01 AM
Julie said...

Will it be available in France/French ?

Thank you

September 27, 2012 11:01 AM
Lydia said...

Yeah that is so wonderful!!

September 27, 2012 11:08 AM
McCall said...

You are just too cute for words! And speaking of no words…that Santa cake pop has left me speachless!!!

September 27, 2012 11:09 AM
Chrissy Sparks (Brush Dance) said...

I can’t wait to see the video! It looks like you all had so much fun!!

September 27, 2012 11:22 AM
Anita said...

Beautiful! Your work is so amazing! It looks like you all had so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

September 27, 2012 11:55 AM
Sindy Garcia said...

Awesome!!!!!! Can’t wait to purchase it

September 27, 2012 11:59 AM
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

oh I cannot wait to get it!

September 27, 2012 12:10 PM
Reyna Flores said...

Congratulations Bakerella! Best of luck and looking forward to getting your Holiday book! You are amazing! :)

September 27, 2012 12:16 PM
Sue {munchkin munchies} said...

Another book? What a fantastic surprise! I am going to order it right after I submit this comment! BTW, I am in love with the gingerhead pops!!!

September 27, 2012 12:17 PM
Myra said...

So much fun! Can’t wait to get the book. It will be my first Christmas present to myself!

September 27, 2012 12:23 PM
Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

Gah, love love love your blazer! Oh, and uber excited for the book, of course :)

September 27, 2012 12:52 PM
Diana said...

Your holiday cake pops are just adorable! Looking forward to the new book!

September 27, 2012 01:22 PM
Kirsten said...

I’ve already pre-orderd the book, so Christmas in October for me! Soooooo looking forward to seeing your new designs. BTW, great release date, gives us enough time to try and perfect our pops to look like yours for the Christmas holidays ;-)

September 27, 2012 01:40 PM
Beckie said...

So cute & exciting!

September 27, 2012 01:48 PM
Nicole O said...

LOVE! I know what I’m buying EVERYONE for the holidays!

September 27, 2012 02:25 PM
Seanna Lea said...

Those look adorable. I used some weird florist foam (not actual florist foam as far as I know) to travel with your graduation caps and it worked mostly fine except the foam got a wee bit flaky. Not cool. I’d love to know your travel method!

September 27, 2012 02:34 PM
Dana said...

Amazing! I’m so excited and can’t wait to get my hands on the book!

I would love to hear how you travel with your pops. I have done this a few times now for some special occasions, and I practically need meds when it’s over from the stress. Would love to see your brilliant plan.


September 27, 2012 02:38 PM
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious said...

Great shoot and fun to see behind the scenes!!

September 27, 2012 02:52 PM
Lisa B said...

Love it!! I already preordered it. Can’t wait to get it and hear how to transport!!

September 27, 2012 03:15 PM
Stoich91 said...

That is the most redonkulously cute/awesome/adorable photo shoot ever! And your dork wave is totes getting cuter (and catching on, as in several photos above it, where everyone’s doing it! :D) as the years fly by! You are a pro, and omgosh, those cakepops look too amazing to be real!

September 27, 2012 03:19 PM
Debbie said...

It looks like everyone had a blast! Looking forward to getting your new book in my hot little hands… I’ve already pre-ordered it.

September 27, 2012 03:33 PM
thyme (sarah) said...

I adore White on Rice blog. That time together looks like it is oozing with fun. How utterly fantastic to see the behind the scenes fun!

September 27, 2012 03:49 PM
Made With Pink said...

Oh my gosh, those are the cutest!! I love the little elves and Santa’s. Can’t wait for the book – when is it out in the UK?

September 27, 2012 03:49 PM
Tiffany said...

Bakerella, how exciting! You’re so adorable, and easy to love. Dork wave from PA ~ :)

September 27, 2012 04:08 PM
Christy said...

Ahhhhh fun! Almost makes me wish it was December. :)

September 27, 2012 04:12 PM
Grace said...

OH. EM. GEE. I am SO excited! This is DEFINITELY at the top of my wishlist! (:

September 27, 2012 04:51 PM
Shelan said...

Can’t WAIT to see the awesome video! I LOVE the present and peppermint one (So Cute!!!)!

September 27, 2012 05:08 PM
Jessika said...

Those christmas cake pops looks so cute…i’m especially impressed with the stocking…HOW DID YOU DO THAT??? You are so incredibly talented.

September 27, 2012 05:54 PM
Alana said...

Haha, love the “dork wave.”

September 27, 2012 06:14 PM
Jennifer said...

How fun!! All in a day’s work ;)

Two things:
1) I am VERY interested to know how you transport cake pops on a plane. I would need a Valium.
2) I am insanely jealous that you get to work with Chronicle. I have been trying to get on their freeelance proofreader list forever and ever. What a dream job.

September 27, 2012 09:47 PM
aussiemarina said...

wow what a fun day……….must have felt like xmas !!!!!!!

September 27, 2012 11:26 PM
The Ninja Baker said...

Todd and Diane do seem to pour love into every person and project they encounter. And it appears that you do, too!

You can bet a request for your holiday cake pops cookbook will be at the top of my list to Santa. I see that you’ve got a request for a French edition.I’d love to help promote a Japanese version =)

September 28, 2012 03:24 AM
Sabrina said...

oh my… I’d wish I live in USA, here in Switzerland they don’t really know what cake pops and real cupcakes or brownies are. But since I’ve found your blog I make my own little America at home. I looks amazing and I’m soo looking forward for X-mas and your book.

Love Sabrina from Berne (Switzerland)

September 28, 2012 03:45 AM
Nisha said...

Congrats on the book. I see a lot of hard work and a lot of fun.
I’m totally waiting for your post on how you ship your cake pops safely.

September 28, 2012 06:38 AM
Jennifer said...

I can’t wait to get my book. I have started designing my holiday cake pops but I love some of yours. I might steal some of these ideas. I especially love the little elf!

September 28, 2012 06:59 AM
Connie said...

My gosh, they look amazing! I always give up but when you post something like this I want to try again! I haven’t made a cute pop yet, but maybe I will someday! :)

September 28, 2012 09:07 AM
*margie* said...

SQUEAL! Those sparkly peppermint wheels are AMAZING!

September 28, 2012 09:07 AM
JessD said...

Yes, PLEASE show us how you travel with cake pops SOON! I’ve been trying to figure out an easy and less stressful way to do this!

September 28, 2012 09:45 AM
melva said...

Your cake pops are always amazing. I can’t wait for
your book. Preordered? Yes I did!!!

September 28, 2012 09:50 AM
Maria said...

Looks like such fun! You are fabulous! I can’t wait for the book! I would love to know your method of travelig with cake pops!! You are so inspiring! I love reading your blog!

Dork wave from NJ! ;)
Love ya!

September 28, 2012 10:00 AM
Mary Dailey said...

Those are the cutest cake pops I’ve ever seen! Diane and Todd are cute too!

September 28, 2012 10:31 AM
Laura S said...

I LOVE the gingerbread face. Way too cute!

September 28, 2012 10:31 AM
Lori C. said...

Angie, you look just darling in the photos! So good to see you healthy and happy! I love the little Gingerhead Pops! Too-too cute for words! To tell you the truth, I am not that great at making these (talk about feeling like a dork :o) – 3 attempts with 3 children – but we had a blast making them! ). I will try again when I get your new Holiday book.

September 28, 2012 01:48 PM
Wendi said...

Already preordered your fabulous book!! i can’t wait to get my mits on it…it will be Christmas in my house as soon as I get it!!

Do tell your traveling secret…I’m very curious!

As usual Angie, you look great and are so inspiring in more ways than just baking!!

September 28, 2012 05:54 PM
Truthfully Gluten Free said...

I LOVE the jingle bells and gingerbread men! Those are absolutely adorable.

I have yet to try my hand at cake pops. Maybe Christmas ones will be my first attempt. :)

September 28, 2012 09:28 PM
Susan said...

I love this, I love you! You are so much fun and so real and just wonderful! I am so grateful that you are having such an awesome time with your baking and decorating and craftiness and sharing it with all of us!

I just made those oreos today. Oh, my nummieness!

September 29, 2012 01:06 AM
Emanuella said...

You look fabulous!!!

September 29, 2012 05:59 AM
Sabine said...

That looks really awesome!
I’m always so impressed by how perfect your cakepops are.

And PLEASE tell us how to travel/ transport cakepops safely… I still haven’t found the best way to do so! :/

September 29, 2012 10:21 AM
Brenda Liz Laureano-Geer said...

May God always bless you and your family. Your work is so perfect and beautiful and always we us the joy to love your work and passion on this beautiful cake pops and Give us the opportunity to help our families with the ideas and creation that u help us to bring to life thru this art of cake pops. Thank you once again.

September 29, 2012 10:49 PM
Lynn said...

My best memories are not of the baking, but of the cleaning up…washing dishes beside my Grandma who never had a dishwasher in her life. If she had, I wouldn’t have the precious memories of standing with her at her sink while she washed and I dried. I miss her.

September 29, 2012 11:07 PM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

Yes! HO HO Hooray! I loved every word of this post! I can’t wait to get a couple (or three) of your books for gifts. Of course I get one too. The photos are great and it looks like y’all had a blast. Merry Christmas Miss Angie. :o)

September 29, 2012 11:32 PM
living eventfully said...

The detail!! How do you not have carpal tunnel yet? Or do you?

September 30, 2012 03:26 AM
jessica said...

Congratulations !

September 30, 2012 06:24 AM
Anonymous said...

Wow! They look amazing – cant wait for the book:D

September 30, 2012 07:38 AM
Sadie said...

I don’t think I’ve ever seem such fun dessert.

September 30, 2012 09:32 AM
Lisa Cornely said...

I can’t wait for the book to arrive. Looking forward to it. Thanks for all of the great ideas and recipes.

September 30, 2012 11:23 AM
Cake Michaels said...

These cake pops will be perfect during the holidays! My kids will surely love this. These look amazing by the way.

September 30, 2012 12:07 PM
Yvonne said...

Your ideas keep getting more awesome! These are all darling! Congrats on another book! Can’t wait for this one!!!!

September 30, 2012 07:57 PM
Ginger said...

Already ordered the book, can’t wait until it gets here!!

October 1, 2012 12:04 PM
Pauline said...

Preordered it from Amazon yesterday.
Can’t wait, it’ll make our holidays more
rememberable. Thanks and continued

October 1, 2012 12:41 PM
bridget {bake at 350} said...

I can’t wait to see the video…the behind-the-scenes has my heart fluttering already!!!

October 1, 2012 02:28 PM
Kelsey said...

Unbelivable!! As always adorable!! I can’t wait to try my hand at the gingerbread heads :)

October 1, 2012 02:56 PM
Charlette said...

Oh my! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. But mostly because I want to make them all. My Grandbabies just love love love cake pops! My co-workers go wild over them.

October 1, 2012 11:48 PM
Multi centre holidays said...

High wow…………!

Sounds are really good and yummy cake pops.

Waiting for book.

October 2, 2012 04:45 AM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Angie, I am so beyond excited for you! Congrats, congrats, congrats! And those cake pops… oh my word they look so charming!! I can not wait to see the new book and more of those adorable pops!

October 2, 2012 07:44 PM
Natalie Cleary said...

Looks amazing. Will your book be published in Australia?

October 3, 2012 06:58 PM
Sonal Patel said...

Oh My, these are amazing!! You are amazing and so talented!! I cannot wait to buy the book! P.S. I LOVE your blazer!!

October 4, 2012 03:53 PM
ERIKA said...

so so cute. What fun. I do also have to say your adorable cupcakes in the 75th anniversy edition of Womans Day are so adorable. congratulations on being featured. :)

October 4, 2012 06:25 PM
Sweet Tooth said...

Oh wow they are sooooo cute!

October 4, 2012 07:44 PM
Carol said...

Very exciting times for you. Have already ordered mine, am so looking forward to receiving it. x

October 5, 2012 07:49 AM
Colette @ JFF! said...

Those cake pops are too cute, almost too cute to be eaten!

October 5, 2012 03:31 PM
Sharon said...

I cant wait to get my book…and to see you in december in Boston.See you there.Love your work.

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November 5, 2012 08:21 AM
Anonymous said...

so pretty

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