Monday, November 29, 2010

Books & Signings

I’ll start with the signings.

King of Prussia, PA. Short Hills, NJ and New York City, NY.

Three cities in three days…


… and full of fun.


… and meeting lots of great people.


This is Esther. … I love putting faces with the people that I’ve emailed with. She makes the cutest little wire whisk necklaces.

You must check them out.


… King of Prussia had lots of little cutie pies in the store.


Lots of them.




Including these charmers. So cute in their matching tees.


Even the Williams-Sonoma folks joined in on the fun. This is Brian and Mandy. Loved them.


Then in Short Hills, I met more wonderful people. These folks welcomed me with smiling faces.


And cute cupcakes. The lovely young lady in the pink scarf above made these. We may or may not have shared a cry.


This is Melanie. She’s a Pop Star of the Star Wars variety. Check em out.


Look at these two. Stylish. Both of them.


And these two. Smiling and having a great time, despite getting in a little car accident on the way to the signing.

So glad no one was hurt.


I love these photos. Trying to get everyone to look at the same camera at the same time is easier than it sounds.


Side wave.

Bye New Jersey.


Hello New York.

Again… everyone was so fun.


Including their sweetly painted fingernails.


Families came out together.


And young bakers did, too. This is Kaira. Another Pop Star.


And here’s Nora. If you remember seeing the Cupcake Kabobs all over the web… well, she started that.


Laughter all around.


And look – it’s Rachel from Cupcakes Take The Cake. I was so glad to finally meet her. If you love cupcakes and you don’t know about this site, or you’ve been under a rock, let me introduce you.

New York was a fantastic way to end the Book tour – or so I thought.

There will be one more recap and then that’s it.

I hear a bunch of you cheering because that finally means more baking … right?! YAY! YAY! YAY!

Anyway… Toronto is coming up this weekend. And it turns out I’ll be at two locations.

If you’re in Toronto, and can’t make the Williams-Sonoma signing on Saturday, I’ll also be at Teatro Verde at 4:30 pm on Friday. Hope to meet you guys.

And as usual… if you attended a signing and see your photo in one of the slideshows below, feel free to use it. Thanks again for making the tour so much fun.


Okay, okay … that was the signings.

Now for the books.


I’m giving away ten of them. Ten Cake Pops books. And signed if you like.

  • To enter for a chance to win one, just leave a comment on this blog post and tell me what holiday treat you can’t wait to eat.
  • Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 1st at 5:00 pm ET. Sorry, Time’s Up! Winners will be announced below.
  • Ten (10) winners will be chosen at random and announced by the end of the week.

Good luck guys!

Okay – Here they are. Here are the 10 Cake Pops Book Winners. Yay!


835 – Betty-Ann – …any one of my husband’s authentic, hazelnutty, German Christmas cookies…love, love, love them!

3987 – Leigh McGilvray – I can’t wait to eat mincemeat pies this holiday season! My mum just sent me the recipe so I can make them for the first time : ) I know the smell will remind me of home.

738 – trifitmom – pecan bars i make, yummmmmmmmm

5084 – Paula – I can’t wait for … mmmm flan!

4748 – Ashley M. – I’m looking forward to cheesecake!

2180 – Nadia – I love making (and eating) beautifully decorated sugar cookies at christmas time too! … but first I’m making cake pops for my hubby’s workplace charity fundraiser on Thursday!!! Welcome to T.O. this weekend!

4718 – Stephanie – Broken glass torte…made by my grandma!

5721 – Rachel R – baking, eating and decorating some sugar cookies with my lil one.

54 – Chelsea A – I love French Silk Pie this time of year! It’s an annual treat that I limit myself to making only for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s almost the same recipe as PW! Also, I love all the pictures and stories you share from your signing. I am amazed you remember all the details!

2750 – Julie – Banana split cake!

Congratulations everyone!

Lorie H. said...

Traditional Christmas cut out cookies. With frosting. Basic, but oh so good.

December 1, 2010 10:27 AM
Jennifer said...

My Mimi’s Italian cookies! A secret recipe passed around the family for years!!!

December 1, 2010 10:31 AM
Krista said...

Soft sugar cookies and buckeyes (not in Ohio anymore so don’t know who will make those!)

December 1, 2010 10:31 AM
Sara said...

Oreo truffles!

December 1, 2010 10:33 AM
Samantha S. said...

Definitely sugar cookies in the shape of all those lovely holiday things.

December 1, 2010 10:35 AM
Heather Garretson said...

Turtle pretzel rods, pumpkin pie, cut-out cookies, peanut butter pin wheel cookies, and so on and so on…

December 1, 2010 10:36 AM
Erin said...

I have a recipe for this excellent guinness ginger cake that is soooo good and can’t wait to make it!

December 1, 2010 10:42 AM
Terese Call said...

I am looking forward to Chex Mix!! Love your web blog!!

December 1, 2010 10:50 AM
Lynn gold said...

I can’t wait for latkes! My family is waiting to “do” Chanukah until I get back from college, but I’m already thinking about those delicious latkes that my grandma makes.

December 1, 2010 10:53 AM
Brittney said...

I look forward to eating homemade new york style cheesecake!

December 1, 2010 10:55 AM
Pam said...

I can’t wait for decorated sugar cookies :)

December 1, 2010 10:56 AM
karen said...

Pecan pie!

December 1, 2010 11:00 AM
Jaclyn said...

I can’t wait to eat my Grandmother’s lemon squares! They are AMAZING!!

December 1, 2010 11:02 AM
Marsha Sullivan said...

My mamaw always made mashed potato candy at Christmas and I haven’t had it in many years. I think this is the year I’ll give it a try.

December 1, 2010 11:04 AM
Elizabeth said...

I can’t wait to have mini cherry cheesecake tarts. My aunt makes them and then puts a rice crispy wreath around them. So addicting!

December 1, 2010 11:05 AM
leigh ann said...

I can’t wait for homemade sugar cookies !!!!!

December 1, 2010 11:05 AM
Gina O'Bryan said...

I can’t wait to have more pumpkin pie.

December 1, 2010 11:06 AM
Aliza Edery said...

I can’t wait for Hannukah to eat jelly donuts!

December 1, 2010 11:07 AM
kathleen said...

Peppermint ice cream, yummy ginger snaps & sharp cheddar cheese….this makes me hungry!

December 1, 2010 11:12 AM
Liz Rowely said...

This may sound weird, but every year we have Shrimp
Fondue with french bread. It’s the only time of year we make it and I can’t wait!

December 1, 2010 11:14 AM
Annie said...

I’ve been dieting… so all the Christmas treats are scaring me!! But, I do love my grandma’s homemade sugar cookie recipe… I am sure I will still be making {and eating} those!

December 1, 2010 11:16 AM
Lisa said...

I love making chocolate nut drops that I usually only make a couple of times a year. Plus I like to do gingerbread men because they are fun to decorate. I pretty much look forward to all the baking!

December 1, 2010 11:18 AM
Carley said...

ohhh i can’t wait to make my grandma’s chocolate truffle….el..le idk but anyways i am looking forward to it so much!

December 1, 2010 11:23 AM
Ashley said...

My dads breakfast casserole on Christmas morning

December 1, 2010 11:26 AM
Jennifer Hudson said...

Mmmm! Gingerbread cookies for me and my daughter and buckeyes for my sweetie! Thanks for the chance to win one of your awesome books! Merry Christmas!

December 1, 2010 11:30 AM
Andrea said...

My mom’s fudge!

December 1, 2010 11:30 AM
Anisha said...

I can’t wait to eat stuffed french toast, the morning of Christmas!

December 1, 2010 11:31 AM
Jess said...

My friend Marty’s AMAZING rice krispy treats. I know, it sounds weird, but when there’s butter, marshmallows, and peanut butter melted together, my heart starts to flutter!

December 1, 2010 11:33 AM
becabec said...

I am looking forward to eating my moms traditional Sephardic breakfast and treats! I would also like to say that I tried so very hard to get to your book signing in Costa Mesa but I must have wrote down the wrong date, or you changed it because you had gone like 5 days before and I sat in front of my computer looking at the pictures of my friends waiting to get their books signed and I just cried! HAHA I can laugh now lol

December 1, 2010 11:34 AM
Cory said...

Tut’s toffee- My mom always made this awesome bark candy that I can hardly wait to cool before I eat it!

December 1, 2010 11:34 AM
Veronica said...

I can’t wait to eat my mom’s rose jam filled doughnuts. Mmmm… yummy.

December 1, 2010 11:35 AM
Tamie Keeth said...

Our hometown paper feature an article about your cake pops in today’s paper, loved the article and had to find out more since cupcakes have become my favorite thing- making them, making homemade cards with cakecakes as the theme and watching food shows starring cupcakes!! Love them!!

December 1, 2010 11:36 AM
carrie said...

Rolled sugar cookies with frosting!

December 1, 2010 11:36 AM
Meghan said...

My aunt’s famous sugar cookies!

December 1, 2010 11:36 AM
Molly said...

I can’t wait to eat homemade chocolate covered salted caramels!

December 1, 2010 11:38 AM
Tiffy said...

My Grandma’s Date Balls!
They are so super yummy!

December 1, 2010 11:40 AM
Amy said...

My cinnamon roll cookies. Best of the bunch!

December 1, 2010 11:40 AM
Nikki said...

I can’t wait for my mother in laws sugar cookies!

December 1, 2010 11:40 AM
Eileen Mueller said...

Love your pictures. And all those cupcakes!

December 1, 2010 11:41 AM
Renata said...

I can not wait to eat Panetone…. I’m from Brasil and I do miss eating Panetone there… But Thank God some stores are selling Panetones here in America now!!!!!

December 1, 2010 11:42 AM
Dawn Melton said...

the treat I can’t wait for are the jam cookies my friend’s mom makes every year. They are oh so good!

December 1, 2010 11:42 AM
Amy G. said...

I can’t wait to have one (or 10) of those yummy Rocher Raffaello almond coconut ball thingys. I could eat them like popcorn. :)

I would LOVE to win your book – with signature please!

December 1, 2010 11:43 AM
Alison (Fueling for Fitness) said...

Dense, chewy and thick gingerbread cookies. With icing. I dream about them every year!

December 1, 2010 11:43 AM
Jene said...

I can’t wait for old fashioned steamed cranberry pudding with vanilla hard sauce. YUM! It got me though prgnancy with morning sickness (lucky for me the 1st trimester was during the holidays!)

December 1, 2010 11:44 AM

My absolute favorite is peanut butter balls or some people call them buckeyes. I love, love, love them!!

December 1, 2010 11:46 AM
Nicole Miller said...

I love love peanut butter balls!!

December 1, 2010 11:51 AM
Barb Perez said...

Oh my goodness! I am waiting (not so patiently) for Molasses Spice Rum Cookies…or Rum Balls (if I can find a Vegan recipe for them)

December 1, 2010 11:52 AM
Jenna said...

EGGROLLS & Chinese almond cookies :) Yup, we really do have this every Christmas. Always a good time in a Chinese household :)

December 1, 2010 11:54 AM
Jenni said...

Can’t wait to make/taste the reindeer & snowman cake pops! I’m making them for a party next week!

December 1, 2010 11:59 AM
Christine said...

I can’t wait to eat yogurt covered pretzels, cheesecake brownies, and sugar cookies!

December 1, 2010 11:59 AM
Davene said...

My grandparents hand made raviolis. They’ve been making them since before I was born and they still use the same Folger’s can to cut out the dough. They make them together every single year and as they grow older, I’ve come to appreciate the time it takes to make each one not to mention every moment I’m still blessed to have with them.

December 1, 2010 12:00 PM
Rebecca said...

Gingerbread cookies with Orange icing…..YUM!!!

December 1, 2010 12:01 PM
Jennifer said...

I can’t wait to make and decorate sugar cookies with my 1 year old niece :)

December 1, 2010 12:02 PM
Luci H said...

Can’t wait for my grandma’s fudge. It’s the best!!!

December 1, 2010 12:02 PM
Camila said...

I cant wait to eat my mom’s ambrosia!

December 1, 2010 12:07 PM
Lisa said...

I can’t wait to bake and decorate Christmas sugar cookies. I’m having a party for all the youth girls at my church to come over and have a massive baking/decorating party so I can share my love of Christmas cookies!

December 1, 2010 12:08 PM
Rebecca W said...

I can’t wait to have homemade carmel. I spend one weekend in December making 6-8 pans of carmel and wrap them up. They are requested by friends and neighbors and stangers alike. I can’t wait to get it done and sit on my couch and enjoy! I ‘d love to be reading your book while enjoying this!

December 1, 2010 12:08 PM
Tracy B. said...

I look forward to hot peppermint cocoa with marshmellows;) MMmmm!! Yum. Thought it great you made it to PA.

December 1, 2010 12:09 PM
Ashley said...

Grandma’s sugar cookies! Been my favorite since I was a kid!

December 1, 2010 12:13 PM
Alicia said...

My favorite holiday treat is the Christmas Brownies, my mother makes.

December 1, 2010 12:13 PM
Dianne E said...

Chocolate covered toffee – YUM!

December 1, 2010 12:16 PM
Megan Swartz said...

I totally want one!!!!!!!!

I love puppy chow :)

December 1, 2010 12:16 PM
Stacy said...

My Aussie Mother-In-Law’s Christmas Trifle!!! Mmmmmm. For breakfast, lunch AND dinner! lol.

December 1, 2010 12:16 PM
laurie said...

peppermint bark! Yumm

December 1, 2010 12:17 PM
Kathy said...

Potato pancakes. Potato pancakes. Specifically, my mom’s potato pancakes. :)

December 1, 2010 12:17 PM
Angela said...

I cannot wait to have a eggnog with frosted gingersnap cookies! Yum…

December 1, 2010 12:20 PM
brandi dunagan said...

smores cupcakes!!! yummy:) the kiddos love them…well and the husband too

December 1, 2010 12:21 PM
Gina Scott said...

I love holiday FUDGE!

December 1, 2010 12:21 PM
Holly said...


December 1, 2010 12:21 PM
Kandice said...

I think my most wanted holiday treat changes daily! Right now I’m drooling over a couple of new recipes I must try: apple cider caramels and peppermint swirled chocolate cupcakes… Yum-o!

December 1, 2010 12:22 PM
Stephanie said...

Chocolate-Pecan Pie and gingersnaps!

December 1, 2010 12:23 PM
Jennifer said...

I am excited to eat Chocolate Babka! This will be my first attempt at making it, and I hope it becomes a new Hanukkah tradition.

December 1, 2010 12:24 PM
Holly said...

I can’t wait for my mom’s shoebox fudge! mmmm!!!

December 1, 2010 12:24 PM
Heather said...

Cinnamon Rolls

December 1, 2010 12:25 PM
Sheebs said...

Scottish Shortbread… I make it during the year for the peeps at work, but it always tates extra special when my mom bakes some up for the holidays!

December 1, 2010 12:25 PM
Becky said...

christmas cookies!

December 1, 2010 12:26 PM
Paula said...

My sister-in-law’s red velvet cake…yum!

December 1, 2010 12:27 PM
Lara said...


December 1, 2010 12:27 PM
Mandy said...

pumpkin pie! i love it. even after thanksgiving i haven’t had enough.

December 1, 2010 12:29 PM
Jen Guastella said...

Can’t wait to make cake pops for the holidays… something chocolatey

December 1, 2010 12:29 PM
Adrienne said...

I can’t wait to have some peppermint bark! And not the kind you buy at the store. We only use white chocolate in ours. Mmmm. My sister usually makes it for our Christmas Eve meal but this year she won’t be home in time. I guess it’s up to me!
And I can’t wait for the cute little star and Santa shaped jello treats my aunt makes for Christmas! Just reminds me of my childhood :)

December 1, 2010 12:31 PM
Amy L Butler said...

I can’t wait to have all of my traditional holiday treats like home-made peanut butter cups and inside out oreos and try new recipes too. I need to narrow down my selection and get to baking immediately! We only have 24 days left!

December 1, 2010 12:31 PM
Ginelle Flores said...

love the necklace and the cupcakes and everything!
I want that book! :)

December 1, 2010 12:31 PM
Jenn Z said...

Cookies! My son is 16 months today and this will be his second xmas His first year I made a different cupcake each month and decorated according to the holiday and I loved it. So starting with this holiday season I decided to start a new family tradition. Make holiday cookies ! All types and then watch as he tastes them. Infact thats how I came across bakerella, i was looking for ideas on baking and decorating and thats when I fell in love….love those cakepops. Id love to win the book, it would be one less thing onmy xmas list to by myself.

December 1, 2010 12:31 PM
Emma said...

I can’t wait for a chance to take a break from my own sorry cooking and eat my mom’s food. :D
I’m most excited for homemade dumplings, but also fondue. mmmm.

December 1, 2010 12:31 PM
ShannonKay said...

My M.I.L’s (RIP) Strawberry cake. IT’s a family favorite.

December 1, 2010 12:31 PM
Lauren said...

I am looking forward to the chocolate sandwich cookies with a minty frosting middle that my mother has to make every year for me and my brother.

December 1, 2010 12:32 PM
Kapreta said...

So many choices, I can’t choose just one: cranberry pecan cookies, pecan pie, cheesecake, red velvet cake, sour cream pound cake, banana pudding, and of course sweet potato pie and peach cobbler.

December 1, 2010 12:33 PM
Tara said...


December 1, 2010 12:35 PM
Ashley said...

Every year my family gets together to decorate cookies. I am looking forward most to that as it’s a wonderful time but because the cookies are fantastic. This will be our 8th or 9th year of Cookie Wars!

December 1, 2010 12:36 PM
Christy Spurlock said...

Mini pecan muffins. YUM YUM

December 1, 2010 12:38 PM
Jennifer said...

I can’t wait for pumpkin rolls!!! And puppy chow… yummO!

December 1, 2010 12:40 PM
Brianna said...

My favorite Holiday treat to eat is pumpkin pie… and I have eaten some, and I will keep eating it!! I want one of these books so bad… ;)

December 1, 2010 12:42 PM
Charlotte said...


December 1, 2010 12:43 PM
Stacey in Texas said...

Since I’m working diligently on losing weight this year, no treats for me; however, I would LOVE to own your book!!

December 1, 2010 12:44 PM
Ariel said...

Homemade thin-mints!

December 1, 2010 12:44 PM
Kristy said...

toffee bars!

December 1, 2010 12:47 PM
Debra said...

Loved the book! Can’t wait to share it for Christmas!!

December 1, 2010 12:49 PM
Debra said...


December 1, 2010 12:51 PM
norianne hernandez said...

Sugar cookies for Santa and for me!! Also a puertorrican classic “Tembleque”

December 1, 2010 12:51 PM
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