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!

Jennifer Jensen said...

Can’t wait for my Great-Uncle’s annual get-together because he always has eclairs! Yum!

December 1, 2010 12:52 PM
Lindsey S said...

Christmas cookies- all varieties!

December 1, 2010 12:54 PM
Laurie said...

I love, love, love pumpkin rolls!

December 1, 2010 12:56 PM
Emily said...

Coming to Wichita or Kansas City???

December 1, 2010 12:56 PM
Kelsey said...

FUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

December 1, 2010 12:58 PM
Jessi said...

I can’t wait to make and EAT homemade caramels!

December 1, 2010 01:00 PM
Alicia said...

I cannot wait to have some butterscotch chip cookies. Although it may not be original, they are by far my favorite.

December 1, 2010 01:01 PM
Claire said...

homemade cheese danish . . . . YUM!

December 1, 2010 01:03 PM
Cynthia said...

I can’t wait to eat my mint chocolate chip cookies. The hubby requests them every year =)

December 1, 2010 01:04 PM
Katherine said...

sugar cookies and decorating them

December 1, 2010 01:04 PM
Ashley P. said...

I love all the holiday baking we do in my family! There are just way too many things to just pick one!

I can’t wait for Buckeyes, Sugar Cookies, and Fudge! All my favorites!

I wish there would have been a signing in St. Louis!

December 1, 2010 01:07 PM
Amanda K said...

Snickerdoodles. YUM

December 1, 2010 01:08 PM
Amanda said...

french toast and gingerbread cookies

December 1, 2010 01:08 PM
Richard said...

Homemade sweet potato pie!

December 1, 2010 01:13 PM
Michael said...

Homemade fudge.

December 1, 2010 01:13 PM
Vicki Kobel said...

SUGAR— cookies that is! :) The more buttercream the better!

December 1, 2010 01:15 PM
Tara M said...

Can’t wait to eat my Aunt’s sugar cookies. A little crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect!!

December 1, 2010 01:16 PM
Shawna Oliver said...

Peanut Butter balls, my all time favorite!! YUMO

December 1, 2010 01:16 PM
slm said...

Can’t wait to eat decorated sugar cookies!

December 1, 2010 01:18 PM
Korine Miller said...

Gingerbread cookies, homemade icing, sprinkles! My mouth is watering!

December 1, 2010 01:21 PM
Rachel R said...

baking, eating and decorating some sugar cookies with my lil one.

December 1, 2010 01:22 PM
Tammy C. said...

I actually already made my favorite for our church Thanksgiving dinner — Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake! Mmmm!

December 1, 2010 01:23 PM
Susan said...

I can’t wait to make sugar cookies with my Granddaughters! I want to make cookie pops, too! They will get a kick out of those :)

December 1, 2010 01:23 PM
Tara S said...

My grandmother’s struffoli’s. Yum!!

December 1, 2010 01:23 PM
Sandy said...

Homemade Turtle candies…………and cake pops, of course!!!!

December 1, 2010 01:23 PM
Marin D. said...

Is it bad that I don’t have a special treat? It’s because I eat them all year long! LOL!!! I do look forward to buying a pumpkin spice bundt cake. Woo hoo!!!

December 1, 2010 01:24 PM
Amy Sackrison said...

my mom makes stollen with nuts. they are my favorite christmas treat!

December 1, 2010 01:25 PM
Lital said...

Tonight is the first night of Hannuka, so I’m looking forward to 8 days full of all things fried in oil!

December 1, 2010 01:25 PM
Dani H said...

My (adult) daughter is a HUGE fan! {So am I.} She made Mickey Mouse cakepops for her kids before they went to Disney World and she’s just made reindeer and Frosty, the snowman cake pops as pre-Christmas gifts. She’s asked Santa for a copy of your book. Signed would doubly delight her. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

December 1, 2010 01:27 PM
Emily said...

fudge and ritz with PB dipped in chocolate–mmmmmmmmmmm

December 1, 2010 01:29 PM
Tara M said...

I make snickerdoodles every year. They are my husband’s favorite!

December 1, 2010 01:29 PM
Anonymous said...

I’m dying for peppermint bark!

December 1, 2010 01:29 PM
Dulce said...

Hi there!! I’m the girl with the cupcakes :) ..I already got my book, but would love to win this and share it with my fans on facebook…

I can’t wait to eat Dulce de Leche cake!! yum!


December 1, 2010 01:31 PM
Jen said...

I can’t wait for melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies. OH I CAN’T WAIT!!!!

December 1, 2010 01:32 PM
Jennifer said...

Rosettes! I haven’t made them since I was a kid.

December 1, 2010 01:35 PM
Robin said...

I love those hershey kiss peanut butter cookies…my favorite.

December 1, 2010 01:37 PM
Lyndsi said...

There are so many yummy treats at Christmas that it’s hard to pick a favorite… but I have to say that I love love love cream caramels. Mmmmmm!!!

December 1, 2010 01:38 PM
Jennifer said...

I can not WAIT to eat the Rudolph and Frosty cake pops that I just made according to your recipe. It’s my 2nd time of making cake pops (made Mickey & Minnie pops 2 months ago). They look adorable and having 90 of them hanging around my kitchen is so tempting! Must. Giveaway. Soon!

December 1, 2010 01:40 PM
Kim S said...

I can’t wait to eat my mom’s cookies! Especially the snowball kind with powdered sugar all over the outside. Yum!

December 1, 2010 01:42 PM
Becky J said...

I cannot wait to make snowmen from your book with my two girls…one 11 and my 18 yr old away at college…then we will spread the cheer around..thanks for being sooo sweet :)

December 1, 2010 01:44 PM
Cindy said...

It’s hard to say….there’s so many during the holiday season! A really good baked cheesecake sounds good though!!

December 1, 2010 01:44 PM
Danyell said...

I cant wait to make cookies and decorate them with my kids (3yr and 5yrs!) And my sister is making cake pops this year, so I cant wait to try those!

December 1, 2010 01:46 PM
Lindsey Johns said...

I’ll be eating a Cherpumple for sure! Have you guys heard of it yet? Desserts version of a Turducken! Check out the YouTube video. Just search Cherpumple!!

December 1, 2010 01:46 PM
Katie said...

cannot wait to eat and make gingerbread men…and houses of course too!

December 1, 2010 01:46 PM
Angela said...

I can’t wait for cookies! I don’t usually eat them, but it is a fun activity to do with my kids every year!

December 1, 2010 01:48 PM
Liz said...

Peppermint brownies…3 layers of sugary/minty/chocolatey goodness!

December 1, 2010 01:50 PM
Lisa said...

I can’t wait to eat chocolate balls and Bugle “ice creams”. :)

December 1, 2010 01:51 PM
Sara said...

I CANNOT wait to eat Candy Cane Cookies!!!! Yum, they are the best!!!

December 1, 2010 01:51 PM
Jamie said...

Would love to win one! If not hope Howdy buys it for me for Christmas!

December 1, 2010 01:51 PM
Kelsey said...

I really love meringues and ice cream pie!

December 1, 2010 01:52 PM
JP said...

My Mom’s stuffing, not a sweet, but seriously – it is the best ever.

December 1, 2010 01:53 PM
Tracy R. said...

Fattigmands Bakkels….a Scandinavian “fried cookie” covered with powdered sugar. Addictive!!!!!

December 1, 2010 01:57 PM
nisreen maali said...

love ,love,love my mom’s date cookies.

December 1, 2010 01:57 PM
Emily said...

holidays = baking! can’t wait to feel the warmth of the cookie-baking oven!

December 1, 2010 01:58 PM
kresta said...

oh my what a fabulous book! I am taking my maiden voyage on the rudolph pops friday for a party…can’t wait!

December 1, 2010 01:59 PM
Andrea said...

peppermint bark! and Christmas cookies that my husband makes :) (yeah I got lucky)

December 1, 2010 02:00 PM
Aimee said...

My absolute favorite holiday treat is divinity and fudge. My Mom and Grandma always made these delicious treats during the holidays.

December 1, 2010 02:00 PM
Ashley said...

Pralines! Nothing makes me feel at home more than some sweet Cajun Pralines!

December 1, 2010 02:00 PM
Anne R said...

I can’t resist my mom’s pecan and peanut brittle!

December 1, 2010 02:00 PM
Megan said...

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin cookies! Yum!!

December 1, 2010 02:01 PM
Mikey said...

ANYTHING peppermint and chocolate, red velvet crusted cheesecake, and hand-painted sugar cookies with my stepdaughter :)

December 1, 2010 02:03 PM
Tabitha D said...

I can’t wait to eat any type of cookie that my son wants to make for the holidays! It’s always a tradition to make them from scratch from Christmas.

December 1, 2010 02:03 PM
Brianne Hurd said...

my granny’s sugar cookies!!!! yum!

December 1, 2010 02:03 PM
Jennifer W said...

I never win – but what the heck, I’ll try again! I can’t wait to eat some good CHEWY gingersnaps! My favorite!

December 1, 2010 02:06 PM
Wendy said...

I am getting ready to make my mom’s famous Christmas candy – chocolate coverered toffee YUMM!

December 1, 2010 02:08 PM
Mandy said...

Definitely krumkake! Yum! P.s. ur awesome :)

December 1, 2010 02:09 PM
Sasha said...

I LOVE Neiman Marcus Bars and can’t wait to make them for the holidays!

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

Creamy corn chowder with potatoes! Love it with some crusty bread. Yum! We only eat at Christmas so it is a holiday treat for sure!

December 1, 2010 02:13 PM
Nancy said...

Can’t wait for Grandma Seybert’s sugar cookies – lots of baking ahead.

December 1, 2010 02:14 PM
Stacy H. said...

I’m ready for my husband’s grandmother’s cinnamon rolls. They are the best!

December 1, 2010 02:15 PM
Beth S said...

sugar cookies w/ my 2.5 yr old. She loves to roll and cut!

December 1, 2010 02:16 PM
Lily said...

I can’t wait to eat my mom’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

December 1, 2010 02:17 PM
Jennifer said...

I have decided to do a cookie-baking marathon this year. I have 5 new recipes I want to try, and I can’t wait to taste ALL of them! I might also attempt my first-ever cake pops for my twin boys’ birthday! Wish me luck!

December 1, 2010 02:18 PM
Christina said...

I can’t wait to make & eat my tri-color cookies!

December 1, 2010 02:21 PM
Leesa Potnick said...

I cannot wait to have ginger cookies with peppermint hot cocoa! I LOVE December!!

December 1, 2010 02:21 PM
Sharon said...

Pumpkin bread. Ooooooh yeahhhH!

December 1, 2010 02:22 PM
stefanie said...

CakePops of COURSE :)

December 1, 2010 02:23 PM
Holly Bazan said...

There will be much baking in my kitchen as Christmas approaches!

Every year I must make the following:
Grandma’s molasses cookies-her mom gave her the recipe who got it from her mom…and so on.
Cake Balls! I prefer red velvet but my husband is partial to Oreo balls.
A layered chocolate chip cookie cake
An assortment of Christmas cookies for family & friends.

Happy Baking & Merry Christmas!

December 1, 2010 02:24 PM
Rach said...

my sister n laws cake balls!

December 1, 2010 02:24 PM
tiffany L. said...

HMMMMMM – I’m planning on finding a “new” thing to bake and fall in love with this holiday! I’m sure i’ll eat lots of the oh so easy cracker toffee!

December 1, 2010 02:25 PM
Doris H said...

The holiday treat I can’t wait for is egg nog and sugar cookies – a Christmas Eve tradition in my family.

December 1, 2010 02:25 PM
Kathy Vu said...

I can’t wait to eat my neighbor’s annual box of sweets!

December 1, 2010 02:25 PM
Jackie said...

Oh I love the little snowball cookies…what are they called? They are just a dough with chopped nuts in them; rolled in a ball and baked. Then you roll them in powdered sugar. MY FAVORITE!!!!!

December 1, 2010 02:27 PM
Megan said...

Peppermint bark, yum!

December 1, 2010 02:28 PM
Maureen said...

Looking forward, not so much as eating cookies, as decorating them with my kids. My favorite part: seeing their huge smiles when they realize they can lick their fingers. :)

December 1, 2010 02:28 PM
Alicia B. said...

Spritz cookies – I love the buttery almond flavor!

December 1, 2010 02:29 PM
Danielle said...

Cranberry white chocolate yum!

December 1, 2010 02:30 PM
Jenni G. said...

I can’t wait to eat my mom’s Martha Washingtons. They are basically coconut bonbons and they rule! She’s been making them ever since I was a little kid. Thanks for the contest!

December 1, 2010 02:30 PM
karen d. of fayetteville said...

your frosty cake pops!! i finally have everything to make them :)

December 1, 2010 02:32 PM
Erika said...

Nigellas pistachio fudge is a one of the best candies ever, easy to make and waaay to easy to eat. Can’t wait to make several batches for Christmas. :)

December 1, 2010 02:33 PM
Connie said...

im just in the mood for cakepops this xmas!

December 1, 2010 02:33 PM
Jordan said...

The holidays just aren’t the same without my mom’s marshmallow cornflake holly leaves. I always find myself eating way more than I should!

December 1, 2010 02:34 PM
ChezPooh said...

Pumpkin pie! My son ate too much of it for me to have had my fill and I just want more!

December 1, 2010 02:36 PM
Monique said...

I cannot wait to eat decorated sugar cookies. They are never as good as I imagine, but I love the frosting, the sprinkles, all of the drama on the cookie. Bring it on!

December 1, 2010 02:40 PM
Daisy said...

my grandmother’s tres leche!

December 1, 2010 02:44 PM
Kristin said...

I can’t wait to sample all the cookies I make for my family and friends. My favorite would have to be haystacks! They take me back to my childhood when my mom and I would bake together around the holidays.

December 1, 2010 02:50 PM
allison said...

Ooh Ooh! I love the wire whisk necklaces… So pretty! Pick me! ;)

December 1, 2010 02:51 PM
Jenna said...

I can’t wait to make Christmas cake pops! I can’t wait to eat fudge, cookies, pies, candy…I love all sweets :)

December 1, 2010 02:52 PM
rachel said...

Can’t wait to eat Christmas cookies!!

December 1, 2010 02:54 PM
Ashley W, said...

Can’t wait for the Christmas cookies! My 2 year old niece is in town. We will be baking together this year!

December 1, 2010 02:55 PM
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