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!

Aya said...

I love the book and my mom wants to take it away from me! no way I am giving her my copy :)

December 2, 2010 12:16 AM
Corrie Lawrence said...

Chocolate dipped pretzels and gingerbread men are my Christmas faves. Yum!

December 2, 2010 12:20 AM
Ace83j said...


December 2, 2010 12:29 AM
Janine said...

Spicy gingerbread cookies!

December 2, 2010 12:37 AM
janell said...

sugar cookies, gingerbread men and mum’s yummy OREO CHEESECAKE!!!!

December 2, 2010 12:54 AM
Julie Stephens said...

Cant wait for peppermint icecream! Yum!

December 2, 2010 12:56 AM
Jen said...

yum…sugar cookies decorated by my kids :-)

December 2, 2010 01:00 AM
Yolanda said...

I love “turrón”. It´s a spanish sweet similar to nougat. :)

December 2, 2010 01:05 AM
Cindy said...

Sad! Is this closed already? I love chocolate! But I am looking forward to my cheeseball.

December 2, 2010 01:36 AM
Kaitlyn Ruark said...


December 2, 2010 02:24 AM
sparrow said...

I love sugar cookies this time of year! Just perfect!

December 2, 2010 02:32 AM
Courtney said...

I am totally looking forward to my moms lovely truffles. She will only make them once a year and they are delicious with a great cup of coffee.

December 2, 2010 03:44 AM
Andrea Warren said...

I cant wait for my mums christmas cake, i am travelling 22 hours by car to get it. Have a great christmas.

December 2, 2010 04:11 AM
Rach :) said...

Can’t wait to get stuck into some of Grandma’s classic fruit cake!

December 2, 2010 04:42 AM
nadi aidid said...

i cant wait to celebrate Christmas with my best friend Josie! my family dont celebrate Christmas,so i will go to Josie’s house and i cant wait to eat her famous Christmas cinnamon buns which she makes every Christmas!

happy holiday and merry Christmas to you!!


December 2, 2010 06:06 AM
April said...

Pies, pies, and more pie. Chocolate pie of course. I could eat an entire one myself!

December 2, 2010 07:30 AM
Patti said...

My Mom’s coconut shortbread are my favorite! She’s been making them for as long as I can remember…just for me. :)

December 2, 2010 07:35 AM
Tam said...

I can’t wait for gingerbread. Mmmmhmmmm, so good!

December 2, 2010 08:10 AM
Shannon W said...

I can’t wait to have my mom’s buckeyes — think peanut butter balls dipped in melted dark chocolate. We only get them at Christmas which makes them that much more delish!

December 2, 2010 08:56 AM
Valerie Sielert said...

pecan pies made in mini muffin pans. Something my mom made when I was a kid, they are amazing.

December 2, 2010 09:00 AM
Jaime said...

I can’t wait to have the season chocolate peanut butter balls my grandmother makes. They are to die for!

December 2, 2010 09:07 AM
Rosebud said...

OK. Are you ready? My favorite treat is basically ANYthing that comes in my path. Its my favorite thing ever. =)

December 2, 2010 09:21 AM
Leia H. said...

Peanut butter fudge!!! :)

December 2, 2010 10:15 AM
Angela said...

classic shortbread cookies! and I just had tres leches cake the other day which I may have to recreate for Christmas :)

December 2, 2010 10:16 AM
Maaike said...

I can´t wait to eat chocolate pudding, we always eat my aunts home made white chocolate pudding for dessert at christmas eve!

December 2, 2010 10:27 AM
Tiffany said...

I can’t wait to eat my mom’s apple crisp with vanilla ice cream on top! :)

December 2, 2010 10:38 AM
Brittany Burton said...

My Grandmother’s hand dipped chocolates. Butter toffee, coconut caramels, mints… Mmmmm….

December 2, 2010 11:30 AM
Lisa B. said...

I can’t wait to eat really good peppermint or chocolate bark – yum!

December 2, 2010 11:51 AM
roseann said...

would love for you to come do a book signing in South Carolina, love the pops and your site.
I am now a baker! lol

December 2, 2010 11:54 AM
Naomi said...

I’ll be working at a bakery this winter, so I can’t wait to try all the holiday cookies–especially the gingerbread men with a hint of hot pepper!

December 2, 2010 11:57 AM
Danah abdulaziz said...

hi bakerella…
first off….oh how i wish i could have been to one of those signings!!!but i live aaaaaallllll the way over in saudi arabia((which is soooooo far away :s))
well…in saudi we dont have christmas….but we have our own holliday season called ramadhan
in ramadhan we fast all day…so by nightfall we eat allllll sorts of yummy treats ….one of my favorites of all times is called the konafa…its a sort of pastry made of little threadlike pastry dough with a cheesy mixture sandwhiched in then its cooked till golden brown and topped with the yummmiest sugar and rose water syrup…simply devine!!!
the second is a local favorite called gishd…its basicly flour,dates and butter cooked with cardmom and spices over a med heat….unbelievably yummy….
i sooooooooooooooooooo wish i could win this……
but if i dont…im still happy to participate :D:D:D

December 2, 2010 12:00 PM
Emily Prickett said...

My mom’s cranberry steam cake!

December 2, 2010 12:27 PM
Katy said...

Caramel pecan brownies. They’re probably one of the best things I’ve ever made/eaten in my life! :)

December 2, 2010 01:04 PM
Lindy W. said...

My grams sugar cookies.

December 2, 2010 01:12 PM
Erin said...

I can’t wait to make, eat and distribute Pioneer Woman’s AMAZING cinnamon rolls!

December 2, 2010 01:15 PM
Tiffany said...

I can’t wait to eat the cake pops I’m gonna make!!!! yipee!

December 2, 2010 01:21 PM
Julie said...

So fun!! I’m hoping to make my first batch of cake pops this holiday, so I’m sure I’ll have my share of those ;)

December 2, 2010 01:29 PM
Stacey - Total City Girl said...

I know I’m too late for the giveaway – just wanted to say it was nice meeting you in NYC!

December 2, 2010 01:38 PM
Jill H. said...

Rum Cake!

December 2, 2010 02:07 PM
Alice said...

homemade gingerbread cookies!

December 2, 2010 02:30 PM
Kristin Dudish said...

My mom’s baklava… As far as I’m concerned nobody does it better! hee hee

December 2, 2010 02:33 PM
Rachel said...

I can’t wait for some pecan pie! We had the weirdest Thanksgiving and I didn’t get any!! I can’t wait to have some!

December 2, 2010 02:40 PM
Nicole said...

I’ve been obsessed with peppermint lately. I’m dying to make peppermint sugar cookies!

December 2, 2010 03:02 PM
Holley said...

I can’t wait to eat the rice krispie treats that my grandpa and I make as a tradition each year

December 2, 2010 03:19 PM
Jeanie said...

Sugar cookies for me…with lots of frosting and decorations.

December 2, 2010 03:23 PM
Colleen said...

I don’t make Brownies too often because my hips like them too much – but at Christmas, I allow myself LOTS of brownies – yum yum yum!

December 2, 2010 03:28 PM
Jessica said...

I cant wait to make my grandma’s famous nut cup and snow ball cookies. delicious!! :)

December 2, 2010 03:33 PM
Tarra said...

I would loovvee to win!

December 2, 2010 03:44 PM
Tarra said...

PS I love no bake chocolate cookies!

December 2, 2010 03:45 PM
Chrissa said...

Actually…it’s your choc.. pecan pie! I made one for thanksgiving, and am trying to find an excuse to make it again very soon! :-)

December 2, 2010 03:53 PM
Bon said...

Anythign PUMPKIN! Pumkin roll, pie, bundt cake, cup cakes, you name it- LURVE!!!!

December 2, 2010 03:57 PM
Christy Martin said...

My grandmother’s date nut rolls. I remember how much I loved it when my dad would pull out the tea towel kept especially for shaping them! Yum!

December 2, 2010 04:03 PM
Angela said...

I am looking forward to making and eating some fruit mince pies, and mini Christmas Puddings! All year I hang out for my Mums pudding!

December 2, 2010 04:08 PM
Karen said...

If I say “cakepops” do I win automatically?! Honestly, I cannot wait to eat my father’s cheese cake! It is truly the image and taste of a cheesecake you would find in New York City. Delish!

December 2, 2010 04:10 PM
Marissa said...

I would just like to point out that so many more people have entered for, and want your book than the fancy phone!

December 2, 2010 04:25 PM
paige wolsey said...

grammas stuffing, and my other grammas gravy. both from scratch and no recipe. how do they do that?

December 2, 2010 04:34 PM
erika said...

In my country we eat Christmas cake or Black cake, it is a rum and fruit cake with spieces…delicous!

December 2, 2010 04:42 PM
Pernille said...

Anything marcipan and covered in tons of chocolate! YUM

December 2, 2010 04:45 PM
Danielle said...

I can’t wait to make peppermint mocha!

December 2, 2010 05:09 PM
sarah said...

pecan pie! nothing beats the nutty, yet sweeeeeet dessert!

December 2, 2010 05:41 PM
Pam said...

Sandbackels – yummy butter cookies from Norway.

December 2, 2010 05:56 PM
Angie S said...

I’m going to try making toffee this year. Can’t wait to see if it turns out good. Maybe it’ll become a tradition if it does!

December 2, 2010 05:58 PM
Britney said...

Fame has ruined you

December 2, 2010 06:28 PM
Bettyruth said...

Christmas desserts are always my favorite!!
Eggnog and peppermint barks!

December 2, 2010 06:44 PM
Maggie Dabbs said...

Can’t wait for Pumpkin Pie!

December 2, 2010 06:46 PM
Rachel said...

Doughnuts! love em love em love em, and since they’re traditional, we get to eat them all Hanukkah long.

December 2, 2010 06:47 PM
Rachel B. said...

Christmas cake pops! I’m going to try to get creative.

December 2, 2010 06:54 PM
Carrisa said...

My Nanny’s dirt. You know, the kind made from Oreos.

December 2, 2010 06:55 PM
cathy said...

peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses in the middle. just love ‘em!!

December 2, 2010 07:01 PM
Jessica Dunn said...

Dark chocolate minty marshmallows!!! And I may even put them on a stick. Who knows?

December 2, 2010 07:21 PM
Megan said...

My mom’s sour cream sugar cookies. Nothing like a sugar cookie and some chocolate to chase the winter blues away.

December 2, 2010 07:55 PM
Caitlin said...


December 2, 2010 07:58 PM
kimmerbean said...

Cupcake cookies, of course! (No cake involved, they are made with crushed graham crackers, butter, whipping cream, brown sugar, mini chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts, and they are DELICIOUS!)

December 2, 2010 08:01 PM
Michelle Stewart said...

Eager for Sand Tarts. Only get them at Christmas. My sister makes the best Sand Tarts.

December 2, 2010 08:25 PM
Aileen said...

Omg I really want to have that book as a christams present :D!!!!I want true true eclairs and fruit tart:)

December 2, 2010 08:41 PM
Christine said...

Too late to the party, but I have the bet recipe for gingerbread thumbprint cookie ball things. The thumbprint is filled with white chocolate and ginger and they are delicious.

December 2, 2010 08:49 PM
Jett said...

These yummy, fat laden, high caloric Melt-away cookies! They are sooo good.

December 2, 2010 08:54 PM
Neesee said...

I love those candy cane Hershey’s kisses. 8D

December 2, 2010 09:05 PM
Liz said...

I can’t believe I missed your signing in NY and NJ!! :( Wish I knew earlier. I can’t wait to eat whoopie pies and peppermint bark!

December 2, 2010 09:26 PM
Sarah said...

I can’t wait for iced cookies! All the mess and eating the dough before their cooked…still makes me feel like a kid!

December 2, 2010 09:58 PM
Dawn Nelson said...

I can’t wait to dive into some frosted sugar cookies!

December 3, 2010 12:42 AM
Kelly R said...

Ooh! I bought mine for my kindle and love it. But I must admit I would love to have a hardcover version too!

December 3, 2010 12:16 PM
Kelly R said...

Oops. I was so excited about the book I forgot to tell you what treat I like the best…. All of them!

December 3, 2010 12:17 PM
Sarah=] said...

I can’t wait to eat Christmas sugar cookies! =]

December 3, 2010 03:13 PM
KathrynCollins said...

The holiday treat I’m looking forward to eating this year is pecan pie. For years, it was my grandmother’s recipe and only she made them. When she died, the task of pecan piemaking was given to my mom. A couple of years ago, when momma got sick with fibromyalgia and was going through rough times, I took over the job. Now every time I bite into that pie, topped with a little dollop of whipped cream, I’m reminded of the two women who have made my life the awesomeness that it is.

December 4, 2010 05:22 AM
Donna said...

Thanks for the chance at a book. Please count me in.

December 4, 2010 09:56 AM
Christina said...

I can’t wait to eat whiskey shortbread thumbprint cookies with orange marmalade center…sooooo tasty! I know it’s too late to enter and I’m so sad that I missed the deadline. my little 81 year old nana is in the hospital and just had surgery yesterday on her little noggin to remove a subdural hematoma that was increasing in size. her brain is better and being the fighter that she is, she is already bouncing back! what a woman! The power of prayer is very strong.

December 4, 2010 06:52 PM
Carol said...

I can’t wait to have minty hot chocolate!!

December 6, 2010 03:09 AM
liz said...

when are you coming to Houston TX?

December 13, 2010 04:51 PM
Juleen Kenney said...

I am excited for sugar cookies and buckeyes

December 13, 2010 05:20 PM
Ayesha Hamad said...


February 20, 2011 01:21 AM
Tanya said...

Are you coming to Toronto Canada at all???

February 23, 2011 11:48 AM
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