Monday, December 10, 2012

Cake Pops Holidays Ornaments and a Giveaway

Happy Holidays

There’s something adorable in these boxes.

Something happy for the holidays.

Polar Bear Cake Pop Ornament

and beary cute.

Cake Pops Ornaments

They are handmade custom cake pop ornaments that Amy Miller Designs created for me.

Cake Pops Holidays Ornaments

And there are five of them. So fun and festive!

Cake Pops Holidays

They are all based on the cake pop designs from the Holidays book.

Gingerbread Cake Pop Ornament

And I hope they make you smile!

Peppermint Cake Pop Ornament

And yay, you can totally hang these cuties on your tree.

But the best part is they’ll stay sweet. No spoiling.

When Amy first surprised me with some cupcake pop ornaments, I liked them so much I ordered a bunch without the hanger so I could keep them on display all year long. Then last year I met Amy at my Phoenix Book signing and she surprised me yet again with these Muppet Cake Pops to match the real ones I made. I was blown away. So, I thought it would be fun to see what she could do with some designs from the book. Amy came up with these cute cake pop ornaments and I’m completely in love. So I bought a few extra sets to share with you guys. Amy is awesome. When she shipped them to me, my mouth dropped when I saw how she packaged them. Completely unexpected but I love the little snowy scene and the box makes a great way to store them and keep them safe when they’re not on display. Perfect for gifting. I can hardly part with them they are so cute. But I will for you guys.

Want to win some and make decorating a little sweeter?

Three winners will win a 5-piece cake pops ornaments set PLUS a signed copy of Cake Pops Holidays!

  • To enter just leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post below and tell me what the last present was that you bought or made for someone else. Easy.
  • Deadline to enter is Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at 7:00 PM ET. Sorry, Time’s Up. Winners announced below.
  • The winners will be chosen at random and announced sometime Friday on this post. I’ll ship them out quick so you can hopefully have them for the holidays.

Good luck guys!

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Now here’s just a few more Holidays book related stuff I wanted to share with you before the holidays end. Kind of a cake pops recap in one big post.

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First up – I have another fun giveaway to tell you about. It’s pretty awesome! Chronicle Books is hosting a holiday cake pops photo contest from their facebook page. If you are in the US and you’ve made or are planning to make cake pops for the holidays, you could win a KitchenAid mixer and the complete Cake Pops set. (Cake Pops, Cake Pops Holidays, Cake Pops Kit, and Cake Pops Notecards).

To enter just upload a photo of some of your holiday cake pops here.

The winner will be chosen at random. Deadline to enter is December 17. Happy Cake Popping. I’m excited to see what you all create.

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Here’s something I want to share with some of my international friends before the holidays end. There are actually four versions of the book. I don’t think I have mentioned that on the blog before.

Cake Pop Holidays Books

Cake Pops Holidays in the US and Canada. Cake Pops Christmas in the UK. Cake Pops Jul in Norway and I heart Cake Pops in The Netherlands. They are all the same content just different covers and translated in Norwegian and Dutch.

I totally heart that “I heart cakepops” cover by the way.

Here are some links if you’d like to get your hands on a copy or need a sweet last minute stocking stuffer for the baker/cute lover/decorator in your life.

In the U.S.

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Chronicle Books
Target

Also available here:

Canada: Amazon.ca
Netherlands: Bol.com (fyi-the cover image is incorrect on this link)
Norway: Norli.no
UK: Amazon.co.uk

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Final Book Signings 

Just a reminder – The NEW YORK book signing that was cancelled in November in Garden City due to Sandy is rescheduled for this Thursday at 12:00 pm at the Williams-Sonoma in Huntington Station.

And on Friday – BOSTON will be the very last book signing stop this year. I’ll be at the Burlington Barnes & Noble at 7 pm. I’ve never been to Boston and can’t wait.

Here are the details for the last two signings. Hope you can make it.

New York & Boston Book Signings

Unfortunately, the Paramus, NJ signing at Chef Central that was cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy wasn’t able to be rescheduled before the holidays. I’m so sorry for those of you who  had wanted to attend.

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And lastly…  

finally if you’ve even read this far, here are some photos from the first events. I’m still working on uploading Houston and Dallas.

Feel free to grab a photo from the flickr links if you attended one of the signings. Thank you so much for coming out. I have loved meeting you all and cherish seeing your smiling faces. Yay for cake pops.

Pennsylvania Photos

Miami Photos

Minnesota Photos

Colorado Photos

Houston (coming soon)

Dallas (coming soon)

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That’s it. I know it was long, but I thought it would be better to do one wrap up instead of a bunch of little posts.

Don’t forget to enter below for a chance to win a set of cute cake pops ornaments and a copy of Cake Pops Holidays.

Okay, it’s time to announce the winners of the cake pops ornaments and books. Loved reading the gifts you’ve been giving. And so loved reading all of the handmade homemade presents too. Thanks for sharing. And now for the three winners. YAY!

 

Brandi, Britt and Lori – You won. Congratulations and hope you enjoy the book and ornaments.

 

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Amy Voisine said...

THis year I bought all my gifts for family and friends on the Navajo Reservation on the New Mexican/Arizona border. I am SO excited for these gifts to be opened, so that I can share my experience on being at Navajo nation!

December 10, 2012 12:32 AM
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Jessica said...

I bought each of my sweet kiddos their “something to wear” off a craft-at-home-mom on Etsy. I hope they all love their custom hats. :)

December 10, 2012 12:32 AM
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Elizabeth miller said...

I love all the cute stuff you do. It inspires me for my nieces and nephews smiles. Thanks.

December 10, 2012 12:32 AM
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Colleen canning said...

The last present I made/gave to someone was an clear glass ornament with wedding invitation and rose petals from my friends wedding; she was the bride and super excited as her bouquet which she had intended to save had just recently got destroyed, but now she will have petals preserved for a long time. :) O—-

December 10, 2012 12:33 AM
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Kimmie said...

I did a 5K this morning and the entry fee was a Secret Santa gift for the less fortunate. I chose to buy stamps for an elderly woman in a long-term care facility.

December 10, 2012 12:33 AM
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Debbie said...

The last gift I made was some quilted potholders.

December 10, 2012 12:33 AM
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MBov said...

I just finished making a framed family tree for a good friend who is adopting one of their foster children in a couple of days. They will then have four girls, so the family tree shows the parents’ names along with the four girls’ names as a Forever Family!
I would love to win those adorable ornaments, and a copy of the book as well! Happy baking!

December 10, 2012 12:34 AM
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Ashley Glazier said...

As a wedding/Christmas present, I’m making my best friend’s wedding cake next weekend! So excited!! It’ll be my first real wedding cake I’ve ever done!

December 10, 2012 12:34 AM
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CRISTINA MORALES said...

Just yesterday I made applesauce cookies for my boss that I packaged with a nice bottle of vodka. Just the essentials. ha ha
Hope I win, then I can make cake pops too!

December 10, 2012 12:34 AM
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Eliza said...

The last home-made gift I did was Christmas magnets. I bought some cute magnetic containers at Ikea and ribboned them up! So cute!

December 10, 2012 12:34 AM
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abby said...

I made pillow cases for my nieces and nephews to match the blankets i had made each of them!

December 10, 2012 12:34 AM
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esther said...

I bought a travel tumbler for a friend who is a die hard tea drinker~

December 10, 2012 12:34 AM
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Kim A. said...

I bought an assortment of silicone molds to make my friends homemade chocolates for Christmas. I’m really excited to try out some chocolate recipes.

December 10, 2012 12:35 AM
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Linda said...

I made a raised cake plate as a gift for a good friend !!!

December 10, 2012 12:35 AM
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Esther said...

The last gift I received as a dress from my Mom. She still knows my style!

December 10, 2012 12:35 AM
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Glory/ Glorious Treats said...

What incredibly adorable ornaments! I love Amy Miller… I have a few of her cupcake ornaments and love them! I’d be thrilled to get a signed copy of your book too!!

December 10, 2012 12:35 AM
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Liz Hagag said...

the last present i made was a scrapbooked album for a family member. other then cooking/baking i love to craft! thanks for the chance to win

December 10, 2012 12:35 AM
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Joanna said...

My last Christmas gift I bought was for my dog. He got a couple of sweaters for the family photos.

December 10, 2012 12:35 AM
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Carrie said...

Gone With the Wind on DVD for my 14 year old daughter….she read the book so we’ll have a movie watching party :)

December 10, 2012 12:35 AM
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Olivia said...

I do believe the last present I made for someone was a tote bag for my mother for her birthday~ Getting into sewing a baby blanket for a neighbour right now actually ^o^

December 10, 2012 12:36 AM
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Karen Higel said...

Just made some Cocoa in a Jar gifts for my new neighbors. We just bought a cabin in the mountains and I wanted to take the neighbors a little something and introduce ourselves to them. Will also be making some cookies to share :)

December 10, 2012 12:36 AM
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Yvonne A. said...

the last present I bought actually two a InnoTab 2s for my daughter and a Zippo lighter for my husband both Christmas presents.

December 10, 2012 12:36 AM
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Kim T said...

I bought pajamas for my little one

December 10, 2012 12:36 AM
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Lindsey Nutting said...

Hmmm the last gift was homemade pickled watermelon rind I gave it to a coworker who reminisced about how his mother use to make it when he was little so I made some and it was like a time machine for him he could remember his mom and it brought a smile to his face

December 10, 2012 12:36 AM
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Linda P. said...

The last gift I bought was actually a birthday gift for my daughter to take to her BFF’s party. :)

December 10, 2012 12:36 AM
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Naomi said...

The last gift I bought was the chord buddy for my son so he could learn to play the guitar. Hope it works!

December 10, 2012 12:36 AM
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Noelene said...

The last gift I purchased was the Ulitmate Cake Pops Set by Bakerella for my daughter. Can’t wait to try them out with her in the kitchen

December 10, 2012 12:36 AM
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Amber said...

I just bought my daughters teacher a birthday gift. Lotion, hand sanitizer and a gift card to Starbucks. Nothing big, just a little something to put a smile on her face :)

December 10, 2012 12:37 AM
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Kris said...

I bought my 10 year old his first camera…he’s shown a real interest in photography and has a great eye.

December 10, 2012 12:37 AM
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Lisa said...

A massage for someone special :)

December 10, 2012 12:37 AM
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Kaeleigh Bebon said...

The last gift I purchased was a Fisher-Price Disney Princess Castle set for my baby girl. It was the number one thing in her Christmas list this year. I cannot wait to see her face when she opens it in Christmas morning!

& I also just made a ton of Christmas cupcakes & cake pops for all my co-workers at our annual Christmas party as a gift to them. They all rave about my baking so I had to go all out for the holidays!

December 10, 2012 12:37 AM
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Leah Jennings said...

Last gift I made for someone was a feel better gift. My roommate was feeling down so me and my other roommates bought her a stuffed moose (she’s from AK), crackers, and ginger ale. Simple, but sometimes those are the best. :)

December 10, 2012 12:37 AM
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Nancy F said...

I just purchased a spa pedicure gift card and one of those new nifty corksicles for a winelover in my family!

December 10, 2012 12:38 AM
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Kayla G. said...

I bought some toys for my local Toys 4 Tots charity.

December 10, 2012 12:38 AM
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Sara M said...

Last thing I bought was a pair of sunglasses for my husband. He lost his last pair…The last thing I made for Christmas was a set of coasters using mini canvas, fabric, modge podge and felt. I will give those to my adopted mother away from home.

December 10, 2012 12:38 AM
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Mimi said...

Just bought porcelain paint pens to make mugs for everyone for Christmas! If that doesn’t count, before that I ordered guitar picks for my boyfriend for part of his gift. :)

December 10, 2012 12:38 AM
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Melissa said...

The last gift I bought was a sweater for my son.

December 10, 2012 12:38 AM
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Angiemty said...

the last present I gave were roses and clothes for my mom’s birthday..

I hadn’t done any of my Christmas shopping :p

December 10, 2012 12:38 AM
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Lindsey Nutting said...

The last gift was pickled watermelon rind that I made for a coworker who had reminisced about his mother making it when he was little. He was thrilled that I had thought of him to make that for him.

December 10, 2012 12:38 AM
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Terry Galbraith said...

The last gift I just finished making is a fun little memory ornament. You see, I am fighting lung cancer, and Iwanted to make a cute ornament with a pic of myself and my little four legged “child” so that those I love will always have it…in the event that I dont beat this cancer. They turned out so darn cute!

December 10, 2012 12:39 AM
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Joanna said...

Just got done making cake pops and chocolates to send to my 6 previous exchange students I’ve hosted. They are getting shipped tomorrow to Austria, Thailand, Germany, Norway, Finland, & the Netherlands.

December 10, 2012 12:39 AM
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Nancy W said...

I knit a baby hat and teeny tiny baby mittens.

December 10, 2012 12:39 AM
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Grishma @Zaikazabardast said...

The last present I bought was few PS3 games that my husband loves!

December 10, 2012 12:39 AM
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Stacey said...

I bought my son and daughter some new pajamas! We love cake pops^^

December 10, 2012 12:39 AM
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Lisa said...

I bought an olive garden gift card for my brother-his birthday is today!

December 10, 2012 12:40 AM
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Laurel said...

I bought chocolates for my secret Santa at work!!

December 10, 2012 12:40 AM
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Julie said...

My son and I made tile cup holders for his teacher today! They turned out pretty cute! Thanks again for all the inspiration!

December 10, 2012 12:40 AM
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Cathy said...

My sister and I made 5 knotted blankets for gifts and I’m making cranberry bars for my kindergarten team members.

December 10, 2012 12:40 AM
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Jessica said...

Loving this giveaway! Last present I bought was a watch for my mom, and the last present I made was homemade hot chocolate. Yum!

December 10, 2012 12:40 AM
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Julie H said...

I just bought my dad a grill for his birth-mas present.

Still can’t believe I just saw you @ Stillwater,MN signing! Had such a great night! :) Thank you!

December 10, 2012 12:40 AM
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Megan S. said...

I always make my gifts and the last one that I made for someone was a painted Christmas ornament.

December 10, 2012 12:40 AM
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Candice Ganser said...

I bought a knitted hat for our baby to be in April! A new little girl to buy fun stuff for :)

December 10, 2012 12:40 AM
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Joanna said...

Just got done making cake pops and chocolates to send to my friends in Europe.

December 10, 2012 12:41 AM
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Lindsay said...

Barbie beach house for my friends daughter.

December 10, 2012 12:41 AM
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Veronica G. said...

I made my niece Owl Cake Pops for her 1st bday party :) Strawberry cake inside to match her pink/brown theme colors.

December 10, 2012 12:42 AM
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Angie J said...

I made everyone scarves this Christmas

December 10, 2012 12:42 AM
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Chantel said...

I made a tutu and hair clips for my friend who just had her baby in oct. Also bought my son a leap pad for christmas.

December 10, 2012 12:42 AM
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Diane F. said...

Wine!

December 10, 2012 12:42 AM
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Wantip Kunwanichaporn said...

The last present was IELTS text book that I bought for my friend’s birthday. She’s preparing herself to take an exam that I think there was nothing better than a good book at this mean time. I wrapped it with newspaper because I wanted her to find an important thing inside. For me , it’s important that a good present should be something a receiver can use it and love it .

December 10, 2012 12:42 AM
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Karen Propes said...

The last thing I made for a gift was a Flannel Boyd’s Bears quilt for my Granddaugher’s Birthday in October. Still working on some projects for Christmas.
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December 10, 2012 12:42 AM
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Michelle said...

I just bought a new Detroit Tigers hat for my husband. His is lovingly worn the hell out, so a new one for Christmas it is!

December 10, 2012 12:42 AM
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Jessica T. said...

I bought a Nambe gravy bowl. I also bought The Mark of Athena for the toy drive.

December 10, 2012 12:42 AM
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Selma said...

The last presents I bought were the complete series of dollhouse for a friend of mine and the complete series of firefly for my best friend.

December 10, 2012 12:42 AM
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Janna Rios said...

last item bought….was a cake pop maker for my neice. super excited to give it to her would love to have the book so we could experiment together :)

December 10, 2012 12:42 AM
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Pam Spell said...

My sister and her youngest son were involved on a hit and run. By the grace of God,
They survived. Then she lost all her pictures of the boys from water ( she lives in Fl). I gave her your book which we loved. I went thru every picture of the boys and gave them to her She never cries but that day tears flowed. A huge box of memories. Best gift ever.

December 10, 2012 12:43 AM
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Lauren J said...

I’m currently making coordinating pj pants for my 3 kids, ages 17, 4 and 2.

December 10, 2012 12:43 AM
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Kiki Williams said...

I just bought my Dad a new Windows phone for Christmas so he can text all us kids back and take pictures of all the grand kids to share with his friends and co-workers more easily.

December 10, 2012 12:43 AM
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Kristen said...

The last gift I made was a “life story” scrapbook for my husband’s 40th birthday. He liked it so much he had tears :)

December 10, 2012 12:43 AM
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Leslie said...

The last thing I made some friends was red velvet cupcakes and matching cake pops…was a gorgeous presentation too!!!

December 10, 2012 12:43 AM
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kate said...

I’m about done with my gift shopping, now I’m just getting a few stocking suffers. So the last gift I bought was a gorgeous wooden teething ring, from an etsy shop, to put in my little one’s first stocking.

December 10, 2012 12:43 AM
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Alison G said...

I bought a friend a picture. We send each other thoughtful gifts thought the year.

December 10, 2012 12:44 AM
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Misty said...

The last gift made for someone was matching dresses for my sweet little nieces.

December 10, 2012 12:44 AM
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Lisa W. said...

I just made some Chocolate Pecan Turtles with Homemade caramel for my Christmas goodies to give to friends. I enjoyed making them with my sister who’s home for the holidays and we used some new decorative pans. It was great. Thanks for the chance to win.

December 10, 2012 12:44 AM
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mila said...

I think I bought some cookies from local bakery for some of my clients during thanksgiving

December 10, 2012 12:44 AM
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Devon said...

The last thing I bought was a Thirty-one Picnic Thermal for my husband’s cousin.

December 10, 2012 12:44 AM
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Sunbasilgarden Soap said...

Oh my goodness…cute doesn’t begin to cover those cake pops..they totally made me smile.
Hmmm..last thing I made..well it’s got to be soap. I’ve morphed into a soap elf and will come up for air on Dec 24th. Happy Holidays!

December 10, 2012 12:44 AM
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Anonymous said...

Those ornaments are the cutest! The last thing I made were some chocolate peppermint cake pops for my hair stylist. I’m taking them to her when she does my hair tomorrow afternoon! I enjoy spreading the cake pop love!

December 10, 2012 12:44 AM
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Ann said...

These are too cute!!!! The last present I gave someone was for secret santa, I gave her a winter beanie and some chocolates!

December 10, 2012 12:45 AM
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Tomiko said...

I just bought a reusable Trader Joe canvas bag and a gift card for our family party random exchange.

December 10, 2012 12:45 AM
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Lucy said...

Those ornaments are just adorable!!

I just finished wrapping up some Christmas Cakeballs for all the people I work with as a gift, before everyone starts to leave for the Christmas break. This year was tough financially, so home-made gifts are where it’s at! (Thanks to some inspiration from one Ms Bakerella)

December 10, 2012 12:45 AM
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Amber Owen said...

So cute. I’m making a spiderman comforter for my son! Almost finished :)

December 10, 2012 12:45 AM
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Cindy Jensen said...

The last gift I made for someone was for my brother-in-law’s wedding last month. I knitted an afghan with an overlapping tree pattern. It took me over 100 hours and about 1.5 miles of yarn.

December 10, 2012 12:45 AM
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Jenn said...

I just bought a $55 Lego batman set! I must be crazy. $55 tosteo on these darn things and suck them up in that vacuum.

December 10, 2012 12:45 AM
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Jamie J. said...

Whoops! That Anonymous comment about chocolate peppermint cake pops for my hair stylist was me! :)

December 10, 2012 12:46 AM
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Eva F. said...

Some Belgian chocolate! Mmm

December 10, 2012 12:46 AM
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Janna Rios said...

last item bought….was a cake pop maker for my neice. super excited to give it to her would love to have the book so we could experiment together :)

December 10, 2012 12:46 AM
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vicki hale said...

coconut lotion and body wash for my Sister. Thank you

December 10, 2012 12:46 AM
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Jamie C. said...

I just bought a sweater and a candle set for our Aunt’s surprise birthday party today.

December 10, 2012 12:46 AM
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Mei Fong said...

I made some chocolate chip cookies for a friend.

December 10, 2012 12:47 AM
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Ashley Hunlock said...

The last present I bought was a trampoline for my four year old step son! I hope he likes it when we give it to him on Christmas!

The ornaments are too cute!

December 10, 2012 12:47 AM
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Anonymous said...

I bought scarves & thermal pj’s for my in-laws relocating to Alaska! :)

December 10, 2012 12:47 AM
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andrea said...

This year for Christmas i helped my 5 year old daughter create her own little canvas art masterpieces for all of her grandparents! She is so proud of her designs and cant wait for everyone to open her presents!!

December 10, 2012 12:47 AM
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Fran said...

I bought a Toy Story set for my son. He’s gonna love it.

December 10, 2012 12:47 AM
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Jamie Karuz said...

The last gift was bought, and it’s Star Wars toys for my husband. There is a downside to that gift; that means they’re in my house. Ah well.

December 10, 2012 12:47 AM
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Heather Arter said...

The last gift I made someone was a nice set of cake truffles with gumpaste roses on them.

December 10, 2012 12:48 AM
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Dawn :-) said...

The last gift I purchased was some sweet snowmen napkins to send to a special friend in Canada.

Thank you for the opportunity to win these nice gifts!

December 10, 2012 12:48 AM
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Cynthia Sciberras said...

My last homemade gift was on the 23rd if November which was a beautiful homemade decorated cake for my sons school teacher
It brought the teachers to tears as no one has ever made …. She didn’t share with her class but decided to take the cake home to show her own family
She really appreciated it

December 10, 2012 12:48 AM
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Bobbi Kolacki said...

I got the holiday Cake Pops book for a friend!

December 10, 2012 12:48 AM
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Jessica Kohler said...

I bought scarves & thermal pj’s for my in-laws relocating to Alaska! :)

December 10, 2012 12:48 AM
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Kathy Hillis said...

I just last night bought a Monster lego set for my 40 year old brother in law!!! He loves legos.

December 10, 2012 12:48 AM
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