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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Vee said...

I made pumpkin spiced cookies for my lab partners. Us biology nerds love sugar!

December 11, 2012 09:56 PM
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Carolina RD said...

The last gift I bought was a monkey blanket for my nephew!!!

December 11, 2012 09:58 PM
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Heather Turner said...

The last gift I bought was a Lego set for my son’s 5th birthday.

December 11, 2012 09:59 PM
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Carolyn said...

These are so cute!

I’m currently knitting a hat for my cousin for Christmas.

December 11, 2012 10:02 PM
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Yuchen said...

Last present bought was a mug that said “The Boss” for my roommate…she really wanted it! (I searched in 5 stores for it before I found it!)

December 11, 2012 10:02 PM
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Mel said...

Just won an eBay auction for a Lego tractor for my middle son :)

December 11, 2012 10:04 PM
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Leslie Spann said...

I have personalized 13 wooden toys for family members :-).

December 11, 2012 10:06 PM
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Mariee said...

I bought a couple of books for my sister.

December 11, 2012 10:09 PM
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Angie V said...

The last gift I bought was an easy bake oven for my 8 year old sister. Keeping the baking tradition alive :D

December 11, 2012 10:12 PM
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Christine said...

The last Christmas gift I bought was a wallet for my husband.

December 11, 2012 10:15 PM
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Jill Hampton said...

Today I bought my niece a beautiful ballerina jewelry stand. To go with the bracelets and earrings we purchased her. She will love it!

December 11, 2012 10:16 PM
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Ger said...

I just bought my girlfriend the Iphone 5.

December 11, 2012 10:17 PM
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Daniela said...

The last present I bought were Christmas Activity books with lots of stickers and stencils for my daughter and son.
Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Holidays!

December 11, 2012 10:20 PM
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Susan said...

hello! the most recent gift i got was a swavorski halloween mo for my younger sister. she collects mo’s and i was so happy that they weren’t sold out! :D

December 11, 2012 10:20 PM
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Margie Galvan said...

The last gift I bought was for my nephew, Jase. It was a Jake’s Musical Pirate Ship Bucky which my nephew wanted soooo much!

December 11, 2012 10:22 PM
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Julie said...

I bought a sweater for my grandma.

December 11, 2012 10:26 PM
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Tiffany A said...

We’re exchanging homemade gifts for everyone this year (thank you Pinterest!). The last project I finished was a groovy fruit bowl made out of our old Montana license plates for my sister. :)

December 11, 2012 10:27 PM
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Katie said...

I love eating the not-perfect cake pops – such a yummy mistake.

December 11, 2012 10:27 PM
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Theresa J said...

I made stockings for my sister and her family

December 11, 2012 10:28 PM
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Marianne said...

The last thing I made was last Christmas- a painting of a Tebow jersey for my little cousin. He badly wanted the jersey, but they were sold out across the board, so I painted one on a giant piece of cardboard. He thought is was hilarious.

December 11, 2012 10:31 PM
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Kenia said...

I crocheted a scarf for my cousin who is studying abroad.

December 11, 2012 10:36 PM
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Aznie Nasis said...

The last thing I bought was some clothes for my sons & niece.

December 11, 2012 10:53 PM
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Reykjaviczanka said...

Made some delicious figs muffins for friend who will soon be moving out and leaving the country. They turned out great and I also realized I love baking for others :)

December 11, 2012 10:55 PM
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Marina(the little baker) said...

I bought a knitted, brown hat with reindeer antlers on it for my baby cousin! He’s going to be 1 on December 20th!!! :)

December 11, 2012 10:57 PM
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Lynn said...

I bought an experience rather than an item. I got a special someone an opportunity to ride along in a stock race car. 3 laps with commemorative photo.

December 11, 2012 10:58 PM
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Kelly said...

I just bought 2 shirts, 2 pants, and a Thomas the Train starter set for a needy child on my husband’s angel tree at work.

December 11, 2012 10:59 PM
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Jennifer said...

The last gift I bought was for my best friend for her 24th birthday– a silver and pink bracelet to add to her accessories collection :)

December 11, 2012 10:59 PM
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Brenda from Canada said...

The most recent gift I made was a polymer clay elmo necklace for my 2 year old niece. Happy Holidays! :)

December 11, 2012 11:02 PM
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KatieLM said...

I bought some cute shirts on sale!

These cake pops are adorable!

December 11, 2012 11:13 PM
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Jessica B said...

The last present I worked on was a water bottle for my nephew — I used a laser to etch his school mascot, so it’s one of a kind :)

December 11, 2012 11:15 PM
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Crystal Craig said...

The last gift I gave was the first season of The Walking Dead on DVD to my boyfriend. :)

December 11, 2012 11:16 PM
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Sarah Schroeder said...

Today my daughter and I made DIY homemade rosemary salt to give as Christmas gifts.

December 11, 2012 11:17 PM
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Nicole said...

I just got done making tons of gingerbread men cookies for my children to pass out to their friends! :)

December 11, 2012 11:19 PM
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Candace said...

Just bought my husband a pair of jeans.

December 11, 2012 11:22 PM
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Diana said...

I last purchased Elf on the Shelf for my little girl.

December 11, 2012 11:22 PM
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Kate said...

Last present I made was a photo calendar for my Grandma. :)

December 11, 2012 11:22 PM
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deannab1 said...

An ornament for my husband. Every year at Christmas we forgo the gift giving and instead search high and low for an ornament that symbolizes something from the past year. I searched high and low and finally found the perfect ornament.

December 11, 2012 11:25 PM
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April Brewer said...

Elf cake pops for my daughters preschool teachers!

December 11, 2012 11:25 PM
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Dulcinea said...

I found my mom a beautiful, antique stained glass window. I know she is going to love it!

December 11, 2012 11:39 PM
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Erica said...

I made a batch of cookies for my dad!

December 11, 2012 11:40 PM
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Loly Borda said...

I didn’t buy any presents ,I’m making sets of cards to give. Thanks for the chance to win, those cake pops are adorable.

December 11, 2012 11:42 PM
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Gretta said...

We live in South Texas just 14 miles from the Mexico border so we hopped over to Mexico last weekend and bought a few Christmas gifts for family & friends.

December 11, 2012 11:44 PM
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Ginger said...

Just bought a personalized photo box for my mom. She’ll love it!

December 11, 2012 11:45 PM
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Amelia said...

I am making 13 aprons as Christmas gifts for the kiddos in my life! 4 nephews, 2 nieces, 3 Finnish nieces (kiddos of my best friend who live in Finland), 2 former daycare kiddos, and my own 2 kiddos!

December 11, 2012 11:47 PM
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Libby mw said...

bought local made frosty beverages for family this year

December 11, 2012 11:51 PM
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Teri said...

Starbucks Cold Cup with Straw for my daughter :)

December 11, 2012 11:51 PM
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Becky said...

a book! thanks!

December 11, 2012 11:53 PM
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Lynn said...

I gave my niece a Hello Kitty lego set and Hello Kitty lip gloss set.

December 11, 2012 11:56 PM
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Temika said...

I baked cinnamon rolls with a carmel apple glaze on top and gave them away. They were delicious!

December 11, 2012 11:58 PM
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shafriza said...

I made Vanilla cup cakes with frosting for my sister in law and thanked her for being the best sister in law to me

December 11, 2012 11:59 PM
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Chriss said...

I’d love to win this!! The last present I bought was a leapfrog tag junior for my son from “Santa” and a reusable filter for our Keurig for my hubby.

December 12, 2012 12:00 AM
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Rob T said...

Special French wine for my brother in law.

December 12, 2012 12:03 AM
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Sarah T said...

I made holiday cookies for my family and friends.

December 12, 2012 12:05 AM
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Mika N. said...

I recently got some nail polish for a friend of mine who loves nail polish!

December 12, 2012 12:07 AM
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Amanda said...

The last present I bought was a Peeps candy calendar for my husband’s twelve days of Christmas that I do for him every year.

December 12, 2012 12:19 AM
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Stephanie said...

A handmade tutu and headband to my sister for my niece that is to be born in a couple of weeks!!!!

December 12, 2012 12:21 AM
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Jan N. said...

I made decorated sugar cookies for my co-workers and carmel popcorn

December 12, 2012 12:21 AM
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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) said...

The last present I bought was a vinyl record for my boyfriend :-)

December 12, 2012 12:22 AM
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Faith O'Hara said...

I just knitted a scarf for my dear friend

December 12, 2012 12:25 AM
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Danya said...

The last gift I bought was a Vivian Tang iPhone case for my sister. I can’t wait until she opens it!

December 12, 2012 12:28 AM
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Sheepmanswife said...

I bought Christmas dresses for my daughters!

December 12, 2012 12:31 AM
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Kenzie said...

The last present I made was a digital scrapbook for my mom of all the things that happened throughout the year. I think
(or I hope) it turned out great!

December 12, 2012 12:37 AM
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Susan Najera said...

We bought my father in law his Christmas present last night online ( a watch!)

December 12, 2012 12:49 AM
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Maiya said...

The last thing I made for someone was a rainbow cake for my best friend Kelly. Talk about food colouring!

December 12, 2012 12:52 AM
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Zoe said...

The last present I made was for my roommate (and really good friend.) My grandmother had an old tin from Harrod’s of earl grey tea bags. But once the tea was gone, she turned the tin over to me for crafting! So I filled it up with vanilla scented-wax and made a candle out of it!

December 12, 2012 12:58 AM
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Karen Smith said...

I just bought our grandson a tent for Christmas.
The last gift I made was for my sister’s birthday. It was a pin cushion ring that looks like a cupcake. She is a full-time RV’er so it was perfect!

December 12, 2012 01:00 AM
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Evelyn said...

The last present i bought was a hot stone massage kit for my mom. :) she deserves it!

December 12, 2012 01:02 AM
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Tami Madsen said...

Wow…I am amazed at how many comments! I love looking at the the super creative things you make. Thanks for all your fun ideas! The last thing I made were about 100 little wooden nativity sets. I’m giving them to neighbors for Christmas, and I just love them!
Thanks again! You are so talented.

December 12, 2012 01:06 AM
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Linda said...

After complaining to my husband about the expensive of this beats by dr.dre. I bought my husband a beats headphone. I put it in a box and wrote all over the tape after he said he would open to see what I got him for Christmas. I told him if he opened it and if my sister told him what I bought him I would return his gift to the store. I can’t wait for him to open it since I told him he couldn’t buy it for himself wasting that kind of money.

December 12, 2012 01:15 AM
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Andrea said...

I’ve been making pumpkin bread muffins and sugar cookies of various themes (personalized by personal interest) for friends & family :) Tastes better than storebought.

December 12, 2012 01:25 AM
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Julie U said...

plasma car and roller skates for my little guy

December 12, 2012 01:26 AM
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Elizabeth S. said...

The last present I made was a Houston Texans wreath for a Christmas present…Go Texans!

December 12, 2012 01:30 AM
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Heather said...

I’ve been making little Rice hand-warmers for our State Park Rangers and Apple Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments for all of our friends and family. :) It’s a homemade holiday!

December 12, 2012 01:30 AM
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Brie said...

I made mastectomy pillows for a friend who had a double mastectomy. They looked like big hearts.

December 12, 2012 01:39 AM
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Lynn F. said...

The last thing I made/bought was a care package to my boyfriend that’s deployed to Afghanistan. I filled it with essentials like beef jerky, hand-warmers, and chapstick but I also made coconut macaroons (which he looves) and put them in a tin that I painted in a Christmas theme. Being deployed over the holidays is tough, and hopefully that’ll make things a little easier.

December 12, 2012 01:48 AM
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Chelley said...

The last gift I made for someone was a headwrap for my sister :)

December 12, 2012 01:56 AM
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Caitlin said...

Today I bought my cousin a cute Minecraft creeper t-shirt. He’s 9, and it’s his favorite game.

December 12, 2012 02:11 AM
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Lucy said...

The last gift I made was molten chocolate lava cakes! They’re so much fun!

December 12, 2012 02:16 AM
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Sisi said...

An inspiration as ever! Just got all the mums at my DS class to chip in and have bought a spa voucher for their lovely teacher and his missus. He is such a great guy and the kids love him! All the best to you Bakerella, strong women like you show others that you can change your own destiny if your determined!

December 12, 2012 02:40 AM
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Hannah said...

I bought my best friend a box of bath goodies to treat herself with! And I’ve just been to the supermarket and am ready for my big Christmas Baking session! Sugar cookies and mini red velvets!

December 12, 2012 03:02 AM
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Julia said...

Everything you do is so beautiful. My girls and I love all your posts.

December 12, 2012 03:14 AM
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Julia said...

Everything you do is so beautiful. My girls and I love all your posts. Your originality is very inspiring.

December 12, 2012 03:14 AM
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Gwen said...

I bought slippers for my sister-in-law.

December 12, 2012 03:19 AM
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Amanda Renea said...

I made some adorable amigurumi dragons for my nieces this summer! You can see them on my webpage if you’re curious!

December 12, 2012 03:43 AM
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Mallory Gresham said...

The last thing I made for someone was a set of dreamcatcher earrings for one of my besties at work. It was a birthday gift :-).

December 12, 2012 03:46 AM
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Mae said...

A nice perfume…for a loved one.

December 12, 2012 04:04 AM
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Keely M said...

The last thing I made was some adorable lavender bags, using blue silk, gold lace, and some lovely gold ribbon. Everyone said how sweet they smelled, and ‘could they have one?’

December 12, 2012 04:51 AM
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Merve said...

I bought a leather key ring for my boyfriend and now want to buy a jacket for the new year :) The ornaments are just lovely and looks so edible!

December 12, 2012 05:15 AM
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Linda Thompson said...

A beaded and sequined calendar for my sister!

December 12, 2012 05:45 AM
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ruth said...

almost done with shopping! love your website

December 12, 2012 05:56 AM
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fahri said...

I like Chocolate cake pops,,..

December 12, 2012 05:58 AM
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Claire Blackie said...

far too many gifts for my daughter including a scooby doo van, she is obsessed.

December 12, 2012 06:01 AM
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theresia irene said...

wow it’s so cute!!!!>v<~

December 12, 2012 06:05 AM
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Tina said...

I bought a pair of guardian angel earrings for a friend who really needs them right now. Thanks!

December 12, 2012 06:11 AM
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Kellie said...

Love your website and all your creativity. Love the ornaments. Just finished white chocolate peppermint brickle. I’m working on red velvet bourbon cake balls now. Thanks again for being so creative and sharing with all of us.

December 12, 2012 06:11 AM
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Kate L said...

I bought my aunt a subscription to my favourite magazine – Better Homes & Gardens.

December 12, 2012 06:12 AM
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Tanya said...

I bought a ceramic curlic iron for my niece!

December 12, 2012 06:12 AM
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Anonymous said...

The last thing I made for Christmas was english muffins, bagels, and ranch chex mix for my children’s teachers, bus drivers and coaches. Next up is the sweeter sideof the holidays, with candies, cookies and cakes.

December 12, 2012 06:26 AM
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Becky Vestorsky said...

The last thing I made for Christmas was english muffins, bagels, and ranch chex mix for my children’s teachers, bus drivers and coaches. Next up is the sweeter sideof the holidays, with candies, cookies and cakes.

December 12, 2012 06:28 AM
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C.D. said...

The last present I bought was Yankee candles to give my nieces for Christmas – last year I gave them your cake pop kit!

December 12, 2012 06:33 AM
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