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!


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.


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.


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.

Barnes and Noble
Chronicle Books

Also available here:

Netherlands: (fyi-the cover image is incorrect on this link)


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.


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)


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.


Diana said...

I made lots of Christmas cookies to give to friends and family!

December 12, 2012 02:55 PM
Carrie Lynn said...

I made some pumpkin bread for my coworkers.

December 12, 2012 02:57 PM
Vanessa R said...

I bought your holiday cake pop book for my niece, she will be 12 on the 19th!!! :0)

December 12, 2012 02:59 PM
Karen said...

I just made two framed Christmas papercrafting art for my two friends.

December 12, 2012 02:59 PM
Stephanie said...

The last gift I bought were tickets for my boyfriend and his best friend to go to a local wrestling event! They both love professional wrestling, so off they will go :)

December 12, 2012 03:10 PM
Brittany said...

This morning I bought a chocolate fountain for my husband to use as a cheese fountain. He really wanted a cheese fountain at our wedding and didn’t get it so now he can have it all the time!

December 12, 2012 03:11 PM
Heather Bollman said...

My 15 year old son rides his bike to school everyday so this Christmas has been all about bike accessories. The last gift I bought was a bike lock and chain for him.

December 12, 2012 03:21 PM
Melissa said...

I bought my son some new games for his Nintendo 3DS :) I love the Christmas season!!

December 12, 2012 03:24 PM
Camila said...

i made some photo tile coasters for my aunt!

December 12, 2012 03:28 PM
gloria said...

I am knitting a slouch toque for my future daughter in law

December 12, 2012 03:29 PM
Tania F. said...

The last thing I made for a gift was a couple of vano?kas (Czech braided Christmas bread) for my BFF. The turned out amazing!

December 12, 2012 03:34 PM
Gayane said...

I made a card for my cousin who was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is in hospital at present in Vegas.

December 12, 2012 03:38 PM
Anjana Siva said...

The latest present I had bought was walkers shortbread cookies for a lot of my husbands colleagues.

December 12, 2012 03:41 PM
Betty-Ann said...

…an angry bird with a Santa hat for a gift exchange in my son’s 6th grade class
…you’re going to LOVE Burlington…wish I could join you!!!

December 12, 2012 03:42 PM
Lizbeth said...

I’m crocheting an amigurumis of Mario Bros for my son. I finished 2 of 3 n_n

December 12, 2012 03:43 PM
Julie said...

The last thing I bought was a jacket for my husband with his favorite sports team on it, he’ll be so excited!

December 12, 2012 03:46 PM
Kathie Jacoby said...

Last gift I made was a Santa Fez hat for my son who is a huge fan of Doctor Who!

December 12, 2012 03:48 PM
Josh Bailey said...

The last present I bought was little sewing machine for my 6 year old daughter, Piper. She wants to be a fashion designer (or mermaid) when she grows up, so hopefully it will give her a good start! Thanks, Bakerella!

December 12, 2012 03:49 PM
Stacy R said...

I made a casserole carrier for a gift exchange.

December 12, 2012 03:50 PM
Cakey said...

The last thing I made was a little suitcase made out of a Lego box covered in paper with to pairs of baby born booties (handmade) and my old baby born clothes for my best friend

December 12, 2012 03:50 PM
Olga said...

Last thing I made for a gift was a rossette cake, pink & brown for a friend’s birthday.

December 12, 2012 03:51 PM
Eldonna said...

The last present I bought was a soft long scarf for a gift exchange in a women’s group I belong to.

December 12, 2012 03:53 PM
amber haick said...

Best present is the disney monorail set for my son. He is going to flip.

December 12, 2012 03:53 PM
Sanna said...

I went christmas shopping today so the last thing I bought was a really cute lipstick in pink, which I’m going to give to my cousin Annie. I hope she’ll like it!

Hugs :-)

December 12, 2012 04:02 PM
Margaret said...

I made the cinnamon almonds (like the ones they sell in the mall) for my neighbors!

December 12, 2012 04:03 PM
Angie @ Big Bear's Wife said...

the last thing I made as a gift where Christmas cookies for family!

December 12, 2012 04:05 PM
Mary Kay said...

I just bought my cousins matching boxers (:

December 12, 2012 04:09 PM
erica said...

i bought the game “pit” for my dad :) we buy each other games every year

December 12, 2012 04:12 PM
Tobi Drabczyk said...

Just bought a monster high doll for my daughter last night.

December 12, 2012 04:14 PM
Katherine EC said...

The last gift I made was peppermint bark and peanut butter bark. The peanut butter bark is soooo good!

December 12, 2012 04:17 PM
Tara Harvison said...

My last Christmas present im not finish with but its for my inlaws and i had a old silver tin that i got as a vase i took that and got pictures of me my husband and family and printed out on photo sticker paper and placed them on the vase. Then fill with my inlaws favriot treats that i bake

December 12, 2012 04:23 PM
Bryan said...

It would have to be the delicous New York Style Cheescake Cookies I made for my office!!

December 12, 2012 04:23 PM
Kelly said...

A hand mixer for my boyfriend’s mom!

December 12, 2012 04:24 PM
mominco said...

The last gift I made was 3 dozen cookies gingerbread and sugar for my Ds’s nurses!He goes to a specialist for treatments every few weeks and these women are awesome!

December 12, 2012 04:28 PM
Linda Picazzo said...

went shopping with my Mom to buy our little girl a little tablet for kids :)

December 12, 2012 04:29 PM
Pam said...

Bought my friend a salted mocha caramel hot and took it to her where she was watching children outside in the chilly weather. You’d have thought it was the best gift she ever got. Simple and much appreciated.

December 12, 2012 04:30 PM
Lisa Hann said...

The last gift I bought was the Betty Crocker cookie cookbook for one of my best friends.

December 12, 2012 04:39 PM
Amy Zimmerman said...

I bought hand soap from our local soap store for a Christmas lunch/gift exchange!

December 12, 2012 04:44 PM
Emily Dubree said...

I made my coworker a tree skirt :)

December 12, 2012 04:52 PM
Ashley said...

I bought clothes for my neice.

December 12, 2012 05:04 PM
Jen N said...

My daughters and I made applesauce/cinnamon ornaments yesterday to give out when we go Christmas caroling on Sunday!!

December 12, 2012 05:10 PM
Kris said...

Just made eggnog bread for our neighbor holiday presents.

December 12, 2012 05:14 PM
Patricia said...

I am working on some Breaking Bad themed prayer candles. Getting extra crafty for some friends. We are a peculiar bunch.

December 12, 2012 05:24 PM
Christy said...

The last present I bought was for my sister. We both love to bake, so I got her really cute baking utensils! I hope she loves them!!!

December 12, 2012 05:31 PM
Sabine said...

Well the last present I bought would be a couple of international beers for my grandpa for christmas… the last present I made myself.. would be the diaper cake for a friend who just got her baby.. :) or the cookie dough truffles I made for my co-workers. food-gifts are always welcomed ;)

December 12, 2012 05:35 PM
Debra Tomicich said...

I just bought a secret santa gift – beautiful hot pink sweater and necklace to match. Merry Christmas!!!

December 12, 2012 05:43 PM
Anita said...

We just purchased a kitchen for my Irish twin nieces (2 year old & 3 year old) born in the same year. They told Santa (my brother) they wanted to make cake pops like Nina (godmother in Spanish which is me) :) to cute..

December 12, 2012 05:48 PM
Catie said...

I bought VIP concert tickets for my little sister’s favorite band! She’s been hinting about it for weeks now!!

December 12, 2012 05:49 PM
Taylor said...

I’m not gonna say what I got because they might see this, but I do remember making my mom a pair of earrings. I was so proud of myself.

December 12, 2012 05:49 PM
joelle said...

The last thing I bought was a book of the best restaurants in LA. My boyfriend and I love to try new places and, though we’ve been to many nearby, I figured the book would send us to other neighborhoods.

December 12, 2012 05:51 PM
Heidi said...

The last gift I brought was ‘Anne of Green Gables’ for my grandmother. I hope she likes it. :)

December 12, 2012 05:53 PM
jenny said...

the last present i gave someone was a kisai seven watch

December 12, 2012 05:55 PM
Lorri said...

I just ordered a new white Eddie Bauer ski jacket for my 78-year-old Mom. I hope it will help to keep her warm when she’s shoveling snow!

December 12, 2012 05:57 PM
Llanaya Castellanos said...

The last present I bought was a frame for my mother in law. The pictures spell out the word “grandma” and I filled it with pictures of my two kids. She’s very sentimental and I know she’ll love it! :0)

December 12, 2012 06:06 PM
melva said...

Just bought today a purple purse for my BFF and the last thing I made was snowmen cake pops arranged in a snowman cup for my massage therapist.

December 12, 2012 06:08 PM
Michelle said...

The last gift I made was yesterday. Two dishcloths for a dishcloth swap. They go in the mail to the UK as soon as I can find a postcard!

December 12, 2012 06:13 PM
natalie said...

a sweat shirt for my bff

December 12, 2012 06:17 PM
natalie said...

the alice in wonderland eos lip balm

December 12, 2012 06:18 PM
Tara B said...

These are almost too cute to eat! The last gift I made is what I call a “Hot Snot Holder.” I sewed up cute little travel kleenex holders.

December 12, 2012 06:20 PM
yasee said...

The last thing i made were monster pillows for all 4 of my kids that my son designed last christmas

December 12, 2012 06:29 PM
Stacey said...

Omg better than any high fashion ornament. I want to eat them!!

December 12, 2012 06:30 PM
Dana said...

I bought frames for my students to paint for their parents for the holidays! We’re going to make fingerprint holiday lights on them!

December 12, 2012 06:31 PM
Cj Coppola said...

I just made cookies for a friend today!

December 12, 2012 06:37 PM
Noelle Derrey said...

I’m making pillows for my family!

December 12, 2012 06:40 PM
Alison said...

I’m just about to make an ornament for my work secret santa as a gift!

December 12, 2012 06:50 PM
Annuska said...

December 5th is the day i bought some presents for my kids. That is the day “Sinterklaas” brings gifts to the children in the netherlands who have been nice all year, just like santa Claus does in the U.S. and other parts of the world. I (Sinterklaas) gave them Lego and Playmobile.

December 12, 2012 07:05 PM
Danielle Rose Foster said...

Just ordered my dad his favorite cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. He’ll receive it on the 23rd.

Happy Holidays!

December 12, 2012 07:14 PM
stephanie said...

I just made candy cane sugar scrub for my girlfriends!

December 12, 2012 07:26 PM
Malinda said...

The last present I bought was a music stand for my husband’s cousin.

December 12, 2012 07:27 PM
Emily Swing said...

I made a scrapbook for me and my boyfriend’s 3 year anniversary :) and illustrated all the pet names I use with him :) ex. smartypants – had a picture of a time we made smartie’s brownies and cut out a shape of pants in the page!

December 12, 2012 07:35 PM
Rebekah said...

The last gift I bought for someone was just this morning! I ordered a clock that my mom pinned, I think she’ll be so surprised. She is the most giving person I know so I hope she’ll be happy to get this clock!

December 12, 2012 07:38 PM
SharonF said...

I made a set of costers shaped like chickens.

December 12, 2012 07:43 PM
Sophia said...

I’m binding some notebooks for my dear mom friends, time is ticking!

December 12, 2012 07:54 PM
Ayesha said...

I got a jar of orange blossom honey for a friend’s birthday

December 12, 2012 07:59 PM
Anita T. said...

I bought my Goddaughter a Precious Moment Nativity Set. She recently got married in April and this would be perfect for her new house!

December 12, 2012 08:04 PM
Maria McDonald said...

I just made a crocheted baby blanket along with 2 embroidered receiving blankets for a Marine family and their 2nd baby! :) Both Mom and Dad are Marines and work with my daughter in 2nd MAW Band out of Cherry Point, NC. :)

December 12, 2012 08:06 PM
Monica said...

I just made up a “dinner and a movie” gift basket for my work secret santa- gift cards for red box and dominos pizza in a popcorn bowl with all kinds of fun snacks!
those ornaments are adorable!!

December 12, 2012 08:09 PM
RJ said...

Easy…my husband just bought me two cooking magazines!! ;-)

December 12, 2012 08:16 PM
Shannon Brummer said...

I made a batch of salted caramels to give away

December 12, 2012 08:17 PM
Jesse said...

I made homemade gourmet twinkies for my friend’s birthday. Chocolate with peanut butter fluff filling, vanilla with lemon filling, and spice cake with cream cheese filling.

December 12, 2012 08:17 PM
Marleigh T. said...

I made one of my good friends donuts since they are her favorite food, and she’s graduating in a few days. She was so excited!

December 12, 2012 08:17 PM
Brittany g said...

A Cuisinart ice cream maker for my parents!

December 12, 2012 08:19 PM
Roxy said...

The last Christmas present I bought was some crafty supplies for two of my nieces who love to make and design their own doll clothes.

December 12, 2012 08:20 PM
Wendy said...

Christmas balls for the tree we have a girls Christmas every year and everyone brings a present but know one knows who’s is who’s. it’s a lot of fun then we play steal the present!

December 12, 2012 08:23 PM
Carol said...

Well part of everyone’s gift this year, I’m baking up some treats. So yesterday I ordered a bunch of cute packaging for those goodies. Does that count as part of a gift? :)

December 12, 2012 08:27 PM
hazelbite said...

I just bought books for my son and my nephew. David Shannon’s “Too Many Toys” that is only appropriate for this time of year.

December 12, 2012 08:27 PM
Renee G said...

The last present I made for a gift was a blanket for my son to take to college.

December 12, 2012 08:27 PM
Kim S. said...

I’ve been making cute little coin purses for some special girls.

December 12, 2012 08:28 PM
ElissaMaxine said...

The last thing that I purchased (just today actuall) was the Master Airbrush Cake Decorating System so that I can decorate the dessert that I am making for a Christmas Party we are attending on Saturday…..(Christmas Ornament Cupcakes)!!!

December 12, 2012 08:29 PM
shelly p. said...

too cute! I’d love these hanging on my tree!

December 12, 2012 08:32 PM
Courtney said...

I think the last gift I made was a pair of earrings for my best friend’s birthday. Big hit! She loved them!

December 12, 2012 08:41 PM
Denise Adele said...

Baking Christmas cookies to give to friends and family at the moment!

December 12, 2012 08:41 PM
Riese Giroux said...

The last thing I bought was a gorgeous dark purple soft leather purse for my sister, I can’t wait to give it to her, she’s going to love it!

December 12, 2012 08:46 PM
Rachel Shenk said...

The last gift I purchased was a Pandora charm for my mom!

December 12, 2012 08:47 PM
Ronda in B'ham said...

A baker nutcracker for my aunt.

December 12, 2012 08:49 PM
Mel J. said...

I just bought my neighbor a nutcracker ornament. We exchanges ornaments every year.

December 12, 2012 08:49 PM
Joan said...

I knitted a hat and gave to a friends daughter.

December 12, 2012 08:54 PM
Liz said...

The last present I made was a set of cloth teabags to go with my daughter’s new tea set!

December 12, 2012 08:56 PM
Amy C. said...

I bought my friend a Christmas pin. She admired one I wore to work last year and said she always wanted one. What’s even cooler is that it’s a tree and lights up!

December 12, 2012 08:56 PM
Amber Mullins said...

I love your blog. My daughter loves your book. I am buying it for her for her stocking.

December 12, 2012 08:59 PM
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