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.


Maegan B said...

My 3 year old and I made cupcakes for my dad’s birthday yesterday. Lots of fun and sprinkles everywhere.

December 12, 2012 09:06 PM
Cheryl C said...

I bought a nice warm fleece blanket and a set of pajamas to give my daughter on Christmas Eve.

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

Just bought magnetic nail polish and a boba gift card for my secret Santa person.

December 12, 2012 09:13 PM
Marlene said...

We just finished making Hot Chocolate Pops as gifts for friends and neighbors, We are making all handmade gifts this year.

December 12, 2012 09:14 PM
Melissa L said...

I bought a memory foam kitchen mat for my sis-in-law:)

December 12, 2012 09:16 PM
Natalie Hall said...

The last present I bought was a baby doll and an outfit for a child with a parent in prison for the Angel Tree at my church. I made me feel really good inside that I was helping a child in need.

December 12, 2012 09:17 PM
Ellie said...

last thing i made was a batch of triple chocolate chunk mint chip cookies for my brothers lol. it didn’t even last the week. thanks so much for the opportunities! the ornaments are so cute! and i’d love to have another copy of your book : )

December 12, 2012 09:17 PM
Karen said...

I always make cookies for friends and family!!

December 12, 2012 09:19 PM
Priscilla Chang said...

The last gift I bought was a Melissa and Doug wooden food set for my nephew.

December 12, 2012 09:20 PM
elizabeth said...

Bought my mommy a stick blender! But don’t tell her! I’m not giving it to her till Christmas :)

December 12, 2012 09:21 PM
Maddie B. said...

Te first present I bought for somebody was a pair of handmade earrings for my aunt/godmother. I bought them at a super cute craft show in Rochester.

December 12, 2012 09:45 PM
Christina C. said...

The last present I bought was a garlic press for my cousin. But shhh, I don’t want him to find out… :)

December 12, 2012 09:50 PM
ME Diab said...

LOVE these! Last night we made melted snowmen cake pops as Christmas gifts for the teachers. It’s one of my favorites as I just dip and drop and the kids do all of the hard work of creatively decorating!

December 12, 2012 10:09 PM
Hummingbird said...

I am making a Our Lady of Guadalupe bracelet tonight for my mom. I think she will really like it. Merry Christmas!

December 12, 2012 10:09 PM
Cinna said...

The last gift(s) I bought were body wash & lotion for four of my nieces. Picking out the scent-of-the-year from our favorite place for such supplies has become a holiday tradition. I spend an hour in the store, thinking of how each young woman has grown and changed over the past year and sniffing all the new scents (and some familiar ones, too) before finally selecting fragrances for each of them.

December 12, 2012 10:14 PM
april n said...

The last present I bought was Victoria Secret body sprays for my 14 year old daughter’s best friend :)

December 12, 2012 10:16 PM
Laura said...

Those are so cute! I’m currently making some fabric luggage tags for my mom and sisters.

December 12, 2012 10:19 PM
Julie @White Lights on Wednesday said...

I made a button wreath ornament for another blogger. :)

December 12, 2012 10:19 PM
Barbara Crow said...

I canned 60 jars of Apple, Blueberry, Peach & Strawberry Butter.
Tomorrow I will make soap and bathbags…then candy.

December 12, 2012 10:26 PM
kassandra said...

Last gift i made was a double chocolate cake for my niece birthday last saturday :-) .

December 12, 2012 10:28 PM
Patti said...

Just bought my mother in law a few sweaters because she is always cold. He apartment is set at 76 degrees!

December 12, 2012 10:34 PM
Janelle Pennington said...

The last thing I made was my yummy peanut butter fudge. I gave most of it away to our neighbors and every year my family expects a batch or two to go along with their holiday cookies!

December 12, 2012 10:37 PM
Morgan said...

I would LOVE to win! The last thing I made for someone (and am actually finishing it up right now) were gender reveal cake pops for a girlfriend and her family! So fun :)

December 12, 2012 10:38 PM
Jen M O said...

The last present I bought was a gift certificate for my Dad in which I traveled over 2 hours to pick up but I think he will be surprised and happy with the gift.

December 12, 2012 10:46 PM
Sarah said...

How cute! I definitely have someone on my holiday list that would love to receive this as a gift!

December 12, 2012 10:46 PM
Gina Chun said...

Sex Brownies for secret Santa;)

December 12, 2012 10:48 PM
Laura in Texas said...

I made cinnamon rolls for gifts for friends!

December 12, 2012 10:49 PM
Alexa T. said...

A himalayan salt lamp for my best friend :)

December 12, 2012 10:49 PM
Amy F said...

At work, we have been “elfing” people lately (leaving secrets gifts on their desks, not letting them know who dropped off the gifts). We have a woman who has a service dog, so I “elfed” her best friend the service dog. A bag full of doggy treats, toys and goodies :) Spreading joy for everyone..including puppy’s.
Thank you.

December 12, 2012 10:50 PM
amanda said...

The last gift i made was a soy candle!

December 12, 2012 10:55 PM
April said...

I was making homemade vanilla extract as gifts.

December 12, 2012 10:56 PM
Heather said...

Bought my nephew the Max Lucado book ” you are special” for his birthday.

December 12, 2012 10:56 PM
Donna said...

Last present I bought was an archery set for my son. It came in the mail today and the box is huge, at least six fee tall and a foot wide. I have no idea how I am going to wrap it!

December 12, 2012 10:57 PM
Eileen said...

The board game for my future in-laws

December 12, 2012 10:59 PM
Angela said...

The last give I made was a crochet hat for my niece!

December 12, 2012 11:00 PM
Ansa Hogan said...

The last thing I bought was a memory foam mattress topper for my daughter. She’s been begging for one for awhile!
Love these ornaments!


December 12, 2012 11:04 PM
Mikki Griffith said...

I love the ornaments! :D

December 12, 2012 11:11 PM
Monica d. said...

Just bought some great goofy gifts for my secret santa…so much fun!

December 12, 2012 11:16 PM
Ciniya cruz said...

Last present i bought was a gold rectangle pendant with our 3 children names on each side .

December 12, 2012 11:20 PM
Toni said...

I bought a waffle maker for my daughter

December 12, 2012 11:25 PM
reina said...

I made my friends cupcakes and cookies last year

December 12, 2012 11:27 PM
Kim said...

I’m still at work on a doll quilt for my daughter’s doll to be delivered from Santa.

December 12, 2012 11:28 PM
Marissa said...

I bought my husband a remote helicopter……haha……he’s wanted one since he was a little boy so I did it I can’t wait to see his face!!!!

December 12, 2012 11:31 PM
Tiffany said...

Chocolate covered cherries for my son’s teacher and bus driver.

December 12, 2012 11:33 PM
Kari W. said...

Gift baskets….

December 12, 2012 11:35 PM
Laura Fazzio said...

The last holiday present I made for someone was a crocheted hat for my father in law! I hope he likes it!

December 12, 2012 11:35 PM
My Barefoot Angel said...

A set of wooden cars and trucks for my son.

December 12, 2012 11:36 PM
Marissa said...

The last thing I made was Halloween cake pops for my daughter’s teachers.

December 12, 2012 11:39 PM
Jennifer Hemphill said...

I just made a test batch of rosemary almonds for the party this weekend.

December 12, 2012 11:39 PM
Laura said...

I bought a jewelry box for my best friend’s baby’s birthday!

December 12, 2012 11:39 PM
Stacey said...

The last gift I made was 17 stockings for the girls at church that I am a leader over. I got ambitious and hand stitched, sequined, and embroidered them. It was so fun!

December 12, 2012 11:40 PM
Darci said...

The last gift I made was Christmas cookies. A girlfriend and I (and now our kids and husbands) have an annual baking tradition. We’ve lost track of when we started our holiday tradition, but think it started 20+ years ago. We give the cookies as gifts to friends, neighbors and co-workers.

December 12, 2012 11:40 PM
sally said...

i made a gingerbread cookie decorating tin for some friends. I packed a tin of prebaked gingerbread kid cookies, put some sprinkles, raisins and chocolate chips in little containers, and packed some ready made frosting so the whole family could decorate and eat yummy cookies together.

December 12, 2012 11:42 PM
clarita molano said...

MIl felicitaciones por tanta belleza y por ser mi inspiracion, lo ultimo que acabo de compra un juego de boquillas para decorar para mi hija,es tan feliz al hacerlo, y eso para mi es muy importante, que tenga una muy bella navidad…

December 12, 2012 11:46 PM
Jackie said...

I just bought a girly pink apron and a new 20 inch rolling pin for my sister!

December 12, 2012 11:52 PM
Susan L said...

I just bought my LAST Christmas gift, yay! It’s a Kindle cover for our son-in-law.

December 12, 2012 11:54 PM
Yolanda said...

I bought my son a star wars bath gift set it had bath decals, tattoos, shampoo, shower gel, a star wars helmet dispenser, and wash cloth it is the cutest thing ever. He lives star wars he’s gonna love it.

December 12, 2012 11:56 PM
Stephanie Y said...

The last present that I bought for someone else were foodie books, one of which was called Edible Selby (a very fun and unique book that I’d recommend taking a browse-through of!).

December 12, 2012 11:57 PM
Becky said...

I made photo ornaments for my kids. I love their cute faces!

December 13, 2012 12:02 AM
Melinda said...

I got my daughter the Rapunzel toddler doll. She loves to do hair so it’s just perfect for her. :-)

December 13, 2012 12:08 AM
Evelyn said...

I just made some cookies to give to friends! They are sooo good! ..those cake pop ornaments are soo cute by the way (:

December 13, 2012 12:15 AM
Dawn said...

I bought my parents pill boxes with alarms so they don’t forget to take their medicines on time!

December 13, 2012 12:15 AM
Rebecca Burmeister said...

The last present I bought was this evening for my daughter’s 3rd birthday! I bought her a Hello Kitty squinkies play set. And I will be making those awesome Hello Kitty cake pops this weekend for her party! It’s my first cake pop attempt so I hope it goes smoothly. :)

December 13, 2012 12:24 AM
Jennie P said...

The last gift I bought was for my nieces and nephews. Everything from toys to clothes. So much more to do.

December 13, 2012 12:29 AM
Amanda said...

My toddler daughter and I have been making cinnamon ornaments to pass around to all teachers and neighbors. Hmmm a cinnamon “cake pop”… Now that’s an idea!!!

December 13, 2012 12:37 AM
Kristin B. said...

I just finished knitting a dwarven battle helm complete with red knitted and braided beard and mustache. I can’t wait to give it to the intended person.

December 13, 2012 12:38 AM
Leonesse Wilson said...

I made my dad a coffee mug and painted him a picture of his favorite place Greece.

December 13, 2012 12:41 AM
Gina said...

I bought a Norman Rockwell Christmas advent calendar for myself and my roommate!

December 13, 2012 12:42 AM
Misty G said...

I am currently working on a digital picture frame for my best friend. His daughters have helped me find pictures of them over the years I am putting them all on the memory chip and suprising him for Christmas! This is a special year for us, it’s our first Christmas together and the first time he has wanted to celebrate the holidays in about 5 years!!! We are blessed =)

December 13, 2012 12:47 AM
Stephanie said...

I bought a cute little fleece hat with a monster eye on it this morning for my nephew!

December 13, 2012 12:52 AM
Kim said...

Gave my friend Gayle a metal sign that read, “Have a crafty Christmas!” Got one for myself too! Hehehe!

December 13, 2012 12:59 AM
MaryBeth said...

The last thing I made was a mixed media canvas for my husband\
for our anniversary!

December 13, 2012 01:01 AM
Collette said...

The last Christmas gift I bought was a pack of Christmas Scentos markers! There’s peppermint, chocolate, and cherry! These were for a $5 limit secret santa exchange that my friends and I planned! Those or ornaments are so adorable!

December 13, 2012 01:19 AM
katherine said...

Just bought my middle daughter some Barbie drawing books. =)

December 13, 2012 01:28 AM
Jaclyn said...

The last gift I bought was a book of limericks from the late 1800s for my boyfriend for Christmas. We came across it in a tiny bookstore on our last trip to Savannah back in September, and he hemmed and hawed about buying it, decided not to, and then immediately regretted not buying it. I called them the next day to see if I could order it over the phone and have it shipped, and someone else had bought it! But they were super nice and found it at another used store and had them ship it to me. I can’t wait to give it to him. He brings the book up all the time and talks about how he wishes he had bought it. He’s going to be so surprised, and it’s so hard to surprise him.

December 13, 2012 01:29 AM
Carol said...

I bought stocking stuffers for the kids!

December 13, 2012 01:32 AM
Lisa said...

A pair of warm fuzzy slippers for my future sister-in-law.

December 13, 2012 01:33 AM
kim w said...

I bought my neice a red cardigan with sequins along the top from Target today (on sale, love target) and I hope she likes it!

December 13, 2012 01:37 AM
sangita said...

Just made cookie bouquets for my kids school.

December 13, 2012 01:53 AM
Neda said...

My mother-in-law wouldn’t stop commenting on my beautiful glass vase from Zgallerie, so hubby and I went out to purchase the exact same one for her xmas gift.

December 13, 2012 01:54 AM
Sonia Romero said...

On my first anniversary I bought 365 hard candies and I put on each one of the I love you…and wrapped it up in a heart shape box!:)

December 13, 2012 01:57 AM
Swee San @ The Sweet Spot said...

so cute!! I hope to win one of it …

December 13, 2012 02:36 AM
Amy Golightly said...

Last thing I made for a gift was custom gift baskets for a fundraiser for a local little girl with a rare type of cancer. I can’t imagine what this family is enduring this holiday season. Having a 3 year old, newborn and staying at st. Jude’s must take its toll. Prayers to this special family.

December 13, 2012 03:18 AM
Tori G said...

I just bought a gingerbread body set for my secret santa :)

December 13, 2012 03:30 AM
naomi said...

I made homemade marshmallows for my brother in law- he has a sweet tooth.

December 13, 2012 04:10 AM
Emily C. said...

Last week I made my coworker some ice cream cupcakes for his birthday. It was a nice late afternoon treat for everyone! My bf and I are starting to collect ornaments for our first tree together and these cake pops would be soooo cute!!

December 13, 2012 04:33 AM
Patty baglivi said...

Can’t wait to start my holiday cake pops today.

December 13, 2012 05:15 AM
ceejay said...

I framed a painting for my mom

December 13, 2012 05:31 AM
Diane Frank said...

The last thing I made was a 20 ruffled scarfs for friends and family

December 13, 2012 05:47 AM
Jan said...

The last thing I bought was earrings and necklace for my granddaughter b/c that’s what she wanted.

December 13, 2012 05:50 AM
Lacey said...

I did all of my shopping on black Friday so I can’t really remember what the last gift I bought was but if I were to guess I would say it was a cake stand and a mandolin for a friends Christmas present.

December 13, 2012 05:51 AM
Phyllis said...

I just bought a book on cocktails for my son

December 13, 2012 05:56 AM
sami said...

I bought alpaca wool for my sister-in-law

December 13, 2012 06:44 AM
Mary said...

The last present was an angel for an angel of a friend.

December 13, 2012 07:24 AM
Jennifer said...

I bought a sweater for my neice just last night.

December 13, 2012 07:25 AM
Debbie B. said...

The last present I bought was a new tennis bag for me that will be from my husband

December 13, 2012 07:30 AM
Evelyn said...

Im making my little sister a diy indoor hopscotch mat …i hope it comes out good :) and thank you for giving us a chance to win such awesome ornaments

December 13, 2012 08:12 AM
Ashley Nason said...

The last present I bought was for my best friend and it is a cheese journal. She’s a huge cheese fanatic so I thought she’d really enjoy being able to keep track of all the ones she tries. My last gift I also made was for the same best friend and they were chocolate chip muffins that she asked for. I got the recipe from you too!
Love the ornaments they are completely adorable.

December 13, 2012 08:12 AM
Megan B. said...

The last thing that I made would be the Martha Stewart Geneology Fan Chart for my Father-in-law’s 80th Birthday coming up next week. Unfortunately it was hard to go back very many generations, they are missing a lot of info. because of WWI and WWII ( they have lived in east Germany all their lives), of course, a lot more than paper work was lost during that time.

December 13, 2012 08:13 AM
Luzia said...

I have embroidered cloth diapers to offer to two beautifull babies. Very simple and coloufull. Hope they’ll offer me back a big smile.

December 13, 2012 08:17 AM
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