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.


Luzia said...

The last thing I made…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 08:18 AM
Emily said...

These are just so cute!

December 13, 2012 08:33 AM
Jessica A said...

Last year I learned to knit so I made scarves for EVERYONE! Whether they needed them or not. : )

December 13, 2012 08:39 AM
Jamie said...

I am totally new to cake pops. I’ve been eyeing up the book for a long time. I finally decided to give it a try. Wish me luck! Also send some luck to my poor friendns and family who will receive my cake pops.

December 13, 2012 08:41 AM
TaraLP said...

I bought the new Bourne DVD for my hubby.

December 13, 2012 08:47 AM
Sheetal Paul said...

We bought a rocking horse for our friend’s son who turned two last month.

December 13, 2012 08:49 AM
Kimberly said...

The last gift I gave was a Globe, Telescope and Science Kit to a 15 year old foster child. I thought it was wonderful that he was interested in science. I’ve never met this young man, and can’t wait to see his face when he opens his gifts. Merry Christmas to you all.

December 13, 2012 08:52 AM
Laura Kemplin said...

I bought a Tervis tumbler, dunkin donuts GC, and some candy for my mentor teacher (I student teach). She loved it!

December 13, 2012 08:56 AM
Serina said...

The last thing I bought was a pie pop maker and a cake pop maker for my 11 year old so she can have fun making these without the use of an oven. She is going to be so excited!

December 13, 2012 08:56 AM
Nikki said...

Oh my gosh, these are adorable! The ornaments would look great with my others that are candy/sweets themed!!! Love it!!!

December 13, 2012 08:58 AM
Sue said...

I just made some knit scarves for my MIL, mother, and sister. I always try to make them something handmade. Happy Holidays!!

December 13, 2012 09:01 AM
Rachel said...

Very cute idea and would love to put them on my tree.
Great site.

December 13, 2012 09:01 AM
Ruthy said...

The last thing I made was cupcakes for my Spanish class. They were super cute.

December 13, 2012 09:03 AM
Ingrid said...

I bought some 15 lb weights and drum sticks for a 5th grader on our giving tree at school, and a PlayDough Candy Cyclone set for another child on the tree.

December 13, 2012 09:13 AM
Stefanee Glass said...

My favorite homemade gift to give is anything from the kitchen… preferably with chocolate :)

December 13, 2012 09:14 AM
Hillary said...

The last thing I made were treats for my daughters preschool class. I made christmas tree rice krispy treats and wrapped juice boxes with white paper and painted on snowmen faces.

December 13, 2012 09:16 AM
nova c. said...

Made a quick bread called lemon loaf for friends for gifts!

December 13, 2012 09:20 AM
Joyce said...

The last gift I bought was a pea coat for my youngest son – just last night!

December 13, 2012 09:27 AM
Maribeth M said...

I ordered an American Girl mini doll for my god-daughter. It looks just like her!

December 13, 2012 09:32 AM
Megan S. said...

The last gift i bought was dress shirts for my husband! not the most exciting, but certainly needed.

December 13, 2012 09:33 AM
Ana Cruz said...

I’ve been making a lot of presents lately. But the last one was a fabric bag for a friend of mine.

December 13, 2012 09:40 AM
Laura said...

I made a cookbook with all my favorite recipes for my MIL…

December 13, 2012 09:54 AM
Vivian said...

the last thing i bought was a heat changing pixelated heart mug!!!

December 13, 2012 09:56 AM
Leisha said...

We made SK granola-crusted nuts for my daughter’s preschool teachers. Yummy!

December 13, 2012 09:57 AM
Thalia in Jamaica said...

Hi there, Bakerella. Merry Christmas from sunny Jamaica!!

The last DIY gift I made was a journal for my daughter’s 13th bday. I used an old daily planner and upcycled it by weaving magazine pages on the cover and filling it with pictures, cutouts and thoughts. Then passed it around to aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends to write in what they love about her.

A greatly loved gift for a greatly loved child…

December 13, 2012 09:57 AM
cinzia said...

Ciao l’ultimo regalo che ho fatto è una collana per mia madre

December 13, 2012 09:58 AM
Sandy said...

The last thing I made was dresses for my nieces last week. :)

December 13, 2012 10:04 AM
Fatima said...

Brooklyn blackout Cake for my husband from scratch!

December 13, 2012 10:06 AM
Cat said...

Wow! I love the ornament idea! (And would love to win your prize – especially the book!) The last present I made for anyone was a Hawaiian style shirt for my husband. Cake pops sure look a whole lot easier and probably faster, though I’ve never made any before. I’m going to try, though! Love those polar bears!

December 13, 2012 10:07 AM
Amy S said...

I love the ornaments! How cute :) The last present I purchased was a doll for my daughter for her birthday is on Monday.

December 13, 2012 10:08 AM
Lisa said...

I just bought a Hallmark ornament for my dad! Hoping to make some homemade gifts soon…

December 13, 2012 10:08 AM
Julie A said...

I just bought a book for my brother and set of cupcake measuring cups for my sister.

December 13, 2012 10:08 AM
Ashley said...

So far, I haven’t shopped for Christmas gifts but am looking forward to making some treats to give away. :-)

December 13, 2012 10:09 AM
sue said...

so, so cute!
i bought a chocolate fondue set for a dear chocolate-addicted friend of mine:)

December 13, 2012 10:11 AM
Kelli said...

The last present I bought was boxes to package up our rock candy we make every Christmas!

December 13, 2012 10:11 AM
Julie said...

A 5-foot teddy bear for our yellow lab…he loves to pull the stuffing out of stuffed animals!

December 13, 2012 10:20 AM
pam said...

last gift i purchased is a small change wallet from the fair trade sale at my daughter’s high school. little does she know it’s for her!

December 13, 2012 10:21 AM
Jamie said...

I am super stressed about buying presents, especially since my sister won’t give me a list (or hints) for her 3 little boys. The last present I bought was screen protection for my fiance’s phone (he’s in graduate school…money is tight).

December 13, 2012 10:27 AM
Susan said...

Treats from Trader Joes for my niece who just had her 3rd baby c section.

December 13, 2012 10:34 AM
Shamsa Chaudhri said...

The last presents I bought were for my Mother-in-law’s 60th Birthday, I’m having a surprise party for her, a Tiffany mug!
And I made her a gluten free Chocolate Pumpkin cake!

December 13, 2012 10:35 AM
Lorrie said...

I love the ornaments, such a cute idea! I’ve been working on sewing some doll clothes for my granddaughters.

December 13, 2012 10:39 AM
Heather P said...

I just bought my nieces a few Lalaloopsy Dolls. Crossing my fingers I win!

December 13, 2012 10:42 AM
Renee S. said...

I bought my college roommate a personalized necklace with her initials on it for Christmas!

December 13, 2012 10:42 AM
Julie K said...

The last present I made was a felt bird for my daughter to be the first gift of the 12 days of Christmas.

December 13, 2012 10:43 AM
Jenn Lynn said...

I made a card and bought my friend a nice outfit for her 60th birthday. I’m happy to say she loved it.

December 13, 2012 10:54 AM
Loretta Kelly said...

I have a box full of purchased presents in my closet for this year, but my holiday cookie making will be the big event! Five different types this year, and one I’ve never attempted! :)

December 13, 2012 10:56 AM
Corena Hosley said...

The last gift I purchased/donated was angel grocery bag for families in need at my local grocery store.

December 13, 2012 11:11 AM
Brandi said...

Technically it’s not the last thing I made, but it’s a recent favorite. I made a quilted table runner for my grandmother out of all blue and aqua fabrics. She loved it!

December 13, 2012 11:14 AM
Donna Turner said...

The last gift I made was a distressed,wooden recipe cardholder for my daughter, who is getting married in January. I plan on making cake pops for the favors! So very excited! Got my cake pop start with you! You’re AWESOME!

December 13, 2012 11:20 AM
Jennifer Wilson said...

The last thing I made for a gift was a set of 4 coasters with a little bird design on them for my friend. Inspiration courtesy of Pinterest!

December 13, 2012 11:22 AM
Sarah said...

The last thing I made for a gift was a box of these really cute santa clause cookies. I used a heart cutter and bent the tip slightly. The shape upside down made an excellent santa face!

December 13, 2012 11:33 AM
Lynne T. said...

I’m still shopping. I hope I get everything done before Christmas.

December 13, 2012 11:34 AM
Sally Alton said...

I bought my 3 year old daughter felt food. I can’t wait until she opens them.

December 13, 2012 11:36 AM
Nicole said...

I bought some PJs for my husband…and another baby outfit for my baby due in January.

December 13, 2012 11:40 AM
Laura said...

The last present I bought was a year of fishing lures for my fisherman dad.

December 13, 2012 11:47 AM
Tammi said...

I made zucchini coconut bread for the sweet librarian who is always so helpful.

December 13, 2012 11:49 AM
Elise said...

I bought my niece some jewelry yesterday for her birthday this weekend!

December 13, 2012 11:54 AM
Tawny said...

I just completed my shopping on Tuesday. I bought my husband the animated teddy bear from TED. Lmao.

December 13, 2012 11:56 AM
Betsy said...

I just helped my kids write poems to their grandparents for the upcoming holidays.

December 13, 2012 11:56 AM
Charlotte King said...

We are along way from home and family this year, spending it in Canada rather than England, and so I had to buy lots of lovely Christmas teas for new friends here. I dont think you can beat a good cup of tea.

December 13, 2012 11:59 AM
Joanna said...

The last thing I bought was our favorite holiday candies – yum!

December 13, 2012 12:04 PM
Emily B said...

I made a bazillion cookies for my coworkers and my son’s teachers. They were a hit! (most recipies came from

December 13, 2012 12:11 PM

The last present I bought was yesterday. I decided this year to mainly do online shopping and happy with all the great deals I’ve been getting. I bought my sister’s each a Coach wristlet bag for an incredible sale price of 35.00! I love saving and I LOVE CAKE POPS!!

December 13, 2012 12:12 PM
Dorcha suel said...

I went to buy my friend winter candy apple shower gel,body lotion, fragrance mist and anti-bacteria hand gel

December 13, 2012 12:16 PM
Beth said...

i ordered 2 books from Amazon for friends i heart online shopping!

December 13, 2012 12:17 PM
Georgia T said...

I bought a little gift box for my friend for her birthday full of her favorite goodies!

December 13, 2012 12:17 PM
Jen W said...

I just ordered a bunch of personalized notepads & post-its for the teachers at school. Next handmade will be 4 dozen cookies for my mother-in-laws nursing home. I just started getting into decorating & having so much fun with it!

December 13, 2012 12:20 PM
Ginger G said...

… just bought my daughter a honey jar with dipper for Christmas for her tea – will make cookies to go along with it!

December 13, 2012 12:28 PM
candace said...

i just made some chocolates for all my kids teachers.i have that down pat and now i would love to learn to make beautiful cake pops.u can just make them for any occasion.

December 13, 2012 12:34 PM
Maria Rentas said...

I bought my daughter a Hello Kitty SS necklace set. She loves Hello Kitty and doesn’t know she is going to get it!

December 13, 2012 12:37 PM
Denise said...

The last present I bought was a Spider Man comic book earrings from Etsy. My secret santa in my class loves Spider Man and she collects Spider Man comic books!!

December 13, 2012 12:38 PM
leigh said...

I absolutely love the cakepop ornaments…too cute! The last gift i bought was christmas candy for my 2yr old son. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

December 13, 2012 12:40 PM
Beatris Beckwith said...

Last thing I purchased as a gift was coats to contribute to a Christmas party held annually for disadvantaged children.

December 13, 2012 12:41 PM
Jen said...

I bought a sweater for my mother-in-law yesterday. Today I need to pick up a gift for my babysitter!

December 13, 2012 12:45 PM
Char O. said...

I made scarves for each of my 3 nieces. I can’t wait to give them to them:)

December 13, 2012 12:47 PM
Jamie G said...

I bought my brother in law a giant lego head storage container! I love that it looks just like a giant lego head!

December 13, 2012 12:55 PM
Cindy said...

I made candy cane reindeer for my daughters dance friends.

December 13, 2012 01:17 PM
Kim S. said...

For my germophobic sister, I bought a public restroom survival kit. :) Thanks Bakerella!

December 13, 2012 01:19 PM
Rachael Rivas said...

The last gift I bought was an Elf on the Shelf set for my son’s Preschool Class!! We’ll say its for the kids to enjoy, but his TEACHER really wants it for herself!! LOL

December 13, 2012 01:28 PM
Molly said...

I just mailed my mother a loaf of banana bread for the holiday.

December 13, 2012 01:28 PM
Marcia said...

My husband and I went to Ireland this summer – our Christmas present to each other!

December 13, 2012 01:29 PM
Chrystal Woodcock said...

I made my boss a cute little card holder for her desk that has 30 different “Keep Calm and…” sayings that she can rotate.

December 13, 2012 01:33 PM
Milly B said...

I’m actually making presents right now. The most recent being modest Barbie clothes for my girls.

December 13, 2012 01:34 PM
ML said...

I made Sugar & Spice cookies for one of my elderly gentleman friends from church. He says they remind him of the kind his mother use to make.

December 13, 2012 01:40 PM
pamela said...

The last gift i made was a tortilla warmer set and a.set of coasters with rooster print on them.

December 13, 2012 01:44 PM
CherCroppin said...

The last gift I made was a decorative-scrapbook-covered tin-can filled with river rocks and holds a set of makeup brushes for the teen next door! Got the idea from Pinterest!

December 13, 2012 01:51 PM
Tiffany said...

These are so cute. I attempted to make a quilt out of my sisters favorite old tshirts. epic fail!

December 13, 2012 01:55 PM
stevie said...

I made decorated sugar cookies for my neighbors yesterday and will be delivering them today.

December 13, 2012 01:55 PM
Cathy M. said...

Last present I bought was a really lovely soap and perfume set from etsy for my uncle’s fiancee.

December 13, 2012 02:13 PM
Amanda S. said...

Last gift I made was a set of unpaper towels for a friend.

December 13, 2012 02:13 PM
Molly Boozer said...

I just made 2 dozen “Cookies in a Jar” for the women in my office. I made 12 jars filled with the dry ingredients for Cowboy Cookies and 12 jars with the dry ingredients for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Of course I made them festive by using red and green M&Ms for the Cowboy Cookies and I tied green, white, and red ribbon around the lids. On top of the lid, I attached a glittery snowflake embelleshment. Can’t wait to see their excitement when I pass them out next week!

December 13, 2012 02:19 PM
aizek said...

last gift i got was 2 beautiful crystal candle stands for the wedding of one of my good friends…cant wait to give it to them :)

December 13, 2012 02:20 PM
aizek said...

last gift i got was 2 beautiful crystal candle stands for the wedding of one of my good friends…cant wait to give it to them :)

December 13, 2012 02:21 PM
Lisa said...

The last gift I made was salted caramels for the girls at work :)

December 13, 2012 02:26 PM
AlohaGrama said...

I made a shawl for my mother-in-law

December 13, 2012 02:33 PM
Lorie said...

The last gift I bought was CD of piano solos for my son.

December 13, 2012 02:41 PM
Julie B. said...

I bought little Martha Stewart treat boxes to give away filled with Nutter-butter truffles :)

December 13, 2012 02:43 PM
Jennifer H said...

I bought a guitar for my little guy for christmas! He is going to LOVE it

December 13, 2012 02:45 PM
Judy said...

every year I make cinnamon sugared walnuts as gifts for friends. They all anxiously wait for them. I knit a golf club cover for my husband this year!

December 13, 2012 02:49 PM
Erin Kilkenny said...

Kindle Fire HD

December 13, 2012 02:52 PM
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