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.


Elaine said...

A cashmere sweater for my mom! :)

December 13, 2012 03:09 PM
Carla H. said...

The last thing I made for a gift was a canvas painting I did at a class just last night! It’s for my mom and dad for their 50th anniversary later this month!

December 13, 2012 03:21 PM
Tara said...

The last presents I bought were a pair of darling shoes for each of my daughters! One flat and casual pair and one high-heeled and dressy! They are so different and I love them both, the girls that is! Thanks for the darling giveaway! Happy Holidays!

December 13, 2012 03:26 PM
Theresa said...

The last gift I bought was Barbie Glamhouse for my 3-year-old daughter :)

December 13, 2012 03:29 PM
Heather Trammell said...

I made a blanket for my nephew for Christmas! :0)

December 13, 2012 03:31 PM
Kristen said...

We just bought our oldest son Wyatt the “Jake and the Neverland Pirate Ship” that he has been talking about since the beginning of December :-)

December 13, 2012 03:31 PM
Mama Bear said...

I just bought some books, including Charlie and the Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond :)

December 13, 2012 03:49 PM
Robyn K said...

I just bought my mother-in-law a cute Slyvester bird house from Gardeners :-) Thanks for the chance to win and be inspired!

December 13, 2012 03:50 PM
Natalie said...

The last present i bought for someone was a grocery cart for my son… What can i say he takes the shopping thing from his mamma:) But i did make a ton of cookies this year:)

December 13, 2012 03:52 PM
Erin S. said...

I bought a necklace for my sister.

December 13, 2012 03:54 PM
Melissa B said...

I just bought cologne for my brother in law. I am working on wedding cake pops for my sister’s bridal shower next weekend. Hopefully they turn out as cute as yours!

December 13, 2012 04:00 PM
Barb Engemoen said...

Managed to get 2 hours of shopping in (alone!!) and made a good dint in the holiday shopping…very hard to find those times when there is no kids or hubs around…..

December 13, 2012 04:02 PM
Mel W. said...

I just bought a pair of pant for my husband who bless his heart, has such a hard time finding jeans that fit right. I hope the ones i got will work!

December 13, 2012 04:04 PM
~Sydney Ellen~ said...

I made a scarf for my Grandma!

December 13, 2012 04:06 PM
Cheryl Masnova said...

The last thing I made for a gift was spritz cookies, fudge & peanut utter truffles as Christmas gifts for a few of my neighbors.

December 13, 2012 04:10 PM
Leeza said...

I made a handmade, glitterized card for my dad for his birthday yesterday. It’s always nice to give someone something that you worked really hard on and see joy light up their face!

December 13, 2012 04:28 PM
Linda said...

I LOVE creating and giving gifts that I have made. A little of my heart and love go into each gift whether it is crafts, sewing or food. The last gift I made to special women that I visit each month was an embroidered snowflake ornament and cinnamon brown sugar coated almonds. Enjoy the cake pops! That’s what I’m making next:)

December 13, 2012 04:39 PM
Laura Healey said...

These are so cute! I’m going to try them for sure!
I just bought some really fun christmas socks for my friend who always has whacky socks! They have lights on them and flash red and green! :)

December 13, 2012 04:39 PM
Debby Collins said...

i made a robe for a friends granddaughter for christmas.

December 13, 2012 04:42 PM
christine said...

I haven’t done my christmas shopping yet… but the last gift that i gave was a calvin and hobbes paperback set, all the books in the series in one place! I have one myself and I love it. Maybe in your spare time you can make calvin and hobbes cake pops! That would be TOO AWESOME.

December 13, 2012 04:42 PM
Ulrike said...

I bought Depeche Mode tickets as a christmas present for my brother.

December 13, 2012 04:46 PM
Kaitlyn said...

The last present I bought was a book on marathon running for my younger brother! Such an inspiration he is to me :) Cute ornaments! Merry Christmas!

December 13, 2012 04:46 PM
Phyllis said...

I made mini cinnamon scones for my work friends.

December 13, 2012 04:48 PM
Teresita said...

Last present I bought is for my husband who likes to make pancakes for our family on his weekends off – pancake pen and molds.

December 13, 2012 04:54 PM
Brittany said...

I made my friend a framed succulent garden to hang on her wall. She LOVES succulents and I can not wait for her to open it!!

December 13, 2012 04:55 PM
Summer said...

I made some mini marshmallow snowmen cocoa stirrers for my friend who was hosting a cookie swap. ( my cookies were dark chocolate peppermint bark cookies!)

December 13, 2012 04:57 PM
Amanda said...

I bought dvd’s for my girls!

December 13, 2012 05:01 PM
Julie Brandt said...

I bought an 8qt casserole dish for my mother.

December 13, 2012 05:03 PM
Lori P said...

I made some reindeer ornaments using wine corks and my trusty glue gun for my friend.

December 13, 2012 05:06 PM
Jillian_R said...

THe last thing I bought was a set of clothes and shoes for my nephews. I know it isn’t toys, but they need the clothes so much more. Being practical can really suck at times.

December 13, 2012 05:11 PM
Darleen said...

I just bought a little outfit and toy for my nephew, a 4 month old baby boy that has some health issues. He is a sweet, precious little guy.
Happy Holidays!

December 13, 2012 05:26 PM
Elora Arsenault said...

I love these so much, I’m new to the cake pop phenomenon and am already in love!

The last present I bought was a dairy free baking cook book, it’s for my mother who has developed a severe dairy allergy. She is really missing being able to eat all of her favourite goodies around the holidays. We are trying out some dairy free cake pop recipes this weekend!

December 13, 2012 05:29 PM
Erlyn said...

The last gift I bought was a Starbucks gift card for a coworker

December 13, 2012 05:44 PM
Samira said...

The last thing i bought for a gift was a huge Bath and Body works set with all these goodies and topped it off with cake pops i made

December 13, 2012 05:45 PM
Samira said...

The last thing i made for a gift was some ornaments

December 13, 2012 05:48 PM
wenders said...

A twist on your Cowgirl Cookies…Cookie Mix in a jar, subbed nuts with crispy rice cereal.

December 13, 2012 05:51 PM
Jessica E. said...

Thanks to a find on Pinterest, I made these adorable cupcake jars for the little girls that live next door. I used clean baby food jars so they would be small and cute, and just the right size for candy, hair bows, or other little treasures. Handmade holidays are the best!

December 13, 2012 05:52 PM
Brooke said...

The last thing i bought was the Justin Bieber perfume for my best friend because she really loves him :)

December 13, 2012 06:03 PM
Kat said...

Bought my sister a t-shirt with the names of the Les Mis characters on it. So excited for her to see it!

December 13, 2012 06:06 PM
Susan Y said...

Just bought a set of monogrammed coasters for my admin assistant at work. :) Thanks for sponsoring this contest!

December 13, 2012 06:08 PM
Heather Salas said...

I made my dear friend Sara a day planner cover for her birthday.

December 13, 2012 06:11 PM
Janel Merritt said...

Helped my children make memory boxes for their grandmothers.

December 13, 2012 06:12 PM
Christi @ Love From The Oven said...

The last gift I picked up was gift cards for the teachers at school. :)

December 13, 2012 06:12 PM
Nancy G said...

The last thing I made are tiles with my kids picture on them as Christmas presents to all the grandparents, aunts and uncles. Hope they will like it.

December 13, 2012 06:13 PM
melody durant said...

I made Cowboy Cookies for a friends birthday! And 44 dz more for the missionaries coming to help us at Christmas!

December 13, 2012 06:14 PM
Diane Huddleston said...

I made some cupcakes for my father’s birthday last month then he sadly passed away 3 days later…

December 13, 2012 06:14 PM
Ann LeBlanc said...

last think i bought someone as a gift was Christmas cookie cutters to make cake pops

December 13, 2012 06:14 PM
Kylie said...

A whole bunch of Skylanders toys for my 10yr old.

December 13, 2012 06:16 PM
CarolynH said...

I made scented Christmas ornaments as gifts. They were a hit.

December 13, 2012 06:16 PM
Kim said...

So Cute!

December 13, 2012 06:16 PM
Julia said...


December 13, 2012 06:18 PM
Saskia said...

The last thing I bought for someone was a bread basket. (:

December 13, 2012 06:20 PM
Jenni Spaulding said...

The last gift I made was custom designed calendars for all my parents!!

December 13, 2012 06:22 PM
Andrea said...

I made 3 loaves of iced cinammon bread yesterday to give away as Christmas gifts to my nurses and social worker. :)

December 13, 2012 06:23 PM
Elizabeth said...

The last present I made was for my goddaughters, Autumn and Audrey. I made (crochet) Autumn a Hello Kitty Witch and Audrey a blue bunny.

December 13, 2012 06:25 PM
Andreina said...

The last present I made was for my best friend. It was really special, I made her a ballerina dancing with cold porcelain. It was beautiful, and my best friend loved it.

She’s been a dancer practically her whole life, so, I thought it was a very special gift.

I LOVE your pop cakes. Kisses from Venezuela :*

December 13, 2012 06:30 PM
Susan Theriot said...

I just made a Christmas cookies for Santa plate for my grandson. We worked of this craft together. He is 5 and had a blast!!!

December 13, 2012 06:35 PM
Teri R said...

I just purchased a beautiful white and silver scarf from abercrombie that looks like glittering snow for my niece!

December 13, 2012 06:43 PM
Marilyn Prine said...

The last gift I put together a “Goody Box” for my 10 year old grand daughter with a name bracelet, name necklace, pair of earrings, lip gloss set, glitter nail polish, hair ties and clips, hair brush and mirror, Christmas pops, Skittles, and a candy cane.

December 13, 2012 06:44 PM
Eva said...

A few weeks ago, we made organic cold process soap for everyone! It is curing now and will be ready for Christmas!

December 13, 2012 06:50 PM
Noreen said...

Just ordered my daughters ocarinas, it will be from santa

December 13, 2012 06:52 PM
Rachel Lujbli said...

I just brought my step-daughter a great pair of riding boots.

December 13, 2012 06:53 PM
Jessica Williamson said...

I would love to have some of these!! These cute decorations would be a nice touch on our little tree.

December 13, 2012 06:55 PM
Kim Catapano said...

The last present I bought was a pair of earbuds for my father and for my nephew.

December 13, 2012 06:56 PM
Laura said...

The last presents that I actually purchased were a toothbrush and toothpaste, because I work for a dentist. lol

December 13, 2012 07:04 PM
Brenda Monroy said...

i bought clothes for everyone in my family and chocolates

December 13, 2012 07:11 PM
jessy foster said...

i bought my sister a crock-pot to help her transition back to full-time employment.

December 13, 2012 07:15 PM
Marie said...

Bought singing cat underwear for my son :)

December 13, 2012 07:19 PM
Andrina Derbyshire said...

I bought my grandma a apple tv

December 13, 2012 07:29 PM
Megan said...

I made my friends some oreo truffles :P only 3 ingredients!

December 13, 2012 07:32 PM
Stephanie said...

Haha <333 the last present i gave was cupcakes <333

December 13, 2012 08:01 PM
Missy T. said...

The last thing I bought was a digital camera for my daughter.

December 13, 2012 08:07 PM
Dee said...

This past weekend, my children and I made gifts and cards for their teachers. They did a FABULOUS job! I was so proud of their hard work and their creative spirits.

December 13, 2012 08:11 PM
Holly said...

I just bought my 1 year old son his first basketball hoop for my husband to give him for Christmas. Here’s hoping he plays for the NBA one day!

December 13, 2012 08:45 PM
Joy said...

I bought my mum a tiffany and co necklace with her name engraved at the back since she deserves something special like that :]

December 13, 2012 08:49 PM
Carla said...

The last gifts I made was scrapbooks for my grandchildren.

December 13, 2012 09:27 PM
Amaya B. said...

hi!!! im so excited to enter your giveaway contest!!! (you can tell by all the exclamation points!) IM 10 years old and i love your blog!! i am also a very big baker like you (except your way better at cake pops than me :) i reasently bought a gift for my mom! and i think shes going to love it! me and my grandma went to batha and body works and got her mini sented hand sanitizers and also a pink medium sized lotion! thanks for reading my comment and good luck to everyone else!

December 13, 2012 09:36 PM
Margaret said...

i bought chocolate covered cherries for my shiney son in law, They are his favorite.

December 13, 2012 09:42 PM
Gaerria said...

How I wish I had your creative talents. Just bought some non electronic board games.

December 13, 2012 09:43 PM
Niteowl Nancy said...

I bought some Spy Gear stuff for my 6 year old son that was on sale. Lots of shopping to go still!

December 13, 2012 09:51 PM
Molly said...

Cashmere socks!

December 13, 2012 09:56 PM
Ashley said...

The last present that I bought was an Art Book for my sister!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

December 13, 2012 10:37 PM
Claudine said...

I made a scrapbook for my parents! :>

December 13, 2012 10:39 PM
Heather said...

The last thing that I made was Christmas cookies.

December 13, 2012 10:57 PM
Maria K. said...

I’m making a doll for my mother as a surprise additional gift for Christmas. She has no idea I’m doing this, so I’m really looking forward to her reaction. ^__^

December 13, 2012 11:24 PM
Kayley Vu said...

the last present i made was a knitted beanie for my 3 best friends :)

December 13, 2012 11:49 PM
T said...

I love both of your books! Thank you for so many great ideas. Without them, I don’t think I’d be able to be as cute with my pops and cake balls. THANKS!

December 13, 2012 11:52 PM
Saingyou said...

Too Cute! ;)

December 14, 2012 12:08 AM
nathan said...

A custom card :)

December 14, 2012 12:30 AM
rhonda said...

i just ordered a game online for my daughter.

December 14, 2012 01:37 AM
Stephanie said...

A blue and gray striped sweatshirt with a yellow zipper for my brother!! Hope I win..those are so cute!! :))

December 14, 2012 01:39 AM
verenise l said...

the last present I bought was a funnel cake thingy haha for my momma :]

December 14, 2012 02:26 AM
Yvonne Tan said...

Last year, I handsew a felt gingerbread house for my son.

December 14, 2012 03:45 AM
Alecis said...

The last present I bought was a butterfly pillow pet and jewellery for my little sister’s birthday :)

December 14, 2012 04:20 AM
Rachel said...

I just have get beer to finish my husbands santa and raindeervthat is made of beer

December 14, 2012 06:18 AM
Amanda said...

A set of cards for my friends!

December 14, 2012 06:29 AM
Lisa Scatuccio said...

I bought my brother and his girlfriend a West Elm gift card to spice up their apartment!

December 14, 2012 09:38 AM
Lolita Wong said...

I am currently crocheting a stuffed animal of Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes) so it’s still in the process of being made. However, the last thing I bought is 2 sets of Buckycubes. The company is stopping its production – must buy while the supply lasts!

December 14, 2012 09:51 AM
Elizabeth Kellett said...

I may be too late but I’m going to try anyways haha

The last ‘gift’ I made was a fresh pot of chicken noodle soup for my sick mother in law haha :)

December 14, 2012 10:18 AM
Mel said...

The most recent gift I’ve bougt or made…
This may seem silly but my fiance and I have been engaged for about 9 months now. He never really gets into the Christmas spirit so I started a new tradition just for him. The 12 days of Christmas. So far I’ve made him a CD with the 12 songs that make me think of him when I hear them and he loves guns so I purchased $11 worth of ammo for him to take to the range…. today is day 10 and I am making coupons for 10 massages when ever he needs them….

The look of surprise on his face was great. It was like he was a kid in the candy store. :-)

December 14, 2012 10:18 AM
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