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.


Ann T said...

I bought some clothes for the little girl we adopted from Family Gateway. So much fun to buy something for someone who needs a gift. Made me thankful for the many years I had the funds to buy my daughter clothes!

December 14, 2012 10:47 AM
kimsch said...

I made snowman s’mores out of Crayola clay – the really light stuff. The snowmen are mini marshmallow sized.

December 14, 2012 10:54 AM
Karen Mc said...

I made sugar cookies for neighbors!

December 14, 2012 11:18 AM
Mackenzie said...

The last gift I made was a Harry Potter themed infinity scarf for a friend! Ravenclaw wins! :) Merry Christmas!

December 14, 2012 11:26 AM
kesha said...

The last gift I bought was for my Husband! It was a ring and a bracelet to match:) I hope he is surprised!

December 14, 2012 12:16 PM
Dawn said...

A video game for my husband — to help him unwind a bit in the evenings after work.

December 14, 2012 01:23 PM
Cricket said...

The last present I bought was for my daughter on her pre-birthday party celebration. She wanted to go to Build a Bear with her 2 best friends so I bought them each a stuffed animal and outfit. Since my daughter is a Christmas day baby it is hard to have her friends over for her actual birthday so we did it early again this year. :-)

December 14, 2012 02:31 PM
vivian said...

The last present i gave someone is a teddy bear from Build-A-Bear!

December 14, 2012 02:52 PM
Hulda Smith said...

Just bought my husband some fishing pants :)

December 14, 2012 03:19 PM
Jenny S said...

Those ornaments are so cute! The last present I bought was the last bits needed for a gift basket for my MIL (cooking stuff!). The last present I made was a paper rosette wreath for my Grandma in beach colors. I hope she likes it!

December 14, 2012 03:50 PM
Anna Cast said...

Watch for my “BIL”!

December 14, 2012 04:04 PM
Le said...

I got a rocking horse for my nephew. Something to encourage him to start walking soon this christmas.

December 14, 2012 05:16 PM
Randi said...

The last present I made for someone was a knitted scarf for my daughters boyfriend. It was a hit, unless he was just being nice.

December 14, 2012 05:25 PM
Rosa said...

The last present I purchased was the last present on my list this week and it’s for my little girl – she’s getting a VTech digital camera since she’s always wanting to use my camera to take pictures. :-)

December 14, 2012 05:28 PM
Billie Holden said...

The last gift I made was a super-soft cowl for a Christmas gift.

December 14, 2012 05:29 PM
Missy said...

I just made homemade marshmallows for my kids’ teachers.

December 14, 2012 05:30 PM
cara said...

Last present? homemade fleece knee-sox with cat fabric!

December 14, 2012 06:36 PM
Patti Cummings said...

I love these! The last christmas present that I helped make was for my son’s kindergarten classmates. We made snowmen out of white paper coffee cups! We filled them with a hot cocoa packets and some christmas goodies!

December 14, 2012 07:33 PM
Kimi said...

The last gift I made was homemade bread

December 14, 2012 07:37 PM
Linda said...

I bought a blender for my daughter yesterday. Thanks for the chance to win these cuties!!

December 14, 2012 08:23 PM
Rebekah said...

My sister and I created a wall hanging to be printed for our mom that has her four kid’s birth dates on it and a lovely verse about being a mother. I can’t wait to surprise her on Christmas morning!

December 14, 2012 08:26 PM
Samira said...

I got a beautiful owl necklace and a initial braclet for my sis

December 14, 2012 09:06 PM
Emma S said...

I just ordered my husband a new watch for Christmas. I hope he likes it :)

December 14, 2012 09:37 PM
Brenda Tyler said...

I just helped my kids make owl ornaments for their grandma… all the grandkids around the country are making her one!

December 14, 2012 09:37 PM
Jan Brown said...

I just finished the last of my Christmas candy. I need to wrap and bag it to by delivered to friends.

December 14, 2012 10:17 PM
Keely said...

The last thing I made was a notebook for one of my BFFs!

December 14, 2012 11:16 PM
Cheryl said...

I sewed a doll baby bed for my 3 year old granddaughter. Including a soft doll quilt. And a cute little dress for her doll. I find so much joy in making things for her!

December 15, 2012 06:43 AM
BECKY said...

Cookies for Santa.

December 16, 2012 09:47 AM
sheri singh said...

i”M just being my own self and getting birthday gifts:):0

December 18, 2012 07:19 PM
Josien said...

Just finished two little fleece hearts, to slip in the pocket of my daughters best friend. She just turned 4 and will start school after the holidays. The hearts might help her, when she feels insecure. Hope it will assure her that she is loved!

December 19, 2012 01:36 PM
Fabio said...

I usually don’t paritcipate on blogs/chat rooms but had to this time .you are a class act and I admire your decision to make a big change in your life. I have done the same thing and it was the best thing I ever did. It surely isn’t easy but it life goes to quickly and you don’t want to look back and have regrets. Best of luck to you!! We will all miss you.

December 20, 2012 02:06 AM
Eduardo said...

You can NOT bake in just any glass tray. Make sure it’s oven (heat) proof glass. Fire King, Anchor Hocking and Pyrex all make heat proof glass cooking and bawrkaee.If you use a glass tray that’s not oven proof, you’ll have a huge mess in your oven when it breaks. My neighbor found out the hard way when she put a pretty glass tray of cookies in her oven to keep them warm. She had the temperature set real low, but the tray shattered after a few minutes.Not all glass is heat proof!

December 22, 2012 04:54 AM
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