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.


Katrina said...

The big gift I saved for this year was a walk in play kitchen for my 2 year old son. He will be going to brunch at the Grandparent’s for Christmas with his father, and I will be setting it up while he’s gone. He should be quite surprised!

December 10, 2012 03:26 AM
Becky W. said...

I made my parents a package of Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins and Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies! (The surprise is that it looks like just a chocolate cookie, but then when you bite into it, there is creamy peanut butter in the middle.)

Happy Holidays! :)

December 10, 2012 03:27 AM
Jayne said...

I made some tri-coloured sweet potato dessert for my neighbour. It wasn’t really a present but we like to cook stuff and give each other. Neighbourliness, right? :-)

December 10, 2012 03:27 AM
Robynn Yoerger said...

I baked some small half round (ball shaped) Christmas fruit cakes, joined them together in pairs, then I covered them in marzipan and fondant.
Yesterday I spent the day decorating up these fruit cake balls as Christmas Ornaments. Each one is different, and decorated to suit the person I will be giving them to. One each for my parents and one for a daughter.

December 10, 2012 03:27 AM
Monique Montes said...

I just bought my 2 1/2 year old daughter a play kitchen set-the whole kitchen! stove, microwave, oven, coffee pot….she sees mom baking in the kitchen so i had to get her one of her own! :)

December 10, 2012 03:27 AM
Kandie M said...

I bought balloons for my little boy! His birthday is today (Monday)! He is a special needs child and nothing on this planet makes him happier than balloons!

December 10, 2012 03:28 AM
Eileen said...

I made a bunch of bald cookies and candies for my coworkers.. Those are to hold them over until I get the cakepops made:)

December 10, 2012 03:28 AM
lindsey said...

Just bought ingredients for sugar cookies and salted caramel….that’s my gift for family this year. :)

December 10, 2012 03:29 AM
Jessica said...

My mom has helped me alot this past year since I became disabled from a virus that infected me. I suffered paralysis in my left arm. So to show her some of my appreciation, I bought her a Pandora bracelet and a charm to get her started on her collection.

December 10, 2012 03:31 AM
Andrea said...

Just bought a Marvel Comics Memory game as an xmas present for one of the neighborhood kids.

December 10, 2012 03:32 AM
YIOTA said...

I bought marshmallows for my daughter’s friends!

December 10, 2012 03:32 AM
Melanie said...

We just celebrate a dutch holiday. It’s cald Sinter Klaas. So I bought the newest book of whimpy kid ( the dutch version) for my jongest son. He’s a big fan of those books:)
Love, Melanie

December 10, 2012 03:33 AM
Aimee Yeghiayan said...

I just bought a TON of books for my cousins, age 8 and 6!

December 10, 2012 03:35 AM
Jinxi said...

Last present was a keyboard effects pedal for the keyboardist in our band ^^” not food related, but we had a great birthday dinner!

December 10, 2012 03:35 AM
Rebecca said...

The last present I bought was some nice underwear for my sister. She’s just got her first serious boyfriend, and I think it’d be too mortifying if my Mum got her the nice underwear, so it’s a Big Sister Responsibility.

I did receive a brilliant present recently, if you’ll allow me to go off on a small tangent. It was a late birthday present from friends – an original copy of Mrs Beeton’s 1923 ‘Household Management’. Almost 2000 pages of ‘tips’, including typical German recipes for ‘brains on toast’ and health tips such as NEVER to bathe after a meal, lest face imminent death.

December 10, 2012 03:36 AM
rachell said...

Last thing i made was cupcakes for a friends birthday

December 10, 2012 03:37 AM
Tamara said...

Supercool christmas ornament I <3 them!
Last thing I made was a glittery canvas with two rudolphs on them, to hang on my mom's "christmas wall"

December 10, 2012 03:38 AM
Mike said...

Soooo cute! The little white Bear <3 <3

December 10, 2012 03:39 AM
Haidee said...

I bought my 5 and 3 year old boys some toy cars for Christmas.

December 10, 2012 03:40 AM
Eileen said...

The latest gift purchased was a doll accessory kit for my niece.

December 10, 2012 03:44 AM
Patricia B said...

The last present I bought was for my daughter..several cell phone cases with different designs and extra screen protectors…..the last present I made was a hand crocheted oval doily/dresser scarf for a very good friend

and I just want to say how adorable those ornaments are… I would be proud to hang them on my Christmas tree each year

December 10, 2012 03:46 AM
Carmen said...

I bought lots of peppa pig toys for my kid. He will get them for christmas and I’m sure he will love them.
Merry Christmas!

December 10, 2012 03:47 AM
Nay Nay said...

A little excavator for my son! And before that, ornaments for the daycare ladies and tupperware for the neighbours :)

December 10, 2012 03:52 AM
Yolanda Roman said...

I went with my girls to buy toys for the school’s toy drive. No better way to teach them the true meaning of Christmas.

December 10, 2012 03:54 AM
Chena said...

The last gift I gave was to a good friend. I bought a round candle holder painted it white and printed out a saying about friends forever and carefully traced the writing onto the candle holder. It actually came out quite nice and my friend loved it.

December 10, 2012 03:55 AM
Julie said...

A perfume for my boyfriend
Yves Saint Laurent : L’Homme

December 10, 2012 03:55 AM
Tiffany said...

Oh, I just bought my niece a beautiful sweater from Nordstoms online. I love online shopping, will show up at my door wrapped and I am just about done.
Love the ornaments!

December 10, 2012 03:55 AM
Dawn Burgess said...

I bought a chocolate cook book for a friend and a christmas teddybear for my daughter. I have started baking for the yummy food gift boxes i do every year for family and friends. Love the cake pop ornaments they are awesome.

December 10, 2012 03:57 AM
Sandy D said...

I make chocolate covered pretzels and treats for everyone.

December 10, 2012 04:00 AM
Susie said...

My daughter in law LOVES butter cream so I have her come over to help me decorate cupcakes/cakes and have her take them home with her.
I bake her favorite flavor cake, get the butter cream made and color it. I have everything ready and we play.

December 10, 2012 04:01 AM
Emily said...

The last gift I purchased was some outdoor gear for my stepfather!

December 10, 2012 04:05 AM
Salima said...

In Blegium we celebrate St. Nicholas on December 6 so I made for my godchildren some speculoos cupcakes with a spicy frosting (ginger, cinnamon, aniseed…) Everyone loved them, even the little ones!

December 10, 2012 04:09 AM
Penny Freeman said...

I have just bought some lolly pop sticks to create a cake pop kit for my friend who has been wanting to make them but finding it hard to find the time with 2 adorable boys to look after!

December 10, 2012 04:09 AM
Donelle said...

The last gift I gave was today at my cousin’s son’s birthday party. We got him a cool tshirt, a race car and some legos.

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

Pajamas for my mom!

December 10, 2012 04:14 AM
Heather T. said...

I just went shopping yesterday and bought some cute sticking stuffers for my 1 year old son.

December 10, 2012 04:15 AM
Jennifer C said...

The last present I bought was Christmas pajamas for my 2 month old niece :)

December 10, 2012 04:15 AM
Tamra said...

I canned a lot of jams, jellies, homemade bbq sauce and packaged them for holiday gifts :)

December 10, 2012 04:16 AM
KassyG said...

The last present I bought was for my brother and his wife who are expecting a new baby boy any day now.

December 10, 2012 04:17 AM
Kelly O said...

I just bought my daughter a little bakery themed ride on … Hoping I have a future baker on my hands!

December 10, 2012 04:19 AM
Mariana Bernasconi said...

I just made my first gift for the season yesterday! A FB friend posted a picture of a double layer pumpkin cheesecake claiming that she was dying to try it and desperately wanted it for her birthday. She is not a baker- but I am and I promplty put that treat in the oven and made someone very happy! It’s wonderful when it is so easy to make someone happy!

December 10, 2012 04:22 AM
KatzeKatha said...

The last gift I gave my boyfriend was a homemade advent calender for his birthday :)

December 10, 2012 04:22 AM
Shari from Ohio said...

I made a cookie tray and gave it to our local Police Dept and the HVAC company that does our heating/cooling

December 10, 2012 04:27 AM
Pam McL said...

I purchased a fly-fishing rod for my husband. Shh!

December 10, 2012 04:27 AM
Karmen said...

The last thing I bought was a Thomas the Train puzzle for my boys:)

December 10, 2012 04:30 AM
Jayna said...

The last gift I bought was for my boyfriend’s sister. I got her a really cute Christmasy top with a necklace to match that I paired myself! :)

December 10, 2012 04:31 AM
Kerri said...

A toy airplane for my son.

December 10, 2012 04:31 AM
Natalya said...

Me and my sisters just bought 50 pj from 2t to 12 years for orphan kids in Eastern Europe, Our home country Ukraine. And it feels soo good to give! This is the true meaning of Christmas to GIVE! Because God gave us His Son Jesus ! merry christmas !

December 10, 2012 04:32 AM
Patrice said...

The last present that I made was an altered shadow box/frame & charms for my daughter. I just hope she likes it!

December 10, 2012 04:33 AM
Neus Masque said...

OH! The best present I ever made for someone was painted wooden box full of little notes for my boyfriend! The painting was inspired on some radio-transmission system he loves… it was a bit nerdy-romantic present . :D

December 10, 2012 04:34 AM
Snoopy said...

I made a felt bunny for a friend’s two year old!

December 10, 2012 04:36 AM
Deanna said...

Congratulations to your success!!!!
I bought my last Christmas present, a cornflower blue Kitchenaid mixer!!!! She will be so excited!!!

December 10, 2012 04:36 AM
Roberta said...

I bought for my son his favorite Lego Big Farm :-)

December 10, 2012 04:40 AM
Krista said...

I bought my last present on Friday. It was hand soap and sanitzer for daycare teachers.

December 10, 2012 04:41 AM
aussiemarina said...

last gift i bought for my friend was a ticket to see the hunky keith urban………and i got myself a ticket as well…………………….yum yum yum……..he’s sooooooooooooooooooooooooo yummy that keith………:)

December 10, 2012 04:41 AM
Katerina said...

I bought a winnie the pooh plush for my little nephew! :)

December 10, 2012 04:42 AM
Jeni Redfern said...

The last presents I bought were presents for my mom for Christmas from my dad. He doesn’t have time to do his Christmas shopping so I am his little Christmas Elf. I bought some super snuggly pyjamas. xxxx

December 10, 2012 04:45 AM
Holly Loyd said...

The last gift I bought was a gift card to PetsMart. My son wanted a fish tank for Christmas. We had bought the tank and accessories a couple of months ago, and got the gift card so that he could pick out his own fish!

December 10, 2012 04:46 AM
Danielle Jones said...

I made my friend some “sweet & spicy” sugar scrub for her birthday and gave her some chocolate as well.

December 10, 2012 04:50 AM
Holly Loyd said...

A gift card to PetsMart. My son is getting an aquarium for Christmas, and can pick out his own fish with the gift card.

December 10, 2012 04:52 AM
Barb P said...

From a friend on Etsy, I purchased a handmade pageant Birthday sash for my MIL’s 80th birthday.

December 10, 2012 04:56 AM
Barb P said...

From a friend at Etsy, I purchased a Birthday Pageant sash for my MIL’s 80th Birthday!

December 10, 2012 04:58 AM
Mynda said...

Baked a batch of King Arthur Brownie Bites with Holiday Sprinkles to deliver to friends this week. 8-)

December 10, 2012 05:00 AM
Christie Ryan said...

The last gift I bought was an outfit for my soon to be sister in law!

December 10, 2012 05:02 AM
Aarika said...

I made my friends old-fashioned mix cds :)

December 10, 2012 05:07 AM
Aarika said...

I made my friends old-fashioned mix cds :)

December 10, 2012 05:08 AM
Kelly said...

The last thing I made was a range of hand decorated porcelaine plates and servingware for my family this christmas. I chose meaninful cartoons or images that represented that person or an experience I shared with them and drew them onto the porcelaine before baking them to make it permanent. I hope they like them!

December 10, 2012 05:08 AM
Winnie said...

I am currently making little packages of reindeer food for my nieces and nephews to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas eve for Santa’s reindeers. I use my stamps for the topper and cello bags. I use colorful sprinkles instead of glitter. The kids look for it each year. Thanks for the chance to win.

December 10, 2012 05:09 AM
Kari Powell said...

I made a book wreath for a friend.

December 10, 2012 05:14 AM
frost said...

they are so pretty and cute that i don’t want to eat them. hahaha

December 10, 2012 05:14 AM
Tricia R said...

Just bought my daughter an innotab 2s for Christmas

December 10, 2012 05:15 AM
Anonymous said...

I’m working on a Shutterfly album for my mom of the cakes she made this year, they looked amazing!!!!

December 10, 2012 05:16 AM
Sara said...

The last thing I made was a present for me! It was a glass blown bulb/ornament.

December 10, 2012 05:17 AM
Maila S said...

I am currently making a sweet little fabric dollhouse for my 3 year old daughter’s Hedgehog family. I am gifting it to both of my girls though in hopes that before next Christmas the littlest girl who is almost one will be able to play too. We would love this sweet set of pops along with the book of course.

December 10, 2012 05:17 AM
melissa said...

The last thing I made for a gift was peppermint bark for all the people who help us in kind and unexpecting ways.

December 10, 2012 05:18 AM
Aylin Barrios-Espinosa said...

The last present my daughter received was a Bakerella cake pops set, she was all smiles(and so was Mommy).

December 10, 2012 05:18 AM
Pho dang said...

The last gift I bought was actually a few Lil gifts. I just came back from a vacation to Taiwan and Korea. I bought a bunch of Lil gifts (candies, snacks, bb cream, lotion) and souvineers from my travels for my family, friends and coworkers. Bon voyage! :) <3

December 10, 2012 05:20 AM
Shin said...

I made a pop-up card for my best friend for his birthday!! :) going to start making farewell bookmarks and scrapbooks for my friends soon :D

December 10, 2012 05:22 AM
HOLLY said...

I make my nanny fresh baked goods every year for christmas, so she doesn’t have to bake when her 10 kids and their familes come over to visit during the xmas season!

December 10, 2012 05:22 AM
Teodora Munteanu said...

Here in Romania we have a special tradition on Saint Nicholas’s day: putting gifts in boots (the boots have to be clean in advance cause Santa Nicholas doesn’t put gifts in dirty shoes :)) ). It’s like a smaller Santa Claus for us :) Therefore, the last present I bought was for my mother, contained a beautiful scarf and some fine chocolates and was the boots.

December 10, 2012 05:22 AM
Stacy K. said...

I made a long colorful skirt for my 13 year old.

December 10, 2012 05:25 AM
Gisella said...

I just made my children their own personalised Santa sacks :)

December 10, 2012 05:26 AM
Sarah said...

The last present I made for someone was your oreo truffles xD I made them the other day for my entire college class. They loved them and I sent them your way.

December 10, 2012 05:28 AM
Dani H said...

The last present I bought was a dvd for my granddaughter’s boyfriend ~ “The Emperor’s New Groove.”

I hope my daughter will enter the contest on Facebook as she has been making totally fabulous cakepops for at least two years. I bought her your “Cake Pops Holidays” book as an early Christmas present, but a signed copy would delight her, I’m sure!

Happy Holidays!

Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

December 10, 2012 05:30 AM
Hannah said...

An angry birds game for my son!

December 10, 2012 05:30 AM
Jodie Brown said...

Last gift I bought was some awesome ice block moulds and a babushka doll measuring cup for my delightful sister in law. X

December 10, 2012 05:31 AM
Elaine DiSanto said...

I had a woven blanket made out of the eighteen Christmas pictures of my kids through the years, to be given to my husband from Santa!!

December 10, 2012 05:33 AM
Leigh said...

The last present I purchased was a Thomas the Train set for my son.

December 10, 2012 05:35 AM
Mary Allen said...

Several of my friends and I got together to make adorable cake pops for our volunteers at church. They were thoroughly enjoyed and gone in 10 minutes. Love your posts, Bakerella!!

December 10, 2012 05:35 AM
melissa said...

The last gift I made was peppermint bark for a friend on St. Nick’s Day.

December 10, 2012 05:35 AM
Melissa L. said...

I bought my daughter her first American Girl doll, can.’t wait till Christmas to see her face!

December 10, 2012 05:35 AM
Christina Bock Sørensen said...

I just bought the new Fifa 13 Xbox game for my husband. He has been really sweet lately and takens care of me when I was ill.
Today I’ll make him marcipan :)

December 10, 2012 05:37 AM
Mai Sia said...

The last gift I purchased was a dollhouse for my step-daughter. She loved it!!!

December 10, 2012 05:37 AM
Debbie C said...

Those are adorable! Thanks to you I started making cake pops about a year ago!

December 10, 2012 05:38 AM
Pauline said...

The last thing I bought was a bottle of green lush, because my brother is a big fan of Game Of Throne, and it’s looks like Gregois Fire :)
But I mada a Tardis in plushie two days ago, so, here’s my two lastest gift this years xD

December 10, 2012 05:38 AM
Haley Orion said...

I just made a ton of Christmas themed Adventure Time cards for my friends and family. And I just boughtmy boyfriend Firefly on blu-ray. Yay for Christmas!

December 10, 2012 05:41 AM
Brandi said...

I made a friend a cheesecake.

December 10, 2012 05:41 AM
Luanne Thayer said...

These are all so bright and festive! You are amazing!!!!

December 10, 2012 05:43 AM
Aimee :) said...

The last Christmas Present that I brought was 2 cute Christmas plates to Display the last present that I made which was chcolate cookie dough fudge for my Aunts, Uncles and grandparents. They will love them

December 10, 2012 05:44 AM
Abby said...

I crocheted a necklace and I am waiting to give it to my best friend for Christmas.

December 10, 2012 05:44 AM
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