Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cake Pops: An adventure

Today almost snuck up on me. I realized it just in time to reminisce and celebrate with you guys.

Oh and this is a pretty long post, but I had a hard time making it any shorter.

Four years ago today, on February 1, I posted something that changed my life and maybe even some of yours.

Cupcake Pops

I posted these cupcake pops. I posted them the day after I posted these pink cake pops. And I had no idea then the impact they would have. Seriously, read the old posts. Pretty amusing.

While the pink cake pops were super cute and definitely different since they were cake on a stick, it was the cupcake pops that became crazy popular thanks to so many of you.  If it hadn’t been for your enthusiasm, I don’t know if I would have kept experimenting and creating craziness like the muppets cake pops for instance. It could have just ended right here with the cupcake pops. And, that would have been okay, too. They are still my and my mom’s favorite. I guess I have an attachment to them.

A little background history…  when I first made the pink cake pops, I was so excited by how they turned out. I wanted others to see them too because I thought they were so cute and I just knew they would make people smile. I was following the blog Cupcakes Takes the Cake (CTTC) at the time and I thought that if I could just make them look like a cupcake, they might feature them on their blog. So after I made the pink cake pop, I figured out a way to shape the cake balls with a cutter and dip them twice to make them look like a cupcake. Success! I couldn’t believe it. So I added my photos to the CTTC flickr group and crossed my fingers that they would pick them to feature on their site. And they did.

For me that was it. I wasn’t looking for anything more. Just to keep baking and making cute treats. And hopefully bring smiles to anyone that wanted to look at them.

But then, something crazy happened. A month or so after I posted the photos, I was invited to show Martha Stewart how I make them … on her show… like standing next to her. I thought I was being punked. I mean I had only been blogging for about four months when I received the invitation. And I hadn’t been baking much longer before that. Let’s just say I was petrified. But I did it anyway. You can watch the video here on her site. The link is on the sidebar. If you haven’t seen it before I think you’ll get a chuckle at what she calls them. Of course it wasn’t funny at the time. I think I managed to mask my shock pretty well. I know I told them we shouldn’t use chocolate cake on TV. Good times.

Lots of other fun things have happened since then, too.

  • I started experimenting with designs and creating all kinds of cake pop themes.
  • I visited the Pioneer Woman and we had a cake pop demo at the lodge. So fun. Love you Ree.
  • I proposed to Melissa for Rich with cake pops. Miss you guys.
  • Betty Crocker invited me to make cake pops for the cover of one of their magazines.
  • I wrote a little book. You may have heard of it.
  • I made cupcake pops with Blake Lively. Ummm… what is going on?
  • You guys became Pop Stars.
  • I made some cake pops for Disney’s website.
  • I made a little kit and some cards, too.
  • My cake pops were featured in magazines like People, Entertainment Weekly, Taste of Home, Family Circle, O, and more.
  • I went on the Today Show. Kathie Lee shook the pop a bit too hard and got candy coating on her eyelashes. My stomach sunk. Mortified.
  • The book has been printed in several languages throughout the world. Craziness.
  • And there’s a couple more fun things coming that I can’t say just yet.


But that’s not all that’s happened because of these tiny treats on a stick. So many other things have popped on the scene because you all fell in love with the cake pops I made. Your excitement and enthusiasm for cake pops are probably the biggest reason for their success and why they are now so popular. For example…

  • Cake pops are sold in a certain world dominating coffee shop.
  • Bakeries and cupcake shops now sell them in their lineup.
  • Businesses have packaged sprinkles and such to market for them.
  • Commercials and other kits appeared. Some even use my designs. Flattering, I guess one could say.
  • Machines are now on the market to make them … albeit they don’t let you mix the frosting in or custom shape them.
  • Other books have surfaced on the topic, too, which just reinforces how popular cake pops have become.


But it’s not all that stuff that makes me shake my head in amazement. You guys have done so much with them on a personal level and have continued to inspire me along the way.

  • So many of you have started home businesses selling cake pops.
  • Or websites devoted to cake pops
  • Or created rollers or stands or just about anything else you can think of to make or use with cake pops.
  • I know many of you that make them just for fun. And make lots of them.
  • Your emails and stories brighten my day every time I read them. There have been so many sweet ones too. Emails from all over the world. From places I’ve never even heard of. Some that made me cry and some that made me laugh. But all that made me feel so special to have played a little part in bringing smiles to your lives.
  • Big hugs and congratulations to all of you, too!


I think cake pops have definitely made their mark in the baking world, making life a little bit sweeter.

Actually, I think we need a National Cake Pop Day. Or an International Cake Pop Day. And today seems like a great choice to me. That’s it I’m proclaiming February 1, the Official Unofficial Cake Pop Day. Who’s with me?

I’d love for you to tell me if cake pops have meant anything special to you.

  • Do you sell them? What’s your site?
  • Have you made them on your blog? I’d love to see.
  • Do you have a picture of yours on your facebook? Share a link.
  • Do you follow my facebook page for cake pop inspiration?
  • Do you have the book? Do you have a favorite design?
  • Are you a Pop Star? Do you want to be?
  • Have you started a business to help people make them?
  • Maybe you’ve just eaten them before. Or have seen them at a bakery or wedding or party.
  • Maybe someone has given them to you as a gift.
  • And maybe you have no idea what I’m talking about? That’s okay, too.

Leave a comment or a link and let’s share.

Greta D said...

So happy for you Bakerella! What an impact your wonderful cake pops have had on the baking world! Although I love the variety of types of pops you and others have created, I too gravitate to the original! Thank you for sharing your amazing idea with us!

February 2, 2012 06:16 PM
Susana said...

I love your work, it’s amazing! Congrat’s on all of your accomplishments!
I started making Cake Bites and now I specialize in themed fondant cakes. Lately though, many customers have been asking
for cake pops and they love them! Thank You!
my Facebook link is below, I will be adding them to my website!

February 2, 2012 07:23 PM
Lisa E said...

Thank you, Bakerella for your continued inspiration. You have inspired many of us to start our our businesses, blogs, books or just create such sweet treats for our family and friends to enjoy. For me, not only is it a small business but it’s my creative outlet. When the kids are asleep and the house is quiet, I can sit and roll and dip and decorate…it’s my “me” time. Thank you for sharing your ideas and yourself, even when things were really tough for you. You were in many of our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you continued success and good health. Here’s to International Cake Pop Day!

February 2, 2012 07:29 PM
Sydney said...

Dear Bakerella,
I love your blog! I got your book for Christmas and I have been obbsessed ever since! I just finished reading your blog from the very beginning! I need to start baking, lol:) thank u for introducing me to cake pops!

-Sydney, age 11

February 2, 2012 07:32 PM
Reyna F said...

Dear Bakerella!!

Congratulations! Your story is great! I just started making cake pops and I Love it! You are a true inspiration!! May you have much more success and show us many more bright ideas of your!!!! Thank you Bakerella!!! You should visit El Paso Texas for a book signing!! I love your book and blog and Everything!!! :)

February 2, 2012 07:59 PM
Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth said...

Wow, you are amazing and such an inspiration! Congratulations on all of your success!

February 2, 2012 08:12 PM
Francina Nunez said...

I love your cake pops!!! My favorite design from the book would have to be the original cupcakes !! Its just inspiring to know that it was your first. And basically the reason you are so far in your career!! Keep making your BEAUTIFUL creations, because i can assure you they make everyone happy !!!! Sadly, i haven’t made any cake pops yet, but i will make sure to make some very soon !!!! :D <3

February 2, 2012 08:18 PM
Robyn Wright of said...

I’ve never made, nor eaten, a cake pop – but I know of them for sure. I love a wonderful cinderella blogger story like this – way to go!

February 2, 2012 08:32 PM
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

So crazy and exciting! I remember the first time I ever heard about a cake ball and then rapidly discovered them on sticks, although I have never gotten past just making them into little truffles yet. The cupcake cake pops are absolutely adorable, congrats on all of your success!

February 2, 2012 08:32 PM
Michele K said...

I’ve been following your blog since the cupcake pops. Your site was recommended to me as a place for baking ideas, and not being much of a baker, I was hesitant to try anything I found online. Your site has taught me that baking is fun, and a place to be creative. It’s also shown me that mistakes can be made, but that’s okay! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving this mom another way to have fun with her kids; this volunteer another way to fundraise; and this artist another way to be creative!

February 2, 2012 08:34 PM
Linda Corbitt said...

i saw the commercial for the pan that bakes cake pops and was confused at what they were. i went online and saw your website. CRAZY! what cave was i living in?? i tested the pan & the original way (cake w/ frosting mix in it). either way, my family & friends went wild. i put together a bouquet for Valentine’s Day. advertised at work. i have 12 orders! OMG! each bouquet is 1/2 a dozen and some want a full dozen. check out my bouquet on facebook. you are an inspiration to all of us! thank you for making life a little sweeter.!/photo.php?fbid=2510993421282&set=a.1321195397075.2038697.1446512837&type=3&theater!/photo.php?fbid=2510997701389&set=a.1321195397075.2038697.1446512837&type=3&theater

February 2, 2012 09:01 PM
mousegirl said...

Oh my gosh.. the first time I saw cake pops was when my niece made some and brought them to a family event. Several family members are foodies and we gather just to talk about new blogs or websites. You and your amazing talent, world ,website, and incredible self (you)is the most talked about. I have everything thing you do – your book, kits, cards…I made the reindeer cake pops and entered a baking contest and I won! Yes!!!! we need a cake pop day!

February 2, 2012 09:08 PM
Kate said...

Cake pops are awesome and I mentioned your “name” at least once a day when talking about them! I started with your book that I got for a gift last Christmas and have been making them for the past year. I have tried many of yours and done some of my own. I love all the colors and different arrangements to be made! I have a website and I sell them locally thank you so much for your inspiration – your even on my web page! I am all for cake pop day!!!

February 2, 2012 09:15 PM
Ann Alexander said...

Like so many, I am deeply inspired by your story and sweetness. Having bought your book, I have made hundreds of cake pops for pleasure and profit. They are always a big hit and people just seem to love them. You can view mine on my website, facebook page and I plan to post more on my blog, to celebrate a belated “National Cake Pops Day”! Thank you for creating something so fun and new and for sharing it with the world. It is wonderful that you are blessed beyond your wildest dreams with a humble and sweet beginning. May God continue to bless you.

February 2, 2012 09:42 PM
Gabbi said...

Your blog is my bible!
I’ve managed to make a little business selling cupcakes and cake pops – while ALSO getting going to school full time, working, and just being a 22 yr old girl. Because I love them THAT much!
While they do take work, I like to call it passion, it’s so worth it to see the end result and how cute they are!
So thank you, for being a creative baker and sharing your gift with the world!

February 2, 2012 09:59 PM
Jeanette Facey said...

Hi Bakerella watching you on Martha Stewart changed my life forever as well. I made the cupcake pops right away and my kids fell in love with them. Due to my lack of time I designed a cupcake pop mold for personal use. However, I kept thinking others might be able to use one as well and that was the start of My Little Cupcake. You are so creative and a huge inspiration. I’m so happy you are doing well and wish you continued success!

February 2, 2012 10:32 PM
emicat said...

Congrats (and Happy Nat’l Cake Pops Day) :) My first experience with cake pops was probably about 3 years ago, when a co-worker at the time said she was going to make “cake pops” for our office Halloween potluck. I had never seen or had a cake pop before, but the red velvet cake pops she brought in were delicious and I found myself coming here that evening after googling recipes for them. I’ve been reading your blog ever since. I’m so inspired when I come here, but have yet to make cake pops of my own. I’m afraid I’d get too addicted, lol. Keep up the awesome work and I look forward to seeing what other adventures you will be taking us!

February 2, 2012 10:40 PM
Sugi said...

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea with the world and starting a whole crazy/fun cake pop revolution! I love yourstory about just wanting to be on the blog. I definitely know how that feels! My friend and I decided to dedicate a whole blog post ( to cake pops just so we could be pop stars! What we ended up with was a funny story and a memorable experience! So I just want to say thank you so much for sharing your amazing life and ideas with us!

February 2, 2012 11:35 PM
Jolene ( said...

I have made cake pops numerous times.

I made 150 for a friends wedding:

Some for my sister’s pink and white bridal shower:

A cake pop Christmas Tree!!!!!

February 2, 2012 11:44 PM
Erin said...

Just made some tonight with a group of teen girls at their youth group activity. They thought they were so fun, and that the ones one the site were so cute. I still need help on making the chocolate the perfect consistency for a smooth finish, and keeping the pop from coming off the stick.

February 3, 2012 12:18 AM
Diane in So. Calif. said...

I’ve only been making them for a month or so, but I’m hooked, I love that they let me eat just a little bit of sweet & are so good! So far, I just give them away. On s small scale. But I’m thinking that I could go s bit bigger. We’ll see…

February 3, 2012 01:06 AM
Michelle said...

Bakerella, I was so excited when I first found out about you and your cake pops. Its been almost a year since I made my first ones. Your website and book are my inspiration. :)

I just started up a blog the other day so I can start displaying them, I wouldn’t mind selling cake pops but haven’t looked into it much yet.

February 3, 2012 02:16 AM
Christine said...

I absolutely adore you and the addition to cake pops that I have. My friends, family, and co-workers know that a holiday or birthday will not pass by without me producing some fun cake pops for them!! I have the book and would not trade the time that I get to spend with my daughter making cake pops for anything. I just recently started blogging, but have many photos posted on FB. My dream is to be a PopStar!!. Here is to another four years and many more!! Thank you so much for this gift that you have given us humble bakers!

February 3, 2012 02:50 AM
mandy f. said...

I found you through Ree’s website (love The Pioneer Woman) and you immediately went into my favorites!!!! I bought your book and my daughter and I had the best time making the cupcake pops! They are my fave! I also make some cake pops for my Mom’s boutique opening and one of my best friends made some cake balls for it as well. I am so glad I clicked on the link on PW’s blog that day! You seem like the sweetest person ever and I hope that one day I can meet you!!! Congratulations and thank you for sharing you creativeness with us!!!!! Hugs!!!

February 3, 2012 07:06 AM
Ana said...

Bakerella your post was just so sweet!! I don’t have a blog of my own, but I sell homemade baked goods, at first I was just selling cakes and cupcakes, but I discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago and now I’m also selling cake pops! You’ve inspired me so much! Even though I’m still a beginner on making cake pops I think I’ve learned a lot from you and I wanna thank you for all your wonderful posts and recipes you’ve shared, you deserve everything that has been given to you and more :) Happy cake pop day!

February 3, 2012 08:16 AM
terhare said...

My sister and I made the easter chicks and bunnies–they are so darn cute! She has gone on to make cake pops for birthday partiesand other kid-friendly occasions. I bought her the book for her birthday and just gave her daughter a kit for her 13th birthday. Long live the cake pop!

February 3, 2012 08:26 AM
Justice Fergie said...

Girl, you have completely rocked the baking world!! And I just have to say, as someone reading you from the very beginning (I’ve been blogging since 2006), I am AMAZED by your generous attitude!! You don’t seem one bit perturbed that soooo many are replicating your idea. Each time I see a cake pop some where, I say THOSE WERE BAKERELLA’S IDEA! The lawyer in me is dying to know whether you are trademark/patent protected :-)

Happy Anniversary and you are SUCH an inspiration!

February 3, 2012 09:59 AM
Anonymous said...

Happy Official Unofficial Cake Pop Day! You are such an inspiration! I live in Chennai, India and most ingredients used in cake pops aren’t available locally. I tried though. I just HAD to!

February 3, 2012 10:21 AM
Rebekah said...

Didn’t get my name in on the previous comment.

“Happy Official Unofficial Cake Pop Day! You are such an inspiration! I live in Chennai, India and most ingredients used in cake pops aren’t available locally. I tried though. I just HAD to!

February 3, 2012 10:23 AM
Valerie said...

I decided to make them for my RA staff after perusing the website, and since then I’m a veritable Cake Pop maniac! I baked them for my Professional Staff bake off, and won! (I’ve never won anything in my life, so this was a big deal)

Thank you so much for your creativity! (The cake pops that won!) (Cake Pops for Christmas!)

February 3, 2012 10:29 AM
Michelle C. B. said...

What an amazing story! I have finally made my first cake pops and had so much fun. My 5 year old daughter helped me, although she had much more fun eating them.
My first attempt is here…

I have also made chocolate ones that can be seen here…


February 3, 2012 10:35 AM
bostongal81 said...

It really has been quite the adventure! I am so happy you started making cake pops, so much so that I started a little site of my own! We call them Lolly Cakes up here in Boston but they taste just as great! Thank you for everything!

February 3, 2012 10:50 AM
Lisa said...

It’s amazing what you’ve been able to do in four short years!! Congrats! I love seeing what pop idea you come up with next! I am jealous at how smooth yours are though… lol My cousin got married last year and they had a green apple themed wedding. They were looking for favors and were inspired by your red apple pops – it ended up with them asking me to make them green a apple cake ball wedding cake (slightly terrifying for me). It worked out great and they loved it – thanks for the inspiration!
(sorry the link is for the whole album, but they are in there!)

February 3, 2012 11:50 AM
Patty J said...

Congratulations Bakerella!!! I have been following your blog since I saw you on Martha Stewart and check it everyday. It always brings a smile to my face to see your beautiful creations and occasionally a tear to my eye when you share your inspirational story!
All the best and continued success to you :)

February 3, 2012 01:23 PM
Andrea said...

Some time ago I discovered your blog, and your cake pops and I was delighted with them. They looked sooo funny! And a few months ago I made my first cake pops, with my daughter (very simple really …) but I loved them! and put them on my blog # more.
And today I am making another for the birthday of one of my children, and I’m looking for inspiration for your blog, so I can only say thank you because you inspire me a lot. I read all your stories, but do not write comments. I live in Spain, and here as you know you are very famous. Congratulations on all your success and to continue!
Happy Pops Day!

February 3, 2012 01:41 PM
Lorena said...

I followed your blog for a while, and after being inspired I started to make them myself… then about a year ago I started a business called Sweetie Pie, where I make mostly cake pops, macarons and stationery. If it weren’t for you I wouldn’t have found my love for all of it… Now about a month ago I started a blog : and my second post was dedicated to thanking you! The post is called It all began with cake pops and Bakerella… He is the link:

So again, thank you for being such an inspiration!

With love, from Costa Rica,

February 3, 2012 02:14 PM
Adrienne said...

The first time I made cake balls was just to have a cute and different dessert at a party…but this would turn out to be merely a trial run.

Almost two years ago when I had just started dating my current boyfriend he informed me that his mother and two brothers were coming to visit.
Of course I was nervous! I knew I wanted to make something delicious to impress them but I didn’t want something boring or risk making something not all of them would like.
Then it hit me: CAKE POPS!

The mom and one brother love dark chocolate and the other brother likes white chocolate. No problem! I covered some in white and others in dark and did a decorative drizzle with the contrasting chocolate.
They were all very impressed and now whenever my boyfriend’s mother visits she hints to him to ask me to make “those cake truffles” for her!

Cake balls/pops are so fun and versatile I love making them for parties. My boyfriend absolutely loves chocolate cake one covered in melted peanut butter chips. Yum!

February 3, 2012 02:16 PM
Libier Reynolds said...

Hi my name is Libby Lu and I make videos on youtube. I made one for Halloween and here’s the link. I made oreo truffles and made them Halloweeney and on a stick!

Thank you for always inspiring me!

February 3, 2012 03:28 PM
Chris W. said...

Happy belated cake pop day Bakerella! Have been following you for a few years now, stumbled on your blog one day searching for cupcake recipes and love it so much, I can’t wait for Monday to see what wonderful new ideas you have in store. I have made cake bites, cupcake bites, cupcake pops, christmas tree pops, snowman pops.. I love making them and my friends/fam love seeing and eating them! Their smiles are the best part! I love your other ideas too, the bikini beach bears where a huge hit, and the chocolate chip cookie dough brownies. The petits fours and macarons are next on my list, as soon as I can work up the courage! Thank you so much for your creativity, humor and generosity in sharing with us. You feel just like a good friend to me! Above all, please stay healthy!! xoxo

February 3, 2012 03:57 PM
Dana said...

I agree we need a cake pop day! I remember the first ones I made were the chicks for Easter service at church and that was before they became so main stream. People thought I was so talented! But how do you show case those beautiful things – like this!

thanks for sharing your stories and ideas!

February 3, 2012 04:12 PM
Erin said...

I loved the cake pops! I have your book! Your creativity has changed how I look at entertaining for dessert.
I made cake pops for a baby shower for a friend of mine last April as favors. I did yellow cake and then coated them with blue melting chocolate and drizzled them with white. Put them in transparent blue cellophane bags and tied with a little boat. (It was a baby boy nautical themed party). It was so much fun. I’m going to do some tonight for my brunch tomorrow. Heart shaped cake balls with strawberry cake. Still thinking about the design for them.
All this fun is because you had fun one day! Thank you!

February 3, 2012 04:54 PM
Kimberly said...

For me it all started when my daughter gave me your sweet Cakepop book. Her and I made them together the first time out of the gates. Like most I feel in love with them. I then became a blog follower and a Bakerella fan for life. I started making and selling basic cakepops to friends, coworkers and they appeared at just about every family gathering or celebration. My family has been my best taste testers. Although I’ll never get rich making these cute little pops, it has be a creative and challenging journey for me. I have begun selling small cakepop stands on Etsy, and also host monthly Cakepop classes to instruct others on the tips I’ve discovered along the Cakepop journey. I try to made the classes informative and give credit to where it mostly began, with YOU!. It’s interesting how something so small has touched so many of us in a positive way. Thank you for sharing your adventure and allowing us all to be a small part of it. I second the motion on national Cakepop DAY! xoxox

February 3, 2012 06:31 PM
Marina(the baker) said...

I have the cake pops book! Making cake pops is hard for me, but I’m hoping to get a cake pop maker! Then I could made lots of cake pops. I am only 12 ,but I dream of owning my own bakery, so I can bake all day! :)

February 3, 2012 07:21 PM
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February 3, 2012 07:41 PM
Heidi S said...

omgsh! i started following your blog like about a year now, you are AMAZING (: i’ve been wanting to make cake pops since the first time i saw it & even remember telling my dad i wanted your book for my birthday (never got it though :/ ) but anyway i finally make em & everyone wanted to make em afterwards & kept asking how to make em ha
well congrats on the anniversary & i hope you have many more blessing to come (:

February 3, 2012 07:58 PM
Krystal R. said...

I LOVE cake pops. I used them for a fundraiser last year for when I walked the Komen 3 Day in Dallas. In 3 days, I raised over $800 (5 pops for $10 – the was a LOT of pops…)

February 3, 2012 08:25 PM
Julie C said...

Bakerella, thanks so much for the cake pop inspiration! I do not have a business but I do make pops for friends. I love making them and experimenting. I have been a popstar, I submitted a photo of some Angry Bird Pops I made for my son’s 3rd birthday. I have a link to my Facebook album, does not include the Angry Birds, not sure where those pictures are! For Valentine’s Day, my son’s Kindergarten teacher has asked me to come help make cake pops with the kids. Thanks again for the blog, I look forward to your new posts!

February 3, 2012 09:55 PM
Breanne said...

Got me teary eyed! Congratulations on your success and sharing a little bit of sweetness with so many!

What a dream come true for you, an amazing journey that so many only wish could come their way!

A great example of how something so small can impact so much and so many!

Cake pop cheers to many more years of success!

February 3, 2012 10:00 PM
Sue Cavazos said...

Yes I have your cookbook and have made these yummy cupcake cake pops. I have made numerous recipes! My favorite cupcake recipe is the chocolate cup cake recipe made from a bunt cake recipe. It contains cake mix, sour cream, mini chocolate chips and mixes up like a mousse. Very yummy!!!

February 3, 2012 10:02 PM
Alycia said...

I make cakepops for friends events all the time now! I’ve even done birthday favors =)

February 3, 2012 10:22 PM
Kirsten said...

I’ve made cake pops (or balls) at my kids’ birthday parties for the past few years. Now, tomorrow I begin my first day of work at a bakery. My job? Exclusively making cake pops. They are so popular that they hired someone (me) just to make cake pops. So, thank you Bakerella for the paid hours of fun I am about to have!

February 3, 2012 11:40 PM
aussiemarina said...

ok, i’ve marked feb 1st on my calendar as national cake pop day………

your site brings a smile on my face (after i pull the “omg how cute face”) the pics are fantastic………and your words are beautifully written……….(and funny too. ) thanx for giving us a place to visit and for sharing all your fantastic ideas and creations.
i hope the next big surprise is “that you are coming to melbourne australia” pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee fingers crossed !

February 3, 2012 11:57 PM
Cynthia said...

About 3yrs ago, my sister-n-law’s “DAD”, sent me an email with your website link. I have been baking for family for years and he thought it was something I would like. He had no idea how much you would inspire me. I have been following you ever since!! I have an 8 year old niece who has been baking with me since she was 3 and we love making cake pops for all her school events and birthdays. I have a small business now thanks to your inspiration and I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to follow you. Even though we have never spoken or met, I feel like we are lifelong friends. I would love for you to stop by my FB page.

February 4, 2012 12:16 AM
Jen said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog, your cake pops and your amazing upbeat lookout on life. Reading this post, I kinda feel like a part of your journey. I have been reading and following your blog for quite a while and finally made my first successful cake pops! My last attempt about 2 years ago was unsuccessful and I was scared to try again, then a bought your book, read it from cover to cover and then tried again…I am so glad I did, because I love making them now. My kids love them to eat and also gave them as gifts this Christmas to their teachers and I got great compliments back. I am inspired by you to keep experimenting with them and maybe one day be able to make a business out of it (my mom thinks I should! lol!) Anyway, THANK YOU so much for doing what you do and for taking us along for the ride!

I hope this link comes thru ok….My first successful attempt at Cake Pops!

February 4, 2012 01:19 AM
Josefina said...

I ate my first cake pop in a star-emblem coffee shop in Mexico! And now I see them everywhere! Felicidades!

February 4, 2012 07:27 AM
Kitsy said...

LOVE cakepops ! We have a facebook account “Elgin Cake Pops” and I keep track of what I have sold and done. My husband and I have a great time with it. He is in school right now to become a pastry chef. Some have turned out great others….well its a learning process, but so fun. THANKS again for your inspiration . Stay well….

February 4, 2012 09:21 AM
Ivona Poyntz said...

Super cute and easy to make!

February 4, 2012 11:50 AM
Richel said...

I saw them in a bakery and said “I can do that”. Well that was a disaster so I bought the book! Next thing I knew I was making them and people were asking me to either teach them or make them for their parties and events. I loved making them so I usually just charged them for the materials. It was a bit like therapy for me making them. I love to bake and with the chance to be artistic it was a home run for me! Since people usually gave me a “tip” in addition to what I charged them because they were so overjoyed, I gave that money to my kids who in-turn put it in their piggy banks. Over the course of about 6 months they had enough for us to go to Disneyland for two days!!!! The biggest cake pop explosion I had was when my sister in law and I took orders through her parents sandwich shop for Easter. We EACH ended up having to make 200 cake pops. We were making chickies, sheep and bunnies until we could no longer stand the smell of candy melts! Even my two year old and four year old know how to make them (and eat them). I have made everything from “Pixie wand” cake pops to just about every design out of your book!

February 4, 2012 12:20 PM
Krystal said...

You definitely are a REVOLUTIONARY! I, like you, had cakeballs at a Christmas party a few years back, and after a few trials and errors, I began making them. You are a rock star. I have been following your blog for about 2 years, it’s even my homepage. I agree that February 1 should be Cake Pop Day. Funny thing I sold my few order of cakeballs just this week. Thanks for all the laughter and love you have shared with the world!

February 4, 2012 01:08 PM
Lisa said...

Since learning about your cake pops which I discovered about 3 years ago, I have tired and failed (but they still tasted good). i tried again after getting your book and success came with it. I just make it for fun for my 2 girls and share with their friends. Thanks for making cake pops a lot of fun to make!

February 4, 2012 01:27 PM
Sandy said...

I watched the Martha video and all ll want to say is GOOD FOR YOU!

February 4, 2012 04:04 PM
Leah J said...

I love your blog!! I actually attempted cake pops for a Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser…couldn’t get the whole “pop” part so I went for cake balls instead! Turned out great though, sold a bunch for a great cause! It all started here with your blog, I was so inspired! Keep baking, you’re awesome!

February 4, 2012 04:27 PM
Roxanne said...

I absolutely love your cake pops so much so that my kids got me your book for Christmas!!! and yes I also got the machine to make them so I can make them both ways…I love the different ideas you have and I am always looking for inspiration. I didn’t post the last ones that I made but when I make them again(soon) I am definitely going to post them. They are just the right size treat for someone who doesn’t want a whole lot of sweets. I am just beginning to start to sell them so hopefully I will have much success!! Thanks for making the world a sweeter place…one cake pop at a time!!

February 4, 2012 08:32 PM
La BonBon said...

I found your website around Christmas and purchased your Cake Pop kit, I plan to bake and sell cake pops soon!

February 4, 2012 11:02 PM
Michele said...

Nothing has ever taken me by storm like your cakepops. I love creating them, making them, selling them and watching people’s faces when they see them. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You never cease to amaze me with your creativeness.

February 5, 2012 12:02 AM
Saucy said...

I have followed your blog right from the start. In fact, I think I remember your first two or three posts and may have left some of your first comments. I knew you were onto something when I saw those pops for the first time.

When my daughter graduated elementary school in 2009, I made the cupcake versions in school colours – they were a huge hit. Now that they’re everywhere, I smile when I see what they’ve turned into but today in Starbucks I saw their Valentine versions and my heart sunk a bit… I hope you’ve had ample compensation for your creation. If not, you deserve it.

February 5, 2012 03:41 AM
Chriss said...

I have put it in my diary and it have it to repeat every year. End ? Never. 1st February will always be cake pop day !

February 5, 2012 04:58 AM
Karen Neo said...

Hi Angie, ever since I found out that I was pregnant, I been toying with the idea of starting a business. Many fleeting ideas came and were gone (it’s been almost 2 years) but when I saw your Cake Pops. I immediately locked in the idea. You and your Cake Pops are the reason I tried to bake for the first time. Believe it or not. Thank you so much.

Do you sell them? What’s your site?
Yes, I do. As you can see, I named my shop after your “Pop Star” section.

Have you made them on your blog? I’d love to see.
I recently celebrated my son’s 1 year old birthday. It was a dinosaur-themed party and we had Dino Cake Pops of course!

Do you have a picture of yours on your facebook? Share a link.
Here’s our Facebook Page:

Do you follow my facebook page for cake pop inspiration?
Of course! So many incredible “Pop Stars” there~

Do you have the book? Do you have a favorite design?
Yes!!! Definitely the Cupcake Pops.

Are you a Pop Star? Do you want to be?
Not yet but I will submit a photo soon~

February 5, 2012 08:07 AM
Precious said...

These cake pops have helped change my life! I’m 18 trying to go to college.I started making these at home and selling them! People love them! Like my page on facebook @Pre’s Cake Pops and fallow me on Twitter @PresCakePops

February 5, 2012 10:17 AM
May Carreon said...

I am in love with making cake pops. Thank you so much for bringing this to light! I now run my own home based business for cake pops and cupcakes. And because i can, I get to spend more time with my kids. You’ve made my ultimate goal a reality! I also have kitchen helpers when I’m popping away!
Here’s my website for my business:
Thank you so much for this wonderful gift.

February 5, 2012 10:24 AM
Jennifer Reil said...

I just wanted to say Thanks so much for sharing your talents! I’ve been reading your blog since 2008 when I lived in Taiwan and was getting anxious for life back in North America. I couldn’t wait to make my first cake pops. 5 kids later, I still haven’t made them yet, but I got your book for Christmas and I will make the cupcake ones for my twins’ birthday next month! Please keep sharing your sweetness!

February 5, 2012 03:20 PM
Michael said...

I sell cake pops, cake balls, cupcakes etc. I make them for my blog too. The business is, the blog is

Yesterday I made strawberry cake balls that look like chocolate dipped strawberries!

All of my other creations are on my facebook site:

I follow you on facebook and twitter because I love you!
I don’t have the book but I WOULD LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE to be a popstar!

I hope you’re having a great day! I’m sad to have missed you when you came to Austin.

February 5, 2012 04:35 PM
Jennifer said...

I am a home baker and brand new blogger. I recently watched your video tutorial and attempted to make cake pops for the first time. They were so much fun to make! Here’s a link. Thanks for the inspiration!

February 5, 2012 04:40 PM
Sarah said...

I started following your blog when I saw you on Martha Stewart during her cupcake week. My son was just a little guy when I saw them but was so excited for when he was in school so I could make them for his class. Well, he’s now 4 and in preschool and I make pumpkin shaped ones for his school’s field trip to the pumpkin patch. Cake on a stick? Love.
I know we’ve never met (book signings always conflicted with other things – grr), but through your blog, seeing all you’re doing, I get excited FOR you! When I saw cake pops being sold at said coffee giant and when my sister saw them at Harrods while in London, it was clear that cake pops had made an impact.
Congratulations on your success and I wish you the best in the future! I also wish you the best of health and am so glad for your successful transplant. I hope your story inspires others to be organ donors too!

February 5, 2012 04:50 PM
Marie Hawthorne said...

Bakerella, you inspired me to make my first pops!! I have always loved baking and so as soon as I read your blogs on cake pops I just had to try them. I have been popping for almost 2 years now and they always put smiles on peoples faces!!

Thank you from London, UK for sharing your pretty work.

Here is a link to my cake pop album on my Facebook page:

Marie xx

February 5, 2012 06:12 PM
Julie A said...

I’m just getting started trying to sell cakepops along with other handmade things, but I fell in love with these the first time I tried them. Then I was overheard talking to someone in the isles of Hobby Lobby when I was looking at your book, which I now own and LOVE, and was approached by a young lady who ask me if I knew anything about making wedding cakes. My response was “not really” but I have made some cake pops for different occasions and everyone loves them. Once I explained what they were, I got a relieved look from her mother who was currently flipping through the pages of a cake decorating book. She asked me on the spot “Could you make some for a wedding?”. My natural response was “Of course. They would be perfect for a wedding.” Then she continues…” Could you make 100 of them for a wedding in 2 days?”. At first I was a little reluctant because I hadn’t made that many at once and didn’t know if I could have them made in time, but I said sure, and since I had been contemplating making them to sell and I could tell they were trying to save money by looking through cake books and making a cake themselves, I offered to make them for free if they would supply the materials. To make a long story short, I am setting up my facebook page and ordering brochures and business cards, and I came to a problem…I want to be able to show people examples incase people have been living under a rock and didn’t know what cake pops were, lol, and I was wondering if you would be ok with me using some of your pictures to show examples as long as I provide a link to your website? I won’t claim I made them, simply that I can make them if that’s the kind they want, and as I have more examples of my own to show, I will post those. I don’t want to take credit for your ideas, but I just wanted to make sure I checked with you before I put up the pictures or ordered any brochures. Thanks, and your book and blog has been a great inspiration to me, and since I am a stay at home army wife that also homeschools my girls currently, these have given me hope that maybe I can make a little income from home.

February 5, 2012 07:34 PM
PupCakes said...

I have followed your blog since the beginning.

I loved the photos and stories of baking with your niece. Does she still bake with you and is she a “cakepopper”?

The inspiration you offer your fans is more than just creativity in the kitchen. You are a real role model and we have all learned so much about attitude and how to deal with adversity, and how to live.

Thank you. You have so much to offer and you share with the greatest generosity of spirit.

I am grateful.

February 5, 2012 08:29 PM
Alison S said...

I just love making cake pops! My favorite flavor is definitely red velvet! I made some for my daughter’s 3rd birthday and they seemed to be a big hit!

If you scroll down you can see my lion and tiger cake pops that I made for her safari themed birthday!

February 5, 2012 09:16 PM
brandi said...

These are so clever!!

February 5, 2012 09:18 PM
Mary said...

You inspired my 6 year old daughter with Down syndrome to ask for a “Bakerella” birthday party and when I sent you an email about it, you so kindly sent her a Bakerella t shirt that arrived just as her party was starting. It thrilled her! (And the kids had a blast dipping and decorating their cakepops).

February 5, 2012 09:50 PM
heidi said...

I have a story about cakepops that I’ve been sharing with others for the last 3 1/2 years- but never with you.
So here goes.
My niece is an officer in the navy and she brought our family to spend Thanksgiving with her after she got back from a 18 months in Iraq. She was stationed in Hawaii- so it was a real nice holiday. While we were there she was supposed to take a dessert out to one of the groups of young recruits that were out of the loop- no bus, no close places to eat- these guys didn’t even have car privileges at this point- and the command was supposed to put together a nice Thanksgiving meal for them.
I had just seen you make cake pops with Martha and I mentioned them to my niece as a possibility. She loved the idea and so we set out to make 400 cake pops.
We were more concerned to get enough made so we weren’t too worried about cute, but we did dip them in chocolate and sprinkle them with fall colors.
After we got them finished, I packed them up on trays and told her to take them. She said we all had to go- but I thought these young guys weren’t going to want old ladies hanging around their party. She insisted I come and I’m so glad we did!
These boys were so young- most of them still teenagers, but quite a few of them had wives and children. Babies all over the place- and a number of the wives couldn’t speak English very well yet, so they had some difficulty communicating.
When we walked in with those trays of cake pops- they just disappeared from in front of us. There were pies and cookies, brownies and a boughten cake- but the cake pops were what was taken first. And then the young women put the babies in our arms with shy smiles. It was like we were there to represent the grandmas those babies hadn’t seen yet. The grandmas who couldn’t be there.
The cake pops opened up a place- gave us a chance to touch the hearts of young families.
Thanks for giving me the chance that Thanksgiving.
and thanks for giving me the chance to share this with you.

February 5, 2012 10:15 PM
Kim W. said...

I found you while researching favor ideas for my wedding in ’08. I somehow lost you and found you again in ’10 and I’m so glad. I love reading you blog and have made cake balls many many times (no cake pops yet). Now my mom, brother and mother in law make them too. They are always a hit. I haven’t perfected coating them yet but still trying. I get excited for you as you become more popular and think it’s funny (sort of) that huge cake companies have copied you. I think you deserve all the credit.

February 6, 2012 12:21 AM
Vivy said...

It was those same pink cupcake pops that got me started with this addiction also. =) I think you have featured my Diet Coke cans and Muppet pops in your pop stars section, awesome! I’ve met a lot of talented people through your facebook page but you continue to be the most inspiring! what a revolution.. thanks for being so cool. Here’s my facebook page:

February 6, 2012 01:15 AM
Becky said...

We LOVE Cake Pops! I think the first batch we made was 2 years ago. We brought them to our school family fun night for the “Cupcake Walk”. Last year we made them for Valentine’s treats for school, And now my oldest daughter who is 12 is baking more and more and starting her own little blog about her baking adventures. She LOVES BAKERELLA and is constantly looking at your site and cookbook for inspiration and recipes to use. Yours are her favorites. Thank you for making those very first pink cake pops! We are fans forever!

February 6, 2012 01:50 AM
Caity said...

You were the first person to inspire me to start baking. I remember a couple years ago I made a guitar cake for my dad for his studio opening party. There was a woman there that was talking all about you and your website. As soon as I got home I jumped on my computer and looked you up. I was 21 (I’m now 23) and live off your website. I bake cake pops every moment I get and usually just give them away for free since I feind such enjoyment in making them.
I want to thank you for creating such an inspirational website for people at any age! I got your book last year and I am in love with every creation. Shh…I sometimes flip through the pages just to look at the pretty pictures when I’m bored! :] Anyways, this post is getting quite long but you are truly my hero and hey..if you ever need a personal assistant or just plain person at your beckoning call…I’m free! haha :D
That is my baking facebook that has all my cakepops on it! Thank you again Bakerella. You’re amazing! <3

February 6, 2012 02:55 AM
Katie B. said...

Hi Bakerella!

You inspire me every day with your cake pop ideas. Many of them I have used to make cake pops for my friends and family or to come up with new ideas. You can check them out over on my website: Congratulations; I can’t believe it has been 4 years!

February 6, 2012 10:22 AM
Susan said...

Where would I have known about cake pops if not for Bakerella? I must admit that it’s how cute cake pops looks that got me started on them. I’ve done it once for my daughter’s teachers as a Teacher’s day gift.

I’ve been sharing about cake pops on my blog as well. I’m planning to make some soon, perhaps for Valentine’s Day and Easter!

February 6, 2012 10:37 AM
Nicole said...

In December, my four-year-old nephew’s friend wanted so badly NOT to share her last cake pop that she shoved the whole thing in her mouth. My nephew, Jack, had never even tasted as much as a tiny bite of a cake pop, but he was pretty bummed.

A few days later, Jack’s dad, my brother, called me to see if I’d be interested in watching Jack for a day while he and his wife went on a massive out-of-town shopping trip to outfit their new house. Of course I’d hang out with Jack, because I hop at any chance to see him.

My brother asked if, while I was there, I would make cake pops with Jack. My sister-in-law told Jack that they could make cake pops at home, and who better to make the cake pops with than me, the aunt who bakes?

Every time I spoke with Jack over the next few weeks, he mentioned cake pops. Every time he spoke with my parents over the next few weeks, he mentioned cake pop (at one point he called them “cake pox”). He was so excited to finally taste cake pops — and make them himself. The kid couldn’t wait to make cake pops — and neither could I!

I’ll never forget the messy experience of making cake pops at the kitchen table with my nephew. It was a special day for both of us!

February 6, 2012 10:45 AM
Emma said...

Hey Bakerella, My sister and I blog at A Beautiful Mess ( and we love your blog. I’ve been a fan for years. I often cater weddings and I get lots of requests for cake pops. Thank you for your beautiful creations and constant inspiration-you rock!

February 6, 2012 11:13 AM
dreampop princess said...

Not to mention you have created some jobs in the good old USA! I’m a huge fan of your blog but never comment due to shyness. However, I just had to let you know, thanks to you, a little home business here in central Wisconsin has taken off and has helped my family emensely. My partner in the business and myself refer to you as our Goddess, your website as our church, and our Cake pop book as our bible.( Figuratively speaking of course) I can’t thank you enough for helping me through a tough economy and a dying little town. God bless you girl.

February 6, 2012 03:29 PM
Sarah Snyder said...

YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION!!!! Now I’m going to school to get a degree in bakery and pastry management, but in the mean time, I’ve started a side business and everyone LOVES my pops. I hope to be as good as you someday!!

February 6, 2012 04:06 PM
Roxsan Mottishaw said...

When are you coming to Salt Lake City, Utah for a book signing?

February 6, 2012 10:03 PM
April said...

I started making cake pops to help pass the time while I had to be at home and now here is my facebook page.
Mom’s Marvelous Munchies Sweets N Treats

February 6, 2012 10:06 PM
Janice said...

Cake Pop Day is also my boyfriend’s birthday!! i think i will never forget this day :)

dear Bakerella, you’re gorgeous, really love your cake pops!

take care and god loves you:)

February 7, 2012 07:27 AM
Amy Stuttard said...

I own a company based in the UK who not only sell Cake Pops but also hold Cake Pop Workshops! At a Cupcake Workshop the other day I got talking to one of my students about Cake Pops and she hadn’t heard of you so of course I sang your praises and gave her a link to your website! :)

I have such fun making Cake Pops and here is a link to some pictures of mine on Facebook:

Lots of love! Keep baking! :)

Ami @ Little Penguin xxxx

February 7, 2012 12:24 PM
krista said...

i started following you back in the beginning too! LOVED the idea, and made them for my sons 2nd birthday party. everyone loved them, but we kind of ‘moved on’ … watching and listening, but than just like you said BANG cake pops are everywhere! We buy them at starbucks (so good), we got a machine (which is awesome with pancake batter – yum yum) and we have made them faithfully for three years at home just because… thank you! God bless and keep baking!

February 7, 2012 12:33 PM
EG said...

Happy Anniversary, Bakerella! I first saw you on Martha, then again on PW.

I have made cake balls once, but I’d rather eat the ones that other people make for me. We have a big annual fundraiser for a nonprofit I’m involved with and this will be our second year buying cake pops. The guests LOVED them last year (I didn’t even get one!).

February 7, 2012 04:58 PM
Kriss Morton-Weekley (@AKMamma) said...

I made them on the STOP SOPA day when we all boycotted the blog. I haven’t gotten them up on my site yet! It was my first try and I ended up making red velvet cake with red, white and black candy bits and dyed almond bark to decorate. They turned out fantastic and if I had my act together i would have had them up on the site already. I have to admit I was afraid to make them, so I bought the coffee shop kit (cough) and made them at home. But now I have been requested by my fiance to make them for his Valentines day party at work. They are perfect for office parties or kids parties at school. Small, not messy or crumbly, easy clean up and for the kids less sugar the teachers say THANKS!

February 8, 2012 03:43 AM
Mary Glutenfreespinner said...

I just found your site while searching Google for what to do with left over cake pieces….brilliant! I love your site and love your story…..good for you! I made ‘Cake Pop Bling’ and linked to your site – nice job Bakerella!


February 8, 2012 09:15 AM
Ashley - Embracing Beauty said...

What an amazing journey! I started my blog about the time you did and have followed you ever since. When you first introduced cake pops I flipped. I LOVED the cuteness!

When I first saw cake pops grace the cover of a magazine I was outraged that they copied your idea…then I realized it was you in the magazine!!!

Even though you don’t know me from Adam I feel like I know you, like we’re friends. Thank you for sharing your passion for baking and a little insight to your life.

While I don’t have any cake pops posted here’s a look at a few baking creations I’ve made.

Again, Thank you! :)

February 8, 2012 10:17 AM
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