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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture said...

One thing you can add to your list of what you’ve done since that post…..being a Cupcake Camp Oregon Coast Judge with mwa!!! So happy to have met you! Had so much fun getting to know you since that time. I’ll be back in Atlanta this summer and would love to get some more shrimp & grits with you.

February 8, 2012 01:43 PM
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Debbie said...

Hey Bakerella, I LOVE cake pops so much I can’t tell you. I saw your blog and thought ‘here’s another crazy American fad’ and then I saw all the comments about them and the Popstars section and thought ‘wow this is really amazing’ so I bought your book and I started with the chicks and I fell in LOVE! I haven’t stopped making them since and yes I have started a home business making them for parties and my FB page is Poptastic Cakes. I’ve posted on your Flickr group and I would love to be a Popstar myself so I’ll keep sending you photos and maybe one day I’ll make it :) Take care, Debbie, Scotland

February 8, 2012 02:30 PM
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Lyndsey Reyes said...

So, last year on February 1st to be exact a blizzard hit my hometown of Broken Arrow, OK. We had over 12 inches of snow and we were literally snowed in for two weeks. I get bored easily and stumbled across a recipe for brownie pop treats in my Schwan’s catalog. So, I decided to google cake pops…and found your amazing website. I had my husband tackle the snow and go to Target to buy me your cake pop book and have been making them ever since. There were a lot of trial and error but I so enjoy baking, especially as a stress reliever. I had surgery this February 2nd and have been stuck in bed recovering and decided to make my blog about my cake pop adventure. I have had several orders from friends and family throughout the year and since I posted my blog sitting here right now I received a text message for an order for a baby shower. My son was chosen as a student ambassador with People to People and to raise money we are selling Valentine Cake Pop Bouquets so I will be busy this weekend since we had over 10 orders placed. I would love to own my own bakery/lunch place someday and feel like it all started with a blizzard, boredom and your book! Thank you!!!!

February 8, 2012 08:37 PM
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Lyndsey Reyes said...

forgot to add my blog is http://lynzpopz.blogspot.com/ and you can follow my board on Pinterest…..I posted pictures of all the cake pops I have made. http://pinterest.com/lynzreyes/lynzpopz/

February 8, 2012 08:41 PM
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Katie Moon said...

WOW! Insane what your seemingly “little” idea has become! So cool! Congrats!

I only comment on here otherwise because, as I think you know, I did a series of illustrations based on you and your cake pops! And you asked what we are doing with them! Oh and I made “pea” cakepops for my son’s 2nd bday… His brother had just been born, and it was the day before Halloween, so they were both 2 peas in a pod together. Anyways, here’s the link to the illustration series:

http://oohmoon.com/2011/02/i-heart-baking-the-whole-pack/

February 8, 2012 11:45 PM
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Mary said...

i made these cake balls (supposedly as cake pops), but with several tries the cake keep falling. frustration. :(
my friends & colleagues said it tastes good & yummy. hopeful. :) and then, i saw your blog…i love what i read. inspiration
thank you for being one.
now, i create occasions to make my own cakepops! :))

February 9, 2012 04:17 AM
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Jani Fraga said...

I make cake pops for one of my best friends, for every occassion that calls for celebration. I have made them for her son’s birthday and for her baby shower for her daughter (as well as her first and second birthdays). But, my most special cake pops to Christine was for her 25th birthday. I made 25 cake pops, and wrapped them in lollipop/chocolate pop bags. On each of the 25 bags, I wrote something I love about Christine… from how amazing of a hairdresser she is, to how I aspire to be a mom like her, and even how I love the way she snorts when she laughs hard enough. Thanks so much for inspiring so many with your cake pops, Bakerella! xoxoxo

February 9, 2012 11:24 PM
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Karen Beck said...

I stumbled across your blog while surfing a few years ago and little did I know how much it was going to change my families life. After looking at all the neat stuff you had done with your cake pops my daughter and I decided to give it a try for halloween to take with us on a trip to see family. It has now become tradition for every holiday that I have to make cake pops in some shape or form.
We also have a niece, her boyfriend, and a nefew in college and when I ask them what they want in their packages for goodies they all ask for cake pops. My niece doesn’t even like cake but she is absolutely crazy about the cake pops. She says it’s like super cake pumped up on steriods or something.
So I think it’s safe to say from our family that we definately need a cake pop holiday! Thank you for sharing with us for all these years. You are one amazing woman!

February 10, 2012 10:43 AM
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jennifer said...

I made robot cake pops as favors for my son’s first birthday:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/butzeballchen/6515784573/in/photostream

They were so fun to make and people were so impressed!

February 10, 2012 02:30 PM
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Kelsey Robinson said...

Cake Pops have become one of my most favorite things ever!! I got your cake pop book for Christmas 2 years ago and once I made them, I was hooked! How can you not be, they are so fun andndelicious. Small bites of complete rich-amazing-ness! And I love your story, a simple idea, a love of creative baking and then boom…so inspiring! I love tryingnall your fun cake pop ideas from the book! My only thing is I can never seem to get the melted chocolate as smooth and crack free as your…can you recommend anything? Thanks!!

February 10, 2012 06:58 PM
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Betchie said...

Hi Angie!

Congrats to all the success, you def deserve it! I somewhat new to making cake pops but i’ve heard and seen friends make them and seen them at Starbucks for a long time now. My first time making them were from my niece christining party last year and since then has been a hit. I’ve tasted other cake pops but nothing compares to your recipe! So moist! I do have a pic of my the first cake pops on my FB or it could be Instagram I forget. I do follow your FB page. I do have an e copy of your book on my Nook. Hahah that rhymes. Everyone tells me I should sell my cake pops because they are so good, I’m just so scared of not decorating them well. All the cake pops i’ve seen on your website and book are so amazing. I would love to one day become a pop star. I’ve started teaching your recipe to people and found how easy and great they are. I just enjoy giving them to people and just making their life a lil sweeter, just like you have done for us. Thank you for all you’ve done, what a great 4 years you’ve had!

February 10, 2012 07:06 PM
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Maggie said...

Hello Mrs. Buckler,

I really wanted to impress my new boyfriends family and was meeting them for the first time on a Thanksgiving. I was looking for a cupcake book at a book store and found your book. I remember sitting on the floor and looking at it cover to cover and decided to try your turkeys. That was the start of my cake pop craziness. They were a hit and now I’m trying out my own creations. This is one of my favorite projects to do because to see the face people make when they see them and then taste them just makes my heart happy. Thank you sooo much for making this book and being so creative! I only have my pops up on my Facebook but hopefully I can start my own small business one day thanks to you.

Sincerely,
Your Admirer

February 10, 2012 08:28 PM
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Maggie said...

Sorry…I don’t know why my spell check put Buckler…when clearly I meant Bakerella :)

February 10, 2012 08:30 PM
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julia said...

great idea of the official unofficail cake pops day! i’m with you

February 11, 2012 01:30 AM
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Barbara624 said...

My 15 year old nephew wrote me a thank you note for his Christmas gift and commented, “The best thing I did all vacation was make cake pops with you!” I volunteered at a Scholastic book fair, got a copy of your book, made my first cake pops for a friend’s holiday party, created a sensation (!), and then decided to order materials to make pops with my niece and nephew over the holidays. We had a fantastic and fun time we’ll always remember. Thank you!

February 11, 2012 02:25 AM
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kari haskell said...

Here we both are…4 yrs old. I can’t believe our success. I am so happy for you. You are so creative and passionate, and I am so thankful I found your blog.

Congratulations!!!!

Kari

February 12, 2012 09:19 AM
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Lisa said...

I have only made cake pops once, but my sister made hello kitty cake pops for her daughters 3rd birthday. I shared them on my blog. She usually has more success then I do! ;0)
http://www.unitedcakedom.com/2012/02/hello-kitty-cake-pops-by-indiana-baker.html
I love reading your blog it has a little bit of everything!!
xxLisa

February 12, 2012 03:46 PM
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Hilary said...

Your cake pops have a special little place in my heart. I discovered your website in 2009 while planning (months in advance) my first baby girl’s first birthday. I was going “all out” in my own way and that included making the treats (I’m not known for my culinary or baking skills). The cake pops were so much fun and a centerpiece to my girl’s party. And for that, I will always remember them as part of one of my favorite events.

February 13, 2012 12:34 AM
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Joselyn said...

Props to you for inventing the cake pop. You don’t even know how much praise I get from people who love them beyond words. I feel guilty taking so much credit for them when you are the one who deserves it. It took me a bit of time to perfect them but I get orders for them left and right now, and boy are they are delicious. I’m making mini bouquettes of heart shaped ones for Valentine’s Day tomorrow and it will be the first time I try a shape other than the original ball. I’m super excited!

February 13, 2012 01:20 PM
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KMont said...

My sister and I have a food blog and have made cake pops twice now using your book and website for inspiration and direction. We can’t get enough of your ideas!

We’ve made Easter Bunny Cake Pops:

http://www.fullforkahead.com/2011/04/13/easter-bunny-cake-pops/

And we’ve made Halloween Cake Pops (Pumpkins & Ghosts):

http://www.fullforkahead.com/2011/10/19/ghost-pumpkin-cake-pops/

Thanks for all the fun you inspire! They’re a lot of work, too, but fun in the end, especially when folks appreciate them so much.

February 13, 2012 04:01 PM
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Heather said...

I have made cake pops several times now, and they are always a hit! Most recently I made the Santa hats and Christmas trees for a gathering of over 40 Christmas carolers. I am planning on making the pig cake pops for my daughter’s 2nd grade Charlotte’s Web party. I have thoroughly enjoyed making cake pops and plan on making them often! Thank you so much for all of your amazing inspiration!

February 14, 2012 11:56 AM
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Zana Nahle said...

Hey Bakerella,

February 14, 2012 05:21 PM
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Zana Nahle said...

I was wondering if u could put up a video or steps on how to make Winner the Pood cakepops my cousin loves Winne the Pooh and i was wondering if there was a way to make them into cake pops, i thought that it would be great to learn how to make and i was wondering if u knew how to make them or was willing to learn how? your cupcake cakepops are succh a big hit, my family loves i cant wait to continue searching your wibsite and finding differetn things to create for my family to try thank you for teching me how to make them greatly appreciated!:)

February 14, 2012 05:26 PM
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Zana Nahle said...

love your cakepops, they taste great and everyone loves them!

February 14, 2012 05:27 PM
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Kenny said...

I’m a male high schooler that loves to bake. Because of you, cake pops are slowly replacing cupcakes! I also have the reputation of the sweetest guy in school! :)

February 15, 2012 12:19 AM
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Jeanne McCloy said...

I made cake pops, cake balls & several of my
other yummy desserts over the Thanksgiving
and Christmas holidays and we sold them to
Friends & family and donated ALL of the money
earned to a military families charity. We raised
$1,489 just by selling home made fudge, cake balls
(choc, white choc peppermint, red velvet or margarita flavors)
cake pops, mini pecan pies & melting snowman cookies.

Thank you for the ideas & inspiration

February 15, 2012 03:59 AM
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Mariela said...

Angie,

Because of your talent, you have changed lives. Thank you for being awesome and sharing your goodies to all of us. Sending a big hug from NYC!!!!

February 15, 2012 01:02 PM
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Tiffany B said...

Thank you so much for all your tools for cake pops! I have recently started my own business making these amazing treats for so many events. I have having a blast! Here is my link to my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cake-Pops-by-Tiffany/245558362186575
My website is in the making. I have made wolves and poodles in the past…so will post them to your pop stars as I have not seen them made before. Thanks again and congratulations on all of your success!

February 15, 2012 11:43 PM
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Vicki D said...

Bakerella, we love you!! <3 Not only have you inspired thousands to start businesses, publish books, create cake pop making supplies, but you have inspired an app about making Cake Pops!! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cake-pop-party/id471358538?ls=1&mt=8 Much Cake Pop Love to you!! :)

February 16, 2012 02:11 PM
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Jenny W said...

Absolutely love making cake pops!!! My children enjoy our monthly craft of different themed ones. I also make them for our school to sell at their snack shop to raise money for the seniors class trip! Thank you for all your inspiration!

February 16, 2012 05:28 PM
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Samantha said...

I just want to say thank you for all the ideas for baking, but especially for the cake pops/bites. After a couple years of not having the courage to mess around with the chocolate coating (I’m better with icing), this week I finally decided to try making chocolate cake bites with white chocolate coating as a Valentine’s Day gift to the students I privately tutor. It turned out that one of the students got no other Valentine’s chocolates, so the cake bites made his day. And the family of 3 students I tutor (back-to-back lessons) went so wild, I had to tell their mother and housekeeper and other siblings where I got the recipe and what other designs there are, and about your blog and such… They wouldn’t stop saying how delicious and cute and what a fabulous idea , really. But the sweetest thing was that the middle child, a very shy boy, decided to take one bite at a time over the span of over an hour in order to make his cake bites last longer.

I’ve been baking for years, made much more complex recipes, but I don’t think I’ve ever had such a truly joyous reaction before. Thank you for the bit of inspiration that helped me make such happy moments for my students. :)

February 17, 2012 09:51 AM
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Eeyore3692001 said...

Congrats, Bakerella, you have come a long way. Some of us remember these Pink Cakes on a Stick, and the Original Cupcake Pops. We talked to you often, and shared your pics recipes, and secrets on http://www.cafemom.com. You were an inspiration to us in the very beginning days, and we shared each of your firsts with you.

Happy Anniversary

Eeyore

February 17, 2012 09:08 PM
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Nurul Rushdina said...

Hello,I’m from Singapore.I like the cupcake pops.It is interesting and looks nice!I would like to learn how to do the cupcake pops.Please do write the recipe.

February 19, 2012 05:56 AM
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Katrín said...

You are an amazing blogger , I made these after reading your blog http://pinterest.com/pin/117445502752416175/ , you have amazing photo and recipies, happy anniversary and thanks for inspiring me:)

February 19, 2012 10:45 AM
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Expedition Eat (Dina Krohne) said...

I wanted to do something different for my daughter’s take to school birthday treat and I thought I’d try the cake pops – picked up your book and used the instructions for the skull pops to make Monster High themed pops. I put the pic on my Cake Central page and they mentioned them in their article on Monster High themed cakes! http://cakecentral.com/blog/monster-high-cakes-cookies-cakepops Thank you, Bakerella!

February 23, 2012 09:28 AM
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Michelle said...

Hi Bakerella!

Your cake pops were an inspiration for the Mario Super Mushroom Marshmallow Pops I made for my son’s 13th birthday party! You can see them here if you get the time!

http://www.thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk/2012/02/super-mushroom-1-up-mushroom.html

I ran out of time to make the cake pops I had planned, so knocked these out instead – every one loved how they turned out!

I love your blog and have been following for a couple years now! Keep up the amazing work, your cake pops are a wonderful sight!

February 24, 2012 05:42 AM
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Lisa said...

Hi Bakerella…I stumbled across your blog several years ago and I just marveled at your creativity! I had tried to make cake pops once before and they were a disaster but your instructions were so easy to follow and I have been making yummy cake pops ever since so thank you! I have your book (one of my favorites ever!). I have my own home based baking business (Tiny Treats) which features miniature treats and cake pops are my best seller by far. I can also be found on FB @ http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Tiny-Treats/196429780401854

Keep up the great work and am so glad you are feeling better!

February 25, 2012 12:12 PM
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kristen duke photography said...

I have made cake pops numerous times and every time I do, my kids (11,9,6,2) get SO excited! I love the genious behind mixing the warm cake with frosing to make a SUPER moist inside! I can’t get over how adorable they are, and though I do love to make them, I enjoy buying them as well because I don’t have the patience to make them super cute. I remember I made them for my son’s class on his birthday (his request) in 2009, and all of the kids cheered with excitement. It has been so fun to watch your journey! I hired a local gal to make some at thanksgiving, see how cute they are! http://kristendukephotography.com/?p=6656
Thanks, Bakerella for bringing smiles to so many faces!!!

February 25, 2012 09:42 PM
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SHARON said...

I’m not sure if anyone has posted the secret I discovered to make the chocolate coating easier to make that lovely smooth and shiney finish. When melting the candy melts start adding some canning parafin shavings. Keep adding until you are happy with the consistancy. I added about 1/4 block to a bag of candymelts. It really does help and it gives that thin crunchy coating like choc covered ice cream bars. I hope this is helpful.

February 27, 2012 02:21 AM
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christy kern said...

I love love love your cakepops!!!! I make them purely for the enjoyment and the smiles they bring to the faces of my friends and family. I have made many of the ones you show and some that I came up with for themed events, I just want to say thank you for sharing your story, your art, and your passion for things that bring so much joy to others!!!!

February 28, 2012 12:11 AM
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Ula said...

I just made them over the weekend for the first time ever! So close to International Cake Pop Day! :) And they were pink, like your first ones (though I only just read today that your first ones were pink). I am definitely going to make them again, they really must be the cutest form of cake ever invented! Thank you for inventing them :) And here’s the link to mine…

http://confessionsofacakeaddict.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/cake-pops/

February 28, 2012 04:11 AM
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annie said...

you are be making them but you can add more better things then the pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 29, 2012 11:52 PM
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Jessica said...

Congratulations! I’ve been following you for many years now. You are an inspiration! Thank you for all that you do.

March 1, 2012 08:25 PM
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Virginia said...

I must first start by saying amazing is an understatement for what you are! Today I stumbled upon your book in Williams-Sonoma by accident! As I turned each page I am inspired. Your steps look easy to follow, and you channeled my inner my inner child by including pictures from beginning to end. I look forward to making cake pops. I’m so glad I got the last copy in the store! Thank you for sharing with so many of us. Continued success to you!

March 1, 2012 08:26 PM
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Melissa Adamson said...

Thank you Bakerella!! For sharing your amazing cake pop story and inventing cake pops!!! The cake pop craze inspired by your blog/website, has brought to my life and my friends lives nights full of laughter, wine, lots of melted chocolate everywhere and cake pops ofcourse!!! everyone that has seen the cake pops in australia just love them!!! Christmas time we had a Christmas Cake Pop extravaganza with 13 friends and had an absolute ball!!! thanks again!!! xox

March 5, 2012 12:12 AM
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Kendra Farmer said...

Hi Bakerella! You are such an inspiration to all of us. TO be the inventor of cake pops??? How awesome is that??? You are just too cool for words. I love how you are still so grounded and share all of your experiences and your awe with us. It’s amazing to see what you can do with a little creativity! Thanks so much!! Please check out all of my work, inspired by you @ The De”Bite”Ful Cake Pop Shop http://www.debitefulcps.com.

March 5, 2012 12:03 PM
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Raschell said...

I want to thank you for sharing your talent. I sit in awe of your photos and creations. You’ve earned all the recognition you receive, because you are bettering people – sharing the God given talent you have.

Again, thanks for the instructions. They really help the less fortunate… :-)

March 5, 2012 12:25 PM
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Sabrina M said...

I’ve been without internet for a month and a half and feel so disconnected from the Cake Pop world. CakePops to me have been an outlet/stress releaver, and release of inner creativity. One day I said it was time for a new hobby, everybody does weddings, invitations, catering, and the like; so in BJ’s two days later I stumbled on The Cake Pop book, I immediately feel in love and today I make Cake Pops for fun and as a business. I would love to be a PopStar one day. Thanks for birthing Cake Pops to the world!!!! National/International Day of Cake Pops, I’m marking my calendar for the annual event. WooHoooooooo!!!!

P.S. When are you coming to the Washington D.C. area, we would love to have you!!

March 6, 2012 09:56 PM
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GG said...

As someone who just entered the blogging world and is starting a side baking business, you are truly an inspiration. When I make cake pops, they are always the talk of the party and it gives me such pride that I did them all myself. Thank you so much for that.

March 8, 2012 11:15 AM
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Kay said...

I love to bake, not cook. I’m the one everyone comes to for Christmas cookies and cakes and all different desserts. I got your book and I’m so excited to start making cake pops. Your story is amazing and makes everyone believe that maybe they can make a living doing something they love.
I look forward to more visits.
Thank you.

March 10, 2012 07:17 PM
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Amy said...

I love the idea of an official Cake Pop Day! I found your website through a friend and started trying cake pops. From that day forward I have tried many combinations and shapes, and friends and family (and my students) ask for them all of the time. The best thing for me that came out of it was discovering my passion for baking and decorating. Thank you, Bakerella, for helping me discover my passion!

March 11, 2012 08:14 PM
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Amanda Wedel said...

I am stay at home mom and really wanted to help out my husband with our bills.I knew this year was going to be different for me. I just prayed and prayed for God to give me some inspiration to do something I love…Who would’ve thought I would have cake pops pop into my head? Def not me LOL, but the first time I tried it I FELL IN LOVE !!! I wanted to start selling them from my home, I mean I can def endorse them. They are ADORABLE and YUMMY :) so I am trying to start up a little at home business. (any tips or advice? ) I am so proud of myself and I cant believe I found a hidden talent :) I just bought your book and cant wait to start creating :) I am a fan of your on FB and since I just started my little at home business I only have a FaceBook page. AMANDA’S DELIGHTFUL BITES ….. I would be HONORED if you would check it out.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE INSPIRATION YOU HAVE GIVEN ME. IT TRULY IS AN AMAZING FEELING TO FEEL THIS WAY ABOUT SOMETHING YOU LOVE TO DO :) its not a job if you love it.

March 13, 2012 03:17 AM
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cjm van laere said...

dear sweet bakerella,

I love the pops, it is such a super idea, now i do not have to trow away my crumbs after i cut a cake, I am just starting with the pops, but i love them!
http://cakemama-nl.blogspot.com/#!/2012/02/cakepops-met-devony.html
these are the first I ever made and I the post is in dutch.

thank you for changing cake world!

March 13, 2012 10:22 AM
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Christi said...

I found you by accident…but love your story. I found you in Womens Day, then read your amazing story. Is there a recipe or something to try to make these cake pops? They are adorable. I bake for my husband’s work, the US Navy. They are always requesting baked goodies, about once a week. I like trying to give them something new. It is usually me making up a new recipe or a twist on an old one, but I have never tried one like this. A one or two bite treat would be perfect. My husband and his co-workers always tell me I should bake professionally…I always laugh. You are really am inspirtion. I hope to hear back from you

March 15, 2012 03:03 PM
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deanna said...

Do you have a store?

March 20, 2012 09:57 AM
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Alyssa Lester said...

I found your site about a year ago, and have had so much fun trying out your designs! I recently attempted Angry Bird cake pops, and was pretty pleased with the result, so I thought I’d share. I’d love to be a Pop Star :) Thanks for all your inspiration!

http://pinterest.com/pin/251216485434314603/

http://pinterest.com/pin/251216485434314608/

March 20, 2012 05:50 PM
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Anonymous said...

This cake pops are realy cool

March 25, 2012 07:58 PM
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Tya said...

Just read this for the first time and wow! Congrats on all the fun and success! The first cake pop I ever had happen to be a lovely pink pop given to me by my big brother on my birthday (Feb 1st!). yay :)

March 31, 2012 06:01 PM
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Helen Kurtz said...

CONGRATULATIONS MISS BAKERELLA!! You are one hell of an awesomely talented person, you know that? You are so gracious & humble. You have a heart that is so pure & golden. You are a true inspiration to many including myself of course. You have spread that love & smile around the globe. And if I have the power, I would declare FEBRUARY 1st INTERNATIONAL CAKE POP DAY!! You are one A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. lady!! Congratulations once again on your achievements!! <3

April 3, 2012 02:00 PM
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Megan's Cake Pops said...

What an amazing Cinderella…ehem BAKERELLA…story :o) I just began my company in November and you are such an inspiration! I would love for you to check out my site and let me know what you think of some of my creations!

April 9, 2012 03:27 PM
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Megan said...

Marie should not be so negative. To me you are the best cake pop creator ever. I have a blog where I talk about cake pops. The site is http://www.cakepopsandcupcakes.blogspot.com

Hope people visit!

April 16, 2012 06:47 PM
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Nathalie said...

I discovered your homepage a few years ago, and have been drooling ever since for your sweet creations. Your site is one of my favorites! A few weeks ago I bought your book and I ordered a second one for a friend of mine. Actually I think I’ll by a third one for another friend. I live in Austria and the cake pop craze has started here too. I love them!
Thank you for your creativity, you AMAZE me!

April 17, 2012 04:47 PM
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Sarah said...

Check out my page!

April 18, 2012 01:43 AM
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Shahnaz said...

You’ve inspired me!! I started by making simple cake pops for my son’s first birthday party and since then I’ve made several of the pops in your book including the pumpkins, ghosts, valentine hearts, and easter chicks. I’m looking forward to making the sesame street guys for my son’s second birthday. This weekend, i’m going to be making some pops in honor of America’s finest law enforcement for the Annual Baker to Vegas Relay race. Now people want to order from me so I’m trying to figure out how to legitimize myself so I can sell them! Thank you so much for all of your inspiration!

April 18, 2012 06:24 PM
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amy said...

wow great story

April 20, 2012 01:25 PM
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crackers said...

Your story was awesome and has inspired myself and a friend to put our baking hats on. It’s absolutely fabulous, moreover, you are one of the most inpiring people around. Keeeeeeeeep baking!! :P

April 28, 2012 08:18 AM
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lola said...

can you give me the ingreedains ??? PLZ !

April 30, 2012 10:52 AM
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Gabriela said...

I love your cakepops.I am going to try to make this. But i think they are not going to be as good as yours.

May 8, 2012 09:04 PM
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DeeLP Cakes said...

I eat, breathe & live cake pops. I fell in love with these babies while watching infomercial. Decided to make them for my sisters birthday and succeeded. Continue to make them for any event possible. And I’m now selling them with very satisfied customers. Thanks.

May 23, 2012 04:58 PM
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Nicky said...

I am a South African currently living in The Netherlands .I saw your cakepops on the internet in February 2011 when I was looking for ideas for my daughter’s 4th Birthday Party in March 2011. I ended up driving 1.5 hours to a shop in another town to buy lollipops and candymelts the day before the party as I was so desperate to try out this idea and couldn’t get them posted to me in time !!!
I made a mixture of plain round cakepops with different coloured sprinkles- all pinks for my little princess. They were a hit at the party- no-one knew what they were- they were all asking me about them, would I make some for their children’s partys,would I teach them how to make them.
Since then I started a little business :
http://www.cute cakepops.com .
Most orders I get are for customised designs – I love going all out with the packaging and displays to make them extra special.
I got numerous requests to cater for various allergies. It has become quite a speciality of mine- Egg,gluten,nuts and dairy free cakepops. It took some research but eventually I got them right- and I’ve had no complaints from the kids !
I have closed the business for now as we are relocating to Singapore in July . Quite sad to be leaving as this little business was just getting going really well. I was also giving lesson to people – but I have already had enquiries for orders from Singapore and I don’t even know where to buy ingredients from over there yet !!! Thank you Bakerella- your invention has provided me with a small income but more importantly hours and hours of fun and creativity !

May 25, 2012 02:01 PM
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Alexas said...

they look so cute.i treid them they did not work.HELP!!!

May 27, 2012 01:44 PM
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Katie Griffin said...

cake pops are fun and enjoyable to make. My mum orderd them and a made them first thing. the first time i was terrable but i got used to it

June 9, 2012 12:19 AM
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ayah said...

can you cook butefluy cake pops

June 17, 2012 06:47 AM
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melanie teo said...

it’s a beautiful cake pop day.I made the cupcake pop just now it’s so delicious I love the taste

June 30, 2012 10:13 AM
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ally said...

hey i love those beach ball pops and the cupcake pops maybe i will make them please post more great ides thanks

July 11, 2012 02:03 PM
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mayi said...

Hello I have a question, for which the chocolate turin pink color, stone turns on having tried to melt it, something has badly the chocolate or I am doing something badly. For that not to bain-marie not in microwave it works.

July 20, 2012 10:40 PM
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Bianca said...

Your story is amazing!! I am so happy for you and the opportunity that has come of your gorgeous little cake pops. Do you mind if I share it on my website? I would also love to share the photo – it is beautiful :) Cake Pops are my favourite, I have only personally baked them once but I have not taken a photo of them though. They were wonderful. I feel like Cake Pops bring so much happiness to cake and parties which is why I have included them on the Eat section of my site. Stop by the website and let me know what you think of my new little business – the store will be full and looking much better very soon. Look forward to hearing from you
Bianca of The Lifestyle Nest xx

July 24, 2012 06:02 AM
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Blerime said...

Hey bakerella!!! Nice name by the way!! The way u make the cakepops and ur other sufff are beatiful!!!! I have been following u from the being I came to ur book signing!!!! Ur the queen of cakepops!!!! How did u come up with cake pops? I was inspired to Bake by u and of course I am the book!!

– blerime
#1 fan

August 15, 2012 10:14 AM
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Blerime said...

Sorry I meant I have the book!!!! Keep in rocking!!!!

August 15, 2012 10:15 AM
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Blerime said...

I have the book!!!

August 15, 2012 10:16 AM
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Blerime said...

Hey bakerella!!! Nice name by the way!! The way u make the cakepops and ur other sufff are beatiful!!!! I have been following u from the being I came to ur book signing!!!! Ur the queen of cakepops!!!! How did u come up with cake pops? I was inspired to Bake by u and of course I have the book!!

– blerime
#1 fan

August 15, 2012 10:17 AM
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Krystal said...

I love cake pops! I was really just looking for someting differnt to try ( i love making deserts) and I stumbled upon your blog. Needless to say your pops have made me popular!! Everyone asks for them because I mix in the frosting. I’ve tried them from the “pop maker” and its not the same, doesn’t taste nearly as good.

I love your story! Humble beginings are always what make success even more satisfying! Good luck to you in the future :-)

August 17, 2012 02:04 PM
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Theriz R. Silvano said...

I really really love sweets like Angie Dudley! I love her Cupcake bites! specially the pops! they’re very cute and I want to build a business like her even if I’m 12 years old only! I hope I can interview you through e-mailing! Thanks!

August 21, 2012 12:46 AM
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Patricia Boone said...

I’m a baker decorator/ of cakes and cupcakes but I love cake pops simply because Cake Pop Day would be great celebrated on February 1, shared on my birthday

August 30, 2012 09:37 PM
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Ruby said...

Really really sweet! <3

September 1, 2012 09:08 AM
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Gemma said...

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September 15, 2012 09:38 PM
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kimbella said...

I love the designs i mmade them today and everybody loves them thanks for the idea i love u bakerella your bomb.com

October 12, 2012 12:37 PM
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Adrienne said...

I made these after viewing your Cupcake pops blog four years 3.5 years ago for my daughters first birthday and they were a big hit at the party! Everytime I see the in starbucks or on tv or in Kohls (the maker and books, I think Of Bakerella!! Thanks so much. Im making these for halloween just for fun :)

October 13, 2012 02:10 AM
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khristine said...

hi bakerella, im from the philippines, i really love your works so much,..i wish i have your book, the one you were selling,..im searching where can i buy your book here in the philippines, but i really cant find one,..i wish i have a lot of money to buy there in the us,but i cant afford the shipping fee..=)..

November 5, 2012 08:51 AM
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alizaa said...

what is the recipe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 16, 2012 10:29 PM
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julie said...

you are sooo cool i love u your amazing i may be only 10 but i love u you your creations are awsome!!!!!

December 21, 2012 03:15 PM
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Jessie Morgan said...

Dear Angie,

I had watched the Martha Stewart Show for years but had stopped with live being so busy, kids, they changed the schedule…..etc.

My daughter liked watching Martha Stewart with me and she loves baking with me, she is 11 now. But she wanted to watch Martha Stewart one random day, after not watching it for, I don’t know how long. It was the show with you on there showing how to make cake pops! I don’t even know how long ago that was!? She was hooked! We made them, she loved it!

We usually bake every week-end and she ALWAYS wants to make cake pops! :) This is the first time I have been to your website, thanks to Sweetapolita! This week-end my daughter will be on here and we will be making cake pops!

All the best,

Jessie~

January 15, 2013 02:49 PM
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Whitney said...

Congrats to you on your success with cake pops!! I love making cake pops! Today was my third time making them…they are a big hit when it comes to family and friend functions! Your blog inspires me to want to learn more on decorating pops! Thank you for sharing your secrets with us! :)

February 20, 2013 02:49 AM
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Tricia said...

First, I think Marie (Comment 100) is a little rude seeing how God blesses each and everyone of us in different ways and you have truly been blessed! But none the less we are all entitled to our opinion. Moving along…. I stumbled upon cake pop making by accident when looking for a creative alternative to a cake for my son’s birthday party. I tried out the recipe and played with decorating before making them for his party. They literally disappeared in my house within minutes!! I ended up making 65 for his party and they were a big hit! Since then I’ve practiced hard and have started making shapes, characters, and even started writing on them! I have always had a passion for baking, but I really love doing this! It is actually relaxing in a strange way. After much conversation with several people I have decided to take a crack at selling them to see how that develops. DO WHAT YOU LOVE, especially if you have asked for God to bless your hands in doing so! I’ll check back in with you in a few months to let you know how my business venture has turned out! T Hanks so much for all the great ideas and inspiring words!!!

February 21, 2013 02:21 PM
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sandra baker said...

hi
i am just getting started on the cake pops.am ordering your book.just a question i have.on your video,it shows you putting on a cookie sheet and baking.i see the baby cakes flip.will you tell me should i order that or just use cookie sheet?thanks for your time.i know you are busy.
sandra

March 2, 2013 10:17 AM
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Susan Hersey said...

I discovered cake pops and your site/books this past February. I made my first batch for my grandchildren for Valentine’s Day. Now I’m hooked and so are they. They look forward the box in the mail from Nana with my latest pops. I’m cintinually impressed with all the creativity of other cake pop bakers. Thanks.

April 11, 2013 06:54 AM
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Maggie said...

Will you please make a video on how to make the cupcake pops?! Please!!!

May 27, 2013 10:02 PM
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bec said...

kinda like putting a cupcake on a stick.

June 26, 2013 10:54 PM
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Deb R said...

Don’t know if you are still reading this old thread… ;) but I wanted to say THANKS for creating cake pops! I have built much of my business around them, and I still use your site for inspiration and tutorials. My favorite pops are my own creation, my Monkeys, that I designed based on a baby shower invitation. I created various expressions on their faces, and people continue to order them. You can see them in my gallery here: http://www.sensationalcakesandmore.com/gallery.html

THANK YOU so much for helping me to discover this awesome creative outlet that has turned into a career change! <3

October 28, 2013 08:07 PM
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