Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cute for a Cure!

I’ve made a lot of Cupcake Pops. Bunches. But these are the first ones that could make a difference.

Chocolate

I started out making some with brown bottoms.

White

Then I threw in some white ones.

Purple

And lastly, a little purple.

Cupcake Pops

Then, I sprinkled them with a little bit of red and a lot of love.

Cupcake Pops

Voila… An army of cuteness. They’re getting ready for battle.

Cupcake Pops

Here they are getting dressed for the occasion.

Fight Cancer

And, it’s an important one.

Cupcake Pops to Fight Cancer

Each year, American Cancer Society Relay for Life events take place in communities all over the country. It allows people to participate in the fight against cancer and brings communities together to do so. Basically teams are formed and raise money in fun ways to fight cancer. Then, on the day of the Relay, you and your team take turns walking around a designated track for 24 hours. (I’ve done it. It’s fun.) People raise money for their team in lots of ways. Car washes, raffles, yard sales, and of course bake sales. Ding. ding. ding… that’s where these little guys come in to play.

Bake Sale

Now, I know I’m not changing the world here with a few dozen Cupcake Pops, but every little bit helps, right!

And, who knows. Maybe they’ll make you want to click on this link, join a Relay for Life Team in your area and join the fight.

Cupcake Pops to fight cancer

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Jennifer said...

Thank you for doing this. My son has been off treatment for almost 3 months now. He was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma at age 8. The American Cancer Society provided gas money while we commuted back and forth to the hospital/clinic each week. Such kindness makes my heart swell.

April 16, 2009 02:38 AM
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Shawnalee said...

I just love these. I need to try to make them. They are a good idea. Great cause as well.

April 16, 2009 02:48 AM
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Nancy Watts said...

I have to say, I am addicted to your blog. I just absolutely love it!! Now, I have Celiac disease and can’t eat a single thing you make, LOL, but it matters not because seeing the pictures of all the beautiful things you make just makes me smile (and no calories!!)

I too do the Relay for Life (in Canada) and those pops are just amazing.

You rock, Bakerella!!!

April 16, 2009 03:17 AM
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Kati said...

I made bunny cake balls for Easter and they were so cute–thank you for your recipes, instructions, and photos! I used white unshelled pumpkin seeds for ears and they worked great. I’m ready to make more!
Is there any chance, Bakerella, that you might make some bumble bee, ladybug, duckling, baby bird (besides the cute chicks), or other late spring cake pops? I’d love to make some! Thanks so much!

April 16, 2009 04:20 AM
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Elyse said...

Your pops look great! What a wonderful cause!

April 16, 2009 04:51 AM
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Isabel said...

I love that you’re doing this for a good cause, and your cake pops are darling.

But that said, in your future posts, would you do a dessert other than cake pops? I used to read your blog constantly, but my readership has tapered off lately. It feels like every time I return, you’ve posted some new iteration of the same recipe. I’d appreciate a little variety.

Thanks.

April 16, 2009 04:58 AM
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Lady With a Knife said...

Taking on the world, one cake pop at a time, I’m so there…

April 16, 2009 08:47 AM
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Anonymous said...

Your work is simply amazing! Not to mention inspiring… I have a fund raiser bake sale coming up and am wondering how long in advance they can be made and stored?? Thanks so much again!
**You always make me smile ;)**

April 16, 2009 12:24 PM
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Jo said...

Great idea for a worthy cause!

April 16, 2009 01:19 PM
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Kelly said...

What a great idea!! If I had more time, I’d try to make some to sell at our Relay… But it’s tomorrow night!! Maybe next year… :)

April 16, 2009 01:52 PM
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T Sharee said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE! I just wanted to let you know about my blog giveaway to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. This giveaway is for Paula Deen’s 10 piece cookware set. Check out my blog for more details about entry. Thanks for looking. Tiff

April 16, 2009 01:54 PM
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cakemakinmama said...

Thank you so much for all you do. You’re not just thinking about you, you’re thinking about how you can use your creative gift to benefit others. You have inspired me to do RFL and to do these for fundraisers. Thanks for sharing your ideas. You don’t know how much of a difference you have probably made. Have a wonderful day.

April 16, 2009 02:24 PM
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Tara Piper said...

This year will be my fourth relay and this is such a cute idea. Would you be interested in baking some for ours? Instead of red, pink would be more with the colors, I think!

April 16, 2009 03:01 PM
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Simply BB said...

What a GREAT idea! We may have to do something of this nature for our Relay on April 24.
Thanks for the idea!

April 16, 2009 04:16 PM
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Screamin' Mama said...

So cute! And a great way to support a cause. I will think of this when we do our school fundraising.

April 16, 2009 04:24 PM
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shannon said...

Our Relay for Life is tomorrow! I am not going this year as I have prior commitment but I did it two years ago and it was one my most fun experiences. We stayed the entire time from 6 pm to 8 am, without sleep! It was the most tired I have ever been but totally for a good cause. I did it for my school and we had bake sales, snack sales at games, and pay to wear a hat day!

I am glad you are helping someone donate with your wonderfully cute cake pops!

April 16, 2009 08:31 PM
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Anonymous said...

Great idea! This is our second year to relay for our five year old daughter who was diagnosed with stage IV Wilms Tumor in October of 2007. We may just have to try this!!

April 17, 2009 12:04 AM
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kelly said...

As soon as I saw your colors I just knew they were for Relay! I am a co-captain for my office RFL team and am also the online chair for our county event! Great job on the cake pops and I am so going to try them!

April 17, 2009 12:27 AM
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Becky said...

Thanks for helping out in such a yummy,cute, adorable way.

My dear husband of 15 years passed away at age 35 from colon cancer. Last year was his first and only year to participate in Relay, he was so proud. I KNOW your pops will be a huge hit!

April 17, 2009 12:55 AM
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Bakerella said...

I didn’t realize how meaningful this post would be. Or that it would make me cry to read your comments. Or how many people reading are also involved in Relay for Life. So uplifting. And your stories… thank you for sharing them. And, as much as I hate to read about lost loved ones, it warms my heart to read how many good, generous people there are. Thank you.

Kristin – My pleasure!

Karen – Ha! I saw the homepage. That was great. thank you.

Kate@ Kids and Cocktails – a long time.

Anonymous – I didn’t realize. Yay South Africa!

Anonymous – purple candy melts

http://astore.amazon.com/bakerella-20/detail/B00085F7SC

Chad W – yep. little ole me.

Anonymous – Yay – relay-ers in Canada, too!

emily – I’m so sorry, Emily.

Jen S. – i did the tags. Guess I should do a post on how.

Becky – that makes me tired.

Glynis – here ya go

http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/04/make-your-cupcakes-pop.html

Taya – Wow. I’m touched. Thank you.

Rachel
http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/04/make-your-cupcakes-pop.html

Brandon and Erica – that’s wonderful.

Lori – I don’t know what to say. Except I am sorry.
I don’t know what I would do.

I guess exactly what you are doing.

Lacey – you are completely welcome.

Spruce Hill – fantastic … about surviving … not making the pops!

Amy – I made my own

Yvonne – I’ll do a post on it.

Anonymous – swirling it upside down

Lesa – it’s for a charity, so charge high and remind them it’s not about the sweets, it’s about helping.

Isabel – I am with you. I wish I could do triple what I do now, but it’s difficult to fit all that in with a full-time job and limited baking time. So I post about what I am doing at the moment or what holiday is coming up. It’s not about the recipe. It’s about the decorating ideas with the pops.
But, there will be other baking and yes, more cake pops sprinkled in between.

Anonymous – you can make them several days in advance.

Becky – i have tears.

April 17, 2009 03:06 AM
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PetalsYoga said...

Love your blog, love your heart, and love that you are highlighting the ACS Relay for Life. One of the most worthy charities in the world that touches so many lives.

Thank you so much!

April 17, 2009 04:36 AM
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MLE said...

Your cake pops are always amazing but these are extra special since its baking for a good cause.

Please please PLEASE make graduation cap cupcake pops for May/June.

April 17, 2009 03:31 PM
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Mrs. A said...

oh Bakerella,
I have tears in my eyes I’m so excited to see Relay getting the exposure it deserves. I’m a co-chair for my city’s event and I’ve been discouraged the last couple of days I’m also an amateur baker and coming to your site gave me renewed confidence in our event.
Thanks so much!!

April 17, 2009 04:44 PM
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Mary said...

I would just like you to know your blog makes my heart sing.

April 17, 2009 06:59 PM
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LisaG said...

Thanks so much for making these! I am on a Relay for Life committee for the first time, and love seeing the great ideas people have! You are truly talented!!!!

April 17, 2009 08:13 PM
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LisaG said...

Thanks so much for making these! I’m on a Relay for Life Committee, and I’m always impressed with the great ideas people come up with!

April 17, 2009 08:20 PM
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anne said...

That is awesome!

I am one of those that make cake pops for Easter and I just have 1 problem. My chocolate cracked…on every single one of them. I don’t know if it was because I pulled them out of the freezer right before we dipped them in the chocolate so maybe it was because of the coldness. So then I left some out in the room before I dipped them and they still cracked. Please help. :) I love the cake pops, they are super cute…but not so cute with big cracks in them. :(

April 17, 2009 08:52 PM
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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this adorable idea for Relay for Life. I am a committee member in CA and I relay for family that I have lost and for my 31 year old best friend who is fighting the disease! God Bless you for spreading the word about Relay!!!
-Sarah

April 17, 2009 09:43 PM
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Berrylish said...

Your cake pops are adorable! I have some seaweed face punchers that I would like to use on some cake pops. Here’s what they look like after being punched out:
http://berrylish.zenfolio.com/img/v6/p978962357.jpg
I was wondering if you know of any edible sheets I could use them on besides seaweed and soy paper? Possibly something dessert-ish? It’s probably easier to just use edible ink pens, huh?

April 18, 2009 12:54 AM
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Pink said...

I am a SURVIVOR!!!!!! And I am looking forward to a Relay for LIfe her in just over a month, you can bet that I will be making these as part of my fundraising!

I alos plan on making pink and white ones in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month, since this is the type that I have. I will make royal frosting pink ribbons to put in the place of the M&M. I can hardly wait!

Also, I am so addicted to making these cute little things! I have made over 200 of them in just a week! I started with 30 for my God-daughters birthday last Friday night, then came home and made 45 more for another party….then I saw your post for the RFL and wanted to make them for one today, but it was cancelled due to rain, but I already had them made, just needed to "frost" them…so I made 120 more in multi colors…..pink, green and blue! Call me CRAZY

April 18, 2009 01:04 AM
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Rena said...

Hey Bakerella! I've been a long time lurker on your website. Let me just say, you are just SO INCREDIBLY CREATIVE and I always love to aimlessly browse through your adorable cupcake pop pictures.

Having said that, I don't know if you've heard about this website called fredflare.com, but in their Mother's Day section, they've got a whole bunch of baking goods, including this cupcake making kit with some really cute cupcake liners – immediately I thought of you! Anyway I thought you just might find something interesting on that website :)

http://fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=4807&cat=351

April 18, 2009 03:01 AM
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Anonymous said...

well done! a great idea for a great cause!!!

April 18, 2009 03:09 AM
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Green Hippo said...

I saw all of your different cake balls and was wondering if you could make some hippo ones and take pictures of them. I will also be using the idea for some cows for my friend who loves cows. Thanks so much!
Just let me know on my blog if you can.

April 18, 2009 04:06 AM
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Kamana said...

Wow! I am totally speechless. The cuteness of it all.

April 18, 2009 10:22 AM
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Zoë said...

How cute!!

April 18, 2009 10:48 AM
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Mixing Bowl Mama said...

What a wonderful cause and as always they look great.

April 18, 2009 12:01 PM
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Anonymous said...

what size little bags do you use-there are so many “treat” bags at the stores. Thanks!

April 18, 2009 04:38 PM
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Anonymous said...

These are ACE & having 2 family members fighting Cancer just now (a few others sadly didn't make it) I applaud your fundraiser idea.

We have many events here in the UK to highlight Cancer care, I have done Race for Life. I'd love to make these for our events so where might I get the clear bags from? Can you provide a link please.

Hope you have a great fundraiser Best of lick.

Sonia

April 18, 2009 04:53 PM
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Anonymous said...

Ok that should have said Best of Luck NOT lick…. fab typo though.

Sonia

April 18, 2009 04:55 PM
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åsa - hello sugar! said...

that is a truly wonderful cause!! and the cupcake pops are adorable!! :)

April 18, 2009 09:30 PM
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Little Queen said...

hi! i`m from Argentina, i `ve discovered your blog sometime ago and i love it!

Last week i made my first cupcakes!! I was really excited!!

I visit your blog every week, is Amazing!!!!

April 18, 2009 11:32 PM
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Janet said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful! So much love and support in each pop! Congrats:)

April 18, 2009 11:53 PM
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Anonymous said...

Great idea! Kudos to you for putting cuteness toward a cause. I chaired a Relay last year and have been a committee member for 5 years, and it’s SUCH an awesome event. Cancer is something that touches far too many of our lives, and it’s great to come together for the cause.
~Jaime

April 19, 2009 12:38 AM
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Mytutorlist.com said...

You’re a saint! Bless you, Bakerella!

April 19, 2009 06:13 AM
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limvicky said...

hey bakerella! i found this website that sells VERY CUTE cupcake charms.
I thought you might like it :D

http://www.tinycravings.com/

April 19, 2009 08:21 AM
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Bru said...

Awesome!
I ran into this blog and now I’m in love!
You are very talented and most of all you are a great person for sharing all your tips, tricks and recipes with everybody! Congrats!!

Can I ask you something? if I make them in advance, should I store it in the refrigerator or at room temperature? and for how long they last?
I want to make them for my son’s first birthday.

Thank you and u just got yourself another fan!

April 19, 2009 03:09 PM
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The Gomes Family said...

Great job! I love them, what a trooper you are!

April 19, 2009 04:16 PM
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Jennifer said...

Those are wonderful! You’re so creative.

April 19, 2009 06:49 PM
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We Are Not Martha said...

You do it again!!! I seriously need to try these cake pops again. And now you have sooo many good ideas :) And for a good cause too!

Sues

April 19, 2009 10:04 PM
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Sarah said...

Hey Bakerella! I love all you’re creative baking. I’ve made the oreo truffles and they are my grandmother’s favorite! I have to make them for her every other week. I have a request- have you ever done anything with a Hawaiian theme? I’m looking for ideas for my daughter’s birthday party in a few months. thanks for inspiring me to bake!

April 20, 2009 01:42 AM
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One Happy Family said...

I love the Relay for Life Pops, and am going to make them for our walk this year.

April 20, 2009 02:53 PM
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Millie said...

Bakerella,
I am new to your website but enjoy the eye candy as much as making my own goodies. I apologize if this all-ready known information but I did not see it anywhere on the site….the cupcake pops…are you using a regular cupcake recipe?

April 20, 2009 03:18 PM
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jodiharbour said...

Thank you so much for your selfless generosity in sharing your creativity. I lost my father 2 years ago to brain cancer and in his memory I will be making these for our team’s booth at this years event. I’m doing my best to duplicate your wonderful creations and in doing so I made the tags in Microsoft Powerpoint and would like to offer up the file for anyone that would like to have it. I’m not sure how to get the file to you….that’s my only problem. Please contact me if you would like to have it for distribution.

Thanks again for all you do to inspire everyone!!!!

April 20, 2009 06:08 PM
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Brenda said...

I LOVE these pops!!! I am a captain of a Relay team and I would love to make these!! How exactly do you make these? Please email me at brendamckown@yahoo.com.

April 21, 2009 06:59 PM
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Anonymous said...

This is fantastic! I was wondering how did you make the little signs to stick through the lollipop sticks? I’m planning on making these cupcake pops for our Relay for Life fundraiser — thanks! :)

April 21, 2009 11:22 PM
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Bakerella said...

anne – if it becomes a problem, try re-dipping them. I’m working on the cause in the meantime.

Berrylish probably

Rena – thanks … I have that kit!

Anonymous – small size – something like 2 X 3

Sonia – I get my clear bags at craft stores. But try amazon.

Bru – several days at room temperature

Millie – cake mix and canned frosting most of the time.

Brenda – here you go
http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/04/make-your-cupcakes-pop.html

Anonymous – I guess I need to do a post on that.

April 23, 2009 12:06 AM
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Debbie said...

How much do they sell for?

April 23, 2009 03:54 PM
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Sarie Lou Who said...

Any suggestions for cake pops for a Baby Shower?

April 23, 2009 09:26 PM
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martha said...

I’d like to make the cupcake pops. The pictures on how to make them are great What recipe do you use to make them keep their shape?

Emily in UT

April 24, 2009 02:34 PM
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Sarah said...

I LOVE your cake pops. They look amazing and I hope you raise tons of money with it.

April 26, 2009 03:14 AM
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Amy@UWM said...

I work for the National Office of the American Cancer Society and several of my colleagues are huge fans. We love, love, LOVED these Relay pops!!!

We wondered if you’ve seen our newest campaign at http://www.morebirthdays.com. The campaign for more birthdays is another fun way to get involved in the cause. Thanks for helping to create a world with more birthdays through Relay For Life!

April 27, 2009 02:02 AM
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Amy said...

THANKS BAKERELLA FOR TAKING THE TIME TO REPLY AND I CAN’T SAY IT ENOUGH…YOU ROCK!!!

April 27, 2009 01:38 PM
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Corinne B. said...

Bakerella – I love your blog. Last year I was sick with pneumonia and I watched Martha – during cupcake week. I’ve been completely addicted ever since. I’ve made lots of cupcake pops but finally they start to look like yours because I found a slightly rippled cookie cutter. For me, what works best – is my recipe for ‘lead’ cake (homemade scratch cake). I’ve also made them into petit fours and into cupcake bites. Although they are a lot of work, I sure do enjoy making them – and am pleased to give them away.

April 27, 2009 03:04 PM
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henzy said...

wow these are great. so cute. and for a great cause. great job

April 27, 2009 06:08 PM
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Bakerella said...

Sarie Lou Who – baby heads :)

martha- this one

http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/04/make-your-cupcakes-pop.html

Amy@UWM – thanks

April 28, 2009 02:47 AM
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Anonymous said...

I think your pops are the cutest.

Where can I get a white stand to display the pops, all lined up neatly in a row?

I’ve displayed by sticking in a container of sugar and thought of experimenting with decoratively wrapped floral foam (might stain the stick) or regular foam (will it hold?)

Also how did you make your little labels? hole punch on cardstock?

You are a great inspiration!

April 28, 2009 06:02 PM
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Bakerella said...

I usually use white styrofoam, but this was some shelf pieces I drilled together and drilled holes into. The labels were done with two different hole punches. I’ll do a post on the how to one day soon.

April 29, 2009 02:28 AM
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Rhett and Tiffanie Jackson said...

i have yet to post a comment and love your blog…I just am so excited to see these fabulously fun pops! last year my 6 year old daughter and I sold homemade suckers through the night while people walked….This year I am on the Food Committee for our Relay! I am the treat taker for every meeting! and we have one next monday! I am so MAKING these! Thanks for the idea! Your blog is awesome…and I am so jealous that you meet Paula and her BOYS! I love her stuff! I have made a carrot cake from her cookbook (i got out of a magazine!) YUM! Thanks for your BLOG!

April 30, 2009 04:29 AM
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Jenni6981 said...

Thank you so much for this idea, my daughters school is doing a mini relay for life & they are having a bake sale tomorrow to raise money. We made these together and i think they will be a hit! here's a pictue of the finished product http://twitpic.com/4e1p3

May 2, 2009 06:30 AM
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Marta (Dutrey) said...

You are the best!!

Kiss from Spain.

May 2, 2009 05:42 PM
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rose said...

I am a 36 year cancer survivor, I am also very involved in relay and have been for 10 years. Could you tell me where you got those tags for the “Cute for a Cure” cakes.

May 3, 2009 11:38 PM
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Bre said...

I LOVE these!

May 4, 2009 03:55 AM
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ginny said...

I’m going to attempt these for our Relay coming up in the beginning of June. Would you please share a printable of your tags? I can’t wait to try them. Thank you!

May 4, 2009 06:38 AM
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Anonymous said...

Adorable!!…and every little bit helps…or in this case…every little bite helps ;-D
…and you can tell it comes from your heart!!

May 4, 2009 05:03 PM
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Glitter Mommy said...

Beautiful! What a fantastic idea! I’m going to be making these for the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk. Their color is also purple and I know these will be a hit!! I have no idea what to charge. Any thoughts?

May 4, 2009 06:04 PM
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Bakerella said...

rose and ginny – I made the tags, but I didn’t save the file. You can print some up if you have a color printer and cut them in squares or use a square hole punch.

May 4, 2009 11:46 PM
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Cindy said...

I finally found that little cookie cutter for my daughter….she lives in the middle of nowhere witb no place to find it. I got it at Hobby Lobby in a miniature cookie set along with a Noah’s ark, heart, tulip and a few other things. Thank goodness now she can make these pops!!!

May 6, 2009 03:14 PM
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Melissa said...

LOVE that you support Relay!!

I’ve made 100 of the Relay pops to sell as a fundraiser and they’re selling like hotcakes! Appropriately enough, my team’s name is “Cookin’ For A Cure!”

Question for Bakerella – can you make the cake balls (and shape them) ahead of time and freeze – or does the icing cause a problem? And if so, how long will they keep in the freezer?

One more question too – my second batch of pops has a little bit of oily goo that oozed from in between the chocolate layers. Maybe oil separating from the frosting?? Have you ever experienced that?

Thanks so much for sharing your gift and for the inspiration. :)

http://www.relayforlife.org/salinasca

~ Melissa

May 6, 2009 11:33 PM
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Bakerella said...

Yes, you can freeze them.

Make sure every inch is covered with chocolate and they shouldn’t do that.

May 7, 2009 02:19 AM
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Kris & Amy Morris said...

I just made these yesterday for our church fundraiser & they made us $110!!! They went like hot cakes & everyone loved them! Thanks for such a cute idea!

May 9, 2009 02:38 PM
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Karen Jane Relay 2009 Scotia Glenville said...

I love this idea, how did you make the cupckaes? Is it a mold that I could purchase somewhere I have looked at Michaels and couldnt find anything.

May 9, 2009 07:15 PM
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Bakerella said...

Karen Jane –

http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/04/make-your-cupcakes-pop.html

May 11, 2009 02:30 AM
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Life with Kaishon said...

My friend Melinda made these for her local race for the cure bake sale and she linked to you! These look SO beautiful! Thank you for doing something so wonderful that makes a difference in the world. I appreciate each person that does something! So sweet! Hope your week is wonderful!

May 11, 2009 08:14 PM
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Monique said...

Oh my, you're absolutely the best 'sweetie' I've met on the www!!! I'm a huge fan of all your creations. As a walker for A Sister's Hope (in the Netherlands a little sis of Pink Ribbon) I sell pops and cc of fairs for this good cause. At a Ladies Night in the cinema I sold white marshmellows covered with pink icing and a brown mini M&M on top. Well sold??? Everyone thought it were breastpops …. I was glad one of the cinema people bought them all together as a treat for her birthday ;) Next time I'll try the colorful pops you showed in this post – thanks!

And about your 10 may post: I knew everything is much bigger in the US then it is in our small Dutch country. But this shop is really overwhelming!!! Incredible!

Thank for your huge amount of inspiration and keep up the sweet work!

monique

May 13, 2009 04:37 PM
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Kat said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas and tips. I was trying to make the cupcake pops for a fundraiser but they didn’t seem to turn out right. I used the candy mold instead to coat the bottom, however, I couldn’t figure out how to coat the cupcake top evenly because when I dipped them in the candy melts, it started to melt the chocolate bottoms and would leave lots of thinned out chocolate parts on top. How do you coat your chocolate so evenly without having it melt quickly in the warm chocolate?

I also had trouble keeping my candy melts from hardening too quickly before I could get my sprinkles on it to decorate. Any tips on how to decorate more efficiently?

How much did you charge per cupcake pop? I’ve been afraid to over/under price them, but I’m in San Francisco, do you think 50 cents each is too much/little for them? How many were you able to sell during your fundraiser?

Thanks again Bakerella and sorry for all my questions.

May 21, 2009 05:27 AM
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Melissa said...

Lots of people have been asking about pricing for fundraisers – thought I'd share what I'm doing. I'm using the bigger cutter (the Wilton cutter, the biggest listed on Bakerella's instructions) so the pops come out larger. They're about 3 bites big! Anyhow, I'm charging $2 each or 3 for $5 and people are buying with NO hesitation. After the cost of supples I'm making (on average) about $1 per pop.. most people are doing the 3 for $5 thing, which averages out to $1.67 per pop. We've sold 270 pops so far and I make more almost nightly. This has been a GREAT fundraiser for our cooking themed Relay For Life team.

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Bakerella – THANK YOU for sharing your idea with the world.

May 21, 2009 11:59 PM
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Challah Mama said...

Bakerella,

First I would like to say thank you for such a beautiful and informative site. Also, I would like to know where you printed the race for a cure logos with the holes punched in them?

May 26, 2009 11:26 AM
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lebaneseblonde said...

I tried to find darker purple melts ~ but I can only find the lighter “pastely” ones. I’ve looked at AC Moore and Michaels. Any suggestions???

May 28, 2009 03:46 PM
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Bakerella said...

Kat – when I dip the tops, the chocolate is cooled off some. If it’s too hot, it will drip too much and melt like you said. Try letting it sit for a couple of min before you go straight to dipping. And 50¢ is way too low.

ChallahMama – I just printed the words out on the computer and then used punches for the shapes.

lebaneseblonde – here you go

http://astore.amazon.com/bakerella-20/detail/B00085F7SC

May 29, 2009 03:54 AM
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Kelly Clawson said...

i love your blog! i made my first cake pops a few weeks ago and everyone loved them! i am making them next week for a baby shower. i would love to see a post about creative ways to display cake pops for parties and about what size baggies you use to cover them. i have to transport them 4 hours to the shower. thanks and keep baking!!

May 30, 2009 07:41 PM
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Sam said...

What a GREAT looking! It looks so beautiful! so cute! They are adorable.

June 25, 2009 11:10 AM
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Krisco said...

omg. this just made me tear up!
I work for the American Cancer Society and have been trying to figure out more bake sale fundraisers for our relay for life in August! I'm sooo Making these. I also have a friend thats making relay Cupcakes.. maybe I'll have to send along a picture.

July 9, 2009 06:17 PM
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Gabrielle Valentine said...

I DON'T cook or bake but I LOVE your site. It makes me WANT to cook and bake.
I actually own "Cooking for Dummies". I only WISH I could make such yummy looking treats!

July 15, 2009 06:12 AM
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Anonymous said...

I made these finally after a long time reading your blog. My only difficulty was not being able to get the chocolate soft enough. Its something I will work on, but maybe with the pops instead of the cupcakes. The cupcakes took me a long time to make. Although they were a hit!

July 16, 2009 12:55 PM
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Anonymous said...

did you know that sugar FEEDS cancer cells?

July 22, 2009 11:29 PM
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Beth said...

I'm on a new RFL team and we're just getting together our pre-xmas fundraiser ideas–I LOVE THIS!!! What a brilliant idea, and so cute! I'm going to add this to our list of possible catalogue items, and will be sure to credit back to your blog! Bake on!

August 12, 2009 06:11 PM
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Indy Grrrl said...

So cute!

August 17, 2009 07:24 AM
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mike & hilary said...

Am I missing something? how do you make the bottoms to these?

August 27, 2009 02:58 PM
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Natalie said...

I love the work of the American Cancer Society. Super cute fundraising idea!

September 3, 2009 01:56 AM
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mark said...

hi there, I stumbled across your website and I would love to attempt to make these cake pops, but what tin did you use as a mould ive never seen any over here in the UK.

thanks

Mark

October 13, 2009 06:46 AM
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