Thursday, August 14, 2008

It’s a Back-To-School Giveaway!

Back-to-School Giveaway

Want to help kids in need get back-to-school supplies?
Want a chance to win some cool back-to-school gear from Nickelodeon at the same time?
Well, keep on reading!

Nickelodeon is taking back-to-school suggestions on their website for parents at For every back-to-school tip or recipe you give, they’ll make a donation to Feed the Children’s Kid’s School Basics Program. Your ideas will help kids and parents all over the US get ready for school. You can leave tips on their site through September 25th.

So, I hope you’ll take a minute to give back and my niece does, too. (Watch this video from her.)

In addition to the good feeling you’ll have all day, knowing you helped children in need, you could also be the cool parent who wins this Back-to-School prize-pack donated by Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon Back to School PrizeNickelodeon Back to School Prize

Here’s how to enter:

  • Visit and leave a Back-to-School tip or recipe.
  • Then, let me know you gave back by leaving a comment on this blog post and say “I gave back.”
(You must include an email address or blog link with
your comment, so I can contact you if you win.)
  • The deadline to enter this giveaway is August 31st at midnight.
  • The winner will be announced sometime on September 1st.


I gave back and left a recipe suggestion for chocolate cake balls and here they are in Nickelodeon colors just for fun.

Nickelodeon Cake Balls

And, I made cupcake pops, too. (couldn’t resist!)

Cupcake Pops

Bakerella said...

I gave back with a recipe at

I hope you will too.

August 14, 2008 11:41 PM
Mummy Butterfly said...

OMG they look so good !!!
I will go on the website tomorow :)


August 14, 2008 11:50 PM
Mary said...

I gave back :-)

AND those look yummy.. my girls would be stoked over them.

August 14, 2008 11:59 PM
Sarah said...

i gave back

August 15, 2008 12:22 AM
Anonymous said...

Hi Bakerella,
I gave back. I love your blog! You are so talented and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

August 15, 2008 12:40 AM
Macey (macjamin at gmail dot com) said...

I gave back :) Can’t wait til the weather cools and I can turn the oven on again to make your sweet treats!

August 15, 2008 01:05 AM
emily said...

I gave back! (with a parenting tip, at


August 15, 2008 01:05 AM
Megret said...

I gave back!

And you made custom Nick cupcake pops for the occasion! That’s awesome!

musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

August 15, 2008 01:07 AM
Anonymous said...

I gave back with a recipe and a couple of tips!


August 15, 2008 01:08 AM
Ingrid said...

You’re just too awesome!

August 15, 2008 01:11 AM
Anonymous said...

ur cupcake pops have become ur trademark!

August 15, 2008 01:22 AM
Gina said...

I gave back with a recipe and lunchbox tip!
Thanks you! What a blessing this will be to the winner!

August 15, 2008 01:22 AM
K2 said...

I Gave Back with our great tip on helping all kiddos get the supplies they need….it’s under the gear tab at the nick site if you want to check it out.

love the pops!!

August 15, 2008 01:25 AM
Kim and Cam said...

I gave back…

What a great idea! It got me started thinking about how lucky my kids are to have such a great school. Those treats look so good too!

August 15, 2008 01:39 AM
Jon and Angela said...

I gave back! I love back to school time. Seeing my kids get so excited with their new stuff. I’m glad to help out other kids.

August 15, 2008 02:23 AM
Liz said...

I gave back!

August 15, 2008 02:33 AM
Angie P said...

“I gave back…”

“#299) happy meals
it’s always a fun way to stay connected to your child during the middle of the day with a simple note in their lunchbox…sometimes I write on the napkin, the zip-lock bag or even on a little note card. MY kids always look forward to these random little notes.
Submitted by: angie, 08/14/2008

August 15, 2008 03:00 AM
Janine said...

I gave back!
janine.n.brown at gmail dotcom

August 15, 2008 03:06 AM
Mandy said...

I gave back with fun lunch ideas. I was #303.:)

Thanks for telling us about it, what a great cause! I also followed the link to share it on my Facebook page. Let’s spread the word!

August 15, 2008 05:16 AM
Leigh said...

I gave back with a parenting tip. This is a neat idea, and it’s awesome that you’re helping back it up :)

I’m at leighbra(at)gmail

August 15, 2008 05:48 AM
Amanda Williams said...

I gave back with a parenting tip! :)

August 15, 2008 07:07 AM
Gina Geigley said...

I gave back with a parenting tip! What a neat idea!

August 15, 2008 07:08 AM
gran family said...

I gave back!

5 handy tips for making packing lunches easy and fun

August 15, 2008 07:23 AM
Jeanmarie said...

I gave back! Tip #307 under the tab Scrumptious Lunches – this was a kind, generous blog post on your part – thank you for thinking of others :-)

August 15, 2008 11:13 AM
Brindi said...

I gave back. As a teacher, I see so many kids who come to school without supplies. Thank you so much for supporting this and getting the word out.

August 15, 2008 11:47 AM
kim said...

I gave back with a recipe

August 15, 2008 01:04 PM
Melissa said...

Not a parent yet, but remember my own school days and my younger brothers. I gave back with 4 things – parenting tip, a handy list, a scrumptious snack idea, and a school gear tip.

Awesome idea!

August 15, 2008 01:10 PM
montjan said...


August 15, 2008 01:59 PM
stalkermom said...

I gave back!

I love all your ideas, too!

August 15, 2008 02:26 PM
supermom said...

i gave a suggestion.

August 15, 2008 02:33 PM
candesintx said...

I just offered a tip. I REALLY need to set time aside to attempt the cake balls. It looks so simple. And you make them look soooo yummy!

August 15, 2008 03:33 PM
Laura said...

I gave back!

I’m going to have to try your cupcake pops soon. It still kills me that MS called them turds. ;-)

August 15, 2008 03:44 PM
Andrew's Mom said...

I gave back – and those do look yummy!

August 15, 2008 04:30 PM
suzy said...

I gave back with a few time and money saving tips.
Suzy :)

August 15, 2008 04:42 PM
Juliet said...

I gave back with handy tips.

Juliet (houston texas)

August 15, 2008 04:52 PM
dulzura magica said...

Hi I gave back!!! those treats look sooo yummy love the pops. XOXO from Puerto Rico!!

August 15, 2008 06:33 PM
sharyl said...

your niece has so much star quality! i will go to the website tomorrow. i’m still thinking what recipe and what tip i’m going to give. thanks for the inspiration bakerella! have a blessed weekend!

August 15, 2008 07:18 PM
mommaof4wife2r said...

i gave back…yeah!

August 15, 2008 07:26 PM
Cassykins said...

I gave back with some tips I picked up from my teenage brother. I saw plenty about small kids, but sometimes the big kids need some help too! I also just discovered your blog yesterday and am so excited to go back and read everything!!


August 15, 2008 07:58 PM
Charlie's Mom said...

I gave back! Thanks for letting us know about this wonderful opportunity to help kids out. I always feel so sad knowing that some kids don’t have the supplies they need for school.

I absolutely adore your blog! I am so hooked! I checked this morning even though I knew there couldn’t possibly be another scrumptous treat already. I was greeted by those sunny smiley face cake balls and was cheered for the weekend. About an hour later I checked back (I couldn’t help myself) and was thrilled with the orange explosion! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and beautiful photographs!!

Charlie’s Mom

August 15, 2008 08:52 PM
Rachelle said...

I gave back with a fun lunch tip!

#342) Making sandwiches fun for the younger ones.

Use large cookie cutter shapes to creat fun sandwiches. Make the desired sandwich first then use a cookie cutter and carefully press onto the sandwich making a fun shape. Wrap up in foil to help keep it from getting smashed or place in a sandwich box.

Submitted by: rachelle, 08/15/2008

Cute pops!

August 15, 2008 09:46 PM
snazzberries said...

“I gave back”!!!! And I can’t wait to make some of your goodies!!!

August 15, 2008 11:30 PM
MrsMarch said...

The colors are so vibrant. I love these. I’m just going to have to go out and buy the orange candy melt to do these. Dieting and cake pops just don’t go hand in hand.

I just gave back some organizing tips for parents and children alike. Thanks Bakerella for sharing your wonderful ideas.


August 15, 2008 11:34 PM
dulzuramagica said...

Hi I gave back!!! those treats look sooo yummy love the pops. XOXO from Puerto Rico!!

August 15, 2008 11:52 PM
Italianmommy said...

I gave back with a recipe for healthy fruit kabobs. p.s. love love love your new cupcake pops, i still am trying to master the smiley face ones. whenever you are in NYC, I would love a private lesson on how you get the chocolate so smooth!! Keep up the great yummy work! :) ciao bella!

August 16, 2008 12:02 AM
The Gomes Family said...

I gave back Bakerella!

August 16, 2008 01:39 AM
Lina said...

what a great cause. I love your orange cake balls! so cute!

August 16, 2008 05:18 AM
MomToTwo said...

I gave back! :) Love the Nick pops – I’m making some of your goodies next week for DD’s birthday party. :)

August 16, 2008 05:25 AM
Jana said...

I gave back! Yummy. Suddenly I want orange cupcakes!

August 16, 2008 06:55 AM
Sarah S. said...

I gave back with a supplies tip!

And your Nick pops are too cute!

sbahrendsen at hotmail dot com

August 16, 2008 12:58 PM
The Cupcakery said...

I gave back!

I left a tip:
I make more time together with my 3rd grader in the mornings by packing lunches and snacks the night before. This way we have more time to have breakfast & talk about what the day ahead is going to be like. Spending the extra 15 minutes focusing on my little guy, instead of husting around the kitchen has sent him off to school very happy!

the.cupcakery at

August 16, 2008 02:06 PM
The Cupcakery said...

I love seeing your new ideas and creativity. I tagged you on my blog. Check it out!

August 16, 2008 02:10 PM
Gis said...

Ey sweetie! Thanks for the tip :D :D I have my own giveaway on my blog hihi not so cool maybe but still giving out something!

August 16, 2008 03:13 PM
andeeram said...

I gave back!

August 16, 2008 08:51 PM
Gina said...

I gave back with a snack called “Shore Snacks” :)

I *love* the Nick-themed cake balls and cupcake pops – what a great color combo!!

August 16, 2008 08:54 PM
judybrittle said...

I gave back! They look so delicious.

August 16, 2008 09:51 PM
Jen W. said...

I gave back! The cake balls look especially great!

August 16, 2008 11:27 PM
VickeC said...

I gave back with

#367) Going the extra mile ,again is my post under personal essays,thanks


August 17, 2008 01:38 AM
Ming said...

That’s for letting us know about it! Very nice of you to take the time to make special chocolate cake balls for it!

August 17, 2008 02:57 AM
BOJESNE said...

This stuff is major hot!

August 17, 2008 04:26 AM
Hemma hos Klara... said...

I just love your blog! I tried my first cupcake pops last week!!

Helena, Sweden

August 17, 2008 07:53 AM
giants fan said...

I gave back!

thanks for the chance to win! I’m new to your blog and I love it!

August 17, 2008 01:04 PM
cookemila said...

estupendisimo..el color del mediterraeno y del verano…total sun 100×1000…xoxo

August 17, 2008 02:22 PM
Edith Burch said...


August 17, 2008 04:57 PM
Isa said...

Your niece is a sweetheart!
Your balls and pops are adorable!
And the cause is great!
That’s why we all love Bakerella :)

August 17, 2008 07:31 PM

I’m suddenly in the mood for cake.

August 17, 2008 09:34 PM
Amy said...

I gave back!

August 17, 2008 11:21 PM
Leslie said...

How cute is she????? What a wonderful idea
Oh and I had to break down and my the cakepops..they turned out YUMMO

link to

August 18, 2008 01:14 AM
alleesyi said...

I gave back, and great contest!

August 18, 2008 07:00 AM
koryshar said...

Bakerella, did you see the chocolate chip cookie dough “truffles” on Paula Deen’s best dishes. I have been making the oreo truffles for several years and so I thought this was a great alternative. The only thing I thought might improve on her recipe would be to chill the dough and then roll into balls. Her dough was very very loose. Just thought you might like the heads up.

August 18, 2008 01:24 PM
Wehaf said...

I gave back with a breakfast recipe!

urchiken at gmail dot com

August 18, 2008 03:46 PM
ajsleesh said...

I gave back!
Thank you for sharing the site and getting to look at your yummy cupcakes!


August 18, 2008 03:56 PM
S'mee said...

I gave back a safe way to id you kids coats and jackets!

win or lose I need to make some cupcake pops!

August 18, 2008 04:41 PM
Vacuum Queen said...

I gave back with a recipe! :)

By the way…I notice that you still use your original design for the pops, not the peanut butter cup mold as you did once. Do you find one easier or better than the other? Just curious.


August 18, 2008 05:48 PM
~Matz said...

I gave back… and it felt GREAT!
Thanks for sharing this post.. and the yummies!!

August 18, 2008 06:20 PM
Lynds said...

I’m love the orange! Thanks for sharing this information, I hadn’t seen anything about the “give back”.

August 18, 2008 07:18 PM
apl228 said...

I gave back.
and I think your cupcakes are absolutely adorable

August 18, 2008 07:43 PM
Kim said...

I gave back! Thanks for letting us know about a great cause!

August 18, 2008 08:38 PM
greetingarts said...

I gave parenting tip #394, Magnets + Baking Sheets = Boredom Busters. Thanks for letting us know about this! I love your cupcake pops and cake balls, will have to try that some day!

August 18, 2008 10:14 PM
hf52771 said...

I gave back! (a couple of times actually!) Mostly with ideas…

August 18, 2008 10:54 PM
Jennifer said...

I gave back with a breakfast tip.xh

August 19, 2008 05:34 AM
morgana said...

Wow! I love these… that vibrant color is amazing! Cake balls and cupcakes pops are both so beautiful…

August 19, 2008 07:45 AM
Burnt Toast Ranch said...

I gave back

August 19, 2008 11:57 AM
corrinesan said...

I gave back :) (with a parenting tip!)

August 19, 2008 01:38 PM
boston terrier mommy said...

I gave back. My sweet tooth loves your blog.

August 19, 2008 03:50 PM
Pumpkin Petunia said...

Those pops look fantastic!

Just posted my tip! The title is Teacher Survival Kit. Thanks so much for letting us know about this great program.

August 19, 2008 04:32 PM
Holly said...

I gave back with a back to school shopping tip. Thanks for introducing me to the website.

August 19, 2008 05:24 PM
BigMamaCassie said...

I gave back!
(A parenting tip at
I love the orange cake balls and cupcake pops!

August 19, 2008 09:05 PM
Natalie... said...

Aw I love what youve made!

August 19, 2008 09:27 PM
The Mommy said...

I gave back with a recipe for breakfast burritos. They’re good for lunch too!

August 20, 2008 01:58 AM
Ellie said...

i gave back!

August 20, 2008 03:03 AM
The Robinsons said...

I gave back!
I shared our family tradition of a Back to school party. You can check out my blog to see some of the cakes I have decorated:
I enjoy your blog!

August 20, 2008 06:35 AM
Btrflywmn said...

I gave back :)

Love the little cupcakes.

August 20, 2008 02:22 PM
hf52771 said...

I gave back, yet again! LOL! (besides, before I forgot to leave my email addy!)
Left some great lunchbox tips!


August 20, 2008 02:49 PM
Jen said...

Thanks for the tip…I gave back with an idea for keeping the mounds of paperwork that the school likes to send home, (in triplicate since we have three school age children)!!

August 20, 2008 06:00 PM
Dova (usually) and Danny said...

I gave back ;)

August 21, 2008 03:06 AM
Nelsonranch said...

I gave back-
I enjoy your blog. Your ideas are so creative and I feel a kinship as I love sweets too!

August 21, 2008 05:36 AM
alice said...

i’m commenting not to enter the contest but just to let you know how much i love seeing all the variations of your cupcake pops. just adorable.

August 21, 2008 06:45 AM
nadege said...

I gave back !

August 21, 2008 11:01 AM
Shannon said...

I gave back with some organizational/craft projects.

This is a great idea. Thanks for bringing it to our attention:)

August 21, 2008 01:49 PM
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