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

Audrey B said...

I gave back with a tip for pre-k, what a great idea, such wonderful ideas have been posted so far.

August 21, 2008 02:10 PM
Anonymous said...

Just put in my 2 cents!

August 21, 2008 03:37 PM
Heather said...

I gave back with my idea for the Nite Before Bin.

August 21, 2008 04:30 PM
ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

I gave back too! We started a private blog for my older elementary school kid. :-) She is getting all kinds of writing practice now.

August 21, 2008 06:10 PM
Amy from Suffield, CT said...

I gave back! I gave my parenting tip on wearing my daughters out so they will sleep the night before the first day of school. They are so excited they haven’t been able to sleep, now we have a big playdate with their best friends with lots of outdoor activities. Lots of excercise and fresh air will do it every time.

August 21, 2008 06:25 PM
Yasmeen said...

A very unique idea Bakerella. Your niece is amazing.
I just submitted my lunch recipe at

August 21, 2008 06:28 PM
Erin said...

I gave back! Take a picture of your child on the first day of school every school year. Then on their graduation day from high school, give them a mini-scrapbook with all of the pictures from K-12th grade, so they can see how they have grown up.

eliwimmer at gmail dot com

August 21, 2008 06:43 PM
vannasmom said...

I gave back!!
that is such a cool thing too do too!! I loved reading others response too!! some great back to school ideas as well! thanks

August 22, 2008 03:21 PM
stefplus3 said...

I share my “bulk is better” shopping strategy. I’ve been hitting up the office supply stores each week for their super sales and we have quite the stash of notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, etc in the basement just waiting to be used. I also end up with pleanty of extra supplies this way and can donate some to the school for students who won’t come with their own things.

ps – my 9 year old wants me to make your cupcake pops that we saw on martha the other day…he keeps asking me if i’ve checked out the recipe yet :) you have fans of all ages!!


August 22, 2008 03:24 PM
Anonymous said...

Hi, I gave back a tip and also a recipe for a yummy and VERY easy Cookie cake.
Thank you.

August 22, 2008 04:22 PM
Anonymous said...

ooopps. I just left the last comment…. I gave back a tip and the cookie cake recipe.

August 22, 2008 04:23 PM
Hootie Mac said...

I gave back!

August 22, 2008 07:40 PM
Anonymous said...

OK. So I left another tip. It seems that everytime I get off the computer…. I think of another!!!

August 23, 2008 03:18 AM
Donelda said...

I gave back!! I’d be super mom if I were to win anything Kick!! Those chocolate balls look so yummy!! Thanks!!

August 23, 2008 03:46 AM
Brooke said...

I gave back!

brookeaheaton at hotmail dot com

August 23, 2008 04:03 AM
jam21 said...

I gave back with a recipe.

This is such a great cause thanks for let all us know about it.

August 23, 2008 08:58 PM
Valerie said...

I gave back with some lunch tips and a recipe!

August 24, 2008 02:21 PM
DragonMom said...

I gave back – couldn’t think of a recipe, so I posted an essay on letting kids be themselves. After all, “normal” is just a setting on a washer. :)

August 24, 2008 03:57 PM
Amy said...

i gave back

knobbyknee at hotmail dot com

August 24, 2008 08:11 PM
Brandi said...

I gave back. :-)

Had to share my tip for getting my son out of bed in the morning. Heh.


August 26, 2008 05:22 PM
Ruth said...

Hi! I gave back with a cool school tip!
I love looking at all the wonderful photos on your blog! Thank-you for all the great ideas!

August 26, 2008 07:50 PM
Rebekah said...

I gave back with an easy quesadilla recipe.

I love your blog! The ideas and recipes are super yummy!! Makes me want to go into my computer and grab one ! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 27, 2008 06:20 PM
klp1965 said...

i gave back :)

August 28, 2008 02:09 AM
wigget said...

i gave back

August 29, 2008 08:12 PM
Becky said...

I gave back too :)

As a teacher… any child that comes in with extra supplies to share is a blessing!

August 31, 2008 01:35 AM
Anonymous said...

I love your ideas!

August 31, 2008 04:02 AM
127 said...

I gave back

August 31, 2008 04:04 AM
jessie. said...

I gave back! And those are adorable cakeballs!

August 31, 2008 05:56 PM
calgirl said...

I gave back

September 1, 2008 01:52 AM
Gussied Up said...

I gave back with a get-out-of-the -house-fast tip. I also posted your contest on my blog here:

Love your blog. Love your cakeballs -making them today!

September 10, 2008 03:50 PM
vianetia said...

i LOOOOVVVVEEEE these. how do you make them? i really want to make some!!!!!!!!!!!

September 25, 2008 04:03 AM
Bakerella said...

Thanks everyone for giving back!

vianetia – here you go.

September 25, 2008 04:26 AM
Kathy-Oklahoma said...

Could someone out there please tell me the best way to store that chocolate cake balls?


October 5, 2008 05:36 PM
Bakerella said...

kathy – they last for several days in an airtight container on the counter. You can refrigerate them if you want them cold.

October 5, 2008 11:09 PM
dtorti said...

Its a win-win!
Hoping to win one of these great gifts, in order of preference.

1)Jessie Steele Cupcake Apron
2) Cupcake Courier
3) Hello, Cupcake! Book

Saw you on Martha, it was great!

October 13, 2008 01:43 PM
mamared said...

Hi, I want to make the balls in our team colors for tailgating this weekend! Do you remember seeing “maroon” colored candy melts anywhere?? also how did you do the pretty white zig-zags on the top? candy melts or white choc. bark? did you use a piping bag, plastic bag or ??
THANKS! your website is BEAUTIFUL and if it doesn’t make you feel like baking then nothing will!!!

October 29, 2008 09:21 PM
Bakerella said...

I’m not sure about maroon.

Here’s a guide to mixing candy melt colors that may help:

As far as the drizzle, I’ve done it several ways. This was probably with a squeeze bottle or ziploc bag with the corner cut out. You can also use the candywriters, though.

October 30, 2008 03:53 AM
mamared said...

Thanks so much Baerella! I made the cupcake balls in our team colors of Maroon and White! Everyone thought I had used some great food coloring to get the cake that color but it was simply the red velvet cake :) I dipped them in White Bark and the zig zagged the candy melts (which was a combo of red and purple to get a maroonish tone) across the top. HUGE hit!! THANKS!

November 3, 2008 04:30 PM
Bakerella said...

mamared – sounds like you were the hit of the party! Way to go.

November 4, 2008 01:00 AM
Marian said...

These are amazing

March 8, 2010 08:00 PM
Maggie said...

orange cake balls! Those look great!!!

April 5, 2010 02:05 PM
Janet Kemp said...

I gave back!

Thanks for your great ideas on here!

May 4, 2010 06:54 AM
sarah L. said...

i gave back with some ideas on how to make the day before school starting a family event!

what a wonderful idea! keep them up! :]

May 27, 2010 07:17 PM
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November 6, 2010 10:45 AM
priyanka said...

hi .. just love your blog.. just a question, what frosting to you use for these. I live in the UK and have not seen ready made frosting being sold here. thanks. dying to make these but need the frosting recipe :(
Thanks a ton

February 14, 2011 06:58 AM
Cupcake said...

adorable cupcake pops I just love 2 bake

March 16, 2011 11:00 AM
debbiebrockman said...

I gave back!

July 5, 2011 03:15 PM
Little Jasmine said...

I gave back. It is so nice that you can bring up awareness of that…..And make it tasty too!

August 30, 2011 03:45 AM
Maddy said...

I love making cakepops and i make them for school a lot! But when the county fair came along and my brother always eat those deep fried oreos so i came up with deep fried cake pops and they were Great lol!

July 22, 2012 11:17 PM
Nelly said...


November 30, 2012 07:32 PM
julie a said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyy !!!!

February 8, 2013 04:06 PM
Cupcakegirl12 said...

That’s a really good thing to do!

March 4, 2013 03:11 PM
Jade Bailey said...

I gave back with my super healthy recipe!

June 30, 2014 11:16 PM
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