Monday, December 8, 2008

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

And, what’s a better way to start the season than with Christmas Cake Pops!

First up… Reindeers. Super cute.

Reindeer Cake Pops

But wait, I think they need red noses.

Reindeer Cake Pops

No, still not right.

Santa's Reindeer Pops

Okay, that’s better. One Rudolph and Santa’s eight tiny reindeer. (Okay, six.)

Now, how about some Santa Pops!

Santa Hat Cake Pops

Santa Hat Cake Pops

And, of course, things wouldn’t be complete without these…

Christmas Tree Cake Pops

Christmas Tree Cake Pops

Hope you like them. And, of course they are red velvet cake inside for Christmas.

Here’s what I used to decorate:

Reindeer
Heads: Chocolate Candy Melts
Antlers: ABC Pretzels I found at the World Market chain. The E, F, and Y letters work great. (If you can’t find these, just use regular or mini pretzel twists and break them in half for a pair of antlers.)
Noses: Red lemon heads, red m&ms, or anything red and round will work, brown m&ms
Eyes: Mini Confetti Sprinkles (the white ones)
Expressions: Americolor Edible Ink Pens (Black)
Paper Lollipop Sticks

Make the reindeers: Make regular cake pops using the chocolate candy melts. You can adhere the antlers while the reindeer pops are still wet or wait until they are dry and then apply a small dab of chocolate to the head to glue the antlers on. Once dry, you can also add the eyes and noses by gluing. Then using the edible ink pen, draw the mouths and dot your eyes.

Santa Hats
Hats: Red Candy Melts and White Candy Melts
Fur: white sugar crystal sprinkles
Balls: white coated expresso beans, gumballs, yogurt covered peanuts will work
Paper Lollipop Sticks

Make the Hats: Make a cone shape instead of a ball. Put in the freezer until firm. Then, holding the top part of the hat, dip the bottoms in white candy melts, insert the lollipop stick and set in a styrofoam block to dry. Once dry, dip the tops in red candy melts so that it meets where the white ends. Gently place the balls to the top of the hat while still wet. Let them dry. Then, use a toothpick to generously dab more white candy melts all around the bottom of the hat. While still wet, sprinkle the sugar crystals on.

Christmas Trees
Trees: Green Candy Melts
Stars: Jumbo Star Sprinkles
Ornaments: Rainbow chip sprinkles
Paper Lollipop Sticks

Decorate the trees: Make a cone shape instead of a ball and insert the lollipop sticks as usual. Place in the freezer until firm. Dip the entire tree in green candy melts. While still wet, you can use a toothpick to create the branches. When the trees are dry, you can also use toothpicks to apply a drop of green melted candy to the tree in the places you want the ornaments to be.

Now, if you haven’t made the regular Cake Pops before, then read this Cake Pop How-to for help.

Happy Holidays!

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Amber said...

Those reindeers are SO cute! Nice work :)

December 8, 2008 04:15 AM
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We Are Not Martha said...

I’m SOOO excited about these. I want to attempt to make all of them. And hopefully they’ll come out better than my turkeys :)

Sues

December 8, 2008 04:17 AM
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Nichole said...

I love the Christmas Trees!!! The reindeer are my favorite! You are so creative! Hope you had fun with your niece! I aspire to be you someday!!!!!! You rock my cupcake world :)

December 8, 2008 04:18 AM
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m?d?lina said...

I LOVE THEM! THese are absolutely amazing bakerella!

I tried my hand at the reindeer.. http://www.duhlicious.com/2008/11/run-run-rudolph.html

.. but yours are 200% better.

Happy Holidays.
xoxo
Madalina

December 8, 2008 04:28 AM
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m?d?lina said...

I LOVE THEM! THese are absolutely amazing bakerella!

I tried my hand at the reindeer.. http://www.duhlicious.com/2008/11/run-run-rudolph.html

.. but yours are 200% better.

Happy Holidays.
xoxo
Madalina

December 8, 2008 04:28 AM
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m?d?lina said...

I LOVE THEM! THese are absolutely amazing bakerella!

I tried my hand at the reindeer.. http://www.duhlicious.com/2008/11/run-run-rudolph.html

.. but yours are 200% better.

Happy Holidays.
xoxo
Madalina

December 8, 2008 04:28 AM
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m?d?lina said...

I LOVE THEM! THese are absolutely amazing bakerella!

I tried my hand at the reindeer.. http://www.duhlicious.com/2008/11/run-run-rudolph.html

.. but yours are 200% better.

Happy Holidays.
xoxo
Madalina

December 8, 2008 04:28 AM
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m?d?lina said...

I LOVE THEM! THese are absolutely amazing bakerella!

I tried my hand at the reindeer.. http://www.duhlicious.com/2008/11/run-run-rudolph.html

.. but yours are 200% better.

Happy Holidays.
xoxo
Madalina

December 8, 2008 04:28 AM
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m?d?lina said...

I LOVE THEM! THese are absolutely amazing bakerella!

I tried my hand at the reindeer.. http://www.duhlicious.com/2008/11/run-run-rudolph.html

.. but yours are 200% better.

Happy Holidays.
xoxo
Madalina

December 8, 2008 04:28 AM
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m?d?lina said...

I LOVE THEM! THese are absolutely amazing bakerella!

I tried my hand at the reindeer.. http://www.duhlicious.com/2008/11/run-run-rudolph.html

.. but yours are 200% better.

Happy Holidays.
xoxo
Madalina

December 8, 2008 04:28 AM
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m?d?lina said...

I LOVE THEM! THese are absolutely amazing bakerella!

I tried my hand at the reindeer.. http://www.duhlicious.com/2008/11/run-run-rudolph.html

.. but yours are 200% better.

Happy Holidays.
xoxo
Madalina

December 8, 2008 04:28 AM
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LaDue & Crew said...

You keep doing it! I get used to round pops, now you can do tree’s, AND make them even look like tree’s?!! You are like a good bottle of wine Bakerella… you just keep getting better and better!

December 8, 2008 04:34 AM
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bon-bon-bun said...

Ah, I love Rudolph <3

These are wonderful, can't wait to try them once I'm done exams! The Christmas trees look brilliant, so real =]

December 8, 2008 04:48 AM
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PokemonKrystal said...

i was trying to think of some holiday pops and came up with a snowman! I’d like to see a snowman pop professionally made by you :}

December 8, 2008 04:52 AM
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J.Danger said...

Oh my word! I am going to make ALL of these!

December 8, 2008 04:57 AM
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Stephanie said...

Did you say you needed some qualified taste-testers??? ‘Cause I’d be happy to help!

December 8, 2008 05:06 AM
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The Sugar Fairy said...

You pops just get better and better! The christmas trees are my favourite.

December 8, 2008 05:22 AM
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Stephanie said...

So freaking cute! I just want to eat those Christmas trees!!!

December 8, 2008 05:38 AM
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Jennifer said...

The christmas trees are amazing. And the santa hats are so delicate!

December 8, 2008 05:40 AM
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Kendra said...

Adorable!!! I am loving how graphic the santa hats are. And I am a sucker for anything Christmas Tree related. I didn’t even think about doing cone shapes! Brilliant!

I know you are a busy lady, but I have a question. I have a version of the pops I was planning to make this year. Have you ever seen sprinkles in the shape of birds or of pears? If so where? (Do you see where I am going with this one?) I can probably pipe them, but it would be easier, if I could find some sprinkles or something to work with. Thanks so much!

December 8, 2008 05:43 AM
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crazigirl80 said...

I am wanting to make some cake balls for a cookie exchange party I am hosting….what do you think is the best combo? Cake and cream cheese or cake and frosting? Thanks!!! LOVE LOVE your reindeer! I was thinking about doing them, but I think they would be hard for a cookie exchange :(

December 8, 2008 06:00 AM
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Amy said...

What is a styrofoam block? I’d love to try to make all three of those! I made the Halloween cake balls…I used too much icing and ended up having to freeze them before rolling to make them easier to roll but I was actually pleased with my attempt! I’d love to try and make these ones, too–but I’ll def. have to do a run through before trying to make them for my daughter for her school party, lol! Thank you for your recipes! I wish you could just make them for me! :P

December 8, 2008 06:05 AM
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Vashti said...

Stunning!!!! Almost too good to eat…..Almost!

December 8, 2008 06:16 AM
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janel said...

Unbelievably cute. Nice work. Maybe I’ll even put them up as the background on my computer, they’re so festive!

December 8, 2008 06:40 AM
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suzinoz said...

Bakerella! You are a genius. I love all of these designs. I’m tried making just basic cake pops last night and they came out great, but I think I made the balls too large. It’s hard for me to tell what size yours are in the photos. They look big, but I’m guessing they are more bite size? Is that right? I’m going to try and make all of these. They are just gorgeous.

December 8, 2008 07:18 AM
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made sweet said...

you are amazing!! my favorite are the santa hats!

December 8, 2008 07:48 AM
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Melissa B said...

oh my goodness these are all the cutest things I think I have ever seen. I think I need to try this recipe and make some for the kids holiday party. I know they would be a hit.

thanks for all of your inspiration and sharing with the world !

December 8, 2008 08:39 AM
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Andrea said...

Ohhhh… what a great work!!
Thanks for all the inspiration!
(now I have to find time to TRY to make some myself)

December 8, 2008 09:42 AM
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bianca said...

these are really cute. well done. i had an idea for you. what about mini xmas puddings cake pops. could use fruit cake, dipped in choc, drizzled with white choc & topped with a red or green M&M? keep up the good ideas. i received my edible colour markers today. not sure what i'll do with them, but bought them after seeing your site!

December 8, 2008 09:42 AM
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heavenlyginger said...

So cute!!!!

December 8, 2008 09:58 AM
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Likes Chocolate said...

You are truely amazing. I tried making your pops, but they didn’t look as nearly as nice as yours. Tasted good. You are are the queen of cupcake pops.

December 8, 2008 12:14 PM
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Elisa said...

Oh, wow! Those are my favorite Christmas things ever. From now on, when people ask “what’s your favorite thing about Christmas?” I’ll say “Bakerella’s Christmas themed cakepops, of course!” :-)

The trees are very believable, undoubtedly my favorite.

December 8, 2008 12:16 PM
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joanne wardle said...

oh sooooo cute!

December 8, 2008 12:34 PM
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Kristen said...

Your creativity never ends. I’m loving the Santa Hats…really all of them are SO, so cute. Merry Christmas to You!

December 8, 2008 12:34 PM
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Dana said...

I was thinking you would make reindeer!! So cute. You seem to have so much fun! Grace & Peace to you! Dana

December 8, 2008 12:44 PM
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Maryanne said...

they’re so cute and they look fun to make =)

December 8, 2008 12:54 PM
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Tanya said...

Honestly, those could not get any cuter. You are amazing!

December 8, 2008 12:57 PM
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VeggieGirl said...

TOO CUTE!! :-)

December 8, 2008 12:57 PM
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Jennifer said...

I love them, and I can’t wait to try and make them :)

December 8, 2008 01:00 PM
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Tammy said...

Those are all so adorable!!

December 8, 2008 01:02 PM
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mccoy5 said...

I loooooove the santa hats!

December 8, 2008 01:07 PM
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WishTrish said...

I love all your pops, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen any cuter than those trees! I might have to make some! :)

December 8, 2008 01:20 PM
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Kathy said...

OMG! They are ALL so darn cute! I LOVE them! You are so talented!

December 8, 2008 01:29 PM
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Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Um, I would like to BE you.

December 8, 2008 01:30 PM
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Jen said...

Every one else may imitate you … YOU are the original! Love these! Thank you for sharing your creativity!!

December 8, 2008 01:41 PM
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bretsgirl said...

Those are absolutely adorable!! Thank you for sharing such cute ideas!!

December 8, 2008 01:56 PM
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Karen said...

you are UNBELIEVABLE!

December 8, 2008 02:06 PM
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Jamie said...

I would like to try to make Gingerbread cake balls, but can not seem to find a 9×13 mix, only an 8×8 mix. Do you think I could just make two of the 8×8 mixes and it would still work?

December 8, 2008 02:27 PM
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Barbie@ Mamaology said...

oh how fun:)…I’m loving your cup cake pops and so does my husband:).

December 8, 2008 02:36 PM
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Hanna said...

I LOVE the christmas trees!

December 8, 2008 02:38 PM
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dream cakes said...

You are the very best Bakerella! You never cease to amaze me. You are such a gift to us all. Well when I try your projects it just makes me feel like I cna do anything. Thank you. I love them all so much. Happy Holidays.

December 8, 2008 02:40 PM
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Anonymous said...

Had you posted a picture of the reindeer before? I bought things to make reindeer cake pops over the weekend… and these look exactly how I pictured in my head doing them! I wish I had already done mine so I could compare my own vision to yours! So cute! Good work as always! I also have a vision for christmas tree ornament popsin my head too… Maybe I will do those as well!
Leah in Georgia
leahw01@yahoo.com

December 8, 2008 02:42 PM
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Dream Cake said...

Bakerella you never cease to amaze me with your talents. These are even more fabulous than I imagined. Thank you for the gift of sharing with us. You should now be known as the Queen of Pop!

December 8, 2008 02:44 PM
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Patti said...

ADORABLE. They are SO cute.

December 8, 2008 02:49 PM
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Courtney said...

OMG the Christmas trees are so cute!!! They all look amazing, great job Bakerella! =)

~!*Courtney*!~

December 8, 2008 02:53 PM
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Candes said...

These are soooo cute. Love the Santa hats. Very clever.

December 8, 2008 03:04 PM
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Nicoleigh said...

These are fabulous! I can’t wait to make them. And I was hoping to not do too much baking yet. But, gotta do it now. Thanks! :)

December 8, 2008 03:19 PM
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Kelly said...

Very, very cute!
I stacked three cake balls up and made snowmen.
Cake balls RULE!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20364843@N03/3084014726/

December 8, 2008 03:25 PM
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The Miller Family said...

You are so creative! Amazing!

December 8, 2008 04:01 PM
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morgana said...

So cute and lovely… I tried some Santa’s hats too and they are really fun to make. And trees too!!

Congrats, fantastic job!

December 8, 2008 04:32 PM
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Toni said...

THUMP….

That was my jaw hitting the floor! These are too stinkin cute! I love them all! And the best part is that they’re not too detailed that my 2 year old daughter can help. She wanted to help me with the halloween ones, but all she could do was stick the pumpkin stem. She’ll love it!!

December 8, 2008 04:45 PM
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Anonymous said...

thanks for a Monday morning smile :)

December 8, 2008 04:58 PM
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Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

These are the cutest things ever!! Especially love the trees – they’re my favorite!

December 8, 2008 05:01 PM
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Sarah: Der Wenigste Blog der Welt said...

Wow, those Christmas trees look AMAZING! You are so talented both with your cake pops as well as with your photography and creativity. Nicely done.

December 8, 2008 05:15 PM
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Dolce Deb's Designs said...

WOWZA!!!!!!! Once again you have knocked my socks off. You never cease to amaze me girl. Have a wonderful week and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

December 8, 2008 06:07 PM
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Brandi said...

I have to say, all of your cake pops are amazing…but these are ADORABLE!! I absolutely love the santa hats and christmas trees. You are so creative and talented! Thanks for sharing your creativity. :)

December 8, 2008 06:12 PM
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Wendy said...

I knew your reindeer would look better than mine! http://www.cupcakeinspiration.blogspot.com

I saw in the Williams-Sonoma catalog yesterday almost the identical snowmen cake pops that I made last week. I couldn’t believe it!

December 8, 2008 06:15 PM
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My Sweet &amp; Saucy said...

LOVE the new designs!

December 8, 2008 06:22 PM
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CarolinaMomOf5 said...

I love, love, love these! I am making some today with my 5 children – can’t wait!
My cake is in the oven right now. We are making them into Christmas ornaments with mini Reese’s baking cups and broken pretzel pieces on top for the ornament hangers. Thanks so much for these (and all your other creative)ideas! I can’t wait to make cake pops for all the holidays!

December 8, 2008 06:49 PM
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Emilyc said...

Those are so adorable!! I can’t wait to make some.

December 8, 2008 07:19 PM
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Angela said...

just brilliant, as always!

December 8, 2008 07:20 PM
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Bridget said...

As usual, these are so darling!!! Merry Christmas…thatnks for making all of ours a little sweeter!

December 8, 2008 08:13 PM
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rocketmom1985@gmail.com said...

Simply amazing girl! Love your creativity…can you spare some, LOL!

hugs

dennise

December 8, 2008 08:24 PM
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Alana said...

Love them, love them, love them! I’m making some tonight.

December 8, 2008 08:27 PM
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Jenna Lewis Cox said...

you’re my fav ;)

December 8, 2008 08:29 PM
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cansi said...

Bakerella…I envy you! I will attempt at making these Christmas treats today =) Your work is awesome!!!

December 8, 2008 08:30 PM
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Cassi said...

Cutie patootie as always! I can’t wait to attempt the Santa hats.

December 8, 2008 08:36 PM
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Chrystal said...

Cute ideas!! I’ve made the cake balls before and love them. Will definitely have to try different shapes now.

December 8, 2008 08:48 PM
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Heather said...

Woman, where have you been all of my life?!!

December 8, 2008 08:49 PM
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Hayley said...

Your pops look amazing, your photography is truly artwork…

Hayley
http://www.buffchickpea.com

December 8, 2008 09:15 PM
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Linda said...

They are great, very cute. You are fab. Thanks!

Good luck with the book, it is sure to be a success.

December 8, 2008 09:27 PM
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ihearrtsushi said...

These are too cute, I hope I get the chance to make ‘em. You’re so creative, share some with me! =)

December 8, 2008 09:56 PM
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Tucker, Jess, and Brian said...

Bakerella … as usual, you amaze me beyond words. You are brilliant and so darn creative!!! I think my favorite ones are the Santa hats, though I love them all. You really, really need to write a “Cake Pops” book! I would preorder it!! :) Happy Holidays!

December 8, 2008 11:04 PM
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Jenny said...

these are so adorable and they look so perfectly made!

December 9, 2008 12:14 AM
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dddiva said...

These are adorable. I have added you to my blogroll so I can steal your ideas. ;)

December 9, 2008 12:24 AM
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Setting the Mood said...

You’re photos and creations are sooo beautiful. Do you take your own photos? You are very talented!

December 9, 2008 12:25 AM
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Maria R said...

I just knew you were gonna do hats and trees! That’s exactly what I was thinking! Great job on the reindeers-totally awesome.

December 9, 2008 12:25 AM
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Ashley's Cakes and More! said...

you are amazing! so creative!!

December 9, 2008 01:08 AM
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a cooker and crafter said...

I love your Christmas cake pops! They are super cute. I also like the font you used. Can you tell me the name? Thanks!

December 9, 2008 01:28 AM
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The Tyson Family said...

Wow! These are simply genius… you have such a fabulous talent! The santa hats are by far my favorite.

December 9, 2008 01:33 AM
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Faye fly said...

wowo damn cute ur lovely raindeer!!! wish my xmas present is it !! merry xmas !!

December 9, 2008 01:35 AM
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ayamc said...

Oooh! I cannot wait to make the Santa hats!
I love them!

December 9, 2008 01:49 AM
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The Unlikely Homeschooler said...

oh shoot…wish I had seen this before yesterday…I made some trees and candy canes very quickly for an event at church…will now have to do it your way…always better!! These are adorable!! I’m love love loving the rudolphs!!

December 9, 2008 02:31 AM
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Suzy said...

You are wonderful! I can tell you have no rugrats running around. You’d never get anything done!

December 9, 2008 02:37 AM
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Murray Clan said...

I just found your blog through many friends and family blogs…YOU ARE AMAZING! Thank you for sharing!

December 9, 2008 02:48 AM
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Bakerella said...

Wow… lots of love. Thanks for all your super sweet comments. I was hoping you guys would like them as much as I did making them. I should have taken a poll on your favorites.

Okay, now for some answers:

PokemonKrystal – snowmen are next

Kendra – I haven't come across any like that. But, yes I can see your vision.

crazigirl80 – I've only done the cake with the cream cheese frosting and the oreos with the cream cheese. But both are YUMMY!

Amy – Here you go. Styrofoam"

http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1228799917/ref=sr_nr_seeall_7?ie=UTF8&rs=&keywords=styrofoam&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Astyrofoam%2Ci%3Agarden

And, try adding a little less frosting next time. That will help.

suzinoz – They are about 1 1/2 inches. But I don't have any in front of me to measure.
Jamie – It's all about proportions. You can either make two cakes or just the one and use less frosting.

Anonymous – nope. this is the first time.

Setting the Mood – Thanks, and I do take my own pics.

cooker and crafter – Sure, its Estilo Script.

December 9, 2008 05:28 AM
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Erin said...

oh my – these are so cute! I need to try and make some!!

December 9, 2008 05:33 AM
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Lisa Smiley said...

You are so stinkin’ creative! Just love your ideas. Thank you for sharing!!

December 9, 2008 05:57 AM
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suesueb said...

darling as always!!

December 9, 2008 12:59 PM
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Anonymous said...

oooh how cute, i specially loved the little santa´s hats

December 9, 2008 01:51 PM
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