Friday, February 1, 2013

It’s National Cake Pops Day!

Happy February and Happy National Cake Pops Day, too! Whoohoo!

Or is it Cake Pop Day? It is in the photo above anyway. You know, so I could have POP centered in the card above … The S would have totally thrown off my graphic. : ) And I added International, too. Cake Pops bring smiles everywhere, right.

Can you believe it’s been five years today … five! … since I first posted these cupcake pops. Reading that post now makes me smile. I had no idea then of how incredibly popular they would become or that people all over the world would be making them. And if someone had told me then that I’d have books based on that little cupcake on a stick … or even better … a toy. Ha! I would have told them they were from crazy town. So I’m glad no one told me that because I might of sabotaged myself if I knew what was coming. But just letting things unfold and having fun making cake pops and sharing them with all of you has brought so much joy and amazingness in many more ways than I could have ever imagined. Plus, I love living in crazy town.

Anyway, last year I thought that February 1st as the anniversary, would be a sweet day to celebrate a treat that takes part in the celebrations of so many. So this year, I’m excited it’s also on Foodimentary’s calendar of national food holidays for February 1st. Yay!

Love Cake Pops?

  • Raise your hand if you’ve seen them at a party, or made them, or just eaten them.
  • Give yourself a shout out if you sell them or share them with others.
  • Say hi if you have. I love hearing how they’ve impacted lives in so many unexpected ways.

Below are a few of my pops from the last five years. I was trying to pick a favorite, but I don’t think I can anymore. The cupcake pops will always be nearest and dearest to my heart, but man those Garfield pops are too much. I didn’t even remember making them until I started looking back at some of my photos.

Anyway, I hope these brighten your day … and maybe give you a little smile, too.

  • And please, link up some of your own cake pops below. Who’s making Valentine Pops?
  • I’d love to see what you’ve been dipping and decorating and especially all of the countries you’ve been doing it from.

Hi… Hugs… and Happy Cake Popping!

xo Bakerella

Cake pops

 

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Melissa said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Who could have imagined cake pops would be so big in just 5 short years! Thank you for your inspiration! I hope you’ll get a chance to check out my page.
https://www.facebook.com/LoveBellaCakepops

February 1, 2013 02:26 PM
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Jen Reil said...

Congratulations! That is so amazing to have a Cake Pops day!! Well done and keep up the great work =).

February 1, 2013 02:27 PM
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Rachel said...

Congratulations…..
Love them.

February 1, 2013 02:32 PM
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leigh said...

I made cake pops for the first time one Christmas, and after that my mom thought we should make them for my niece… that is, when she was born, we would have little pink cake pops with a girly J initial on them to give to people who came up to visit her in the hospital. Instead of bubble gum cigars. They were vanilla cake with some orange cream cheese frosting I had already made up for another goodie. I’ve made a few more, but I believe that combo is still my favorite today! Thanks for helping us with the sweet memory! :)

February 1, 2013 02:35 PM
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Tina said...

Happy Anniversary! I’m a huge fan of your site. I check it daily to see what new and exciting recipe you have out there. I even have recreated some. I always get rave reviews from the recipes I use from here. I always say, they are curtesy of Bakerella! Your awsome, keep up the good work. Thank you for sharing with us.

February 1, 2013 02:44 PM
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Renee said...

Congratulations on 5 years! That’s AWESOME!!! I’ve been following for some time now and love absolutely EVERYTHING you have made! You are one of if not the most creative person I’ve ever seen! I wish I had just one tenth of the skill you have!

February 1, 2013 03:09 PM
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Eva @ Eva Bakes said...

Happy blogiversary! Here is a link to the cupcake pops I’ve made: http://evabakes.blogspot.com/2011/11/cupcake-cake-pops.html

February 1, 2013 03:19 PM
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Morgan said...

Bakerella- you are such an inspiration. This is such an exciting day for you. You have such a sweet and generous heart. It is so amazing that you freely do tutorials on your websites to walk anyone through how to do what you do. Your cake pops have been such a relaxing thing for me. After my grandma passed away, I felt such a void in my life. My husband works night shifts so most nights I am at home alone. Baking was something that my grandmother loved to do and now that I have stretched myself in this exciting baking world, baking has really been a great outlet for me to still feel connected to my grandma. I remember growing up baking with her in the kitchen. It brings back such wonderful memories. I can’t wait for the day that I can be in the kitchen baking with my own children one day and then my own grandchildren! My mom is always helping me mold and dip new fun cake pop creations and we recently started taking a Wilton decorating class together. Truly such a fun time together. Thank you for all that you do. I think that you truly bless people’s lives more than you will ever know. Just reading through some of these comments on here has filled my heart with such joy. I hope that you have a wonderful cake pop anniversary! :D

http://www.instagram.com/morgieporgiepuddnpie

February 1, 2013 03:41 PM
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Tonya said...

So much cuteness, I want to try making them all! I work for a cupcake bakery and until recently about 1/3 of my entire job was making cake pops for us to sell in our stores. I’ve seen many a face light up at the sight of them so it was very rewarding, thank you for being an inspiration!

February 1, 2013 03:48 PM
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Melissa Adamson said...

Happy 5 year Bakerella!! You truly are a star!!! In Australia your cake pops are an absolute craze!!!!! I first discovered your website about 3 or 4 christmas’ ago. First attempt at cake pops failed, but following that I have had many cake pops for special events – 30th bdays, 1yr old bdays, baby showers, and even hosted my own cake pop party!!! As all my friends wanted to know how to make these AMAZING tasting little cake pops!!!! They had tasted and heard me raving about Bakerella and how clever the cake pops were!!!! Had many late nights with good girlfriends with a glass of wine, making cake pops for someone they love!! I have to say my favourite is the icecream cake pops!!!
Thank you for your fantabulous creations!!! and your inspiration!!! I was very excited to receive your kids cake pop kit for christmas!!! and i am 31!!! Thanks again. Biggest cake pop fan, Melissa x

February 1, 2013 03:55 PM
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Daraya said...

Thank you creating cake pops! Although my cake pops will never be as creative as yours, I love making them! And my friends love eating them! :) Thank you for posting new ideas and recipes for cake pops – it strengthens my love for cake pops! Lol. Thanks again! :D

February 1, 2013 04:44 PM
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Urban Wife said...

Yay! A national holiday named after your cute creations – love it! Congrats and I can’t wait to see more of your pops. :)

February 1, 2013 05:46 PM
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SandraM said...

Happy Anniversary! 5 years! Wow. You always brighten my day when I see your new cake pop ideas! So talented you are. :o)
I love making cake pops as they are always a big hit with family and friends. Thanks for always inspiring us!

February 1, 2013 05:58 PM
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Louise Bateman said...

Happy Anniversary and Congratulations to Bakerella. Let’s keep the great ideas coming for many years to come.

February 1, 2013 06:23 PM
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Bree said...

bakerella could you make more things like the cupcake burger? That would be so cool!

February 1, 2013 07:00 PM
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Emily M. said...

It is truly amazing how a little bit of creativity can turn into such a blessing! I’ve been making these for just over a year now and I have really enjoyed the journey. Thank you for all the inspiration and fun times your projects have given us!!

February 1, 2013 07:04 PM
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Happy Little Cake Pops said...

Because for some, every day is Groundhog Day (Feb 2)!! Happy Cake Pops Day! Thanks for all the inspiration <3

February 1, 2013 10:01 PM
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Happy Little Cake Pops said...

Oops, it looks like I did it wrong. Let me try again…thank u: https://m.facebook.com/?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F&_rdr

February 1, 2013 10:06 PM
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Sarah Kruse said...

I think it should definitely be cake pops day, with the S. Cake pops are small enough that you can always have more than one, so they should always be pluralized :)

I’ve been following your blog for years now. Not since the very beginning, but you hadn’t been around long when I stumbled upon you. In a way, following a blog is similar to reading a really good book. You are given a window into another person’s life, and even though you’ve never met them you become emotionally tied in with their ups and downs. Aside from the obvious deliciousness and beauty of each creation, I love following your blog because you tell such a wonderful story with every post. You find the positive in everything, and have a knack for being able to spread joy with your words and photos. Thank you for sharing a piece of your life with all of us for all these years.

February 1, 2013 10:10 PM
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mindy1 said...

OMG so many cute pops :D love the ghost, kidney and Jason cake pops XD but they are all so great I wish you health and success :)

February 1, 2013 10:14 PM
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Aislinn said...

Congrats on 5 years!

My favorite cake pop is the kidney, because it has a special place in my heart! My dad has had two kidney transplants.

We gave our only daughter a cake pop kit for Christmas and we have really enjoyed creating together. Thankfully they are looking better each time we make them. I would like to attempt the kidney for my dad’s birthday.

Thanks Bakerella!

February 1, 2013 10:20 PM
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JW said...

Congratulations! You are a true original.

February 1, 2013 10:37 PM
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Sarah @ Cooker Girl said...

Happy Cake Pop Day!

I recently made cake pops for a baby shower: http://www.sarahberridge.com/2013/02/cake-pops.html

I’ve also done various cake balls: http://www.sarahberridge.com/2011/03/cake-balls.html

Thanks for the inspiration!

February 1, 2013 11:30 PM
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Ellie said...

That’s so cool to know! I love making cake pops, and maybe eating a few too ;-) This past Summer, I was riding my bike in a 3 day charity ride that raised money for the pediatric hospital that I work at. To help raise the money I needed to ride, I created a “Cake Pop of the Month Club”. Every month for a year I make a batch of cake pops and divy them up between the people that “joined” and sponsored me. I also would make batches and bring them into work and put a collection jar out. I was able to meet my goal and beyond!

February 2, 2013 12:10 AM
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kasia said...

Hello, i am Your big fan from Poland,Special wishes from Pozna?,Poland. Happy cake pops day!!!!!
https://www.facebook.com/CakePopsCudaNaKiju

February 2, 2013 08:34 AM
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Sabine said...

Hello from Germany!

I’ve never met a person who didn’t love the cakepops I made!
I even showed how to make them on our local TV program last year and everyone loved them! Thanks for creating such an awesome recipe!

here are some of the ones I did ..
http://instagram.com/p/M3g97pydBm/
http://instagram.com/p/TTbBncSdDG/
http://instagram.com/p/TTYgwsSdAX/
http://instagram.com/p/SSiadZSdIV/
http://instagram.com/p/PlUzkkydPU/
http://instagram.com/p/QFdFHnSdCB/
http://instagram.com/p/QFaD16SdAr/
http://instagram.com/p/NRUvSkSdLe/

February 2, 2013 09:17 AM
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Alana said...

I am squealing at the adorableness.

February 2, 2013 11:14 AM
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Almudena Meléndez said...

I started one year ago making some cake pops for a family party, and nowaday I`ve made more than thousand for friens, friends of friends, friends of friends of friends…yhanks!!!

You can see my cake pops here,…I love visits!!!

http://ahoracakepops.blogspot.com.es/

February 2, 2013 12:38 PM
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Courtney said...

I have made cake pops, but I am terrible at them. I can’t even make them round, so I make slightly lopsided rectangular pops. Everyone keeps telling me it’s what’s on the inside that counts, but I hope to someday make cake pops that are beautiful like the ones featured here!

February 2, 2013 02:31 PM
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Lisa G said...

Congratulations! Thank you for always being so inspiring in life and art!

February 2, 2013 05:48 PM
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youngmi said...

congratulations!! thank you for introducing the world to cake pops… they must be the happiest treat ever created! you continue to amaze me with your creativity and i cannot wait to see what you come up with next. you deserve all the success in the world :)

February 2, 2013 11:12 PM
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Trisha said...

I have to say, the first cake pop I tried to make was just the step in the right direction I needed. I have had so much fun helping others create amazing memories. My favorite (of my own cake pop creations) is Mudgy & Millie. Thanks Bakerella!
Trish
Midnight Madness Cake Pops
See Mudgy & Millie here:http://www.facebook.com/MidnightMadnessCakePops?ref=hl

February 2, 2013 11:20 PM
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greenwick said...

Wow, five years already? I don’t believe it, though I gess I should…..

February 3, 2013 12:34 AM
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IFeelCook said...

Happy cake pop anniversary!!! :) I’m in love with cake pops since I saw them in your blog for the first time. Thanks for sharing.
I remember I bought your book and made my first cake pops two years ago. 2 -3 years ago it was difficult to find in Barcelona things like candy melts. I still remember how difficult to find Crisco was… and I thrilled when I can finally buy one ;)

My first cake pops were pig pops. After those, I made frogs, Christmas tree, Easter pops, Sesame Street, Hello Kitty… You can see some of them if you want here http://ifeelcook.es/category/cake-pops/ and here http://www.flickr.com/photos/ifeelcook/sets/72157626680836477/with/5759667670/

XOXO

February 3, 2013 10:08 AM
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Joy said...

The owls and ghosts are my favorite. So so so so cute. :) I haven’t had the time/patience/creativity yet to make my own, but I definitely will when the right occasion arises.

February 3, 2013 03:36 PM
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bree said...

bakerella, could you please make things like the cupcake burger and sugar cookie fries that you made a while ago? I loved those!

February 3, 2013 06:43 PM
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Courtney said...

I have been in love with your cake pops since I first started visiting your site over a year ago! You have also inspired many of the pops I have made. Here is a link to a recent blog post ( I just started it) about just a few of my cake pops I have made…

http://courtneyscraftinandcookin.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/51/

February 4, 2013 11:35 AM
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sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more said...

I love cake pops and you are amazing, I love seeing the excitement from people when I make them:)

February 4, 2013 11:47 AM
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Courtney said...

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4239966242122.2171849.1374528249&type=3

Here is most of the cake pops I have made, because of you!!
They are in order from when i started at top, to newest at bottom.

February 4, 2013 01:13 PM
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Rachel said...

Hello from ChCh, NZ also. And congratulations on hitting the 5 year mark! I am yet to make or sample a cake pop – but I can’t wait till I do! I have been admiring your creations for about a year now… and have been trying to track down lollipop sticks in NZ. Once I do I will hands down be trying to make the lorax pops they are definitely my fav!!

Thanks for being the best website to procrastinate at work with! Irresistible! :)

February 4, 2013 02:41 PM
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Debbie smith said...

It’s cake pops day EVERY day with me! I love making them and am working towards cake pops being my new career. Thanks so so much for the inspiration. Here are my Valentine’s cake pops. Hope you can see them.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=353920351373971&set=a.265380246894649.53234.179905098775498&type=3&theater

February 4, 2013 05:38 PM
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CS said...

I made cake balls for my friend’s wedding last August. Her grandpa ran around the tables shoveling “lost” cake balls into his mouth, trying to be all sneaky so her aunt wouldn’t catch him.

Here’s a picture from her photographer:

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/296753_10101449958368708_1100962260_n.jpg

More recently I made over 200 for Christmas gifts. :)

February 5, 2013 12:42 AM
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Mikky said...

Happy belated anniversaryAngie!
I can’t believe it has been that long or that I’ve been reading your blog for that long! Here’s to many more years, more toys and more and more success with your amazing cake pops.

All the best,
mikky
http://www.todaloos.com

February 5, 2013 11:20 AM
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LuAnn said...

I have enjoyed every minute of the past few years that I have been following your blog! I’m still waiting for you to get your own show on Food Network! ;) Congratulations and keep on popping!!!

February 5, 2013 07:38 PM
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maddie said...

YAHHHHHHH good job on your success!!!!

February 9, 2013 01:28 PM
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Catrin said...

Oh no – I can´t belive I´ve missed International Cake Pop Day!! ;-)

Next year we have to throw a great, big International Cake Pop Party … I´ll take part from Austria!

And here you can see all my latest Cake Pops… they even took us on a journey of an exciting radio intervew and now even a little film on the local television station!

http://lovelife-liebedasleben.blogspot.co.at/search/label/Cake%20Pops

(It´ll make your day if you use the google translator – it´s incredibly funny!)

Lots of love from Austria
Catrin

February 9, 2013 02:41 PM
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Courtney said...

http://courtneyscraftinandcookin.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/valentines-day-cake-pops-2/

Check them out and tell me what you think! Thanks so much for all your inspiration

February 10, 2013 12:18 PM
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Lilly (Cake Pops By Lilly) said...

Just catching up with e-mail now after a busy month baking! What a GREAT holiday for all of us that get to fill our hearts with creativity and our hearts with inspiration. I have now been making cake pops for 1 1/2 years and fell head over heals with these miraculous happy little treats. It started as a hobby and has emerged into a business. It completes me creatively and you are one of my big inspirations. Thank for sharing so much of yourself and your work with us your devoted followers!

February 25, 2013 11:40 AM
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