Sunday, November 4, 2012

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell …


Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell POP!

It’s the right time to dip the night away don’t you think.

Cake Pops Holidays Cover

It’s here! It’s here! And I’m super excited Cake Pops Holidays is available online and in stores and even at scholastic book fairs, too I hear.… just in time for some fun holiday cake popping!

And I know you guys are gonna bring some serious cuteness this Christmas. I’m constantly blown away by the cake pops you all share on the Bakerella Facebook page. I mean super, super, super stuff. I often find my jaw dropping.

I hope the book continues to inspire you to make lots of people happy this holiday season. Lots of sweet smiles.

Christmas Cake Pops

The book is full of cute winter holiday cake pop projects just like these.

Elves, Santas, stockings, presents … and  gingerbread houses, Christmas lights, dreidels, wreaths and more.

Cake Pops Holidays

It has a wiro-binding like the first book.

Cake Pops Holidays

So you can lay it flat while you dip.

And to celebrate I’m giving away five (5) copies of the book.… Signed if you’d like.

(The book is available on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and Target, too.)

But that’s not all.

Each of the five winners will also be getting something else.

Something fun!

And something to have fun with!

The Cake Pops Toy that’s available at Toys R US…

Cake Pops by Bakerella Toy

Cake Pops Toy

It comes with all this cute stuff to play with. And help little ones make real cake pops with.

Cake Pops Toy

A toy for tiny treats.


Enter for a chance to win Cake Pops Holidays and the Cake Pops Toy

  • To enter the giveaway, just answer one of the following questions.
  • How do you usually spend Christmas Eve? Or What’s your favorite part of the holiday season?
  • The deadline to enter is Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Sorry, Time’s up! Winners announced below.
  • Five (5) winners will be picked at random and announced sometime Wednesday evening.

Please note: The toy manufacturer is currently only shipping to the US and Canada. If a winner is chosen outside those countries, the winner will receive two signed Cake Pops Holidays books instead.

Good Luck!

P.S. I had my first book signing earlier today in King of Prussia and I want to thank all of you that came out to say hi. It was so much fun and I hope you enjoy your books. The first two signings were supposed to be in New York and New Jersey, but with the devastation from Sandy, we are going to try and reschedule. I hope all of you in those areas affected are safe.

Here’s the remaining Cake Pops Holidays Book Signing Dates. I’d love to see you.

P.P.S. I know there’s been a lot of cake pops on the site lately, but I’ll be back to regular baking too soon. I need a brownie or a cookie or 12.


It’s time to pick winners from all the comments? These were some of the best, feel good responses and oh my goodness can I come over on Christmas Eve? So many wonderful memories are going to be happening this year too. Hope you all have happy holidays!

And now for the winners…

Marzie V said...

I’d have to say my favorite part of the holiday season is singing all the Christmas songs with my baby girl while decorating and baking. Seeing her eyes light up and the excitement that the holidays bring…melts my heart & makes any worries in everyday life just disappear :)

November 6, 2012 04:15 PM
Jodi O said...

I ususally have everyone at my house for Christmas Eve, we have a ton of food and really enjoy each others company.

November 6, 2012 04:15 PM
Jennifer said...

I love all the different kinds of foods that come around. delicious!

November 6, 2012 04:16 PM
Angie Bell-Fuller said...

On Christmas Eve in Australia we drive around & see the Christmas lights & listen to Christmas carols. We leave milk & cookies for Santa & carrots for the reindeer :). Not done the pjs for Christmas Eve but have found a new tradition!! Xxx

November 6, 2012 04:17 PM
Arnal said...

The best part of the holidays is opening presents and spending time with my wife. Please, please I want to win this. My wife would love it.

November 6, 2012 04:17 PM
Cheyenne said...

Usually on Christmas Eve, my family heads over to our Swedish friends’ house and we have a big Swedish get together. We open presents, eat a fabulous, luscious meal, and dance the night away! It’s always such a blast, and I’m really looking forward to it this year. :)

November 6, 2012 04:19 PM
Lisa W. said...

My Husband & I are going to celebrate our second Christmas being married, and our first with our young son. Last year we had a quiet dinner for two, but this year we will be spending Christmas Eve opening Little Man’s gifts with my husband’s parents, Christmas Morning just our little family and Christmas Day with my parents.

November 6, 2012 04:20 PM
LeAnne said...

My girls and I love making cake pops! On Christmas eve we usually have a special dinner of soup and put the sweets out for Santa! We get to open one gift which is always a new ornament for the tree.

November 6, 2012 04:21 PM
Leilani Lopez said...

My Favorite Part about the holiday season is Decorating especially this year its my son FIRST CHRISTMAS, and he love everything lights :)

November 6, 2012 04:23 PM
allison c said...

For Christmas Eve we gather with my family (20+) and have Swedish Meatballs, scalloped corn, lefse and desserts from Norway. Then a game of monopoly or dominos and watch the kids open presents. This is a tradition going on for 40+ years.

November 6, 2012 04:24 PM
Stephanne said...

We celebrate Christmas Eve with new holiday jammies, a favorite Christmas movie and before bed we read the Christmas Story and set out cookies with a thank you note for Santa and oranges for the reindeer!

November 6, 2012 04:25 PM
Natalie J Vandenberghe said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is going to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert and also enjoying a performance of Handel’s “Messiah”

November 6, 2012 04:26 PM
Natalie J Vandenberghe said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is going to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert and also enjoying a performance of Handel’s “Messiah”

November 6, 2012 04:26 PM
Carolina said...

My favorite part of the holliday season is baking all types of desserts! And eating them of course

November 6, 2012 04:27 PM
Suzanne said...

My favorite part of this time of year is baking with my mom. Even as a 34 year old, I love baking Christmas cookies with her.

November 6, 2012 04:27 PM
kelly said...

church and then a quiet night at home.

November 6, 2012 04:29 PM
eva7g said...

i love Christmas, I’ve been singing Christmas songs a month ago :) we usually spend Christmas eve at my in-laws in their beautiful log house, waiting for the sticky buns to be done so we can eat them the next morning before going to church…

November 6, 2012 04:29 PM
jessica kline said...

Christmas Eve…we spend at my Mom’s house every year….the entire family aunt’s, uncles, grandparents…..It si probably one of my favorite days of the year. The little kids are so excited to get some early presents. Family….Food and Fun….what could be better???

November 6, 2012 04:30 PM
Agos said...

Like most people in my country, we all get together for a big dinner on Christmas eve! And then we open the presents at 12.

There’s so much to love about the holiday season, but baking is definitely a favorite for me!

November 6, 2012 04:32 PM
Karly said...

We usually bring out all the board games play for a couple of hours and then play prank Santa!! Then we get to open one small present and then read our favorite stories and then tell The shelf Elf goodnight, set out cookies and milk, and Reindeer food outside and then go to sleep!

November 6, 2012 04:32 PM
myra said...

We spend it at home with family.

November 6, 2012 04:33 PM
Courtney said...

My favorite part of the holidays is making 72 Christmas cookies. (The recipe I use makes 6 dozen, and where’s the fun in reducing the recipe?)

November 6, 2012 04:36 PM
Ana Peck said...

I spend Christmas Eve with my family and follow Latino tradition of opening gifts at midnight! Then we spend Christmas Day with my hubby’s family and open more gifts in the morning. It’s like double celebration : )

November 6, 2012 04:36 PM
andrea C said...

spending time with family!! and catching a nap if I can. . . and eating (LOTS of sugar!!)

November 6, 2012 04:39 PM
Colleen said...

Christmas eve we always got together with my parents and brothers and sister, and open presents and have cool sppetizers like sausage balls and spinach balls….and cheese balls….i think there might be a theme here….anyway, that kind of morphed to also include spouses and kids, as they came along(some of those kids are grown now, eek!) and we do not get to do it as often now, as we all scattered with our jobs, but it was always really fun. More fun than Christmas day, if that is possible.

November 6, 2012 04:41 PM
Sofia said...

My favorite part is baking cookies with my sisters. Been doing that for as long as i can remember (20+ years)! :) Even though my sisters now live in different countries and time zones we still manage to bake on the same day and skype for a bit!

November 6, 2012 04:41 PM
Emma said...

I spend Christmas Eve with my grandparents and realitives in Ohio at a country club. It’s one of those speacial holiday tradtions that has been going on since before i was born

November 6, 2012 04:42 PM
Morgan said...

Christmas Eve IS one of my favorite parts of the holiday season!! :) For as long as I can remember my family has always gone down to the Mission Inn (super fun hotel here in downtown) to see all the lights on display. We grab some hot cocoa and kettle corn and take the sleigh ride through the streets with santa singing Christmas carols. Then after seeing all the lights, we head up to my parents house and drive to a few select streets that always have the best light show and see all the lights. Then once all the festivities are done, we head back to each open one gift and then it’s off to bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads! :)

November 6, 2012 04:45 PM
lauralee said...

we open one present and then head to my mother in laws open house! my daughter always gets a new piece of jewelry to wear to the party and her dad dresses up as Santa and reads the night before Christmas to all the kids!

November 6, 2012 04:45 PM
Joel said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is that my wife really steps her baking game up and I reap all the benefits!

November 6, 2012 04:47 PM
Ana Peck said...

We spend Christmas Eve with my side of the family and open presents at midnight (latin tradition). Christmas morning we spend it with my hubby’s family and open more presents. Love Christmas!

November 6, 2012 04:48 PM
kristi said...

Christmas Eve we have a big party with music and food!

November 6, 2012 04:49 PM
Kirstin said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is all the time I get to spend with my family. With the kids being off in college and one being married, it is always nice having everyone under the same roof.

November 6, 2012 04:51 PM
CARLOS said...

I usually spend Christmas Eve surrounded by my family waiting for midnight so we can all open our presents. I know most people wait until Christmas Morning but we like to do it at midnight. Then come christmas morning, we all gather around and enjoy a beautiful breakfast.

November 6, 2012 04:53 PM
Ellen said...

My Christmas Eve is spent making hot coco and driving around with my family to look at Christmas lights listening to X-mas music.

November 6, 2012 04:54 PM
Allison said...

My favorite is decorating for the whole month! I have a 5 year old and we make something different everyday!

November 6, 2012 04:54 PM
Marianne said...

Christmas eve involves LOTS of family, our traditional pizza, salad and soda dinner, way to many cookies, reading Christmas stories (including the bible) and getting our Christmas eve pjs. Can’t wait for this year!

November 6, 2012 04:55 PM
Ellen said...

On Christmas Eve we always have appetizers and cookies for dinner by the tree! Then all of the kids get to pick 1 present to open that night.

November 6, 2012 04:57 PM
Kathy A. said...

We spend our Christmas Eve by first going to the childrens mass at our church. After mass we go to our favorite chinese restaurant. My husband and I come from big families so its harder to organize our gatherings. So we usually spend Christmas day with my family and celebrate with his family another day. That way we can spend an entire day with one family – instead of rushing in between family parties.

November 6, 2012 04:58 PM
Sue {munchkin munchies} said...

My favorite part of Christmas is to see grandchildren excited for all the festivities!

November 6, 2012 05:01 PM
Amy Woolace said...

Every Christmas Eve my family eats a yummy dinner of Norwegian meatballs and all the fixings then attends church. Following candlelight services we come home and open most of our presents. Been that way ever since I can remember.

November 6, 2012 05:01 PM
Lori said...

My favorite part is the gift giving and the baking! If we weren’t going on vacation two weeks before Christmas I was hoping to beat last years 766 cookies this season!!

November 6, 2012 05:02 PM
Jenny said...

Every year, my giant family gets together for Christmas dinner. Then we do a white elephant gift exchange that is always full of laughs!

November 6, 2012 05:03 PM
emine akcay said...

my favorite part is making desserts
like macaroons or maybe whoopie pies.
and than watching nightmare before Christmas
or maybe harry potter

November 6, 2012 05:04 PM
Nicole P. said...

I always spend Christmas Eve at home with all of my family that lives out of town. We all get together at my grandma’s

November 6, 2012 05:04 PM
Crystal Roberson said...

I LOVE making cake pops! I do cake pops at almost every family party I attend, I’ve made lots of different designs and am still experimenting! I hope to win this more new things!!

November 6, 2012 05:05 PM
Melissa said...

My favourite part of the Christmas season is preparing an annual Family Movie DVD. For many, many late nights during December, my husband and I go through all the videos and photographs that we’ve shot over the year, edit a selection, and prepare a DVD to give to each of our families on Christmas Day. It’s a wonderful way to reflect on the year.

November 6, 2012 05:08 PM
Sophie said...

Having hot chocolate under the tree while reading novels!

November 6, 2012 05:08 PM
Abby said...

I spend Christmas Eve with my family watching the Polar Express and making homemade hot chocolate. :) My favorite part of the holiday season is definitely the music and giving of gifts!

November 6, 2012 05:08 PM
Julie C said...

My favorite part of Christmas is the decorations, treats and having Christmas dinner with close friends! And of course watching my kids open their presents!

November 6, 2012 05:10 PM
Jacqueline said...

Hi Bakerella,
On Christmas Eve we like to make sure we have the house all sorted for Santa’s arrival. When we are sure it is sorted its baths all round.
We set up a special treat for Santa, each year will be something different and the last few years it has been something we have baked ourselves. We love the smell of the sugar cookies or the cupcakes in the house when the heats on and its lovely and warm inside and soooo cold outside.
This year we would love to try some of your receipes as they look both delicious and fun. We then go to the front and back gardens and sprinkle plenty of the reindeer food to help them find their way to our house. If we have been extra good we will have a cookie or cupcake ourselves before its off to bed for a lovely story (usually The Night Before Christmas). Then its off to sleep if we can and were not too excited.Lol!!!!!!

November 6, 2012 05:10 PM
Krystal said...

Those jingle bell pops are absolutely brilliant! I LOVE them! You’re a goddess :)

November 6, 2012 05:11 PM
Linda Ussery said...

We spend Christmas on Christmas Eve with food, music and movies, just fun due to the fact that someone always works the holidays. Everyone takes part in every event that we have and it it lots of fun

November 6, 2012 05:13 PM
Anonymous said...

I love the Christmas season because I get to see all the Christmas lights and decorations. We usually go for the Christmas Tree lighting by the Galleria. Also for Christmas I love baking cookies and cupcakes.

November 6, 2012 05:13 PM
Francina Nunez said...

Normally, I love to spend the holiday’s with my friends and family!!! Waking up early and opening our presents with hot cocoa and pancakes makes my day !!!!!!!

November 6, 2012 05:14 PM
Crystal Roberson said...

I usually spend Christmas eve at my mother’s house with my kids, nieces and nephews, then I go around to other family members homes and collect/drop off gifts and mingle. Always afun time seeing the family.

November 6, 2012 05:14 PM
Mimi P said...

I love all the Christmas baking and spending time with family. We always go see the uptown Christmas lighting ceremony. So excited about putting up the tree and doing Christmas decorations

November 6, 2012 05:16 PM
Angie Mc. said...

Christmas Eve is spent with family! Favorite is all the good food!

November 6, 2012 05:17 PM
Megan S. said...

I am with my family and we usually have a special Christmas Eve dinner.

November 6, 2012 05:18 PM
Jennifer said...

We go south for Christmas, and while the traveling is a hassle, the rest of the trip is very relaxing. I look forward to the time with family and the rejuvination in preparation for the new year.

November 6, 2012 05:19 PM
Flor CS said...

I spend Christmas Eve at my mom’s house making traditional Mexican tamales and eating green chile posole and buñuelos! Yum….Can’t wait!!!

November 6, 2012 05:20 PM
miren said...

christmas eve is my favorite. and I spent it with family usually but this year in Paris!can’t wait!

November 6, 2012 05:20 PM
Pat said...

My husband and I always spend Christmas eve touring the neighbourhood stopping by here, there and everywhere, celebrating, eating, drinking, and enjoying the company!

November 6, 2012 05:20 PM
Megan Mkrtschjan said...

On Christmas Eve, we open up our first set of gifts – warm PJs, picture book, our favorite cereal and hot cocoa mix. Then we read Luke’s account of Christ’s birth and sing Christmas carols.

November 6, 2012 05:23 PM
Becks said...

On Christmas Eve I go to Mass, eat dinner, and then open one present.

November 6, 2012 05:23 PM
Christine B. said...

We have always spent Christmas Eve snuggling at home next to the twinkling light of the Christmas tree, drinking hot chocolate, and maybe watching a Christmas movie or two. As children, my mom would always let me brother and I open one gift on Christmas Eve! I love this time of year!

November 6, 2012 05:24 PM
Doreen Comito said...

My favorite part of the Holidays is BAKING .It started when I was young my Mom always baked Cookies ,cakes,pies and Raisin Bread. When I got married and had kids I started baking but my favorite is baking the cookies. I start in October and don’t stop until Christmas. Last year I baked 38 different flavors of cookies,over 3,000(yes that’s correct) cookies. I ship them to family members,friends, and others who touch my life though out the year.(doctors, mailman,etc…) Last year I started adding Cake Pops to my list of items I bake for Christmas. Happy Holidays everyone!!!!!!

November 6, 2012 05:24 PM
Naomi B said...

Hi Bakerella! For 30 years I’ve spent every Christmas Eve with my immediate family. We watch all of our favorite Christmas movies, hang out in our pjs, eat our favorite food and celebrate how wonderful it is to have each other. It is our favorite holiday!

November 6, 2012 05:26 PM
Sadee A. said...

I usually spend Christmas Eve with family and of course we all open one gift!

November 6, 2012 05:27 PM
Joan said...

I usually work a 12 hour shift on Christmas Eve. Leave work and stop by Red Lobster and pick up one of their trays with shrimp and rolls. Take it home and see how many of the kids/grandkids have made it from out of town. Sit around and just be thankful for the season and family.

November 6, 2012 05:28 PM
Myra said...

I spent my Xmas eve wrapping presents for my boys who will be 2 and 4 year olds and eating cookies from”Santa” and carrots for the reindeer.

November 6, 2012 05:30 PM
Michelle said...

We spend Christmas Eve having fondue, wrapping presents and just having a good time together.

November 6, 2012 05:30 PM
Henny said...

Christmas is the time to reflect – gathering of friends and family – enjoying treats and tea in the coziness of the fireplace. Well and of course home-made feasts, cookies, nibbles , trying new recipes and escaping the fast pace life outside.

November 6, 2012 05:30 PM
Melissa B said...

Christmas Eve is chinese food and a movie (we celebrate Hanukkah), my favorite part of the holidays are the songs. I love them

November 6, 2012 05:34 PM
Joan Fanwick said...

Every Christmas Eve I eat chinese food and then go to the movies. My favorite thing about the holiday season is Christmas music and anything pumpkin or peppermint flavored!

November 6, 2012 05:36 PM
natasha Lucio said...

My favorite part of the season is laughing

November 6, 2012 05:36 PM
Darleen said...

Christmas eve is wonderful! Everyone opens up their new pajamas to wear to bed! Makes for great pictures in the morning. Christmas eve appetizers, hot chocolate bar and family! Doesn’t get better than that. Happy Holidays!

November 6, 2012 05:39 PM
alexia said...

Christmas Eve we eat christmas cookies and drink spiked coffee drinks.

November 6, 2012 05:40 PM
Jan said...

My favorite part of the holiday is preparing all the wonderful holiday treats that we seem to have only once a year (why, I don’t know). I guess to keep them very special.

November 6, 2012 05:43 PM
smriti yamini said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is the feeling of giving – be it in kind or in some other way. It makes me so happy!

Thanks for the giveaway! I would sooooooooo love to get this! I simply adore and admire your cake pops!

November 6, 2012 05:45 PM
Lynne said...

When we were little we used to drive around the neighbourhood to check out everyone’s outdoor christmas decorations. When we came home, we each got to open one present! Now that we are older, we would all go my parents house and have some yummy appetizers! Cake pops would be a great addition this year!!

November 6, 2012 05:47 PM
Lisa said...

Sending packages of baked goods to friends and family around the country.

November 6, 2012 05:48 PM
Judy Fox said...

My daughter attempted her first cake pops this weekend. She would love this book and I could give it to her on Christmas Eve!

November 6, 2012 05:50 PM
Athena said...

My mom is a church pianist, so my brother and I usually come to her house and go with her, and spend Christmas in our hometown.

November 6, 2012 05:50 PM
Amy Abel-Matkins said...

We spend Christmas Eve having dinner and opening presents with my husband’s family. After they leave, and the kids go to bed, my husband and I sit in the family room with no lights but those on the tree and talk about the year. Great time to reconnect after a busy holiday season.

November 6, 2012 05:51 PM
Ginger said...

We spend Christmas Eve, with some very close friends. We usually have a crock pot going with chili or tortilla soup, guacamole is a must and christmas cookies. We spend the evening playing board games and bowling on the WII. It is a lot of fun!

November 6, 2012 05:53 PM
Lisa said...

Sending baked goodies to friends and family around the country. Everyone loves getting sweet treats in the mail during the holidays.

November 6, 2012 05:53 PM
Anna R. said...

On Christmas Eve every night my family and I go to our church and sing Christmas Carols, listen to a sermon, and sing Silent night with only the light from individual candles. I love doing this evey year and it’s gets me all bubbly each time. It’s such a joy to gather with your closest friends and family and celebrate Christmas. :) Then we’ll go home and play some family games next to the Christmas tree until we anxiously go to bed. :) So many memories.

November 6, 2012 05:53 PM
Erin Schenke said...

My favorite part of the season is driving around one night with my husband, puppies and hot chocolate looking at Christmas lights.

November 6, 2012 05:53 PM
Jim said...

Favorite part is family and food.

November 6, 2012 05:55 PM
Janet said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is decorating the outside of my house. I love looking at it after it is done and getting cards from people thanking me for doing it.

November 6, 2012 05:56 PM
Cennia Acosta said...

My favorite part about Christmas eve is being able to see my whole family together under one roof!! It’s a time where we eat ALOT of Grammys home cooking (yum!) and we sit together enjoying each others company in the holiday spirit! I also get to exercise my baking skills and make a bunch of treats for everyone!

November 6, 2012 06:00 PM
Meghan S said...

Every year my family and I go to church on Christmas Eve, afterwards we head over to my grandparents house and we have a party where there’s all sorts of delicious appetizers and treats. My grandmother’s homemade cookies, meatballs, cheese ball, peppermint punch and other treats are among some of the things we have. We sit in her living room as a family and chat about what’s going on in our lives and laugh. It makes Christmas my favorite time of year because the whole family is brought together, I love all the decorations and the feeling of sitting by a warm fire on a cold winters night!

November 6, 2012 06:01 PM
Sondra Jones said...

My huddy and I wrap presents and put cookies an milk out for Santa but would love to put out cake pops instead.

November 6, 2012 06:02 PM
Rachel said...

my favorite part of christmas season is always the presents! (:

November 6, 2012 06:03 PM
Ann said...

My favourite part of the holiday season is decorating. Christmas lights, snow globes, decorating the tree….it’s such a joyful time of year! The smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree is just beautiful.
I love spending Christmas Eve watching Christmas movies with the fireplace on :)

November 6, 2012 06:04 PM
Lindsay said...

I always spend Christmas Eve at my parents’ house. We make a big dinner, eat by candlelight, and pop traditional English party crackers (complete with tissue paper crowns, of course). Seeing my dad wear a brightly colored paper crown is one of the highlights of my holiday season! :)

November 6, 2012 06:07 PM
Pamela Reeves said...

I love spending a relaxing morning walking in the woods of Central PA with my husband, then coming home to a day of cooking and preparing for Christmas. In the eve, we relax and tell stories of setting out cookies, milk, and carrots for Santa and his reindeer!

November 6, 2012 06:07 PM
Lucy said...

The best part of the holidays here in Puerto Rico are the “parrandas”. People get together to make surprise visits to friend and family. We sing carols, talk and of course, we eat.

November 6, 2012 06:08 PM
Rene said...

On Christmas Eve we open one present, read “The Night Before Christmas”, and rush to bed.

November 6, 2012 06:11 PM
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