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…

Monie said...

My favorite part of the holidays is looking at lights.

November 7, 2012 03:01 AM
libbywilko said...

Wow how many comments on this post over 3500 ! Your book looks lovely and I just love everything about Christmas, the family time, the excitement, the joy on Christmas morning, the decorating, the food and of course choosing presents for my family and friends.

November 7, 2012 03:06 AM
Faith said...

Christmas Eve is spent with my family, usually eating a fusion style dinner of traditional Korean and American food, and then watching a movie at home together. Afterwards we usually end up opening presents because we don’t want to wait. :)

November 7, 2012 03:34 AM
Emilie344 said...

We always spend Christmas Eve at my grand-father’s, I love it and now we can go there as a family with my two daughters, they love it too.

Those cake pops look adorable. How could anyone dare to eat them?

November 7, 2012 03:52 AM
verenise lopez said...

my favourite part of the holiday season is TURKEY lol and having all the family come together since were all so busy its nice to see us together having fun :]

November 7, 2012 04:06 AM
verenise lopez said...

my favourite part of the holiday season is TURKEY lol and having all the family come together since were all so busy its nice to see us together having fun :]

November 7, 2012 04:06 AM
Melissa M said...

So sad I barely missed the deadline! But I’ll share my Xmas Eve anyway: Every year my entire dad’s side of the family gets together and has a big mexican Christmas (eve) at my Aunt’s house. Everyone dresses up nice and chows down on some tamales, enchiladas, and spanish rice! Since I can remember, it’s been tradition for each child to open x1 gift (usually from great-grandma). It’s the only time of year that every single one of the cousins can get together. I missed the event two years ago due to a deployment to Afghanistan, so the last one and all others to follow will be especially significant for us all!

November 7, 2012 04:18 AM
Erica G said...

On Christmas eve, I spend my day wrapping last minute presents and the night at my friend’s place for dinner then to my relative’s house for the countdown. It’s always a blast!

November 7, 2012 04:25 AM
Alycia said...

What’s your favorite part of the holiday season?

All the decorations and all the baked goods! From pumpkin flavored goods to eggnog! the holidays are the best season for yummy flavors! <3

November 7, 2012 04:34 AM
Sarah said...

My favorite part of the season in celebrating Advent the entire month of December. What great family time!

November 7, 2012 04:47 AM
rana kahraman said...

I love cake pops bakerella or not, but in Turkey, unfortunately: (

November 7, 2012 05:05 AM
sania said...

Halloween. It conjures up wonderful memories of my childhood.

November 7, 2012 05:55 AM
Lee-Anne said...

I love everything! The lights, the songs,the family time, the food, spoiling people with gifts, church on Christmas morning…but this year, I’m most excited to be with my own little family, as we had a baby last April!

November 7, 2012 06:18 AM
Dee said...

Am I a little bit terrible to say my favourite part of Christmas is Boxing Day? All the big family get togethers are done, there is a fridge full of left overs so I don’t have to cook, the kids have new toys to play with and I can chill out and watch the Boxing Day Cricket (a real tradition in our house!) and not have to move all day!!! I love catching up with family but every mum knows the weeks leading up to Christmas are exhausting!

November 7, 2012 06:21 AM
Holly said...

We spend Christmas Eve reading books, drinking hot chocolate, and wearing new PJ’s.

November 7, 2012 06:27 AM
Kelly said...

I just love spending Christmas Eve with my family, wrapped in a warm blanket by the fire, while enjoying some hot chocolate.

November 7, 2012 07:23 AM
Madel Tabaloc said...

oh goody!!want to play with some..still young and very young at heart to make those :))

November 7, 2012 07:39 AM
Vickie Ngo-Harris said...

On Christmas eve we have dinner at my parents’ house. Everyone gets to open one present and then the kids set out cookies and milk for Santa.

November 7, 2012 08:04 AM
Ellie said...

my favorite part is christmas dinner at my mother’s. she’s always been the one to bring us all together and it’s always such a beautiful time….

November 7, 2012 08:12 AM
petey smith said...

After clamming at the coast we make clam chowder!
I was born to bake and cook!

November 7, 2012 08:18 AM
Jennifer said...

My favorite part of the holiday season….there’s so many! Between the family gathering at Thanksgiving and Christmas, decorating my house, taking my boys around the neighborhood to see all the decorations and my favorite part is watching my boys open their gifts on Christmas morning. This is my favorite time of year, and I am sooooo looking forward to making my holiday cake pops!!!

November 7, 2012 08:58 AM
Michelle said...

The last couple/few years we have hosted Xmas Eve for both my husband’s and my side of the families with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and the like. Although it’s work, it’s nice to see both families…have them enjoy seeing each other…and not to have to travel anywhere to do it!

November 7, 2012 09:02 AM
Marie Karlsson said...

I fly home to my family in Sweden. We bake and prepare all the food together the whole day. Everything is about being together with your love once. We dance around the three and hug alot. dad gets dressed out to santa and my sisters kids are asking dor him. I love christmas in Sweden. <3

November 7, 2012 09:17 AM
Margie said...

My favorite part is making tamales with my family. It’s my son’s first Christmas so this one is going to be extra special. :)

November 7, 2012 09:24 AM
Pat said...

I love to watch the fireworks with a glass of champagne and the man I love.

November 7, 2012 09:36 AM
Jody said...

My favorite part of Christmas is coming home and spending time with my husband watching Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas or some other Christmas movie and wrapping Christmas presents. This is our last year in our tiny house that we moved into right after we got married. It’s bittersweet, we are excited to be moving into our new home early next year, but kind of sad to leave the little house we have loved fortha last twelve.

November 7, 2012 09:51 AM
Monique said...

We usually spend Christmas Eve snuggled on the couch with our little dog watching a movie.

Favorite part of the holiday season is spending time with family and seeing their reactions to the gifts we slected for them.

November 7, 2012 09:54 AM
Angela Dicken said...

We usually go to Christmas Eve service and then come home for snacks and funny movies! :)

November 7, 2012 10:16 AM
Jessica said...

My favorite part of the holidays is spending time with my family, and shopping the day after christmas, it’s like christmas part 2!

November 7, 2012 10:27 AM
Midori said...

I usually spend Christmas Eve fervently finishing assembling and decorating a gingerbread house for my nephews. In recent years I’ve veered off the traditional gingerbread to make an Xmas Robot Factory or last year’s English Castle (complete with battling Teddy Grahams).
My favorite part of the Holiday is, of course, watching my nephews and niece open presents. That and slipping away with my sister for a late night frozen yogurt after we tuck her kids in to sleep :)

November 7, 2012 10:31 AM
Tara said...

My favourite part of Christmas is cranking up the Christmas tunes and baking with my mom! I go over to her house every year and we make a ton of goodies so that we can take yummy treat trays wherever we go for the holidays!

Can’t wait to get the new book! It looks amazing!! :)

November 7, 2012 10:48 AM
Heather said...

Visiting my Great Grandma this will be her 102nd Christmas!

November 7, 2012 10:48 AM
Katie Y said...

this will be my first christmas eve (and christmas) spent away from my friends and family. instead, i will be starting bootcamp at the naval base in great lakes, IL..! although i love my family, i’m completely stoked to be doing something different, not to mention kicking off a new career path :D

November 7, 2012 10:50 AM
anielska said...

The favourite part is eating the dishes I’ve waited for the whole year.

November 7, 2012 11:03 AM
Teresa said...

We always open presents on Christmas Eve.

November 7, 2012 11:05 AM
Christine S said...

I love spending time with the family!

November 7, 2012 11:33 AM
Jackie said...

Every Christmas Eve we attend the candlelight service at church and sing Christmas carols. It’s so beautiful and peaceful, :-)

November 7, 2012 11:47 AM
Jen said...

Christmas Eve is always spent with my dad’s family. My favorite thing about Christmas is first thing in the morning, watching the excitement in my childrens’ eyes.

November 7, 2012 11:53 AM
Haley said...

My favourite part of the holiday season is our family movie tradition. When everyone is sure not to be working we all get together, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins and head to a holiday movie. We fill several rows of the movie theatre and have a blast visiting before and after the show.

November 7, 2012 11:58 AM
Sadie said...

I’ve always loved the weeks leading up to Christmas. Everything is decorated. Hot cocoa. Caroling. Ice skating. It all loses its charm after.

November 7, 2012 12:35 PM
Kate said...

I usually spend my Christmas eve with my family. My sister and I make cookies during the day and listen to Christmas music and then once night rolls around, the whole family gathers round the kitchen table and plays board games and card games till the wee hours of the morning. I love it so much!

November 7, 2012 12:39 PM
Dianne said...

My favorite part of the season is decorating our home. This year we will be introducing my four year old son to Elf on the Shelf. I’m looking forward to that.

November 7, 2012 12:45 PM
Kristi S. said...

My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with my family and eating delicious food!

November 7, 2012 12:56 PM
Zsuzsi said...

My favorite part of the Christmas Eve: the Tree, dessert and the SNOW!!!!! :)

November 7, 2012 12:58 PM
Edith said...

Hello from Paris – France
I usually spend Chritsmas Eve with my family, in my sister’s house, I have four nieces & nephews, I can’t imagine Christmas without kids but unfortunately I can’t have kid myself…
My favourite moment is the “plateau de fromages” ;) Many different cheeses in a big plate, to taste with a glass of red Bordeaux of course!
Thanks for this giveaway.
Edith, who have also an address in San Francisco.

November 7, 2012 01:20 PM
Nermine Abdel Hakim said...

I love the smell of baking that i smell everywhere during the holidays. Everywhere i go I can smell ginger, nutmed, cinnamon- all my favorite spices :)

November 7, 2012 01:28 PM
Debra D said...

We spend Christmas Eve with mom!

November 7, 2012 01:31 PM
Angela said...

The past 3 years we’ve spent Christmas eve wrapping presents while kids are sleeping. (I love doing this, I don’t want to get caught) My favorite part is when they wake up and run to the Christmas tree to open their gifts.

November 7, 2012 01:51 PM
Lindsey F. said...

Christmas Eve we have a big family party that includes everything from gift exchanges, to a nativity, to the elves flying by. It’s magical!

November 7, 2012 01:53 PM
Julia said...

My favorite part has to be getting three generations in the kitchen to cook and bake (and drink!). It’s always my favorite thing to be in the kitchen with mom, grandma, aunts and cousins, and it hardly ever happens, but during the holiday season we come together! It’s the best

November 7, 2012 02:20 PM
Randi said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is baking with my kids! That and just spending family time together…taking a break from all the everyday craziness and appreciating each other!

November 7, 2012 02:27 PM
Kristen M said...

Our Christmas Eve tradition is to go ice skating with our entire family.

November 7, 2012 02:47 PM
LOLA said...

i spend x-mas with the family at my sisters house. we have tamales and menudo. the best part is that were are all together opening gifts and spending it as one big happy family.

November 7, 2012 03:31 PM
D'Ann said...

On Christmas Eve, we open up a present from Mrs. Claus…pajamas to help us sleep!

November 7, 2012 03:39 PM
Genn said...

I always spend christmas eve with my husbands side of the family. We have dinner and all the kids open presents at minight!

November 7, 2012 03:56 PM
Genn said...

I always spend christmas eve with my husbands side of the family. We have dinner and all the kids open presents at minight!

November 7, 2012 03:56 PM
Amy said...

Dec 24th is spent having a huge family dinner around the table, games & then opening presents :) It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

November 7, 2012 04:16 PM
Kristi A. said...

We have an easy dinner, watch for Santa on Norad’s site, get the kids to bed, load gifts under the tree and into stockings, then sit with tea and baking and watch something fun on TV.

November 7, 2012 04:19 PM
Hulda Smith said...

My favorite part is the feeling in the air…everywhere I go I feel excitement, joy, hope and love.

November 7, 2012 04:27 PM
Jamie Hill said...

My favorite part of Christmas time is seeing the houses all lit up with lights! Warms my heart <3

November 7, 2012 04:59 PM
Leisha said...

We have always spent Christmas Eve with my grandmother and her huge clan. More than 100 people if they all show. This year she is extremely sick and may not be long for this world. I hope we continue her tradition after she’s gone but I fear it will fade away. So sad. Hoping she is able to go this year yet:)

November 7, 2012 05:05 PM
Jo said...

Kids spend a lazy morning watching a Christmas Film and I pop to the supermarket early (which is usually quiet) I take part in a traditional Nativity Service at Church where we build up a crib scene out of large figures which the children bring up. We either spend the evening with friends or go to the cinema before stockings, cookies and carrots left out and kids bedtime in new PJs! Then Hubby and I wrap last minute pressies whilst enjoying a glass of wine or Baileys. Then to bed and I try to sleep but I’m often too excited!!!

November 7, 2012 05:06 PM
Jasmine said...

My favourite part about christmas is meeting up with my extended family and having a gigantic christmas feast together! And of course… the presents ;)

November 7, 2012 05:19 PM
Nance said...

We only have one child and we brought him up to be strong and independent.
He is now married and has two children of his own.
He is making his own traditions and adding to the old ones.
Now that it is just me and the hubby dude, we still do the Christmas Eve thing.
Hot cocoa, fire in the fire place, tree on and nothing else.
Well, clothes, nothing can be that dark to hide that.
No lights on I mean
And I will take mine “signed” ‘)

November 7, 2012 05:39 PM
Ashley Hammond said...

we always spend it at my sisters with all my nieces and nephew :)

November 7, 2012 05:40 PM
Tabitha Miller said...

My favorite part is seeing Disneyland in full holiday mode! It’s absolutely gorgeous and this year I get to go with my Best Friend. I love holidays! I’m so excited I can hardly wait, plus having a break from classes is also a bonus.

November 7, 2012 06:14 PM
Bob said...

Saw your book in the bookstore the other day and I was like “hey I know who wrote this book.” Really cool. :)

November 7, 2012 06:19 PM
Brandi said...

We spend Christmas Eve with my husband’s family. We go to church, go to his Aunt’s house to eat and then open presents. Then we make the 3 hour drive to spend Christmas day with my family. Can’t wait!

November 7, 2012 06:28 PM
Aubri said...

Each year, I spend Christmas Eve attending my best friend’s Christmas Pagaent at her church. Afterwards my mom and I always get Greek food from a local business in town and my family and I dine while listening to Christmas carols. We then exchange gifts from one another that aren’t classified as from Santa. We cap the night off by watching our favorite holiday movie “Annabelle’s Wish,” all together!

November 7, 2012 06:54 PM
Kimberly R said...

On Christmas Eve I’m usually still crocheting a gift I forgot for someone. Then me, my husband, and kids get into our pjs and watch A Christmas Story. And of course, when the kids go to sleep…we spring into action!

November 7, 2012 08:09 PM
tina said...

My favorite part being with my family and friends. oh! and i love baking cookies!!

November 7, 2012 08:58 PM
Lucy said... Hi these look like your cakepops to me! Just thought I’d let you know they haven’t given you credit for them…but I think I will comment right away!

November 8, 2012 03:09 AM
Jennifer Reil said...

My kids brought home the flyer for their Scholastic Book Fair this week. Inside was “Cake Pops Holidays!” The cover was different though with penguins, wreaths, gingerbread houses, and elves. Super cute!

November 8, 2012 09:31 AM
Krystal said...

Although the past couple of years have been tough, we try to keep the holiday tradition of going to the levee and watch the bonfire here in Louisiana. We lost everything in hurricane Katrina and move to the outskirts of the city only to be hit again this year by hurricane Issac. One thing that we still hold onto is time with family. I am looking forward to this holiday season.

November 8, 2012 09:56 AM
Sabine said...

I’m still very sad that none of your books are available in german yet… though I don’t have a problem with english cook/baking books…
but congratulations on your new book! It looks really awesome. Too bad I passed the chance to win one :)
Well never had luck with such things anyway, lol XD

November 8, 2012 12:57 PM
OrGreenic said...

These cake pops look very delicious. Thanks for the creative holiday idea.

November 8, 2012 03:33 PM
jasilienn lopez said...

im so sad i didnt win

November 8, 2012 06:28 PM
juliet said...

we have a finger food party. For the desert of coarse we have cake pops and we also have mince pies. It’s so exiting!

November 10, 2012 01:53 AM
April S. said...

Christmas Eve was always spent with my mother’s side of the family. We would all get together and bring treats and apps. One year my mom made a whole gingerbread scene complete with tree, house, Santana’s sleigh and reindeer. I loved when we started the tradition of getting to unwrap one gift when we got home which was pretty late, generally after midnight. Never stopped us kids from waking up at 5am the next day but we always had to wait until the clock struck 7am to wake the folks and start unwrapping Santa’s gifts! :)

November 10, 2012 05:45 AM
Barbera Burrage said...

You should take part in a contest for one of the greatest blogs on the internet. I most certainly will recommend this site!

November 10, 2012 09:07 AM
Paulina said...

Wow, You are amazing and the cake pops also :)

November 11, 2012 08:05 AM
Robyn said...

I am a long time reader of your blog. I really enjoy coming here every week to see what neat things you have baked. However, lately your blog has degenerated into shameless self promotion. If I cared about your book I would buy it or get it from the library. Don’t use what was once an interesting and innovative blog to plug your crap. Or at the very least add it as an addition to a new and interesting treat. Also don’t post links to other websites that pay you to make pops. If you don’t have time to write interesting and original posts maybe you should stop blogging.

November 12, 2012 08:42 PM
maggie said...

Hi, there. I am a follower from Sweden, and unfortunately non of your books, toys or anything is available here :( do you have any tip on how to get hold of it? (amazon does not deliver to the part of Sweden i’m in)
is there any web page where i can download it to my computer (the book, not the toys xD )

November 13, 2012 06:20 AM
Tema said...

I’d love to win the sweet books.Recipe books are a definite weakness of mine.I’m a collector & I also like to play in the kitchen!

November 13, 2012 12:28 PM
SuzannaLily said...

Thanks for the great birthday gift idea! I just ordered a CakePops kit for my granddaughter! Can’t wait to find out how she likes it.

November 13, 2012 04:51 PM
Sophie said...

omg I need that cake pop making set! I know it’s for children but there’s a child in all of us! :)

November 14, 2012 09:26 AM
Anonymous said...

oh my gosh this is so cute

November 19, 2012 02:11 PM
Jean Rundquist said...

I Just found out i am 7 weeks pregnant this month so i browse pintrest for cute baby ideas. I saw on my sister in-laws pintrest some very cute ideas you have and i have to say they are adorable! Being that it is the holidays i am going to try and do something cute like you do to contribute to a family party. Thank you for you’re ideas and inspiration!

December 10, 2012 01:01 PM
Maria Clark said...

I’d love a copy of any of your books, I’m just starting out to make cake pops (made my first batch last night)
Can I get your books in Scotland?

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