Thursday, May 10, 2012

More Birthdays

I often receive emails from people sharing how much they love cake pops or how much cake pops have made a difference in their lives. It’s incredible to see and read how far reaching they are…and how much joy they bring. I could have never imagined how many people would be making them or how many ways they would touch lives when I was just playing around in my kitchen trying to make something cute. I have certainly wiped away tears many times from the kind words and beautiful stories shared with me over the years.

This is one of them shared with me this week from the folks at Kohl’s and how cake pops were used to represent a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.


::::::::::::::::: From Kohl’s :::::::::::::::::

Greetings Bakerella!!

I wanted to share a few photos with you from the 2012 American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk that took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, May 5. As part of the festivities, there were more than 8,000 cake pops on a 12 ft. birthday cake. Instead of pop sticks, the cake pops were on birthday candles representing the “Wish for a World with Less Breast Cancer and More Birthdays.”

I wanted to be sure you saw these because you created the cake pop! And, as this event was so inspiring, the cake pops just added to the fun and awareness of the cause. It’s not every day you see a cake filled with 8,000 cake pops!

C. Adam’s Bakery in Milwaukee worked day and night to complete the 8,000 plus order. They custom made a “pink velvet” center to go along with the event theme and the cake pops were delicious!




The cake pop filled birthday cake. Amazing.

And if you’ve ever made cake pops, you have a pretty good idea how incredible this is. Very impressive C. Adam’s Bakery!


The cake was part of a Birthday Bash Kohl’s hosted for participants of the walk. In addition to being a presenting sponsor, Kohl’s has also committed nearly $5 million over three years to American Cancer Society’s Midwest Division to support breast health programs.

I think that’s pretty awesome.

Here’s a little recap video Kohl’s made from the event if you’d like to hear what they’re doing in the fight against breast cancer or if you’d like to see the cake in motion.

Thank you Kohl’s for everything you’re doing! Thank you C. Adam’s for your hard work!

And thank you and hugs to every one of you who have personally made cake pops for a cause and used them for good. Whether it’s 8,000 cake pops or 8, my heart smiles every time I hear a story like this.

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch said...

Oh my goodness. I’m a sobbing mess now. What a wonderful, wonderful celebration!

May 10, 2012 11:13 PM
Daphne said...

What a beautiful way to thank those helping such a wonderful cause. My mother is a cancer survivor. She is still having to deal with recurring cancer, but she beat it once & will again! We keep the faith and thank all those who support cancer awareness. Thanks for sharing the story and thanks for all you do!

May 10, 2012 11:23 PM
Lisa said...

That is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing!

May 10, 2012 11:28 PM
jennifer said...

Holy cow, that’s a lot of cake pops! What a great story.

May 10, 2012 11:35 PM
PupCakes said...


You started something beautiful!

Here’s to less cancer and more birthdays and here’s to Bakeralla for starting it all!

May 10, 2012 11:35 PM
vivian said...

This is amazing… so inspiring (:

May 10, 2012 11:36 PM
Amanda said...

That is amazing! I love that they put birthday candles in the pops to represent more birthdays after cancer. Very, very cool!

May 10, 2012 11:37 PM
Alexis said...

Oh wow! How beautiful and heart-warming. I’m crying.

May 10, 2012 11:39 PM
Amanda said...

That is amazing! I love that that they put birthday candles for more birthdays in the cake pops! Very, very cool!

May 10, 2012 11:52 PM
Miss said...

Wow that is so amazing and impressive. Gave me goosebumps! Thanks for sharing!

May 10, 2012 11:54 PM
Sharon said...

Really beautiful.. makes me cry remembering my grandma and aunt who lost their battle with breast cancer 5 years ago.

May 10, 2012 11:55 PM
M Williams said...

Oh my. What a way to celebrate! So many cake pop! Such an amazing thing to see, thanks for sharing!

May 10, 2012 11:57 PM
Lisa G said...

What a wonderful article. I work for Kohl’s and we do Kohl’s Cares programs all the time. Fabulous charity they have. And what a wonderful cause. Thank you for sharing.

May 11, 2012 01:34 AM
Nicole Ambata said...

Just beautiful. So touching.

May 11, 2012 02:56 AM
Jenni Renee said...

This is so wonderful!

May 11, 2012 03:05 AM
Emelreem said...

What a lovely and touching idea! You must feel so warm and fuzzy inside knowing that it’s because of what you were having fun with, way back then, so many people have been touched!

May 11, 2012 05:30 AM
Robin said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us.

May 11, 2012 05:40 AM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

That is amazing on so many levels! 8000! I can’t even imagine how long they spent making the cake pops. Such a wonderful cause, event, and so cool to see your influence, Angie! Congrats to everyone involved! xo

May 11, 2012 05:48 AM
Sally said...

Awesome cause, one I have supported over and over again. Last year I made 500+ for an event and it was exhausting but rewarding. Keep up the fantastic work!!!

May 11, 2012 06:24 AM
Tanya Schroeder said...

I got chocked up reading this. Wonderful cause. I bet they were visually spectacular. Bet you never imagined the path cake pops would take! Wish I could find a way to have this done in my city.

May 11, 2012 07:12 AM
Anne said...

Oh just wonderful!!

May 11, 2012 07:37 AM
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

I love it, cake pops had made me so happy to make, something about how versatile they are really makes them fun!

May 11, 2012 07:41 AM
Michelle Nothvogel said...

Nothing like a first thing in the morning cry!

May 11, 2012 08:44 AM
Patti said...

Good post! thank you for sharing

May 11, 2012 09:01 AM
Julie said...

Great story! It’s amazing how one small cake pop has brought happiness to so many people around the world!!

May 11, 2012 09:06 AM
Genny said...

Wonderful story — strikes too close to home. Yay for cake pops!

May 11, 2012 09:10 AM
Myra said...

Wow!!! I love this story.

May 11, 2012 09:23 AM
AmyB said...

Fantastic! Well done, Kohl’s! Thanks for posting, sharing, & for your generosity, Bakerella!

May 11, 2012 09:28 AM
Lori said...

Wow what a moving video! Thank you to Kohl’s for their tremendous contribution! And thank you Bakerella for making everyone’s day alittle brighter with your creation of the spectacular cake pops! Your creativity inspires more people than you’ll ever know!

May 11, 2012 09:28 AM
Pam said...

Awww, that is really touching. And how awesome is it that something you created can have such an impact.

May 11, 2012 10:00 AM
Tara Lynn said...

What a great story, thanks for sharing! I love that they used candles as the “sticks”, very creative.

May 11, 2012 10:12 AM
Daiva said...

I’m 36 years old and a breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed when my baby daughter was 11 months old. My daughter turned four today!!!!I I had a very aggressive strain of BC which 10 years ago I would have been told to say my goodbyes. I was saved due to a new drug that was available due to funding from big companies including Revlon. I appreciate every $ donated and I’m confident that we will find a cure before my daughter has to worry about her own breast health and I intend to be here to see it!!!!!

May 11, 2012 10:15 AM
Beth said...


Oh, I hope you got the pictures and story I sent you about my apple cake pops! :crosses fingers:

May 11, 2012 10:25 AM
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

What a beautiful story! Thank you for starting my weekend on a very positive note. To more birthdays!

May 11, 2012 10:33 AM
adina said...

Truly amazing!

May 11, 2012 11:13 AM
Eva @ Eva Bakes said...

WOW – great story and kudos to C. Adam’s Bakery!

May 11, 2012 11:17 AM
Donna said...

What a great story & how wonderful that they reached out to you to share our impact on them. Kudos to Kohls & Adams bakery & all the volunteers & walkers at this event. Having made cake pops myself for an event (although much smaller, only about 300), I can appreciate the effort that this took, just the thought of storing them all is mind boggling!

May 11, 2012 11:53 AM
Jolynn said...

Wow! Great story and great companies!!!

May 11, 2012 01:29 PM
Margie said...

WOW! That is awesome! BIG ups to Kohl’s as well as the participants in the American Cancer Society!

More birthdays indeed!

May 11, 2012 02:15 PM
Jenny said...

Wow that is amazing! :)

May 11, 2012 02:17 PM
Jo said...

Beautiful story. Creative use of cake pops. Thanks for sharing ….

May 11, 2012 03:08 PM
melinda said...

Amazing! :)

May 11, 2012 03:53 PM
Mandi said...

That’s awesome!

May 11, 2012 05:25 PM
Candice said...

Great story!

May 11, 2012 06:08 PM
sheri4l said...


May 11, 2012 07:18 PM
Adriana Pereira said...

Brought tear to my eyes. You should be proud and the folks over at C. Adam Bakery should be too!
Blessings to you all

May 11, 2012 09:50 PM
Linda said...


May 12, 2012 12:01 AM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

I love this story! :o) I’ll pass the kleenex..and so wonderful of Kohl’s to share this!

May 12, 2012 02:47 AM
claudia said...

I love your little sweet bites and all your web site thank for the tips From PUERTO RICO!

May 12, 2012 05:25 AM
aussiemarina said...

great post………………………………..TFS

May 12, 2012 05:47 AM
Darcy said...

How beautiful and happy that made everyone!!!! People are so thoughtful at kohls. I’m going to shop there in a few minutes !!! I’m glad kohls gives back to women.

May 12, 2012 09:50 AM
Grace Vaught said...

Amazing! Tears are rolling down my cheeks right now. Both of my grandma’s died of cancer. This post makes me think of them.

May 12, 2012 01:56 PM
Heidi said...

How sad to have such a terrible thing in our world, and so heartwarming that such an amazing group of people
give so much to prevent it.

May 12, 2012 07:00 PM
Lady Jennie said...


And they are far-reaching. My friend and I put in together to order the candy melts as she discussed with me how your recipe was better than the one she found in French. It’s so cute how French people pronounce your name:

Bach-air-ella. :-)

So France is now land of croissants and les cek pops.

May 13, 2012 03:08 AM
Megan S. said...

That’s amazing!!

May 13, 2012 08:09 PM
Erica said...

NO WAY! That is such a beautiful way to give back to such a wonderful cause! My mind is still blown by those pictures though! 8000 cake pops!?

May 13, 2012 08:44 PM
Michelle W said...

Love it! I can’t imagine how long that took them, It took us forever to make a few dozen when we did the Susan G Komen walk last year. Well worth it though! I love how they used the birthday candles.

May 13, 2012 08:54 PM
mindy1 said...

Aww how nice :)

May 13, 2012 10:05 PM
tania@mykitchenstories said...

Wow this is amazing. You must feel very special now…… or at least you should

May 14, 2012 03:41 AM
Stephanie said...

So moving. To more birthdays…

May 15, 2012 01:56 AM
Aimee said...

this is very nice and the idea for a candle to represent more birthdays very inspiring.

May 15, 2012 08:50 AM
Kristin said...

I’ve been a follower for quite some time now. Love what you do and love your blog… which is why I give you the One Lovely Blog award! You can see more about it here:

May 15, 2012 01:41 PM
Debbie said...

oh wow your blog brought me to tears and then I watched the video (and shared on facebook) and then I read the other comments. All so moving. I too love how cake pops have touched so many lives. Thanks for sharing this, Bakerella xx

May 17, 2012 07:58 AM
Seanna Lea said...

8000 cake pops is huge! I wonder if we could get an entry in the Guiness Book of World Records for something like that.

May 17, 2012 02:13 PM
momWonder said...

This is amazing! I will be making my first cake pops this weekend for my son’s birthday party and I’m so excited!!!!!

May 17, 2012 03:52 PM
uzor said...

wow! that’s awesome

May 21, 2012 09:54 AM
Kendra Farmer said...

Wow! That is soooo wonderful !!! Please check out our kickstarter project! We need your support! We are on our way to build a better bakery, an actual cake pop shop. Please help us out and spread the word!! Thanks!!

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May 22, 2012 11:21 AM
DancingCupcake said...

I love that video. It is sooo very inspirational… N’o more Breast Cancer!!

May 22, 2012 07:41 PM
DancingCupcake said...

Oh Yea. As we speak there is going to be scientists working on a cure for the thing that we detest the most.. BREAST CANCER!

May 22, 2012 07:43 PM
katie said...

this is so cool my aunt had breast cancer twice and recently survived lung cancer.

May 30, 2012 10:51 PM
Felicia said...

Bravo Kohls! Last July, my mom was diagnosted with breast cancer. NO ONE in our family EVER had cancer-until then. Although upon hearing the & my sister, (along with the rest of the family) were competely devestated & in complete shock..SHE was the one who was the most calm due to her unwaivering faith.
So for October, since me, my sister, cousin & aunts were planning on going to walk in the “Susan G. Komen for the Cure Walk” in Houston, Tx, my cousin set up a site for our friends to “donate” money for our walk. I began to sell cupcakes. Standard cupcakes but with the pink ribbon on them & a pink border. I raised $300- I was selling them at $2.00 a cupcake, though people were donating a lot more for this great foundation & also to show support for my mom! :)
This year (God willing), I plan to bake again & hopefully raise even MORE money–though I’m looking forward to the day that the foundation will NO LONGER need donations since a cure will have been found! :)

June 2, 2012 11:46 PM
Felicia said...

..I forgot to say “Bravo C. Adam’s Bakery!” for what you can see was work straight from the heart! :)

June 2, 2012 11:47 PM
gladys cannon said...

I would like to win the chocolate can/Tshirt.

June 4, 2012 06:48 AM
Paul S said...

I would like to win the Chocolate shirt in a can. Although, I think I would look delish in either one!

June 4, 2012 08:19 AM
Wendy said...

I would love the vanilla shirt!

June 4, 2012 08:20 AM
Scarlett cairy said...

I would like to win the chocolate shirt…when I see bakerella on my email I have to open it first…luv luv luv your goodies!

June 4, 2012 09:23 AM
G Thompson said...

The vanilla of course…it has always been a favorite and the can is simple, sweet and makes a STATEMENT! Thanks for sharing your “goodies” with us. You are a special person:)

June 4, 2012 09:57 AM
Lexa said...


June 4, 2012 10:41 AM
Deanna said...


June 4, 2012 11:33 AM
MONICA said...

definitely chocolate!!!!!!

June 4, 2012 01:24 PM
Donna Fleetwood said...

I love them both, but I would choose my favorite flavor which is ‘vanilla’. I absolutely love the site because I bake so often. I am just beginning to try to bake cake pops. Fun!

June 4, 2012 11:16 PM
vickie r. said...

I would be thrilled with either, but I am going with “vanilla”!

June 5, 2012 04:53 PM
Ingrid Henderson said...

Vanilla is my very favorite ice cream, but when it comes to cake and frosting. . . well after all . . . chocolate is chocolate and always my choice!

June 5, 2012 05:33 PM
K8 said...

Love them both (and you are pretty awesome as well!)….but I choose chocolate!

June 5, 2012 06:25 PM
Karen Zeldin said...

Chocolate, please!

June 5, 2012 07:22 PM
Amelia Smith said...

Either vanilla or chocolate. Love both and absolutely love your site!!!!!!!!!!!! You do such an amazing job of making all of your goodies look so lifelike!!!!!!

June 5, 2012 07:29 PM
Letha said...

*Party Pooper alert*

There would be less cancer and more birthdays if people didn’t eat so many cake pops….ijs

June 6, 2012 02:33 AM
Char_Sydney said...

i wish that none of our little girls would have to fight breast cancer……

June 6, 2012 09:59 AM
lexi said...

I am going to be making cake pops for the local Relay for Life!

June 7, 2012 08:27 PM
Christina C said...

Wow! what a great story. Great job Kohl’s

September 6, 2012 10:24 PM
tyronebcookin said...

I am a kitchen director at a private academy but moonlight personal chef services and/or catering to complete the want on my creative side…but this is not about me. My wives creativity is in baking and unusual desserts and she introduced me to these cake balls and cake pops (and I think a few other things on your website) and have her make these for me on a regular base for my events!!! Awesome!


September 17, 2012 09:52 PM
Alicia said...

Love this will use it to help me fundraise for my 3 day breast cancer walk

November 10, 2012 02:57 PM
Anonymous said...

this is big

March 25, 2015 09:19 AM
Anonymous said...

this is very cool

March 25, 2015 09:21 AM
Charlie said...

I like a Choolate cake the you

May 28, 2016 09:41 AM
Withlovenregards said...

This is really awesome way to bake the cake, really loved it.

August 3, 2016 06:20 AM
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