Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It’s Play Time!

I have some really fun Cake Pops news to announce today. I’m not even sure where to begin because I still can’t believe it myself.

First… I’ve said this before, but I could have never imagined the kind of wonderful adventure that I’ve been on since first posting cake pops here on this website. And when I say adventure – it’s everything from the book, to all of you that I’ve met and to each and every email and story that you’ve shared. Every smile that you’ve given me and all of the proud moments each time I see the cake pops you guys are creating. You make my life brighter. All because of a little cake on a stick.

Now, like I said, I have something super exciting to share with you.

So …… I’m just going to say it.

Here goes… I’m kinda nervous.

This is so crazy…

I have a toy line coming out next month at Toys R Us!

Cake Pops by Bakerella Toy

It’s a Cake Pops Toy! Like for real.

I told you. Crazy, right?! But sooo exciting! Butterflies in my stomach exciting.

The toy is inspired by my book and lets little ones play and create cake pops at home.

One thing that I wasn’t expecting after the book came out was how much kids enjoyed making cake pops. Not just eating them, but making them. And even younger children that would ask for the book as their bedtime story. Some even used it as a learning tool – like using the photo index in the back as a matching game to find the recipe.  When I was first approached to do a toy I wasn’t expecting it, but when I thought about all those sweet stories, a toy seemed like a perfect way to let kids enjoy cake pops even more … and a yummy way to inspire creativity. Plus, I feel like I’m playing most of the time in the kitchen anyway. Perfect fit.

Cake Pops Toy

This is The Ultimate Cake Pops Set and it comes with a sweet cake pop stand, cake pop tray, mixing bowl, dipping bowl, cake crumbler, and presses to help you make four different cake pop shapes. And there’s lollipop sticks and an instructional placemat, too.

Just grab some cake, frosting and candy coating and kids can start creating.

They’ll call it an excuse to play with their food. And I hope they have a blast doing it.

Cake Pops Toy

I do. I’ve been having fun using the toy since I received the production samples. (And I’m loving the pink cake pop stand. Yay!)

It’s good for kids of all ages I guess.

Actually… this could pretty easily be an adult product.  You can get one for your kids and use it for yourself. I won’t tell.

The shapes you can make include, circle, square, triangle and cupcake!

Cake Pops Toy

I cannot get over this.

Cake Pops Molds Set

Here’s another toy in the line.

This is the Cake Pops Molds Set and it comes with one press, and molds to make three different cake pop shapes (bear, flower and heart) … Plus instructions and lollipop sticks, too.

Both toys will be available at Toys R Us this September ($19.99 and $7.99 I think). You’ll be able get it in stores or online.

Check out the Ultimate Cake Pops Set and the Cake Pops Molds Set at Toys R Us.

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And, in Canada, you can find the toys in Wal-Mart stores.

And in Australia, look at Myer Stores in October.

Stay tuned and I’ll let you know when it hits the shelves. I’ll probably be stalking the stores until it does.

It’s in Toys R US now!!!!

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Sosheil said...

Let’s have a play date – I’ll get my Suzy Bake Oven, you find a can of Play Doh and Bakerella will bring the Ultimate Cake Pops Set, ‘kay? I’m in LOVE with this!!!!! :-)

August 21, 2012 05:06 AM
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Jessica M said...

This is amazing! I want one for myself! My 5 year old son, though, has a suggestion. Less pink packaging and perhaps a boy on the box. Boys love making cake pops too! I personally think it’s adorable! Congratulations!

August 21, 2012 05:06 AM
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Mélanie said...

Wow, congratulations !!!!

August 21, 2012 05:16 AM
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Aimee said...

These had better be coming out in Australia… I NEED to get these… for my girls of course…

August 21, 2012 05:17 AM
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Verena said...

OMG, my girl would love this. Please tell me, these are going to be released in Germany too.

August 21, 2012 05:24 AM
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tammigirl said...

This is so too cool!

I can’t wait to play with them myself!

August 21, 2012 05:24 AM
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Bernice S said...

That is so awesome!!!! Congratulations! I can’t wait to buy it for myself, um, I mean, my daughter! :) Continued success to you.

August 21, 2012 05:34 AM
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The BearFoot Baker said...

I wish they had this when I was a little girl! My Easy Bake Oven never worked right! LOL

Congrats! I think it is the perfect toy for any kid and I know what my niece is getting for Christmas!

August 21, 2012 05:37 AM
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Mienta said...

I love this! <3

August 21, 2012 05:40 AM
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Seanna Lea said...

That sounds like an awesome little toy. I don’t mind getting my hands dirty crumbling the cake and mixing the frosting, but it would be nice to have the little molds!

August 21, 2012 05:44 AM
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Marilyn said...

Awesome! Congratulations to you! Such a wonderful honor and opportunity! I can see this on the list of many kids for Christmas!

August 21, 2012 05:46 AM
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Sally said...

Please post when you see them, anyone…gonna get me a bunch!

August 21, 2012 05:49 AM
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Julianne J said...

That is awesome! Congratulations! I am totally bought this for my daughter. She is two, so I will use it untill she is old enough. :)

August 21, 2012 06:03 AM
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Tasha @ thatssoyummy said...

That is so exciting and so deserved!!!!! Congratulations…. Yay!!! :-)

August 21, 2012 06:04 AM
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Joy Carter said...

Congratulations. You have just announced the Easy Bake Oven of the Millennium. But this tool allows the creativity that the oven never did. Without the risk of getting burned. This will foster as many future bakers as the Food Channel.

Kudos. I’m getting one for myself! So happy for you!

Joy
SeaglassLass

August 21, 2012 06:10 AM
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kathryn said...

Congratulations! That is awesome!

August 21, 2012 06:11 AM
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Robin @ Simply Southern Baking said...

Oh Angie! This is so exciting! Congratulations.

August 21, 2012 06:11 AM
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Melody said...

Wow so very exciting! I feel like I may have to campout overnight just to get one before they are gone. I am buying one for Me first then buy 2 sets for nieces and nephews.

Congratulations on your success. You truly are an inspiration to me. You are changing the world one cake pop at a time.

August 21, 2012 06:18 AM
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Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

How unbelievable, congratulations!!!

August 21, 2012 06:23 AM
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Melody said...

Wow this is so exciting! I feel like I need to campout at toys-r-us just to make sure I get at least one before they sellout! I’ll be buying one for ME and 2 more sets for nieces an nephews.

Congratulations on your success. You are so inspiring to me and to kids all over the world. You are changing the world one cake pop at a time :)

August 21, 2012 06:24 AM
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Elisa said...

That is awesome! My 6-year old would go nuts if I got this for her, she loves baking with me!

August 21, 2012 06:36 AM
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Melly said...

Wow its so exciting! I hope it comes to the German Toys´r us stores too??? My Daughter loves Cake Pops.

August 21, 2012 06:50 AM
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kate b. said...

I love this!! Iam going to have a very happy daughter!!

August 21, 2012 06:55 AM
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Weaverbec said...

Congratulations! You deserve every bit of this success!. And yes, I will be buying a Cake Pops set for myself! Since I never had an Easy-Bake oven when I was a kid, I think I have some catching up to do! I can’t wait until they hit the shelves. :)

August 21, 2012 06:57 AM
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Tanya said...

Wow that is so amazing ! I feel so proud lol I, habe been following you for so long and just love every thing you do . You so deserve this .
Congrulations !!
I hope they will come to new Zealand

August 21, 2012 07:01 AM
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Marjorie (Sugar for the Brain) said...

It’s not just for kids right? I can have one too? ;) It’s amazing! So happy for you!!!

August 21, 2012 07:05 AM
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Janine (sugarkissed.net) said...

Too cool… it’s like the modern day easy bake oven!

August 21, 2012 07:06 AM
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Amber said...

Congrats!! So excited for you :) You are such an inspiration!!
Cutest idea EVER…the kids are gonna go crazy over this. LOVE, LOVE , LOVE it!!!!

August 21, 2012 07:09 AM
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Stephanie said...

Congrats! Are these made in the USA? Please don’t say China!

August 21, 2012 07:12 AM
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Robin Dance said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

**THIS** is absolute FUN and reason to celebrate! I love seeing these women I’ve watched online for ages find such amazing success. And yours is the sweetest :).

:)

August 21, 2012 07:13 AM
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Martha S. said...

This is entirely too cute!! And I definitely think my kids will need one. The molds are super fun!

I see this being a hit birthday gift in the future…

Congrats to you!

August 21, 2012 07:15 AM
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Laurie said...

Very exciting!! Huge congrats to you guys. You are amazing and always full of great ideas!!’

All the best.

August 21, 2012 07:15 AM
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Nancy M. said...

Congratulations Ang! Your new kits will be on a LOT of holiday wish lists this year, and not just KIDS! The molds are SO CUTE! Ooh, I think my teenage son still has an unused Toys R US gift card lying around!

August 21, 2012 07:18 AM
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Anonymous said...

That’s so amazing! Congratulations! I feel like a proud mama right now. I don’t know why, but I do.

August 21, 2012 07:19 AM
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April H. said...

Perfect gift for my daughter that turns 9 in September. I just hope it comes out before her birthday!

August 21, 2012 07:20 AM
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Beth @ Hungry Happenings said...

I don’t have kids, but certainly wont use that as an excuse not to buy one. These should be marketed in craft stores too, they are GREAT! I love the stand and the little cake pop molds. Congratulations!!!

August 21, 2012 07:25 AM
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Danielle Goewert said...

Just for kids or can I use it too? This is so cool:) I guess I could get it for my daughter instead;)

August 21, 2012 07:37 AM
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Jennifer said...

I’m from Ontario, Canada – and I saw this in Walmart last night!! Congrats to you on all your success!!! I’m going to buy one for my nieces for Christmas, since they love the cake pops that I make for them!!

August 21, 2012 07:37 AM
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Mitos said...

I am really excited, i will definitely purchade this for my kids and myself.

August 21, 2012 07:37 AM
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Kathy J said...

Congratulations! I may have to buy one for ME!

August 21, 2012 07:41 AM
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Rhiannan said...

Congratulations!!! This is so exciting for you!!! I’m going to go get it in September – I can hardly wait!! (but I think I’m going to use it ) :)

August 21, 2012 07:42 AM
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Pam said...

I can’t wait to buy myself, I mean my 2 year old Grand Daughter one!!lol She will love it since she loves to cook !!

August 21, 2012 07:42 AM
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Shawna said...

This is awesome! I know what I’ll be giving as Christmas gifts this year!

August 21, 2012 07:43 AM
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Andrea R said...

This is so cool! Congratulations!

August 21, 2012 07:43 AM
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Leighann said...

Very, very cool! Congratulations.

August 21, 2012 07:50 AM
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Danna said...

That is awesome ! My birthday is in September and I now know what I’m getting for myself!

August 21, 2012 07:54 AM
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Kati said...

Oh my gosh! So cute! I think my little girl might need this for Christmas!

August 21, 2012 07:56 AM
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Lori K said...

Congratulations!! I can’t wait to get one, i might just have more fun than the kids with this.:)

August 21, 2012 07:56 AM
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Erika said...

Amazing! I think I need to get one for myself!!! Congratulations!

August 21, 2012 08:07 AM
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Carla said...

No kids here but I will get one for myself!

August 21, 2012 08:07 AM
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Carla said...

Congrats!! I’m loving the cake molds myself, and I’m over 30…lol! Great job!

August 21, 2012 08:10 AM
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Memoria said...

While I am truly truly honestly so happy for you and your success with cake pops, I must admit I am so saddened by the photo on the front of your toy. You may have not had a say in it, but I would think in the year 2012, we would have stopped showing just female children involved in baking toy activities. Would it have been so hard to have a boy and a girl on the front? :(

Anyway, back on topic. CONGRATULATIONS!

August 21, 2012 08:14 AM
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Michelle Nothvogel said...

This is no toy! This is something more for me!!! I know what my neices will be getting for Christmas! Yeah Angie! Cheers to you on your continuing success!

August 21, 2012 08:15 AM
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Eleanor said...

Omg! I totally have to get this for my daughter! (and for me too of course) :D

August 21, 2012 08:19 AM
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sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more said...

Oh my gosh, is it wrong that the first thing I thought was, I need this?

August 21, 2012 08:23 AM
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Kimberly said...

OMGracious…that is so stinkin’ cute. My daughter (8) would LOVE this for Christmas…I know what I’m getting her!

August 21, 2012 08:25 AM
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Stacie Gorkow said...

So exciting. I will be buying them for my daughter and nieces for Christmas gifts.

August 21, 2012 08:25 AM
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Patti said...

You are amazing and this is great – I’m so happy for you. I will be at Toys- R – Us daily to get one of these AND I don’t have children at home or any grandchildren – Yup, it will be for me!!!

August 21, 2012 08:28 AM
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Laura said...

How exciting! Looks like so much fun! Definitely getting it for my young cousins for Christmas! Congratulations!!

August 21, 2012 08:30 AM
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SoozR said...

Congratulations! This is a wonderful milestone in your journey toward World Cookie Pop Domination! I love seeing women succeed in the businesses they love. All the best to you and much success with the new kits.

August 21, 2012 08:32 AM
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jules said...

SOOOOO COOOL!!! this is going to make a great Christmas gift, if we can wait that long to open it :)!!! congrats!!!!

August 21, 2012 08:32 AM
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jennifer said...

That is astounding! I know a few kids I would love to get this for. Such a great idea. Unrelated, Angie I thought about you when I sprinkled the heck out of my son’s birthday cake with jimmies and glitter and nonpareils (picture on my blog if you want to see it). I can’t wait for this!

August 21, 2012 08:33 AM
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Jen said...

Oh my goodness I am totally getting this for myself hehe =)

August 21, 2012 08:34 AM
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koren said...

WOW this is sooo cool!! Congrats! love the molds for those who have difficult times and easy for kids my kids loved making them when they help me. this will make it easier!! I love the shapes love love love!! they are too adorable, looking forward to seeing them in the stores! now if i could get the chocolate to melt smooth and not so clumpy!!LOL

August 21, 2012 08:41 AM
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christine said...

I know a lot of boys would have loved this..my 6 yr old would..but not with pink..you should have neutral colors available as well!!

August 21, 2012 08:43 AM
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Tanya V. said...

Yay!!! I will be getting this for me, I mean for my daughter. This is so exciting. Congratulations Angie!

August 21, 2012 08:44 AM
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Sarah @ bundles of cookies said...

Putting this on my “Christmas list” for my girls’. How adorable and how EXCITING for you! Congratulations on all of your success.

August 21, 2012 08:45 AM
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yamel said...

I am soo happy for you and me too.. and yes this is perfect for me and i mean my daughter… ;) cant wait to go shopping.. congrats again on all your sweet success ;)

August 21, 2012 08:46 AM
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Christina Trotter said...

Is the set made in America if so I will be buying it for my neices?

August 21, 2012 08:49 AM
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Elizabeth said...

this is so awesome!! I may just have to get one for myself!! The molds would be great for truffles too.

August 21, 2012 08:51 AM
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Stacie said...

Congratulations on your new venture!!! I look forward to trying this so my daughter can enjoy cooking like I did when I was little. So I really (really) hope these are bite size at least. It looks totally awesome, but pictures can be deceiving so I’m containing my excitement for this product until I see a real one.

I’m skeptical because I got my 4 y/o an EasyBake Oven last Christmas. Horrible, horrible product!! Nothing like the one I had as a kid. Will either be in our next garage sale or get donated – although I don’t know why anyone would want one! Her grandparents got her one too. They used it once and pitched it (we used ours 3x). So between us, the ovens & mixes = $100+ that was totally wasted.

August 21, 2012 08:57 AM
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WendyBrz said...

So happy for you! I gave your book to two adorable teen girls well over a year ago, and they were so delighted with it. The younger set will enjoy these sweet toys too!

August 21, 2012 08:58 AM
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Lacey L. said...

That is Amazing! I want one :)

August 21, 2012 08:58 AM
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Jemma said...

aww thats so cool! its a shame im from the UK! Really want one of those! Dont have kids as im 14 but i LOVE making cake pops although i cant get the cupcake ones quite right! WANT ONE NOW! :D hehe! xxx

August 21, 2012 08:58 AM
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Sandy said...

oh wow this looks so amazing! I hope it will be available in the Netherlands, so I can write an article about it ?

August 21, 2012 08:59 AM
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Anonymous said...

Omg! I am so excited! I want I’ve for myself! Lol. But my step daughter would love this as well. Anytime she can help me cook she is quite happy! Congrats!

August 21, 2012 08:59 AM
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Miz Boo said...

Happy,happy,happy for you!!!

August 21, 2012 08:59 AM
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Suzie O said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! I’m sure that several will be bought by adult kids :)

August 21, 2012 09:03 AM
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bridget {bake at 350} said...

This is just BEYOND cute!!! Now I have to think of some little girls to but it for. I think I’ll be stalking Toys R Us, too!

August 21, 2012 09:03 AM
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Julie @Savvy Eats said...

How cool! Congrats!

August 21, 2012 09:05 AM
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Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Yay! Congrats, Angie! How awesome is that! I’m totally getting one for H-banana (and me hehehe). Can’t wait!!

August 21, 2012 09:05 AM
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kity said...

i’m getting for myself! Maybew I’ll let my daughter borrow it frim time to time :)

August 21, 2012 09:05 AM
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Patty said...

I want the mold one for myself!

August 21, 2012 09:07 AM
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nadine B said...

Oh my goodness! I must have one of these. If only for the stand and those molds!

August 21, 2012 09:07 AM
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TidyMom said...

oh Angie congrats!! how fun is THAT?!
and you better believe I’m putting that on MY wish list!!

August 21, 2012 09:07 AM
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Melissa Kowalski said...

WOW! I am SO, SO, SO happy for you!!! That is SO amazing and awesome and exciting and FANTASTIC!!! I am sure your face hurts from smiling. CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy it!!

August 21, 2012 09:08 AM
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Ladybug Luggage said...

Bakerella + cake pops = international love ;)

August 21, 2012 09:10 AM
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Gladis said...

Esta hermoso a mi hija le va a encantar.. ;))

August 21, 2012 09:10 AM
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Janis said...

Congratulations, Angie, what a fun project for all the little girls, and boys too, that enjoyed eating all those cute pops you designed. Now they can enjoy making them. I can imagine your journey you have been on, I’ve been following you from the beginning. Best wishes for your successful journey, and thanks for bringing us along on the trip

August 21, 2012 09:11 AM
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Jess said...

wow! you go girl!!!!

August 21, 2012 09:15 AM
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Eftychia said...

I am so excited. I hope that this can be shipped to Cyprus as well. Kids and mum will be delighted to “play” with it!!

August 21, 2012 09:16 AM
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Amber said...

so cute that you’re tearing up over the comments :) BIG congrats to you…you have worked hard and SO deserve this exciting experience!!! I only read a few comments, but sounds like these are gonna be selling out fast!!! hope the stores can keep them on their shelves! :) blessings to you!!!!

August 21, 2012 09:16 AM
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Christine H. said...

Very cool! Congratulations :)

August 21, 2012 09:17 AM
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Kirsten G. said...

This is so exciting! Congratulations, Bakerella!

August 21, 2012 09:17 AM
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Estefania Sanchez said...

Hello, I’m from Spain, I love all you have.
Do you know if it will be available in Toys R Us in Spain???
Thanks for instruct me in this wonderfull world.

Kisses from Alicante, Spain.

August 21, 2012 09:21 AM
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Kelly said...

Fantastic! I make such a mess baking in my teeny tiny kitchen that this kit will be incredibly helpful! I might even share with my niece. Maybe!

August 21, 2012 09:25 AM
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Wendy said...

Congratulations, this is amazing! We have your book.. So definately going to purchase your new item. Hopefully Toys R Us in Brookfield, WI will carry it~

August 21, 2012 09:25 AM
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ArndtYouErin said...

Is there a version for adults?!?!

I am totally going to buy some of these before they sell out because this is going to be an extremely popular item for Christmas!!!

August 21, 2012 09:26 AM
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surlykitchen said...

i live in north carolina and saw either the same or similar product a month ago at target. It was $19.99 and right beside the cake pop book.

August 21, 2012 09:26 AM
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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife said...

I want this for myself! So awesome! Congrats!

August 21, 2012 09:27 AM
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