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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Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik said...

Wow! Super congratulations!

August 21, 2012 01:48 PM
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Tammy Radon said...

That is so exciting for you and for us! When I was growing up I had all of the coolest playfood toys and easybake oven-this is amazing- my daughter will love this! Me too! I can’t wait to use it…

August 21, 2012 01:49 PM
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logan said...

AWESOME! when i was reading about it I was like uh for me! We may be getting several sets around our house.

August 21, 2012 01:59 PM
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Angela in KY said...

Awesome! Looks like something I’d buy for the kiddos but keep it in the kitchen and use it for myself!

August 21, 2012 02:03 PM
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Katie said...

This is so awesome! My 5 year old is constantly asking to make cake pops with me, and I hesitate letting her help when I’m making them for other people. This will be a perfect way to let her do her own while I am busy making mine!

I showed her the pictures and she already has this listed as the #1 item on her Christmas list!
Thanks for another great idea!!

August 21, 2012 02:04 PM
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Lori said...

super fabulous! putting it on christmas list for all little girls I buy for!

August 21, 2012 02:11 PM
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Danielle C said...

This is such a great gift idea! My sister wants to be a chef and she loves to bake sweet things for us to try. I’m thinking Christmas gift. Thank you!

August 21, 2012 02:15 PM
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Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Will it be available before sept. 7th? This would be great for my daughters and I to make the cake pops for her birthday party =>

August 21, 2012 02:16 PM
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katie said...

Angie that is so stinking exciting! I think I need to buy a set for myself… :)

August 21, 2012 02:22 PM
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Kim L said...

So very, very happy for you! I love your blog and am so happy for you in all your successes.

August 21, 2012 02:26 PM
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Kathy Austin said...

I am so happy for you, Bakerella!! It is exciting to see your success. Congratulations!! I will definitely be buying these as soon as they come out.

August 21, 2012 02:39 PM
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Linda said...

I KNOW my 1yo granddaughter will love this in a few years, after I have it all figured out and broken in. I’d hate for her to have to figure it out on her own….

August 21, 2012 02:44 PM
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Lyndsi said...

LOVE THESE! My girls are definitely getting one of these! They love making cake pops with me, and now they’ll be able to really take part in the whole thing! They’re only 3 & 4, so it’s been a bit difficult for them in the past.

August 21, 2012 02:48 PM
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Fiona W said...

Totally getting one for myself.

August 21, 2012 02:58 PM
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Ellie Augustin said...

OH the fun my little girl & I are so going to have! I can’t wait :) Congrats to you!

August 21, 2012 03:01 PM
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Jackie said...

I love it!!! I’m so buying it for me. HAHAHAHA. Hope by xmas so it can be my gift to me. I bet they will sell out fast!!!! Congrats

August 21, 2012 03:17 PM
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Anonymous said...

a w polsce kiedy bedzie ?

August 21, 2012 03:18 PM
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Sabine said...

May I say… I’m 24 and I REALLY wanna have this set?
(I don’t have kids but I LOVE making cakepops)

Will it ever find it’s way to Germany ?
I really hope so..

August 21, 2012 03:27 PM
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Gizelle said...

I am writing to Santa now!!!! I promise to be good and hope he will get me one of these for Christmas…..::))))

August 21, 2012 03:29 PM
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Margaret Rogers said...

How awesome is that! Congratulations to you! And I’m asking for it for my birthday! Forget the kids! LOL!

August 21, 2012 03:30 PM
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Hannah S said...

I’m SO excited about this :) This is totally what I want to get my little sister for her 6th birthday in October…we can make cake-pops together :) :)

Love your website Bakerella!!!

August 21, 2012 03:37 PM
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Crystal V. said...

Congrats Bakerella!
How exciting!
I will be buying this for all the little girls in my family for Christmas…and one for myself! ;0)

August 21, 2012 03:37 PM
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sophie said...

hi bakerella!! thats great! im 13 and might be a bit big for toys, but i want this!! and i wanted to ask you a question… what kind of candy coating do you use? a certain kind? wilton is too thick! everyone says put in some oil or shortening to thin it out, but no matter how much i put in, it is still too thick! i have watched several of your videos, and your melts are so nice and runny! thanks bakerella! i really appreciate it!!! love, sophie. :)

August 21, 2012 04:03 PM
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Beach Girl said...

Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow! This is so super cool! I’m gonna order it when it comes out, for sure! Do you know what day in September it’s going to come out? Anyway, congrats!!!! :)))))

August 21, 2012 04:18 PM
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jann said...

congrats. you have worked so hard and deserve every wonderful thing that has come out of it.

August 21, 2012 04:22 PM
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Lolly said...

Yay! I’m going to be 12 in 20 September! I will FOR SURE ask for it! Just looking at the pictures makes me excited :D

August 21, 2012 04:24 PM
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Mary T., Illinois said...

HOW EXCITING AND WONDERFUL FOR YOU!! To have your blogs name on something that will be marketed to millions. Just think, when kids look back on their childhood memories, like we do now, and remember all the fun toys they had to play with, think how well remembered your “Cake Pops” will be!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

August 21, 2012 04:26 PM
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Stella said...

This is amazing. Hope we’ll get them in London. You should think of doing an adult line as well. Especially the moulds.

August 21, 2012 04:59 PM
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Mary said...

That is awesome!! Making cupcake style cakepops was the hit of my 6 year old’s birthday party. I can’t wait til it come out!

August 21, 2012 05:12 PM
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Diana said...

Um…. forget my kid. I’m adding this to MY amazon wishlist for Christmas!!!

August 21, 2012 05:13 PM
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TrishBock said...

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! It couldn’t happen to a nicer lady. :)

August 21, 2012 05:16 PM
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Maryanne said...

Since my kids a mostly grown, I don’t frequent toy stores as much. I think I will have to make a special trip to look for these kits, though, and buy them all for me!

August 21, 2012 05:18 PM
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Holly said...

Kids? Heck, *I* want this!! Although I think it would be WAY cool for my nieces to have also. Hmmm…. Thanks, Bakerella! This is GREAT!!

August 21, 2012 05:22 PM
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Aimee Brown said...

This is Awesome!
I so want to buy it when it comes out.
Well another thing for my birthday list for November, Your second book is all ready on there.

August 21, 2012 05:36 PM
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Debbie F. said...

So totally getting this! My kids (ages 5-1 1/2) look through the book weekly and LOVE it! If only Mommie would take the time to make some- this will be a hit and will motivate me to not only make them, but have them make their own. Yea!

August 21, 2012 05:37 PM
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cynthia said...

i’m totally getting one for me and i’m waaaaaaayyyyy past toys r’ us age :)

congrats on your continued success!!!

August 21, 2012 05:39 PM
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Terry said...

LOVE this – what a cute idea!!!!! Forget the kids – I want one. CONGRATS on this!!!!!!!!!!!

August 21, 2012 05:52 PM
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Emily @ ItBakeMeHappy said...

Ah congratulations! How exciting!

August 21, 2012 06:00 PM
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Angie said...

What??? That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!! I want to play with it myself :)

August 21, 2012 06:12 PM
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Jennifer said...

Well, I know what I’m getting my three little girls for Christmas! :) Congratulations! I love everything you do. You deserve it! :)

August 21, 2012 06:21 PM
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Tara said...

Wow! I am so excited! I am totally buying one for myself and one for my niece for Christmas. Congratulations on your continued success :-)

August 21, 2012 06:26 PM
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Lindsey said...

Haha! These are awesome! I’d totally just buy one for myself, haha. Psh, you don’t need to be a kid to use it. :)

-Lindsey
Et tu, tutu?

August 21, 2012 06:26 PM
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Jodie Arnold said...

This is so inspiring!

August 21, 2012 06:52 PM
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Jari said...

Such a wonderful idea! All of us “kids” will be anxiously awaiting the arrival, too! Happy for you :)

August 21, 2012 06:56 PM
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colleen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Toy or not I am totally buying that for myself to use!! LOVE IT!!!

August 21, 2012 07:01 PM
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Maria said...

Please don’t forget Australia!!!!!!!!!!

August 21, 2012 07:13 PM
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Rachel you-lani kami de raymond ce celia p. zitowski said...

I don’t know how to read so this wouldn’t be a good idea for me. But Toys R us is my favorite store. How do they get the R backwards on that? I don’t know how they do that is there like a special key that makes it go backwards or something like that? WILL SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION??? I Am really tired of trying to get a backwards R. I mean…yeah. Well thanks! I love you AMERICA!

August 21, 2012 07:20 PM
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Irit said...

Oh my goodness!!! I’m so happy for you! ^_^
I’ve been following your blog for few years now, and I’m really happy that you are doing so great and having so much success! ^_^

August 21, 2012 07:22 PM
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Brieanna guiteeni ravioli porter said...

Dear Rachel you-lani kami de raymond ce celia p. zitowski,
First of all you are totally in violation of all rules of physics. The R that they have on their sign is not backwards but rotated and all of your grammar is wrong. Everybody agrees with me that you are a wacko. Anyway, the cake ball things look horrible!!! And I LOVE YOU NEW ZELAND!!

August 21, 2012 07:25 PM
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Steph said...

OMG I just told my hubby I want one for my birthday. I am a pre-k teacher and my hubby has lots and lots of little cousins that I LOVE cooking with and have been wanting to do cake pops with them. Since we don’t have kids yet its a great excuse to play :) so exciting! This is so awesome for you to have come so far since your first cake pops!

August 21, 2012 07:31 PM
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IR said...

love your book! how can I get a set shipped to me in Israel?

August 21, 2012 07:47 PM
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Jaimie said...

Awesome- congrats on your success!

August 21, 2012 07:48 PM
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ComoDiorManda said...

It will be sold in Spain?

August 21, 2012 07:49 PM
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Kathy A. said...

Congratulations!! This is so cute & I’d want one too!

August 21, 2012 07:59 PM
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aussiemarina said...

omg how cute…………….i want one !!!!!!!! i don’t have a daughter so i won’t be able to use that as an excuse to buy it for myself………..so i’ll just have to get it for myself……….lol

congrats………….this will be a mega hit …..i just hope it comes to australia

August 21, 2012 08:02 PM
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Melissa ROberts said...

OMG..WOW congrats!! this is going to be so fun!! cannot wait to buy for my …okay me :) i do not have grandchildren yet..but i could give to someone for christmas omg i am so excited for you…

Melissa

August 21, 2012 08:08 PM
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Angela Willis said...

Yeah, Angie! Congratulations! How wonderful! My son is adding this to his Christmas list!

August 21, 2012 08:18 PM
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Carrisa said...

Um, yes. Adult toy for sure. I’m going to by one for myself.

August 21, 2012 08:24 PM
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Faith said...

Bakerella! I know what I am getting my daughter(7) for Christmas! She will looove this! We love to look at your website together…I’ll have to hide this post though from her so I can keep it a surprise! Eagerly anticiapting the release! :o)

August 21, 2012 08:43 PM
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Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

Holy cow – Congrats!!!! Christmas presents for my nieces? Yesssssss.

August 21, 2012 08:50 PM
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bonnie alexander said...

I want one!! too cool!

August 21, 2012 09:00 PM
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Brittany Green said...

I’m totally buying this for my 4 yr old and me hehe! YOU ROCK!

August 21, 2012 09:09 PM
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Lynda Taylor said...

That is sensational. I have to say though, I want it for me not my kids and I know my sister will love it too!

Hope it comes to Australia!

A huge congratulations to you!

August 21, 2012 09:28 PM
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SandraM said...

That’s so exciting!! Good for you! And if I see this I will be buying it. Those molds look great and might help me shape my cake pops better. :o) Love it!

August 21, 2012 09:28 PM
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michelle said...

So loving it :D
issit coming to Singapore TRUs as well ??

Congrats to a new beginning !

August 21, 2012 09:47 PM
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Shannon said...

This is awesome!!! I will buy this for myself! Seriously the cake pop molds will be great to get such a nice round ball! Did you use the mold when you made the latest baby cake pops? They looked perfectly round

August 21, 2012 11:03 PM
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meh said...

SO GETTING THAT FOR CHRISTMAS!! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!! BEST THING IN THE WORLD!!!

August 21, 2012 11:08 PM
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Abril said...

Congratulations!! Super excited for you!

August 21, 2012 11:12 PM
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Beth said...

Oh, this is just TOO AWESOME! And CLEVER! I was always wondering/hoping they would come out with different little molds for cake pops… and now they have!

This will actually be a GREAT thing for my sisters kids! They would have a blast doing this! :D The LOVE when I make cake pops and this will be something we can all do together!

August 21, 2012 11:28 PM
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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

I guess I’ll be stalking the shelves too! Love it! I WILL be buying this to create fun sweets in the kitchen with my kids and grandbabies! So happy for all the awesomeness coming your way! :o)

August 22, 2012 12:14 AM
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Tania said...

Oh, my daughter and I are going to have so much fun with these! :) This is going to cut my prep time in half.. lol.. Already love it and can’t wait for it to come out! Congratulations!! Thank you bunches..

August 22, 2012 12:22 AM
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Bethany said...

Congratulations!! I found your blog 6 months ago and have been so inspired by your creativity. You are amazing!

August 22, 2012 12:44 AM
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Jenny said...

I cannot wait for this!!!!! My 5 year old daughter and I love to look at your page together. She loves Bakerella :) She will just freak when I am able to get this for her! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

August 22, 2012 12:53 AM
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gina said...

that is awesome. I wish u can make some of the molds just for us adults when we r making the cake pops then it would be easier to mold ha ha ha

August 22, 2012 12:57 AM
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Megan said...

OMG!!! I work for Toys R Us, and I love the idea! I will anxiously await the arrival of this awesome toy in our store! I know what I will be recommending as Christmas gifts for parents this year. and yup, I might just have to buy one for myself. Congrats Bakerella! This is just too cool!

August 22, 2012 01:16 AM
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Kelster said...

Forget the kids! I want this!

August 22, 2012 01:37 AM
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Vanilla said...

Oh my god I can’t believe it! I know many a blogger than publishes their own books and biographies but a toy line?!?! You are amazing, sis. Wonderfully amazing!!

August 22, 2012 01:49 AM
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Denise said...

congrats! this toy is adorable!!

August 22, 2012 01:52 AM
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Shibolet said...

Congratulations! This is AMAZING! I hope it will be available soon here in Israel!

August 22, 2012 01:59 AM
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Linsey Beeson said...

WOW those are sooo cute! Im not gonna lie.. it totally want one!! I cant never get the cupcake ones to come out as perfect as you.. and with a mold you cant go wrong!!
Congratulations!!

August 22, 2012 02:10 AM
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Rhoda said...

This is just wonderful news! Congrats!!! I can’t wait to get some for myself hehee! My son loves cake pops, but would have no interest whatsoever in these toys. They are perfect mommy toys!!!

August 22, 2012 03:01 AM
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Heather said...

Wow! I’m so excited about this! You are so amazing- and I’m so happy for you I will definitely be getting one of these! :) the molds are such a good idea and I think this set will have me making cake pops a lot more often. Thanks for introducing me to cake pops bakerella :) xxx

August 22, 2012 05:27 AM
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Emily said...

Congrats! That is so exciting!

August 22, 2012 05:56 AM
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Keren said...

Massive congratulations. It looks gorgeous. Forget it being a kid kit- us ‘grown-ups’. Really hoping that it comes to the UK before Christmas?

August 22, 2012 06:51 AM
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alethea said...

OMG I so want this for myselfy!! LOL!! And my sister would love it too!!! I hope that we get it here in Australia very soon!!! HUgsxx

August 22, 2012 06:54 AM
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Dani said...

I think this is genius! I’m 21 and I want one.

August 22, 2012 07:25 AM
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Kitsy said...

This is so exciting…I am buying everything asap. Congrats ! This was a great idea….

August 22, 2012 07:44 AM
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laetitia said...

hello ! i like your website and i want to know if it will be possible to buy it in France ? ( i live near to Marseille)
thanks for your answer and for your “cooking art” that you share with us !

August 22, 2012 07:50 AM
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Jennie Posada said...

Congratz!!!! This is amazing!!! I have a good feeling that kids are going to love this new toy. Who knows many years from now as this you generation are now adults they are going to remember playing with your toy. It’s going to be as popular as the easy bake oven. A true classic you have on your hands. May God continue to bless you an your new adventure!

August 22, 2012 09:02 AM
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Jenn said...

How cute is this?!? I don’t have any kids but I’m totally buying this for me!!!! I love making cake pops and they are always such a hit! You should be really proud of all you’ve done!!

August 22, 2012 09:14 AM
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Amanda said...

Omg!! I love this!!! Will it be sold in the uk?

August 22, 2012 09:40 AM
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Susan said...

Way to go. How exciting!

August 22, 2012 09:52 AM
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Gia said...

Congratulations!! This product is soooo cute. And I love the packaging!

August 22, 2012 10:09 AM
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Monica said...

I love it!!!!! Any chance we can ‘win’ one?

August 22, 2012 10:27 AM
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Jonnelle said...

I want one for myself, love it! Congrats, you deserve this and so much more!

August 22, 2012 11:07 AM
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Stephie said...

Molds! ? Looooooove ? the molds!!! What an awesome set, congratulations!! I definitely want those molds, I try but I can never make any shape except the circular pops. And I think (though I have no kids) I’d buy the other set for the pops stand alone, that would be really useful. So happy for you!

August 22, 2012 11:19 AM
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Laura said...

This looks great! I really hope they start selling them in the Toys R Us over in the UK!

August 22, 2012 11:24 AM
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Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com said...

Congratulations, and what a great toy idea!!!

August 22, 2012 11:39 AM
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Titia said...

YES! I’m only 13 and have trouble with making the shapes for the cake pops! WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!

August 22, 2012 11:46 AM
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Amber said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting! We love making cake pops and home and even though my little girl is only a year old maybe I will have to buy these for her when she gets bigger!

August 22, 2012 11:57 AM
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