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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Baker4Boys said...

Soo cool! Congratulations!!

August 22, 2012 12:49 PM
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Lori C. said...

Congratulations, Angie! It couldn’t have happened to a nicer person!! Hope it sells a trazillion!

August 22, 2012 12:55 PM
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Heather H. said...

So exciting! Seriously considering buying one for myself!

August 22, 2012 01:03 PM
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maroc deal said...

It’s so great !! I like how it looks

August 22, 2012 01:27 PM
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Kim said...

Congratulations! Not just for kids though I say, I’m 24 and this really tempts me :P

Any chance of a UK Toys R Us release?

August 22, 2012 01:33 PM
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kfijneman said...

I would love to buy it, but I live in Holland :( We do have a Toys R Us, but I don’t think they’ll sell this here.

August 22, 2012 01:55 PM
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Katie B. said...

Congratulations, that is so exciting! Can’t wait to get one. :)

August 22, 2012 02:26 PM
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whirl + whisk said...

my kids are in the kitchen with me all the time, I can’t wait to see their faces when they open this up for Christmas :D

August 22, 2012 02:39 PM
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Sam R. said...

Congratulations! What a lovely set and looks like it’s well made and great value too. Well done you :)

August 22, 2012 02:42 PM
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Jen M O said...

Congrats!

August 22, 2012 03:07 PM
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ANH Style said...

I would have LOVED this as a kid! Can’t wait to grab one and give it as a gift soon.

August 22, 2012 03:19 PM
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Grace said...

@bakerella , you might never see this, but i have a couple of questions for you.. well, i’m 13. my goal in life is to become a baker. Cakes, cookies, cupcakes. you know the rest. (: well, my question is, are there any certain baking utensils that i absolutely need to decorate things with? Like, what are all the utensils i need for decorating to happen. If you don’t understand my question, or if you have an answer to my question (omg. that would be amazing!) you can talk to me at gracie331@gmail.com. Thanks! I love your cake pops, and i hope to be like you! thanks for inspiring me! (:

August 22, 2012 03:29 PM
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Sara S. in WI said...

PLEASE post when they are available…. My aunt bought me a TRU gift card for my 41st bday and I WANT THIS!!!

August 22, 2012 04:39 PM
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Karla said...

I want it!!

August 22, 2012 05:20 PM
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Shelley said...

Congratulations!! How exciting!! I will be buying this for my daughter for Christmas!! She will LOVE it!! She and I have a Mom & Me Creations post that we do together on my blog. Cake pops is something she always wants to make… so I know she’ll love it and this will make it so much easier for her. :)

August 22, 2012 06:25 PM
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Alexandra A said...

Yep I am getting this! its perfect, even though im 23 hehe

August 22, 2012 07:12 PM
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Melanie said...

So amazingly happy for you, but is it possible I’m more excited than you. Definitely on my wishlist for Christmas, if I can even wait that long!

August 22, 2012 08:03 PM
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Dawn said...

For kids?! Are you kidding?! I WANT ONE!! Especially the little cupcake shaped mold. :)

I’m thrilled for you Angie!!!!!

August 22, 2012 09:13 PM
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Alecia said...

I actually saw it in my Toys R Us today!!! I was shocked because I hadn’t heard you mention anything about it yet here on your blog. Congrats!
(PS. Smyrna, GA Toys R Us)

August 22, 2012 09:53 PM
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Phyllis said...

Way Cool!!

August 22, 2012 10:11 PM
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Charmaine said...

I could simply answer this question myself but I am not at work (Assistant Manager at Babies R Us) so I will ask here. Will your set only be sold at Wal Mart in Canada or both TRU and Wal Mart?

August 22, 2012 10:43 PM
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Viviana said...

this is amazing. congrats! hope it makes it to argentina-

August 22, 2012 11:24 PM
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Karlini said...

Amazing!!! I’m from Monterrey MEXICO and can’t wait to have one!!!! Please Please!!!
Is there a possibility? You can do it Bakerella :0)

August 22, 2012 11:55 PM
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Kimberly said...

Yesterday i went out to the Tos r us and i saw it! It was only 19.99 but too bad i decided to get a hair crimper.:) im 13 about to be 14 but still i want it!;D im getting it next week and i cant wait to try it.^.^

August 23, 2012 01:10 AM
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deb said...

My granddaughter is only 4 months old but I think we’ll be needing these to bake with in the near future. We’ve got kidney donors and recipients in our family, so we totally celebrate your every success and happiness.

August 23, 2012 04:06 AM
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Mel said...

Can we arrange an exchange of some money for these awesome “toys”. I would loooooooooooove these but am in Australia and I don’t see them coming out here for a while. Thanks so much. Melissa

August 23, 2012 05:13 AM
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Vicki Bensinger said...

I think that’s wonderful. I’m so happy for you. I hope you have continued success in life and health. I will be looking forward to see it hit the shelves for some holiday gift giving. Congrats!

August 23, 2012 06:47 AM
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Dawn B said...

Forget the kids, i want it. Hope they will be available in Australia

August 23, 2012 08:56 AM
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Dawn B said...

ps Congratulations on the new product. I think it will be a huge hit for “kids” of all ages

August 23, 2012 08:58 AM
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Whitney W said...

Cake Pops toy is avilable through the Toy’s R Us online store right now :) There is no image but you can search “Cake pops” and it comes up. Just ordered one for my little cousins!

August 23, 2012 09:47 AM
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Lynn said...

How exciting!! So happy for you. I’ve got your book and love making cake pops. I’m so happy to see some blue included too – my boys love baking with mommy but normally won’t let me buy things like an Easy Bake Oven because it’s way too girly so thank you for not making it all pink. :) Also, the prices seem very reasonable – especially for Toys R Us. Can’t wait for an “adult” version of this too!

August 23, 2012 10:48 AM
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Winnie said...

This is awesome! I love that you are having new opportunities with your great idea and branching out…So cool!

August 23, 2012 10:52 AM
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Lynn said...

Here’s the link to purchase at Toys R Us: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12938761

Nothing on the US walmart website :(

August 23, 2012 10:53 AM
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andrea C said...

Wish they had made it in neutral colors, my boys would LOVE this!! My daughter would too especially, but my boys might have a harder time using it, and they love to cook!! Can they make a gender neutral please!!!

August 23, 2012 11:57 AM
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Karen said...

Congratulations! That IS very exciting…and what a great idea!! I’m going to buy the molds for myself….love that you did that!

Enjoy your new adventure!

August 23, 2012 02:02 PM
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Leigh Ann said...

This is AWESOME!!! I will definately be buying this for myself!!! :)

August 23, 2012 02:59 PM
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Nit said...

thats amazing! my jaw literally dropped! i need one!!

August 23, 2012 03:46 PM
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Sarah H. said...

Wow..!! That’s AWESOME. Congratulations.

August 23, 2012 04:01 PM
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Christina W said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for your continued success. You are an inspiration to others…you CAN do what you love and be very successful!

I can’t wait to get this for my daughter, well, maybe for me! Perfect Christmas gift. She’s only 2, but she loves playing in her kitchen and “making” stuff for us to eat!

August 23, 2012 04:24 PM
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Nicole S. said...

Oh my goodness, this is so fun!! I can not wait to get my hands on these, my daughter and I will LOVE them!! Congrats on your exciting news!!

August 23, 2012 04:43 PM
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a3stars said...

:) :D <3 c: C:
A bunch of smiles for you, Bakerella.
You bring me so much joy just from reading your blog! I'm so very happy for all your success, and I wish you so much more from here on.
Im telling my husband to get me this cake pop set for my birthday, I don't care if it is a child's toy. lol I'll have plenty of fun using it.
Lots of love, hugs and smiles to you!

August 23, 2012 05:41 PM
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Lori C. said...

When you were a little girl, playing with your toys, did you ever in your wildest imagination, ever dream that you would some day walk into a toy store, and find they have a toy made just by you?! Just wonderful! Just so fabulously amazing! Congratulations!!!

August 23, 2012 05:58 PM
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maria said...

What a great thing…I’m so excited..great Xmas gifts!

August 23, 2012 06:14 PM
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Rachel O. said...

Yay! Congrats! And awsome for my daughter & me! Just in time for Christmas! Yes! Thank you!

August 23, 2012 11:13 PM
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Angie H. said...

Wow! How exciting….I am going to get one for myself. I love the molds! It would make them that much more fun to make.

August 24, 2012 03:31 AM
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Dina said...

Congrats. You must be thrilled. I see this wrapped under the christmas tree this year for my daughter. Thanks for being you!

August 24, 2012 07:35 AM
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Mary said...

For kids? I don’t think so. I have followed your blog and it’s so great to see you fulfilling your dreams. Keep up the great work!

August 24, 2012 08:56 AM
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Jackie said...

I’m soooooo Excited for this!!! Cannot WAIT!!! Now if I can just figure out how to perfect the dipping of the cake pop in the candy melts?!?

August 24, 2012 12:03 PM
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sandy from MI said...

You have just sold 4 sets! one for each of my grand daughters and 1 for me!

August 24, 2012 12:33 PM
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Marissa said...

Love – Love! I will be buying 2 right when they hit shelves (and more down the line for gifts). I can’t wait to hear when they hit shelves. I will buy one for my neice and for myself!

August 24, 2012 01:30 PM
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Amy said...

I am so buying this for my neice for christmas!

August 24, 2012 02:17 PM
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Patty J said...

First words out of my daughter’s mouth when i showed her this post was “Mom I have to have that, it looks awesome” and I have to agree!! Congratulations!

August 24, 2012 03:32 PM
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Nick @ Bakingbeardy said...

I WANT!!!

August 24, 2012 07:06 PM
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Jill Farrell said...

This is my definition of a perfect idea.

August 24, 2012 08:05 PM
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Daisy Fuentes said...

Now I know what I want for Christmas! Keep coming up with these wonderful ideas!

August 24, 2012 11:15 PM
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Ceej said...

woohoo! congrats bakerella!

August 24, 2012 11:42 PM
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Naz said...

I’m putting this on my kids’ Christmas list. They love making cake pops with me but they are only 4 and 5 years old. This lets them participate much more!

August 25, 2012 09:16 AM
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Muazza said...

Hi there.
Does Toys R us in South Africa stock your cake pop sets

August 25, 2012 10:14 AM
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Charlene Michallick said...

Forget about the kids-I want this!!
Love the molds ;)

August 25, 2012 11:46 AM
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Bonnie said...

I don’t have a daughter. I don’t have a granddaughter (yet). This toy? It’s going to be for me!!! Congratulations on the expanding success, too!!!! This is just so incredibly awesome!!!!! Can’t wait to get mine!

August 25, 2012 12:21 PM
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Marissa said...

I am buying these for myself! Okay, I’ll share it my daughter too…

August 25, 2012 02:07 PM
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john Applessed said...

I love the idea

August 25, 2012 02:08 PM
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Ann said...

I love your idea!!!

August 25, 2012 02:08 PM
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Jennifer Reil said...

Oh. My. Goodness! I am so so so excited for those toys! I mean, my kids are so so so excited for those toys. Glad to see they are coming to Canada too. Can’t wait until September, woo hoo!

August 25, 2012 02:48 PM
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April-Living the Sweet Life said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. I am so happy for your continued success. You’re the best!

August 25, 2012 07:01 PM
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Cindy Court said...

well we are getting one, my 5 year old Boy just asked if I could get it now. I would if I could, pls make sure they are in Australia

August 25, 2012 07:03 PM
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myrna said...

I can’t believe it either!!! =D Congrats!

August 25, 2012 07:03 PM
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Ai said...

I think I want this for myself!

August 25, 2012 07:30 PM
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what katie's baking said...

oh my gosh, so awesome!! you are my hero!

August 25, 2012 08:44 PM
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Carrie said...

I am so happy for you!!! We met years ago at the General Mills Eat & Greet. I think you told me then that you were a receptionist for a trucking company or something crazy – and not related to the kitchen. I am jumping for joy here in Minneapolis, my hometown, with you. Yay!

August 25, 2012 10:52 PM
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Badette Pacheco said...

Congratulations Bakerella. I’ll get one for myself (hope it’ll be available here in the Philippines). Not just for kids, but also for the “kids at heart”. A very cool toy :)

August 26, 2012 02:03 AM
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Tatjana said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for You. :-*

August 26, 2012 03:54 AM
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judy said...

Kids? oh no, this is for me! just too cool! first my easy bake oven now this, cant wait!

congratulations!

August 26, 2012 11:40 AM
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Jen said...

Omg I hope this comes to the Uk!

Massive congratulations :-)

And it’s definitely not just for kids… most of us need all the cake pop help we can get!!

August 26, 2012 04:05 PM
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Taylor said...

OMG I need this!

August 26, 2012 04:12 PM
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Diane said...

So nice! Will it be avalible in the netherlands or germany too?

August 26, 2012 04:20 PM
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Margaret said...

Congratulations! my favorite part is where your name is under the cakepops logo. You are famous even to little kids.

August 26, 2012 05:57 PM
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Lachelle said...

That is awesome! Are you going to give some away on your blog?

August 26, 2012 11:07 PM
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JoAna said...

This is so amazingly cool! I cannot wait for this to come out so that I can buy them for me…ummm, my kids :). I bought the book in Jan 2011 and my daughter looked at it daily for the first 3 months. You inspire me to bake! Congratulations!!!!

August 27, 2012 09:30 AM
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JULIE GALLAGHER said...

TOO COOL FOR WORDS! Well done! Love it! Need to get one for my girls!

August 27, 2012 12:37 PM
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cheryl W said...

my girls love cake pops, love their easy bake oven, this is amazing! I might be more excited than they are. It’s already available online, ordering it this week.

August 27, 2012 03:18 PM
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Leah said...

I can’t wait to buy one for myself! I love the colors and the concept. So cute! Congratulations!

August 27, 2012 07:34 PM
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BenSpark said...

I got a copy of this product to review. So tomorrow my sister, who makes some great cake pops on her own and loves your stuff, is coming over to use the kit with my daughter who is 4 3/4 and who cannot wait to try this out.. We picked up two cake mixes and two containers of frosting as well as three bags of candy, plus candy decorative pens and edible gold stars. We’re going to make the cupcake cake pops from the kit. My review will be hitting my blog tomorrow night with plenty of photos. We’re so excited to use the kit.

August 27, 2012 09:48 PM
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Mona said...

WOW! Thats so great! You go girl! And Im going for the toy store (Can I use my 12 year old girl or my 8 year old by as an excuse to by it?).

Have a great day!

August 28, 2012 05:42 AM
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Laura - Hoje tem visita said...

Hello!
My name is Laura, I live in Brazil and I have been visiting your site for a long time!!! I just LOVE everything that you do!!
I also have a blog – it is on the beginning, but I am just loving having a blog! – and I am very excited to buy this kit!!!
I will go to Canada in November and I hope to find it there!!! By the way my list of things to buy – most of them inspired in things I see here – is getting very big!!!
I love your site!! Congratulations!!!!!!
Laura

August 28, 2012 07:57 AM
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Kitsy said...

Can’t wait…congrats…

August 28, 2012 09:12 AM
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Mary said...

I picked up the kit yesterday at my local toys r us. I can’t wait to try it!

August 28, 2012 01:31 PM
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Charlene said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! So very awesome, love this!

August 28, 2012 04:24 PM
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Angel said...

This is awesome ! And cool and exciting !!! YAY you ! Who would have thought this adventure would lead you to that huh ? Having your own toy line sold at Toys R Us !! Woohoo! I would so buy that for my daughter (and myself) if it were available in France. You’re awesome and so humble.

August 29, 2012 01:48 PM
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Chrissy said...

Oh my word!!! I can’t wait for this to come out. My daughter wil seriously FLIP! She will love this set! Hope I can keep it under wraps until Christmas. :D :D :D :D

August 29, 2012 02:03 PM
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Anna said...

This is so amazingly cool! Congratulations! You have the best baking blog by faaaaaar and the recognition is well deserved. Thanks for all you do.

August 30, 2012 12:27 PM
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georgie said...

This is great!!!! I am getting both for me!!! I hope you make more mold sets!! this is a must have not only for kids. Can’t wait till September.!!

August 30, 2012 04:00 PM
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Carey said...

The Pop Set is now on the Toy r Us website. The additional molds are not.

August 30, 2012 06:47 PM
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ludee said...

I can’t wait to have this 2 new product of yours….it’s not for kids only but adults as well. I fell in love with the cake pops and this is an addition to my collection. Thanks for having this idea….will surely wait for it in the market. Congratulations!

August 30, 2012 08:12 PM
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Larni said...

Awesome! Can’t wait! Thank you for creating such beautiful things.

August 31, 2012 03:24 AM
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ludee said...

can’t wait to purchase this new product…not just for kids but for adults alike…..am so excited! Thanks !

August 31, 2012 08:58 PM
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Christi said...

I already got this and I love it!!!!!!! <3 … I'm 23 and I got it for myself, not for any kids!

August 31, 2012 10:33 PM
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Mariaan said...

Hi
Just wondering if these kits are available in the UK anywhere or do you sell them direct and ship internationally.

September 1, 2012 05:09 AM
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Natasha Noiles said...

I know what I’M getting for Christmas this year! Yes, I’m a 25 year old mom of two.. who will be getting an item made specifically for kids. I seen these today in our local Walmart (Canada!) can’t wait to try it out!

September 1, 2012 02:53 PM
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Kristin said...

AHHHH! We were in Walmart today and saw your Cake Pops Mold Set (the accessory) and didn’t realize until we got home that there was a starter kit as well – but our store didn’t have it. I’ll have to keep looking!
My daughter bought the accessory kit with her own money – she’s sold excited!!

September 1, 2012 03:49 PM
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