Monday, May 31, 2010

Pop Star: Sabrina in New York

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“I am writing you to thank you for your inspiration. About 2 yrs ago I got laid off from my job at a brokerage firm which happened to coincide with the birth of my first child. What was meant to be a happy time in my life turned into chaos, my son was colicky, my husband worked around the clock to compensate for my job loss and my father in law developed cancer. It was a rocky year (or so..) but when thanksgiving came around I wanted to make something great for dessert and I came upon your website. I made some cupcake pops and they were such a huge hit it inspired to make some more, and more….and more. The reception they got was just the fuel I needed to fire up my creativity again after years of disuse. Cake pops have been the perfect hobby for me since I became a stay at home mom, since I can’t always get out of the house and you can do it alone! But more than that I think it has given me an opportunity to pursue my own business. After 2yrs of unemployment and frustration with tirelessly searching for a job, being disappointed and fearing my marketability to the workforce is declining with each dirty diaper I change, making cake pops gave me the motivation to say why not to possibilities beyond what I had thought of for myself. For that I must thank you.” – Sabrina

Sabrina – Your story warms my heart. I included your email… I hope it inspires others as well.

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miss_jonie said...

thanks for sharing your story and your cake pops what a incredible yr of ups and downs and you rechanneled your energys so wonderfully

May 31, 2010 09:06 PM
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Amanda G. said...

This are just fabulous! I can’t wait until Christmas to try these. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

June 1, 2010 06:11 PM
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Sabrina said...

I was so excited to see my pops featured here! It’s also my wedding anniversary (lucky #7) so thank you for the present!

June 2, 2010 11:47 AM
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Wendy in California said...

It was heart-wrenching reading your story! I feel sure, with all the talent, creativity and attention to detail you have shown producing these AbFAB pops, your fortunes will soon reverse….any employer would be very lucky to have you in their company!
I hope you’ll check out my viking pops in this same link – I’m sure you’ll recognize the delight ton the kids’ faces….it certainly makes all the work more than worthwhile. So, you keep poppin’ and soak up all the well deserved kudos, Sabrina!

June 2, 2010 02:18 PM
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Jackie said...

Aww! you rocks & bakerella rocks! =)

June 4, 2010 09:09 AM
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Natalie said...

Wow these are so so cute!! You certainly are a pop star!! hehe.

June 7, 2010 06:36 PM
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Maree said...

Well done Sabrina, I hear where you’re coming from! I lost my real estate job while on maternity leave and I didn’t want to go back to the real world anyway with a gorgeous toddler I’d rather be at home with, so now I’m running what has become a rapidly growing cake decorating business. So I say HOORAY for mumpreneurs and I wish you all the best! :D

June 19, 2010 11:59 AM
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Linda Vandermeer said...

What an amazing story behind these amazing ginger bread men cake pops.

July 8, 2010 04:37 AM
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Sherri said...

Sabrina:

How did you get the gingerbread shapes? These are absolutely darling!

July 31, 2010 11:35 PM
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Sabrina said...

Sherri I used a mini cookie cutter from a wilton set. I chilled large cake balls and then use the cookie cutter so it holds the shape.

August 1, 2010 08:47 AM
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Jennifer said...

stay focused these are very cute. don’t ever give up or give in. you have a talent for this.

September 16, 2010 09:19 PM
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Sabrina said...

Thank you Jennifer!

September 17, 2010 11:12 AM
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Lillian ANtoci said...

What was the receipe you used to make the gingerbread cake pop?

October 4, 2010 08:50 PM
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Tania in Toronto said...

I love your story. Thanks for sharing. Your gingerbread pops are fantastic. You are very talented. I wish you continued success.

October 20, 2010 12:59 PM
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BRENDA Ayala California said...

Hi ! I love your funny cake pops.

October 22, 2010 04:17 AM
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Holly said...

i am in the same boat sister and i am going pop crazy right now! been unemployed for 6 months and discovered the pops 2 months ago and it has taken off for me! yay for both of us :0)

October 24, 2010 01:01 PM
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Jeniffer said...

Love these! How did you get the chocolate so smooth??? Mine look lumpy and not right…

November 5, 2010 06:08 PM
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Sabrina said...

Hi ladies, that’s for the support!
Lillian; I used betty crocker gingerbread cake mix but I wasn’t in love with the taste. I think spice cake may be a better option.
Holly;congrats & good luck, it will only get better!
Jennifer; you can add some vegetable shortening or veg oil to thin out the coating and that will make is smooth. Just try not to add to much or it wont dry properly. I hope that helps! :)

November 14, 2010 11:20 AM
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