Sunday, December 8, 2013

Stuffed Stocking Cake Pops (and a giveaway)

Stuffed Stocking Cake Pops

I’m sharing these sweet stuffed stockings from my book, Cake Pops Holidays with you guys today. (Plus, there’s a holiday giveaway at the end, too!)

These stockings are one of my favorite designs in the book and they’re actually easier to decorate than the look.

candy wafers

You start out by shaping the crumbled cake and frosting into thick socks – the stockings – and then you dip them in melted candy coating.

You can coat the stockings with any color candy wafers that you like, but I went with dark pink, green, and light blue. Still fun and festive without being straight up red and green. After they dry, dip them in melted white coating for the cuffs and then you can start bringing them to life with random sprinkles and decorations.

Or you could leave them toyless, but they’ll be way happier stuffed with toys inside.

Plus, that’s the most fun for me. Playing and finding fun candies to decorate with.

decorations

These are a few of the shapes I used. Candy canes, gingerbread men, candy snaps … plus, my can’t live without sprinkle – white sugar crystals.

But there are tons of sprinkles that would work. You just need to find simple shapes since the stockings are so small.

Here’s the full how-to from my book.

Stuffed Stockings Cake Pops

Servings: 48 cake pops

Ingredients

  • 9 X 13 cake, cooled (makes up to 48 cake pops)
  • Frosting
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheet
  • 48 oz colored candy coating
  • Deep, microwave-safe plastic bowl
  • 48 lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam block
  • 16 oz white candy coating
  • Small, microwave-safe plastic bowl
  • Assorted sprinkles for toys, such as candy canes, gingerbread men, and flowers
  • Toothpicks
  • Sanding sugar
  • 96 snowflake sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Crumble cake and mix with 2/3 - 3/4 container of ready made frosting or about 1 cup equivalent homemade until completely combined. Roll into 48 balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet.
  2. Shape them, one at a time, into stockings. You can use wax paper to aid in shaping the sides. After starting the shape, take one side of your stocking shape and slide it on a wax paper covered baking sheet. Flip and repeat for each side to help create a flat surface while continuing to shape by hand.
  3. After shaping, put the shaped cakes in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up for dipping. Once they are firm, transfer them to the refrigerator.
  4. Melt the candy coating in the deep microwave-safe bowl, following the instructions on the package. The coating should be about 3 in deep for easier dipping. When you are ready to dip, remove a few shaped stockings at a time from the refrigerator, keeping the rest chilled.
  5. One at a time, dip about 1/2 in of the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted candy coating and insert the dipped end straight into the bottom of the stocking shape, pushing it no more than halfway through. Dip the cake pop into the melted coating. Gently lift the pop out of the coating and tap off any excess. Let dry completely in the Styrofoam block.
  6. Melt white candy coating in the small microwave-safe bowl. Dip the tops into the white coating to make the cuffs. While the coating is still wet, place several of the “toy” sprinkles on top. Return to the Styrofoam block and let dry completely.
  7. When dry, use a toothpick to apply more white candy coating on the surface of the cuffs. Sprinkle with sanding sugar over a large bowl so you can reuse it. Use the edge of a clean toothpick to straighten any rough edges by gently pressing it along the bottoms of the cuffs.
  8. To decorate the front of the stockings, attach 2 snowflake sprinkles on each using melted candy coating as glue and dot on more coating for extra detail. Let dry completely in the Styrofoam block.
Source: Cake Pops Holidays by Bakerella

Frosty Friends Mini Kit

And today, because the holidays are fast approaching, I’m giving away a copy of my book along with the Frosty Friends Mini Kit.

PLUS…

I’m also giving away my Cake Pops Toy to the lucky winner!

Here’s a few pics of the toy since I haven’t posted them in a while.

Cake Pops by Bakerella Toy

Cake Pops Toy

It would totally make a sweet present for someone that loves baking and decorating. It’s still available at Toys R Us in the US and Wal-Mart in Canada if you need a gift idea.

Cake Pops Toy

The molds that come with the toy could also help make many of the pops in the book, like the presents, Christmas trees, holly, jingle bells, nutcrackers, elves and much more.

Cake Pops Toy

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Cake Pops Holidays plus the Cake Pops Toy and Frosty Friends Mini Kit.

  • To enter, just leave a comment on this post and tell me what you’re looking forward to baking or tasting this holiday season. What’s your favorite festive treat?
  • Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm ET. Sorry, time’s up. Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Wednesday evening.

Good luck!

P.S. – I’m having a book signing Tuesday, December 10 at Chef Central in Paramus, NJ. If you’re in the area, come say hi… I’d love to meet you!

 

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I just picked the winner and it’s comment #301!

I think Debra is going to be pretty excited. Congratulations! Hope you enjoy the book and toy!

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ChristinaP said...

I love all the little toys sticking out!! I am going to make some oreo truffles this Christmas, I can’t wait!

December 8, 2013 09:42 PM
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Cathy said...

I found a really cute sugar cookie baking and decorating kit at Trader Joe’s so I’m looking forward to making them with my kids. Thank you for the giveaway!

December 8, 2013 09:44 PM
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Karen Bercian said...

These stockings are gorgeous!!
This holiday season I’m looking forward to baking my favorite holiday treat..gingerbread cookies. Yum!!
Happy Holidays Bakerella and thank you for all the inspiration!!

December 8, 2013 09:45 PM
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Laci said...

The stockings are adorable! Had so much fun meeting you in Athens yesterday, it was wonderful treat! I’m looking forward to sugar cookies in cute shapes the most, with fun sprinkles and icing!

December 8, 2013 09:48 PM
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LauraC said...

I’m most looking forward to making and eating my dark chocolate brownies. I also can’t wait for the stuffed turkey :-)

December 8, 2013 09:50 PM
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Tracy said...

I’m excited to bake all sorts of chocolate treats for my boyfriend – He’s a US Airman and it’s his first Holiday Season in the states in over a decade, so the Christmas Cheer is multiplied by infinity in this house hahaha
Also – we have our new puppy, so she’s gonna get some homemade baked treats :)
Happy Holidays! I love all of your ideas and I can’t wait to surprise him when he gets home from his mission :D

December 8, 2013 09:50 PM
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Sarah said...

So cute! I’m going to be making a lot of no-bake truffles this season for gifts – I’ve picked 9 flavors so far and want to pick three more – Cookie dough, pecan pie, pumpkin cream cheese, Samoa, Oreo, Nutella, Peanut butter pretzel, Mint Oreo, and Chocolate Peppermint :)

December 8, 2013 09:51 PM
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Tasha said...

I’m looking forward to making an Eggnog pound cake with butter rum sauce. ^_^

December 8, 2013 09:51 PM
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Heather @ From Here to There said...

I always look forward to tasting peppermint bark! I make my own and it’s delicious! :) Definitely wouldn’t mind trying my hand at some cake pops, I’ve never made them before!

December 8, 2013 09:52 PM
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Shannon said...

I want to make a chocolate jellyroll cake this year, with mushroom meringues if I’m feeling extra ambitious.

December 8, 2013 09:52 PM
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Cheri said...

I’m looking forward to making a tasty fruit cake of all things!

December 8, 2013 09:52 PM
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Magdalena V said...

CUTE stockings!!! I am looking forward to having some yummy gingerbread cookies, peppermint truffles, & hot cocoa :)

December 8, 2013 09:52 PM
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Dawn said...

Those are so cute :o)

I want to try chocolate peppermint cupcakes, with a ganache filling. YUM!

December 8, 2013 09:53 PM
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Lisa said...

I can’t wait to bake some sugar cookies.

December 8, 2013 09:53 PM
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Martha T said...

I am looking forward to baking sugar cookies with my grandson!

December 8, 2013 09:53 PM
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Kim Henrichs said...

So cute!!! I am attempting fudge this year!

December 8, 2013 09:54 PM
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Hannah H said...

I am most looking forward to some big batches of eggnog to drink up! That and some cute festive cupcakes :)

December 8, 2013 09:54 PM
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Monica said...

Oh, I’m looking forward to baking candy cane cookies! Plus, these stocking cake pops! :)

December 8, 2013 09:54 PM
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Liz said...

I love Christmas baking and I cannot decide what my favorite thing is! I love it all, cake pops, sugar cookies, peanut butter balls, pixies, pretzel rods, and on and on!!

December 8, 2013 09:54 PM
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Crystal Estrada said...

I am looking forward to making christmass cake pops for my sons preschool class, and making sugar cookies and decorating them with the family.

December 8, 2013 09:55 PM
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Linda Bragg said...

I looking forward to cream cheese cookies.

December 8, 2013 09:56 PM
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kathy pilato said...

what a great giveaway! I’m hoping some salted caramels, candied orange peel and peppermint will make their way to my plate!

December 8, 2013 09:56 PM
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Ashley Hunlock said...

I am looking forward to baking sugar cookies and all kinds of peppermint yumminess!

December 8, 2013 09:57 PM
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Valerie said...

I love baking my mom’s creme wafer cookies!

December 8, 2013 09:57 PM
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Kathy said...

I am looking forward to making needhams! I love the chocolate and coconut.

December 8, 2013 09:57 PM
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Laura Beth said...

I always love making cut out sugar cookies with my kids and their friends. It is a great tradition!

December 8, 2013 09:57 PM
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Amanda said...

I’m looking forward to making snowball cookies this year! I make them every year with my mom and it’s one of my favorite traditions. They are my fave cookies!

December 8, 2013 09:58 PM
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valerie said...

my son who is 3 loves baking today 12/8 we made sugar cookies he was so excited plus he got to use the mixer ..So we decided for Christmas we are making little presents with m&ms inside he is so excited he keeps talking about it and telling random people to..Hes my little baker …

December 8, 2013 09:58 PM
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Lindsey said...

I am looking forward to baking peppermint bark cookies! Also sugar cookies because they are my favorite to decorate :)

December 8, 2013 09:58 PM
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Vannessa said...

My mom & I are doing a ton of baking this Wed. We love making our homemade fudge, almond spritz cookies, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, chocolate mint cookies, gingerbread cheesecake, and white chocolate peppermint cupcakes. This would be an awesome addition to what we already do!

December 8, 2013 09:58 PM
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LindaG said...

Thanks for all the inspiration!! LOVE IT! I’m looking forward to making a whitechocolate cranberry cake for the holidays. Any suggestions? pass em on, lol! again thanks for all you share and all you do!!

December 8, 2013 09:58 PM
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Jane Jalowitz said...

I want to make some red & white, and some green & white rolled cookies this year. Along the other MANY things I bake for Christmas! Tis the season! :)

December 8, 2013 09:58 PM
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Shelby said...

Rum balls

December 8, 2013 09:59 PM
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Stacey G said...

So cute! I’m looking forward to trying some new sugar cookie recipes to decorate with my daughter.

December 8, 2013 09:59 PM
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Kate B. said...

I can’t wait to make my grandmas holly cookies as well as my moms caramel corn!

December 8, 2013 09:59 PM
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Jessica belvedere said...

I’m famous for my shortbread so I will be making a lot of that in the next week or so.
My daughter would love the cake pop kit. Hope we win :)
Happy holidays!!

December 8, 2013 10:00 PM
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Kayla said...

Baking for my friends and family! Pumpkin Cranberry Bread, Chocolate Truffles, and Peanut Butter Balls!

December 8, 2013 10:00 PM
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Katie said...

Anything that is: dairy free, gluten free, soy free, egg free , nut free, corn free and organic ;)

December 8, 2013 10:00 PM
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Loralyn said...

There are a ton of cake pops on the to-do list, but I’m also looking forward to experimenting with some French macarons this holiday season.

December 8, 2013 10:01 PM
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Lisa Kyzer said...

Cookies & candy!

December 8, 2013 10:01 PM
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Shoshana said...

Gingerbread cookies!

December 8, 2013 10:01 PM
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Michele Cook said...

I have already started baking. I made 3 different kinds of cookies, rice krispies treats and of course cake pops for a dinner a local non profit is having for families in need.

December 8, 2013 10:02 PM
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Liz said...

I’m looking forward to making a ton of cookies but I think these cake pops would be a great alternative.

December 8, 2013 10:02 PM
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Vannessa said...

My mom & I are doing a ton of baking this Wed. We love doing our homemade fudge, almond spritz cookies, chocolate mint chip cookies, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread cheesecake, and white chocolate peppermint cupcakes. This would be an awesome addition to what we do!

December 8, 2013 10:02 PM
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Rachel E. said...

I’ll be baking cookies for whoever will eat them!

December 8, 2013 10:02 PM
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Beatrice said...

Looking forward to cupcakes actually! There’s no special treat we make:/

December 8, 2013 10:03 PM
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Veronica Gonzalez said...

I’m so totally looking forward to making some festive Christmas Cake Pops !! I so much enjoy making little treats for our kiddos!! I am also looking forward to baking a whole lot of other goodies like Pecan Tassies, gingerbread men, and lots more!! Happy Holidays!!

December 8, 2013 10:03 PM
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Allison said...

Cake pops are definitely on the top of my Christmas baking list!

December 8, 2013 10:04 PM
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Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine said...

Magic Cookie Bars are my favorite!!! :)

December 8, 2013 10:05 PM
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Tom Bregante said...

These look fantastic. Looking to make some melted snowmen cookies and chocolate acorns.

December 8, 2013 10:05 PM
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Michelle A.T. said...

I’m looking forward to baking cookies with my mom!!

December 8, 2013 10:05 PM
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Elizabeth said...

I love making cookies and buckeyes. I’ve made cake balls but never pops. These are super cute so I might need to attempt a batch.

December 8, 2013 10:06 PM
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Joy Hazelton said...

So adorable !!! I am looking forward to baking Christmas cookies with my 5 year old son. My son is who got me started making cake pops when he asked me to make them for his 4th birthday party … Lightning McQueen and Mater … quite the challenge but came out very cute … 5th party request was a lot easier … Mike from Monsters U=) He would love the toy because he is a total cake pop fan!!!

December 8, 2013 10:06 PM
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Amy said...

I just made 100 cake pops with red and white striped sticks for a holiday brunch! I am looking forward to making fudge, peanut butter buckeyes and poppy seed mini cakes. Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas!

December 8, 2013 10:07 PM
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su murillo said...

I look forward to making cookies and apple cobbler. Those are 2 of the desserts that cant be missing from our holiday baking :)
Thanks for the giveaway :)

December 8, 2013 10:07 PM
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Melissa said...

I’m most looking forward to spritz cookies – don’t know why I only make them at Christmas.

December 8, 2013 10:08 PM
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Sandy said...

We have a tradition of all the little kids making cut out sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles, but I think it is time to change the tradition to making cake pops instead. I love the stocking idea and am looking forward to trying this and a bunch of other awesome cake pop ideas. So cute!!

December 8, 2013 10:10 PM
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Catie said...

I’m looking forward to tasting my brother’s No Bakes!

December 8, 2013 10:10 PM
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angieg said...

My favorite holiday treat is chocolate crinkles. Merry Christmas, Bakerella.

December 8, 2013 10:11 PM
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Keshet Starr said...

Looking forward to a new baby due at the end of December!

December 8, 2013 10:12 PM
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Rochel S said...

I love making sugar cookies! and my kids LOVE decorating them!

December 8, 2013 10:13 PM
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Corvus said...

I’ve got my annual cookie party next weekend, and I’ve got a stack of never-before-tried cookie recipes I’m going to do. So excited!

December 8, 2013 10:13 PM
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wieta said...

love doing the cakes pop … there are really cute… also my daughter like to make them.

December 8, 2013 10:14 PM
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Mariana Jordan said...

I am looking forward to baking with my mom, doesn’t really matter if its cakes, or cake pops, or cookies, just spending time with her cooking makes the holidays just right. Wishing to win this amazing kit, we have been just recently starting to make cake pops, however your pictures inspire me to make amazing designs/decorations.
Favorite festive treat…hard question. Im just really craving my moms carrot cake, but hope to have every type of treat :)

December 8, 2013 10:14 PM
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Anonymous said...

I looking forward to making Christmas sugar cookies and decorating them to give as gifts.These are my favorite. Thanks for the give away would love to have your book; 0) Merry Christmas!

December 8, 2013 10:15 PM
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Myra said...

Funfetti sprinkle cookies!

December 8, 2013 10:15 PM
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Leann purser said...

Looking forward to making mice – using kisses and maraschino cherries with slivered almonds- then trying cake pops for the first time . Every year I make something for the staff at my school.

December 8, 2013 10:16 PM
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Lyndsi said...

Definitely my cream caramels!!

December 8, 2013 10:16 PM
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Ashley said...

I love making and decorating Christmas cookies! This will be my son’s first Christmas and I’m excited to have him as my little helper!

December 8, 2013 10:17 PM
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Bonnie L said...

Love making sugar cookies!

December 8, 2013 10:17 PM
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christina said...

I can’t wait to make all my cakepops to give out for teacher gifts.

December 8, 2013 10:18 PM
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Julissa said...

Looking forward to baking Christmas tree cakepops for a dog rescue organization this weekend! I am donating the cakepops for a bake sell they are having! :-) … Thanks to Bakerella I have learned so much!

December 8, 2013 10:18 PM
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Tracey G said...

I am going to make Christmas cookies and deorated them. I will be giving these as gifts to friends and family. These are my fav. Thanks for the giveaway! Super excited!!

December 8, 2013 10:18 PM
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kristin d said...

Love these! I bake tons of fun cupcakes for the holidays!

December 8, 2013 10:18 PM
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Noreen said...

We are having a gingerbread decorating party so I am making the house. I am also looking forward to make cookies on Christmas Eve for Santa, we will make molasses and have not decided on the other yet.

December 8, 2013 10:19 PM
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Rachel said...

Peppermint fudge! Used to make it every year but haven’t lately for some reason. Can’t wait to bring it back :-)

December 8, 2013 10:21 PM
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Kim Larsen said...

I love your books. Great ideas for a different cake stuff

December 8, 2013 10:22 PM
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Darcy said...

I love Christmas fudge! These stockings are too cute!

December 8, 2013 10:22 PM
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Heather H. said...

I want to try some different candies; brittles and fudge and mints!

December 8, 2013 10:23 PM
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Kaitlin said...

I cannot wait to bake Christmas cookies! We make chocolate chips, tassies & sugar circle cookies in my house!

December 8, 2013 10:23 PM
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Louise said...

Looking forward to trying peppermint Oreo truffles!

December 8, 2013 10:24 PM
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Sofia V. said...

So cute!! I’m looking forward to peanutbutter kiss cookies! Our family favorite! :)

December 8, 2013 10:26 PM
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Cristal G. said...

I’m looking forward to baking cute Christmas themed cookies and cupcakes. I love baking for the holidays because I get to spend special time with family and friends.

December 8, 2013 10:26 PM
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Phyllis B. said...

I just finished my Christmas baking~12 quadruple batches of Scottish Shortbread cookies!! The batches do not individually make many cookies but 12 quadruple batches are 1,152 cookies, give or take a few! Whew!

December 8, 2013 10:27 PM
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Sylvia said...

Awesome good luck to everyone

December 8, 2013 10:27 PM
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Mannie said...

I want to try making pumpkin souffle. I love anything peppermint once December hits.

December 8, 2013 10:27 PM
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Jennifer Garnick said...

Mint chocolate chip cookies, I only make them on the holidays

December 8, 2013 10:28 PM
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Laura said...

My mom bought a baby-sized tub of crisco with the anticipation of making doughnuts over Christmas. I’ve been making a lot of doughnut recipes lately, so I think I have it down! I’m so excited to be home and bake with her.

December 8, 2013 10:28 PM
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Sylvia said...

Awesome too cute

December 8, 2013 10:28 PM
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Bryn said...

Fudge

December 8, 2013 10:29 PM
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D'Ann said...

I love making candy this time of year. I found gingerbread flavored candy melts and made gingerbread man and house lollipops!

December 8, 2013 10:29 PM
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Sara Brennan said...

I want to create some fun cake pop treats with my kids this year. Hopefully that will become a fond memory for them and a lasting family tradition.

December 8, 2013 10:29 PM
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Carla said...

Christmas rum cake!

December 8, 2013 10:29 PM
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Stacie Gorkow @SincerelyStacie said...

My mom’s fudge!

December 8, 2013 10:30 PM
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Cynthia De La Torre said...

Me and my twin girls look forward to making cookies, cakes, cake pops and Peppermint Barks! Its our favorite time of year! Spending time with my family makes a life time of memories!

December 8, 2013 10:31 PM
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Julie U said...

lots of cookies and fudge!

December 8, 2013 10:32 PM
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Tammy said...

If I go anywhere without red velvet cake balls, people get upset. So, I guess I will be making lots of them, I’d hate to lose any friends!

December 8, 2013 10:34 PM
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Heather S said...

My girls would love this. I might just have to get them a cake pop kit anyway. :) I enjoy making gingerbread houses with my littles…but not really eating them…just munching on the candy they decorate with.

December 8, 2013 10:36 PM
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Kati said...

My daughter would love that!!!!

I’m looking forward to making chocolate crinkle cookies. So yummy and I always look forward to them.

December 8, 2013 10:37 PM
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Jamie Harrison said...

I’m looking forward to making rolls from scratch for the very first time for our Christmas dinner… maybe I should do I practice run first? Eek!

December 8, 2013 10:39 PM
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