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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Kristine said...

I love all trying all the christmas baking that people make. Anything chocolate!!!

December 9, 2013 10:43 PM
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Elizabeth S said...

Love peanut butter blossoms. We used to help Mom roll them into the balls and then in the festive sugar colors before we smashed them down with the chocolate kisses. Great Christmas memories!

December 9, 2013 10:46 PM
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Seana said...

I’m looking forward to making Santa gingerbread cookies with my boys…they’re crazy excited!

December 9, 2013 10:49 PM
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Marie said...

I am looking forward to making English muffin bread for friends and family.

December 9, 2013 10:52 PM
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Gianna said...

I love soft sugar cookies. maybe i’ll get around to making some oreo cake balls i’ve been wanting to try.

December 9, 2013 10:53 PM
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Maggie said...

I always make some kind of peanut butter treat & something Chocolate-mint. We also make & decorate cookies with the boys.

December 9, 2013 10:56 PM
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Emily said...

I’m looking forward to baking and eating mini cheesecakes :)

December 9, 2013 11:02 PM
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X Ngo said...

I am looking forward to making cake pops for my classmates and chocolate chip cheesecake for my family this season. My favorite festive treat would be Ghirardelli peppermint barks :)

December 9, 2013 11:04 PM
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Sheila Shapley said...

I ‘m looking forward to making divinity and pecan pralines.

December 9, 2013 11:09 PM
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Heidi said...

I look forward to making chocolate chunk pecan pie bars!

December 9, 2013 11:09 PM
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Kelster said...

Rum cake.

December 9, 2013 11:12 PM
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Jasmin Orellana said...

I have been following you since you started this blog! I love it! I cant wait to bake and TASTE your gingerbread cookie recipe. I’m gonna make them with my kids when they get off of school for Christmas break!

December 9, 2013 11:12 PM
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Kari w. said...

Sugar cookies!

December 9, 2013 11:22 PM
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Lily said...

Hi!
I’m looking forward to baking some ginger cookies this Christmas!!

December 9, 2013 11:35 PM
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Ann Marie said...

I’m so excited to make gingerbread men!! I LOVE your cake pops, they’re so adorable.

December 9, 2013 11:39 PM
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nicole cal said...

I’m looking forward to making all my grandma’s cookie recipe’s for christmas to keep our family tradition going :)

December 9, 2013 11:48 PM
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Wendy Webster said...

I’m looking forward to trying to make Egg Nog for the very first time! :). I’m Dieing to try it. And the 2nd half of this giveaway would be awesome for my daughter-the last person on my list

December 9, 2013 11:49 PM
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Karen Mc said...

Looking forward to making fudge–haven’t made it in years and can hardly wait to make it again.

December 9, 2013 11:52 PM
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Aliya said...

Peppermint bark with cranberries and pistachios….yum

December 9, 2013 11:53 PM
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Amber Tignino said...

I am SO excited to make Xmas Tree cake pops!!!! Also holly ones!

December 9, 2013 11:58 PM
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Lauren said...

Andes makes baking chips. I know. The cookie recipie on the back is amazing, and my whole family and I look forward to making those every year for the holidays.

December 10, 2013 12:02 AM
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Eileen said...

I’m looking forward to my cousin’s homemade Christmas lasagna. She makes it once a year, and I get to see her once a year so not only I’m excited for her lasagna but I’m excited to see her and her family.

December 10, 2013 12:02 AM
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Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming said...

i can’t wait to bake gingerbread men!

December 10, 2013 12:08 AM
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Ciera said...

This is the stinking cutest! I’m trying homemade cinnamon rolls this weekend. Wish me luck!

December 10, 2013 12:09 AM
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Lydia said...

Wow, these look amazing! I’m really looking forward to making (and eating) mince pies. Thanks for the giveaway!

December 10, 2013 12:14 AM
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Kelly Sturtevant said...

I love everything Christmas.. Egg nog flavored anything with baking. :)

December 10, 2013 12:14 AM
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karen w. said...

those are so adorable! just baked some oatmeal banana bread but looking forward to sugar cookies and gingerbread men!

December 10, 2013 12:15 AM
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Kathy Lee said...

I’m looking forward to making something fun with my teenagers during their school break…don’t know what yet (that will be up to them!).

December 10, 2013 12:16 AM
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MrsCake said...

My favourite Christmas treat would be a Polish traditional gingerbread cake with plum preserves ^_^ yummy! xo

December 10, 2013 12:17 AM
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Vonnie Steed said...

Always love the Cake Pops and ideas! They always look yummy!

December 10, 2013 12:18 AM
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sara said...

My girls and I love to make christmas cookies.

December 10, 2013 12:20 AM
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Claire said...

I’m definitely looking forward to an eggnog pound cake….I can’t wait to make it!

~Claire

December 10, 2013 12:21 AM
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Stefanie said...

I wanna bake the dark chocoate pepperrmint cookies you posted! :D

December 10, 2013 12:22 AM
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Linda said...

I’m always inspired after seeing your page! I always want to bake whenever you post something! :) amazing. I love gingerbread cookies this time of year!

December 10, 2013 12:24 AM
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Jacklyn said...

I’m looking forward to making fudge and shortbread.

December 10, 2013 12:34 AM
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Dawn Pope said...

I am looking forward to baking a german chocolate pecan pie.

December 10, 2013 12:37 AM
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Esmeralda Rodriguez said...

I am looking foward to baking for the first time, gingerbread cupcakes, cookies, houses and train. Also looking foward to for the first time make holiday cakepops plus our traditional sweets that taste like home which are all made with coconut and some with hazelnut. All projects to do with my kiddos. Merry christmas.

December 10, 2013 12:39 AM
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Esmeralda said...

I am looking foward to baking for the first time, gingerbread cupcakes, cookies, houses and train. Also looking foward to for the first time make holiday cakepops plus our traditional sweets that taste like home which are all made with coconut and some with hazelnut. All projects to do with my kiddos. Merry christmas.

December 10, 2013 12:41 AM
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Stephanie Hawley said...

Almond roll cookies! They are the hardest most time consuming cookie process, but oh, are they worth it!!

December 10, 2013 12:42 AM
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Esmeralda said...

I am looking foward to baking for the first time, gingerbread cupcakes, cookies, houses and train. Also looking foward to for the first time make holiday cakepops plus our traditional sweets that taste like home which are all made with coconut and some with hazelnut. All projects to do with my kiddos. Merry christmas.

December 10, 2013 12:42 AM
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Keely said...

I’m looking forward to making our traditional Christmas trifle – always GOT to have the trifle. I layer sponge cake, fruit salad, jelly, and custard, and then finish the top off in lots of whipped cream! Delicious!

December 10, 2013 12:45 AM
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Alexandra said...

Christmas cookies as usual.
Maybe my son can starts his first cupcake too.
In Germany you can’t buy such lovely cake pops sets. :/

December 10, 2013 01:12 AM
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LaceeM. said...

I am looking forward to making truffles and peanut butter balls. I am taking a crack at peanut brittle also!! So excited!!

December 10, 2013 01:15 AM
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Christi said...

Baking lots of cookies and cheesecake minis. Love the giveaway!

December 10, 2013 01:17 AM
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Sarah Louison said...

tres leche cake

December 10, 2013 01:38 AM
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Dee S. said...

Haupia and butter mochi! Ono!

December 10, 2013 01:45 AM
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LindaC. said...

Snowball cookies are my favorite!

December 10, 2013 01:50 AM
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Tammy Vuksta said...

my daughter loves to make cake pops and she loves your page. your cake pop maker is never on the shelf

December 10, 2013 02:17 AM
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anne said...

I love that kids fun looking kit, oh my!
I’m looking forward to making red & green cake pops and our favorite biscotti recipe.

December 10, 2013 02:19 AM
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Daniela said...

I would love to win this product. I’ve never made ??cake pops and I’d like to try one of your famous recipes

December 10, 2013 02:23 AM
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Diane said...

Cookies, cookies, cookies! Oh, & 4 pound cakes for my husband’s gift for his boss, but I don’t get to eat them. Ten more cookies!

December 10, 2013 02:28 AM
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Pandora said...

Those little cake pops are so adorable! I’m thinking maybe I’ll make cookies this year, instead of buying chocolate as gifts for my family and friends.

December 10, 2013 02:32 AM
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Stacey O said...

Everything you make is just beautiful!! You at very talented. This holiday season I am looking forward to making penguin cake pops for my son’s first birthday party. Since he was born so close to Christmas I wanted to do a winter theme. Thanks for offering a give away. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season and happy baking!!! :)

December 10, 2013 02:38 AM
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Tara said...

I’m looking forward to tasting dipped marshmallows! They are SO easy and I’m excited to decorate them for the season! Thanks for offering a great giveaway! Happy holidays!

December 10, 2013 02:40 AM
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Amy said...

Waaah, those cake pops look soooo good! (:

I’m actually looking forward to eating good ol’ gingerbread cookies, but I really want to try eating yule logs this year!

December 10, 2013 02:54 AM
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Natalie Doan said...

I’m really looking forward to making cinnamon buns on Christmas morning!

December 10, 2013 02:57 AM
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Marlene Garcia said...

Seriously every time I see your creations I am like I wish I can do that perfect on my cakepops! They are just perfectly perfect! I am going to definitely try this!

December 10, 2013 03:13 AM
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Maiya said...

Im looking forward to making cute gingerbread men to eat and share. I love the stocking cake pops, they are so inventive and a great way to use sprinkles. I can’t wait for christmas!

December 10, 2013 03:27 AM
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Barbara said...

One of my favorite cookie is Tea Cookies and I must try an Orio cake pop soon.

December 10, 2013 03:50 AM
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Thuy said...

Peppermint everything! Wondering if it would taste good in nut clusters…

December 10, 2013 03:54 AM
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Sheryl said...

Sugar cookies

December 10, 2013 04:23 AM
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Laura said...

I’m looking forward to making sand tarts. They are a must have at christmas!

December 10, 2013 04:25 AM
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Polar Dolar said...

I’m really looking forward to my double chocolate cupcakes~ must be great!

December 10, 2013 04:44 AM
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Paula said...

I’m looking forward to make some cake pops for the first time! Also, I’d like to try cinnamon rolls and maybe even to bake bread, as I’m going to have plenty of time during the holidays :D

December 10, 2013 04:52 AM
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Leigh said...

I love Christmas cookies! Fun to make and fun to eat!

December 10, 2013 05:08 AM
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Shannon said...

The most fun to make is decorated sugar cookies with my kids. The most fun to consume is homemade Irish cream. They go great together!

December 10, 2013 05:48 AM
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Marie E. said...

I am looking forward to some home baked cinnamon rolls!

December 10, 2013 05:59 AM
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riki said...

So cute!!! I am looking forward to baking
Cookies & candy!

December 10, 2013 06:06 AM
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Eleeanor Dillard said...

My granddaughter wants to learn how to make cake pops and so would I; this will be our Christmas time together to do baking besides decorating cut out sugar cookies with all my grandkids.

December 10, 2013 06:08 AM
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Robandy said...

Love making sugar cookies!

December 10, 2013 06:12 AM
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Roberta said...

Cake Pops in Christmas!

December 10, 2013 06:13 AM
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Melanie said...

I make pounds of toffee every year for my husband’s coworkers, neighbors, etc…

December 10, 2013 06:28 AM
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Dawn said...

Thekids want gingerbread cookies! So we will!

December 10, 2013 06:29 AM
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tammy said...

Good Ol sugar cookies. A tradition with my family. Everyyear we make a up huge batches, bake them off and decorate!

December 10, 2013 06:54 AM
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Linda said...

I’m going to be making your Chocolate Peppermint cookies for a meeting at working this coming Monday. They look delicious.

December 10, 2013 07:01 AM
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Debbie said...

I’m looking forward to making all of my kids favorite cookies.

December 10, 2013 07:37 AM
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wac said...

As a good latin ARROZ CON DULCE is my favorite CHRISTMAS DESSERT although I will like to make your cheesecake cake pops recipe this holiday. Your book is beautifull. God bless you Angie and all who read this message.

December 10, 2013 07:41 AM
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Amal said...

I’m looking forward to making a Red Velvet Cheesecake! :)

December 10, 2013 07:42 AM
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Elisha Wilson said...

I’ve been making my signature cake for people since November and have 4 orders for it this month and I’m looking forward to making a double chocolate cake and cake pops. I’m also having a kiddie Christmas baking party at my home this would come in handy for the children. *fingers crossed*

December 10, 2013 07:59 AM
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Elisha Wilson said...

I’ve been making my signature cake for people since November and have 4 orders for it this month and I’m looking forward to making a double chocolate cake and cake pops. I’m also having a kiddie Christmas baking party at my home this would come in handy for the children. *fingers crossed*

December 10, 2013 08:01 AM
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Nike T. said...

I love tiramisu and plan to try it for the first time this Christmas. Wish me luck!

December 10, 2013 08:03 AM
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Massiel Pimentel said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I’m looking foward to making cookies!!

December 10, 2013 08:08 AM
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Heidi said...

I love eating fudge around this time of year – my parents make the best fudge ever!

December 10, 2013 08:12 AM
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Jennifer Spencer said...

I have just discovered pumpkin chocolate chip bread so I’m on the hunt for an awesome recipe. Mmmmm!

December 10, 2013 08:19 AM
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molly said...

I always look forward to baking and decorating sugar cookies. :)

December 10, 2013 08:32 AM
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MaryEE said...

I’m looking forward to baking everything and anything that I can. Made some strawberry cheesecake inspired cupcakes and they was so freaking good :)

December 10, 2013 08:38 AM
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Kitsy said...

These are adorable ! I made the scarecrow cake pops for Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit ! You are so talented ! I love making cake pops and biscotti this time of year. Have a wonderful blessed holiday : )

December 10, 2013 08:41 AM
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Emily said...

Those are adorable!

I’m most looking forward to baking (and consuming) red velvet whoopee pies!

December 10, 2013 08:49 AM
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Amy S. said...

I am getting anxious to make butter toffee – such a simple recipe but always a favorite with friends and family!

December 10, 2013 08:52 AM
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Jennifer Kap said...

This year I’m doing cake pops!! I can’t wait!

December 10, 2013 09:03 AM
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Shonda said...

I’m looking forward to making Sugar cookies with my daughter. She loves to bake & cook, with me & she would LOVE the cake pop kit!

December 10, 2013 09:08 AM
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Julie said...

You mean, besides your adorable cake pops? :) Oh my gosh, I love this kit!! I am looking forward to making cocoa palmiers for my son’s bake sale. Crossing my fingers that they’ll turn out!

December 10, 2013 09:10 AM
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Amy said...

These cake pops obviously!! Love all your creations, Bakerella!

December 10, 2013 09:12 AM
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Sara said...

I love Christmas cookies! All shapes and kinds. I love that I used to bake them every year with my mom and now this year my son is old enough to help me :)

December 10, 2013 09:13 AM
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tabitha said...

I know a few foster girls that would go crazy for this! I love letting them be creative in the kitchen

December 10, 2013 09:16 AM
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Jennifer said...

I’m looking forward baking with my two girls – various sweets. Will love to win the kit!!

December 10, 2013 09:19 AM
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Ankita Kapoor said...

I also can’t wait to make brownies
Btw I am a 11 year old who loves to bake
P.s It is my parents 13 th anniversary on 11 December

December 10, 2013 09:22 AM
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Alyssa said...

I’m planning on making some delicious bread to give to family!

December 10, 2013 09:30 AM
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Maja said...

I can’t wait to bake “lussekatter” – Swedish saffron buns!

December 10, 2013 09:30 AM
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Cara said...

I’m looking forward to anything made with dark chocolate! Thank you for offering this special!

December 10, 2013 09:48 AM
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