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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Sarah said...

I was a newbie at making cakepops until a few days ago when I made my batch. They were not as difficult as I had thought – and they really were fun to make! I can’t wait to try all different shapes and decorations! Your blog is an inspiration!

December 10, 2013 09:51 AM
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Camille Hatcher said...

Pumpkin Rolls! Yum, yum!

December 10, 2013 09:53 AM
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Linda K. said...

I’m looking forward to making biscotti. I may make some today! :)

December 10, 2013 09:57 AM
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Katie Richert said...

I have always loved decorating the good old fashioned Christmas Sugar Cookies with the bright icing and sprinkles abounding!

December 10, 2013 10:00 AM
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Maddie said...

I’m looking forward to baking a chocolate-orange panettone!

December 10, 2013 10:04 AM
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Steph said...

Sausage rolls! I’ll be making them and consuming them. They are pretty easy to make but for some reason I only make them around the holidays.

December 10, 2013 10:04 AM
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Temika said...

I’m looking forward to sugar cookies and petit fours! Yum! :)

December 10, 2013 10:06 AM
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Tina Matteson said...

My favorite Christmas treat to make is rocky road fudge, with toasted pecans and mini marshmallows. It is scary how much of that i can eat… Thanks, Bakerella! Your blog is so beautiful. I just love your ideas.

December 10, 2013 10:10 AM
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Kristina Stanek said...

Looking forward to christmas cookie making with the kids! They would love this toy!

December 10, 2013 10:14 AM
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ColoradoConley said...

I have grown to love Dotted Peppermint Kiss Cookies! Since moving to 7522ft., though I’m a bit intimidated to make them. Baking at this elevation is definitely challenging!

December 10, 2013 10:19 AM
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Emma E said...

I love making ginger molasses cookies! Your stocking cake pops are adorable!

December 10, 2013 10:27 AM
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lisa said...

I’m looking forward to making our homemade pizzelles! The iron is my great grandmothers and it’s make the most delicious flat and crunchy cookies ~ yum, yum!!

Happy Holidays!!

December 10, 2013 10:34 AM
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Tami F. said...

My new favorite is red velvet crinkle cookies, not to mention the fudge!!

December 10, 2013 10:36 AM
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Chandra said...

Eggnog, I love eggnog! I love that it is totally seasonal too.

December 10, 2013 10:41 AM
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Erin said...

I’m looking forward to making gingerbread cookies and decorating them. They are a recent tradition.

December 10, 2013 10:51 AM
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Rachel Prager said...

I would love to come to your boook signing…but its snowing vand I live on a hill. :(

December 10, 2013 10:54 AM
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Suner said...

Looking forward to baking cookies with my family this holidays season as gifts. We bake for two days and the house is filled with love and the sweet smell of homebaked cookies. It is my most favorite time of the year!!!!

December 10, 2013 10:58 AM
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Laura Díaz said...

I really love your blog!!. well, in this holiday I really want to eat a cinnamon and nots cake.

December 10, 2013 10:58 AM
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Camly Nguyen said...

My favorite festive treat has to be a nice gingerbread cookie! You can’t go wrong with a classic gingerbread man, and plus you can decorate it :)

December 10, 2013 11:01 AM
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Laura Díaz said...

In this holidays i´m looking forward to baking peanut butter cupcakes. My family really loves it. We all enjoy Christmas a lot. it´s a beautiful time of the year!!

December 10, 2013 11:09 AM
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Malinda Wolbert said...

I am looking forward to making cut out sugar cookies. We do the usual Christmas shapes with a few dinosaurs as well.

December 10, 2013 11:11 AM
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kathi said...

my daughter is really excited to make gingerbread cookies for the first time this year! i’m super excited to eat them too :)

December 10, 2013 11:11 AM
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rachel said...

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December 10, 2013 11:12 AM
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rachel said...

i`m looking forward to making Different types of cookies and cake pops from your books, i want to give to all the kids in the Neighborhood.
my favorite treat is the smile of the kids that gets the cookies and cake pops i share with them.

December 10, 2013 11:19 AM
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Nicole S. said...

I’m looking forward to making my Mom’s fudge and toffee! She use to make them every year and hand them out to the neighbors. Everyone just loved them! I can’t wait to taste them, its been about a year since I’ve had them! Yum!!

December 10, 2013 11:23 AM
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Marya Ryals said...

We’ve made your cake pops at Christmas for a couple of years now. I’m not much of a cook but these are easy and good! My teenage daughter and her best friend enjoy the decorating part and my brother-in-law (whose wife doesn’t approve of sweets) will eat most of them before Christmas day is over :)

December 10, 2013 11:30 AM
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Melissa Kemm said...

I’m looking forward to exploring some new (to me) recipes for breads (banana, chocolate chip, pumpkin) and snack mixes.

December 10, 2013 11:36 AM
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Nicci said...

Classic sugar rolled cookies with frosting…perfect & traditional!

December 10, 2013 11:39 AM
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Melinda H said...

Looking forward to making the snickerdoodles that friends and family are always asking for. Looking forward to snowball cookies!!

December 10, 2013 11:41 AM
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Jennifer said...

My dad use to make the best caramels, using an easy microwave recipe! I found the recipe a few months ago and am looking forward to making them in his honor.

December 10, 2013 11:43 AM
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Emma said...

I am looking forward to making/eating some peanut butter balls. They are my favorite at Christmas time. However after seeing these adorable stockings I cant wait to tackle this project. These will be great classroom treats for my kiddos!

December 10, 2013 11:47 AM
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Rose @ RoseBakes.com said...

Peppermint Bark

December 10, 2013 11:48 AM
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Jennifer I said...

My daughter loves baking! She loves sweets and I have a savory tooth. I’m looking forward to turkey with all the trimmings at my in-law’s home. My all-time favourite festive treats are shortbread cookies.

December 10, 2013 11:48 AM
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Nimbus Snape said...

I can’t wait to make cheesecake cupcakes for Christmas :D

December 10, 2013 11:48 AM
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Cindy Mackey said...

I’m looking forward to making peanut butter blossom cookies……it was always one of my kids most favorites and while I can make them anytime, somehow they are just better over the Christmas holidays.

December 10, 2013 11:51 AM
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rachel Prieto said...

wanting to try to make christmas cake pops as gifts found this website wow it is wonderful i will surely make some!

December 10, 2013 11:51 AM
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Salinn said...

I love making cookies and cakes.:)

December 10, 2013 11:53 AM
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Debbie said...

I love homemade toffee with the chocolate layer and chopped nuts sprinkled on top! But I really have more than one favorite. Sugar cookies are at the top too!

December 10, 2013 11:53 AM
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Emily Nirshberg said...

i’m going to make an oreo cake!!

December 10, 2013 12:03 PM
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Nicole B said...

These stockings are super cute! I’m looking forward to making my Peanut Butter and Chocolate pie. Yum!

December 10, 2013 12:13 PM
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Keri said...

My girls & I would have so much fun with this giveaway! I am looking forward to tasting your dark chocolate peppermint cookies. We have a cookie swap in a couple of days that they will be perfect for.

December 10, 2013 12:17 PM
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Alice F said...

My twins would love these! They are 9 and they would have so much fun making cake pops. I am looking forward to making chocolate chip cookies with my girls for our neighborhood cookie swap.

December 10, 2013 12:20 PM
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Amanda said...

I can’t wait to make and decorate cutout cookies. Such a fun tradition! :)

December 10, 2013 12:26 PM
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Noelle said...

Im looking forward to baking cake, because my birthday is on christmas eve!

December 10, 2013 12:29 PM
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Helen said...

Ooh! I think I’m going to make gingerbread men cake pops! I can’t wait!

December 10, 2013 12:31 PM
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Kathy T said...

My daughter wants to learn how to make fudge!

December 10, 2013 12:33 PM
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Donna said...

Decorated cookies with my daughter! Another great giveaway!

December 10, 2013 12:41 PM
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Kristin said...

we are really looking forward to baking christmas cookies – sugar cookies shaped as trees, chocolate cookies and perhaps a thumprint cookie with jam… after that we are hoping to make peppermint bark for gifts and cake pops for a party!!!!

December 10, 2013 12:44 PM
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Janell A said...

These are super cute! I look forward to making my annual Christmas morning coffee cake. But there are so many goodies I want to make!

December 10, 2013 12:53 PM
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lauren said...

I’m looking forward to baking bread this season my recipe box is piling up!

December 10, 2013 12:56 PM
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Kayla C said...

I always bake new things… but I am always excited to put together my Christmas baskets.

December 10, 2013 12:59 PM
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Julie Brandt said...

I’m looking forward to trying cookie dough truffles!

December 10, 2013 01:05 PM
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Lucinda said...

So cute–my son would go nuts! He wants to be a chef, mathematician, and ninja (yes, all at once!) when he grows up.

We’ll be making pounds and pounds of cream cheese mints, some Oreo (or Nutter Butter or…) bonbons, and… some kind of pop. Cake pop? Brownie pop? Pie pop? All of the above? We haven’t decided which yet.

December 10, 2013 01:06 PM
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Shari Ingram said...

I am looking forward to eating some buttermilk pie and cookies of all kinds!

December 10, 2013 01:08 PM
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Carly said...

I’m looking forward to egg nog cookies!!!

December 10, 2013 01:12 PM
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ginger said...

I am looking forward to baking. I just got some peppermint m&m’s and can’t wait to try them out!

December 10, 2013 01:16 PM
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Kaitlyn said...

My brother and his wife are coming in for the holidays and we’ve already got a list of holiday goods to make haha. Peppermint oreo truffles are top on the list, though. :) We’ve made your pecan brownie pies before — soooo good!! Happy Holidays, Bakerella :)

December 10, 2013 01:21 PM
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Jocelyn said...

homemade vanilla caramels–YUM!

December 10, 2013 01:25 PM
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Rhiannon said...

I’m looking forward to baking some oatmeal raisin cookies and possibly even a chocolate pie! :)

December 10, 2013 01:35 PM
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Sean E said...

I’m looking forward to ANYTHING red velvet flavored!

December 10, 2013 01:39 PM
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Judy from South Africa said...

Hi. Absolutly love your web page. Wish we had such a wonderful range of equipment here in South Africa !! I’m looking forward in making this year some snowman cake pops. My childrens favorite especialy with some caramel in the middle of the cake pops YUMMY. Merry Christmas

December 10, 2013 01:41 PM
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Cheryl said...

pecan sandies. they SCREAM Christmas to me.

December 10, 2013 01:45 PM
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Jamie Brooks said...

I have to say I am looking forward to the day before christmas eve making tons of candy with my niece. Of course cake balls are also going to be on the menu. She loves them.

December 10, 2013 01:56 PM
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Jennie said...

I want these so bad! I am having a holiday baking party at my new home I just purchased in a few weeks. We will be making homemade marshmallows, sugar cookies, and lots more!

December 10, 2013 02:07 PM
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Crystal Boggs said...

I’m looking forward to cookies… because that’s what I’m making for my family as Christmas gifts…. a ton of assorted cookies!!!

December 10, 2013 02:07 PM
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Gabriela Latorre said...

My little girl will love this for christmas present. She loves baking cup cakes. This will be the best gift.

December 10, 2013 02:09 PM
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Efi said...

Love making cookies!!!!

December 10, 2013 02:12 PM
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lynne ATL said...

Red Velvet cake on christmas day and my husband’s super thin peanut brittle

December 10, 2013 02:18 PM
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Christy said...

I love to make all variety of cookies for Christmas. I can’t wait to get started. Meringues and tuilles, gingerbread and chocolate chip (just for fun).

December 10, 2013 02:20 PM
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Amanda Deno said...

Fudge! Can’t wait for some of my aunt’s fudge :)

December 10, 2013 02:24 PM
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Miranda said...

I’m excited to sample all the wonderful treats my mother-in-law will be baking. She bakes about 10-15 different sweet treats each Christmas season for family and friends. And she always tries a new treat each year. She’s pretty awesome!

December 10, 2013 02:28 PM
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Patricia said...

I made oreo truffles for the first time last year, and they were a hit so I’m looking forward to making those again. I always like to try and make something new that’s why I came to your site for ideas!

December 10, 2013 02:50 PM
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Jessy Wylie said...

I love fudge. I make a fun batch of fudge every year. It is the only time of year I make it. Can’t wait.

December 10, 2013 02:58 PM
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crystal said...

I’m going to make my Christmas favorites, peanut butter kisses and some chocolate crinkles!

December 10, 2013 02:59 PM
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Leila in Texas said...

I’m looking forward to any and all sweets and to making a bunch goodies to share!

December 10, 2013 03:02 PM
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renu said...

I’m looking forward to make Red velvet crinkle,gingersnap cookies for the family.Thank you for the giveaway!!

December 10, 2013 03:03 PM
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Abby Eathorne said...

I love the holidays, because there is so much baking to do! My favorite things to bake are: Sugar cookies, fudge, cake pops, Gingerbread houses, and treats for my neighbors!

December 10, 2013 03:05 PM
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Steven Lopez said...

I’m looking forward to my sugar cookies. They’re not only tasty but fun to make and often too cute to eat, but eventually temptation gets the the best of everyone…Happy Holidays to All!

December 10, 2013 03:07 PM
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Maryanne said...

I’m looking forward to making Monkey Bars to add to the holiday cookie platter this year. They are like banana bread gone wild, and I’m addicted to the browned butter frosting.

December 10, 2013 03:07 PM
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Ronda A. said...

…so cool! I know a couple of little girls who’d love to come help Gramma make cake pops with this cool set :))

December 10, 2013 03:07 PM
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Anne Marie said...

I love this time of year. I’m such a sucker for holiday baking. I’m going to be making a recipe I tried last year and it was a huge hit. It is a White Chocolate Grand Marnier layer cake. YUMMMY!!

December 10, 2013 03:07 PM
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Philip said...

Cakeballs!!

December 10, 2013 03:10 PM
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saraKM said...

oh!! How fun! ‘Ive been craving peppermint chocolate cookies and some kind of shortbread cookie.

December 10, 2013 03:14 PM
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Tanya said...

I’m looking forward to making cake pops for my best friends birthday this week! & over the holidays I can’t wait to bake ginger crinkles, peppermint sugar cookies, butter tarts & short bread, and share them with all of my friends and family. Cheers!

December 10, 2013 03:17 PM
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Kayla said...

Looking forward to decorating Christmas cookies with my daughter…but cake pops would be more fun!!

December 10, 2013 03:19 PM
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Marcie said...

cake pops! I just found out a store opposite where I work sells candy wafers so I’m going to buy up every colour they have and try to make cake pops for the first time! after reading your blog for 2 years I think it’s high time I finally made them :)

December 10, 2013 03:28 PM
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Kathy Ostvig said...

I love browsing your cake pops…I am looking forward to making some after the holidays, bu tmy favorite thing to bake is Mini chip Mandelschnitten, Its one of my favorite holiday go to bar cookies

December 10, 2013 03:44 PM
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Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

Peanut Blossoms!

December 10, 2013 03:48 PM
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Melanie W. said...

I always look forward to baking Christmas cookies with my Mom, we’ve done it every year since I was old enough to ‘help’ make sugar cookies (and by help I mean eat the dough and cover everything with sprinkles).

December 10, 2013 03:48 PM
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Ashley said...

Just looking forward to baking in general… yay!

December 10, 2013 04:01 PM
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Lana Nicholls said...

ADORABLE! I am looking forward to baking toffee cookies and I’d like to try and recreate your oreo truffles!!

December 10, 2013 04:06 PM
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carol said...

meu deleite é preparar uma ceia bem colorida e saborosa para minha familia e ever os olhos do meu filho se encher de felicidade ao ver e se delicia com as gostosuras preparadas e postas a mesa. ^^

December 10, 2013 04:12 PM
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Suzanne said...

You are awesome!!! Thanks for this sweet giveaway. Those stocking cake pops are so darling! One of the many things I’m looking forward to eating is homemade toffee with chocolate. Yummy!

December 10, 2013 04:15 PM
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Nasira said...

Love!

I’m going to mix up a tea blend for spicy chai tea to get me through the winter. Nothin like a hot cuppa!

X

December 10, 2013 04:17 PM
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Brenda said...

My granddaughter just asked for this!! And this is all she wants!! I am looking forward to baking cake pops with her!

December 10, 2013 04:23 PM
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Megan M. said...

I’m looking forward to making peppermint bark cheesecake squares!

December 10, 2013 04:24 PM
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Heather said...

My mom’s pecan fingers.

December 10, 2013 04:27 PM
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Emily said...

Looking forward to making classic shortbread and gingerbread biscuits!

December 10, 2013 04:33 PM
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Grace said...

I can’t wait to bake tons of holiday cookies!
Gingerbread, sugar cookies, chocolate chip…they are all delicious!

December 10, 2013 04:35 PM
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Mika N. said...

I love baking cupcakes this time of year! There are so many options for decorations.

December 10, 2013 04:36 PM
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