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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Jen Savage said...

Can’t wait to make Christmas cookies! I love decorating cut out sugar cookies, I use a lot of the tips you have on your site for my decorations, I love it!!

December 10, 2013 04:37 PM
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Kari M said...

My daughter would love that! I’m looking forward to Swedish Meatballs on Christmas Eve.

December 10, 2013 04:38 PM
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Tiffany said...

To be honest, I really want to try those chocolate peppermint cookies you posted last week. They look amazing!

December 10, 2013 04:59 PM
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Katriel said...

Every year in our stockings growing up, we would get one of those chocolate oranges. That’s one of my absolute favorite treats.
I haven’t made cake pops before and I think these would help me overcome my fear. I tried to make them before, but I forgot to read the instructions and just mixed raw cake dough with frosting and it didn’t work out too well….

December 10, 2013 04:59 PM
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Mary said...

I am looking forward to making cookies with my daughter.

December 10, 2013 05:00 PM
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Amy Hansen said...

I can’t wait to make some Ninja-bread men with my new cookie cutters!

December 10, 2013 05:13 PM
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Noelle U said...

I look forward to making cake pop ornament gift baskets/bouquets and cupcake jars for holiday gifts! Putting them together is always a fun activity for friends and family…now if I can just keep some of those cake pops from disappearing while they’re being decorated :)

December 10, 2013 05:17 PM
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Amy Brown said...

pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin! I love anything pumpkin!

December 10, 2013 05:26 PM
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Nhon Nguyen said...

I’m looking forward to drinking white hot chocolate. :)

December 10, 2013 05:37 PM
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Casey B. said...

I’m looking forward to peppermint bark and snickerdoodles! Two of my favorite treats!

December 10, 2013 05:38 PM
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Cathy Bamberger said...

I am entering the “bake off” at work this year at our holiday party and am working toward going outside my comfort zone!!

December 10, 2013 05:39 PM
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Claudia Smith said...

I am making some cake pops with my daughter…present, snowman, pine tree, Santa’s hat…. very cute… I love pecan tarts as well…..Thank you for the opportunity.

December 10, 2013 05:50 PM
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Cindy A. said...

Looking forward to making Christmas cookies and fudge!

December 10, 2013 05:50 PM
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Deannab1 said...

Can’t wait for some cinnamon rolls!

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

The little toys are so cute!! I definitely want to make some elegant cupcakes and maybe some no bake oreo truffles!

December 10, 2013 06:06 PM
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KATHIE KUNZ said...

HI~~my favorite festive treat for the holidays is anything cheesecake or eggnog. I love to do cheesecake bites dipped in dark chocolate. The eggnog cake is then dipped in the white chocolate with LorAnn’s eggnog flavoring. You cake pop toy kit would be perfect for my grandaughter. I got her into doing these 2 years ago & she loves doing them. Hope one day you come to the Baltimore area so I can meet you in person as so many other lucky people have gotten to do. Happy Holidays to you! Hope you are reading this meaning that I am the lucky winner! :) ~~~Kathie~~~

December 10, 2013 06:08 PM
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Dana said...

I’m going to be making tons of gift basket goodies: sweet breads, chocolate covered pretzels, rice crispy treats, candied pecans, and cookies. Next week I start!

December 10, 2013 06:10 PM
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Roberta C said...

I am looking forward to making my traditional caramels and English toffee.

December 10, 2013 06:12 PM
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Kristl said...

I’m looking forward to baking anything and everything!

December 10, 2013 06:12 PM
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sunomi said...

I love the stuffed stocking cake pop idea and I wish I could get to meet you but I live in Kansas.

December 10, 2013 06:17 PM
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Kim said...

Sugar cookies are baked and waiting to be decorated. Sandbakkels are next along with rum balls and fingerprint cookies. Very old school – my mom and grandmother would be so pleased I am passing these family recipes on to my kids. Happy Holidays!!

December 10, 2013 06:23 PM
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Randi said...

I can’t wait to bake traditional Norweigian christmas cookies and gingerbread cookies with my kids. We are introducing cake pops as a new christmas tradition this year :)

December 10, 2013 06:25 PM
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Jenny said...

I’m looking forward to making cake pops! Not even being a suck up, I can NOT wait! My stuff has been packed for the past 6 months & then another month that we’ve been busy unpacking! It’s been WAY over due to get to baking! ;)

Have a great Christmas & New Years!

December 10, 2013 06:26 PM
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Pat in Oak Ridge Tennessee said...

Right now I’m really into making pies, but I love holiday cookies and fudge. and cake. and candy . . .

December 10, 2013 06:31 PM
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Alison said...

I am going to my sister’s annual cookie baking party next weekend. I am looking forward to baking rainbow cookies!

December 10, 2013 06:36 PM
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Elizabeth said...

I am looking forward to making ginger bread yahoo!

December 10, 2013 06:53 PM
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Deb said...

Yummy sticky buns from Knaus berry farm! Its a Christmas tradition.

December 10, 2013 07:04 PM
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Helena Pires said...

I’m looking forward to bake a pecan pie!! My favourite treat are “Sonhos de abóbora”, a typical sweet from portugal made with a dough with pumpkin, then fried and covered with sugar and cinnamon. i love it and only eat it on Xmas!

December 10, 2013 07:07 PM
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Leela said...

Cookies Rock!!!

December 10, 2013 07:07 PM
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Robin said...

I am looking forward to making cookies for a cookie exchange I am going to. Just not yet decided on what cookies to make!

I love peppermint bark this time of the year!

December 10, 2013 07:08 PM
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Alison said...

I can’t wait to make christmas cookies this year! My favorite treat this time of year is peppermint marshmallows!

December 10, 2013 07:12 PM
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kelli said...

i’m pretty terrible at baking but love attempting it with my kids. and they love just basic sugar cookies that they can decorate themselves. we set up a nice little bar for them to choose all their supplies.

December 10, 2013 07:19 PM
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Betsy said...

I’m looking forward to my husband’s toffee crunch treats he makes every year!

December 10, 2013 07:19 PM
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Ariele said...

I can’t wait to make peppermint bark this season!

December 10, 2013 07:20 PM
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Glo said...

im looking foward to baking anything pumpkin, pumpkin pies, bread, pops, cinamon rolls and anything else i can find. I’ve waited to long, the weather in cali is perfect for turning on the oven. Plus with the free time i get off work for the holidays, gives me time to try new recipes, or but a twist to the classics. My favorite festive treat has to be the peppermint and pumpkin treats that are everywhere. Especially pepermint hot chocolate.. while im covered in blankets watching a movie. ohh yes :)

December 10, 2013 07:35 PM
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Kelly said...

I’m hoping to make some candy this Christmas. I love to surprise people with treats.

December 10, 2013 07:37 PM
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Jen H said...

I love making Gobs

December 10, 2013 07:37 PM
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Steph B said...

I am looking forward to gingerbread cookies!!

December 10, 2013 07:38 PM
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Kaitlyn said...

I’m going to either be making a yule log cake or peppermint cupcakes. My favorite treat is my grandmas assortment of cookies. If I win, I already have the cake pop holiday, so you don’t need to send that. Merry Christmas!

December 10, 2013 07:38 PM
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becky said...

I’m looking forward to making cake pops this weekend to take to a Christmas party

December 10, 2013 07:39 PM
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Ashley CW said...

I look forward to baking some good ol’ Pound Cake!!

December 10, 2013 07:42 PM
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Halle Faulkner said...

I am really looking forward to some eggnog cakepops! I have never had one technically lol, but I have had an amazing eggnog cake and I am gonna ask my friend for the recipe and shortly after turn them into cake pops!

December 10, 2013 07:47 PM
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Claudia said...

muchas galletas de navidad y cake pop navideños!!

December 10, 2013 07:49 PM
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Barbara said...

Gingerbread cookies!

December 10, 2013 07:54 PM
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anna said...

Looking forward to baking cookies

December 10, 2013 08:03 PM
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Eliester said...

Oh I’m looking forward to bake some cookies that I haven’t decide what kind yet.

December 10, 2013 08:06 PM
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Roma said...

I can’t wait to make Christmas crackle cookies for all my co-workers this Christmas! It feels so good to able to give :) My favorite festive treats at Christmas are the cookies and hot chocolate!! Yummm

December 10, 2013 08:09 PM
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MB said...

I am looking forward to trying out the Peppermint Chocolate Chip cookies and Truffles to give to my teachers for holiday gifts. I can’t wait to taste them first!

December 10, 2013 08:09 PM
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Linda said...

Sugar cookies with vanilla glaze and sugar sprinkles…..family favorite and sooooo fun :-)

December 10, 2013 08:10 PM
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Becky P. said...

I love to make cut out cookies! My youngest would love this (her birthday is the 16th of Dec.)!!

December 10, 2013 08:21 PM
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Patty said...

I’m looking forward to making a new mint brownies recipe.

December 10, 2013 08:25 PM
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Evelyn pintor said...

What a treat!!! Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!
Evelyn

December 10, 2013 08:39 PM
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A said...

I always give biscotti away as gifts, and I cant wait to try all the gingerbread goodness in a big cup of mocha coffee. My 5 yo is excited to try and make ninjabread men for his friends, his grammy and santa. This going to be a really fun baking holiday!

Have fun everyone :D

December 10, 2013 08:47 PM
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Audrey Nichols said...

I love making cakepop

December 10, 2013 08:52 PM
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Colleen said...

i want to try baking cream puffs & pound cake during winter break!

December 10, 2013 08:52 PM
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Allison W. said...

I’m looking forward to making Christmas cookies this week…I have never really made them myself, just ate the ones my mom and mother-in-law make. :) I’m also going to try truffles for the first time.

December 10, 2013 08:54 PM
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Rachel BL. said...

I’m looking forward to Grandma’s fudge

December 10, 2013 09:00 PM
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Megan S. said...

Building a gingerbread house!

December 10, 2013 09:16 PM
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Heather said...

Sugar cookies of course!!

December 10, 2013 09:16 PM
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Cate Fleet said...

I love peanut butter and chocolate buckeyes. They are so good. I made a batch for exam studying. Love you Bakerella

December 10, 2013 09:29 PM
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Emma Fleet said...

I so want to make chocolate crackles. They look so dang tasty

December 10, 2013 09:30 PM
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Kendall F. said...

I really want to make red velvet crackles like the ones at Panera. I have a feeling that I’m not going to win this one. Although I really want to. Love you!

December 10, 2013 09:32 PM
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Niteowl Nancy said...

Iced sugar cookies. I just bought a new Christmas light bulb cookie cutter!

December 10, 2013 09:33 PM
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EmB said...

I am organizing my first cookie exchange at work, and am still trying to find the perfect one to make.

December 10, 2013 09:33 PM
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Denise Lau said...

I am looking forward to making cheesecake pops!!!

December 10, 2013 09:36 PM
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Isabella L. said...

I’m am looking forward to all of the delicious candy canes!!!

December 10, 2013 09:37 PM
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Valeria said...

Hi, Angie, my favorite Christmas treat are gingerbread cookies, every year I eat them with my cousins that are my bests friends, also here in my country we eat Natilla and Buñuelos with rice pudding tha´ts my typical Christmas treats from my country Colombia, it will be the best gift if I win that books, bye!!

December 10, 2013 09:39 PM
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kymi a said...

I’m looking forward to making these awesome cake pops with my kids, but if I don’t fresh hot mango bread :)) and my favorite festive treat is strawberry cream cheese mini tarts.

December 10, 2013 09:43 PM
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Elizabeth said...

my niece and I love making cupcakes and practice the cake pops

December 10, 2013 09:48 PM
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kelly said...

I JUST discovered your site !! There are SOOOO many fun and luscious looking treats and recipes that I started a list (I’m up to two and a half pages !!) of things I want to try. It’ll be hard to select that very FIRST goodie !! I’ll be here for a while! Thanks for all your hard work and providing us weekend warriors with the fruits of your efforts. Happy Holidays to you and yours!!! Kelly

December 10, 2013 10:07 PM
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Eliza said...

I love helping to bake cookies for the neighbors!!

Eliza

December 10, 2013 10:16 PM
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Shannon Coley said...

Several Christmas cookies and fudge!!!

December 10, 2013 10:21 PM
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Kristine Dizon said...

I want to try making a chocolate mousse tuxedo cake like the one that I remember buying from a local bakery years ago until they closed down. Other than that I’m definitely looking forward to making gingerbread with my little sis and cousin!

December 10, 2013 10:25 PM
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Rachel said...

I can’t wait to make my famous white chocolate peppermint stuffed mini cakes! I love seeing everyone smile as they take their first bite :) ?

December 10, 2013 10:34 PM
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cynthia said...

I really look forward on making the festive pet cake pop they just look so adorable I’m going to give them out to my friends

December 10, 2013 10:38 PM
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Lindsay D. said...

I’d love to make a batch of successful cake pops. So far, a total bust! I’ll keep trying though.

December 10, 2013 10:40 PM
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Robin said...

I’m looking forward to making hard tack candy and fudge!

December 10, 2013 10:45 PM
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Carrie said...

I look forward to making the candy cane cookies we’ve been making as long as I can remember. And eating the dough ;)

December 10, 2013 10:46 PM
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Flouny said...

I’m looking forward to having some time off so I can do some baking, preferably some christmas cookies and decorate a gingerbread sleigh.

December 10, 2013 10:56 PM
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Veronica said...

Homemade Christmas pudding and custard! Nothing is yummier!

December 10, 2013 11:00 PM
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Abby Eathorne said...

Every year I look forward to Christmas baking! its SOO much fun! Here are a few of my favorite things to bake! Gingerbread houses, sugar cookies, thumbprint cookies, eggnog cookies, and my #1 favorite thing to bake and decorate are Cake Pops!!!! They are really fun, but also a challenge, so they are my favorite!!! :D

December 10, 2013 11:03 PM
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Jessica Bueno said...

I would love to have that kit. Seems amazing! I plan on making a display of cake pop snowmen, elves, santa hats and in the middle I will have a gingerbread house made with rice treats and cake. I imagine it would be amazing! I cant wait to drink my mother in laws peppermint hot chocolate. So yummy!

December 10, 2013 11:03 PM
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Susan Dimmitt said...

My daughter, Megan, and I love to make/bake sweets! We are currently making cake pops, suckers and decorated sugar cookies. Megan sells her goodies and donates the money to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. As a Miss Nebraska contestant (for the fourth year!), she has made a commitment to raise $10,000 for this worthwhile cause.

December 10, 2013 11:07 PM
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ruthie said...

peanut butter balls!

December 10, 2013 11:09 PM
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reesha said...

I usually look forward to baking all kinds of cookies, but everyone around me seems to be health conscious and not into cookies. Sigh…. at least I get to make my mom some peanut butter fudge.

December 10, 2013 11:19 PM
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Tracy said...

Chocolate chip cookies! Standard favourite :)

December 10, 2013 11:29 PM
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Isabel said...

I’m hoping to have time to make butter mints!

December 10, 2013 11:29 PM
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Jen B. said...

I absolutely love my Mom’s nuts and bolts. She only makes it once a year and it is worth the wait. Definitely my favourite festive treat! :)

December 10, 2013 11:30 PM
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Esmeralda said...

I LOVE MAKING CAKEPOPS. IM LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING YOUR HOLIDAY CAKEPOP S AND CUPCAKES

December 10, 2013 11:32 PM
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Kari Ebbers said...

I’m looking forward to making molasses cookies for my husband and son. This will be my second try using my husband’s Grandmother’s recipe. My first attempt was a major fail. I know they will never be as good as his Grandmothers, but I have decided not to give up. I was also put in charge of dessert for a Christmas party and that is where the cake pops come in. I was just going to do plain ones until I went on Pinterest and saw all of the creative designs.

December 10, 2013 11:36 PM
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Haley said...

I’m looking forward to making some pumpkin pie cheesecake and fudge this Christmas. Mmm.

December 10, 2013 11:38 PM
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Deanna said...

I’m going to make our traditional cinnamon walnut coffee cake.

December 10, 2013 11:44 PM
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latoya said...

Im looking for to baking coffee cake and mini apple pies and i want try something new!! :)

December 10, 2013 11:51 PM
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Dani said...

I’m looking forward to baking monkey bread for my family’s annual Christmas party!

December 10, 2013 11:57 PM
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Traci K said...

I have too many things I want to make but at the top of the list are: a yule log cake, pumpkin cupcakes with maple cinnamon frosting and chocolate mint crackle cookies. So many treats and so little time!

December 11, 2013 12:08 AM
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Susan said...

I am making cake pops! I have never tried them but I am very inspired by you!

December 11, 2013 12:14 AM
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Elisabeth said...

Gingerbread men!

December 11, 2013 12:15 AM
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Claire said...

I am looking forward to making red velvet christmas cake pops and gingerbread houses.I just got done making Christmas fudge and hope I get a edible printer for Christmas

December 11, 2013 12:16 AM
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Yvette said...

Looking forward to homemade cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast!

December 11, 2013 12:18 AM
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Fernanda said...

Holidays mean cupcakes for me… and i get all excited to bake them!

December 11, 2013 12:27 AM
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