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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Brenda said...

This is exactly what my granddaughter asked for! Baking Poteca right now and looking forward to baking with my granddaughter!!

December 11, 2013 03:52 PM
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Cinna said...

I’m looking forward to baking gingerbread cookies with my kids. The kids love decorating them and then we leave some out for Santa on Christmas night. :-)

December 11, 2013 04:05 PM
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Jill said...

My 6 y/o recently convinced her Grandma to buy candy melts and other supplies to make cakepops. Normally I stick to traditional goodies like pizzelles and cannoli & chocolate chip cookies, but this year we are branching out!

December 11, 2013 04:07 PM
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David B. said...

I’m looking forward to making springerle cookies again this year. I love the anise flavor, and it’s just as festive to me as hints of cinnamon and ginger ;)

December 11, 2013 04:12 PM
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Joycie K said...

I love to make (and eat) Mexican Wedding cookies. All that butter and powdered sugar!

December 11, 2013 04:19 PM
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Melissa said...

Such cute pops! I made these last year from your book. I’m looking forward to making sugar cookies & decorating them with my girls. Happy Holidays Bakerella :)

December 11, 2013 04:22 PM
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Abby :D said...

Hmmmm….. Favorite holiday thing to bake… really hard question because I love just about everything!! Gingerbread houses, sugar cookies with frosting and lots of sprinkles, fudge, pumpkin roll (with cream cheese in the middle!!), cake pops, more cake pops, even more cake pops!!!! I love your stocking cake pops! now I gotta go try that!!!

December 11, 2013 04:24 PM
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Lauren said...

These look amazing! My mom bought me the candy melts tonight as tomorrow I am making Christmas themed cake pops for our Bake Sale to raise money for charity! These have given me such inspiration! I would love to win your book, I have borrowed your other cake poo book from my library, I loved it!<3

December 11, 2013 04:31 PM
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Abby said...

Happy Holidays Bakerella!!! My favorite thing to bake for Christmas is definitely cake pops! They are so much fun to make! The books and the toy would make it even more fun!! Happy Holidays!!!

December 11, 2013 04:34 PM
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Sep Pyol Kim said...

I am looking forward to make snowman cake pops this year and cheesecake stuffed Christmas tree cupcakes!!!! :)

December 11, 2013 04:39 PM
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Jeannette said...

i love making marshmallows this time of year! dipped halfway in dark chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes!

December 11, 2013 04:39 PM
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Anna said...

Hi!
I always look forward to baking cinnamon stars, that is a classic German recipe, I don’t even really know if you know them in the US as well. But they’re delicious! :)

December 11, 2013 04:45 PM
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kathy said...

looking forward to making puppy chow with the kids. And trying out a few new recipes!!

December 11, 2013 05:09 PM
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Bella said...

The kits are great! I’m looking forward to making mince tarts, from scratch (as well as eating them)!

December 11, 2013 05:31 PM
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Steph said...

I am looking forward to making some Gingerbread Men and some Oreo Truffles.

December 11, 2013 05:43 PM
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Dee C said...

These kits are too cute! I’m looking forward to making white chocolate pretzels and rice krispie wreaths:)

December 11, 2013 05:43 PM
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Linda S said...

Popcorn balls!

December 11, 2013 05:44 PM
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Julia said...

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies! To decorate, I make holly out of green and red maraschino cherries.

December 11, 2013 05:44 PM
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Naoma T. said...

I really want to make some Christmas cake pops! They look sooooo cute!!!

December 11, 2013 05:46 PM
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Brandy S. said...

I am looking forward to making macaroons for the first time ever!

December 11, 2013 05:57 PM
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Rachel said...

Can’t wait to make some Christmas-y cookies for my friends and family this Christmas :)

December 11, 2013 05:58 PM
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Jo Ann Lee said...

Looking forward to making some cheesecakes!

December 11, 2013 06:39 PM
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Jaye Lynne Rooney said...

I’m looking forward to making peppermint Oreo truffles with the cutest candy snowmen on top. My favorite Christmas treat is our Christmas Eve shrimp scampi.

December 11, 2013 06:53 PM
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Katy said...

I love peanut butter blossoms! So yummy!!

December 11, 2013 06:55 PM
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Elizabeth Styron said...

Making gingerbread men and ladies with buttercream icing…and we can’t wait to eat chocolate and peanut butter “puppy chow”!

December 11, 2013 06:55 PM
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Rosebud said...

During Christmas, it’s all about the cookies. The gingerbread ones are best!!

December 11, 2013 07:06 PM
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Catie said...

I’m looking forward to making lots of chocolate chip cookies over Christmas!

December 11, 2013 07:12 PM
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Andrea said...

I’m a cake pop lover & baking them is my passion! This holiday I would love to bake some delicious cookies of all sorts! :)

December 11, 2013 07:24 PM
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Mandy Cordeniz said...

I’m looking forward to making mini cookies to put inside ornaments!

December 11, 2013 07:44 PM
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Rachel Tucci said...

Hello! I’m really looking forward to getting together with the family and snacking on magic cookie bars!

December 11, 2013 08:00 PM
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Katy W said...

I’m looking forward to baking mint chocolate brownies! They are always a big hit.

December 11, 2013 08:07 PM
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Ali said...

pepermint bark! it is my all time favorite

December 11, 2013 08:26 PM
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laurence said...

looking forward to making gingerbread houses and trying pepermint bark

December 11, 2013 08:29 PM
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Breezi@not your average fairytale said...

While I am looking forward to all the sparkle and glitter of the holiday- What I am REALLY looking forward to is getting all the presents made and packages mailed out- so I can breathe and relax for a few minutes :)

Can we say… procrastinator?

December 11, 2013 08:35 PM
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Katie said...

I love making my nanas Spritz cookies, they are a shortbread cookie in the shape of a flower and they have a cherry in the middle. they are always the favorite cookie on the cookie tray

December 11, 2013 08:44 PM
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Esther said...

I’m looking forward to making mini cake pops! They’re so fun to make!

December 11, 2013 08:52 PM
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Helen said...

I’m looking forward to making truffle cake pops this holiday season. It has been awhile since I’ve had the time to bake, and there’s no other time like the holidays =)

December 11, 2013 08:57 PM
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Brenda said...

Looking forward to baking with my granddaughter! This is all she wants for Christmas!!

December 11, 2013 09:05 PM
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Catherine F. said...

Well, even though I know that I’m not going to win, I love to bake gingerbread men. They are so much fun to decorate!

December 11, 2013 09:08 PM
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Ginger said...

I am looking forward to ginger bread!

December 11, 2013 09:45 PM
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cynthia said...

Can’t wait to share the cake pops with my friends sand teachers

December 11, 2013 09:46 PM
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Tai said...

My little girl would go absolutely nuts for that! We are always looking forward to making pumpkin cookies this time of year because our house smells amazing!

December 11, 2013 10:41 PM
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judy said...

Happy Holidays Bakerella!!!
Even though I know that I’m not going to win but I just want you to know that I already got a copy of your Cake Pops Holiday they are so cute. And I made my first cake pops from the book the Stocking and Christmas tree. Love it!!

December 11, 2013 11:14 PM
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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

Looking forward to using my new mini-gingerbread cookie cutter!.

December 12, 2013 12:27 AM
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Rex Fuller said...

Wow these are cute stuff! great activity to do with my kids :)

December 12, 2013 01:13 AM
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The Ninja Baker said...

Anything eggnog whispers Christmas festivities…But so does any Bakerella cake pop dressed up in holiday cheer =)

December 13, 2013 05:16 AM
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rasilla said...

This is super cute :D Love all the things you come up w~

December 14, 2013 05:27 PM
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Courtney said...

Every Cake Pop post is so CUTE! Holiday ones are my favorite! You never cease to amaze me.

Check out mine here:
http://courtneyscraftinandcookin.com/2013/12/18/christmas-holiday-cake-pops-2013/

December 20, 2013 12:49 PM
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Jill Cooper said...

Can’t wait to try this recipe!

December 21, 2013 10:43 AM
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Ms Paperlicious said...

I love the cake pop toy! My girls love to bake with me but they love decorating and playing with their food even more! It would be a fun birthday idea too as a twist on cooking parties.

December 28, 2013 11:04 PM
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Cakes Vizag said...

I like to bake this cake…Looking forward to make this

January 2, 2014 11:13 PM
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Online Cakes Guntur said...

I like the cake toys. This cakes is great choice for kids.

January 2, 2014 11:20 PM
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