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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Emilie in MN said...

I make sea salt carmels every year – they are very popular :-)

December 8, 2013 10:39 PM
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Angelia Salim said...

I’m going to bake m&ms cookies as a food gift to my cousin! and also a gingerbread macaron for the holiday seasoooon <3

December 8, 2013 10:40 PM
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Vero said...

Love it gingerbread house yumi

December 8, 2013 10:40 PM
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Kris Bakowski said...

Thanks so much for more inspiration. really enjoyed meeting you and your mom this past weekend. I am looking forward to trying some of your tricks for better cake pops! Happy holidays.

December 8, 2013 10:40 PM
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Chelle said...

I’m going to be making some new treats for the family this year, peppermint cake pops among them. I always look very forward to eating my mother-in-law’s pumpkin roll, it is so very good!

December 8, 2013 10:41 PM
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Happy Chinadoll said...

I just like eating all the chocolate. We have a treat section in our office and it stocks up often because of the holidays.

December 8, 2013 10:41 PM
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Jessica B said...

This year, I am looking forward to making gingerbread houses with my friends and family! I’m super excited about it!! :D

December 8, 2013 10:41 PM
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Amanda said...

chocolate covered peanuts

December 8, 2013 10:44 PM
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Diane McCormack said...

I love the flaming of the Christmas pudding watching the flames lick around it. I am looking forward to making some cake pops

December 8, 2013 10:46 PM
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Emelina said...

Hmm.. I’m looking forward to making something new this Christmas.. I’m not sure yet though! I made some brown butter snickerdoodles. first snickerdoodles I’ve ever made. They were delicious! Maybe I’ll make some more as gifts for family and friends!

December 8, 2013 10:46 PM
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Katy P said...

I’m looking forward to pecan pie!

December 8, 2013 10:47 PM
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Vivian said...

I am definitely looking forward to more pumpkin desserts and snacks!

December 8, 2013 10:48 PM
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Angie H. said...

I make your red velvet cake into cupcakes every year and this one’s no different. Everyone loves them! I do too! I am also making gingerbread cookies this year. I use a Martha Stewart recipie i love. Thank you for the great giveaway!

December 8, 2013 10:49 PM
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Christine Ulrich said...

I’m looking forward to making homemade marshmallows so I can dip them when I dip my cake pops!

December 8, 2013 10:50 PM
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Shaheen said...

Looking forward to making salted caramel brownies! My daughters new fave flavor!

December 8, 2013 10:50 PM
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Jenna said...

I’m thinking pecan pie! Had it at Thanksgiving and I’m ready to go home for Christmas so I can have it again!

December 8, 2013 10:50 PM
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Mandy Y said...

Looking forward to making snowmen and reindeer cookies. Seen some cute ideas i want to try. My cake pops don’t quite come out right so would love to win this tool to see if could have a cake pop throw down down with ya! My favorite festive treat this year is not edible but am looking forward to my parents visiting from Africa:)

December 8, 2013 10:50 PM
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Erin Maree said...

I have just been busy making Oreo truffles for gifts today and they taste so good :) so there may not be any left to give as gifts!

December 8, 2013 10:51 PM
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Mariah S. said...

I’m so excited for classic Christmas cookies and hot chocolate!!

December 8, 2013 10:51 PM
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Melissa L said...

I look forward to making fun Christmas cake pops. Everyone enjoys them, especially all the kids in my family!

December 8, 2013 10:51 PM
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nathaly juarez said...

I would love a copy of your book. All the yummy treats you make look delicious. But I’m really looking forward on making some Oreo truffles or something made with chocolate. Chocolate always seems to be my weakness:-)

December 8, 2013 10:51 PM
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Emma said...

I’m looking forward to making a red velvet cheesecake!

December 8, 2013 10:51 PM
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awa said...

I will be making eggnog cheese cake

December 8, 2013 10:52 PM
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Dawn said...

I love baking cookies for Christmas! I usually make 18 kinds each year!!

December 8, 2013 10:52 PM
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Joey C. said...

I’m looking forward to make sugar cookies: Santa gnomes, tacky Christmas wreaths, and festive snow globes! These are all new designs I’ll be making for the first time!!

December 8, 2013 10:52 PM
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Gretta said...

Cake pops for our childrens ministry kids!

December 8, 2013 10:54 PM
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Rachel said...

My daughter and I have been trying out new cheesecake favors! Christmas we will be have a peanut butter cup and butterfinger cheesecake with oreo crust!!! We won’t be able to walk afterwards I’m sure lol have a great holiday!

December 8, 2013 10:56 PM
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beatriz said...

I’m looking forward to making gingerbread houses with my little girl, this year we’ll make them vagan!!

December 8, 2013 10:58 PM
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Kim J said...

I am looking forward to baking lemon bars and snickerdoodles for my family!

December 8, 2013 10:59 PM
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Becca said...

These are soooo super cute! I’m looking forward to making some Christmas tree and Santa hat cake pops – they’ve become a Christmas tradition at my house! :)

December 8, 2013 10:59 PM
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Betty Jo said...

I’m looking forward to making and eating Chex Mix made using my grandma’s recipe. For some reason, the only time we make it is around Christmas time.

December 8, 2013 10:59 PM
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Misty Clark said...

We always look forward to homemade caramel, fudge and English toffee!

December 8, 2013 10:59 PM
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Kim Pace said...

I love your great ideas! I just started making cake pops and I am looking forward to trying several for the holidays! I work at a daycare and can’t wait to share them with the kiddos!

December 8, 2013 11:00 PM
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Laura said...

Hi, I’m really looking forward to making all kinds of goodies this year, Im in school so I have a ton of new recipes to work from and I’ll be making bunches of cake pops. Love the stockings, love giving my lil gifts to all, Merry Christmas Bakerella!

December 8, 2013 11:00 PM
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Monica said...

I am looking forward to making Rudolph and Clarice cake pops in yummy s’mores, candy cane and gingerbread flavors. I am also going to try Christmas trees, Christmas ornaments and Christmas tree light bulbs. It’s going to be a fun and creative 2 weeks.

December 8, 2013 11:00 PM
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Crystal M. said...

I am so looking forward to making cut-out cookies with my kids. We are going to try using royal icing for the first time along with some buttercream…our favorite. Building memories and traditions while celebrating the birth of Jesus is what Christmas is all about!

December 8, 2013 11:02 PM
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Kim Gamble said...

The stocking cake pops are adorable! I like to see shape variations rather than just design changes to a round pop. I’m going to be making desserts for Christmas but am looking forward to making doughnuts for our breakfast while our daughter opens her gifts!!!

December 8, 2013 11:02 PM
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nathaly juarez said...

I would really love to own your book. All the yummy treats you post look delicious. I looking forward on making some Oreo truffles or something chocolate. Chocolate is my weakness:-)

December 8, 2013 11:03 PM
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Brittney Crabtree said...

I always make orange glazed almond poppy seed bread for the holidays.

December 8, 2013 11:03 PM
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Candi said...

my Dad’s homemade Christmas bread. It is filled with walnuts, red and green cherries and raisins. I think I eat a whole loaf myself and I am not ashamed.

December 8, 2013 11:04 PM
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Holly said...

My favorite holiday treat is fudge! I like coming up with different flavor combinations and sharing them.

December 8, 2013 11:04 PM
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Willa said...

My holiday baking go-to is fruited pound cake and this year is most likely just that.

December 8, 2013 11:04 PM
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Heather said...

I’m looking forward to making German Christmas bread (Stollen). We have a family recipe that’s been passed down from my dad’s side of the family and it’s my favorite holiday tradition!

December 8, 2013 11:05 PM
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Melissa Meserve said...

Definitely looking forward to making cake pops for family & friends. <3

December 8, 2013 11:07 PM
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Wendy said...

I’m looking forward to see how a gluten-free, dairy-free dessert will taste (making it for someone else). It should be an interesting baking experience once I find one to try.

December 8, 2013 11:08 PM
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Lee said...

These Look Like So Much Fun! I Am Looking Forward To Making Congo Bars that Is A Recipe Passed Down From My Grandmother And Honey Nut Balls Which Is From My Husband’s Grandmother

December 8, 2013 11:11 PM
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Eileen said...

I’m looking forward to eating some of the stollen my friend makes every year.

December 8, 2013 11:11 PM
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Rosa Laborde said...

This Holiday season I am looking forward to a yummy gingerbread cake with whipped cream. Might even turn them into cupcakes.

December 8, 2013 11:11 PM
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Snoopy said...

I am looking forward to making cookies with my girls for our friends. We usually make 10 or 12 different kinds of cookies and double batch most of them. I think my favorite ones are the Amish raisin cookies. They’re sweet and soft and chock full of raisins. Yum! Thanks so much for the chance to win! You are amazing. :D

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

December 8, 2013 11:12 PM
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laura b said...

Grandma’s fudge

December 8, 2013 11:14 PM
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Anu said...

mince pies in the uk!

December 8, 2013 11:15 PM
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Molly O'Connell said...

I am very excited to make homeade ice cream this holiday season!

December 8, 2013 11:15 PM
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Linda Harris said...

My daughter would love this kit! I’m looking forward to making homemade gingerbread cookies. My favorite things…

December 8, 2013 11:16 PM
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Jessica said...

Tons of Christmas baking ahead but I really look forward to some toffee.

December 8, 2013 11:17 PM
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Erica Curtis said...

I MUST make my mom’s “forgotten cookies”… My best memories of her are in those yummy meringues. We’d make a batch, load the hot oven, then turn it off, and go to bed….. Needless to say we always got a few cookies for breakfast the next morning!

December 8, 2013 11:17 PM
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LauriM said...

I adore my family’s molasses cut-out cookies!

December 8, 2013 11:18 PM
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Norene said...

I am looking forward to making painted cutout sugar cookies with my granddaughter when she visits me this December. This is a tradition my mother started with me and I started with my daughter. Your cookies are always an inspiration to me and will be to my granddaughter as well. Thank you for sharing your creativity with others.

December 8, 2013 11:19 PM
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CS said...

I’m looking forward to all the pies! I think my friends and family are expecting me to make cakeballs, though.

December 8, 2013 11:21 PM
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sandi r said...

my Mothers three layer cookies. Takes up a lot of time but oh so good…

December 8, 2013 11:22 PM
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Kelli said...

I love making raisin molasses cookies (so much better than they sound) with a recipe my grandfather used. They are so soft and sweet spicy. They taste just like Christmas to me.

December 8, 2013 11:22 PM
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sandra said...

gingerbread loaf!

December 8, 2013 11:23 PM
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jason said...

peppermint bark brownies

December 8, 2013 11:24 PM
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Tracy said...

I am hoping my mom makes her famous caramel corn this year! It takes forever but it’s so worth it!!!

December 8, 2013 11:24 PM
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Jenni said...

Your designs and talented executions never cease to amaze me. How fun these are!

December 8, 2013 11:27 PM
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Carla said...

Me and my niece would like to use this. We have so much fun rolling out the cake pops by hand and decorating them. She’s better than me. And she’s 8
Thanks

December 8, 2013 11:28 PM
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Carla said...

Love your work !!

December 8, 2013 11:29 PM
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Amanda said...

I’m really craving some peppermint ice cream…but I can’t wait to makeour traditional lemon Christmas cutout cookies too! (They will not be consumed at the same time, of course.)

December 8, 2013 11:32 PM
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Thelma said...

I am looking forward to making my Mothers Jam Cake again. I haven’t made it since she passed 3 years ago. Now I really miss the Cake at Christmas as well as my Dear Momma.

December 8, 2013 11:35 PM
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Lori Souter said...

making some sugar cookies tomorrow!!!

December 8, 2013 11:38 PM
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fran said...

I love thumbprint cookies.

December 8, 2013 11:39 PM
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Mindy Merenghi said...

You make it look easy… ;)

I am looking forward to Christmas cookies!

December 8, 2013 11:40 PM
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Kat said...

I just made a big cardamom braid with great success! Can’t wait to make some cinnamon stars.

December 8, 2013 11:43 PM
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Sharon Piquet said...

kiffles!

December 8, 2013 11:46 PM
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Judy said...

Just found a website where I can order peanut-free candy melts. So after years of sighing in front of the ubiquitous Wilton’s candy melts for years, I’m looking forward to finally trying my hand on cake pops. Wish I’d found this out few years back when I know he’d really have been excited about them (he’s turning 10 in a week), but maybe this time he’ll enjoy making them with me for his baby sister instead.

December 8, 2013 11:47 PM
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Trinity said...

I’m really excited to bake a bunch of different cookies this year: chocolate chip, peppermint candy cookies, spritz, just everything! :D

December 8, 2013 11:47 PM
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nicole cal said...

I can’t wait to try to make your gingerbread heads and cute stockings! Got your toy set for my birthday and it comes with such useful molds! Can’ the wait to see you in paramus Tuesday with all my cake pop friends!!

December 8, 2013 11:49 PM
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Gabriela Cespedes said...

Ohhh I love this kit sets and the book. . It would be a beautiful and happy xmas if I win them :) and will make everything so simple ;)
Thanks bakerella !!!
A big hug !!
Xoxo gabi

December 8, 2013 11:51 PM
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Kim D said...

I’m looking forward to baking and decorating Christmas cookies with the kids.

December 8, 2013 11:51 PM
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Heather Johnson said...

I am looking forward to making sugar cookies and decorating them with the kiddos!

December 8, 2013 11:51 PM
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Jessica said...

I’m going to be trying out some new recipes for cookies and cupcakes….also making LOTS of really cute cake pops!

December 8, 2013 11:52 PM
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Asheika said...

Too cute! My six year old daughter has your cake pop kit and she loves it. I can’t wait to make a gingerbread house from scratch. Hmmmm …. gingerbread house cake pops sounds good too.

December 8, 2013 11:53 PM
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Monica said...

So much great food and treats this month! I’m really looking forward to a batch of Italian tri-color cookies I’ll be making in about a week. We plan to eat half and freeze the rest for Christmas day. It is such a treat!

December 9, 2013 12:00 AM
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Tiffany Horton said...

Im looking forward to making holiday cakepops of course! :)

December 9, 2013 12:02 AM
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Kim L said...

Clothespin cookies…and pizzelles. Oh and these pops are beyond adorable.

December 9, 2013 12:03 AM
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Angie said...

I am going to try homemade msrshmallows. I tried once before but they didn’t really work. I love gourmet marshmallows.

December 9, 2013 12:05 AM
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Sandra correa said...

These cake pops are adorable. I’m excited about trying out a new recipe of mini peppermint cupcakes.

December 9, 2013 12:06 AM
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Shannon said...

I’m looking forward to getting my baking/candy making finished. All I’ve got left is the English toffee.

December 9, 2013 12:11 AM
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Deanna said...

Awesome giveaway! I’m looking forward to making s’mores truffles and peppermint white chocolate mousse domes, yum!!

December 9, 2013 12:20 AM
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Katrina H said...

Love those! I’m looking forward to tasting my mom’s fudge. She only makes it at Christmas time. Thanks for the chance to win!

December 9, 2013 12:21 AM
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Jessica said...

Looking forward to baking some cut out sugar cookies!

December 9, 2013 12:22 AM
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AvalonsRose said...

I have a new kitchen this year, designed for baking. I can’t wait to get started on old family favorites and new discoveries! Thanks for all the inspiration!

December 9, 2013 12:22 AM
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Kris Gamertsfelder said...

Chocolate peppermint cookies and cake pops from your holiday book I got last year

December 9, 2013 12:23 AM
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Maquel Thompson said...

I made up two different holiday themed pops: Winter Wonderland that are white with blue, silver, and clear sugar crystals, with snowflakes, snowmen, and presents. Basi cc Christmas ones that are green, red, and white with a snowman, presents, santa, and a tree along with basic pretty pops. I’m hoping i can make alot!! :)

December 9, 2013 12:25 AM
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AvalonsRose said...

I have a new kitchen this year, designed for baking. I can’t wait to get started on old family favorites, from sugar cookies and snickerdoodles to magic cookie bars & adding new discoveries! My favorite treats are Triple Chocolate Cake Pops with mini chocolate chips, chocolate cake and chocolate frosting! Thanks for all the inspiration!

December 9, 2013 12:28 AM
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Anne said...

I love making mys signature Banana Toffee Icebox Cake. It’s a hit for everyone and it’s delicious too! :)

December 9, 2013 12:29 AM
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Chris said...

Sugar cookies!!

December 9, 2013 12:29 AM
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melissa pirtle said...

These are adorable and look very simple to do. My 7 year old Granddaughter lover to bake with me in the kitchen. She would love this. Thank you.

December 9, 2013 12:29 AM
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Colleen said...

Peanut Butter Balls!! Pistachio & Dried Cherry Bark!! YUM!

December 9, 2013 12:34 AM
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Lexi said...

I love peppermint bark and can’t wait to make frosty cakepops

December 9, 2013 12:39 AM
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Anna Klcova said...

definitely some christmas cakepops! :)

December 9, 2013 12:41 AM
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