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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Kristin D said...

Love this! I make tons of Cupcakes!!

December 9, 2013 08:24 AM
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mydearbakes said...

Jusy trying my luck got the giveaway from Singapore! =D

I’m looking forward to bake the cake pops from the book I’m going to win in this giveaway. =P

My favorite treat? Gingerbread cookies!!

December 9, 2013 08:25 AM
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Tracie I. said...

I always make peanut butter balls for the holidays!

December 9, 2013 08:26 AM
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Shanelle said...

OMG love your giveaways! I am looking forward to chocolate lava cakes hahaha they are the best! I’m looking forward to all my relatives meeting again cause they are all over the world haha

December 9, 2013 08:27 AM
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Nicole said...

I am looking forward to making a Santa Christmas cake and looking forward to heading back to PA and tasting my mom’s cookies – she makes dozens of different kinds!

December 9, 2013 08:28 AM
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joan bowman said...

I made cake pops and took to work once. They were an awesome hit at our Christmas Party. Maybe I will try the stockings this year. Beautifully done. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

December 9, 2013 08:28 AM
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michelle said...

im baking christmas cookies for out christmas party!

December 9, 2013 08:29 AM
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Sherri said...

I am looking forward to the fudge my best friend makes for Christmas every year. I have tried to make it myself, but it never turns out right unless she makes it!

December 9, 2013 08:29 AM
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michelle said...

im baking christmas cookies for our christmas party!

December 9, 2013 08:29 AM
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Jeanne said...

would be tickled pink to win! I think I know what I’m making for dessert on Christmas Eve! :) Love these!!

December 9, 2013 08:30 AM
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Amy Cordero said...

Any and ALL Christmas cookies!

December 9, 2013 08:30 AM
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Amanda Faught said...

Christmas cookies with my kids for Santa!

December 9, 2013 08:30 AM
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Lesley F said...

I am looking forward to making spritz cookies which are my favorite cookies of all time and my family loves them.

December 9, 2013 08:30 AM
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Tanya V. said...

Our family always makes pineapple filling to go with our baked ham for Christmas dinner. You then always wonder why you don’t make it more than just once a year. It’s so good. I love the kit and tools you need to make you adorable cake pops!

December 9, 2013 08:30 AM
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Noemi DI said...

So lovely!!! *_____________*

December 9, 2013 08:31 AM
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Marilyn M. said...

I’m going to try making sugar cookies with royal icing for the first time! My daughter loves to make your reindeer cake pops so I’m sure we will try that again :)

December 9, 2013 08:31 AM
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Debbie said...

what an awesome give away. I would love to win this . I am looking forward to making my holiday peanut buter cups and of course short bread . YUM :)

December 9, 2013 08:33 AM
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Taylor said...

Can’t wait to bake some of my favorite chewy gingersnaps!

December 9, 2013 08:35 AM
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Debbie said...

So cute! Have you ever tried making a hot chocolate flavored cake pop? I can’t wait to make my egg nog sugar cookies and personal Apple pies!

December 9, 2013 08:36 AM
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Keily said...

I’m looking forward for sugar cookies and making a gingerbread house!!!!!

December 9, 2013 08:36 AM
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Cathy C said...

Making red velvet cookies for gifts.

December 9, 2013 08:37 AM
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Bem said...

I have already started because of the winter storm. Coconut biscotti, shortbread and chocolate cake balls, of course!

December 9, 2013 08:37 AM
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deb said...

looking forward to making Grammy’s “snowball” cookies. LOVE the stocking cake pops!!!

December 9, 2013 08:38 AM
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DebbieDau said...

Looking forward to making cookies and candies for the holidays!

December 9, 2013 08:38 AM
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Nessa said...

Oreo Truffles!

December 9, 2013 08:38 AM
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JudyOw said...

I think my daughter and I will be baking some cookies and making some candies for the holidays.

December 9, 2013 08:39 AM
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Angela W said...

I’m looking forward to making our family’s homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe with my family.

December 9, 2013 08:39 AM
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Tracy D said...

I am looking forward to baking our traditional snowball cookies.

December 9, 2013 08:39 AM
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Tracy D said...

I am looking forward to making our traditional snowball cookies.

December 9, 2013 08:41 AM
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Becca said...

I would love to win this. I always enjoy making cookies as gofts for the holidays. I would love to make cake pops, but I need lessons or something. Lol. I am not very good at them. This would help tremendiously. Hope I win.

December 9, 2013 08:41 AM
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Sara D said...

I’m looking forward to baking batches and batches of Christmas cookies!

December 9, 2013 08:42 AM
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Teresa said...

I love butter cookies and some gingerbread cookies.

December 9, 2013 08:42 AM
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Jennifer Q said...

I’m looking forward to making gingerbread cakepops for Christmas Eve dinner! My family always looks forward to eating them!

December 9, 2013 08:42 AM
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Carolyn said...

Making some chocolate peppermint cookies for neighbors!

December 9, 2013 08:42 AM
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Southern Gal said...

I look forward to building a gingerbread house with my youngest son and two granddaughters. The 3yo granddaughter loves to bake so cookie baking and decorating will be extra fun this year. Thanks for the chance.

December 9, 2013 08:43 AM
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Abigail Sanchez said...

I told my sister we were going to make a homemade gingerbread house and I am extremely excited to make it :)

December 9, 2013 08:44 AM
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Lisa Abrams said...

These cake pops are so creative and adorable! I love being creative and discovering new and exciting ways to create cookies and cakes. I will try to make these cute, festive stockings.

December 9, 2013 08:44 AM
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Trish said...

Cookies with my daughter… whatever kind we choose each year. We typically throw an “open house/cookie party” each year for friends and acquaintances to stop by anytime and stay 20 minutes or all day. It’s fun and a good way to see people without having to set up time for lunch/dinner and drinks.

December 9, 2013 08:44 AM
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Sarah Pineda-Scott said...

They are so cute! Love them!!
I’m looking forward to making cookies with my 4yrold. He is really getting into helping make things in the kitchen! So far his favorite by far is biscuits, he likes to roll them out and cut them. I let him pick a cookie cutter to use, so far we have had bats, trees, bells and dinosaurs. Cake pops would be so fun to make with him!

As for my favorite holiday item I’m looking forward to almond crescent shapes, growing up we called them bone cookies.

December 9, 2013 08:45 AM
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Juliann said...

I can’t wait for my yearly box of cookies to come in the mail from my mother in law:)

December 9, 2013 08:46 AM
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Enrica said...

Chocolate chip cookies!

December 9, 2013 08:47 AM
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Amy A. said...

I am most looking forward to baking cookies with my mother. It’s a tradition. We have six types we always make, plus two or three that change year to year.

December 9, 2013 08:48 AM
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Kelsey C. said...

It’s been a tradition since I was a kid of making sugar cookies and decorating them with my grandma. I also look forward to making fudge and homemade almond roca.

December 9, 2013 08:49 AM
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Jenna Whitt said...

I’m so excited to surprise my family with a pumpkin French toast bake for Christmas morning! I know pumpkin isn’t exactly a Christmas flavor, but it’s one of my family’s favorite tastes. I’m also looking forward to tasting peanut butter buckeyes! I love anything peanut butter!

December 9, 2013 08:50 AM
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Elizabeth said...

I have been making cake pops, Cookies, Gingerbread houses, Chocolate dipped items for gift boxes. Such a wonderful time of year to bake

December 9, 2013 08:50 AM
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jengd said...

A few years ago I received a recipe for what was apparently a cookie that my grandmother used to make. Catch was that I’d never had them until 2yrs ago. I guess she stopped making them when I was very small for whatever reason. They’re utterly delish (basically a meringue with walnuts in it) and I’m looking forward to having a dry day around here to make them.

December 9, 2013 08:51 AM
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Denisse Santana said...

My girl would love to have this…. This Christmas I’m looking forward to making triple chocolate brownies and my favorite, cinnamon cake with walnuts. Happy Merry Christmas!!!

December 9, 2013 08:51 AM
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krista said...

Christmas cookies are my favorite thing in the whole world to make

December 9, 2013 08:51 AM
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Terri said...

Christmas cookies! Right now I am limiting my baking to only 6 different types but I am sure I will add more.

December 9, 2013 08:52 AM
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Stephanie H said...

I’m looking forward to making baked brie with brown sugar, almonds, and cranberries… oh, and also the dinner to go with it.

December 9, 2013 08:55 AM
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Cherie said...

My 3 daughters would be so tickled to have that!!!

I look forward to making fudge!!! :) I love all the holiday treats though!

December 9, 2013 08:55 AM
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Denisse Santana said...

Love this….I’m looking forward to make my favorite, triple chocolate brownies and my delicious cinnamon cake with walnuts. Mmm, and happy merry Christmas!!!

December 9, 2013 08:56 AM
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Rochelle said...

i’m looking forward to coquito, which is a little like egg nog. mm! have a merry christmas, bakerella! :)

December 9, 2013 08:57 AM
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Angela West said...

I’m looking forward to my annual cookie exchange. I usually go overboard and do multiple flavors plus some show-stoppers. Been looking on here for inspiration!

December 9, 2013 08:57 AM
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Kristin said...

I bake a variety of cookies and make a bunch of candies, too. I can’t really choose a favorite to make (OR eat, for that matter!); because I love it all! My favorite part is plating them up and sharing them with friends and family! Everyone looks forward to these platters every year and there are so many memories linked to these goodies! Time to get back to baking, so crank up the Christmas tunes and bakedance with me!

December 9, 2013 08:57 AM
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Alexia said...

I’m looking forward to having some of my mom’s cookies :) You’re never too old to enjoy old favorites!

December 9, 2013 08:57 AM
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Corinna said...

I ‘m looking forward to the fly home to my brother and parents. My husband and I living 700 kilometers away. So I’m very happy to see all my loved ones on christmas. My favor cookie on christmas time is the plum amarettini cookie. So yummi. I love them.

December 9, 2013 08:57 AM
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Samantha said...

I absolutely love baking for any holiday, but Xmas is definetly my favorite! I have already made 4 kinds of cake balls for a holiday-housewarming party, and pumpkin spice cupcakes for a special dinner. I still have lots to do, including red velvet brownies, oreo snowballs, rainbow thumbprint cookies, and classic gingerbread people to mention a few! I’m making holiday treat boxes for everyone on my list this year for an extra sweet day! ???? Happy Holidays Everyone!

December 9, 2013 08:58 AM
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Ilana said...

I’m looking forward to baking rugelach with my daughter and also almond biscotti.

December 9, 2013 08:58 AM
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Jennifer said...

Looking forward to all the cookies! :)

December 9, 2013 08:59 AM
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Melisa said...

I am sooo in love with all of your bakings and products. I am going to bake a lot cakes and pies for my sister-in-law, who is pregnant and dying for some chocolaty treats :)

December 9, 2013 08:59 AM
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Cindy Amaro said...

I will be making my Mom’s Christmas Fried Nut recipe this week!! Delicious!!! I would love to add this darling stocking idea to my list of Holiday baking items!!

December 9, 2013 09:00 AM
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Danielle Sawchuk said...

I’m looking forwards to some new cookie recipes I’m trying for the baking trays I’m selling to fundraiser to go to Finland for gymnastics! I am also very excited to have my grandmothers amaaazing apple pie!

December 9, 2013 09:02 AM
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Melissa said...

Homemade butter cookies!

December 9, 2013 09:06 AM
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Tammy Daves said...

Always make candies with my family – something always to look forward to during this time of the year. Oreo balls, Martha Washington Balls, Texas Krispies, and and and :0) Happy Holidays!

December 9, 2013 09:07 AM
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Cindy Amaro said...

My mom’s Holiday Nuts are a treat each year!!! Would love the holiday stocking kit!!!

December 9, 2013 09:07 AM
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Tiffani P. said...

I’m looking forward to making cookies with my 6 year old son. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

December 9, 2013 09:07 AM
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Ellen H said...

Love baking for family and friends almond roca is a favourite but some years it does not cooperate, whipped shortbread is another all time favourite, would love to win it for my niece. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Bakerella!!

December 9, 2013 09:08 AM
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Kait said...

Great giveaway! I’m looking forward to gingerbread treats and anything peppermint!!

December 9, 2013 09:08 AM
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Dee Rivera said...

I am looking forward to making all of my Christmas cake pops next week using a pumpkin cake recipe I love <3 When it comes to the holidays I love anything pumpkin!

December 9, 2013 09:08 AM
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Susan B said...

Gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, and your peppermint dark chocolate cookies!

December 9, 2013 09:08 AM
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Aimee H said...

I love baking my ninjabread men. Everyone always gets a kick out of them!

December 9, 2013 09:09 AM
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Sheila Mom to Seven said...

I love making Christmas candy! Bing candy, peanut butter cups, mmmm – anything chocolatey.

December 9, 2013 09:09 AM
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Christine said...

Nantucket Cranberry Pie! Such a family favorite.

December 9, 2013 09:09 AM
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w said...

I’m looking forward to the xmas baking time next weekend. There shall be at least 5-8 selection .. merry christmas!

December 9, 2013 09:09 AM
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Rosa Vila said...

I cannot wait to make red velvet cheesecake cookies!!

December 9, 2013 09:11 AM
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Lisa said...

I love making old fashioned fudge and everybody loves all the flavors that we end up with

December 9, 2013 09:11 AM
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Amy said...

Next project is Christmas Tree cake pops!
Can’t wait!!

December 9, 2013 09:11 AM
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Kookie said...

I’m already baking a cookie-biscuit selection – some plain, some flavored, some chocolate-coated, nutty and favorite. They make perfect festive gifts too. Like a box full of treasures – yum! And the season’s treat I love the most is mini stollens with dried cherries, pistachios, orange peel, cinnamon and marzipan, of course. I love the tiny size which makes them even sweeter ( : And I love, love, love your generous and kind attitude towards everyone. You are simply the BEST! And I mean it!!!

December 9, 2013 09:11 AM
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Julia said...

Planning on making fudge and some cake pops for the holidays.

December 9, 2013 09:12 AM
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Michelle said...

We love Nanaimo bars at our house and I make them every Christmas.

December 9, 2013 09:14 AM
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Susan said...

So cute! My daughter makes cake pops all the time and she would absolutely love that maker! I’m making kolaches, some kind of peppermint cookies and a third kind to be determined!

December 9, 2013 09:14 AM
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Kristen Davis said...

I’m looking forward to baking Christmas cookies with my little ones for the first time :D and am appreciative of such a fun and cute giveaway, thank you for the chance to win! :D Merry Christmas!!

December 9, 2013 09:15 AM
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Ashley said...

I’m looking forward to making ginger cookies…my family loves them. I’m also hopping to make your recipe of red velvet cake. I have done it for every Christmas for the past two years and it really brings up smiles on people faces.

December 9, 2013 09:15 AM
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Tiffani P. said...

I’m looking forward to making cookies with my 6 year old son. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

December 9, 2013 09:16 AM
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Diana Cooke said...

I love anything with chocolate, but on Christmas morning I always bake an overnight French toas that is more like dessert! I look forward to that every year :)

December 9, 2013 09:17 AM
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Jess said...

I am looking forward to my mom’s lemon meltaways and her graham marshmallow bark. I bake all the time myself, but i am really looking forward to her baking in a few weeks,

December 9, 2013 09:17 AM
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Teodora Trpovska said...

Sugar cookies and rum balls. Can’t wait to make them! YUM!!! And one of your cake pops, of course!!! <3 Love ya!

December 9, 2013 09:18 AM
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Andrea W said...

I am looking forward to baking cookies.

December 9, 2013 09:19 AM
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Chris I said...

I can’t wait to make the traditional divinity and fudge!

December 9, 2013 09:20 AM
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SaraJ said...

I love making frosted sugar cookies!

December 9, 2013 09:20 AM
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Teri said...

I’m looking forward to baking cookies and cake pops. Just got
finished making these cute stocking cake pops this weekend for a friends daughters birthday party.

December 9, 2013 09:21 AM
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Cindy white said...

Looking forward to cheesecake. I only make it a few times a year.

December 9, 2013 09:21 AM
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Dee said...

Looking forward to making my blueberry pound cake! We froze blueberries when they were at their sweetest and now we get to bring them out for a little taste of summer when we need it most!

December 9, 2013 09:22 AM
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Diana said...

coconut peanut brittle

December 9, 2013 09:22 AM
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Emily T. said...

I’m getting ready to bake and deliver my Peppermint Mocha cookies to my favorite Starbucks baristas as a thank-you for being so awesome to me these past 3.5 years!

December 9, 2013 09:23 AM
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Oz K said...

I admire your patience for making adorable, tiny treats! Scrolling through Instagram, I came upon a beautiful sheet tray of homemade gingerbread covered in cookie butter and drizzled with dark chocolate. I need to make this happen.

December 9, 2013 09:25 AM
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Kelly said...

I love making chocolate crinkles and peanut butter blossoms. They are two of my favorite cookies, but I only make them this time of year! (I really should change that…:))

December 9, 2013 09:25 AM
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Amy said...

Super cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

December 9, 2013 09:25 AM
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Cathy said...

This would be so awesome to give to my baking niece!!

December 9, 2013 09:25 AM
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