Behind the Scenes: Cake Pops Holidays Book Trailer

Cake Pops Holidays

My new book Cake Pops Holidays is coming out soon. Yay!

And last month, we shot a book trailer for it in San Francisco.

Christmas Cake Pops

It involved cake pops of course.

Todd & Diane

And my friends Todd and Diane from White on Rice shot it. I was so happy to finally work with them. If you’re familiar with their blog, or photography or other videos, you know why. And if you’re not, you should check them out.

(P.S. – Todd and Diane have their own book in the works right now. I know they are pouring their hearts into every word and every photo and I’m so happy for them.)

Cake Pops on Camera

When Chronicle (my publisher) told me they wanted to make another video, I thought I’d do something different from the first few, so I suggested we shoot it at Chronicle Books and give it a bit of a Santa’s workshop feel. Or as much of a feel that we could do in a few hours filming… in August. : )

Props and Pops

I shipped giant snowflakes, sugary sweet props and brought some adorable gingerhead pops.

Cake Pops Holidays Video Shoot

We made garland from promotional postcards, wrapped presents and decorated with candy ornaments.


Diane brought giant Peppermint decorations that happened to work perfectly with one of the pop designs in the book. Oh my gosh, I need one of these! Or ten.

Ho Ho Ho

Peter brought the fun! As always.


We shot scenes about the book’s design with Vanessa.


And scenes about the format with my editor Amy.

Cake Pops Holidays Video Shoot

I basically moved in for the afternoon. We made it December for a day and it was a blast.

Thanks Peter, Amy, Vanessa, Ben, Alice, Doug and Claire for playing around with me.

And Chronicle’s Headquarters has such wonderful light throughout the building, it made every shot easy breezy.

Cake Pops Holidays by Bakerella

Dork wave.



Todd & Diane


Todd Porter

Scariness. Todd don’t trip please. That would be bad.

Holiday Cake Pops

I need to show you one day how I travel with cake pops. I have a pretty awesome and easy way that I found to safely carry them on a plane, across the country. I always panic when I do something like this. I would normally ship them, but when I’m traveling one day and filming them the next, I like to personally carry them to make sure they make it safely. Always stressful for me, but so far so good.

Todd & Diane of White on Rice

Thanks Todd and Diane for making the shoot so fun and for your amazing talent.

And Chronicle, thanks for letting me invade your offices with sugar and glitter.

Cake Pops Holidays

Cake Pops Holidays is available for preorder now and ships in October! Ho Ho Hooray!!!


Barnes and Noble

Chronicle Books

I’ll share the final video with you guys soon.

PS. Cake Pops stand by KC Bakes if you’re curious.

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95 comments on “Behind the Scenes: Cake Pops Holidays Book Trailer”

  1. my kids will surely love it as they always request for candy but this cake pops looks unique and try to buy them and try how tasty it is.

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  3. Oh my goodness I would love these!!

  4. Insanely adorable and delicious!

  5. so pretty

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  7. I cant wait to get my book…and to see you in december in Boston.See you there.Love your work.

  8. Those cake pops are too cute, almost too cute to be eaten!

  9. Very exciting times for you. Have already ordered mine, am so looking forward to receiving it. x

  10. Oh wow they are sooooo cute!

  11. so so cute. What fun. I do also have to say your adorable cupcakes in the 75th anniversy edition of Womans Day are so adorable. congratulations on being featured. :)

  12. Oh My, these are amazing!! You are amazing and so talented!! I cannot wait to buy the book! P.S. I LOVE your blazer!!

  13. Looks amazing. Will your book be published in Australia?

  14. Angie, I am so beyond excited for you! Congrats, congrats, congrats! And those cake pops… oh my word they look so charming!! I can not wait to see the new book and more of those adorable pops!

  15. High wow…………!

    Sounds are really good and yummy cake pops.

    Waiting for book.

  16. Oh my! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. But mostly because I want to make them all. My Grandbabies just love love love cake pops! My co-workers go wild over them.

  17. Unbelivable!! As always adorable!! I can’t wait to try my hand at the gingerbread heads :)

  18. I can’t wait to see the video…the behind-the-scenes has my heart fluttering already!!!

  19. Preordered it from Amazon yesterday.
    Can’t wait, it’ll make our holidays more
    rememberable. Thanks and continued

  20. Already ordered the book, can’t wait until it gets here!!

  21. Your ideas keep getting more awesome! These are all darling! Congrats on another book! Can’t wait for this one!!!!

  22. These cake pops will be perfect during the holidays! My kids will surely love this. These look amazing by the way.

  23. I can’t wait for the book to arrive. Looking forward to it. Thanks for all of the great ideas and recipes.

  24. I don’t think I’ve ever seem such fun dessert.

  25. Wow! They look amazing – cant wait for the book:D

  26. The detail!! How do you not have carpal tunnel yet? Or do you?

  27. Yes! HO HO Hooray! I loved every word of this post! I can’t wait to get a couple (or three) of your books for gifts. Of course I get one too. The photos are great and it looks like y’all had a blast. Merry Christmas Miss Angie. :o)

  28. My best memories are not of the baking, but of the cleaning up…washing dishes beside my Grandma who never had a dishwasher in her life. If she had, I wouldn’t have the precious memories of standing with her at her sink while she washed and I dried. I miss her.

  29. May God always bless you and your family. Your work is so perfect and beautiful and always we us the joy to love your work and passion on this beautiful cake pops and Give us the opportunity to help our families with the ideas and creation that u help us to bring to life thru this art of cake pops. Thank you once again.

  30. That looks really awesome!
    I’m always so impressed by how perfect your cakepops are.

    And PLEASE tell us how to travel/ transport cakepops safely… I still haven’t found the best way to do so! :/

  31. I love this, I love you! You are so much fun and so real and just wonderful! I am so grateful that you are having such an awesome time with your baking and decorating and craftiness and sharing it with all of us!

    I just made those oreos today. Oh, my nummieness!

  32. I LOVE the jingle bells and gingerbread men! Those are absolutely adorable.

    I have yet to try my hand at cake pops. Maybe Christmas ones will be my first attempt. :)

  33. Already preordered your fabulous book!! i can’t wait to get my mits on it…it will be Christmas in my house as soon as I get it!!

    Do tell your traveling secret…I’m very curious!

    As usual Angie, you look great and are so inspiring in more ways than just baking!!

  34. Angie, you look just darling in the photos! So good to see you healthy and happy! I love the little Gingerhead Pops! Too-too cute for words! To tell you the truth, I am not that great at making these (talk about feeling like a dork :o) – 3 attempts with 3 children – but we had a blast making them! ). I will try again when I get your new Holiday book.

  35. I LOVE the gingerbread face. Way too cute!

  36. Those are the cutest cake pops I’ve ever seen! Diane and Todd are cute too!

  37. Looks like such fun! You are fabulous! I can’t wait for the book! I would love to know your method of travelig with cake pops!! You are so inspiring! I love reading your blog!

    Dork wave from NJ! ;)
    Love ya!

  38. Your cake pops are always amazing. I can’t wait for
    your book. Preordered? Yes I did!!!

  39. Yes, PLEASE show us how you travel with cake pops SOON! I’ve been trying to figure out an easy and less stressful way to do this!

  40. SQUEAL! Those sparkly peppermint wheels are AMAZING!

  41. My gosh, they look amazing! I always give up but when you post something like this I want to try again! I haven’t made a cute pop yet, but maybe I will someday! :)

  42. I can’t wait to get my book. I have started designing my holiday cake pops but I love some of yours. I might steal some of these ideas. I especially love the little elf!

  43. Congrats on the book. I see a lot of hard work and a lot of fun.
    I’m totally waiting for your post on how you ship your cake pops safely.

  44. oh my… I’d wish I live in USA, here in Switzerland they don’t really know what cake pops and real cupcakes or brownies are. But since I’ve found your blog I make my own little America at home. I looks amazing and I’m soo looking forward for X-mas and your book.

    Love Sabrina from Berne (Switzerland)

  45. Todd and Diane do seem to pour love into every person and project they encounter. And it appears that you do, too!

    You can bet a request for your holiday cake pops cookbook will be at the top of my list to Santa. I see that you’ve got a request for a French edition.I’d love to help promote a Japanese version =)

  46. wow what a fun day……….must have felt like xmas !!!!!!!

  47. How fun!! All in a day’s work ;)

    Two things:
    1) I am VERY interested to know how you transport cake pops on a plane. I would need a Valium.
    2) I am insanely jealous that you get to work with Chronicle. I have been trying to get on their freeelance proofreader list forever and ever. What a dream job.

  48. Haha, love the “dork wave.”

  49. Those christmas cake pops looks so cute…i’m especially impressed with the stocking…HOW DID YOU DO THAT??? You are so incredibly talented.

  50. Can’t WAIT to see the awesome video! I LOVE the present and peppermint one (So Cute!!!)!

  51. OH. EM. GEE. I am SO excited! This is DEFINITELY at the top of my wishlist! (:

  52. Ahhhhh fun! Almost makes me wish it was December. :)

  53. Bakerella, how exciting! You’re so adorable, and easy to love. Dork wave from PA ~ :)

  54. Oh my gosh, those are the cutest!! I love the little elves and Santa’s. Can’t wait for the book – when is it out in the UK?

  55. I adore White on Rice blog. That time together looks like it is oozing with fun. How utterly fantastic to see the behind the scenes fun!

  56. It looks like everyone had a blast! Looking forward to getting your new book in my hot little hands… I’ve already pre-ordered it.

  57. That is the most redonkulously cute/awesome/adorable photo shoot ever! And your dork wave is totes getting cuter (and catching on, as in several photos above it, where everyone’s doing it! :D) as the years fly by! You are a pro, and omgosh, those cakepops look too amazing to be real!

  58. Love it!! I already preordered it. Can’t wait to get it and hear how to transport!!

  59. Great shoot and fun to see behind the scenes!!

  60. Amazing! I’m so excited and can’t wait to get my hands on the book!

    I would love to hear how you travel with your pops. I have done this a few times now for some special occasions, and I practically need meds when it’s over from the stress. Would love to see your brilliant plan.


  61. Those look adorable. I used some weird florist foam (not actual florist foam as far as I know) to travel with your graduation caps and it worked mostly fine except the foam got a wee bit flaky. Not cool. I’d love to know your travel method!

  62. LOVE! I know what I’m buying EVERYONE for the holidays!

  63. I’ve already pre-orderd the book, so Christmas in October for me! Soooooo looking forward to seeing your new designs. BTW, great release date, gives us enough time to try and perfect our pops to look like yours for the Christmas holidays ;-)

  64. Your holiday cake pops are just adorable! Looking forward to the new book!

  65. Gah, love love love your blazer! Oh, and uber excited for the book, of course :)

  66. So much fun! Can’t wait to get the book. It will be my first Christmas present to myself!

  67. Another book? What a fantastic surprise! I am going to order it right after I submit this comment! BTW, I am in love with the gingerhead pops!!!

  68. Congratulations Bakerella! Best of luck and looking forward to getting your Holiday book! You are amazing! :)

  69. Awesome!!!!!! Can’t wait to purchase it

  70. Beautiful! Your work is so amazing! It looks like you all had so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

  71. I can’t wait to see the video! It looks like you all had so much fun!!

  72. You are just too cute for words! And speaking of no words…that Santa cake pop has left me speachless!!!

  73. Yeah that is so wonderful!!

  74. Will it be available in France/French ?

    Thank you

  75. Love those holiday cake pops!

  76. Looks like you all had a great time! Can’t wait to see the new book (and those toys too).

  77. I just pre-ordered my copy!! I can’t wait to thumb through each and every beautiful page. :)

    Your cake pops are PERFECTION!!

  78. Omiheavens… I want the book, and yet I’ll never live up to your standards. My cake pops will end up on Cake Wrecks one day. *sigh* :)

  79. So wonderful to see your work. Your smile makes me happy. Thank you for sharing Bakerella.

    Your are a true inspiration.


    * can’t wait to see the book.

  80. You are truly inspiring. I can’t wait to get my copy of the book and try these fun and beautiful ideas with the kids this holiday season. Thank you, Bakerella!

  81. wow, it looks great! i’ll def. get one, as soon as i figure out how to make my candy coating thinner.

  82. Those photo shoots look like so much fun! I can’t wait to see the post about how you travel with cake pops… I just took 200 pops on the train in a large Rubbermaid tote, that was a sight! :-)

    LOVE seeing our pink striped cake pop stand in some of the shots – I’m living vicariously though its adventures, haha.

  83. YEAH!!!! Thanks for the behind the scenes look! CONGRATS on the new book!!!!

  84. So excited! Can’t wait to get my hands on the holiday book. Congratulations Angie!

  85. SOO neat!!! What an amazing collection of cake pops. All adorable, of course! Can’t wait to see the new book :). Congratulations!

  86. Beautiful! Can’t wait to make these for the holidays!

  87. I don’t know which one I like best. They are all AMAZING!! You are my inspiration to make mine even better!

  88. Looks like everyone had a blast! Already have your book preordered. Looking forward to getting it in my hot little hands.

  89. Love the Dork wave! Signature move! :) And I would love to find out how you travel with your cake pops. That is always the scariest thing about cake pops….all that work could be gone with one pothole or a sharp turn in the car. I can’t even imagine taking them on a plane!!

  90. They look AMAZING.. best of luck and more success.

  91. First comment…wowowow!

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