Cake Popalooza!

Today is the 5-year anniversary of my first book. I can’t believe it!

How could five years have gone by so fast?!? It’s just crazy and to celebrate, I’m giving away a bunch of Cake Pops goodies below. YAY! I created cake pops and first shared them on the blog back in 2008 and by September 8, 2010, Cake Pops by Bakerella was released in stores and online. So much has happened since this book made it in to peoples’ homes and hearts all over the world.

Businesses have been launched and products have been created to help make them, shape them, display them, and decorate them. Cake Pops have become regulars at coffees shops, bakeries, birthdays, weddings and more. They’ve helped raise money for charities, inspired creativity, spread joy and probably some frustration, too. Dipping can be tricky to get on the first go. But through the last several years, I know one thing. They have brought endless smiles to so many.

The photo above is from the Walnut Creek Williams Sonoma in San Francisco. P.S. If you attended one of the signings back then you might find your photo here.

When the book debuted, I had the incredible opportunity to travel around the country to meet you guys. It was and still is one of the best experiences of my life. We laughed and cried and hugged and talked dipping and candy and you guys showed me your designs and it was unbelievably exciting to meet everyone who shared the same passion for cute and cake. None of this would have happened if it weren’t for you guys. I can’t tell you how much your support and encouragement means to me.

I have to give a little shoutout to these cupcake pops, too. It was these cuties that I first posted on the site in February of 2008 that unknowingly started a cake pop phenomenon. These were my first shaped pops and I could have never guessed how much people would love them and want to learn how to make them back then. It was your enthusiasm for these tiny treats that sent me on a mission to see what else I could to with a little ball of cake on a stick and some candy. I had to know how many ways I could make them and make you smile. And now I know the answer is endless.

These are some of my favorite pops from the first book and today I want to say YAY and celebrate the anniversary of it’s publication with a knock down all out Cake Popalooza Giveaway of the products that I’ve worked on over the last several years.

Some you may know about … and some maybe not.


This is my second book… Cake Pops Holidays… and it may just be my favorite.

When I was working on it, I started getting a little nervous that it might not be as cute as the first book because there weren’t as many animal designs, but in the end I think it turned out even cuter than the first book. And I fell in love with the smaller size, too.

With a Holidays book, how could I not do a Cake Pops Halloween themed book, too… especially with so many frightfully fun character possibilities.

I mean how can you not smile at those spooky sweet faces.

Besides the books, I created a few gift items with my publisher Chronicle Books. They’re the best at making super cute stuff.

Here’s the Cake Pops Kit. It comes with a small book, treat bags, treat tags, ribbon, cake pop sticks and a cute paper cake pop stand.

And these are four different mini kits, each with treat bags, ribbon, tags, and cake pop sticks for specific projects.

These are notecards printed with cake pop photos from my first book. A cute little way to send someone sweet nothings.

Oh…… and the toy! It was available at Toys R Us for a couple of years and I only have a handful of them left. Sad face. It has a cake crumbler, mixing bowl, dipping bowl, cake pops tray, cake pops stand, cake pop sticks and four fun molds to help you shape cake pops.

I also partnered with Make’n Mold for this Bakerella line of products to help you make cake pops and sweet treats. Candy wafers, candy molds, decorettes, pastry bags and more. You can see all of it online here.

Okay… let’s wrap up and celebrate with this Cake Popalooza Giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win the following:

  • Cake Pops
  • Cake Pops Holidays
  • Cake Pops Halloween
  • Cake Pops Kit
  • Cake Pops Mini Kits
  • Cake Pops Notecards
  • Cake Pops Toy
  • PLUS a Bakerella for Make’n Mold $100 Gift Card

To enter:

  • Leave a comment below and tell me your favorite cake pop design or book.
  • Deadline to enter is Thursday, September 10 at 8:00 pm ET. Sorry! Time’sUp. Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced on this post sometime Friday.

Good luck and yay for cake pops!!!




It’s time to announce the winner!! I’m so excited. But first, can I say how much you guys made my day with all your favorite pops comments. You guys are awesome and it was so much fun reading all of them. Okay, help me congratulate Commenter #444. YAY Mary!!! I hope you enjoy all the cake pops goodies.

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1,325 comments on “Cake Popalooza!”

  1. I will forever love the Christmas themed one!

  2. What an amazing prize! My very favorite cake pops have always been the snow globes. It looks like one that I could actually pull off!

  3. Gah I can’t believe I’ve been reading for five years! Wow!!! One of my favourites has always been the bells. They just look so real with the silver coating.

  4. Congrats! I have two of your books and just love them. I’ve been dying to try your new melting wafers. Your talent far exceeds mine, but the one I’ve always wanted to try are the Hello Kitties.

  5. Love the holiday book! Your creativity is such an inspiration!

  6. My favorite is the snowglobe!

  7. My favorite cake pop book would be The Halloween book because I love Halloween & the cake pops are so cute and spooky! Congrats on 5 year anniversary!!!

  8. I love the apples and strawberries!

  9. The Halloween one! Fall is my favorite!

  10. I love the Halloween book because Halloween is my favorite holiday and the cake pops are so cute and spooky. Congrats on 5 year anniversary!!

  11. I love, love, love the Christmas themed cake pops!!

  12. I would love the Holiday Book….. My Mom is in her 80’s and every year we do a lot of baking…. I would so enjoy making these with her !! At her age, she can’t do a whole lot, but spending the time with her is the best part…. Feeling so very blessed to have her in my life on a daily basis !!!!!!!!!

  13. Happy anniversary! Your original book is my fave, but I’d also love to try out some of the designs in the holiday and Halloween books!

  14. Happy Anniversary!!! I came believe it’s been that long. I’ve been following you this whole time… You’re creativity and endurance through hardships is such an inspiration.
    I love all your pops, but if I had to choose a favorite, I’m going for the sheep.

  15. My favorite are the Hello Kitty cake pops!!

  16. The tiny gingerbread houses… adorable! Actually all of your designs are amazing.

  17. I love the Cake Pops Holiday book! All those designs are awesome.. and Christmas is my favorite holiday! :)

  18. My favorite is the Halloween witches with the Hershey kiss in the top . Mine never looked as good as yours but they always make people laughed :) but they are still very tasty. Happy anniversary !!

  19. I think my favorites so far are the lambs from the first book. I have seen others on your page that I like as well. Like the Minions, Sesame St. Monsters, and the pugs.

  20. My absolute favorite are an oldie but goodie, the snowmen. They’re just so cute and perfect! Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy (Book) Anniversary!

  21. i love them all but the Hello Kitty cake pops are my favorite!!!

  22. It’s so hard to come up with a favorite! I only have the original book, but I’ve seen pictures of all of your cakepops!!! I love the Christmas stockings!

  23. I love anything Hello Kitty– but my favorite cake pops are winter holiday themed. I love giving them away with hot chocolate mixes to friends and family.

  24. I love the Sesame Street cake pops. Super cute!!!

  25. My favorites are the barnyard animals from the original Cake Pops book. I made the chicks, roosters, cows, sheep, and pigs for my 16 yr old daughter’s birthday.

  26. Gotta love the Frosty Friends! They make the best holiday gifts!

  27. I love the Christmas themed pops.

  28. Happy Anniversary!!

    I love the Christmas holiday ones. That time of year is my favorite!!

  29. Halloween book looks awesome !!! so in love!

  30. I love love cake pops

    My favorite is your little lamb
    So cute and fun

  31. elf pops hands down the best !! so in love!

  32. My favorite is the bride and groom pops!

  33. i just love ALL of your books!! My little cousin turned me on to your books and website and it’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done! The grandchildren love my cake pops and we’ve had fun making them together!! I think the one I liked the most was the strawberry! I made them as a surprise for my oldest granddaughter, who is a strawberry nut!! When her mother showed them to her the look of love and surprise on her face made it all so worth everything!! Thank you for sharing your cake pops with us!!!

  34. I love them all, but the Christmas one is my favorite.

  35. Love the holidays book! Congrats on your anniversary!

  36. I love the Holiday Book!!????

  37. Love the Holiday Book!!

  38. Ooooh I sooo love the halloween – cat ones :)
    Happy fifth one ;)

  39. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been that long! And I can’t believe I missed out on the chance to get the toys r us set! I didn’t buy it because I hoped Santa hubby would bring it! Super sad face!
    I still love the cupcake, but the chick I aways remember.

  40. Congrats !!!
    Bakerella you are my favorite and absolutely love your ideas, thank you so much for sharing them . My favorite book is Holidays, Christmas top pic and pumpkins were my first ever to make . Made 60 and turned out so cute. Cheers to many more years to come ????????????

  41. i still think the original cupcake shaped pops are the most charming treat ever!!

  42. The Holiday book! Those elves are just the cutest!

  43. Baby chicks…too cute!

  44. Omg, it’s hard to choose between all those cute designs, but I think it has to be the snow globe ones… I’m just amazed by what you’re able to do with some cake crumble and frosting :D

  45. Happy Anniversary. My favorite book will always be the original.

  46. holiday book

  47. I have a home based cupcake business so my favorites are definitely the cupcake cake pops! Super adorable!

  48. I love Halloween and Christmas so I love all those cake pops. Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. The Original Book! This was one of my favorite baking books and also this is how I was able to discover more about you! The little chick cake pops are one of my faves. They are too cute to eat! I also love the bride and groom cake pops. Very classic!

  50. My favorite has to be those adorable snowmen!

  51. Hands down to the original book! One of my first and fave book of yours that i read. I love the mini cupcake cake pops u made! TOO CUTE>.<
    BTW congrats on the anniversary ! <3

  52. My favorite cake pops were the pugs you did a while back. My favorite animal and a delicious treat all in one!

  53. Congrats on your anniversary! My favorite is the Halloween cake pops book.

  54. Without a doubt, the snowmen are my favorite! I do them year round and decorate to suit the season…leis in the summer! Love the pops and books ;)

  55. The Halloween cauldrons are my favorite!

  56. My favorite book is your very first Cake Pops book! I got it right away when it came out! Everything is so creative and that Halloween book looks amazing!

  57. Yay for CAKE POPS!!! My favorite is the Halloween book (my favorite holiday!). You have been a huge inspiration ????????????????

  58. I like the first book you made! I like the popcorn pop and the chick! its so cute! Congrats on your 5 year book anniversary! Bakerella is awesome:)

  59. My favorite cake pop would be the little chicks…so cute!!

  60. Cupcake cake pops are my favorite!

  61. Congrats! The halloween book is my current favorite!

  62. The gingerbread houses are adorable!

  63. Cupcake cake pops are my favorite!

  64. The halloween book is my favorite<3

  65. Snoopy is my favorite!

  66. It is so hard to choose from your pops… the cute apples are my favourite!

  67. I have always thought that the sheep pops were adorable!

  68. the cupcake cake pops are my grandest fav!

  69. Now this is a hard choice, how can we only choose one cake pop design when all of them are gorgeous,it’s like choosing between your favourite children lol. Love the gingerbread hoses,the clowns,the snow globe,the vampires are so cute,odd be running out of space writing them all down because I love them all

  70. Love, love, love the Halloween book!! Congratulations on 5 years!!

  71. I love the yellow Easter chicks!

  72. I love youe Hello Kitty cake pops. I made them and people thought they were so cute. I love all your pops. They are so fun and cute.

  73. The first book is my favorite. Reminds me that I need to steal it back from my friend….

  74. My favorite book is the original. Still have a copy with all of my top cookbooks.
    Love the minions too, though

  75. It’s way too hard to choose a favorite, but I do have a special place in my heart for the eye ball design, as those were the first cake balls I made! (They were a hit at work that Halloween!)

  76. I am amazed every time you post a new cake pop design at your creativity and execution of these little treats!!!
    I love your Halloween creations :)

  77. I love the Christmas book. Your books and website has helped my children enjoy Gluten Free desserts. Thank you for all you do.

  78. Christmas for sure, special themes bringing the family together what could be more special

  79. I love your cake pops. I’ve made the chickies. I can’t wait to try making some of the Halloween cake pops this year.

  80. Favorite book is the first one of course ! :)

  81. My favourite book is cake pops holidays because I love Christmas. But I love all your work. Thank you for all.

  82. It’s hard to pick just one. All your pops are inspirational. I’m pretty sure you lured me in to trying to make most of your pops. They have helped me better myself in my cake pop journey. Thank you for all your books.

  83. I love your Holidays book – the smowmen are the cutest ;-)

  84. Love the first cake pop book! Super cute designs :)

  85. I love the cupcakes from your first book.

  86. The cauldron Halloween cake pop is so cute!

  87. I always look forward to the Valentine’s Day pops.

  88. Of course every book but I have the first one at home and I love it. Unfortunately it is hard to find all the stuff you need for the cake pops in Germany.

  89. Hi Bakeralla!!

    I have your first book and your Christmas book! My first cake pops I made were the apples and I fell in love with making cake pops! Thank you for inspiring me to try something new!
    Congrats!! xo

  90. I love Christmas and I always make a fun dessert – my favorite cake pop is the snow globe! But I really love all of your pops
    Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary

  91. They are all perfekt but i choose the Halloween book. The cake Pops always look amazing

  92. Humpty dumpty cakepops is my favorite , but I really love all of your work & your wonderful supplies sold in hobby stores .

  93. Christmas cake pops are my favorite :)

  94. Congrats. Wow, hard to pick just 1 but as simple as they are, I have always liked the chicks for Easter. I loved the minion ones you did too even though they are not on your book.

  95. Halloween. Always Halloween.

  96. My favourite design is the dracula one, perfect for Halloween!!! And the books are amazing!!!

  97. Love The mini ice cream cone and the Christmas ones :-)

  98. Ooh! Definitely the Christmas book! I love Christmas and cake pops!

  99. those sweet little gingerbread faces on the cover of the Holiday book have always been my favorite!

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