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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!!!

 

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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 love the zombie in the Halloween book! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the Christmas snow globe cake pop! Such a work of art!

  3. I can’t decide but the first one or the holidays one!!

  4. Cake pops Holidays.

  5. My granddaughter loves the Hello Kitty and the Owl pop …

  6. I love the holiday book!
    What a fun give away, thanks for the chance to win! ????

  7. The original book is my favorite! I love the little sheep!

  8. Honestly, my favorites are your Disney characters straight off the blog (I totally want a book of those!), but of what is shown here, I love the Christmas holiday cake pop book.

  9. Happy 5th anniversary! My favorite book is the Cake Pops Halloween edition. Thsnk you!

  10. I love the simple round design. The designs that can be done are endless.

  11. I love the original book. The baby chicken pop is my favorite. I made them a while back and the people at work think I am a world class baker!

  12. Mrs. Potts or Sesame Street!

  13. i love the panda and several of the Christmas one. I would love this for my daughter for her bday. She loves cake pops

  14. I love the first book. Think about making a wedding themed book that can be used for showers and wedding sweet tables.

  15. I lOVE the snowman! and ALL the halloween designs!

  16. The Halloween ones look amazing!!

  17. I love all of them but the animals are always my favorite!!! So adorable and creative!! Can’t believe it’s been 5?years since the first book was released! Congrats!

  18. The sheep cake pop has always been my favourite. So cute <3

  19. I love them all! But if I have to choose a favorite it would be a toss up between the Halloween ones and the Christmas snow globe! I’d love to have more of your books and products! Congrats on the anniversary!

  20. I love all the details you put into the pops like the cauldron and the Easter baskets… you always take that one extra step, where I would have stopped! Fantastic!

  21. I LOVE the snow globes!

  22. The original cupcake cakepop will always be my fave! I remember making them for work back when you first posted it. Such a huge hit at the office! :) Happy Anniversary!

  23. I love the mummy and the gingerbread house. It’s so hard to choose because they are all so adorable.

  24. I love the original book — that’s where all the creativity and fun began. Thanks!

  25. How fun! Halloween is my favorite holiday so the little Frankie is my favorite pop! Congrats on 5 years:@)

  26. I really love your Christmas themed book

  27. Love them all….can’t choose!

  28. I love the Christmas cake pop book & my favorite cakepop is the ice cream cone. I also love the original cupcake pop & all the fun characters you’ve done. Thanks for all the inspiration! God bless you & your sweet heart!

  29. It’s hard to pick just one design… I love the pandas, the snowmen, the snowglobes, cookie monster, the chicks, the ice cream and the sheep. And a few more :)

  30. Gingerbread houses and the Halloween cauldrons.

  31. My favorite cakepop is Santa clause:)

  32. Congratulations Angie! I have tried my hand at cake pops only twice and even though I’m far, far away from being any good at it, they turned out great and really, really tasty! It’s been lots of fun to watch you turn the strangest things/characters/animals/whatever into cake pops and you’re an inspiration, not just for baking, but also in life. My favorite book has to be the holidays book, I adore all your Christmas designs!

  33. Has to be the Halloween book!!!!!! Yummmm and spooky!!!!!

  34. Love them all, but the ‘cupcake’ is my favorite…made them for my 4 year old daughter when she was a ‘Cupcake Fairy ‘ for Halloween.

  35. I absolutely adore wedding themed cake pops <3 Your pops are truly inspirational!

  36. What a great birthday present this would be!!! I have followed you since before the first book, so I think that one is my favorite! It’s too difficult to choose a cake pop, they are all too cute!!

  37. Everything is so cute, but I love the Cake Pops Holidays book.

  38. I have had a fun 5 years! Happy anniversary! I love them all but the holiday themed ones are my favs, can’t pick Christmas or Halloween though.

  39. Congratulations!!! My all time favorite design is the sheep!!!

  40. Wow, hard to pick but if I must I’d say the Halloween book :)

  41. I love the Halloween cakepops they are amazing!

  42. The Halloween book is my favorite. The spooky faces are so cute, the kids love making them with me.
    Congrats on your 5 year anniversary!!!!

  43. OMG! I love them all! Your ideas are truly inspiring… Thank you for sharing your craft!

  44. Happy Anniversary! What an amazing journey you have had. I love them all but especially the little gingerbread houses from the Holidays book!

  45. I love Christmas so snowmen are my favorite, hands down.

  46. Congratulations!! Your designs are so adorable! :-)

    My favourite cake pop design is the smiling apple and lately the Snoopy ones you made on the blog :-) As for my favourite book, I can’t decide between the holiday themed or the Halloween themed ones, both are so cute! :-)

  47. My favourite is the panda cake pop!

  48. I’m crazy about Christmas (and especially anything involving Gingerbread or Nutcrackers), so hands down the Holiday book is my fave!!

  49. You’ve done so many different cake pops!!! My favourite ones are the holiday cake pops, I just love all the Christmas ones!!! Thanks for so many lovely posts and ideas!!!! xx

  50. I seriously love and adore everything but the ice cream lover that I am, I love the ice cream cake pops on a cone! Those look really wonderful!

  51. My fave has to be Holidays. Such beautiful masterpieces and I simply live the colours. Puts me in the holiday mode every time I look at these creations. Congrats on your milestones?

  52. I have your first book, that looks more than 5 years old. Very well used. Love it!

  53. regular cake pops. How very cute and perfect for a baby shower I hope to give

  54. It’s so hard to pick a favourite. If I have to choose just one, I’ll say dracula. I love his little fangs!

  55. I just LOVE the penguin one! Penguins are the theme for my daughters nursery, and also her facvourite animal now that she is a little bit older. <3 I made the penguin pops for her 1st birthday party at daycare <3

  56. I love all of the bear designs I am a sucker for a cute bear and all of yours are adorable

  57. I love the Holiday Book! The gingerbread house and snow globe cake pops are adorable!!

  58. Congratulations, Bakerella! I love your site – I have been following since 2009, at least!
    My favorite cake pops are the Sesame Street ones, because of Cookie Monster!

  59. The original book is still my fav! :)

  60. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary!

    It is impossible to pick a favorite, they are all so incredible! But I guess I have a soft spot for the reindeer, and christmas trees as those were my first cake pops.

  61. I would have to say the original book and I love all of the cake pops design it’s hard to pick a favorite

  62. I love love love your holiday book, so many gorgeous creations! But I also love your very first book, I loved sitting down and reading it from cover to cover.

  63. I would have to say the original book and I love all of the cake pops design it’s hard to pick a favorite

  64. I adore your Cake Pops Holidays edition in the books!

  65. Congratulations !!!???????????????????? Time flies…I remember when I first found your blog , it thrilled me to see so much creativity in the baking community! Something to reach for others and plain old cakes and cookies!
    I wish you many more years and keep up the great work!
    My very favorite cake pops are the ice cream cone pops so cute ..and easy to master!

    Thank you for the years of joy!!

  66. I love the gingerbread faces!!

  67. I only have the first book as it’s the only one that’s been translated into French ! :(
    Your Disney cake pops definitely are favorites (especially Mr Potato Head !)

  68. Wow 5yrs! Where has the time gone. There have been so many cute characters. Your first book is the one that sparked my interest and started it all! It’s opened up a whole new world for me.

  69. Congratulations on all yoursuccess and your 5 year anniversary.
    What an amazing time for you.
    I think my favorite book is the Holiday Book.
    Your creations are so loveable.

  70. I love the snowglobe cake pops! The holiday book is my fav as well! :)

  71. I love the holiday book!

  72. I love your creativity! The list of my favorite cake pops is endless, but since I’m forced to choose one it has to be those puppies you recently created!

  73. Happy 5 year anniversary! I love all your designs but the little snowmen are my favorite…the cake pop holidays book is my favorite….

  74. My Favorite book is Halloween cake pops as they are so intricate and unbelievably cool.

  75. I love Snoopy cake pops.

  76. I’ve always loved the cupcake cake pop! So fun, cute and adaptable to any occasion. I’d love to get my hands on the holiday books. So much!

  77. Cake Pops Holidays!!! :-)

  78. I looove the Cake Pops Kit – never got mine as nice in the book though.. :)

  79. I especially love all the Halloween designs, but my favorite one has to be the witch cauldron!! So cute!

  80. I just couldn’t choose! So cute.
    :)
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  81. I love all your cake pops but my single most favorite cake pop is spring chick!

  82. The apple pops are my favorite; they were my first successful ones!

  83. I really like the Halloween one.

  84. The original book was my fave! :)

  85. Loved the updated version of the baby. Thanks for the printout of the baby bib. Actually making the black cats on Friday for a little girl’s cat themed birthday party.

  86. My favorite book is the Halloween one, but my single most favorite cake pop is Paddington Bear!

  87. How can I choose? I love them all!!!

  88. Gosh – so many memories in one post! I would have so very much *loved* to have been at a book signing. I love your original book. I read through it like a novel – just for fun!

  89. Congrats! What a fun journey! My all time favorite would be the cupcake pops, but I always get a kick out of seeing how you make characters, too.

  90. I will always love the Christmas themed one! They make the winter holidays just a tad more exciting and I can’t believe that it has already been 5 years! WOW, time flies when you’re having fun reading and baking your creations.

    sorry if I posted twice, I forgot to fill in my name and email.

  91. Sugar skull cake pops!!!! Congrats on 5 years! I have been following you since the beginning. You’re amazing!

  92. I will always love the Christmas themed one! They make the winter holidays just a tad more exciting and I can’t believe that it has already been 5 years! WOW, time flies when you’re having fun reading and baking your creations.

  93. So hard to pick a favorite!! LOVE all your stuff!! But i will go with the owl pops. I love owls. ???? congrats on 5 yrs!

  94. I love to make cake pops with my kids, they love the Halloween ones. I love this book, I don’t own it but I do borrow it often from my library.

  95. My favorite is the Halloween book :)

  96. I am in love with ur first book! I think it was the first time i knew i was enchanted with u lol

  97. My favorite is the Halloween book :)

  98. Aloha! The original cupcake cake pops that started it all!

  99. My favs have to be the smaller versions of food, donuts, ice cream cones, the sushi are amazeballs! X

  100. I love both the halloween and the christmas cake pops! so much creativity in all of your work. but if I have to really pick a fave its going to be the vampire dracula cake pops….spooky and cute at the same time

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

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

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

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

  105. Halloween. Always Halloween.

  106. 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.

  107. Christmas cake pops are my favorite :)

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

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

  110. 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

  111. 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

  112. 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.

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

  114. The cauldron Halloween cake pop is so cute!

  115. I love the cupcakes from your first book.

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

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

  118. 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.

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

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

  121. 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.

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

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

  124. 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 :)

  125. 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!)

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

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

  128. 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.

  129. I love the yellow Easter chicks!

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

  131. 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

  132. the cupcake cake pops are my grandest fav!

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

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

  135. Snoopy is my favorite!

  136. The halloween book is my favorite<3

  137. Cupcake cake pops are my favorite!

  138. The gingerbread houses are adorable!

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

  140. Cupcake cake pops are my favorite!

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

  142. 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:)

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

  144. 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!

  145. The Halloween cauldrons are my favorite!

  146. 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 ;)

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

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

  149. 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

  150. My favorite has to be those adorable snowmen!

  151. 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!

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

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

  154. holiday book

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

  156. 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

  157. Baby chicks…too cute!

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

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

  160. 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 ????????????

  161. 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.

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

  163. Love the Holiday Book!!

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

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

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

  167. 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!!!

  168. My favorite is the bride and groom pops!

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

  170. I love love cake pops

    My favorite is your little lamb
    So cute and fun
    Cheers

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

  172. Happy Anniversary!!

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

  173. I love the Christmas themed pops.

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

  175. 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.

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

  177. 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.

  178. 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!

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

  180. 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!

  181. 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.

  182. 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 !!

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

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

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

  186. 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.

  187. 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!

  188. 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 !!!!!!!!!

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

  190. 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!!

  191. The Halloween one! Fall is my favorite!

  192. I love the apples and strawberries!

  193. 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!!!

  194. My favorite is the snowglobe!

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

  196. 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.

  197. 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.

  198. 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!

  199. I will forever love the Christmas themed one!

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