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
- 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.
i have always loved the cupcake cakepop.
All of your books are so amazingly creative!!! I love love love the gingerbread house, stocking and snowglobe cakepops! :) I loveeeeee Christmas and your cakepop designs always add the WOW factor to the dessert trays that I make up and bring to all of my holiday gatherings. Thanks!! :)
I really like the Halloween Owls. I’m a huge owl fan :)
Congrats!!! My favorite is the snow globe and I love love the Holiday book.
I absolutely LOVE the little owls! Mine never look as cute, but I love to make them!
Too many creative and adorable designs to choose only 1, yet the snowmen will always be a favorite, especially in this 90 degree heat! Thank you for offering so many items. You are THE BEST!
I love the mummies. I make them every Halloween.
My favorite is your first book & the holdays pop book. Ive been watching you & your pops for alot of years!! How exciting!!
Congrats!!! My absolute favorite is the snow globe and I love love love the Holiday (Christmas) book. Thanks!
Your Halloween book, for sure!
I have to say that the cute owls from your first book are my favourite, I mean whoo could resist them!
And BIG Congratulations on your 5 year milestone!
Love them all. My favorite is the Halloween book- cute spooks!
Congratulations and thank you for such wonderful inspiration! I still chuckle whenever I see the chubby lambs and chicks.
WOW!! What a generous giveaway-THANKS! I absolutely adore the snowglobes and haunted houses!
I have many favorite cake pops but when I made the robot pops for a high school robotics competition the kids went crazy for them. My daughter had to convince her friends to eat them they all thought they were too cute to be tasty!
I LOVE all of the Halloween cake pops – so cute and spooky fun!
there are all soooo cute but I think the owls are my favorite!
Happy anniversary! I loved doing the mummies w my kids!
Halloween and Christmas are my favorites.
I think I’ll always love the cupcake because that represents when I first discovered your blog. But if you could see my snow globe collection, you’d totally get why I have to pick that design too. ???? Thanks for sharing your creativity with the world. Trend-setter Baketella.
Now I have a new one to buy! Love the owls!
Honestly, the tiny cupcakes are still my favorite. They were the first cake pops I saw, and being a lover of cakes, pink, and tiny things, they melted my heart (…pun intended). Thank you!
I love the Mummy, especially since you added color! But, truly it is hard to select just one fav!
My favorite is the Halloween book!
I love the jingle bells! They are all wonderful – but the jingle bells always make my brain pause while it figures out they are not real jingle bells ;)
My favorite HAS to be the sheep!!! Mom is an avid knitter. I have vowed to myself that ONE DAY, I would make these for her knitting group (and just show up to surprise her with them).
I love your instructions – it makes it soooo easy to figure out how you made something so adorable! My problem is anything that requires drawing skills (so I don’t attempt certain ones), but if all I have to do is stick a little candy in the right spot, I’m in!!!
Thanks for your creations – I can’t believe I’ve been following along with you for more than 5 years!
Can’t wait to see your next creations & how they’ll inspire me!
I love the Christmas book?? I now have a new grandson, and will be making many cake pops! We are getting ready for Halloween, and Levi will be 6 months! Congratulations on 5 wonderful years–I always look forward to your emails????
The holiday book is my favorite, but honestly, it IS hard to choose, because they are all so sweet!
Wow 5 years goes by so fast!! The apple cake pops are my favourite but I must mention the cute snow men :)
Hard to choose but I love the Halloween designs, especially the mummies.
My favorite is the holiday book, making the holidays even more special is such a treat.
So hard to choose – they are all so adorably cute! The Halloween cake pops are probably my favorites though. I really like that black cat treat bucket!
My favorite book is the original, Cake Pops by Bakerella! So many cute cake pops that can be used for numerous holidays and special occasions! Love, Love, Love!! Your creativity and attention to detail are impeccable! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!
Wow 5 years already!! Congratulations!!
Hands down my favourite is the little apples, and I must mention those snow men :)
I love the Holiday collection, those gingerbread men steal my heart!
I can’t decide! I’ve made so many of them! I love the robots, brown bear, chicks, and frogs!
Christmas is my favorite holiday – can’t get enough of the holiday pops. All time favoirite has to be the gingerbread houses though!
I love the snowman! So adorable and perfect for the holidays :)
I love making the apple cakepops for teacher appreciation week and I’ve made drizzle cakepops for a couple of weddings, they are simple yet elegant!
I would Really Really Love to have them all!!????
The snowmen and snowglobes! Congrats!!
the holidays book – those cardinals are fantastic!
Happy anniversary! I love all of them but the owls have to be my favorite – I made them for my daughter’s birthday and they were a huge hit!
It’s so hard to choose! Being a Disney fan, I would say I like your Disney creations the best. I also think that your gingerbread houses are so cute!
Cake Pops Halloween
I love the Halloween themed cake pops!!!
I love the classic design you started out with!
Love the Christmas ones and, specifically, the snow globes. The detail is incredible!
All your cake pops are amazing and the steps are easy to follow, but I think Halloween is my favorite :) Those little vampires, Frankensteins and mummies are too cute!
My favorite book is the Halloween one! They are so much fun to make and my children and there friends get a kick out of them. Best part is how every single detail is very easy to do.
I love them all….but my favorite have to be anything Halloween!
Congrats on the 5th anniversary!
I love them all! But guess I’ll choose the cupcake ones!
I love Holiday themed cake pops!
My favorite are the gingerbread house cake pops. They are so precious, I don’t think that I’d want to eat them. I imagine this whole town of those cute little cake pops for the holidays!
The Halloween book is the best, those Haunted house cake pops are AWESOME!!!!
I love the red Cardinal birds on the pretzel branch! I will give those a try this year.
My favorite book is your first book and I still use it to make cake pops for special occasions.
I LOVE THEM ALL! But, that HALLOWEEN book really called my name and was my inspiration last year for my very first attempt at making Halloween-themed cake pops . . . and I plan to do the same again this year!!!
Gotta be the.. Orange owl!
Congratulations! So fun. We love all the Halloween pops!
Love the cute little owls.
I love the very first cake pops – the cake pop cupcakes! I remember when you posted them, and without them, where would we be?!
I also loved the whole Sesame Street series of characters. And the Sanra hats. And the fluffy sheep. And……
Happy Anniversary….have the original book! Just when I pick a favorite, I turn the page and ooh and aaahh over a new favorite!
Love d koalas! Actually I love them all!
– much love from down under :)
I love all the different holiday pops….I’ve only made the classic cupcakes (but in lots of color combinations for different occasions) and then I’ve also made the caramel apple ones using the Oreos from Target….those turned out adorable and delicious….
Love the black cats. Thank your for the chance to win.
It’s very hard to chose just one! But I think I like the polar bear best, it’s very cute!
My favorite is still the Valentine’s Gift Box you made. Or the Coca Cola Bears Snow Globe. Or Snoopy. I love him! Okay, stop thinking now or I’m just going to start listing it all :-)
I think the original book is the best.
My favorite has always been the cupcake pops- which I first discovered when you went to PW’s ranch and taught them. But every time you post a new pop, it becomes my current favorite! The designs are all so cute!
We LOVE all the Christmas ones!! My lil girls & I have tried making them all & had so much fun! My 10-yr-old has the toy & puts it to use a lot…I should’ve bought 2 sets, who knew my 7-yr-old would love it too!! Thank you thank you thank you for tons of good fun:-)
We love the original cake pops book in our house!
I’ve always loved all things Halloween, so that book would be my favorite.
I LOVE the snow globe!!!
How does one decide which her fave is??? I love them all! But if I’ve got to choose.. The strawberries!
Your original book because it started my (then 11year old) daughters love of baking. She read your blog faithfully, & even emailed you a question. :)
I love the holiday book. But love everything else as well. You are not just the inventor of cake pops but you’re an inspiration to people of all ages. You are a gift to all of us.
My very favorite pops are the ice cream cones! :)
I am having a hard time picking out my favorite but I will say that the gingerbread man faces are my favorite. But I love following your blog and reading all your books.
Halloween is my favorite holiday…so it’s the monster cake pops I love the best! And congratulations on the 5 year anniversary of your book, can’t wait to hear what’s next for Bakerella!
Halloween. Because scary can also be tasty
I’m a Christmas girl. I love all things Christmas. Cake Pop Holiday has to be my favorite.
Happy Anniversary. My favorite book will always be the first one.
And the cupcake is my favorite, because I remember watching you on Martha Stewart, making them!
I love all of you works!
I LOVE the snow globes!
I make your cake pops with my kids, my 13 year old son being the best at making them! We all like to make any of the Halloween ones, but in particular we liked the Frankenstein ones! Thank you for the opportunity to win… I love making with my children and we would love to make more cake pops!
Minions are the cutest!
i have always thought the little lambs were adorable!
I love the little snowmen…but every time you introduce a new design, I think it’s the best one yet!
The Holiday Book looks like lots of fun.
My favorite…. so hard to pick. But I would say the it is a tie. You have to love the cupcake cuz it’s the one that started it all. I do truely love the snowglobe. It is so detailed! AWESOME!
I love all things Christmas but my favorite Cake Pop is the cupcake ones. I don’t know what it is about them but they make me smile. If I’m looking through the baked goods stuff on pinterest, I always see the image and I always stop and look at it and sigh.. haha is that weird?
I love the original book. Such talent!
I truly LOVE the Halloween ideas and book!
I love your holiday book the most. Snow globe is my favorite.
I would love to learn and teach my daughters how toke cake pops for theirs birthdays and holidays at school.
I love the cupcakes!
I love the halloween ones!
Ohhh I love the original, but all of them are wonderful…. Congratulations!
My favorite cake pop has always been that sweet little sheep. I missed one of your signings and still feel bad. But, thanks to you, I went to Cake Art in Atlanta when I was on a business trip & bought more sprinkles/candies than I will ever need- love you!
I love all your books and designs. I especially like the gingerbread house cake pops. Your work is all so creative.
I love all your books and designs. I especially like the gingerbread house cake pops. Your work is all so creative.
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! It’s very difficult for me to pick one as a favorite. As I look back at all your designs I find myself thinking, “oh I love that…no, I love that…oh that one’s awesome…what the heck, they’re all awesome!” So I’m not following the rules, because I LOVE THEM ALL! Thank you for sharing such talent with all of us!
Absolute favorite is Christmas cake pop. My favorite time of the year. Happy 5th Anniversary
Congratulations on 5 amazing years! My favorite is your original cake pop book as it inspired me to make yummy & fun creations on a stick! Thanks for your generosity in sharing the cake pop love!
I love them all!!!!
Love, love, love the Holiday cakepop book!
I love all books and my favorite cake pops are Minions!
Love the first book the best and my favorite cake pop is ………. the Minions!!!!!
Are you kidding me? You want us to choose one favorite…impossible! I love all the holiday designs.
Hard to choose one, but I love the holidays!!
I love the Christmas cake pops ^_^
Halloween is my favorite, so I love the bubbling cauldron cake pop the very best!
You are da bomb! Love your holiday book, though the cupcake is one of my favorites.
I love all the books especially the Christmas one my favorite time of year and I love the ginger bread cake pop so adorable , great to make with my daughter
I love the Christmas pops and Holliday Book I borrowed from a friend. They are so cute!
The Lorax themed ones were a HUGE hit when I made them for my daughters’ kindergarten class the year the movie came out. i also love those owls!
I have gnocchi making different cake pops for my grandson’s birthday and Halloween. Just enough sweetness!
I love the Christmas one!
I love all your books, but especially your first one as it inspired me to get into cake pops too. I have been making them for almost 4 years and have, through many trials and tribulations, almost perfected my techniques. Thank you for being such an inspiration!
I love the Christmas one! Baking with my two little daughters and creating all the amazing cake pops is so much fun!
Congratulations!! How exciting to get to be here for this celebration. How to pick?!? The Christmas line of cake pops are probably my favorite. The jingle bell looks so real!! Super excited and fingers crossed for this giveaway!!
Snowman! I have a weekness for snowmen.
My favourite is the snow globes!
I loveeee your Cakepops Holidays book! :-)
My favorite have always been the mini cupcake cake pops!! I absolutely love them.
I am a fan from the beginning!!! I can’t believe it has been 5 years. My favorite book is the Halloween one, but my favorite pop is Mrs Pots from Beauty and the Beast!
The Halloween book is my favorite! I love all things Halloween. The wolf man cake pop on the cover of that one is adorable!
Hands down my fave book is the Halloween one. When I first saw the book it made me smile… still does!
Polar bears are my favorite!
How to choose?!? I love all your cake pops. I guess since I need to choose my absolute favorite it would have to be the Christmas line of cake pop designs. The jingle bell is so life like it looks like a real jingle bell. Super excited and fingers crossed for this giveaway!!
I love the Halloween book – the mummy is my favorite!
Congratulations on your anniversary! So many cute designs, but some of my favorites are the apples and the strawberries! Thank you!
Cake pop kit
The Halloween is easily my favorite. So many wonderful designs!!
My favorite has got to be the original book because it started my love of cake pops.
The holiday stockings are one of my favorites, but how on earth can you choose just one?!
Definitely the holiday book. Can’t believe it has been 5 years!
Oh my gosh, I think my favorite pops would have to be any of your Disney-themed ones! Although the Snoopy ones you posted recently are adorable as well!
Your Holiday book . what fun and a great change from cookies
My favorite is the SnowGlobe
Sesame Street cake pops! They were the first successful pops that I made.
My favourite design would have to be the cupcake pops. They are so cute and fun! I love all of the books because they all represent creative ways to make cake pops!
The snow globes with snowmen.
Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary!
It’s so hard to choose a favourite cake pop design – I love them all! I think you can’t go wrong with cheeky characters like the minions though and I love the Paddington Bear ones they’re so cute! And I have always loved those adorable little carrot ones – who knew you could coo over cake on a stick in carrot form?!
Keep up the amazing work, you’re an inspiration! :-)
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I love the spring chicks but having just seen the gingerbread houses I think I have a new favourite! Love them all and your pictures and blog posts always make me smile and want to try them all!
I love the Haunted Houses and the Cauldrons. So cute!!
I love the ingenuity of them all.
I love the Halloween book!!
Congrats! I love all your books. The snowmen are always a hit when I make them.
My fav is the owl cake pop!
My favorite book is your original. Been following your for years and LOVE all you do and share! So happy for your success!
Halloween! Because I love all things Halloween & those are the cutest Halloween cake pops that I’ve ever seen!
It is too hard to choose just one favorite but if I must, it would be the holidays book! I like making treats for my niece’s class at school for all holidays and for her special day- her birthday.
Where to begin?! I love the Christmas ones- snow globes, cardinals, snowmen, jingle bells, but the Halloween?? So cute! The owls make me smile. :) Happy Anniversary, Bakerella!!
i loved the minions!
The snow globes were my favorite to make and a favorite of my friends as well :).
Today is the first day of school and a new post from you is about the only thing that could cheer me up!
Favorite book is the original. I love the popcorn!
I really like the ice cream cone ones. I made them for my kids birthday party a few years ago and was so happy with how they turned out.
I love the simple shape – SO many ways to decorate it!! And Happy Anniversary!!
Love the halloween themed cake pops
Hailing from our little farmette in SW PA….we love all things farm-related. Your farm animals are such cutie pies. I think I have to go with the chicks!
I love the Halloween book! Well, they’re all great, but especially the one for Halloween. :)
Your first book!
I think its extremely diffcult to choose any one as favourite. All of them are fantastic. Love them all.
Happy Anniversary and many more to come.
My favorite design is the monsters from the Halloween book.
My favorite book is the original Cake Pops. I love all of your designs so I can’t pick just one!!
What a great giveaway! Choose just one?!! You do such great work. All of your creations are so cute I want to try them all!! Thank you for the giveaway!
I love the book Cake Pops Holiday. They are great for the kid’s holiday parties and make great stocking stuffers! They make perfect office gifts with a special pack of cocoa or coffee!
It is too hard to choose just one but if I must, I really like the holidays book! I enjoy making treats for my niece’s class at school for all holidays and for her special day which is her birthday.
I first started reading your blog back in 2008 when I was living in Taiwan. I love all of your designs, but my favorite will always be the cupcake one. I have your first book and I love to just look through it and smile. You have perfected my love of cake and cuteness, well done!
Love the cakepop Minions!
I have to pick just one favorite.Now that is tough. I guess I would have to go with the holiday book.I love the magic of the holidays and the giving spirit many have,plus I love snowmen.I collect them.
I love the Holidays book, the Halloween cake pops are my faves!
Happy Anniversary!! I love all of your books but if I had to pick one it would be the original Cake Pop Book.
Congrats!!! My absolute favorite cake pop would be the snow globe and I love love love the Holiday book.
Congrats on your five year anniversary. I have to say your cupcake cake pop, since it’s what made me follow you and actually attempt to make one.
I love the original book. It has tons of amazing ideas and I love the adorable little pops in it. A wonderful jumping off point for my own creativity. Your blog rocks and so do you!
My favorite has always been the cupcake cake pops, so stinking cute!
The Halloween themed book is awesome. Definitely a favorite!
I love the Christmas cake pop book, and the red cardinal is one of my favorites (although I love so many of them)! Thank you for the giveaway!
Halloween! Because I love all things halloween & those are the cutest Halloween cake pops that I’ve ever seen!
I love your first Holidays Book! Love, the snowmen!!!!
My favorite book is Cake Pops Halloween!!
Love, love, love the snowglobe ones!
I love getting your emails with all of the ideas and fun sprinkles. I don’t think I can choose just one, but I do love the little dogs you always do
Happy 5th anniversary! My favorite book is the Cake Pops Halloween edition. Thank you!
I love the owl cake pops – so very cute.
Congrats!!!! My fave book is the original and the cupcakes are still my favorites!!
almost impossible to choose! I love them all and have so much fun trying each new one that I have. I think the most intricate one seems to be the snow globe and hope to try it in the upcoming months. Congratulations! You have inspired all of us!
Congratulations! I have all 3 of your books. I think the polar bears are my favorite to create, they’re so cute & easy to make!
The cupcake cake pops were the first cake pops I ever made. I still love this classic design
All your pops and books are too cute to chose just one, but I am very excited to try the icecream cones for the first time this weekend for my cousins “Sprinkle with Love” baby shower.
Love them all.such cute ideas??
I love your character pops like Hello Kitty, Winnie the Pooh, and Mr. Potato Head. And spring chickens are adorable. I could choose them all!
I have your first book and LOVE it. My favorite has to be the pumpkin (always brings a smile to my face & it was the first cake pop that I ever made). The Sesame Street ones too :)
My favorite is the original Cake Pop book because it’s what got me into baking cake pops and experimenting with different flavor/color combinations!
With the holidays coming, my favorite is the snowman!
my favorite cake pops are the wedding themed ones from your first book. I made them for my daughter’s bridal shower and they were a huge hit!
I love all your books! I think the mummy cake pop is my favorite design. Hope you are doing well.