Nov 30, 2012

Great Finds: Cake Pops Holidays + Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes

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My friend Bakerella has done it again. Just in time for the holidays, she came out with a Cake Pops Holidays book. Remember her first book?  This holiday edition is equally creative and the perfect dose of inspiration, especially when we have all seen just about everything over and over again on the web. That’s what I love about her. Her Bakerella mind is constantly spinning with creative ideas to turn cake, frosting and a little candy coating into playful masterpieces. Like those Santas below. How great are those guys? Seriously…even the crankiest Scrooge would be cheerful after seeing those. There’s more in the book. Think gingerbread house, snow globe, freckled elves and dreidel cake pops. She gives all of the directions for how to make these in the book, which you can get here. Your kids can help with the rolling and dipping and it can be a great holiday baking activity.

Speaking of kids…she also has a new cake pop toy kit for kids to play around with. She sent one to my boys this week and they were dying.  I mean seriously dying. The kit comes with cake pop molds, sticks and even a cake pop stand. Scroll down to see yourself. How fun is this for a holiday gift?

Let’s have some more fun. Who wants to win an autographed copy of the Cakepop Holidays book?  Chronicle is giving away three autographed copies. Want to enter?  Scroll down for the deets…

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED.  THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED.  THANK YOU FOR ENTERING.

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To enter the giveaway for the Cakepop Holidays book, simply comment below what creative cake pop you’d like to make for the holiday season. The 3 commenters who we believe have submitted the most original holiday cake pop design idea will be the winners. Only one comment per person. The winners will be contacted via email and will need to respond with requested information within 48 hours or an alternate winner will be chosen. Amy Atlas Events LLC, Sweet Designs, and the publisher reserve the right to cancel or end the contest at any time. We’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, December 5th at 3pm est. Ready. Set. Go!

Disclosure: Official giveaway guidelines for this blog are here.  While the publisher is giving away copies of this book, this is NOT a sponsored giveaway. Any opinions in this post are my own I’m sharing it because I genuinely wanted to tell you about these products.

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  • Maricel Quirante

    I would love to make the lightbulb cake pops! Thanks for the contest!

  • Angela

    instead of snowmen, or Santa, I’d make nutcracker heads!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mslanceboxx Laarni Balignasa

    Hi,

    I am an avid follower from Manila, Philippines.
    Don’t know if my entry is valid but still I am replying to share
    my dream in cakepop.

    It’s not yet a hype here but I am sure it will be.
    I was not lucky to grab a cake pop maker when I was there last year.
    I use youtube now to learn but eyeing to buy the CAKEPOP book by Bakerella.
    Just bought your book which is a mess now with flour and sugar on it
    because I always use it :D

    I plan to make a snowflakes and a santa for my cakepop this holiday.
    Wish me luck.

  • CarolynH

    I’d like to make white dove & cardinal cake pops. They remind of beautiful Christmas cards I’ve received.

  • http://my-sweetbakery.blogspot.de/ Nadine Schultz

    I would love to make the gift for my son. A laptop. :) Thanks for the contest. It´s a great idea.

  • Joan Thomas

    I would love to make the Mouse King from the Nutcracker…or the leg lamp from A Christmas Story. I guess I’d need to make the Red Ryder b.b. gun, too!

    Thanks for the fun break, and happy holidays!
    Joan

  • Joan Thomas

    It would be fun to make the leg lamp and red ryder b.b. gun from A Christmas Story. Squee!

    Thanks for the fun break, and happy holidays!
    Joan

  • Casey K

    Multi-colored Christmas light cake-pops to stick in a christmas tree cake :)

  • http://my-sweetbakery.blogspot.de/ Nadine Schultz
  • Selina

    I would love to do a ice skate cake pop…. sure you can go ice skating most of the year but it always reminds me of the holidays! Lots of cute ways you could decorate the skates too! :)

  • Jenn

    I would like to make santa and his 8 tiny reindeer. A great snack that my kids can enjoy on Christmas Eve.

  • http://www.wellerhaus.com Leanne

    Cake pops that are sections of garland…decorated. When you line up all the pops horizontally, you have a garland strand.

  • Jalyn

    I would love to make chimney cake pops with Santa’s legs sticking out the top (as if he got stuck).

  • http://www.xoj9.com Jeannine

    The silver bells are amazing! My son would be very impressed if I mastered those.

  • http://www.libbyannssweetshop.com Libbyann’s Sweet Shop

    I would like to make a full-body reindeer cake pop

  • mongupp

    Chipmunk and chippette pops. My kids are crazy about them!

  • Monica

    Incredible works of art! I am in awe of them. Great work!

  • http://sugarshindigs.com/ Jessica Wilkerson

    I would LOVE to make some National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation MOOSE Cakepops.
    That is one of the movies my family and I watch every holiday season, and I’m going to order the Moose Eggnog Mugs for my husband! :)

  • Becky

    I’m torn between the gorgeous silver bells and the stockings! Although, they are all so cute I can’t decide!

  • Erica

    Oh gosh. There are so many possibilities and Bakerella has so many cute ideas. To come up with one of my own is hard. I would try to make mini gingerbread house cakepops. I think they’d be so cute and fun to make!

  • LB

    igloos! to me, they say winter without being tied to any one holiday and could have the lollipop stick coming out the top or the bottom of the cake itself. their cute little domes could be topped with any number of items like edible glitter, sparkly sugar, coconut “snow”, etc.

  • Jessica

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is one of the movies my family and I watch EVERY year, and everyone loves the Eggnog Moose mugs. :)

    So, I’m thinking Eggnog Moose Cakepops would be a great to make this year!

    • Jessica Wilkerson

      Sorry about the repeat post….when I originally tried to post it, it said there was trouble and didn’t apprear.

  • Erica

    I think all the ideas so far are great. ESP. The National Lampoons Christmas Vacation Moose pops! I did some brainstorming and I’m not sure if this is in Bakerellas Holiday book or not, but I’d like to try making Mini Gingerbread Cakepops. I think they’d be so fun to make!

    • Erica

      I’m sorry for this second post. Didn’t realize the first one went. :-) oops

  • Kate

    As it can be so hot for our Summer Christmas here in Australia (it can be 108F!) we eat a lot of fresh cold seafood on Christmas day. I would love to make a prawn wearing a Santa hat for my festive cake pop!

  • http://www.thevelvetmoonbaker.blogspot.ie Tash @ The Velvet Moon Baker

    I think I’d have to make a golden star cakepop, like the star on the top of the christmas tree. I know its not particularly original but my wee one is just coming 2 and she’s absolutely obsessed with stars so she would go nuts for a cake pop shaped like a star xx

  • Renee

    I would like to make the polar express in a series of cake pops.

  • http://www.thevelvetmoonbaker.blogspot.ie Tash @ The Velvet Moon Baker

    I think I’d have to make a golden star cake pop, like the star on the top of the christmas tree. I know its not particularly original but my wee one is just coming 2 and she’s absolutely obsessed with stars so she would go nuts for a cake pop shaped like a star xx

  • Renee

    I would like to make the polar express train in a series of cake pops

  • Kate

    As it can be so hot for our summer Christmas here in Australia (it can be 108F!) we eat a lot of fresh seafood for Christmas lunch. I would love to make a prawn wearing a Santa hat for my festive cake pop!

  • http://thearmydoctorswife.wordpress.com Lauren

    I’d like to make cake pops that look like mugs of hot chocolate! Maybe even with mini marshmallows on top! Delicious and cute :)

  • Flor Rodriguez

    What a cool giveaway!

    I would love love love to make an Elf on the Shelf chomping on a gingerbread house cake pop. He is so naughty!

  • Vivien

    Gold christmas bells with a beautiful bow, because my mom always rings them every year on christmas morning to wake us up and tell us Santa has brought us a visit. My ultimate christmas feeling!

  • Flor Rodriguez

    I would make an Elf on the Shelf chomping on a gingerbread house cake pop! He is a naughty elf!

    P.S. If this is a duplicate post I apologize…the server told me it hadn’t been submitted.

  • Melissa V.

    I would make snow globes! They couldn’t be clear, but you could make all sorts of little holiday vignettes!

  • Vivien

    Gold christmas bell with a beautiful bow, because my mom always rings them every year on christmas morning to wake us up and tell us Santa has brought us a visit. My ultimate christmas feeling!

  • Tracy Turner

    I would make the bell That is the cutest thing!

  • Kristy

    If I could do it… A gingerbread house :)

  • http://sabor-pastel.blogspot.com Agos

    I’d love to make cake pops resembling a Christmas tree iced cookie :)

  • Heather

    I’d love to make peppermint, chocolate, brownie cake pops, shaped like candy canes & the round swirled peppermint candies! MMM getting hungry just thinking about them :)

  • Liene

    Oh, the Grinch! And think about how cute a bunch of little Cakepop Whos would look! Complete with crazy colors and those little cowlicks! I would have to do the Grinch’s dog as well… Might be quite a challenge, but I think I could swing it… If I had a Cakepop holidays book! Thanks for the chance!

  • Liz

    Although I love them all, I would love to make the Raindeer ones they’re so cute :) or maybe the Snowman ones, I don’t know they’re all the cutiest things

  • Amber

    I would love to try the bell cakepops those look amazing!

  • Amber

    I would love to try the jingle bell cake pops those look amazing!

  • http://luckybakes.wordpress.com Meghan

    It would be fun to try making christmas pickle cake pops! A sweet nod to a classic holiday tradition.

  • Alli

    Cake pops have been a Christmas tradition for me for the past 4 years, though I don’t usually get too fancy (more focus on quantity!). I think I’ll try be more creative this year. Perhaps I’ll try penguin pops and maybe some dreidel pops for my Jewish friends!

  • Julianne

    I’d love to make Golden Retrievers with Santa hats!! :)

  • http://patisserieparis.blogspot.com Ceilidh

    How cool would a skating rink cake pop be?! You could make the rink out of cake/candy coating and add lego-men or gummy bears on top to be either ice skaters or hockey players. Neat!

  • Tanya

    I love the movie “The Nightmare before Christmas” It’s not quite the traditional holiday film but still one of my favorites. I would like to make some Jack Skellington cake pops.

  • ladywild

    Scrooge! Maybe the ghosts to go along with him and Tiny Tim

  • Victoria

    Dreidels and jingle bells for my marching band kids who are in the light parade
    Love all the ideas and could say for sure that the
    Hungry high schoolers would gobble them up
    Love it all

  • http://metuktakot.blogspot.co.il Aynat Kaplan

    For me the holiday season is a bit different as I celebrate Hanukkah. The story behind the holiday is a the Maccabies uprising against Greek occupation. I thought it would be nice (although a “bit” hard) to make Maccabi and Greek cakepops standing face to face.

  • Lisa

    I would like to make bass fish for my fishing fanatic husband! I guess to make them holiday theme they could have Santa hats :)

  • Dena Walters

    I would make poinsettias! I love them!

  • mallory

    gingerbread men cake pops would be super cute!

  • Marianne

    I’d love to figure out how to make Cinderella cake pops…my daughter is all about Cinderella these days!

  • Marianne

    I’d live to figure out how to make Cinderella cake pops…my daughter loves her!

  • Kasandra

    I would love to see silver and gold angel cake pops. I think they would be gorgeous!

  • Claire

    I would make Nativity scene cake pops…One for Mary, one for Joseph, one for Jesus, maybe some for the animals….Set it up Christmas Eve and eat it Christmas Day!

    Thanks!

  • Holly

    I’d love to make a whole nativity scene with cake pops – complete with a baby, an angel, a sheep, a camel and the three wise men!

  • MJ Pernell

    I would try to make a John Deere tractor or some sort of farm equipment with Christmas lights around it. My son loves tractors and would really get a kick out of them.

  • http://flickr.com/photos/well_kiss_my_frosting/ Deborah

    Tell the story of The Night Before Christmas. Twas the night (Man on Moon cake pop) before Christmas and all through the house (gingerbread house C.P)…. not even a mouse (mouse C.P.)… etc… What a fun way to tell this classic story to children and keep their attention.

  • http://Peppamyntc-guity/Facebook Christina Centeno

    I would love to make an bouquet full of different pops stuffed stockings bells etc for my kids school staff and class party”s Ty so much for your blog

  • http://www.facebook.com/blushcakes Sonal

    12 Days of Christmas….my kids would keep singing and eating them :D

  • anastasiastarz

    I’d love to create a ‘Sugarplum Fairy’ cake pop, rum infused chocolate cake with a jelly bean, red cherry and yellow moon-shaped lemon drop in the middle, coated in dark chocolate, with the top half being sprinkled with crushed peppermint candy canes.

  • anastasiastarz

    I’d love to create a ‘Sugarplum Fairy’ cake pop, rum infused chocolate cake with a jelly bean, red cherry and yellow moon-shaped lemon drop in the middle, coated in dark chocolate, with the top half being sprinkled with crushed peppermint candy canes.

    Sorry if I posted this twice, it’s glitchy.

  • http://www.kcustomables.com Kelli- K Customables

    I think a replica of the NYC New Years ball would be gorgeous and hot for a New Years bash.

  • Francesca

    I would love to make the NATIVITY SCENE with multiple cake pops for Christmas and share with my family right at midnight on christmas eve – after all that’s the TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS….merry christmas everyone!!! : )

  • Francesca

    I would love to make the NATIVITY SCENE with multiple cake pops and share with my family right at midnight on christmas eve – after all that’s the TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS….merry christmas everyone!!! : )

  • Kathryn H

    I want to try the jingle bell pops! They look awesome!

  • Frank Bragg

    I would love to make a Christmas train with several pops from the engine to the caboose.

  • http://flickr.com/photos/well_kiss_my_frosting/ Deborah

    I’d love to see C.P.s that tell the story of “The Night Before Christmas”. Twas the Night before Christmas (a man on the moon C.P. to represent night).. and all through the house (Gingerbread house C.P.)…. not even a mouse (of course, a mouse C.P.) etc… What a wonderful, fun and delicious way to share this classic Christmas tale with children.

  • Frank Bragg

    I would love to make a gingerbread house cake pop.

  • Cecily

    I think it would be fun to do a string of colored Christmas lights, then connect them with ribbon.

  • http://www.darbyandjoanat.blogspot.com Natalie Hagen

    I would recreate each member of my family as a little cake pop person! It would be so fun and I just think that they would turn out to be so adorable. :)

  • http://www.darbyandjoanat.blogspot.com Natalie Hagen

    I would recreate the members of my family. I think it would be so fun and they would turn out adorable!

  • jan

    an iphone- it’s all my teenage kids want for Christmas. How about a cake pop iphone?

  • Deborah

    I’d love to see C.P.s that tell the story of “The Night Before Christmas”. Twas the Night before Christmas (a man on the moon C.P. to represent night).. and all through the house (Gingerbread house C.P.)…. not even a mouse (of course, a mouse C.P.) etc… What a wonderful, fun and delicious way to share this classic Christmas tale with children

  • Michelle

    I would create Santa with a variety of elves. The Santa would be traditional, but the elves would have different hats, facial expressions, hair styles, etc. Also, I would have the cakepops displayed in a glass jar that it filled with jingle bells!

  • Jane

    I am going to make cakepops later this week with my nieces…we are making ornaments cakepops to match the color theme of our Christmas tree.

  • Kelley W.

    I would make ugly Christmas sweater cake pops. ;)

  • Carolina

    I would make the twelve days of chirstmas pops!

  • Natalie

    Not sure if your contest is open to Canadians, but I’ve been thinking about Christmas cake pops for a while, so I just have to share my idea! I want to make National Lampoon’s cake pops – they’ll look like moose mugs, the gift box the cat was wrapped in (with a tail sticking out just to make sure everybody gets it) and of course, a squirrel (with a Santa hat added on top to make it look a little more festive).

  • Adrianne

    One of my favorite shows to catch up on with my mom over Christmas break is Downton Abbey. It would be fun to make cake pops out of the cast of characters and then have friends who watch the show try to guess who is who. Right, mi lady?!

  • http://bakenotburn.com Adrianne

    One of my favorite shows to catch up on with my mom over Christmas break is Downtown Abbey. It would be a fun project to make the cast of characters out of cake pops, and then have friends who watch the show try to guess who is who. Right, mi lady?

  • Leanne

    So who won? I really hope I just missed the posting of the winners, I soooo wish I had a copy of this book!

  • Karen

    Wow I can’t believe I missed this great contest. I don’t see a list of winners though – so…..I am hoping I didn’t miss the chance to win a copy of the book. I would LOVE to make Minnie bow-tique for my granddaughter. She is obsessed with her. Thanks for the opportunity – whether I have a chance or missed my chance.