Monday, December 27, 2010

My GIFT to one of you!!!

I had plans to post this giveaway earlier....but...well....Christmas kind of took over! The Holiday orders I filled kept me up late all last week, but it was so super exciting to know that my treats were going to be gracing so many tables!

This little side venture of mine has been SO truly rewarding. I love having a reason to be in the kitchen creating on a regular basis. I am BEYOND thrilled by all of the friendships I have made. I feel truly blessed to have found an outlet and a way to connect with like-minded people!!!

Many of you probably don't know this, but I just made my first ever Cake Pop in July of this year! It was, as they say, history from there ;) I fell head-over-heels and have been at it ever since. I've had so much fun finding inspiration from my fellow Cake Poppers....which of course includes the Queen of Cake Pops herself....Bakerella!

I got to meet Bakerella at her Chicago book signing earlier this year. You can read all about it here. I had preordered a copy of Bakerella's Cake Pops book ages ago, and I also ended up winning a copy as part of my Pizzazzerie prize pack (you remember....when back when I won the Cupcake Skewer Contest right?!?!) Well....when we went to the book signing you had to present a receipt showing you had purchased the book from Williams Sonoma to be able to have it I bought another one. This might sound like overkill....but at that time I hadn't received my copy from Pizzazzerie yet and I didn't want  to miss my chance to have a signed copy!!!'s good news....because it leaves me with an extra I'm willing to actually part with ;) Maybe you'd like a copy for yourself....or maybe you know an aspiring Cake Popper...

Photo by Bakerella!

All you have to do is become a Follower of my blog and leave a comment on this blog post...tell me what Cake Pop is your favorite or what one you most want to try! I'll be selecting a winner at random on January 1st!!! UPDATE: WINNER IS HANNA! HAPPY CAKE POPPING!!!
You can have your name entered in the drawing twice if you also become a fan on my Facebook page and leave a comment there!!! If you are already following me just leave a comment and you're golden!

Here are some of the Cake Pops I've created over the past year!

Spread the joy!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Reindeer Food!

I shouldn't even be posting...I have too much to do! Plus, every time I spend more than 5 minutes in the blogosphere my To-do list gets longer! There are just so many fun holiday ideas out there right now, and not enough time to do them all :(

I've been spending most of my "spare" time feverishly working on holiday orders. I still have a bit of space on my baking schedule, so if you want something and haven't contacted me, this is the week to do it!

I made a point today to set aside a bit of time for a super quick and easy project. I made a big batch of Reindeer Food (our holiday version of Puppy Chow) and packaged it in a fun and festive way for the kiddos to take with them to daycare as gifts.

This isn't really a tutorial because it's just TOO easy....but here's what I did:
1) Collected Frappucino bottles for about a month, removed the labels and ran them through the dishwasher.
2) Made some Reindeer Food, filled the bottles.

3) Embellished the bottles with super cute printables from Paperglitter...these are from her Funky Holiday Line and can be purchased in her Etsy shop!

That's it! Super cute and super easy...just how I like it! I've seen these bottles used for similar purposes on other sites so I can't take credit for the idea...this is just my take on it ;)


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sweet Cheeks December Specials!

Do you have a hard-to-shop-for person on your list this year or a Holiday Gathering around the corner and no time to bake?
I would love to create something truly special to satisfy your Holiday Sweet Tooth and meet your gift-giving needs!

I am taking preorders for Gourmet Cake Rolls and Holiday Boxes containing a variety of my favorite seasonal treats NOW through December 17th!

All Holiday orders will be available for pick-up on December 23rd. **
You are strongly encouraged to place your order early to ensure availability!!!
If you would like to order a Holiday Box or Cake Roll for an earlier date please contact me to discuss.


Pumpkin Roll      $15 each; with chopped Pecans $18 each
Banana Cake Roll $15 each; with chopped Walnuts $18 each
Limited Time Seasonal Rolls
Red Velvet Roll $15 each
Chocolate Mint Roll $15 each

Order more than one roll and get 15% OFF every roll in your order!!!


$5 each
This sweet sampling of old fashioned sugar cookies, cake balls and Reindeer Food is perfect for Secret Santa gift exchanges, stocking stuffers….or as a special treat for the kiddos to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve!
Contents*: 2 Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies, 2-3 cake balls (assorted flavors), 1 bag of Reindeer Food (my holiday version of the ever popular Puppy Chow snack!)
$30 each
The Sampler Pack is perfect as a take-along to parties and would be a truly special gift to give to…well…anyone....including yourself!
Contents*: 1 doz Cake Balls, 6 Holiday Pops, 6 Decorated Sugar Cookies, 6 Dipped Pretzels, Peppermint Bark
$50 each
Contents*: 1 doz Cake Balls, 1 doz Holiday Pops, 1 doz Decorated Sugar Cookies, 1 Doz Dipped Pretzels, Peppermint Bark

**All Holiday orders are PICK-UP only, unless delivery arrangements are made at the time of ordering
*Specific Contents may vary and can be changed without notice

As always….please share this with anyone you know that may be interested!
I have you all to thank for keeping me busy in the kitchen!!!!