Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Bake Pop Cake Pops Treat Sensations {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Jodi Keller!}

Dear Everyone I Know,

From now on, don't expect me to bring my usual pasta salad or plate of brownies to our gatherings, as those have been replaced with something much more unique and eye-catching. I know that they taste good and are well-received, but that phase has passed.

See, instead of the norm, I'm hooked on taking a sensational new spin on desserts and just can't go back. Who wants to show up to a potluck, cookie exchange or holiday dinner with regular cookies when you can blow everyone's socks off in terms of taste, appearance, and entertainment thanks to Bake Pops?

Trust me, this is for the better good for all of us.

Love, me.

What can I say? I'm hooked!

Combining my adoration of most anything As Seen On TV with my love of desserts and there really wasn't any way for me to not be excited about Bake Pops. Plus, with the way that Bake Pop has made it so simple and easy to create these with their pan set, there's just no reason to not have these bite size cake-on-a-stick treats at your next party.

Complete with the two-pan set, pan hooks, and 18 sticks, the handy instructions told me that all that I needed to do was mix up my favorite cake and I was ready to turn them into round pops. Could it really be that simple?

As I looked closer, it seemed that yes, that really was all there was to it!

Well, let's get started then! I followed Bake Pop's tips for mixing up my batter (e.g. adding an extra egg, using milk instead of water, etc) and prepared the top and bottom pans by spraying them with nonstick baking spray.

Pouring batter into each of the half circles...

...I placed the top pan on top and securely hooked it in place with the two yellow clips.

While the pan went into the oven, my two eager helpers took part in their favorite aspect of cooking...

...while I waited until my cake pops emerged. Although when they did...

...oops! Apparently I didn't need to fill my pan that full!

We all got a good laugh out of the overflowing pops as I proceeded to pull each one off of the top of the pan. Fortunately, as Bake Pop had suggested that the top also be covered with nonstick spray, each one came off easily and I found that the kids were actually pretty excited about what they dubbed Cake Cups!

As for the Bake Pops themselves? They turned out a perfect little circular ball of cake!

Bake Pop continues their easy-to-follow instructions with tips on decorating, and I was happy to see that they were right about dipping the stick in chocolate before placing it in the cake to hold it steady.

After chilling the pops for 10 minutes in the refrigerator...

...it was time to decorate! I love the completely customizable nature of these, as you have the option of going minimal or completely creative. Use frosting, melted chocolate, your own whipped up concoction or more... just dip, decorate and more!

On my next attempt, I'll use a better option for holding these in place, but for now my box setup worked and, after sticking them back in the fridge for a little while to harden, I was pretty pleased with my first try at Bake Pops.

Now can you see why I'm hooked? They're just so cool! I love the idea of making Bake Pops for just about any occasion, from birthdays to holiday parties to baby showers to just about anything in between. They look great, taste great, and have gotten an extremely positive response at our house!

Retailing for $19.99 plus shipping and handling, there's a special going on at BakePop.com where you can double your order and only pay a separate processing charge... so now's the time to pick up a set for yourself as well as for a great gift!

Not convinced? Check out all of the positive Bake Pops reviews on their blog as well as the CakePops videos showing off the talent and skill of bakers far more creative than myself. I just need more practice, right?

For your next event, surprise your family and friends with a bakery-worthy treat made right in your own home - they'll be sure to be extremely impressed! And, thanks to the generosity of Bake Pop, one person will be able to do just that, because...

One lucky person will win a Bake Pop pan set!

To enter to win: Tell me the occasion for which you would like to use your Bake Pop set!

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you enter the Bake Pop giveaway at A Nut in a Nutshell!
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It's not dessert if it's not Bake Pops! WIN a Bake Pop cake pop set - As Seen On TV! http://bit.ly/v9xXH9 @thxmailcarrier #giveaway #win

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Giveaway will end on December 9th at 11:59pm CST. By entering this sweepstakes, you are agreeing to these official rules. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and must be 18 years of age or older.

A big thank you to Bake Pop for providing a Bake Pops set for me for review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Nanny Anna said...

My grandsons birthday is the 10th of Dec. so if I won I would not have it in time for that, but my granddaughters birthday is in February so we would definitely use it then. Acutally, it would be a fun activity to do with the kids regardless.

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Colleenie said...

christmas!!
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Sandy S. said...

I would love to make these for Christmas with some red and green sprinkles or frosting!

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Anonymous said...

For sure I would try these at Thanksgiving then hubby birthday in Dec for starters!

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carole said...

like to use this for my grandaughters birthday coming soon!

Cindy said...

I would like this for Christmas gifts and then all the holidays and for my 7 year old's party in jan and for her to make my birthday in Jan and for us to make for a work party in Feb and the list goes on :)

Magela said...

I would like to use it for my daughter's 1st birthday which is next month.
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melissa williams said...

I like to make cake pops for pretty much any and every holiday. We will probably be making some for Christmas.

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Susan Fobes said...

A holiday party is coming up-this would be a nice touch!

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DeeAnn S said...

I'd love to make them for a New Years Eve snack for the family! Thanks.
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SaundraM300 said...

The first time would be for our annual aptartment complex party, then for the grandkids at Christmas.

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Unknown said...

I would make these for our next baby party (playgroup day). These look much easier to make than the style I have made before!
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Stacey Brucale said...

I have been wanting to try to make these for the longest time! I would use them to make something tasty for Christmas!

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Jackie said...

I'd like to make them for my daughter's birthday.
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Kathy Davis said...

I teach elementary special needs kids. I would love to use the Bake Pop set to make Christmas cake pops for my kids.

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Sarah said...

This would be a fun addition for classroom parties!

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Kathy Davis said...

I entered the Bake Pop giveaway at A Nut in a Nutshell.

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heather d said...

My youngest son's bday is Dec 16th thiswouldb soooo much fun to do with my 3 boys

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Kathy said...

I would use it to make a treat for my son's xmas party at school.

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The Studio said...

A Holiday Pop Cake Swap would be the use for this at my house.
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radi0active94 said...

My sister in law always gives us this amazing tray of baked goods at Christmas. I'd love to surprise her this year with a tray of Bake Pops!

jessica said...

this would be perfect for my office christmas party!!

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Tammy1409 said...

I've been curious how well these work out. I'd love to decorate them as animals.

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Kelly said...

I would love to make these for Christmas.
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ReviewsSheRote said...

I'd use it for my daughters 10th birthday...she's seen these and already has what she'd make first picked out =)
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I would like to use this at my daughter's birthday party.

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I would like to use it for my nephew's birthday. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

Sonya Cocherell said...

These would be great for school parties. Thanks!

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Karen F said...

We always have a family gathering at our house for Christmas, these would be great
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AmyJRockstar said...

I would love to use these, EVERY time I entertain! I saw the ad on TV and really wanted to try them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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I would make these on Valentine's Day.

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I would love to use it for my nieces and nephews brithday soon!.. Kara.rendon@yahoo.com

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I would use them for my son's birthday.

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I would love it for new years eve!

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i'd like to use it for a new year's eve party

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Cathi said...

I'd be baking cake Pops for the grandskids parties at home, school, church and I think they'd make perfect little gifts! ;D

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SueZH said...

BBQ's with lots of kids! 4th of July with red, white & blue sprinkles!

julis55 said...

I would make them for my birthday

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I made these for my daughters birthday but it took so long the original way- make the cake, crumble it up etc. This would save me so much time and they would all be the same size! email subscriber walk9@att.net

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Superdumb Supervillain said...

these would be fun to make with the kids for holiday visiting!

Mary Calabrese said...

I would love to make these for my stepson's 13th birthday which is in 3 weeks!

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Miss Sarah said...

Oh those are SO fun! I'd love to make these for the kids at church! They would love them! :)

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