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!
1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow BakePops on Twitter and/or Like their Cake Pops page on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

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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suburban prep said...

A little nephews birthday who has it just before Christmas.

suburban prep said...

I entered at A Nut in a Nutshell

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Tara said...

I would like to make these for Christmas!
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Deb said...

One of my co-workers is retiring next month and I would love to make some of these for her retirement party!

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Would love to use this set for Christmas Dessert!
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J Schwartz said...

I think these would be cute to make for Christian's birthday party coming up in January :) I'm sure him and all of his friends would love these!

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Serenap95 said...

I'd use it very occasion possible. I think it would be popular on birthdays.


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Jenny said...

I would use the set for a Valentine's day treat, my daughter's birthday, and just for fun as soon as I get it!

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Julie said...

would love to try these for my daughter's birthday - just around the bend - 12-27

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ann said...

For the grandkids birthdays mostly

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I would like to use them on my daughter's birthday. Thanks for the giveaway!

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I would like to make them for my daughter's birthday

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I would bake them for the Christmas holiday parties or New Years

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StarTraci said...

I would make my daughter's preschool teachers a basket of those yummies!

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Jenny said...

That looks much easier than making them by hand. I have so much trouble dipping them and they look funky, but taste great! I'd use it for every party!

Tricia @Nightowlmama said...

i WOULD LOVE to use them for our traditional New years eve party they looks so tasty

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javeta acker said...

i would start with christmas dessert,then use for birthdays and everything!

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