Thursday, December 5, 2013

snowman cake pop ornaments and a GIGUNDO GIVEAWAY!

well guys,
i got a special super double treat for you today!!

i think you are gonna like this.

let's first see if you are a sucker like me when it comes to packaging,
cuz if you are, then i think you may even love this 
(me crossing fingers).

lord knows i have bought things beyond my control over and over and over again just due to the cuteness of it all.

so christmas really does not help my budget.
i should be like my hubby whose favorite holiday is turkey day and not put too much emphasis on the packaging.

anywho, 





i got these housing supplies at jo ann fabrics, 
not home depot.



i just got a sharp knife to cut the bottom. 
it was pretty easy actually, just don't cut your finger cuz y'know that would pretty much make it the end of this food craft.
anywho, let's keep moving along...







so do you like? 
wanna win some stuff to make your own cake pops?
ok so i take that as a YES!

lookie what you can win:
what you can't see?
ok i'll open it.
still can't see?
ok how's this:
ok ok so it's not really worth $99,000, 
it's worth $75 and those are holders pictured in the center, and you'll get them without the cake pops as shown on the package if you win.
but with this, you can start your own cake popping yourself, as these items are a buncha my favorite cake pop supplies!
 so now all ya gotta do is
that's right! just ENTER ENTER ENTER!
right here on the rafflecopter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

UPDATE! WE HAVE A WINNER!!! 
CONGRATS TO YOU CATHERINE C. FOR WINNING 

THE CAKE POP PALOOZA PRIZE!!!
and THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH EVERYONE FOR ENTERING!!! :>D

ok sooo, 
guess what?
if you think that giveaway is awesome, i'm gonna give you a chance to win something else!
and i'm TELLING you this is a big one!
yup, TELLING you.

check it out.
WOOT! WOOT!
it's a fancy schmancy PRO mixer for all you fancy schmancy bakers out there or non-fancy schmancy bakers like me who just like fancy schmancy stuff!

that's right guys, i owe a GAZILLION thank you's to Karyn of Pint Sized Baker and Dieter's Downfall who totally organized & worked hard to gather our team that includes 19 sweet bloggers to giveaway an amazing KitchenAid PRO MIXER!

one way to enter the giveaway is to visit ALL the blogs seen below to decode the 
SECRET HOLIDAY MESSAGE for the holiday blog SCAVENGER HUNT!
OooooWeeeOoooo!!!

  i'm TELLING you this is fun stuff! 
and you will NOT be disappointed at all when you see that each of these bloggers also have a DOUBLEDOUBLE giveaway for you like i do! 

so what's my secret word for the SECRET HOLIDAY MESSAGE?
aw c'mon do i actually have to tell you?
ok ok it's 
TELLING
so just record this word "TELLING" and head on over 
to the awesomeness that is THE DECORATED COOKIE 
to get your NEXT word in the scavenger hunt! 

when you visit all 19 blogs, you'll have to put the words in order to decode the SECRET SCAVENGER HUNT message and enter to win this KitchenAid Professional Mixer!
i want it myself and will just have to wave bye bye to it as it goes off into the sunset to the lucky winner. 
could it be YOU?!?!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

so yeah, you got that right, 
you can enter to win my cake pop goodie box
AND 
your very own KitchenAid Pro Mixer 
AND 
enter on each of these sweet blogger's giveaway for even MORE stuff!

YOWZA that's a lot of stuff!
i'm TELLING ya, this is gonna be fun!
good luck to YOU!

320 comments:

  1. My favorite thing about the Holidays is that Jesus was born to be our Savior!

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    1. thank you so much for entering Anonymous! i am hoping i got your email/contact info in case you win! :>O i'll have to wait and see...

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  3. My favorite part of the season is the joy and wonder that children get from learning our family traditions. Those snowmen are precious and you really had me wondering - like those ships in a bottle! - how you managed to get that lil guy in there! Your posts always start out with something cute and then just keep getting better as you scroll down for more surprises!

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    1. ooops! I forgot! I'd just do simple things with the mixer if I won - I'd be done with frosting and bread dough faster than I am now - I'm no fancy kind of baking person!

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    2. LOL! i'm SO happy you entered J! you say you're not a fancy baker but if you make bread, then i think that pretty much says you are :) and i love your fave reason for Christmas! happy you like my ship in a bottle snowmen too! heehee :>D

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  4. Family time and watching the kids open gifts!

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    1. thank you so much for entering Christie! i never open my gifts til the kids are done with theirs just so i can see their reaction! :)

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  5. My favorite part of Christmas is getting together with the whole family

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    1. thank goodness for Christmas as it is family time and memory making time-so i agree with you Sarah! thanks for entering :)

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  6. My favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with friends and family

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    1. Christmas is the one time i gather all my old/new/all friends and have a party-if it weren't for that, another year would go by and just FB contacts would take over! lol thanks Samantha for stopping by and good luck on the contest! :)

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  7. I might like to try cake pops, take a wee break from cookies. They might be fun to make! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. oh yes you have to try making the cake pops Lisamarie! use almond bark for dipping cuz candy melts are a pain to work with and you'll be addicted to making them in no time! LOL thanks for stopping by and entering! :)

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  8. Your snowmen are adorable and what cute packaging.
    The rafflecopter isn't showing up.
    Awesome giveaway.
    Thank you for this opportunity
    ColleenB.
    Texas

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    1. thank you SO much Colleen! i see both the rafflecopters here-so i am not sure why you aren't seeing them? :>O

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  9. My favorite part of Christmas is all the fun family things we do together to celebrate.

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  10. My favorite flavor is chocolate cake dipped in chocolate. Yum!!

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    1. family fun with chocolate dipped cake? now you're talking! :) thanks Shannon!

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  11. My favorite thing about the holidays, is spending time with family I don't get to see that often due to distance, and having my dad dress up as Santa to surprise the kids with gifts he left under the tree. It's a new tradition that started about two years ago.. :-)

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    1. i bet the kids will cherish those Santa memories forever Shalena! :)

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  12. spending time with family and friends.

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  13. any flavor! but I like a lot of cream!

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  14. My favorite part is spending time with my family & baking delicious fun desserts for them! ;)

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  15. My favorite cake pop flavor is butterfinger!! Yum!!

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  16. My favorite part about the holidays is getting to see all my family members that I may not have seen too often during the year, and baking of course!

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  17. My favorite cake pop flavor is chocolate mint!

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  18. My favorite part is the baking!

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  19. I love red velvet cake pops with cream cheese frosting, white chocolate and red and green sprinkles.

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    1. sounds like you got your flavor down to a T Lauri! heehee

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  20. Seeing my children on Christmas morning and the joy Santa brings them:) being with my husband and children. But this year my husband won't be with us

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  21. My favorite things about the holidays are family, good times and most of all BAKING ALL THOSE GOODIES :)

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  22. My favorite cake pop flavor is chocolate.... YUM :)

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    1. sounds like a busy fun time for you Tina! my oven's on over drive too! :)

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  23. I have so many favorite things about the holidays. I absolutely love decorating for Christmas... obsessed with decorations maybe lol. I love shopping for family and friends, I love wrapping presents.. and I mostly love seeing my son's face on Christmas morning when he sees all of his presents!!

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    1. nothing compares to the light your child shines on christmas does it Andrea? :)

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  24. All the delicious treats!!

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    1. well you could make lots of yummies with these prizes Deb!

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  26. Having all my family home and around me so I can cook and bake everything they Love!

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  27. I especially love baking cupcakes! And the kitchen aid givaway is so exciting! On the fun cupcakes I could make!!!

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    1. cupcakes yes Aneta and cakes and cookies and brownies and....:)

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  28. favorite part about holidays is sepnding time with family- lewisjas35@gmail.com

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  29. favorite cake pop flavor is vanilla lewisjas35@gmail.com

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  30. Oh my gosh that looks so adorable! That would look like a great on my christman tree; it'd be a lovely contrast to all the red on our tree ^^

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  31. My favorite thing about any holiday time is sharing memories with family.

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  32. Favorite cake pop flavor? Almost anything but I do like those with peanut butter and chocolate

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  33. with my mixer (I can not lie) I would make treats for the dogs

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  34. My favorite part about the holidays is gathering around the Christmas tree, opening presents with my family, and seeing all the happy and gleeful faces. Makes me cherish what I have now, and to be greatful for everything.

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  35. My favorite thing about holiday is spending time and making new memories with family.

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    1. making new memories is the fun part Chicha! :)

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  36. my favorite flavor is chocolate!

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  37. the music and lights and of course the TREATS

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    1. i LOVE christmas lights on a snowy quiet evening Amanda. it's magical :)

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  38. and my favorite flavor is Chocolate

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  39. My favorite part thing about Christmas is the excitement in the air for both kids and adults!

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    1. and there's a lot of it isn't there Tracy! :)

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  40. My favorite part of Christmas is decorating and seeing all the decorations people put out, absolutely love Christmas lights. These snowmen ornaments are wonderful. I have a friend that makes cake pops all the time so I'll definitely be passing this along. Thank you so much for the post.

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    1. YAHOO! thank you SOOO much for sharing these guys Kimberly! :)

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  41. My favorite thing about the holidays (Christmas) is seeing the wonder and that little spark children (adults too) get when we give or get a little Christmas magic. For all the holidays I love the wonderful food, family, friends, the lights, the miracle, did I mention the wonderful food...desserts to be exact. I LOVE the snowmen, the kids and I will have to try to make some. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. Good luck everyone.

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    1. aww you're so sweet to wish luck to everyone Brandi! your synopsis makes for a perfect Christmas holiday! :)

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  42. Favorite cake pop flavor--how could anyone decide they are all so great. But I guess if I have to choose one it would be chocolate covered cherry.

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    1. whoa that;s a new one on me! sounds deelish Kimberly! :>D

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  43. My favorite cake pop flavor is vanilla. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  44. If I won this fabulous mixer, I would make a big batch of cookies... brownies... cake. Then I would try to make those little snowmen. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

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    1. i hope you make these guys anyway Brandi! they are much cuter in person :)

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  45. My favorite thing about Christmas is making memories for and with my family centered on the True Reason for the season ;-)

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  46. My favorite thing about the holidays is making Christmas gifts and seeing how happy they make the recipients!

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    1. homemade gifts are such a treat. seeing how happy they are makes gift giving so worthwhile!

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  47. My favorite cakepop flavor is chocolate mint!

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  48. My favorite part about Christmas is really all the wonderful food/treats that I allow myself to enjoy this time a year. One year I didn't indulge and yes, I didn't gain any weight but it wasn't worth it! Never again! I say enjoy while the season is upon us! Life is too short :)

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  49. I've hate to admit this but I've only had one kind of cake pop but it was really good, oreo.

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    1. yikes! someone give Dawn another cake pop! :>O lol

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  50. Family, friends, and a year's worth of cookies

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  51. My favorite part of the holidays is the time we get to spend with friends and family!

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  52. Everything!! Except the shopping lol. I don't like crowds, I don't like finding things I want that ARENT in the store. But I do LOVE the wrapping, giving, getting, being with my family and the magic in my kids' eyes.

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    1. that magic you speak of Shannau? priceless.

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    1. never tried that flavor Mary B., looks like i need to soon!

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  54. Ericka Perez-BermudezDecember 5, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    I love everything!!! Especially the aroma created when the food is cooking!!!

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  55. Oh we are so alike! I tell my husband that packaging is everything. It makes a simple gift so much more special when it has the right packaging. I love the gifting and seeing peoples reactions to their gifts. I also enjoy spending time with our children and grandchildren.

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  56. Okay, can you believe I've never had cake pops? But I'm thinking something chocolate and peanut butter.

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    1. ok so i NEED to send you a pb snowman cake pop Tammy! :>O

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  57. Such an adorable idea to put the snowman in the ornament! I love it!

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    1. thank you studiosister! i like the way they came out too :)

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  58. Ericka G. Perez-BermudezDecember 5, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    I would have to say that my favorite cake pop flavor is chocolate! You can never go wrong with chocolate!!!

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  59. I'm a sucker for a good vanilla cake pop!

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  60. with the mixer I would bake for days

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    1. bet your kids would never leave home if you won the mixer then! :>D

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  61. Cake pops are my fav thing to make....If I won this I would go crazy omg!

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    1. i wish you the best of luck so you can go crazy Krista! heehee :>D

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  62. My favorite part is getting to spend time with my family and watching the kids faces light up

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  63. My Favorite part of the holidays is seeing my sons' face Christmas morning when he sees that Santa ate the cookies and drank the milk we leave for him the night before.

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  64. Having all the family in one place.

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  65. the best part about the holidays is spending time with my family

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  66. My favorite part about Christmas is family!

    I love these snowmen ornaments - what an adorable idea.

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  67. all the good food and holiday movies
    spgoddess55(at)msn(dot)com

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  68. My favorite part about the holidays is food :)

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  69. my favorite part is the baking

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  70. I love the simple ol' classic chocolate and vanilla cake pops :)

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  71. The lights,the music and the overall good cheer.

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  72. I've never made cakepops but would like to try!

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  73. Cookies!! I love all the beautiful, creative ones...

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  74. My favorite cake pop flavor is red velvet.

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  75. Those are adorable! My favorite thing about the holidays is seeing friends and family.

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  76. My favorite cake pop is red velvet with white chocolate

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  77. My favorite part of the season is getting together with family and friends.

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  78. wow great prize pack and love your little snowmen!!

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  79. Spending time with friends and family

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  80. My favourite part is definitely the spending time with family.

    LauraC

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  81. My favorite part about the holidays are old traditions, and making new ones too!

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  82. Having our loved ones spend some time together
    as one big family!!! That's the best gift ever!!! ♥

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  83. That mixer looks amazing!

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  84. Baking cookies with my grandkids. Best time anyone could have.

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  85. and of course vanilla has to be the best pop, classics are classics for a reason!

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  86. My favorite thing is the food, the recipes have been handed down for years. We can add some new recipes, but don't mess with grandma's recipes she had them perfected.

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  87. My favorite cap pop flavor is vanills

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  88. My favourite thing about Christmas is spending time with my parents. They work a lot but when it gets too cold to work outside they stay home and we can do lots a stuff together. :'D

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  89. My favorite thing about Christmas is being with Family.

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  90. My favorite thing is baking and decorating cookies.

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  91. Favorite cake pop flavor would have to be chocolate.

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  92. My favorite think about Christmas is making Christmas crafts with my nieces. There is nothing quite like homemade!

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  93. My favorite part about Christmas is eating all of the special treats that we only make this time of year.

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  94. My favorite cake pop flavor is red velvet.

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  95. Last year I made all of my family and friends their Christmas gifts. I really enjoyed doing that. I'm going to do it again this year. I'm also making cupcakes in a jar for everyone.

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  96. I know this is going to sound crazy but my very first Cake Pop was on my birthday last month. My sister bought me Birthday Cake Cake Pops from Starbucks.... what have I been missing???? :) I seriously will be learning how to make Cake Pops.

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  97. My favorite part is seeing the look on my grandsons' faces when they see all their presents and the tree all decorated. Christmas through the eyes of a child is so much more fun. Sharing the REAL meaning of Christmas with them is also a wonderful experience.

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  98. Love getting to spend time with my family!!!

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  99. i am so glad i followed haniela over here, your stuff is so cute< i am following you now too!

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  100. love the snowmen..so adorable...just having holiday photo.s of memories

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  101. My favorite time of the season is being surronded my the ones you love. I am definitely going to try that snowman idea. Great gift ideas

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  102. My most favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with my newly wed husband baking and making memories in the kitchen!

    Holly Garrett

    sugarspiceandcocoa.wordpress.com

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  103. I love watching the excitement on my family's faces when they open my gifts. I always sneak a little something that they wanted but never asked for. It surprises them every year.

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  104. My favorite part of the Christmas Holidays is the food! Haha nd of course relaxing with family and cathcing up. It is my absolutely favorite season and I am so excited to start baking with my mom again!

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  105. The most important thing about Christmas is being with my family and loved ones celebrating the most important birthday of all.

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  106. My favorite cake pop flavor is snickerdoodle!

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  107. My favorite part of the holidays are all the good casseroles and cakes.

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  108. My favorite cake pop flavor is dark chocolate.

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  109. I love making gingerbread men with my family

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  110. My favorite part of the holidays is celebrating with my family and all of the decorations!

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  111. My favorite cake pop flavor is chocolate.

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  112. My favorite part about Christmas and the holidays is getting to see and spend time with family I friends I don't normally get to see throughout the year.

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  113. My favorite cake pop flavor is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting under the outer white chocolate!

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  114. I love baking and sharing cookies, the outdoor holiday decor and of course the christmas music!

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  115. I haven't had a lot of cake pops to have a favorite flavor... I'm a chocolate fan though

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  116. love watching the excitement on my kids faces

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  117. Cutest foodie craft ever!! My favorite thing about the holidays is just the SPIRIT in the air. It's so warm and cozy! And Christmas lights. They pretty much rock my face off.

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  118. My favorite part of christmas and the holidays is the smiles on my grandchildren when they open there gifts...

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  119. Chocolate is my favorite cake pop, cake, anything flavor. :) Always. Err Day.

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  120. So glad that I have come across your blog. New fan here :)

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  121. My favorite part of Christmas is putting up the tree with family <3 and my favorite cake pop flavor is red velvet, YUM

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  122. My favorite part of the holidays is getting to spend time with all of my loved ones. <3

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  123. My favorite part of the holidays.... hmmm... that's a good question with many answers. One of my favorite is making roll and cut cookies with my family. This not only includes my parents (who continued the tradition when I was little started by my fathers Mother), but also includes my children, plus any neices or nephews available. We use different flavors of icing for different shapes of cookies. For example, bells are always blue with a touch of coconut flavoring, stars are yellow with rum flavoring, trees are green with peppermint, and Santas are red with almond!

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  124. If I were to be lucky enough to win the mixer I would make goodies non-stop! Okay... maybe not NON stop, but sincerely with love! :)

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  125. My favorite flavor of pretty much everything is chocolate whether it be a cakepop, cupcake, candy, etc. after that I go from various berry flavors for pies and pastry's. As for my favorite part of the holidays it will always be spending time with my family, whether it be making christmas ornaments (which these cake pop ornaments will probably be my family's next craft session), baking, or decorating. I love to make memories with my family.

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  126. Favorite cake pop flavor is anything with chocolate!

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  127. My favorite part of the holidays is family time and all the goodies I get to bake and make for them! It had gotten to the point that they look forward to all my treats!!!! :)

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  128. My favorite part of the holidays is watching the joy and wonder in my children

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  129. My favorite cake op flavor is Chocolate!

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  130. My Kids and I baking and not arguing......lol

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  131. With a new mixer I would make everything I could think of

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  132. Getting ready for Christmas is my favorite :)
    sunnyfarm at inbox dot ru

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  133. I love all the decorations. The sparkle and happiness in children's eyes.

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  134. Giving is my favorite part of the holidays

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  135. Giving presents! I love giving gifts more than receiving them

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  136. chocolate cake pops seem the best to me. More like truffles :)

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  137. Hmmm maybe we could make baby Jesus a cake pop birthday cake each year. My favorite part of Christmas is the joy and wonder as we celebrate the birth of Christ. My daughter is a Christmas eve birthday so we celbrate two birthdays for Christmas!! This year will be extra special as I celebrate surrounded by all our family and my first grandchild!!!!!!

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  138. my favorite cake pop flavor is a deep rich chocolate...

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