Crazy for Cake Pops book-giveaway!

***This giveaway is now closed…See the winner below!***
 

A little while ago, I was sent this fabulous book-called Crazy for Cake Pops. Can you guess what it’s all about? Yes I know you’re not stupid, so you all guessed correctly. It’s all about cake pops!

Can I tell you something?

I love these little things! I’ve made versions of these before, like Red Velvet cake balls, and Oreo truffles, but I had yet to put them on a stick. Until now…

Last week I hosted a playdate, and since Halloween was on the horizon, I grabbed the opportunity to make some creepy cake pops.

Ugh, eyeballs! Yuck!

Well actually they tasted delish, they just looked disgusting. I especially loved the bloody socket part. EWWW.

I also made some goofy (mostly pathetic looking) monsters. Rawr.

Hers are much better looking, eh?

(picture and recipe used with permission from the publisher)

Molly, the author, has a bunch more cute ideas, like teapots, monkeys, dice, clouds, and ornaments! (I may have to make some more for Christmas!)


I kind of winged it with the chocolate chip center, she instructs to use cocoa butter and coloring to paint on the balls, but I had neither, so I used my melting chocolates and they turned out ok, for winging it!

They tasted sooo good. I used her peanut butter cake recipe (below) which I think I overbaked a little, but combined with this chocolate frosting, it was fine.

Fine indeed…I ate like all the leftovers myself! oops.

Peanut Butter Cake

Makes enough for approx. 20 medium cake balls

180 grams (1⅓ cups) self-rising flour, plus more for the tin
1 teaspoon baking powder
80 grams (⅓ cup) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing
50 grams (4½ tablespoons) smooth peanut butter
150 grams (⅔ cup) granulated sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
125 milliliters (½ cup) milk

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease and flour a 10-inch (25-centimeter) round cake tin or an 8-inch (20-centimeter) square cake tin.

Sift together the flour and baking powder and set aside.

Cream the butter and peanut butter until combined. Add the sugar and continue to cream until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Add half the flour, followed by half the milk and mix until combined. Repeat with the remaining flour and milk. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 35–45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Once baked, leave to cool in the tin for 20 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

 The one thing I got confused on was the measurements, just because our silly American measurements were in parentheses so I had to search a little bit on the page each time I was measuring. Not a big deal, but hey-it’s perfect for all you metric peeps!

So how would you like a copy of your own!? 

One lucky winner will get a fresh copy (not covered in my chocolate stains, don’t worry) of their own!

To enter:

Leave a comment here telling me if you’d rather eat an eyeball or monster cake pop. Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

I’ll pick a winner Sunday night, the 6th.

Good luck!

The winner is….the Waugh Family!

Congrats, and thanks for entering everyone!

Comments

  1. eyeballs!

  2. I’d eat and enjoy both!! I like sweet things too much to pass them up! :-)

  3. I’d take on the monster!

    mattvaleiler at gamail dot com

  4. I just look how cake pops look, but never tried to make them yet… I’m sure the book wil convince me :)

  5. think i’d have to go for a monster {extra sweets!} & also easting an eyeball would seem too weird, but sure my kids wouldn’t be that fussy!
    kellyx

  6. What a fun thing to make with my grandaughters. They love to make things to share with their friends and classmates, and I love to spend time with them.

  7. both!!!great book!!thanks for the chance to win it!!
    c_diavati@hotmail.com

  8. Oh give me an eyeball :)

    edickerson@dishmail.net

  9. cool! Love to get one!

  10. I’d eat them all!! yummy!
    Nalan
    cataltepe(at)yahoo(dot)com

  11. I love cake pops, too. And I really had tried your eyeballs :-)

  12. I’d rather eat the monster because they’re funny and make me giggle 😉 Love them both though!

    Jessiehamblen(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Eyeballs all the way! :)

  14. Eyeballs all the way! :)

  15. Eyeballs all the way! :)

  16. Eyeballs all the way! :)

  17. Eyeballs all the way! :)

  18. Eyeballs all the way! :)

  19. Eyeballs all the way! :)

  20. Ooh those look delicih! I’ve seen these a lot in the book shops but never had the courage to give them a go! Well done you, these look fab. I’d have to go straight for an eyeball I think :)
    Katie x
    katiehaddrell@hotmail.com

  21. Ewwww, eating an eyeball? I don’t think I could so monster it would be! ;o) These look like so much fun.

  22. eyeball for sure. there was too much candy on the monsters :)

  23. i’d say the monster cake pop! love them!

    pink.karen(at)gmail(dot)com

  24. I’d eat any cake pop, both are so cute!! Pass me a eye please! Would love to try my hand at these so please enter me for the book too. Thanks!
    wesue@townsqr.com

  25. Olá querida, tudo bem?

    Que coisinhas mais lindas, e devem estar uma delícia, deu até água na boca. Parabéns pelo trabalho

    um beijo carinhoso

    Regina Célia

  26. I would pick the eyeball!
    sarabasla at hotmail dot com

  27. haha– monster :)

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

  28. I think I have to pick the monster pops because your eyeballs look way to real. LOL.

    burgmom624(at)gmail(dot)com

  29. Those eyeballs look super cool…and gross ha!

  30. Eyeballs 😀

    genboudreau@yahoo.com

  31. TO be honest I don’t think I’d eat either. lol, but if someone made me choose I’d eat the monster. :)

    rindcounty@bellsouth.net

    Have a lovely day! xxxx~Kelsey

  32. I’d probably choose a monster one.

  33. I would definitely go with an eyeball!

  34. cake pops .. look yummie 😀

    I’d probaly choose a monster one … but both are cute!

    bon appetite ( smakelijk eten @dutch)

    syta4u (at) hotmail (dot) com

  35. so cute and fun! I’d def go for the monster!

    sandydillon(at)gmail(dot)com

  36. So cute! I would go for the monster. Thank you!

  37. Anonymous says:

    I love your blog! There are so many great projects.

    I think I’d rather eat a monster cake pop. Eyeballs creep me out…

    mrsemilyschaefer@gmail.com

  38. Monster, but really anything if it’s chocolate! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    unpetitdesignblog (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. Id rather eat a monster pop cake!!
    chrissybarile@hotmail.com

  40. monster pop cake

  41. Monsters for me, I have a bit of a thing about eyeballs after watching a horrific late-night documentary once o.O

    Thanks for the chance to win :o)

  42. I just made eyeball mini bundt cakes so bring on the eyeballs!!
    reggity at sbcglobal dot net

  43. Love cake balls! Eyeballs look good good to me.

  44. Both! You can’t be picky in a situation with cake pops. Hehe

    Susan
    susanlizcamp(at)yahoo(dot)com

  45. I love these! I would totally eat an eyeball.

  46. I would rather eat a monster. Eyeballs have always made me a bit squeamish. :)

  47. Eyeballs!
    kristinshill(at)gmail(dot)com

  48. that’s the only type of eyeball that I’d ever venture to put in my mouth! :) katie.hawkes@gmail.com

  49. um, yeah. I’m not eating an eyeball, so it’s monsters for me! :)

  50. monster!

  51. eyeball!

  52. Anonymous says:

    Oooh, I am totally going to make the peanut butter cake! And I’d eat the monsters! elif(at)bellsouth(dot)net
    Great giveaway!
    Ellie B

  53. monster. :)

  54. Thanks for the giveaway, Jess. The monsters are too cute too eat, so I’ll choose the eyeball (and shut my eyes)!

  55. Anonymous says:

    i would go for the monsters..I gross out easily and just thinking of eating an eyeball would probably make me hurl (weak stomach), but with my eyes closed i’d eat them in a heartbeat because i’m sure they are delicious!
    allie3bntz@hotmail.com

  56. Eyeball. I don’t want the gum drops (and are those tic tacs?) messing with my pb cake flavor. :)

  57. Definitely the eyeballs! :O)

    myjellybean10@gmail.com[

  58. Monster….not sure I could bite into an eyeball!!!

  59. Monster…only because the candy is fun and a yummy addition HA!

    Thanks.

    Heather
    melody806@yahoo(dot)com

  60. Eyeball! Especially if I ever work with an ophthalmologist again, b/c these would be awesome to bring to work. ha. emmillee(AT)gmail(dot)com

  61. Haha I would eat either, but the monster first :) I always wanted this book! Thanks for the chance!

  62. I would eat the eyeballs! Such a great idea.

    alissaschade@hotmail.com

    Alissa

  63. I would definately have to make the monsters for my little son!!
    queblesj@yahoo.com

  64. I would like the monsters. Just like my daughter! (she acts like a monster sometimes)

  65. thanks for the chance………. i like this book very very nice!!!
    thank you for your work
    bye Stefania

  66. I would love this book! Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    steph-bsb(at)prodigy(dot)net

  67. Anonymous says:

    The eyeballs look awesome…….thanks
    Paula
    Alalevgl(at)comcast(dot)net

  68. I’d eat the eyeballs in a heartbeat!! Being a nurse, I like the ooey-gooey yucky looking stuff. Plus it would gross my husband out if I was chowing down on an eyeball 😉 Thanks for the contest!

  69. Totally monsters! Amy @ gasudimack@sbcglobal.net

  70. I think I’d want to go for an eyeball. Thanks!

  71. Monsters totally!! My little girls would love to eat them too!

    Melissa (smilymelissa@gmail.com)

  72. Eyeballs, please! The inside looks delicious :]

  73. oh,eyeballs, definately!!! thanks for the giveaway! ms_sunshyne (at) yahoo (dot) com

  74. I’d rather eat whichever one had that peanut butter cake in the middle!! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

  75. Love the eyeballs lol!
    larapetch(at)hotmail(dot)com

  76. It would have to be the monster! Eyeballs are just too disgusting. Like I fainted the first time I tried to put in my contact lens. I got over that but still, pretty grossed out by eyes.

  77. Bring on the eyeballs!

  78. Monster! The eyeballs, even though I know they are fake, leave me with the shivers. They are both really cute though, good job!

    julie(dot)lemagne(at)gmail(dot)com

  79. EYEBALLS, EYEBALLS, EYEBALLS!!!!

    Christina

    ccuevas22@gmail.com

  80. I would love a monster! They all look cute though. Very nice job.

    miemons[at]hotmail[dot]com.

  81. I would LOVE to eat the monster pops!

  82. I’d go for the monster 😉 (aureliewelcomme (at) h0tmail (d0t) com)

  83. I would eat the eyeball pop…okay really either one! Haha. Thanks for the giveaway!

    cardenfran@gmail.com

  84. I would totally eat them both! I love cake balls! Love this giveaway.

    sefarny(at)gmail(dot)com

  85. oh i think id go for a monster, but the christmas ornament ones sound so cute too!
    sarah.fitch at gmail.com

  86. I’d pick an eyeball!
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  87. they were all wonderful! I’m curious about which ones the kids liked the best. I think I’d like the monster ones 😉

    Ledys(dot)e(dot)chemin(at)gmail(dot)com

  88. I would eat either one, but would go for the gross eyeball if I had a choice…heehee! I would love to try my hand at these – thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

  89. Very cool! Never heard of them before but sounds like a great thing and not too much cake or icing. I’d go for the eyeballs because there’s less stuff on them.

  90. But of course I’d GO FOR THE EYEBALL!!!

  91. This book is fantastic!!!

    But I wouldn’t eat neither the eyeball nor the monster…
    They are too impressive!!! 😉

    Thank you for this opportunity

    ciao ciao
    Chiara
    ideekiare (@) hotmail (dot) it

  92. Oh, how darling!!!! (ok everything, but those eyes! lol)

    It would be such fun to make these with my youngest grandsons. They LOVE to bake and cook!

    I’d choose the monster. I have a thing about eyes ever since I read an Italian cookbook when I was in high school that had a recipe for sheeps eyes on paasta! No eyes for me. tee hee

    Jess you are one talented, fun mom! Thanks for the chance to win this super cute book.

  93. Id rather eat an eyeball any day!

    Stephanie
    stephdsparks@gmail.com

  94. Monster!! :) Yum!

    sarah8914 at gmail dot com

  95. i’m pretty game … an eyeball … LOL … darlene

  96. i don’t know if i could handle the eyeball….i got queasy looking at it (i think it was the bloody socket part…hahaha) but those goofy monsters look like just my type :)

    thanks for the giveaway!

    best,
    nicole

    hi (dot) its (dot) nicole at gmail (dot) com

  97. eyeball! way cool!

    tracyannhong[at]gmail[dot]com

  98. Monster… eating an eyeball just sounds a little creepy to me…

    diannelovelock AT gmail.com

  99. how fun!!! I would rather eat a monster cake pop than an eyeball anyday! juli.adelman@gmail.com

  100. I’d rather eat a monster for sure! tiffanydustan(at)yahoo(dot)com

  101. As a mother of boys, I must definitely say I would rather have an eyeball! jana.debney@gmail.com

  102. EYEBALLS!!!!
    They look so disgustingly cute!
    I wonder how my traditional Chinese family would react if I made a platter of EYEBALL cake pops for my mum’s birthday in a few weeks’ time?
    Haha.
    The recipe sounds simple and easy to follow. Can’t wait to try it soon!

    tee_wennie@yahoo.com

  103. I never tried to make them)but I guess that my boys would like the monsters! ninusikbel@hotmail.com

  104. I would love either. YUM!
    Glbsch@psci.net

  105. I’d take an eyeball! lotusko at hotmail dot com

  106. A monster! They are so cute!
    mvbutler@winco.net

  107. I think monster cake pop. The eyeball sounds iffy to me! I mean, you’re eating an… eyeball!

  108. Mosters! yum! eringustafson@live.com

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  110. I’d eat the monster pops! :)
    marya.monte@gmail.com

  111. Eyeball! I have a slight obsession with making these… for like every gathering I go to… :) benldlw@yahoo.com

  112. A monster but who wouldn’t?

    ehesse1215@cs.com

  113. I think the texture of the monster ones would be neat! Can’t wait to make these!!
    ashlyn.tribalrose@gmail.com

  114. Anonymous says:

    I’d eat the monster cake pops! I’d eat them all up! YUMMY! heychelle78@yahoo.com

  115. Monsters for me!

    My friend makes the most beautiful cake pops. I’ve never tried them, but it looks like a fun project and my students would love them!

  116. Monster all the way! But I really just want to win this book and eat them all!

    inthegrove *at* gmail *dot* com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  117. Monster all the way! But I really just want to win this book and eat them all!

    inthegrove *at* gmail *dot* com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  118. Monster all the way! But I really just want to win this book and eat them all!

    inthegrove *at* gmail *dot* com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  119. Monster all the way! But I really just want to win this book and eat them all!

    inthegrove *at* gmail *dot* com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  120. Monster all the way! But I really just want to win this book and eat them all!

    inthegrove *at* gmail *dot* com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  121. Monster all the way! But I really just want to win this book and eat them all!

    inthegrove *at* gmail *dot* com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  122. Monster all the way! But I really just want to win this book and eat them all!

    inthegrove *at* gmail *dot* com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  123. I think I’d rather eat the monster cake pop! 😀 tmchang3@hotmail.com

  124. Definitely the Monster!! Eyeballs creep me out!!! =)

    http://www.sewdivertimento.blogspot.com

  125. eyeball all the way

  126. I’d have to say the eyeball:) I could have definitely used these at my Halloween party!

  127. I SEE myself eating the eyeball cake pop….

  128. Eyeball ALL the way!
    melaniesenko@yahoo.ca

  129. They both look yummy but I think I’d gobble up a monster (or two)!

    kristiannasharma@yahoo.com

  130. Monster Cake Pop for me!
    gina.m.shelton (at) gmail (dot) com

  131. I am partial to the one eyed monster variety. My daughter brought one home from her preschool and it was simple but fun for her to eat with one gum paste eye ball and covered green!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    hoffmng(at)gmail(dot)com

  132. I would much rather eat an eyeball than a monster! that way the monster doesn’t have a chance to eat me first 😉 thanks for the giveaway!!
    vincent.danielle@ymail.com

  133. Monster!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  134. Adorable! I would enjoy a tasty eyeball cake pop. Thanks! jennifer(dot)hill82(at)gmail(dot)com

  135. love the monster!! ashleybsn07@yahoo.com

  136. I’d take the monster pop! Yum.

    hillary (at) redballoonpr (dot) com

  137. Mmm…eyeballs.

    meganblove @ yahoo (dot) com

  138. I would definatly go with the eyeball.

    Caroline
    coolwhip715(at)hotmail(dot)com

  139. Both too good to choose. Just made 50 Hello Kitty cake pops for my daughters birthday. All gone in a matter of hours!

    Cheryl
    chedun(at)gmail(dot)com

  140. For some reason I would rather eat the eyeball. I think the opportunity to eat something so off the wall appeals to me. lol

  141. Anonymous says:

    YUM! I love eyeballs.
    chilibonkas@yahoo.com

  142. Anonymous says:

    I think I’d take a monster… the eyeballs creep me out! I’m weird that way…..

  143. I would eat a monster. Eyeballs scare me, and make me queasy. :}
    kristel.vangheem@gmail.com

  144. I’d LOVE to eat the eyeball!!! 😉
    ccarolcrafts@gmail.com

  145. I would like to eat the monster cake pop, yummy.

    joannacarrillo(at)yahoo(dot)com

  146. monster!!

    suezadva AT gmail

  147. I’d eat a monster one!

    Sherryberry921@aol.com

  148. I would rather eat an eyeball because it seems more adventurous :)

  149. I think I’d rather eat a monster…my son had gummy eye balls from Halloween, and it grossed me out!
    sharlankutz@hotmail.com

  150. Anonymous says:

    I’d rather a monster cake pop.. yummy :)
    it’s hana.jafar09@gmail.com

  151. Wow, this book looks fab. I’d much rather eat a monster… those eyeballs are scary!

  152. Monsters!!! How cute and fun, I’ve been wanting to try making these!! thanks!

  153. Linsey barnett says:

    I’d like an eyeball sounds yum!

  154. I love cake pops! I think I’d go for the eyeball:)
    liz_froemming at hotmail dot com

  155. I would eat an eyeball! (:
    Thank you for this opportunity.

    kate.ashlen.cunningham@gmail.com

  156. I’d go monster… I think I’d be a little mental eating an eyeball haha :-)

    Elishab32@gmail.com

  157. If I’m forced to pick one, I think it would have to be the eyeball.
    Here’s looking at you kid!
    bjbert at sbcglobal dot net

  158. so tempting to eat both but the monster sounds more appetizing 😉
    waycutecreations @ gmail . com

  159. cake pops are so much fun! And yours turned out great!! I’d eat either one, but choose the monster one. Would love the book for more ideas. pfh04@msn.com

  160. Eyeball please. It would totally gross out my girls!
    roberkann@gmail.com

  161. This house would say eyeballs!!

  162. Not everyday you get to eat an eyeball.. not to mention one that tastes like peanut butter! guess id go for that one!
    courtney(at)lifetab(dot)com

  163. mmmm. monster :)

  164. Monster cake pop! oliva.priscila@yahoo.com

  165. The eyeball one!! How fun!

    mommy.2kidsnc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  166. I love your blog! I’d probably eye the eyeballs! Thanks!
    jerandtara(at)yahoo(dot)com

  167. Eyeballs Yummo!

  168. MONSTER YUM !
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

  169. the monster! thanks

    jessannette05(at)gmail(dot)com

  170. I think I’d brave the eyeball – that monsters pussy bloody eye is just a bit frightening for me lol.
    thecraftingfiend(at)gmail(dot)com

  171. Eyeball definitely!!

    catrisha(underscore)tittle(at)yahoo(dot)com

  172. I shudder a bit at the thought of eating eyeballs…but I could eat monsters all night long!!

    gifford(dot)n(at)hotmail(dot)com

  173. I would eat one of each! But the monster first! I would LOVE a copy of the book!
    Ljensen78 at gmail.com

  174. Eyeballs! And, honestly, I’d totally pick the tic tacs (I think?) off the monsters and eat those ones too 😉

  175. Oh, I don’t discriminate. I’d gladly eat either one!

  176. Anonymous says:

    I would much rather eat a monster, eye balls just freak me out! jhicks925@yahoo.com

  177. I’d eat both :) (does that count?) But if it matters, then I’d eat the eyeball. THEN the monster.
    itsyphotography@gmail.com

  178. I would rather eat the monster, but I’m sure my horror movie loving family would go for the eyes!

  179. I would go with the monster. :)

  180. I’ll take a moster pop please, thanks!
    marthablake3@gmail.com

  181. A monster cake pop because hopefully he would have eyeballs too, so I can have both an eyeball and monster cake pop. Thanks.

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