Category Archives: Cake Pops

New Books by Dede Wilson: Cake Balls and A Baker’s Field Guide to Doughnuts

First of all, Happy Labor Day! ūüôā

Second of all, I don’t know if you have any of¬†Dede Wilson’s books, but if you haven’t, you’re missing out. ¬†But don’t worry, I can fix that.


Today, I’m giving away two¬†awesome cookbooks:

Cake Balls
More Than 60 Delectable and Whimsical Sweet Spheres of Goodness

This features all sorts of cake balls- I couldn’t have even¬†imagined¬†some of the cake balls in this book. ¬†Creme Brulee Cake Balls, Espresso Brownie Cake Balls, Key Lime Cake Balls, Mocha Toffee Crunch Cake Balls?! ¬†Tell me you can resists that. ¬†Also, not only does the book have cake ball recipes, but the beginning has¬†the¬†perfect cake, frosting, brownie recipes for the balls. ¬†You won’t find any fake box mixes in this book. ¬†Plus, the step-by-step cake ball making instructions with pictures in the front of the book are extremely helpful.




A Baker’s Field Guide to Doughnuts
More Than 60 Warm and Fresh Homemade Treats

I love this book because finally, I know how to spell doughnuts, haha!  Kidding.  This book is just as awesome as the cake pop cookbook.  It has baked doughnuts, fried doughnuts, yeast doughnuts, filled doughnuts, everything.   Dede is really good at creating original recipes, like Carrot Cake Doughnuts, Chocolate-Salted Caramel Doughnuts, Creme Brulee Doughnuts, Honey Cream-Filled Doughnuts with Milk and Honey Glaze.  She sold me!


I just got both of the books on Friday and I’ve already bookmarked almost all of the recipes (ha, helpful, huh?). And,¬†I seriously sat in front of the TV last night making cake balls while Kellen and I watched a movie. So, just a warning, this book will make you do weird things.

Who wants these books?

Well, today is your lucky day. I’ve got a copy of each book to give away! ¬†To enter, all you have to do is:

1.  Leave a comment telling me what your favorite cake ball and/or doughnut recipe is.

For additional entries:

2. Like Dede Wilson on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did.
3. ¬†Like What Katie’s Baking on Facebook¬†and leave a comment saying you did.
4.  Follow Dede on Twitter and leave a comment saying you did.
5. ¬†Follow What Katie’s Baking on twitter and leave a comment saying you did.¬†

Good luck!

The giveaway will end on Monday, September 10th at midnight.  Make sure you leave your email address, or some form of contact information so I can get in contact with you if you win.

Halloween Cake Pops and a Giveaway!

Hi Guys!

Sorry it’s been so long, but I’m back with a gift for you.

I just received this book, Crazy for Cake Pops in the mail and I’m so excited about it. ¬†I thought I knew all there was to know about cake pops, but I was mistaken. ¬†This book has so many techniques and flavor ideas it’s incredible!

The Cake Pop- A Treat That’s as Fun to Make as It Is to Eat!

A beautifully decorated cake can wow anyone. And there’s nothing more entertaining than food on a stick.¬† Combine the two and you’ve got the incredibly cute, one-bite, hand-held snacks everyone loves: cake pops!

Introducing Crazy for Cake Pops, a craft cookbook packed with 50 cake-on-a-stick designs and 70 stunning color photos. The wide range of exciting shapes and tasty flavors with have you eager to make and decorate these treats for any and every occasion.  A few fun examples:

  • Birthday Party Clown Pops
  • Halloween Jack-o’-Lanterns
  • Holiday Bauble Balls
  • Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Pops
  • Game Night Poker Chips and Dice

…and more!

Teaching you how to create these scrumptious mini desserts with professional results, author Molly Bakes clearly explains the step-by-step process for cake pop success.¬† “These recipes show that you don’t have to be a brilliant baker or even an experienced cake decorator to make these adorable treats,” she says. “All you need is a few simple ingredients, some lollipop sticks, and, of course, your imagination!”

So, now I have one copy of the cute little book to give away.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment. Make sure you include an e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.

Extra entries:

  1. Follow me on Google Friend Connect and leave me a comment saying you did so.
  2. Subscribe to What Katie’s Baking and leave a comment saying you did so.
  3. Follow What Katie’s Baking on¬†Facebook¬†and leave a comment saying you did so.
I’ll choose a winner next Monday, October 24 and get the book sent out to you asap.
These are what I made with help from the book:

If you don’t win, I highly recommend you buy the book. ¬†It’s only $10.17 on¬†Amazon¬†right now, so it’s a steal!