Wednesday, October 10, 2012

5,000 "Likes" on Facebook!

We hit the goal of 5,000 "likes" on Facebook and we are ready to celebrate!  So much has been going on behind the scenes at The Cake Pop Company and it's all worked out perfectly, timing wise, with this Facebook milestone.

At first we thought about doing a few drawings for Free Cake Pops, and we will still do some of that, but we really wanted to offer a special that would be a Thank You to everyone that follows us on Facebook, because without our loyal followers, we would have never reached this goal.

Our Gourmet Cake Pops are ready to be launched online and we're doing it along with our 5,000 "likes" celebration.  Some of you have viewed photos of the Gourmet Cake Pops that we've offered over the summer in our storefront, but if you live out of town, you've never gotten the chance to try them, because they weren't available online and because of the high price of summer shipping.  Well, fall is here and so is our FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx 2Day shipping! Perfect timing, right?  We think so.

So here's the information that will help you get in on this celebrations:
Friday through Sunday, October 12th - 14th, 2012, will will be offering our Gourmet Cake Pops for HALF PRICE!  That's right, our $30 Cake Pops will only be $15 for those 3 days.  We will make & ship orders as they come in.  So the earlier you order, the sooner you will receive your special treats. ( If you choose FedEx Home Delivery, we will only ship those orders out on Mondays and Tuesdays.  If you choose FedEx 2Day, we can ship on Monday - Wednesday, and if you're in a big hurry, we can ship Priority Overnight, we can ship Monday through Thursday.)  You will be able to choose 2 Gourmet Cake Pop flavors per dozen.  Limit of 2 dozen per person, per household.

For local Facebook fans/customers, you will still need to place your order online, but please put the pick up date in the memo section of the order form.  Pick-ups will need to be within the next 2 weeks.
You have to order online to get the special pricing. 

Thank you again for following us on Facebook.

Deb & the Cake Pop gang.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

BIG Sale on Cake Pops

Because we love our out of town customers so much and we didn't want them to feel left out of our local Daily Deals, we're hosting our own online sale.  Cake Pops make great birthday or anniversary gifts.  They can also make a celebration a little more special; baby showers, wedding showers, retirement, congratulations, etc.

The sale will be much like the one last year so here is how you can get our delicious Cake Pops for only $15 per dozen, which is a $6 savings!

The Rules:
1) Sale will be for today, July 5th through Saturday, July 7th.

2) Limit of 2 dozen Classic Cake Pops can be ordered. No exceptions, no specialty, no characters.

3) You have until November 12, 2012 to use your dozens.

4) You need to let us know at least 1 week BEFORE you want your order shipped.

5) You MUST pay for shipping a week prior to your order shipping. Contact us via email or phone to get a shipping quote. *When placing your order just choose Local Springfield Pick Up to avoid Overnight shipping charges*

6) If you live in the Springfield area, you can participate, however these same rules apply.

7) Only 1 order per household.

8) ALL orders must be made online at

Spread the word and tell your friends, this is a once per year sale.  Please call our shop at 417.886.2767 or email us at with any questions that you might have.

Enjoy!  We can't wait to get baking for you!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Copyright and Cake Pops

We have received a lot of phone calls, emails and requests for my company to make a variety of Character Cake Pops; Elmo, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Angry Birds, etc.

I'm sure that if you've surfed the web for Cake Pops, you have seen these same Cake Pops for sale on Itsy or other Cake Pop business sites. I'm sure your first thoughts are about Bakerella. I'm a huge fan of her work and she's a real inspiration as the creator of the Cake Pop craze. The difference is, she does not sell her Cake Pops and she has copyright permission from these companies to use their artwork. These other business owners are taking a huge chance that I cannot afford to take. My staff and I have worked too hard to build this business to have it destroyed by a stupid mistake and a bunch of high powered attorneys. I have heard horror stories by other cake decorators getting cease and desist letters from Chanel for making purse cakes that have the Chanel logo, or other big companies. I understand that you or your child may really want a certain character for their Cake Pops, but please understand that we could be put out of business by making those characters. We can do generic characters; Santa, animals, sports balls, and we can make our Classic Cake Pops in the same colors of the party theme. So far my customers have been pretty understanding, which I appreciate. There have been a couple of potential customers that have been pretty pushy in their requests, which makes me wonder if they were hired by a copyright attorney to see if we would give in.

We were fortunate to have dealt with a copyright and patent attorney, so that we could secure the copyright of the swirl that is featured in our logo. Yes, we own the copyright of our trademark swirl. This same attorney took the time to inform me of the law concerning my business and I am so thankful that he did. It's so tempting to make these adorable characters for my customers, but it's a temptation that I absolutely must refrain from.

I hope that if you read this blog and you are my customer, you have a new understanding on why I cannot risk my entire business for your request and if you are a fellow cake baker and decorator, I hope that understanding how I protect my business can inspire you to take the same stand and protect your business as well. You can find out more information concerning copyright law at

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall Give Away

Once again, it has been way too long since I have written a new blog. Once again, I apologize and hope to do better in the future, but that may not happen since our busiest time of the year is right around the corner.....Thanksgiving & Christmas.

Soooo, I though it would be fun to do a Fall Give Away for my blog/Facebook/Twitter followers.

Below you can see 3 of the items that will be included with the prize package; A book about Cupcakes, Fall Cupcake liners & picks, Fall Sprinkles and not shown is a dozen of our Fall colored Cake Pops. A total value of $45 and all you have to do is post your favorite cupcake combination on this blog. My staff and I will pick the winning cupcake combination and will announce the winner next Sunday, so you have 1 week to post your favorite and/or best idea for a cupcake combination.

I can't wait to see how creative our followers are! Good luck everyone!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Spooky Sneak Peek


I'm probably jumping the gun a bit, because it's not even Labor Day yet, but I couldn't pass up a chance to give you a sneak
peek at our new Halloween collection.

We previously had the Mummy, Monster, Black Cat and Jack-O=Lantern, but have now added the Ghost and a Candy Corn.

Our new Halloween pack will be available online in October.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Half Price Sale

Because my guilt has gotten the best of me. Well, guilt is not the right word, more like neglect. Ok, not really neglect.....anyway......

On Monday, August 8th, 2011 The Cake Pop Company will be having guessed it! A half price sale!

Now what does guilt and neglect have to do with a sale? When we opened our storefront back in February, the focus of our company shifted, without me really intending it to. Our focus was on the storefront and becoming a retail presence in good ol' Springfield MO. While we still appreciate our loyal "out of town" followers, the specials that we have ran lately have all been geared to driving people into our store. Which is why I feel a little guilty and neglectful. Well then, how do we right this horrible wrong, you ask? We have a half price sale for our "out of town" customers. We would have done this sooner, but with the current heat wave we can't ship Ground, which is what the majority of our customers would like. Check out the details and rules below to see how we're going to work around this problem.

If you have questions, feel free to post them here, on Facebook or send us an email. (you can find the email address at

The Rules:
1) Sale will be for 1 day only, Monday, August 8th, 2011.
2) Limit of 2 dozen Classic Cake Pops can be ordered. No exceptions, no specialty, no characters.
3) You have until November 30th,2011 to use your dozens.
4) You need to let us know at least 1 week BEFORE you want your order shipped.
5) You MUST pay for shipping a week prior to your order shipping. Contact us via email or phone to get a shipping quote.
6) If you live in the Springfield area, you can participate, however these same rules apply.
7) Only 1 order per household.
8) ALL orders must be made online at

The Details:

1)NO shipping will be calculated on Monday. It will only allow for "Local Springfield Pick Up" (The reason is that shipping is so high right now due to the heat, so we will calculate the shipping when you decide you want your order shipped and you will pay for the shipping at that point.) You will need to contact us at least 1 week before you want your order shipped and we will give you a shipping quote at that time. Payment of shipping will have to be made before the Cake Pop order will be released.

2) The last date to have your order shipped will be Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, unless you live in the state of Missouri. If that is the case, we can ship Wednesday, November 30th 2011.

3) This is only good for the Classic Cake Pops or the Gluten Free (Vegan) Cake Pops. No exceptions will be made to substitute any other styles.

Tell your friends, because this kind of sale won't happen again for a very long time. Again, if you have any questions, please let us know, by posting it on this blog, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

Thank you for being our loyal follower, customer and friend.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Favorite Summertime Recipe

Today I am stepping away from my usual Cake Pop related blog to share one of my favorite Summertime recipes with you. My Mom used to make this and I'm so very thankful that I learned how she made this (and some other yummy recipes, like Homemade Chicken & Dumplings) before she passed away. It's pretty simple, but the result tastes like being at home in the summertime. Enjoy!

Fried Summer Squash
2 Yellow (Summer) Squash
2 Eggs - beaten
1 pks saltine crackers - crushed into tiny pieces
vegetable oil
frying pan

Find a nice size Yellow Summer Squash. I typically have to go to our Farmer's Market to find a decent sized squash. You can make this same recipe with zucchini, but there's just something about the Yellow Summer Squash that tastes so amazing.

Next, you will need to cut the squash into small slices. Be careful not to cut them to chunky or to slim. You can still use them, but it might take the chunky slices longer to cook and the slim slices might cook a little too fast.

Pour the vegetable oil into the skillet and put over a medium heat. Hot oil can be very dangerous, so please take caution not to get it too hot. Have a lid or fire extinguisher near by, just in case.

Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk. You can add a dash of milk if you like, but it's not neccessary.

Dunk the slices of squash into the egg batter. I use my fingers, but if you don't want to get too messy, you can use a fork.

Next, dunk the egg covered slices of squash into the bowl of crushed up saltine crackers. Cover both sides of the squash, making sure it has a nice coating on it.

Carefully place the covered slices of squash into the frying pan. Turn the squash when it becomes slightly golden.

Remove squash slices when both sides are a nice golden brown color. Drain excess oil off on a paper towel covered plate or you can use a microwave bacon pan, like in the photo, but you will want something under the slices.

Lightly salt, if you want to and Enjoy!