Thursday, January 19, 2012

#review & #giveaway: Sweets on a Stick!

How many of us are tired of going to the local bakery, (or in my case grocery store) and buying cakes for our kids? Or maybe you actually hire someone and pay an arm and a leg for a character cake? Well, this year I'm doing something different. My kids seem to care more about their gifts than the food at the party (they are still young) so I've decided to make my own cakes/birthday treats. The thing is, I'm not that creative and it has to be easy. For my daughter's birthday I did rainbow cupcakes and then made my own toppers out of Dora stickers! The kids loved it! But that's as creative as I get. So when I was offered the chance to review Sweets on a Stick by Linda Vandermeer, I knew this would be perfect.



Sweets on a stick has more than 150 kid friendly recipes for easy cake pops, cookies and even some healthy treats! Perfect for moms like me! SWEETS ON A STICK is the only cookbook that provides recipes for cakes, cookies, brownies, pies, and candies that are convenient, eye-catching, and a treat to make. You will find everything from cake pops and mini pies to cookies and marshmallow kabobs. From fruity to chocolate, crunchy to smooth, there are dozens of tasty bites to tempt your taste buds.

My Take: OK the original plan was to pick a recipe out of the book and make it with my kids. Unfortunately winter struck and both the kids and I ended up with bad colds! :( I've looked through the book several times and I have even bookmarked some really great recipes I want to try. Yet, I must say my favorite part is all the helpful tips in the book! For example, I'm terrible with melting chocolate. They not only tell you how to melt chocolate but what kind and name of chocolate to get that will work best for each recipe! There's also ideas on frosting, the equipment you should use and more! And each tip is marked by a bright yellow box labeled "Pop Tip"! How cute! 

I also love all the healthy treats! There are so many ideas for creative fruit kabobs like "Rainbow Fruit Kabobs" or "Strawberry Mallow Skewers". There's so much to choose from and the best part is that it's so easy the kids can join in. 


Buy it: If you want to check out all the cool recipes then you can buy Sweets on a Stick on Amazon for the price of $10.98. 


Win it: BUT if you're feeling lucky then you can enter this giveaway to win your own copy of the book. This giveaway will begin on January 19 and end on February 2. It is open to the US and Canada only. Just fill out the super simple Rafflecopter form to enter! Good Luck! 


Disclosure: This item was provided to me at no charge in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


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52 comments:

  1. My favorite thing is pumpkin bread. But I love to bake and cook, so it is hard to choose...

    stonemedic76@hotmail.com

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  2. I love to bake cookies.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  3. I love to make Elmo cakes for my kids!!
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  4. Chocolate lava cookies. It takes 3 hrs from start ot finish but it is pretty much what I expect heaven to taste like!

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  5. I love baking cut-out cookies with my nieces. The oldest (5) cuts over previously cut out cookies so we end up with headless angels, 4 point stars and teddy bears with only one arm. Our cookies may look weird, but they're made with love and giggles and that makes them taste really good. :)

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  6. I love to bake cinnamon buns! yum.

    andrea_hockeygirl (at) hockeygirl@hotmail.com

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  7. I love to bake cookies

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  8. cookies
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  9. i love baking cupcakes
    mychancetowin at gmail dot com

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  10. I love baking delicious chocolate chip cookies!

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  11. Chocolate chip cookies are my fav!

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  12. cookies and cupcakes.
    ok that's two things I like to bake lol.

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    I have made some vairetys of cake pops before.

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  13. My favourite thing for me to cook is cupcakes!

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  14. I love baking cakes and turning them into cakepops.

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  15. Angel food cake an dpuffed wheat squares.
    choochoopuppy at hotmail dot com

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  16. I love to bake cookies and muffins. homemade treats for the kids

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  17. I love baking cupcakes. And love to decorate them.

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  18. I love to bake Smarties cookies!

    weezi_k (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  19. I love to bake cookies, pies, muffins cupcakes....brownies.. anything sweet and tasty

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  20. I like to bake banana bread because it always turns out perfect

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  21. Chocolate chip pound cake is my favorite to eat afterward, but making cookies is always fun because my mom and I like to sip wine between batches. So relaxing.

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  22. I love to bake banana bread with chocolate chips; mmmmmmmmm!!

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  23. My favorite thing to bake is peanut butter cookies or pineapple upside down cake/cupcakes.

    ageorgiamomma@gmail.com

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  24. My favorite thing to bake is Fudge Brownies.They are so easy to make and so delicious!

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. I can make good pancakes...my kids like them anyways.
    coreybrennan26@hotmail.com

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  26. cake pops!
    gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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  27. I Bake Cookies!

    stephig13@gmail.com

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  28. I love baking Heath Cake! (And eating it too!)

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  29. I love baking Apple Crisp! Mmmmmmm

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  30. My favorite thing I like to bake is cookies.
    tmoyer6980 at charter dot net

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  31. I really enjoy making cookies. But my favorite cake to make is a Kitty Litter Cake.

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  32. I love baking cookies and muffins with my boys.
    dalleykt at live dot ca

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  33. I like to bake buttermilk pie. Thanks for the giveaway.

    President(dt)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I love to bake banana bread :)
    juliaDOTschellenberg1ATgmailDOTcom

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  35. Turtle Brownies!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  36. I enjoy baking chocolate chip cookies. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  37. Cakes I love to make all different kinds!

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