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Cake Pops & Cake Balls: Great Balls of Flavor!

Updated on February 5, 2015

Cake Pops: Now You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It ... Without Guilt!

Cake pops and cake balls ... those mini orbs of coated, cake-y goodness offered on a lollipop stick or in a paper fluted cup.

To me, it's like eating art . . . the beauty . . . the flavor . . . the sheer idea of cake in this unique miniature form is more than enough to satisfy. (OK, OK, so you may want to eat more than one but you definitely won't feel cheated out of a taste experience.)

For those who say, "Oh, I'll just have a little sliver" when offered a tasty cake. . . now you can really have your cake and eat it ... without guilt!

So, take a stroll through this gallery of luscious-looking cake pops and cake balls . . . and even find out how you can easily make them yourself!


Above photo used under Creative Commons from: Christi @ Love From The Oven, on Flickr

Chocolaty Chocolate Cake Pops

Photo used under Creative Commons from: Claire Sutton, on Flickr

Fanciful Cake Pops

Photo used under Creative Commons from: meggle, on Flickr

Watch This Short Video ... You'll Be Amazed - How To Make Cake Pops and Cake Balls 1-2-3

Make Extraordinary Cake Pops Yourself - With This Hot-Off-the-Press, Must-Have Reference & Recipe Guide

Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats
Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats

What's cuter than a cupcake? A cake pop, of course! Wildly popular blogger Bakerella (aka Angie Dudley) has turned cake pops into an international sensation! Cute little cakes on a stick: from decorated balls to more ambitious shapes such as baby chicks, ice cream cones, and even cupcakes, these adorable creations are the perfect alternative to cake at any party or get-together.


Winning Flavor Combinations for Cake Pops (or Cake Balls) - Use These or Create Your Own

Photo used under Creative Commons from: Christi @ Love From The Oven, on Flickr

As you saw in the short video (above), Bakerella's method of making cake pops is super EASY. . . . bake a cake, crumble it and mix with a frosting . . . then dip your shaped cake balls in a colored coating. A very simple equation:


One of the best ways to create unique cake pops and cake balls is by varying the flavors of the cake and the frosting. Here are some winning flavor combinations [inspired by celebrity cook, Paula Deen].

Dark Chocolate Cake

Mixed with: Cream Cheese Frosting

Dipped in: White Chocolate Coating

Spice Cake

Mixed with: Cream Cheese Frosting

Dipped in: White Chocolate Coating

Strawberry Supreme Cake

Mixed with: Strawberries and Cream Frosting

Dipped in: Chocolate Coating

White Cake

Mixed with: Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting

Dipped in: Chocolate Coating

Caramel Cake

Mixed with: Chocolate Mocha Frosting

Dipped in: Chocolate Coating

Confetti Cake

Mixed with: Vanilla Frosting

Dipped in: White Chocolate Coating

French Vanilla Cake

Mixed with: White Chocolate Almond Frosting

Dipped in: Chocolate Coating

Red Velvet Cake

Mixed with: Cream Cheese Frosting

Dipped in: White Chocolate Coating

Lemon Cake

Mixed with: Lemon Frosting

Dipped in: White Chocolate Coating

White Cake

Mixed with: Wild Cherry Vanilla Frosting

Dipped in: Dark Chocolate Coating

Gourmet Cake Mix - Oh, the Cake Pop Concoctions You Can Make With These Flavors!

Nordic Ware Gourmet Cake Mix 3-Pack Assortment
Nordic Ware Gourmet Cake Mix 3-Pack Assortment

3-pack of the most classic cake flavors: cinnamon streusel, apple spice and chocolate decadence.


Just The Right Decorating Tools - Candy Writers Make Decorating Cake Pops & Cake Balls A Cinch!

CK Products Candy Writer in Assorted Colors
CK Products Candy Writer in Assorted Colors

A candy writer is compound coating in a tube. Simply warm in a microwave or hot water, snip off the end and decorate. Colors include Blue, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Dark Green, Green, Orange, Orchid, Peach, Pink, Red, White & Yellow


Cake Pops - Supplies You'll Need

To make cake pops, you'll need lolllipop sticks (they come in 4 inch, 6-inch) and a styrofoam block to stand them up while they dry.

For packaging, you can use lollipop bags (clear or colored) and secure with an attractive piece of ribbon or cord.

Cake Pops . . . Sprinkled! - A Super Simple Way to Dress Up Your Cake Pop Creations

Photo used under Creative Commons from: Christi @ Love From The Oven, on Flickr

Cake Pops Make Great Party or Shower Favors

Photo used under Creative Commons from: by Ana_Fuji, on Flickr

Cake Balls

They're like 'Cake Pops'

but without the stick

Cake Balls They Look Like Truffles On the Outside ... But On The Inside ...

Neapolitan Cake Balls - Photo used under Creative Commons from: clevercupcakes, on Flickr

Keep It Simple ... or Play Around

Photo used under Creative Commons from: SashaW, on Flickr

Have You Experienced These Taste Treats? - Answer below . . .

Have You Ever Had Cake Pops or Cake Balls?

Vanilla, Caramel & Coconut Cake Balls

Photo used under Creative Commons from: Muy Yum, on Flickr

Cake Balls - Supplies You'll Need

For cake balls, you can use fluted mini baking cups in plain or decorative finishes.

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      acreativethinker 3 years ago

      These look so yummy and cute! Great photos and lens. Thanks for sharing.

      Take care :)

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      Why do I always find the tasty looking ones when I am hungry or very tired. Either way I will be back when I am more with it. Until then I will be thinking about what you presented.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love the title of your lens. It made me laugh. These look like something my kids might like, I'm going to try them out. Thanks!

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      Sounds delicious. Can you send me some samples :)

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      Elastara 4 years ago

      Love Cake Pops & Balls!

      Yummy Yummy !!!

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      Elastara 4 years ago

      Love Cake Pops & Balls!

      Yummy Yummy !!!

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      DavidLebar 4 years ago

      These cake pops look great. They are great for kids.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What fun to return to this deliciousness and to see its even more wonderful than when I was here a while back and pleased to be able to leave a fresh dusting.

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      mj11769 4 years ago

      Love cake pops....

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      sheriangell 4 years ago

      What a cool idea! I'm going to have to try these!

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      Weremuffin 4 years ago

      Your lens is so tasty, but without those pesky calories! At least those cake pops seem less sinful than a whole slab o' cake.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      chocolate! chocolate! favs! thanks for sharing. cheers! Happy Valentine!

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      LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      These cake pops will be fantastic for the next children's party!

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      MiaMusement 4 years ago

      I may have to try this for our Valentine's Day treat. That video was wonderful, as are all the pix here. Thanks so much for sharing them!

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      TheGamerGeek LM 4 years ago

      I can't wait to eat them up.

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      anitabreeze 4 years ago

      No cake pops for me right now, but I did make some in December. So worth it, they were incredible and make great gifts!

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      NejaLovely 5 years ago

      OOh I have to try these!!!

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      chinaholiday 5 years ago

      look so delicious. Like them so much.

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      Tea Pixie 5 years ago

      Mmmmmmmm - looks so delicious! I can't wait to try one of these. I like the idea of them being little, too. Not a gut-busting portion, just a teeny taste please. :)

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      John Tannahill 5 years ago from Somewhere in England

      I want one!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      These look so delicious - nicely done :>)

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      Wow, I'm loving these. Thanks!

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      Stacy Birch 5 years ago

      Nice lens, they look yummy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've thought of trying these before, but didn't realize how easy it is. It does look like a fun project to do with the kids. They'll disappear fast once done I'm sure.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't think they'll ever go out of style...YUM!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning to these delights with one more bite...because they are cake pops delightfulness!

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      They look yum

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am coming, and bringing others with me.

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      DesignSpace 5 years ago

      Wow, I'd never heard of these before - they look fantastic! Thanks!

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      DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

      Great lens. I love cake pops.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I like the cake pop that you and hold the stick like a lollipop.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great ideas, thank you

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! I want one.

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      Bankai26 5 years ago

      I have to try this, great lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Lovely lens, i am now totally craving cake! :)

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      SophiesWords 5 years ago

      This really made my mouth water! Can't wait to try out some of these ideas. Thank you!

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      hippiechicjewelz 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed this delectable lens, so many yummy recipes that I will now have to try for myself!

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      I am definitely going to make cake balls ASAP - love your lens!

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      jordanmilesbask 5 years ago

      Wonderful those cake pop and cake balls..Yummy!

      please come and visit my lens -

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Back again to get some more great ideas!

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      dannystaple 5 years ago

      I am absolutely salivating here. This lens gets my blessing, and will be featured on my foodie lens too!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Yummy! I'm so hungry for these right now!

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      Maurice Glaude 5 years ago from Mobile, AL

      I enjoyed stopping by this really festive lens. I like coconut, and those really look tasty in the picture.

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      iijuan12 5 years ago from Florida

      Nice lens!

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Amazing Lens Squidlikes!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Neopolitan Cake Balls Look Delicious

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      Edutopia 6 years ago

      My girlfriend tried a cake pop recipe for Halloween and they were a huge hit at the party we went to. Those photos make me want to eat one now.

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      totorotube 6 years ago

      Chocolaty Chocolate Cake Pops! Arrrgh! I love it.

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      Cheryl D Thomas 6 years ago

      I like the flavor combinations you mentioned. I will be liking this page so I can go back for reference and give some of those combos a try. Great lens!

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      dropoutfactory 6 years ago

      I like your lens and the photos. It seems very delicious

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      dolphinstar lm 6 years ago

      I liked reading about cake balls

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      YUMMY ... blessed!

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      viscri8 6 years ago

      Reading about the cake popps and cake balls is as nice as eating them -- only two of course!

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      Northwestphotos 6 years ago

      Love your lens...and your photos! Yum!

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      CrazyCakeLady 6 years ago

      They look great!

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      krakensquid 6 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      queenofduvetcover 6 years ago

      Great lens! Never tried cake pops but now I do lol, thanks for the great lens! =)

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      This is a very interesting lens. I love to cook and I have the children to eat this sort of thing anytime I chose to make this dessert. I am very impressed with how original these treats are! Keep thinking of them, I'll try them anytime. See you around the galaxy...

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      Philipuk1983 6 years ago

      Very interesting, never seen anything quite like them before, look yummy

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What do I think of the lens yum, have I ever heard of them no, would I like to try them, most definitely

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      oh my... your lens is making me hungry :)

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      Ronlove LM 6 years ago

      quite different, Great lens

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      totalhealth 6 years ago

      they are really beautiful and its easy and fun tomake them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Returning to congratulated you on this yummy and beautifully done Lotd, was here and February and kind of thought then that this gem would be honored!

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      spartakct 6 years ago

      Nice delicious lens!

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      Mickie Goad 6 years ago

      I purchased then returned a "Babycakes" cake ball maker this past week. Glad I did and glad I found this lens thru LOTD!

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      fugeecat lm 6 years ago

      These sound pretty easy to make! Thanks for sharing them.

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      DebMartin 6 years ago

      This is so awesome! I want to go make some NOW!

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      rachellelikes 6 years ago

      My FIRST Squidlike ever - nom...nom...nom

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      Jules Corriere 6 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Awesome lens and terrific ideas. I was just recently gifted with a cake pop maker, and I can't wait to try some of these. Well deserved lens of the day.

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      wolfie10 6 years ago

      nice lens liked it to facebook

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Delicious. I enjoyed this fantastic lens so much. Squid-liked!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You have a great variety, nice lens.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These look beautiful and yummy...congrats on LOTD! :)

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      Joan Haines 6 years ago

      Thanks for demystifying these. I'll make them for a baby shower coming up.

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      Serj 6 years ago

      Yuuuum! What a very cool lens. I really want that Vanilla, Caramel & Coconut Cake Ball right now!!! Thanks!

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      JennySui 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOtD! I will have to try these cake balls:)

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      Vicki 6 years ago from USA

      I just gained 5 pounds from reading your lens. Congratulations on LOTD!! What's better than yummy food?? Yummy food that is also pretty! Nice lens on Cake Pops & Cake Balls.

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      Susan300 6 years ago

      Now I'm hungry.

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      dragonblue1 6 years ago

      This is Great Thanks!

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this amazing looking recipe with us!!!! I am definitely going to try them!!!

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      costumesngifts 6 years ago

      Delicious photos! Your LOTD couldnt have come at a better time - for some reason I've been seeing cake pop stalls and online sellers left and right for the past few months!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Congrats on you made cake pop to celebrate! Ha, ha! *Blessed today because of all the yummy bites on this page.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Great lens and my coming up five grandson would love these for his party. I might make some for him. Congrats on LOTD and now featured on Squidoo LOTD lenses. Hugs

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      littlelotus 6 years ago

      congratulations on the LOTD.....those cake pops and cake balls look so yummy...... a nice change to cupcakes n truffles :)

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      surfingtheweb 6 years ago

      Nice yummy lens, blessed by an angel

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      Rhidawn 6 years ago

      I attempted cake pops once and it failed. I used chocolate chips instead of the coating stuff and it was just too thick to work with. I doubt I will make them again but they are yummy...great lens

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      Laurel Johnson 6 years ago from Washington KS

      OH, what a yummy lens!! Congrats on LOTD.

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      SiochainGraSonas 6 years ago

      These are look delicious! What a neat idea!

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      Bahrns 6 years ago

      looks like bonbons but I like cake pops more... its not as sweet and the cakes inside gives it more body... Plus my kids love it too... I bought The Bakerella Cakpops cookbook for my wife so she can make these treats for our lovely kids... :-)

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      Mary Crowther 6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Congrats on your LOTD! Can't wait to try these cake pops!

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Stopping back by to offer my congrats on your LotD! :-)

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      PittsburghChiropractor 6 years ago

      These look so Yummy!!!

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Congratulations on LOTD! Super lens I'll have to try these cake balls. I've been making cookie balls which are pretty much the same type thing. Today I made crushed vanilla wafers mixed with strawberry cream cheese and dipped in white chocolate. Very yummy. Blessing this lens.

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      Definitely a great idea.

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      Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

      These look so yummy! I'd like one of each, please! Congratulations on LotD!!

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      These look wonderful! I'm eager to try!

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      savenlives 6 years ago

      Wow, great lens. I always wondered how to make these! Thanks for sharing! Congrats on your "lens of the day" feature.

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      BuddyBink 6 years ago

      This is a wonderful lens. Thank you.