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This past weekend, I hosted my third Cake Poppers Meet-Up! I can’t believe it’s already over… it feels like yesterday when my Florida girls & I were setting up swag bags and prepping for all the bakers.

On Saturday, April 5th, the Florida Cake Poppers Meet-Up was held at Crave in Orlando, Florida. Search #FLCPMU on Instagram for hundreds of pictures from the event. 

At check-in, each attendee received a name tag, event program and a SWAG BAG full of goodies! See the end of this post for your chance to snag some swag! Florida Swag Bag Being the third event, I’ve been able to keep up fun traditions (like the photobooth idea that started in OC) and bring on new ones like the Cake Pop Question Icebreaker we did at this meet-up for the first time.

There were questions like “What was the first cake pop you ever made?” and “What was your biggest baking fail?” The icebreaker game really helped everyone move around and get to know each other before settling in for lunch.

Tyler (in red) and his staff at Crave were fantastic and so incredibly accommodating. And the food was amazing! We had chicken parm, mahi mahi tacos and chicken fettuccini. Crave Staff For dessert, Jessica of Sugar & Spiked and Angie of O Pops by Angie teamed up to create a sweets table and created the “Love is Love” theme. The rainbow colors were carried throughout the entire event, and the bright colors were so pretty! IMG_2201 There were so many colorful treats! Please see the end of this post for full credits. IMG_2202 Look at these cookies by You Can Call Me Sweetie… it’s edible art! IMG_2203 Angie & Jessica jazzed up their cake pops with bling sticks from maskipops.by.adri & Bella’s Bakery & Bowtique… IMG_2209 Then, my favorite part, the sprinkle cake from Cakes by RC! I really just wanted the sprinkle-coated frosting, lol, but it was all delicious! IMG_2234 At the other end of the dessert counter, we had all of our amazing raffle prizes! Check out our Raffle Winners FB Album. Raffle Prizes Karyn of Pint Sized Baker was there to share her amazing photography wisdom. It’s so neat to hear the bakers go “ohhhh” when she shares a cool tip. She’s such a smart cookie! IMG_2224Next, I led a discussion Social Media Do’s & Don’ts. We talked about a lot of hot topics such as giving inspiration credits, watermarking photos, managing multiple social media accounts & more. I really enjoy the open forum because everyone has such great insight to share. (But no one told me to pose for the camera, haha)

photo credit @productosmitierra (IG)

photo credit @productosmitierra (IG)

We wrapped up the event with our panel of cake pop experts: Dee (Diva’s Delights), Angie (O Pops by Angie), Jessica (Sugar & Spiked), Jennie (The Cake Pop Shop) & Karyn (Pint Sized Baker). Everyone had great questions for the ladies who were happy to share their tips. I think we could’ve closed the restaurant if we talked as long as we wanted to, but all good things do come to an end, after all. photo Then we surprised the bakers that BRP Box Shop had sent Swag Boxes for them! BRP Boxes Before it was time to go, we squeezed together for a group picture. Doesn’t everyone look so nice? IMG_2253 I’d like to send big hugs out to Brandi, Dee A., Dee R. & Karyn for all of their amazing help with set-up and assembling the swag bags on Saturday morning – you girls rock!

Oh… and BIG NEWS… click here to find out where the next meet-ups will be!

Now… the FLCPMU Swag Bag Giveaway!!!

Two lucky KC Bakes readers will win… IMG_2290

  • Aardvark red striped paper straws
  • BRP Box Shop variety pack
  • CandiQuik Easter candy kit
  • Florida Citrus items – recipe book, ruler, lip balm & silly putty
  • Layer Cake Shop orange sprinkles
  • Make’n Mold lollipop accessory kit & candy mold
  • My Little Cake Pop heart mold
  • OXO mini beakers measuring set
  • O Pops by Angie acrylic stick sample
  • Pick Your Plum popcorn boxes
  • Spinning Leaf single cookie mold
  • Susypops Easter treat tags
  • Sweets & Treats Boutique cupcake liners & treat bags
  • Sweet Life Cake Supply vanilla sample & sanding sugar

To enter the giveaway, answer this question in a blog coment:

Where are you located? And what is your favorite thing about your state? 🙂

Then visit the RaffleCopter Widget on KC Bakes’ Facebook page to verify your comment & earn 20 more ways to win!

Sugar & Spiked and O Pops by Angie Dessert Table vendors:
1. Treats by Sugar & Spiked:
– Cake Pops
– Push Pops
– Dipped Marshmallows
– Dipped Oreos
2. Treats by O Pops by Angie:
– Cake Pops
– Rice Krispie Treats
– Merenguitos
3. Rainbow cake & cupcakes by Cakes by RC
4. Cookies by You Can Call Me Sweetie
5. Bling sticks by maskipops.by.adri and Bella’s Bakery & Bowtique
6. Push pop & paper straw stands by KC Bakes
7. Banner & dessert labels by Jenae Creates
8. Custom confetti by The Confetti Bar