WhatToExpectWhenYoureExpecting Giveaway and Pumpkin pie

With the Holidays upon us I am excited to be bringing you an amazing giveaway and a cute idea to spice up your classic pumpkin pies. @HeroCakePops and @DazzlePopDiva have teamed up with the wonderful (we would be a disaster without them) people who brought you  What to Expect When Youre Expecting for an awesome giveaway. Do you have a Wife, Sister, Daughter or Best Friend expecting a new addition to the family soon? Do they have toddlers running around the house? Then this giveaway is for you. Want to see what we have joined forces in the spirit of the Holidays to give you? Well wait no longer...

I have six brand new books to give away. Three What to Expect the Toddle Years and three What to Expect When You're Expecting. Every new (or returning to new like me) Mom knows they need What to Expect When You're Expecting to survive but did you know they have a new Mom survival guide for the Toddle Years! I pull them out to tell me what foods to feed my son and when. How to baby proof my house. When he should be meeting his milestones and so much more. Tune in at the end of the post too learn how you enter the giveaway for a chance at winning one of these awesome books.

Now Cupcakes...Who is read for some pumpkin pie served up cute and mini style?


What we will need for this experiment in yummy:
2 ready made pie crusts (If you are one of the awesome make your own pie dough types you rock)
1 large can of pumpkin pie mix (or your home made pumpkin pie brew)
Cookie cutter of choice
Lolly Pop sticks (optional)
Melted chocolate (optional and baker's choice of flavor)

Step 1:

Grab some flour and measuring cups. Dust the area you will be baking on with a light
coat of flour .
 Step 2:

Roll out your pie dough to prepare for cutting shapes. Get it nice and flat but don't make it too thin
because it will need to be strong enough to hold your pie filling.
 Step 3:

Use what ever medium to large size cookie cutter your heart desires. I used leaf cookie cutters, round, heart and pumpkin shape. They
also have turkey shaped cookie cutters and Santa shaped cookie cutters. The options are endless.  Cut out an equal amount of pieces from the pie dough. You will need a front piece and back piece
for each mini pie you make.
Step 4:

Roll out your second pie dough and cut out shapes. This time I used a pumpkin cookie cutter for an extra touch
of cuteness.
Step 5:

Add your pie filling. If your family is not big on pumpkin you can use cherry, apple or which every pie y'all love the
most to fill the center.  You want enough to fill the cutouts but not too much or it will overflow when you
try to seal the two pieces together. After you fill the center place the top piece on the piece with filling on it and use
a fork to press down and seal the edges.
Step 6:

Once you have them sealed coat the top of the mini pies with melted butter to help make it a
wonderful golden brown. I  will add sugar sprinkles to give it a crunchy sweetness. You can drizzle melted
chocolate or candy melts on top  when they are out of the oven to make them extra
fancy and yummy!
Step 7:
Follow the instructions for your pie filling (usually 425 degrees for most pumpkin pies) but cut the time cooked by a third. The first batch you make I would check every eight minutes or so to make sure you don't overcook. Every oven/altitude bakes different. Once they are golden brown pull them from the oven and let cool for five minutes. Drizzle with melted  chocolate if you desire and then let little hands grab big bites of Holiday scrumptiousness.

Here are a few more ideas about what to do with your yummy pie mix:

Now about that GIVEAWAY!

To win either one of these awesome books:

All you have to do is one of the following:

1. Visit What to Expect and come back here. Leave a comment letting me know which part of the website you find the most helpful to you or your loved one. They have forums for talking to other people going through child bearing and child rearing, link to helpful blogs and so much more.

2. Go to the What to expect Twitter and follow them. Come back and leave a comment letting me know your twitter name and that you followed them.

3. Go to the What to Expect Facebook and like them on Facebook. Come back here and let me know your Facebook name and that you liked them.

4. Follow Herocakepops Blog and leave a comment letting me know you are following.

5. Follow Herocakepops Facebook page and then come back here and leave a comment letting me know.

6. Follow Herocakepops Twitter and come back here and leave a comment letting me know you followed and your twitter name.

7. Follow my Partner and Sister's awesome twitter page @DazzlePopDiva and come back here and leave a comment letting me know you followed her.

EVERY separate step you do complete leave a separate comment letting me know and you will be given an additional entry for you into the giveaway. You can do all seven for seven chances to win or just pick one to be entered in the giveaway.

I will be using www.random.org/ to help me pick the winners! There will be six winners so don't miss your chance at one of these amazing books!

The Winners of the giveaway will be picked on December 5th!  Have fun everyone and have a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! Good Luck!


  1. (Heather) Leave your comment here to enter to win! EX: My twitter name is @Herocakepops and I liked you on twitter!

    It is that simple! Good luck

  2. You made so many lovely treats here i don't know which one to pick! Have a great day!

  3. Thanks Katerina! As always you blog is lovely and I enjoy reading it greatly

  4. Wow, someone has been baking up a storm. They look yummy.