5 Days of Love **Giveaway** (Day 5)

February 17, 2012 at 4:38 AM | Posted in giveaway | 35 Comments

Save the best for last.

DAY 5: I’m all about saving time. Baking is no exception.

So I’m giving away a SunBeam Cupcake Maker. REALLY?!? Yes. Really. Special THANK YOU to my anonymous hook up at Target.com. It’s fun to have hook ups. Esp at the red bullseye store. You know you’re jealous right now.

HOW TO WIN: What is something you do in your daily life to “save time”? Winner has been announced on my FB page!

FINE PRINT: Only USA and Canada shipping address eligible to win prize. Sorry international readers. :/

DEADLINE: Friday Feb 17th @ 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at 12 midnight and announced on my FB page. If you haven’t “liked” it yet then you might wanna do that. lol

T-t-t-t-that’s all folks. Congrats to all the winners!

Hope you enjoyed my 5 days of love. ♥♥♥

Come back tomorrow for a bittersweet post and recipe. (That’s the only hint you get!)

5 Days of Love **Giveaway** (Day 4)

February 16, 2012 at 5:21 AM | Posted in giveaway | 7 Comments

Can you believe it’s Day 4 already??

(You can read Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 by clicking the links.)

I loved reading everyone’s comments about who they would bake a Giant Cupcake for and I hope you will all bake one for your special person (people) someday soon. It really is a lot of fun! My husband’s birthday is in 2 weeks and I’m thinking all this Giant Cupcake talk is inspiring me to bust out my Giant Cupcake pan soon too.

Okie dokie. Who’s ready for Day 4?

DAY 4: I’m not a big hat person but I LOVE beanies!

So I’m giving away a vanilla cupcake beanie (!!!) Did you know that vanilla is the MOST popular cupcake flavor in polls? Simple and classic. Special THANK YOU to Jessica of Crocheted Crafts for sponsoring this giveaway. You have no idea how many compliments I got on my chocolate cupcake beanie at the LA Cupcake Challenge. And it kept my head very warm and cozy. Bi-winning!

HOW TO WIN: I am not a fashionista by any measure of the word so my usual outfit is jeans, flip flops and my husband’s comfy hoodie. I’ll even wear flip flops in the rain. What is your favorite go-to outfit? Winner has been announced on my FB page!

FINE PRINT: Only USA and Canada shipping address eligible to win prize. Sorry international readers. :/

DEADLINE: Thursday Feb 16th @ 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at 12 midnight and announced on my FB page. If you haven’t “liked” it yet then you might wanna do that. lol

Easy does it!

Come back tomorrow for the last day… Day Five. ♥♥♥

Trust me. It’s a doozy.

5 Days of Love **Giveaway** (Day 3)

February 15, 2012 at 5:26 AM | Posted in giveaway | 44 Comments

Thank you everyone for sharing your favorite birthstone with me. I knew I wasn’t the only chick out there that loves a little bling. You’ve given me quite a few ideas for future jewelry requests from my husband. haha

You can read a recap of Day 1 and Day 2 by clicking their links.

The fun’s not over yet! Ready for another giveaway??

DAY 3: I love cupcakes (duh!) especially when they are bigger than my head!

So I’m giving away a Wilton Giant Cupcake pan. I’ve made a few giant cupcakes and they are always a hit with the receiver. Check out this post for a few tips, hints and tricks to baking a giant cupcake!

HOW TO WIN: I’ve made a giant cupcake for my husband and my godson’s birthday. Who would you make a giant cupcake for and why? Winner has been announced on my FB page!

FINE PRINT: Only USA and Canada shipping address eligible to win prize. Sorry international readers. :/

DEADLINE: Wednesday Feb 15th @ 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at 12 midnight and announced on my FB page. If you haven’t “liked” it yet then you might wanna do that. lol

How easy is that??

Come back tomorrow for Day Four. ♥♥♥

5 Days of Love **Giveaway** (Day 2)

February 14, 2012 at 5:14 AM | Posted in giveaway | 32 Comments

♥♥♥ HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY MINIONS! ♥♥♥

Thank you everyone for all your book recommendations! Looks like the Hunger Games is topping the must-read list right now. And there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with reading cookbooks! It always has a happy ending *wink*

DAY 2: I love bling! Read (here) to see what you missed on Day 1.

So I’m giving away a cupcake necklace. The “frosting” is a pink glitter acrylic and the “cake” is etched wood on an 18″ chain. It’s pretty darn sweet. (No pun intended!)

HOW TO WIN: Even though my birthstone is Ruby, diamonds are THIS girl’s best friend. Which precious stone is your best friend? Winner has been announced on my FB page!

FINE PRINT: Only USA and Canada shipping address eligible to win prize. Sorry international readers.

DEADLINE: Tuesday Feb 14 @ 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at 12 midnight and announced on my FB page. If you haven’t “liked” it yet then you might wanna do that. lol

Easy peasy.

Come back tomorrow for Day Three. ♥♥♥

5 Days of LOVE **Giveaway** (Day 1)

February 13, 2012 at 7:42 AM | Posted in giveaway | 37 Comments

I believe Valentines Day isn’t just about celebrating your spouse or significant other. It’s about celebrating everyone you love. And I LOVE my readers! So today starts my WEEK OF LOVE giveaways. I will be giving away something I love for the next 5 days.

Each day’s giveaway will only last less than 24 hours. If you blink, you might miss it.

DAY 1: I love to read!

So I’m giving away not 1 but 2 copies of Cupcakes, Cookies, Pies Oh My! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. Special THANK YOU to my cupcake mentor, Alan Richardson and his publishers for sending me 2 copies.

HOW TO WIN: I just finished The Help and need a new book. Tell me about your favorite book or a current book you are reading. Would you recommend it? Should I put it in my Amazon cart right now?? Winner(s) has been announced on my FB page!

DEADLINE: Monday Feb 13 @ 11:59pm EST. Two winners will be chosen at 12 midnight and announced on my FB page. If you haven’t “liked” it yet then you might wanna do that. lol

It’s that easy.

Come back tomorrow for Day Two. ♥♥♥

Who wants a battery powered sifter?

November 22, 2011 at 9:00 PM | Posted in giveaway | 2 Comments

I’ve got 2 lucky people that are getting one… right… now!

CONGRATULATIONS! to both winners.

Please email me with your shipping address within 48 hours or I will keep your prize for myself draw another winner. Nah. I’m feeling generous today since it’s Thanksgiving and all. I’ll give both winners 7 days.

Thank you everyone that entered. You’ve all given me some great ideas for my next crunkcake. Please don’t be sad if you didn’t win. My blogiversary is 23 days away (according to my nifty side bar count down). But that’s all the hint you get. *wink*

Ciao for now cupcakes.

Happy Birthday Scott **GIVEAWAY**

November 14, 2011 at 8:26 AM | Posted in giveaway | 56 Comments
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Hey so glad you came back!

Yesterday I mentioned in my post about my white thingamabob battery powered sifter. (Yes, that IS the technical term.)

And a promise is a promise!

Norpro 4 cup battery powered sifter (via Amazon.com)

Product description: The perfect sifter for those who have trouble turning a crank or squeezing a handle. This 4-cup capacity sifter is battery-operated; just push the button to run. Commercial flour is usually pre-sifted and compacted at the mill. Re-sifting make the flour fluffy again. Cakes, muffins, and breads are much lighter in texture when flour is sifted before being added to dough or batter. Stainless steel mesh screen is removeable to clean and will not rust or corrode. Plastic body and easy to clean. Great tool for Arthritis Sufferers. Requires C battery (Not Included)

Here’s how to win:

FINE PRINT:
(1) Only those who live within the US and Canada eligible to win prizes. (Sorry my international peeps!)
(2) Please make sure you leave a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

To enter answer the question via comments:
1. What boozy drink do you think would make a yummy cupcake? Oh and somewhere in your comment you need to wish my friend, Scott, happy birthday. Any entries without “Happy Birthday Scott” will be ineligible!

Want an extra entry?*
A. Check out IHC’s Facebook page! Click the button and leave me a separate comment with your FB name so I can matchy matchy with the “People Like This” list. (+1 entry)
B. Twitter (@ihcuppycakes) about my giveaway and leave me a separate comment with the link. Click “x time ago” under your tweet for the direct link. (+1 entry)
C. Bake any IHC recipe and leave me a separate comment with your blog post link. Past recipes work too! Your post must mention my blog somewhere to be valid. (+1 entry)

* If I don’t see a separate entry, I will not count it. B/c I said so. :P

DEADLINE: November 20th @ 11:59pm EST

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator on November 22nd.

For 2 lucky winners, sifting will never be the same. Your wrists will thank you.

Good luck to all participants! (Ok, NOW I will start accepting bribes.)

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR PLAYING!

Who’s a winner? You’re a winner!

January 18, 2011 at 11:20 AM | Posted in giveaway | 6 Comments

Well… if you’re #102 that is.

CONGRATULATIONS Ange! Please email me your shipping address and I’ll forward it to our friends at Spice Islands. If there is no response in 7 days, I’ll choose another winner. Goes to show you, just because you’re one of the last comments doesn’t mean you can’t win, eh? That’s how randomness works!

Quick etiquette question for my readers.

Background story first.

I was sick. I’m still sick. I blame my BIL. He was sick with the stomach flu. I came over to take care of my nieces since he was sick. And then I got sick. Coincidence? I don’t think so. Since I was laid up on the couch all weekend, I trolled around the internet and read (of course now I can’t remember which blog b/c I was half delirious so forgive me) that it’s against blogger etiquette to apologize all the time? Uh oh. I’m a procrastinator. So procrastinating and apologizing go hand in hand. I’m sorry! *smacks hand* Eesh. Old habits die hard.

Now my question. Does it bother readers to see “sorry” on blogs? B/c I don’t get that “rule”. Gimme a few days. I bet I could come up with some rules of my own.

If anything that I wrote above doesn’t make sense, I blame the revolt in my tummy that won’t go away peacefully.

Too bad chicken noodle soup doesn’t come in cupcake form.

Hey… now there’s an idea!

Cupcakes are the Spice of Life **GIVEAWAY**

January 7, 2011 at 1:32 AM | Posted in cupcakes, giveaway | 109 Comments

Even though I’ve been sitting here for a while trying to figure out how to begin this blog post, the only thing I can think of is…

And there’s no one that could say it better than perfect strangers, Cousin Larry and Balki Bartokomous. Who’s feeling me? These past few weeks have been crazy. Ya know. Thanksgiving, Christmas, California got 10 inches of rain in 14 days so my downstairs bedroom flooded (ugh!) but I think things are finally back to normal being flood-less.

Ok now that that’s off my chest, let’s talk midget cakes.

Cupcake friends, if you didn’t wanna be my best friend before, you will now. It involves emails and vanilla extract.

I love getting emails. Especially the ones that begin with “We love your blog” and end with “We wanna give you free stuff.” So I won’t lie when I got an email from Spice Islands about giving away (THIS) Spice Gift Pack which includes a variety of their most popular spices including pure vanilla extract, ground Saigon cinnamon (omg so good!), dill, rosemary and bay leaves to one lucky IHC reader, I squealed and maybe threw in a *fist pump* or two. I always feel like I pulled one over on my sponsors b/c they can’t possibly think I’m THAT cool right? Lil ol me? *evil laugh*

Now I know that vanilla extracts are a dime a dozen at the grocery store but this one is used by my idol, my hero, my mentor, the person that I wanna be when I grow up…

MARTHA! MARTHA! MARTHA! (You know you wanna say it like Jan Brady. Or is that just me?)

We’ll just overlook her past discrepancies with the insider trading thing. Or if you are delusional like me, you can justify it in your head by saying she was framed. Whatever floats your boat.

Also check out one of my favorite food-tographers/bloggers, Matt Armendariz featured on the Spice Island blog (HERE).

Here’s how to win.

FINE PRINT:

(1) Only those who live within the US and Canada eligible to win prizes. (Sorry my international peeps!)
(2) Please make sure you leave a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

To enter answer this question via comments:
What was your favorite tv show from your childhood?
- Obviously Perfect Strangers is on the short list. But I think I will always have a special place in my heart for the Winslow family and Steve Urkel. I met Mr. Urkel on UCLA campus once. He’s taller than he looks on the show. But his bodyguards wouldn’t let me get too close. I guess I look like a crazy deranged fan. Go figure. *shrugs*

Want an extra entry?*
– Check out IHC’s NEW Facebook page! It’s still in the initial stages (ie I have no idea what I’m doing yet) but click the button and leave me a separate comment with your FB name so I can matchy matchy with the “People Like This” list. (+1 entry)
– Twitter (@ihcuppycakes) about my giveaway and leave me a separate comment with the link. Click “x time ago” under your tweet for the direct link. (+1 entry)
– Bake any IHC recipe and leave me a separate comment with your blog post link. Past recipes work too! Your post must mention my blog somewhere to be valid. (+1 entry)

* If I don’t see a separate entry, I will not count it. B/c I said so.

Deadline: January 16th @ 11:59pm EST

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator on January 17th.

Citrus3 Cupcakes recipe coming up next!

Happy Blogiversary to me. Well. Almost. **GIVEAWAY**

November 16, 2010 at 11:16 AM | Posted in Cupcake Hero, cupcakes, giveaway | 148 Comments

Hello. Anyone out there? I need your attention. I have something to say.

*deep breath*

I let you down. I dropped the ball. I passed the buck. I left you high and dry. And didn’t leave a forwarding address.

I wish I could say that I won the lottery. Took an amazing cruise around the world. Went on a 3 month shopping spree. Interned for Oprah Winfrey and now I’m joining the ranks of Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray… b/c she’s producing my new tv talk show. Sadly it’s really much more simple than that. Life got busy and I got blog burned out.

But I’m still baking cupcakes for clients. Here’s proof.

Cute right? Fall must be the time for baby showers. I wore out my onesie cutter.

I want to thank everyone that kept Cupcake Hero going while I was MIA. I hope all the hosts had a good time while it lasted. I apologize to all the people that emailed me with their concerns and complaints about how Cupcake Hero as been run as of lately. Unfortunately because I feel like I’ve lost control, I am putting Cupcake Hero on hold indefinitely until I have more time to organize it up to its full potential. Please respect my wishes and DO NOT use the Cupcake Hero brand on your blog even unofficially. It is not yours to use. I promise I’m not trying to be be mean. It is not mine to give permission to use. That can only come from the original creator, Laurie of Slush. At this time we both agree that Cupcake Hero is on hiatus while I figure out if I want to continue, have sponsorship (or not), revamp rules, etc. Thank you for understanding.

If you are getting the shakes at the thought of no Cupcake Hero might I recommend Jamieanne of The Sweetest Kitchen‘s Mystery Cupcake Challenge. Heck. I might even give it a go myself.

Eesh. This post is turning all Debbie Downer.

I wanna bribe make it up to you.

Exactly a month from today is my 3 year blogiversary. No really? It is. Just look at my sidebar’s nifty blogiversary reminder. Wow. That means I’ve eaten A LOT of cupcakes in the last 35 months. *poking myself ala Pillsbury Doughboy* I almost forgot until my husband reminded me that he hasn’t had to go to the post office for a giveaway lately. Hardy har har husband. I’m gonna make him regret that.

To celebrate my blogiversary I’m having a **GIVEAWAY**! Nothing PW big. Just some cupcake stuff that I love, have, use, need, want. Readers, Christmas come early this year. *fist pump*

Ready for this?

Grab bag #1 – CB’s favorite cupcake book trio
Grab bag #2 – Cupcake decorating tip set by Wilton (It includes my favorite 1M tip!)
Grab bag #3 – Natalie Dee “Cupcake+Multivitamin=Super Breakfast” tshirt size M
Grab bag #4 – Cupcake iPhone case by Gadget Gear
Grab bag #5 – Cupcake earrings by Tiny Tokens (I didn’t wanna take it out of the cutesy box but you can glimpse a pic here)

As you can see I decided to break it down into 5 separate prizes. So there will be 5 winners. Think of it as 5 chances to win.

Rules:
(1) Only those who live within the US eligible to win prizes. (Sorry my international peeps!)
(2) Please make sure you leave a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

To enter leave a comment:
– What dessert are you baking for Thanksgiving?
I’m leaning towards a pumpkin marshmallow cheesecake recipe that I found in Bon Appetit but I’m so indecisive this year!

Want an extra entry?
– Twitter (@ihcuppycakes) about my giveaway and leave me a separate comment with the link. Click “x time ago” under your tweet for the direct link. (+1 entry)
– Bake any IHC recipe and leave me a separate comment with your blog post link. Past recipes work too! Your post must mention my blog somewhere to be valid. (+1 entry)

* If I don’t see a separate entry, I will not count it. B/c I’m mean like that.

Deadline: Wednesday December 15th @ 11:59pm EST

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator on December 16th.

What are you waiting for? Leave a comment. Win a prize. You have a great chance of winning. I think I only have 10 readers left.

One last thing before I go.

A quick shout out to previous Cupcake Hero participant, Pamela Ahn of Pam Cake Diva. She’ll be on TLC’s new show: Next Great Baker with Buddy Valastro on December 6th. GOOD LUCK PAM! Make all us self taught cupcake-ers proud!

And now I’m headed back to hermit nation. *beauty queen wave goodbye*

What’s New, Cupcake (signed!) **WINNER**

April 12, 2010 at 10:27 AM | Posted in giveaway | 6 Comments
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Sorry for the delay on announcing the **WINNER** of a signed copy of What’s New Cupcake by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. I was planning to post their interview and winner at the same time but Karen and Alan are currently traveling, promoting their new book. If you are in or near San Fransisco or Fairfield, California, stop in, say HELLO and learn from the cupcake decorating masters!

Monday, April 12th @ San Francisco Sur La Table Maiden Lane / Union Square 6 PM hands-on class and demo with book signing
Tuesday, April 13th @ Fairfield, CA Jelly Belly Headquarters 12:30 to 4 PM hands-on demo and class w book signing

Man, if San Francisco weren’t an 8 hours drive away I’d be there in a heart beat! Hmm… I wonder if I could get Karen and Alan to come down to my neck of the woods. Would anyone in the Orange County or LA county be interested if I could make that happen?

Since I didn’t wanna keep my readers waiting any longer I decided to pick the winner and post the interview answers at Karen and Alan’s convenience at a later time.

… and the winner is…

*drum roll*

Congratulations! comment #15. You just won a copy of Hello, Cupcake and a signed copy of What’s New Cupcake! Please email me your address and I’ll ship them out to you as soon as I get over this nasty cold and feel well enough to drive.

THANK YOU to everyone that left me interview questions via comments. Alan and Karen said they had a great time reading them all. I can’t wait to see their answers… coming to a blog post soon.

What’s New Cupcake? **GIVEAWAY** (Bye Bye Cupcake!)

March 15, 2010 at 9:40 AM | Posted in cupcakes, giveaway | 175 Comments
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Most “normal” people have count downs to their birthdays or anniversaries or other special occasions. Me? I’m far from normal. I hate bananas. I write haikus. I’m allergic to lobster. I like acronyms. I have a count down for What’s New Cupcake by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. Also check out their blog (here).

T minus 16 days and counting! No foolin’!

Get it? Because it comes out on April 1st. I crack myself up. Har har har….

Since I’m in a generous mood, what about a **GIVEAWAY** to make the time go by faster?

So… here’s the 411. I’m planning to interview Karen and Alan about their new book, their old book, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and I figured why not ask my readers to help me come up with questions.

Reader: Wait, CB. You left out some important information. What do *I* win if I help you with said interview questions?
CB: How does a copy of Hello Cupcake sound?
Reader: I guess that’s kinda cool.
CB: Not too impressed, eh? Ok ok. How about I make the deal even sweeter with… a SIGNED COPY of What’s New Cupcake??
Reader: Now you’re talking!

Here are a couple questions to help get your inner Katie Couric going.

(1) What were you both doing before collaborating on Hello, Cupcake series?
(2) How did you both meet?
(3) How long did it take from initial concept to publishing your first book, Hello Cupcake?
(4) What is your favorite cupcake flavor?
(5) What is your favorite project from Hello, Cupcake?

Since I’m running on 1 hour less sleep than I’m use to, I’ll let you all take over now.

Ready… set… GO!

Don’t forget to read the fine print.

Rules:
(1) Everyone is eligible for this one!
(2) Please make sure you have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

To enter leave a comment:
Ask Karen and Alan a question. Anything! (But they reserve their right to plead the 5th! HA!) (Bye Bye Cupcake! Time’s up!)

Enter as many times as you want but please ask each question as a separate entry.
Multiple questions in one comment will only be counted once.

Want another entry?
– Twitter (@ihcuppycakes) about my giveaway and leave me a separate comment with the link. Click “x time ago” under your tweet for the direct link. (+1 entry)

Deadline: Monday, March 22nd @ 11:59pm EST

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator.

PS- Less than 12 hours left to enter Cupcake Hero:: March [Caramel]. The clock is ticking…

Cupcake Costume Party **Winner**

October 30, 2009 at 9:27 AM | Posted in cupcakes, giveaway | 2 Comments

And the winner is… Lucky Number 7!

Congratulations StephChows! Come on down and collect your prize. Oh wait. Price is Right doesn’t necessarily work in the blog world, eh? Ok fine. Even though it’s less dramatic, please email me your address and I’ll get your prize out to you ASAP. Had I been smarter I would have done this giveaway earlier so you could get the prize before Halloween. Doh! Homer moment. Oh well. At least you’ll have this cupcake costume cuteness for next year right?

Thanks to all that entered and shared their favorite candy with me. I didn’t run a statistical analysis or anything but from reading all the comments, it seems like candy corn and reese cups were the favorites. I concur sir.

PS- Reading all your comments had absolutely nothing to do with the gargantuan amounts of candy I bought yesterday. It’s for the trick-or-treaters. Um. Yeah. That’s right. *wiping chocolate from face*

Happy Hallows Eve, readers.

Be safe. Eat your weight in candy. Hit the gym in guilt November 1st.

At least that’s my plan. *wink*

Cupcake Costume Party **GIVEAWAY** w00t! (Party’s over!)

October 28, 2009 at 7:05 AM | Posted in cupcakes, giveaway | 131 Comments
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I’m nervous, anxious and giddy all at the same time lately. Buying your first home is a wide range of emotions. I have a feeling that anyone that has done it before can attest to the same. You know what I need? I need something to calm me down.

I know.

A giveaway!

Giveaways always make me happy.

Let’s make it a quickie. No! Not that kind. You dirty dirty reader. This will be a ONE DAY giveaway. Less than 24 hours. So there’s no time to put it in your bookmarks and say you’ll come back to leave a comment later. Just do it. Make Nike proud.

Special thanks to [insert unnamed beneficiary here] for donating this awesome w00t tshirt.


Cupcake Costume Party tshirt size L

Rules:
(1) US and International entries welcome.
(2) Please make sure you have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

To enter leave a comment:
What is your favorite Halloween candy?
– Me? I’m a candy corn girl. And this year I’ve discovered the epic greatness of caramel candy corn. I blame Erin of Erin’s Food Files and Twitter.

Want an extra entry?
– Twitter (@ihcuppycakes) about my giveaway and leave me a separate comment with the link. Click “x time ago” under your tweet for the direct link. (+1 entry)
– Bake any IHC recipe and leave me a separate comment with your blog post link. Past recipes work too! (+1 entry)

* If I don’t see a separate entry, I will not count it. Them’s the breaks.

Deadline: Wednesday October 28th @ 11:59pm PST

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator.

If you are having doubts about entering let me just tell you that the tshirt is darn cute. My favorite is the “ghost”. It’s just an empty cupcake liner. Get it? I can’t tell you how long I laughed about that. Wait for it. You’ll start cackling too.

AAB Interview Part 1 + **GIVEAWAY**

June 21, 2009 at 10:03 PM | Posted in cupcakes, giveaway | 9 Comments

Hello readers. It’s me… Margaret. Kidding kidding. It’s CB.

You got a minute? I wanna introduce you to someone. Erin … readers. Readers… Erin.

Now that we’re all acquainted let me give you the low down.

I joined a foodie event (Yes… another one!) called Adopt-A-Blogger (AAB) about 2 months ago. AAB is the brain child of Kristen of Dine and Dish and her desire to create a mentoring program for bloggers. Someone you can turn to for questions, someone you can brainstorm with on ideas, posts, pictures, someone you can email at 3 in the morning when inspiration strikes etc. (Just don’t expect a reply from me at 3am ok Erin?) Call me a geek but I love that stuff. The whole mentoring thing. And for some strange reason (ok I admit I bribed her) Kristen thought I’d be a good mentor. Boy did I fool her huh? But I am loving my newbie, Erin, so we’ll keep it our little secret mkay? HA! You can read more on my food blog.

To celebrate our AAB friendship and give you a little nudge to check out Erin’s blog (which is fabulous btw) we’re doing a little giveaway. A co-giveaway if you will.

Trust me. You’re gonna love this. She’s cookies and I’m cupcakes (Hello Captain Obvious!) so look what we came up with for you guys.

Wait for it…


“Martha Stewart’s Cookie book has tons of great recipes. I’ve barely scratched the surface so far, but I’m excited to share the book with someone else. The Pampered Chef Medium Cookie Scoop will ensure perfectly uniform cookies, and it’s very sturdy. Also, this Mini-Spatula is perfect for transferring cookies; I haven’t broken a cookie since I got it! And it’s great for bar cookies as well.”

~Erin, Erin’s Food Files

“I am a BIG fan of Martha Stewart. Love her or hate her, the girl knows how to bake so I jumped at the chance to buy her new cupcake book. I’ve made her 1-bowl chocolate cupcake and now it’s my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe. One bowl people! The woman is a genius. I can’t wait to try some of her other recipes. I have her snickerdoodle cupcakes on the brain next! Of course I couldn’t just offer a cupcake book without some party nut cup liners (non-waxed) and my favorite Wilton 1M star tip too.”

~Clara, iheartcuppycakes!

What did I tell ya? Are you loving it?

♪I’m lovin’ it!♪♫ <— Great! Now I have that McDonalds commercial stuck in my head!

Now bare with me for 30 secs to read the fine print.

Rules:
(1) Only those who live within the US and Canada eligible to win prizes. (Sorry my international peeps!)
(2) Please make sure you have a valid email address so we can contact you if you win.
(3) One entry per person.

To enter leave a comment on Erin’s blog: (All comments left on this post are invalid)
Given a choice, would you choose a cupcake or cookie?

Deadline: Saturday, June 27th @ 11:59pm EST

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator.

Interview Part I with Erin of Erin’s Food Files after the cut.
Check out my interview answers on Erin’s blog.

Continue Reading AAB Interview Part 1 + **GIVEAWAY**…

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