Sunday, November 16, 2008

1st Ever Giveaway !!! Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker

I am doing my FIRST EVER blog giveaway, I am so excited to be able to give to one lucky winner - The Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker by Jakks Pacific. More than $35 worth of products.

The winner will recieve, not only the maker, but also 4 packs of cupcake refills, so you can try all the different flavors of cupcakes. You will recieve your cupcake maker just in time to make your little girl so happy for the holidays!

I experienced the cupcake maker for the first time with my 2 sons (ages 11 and 9) and my little girl who is 3. We had a blast ! It is so quick and easy to do. The kids were eating their own cupcakes within minutes ! It does get a little messy (especially with a 3 yr. old) but well worth all the fun and spending the time together.

If you would like to win my very fist giveaway, follow these steps, and you will be entered to win.

You may do one or all, but you MUST complete step #1 before doing any bonus entries.

#1 - for your first entry, comment on this blog your favorite thing(s) to bake.

#2- for a second chance to win, subscribe to my blog as a follower

#3 - for 3 bonus chances to win, post your favorite baking recipe for the holidays

#4 - follow me on twitter for 2 more chances to win, just click on sidebar of my blog where you see the twitter symbol (it is a bird with a rainbow)

#5 - for 2 more chances to win tweet about the contest on twitter and use #cupcakes

Please make sure I have your email address so I can contact you if you win. Contest ENDS midnight on November 29th.

Winner will be selected on November 30, 2008.

GOOD LUCK and Thank you for entering my first ever giveaway !
If you would like more info. on the GIRL GOURMET CUPCAKE MAKER please follow this link:
A HUGE thank you to Jakks Pacific and Walmart for giving me the chance to do Product Reviews and give me the extra cupcake maker and refills to giveaway !


Blogger said...

Oh cool, enter me!

I am already following you on twitter...and I will tweet about it right now!

Bella Casa blog

Unknown said...

I love to bake chocolate muffins. We would love this i our house. Thanks for the chance.

Colleen said...

Wow! Great giveaway!

I'd love to be entered. :) My favorite thing to bake is peanut butter cookies. My family loves them.

The Driftwood Collector said...

My favorite thing to bake is a devil's food chocolate cake, two layers, with mocha frosting. And maybe some shaved pieces of dark chocolate sprinkled on the top. ;)

I love baking all kinds of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pies. My favorite cookies are oatmeal butterscotch! The recipe is on the back of the butterscotch chips bag and I've been baking and loving those since elementary school!

Mindi said...

I love to bake muffins, blueberry are my favorite - and I already follow you on Twitter!

Momma J said...

I love the make good ole chocolate chip cookies.


Momma J said...

I subscribed.


Momma J said...

I'm following you on Twitter.


Unknown said...

Great Blog!!:o) Thanks for letting me know about your blog! I will add your blog to my link list!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Beth you did a great job on your blog my favorite cookies to cook are chocolate chips. Talk to you soon Nancie

Lauren said...

I am following you on twitter @dreamtattoo, I am going to re-tweet, and put on my blog, and I am subscribing to your blog! YAY!!! I heart baking things my kids can help me make in anyway!
Lauren, @dreamtattoo on twitter

Unknown said...

I am now following your blog, and my favorite thing to bake is gluten-free brownies!

angel said...

I love love love how you reach out with so many different options...Twitter has become my daily way of communicating...LOVE IT!

(and following you immediately after this)

Wendy said...

Oh wow would I love to win this for my niece! I love to bake apple crisp! I have adapted my MIL's delicious recipe to be a bit healthier and I love it!


Wendy said...

Just twittered about your giveaway! My twitter handle is BabiesGottaHavT

1stopmom said...

I love to make brownies! I like cookies too but can not make them to save my life.


1stopmom said...

I am follwing you on twitter


Anonymous said...

Since my son doesn't care for dairy products my chocolate chip cookies, cakes and other goodies are out the door. However my most recent baking delight is with dairy free Duncan Hines. So Rich. So Moist. So Very Duncan Hines.

I am a new follower of yours on Twitter so with luck my poor timing pre-existing following will still count. I am @bloggingmothers

- Jen

Mrs.Wilson said...

I love baking anything, but especially cakes and pies! Red Velvet cake, and coconut cream pies!!

Anonymous said...

peanut butter banana muffins are our favourite for baking :)

Unknown said...

My favorite thing to bake (for the end result, 'cause they are putzy to make) are cutout cookies. Once they are done, the kids help me decorate them. Also, anything with chocolate, yumm!

ya ya's mom said...

oh enter me and my favorite thin to bake has to be banana bread and zuccini bread

CPA Mom said...

Entry #1 - favorite thing to bake is (not joking) - cupcakes - my son has allergies so I'm always making safe cupcakes to have on hand for bday parties!


CPA Mom said...

entry 3, 4 and 5 - favorite holiday recipe - I always try new recipes for dessert - this year i'm using Pioneer Woman's Apple pie!

cpamomva at hotmail dot com

CPA Mom said...

Entry 8 and 9: twittered about the contest! Thanks!

cpamomva at hotmail dot com

Mel said...

Oh my gosh this is number one on my 4yr olds wish Christmas wish list! We love to bake in my house and my grandma's Christmas cookie recipe is my absolute favorite. They are rolled sugar cookies with homemade buttercream frosting. Mmmm maybe I need to make some tomorrow!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Mel said...

Twittering away about contest. Hooping to win it for myself though!!

Anonymous said...

I love to bake chocolate chip cookies from scratch.

Miss Blondie said...

I love baking cupcakes!! I know this sounds weird, but my 7yr old son really wants this for xmas! He loves to cook and bake with me. Thanks!!

Kristie said...

I love to bake just about anything-mostly bread and cookies. I really like to make big chocolate chip cookies. :-)

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Jennifer said...

I love to bake cookies, brownies, and cupcakes of course!! Besides sweets, I love to bake chicken as well!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

jamaise said...

Favorite things to bake - the kids want cookies, I Like to bake pie though - will be plenty of that this week. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Anonymous said...

My favorite things to bake are cookies of all kinds and chocolate chip banana bread

cathyhall said...

I subscribed and am now a follower. - I'm glad I found you. good luck on your 1st giveaway.

Jeff and Mandee said...

My daughter would just love this, and it would be messy cause shes 3! We love to make brownies here!


cathyhall said...

This is bakewell tart, I am fomr the uk originally and this is a quick fave of mine

(8 oz) Puff Pastry (4 oz) Ground Almonds (4 oz) Sugar (2 oz) Butter
3 Eggs
4 tbsp Strawberry jelly
1/4 tsp Almond Essence

Pre-heat oven to 400
Roll out the pastry on a floured surface.
Line a 900 ml shallow dish.
Mark the rim with the prongs of a fork.
Chill in the fridge while making the filling.
Beat the almonds with the sugar, butter, eggs and almond essence.
Spread the pastry with an even layer of jelly and pour in the filling.
Bake for 30 minutes or until set.
Serve warm or cold.

jenny said...

wow this is realy neet and well i just found your blog to night and i got you on my list

Literary Winner said...

My favorite thing to bake is brownies from the box. So easy, quick and delicious!
hematopoiesis at hotmail dot com

Maude Lynn said...

I love baking Christmas cookies with my daughter!

kelli at pfrog dot net

Suburban prep said...

My favorite thing to make is eggnog cheesecake bars. Or apricot chocolate bars or pumpkin crisp. Oh I guess I could go on and on.

Sky said...

I love to bake bread and cinnamon rolls. I use my great grandma's recipe. It's wonderful!

Unknown said...

My favorite thing to bake is pie-crust cinnamon rolls- easy and so yummy! Thanks!
lindleyalston at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Here's the pie-crust rolls recipe:

1 recipe of pie crust (or use pre-made crusts)
butter (about 1/2 cup softened)
Sugar and cinnamon to taste

Roll out all of pie crust dough into large rectangle. Make sure dough is rolled out fairly thin. Spread with liberal amounts of butter. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon to suit your own taste. Roll up as you would for cinnamon rolls and slice. Place on a cookie sheet. bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Do not over bake.


Jenny said...

My favorite thing to bake is sourdough bread. I love knowing my family has healthy, yummy, fresh bread available all the time.
My daughter would love this cupcake maker.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jingle said...

My absolute favorite thing to bake as of late is cupcakes...but not just any cupcakes...I love making diet soda cupcakes! (Recipe to follow for additional entries!)
jinglesells at gmail dot com

Jingle said...

Okay...are you ready for this wicked complicated recipe?

One cake mix. (I love Pillsbury's Super Moist Devil's food cake)
One can of Diet Soda. (I'm a Diet Coke fan, but it is fun to do vanilla cake with orange soda!!!)

Mix soda and cake mix in a bowl until moistened thoroughly. Pour into paper lined muffin tin (I usually get 1 1/2 dozen) and bake for 18-20 at 350! It's that easy and they are SO stinking good!

For the holidays it is fun to add fun candies to the top to decorate them!

jinglesells at gmail dot com

Jayme said...

i am currently into baking apple pies!!


Maria said... hard to pick one thing that I like to bake. Well, I love brownies and I just made a Pumpkin Brownie Swirl from Martha Stewart the other day. They were pretty tasty!

Jessica @ Piece Of Me said...

Any kind of Cookies or Cake. I just have a hard time waiting until they are cooled.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

megan said...

My favorite thing to bake is blueberry muffins. I like to eat them too.

Sherry said...

I love to "bake" frozen bread dough, like Rhodes frozen dough - but add olive oil, garlic salt & rosemary to the top and bake to perfection - sooooo good!

judybrittle said...

I love baking and the more variety the better. My favorite year round cookie peanut butter. Thank you!
judybrittle at aol dot com

judybrittle said...

Here's the recipe I've been making every Christmas since I was a teen.

Russian Tea Cakes
Prep Time: 1 hour 0 min
Total Time: 1 hour 15 min
Makes: 4 dozen cookies
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar
1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
2. Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.
5. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.
judybrittle at aol dot com

Mika said...

My new favorite is banana muffins, although the old standby is gingersnaps. Both delicious!

mikaroni at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing to bake is Snickerdoodle cookies! Yum!

Dianne said...

my favorite thing to bake is Cinnamon Rolls

awesome giveaway - my daughter wants on of these so bad and they're sold out almost everywhere!

dayeni AT cox DOT net

Dianne said...

These are my favorite Christmas cookies:

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons almond extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour
powdered sugar for dredging

cream the butter and powdered sugar, mix in almond and salt, stir in flour until forms a ball, roll into 1" balls and bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, immediately roll in powdered sugar and cool then roll in powdered sugar again

these will MELT in your mouth!

betty R.~Simply Southern said...

love to bake almost anything!I tried a few new recipes for thanksgiving ,now working on christmas!I love to bake cookies with the grands and will try the above recipe this weekend with them! Thanks and merry christmas all...

CaseyDeuce said...

My favorite thing to bake is peach cobbler. I havent been able to bake it lately cause I havent had the extra money for all the ingredients!! My daughter is dying for this cupcake maker for Christmas!!

Marissa said...

I LOVE TO BAKE RED VELVET CAKE!!!!!! It goes perfect with the holiday colors.

Xenia said...

I'm all about brownies, you just can't beat a perfect pan of brownies.

Thanks for the great giveaway!