Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cupcake Contest 2010

While I'm not usually one for New Year's resolutions, the decision one year ago to start this blog devoted to my love of cupcakes, candies, desserts and all things sweet is one resolution (and possibly the only resolution) I'm glad I stuck to. 2009 has definitely been a year of firsts for me: My first ever use of an actual pastry bag and decorating tip, my first homemade buttercream, my first experimentation with royal icing and my first donation of cupcakes to a charity event. But in honor of The Cupcake Avenger's first birthday celebration, I'd also like to kick off the "first first" of 2010. Get excited, because this one also shares a little bit of the joy with all of you.

Without further ado, I'd like to announce the Cupcake Avenger Inaugural Cupcake Contest!! Just in time for Valentine's Day you can win everything you need to create picture-perfect lovey dovey cupcakes for your honeybunny (or yourself, I won't judge) as well as a compendium of 100 easy cupcake recipes to keep you stocked throughout 2010.

First you will receive this oh-so-cute Valentine's cupcake kit featuring 24 Victorian inspired cupcake liners and toppers by Meri Meri.And just in case those adorable toppers aren't enough you'll also receive sanding sugar in Pastel Pink and a Wilton decorating tip--the first step to making your home creations look just like the professionals'.

But that's not all! You'll also receive a copy of Betty Crocker's Just Cupcakes: 100 Recipes for the Way You Really Cook. These recipes are great because they incorporate a lot of Betty Crocker products so you'll always have a quick, easy, great-tasting recipe on hand even when you're short on time or supplies.















Now, I know what you're thinking, "How could I ever win such an amazing gift package?!" Well, my friends, it's simple. For a chance to win, just leave a comment below telling me anything about cupcakes. That's it. Srsly. Just tell me why you like cupcakes, or the best cupcake you ever ate, or your favorite cupcake shop. The winner will be chosen randomly so, really, anything.

And--bonus! If you want to better your chances, just Tweet this contest for an extra entry. Now for the boring details.
1) In the comments make sure to fill in the e-mail or website portions so I have a way to contact you.
2) If you Tweet the contest, be sure to include @Cancemini4 so I can find you.
3) This will ship to you anywhere (even abroad) and will arrive in time for Valentine's Day.
4) You only have 2 weeks until the contest closes (midnight, January 16th 2010) So get commenting!

30 comments:

  1. Oh I would love to win! right now I am watching a cupcake competition on food network. One of my goals this year is to explore & try new cupcake recipes

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  2. Hi: Found you from your comment on "ParisianSalon"!
    love love love cupcakes (with lots of icing!)
    Have posted on Twitter also!

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  3. I love cupcakes decorated for the holidays. I love all the different colored sugars and candies to adorn them.

    mamie316(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  4. We love making cupcakes in our house, so this giveaway would be perfect for us.

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  5. I love cupcakes! Red velvet is my favorite.

    sundaygirl at gmail dot com

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  6. cdziuba@aol.com I adore cupcakes, and the best one I ever had I made myself....a red velvet dream.

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  7. cdziuba@aol.com tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/7327176197

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  8. I love devils food cupcakes - probably my favorite dessert
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  9. I usually do decorated cakes for birthdays, but I'm thinking I might switch to decorated cupcakes instead. It seems a heck of a lot easier.

    I love cupcakes with filling in them...raspberry, lemon...mmmmmmm.

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  10. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/stormy2500/status/7336737923

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  11. I love cupcakes!! My favorite cupcake is probably just plain ole yellow with vanilla icing:) Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks!!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. I like cupcakes because you can make them look so cute and they are also single servings. My favorite cupcakes of all time where dark choclate with cream cheese icing and chocolate mousse filling.

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  13. I love cupcakes because they're individually frosted cakes.
    I got that saying from my son who got it from a television series. Makes me laugh every time he says it.
    djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. My 6 year old daughter and I
    love to make cupcakes and try to decorate them as best we can. This prize would be a big help in making our cupcakes looked better. Thanks for the chance.

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  15. one of the best cupcakes I've had was chocolate with a cream cheese filling! I always make cupcakes for the kids birthdays

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  16. I love to make cupcakes --my husband hates frosting so I usually make bundt cakes or cupcakes and frost some for the kids and leave my husbands without frosting. My favorite thing in the world is a chocolate cupcake with peppermint meringue frosting --my Mom used to make them all from scratch.
    kakihararocks (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. Okay...Just so I have the details correct on this contest. All I have to do it tell you why cupcakes? That seems waaaay to easy, but it's my type of contest! Here goes -

    C - cute
    U - underestimated in the world of baking
    P - perfect snack
    C - culinary coo
    A - always a delicious treat for BDAY parties
    K - kind of dessert I love to bake
    E - every person's "personal" cake
    S - sweetest treats you will ever eat

    CUPCAKES!

    Submitted by karysueq@gmail.com

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  18. I love cupcakes, easy to make mini cakes.. What can be better! Please enter me thanks.

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  19. I just started a food blog this year and my first recipe entry was on Red Velvet cupcakes! :D (http://chibitofu.com) One of my favorite cupcake shops is Kara's Cupcakes (http://www.karascupcakes.com/). Unfortunately they're pretty pricey to indulge in often. (>.<)

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  20. Red velvet cupcakes are my favorite! Cream cheese frosting... yummmm
    mannasweeps @ gmaildotcom

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  21. tweet http://twitter.com/mannabsn/status/7450932226

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  22. I love to do cupcakes in my family because with 8 people there is a variety of tastes. Vanilla icing. Chocolate icing, or no icing at all. It sure makes it easier.
    blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com
    www.atthefence.blogspot.com

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  23. My little sister loves Cupcakes.
    Please enter me.
    littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

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  24. I love chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting!
    onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

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  25. Tweet! http://twitter.com/Pilgrim86/status/7454007698
    onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

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  26. I like cupcakes for...the sugar!! I love them:) Please enter me. Thanks!!

    araseli321[at]aol[dot]com

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  27. I love to make and decorate cupcakes with my little grandson.Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  28. Tweeted http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/7576513725

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  29. This is best cupcake spread I have ever seen...
    www.steelheadstudio.com/100cupcakes

    with the noted exception of your blog.

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  30. I am making a PINK version of the Red Velvet Cake into cup cakes for my DD's birthdays next week. I am running a test batch this afternoon. I will decorate, maybe monograms in pink and green with stripes and dots. :)

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