So I have cupcakes and free stuff for you today! CUPCAKES and FREE STUFF (Specifically a chance for a Kitchen Aid Mixer and some really fun Cupcake Supplies)?? AND a fun SCAVENGER HUNT! What is this madness I speak of?
Well first off, the cupcakes (hang with me to get to the awesome free giveaways). One of my most popular posts of all time (well of all my blogging time anyway) are these striped layered christmas cupcakes. If you look at the pics you will see they are one of my first posts, a throw back to 2010! In blog years, that's pretty much like 20 years.
But I really appreciate all the viewing, sharing, featuring, pinning, and especially the links back that many of you all have done with them, so to thank you, I did another layered cupcake and giveaway for you (be patient that's coming soon!).
This one is a spiced cupcake (from a box mix). To make slicing the cupcakes much easier on you. Freeze them. Like for awhile. Overnite if you can. Then use a serrated knife and cut layers into equal sizes. Add your favorite frosting. I used vanilla buttercream tinted red and green and added some between the layers. Depending on how much you like frosting you can add a thick layer or go with thin layers. Then frost the top - I went with a simple rose design using the 1M wilton tip.
OR if you don't like the layered look, you can just pipe the roses on top and add some fun sprinkles. Sprinkles always win. Always.
NOW onto the FREE STUFF!
Well some chances for free stuff! Karyn from Pint Sized Baker and Dieter's Downfall organized this super fun Christmas Favorites Giveaway and Scavenger Hunt with a bunch of us. There are 2 giveaways, and a scavenger hunt!
First, some really cool CUPCAKE SUPPLIES from yours truly and Ladie's Home Journal. LHJ is offering 2 of their favorite cupcake pans by Nordicware (worth $29 each) and a subscription to LHJ for one year for you and a friend! And I also have some really fun cupcake supplies that I love and hope you will too.
|You get 2 of these Nordicware and a subscription to LHJ for you and a friend!!|
AND the 2nd Giveaway!
Yep you read it right a KitchenAid Pro Mixer! Woohoo!
Enter here for the KitchenAid Giveaway:
AND for the SCAVENGER HUNT!
When you visit all 19 blogs, you'll have to put the words in order to decode the Secret Scavenger Hunt message and enter to WIN the KitchenAid Professional Mixer!
My clue is: SANTA
Record this word and head over to Nancy over at A to Zebra Celebrations for the next clue.
Here are all the FB pages to make it even easier for you!
A ginormous thank you to Karyn for organizing ALL of this, so many emails, FB messages, and even a Google Chat late last nite! And please be sure to visit all the other amazing blogs sponsoring the Kitchen Aid Pro giveaway as well as their own giveaways (meaning potentially more free stuff!). We are all doing this for our awesome readers and to say THANK YOU to you all this holiday season. The links are below!