Archive for the 'Contests' Category

Hostess Cupcakes Giving Away Big Bucks

By on Thursday, April 28th, 2011

If you’ve been down the baked goods aisle lately, you may have noticed that Hostess Cupcakes has added Strawberry to their flavor lineup.

These pink delights are part of Hostess’ Jackpot promotion. Cupcake lovers are given a chance to win $10,000, or more than 300 daily prizes (one of which is a one year supply of Hostess Cupcakes).

If you want to play, look for a specially marked multipack, and then register the game code at While you’re there, you can also vote for your favorite cupcake flavor.

Dixie Crystals Sugar

By on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Do you like Dixie Crystals sugar?  Maybe it’s time you tell them through Facebook since they currently have two exciting cupcake related contests through their Facebook page.  The first giveaway is because Dixie Crystals reached their goal of 700 “likes” on their Facebook page.  On Mother’s Day they have decided  to give away 10 of the Jessie Steele cupcake aprons pictured to the right.  The aprons retail at $34.00 so it is definitely worth becoming a fan to win this prize!  Their Facebook page simply says “stay tuned” which means you have to “like” them to find out more details to enter the contest as Mother’s Day approaches. You could also win a $500.00 gift card by uploading a picture of your homemade cupcakes to their Facebook page. The rules for entering this contest also state that you need to “like” Dixie Crystals on Facebook and upload your cupcake picture by May 15, 2011.

Adventure Contest Winning Recipes!

By on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

A while back, we brought you news of the Scharffen Berger Cupcake Adventure Contest! Well, the winners are in. The rules were that bakers had to create an original cupcake recipe that included one of several “adventure ingredients.”  Among the choices were: stout beer, ricotta, adzuki bean, fresh beet, chili pepper, and coffee beans. Talk about adventurous!

The crazy part? All three of the winners chose Stout Beer as their adventure ingredient. In fact, the first prize cupcake, the “You Make Me Wanna ‘Stout’ Cupcakes” featured Stout in four different ways: batter, filling, reduction and frosting! Now that’s adventurous!

The judging panel included Top Chef: Just Desserts guest judge and award-winning chef Elizabeth Falkner; Scharffen Berger chocolate co-founder John Scharffenberger; chocolate expert and award-winning cookbook author Alice Medrich; award-winning food blogger, photographer and art director Matt Armendariz of; and baking expert and blogger Angie Dudley of Cupcakes were judged on creativity, spirit of adventure, ease of preparation, appearance and flavor.

Click here for the winning recipes! And congrats to all the winners from ATC!

Jelly Belly Cupcake Challenge

By on Friday, March 18th, 2011

Do you like to decorate cupcakes?  Well, maybe you should enter the Jelly Belly Cupcake Challenge!  All you have to do is use Jelly Belly’s in your cupcake decoration and submit a photo to their website.  The winner will receive $10,000!  Click here for all the details.

  Here are a couple of my favorites:



Jelly Belly Cupcake Competition – Win $10,000!

By on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Do you reckon you can create something like this?  A cupcake decorated in Jelly Belly Jelly Beans?

If the answer is maybe, or yes, then you need to get buying or baking.  That’s right you can buy your cupcakes, the only rule is that you need to decorate the cupcake yourself with Jelly Belly Jelly Beans or other Jelly Belly candy!  This competition is therefore great for kids and parents alike!  Best of all you’ll be in the running to win $10,000!!

You have plenty of time to create your masterpiece and load it to the Jelly Belly website. Form more information or to enter, click here!

The Great Christmas Cupcake Decorating Contest

By on Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Are you a cupcake genius who lives in the UK? Tesco Real Food is holding a contest, “The Great Christmas Cupcake Decorating Contest,” to be exact.

To enter, all you need to do is take a picture of your own Christmas cupcake creation, and then upload it to their site here. Two lucky winners will get to cook alongside a celebrity chef for an afternoon. Tesco will also honor ten runner-ups!

Entries will be accepted until November 29th.

Sorry kids, you have to be 18 years old to enter. (Get your mom or dad to help!)

Chocolate Giveaway

By on Monday, November 1st, 2010

You may remember a post I shared a few weeks ago about Scharffen Berger’s Cupcake Adventure Contest.  Original cupcake recipes can be submitted for the chance to win great prizes.   Want to know why they call this contest an adventure?   Click here  to find out!
Well, this week we are hosting a giveaway of the wonderful chocolates!  Three winners will each win a 70% and a  62% 9.7oz baking bar along with branded Scharffen Berger cupcake liners.  Such a sweet prize!  To win, simply click on the comment area below and tell us why you love chocolate.   Three winners will be chosen on Monday, November 8th.



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