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Threadcakes Cake Contest 2011

For the last two years, I’ve had the opportunity to be one of the judges for the Threadcakes Cake Contest and I’m happy to say that I’m back to judge for the third year in a row! The cake contest challenges people to create edible works of art in the form of cakes inspired by Threadless t-shirt designs (such as this popsicle t-shirt I recently ... Read More »

Summertime Treat T-shirt Giveaway!

Summertime Treat T-shirt!

Eating a popsicle on a hot summer day is a great way to cool down, and wearing a t-shirt printed with a big popsicle design will also help keep you cool – although you still might want the real popsicle to go along with it. This Summertime Treat t-shirt features a huge chocolate-dipped, multi-flavored popsicle on a bright blue background. There is even a little ... Read More »

Judging the 2011 Ice Cream Cupcake Contest

Ice Cream Cupcake Contest: Honey Hazelnut

Ice cream cakes are a delicious dessert and can be even better when they come in a smaller, cuter cupcake size. This is party because you can actually be more creative with cupcakes than you can with full sized cakes, as my own Root Beer Float Cupcakes demonstrate because they work perfectly in a cupcake package. So, I was honored to be asked to judge ... Read More »

Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers giveaway!

Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers

Not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? A copy of Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers might be just the thing. This cookbook features 150 chocolate recipes that have all been scaled down to meet the needs (and treat the tastebuds) of bakers who don’t need 4 dozen cookies or a whole 9-inch layer cake every time they want to bake something. Most ... Read More »

45th Pillsbury Bake-off open to entries

Pillsbury Bake-Off Logo

The odds of winning the lottery are slim, so if you like to bake and want to increase your odds of taking home a big cash prize, you just might want to think about entering the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off. The contest is the biggest, longest-running cooking contest in the US and it is so popular that what was once an annual event now takes two ... Read More »

Whoopie Pies Cookbook giveaway!

Whoopie Pies Cookbook

Whoopie pies seem to be everywhere these days. They are featured not only in bakeries across the country, but make it into the news and even have dedicated bakeware. Fortunately, you don’t need special equipment to bake these tasty desserts and introduce them to the one place you might not have seen them yet: your own home kitchen. I have some great whoopie pie recipes ... Read More »

America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook giveaway!

ATK Healthy Family Cookbook

I’ve been enjoying my copy of The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen, but I don’t want to keep it all to myself – so I’m giving away a copy! To make things even sweeter, this book has been signed by Chris Kimball! I wish I could say that I had one for everyone, but I have only one copy to ... Read More »

Holiday Cookie Contest Winners!

Winning Gingerbread Contest Entries!

There were some great entries to the Holiday Cookie Contest this year, everything from a Harry Potter-themed gingerbread house to a tray of people cookies baked by a gingerbread man! I want to give a big thank you to my judges, who had a tough time picking out the winners, and an even bigger thank you to everyone who participated in the contest, posting photos ... Read More »

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