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Baking Bites Holiday Cupcake Contest!

Baking Bites’ Holiday Cupcake Contest

It’s been far too long since I’ve had a contest here on Baking Bites, and after the great time I had hosting a holiday contest last year, I know I couldn’t let the season pass without running another. So today, I’m kicking off the Baking Bites Holiday Cupcake Contest!

The contest is a simple one, inspired by the way last year’s gingerbread-themed contest ran. All you have to do is submit your favorite photos of holiday-themed cupcakes to the Baking Bites Holiday Cupcake Contest Flickr Pool (accounts are free, though you do have to sign up). Ideally, the cupcakes will be homemade and you’ll be able to share a recipe along with your photo, or include a link back to your blog’s page and the recipe. But if they’re not, that’s ok, too. Any holiday-themed cupcake is eligible, whether they’re homemade, made by a friend, seen at a coffee shop or from a favorite cupcake bakery. Aim for reds, greens and blues in terms of color, or sprinkles, santas and snowflakes for decoration. Good photos of tasty cupcakes are what we’re looking for here.

There will be three winners, one Grand Prize winner and two three runners up. All three will get a gift basket from Hershey’s (thanks, Hershey’s!) of baking stuff, including everything you need to do a little baking – from cocoa powder and flour to spatulas and chocolate Kisses. The Grand Prize winner will also get a copy of Emily Luchetti’s award-winning book, A Passion for Ice Cream, as well as a little extra surprise gift from me.

So, whether bake some cupcakes or eat some cupcakes, be sure to take some pictures and upload them to the official contest photo gallery. All submissions should be in by December 20th at midnight, at which point they will be judged by an anonymous (and hungry) panel of judges. Winners will be announced by December 23nd and, with a little luck, the prizes will be shipped out before Christmas.

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  • Nicole
    December 3, 2008

    Note: This contest is open to readers in the US and to international readers. The Hershey’s baskets can’t be shipped internationally, however, so if you’re a winner and you’re international, I’ll put together an alternate prize.

  • Donna Malone
    December 4, 2008

    Yummy, now all I need to do is find those ols cupcake recipe and I’m good to go.

  • Ms Ashley
    December 4, 2008

    Yes! I’m excited! I have to get creative now…

  • Ozzy Robin
    December 4, 2008

    This sounds exciting. I will definitely tell my wife about this.

  • Edwin
    December 5, 2008

    Oh this is a great idea. You can bet I’m in for this. Prepare to be dazzled!

  • Alan
    December 5, 2008

    mmmm cup cakes!!!!!!!!

  • Seansay
    December 8, 2008

    Can’t Wait To See All The Ideas!!!
    My RRV Cupcakes are so delectable:) YUM

  • Dani
    December 15, 2008

    is this open to canadians as well?
    i have so many ideas brewing 🙂

  • Nicole
    December 15, 2008

    Dani – Yes, the contest is open to everyone

  • heather
    December 17, 2008

    I submitted my Cherry Bo Berry cupcakes, I made them for a bff’s Christmas Housewarming party last Friday, from scratch. 5.5 doz cupcakes from scratch were surprisingly not that hard to make And these were yummy yummy!

  • Steve Hattrick
    June 6, 2009

    I wonder who won this competition 😛 ??

  • living room furniture
    June 6, 2009

    I love this site!!
    The only trouble is it make my tummy rummble..

  • Wilfried
    June 6, 2009

    This is something very interesting 🙂

  • Susan's Guide
    June 10, 2009

    Really liked the idea. I love making yummy cakes. I wish I could have found this site earlier to participate !

  • Charlie
    September 30, 2009

    My kid’s will love them 🙂

  • Aliena Varghese
    December 23, 2009

    I missed it and i had all the photos ready for this contest!

  • Nicole
    December 23, 2009

    Aliena – There is a new contest that ends today! You can still submit your photos.

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