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Monday
Aug222011

Sweet Giveaway: Win a KitchenAid Mixer or a Cupcake Kit, Compliments of Top Chef Just Desserts 

I'm sure that there's something better than winning stuff, but at this moment, nothing is coming to mind.

That's because my friends (we're totally BFF, didn't you know? Of course, see note at bottom) at Bravo have offered up this totally mega-sweet giveaway because of their extreme happiness surrounding the premiere of Top Chef Just Desserts Season 2. Want to read more about it? OK: 

The chef'testants and the sugar are back for season 2! As the pastry chefs meet and greet, they are surprised by host Gail Simmons and head judge Johnny Iuzzini with their first Quickfire Challenge.  One of the first challenges includes a fairy-tale inspired dessert. Imagination and talent are a must to survive the not-so-sugar coated competition. Will the chef's be able to get past their first-challenge nerves and fight their way to sweet success, or will the pressure make some contestants crumble from the start? Find out this Wednesday 8/24 @ 10/9c on the PREMIERE of BRAVO's Top Chef Just Desserts 2

Two winners will be chosen. A grand prize winner will receive a gorgeous Kitchen-Aid Mixer; a runner-up will win this cute and sweet cupcake kit. 

How do you enter? Totally easy. Since this week not only marks the premiere of Season 2 of Just Desserts but my own 30th season of life (aka, it's my birthday on the 26th), tell me what kind of birthday cake you're wishing for this year. Leave it in the comments section below (comments are moderated so don't cry if you don't see it pop up right away!) or on the CakeSpy facebook page! But don't delay: this giveaway closes on August 26th at 5pm PST.

The fine print: This prize was provided by the BRAVO Network but BRAVO is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of BRAVO. Per prize donor: entrants from the USA only.

UPDATE: The winners! The KitchenAid went to Erika of Fargo, ND, and the cupcake kit went to Suzanne S. of Austin, TX! Congratulations, ladies.

Reader Comments (634)

i want a butter cake with lemon curd filling! om nom!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterKari M
OMG--I want a key lime pie birthday cake with a cheesecake base!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea M.
I am Wishing for a Tres Leche cake. I Haven't had a good one in over 15 years.

:)
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJoy
Mmmm for my birthday I'm hoping for some home-made funfetti madness!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterMolly
My mom used to make me a cake for my birthday that was a 6 layer dark chocolate cake with a whip cream like filling (buttercream is a bit too heavy for me) and then frosted with this amazing dark chocoalte frosting she used to make. I ask her for it every year (okay, maybe I'm getting a bit too old and can make my own cake, but ewhere's the fun in that). But she lost the recipe a few years ago. I can still imagine it all 6 lovely layers and the taste was amazing.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterChristina
Though my birthday isn't until next June, I would love a springtime-appropriate Hummingbird Cake for my birthday. :) Gotta love the cream cheese frosting. Except I may have to "vegan-ize" it for newfound allergies...
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterBreanne
For my next birthday I want a Red Velvet 4 layer cake with marshmallow cream cheese icing. And just for good measure red decorations.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterRenae M
Being an October birthday person, I want a pumpkin spice layer cake with thick caramel frosting (and filling of course) topped with chopped walnuts....oh be still my heart...
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterChristine
i'm thinking of a carrot cake with majestic cream cheese frosting :)
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterCristina
I want a dark chocolate cake with salted caramel icing...and probably some ganache on top of that because that's how I roll. YUM. In fact, I may not wait until October to make such a thing, birthday what? (I will also be 30!)
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterCraftinomicon
Oooh, birthday cake! I could always go for an ice cream cake. Cookie dough ice cream with chocolate cake layers.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne
I would love a coconut cake like my mom used to make!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJon
My birthday is in November so I think it would be fun to have a tasty fall-flavored cake like a pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting. : D
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea
I woud love so much to have a yummy carrot cake with a cinnamon cream cheese icing. I love walnuts on the sides of it and four layers of goodness.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterWendy C
I don't know... i think I want a slice of that Pumple cake.... Does that count?
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterKristin A.
Every girl needs a delicious pink champagne & buttercream birthday cake, don't you think?
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterMadison May
For my birthday I think I'd have to go with a ridiculously moist lemon cake perhaps with a vanilla bean frosting and lemon curd filling. But my birthday's not until December, so I'll probably change my mind a dozen times by then.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterRenee
Coconut and lemon cake balls would be a delight.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
My upcoming birthday will be the last one of my first 1/2 century on this earth...so I want it to reflect everything 49...GOLD AND BLING (I will probably have to make my own birthday cake...lol)...it will mark the end of one era (era...I crack myself up) and be the over-the-top precursor and segway into the 2nd 1/2 century of existence...hmmm, now I am wondering what I will want for #50...
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJackie Travis
I would like a yummy Italian Cream cake.. OHH or a traditional yellow cake with a chocolate frosting.. nothing says birthday cake like that.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi
Home made tiramisu for mine!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterKathy
Just completed a week of birthday cake and the standout was the lemon blueberry cake from Bakery Nouveau. I'd take that again next year.
August 22 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie
Sadly I want Funfetti :)
August 22 | Unregistered Commenterpeabody
almond cake with hazelnut praline icing! I made it once before, it's TO DIE FOR
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
Tiramisu for me! Yummy! Coffee and sponge cake and lots of whipped cream filling!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterLise'
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