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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.

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Reader Comments (634)

First of all, Happy Birthday! Now, I've already had my birthday this year, but I would love to have a pumpkin spice cake decorated with little fondant figurines of me in a pumpkin patch. That would be so cute!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterCillanoodle
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce Summers
Pineapple cake
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce Summers
They're closed, but when I was in high school my mom bought me cheesecake from Katz Sisters in Toledo, OH. I would have loved to have their chocolate covered strawberry cheesecake for my Birthday.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJaLynn
Happy 30th Birthday! Hope it's your best birthday ever!

Personally, I've never met a cake flavor that I didn't like - but every year when my birthday rolls around, I want a cake slathered in a thick, luscious coating of chocolate frosting - it just always seems to say celebration to me!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterDorothea
I want a 3 tiered strawberry cake with whipped filling and thinly sliced strawberries. Then covered in a butter cream frosting that has been brushed with silver luster dust. Then black icing in thin lines swirled around to make it look like lace and then topped with a few sugar flowers.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Fouche
Coconut Cream Cake - made by my Mom.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterDeb
Coincidently, today is my birthday! I am 22 years old. I love vanilla bean cupcakes decorated with butter cream icing and edible glitter and shimmer... I opened some beautiful sparkly cake decorating supplies this morning, silver stars and cornflour blue glitter :)
Happy birthday for tomorrow.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesca
I want Hummingbird Cake - I usually would opt for chocolate chocolate chocolate, but this cake has the web abuzz! And it looks great!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
I made a pumpkin spice cake for my sons wedding. It turned out to be the favorite with most of the guests. It is so moist and delicious. I would like to have that cake again the only change I would make is to add walnuts.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterGina Schooley
I want Christmas cookies for my birthday cake. I adore Christmas cookies of all kinds........my sister sent me some for my august birthday...and we put candles in them!
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterkathy b
Happy early birthday wish! I just had my bday last week-end and didn't get any cake 'cause I didn't bake one or buy one (the joy of being a mom is you're responsible for such things as bday cakes). I would have really like a choco-lavender cake which is my daughter's fave.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterMelanieL
I would love a dark chocolate cake with vanilla Swiss buttercream. Yummy!!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
Same as every year, spice cake with maple buttercream frosting. That's been my cake for years and years.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterFuzzbutt
I want my mother's delicious birthday cake ala cream!! :)
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterCass
I'd like the white velvet cake from the Cake Bible, with strawberry filling/frosting
August 25 | Unregistered Commentercorinne
7 layer cake: Chocolate layers, salted caramel buttercream and toasted coconut buttercream, coated with chocolate ganache. I'm gonna be 45; this will ease the pain.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterMerin
A moist carrot cake with real detectable shavings of carrots and big plump raisins with a light spread of cream cheese frosting. Not enough to send me into sugar shock but just enough to add the contrast to the cake.
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterjodi
Oh, I have to choose? I usually get a carrot cake of some sort, but this year I thinked I'd like a lemon one. Yum!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterNikki
I want ice cream cake for my birthday!!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterMaria
Coffee Oreo Ice Cream Cake with a Cream cheese oreo frosting! Happy Birthday!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterLWEy
A gooey German Chocolate Cake with tons of pecans and coconut!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterShari from Ohio
i'm hoping for a banana cream pie!
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterallison m
I am wishing for a dark chocolate cake with a peanut butter frosting.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterValerie
My grandmother's cake squares!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterMary Beth
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