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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.

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Reader Comments (634)

I am wishing (may be the pregnancy talking) for a rich dark chocolate cake with an even richer chocolate frosting. With pink edging that I can steal while waiting for the cake!
i would like a millefeuille cake with caramel filling!
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterandrea
My favourite cake is lemon cake with raspberry filling and raspberry whipped cream frosting. YUM!
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterjenn
For my birthday, I love a classic: red velvet cake!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJulie W
I'm wishing for a red velvet cheesecake with oreos and hot fudge for my birthday this year!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJess Bair
I would like my chocolate Guinness stout cake...baked by someone other than me!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterKerry
I'd love to have a dark chocolate layer cake filled with cherry cordial type of filling and topped with a rich, buttery fudge frosting...
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterBillie
I always like a storebought birthday cake with icing roses and lard based buttercream. Tacky, but it's the only time I get them.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterNeen
I would love a marble cake filled with chocolate buttercream, topped with vanilla buttercream, with pink buttercream roses this year!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterErin
I have always wanted to try a princess cake!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterTina C.
I would love a double chocolate cheesecake with dolce de leche on the side. yum yum!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Oo
I'd love a cheesecake this year! WIth fruit on top. Oh dear, I'll be 30.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterLane
My 40th birthday is coming up in two months... I am dreaming of a moist, yummy yellow cake with a creamy espresso whipped filling in the middle and a caramal icing. Maybe some chopped nuts to top it off. Not sure how that would be in real life, but it sounds great right now.
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterkathy s
This yea I want a chocolate tuxedo cake for my birthday!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterRachell andra
I want a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting for my next birthday:-)
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterLori Connors
I would like a pistachio cake with golden buttercream frosting!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
A chocolate chip cannoli cream-filled cake with dark chocolate frosting...mmm!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterAngelina
A rich chocolate cake with creamy peanut butter frosting topped with chopped peanut butter cups!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
I want someone (besides ME) to bake my traditional birthday cake: a white cake with broiled brown sugar and coconut frosting!
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterdeneen
A triple chocolate cake with ganache!
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterkeecam
The Miette tomboy cake- chocolately goodness topped with raspberry heaven. Unfortunately, there is no Miette where I live lol, so I'm probably going to have to try making it myself! Might well be the best thing I ever make...or, you know, as disaster! :P
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterLilyM
The best birthday cake would be a strawberry shortake or Italian Cream Cake (wish I knew how to make that)
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterLaura A.
My Mom, myself and my brother were all born on the same day...April 22nd.
We always had 3 different cakes every year!
My fav is German Chocolate with Coconut Pecan frosting...
but Mom and bro have both passed and now I don't celebrate much.
But I'd enjoy that cake again...seriously!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
I love the flavor of coffee so i want a yummy carmel latte cake for my birthday!!! 8-)
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterAllysha
I love all cake but chocolate with white butter cream is on the top of my list!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterCindy K
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