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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)

Plain, good ol' New York Style Cheesecake. No fruit topping. Plain. With a fantastic graham crust built up along the sides and the creamy goodness at least 2" high if not higher.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterS.Lynn
Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and sprinkles.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterChrista
Red velvet with extra thick cream cheese frosting. Yes, please!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
I will be 35 this year, and I want... a chocolate cake. NO! A lemon cake with cream cheese frosting. NO! Chocolate! Lemon! ...
Actually, what I really want is to not have to make my own cake. I'll smile even if it comes out of a box.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterSara Messier
Oooo... I would love a lemon cake with raspberry filling.
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterjae
I am hoping for a homemade cake from my husband. He made me a blackout choc cake last year that was to die for with buttercream icing!
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterstacy
I would love a black forest cake for my birthday!:)
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterKim
I just had my Birthday. I made 2 of my own cakes, one was a peach brown sugar cake with almond pastry cream and brown butter a peach jam layer. The other was a right chocolate cake with Swiss meringue butter cream. I love cake. I love sugar!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
a cake from the "Sprinkle Bakes" home page!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterChristina
German Chocolate with pecan coconut frosting...I will have to make it for myself!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJan
My birthday is next month and I'm hoping for any kind of cheesecake. :)
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterTammy
chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting like my mom used to make
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterLiz C.
Chocolate with more chocolate. And maybe some chocolate ganache.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterLisa S
Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache frosting of course!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Rubin
Birthday cake eh. I'd like... Angel food with fresh strawberries and whip cream on top. Maybe a drizzle of homemade hot fudge. Yeah, I think that's it.
August 25 | Unregistered Commentermonstergirlee
strawberry cake with lemon icing! :)
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterKira
I'd like a soft home made lemon cake with lemon-vanilla frosting. Lemon cake doesn't get enough credit!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterMeg M.
For my birthday I want a Cheesecake with almond nut crust, drizzled with chocolate ganache with hint of orange (of course traditional raspberries are good with white chocolate ganache also) sooooo many decisions!! Can I do 2?
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterSusan E
I think I'm going to have to celebrate my birthday all of September since I cannot decide between a pumpkin and chocolate cake with ganache frosting, a vanilla bean cake with raspberry filling and swiss meringue frosting, or a rainbow cake with marshmallow icing.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterFaith
My favorite cake is well more of a pie lol..grasshopper pie! I can never get enough but yet I never get to have it :(...fingers crossed for this year :) thanks for a great chance to win an awesome prize!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay
This year I am hoping for a Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting or Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Icing. It is a toss up for me.

Thank you for hosting the giveaway! It is a great one!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterDenise K
Oh, the choices! But my next wish for a delish birthday cake is a moist spice cake with a creamy caramel buttercream.... Mmm! :)
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterLeah
Anything kind of cake that is chocolate and gooey!!!!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJoan
Strawberry White Chocolate cake, please!!!! (or Berry Chantilly cake from Whole Foods)

Unfortunately, being an October birthday girl, fresh berries aren't really an option for my b-day cakes.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith
I pretty much ALWAYS want a flourless chocolate torte any day of the year, but birthdays specifically make me want a crazy rich peanut butter pie.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth
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