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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)

A Strawberry Tres Leche cake! So light and moist...I want it now, lol!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJessyca
For my 60th coming up in a few weeks, I want a hummingbird cake.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia
I would love an ice cream cake with the fudge and chocolate crunchies!!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterPastrychefjodi
Anything I don't have to make,haha :) Something chocolate-y and decadent
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterRachael
I can't decide between a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake (chocolate cake and mint chip ice cream, of course!) and my family's Arabic Spice Cake. I'll take either - or both!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterAnn
Happy early birthday! I really want a smore's birthday cake!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterKristen
I would love chocolate cake with chocolate fudge icing!!!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda
I would love a steampunk cake with edible gold gears! That would be awsome!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJuanita Lanaux
Something tropical... pina colada, pineapple, coconut a combination? Yum! Happy Birthday!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterAmber
Just had my 30th bday too! For my next one I want a lemon cake with lemon curd filling and lemon meringue frosting...you can never have too much lemon! Ok, I suppose it could be a mix of citruses, but citrus is a must :)
Hooray for Birthdays, Cake and that beautiful mixer! This birthday of mine coming up is one I've been dreading, so I'm hoping for something really over the top. Oodles of layers, marzipan in between the layers or marzipan flowers-- have to get that in there somewhere, and no shortage of flavours (chocolate, ginger, orange--). But I want it to look way over the top like these cakes

fancy- http://pinterest.com/pin/131216642/

Amusing http://pinterest.com/pin/34068509/

girly- http://pinterest.com/pin/19582746/

arty- http://pinterest.com/pin/14540738/

more simple but still awesome- http://pinterest.com/pin/105575259/

Hope your birthday is super special!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterMegalina Cupcake
Funfetti cupcakes with pink icing and sprinkles to celebrate my 30th!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy
for my birthday (sept 6th!!!)
i would like an ice cream cake, ican't decide on the flavor yet!
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterwendy
I would love a rainbow cake with lemon buttercream!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJanice871
I am wishing for my mom's crunch layer cake, a butter cake with crushed graham crackers, walnuts and cinnamon baked into the bottom of each layer, and topped with whipped cream frosting, yummmmm!!!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterAngie
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
my birthday isnt coming up for a while.. but i'm wishing for a strawberry tofu mousse cake :) i had one last year too.. my favourite cake of all time!
August 25 | Unregistered Commentersindy
Recently, it's all about savory and sweet for me...and since I have missed the chocolate covered bacon at the Iowa State Fair (alas, I am in Honolulu), I am shooting for something savory and sweet for my birthday cake: dark chocolate cake with dark chocolate butter cream icing topped by a swiping of caramel sauce in the layers, followed by a drizzling of caramel on top of the top layer of frosting, capped off with sprinkles of fleur de sel. Magnifico!!!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterMarla
A GIANT donut cake, with chocolate frosting and colored sprinkles! :)
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterKrystal B.
My 30th birthday cake looked like a completed Trivial Pursuit wheel. Quite frankly, I don't care what my next birthday cake looks like. As long as it tastes like peanut butter, I'm cool.
August 25 | Unregistered Commenteramy
I would love to have a cake with sugar, chocolate, more sugar, more chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, even more chocolate, even more sugary goodness, need I go on?
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterLulu
I love any cake with homemade buttercream icing. I like a bavarian cream filling too. Unless it's carrot cake. Italian Cream cake would hit the spot too! Yay for Top Chef Just Desserts. I love getting my sweet tooth fix via tv. =)
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJody Ferlaak
Chocolate cheese cake with chocolate whip cream and rasberries
Yummmmmy
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterSweet
i want a s'mores cake with marshmallow frosting!
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterkacy
German chocolate with the Ben and Jerry's ice cream on the side!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterTeri
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