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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'm wishing for a white cake, raspberry filling with buttercream frosting, yum yum.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterDesiree
A devils food cake like my grandmother & great-grandmother used to make. The cake recipe we have, the icing I fear is lost to us. :(
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterJen
My birthday is in December, and I'm really hoping for a Raspberry Chocolate Swirl Cake.
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica C
My mom's chocolate cake with cream cheese icing! :d
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterHannah
I'm very particular about my birthday cake: yellow with fruit filling (either strawberry or raspberry) with vanilla buttercream. I love lots of cakes...but that is birthday cake. :)
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterSam
my mom's homemade chocolate jelly cake - absolutely incredible and the memories come flooding back each time she makes it for me (it's a basic yellow cake recipe that is a layer cake with a layer of grape jelly and chocolate frosting in the middle and then covered in chocolate frosting... holy goodness!!!
August 25 | Unregistered Commenternikki k
Good old fashioned chocolate cake, not iced, but topped with whipped cream!
August 25 | Unregistered Commenterforbygrace
This year I'm wishing for a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and walnuts on top :) Also, Happy Birthday!
August 25 | Unregistered CommenterCamel R.
chocolate fudge cake, decorated with chocolate fudge icing and some really delicious chocolates! i'm allowed lots of chocolate on my birthday!!
August 26 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne
Birthday cakes are super yummy... but why not a birthday pie?! I would love a peanut butter cup pie with a flaky chocolate crust, a creamy peanut butter pie filling, and freshly whipped cream with a handful of mini peanut butter cups on top!
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterHolly
I would love just simple non-bake cheesecake for my Birthday this year!

Although I wouldn't mind anything really, just as long as it isn't me making it for a change :)
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterLucy
An apple cider cake with pumpkin pie frosting...mmmmmm. If I had that KitchenAid blender, this would be easy to make!
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney
My birthday is coming up, too! (Sept 19 if you want to mail me something...). This year I'm jonesing for... a cinnamon crunch cake with praline/cream cheese icing. Yes, that's what I want. :)
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterCatie Cupcakes
My favorite birthday cake? The Red Velvet Cake my Mom used to make, with white icing, not sure what kind it was really, been 25 years since my Mom died.
I had that cake every birthday, and for first communion, graduation, confirmation as well... so did all my cousins!
Wish I had some on my birthday in October!
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Andrade
Amaaaaazing giveaway!! I dream of a Nutella cake on my birthday! Good luck all - Cheers!
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterMichele R
I want a Carrotcake birthday cake with creme cheese frotsing.
Only i need a mixer to make one XD
August 26 | Unregistered Commenterpieter
Yellow cake with chocolate fudge frosting. Yum.
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
For my birthday, I wish for a chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting. Yum!
Happy birthday!
(sorry if this came through twice, but I got an error the first time and I didn't think it went through)
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline C
I would love a yummy carrot cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy
I'm hoping for a grasshopper cake from The Grit, in Athens. This cake is GINORMOUS and delicious and full of chocolatey minty goodness.
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
Black Forest :) yum with milk!
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterTari
My birthday was in June, and I didn't get a cake :( But if I had to choose, it would probably be some type of chocolate cake. I made an amazing chocolate peanut butter cake for a friend, and I'd love if someone made it for me next year!
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterJen
Raspberry mousse cake with lemon curd filling with white chocolate ganache
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterLayercakes
gigantic Red Velvet cake.... sprinkled with hot men
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterMarie
As always, I am wishing for cheesecake, but only my grandmother's recipe with fresh raspberries and drizzled semi-sweet chocolate on top.
August 26 | Unregistered CommenterA
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