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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)

My dream birthday cake: the Lemon Blueberry with vanilla buttercream from Alice's Tea Cup. The tartness of the lemon, the sweetness of the buttercream, the blueness of the berries! Heaven.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterRosemary
Pink Champagne cake is my favorite. I wish for it every year!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie
I'd love a little chocolate amaretto cake, since I'm loving those two flavors right now.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterEric L.
mocha cake with dark chocolate frosting!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterCallie
My favorite birthday cake in the world is what my Mom made me every year without fail. It's the Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip cake with the icing to match! Though I have a sweet tooth that has gotten more sophisticated over the years, it just doesn't feel like my birthday without it! My husband has now taken over the responsibility of making it! :)
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterErin
I want a rainbow cookie cake! My favorite!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
Wanted: chocolate bourbon cake.
Got: Vanilla supermarket cake with High School Musical theme! :)
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia
funfetti... can be from a box, but with homemade frosting and extra sprinkles on top!
August 22 | Unregistered Commenterchristine
my favorite birthday cake is an old fashioned cake doughnut, glazed. a few days old so its kinda crusty, dipped in black coffee. my tradition. ;)
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey
is it okay to opt for funfetti pancakes? gotta start the birthday off right :-)
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie
i want a loads and loads of vegan homerun pies!!!!!!!!!! GO TEAM PIE!!!!!!!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterShaviSnax
Asking me what kind of cake I want is a very dangerous question.... oh to pick just one..... but if I have to pick one, I want red velvet with the mild vanilla icing (not cream cheese) that my Mom used to make- yum!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJenni
I would love a gigantic chocolate bourbon Creme brulee! And my birthday's just a couple weeks away....
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie
Definitely my mother's malted dark chocolate cake with malted chocolate buttercream. Oh my good word, you have not lived until you have tasted this cake.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterLiz W
i would love a strawberry shortcake cake with fresh strawberries layered in each layer
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterSuzy
Just a simple spice cake with fresh whipped cream!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterElska
My birthday is in February, so growing up I was never allowed to have ice cream cake because "you don't eat ice cream cake in the winter." Now, I have a mint chocolate chip ice cream cake every year because I can!!!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
I would love a chocolate peanut butter cake! YUM
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui
white cake with dark chocolate frosting
August 22 | Unregistered Commenteramy marantino
I want a chocolate stout cake with chocolate ganache and Bailey's buttercream frosting!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterDelia
Chocolate cake with fudgy chocolate frosting is calling my name for my birthday in October!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterMel
Oh goodness, I'm going to have to go with any type of cake involving dark chocolate, coconut, and the most delicious and creamy buttercream frosting! Peanut butter something-or-other would be wonderful as well.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa
I would love a lemon coconut layer cake!!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal
Strawberry vanilla cake with a mascopne cream cheese icing
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterLarochelle
A deep dark chocolate layer cake, with espresso mascarpone cream filling and chocolate whipped buttercream icing would be perfect :)
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterBrittney Z
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