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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)

Leaning tower of Black Forest cake!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
i want a buttery yellow cake with maple frosting!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterDevon
it *is* my birthday week! and i'm getting a lemon meringue cake from SF's Tartine!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterChristineZ
A coconut cake has been sounding delicious!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterSara B.
I would love to have strawberries and cream(lots of whipped cream, haha)cake for my 15th birthday that my grandmother used to make when I was a kid. Too sad, my grandmother passed away few years ago. I really miss her lovely, luscious, and gorgeous cake! :D
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey
chocolate. with chocolate icing.
August 22 | Unregistered Commenterbeth
German Chocolate Cake!!! YUMMM
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterPaige
Chocolate Raspberry!!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi
Raspberry Elegance Cake [: White cake with raspberry filling and yummy cream cheese frosting!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterHayleigh_J
OMG, I really want a chocolate truffle pound cake for my birthday this year! Any flavor pound cake will do. I Love pound cake!!!!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterNikki
A doughnut cake from the Donut Hole, it's gigantic and delicious. Chocolate frosting on the outside of the doughnut with bavarian cream filling. Honestly the best cake ever and it always makes me think of my childhood.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterErika
Lemon pound cake with mixed Berry filling and lemon buttercream
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterRob
I'd love a Lemon Gluten Free Vegan Cake! :)
August 22 | Unregistered Commenterrox
It just happens to be MY birthday on August 24th and a new season of TCJD is an awfully good present!
I am always in charge of making my own birthday cake and this year I'm thinking about collecting some blackberries from the sides of the road and making a blackberry jam and layering it on a lemon cake.
Happy birthday to YOU!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterMakedo
Okay, you said not to freak out, but I can't help it: a chance to win a kitchenaid?! Heck yes, I'm excited! What an amazing giveaway and an equally amazing reason to celebrate: happy 30th birthday, Jessie! This is my 30th year, too, so I'd wish for a delicious raisin-free carrot cake with the world's best cream cheese frosting, which I'd then invite you over to share. Yum.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterBeth
I would LOVE Italian Creme cake with yummy cream cheese frosting for my birthday, which is tomorrow!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterMolly
I'm wishing for a cake made out of macarons!!! Or maybe a vanilla cake with marshmallow filling, chocolate ganache, and a graham cracker crumble topping! :)
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterLynne
I would love any homemade cake for my birthday.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterSara R.
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Elm Farm Bakery in South Deerfield, MA! It's the BEST!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
Chocolate cake with raspberry spread in between the layers, topped with rolled fondant.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy
Oh this question is easy peasy! My dream birthday cake is one made out of seven-layer Italian rainbow cookies--you know the ones that are layers of green, pink, and white cookie with almond and raspberry paste in the middle and chocolate ganache on bottom and top? Sign me up for a sheet cake of that. :) Or even just an eight-inch round would be fine!
I would love white cake with thick, white icing from a little mom and pop bakery! I like sheet cakes the best. Maybe I could eat the corner since it would be my birthday?
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJamie G
I'd really like a lemon sponge cake for my birthday with a light lemon frosting.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterHannah
Ooo, that's hard! But I'll go with a vanilla bean cake with plain old vanilla bean frosting (the flour kind cooked on the stove). Yes, I'm one of those crazy people who thinks vanilla, if it is a good quality, can be better than chocolate. :P Though I did have chocolate and peanut butter last year...
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
My birthday just passed, and I was really hoping to make myself (I'm the main baker in the family) a chocolate chip cookie cake to honor the little girl in me! However, I wasn't feeling up to it quite yet because I recently had a knee operation... I'm happy to finally be back in the kitchen!
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