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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)

This year I am hoping for a banana caramel cake! With as many tiers as possible
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
I want a Strawberry Boston Cream Pie Cake! The end!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Morin
I would love an ice cream cake for my birthday this year, with anything chocolate of course.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterAlison
NY Style Cheesecake with fresh berries on the side.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
My birthday was on the 20th of August. I had a slice of chocolate decadence cake with chocolate pieces on the frosting. It was quite rich and delicious.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Sabin
I would like a dark chocolate cake with pink buttercream frosting and a big, happy cartoonish manatee made out of icing blobbed on the top. No fondant, no airbrushed drawing, none of that photo printing. I want a big, sugary-goodness icing manatee. And he should be wearing a birthday hat.

...But I fear I may be asking for too much.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterToni
a very, berry strawberry cake that's so full of berries it's pink! with a fluffy, buttery vanilla frosting (lots of it).

this is a dream cake, because my birthday is in november and there are no decent strawberries around then.
I would love nothing more than some lemon/ coconut cake concoction. My birthday is in 13 days, so I should start dropping hints now :)
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterLauren
I would LOVE to have a dobashe (doberge) cake for my birthday!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterSchmidty
My birthday's in about a week and a half, and I'm planning on a red velvet chocolate chip bundt cake.
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterK
pumpkin tres leches cake
August 22 | Unregistered Commentermarc adams
I love coconut cake with coconut frosting!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterAnnika
With my birthday just two weeks away, I'm seriously craving a good ol' Southern Red Velvet cake!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterLesley
One that I don't buy at the grocery store after a long day of school. This year, I'm making my boyfriend make me an all chocolate cake WITH 28 candles. No cop outs with the big number candles.
August 22 | Unregistered Commenteremilyadi
I want a standard yellow cake with buttery, rich, dark chocolate icing! Mmmmmm. The more frosting the better!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna
something simple. vanilla with vanilla buttercream and really gaudy decorations (i.e. giant frosting roses) one year for my birthday our store bought cake had one frosting rose, my niece wanted that rose...but i wanted the rose as well...it didnt end well. I fought with a five year old get eat a frosting rose.
My husband and I have been really into Yo Gabba Gabba lately, so I would adore some sort of Brobee (the little green one) cake and/or cupcakes theme. preferably with a white cake inside!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
Dark Chocolate with Peanut Butter Icing. Or any Chocolate/PB combo really...
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterTricia M.
Classic childhood favorite - Dirt Cake :) I've had it almost every birthday for ten years!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterRebe
Definitely a strawberry shortcake birthday cake! My sister in law makes the best kind! <3
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJennie
I always get the same vanilla cake with buttercream frosting from a bakery near my grandparents' house. It's so classic and delicious and I crave it year round!
48 years young and I still love a fabulous German Chocolate cake but I like to add a chocolate banana ganash between the layers!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterDeanne LeMaistre
Chocolate! With Ganache!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterAmber
i would love a spice cake with a chai glaze. spice it up!
August 22 | Unregistered Commenterfaith
I'm wishing for a strawberry jello poke cake like my mom used to make with buttercream frosting and real strawberries!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterCassidy
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