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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 would love a moist layered chocolate cake with a fresh strawberries and whipped cream kind of filling and covered in buttercream and drizzled generously with a nutella and chocolate ganache mixture!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterSheila
Red velvet, with lots of cream cheese frosting!!
I always love Black Forest Cake. Chocolate + cherries gets me every time. :)
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJennie
I don't know if they can make it into a cake, but something praline inspired would be absolutely amazing and not that common. What do you think?
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterJulien I.
I would love a nutella cake!
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterKrisla
I want the hazelnut cake I get for my birthday every year. It's a childhood tradition. :)
August 22 | Unregistered CommenterEvi
coconut with buttercream!
August 23 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
I would love to have a chocolate cake with chocolate icing on the top, and perhaps a layer of whipped peanut butter frosting separating the cake layers. =)
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterAngie
I always want my Mom's chocolate cake with chocolate fudge frosting. Yummmmm :)

Happy Birthday Jessie!
My 30th b-day was earlier this month and my mom surprised me with a key lime cake with cream cheese frosting. It was so amazing - yay birthdays!
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterSt.Ar
An ice cream cupcake cake would be awesome!
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
My birthday was in July and I had an ice-cream cake picked out by my kids!! My favorite (cup) cakes ATM are Martha Stewarts Brown sugar pound cakes!! Yum!!
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterJanet
I was married on my birthday, so I have anniversary cake that day. This year I'm thinking a lemon cake with lemon filling. You can't have too much lemon!
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
Since I am always the one baking cakes for everyone else's birthdays, my only cake-wish on my own day is that someone else makes the cake. Last year someone bought my cake from a supermarket and I was so very sad.
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterKristen
I would be ecstatically elated if I could have the cake I had for my 10th birthday. Next week I will be 40, and I'd love to relive my childhood with the cake I remember more than any other. It was an ice cream cake that was a hamburger and fries. The bun was chocolate ice cream, the burger was chocolate cake. A layer of vanilla ice cream for mayo, light green icing for lettuce. The best part was the package of fries on the side, made of icing inside a real restaurant french fry bag. Sounds weird but totally satisfied my love of buttercream frosting and ice cream combined! It was the "perfect bite"!!!
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
Already had my birthday this year. My wife made Butterbeer cupcakes. Delicious!
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterMark S
I would LOVE a chocolate-raspberry cake with a buttercream frosting and fresh raspberries! YUM YUM!
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterAli
I would love a carrot cake with whipped cream cheese frosting
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterJudy R
chocolate cake with cannoli filling and buttercream frosting
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterMichele
A chocolate cake with banana-mascarpone filling and chocolate (and sour cream) buttercream
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterJasmina
I would love love love a moist chocolate cake with powdered sugar sprinkled on top. No frosting, No ganache. Just powdered sugar and chocolate. YUM!
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterKristen
My next birthday cake will be chocolate with peanut butter frosting and lots of peanut butter cups sprinkled on it!
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterLaDonna
For my birthday, I would LOVE a cake that has a layer of the most delicious chocolate cheesecake between two layers of dark chocolate cake! The frosting, of course, would have to be the darkest chocolate imaginable.
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterMelena
Dear Jessie O, for my birthday (its on the 20th of october) i would like to have the Original famous Sacher-Torte. I LOVE IT.
The basis is a chocolate cake, thinly coated by hand with best-quality apricot jam. The chocolate icing on top of it is the crowning glory. This Sacher-Torte tastes best with a portion of unsweetened whipped cream, complemented perfectly with a “Wiener Melange” (coffee with milk).

all the best from vienna
Eva
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterEva from Vienna
I want a chocolate cake with coconut frosting!
August 23 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany
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