Hello, Cupcake! Giveaway

Raise your hand if you have days when you long for all the academic books to close and have some hands-on fun with your children.

You’re not alone!

As much as I love teaching division of fractions, explaining what a possessive noun adjective is or reading about Tutankhamen, there are times when I want to take my children to the kitchen and create something gratifyingly edible. I love the look of my counters doused in flour and smiles plastered on my children’s faces.

Early last December, I was given Hello, Cupcake! by my sweet, sister-in-law. She could not have given me a better gift! It has provided hours of messy entertainment and I’m confident it will continue to do so.

There are loads of reasons I love this book, with the foremost being the simplicity of the tools. Every cupcake in this book uses tools that you would readily have on hand: Ziploc bags, tape, a ruler, toothpicks, tweezers, a roller, etc. . . It’s not just the tools that are easy to find either. The candy used for the cupcakes are generally the kind found at any candy store: Starburst, sprinkles, edible glitter, licorice, Jelly Beans, or Gummies.

With the exception of a few cupcakes, every project in Hello, Cupcake! can easily be done by your children with you alongside them. Some prior prep work may be required with some of the projects, but when it comes to actually putting together the cupcakes my children have had a ball looking at the book and trying to get their cupcakes to match.

We’ve made Petit Fours, which were a hit! I can not emphasize enough how easy these were to make. Simple, simple.

We’ve also made Edible Ornaments. They were more time and labor intensive than the Petit Fours, but well worth the effort.

And just recently we made Popcorn cupcakes.

My crew has already made up a list of other cupcakes they would like to make next and it will come as no surprise that their favorite part of this shindig is when it’s time to devour their creation!

For your chance to win a copy of Hello, Cupcake! complete one or all of the following:

For one entry:

~ Simply leave a comment.

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You must leave a separate comment for each of the items listed above.

The giveaway will end Friday, March 5, 2010 at midnight {CST}. The winner will be picked at random and announced on Saturday, March 6, 2010.

Ready, set, go!


Update! This giveaway is now over. The winner is listed below.


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  1. Mama Lynda says:

    I just need about 3-4 dozen petit fours for next weekend…want to do some for me???? Love your post.

  2. Current subscriber

  3. Tweeted

  4. Digg this!

  5. Current FB Fan!

  6. Ooohhh….I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY want to win this one!!! ;b
    You are a fellow foodie after my own heart! HA!

  7. On my way to become a fan on FB!
    Shelly :)

  8. Just became a subscriber!!!…I told you I wanted this one! :)

  9. this looks great!

  10. And I am a subscriber

  11. Ohhhh, what fun and creative, too!

    Tammy ~@~

  12. I’ve looked through this book before – it’s on my list of wants!

  13. I’m subscribed!

  14. I’m a fb fan :)

  15. Already a subscriber and I would love this cookbook. Just today I was finishing up making a garbage truck birthday cake for a three year old and my 12yo said she wanted to make cakes like I do. This would be a good way for her to get started with decorating. If I don’t win I may just have to go buy this book.

  16. Those just look so, so cute!

  17. My son and I just love to cook together. I tell him there is LOTS of math and science in the kitchen.

    We just took a cake decorating class and loved it. We need ideas and this book looks perfect!

  18. I am now subscribed to your RSS feed! Thanks!

  19. Courtney C says:

    Oh this looks like so much fun! I’ve seen this book before and wanted to try it out.

  20. Courtney C says:

    I’m already a fb fan : )

  21. Courtney C says:

    And have just subscribed to the email.

  22. Ruthanne…lovely cupcakes!! YUMMY!! I would love to win. :o)

    Shannon :o)

  23. I already proudly subscibe! :)

  24. And I am a loyal fan on FB. :)

  25. Great giveaway!

  26. Subscriber via google feed reader

  27. These look so fun and cute!!

  28. Oh, those look DELICIOUS!

  29. I subscribe via email

  30. sent out a tweet!

  31. Yum. I want it.

  32. I am a subscriber via Google :)

  33. Also a facebook fan :)

  34. I’d love to win this! We are always in the kitchen making a mess. :)

  35. feed subscriber

  36. tweeted

  37. delicious bookmarks

  38. facebook page fan

  39. Love Cupcakes! I would love this book!

  40. I am a subscriber!

  41. ooh!! this sounds fun!

  42. email subscriber

  43. tweeted.

  44. facebook fan

  45. Those cupcakes looks divine!

  46. Following via email feed!

  47. Now a FB fan!

  48. Oh my…the penguins are adorable! Perfect for Mr. Popper’s Penguins! Thanks for letting us participate.

  49. Subscribed. : )

  50. I tumblred you! : )

  51. …and….I tweeted you. Too fun! : )

  52. I don’t really NEED another cookbook but this one looks soo FUN!

  53. LOVE cupcakes!!

  54. … and I’m a FB fan!

  55. How cute and fun! Love them!

  56. I’m subscribed to Homeschool Post!!!

  57. Sarah Davis says:

    I have been wanting this book for ages!!!! =D

  58. Sarah L says:

    Love this book!!…

  59. Sarah L says:

    AND subscribe via email…

  60. Sarah L says:

    AND am a fan on FB!!! Giveaways are soo much fun! God Bless!

  61. Would love to have this cookbook! Looks wonderful!

  62. Ack! Me, me! Am I eligible?

    Please me!

  63. super cute – great giveaway!

  64. CUTE STUFF! Looks like some great fun with my grand daughter!

  65. I tweeted: christinemmttm Contest to win cookbook for fancy decorated cupcakes. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1QopOd/hsbapost.com/2010/02/hello-cupcake-giveaway

  66. Entering the contest! This book looks like a lot of fun. My kids would love to play with the cupcakes like this!

  67. I hope I win, the book looks fabulous!

  68. I love this! I never heard of this book before! I am in. Just subscribed, adding you to my facebook friend list and will tweet later!
    Hope I win!
    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  69. Barbie Davis says:

    I think I will have to buy this one if I do not win.

  70. Would love to win!!

  71. Sounds like fun!

  72. I just recently made the popcorn cupcakes and featured them on my cupcake/baking blog! they didn’t turn out too bad, with enough practice, I’ll get better! :)


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