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!

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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!

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

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  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

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