Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hello, Cupcake Giveaway!

You guys have been so sweet and encouraging and you put a smile on my face everyday. So here’s a little fun to show my appreciation. I’m having a double, that’s right, I said DOUBLE Giveaway.

One lucky winner will receive a
copy of the book, Hello, Cupcake, courtesy of Houghton-Mifflin Books at Yummr (a community of people passionate about food and a place to share food-related experiences, recipes, reviews, photos, and videos.) This book is as cute as cute gets. Lots of great ideas that I wish I had thought of. And don’t worry, if you don’t win it here, you still have a shot. Yummr is having a “Cookbook a Day in the Month of May” Giveaway. You can visit Yummr to learn more.

Another lucky winner will receive a cupcake t-shirt from me at


HOW TO ENTER: It’s easy! Just leave your response to the following cupcake question in the comments section. (with an email or website link so I can contact you if you win).

Cupcake Poll & Giveaway!

Cutoff for comments is midnight, May 31st, 2008. I’ll announce the winners (picked at random) sometime on June 1. Good Luck!

SugarCrush said...

“Enough for 2″ for sure. You can never have too much cupcake. BTW, you are genuinely an inspiration. You’re awesome!

May 15, 2008 02:25 PM
Jill said...

Definitely bite-size. Definitely.

May 15, 2008 02:27 PM
KJ said...

Probably should be bite size, but realistically…a handful.

May 15, 2008 02:31 PM
Cindy said...

I like the itty bitty cupcakes cuz they’re just too dang cute!


May 15, 2008 02:33 PM
alisseraeshops said...

I found your blog after I saw you on Martha, and it’s such a sweet treat! We’re in the process of moving, I can’t wait to finish so I can start baking. Thank you for the tasty treats and great photos, they certainly make days at the office pass faster.

May 15, 2008 02:37 PM
lindsey said...

I’d say a handful! With a glass of milk please. Yum!

May 15, 2008 02:37 PM
Laura said...

I’m a standard cupcake kinda gal…..nice portion size so I can eat more than one! ;)

May 15, 2008 02:39 PM
Melody said...

I think Bite-size – or maybe even itty-bitty – Then you can eat more without all the guilt!!

May 15, 2008 02:40 PM
Book Hog said...

A handful – cause when it comes to sweets, a handful is always needed! (Or enough itty-bitties to constitute a handful – hee hee). Fun giveaway! Thxs!

May 15, 2008 02:41 PM
Lara Lechko said...

I like the itty bitty ones. That way you can have more than one!

May 15, 2008 02:44 PM
Phyllis Sommer said...

“enough for two” — that’s my pick. cupcakes are always better when shared:-) i’m a new reader and i’m so excited to be here for the giveaway!

May 15, 2008 02:46 PM
Jenna said...


May 15, 2008 02:48 PM
meliass said...

I’ve got to go with handful as well.

May 15, 2008 02:49 PM
michelle said...

I love making itty bitty cupcakes, so there are plenty to share :)

May 15, 2008 02:51 PM
Emily said...

Bite Size – better frosting to cake ratio. :)

sweetems (at) gmail (dot) com

May 15, 2008 02:53 PM
Nicole said...

i’m a big fan of the mini muffin pans so I guess I would say bite sized. thanks so much!

May 15, 2008 02:53 PM
Carrie said...

I was born an A, my teen years were a B, my whelping years were a D, and I now have one that is a C+ and one that is a D- … thank you.

May 15, 2008 02:55 PM
Jennifer said...

B Standard

May 15, 2008 02:56 PM
Dave & Catherine said...

Handful all the way… Although I might get one for two & then eat it all myself…

Cute giveaway idea! Thanks!

May 15, 2008 03:00 PM
Carla said...

Itty Bitty for sure! You can eat more than one and not feel guilty!

May 15, 2008 03:02 PM
christina said...

A handful!

Let’s get serious, if I ate the smaller ones I’d end up eating like 5 of them.

May 15, 2008 03:02 PM
wedenterprises said...

C cup, for sure!

May 15, 2008 03:03 PM
wendy peatross said...

Love the bite size. They are just too cute!

May 15, 2008 03:03 PM
Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Handful, perfect size!

May 15, 2008 03:04 PM
wedenterprises said...

C cup, for sure!

May 15, 2008 03:05 PM
Lilla bean said...

I would have to say a D cup. Gotta love those cupcakes…=).

May 15, 2008 03:06 PM
Amy said...

I’m going to say handful because if I’m going to eat a cupcake I don’t want a little teaser, give me the whole thing :)

May 15, 2008 03:06 PM
maryclaireb said...

I love making itty-bitty cupcakes!

May 15, 2008 03:06 PM
Mandy said...

D – Because the only thing that can make a delicious cupcake better is sharing it with someone you love (especially if the one you love lets you eat most of the frosting). Thanks for the fun giveaway!

May 15, 2008 03:10 PM
Jaina said...

I think it would have to depend on if I was in a cake-ish mood or a frosting mood. Because the enough for two would be wonderful if I was in a cake-ish mood. But if I were looking for gobs of frosting, one of the others piled high with frosting would work quite nicely.

May 15, 2008 03:10 PM
LeAnn said...

D – Enough for two! That doesn’t mean you should eat it all in one sitting – share with a friend or save some for later :P

May 15, 2008 03:11 PM
Wayne & Jackie said...

Definately a good C with a lot of icing on top!! :)

May 15, 2008 03:11 PM
Felicia McB said...

cute question. I’d go with B. haven’t tried to actually make any in the other sizes. I’m a novice. thanks for the chance to win the book. looks really cute.

May 15, 2008 03:16 PM
beccaferry said...

I like the itty bitty- like your cupcake pops that I made and turned out great.

May 15, 2008 03:17 PM
Molly said...

I will take the itty bitty…several of them!

May 15, 2008 03:18 PM
kristine said...

I like the handful! just the right size for me!

May 15, 2008 03:19 PM
Melanie said...

oh, how I would love to win that book. I love making pretty cupcakes, but MUST copy!

May 15, 2008 03:22 PM
Liane said...

Definitely love enough for two, but I might not share! LOL Love your blog!

May 15, 2008 03:27 PM
angbrimwil said...

bite-size… I love mini things.

May 15, 2008 03:28 PM
Arlene said...

Bite size! :)

May 15, 2008 03:30 PM
mariko said...

Oooh, who doesn’t love a contest? I’m going to select B because I like a nice frosting to cake ratio. If the cupcake is too big, there’s just not enough frosting.

May 15, 2008 03:30 PM
Jill Williams said...

C. Handful!!! I love this blog!

May 15, 2008 03:34 PM
Jennifer Burgett said...

I’m bite size but I like my real cupcakes with a little more cake so let’s go for a handful.


(email addy is in my profile)

May 15, 2008 03:37 PM
Rachele Funk said...

I’m and A, but I like to eat several!

May 15, 2008 03:37 PM
Traci said...

By the handful, please. But bite size will do in a pinch. Love the blog, keep up the good work.

May 15, 2008 03:38 PM
sunnyrae613 said...

I prefer a bitesize, however enough for two always makes sure there is enough for everyone! :)

May 15, 2008 03:39 PM
Stacey said...

C – a handful. Just the right amount.

May 15, 2008 03:39 PM
Terrib1964 said...

More than a mouthful is NOT a waste!

May 15, 2008 03:40 PM
Elise said...

It used to be bite-size until last night when I made your Cupcakes Bites and now it is itty-bitty! Thanks for the great idea! Everyone loves them!

May 15, 2008 03:42 PM
Writerjax said...

woo, this is a popular one! Love your site. I’d have to go with itty-bitty because they’re so darn cute, but I’m not saying I wouldn’t want to eat 500 of them.

May 15, 2008 03:42 PM
FunkyFrum said...

enough for two. then the kids can share one

May 15, 2008 03:44 PM
Chelsea said...

I love both the itty-bitty or the Bite-size for baking purposes, but I love the handful for eating purposes!

May 15, 2008 03:45 PM
Christina Coghill said...

Ok, I will say D, enough for 2! I usually share my goodies with my dogs, except for chocolate then I would still say D!! I love your stuff it makes me sooo hungry…

May 15, 2008 03:45 PM
cHim-prints said...

A handful is just right! Love this blog!

May 15, 2008 03:45 PM
pink23 said...

well, if we are talking cupcakes, i like 3 itty bittys!

May 15, 2008 03:46 PM
Ann Hedvig said...

Handful is my favorite :o)

May 15, 2008 03:46 PM
The DeMarcos said...

I’m a handful! YUMMY!! I love your blog! I just did my first cake balls yesterday. I love them!!!

May 15, 2008 03:50 PM
Miss Theresa said...

B for me….

May 15, 2008 03:52 PM
val said...

i like to pop an itty bitty in my mouth for the right amount of needed sweetness!

May 15, 2008 03:52 PM
Sarah said...

I’d have to say handful… just right.

May 15, 2008 03:53 PM
Liz said...

mine would be D always enough for 2!!!
Thanks Liz (

May 15, 2008 03:53 PM
Kyle said...

Itty bitty! I love how small and cute they are – and they’re the perfect bite for me! I never stop at one though but I love eating the tiny ones more than the regular ones!

May 15, 2008 03:53 PM
Rogue Cook said...

Yum! Bite-size!

May 15, 2008 03:56 PM
Dawn B said...

A handful…but one for me and one for hubby so I don’t have to share!

May 15, 2008 04:00 PM
mightymomelissa said...

I absolutely love the handful size, but I’ve been known to use all of them from time to time!

May 15, 2008 04:05 PM
Mary in MN said...

Since my own personal “cupcake” is an “I” (yeah, that’s right!), I’ll have to choose my goal of “C.”

May 15, 2008 04:05 PM
Lynn said...

Definitely a handful…

May 15, 2008 04:06 PM
slinmn said...

Itty Bitty is just right for me. I can just pop it into my mouth and get a great balance of cake and frosting without worrying about getting frosting all over my face. Of course I need to have more than one of your tasty treats!

May 15, 2008 04:09 PM
raegan said...

I’m in more a bite size mood lately. However, the pendulum swings over the entire spectrum when speaking of cupcakes. Have you ever had a bad cupcake? Besides, bite size means I can try more than one. Variety is the spice of life!

May 15, 2008 04:12 PM
Just me said...

I eat my cupcakes by breaking them in half, making a sandwich out of them..that way the frosting doest get all over! I would enjoy the handful…

May 15, 2008 04:14 PM
Sunidi said...


May 15, 2008 04:16 PM
And the Past Recedes... said...

How Exciting!

Definitely a handful!! Just the right amount!

May 15, 2008 04:18 PM
Susy Q said...

Jajaja my husband would love my honesty…
Id pick the enough for two,
and he’d have to fight for his share of the cupcakes.
SALUDOS from Mexico

May 15, 2008 04:20 PM
hannah noel said...

After having a baby I’m somewhere between itty-bitty and standard!

May 15, 2008 04:21 PM
Em said...

B is perfect size unless I’m really wanting a cupcake then I’ll need the D! I just found your site and it is so cute! I just bought some stuff to make the updated cupcake pops! Thanks for this fun contest!

May 15, 2008 04:21 PM
Kari said...

I’m an itty bitty kind of cupcake fan! That’s probably why I love your cake pops so much!

May 15, 2008 04:27 PM
Connie McKee said...

C. Why go bite size if you can have more?

May 15, 2008 04:29 PM
BeckyB said...

Bite sized for sure!

May 15, 2008 04:30 PM
Helle said...

Ah… I’d say… bitesize. What a cute blog you have!!

May 15, 2008 04:33 PM
Deanne Schermerhorn said...

another handful here. Itty bitty would never be satisfying enough!!!

May 15, 2008 04:34 PM
kira said...

280 comments?!? Holy cow! Guess it’s a long shot for me, but I like those odds. :) I love the itty-bitty cup size. Perfect, sweet and enough to calm the craving. Plus, they are sooo cute when they are that small!

May 15, 2008 04:36 PM
Mollie said...

Bite sized:o) I love all things tiny and cute!

May 15, 2008 04:37 PM
Culinarily Obsessed said...

I have to say my favorite it definitely bite size. The minis are great, but I always want more than one, the handful leaves me feeling like I shouldn’t have eaten quite all of it. But the bite size is just perfect – satisfying yet not guilt-ridden

May 15, 2008 04:39 PM
tswhite said...

Wow, um … itty-bitty? Probably. Yeah, so I can try many different flavors and not feel like I need to hide the under the table out of shame!

May 15, 2008 04:39 PM
natsprat said...

Love the bite size and all of the fun things that you can create with them. But of course love the handful as well.

May 15, 2008 04:41 PM
mod4 photographic said...

Enough for 2 for SURE! The more cupcake the better!

May 15, 2008 04:42 PM
rachel said...

I love the Itty Bitty b/c I feel like I can eat MORE of them! Love your site! I am a HUGE fan! I check it regularly! My kids love your stuff as well! THANK YOU!

May 15, 2008 04:42 PM
LiamsMommy said...

Due to my current diet, I’ll have to say itty bitty. Thanks!

May 15, 2008 04:42 PM
Garland said...

I love the itty-bitty size. That way I can try one of every kind and not feel *as* guilty! That book is too cute, if I don’t win it or the shirt I will need the enough-for-two size with dark chocolate gonache topping to cope. Thanks as always for the cupcake inspiration.

May 15, 2008 04:44 PM
Kelly said...

Bite-size for me please!

May 15, 2008 04:44 PM
Becky Noël said...

Itty Bitty for sure!!! :)

May 15, 2008 04:50 PM
John and Lindsay said...

Probably a handful! It’s a guilty pleasure to eat the whole thing but also perfect to share! Thanks for the chace to win!!

May 15, 2008 04:51 PM
Alicia said...

Itty-bitty although then I have to eat more ;).

May 15, 2008 04:53 PM
jectyger said...

Love this blog!
Love cupcakes !
Love prizes!
Love bite size!
B is the one for me.

May 15, 2008 04:53 PM
lovesweetlove said...

C is my favorite. Just the perfect size. :)

May 15, 2008 04:54 PM
Cindy said...

definitely bite size

May 15, 2008 04:54 PM
grandmacarnes said...


May 15, 2008 04:55 PM
caitlin said...

Well I love how (a) looks when they are sitting on my table, but I love how my stomach feels after enjoying the (d) cupcake! Thanks for your great blog, LOVE IT!

May 15, 2008 04:57 PM
*amanda* said...

a handful because well, i love cupcakes!!!!

May 15, 2008 04:58 PM
TranceGemini12 said...

A handful! Enough to satisfy!

May 15, 2008 05:01 PM
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