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!

Heather said...

A – itty bitty … cuz calories don’t count when they’re that small right!

May 19, 2008 07:07 PM
Beth said...

Hello! Well, I just found out i’m expecting a little one, so pre-preg, I’d say a handful…. now that i’m a few months along, we’re definitely going to have to go with enough for two!! :) And hey, the baby needs those extra calories, right?… ;)

May 19, 2008 07:42 PM
ambrosia ananas said...

D for sure. Especially if we’re talking chocolate.

May 19, 2008 07:50 PM
Nana said...

(A)Itty Bitty
I have the Gastric Bypass so I want my cupcake to have the taste enough for two but packed into one savory bite!
Plus May 31st is my 31st Birthday! Good times- Good Times!
Happy Baking!

May 19, 2008 08:09 PM
Jenna Marie said...

I love your site! I’ve referred it to a few friends as well! Great Great stuff!
For my cup size… I love anything tiny and cute :) (Which is why I love your cupcake pops!) So definitely the itty bitty!! Then I can eat a whole bunch without feeling too guilty at one time!

May 19, 2008 08:10 PM
ms.espresso said...

I’m a big fan of itty bitty cupcakes for the cuteness factor and because I don’t blow my diet when I enjoy one!

May 19, 2008 08:11 PM
Sammy said...

D, enough for 2. yeah thats right.

May 19, 2008 08:14 PM
SpottedCow said...

Gotta be the handful, if it is just one flavor. If there are many flavors to choose from, then it have to be the itty bitty so I could have some of each flavor.

May 19, 2008 08:17 PM
Jeanine said...

Gotta say, itty bitty here!

May 19, 2008 08:23 PM
Jenn said...

I’m a handful! Thanks for all the great ideas on this site. I made the cupcake pops and they were a big hit!

May 19, 2008 08:45 PM
Kristen said...

Itty bitty and proud!! Love your blog, you are so creative!

May 19, 2008 08:57 PM
mrszahller said...

Itty-Bitty for me!

May 19, 2008 10:04 PM
luz said...

Definitely a mouth watering not so sinful Mmmm…..Bite sized piece of heaven.After all more than a mouthful is a waste.What if I die and go to heaven after the first Bite!!!.Ha! Ha! Ha!.
Love your site!Sweet Fun!
Thanks for the chance to win!!.

May 19, 2008 10:55 PM
Dawn said...

I like the itty bitty size for my kids, but for myself I love the handful.

May 19, 2008 11:22 PM
KrustyTheCat said...

I think C is perfect! Just enough to satisfy. I had a D at the kids carnival and it was just too much. I’d love the book!!!


May 19, 2008 11:25 PM
Ashley said...

I can never stop at just one, so D for sure!

May 20, 2008 12:19 AM
The Bullknitter said...

I’m a handful. But I don’t like to admit it. All my sisters are itty-bitty and I take a bit of ribbing. Love your blog, BTW.

May 20, 2008 12:31 AM
Doreen said...

I use to think a handful would satisfy my sweet tooth, however, with my husband and son around, it ain’t cutting it NO MORE, I would say for now – Enough for Two, the two boys in my life, I wish there is another size larger, which is JUST RIGHT! Simply perfect, no complaints from them and leaving me satisfied.

May 20, 2008 12:59 AM
Shannon said...

I like the handful! :)

May 20, 2008 01:07 AM
Chelle said...

I say D – enough for 2!

Gotta share with the kids and hubby! ;)

May 20, 2008 01:28 AM
Lisa said...

Itty bitty for me…can have more than one that way!

May 20, 2008 01:33 AM
Marie-Eve Drouin said...

“C” just because it’s not big enough to leave it there for the diet!

May 20, 2008 01:46 AM
Michelle said...

bite sized is the perfect size! esp. if you are serving kids. less mess is always better :) i have all the ingredients and now i just need to find the time to make those fabulous cakepops!

May 20, 2008 01:51 AM
Sharon Rose said...

Bite-sized! Its the perfect size for icing and people can always have one even if they’re full!

May 20, 2008 02:10 AM
Jacque said...

LOL, I’ll say handful. Cute shirt! Thanks.

May 20, 2008 02:25 AM
erin g said...

The handful! It’s the perfect size if you just want a little something sweet, but still small enough for one to somewhat politely eat 2!Er

May 20, 2008 02:30 AM
ashley884 said...

Bite-sized! Just the perfect size, too :-)

May 20, 2008 02:40 AM
Dana B said...

enough for two!

May 20, 2008 03:09 AM
S said...

Handful is good for me! thanks!

May 20, 2008 03:10 AM
Renee Graham said...

I made your cupcake bites and oh, my! I had to make a second batch because I ate so much during the “testing process” that I couldn’t come up with 15 bites for my daughters school!

May 20, 2008 03:21 AM
Tambur said...

Where’s the double D option… i should stick to itty bitty, but I am more of a handful kinda girl.

May 20, 2008 03:40 AM
832 said...

Oh my how fun :-) Wink, wink!

May 20, 2008 03:56 AM
Adams Family said...

itty bitty!
…cuteness factor.
lovin’ your site!
you are amazing!:)

May 20, 2008 04:14 AM
Pattie T. said...

When it comes to cupcakes I’m greedy and definitely want a handfull!

May 20, 2008 04:22 AM
Azrael said...

C … not too much, but enough for a little hunger!

Lovely Greetings from Germany, Azrael!

May 20, 2008 04:39 AM
EriKa said...

I am definitely a handful!! In fact, my cup runneth over!

Thanks for bring such baking joy to us all! You are fabulous!

May 20, 2008 04:40 AM
Cassiemarie said...

Ohhh La La!
I like the Itty bitty size, then you can have one every day and not feel bad about it! :)
Or you can try two different kinds if you can’t decide.

May 20, 2008 05:13 AM
Sarah said...

Cup B! Not too small and not too big – just perfect.

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

May 20, 2008 05:25 AM
Lacey said...

i love my handfuls!

May 20, 2008 06:22 AM
Stacey Koren said...

I am ENOUGH FOR 2!! lol
Wonderful giveaway! I just love all the exciting stuff on your blog!!

May 20, 2008 06:57 AM
jstnk said...

Oh, the truth is that this question is a tough one. I think I would normally go for a handful, but as I love trying loads of different flavours I think I’m a fan of size A as well. x

May 20, 2008 08:00 AM
steph said...

I like the Enough For Two (but do I really have to share?)

kingswoodkid at gmail dot com

May 20, 2008 01:14 PM
doahleigh said...

Enough for two, for sure.

May 20, 2008 02:13 PM
Joanne said...

Depends on what kind of cups we’re talking about! ;-) I choose C-a handful. Just the right amount.

May 20, 2008 02:19 PM
Kelli said...

I pick A Itty Bitty. I love the first two bites! Then I can go back and have more.

May 20, 2008 02:43 PM
Lisa said...

Enough for two….maybe three, lol.

May 20, 2008 02:51 PM
The Downtown Boutique said...

I like the Itty Bitty, because it’s the perfect size to just pop in your mouth.

May 20, 2008 02:59 PM
Baby K said...

Without a doubt, a handful. Because although I’ve got mini cupcakes on my chest, I’ve got bigger cupcakes on the brain!!
Plus as I’m baking them for my wedding day, there’s got to be enough sweetness to get around for my guests. A good cupcake is like love. A little sweetness never hurt, but a lot of sweetness gives you a rosy glow and fills you to the brim with happiness!
(I would LOVE the tshirt as I literally ordered the book yesterday!! Great minds huh?)

May 20, 2008 03:10 PM
The Thomas' said...

Bitesize! It satisfies just enough… and then you can justify having more – and more – and more!

May 20, 2008 03:50 PM
staceys said...

B- yummy bite sized!

May 20, 2008 04:32 PM
Hollie said...

Definetly the handful..I’d go bigger but cupcakes are just not meant to be shared!! Hands off my cupcake!

May 20, 2008 04:41 PM
thecandymaker said...

Well we all know that bigger is better! But when it comes to cupcakes,(what did you think I meant??) any size is a good size as long as the cake is fresh and the icing is creamy.

P.S. Bakerella – You Rock!!!

May 20, 2008 04:49 PM
Leong Family said...

B cup for me…not to big and not too small!

May 20, 2008 04:59 PM
KaufusiFamily said...

I prefer the itty-bitty. That way I don’t feel guilty if I have a second or third one. :)

May 20, 2008 06:29 PM
~Kammie~ said...

I’m a wild woman–I do all sizes–but love itty-bitty so I can eat more without feeling the guilt LOL

May 20, 2008 06:35 PM
pamela said...

Mine are a great handful, or so HE said!!!

May 20, 2008 07:30 PM
Linda said...

My husband says that more than a handful is wasted. But I’m watching my calories so will stick to the bite size. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. The cake pops were the inspiration for a bridal shower I gave two weeks ago.

May 20, 2008 07:37 PM
Kim B said...

I like a C cup for just the right amount of yummy!

May 20, 2008 08:10 PM
Candes said...

Nothing but a handful will do for me, please!

I mean a handful IS the right portion size, is it not?

Love this blogawbwzt!

May 20, 2008 08:53 PM
Nikki said...

Enough for two. But it’s all for me I don’t share. In fact I might just bite someone for looking at my cupcake. Hehe. I love cupcakes!

May 20, 2008 08:58 PM
Erika said...

Definitely itty-bitty, I don’t feel as guilty even though I eat enough for two!

May 20, 2008 09:00 PM
Cherry Blossoms said...

Mine is itty bitty. I like to be able to pop them in my mouth fast! I made your bite size cupcake bites for my husbands graduation and everyone went crazy over them…not only were they super cute they were super SUPER yummy! I will definitely make them again & again!

May 20, 2008 09:25 PM
Kacey & Chris said...

I use to be bite-size, but after three kids I am, sadly, more on the itty-bitty side. I guess you have to watch the diet more, huh? Thanks a bunch, you are awesome!!!!!

May 20, 2008 10:18 PM
Jamie Broyles said...

Either the A or the C. The A cup is super cute but if it’s really good, more never hurts . . .

May 20, 2008 10:25 PM
Lisa said...

I’m liking the “Handful”! Perfect!

May 20, 2008 10:41 PM
MuzzyBlue said...

I would have to say C; it’s what my grandmother would call “an elegant sufficiency!”

May 20, 2008 10:48 PM
Lisa said...

I wish (and my pants do too) that I was an Itty-Bitty A cup, but alas, D is my true cup size.

May 20, 2008 11:42 PM
sorentaine said...

Warh0rseC: Handful Handful Handful!!!!!!
Yummy Handful.
Did I mention Handful yet?

May 21, 2008 12:33 AM
sillypenguins [at] gmail [dot] com said...

A! because three of A equals one B, which seems like i’m eating more! ;)

May 21, 2008 12:46 AM
Shari said...

I’d have to say A because that way I can eat more than 1!

May 21, 2008 02:11 AM
Rebecca said...

Bite-sized! It’s enough to get all the goodness but not so much that I feel sick after eating it!

May 21, 2008 02:33 AM
Jamie Tyson said...

I’m an A cup, love those mini muffins! But I admit, you can’t eat just one.

May 21, 2008 02:40 AM
Thimbleanna said...

A Handful!

May 21, 2008 03:47 AM
Rynell said...

Enough for two.

May 21, 2008 04:06 AM
What A Dish! said...

B-cup! :D

May 21, 2008 04:11 AM
Lisa Thibault said...

Definately a handful is the perfect size for me (although I should pick the smallest if I know what’s good for me…)

May 21, 2008 04:41 AM
bonnie said...

Totally a D!! Enough for two and more than a mouthful! :)

May 21, 2008 05:09 AM
christie said...

Enough for two, sometimes make me blue, when I run they hang to my shoe, my husband loves the view, can be disguised by my hair-do, when breast feeding they require goo, wish the bra companies had a clue, unfortuanately my name is not Sue, but it’s fun to write this and try and win something new!
LOL…thanks for the chance to win!

May 21, 2008 05:12 AM
Roxanne said...

D-enough for 2 =)

May 21, 2008 06:11 AM
The Parrotts said...

Handful for me!

May 21, 2008 08:58 AM
Marfa said...

My cupsize is an A…and then I can eat a few of them, a variety of flavors, eh?

May 21, 2008 12:11 PM
Kayla said...

I have to go with enough for two. I have a major sweet tooth and can go crazy with it! Also the bigger size is more fun to decorate!

May 21, 2008 01:01 PM
Banana-head Pancake said...

mmm a handful for sure. That way if I can only score one, I’ll be satisfied.

Thank you for the contest!

May 21, 2008 02:27 PM
mushroomgarden said...

My favorite cup size is bite size :) so i can have stomach for more flavors!

May 21, 2008 02:36 PM
Melissa said...

Love that shirt and my Just right handfuls would look perfect in it. :)

May 21, 2008 02:43 PM
Lissa said...

Shoot. I meant to leave a link to web with my post. Sorry. Guess my (c) handfuls and I aren’t fully awake yet. :)

May 21, 2008 02:46 PM
Piper said...

I’m going with the standard sized “B.” Any smaller and I end up eating an entire pan of them to “make up” for the smallness factor, and thereby unintentionally eat an entire cake by myself…

Of course the beauty of the B-sized cupcake is that they’re perfectly filling in their own right, but not so filling that you can’t have just one more. :D

May 21, 2008 03:10 PM
jamie & karli said...

I think bitesize and handful are my favorite depending on my mood. Both are yummy and I love me a big muffin for sure!

May 21, 2008 03:31 PM
Anonymous said...

B cup for me … only wish I could fill it! Julie

May 21, 2008 03:58 PM
Hilary said...

Bite size is perfect for me, not too much, not too little…..I am SO inspired by your site, I would love the chance to win the cookbook so that I can try out some more heavenly creations!

May 21, 2008 04:02 PM
Stacey B. said...

Great contest! Gotta love a hanful!

Stacey B.

May 21, 2008 04:04 PM
Cis said...

Handful is just right for me. Thank you for the cake ball recipe, I have adapted it to my favorite cakes and my friends, family, co-workers and classmates all love them.

May 21, 2008 04:42 PM
Kristen said...

Itty-bitty ’cause they’re too cute to resist!

May 21, 2008 04:59 PM
Sandi said...

Humm, which size would I like? Ah, size C, a cupcake and a nice cup of tea. Love your website!

May 21, 2008 05:00 PM
KBo said...

I prefer “bite-size” because you really can’t go wrong with something that you can fit all of it into your mouth at once. :)

May 21, 2008 05:10 PM
Care said...

Assuming there are several flavors to choose from, I’m going for the bite-size so I can sample them all! Thanks for the chance to win!

May 21, 2008 05:41 PM
morgan224 said...

I am all about the handful!

May 21, 2008 06:25 PM
Alora Sweetser said...

B for me – I’m pretty “standard” girl, LOL! (But IRL, I can appreciate them all equally!!) ;o)

BTW, I love your site – just found it and I can’t get enough!! :o) You’re super talented and have inspired me to start baking again.

stampinsweetie at gmail dot com

May 21, 2008 06:29 PM
Laurie said...

I would have to be honest and say”enough for two” when it comes to anything sweet. This is my down fall!

May 21, 2008 06:30 PM
nay.nay said...

I’ll go for the bite sized, then you don’t feel as bad having 2! ;)

May 21, 2008 06:37 PM
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