Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring Bake

I’ve been in spring break mode lately. You might have noticed since I didn’t bake last weekend. I think it’s because I recently went on a vacation which I haven’t done in a couple of years and it felt awesome to just relax and do nothing. And now being back home I can’t stop enjoying the warmth that’s finally taking over. Spring is probably my favorite time of the year. Unfortunately, in the south, you only have about seven minutes to enjoy the season before the hot and humid heat of summer takes over. Okay, okay – I’m exaggerating a little. It probably lasts eleven minutes. ; ) So you’ve got to enjoy all of them while they last. And I’m trying.

Got Spring Fever, too? Take a break with me and enter this sweet Spring Bake Giveaway for a chance to win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer… in one of the following pastel colors. Plus a white and silver choice in case springy isn’t your speed. Me? I have the pink one, but man, that aqua sky is calling my name. And the ice and crystal blue. too. I’m glad I don’t have to choose.

Enter the Spring Bake Giveaway for a chance to win a KitchenAid 5-quart Artisan Series Stand Mixer

  • To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering the following question.
  • What’s your favorite thing to do or place to go on vacation? Oh and pick your pastel, too.
  • Deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 24th, at 7:00 pm ET. Time’s Up. Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Wednesday evening on this post.

Good luck!


Okay, we have a winner. And the winner picked pink. I thought for sure ice or aqua sky would win. So many of you guys love that color. And me too.

The winner is …… Comment # 6625. Yay Veronica! You are getting a pink mixer! And now I totally want to go on vacation again. You guys have fun ideas.

Giveaway sponsored by me.

Julie said...

Old Orchard Beach Maine – ice

April 24, 2013 08:55 PM
Tanya F. said...

My favorite place to go on vacation so far was Las Vegas! I pick pink in honor of my mother who is a breast cancer survivor.

April 24, 2013 08:55 PM
Tanya F. said...

My favorite place to go on vacation so far was Las Vegas! I pick pink.

April 24, 2013 08:55 PM
Tammy said...

My favorite place to vacation is US Virgin Islands. I love the aqua sky!

April 24, 2013 08:55 PM
Cecilia Bui said...

I love going to Waikiki
i also love aqua sky

April 24, 2013 08:56 PM
Beth McD said...

Cape cod reading a great book and I live the yellow

April 24, 2013 08:58 PM
Doug D. said...

I like to go to a lake where I can go fishing. I really like the Silver Metallic color.

April 24, 2013 08:59 PM
Amanda C said...

Fort Myers Beach Florida!

April 24, 2013 09:01 PM
Michle Machala said...

Somewhere tropical. I love the pistachio.

April 24, 2013 09:01 PM
Steven said...

New York! Yellow Pastel

April 24, 2013 09:01 PM
Ann said...

I would love A silverKitchenAid….or even a nice Bronze color….

April 24, 2013 09:04 PM
erin said...

going anywhere on vacation is fun. there is fun to be had anywhere you go. SILVER.

April 24, 2013 09:04 PM
Barb K said...

Love the AQUA SKY color. We live 1 block from beach so our fav place to gop is WESTERN PANAMA CITY BEACH!! No better beach anywhere in world!

April 24, 2013 09:07 PM
Paula Purslow said...

The beach! Love the ice mixer!!

April 24, 2013 09:08 PM
Tiffany said...

Oh, I’d love to win any of these! The pistachio is my fav.
We don’t get to go on vacation much, but I love Vegas and Sedona. My fav thing to do on vacation is when we are lucky enough to stay in a nice hotel room!

April 24, 2013 09:10 PM
cathy amerson said...

I like to go on a cruise to the Bahamas on the Epic because my autistic son knows all the characters and can say their names which is a big accomplishment for us… the color I would love is crystal blue in the spirit of autism…for my son..

April 24, 2013 09:10 PM
Flo said...

NYC! It helps that my fiance still lives there :) And the majestic yellow color is so bright and happy – I love it!

April 24, 2013 09:14 PM
Beth said...

My favorite place to vacation is a tropical beach.
Aqua sky.

April 24, 2013 09:15 PM
Niteowl Nancy said...

Gardening is my favorite thing to do!

April 24, 2013 09:17 PM
CobyG said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is anywhere warm with a pool to sit by! I’d love the pistachio!

April 24, 2013 09:17 PM
terisa said...

San Diego, pink.

April 24, 2013 09:18 PM
Claire H. said...

It’s a toss-up between the beach and Disney World! LOVE the Aqua Sky!

April 24, 2013 09:20 PM
steven lewis said...


April 24, 2013 09:22 PM
David Cook said...

Dear Bakerella,

My favorite thing to do is to Cook and Bake. Having been the breadwinner of my family for most of my life, I have never really been on vacation. Two years ago this coming June I was forced to cut short my employment at just thirty-two years of working for the Postal Service due to a disability that caused me to be unable to walk anymore, so my chances of getting that get-away vacation aren`t looking too pretty. LOL. Still with my partners help we can whip up some pretty mean fixins. My color choice should I win is “ice”. Thank you for considering me.

David Cook
1920 Taylor Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

April 24, 2013 09:23 PM
Claudia Saucedo said...

The beach….pink :) thanks

April 24, 2013 09:24 PM
Andrina Derbyshire said...

I would love to go on a CRUISE. and my favorite is the ice one.

April 24, 2013 09:24 PM
Katherine Reed said...

my favorite place to vacation are snow covered mountains. i like to hike up them an snowboard down. i had an awesome adventure snowboarding mount whistler and blackcomb in canada this past winter. my favorite pastel color is the pistacio.

April 24, 2013 09:25 PM
Kim said...

I love doing NOTHING on vacation. The opportunity to recharge and recover from life’s daily chaos is something I truly treasure. I can’t wait for the weather to allow for sitting outside, where I can look up at the…Aqua Sky!

April 24, 2013 09:26 PM
Diane said...

I love all the new colors of the kitchen aide stand but my favorite is the majestic yellow. My favorite thing to do is go to Disneyland with my kids.

April 24, 2013 09:29 PM
Ginger Stark said...

Do absolutely nothing but relax with my husband. Silver metallic is gorgeous

April 24, 2013 09:30 PM
Joan Kalman said...

Vermont would be the very best vacation. Bed & Breakfasts, quiet, relaxing. Miminal people, quiet. I think one of the most beautiful places !!

April 24, 2013 09:32 PM
Amy said...

We had an awesome time in the Outer Banks last year – would love to go back! (And I’d pick the yellow – swoon!)

April 24, 2013 09:33 PM
Stace said...

I enjoy vacationing at the beach. I like the aqua sky mixer is my favorite. :)

April 24, 2013 09:35 PM
Mary Jane said...

I like to vacation anywhere with family! We live in Florida and can drive to the beach or take the boat out and it is like a mini vacation! Love the pink:)

April 24, 2013 09:40 PM
Wanna said...

Myrtle Beach is my favorite vacation spot, and the crystal blue is my pick.

April 24, 2013 09:40 PM
Anna said...

Always the beach! And I love the Aqua Sky and White.

April 24, 2013 09:40 PM
Lisa Petrizzi said...

I love trying new recipes, especially desserts. Haven’t been on vacation in a long time, but anywhere warm, sunny that serves drinks with little umbrellas in them would do! I think the pink would be perfect for me since I have been undergoing breast cancer treatments for the second time.

April 24, 2013 09:41 PM
Clara said...

I love going to the boardwalk! I love hearing the waves crash against the rocks while I play beach volleyball with my friends and family. And plus if we ever get bored there’s always games and roller coaster right next to the beach! :) I can hear the aqua sky mixer calling to me when I press my ear against a shell :)

April 24, 2013 09:41 PM
Sharee Phelps said...

My favorite thing to do on vacation is sleep in! I like the ice blue best :)

April 24, 2013 09:47 PM
Nishita said...


April 24, 2013 09:49 PM
Anita LaRrett said...

London, England and Blue

April 24, 2013 09:50 PM
rebecca said...

I would love to go to Saint Lucia. And my fave color would be pistachio!

April 24, 2013 09:51 PM
Kelly said...

I love to bake desserts! I tried bakerella’s Santa hat during christmas and it was a big hit! Everyone LOVED it!:) My favorite place is anywhere with a pool! I love the crystal blue color! :)

April 24, 2013 09:52 PM
sunny said...

I would love to go to canada for a holiday, and I like the pistachio colour

April 24, 2013 09:53 PM
paula said...

congratulations Veronica….:)

April 24, 2013 09:59 PM
Anonymous said...

My grandmom’s beachhouse because we make dinner together, and she makes nice dessert with mixers!! I like Aqua Sky because it reminds me of the sky when I go to the beach with my grandmom!

April 24, 2013 10:00 PM
Lorraine said...

I definitely love going to the beach the most….and I would LOVE to have the pistachio mixer!

April 24, 2013 10:05 PM
trisha said...

anywhere that’s warm and has a beach :) fav colour mixer is ice

April 24, 2013 10:35 PM
Tracy S said...

I love going to the ocean with my family! We usually go to Pensacola Beach. It is so much fun for us because we live in Minnesota! My color choice would be Ice!

April 24, 2013 10:47 PM
KARLA said...



April 24, 2013 11:00 PM
Susan Wrisley said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is home! I love spending time with my family – especially my daughter and granddaughter!

I love the ice KitchenAid Stand Mixer!

April 24, 2013 11:13 PM
Mike Baxter-Kauf said...


And pistachio for sho!!

April 24, 2013 11:35 PM
Kristin K said...

I love San Diego. Something about it just makes me feel “at home”.

The pastel colors are awesome! The Silver Metallic is my favorite because I love silver and it matches everything :)
Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

April 24, 2013 11:43 PM
Rosetta Milne said...

I don’t really go on Vacations, but the place i love getting away to is a place called Olinda in mt Dandenong here in Australia. My Mum passed when I was 9 and I go up there and it reminds me of her. I would also choose the pink 1 as my sister has been diagnosed with breast cancer and this would make me remember every day how lucky we all are to still have her here :)

April 25, 2013 12:38 AM
Meital said...

London. My favorite place around the world.

April 25, 2013 12:46 AM
Jacqueline K said...

My favourite place to go is any Caribbean cruise – if you need just one destination I’d go with Aruba….

Favourite mixer is the Silver Metallic!

Thanks from Canada

April 25, 2013 05:23 AM
sue maxwell said...

Tybee Island GA pistachio!!!!!

April 25, 2013 06:16 AM
Kendall said...

My ideal vacation is a trip abroad where I can improve my skills in a foreign language, eat lots of new food, meet new people, learn about the local history, and enjoy plenty of new experiences!
Pistachio is my favorite nut and favorite color!

April 25, 2013 06:50 AM
Regi said...

My dream vacation destination is Hawaii. That’s why I choose the Majestic Yellow color. Thank You!

April 25, 2013 10:24 AM
Emma said...

Key west is my best ever holiday! Love the majestic yellow!

April 25, 2013 12:01 PM
Cyndi said...

Colorado, and love the yellow or aqua

April 25, 2013 12:24 PM
Jennifer said...

Florida. The green one

April 25, 2013 03:57 PM
Jennifer said...

Florida! The green one

April 25, 2013 03:58 PM
Angie Bournas said...

My favorite place to go on vacation are the Greek islands.
Each and every one has its own beauty. The Ionian island of Kefalonia is one of my favorites. Crystal blue is my color !

April 25, 2013 04:11 PM
Sarah Mueggenborg said...

I love going to San Francisco! I just eat my way through the city…so yummy. I love the majestic yellow- reminds me of my grandma.

April 25, 2013 05:03 PM
Darlene Garland-Webb said...

My granddaughter will be walking the stage for her grad. on July 19th please this would be a very nice suprice for her, she’s 22 with a 4 year old son, she works part time and could use this for extra money, wedding cakes, cupcakes, pop cakes, this is much needed. So thanks for reading this and please let her win.

April 25, 2013 07:37 PM
readerbakerfencer said...

I like just relaxing, as well as hiking and looking at nature. I would love to have the ice color!

April 25, 2013 09:02 PM
Chelsea edgington said...

The pink is fabulous!

My favorite thing to do is bask in the sun and relish in great food :) desserts typically :D

April 25, 2013 10:51 PM
Colleen said...

My favorite place for vacation is anywhere my daughters and their families want to go. . . and I’d love the stainless steel mixer. Very cool!

April 25, 2013 11:26 PM
Miriam said...


April 26, 2013 07:44 PM
Lyric Williams said...

Oh my goodness, I love the Bahamas , and would love to visit Hawaii!! The pink mixer is calling me bit I would be elated to have any!!! <3

April 27, 2013 02:01 PM
Melinda said...

I lov the beach,white is my favorite color mixer.Thank you

April 27, 2013 09:13 PM
Katie said...

I know this contest is over, but I just wanted to write and say WOW! Is this the biggest response you’ve ever had to a contest?? I’ve been reading for quite some time, and I’m absolutely blown away by how your site readership has grown. Congratulations and happy baking :)

April 27, 2013 10:19 PM
Justin Baker said...

Disneyland, and I love the ice mixer.

April 28, 2013 04:00 AM
Lauren said...


April 28, 2013 05:34 PM
Sandie said...

This is so beautiful. I love the Ice color. I would love to make lots of baked goods.

April 29, 2013 06:51 PM
Rachel V said...

Any beach…anywhere…and I like aqua sky

April 29, 2013 10:55 PM
Christina Milord said...

My color is Majestic Yellow- to remind me if my favorite vacation SOUTH BEACH MIAMI!!! Not a bakers destination you say?! Untrue- I went to the Miami food and Wine festival, made sum friends from the food network and had French pastries at four different sites. My grandmother lives there in a quaint French community and there’s nothing harder than baking that style. I love the sights smells and tastes. I learned to make chocolate lollipops as a child and this website transformed me into cake pop queen where I’m from. I hope to win so I can reduce prep time and reduce my Popeye arms from hand mixing lol.

April 30, 2013 08:05 AM
Jose said...

My Favorite place to go on vacation is the carribean island because i love to travel and visit manyn types of cultures and people and try their delicious food and treats. I like the ice pastel one.

April 30, 2013 01:56 PM
plx said...


May 1, 2013 09:16 AM
Claudia Newbill said...

My most favorite place to go is Cozumel, Mexico for some scuba diving. Paraíso!

May 1, 2013 03:50 PM
Kathy t said...

My favorite place to go vacation to is Greece&
Silver metallic

May 1, 2013 08:51 PM
Rachel said...

I miss your posts:(

May 2, 2013 09:29 AM
renee said...

It is very hard to chose my favorite vacation spot as I have several. One that comes to mind though is Lake Leelanau in Michigan. We have gone to a cottage there for almost each of our 24 years of marriage in the summer. Very close to beautiful Lake Michigan, lovely sand dunes, cherry trees, vineyards..just beautiful. favorite color of mixer? Aqua:)

May 4, 2013 08:11 AM
Irini Sarlis said...

Hi there!
I love these mixers and my sister has been dying for one to match her kitchen appliances that are also a cyan/robins egg blue kind of color. I think ice or aqua sky would be the closest color choice. I really would like to get her one and I was wondering where you found these so I can maybe get her one. She recently moved out and I thought it would be a nice house warming gift. :)

Hope to hear back from you!


May 4, 2013 11:40 AM
Anonymous said...

WOW . Love ICE COLOR .. too good…

Thanks for sharing

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May 10, 2013 11:42 AM
Sweet Revenge said...

i am late to comment here. i like the aqua sky mixer.

May 21, 2013 06:45 AM
Miggy said...

So wonnnndetful

June 8, 2013 07:34 PM
Mandy Green said...

Walt Disney World!! Pistachio for the win!!!

March 30, 2014 12:12 PM
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