Sunday, January 19, 2014

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes and a Giveaway (Closed)

The kids' school had a bake sale on Friday, so I made cupcakes.  I think I would have made cookies, but the girl has been sick (for an entire WEEK), and it has sort of thrown off our schedule. Fortunately, she seems to be over it now, though she's still a little worn down.  Poor kiddo.

Anyhoo, the boy and I decided chocolate cupcakes with peppermint icing would do the trick. They were pretty amazing. My standard go-to chocolate cake recipe and my favorite buttercream with peppermint bakery emulsion instead of vanilla extract.  

Funny story, I took lots of pictures, but this is the only one that came out because the battery on my camera was so low.  And by "came out" I mean the only one that was still on the camera after I charged the battery and turned it back on. *sigh*

Well, enough of that.  Guess what Tuesday was?  My blogiversary.  The second one.  So to celebrate, I am having my second annual blogiversary giveaway! Yay!  I was going to post this on Tuesday, but the girl was sick and, well, you know.

So this year I'll be giving away an 8oz container of CK Meringue Powder, CK Disco Dust (!!) in Glamorous Pink, CK White Edible Glitter, and 2 black Americolor Gourmet Writers.

And this year, just to make it interesting, I'm throwing in a dozen decorated sugar cookies (baked by yours truly, my choice of decoration) and a $20.00 gift card to Sur La Table.

To enter, just leave a comment on the blog.  US residents only, please.  I can't afford international shipping. And I'm not sure of the laws on shipping edibles.

Winner will be randomly selected next Saturday, and I'll get everything shipped shortly thereafter.  Please leave a way for me to reach you when you comment.

Good luck!

**And the winner of the drawing is Roxanne!  I'll be in touch to get you your loot!**


  1. Well I am all in! CK is the only meringue powder I use, and now that I am unemployed from my most fantastic kitchen store, i guess I have to shop at those stores I considered the competition! I love that perfect white frosting on chocolate cake, and you know the surprise of the peppermint. My kiddos are gone, but I am on week 4 of the crud...just coughing, but jeepers, it is getting old!

  2. Happy Blog Anniversary!!!!!! I am so glad to have found you on blogger and always look forward to seeing your goodies!

  3. Happy Anniversary! I love CK meringue powder. And I would love to have some of your cookies!

  4. I love CK and since my cake supply store closed I cant get it anymore where I live...UUGGHH!!!! Those cupcakes in your post looked absolutely delicious!!!!! Happy Blogiversary!!!!!(If that makes sense)!!!!! See you on the forum!!! I don't know if I'm following your blog or not, but I will have to put you on my "Sweet Blog" list if I am not!!!

  5. oops!! If I win you can contact me either on the CRU forum or on my facebook page...

  6. YUM - I really need cookies made by someone else. One of my new year's resolutions was to quit baking cookies for my own consumption. I am excited over the Sur la table GC because I would like a smaller rolling pin.

    1. My email address - myfoxypup(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. Leaving a comment on behalf of Sarah, who e-mailed and said she was having technical difficulties. :-)

  8. Just wanted to let you know I received my package today with all these wonderful goodies!!!! Those cookies look delicious....I am going to post them on my blog too...thanks again!!!