May 17, 2015

It’s time to reveal all the winners of our PRE-ORDER CONTEST!! Along with Lucky, Karen and I want to say a BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Pre-orders are so important to a book’s launch because they get the word of mouth out early. If you’ve been watching the blog, you’ll know about the pre-order contest we’ve been running for CAKE MY DAY—with fantastic prizes from SweetWorks, OXO, and Sara Lee.

The grand prize winner will receive over $100 of Celebrations by SweetWorks decorating candy such as Sixlets and Pearls. We love the Celebrations line of candies because the colors are so gorgeous. We used them for projects throughout CAKE MY DAY!

The winner will also receive gift certificates for Sara Lee Pound Cake. We love Sara Lee Pound Cake so much we devoted an entire chapter of OUR NEW BOOK to using it. It not only tastes delicious, it is also really firm, perfect for decorating. And by using store bought cake you’ll get to the fun part (decorating) even faster!

The winner will also receive a selection of our favorite OXO baking tools. These tools are ergonomically designed to make baking easier. And we also love how nice they look in our kitchen! The Grand Prize package is worth over $250!

So without further ado, here is the WINNER:

MICHELLE FARR from Massachussetts.

CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE!!! Michelle tells us she loves to bake and decorate, and already had two of the Hello, Cupcake! cupcaking books. She said, “I am so excited to get started making some of the many creative treats from CAKE MY DAY!”

We had three LUCKY RUNNERS-UP who will each receive over $50 worth of Celebrations by SweetWorks decorating candy.

DANITA SLANGAL from Georgia. Danita is an avid baker who owns and has made projects from ALL THREE cupcake books. Some of her favorites have been Sunflowers, Rabbit Holes, Chihuahuas and Dachshunds, String Monsters, Apple a Day, Rubber Ducky, and Making Waves. She tells us “I was amazed by the wonderfully creative cupcakes and all the candy, cookies, sprinkles, etc. that were used to create the very imaginative cupcakes.” We couldn’t have said it better. Thanks Danita!

CHRIS CARENA from Arizona. Chris loves to bake and decorate cakes. She has all three cupcake books on her bookshelves (including TWO SIGNED COPIES!!!). She loves to bake for her family and has made some crazy-good custom cupcakes in her day and can’t wait to get started decorating cakes from CAKE MY DAY!

LYNN S. from Pennsylvania. Lynn also has ALL THREE cupcake books and when we asked her if she was an avid baker she said, “Yup…bake a lot!” She took a decorating class with us at Sur La Table a while back and sent us some fantastic cookie photos to prove how much she loves decorating!


We thought it would be fun to show a few of their cake designs, so here they are!

From Chris Carena

contest chris pizza

contest chris roe sailors

contest chris roe spaghetti

contest chris sushi

From Lynn S.

contest lynn strauss grilled cheese

contest Lynn Strauss Spaghetticontest lynn strauss mums

contest lynn shoes

We love seeing all that talent. And we hope we’ve provided a spark of inspiration! Thanks to all of you and…

Keep on decorating!

Alan and Karen

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