Friday, March 13, 2009

Giveaway!

I think everyone is going to salivate over this one. Danielle of Cupcakes In Jars (and her etsy shop here) is going to make you like a kid in a candy store. Literally. Kind of. More like a kid in a cupcake store. Remember when I did this post back before Valentine's?


This week one winner will get a four pack sampler of cupcakes. You will get to choose four different flavors and they will arrive in the mail in all the organic goodness that is Cupcakes in Jars. And, for anyone reading this right now that doesn't want to wait, or wants to cheer a gal up with a cupcake, or send one to her husband's office, or better yet, you husbands that want to send one to your wife's "office", Danielle is giving all We Chirp readers 10% off any purchase, just enter the coupon code BLOG313 at checkout on her website (not her etsy shop).


So in We Chirp fashion, we had some questions for our lovely baker extraordinaire:

1. When did you catch the baking bug? When did it evolve into cupcakes?

I have been baking for as long as I can remember. I come from a long line of great Italian cooks, but no bakers. Someone needed to fill the void. I became serious about baking at around 12 or 13. The evolution process went from cookies to cakes to cupcakes.



2. Do you come up with your own concoctions? What is your creative process?

I read cookbooks the way normal people read real books. I have them in every room of the house. Years of reading them have taught me how to take from one recipe and lend to another. I am proud to say that all of my recipes are my own. I experiment a ton. I am inspired on a daily basis to come up with new flavors and techniques. Once I feel comfortable with a new flavor combination, I bring in the jury (my kids). They can make Gordon Ramsey and Simon Cowell look like pushovers.

3. Organic? Why?

Organic just tastes better. I use a lot of organic ingredients. I have tried many different products and find that organic ingredients are far superior to processed ingredients.


4. If you were an animal, which would you be? Why?

I would have to say one of those miniature designer dogs. They have really nice clothes and get to be toted around in a handbag. It doesn’t get better than that!

I think the names are my favorite thing - Bites in White Satin, Eclairway to Heaven, Yum Blonde in a Brown Shirt. I would choose the Sour Girl cupcake, it looks like it would melt in my mouth and make me smile as if I was in a commercial for Cupcakes in Jars.
To Enter:
1. Go to the Cupcakes in Jars shop, have a look around and leave a comment telling us which flavor you desire.
2. To receive another entry, email 4 of your friends about the giveaway or our blog and CC us on the email (wechirp@gmail.com), including our blog address in the message. One email per participant, I mean you can email as many people as you want (and we would love that) but only one entry will be counted.

3. To receive 2 entries, blog about his giveaway on your blog and then leave us a comment on this post telling us about it (include your blog address).

4. Another entry? Place our We Chirp button on your sidebar (found over on the right hand side of this lovely blog, at the top) and leave us a comment with your blog address. If you have already done that weeks ago, just tell us again.
5. New one! Become a follower. Just join as a follower in that cute little square on the right up there and leave us a comment saying you are a follower. Or if you are already a follower (way to be a trailblazer!) leave us a comment telling us so.
Remember to leave a seperate comment for each entry!
Happy drooling and have a great weekend!
~mavis
5 ways to get 6 entries! Contest ends Wednesday the 18th at 11:59 pm MST.
Due to the perishable nature of these absolutely yummy and fresh cupcakes, contest open to continental U.S. residents only.

43 comments:

Shanny said...

There are so many flavors that look divine, but that Vanilla Loconut might have stolen my heart.

Shanny said...

And I have your button on my sidebar.

Kinzie Sue said...

All those flavors look so unique and DELISH! I'd like to try the Gimme S'Mmmmmmore- yum! Thanks for this chance to win.

Kinzie Sue said...

I just did a post about this giveaway on my blog:
http://kinzieskreations.blogspot.com

Spencer Family said...

I can't choose just one. The chocolate eclair cupcake sounds amazing and of course the chocolate peanut butter marshmallow truffle sounds divine!

Spencer Family said...

I added your button to my sidebar www.the-spencer-family.blogspot.com

As You Wish said...

Wow, what a great site. The chocolate lovers peanut butter cupcake looks like a dream come true.

Spencer Family said...

I really hope I win. :) I just blogged about it www.the-spencer-family.blogspot.com

heather said...

My thighs are saying no, but my mouth is saying yes to The Bensonhurst Blackout CakeCup.

Emily said...

I think I could love the Sid Delicious CakeCup (love the name too! Creative)

I have your button.

Thanks!

Jenn said...

I would love to win!! The blackhurst blast cupckae looks delicious!! I am all about the chocolate!! I put in a post, and I will invite you to my blog-Thanks!!!

Ginny said...

Sid Delicious cupcake....yummy! I hope I win!

Tati said...

The sid Delicious looks so good to me! Pick me!

Tati said...

I hope I win! I just e-mailed about it!

Johanna said...

I like the looks of The Bensonhurst Blackout CakeCup. These look yummy!

The Smith Family said...

The Chocolate eclair cupcake looks DIVINE!
Shelley

Parker said...

I love carrot cake cupcakes. They all look delicious.

linds said...

oh i choose the sour girl...yum!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Eclairway to Heaven for me!

Carolyn G said...

I think I would like the Sid Delicious CakeCup

Paula said...

I think they all look lovely but I would pick the Sid Delicious or Bensonhurst Blackout!!! Yum!!!

MZB said...

Red velvet looks divine

Kara said...

vanilla loconut. MMMMM!

Kara said...

I have your button.

KATE (QUINN) SCHROEDER said...

eclaire anything!

KATE (QUINN) SCHROEDER said...

I'm a follower now!

KATE (QUINN) SCHROEDER said...

and I emailed all the friends I have!

suzan said...

Eclairway to heaven... my mouth is watering! I am a follower and I have your buton on my blog.

Scarchiba! said...

Eclairway to heaven...i need a little french in my life! Definitely need to go back to France!

Kat said...

eclairway to heaven! yum!

angelbrewhaha said...

Definitely the Gimme S'mmmmmmore. Dang. Now I'm hungry.

Christy said...

I want four of The Bensonhurst Blackout CakeCups.

Christy said...

I think I was one of your very first followers, if not the very first.

Christy said...

I doubt I'll win since I haven't been lucky lately, but I'm giving it my all. Your button has been on my side bar for a while!

Jennifer Golden said...

ooo!! wow, these just look delectible...I'm not entering...I never win stuff...just thought I'd post a thank you to Christy for passing on the word and to you for the post...I have the sight bookmarked for future gift-giving! thanks!

Christy said...

I forgot to comment yesterday that I emailed my friends and copied you. Four chances to win for me! Woo-hoo!

Ben and Angela said...

I would love a Sid Delcious Cake Cup. How fantastic does that look? Love it!

Ben and Angela said...

And I just became a We chirp follower.

Miss(Michelle) said...

Ok..I want the sour girl. It matches my personality sometimes.

Miss(Michelle) said...

Ok.. I have you on my side bar for all the world to see.
utexans4ever.blogspot.com

Miss(Michelle) said...

ok..I put you on my blog for all the world to see.
utexans4ever@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

Really? Just one? I want to eat them all! I think the caramel apple would be heaven!

Ashley said...

I did a post on my blog:
ashleyandkyle.blogspot.com