FIRST EVER Blog Giveaway!!! | Always Aubrey

Thursday, April 28, 2011

FIRST EVER Blog Giveaway!!!

That's right, folks! I'm doing my first ever BLOG GIVEAWAY. And let me tell you, the odds are good to win this one.

I blog a lot about baking, though I haven't posted all of my past baking endeavors. One of the things I am most known for among friends and coworkers is my CUPCAKES.

While I always strive to bake delicious recipes for my cupcakes, I really think it is the presentation that makes people love them so much. Just taking the extra time to pipe your frosting into a cute swirl, maybe adding some sprinkles, really makes an impact! I've even passed of boxed cake mix cupcakes (gasp!) as works of art that people assume I spent hours working on.

The secret? Books like Hello, Cupcake! The design ideas are simple but eye-popping and adorable. Since I have WAY too many cookbooks (and cupcake books) and have learned all the tricks/lessons this one has to offer, I am giving away my PERSONAL copy (in near-flawless condition) of this book, mailed directly to you! :)

All you have to do is follow these steps to be eligible!

1) Follow my blog. Look to the right, and find the "Followers" area. Using your Google/Twitter/Yahoo/AIM/OpenID/etc. log-in, choose to "Follow publicly" and you will be listed as a Follower!

2) Post a comment to this blog entry, telling me about the best cupcake (taste or design!) that you've ever had!

It's that easy! I will be picking a random winner MONDAY, May 2nd, at 5 p.m. Eastern time.


  1. It's a great cookbook!!!! I love your blog too :)

  2. Hi Aubrey! Love the blog! Also, this book looks so cute! My two favorite cupcakes are:
    1. A BluBoy cupcake in Bloomington that was chocolate with a whipped peanut butter frosting topped with a peanut and salty caramel.
    2. A raspberry champagne cupcake from the Cupcakery in Las Vegas! It was done with a star tip and had shimmer to it!

  3. Hi Aubrey! The best cupcake I've ever had are the red velvet ones my mom baked when I was younger! So yummy! And brings back tons of memories!
    Happy Fiday!

    XO Shar!

  4. That is a great idea! I LOVE me some cupcakes!!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow on GFC as squiggles87. The best cupcake I ever had was a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese icing in the middle and on top. It was soooo good!


  6. Your blog is super cute! Why haven't I been following it until now? We got some super cute cupcakes when Olivia was born. They had icing and then fondant on top. I had never had fondant before so I was excited to try it :-) And the cupcake book looks really cute! Grace would love it I am sure (although she only eats frosting and not cake). I don't know how much Dustin would appreciate it though with a PT test in the near future ;-)

  7. Since this is about baking I am all game. The best cupcakes I have ever made were little yellow alien ones with piped yellow frosting with icing eyes (with M&Ms on top) and then a licorice mouth. I cheated though with funfetti cupcakes (I can't resist its my fav and I am all about aesthetics- with good taste of course). Now if we start talking about gingerbread people or houses... those are all from scratch!

  8. I'm a follower & I love cupcakes. My favourite are these little 2-bite ones that I make that have Irish Cream frosting (yes, the adult beverage) - yummmy!

  9. I am following you on Google Friend Connect as Viorela.
    the best cupcake i have ever had was with chocolate and coffee frosting,

  10. Follow you via GFC cupcake was a vanilla lemon with cream cheese frosting!

  11. I'm following via GFC!
    My favorite tasting cupcakes are chocolate guinness with cream cheese frosting. They're so good! But the cupcakes I enjoy the most are the ones I let my 4 year old son decorate. They may not be the prettiest, but they're the most special!
    Thanks for the chance!
    irishdancer2459 (@) yahoo (.) com

  12. new follower :)
    i love red velvet cupcakes!!
    i am obsessed with cupcakes and so is my mom! thats the theme of my daughters room <3
    thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Hi Aubrey! I love your blog =)
    My favorite cupcake is a dark chocolate cake + dulce de leche filling+ buttercream frosting and caramel drizzle. Very rich and very yummy!

    Very nice giveaway!

  14. I follow via gfc and I have to agree with many others that red velvet with cream cheese frosting is the best cupcake I have had.

    4allibaby at gmail dot com

  15. My fave cupcakes are the Americana made with mini oreos & a Victoria Sandwich style cupcake. Mmm!

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  17. My fave ever was a raspberry chocolate one :). This book seems so much fun. Hope the giveaway is international :).

  18. The best cupcake I ever ate was a chocolate Guinness cupcake with Irish Cream Frosting!

  19. I love baking cupcakes! My absolute favorite I've ever had was one I semi-invented myself! I made a white chocolate cupcake recipe, then made a mocha flavored frosting. It was a White Chocolate Mocha cupcake! Just like my favorite drink from Starbucks!

  20. I am your newest Google Friend!

    Our downstairs neighbor at my last job was a bonafide cupcake artist, she made the most delicious cupcakes. My favorite was her lava cake ones. OMG, deadly!

    Kimberlee @ Magpie Shinies

  21. i follow via gfc jacqueline viera and ive never met a cupcake i didnt like but i love yellow cake cupcakes

  22. Hi, I'm new. I like you on GFC. I have a friend who makes amazing food, she made me a strawberry frosted cupcake the other day that was marvelous. This book would actually be for her. :D thank you.


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