I have to admit to being a little dubious about a novelty cupcake book. It’s not that I’m above novelty cupcakes, far from it. It’s more that I’ve seen a lot of these books and they tend to feature the same designs done in slightly different ways. However, I am always pleased to be pleasantly surprised.
This book retails for £9.99 and includes over 25 designs including an easy but effective sheep (never thought I’d write that sentence!), army themed cupcakes and a mermaid swishy cupcake which almost makes me wonder if borrowing a friend’s daughter for a baking session might be okay. I like the up front explanation on how to cover cakes in fondant, how to pipe a swirl and the troubleshooting section on avoiding peaked cupcakes. Though I admit I tend to actively avoid flat cupcakes – the peaks are there for snipping off and eating, no?
I like this book a lot. It bucks the trend for cupcake design books by having almost more masculine designs than girly ones. If you’d like a copy then I have two to give away. There are lots of ways to enter – see the Rafflecopter form below. The first way is just to leave a comment on this post. Easy peasy. Closing date Friday 23rd November 2012.
How to enter:
- Complete the Rafflecopter form below to confirm your entries made via blog comments, Twitter, Facebook etc.
- This giveaway will close on 23rd November 2012.
- Please read the rules below.
- Winners are announced on the Rafflecopter form after the prize has been claimed by the winner.
- First timers: Please watch how Rafflecopter works (video)! It is 46 seconds long. It explains everything.
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- Complete the form – or your beloved entries will not go into the draw. And that would be such a waste of time.
- Mandatory entries need to be completed first – so leave a blog comment before you try and complete any of the other methods of entry.
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Rules and things:
- Only open to residents of the UK and participants over the age of 18. Sorry to anyone from further afield or younger readers.
- There are two prizes consisting each of 1 x bake me I’m yours… cupcake fun books. There’s no cash alternative to the prize and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
- Instructions form part of the terms and conditions. Entries using any software or automated process to make bulk entries will obviously be disqualified. The winner will be picked at random using software and then contacted by email. If you win and then don’t respond to this email within 7 days then another winner will be picked so check your emails and your spam! The goodies will be delivered to the winner as soon as possible after you have sent me your delivery address.
- I am running this giveaway on behalf of FW Media who will be responsible for sending the prize to you if you win, which is very kind of them as it saves me queuing up at the Post Office. Their decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. So there.
- This is where I get all stern – please don’t say you have liked the post and followed me on Twitter and Tweeted away like a Tweety thing if you haven’t as guess what? If you win I will check you did do the things you said you did. It’s only fair after all. And I do like fairness.
Good luck everyone!
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Great Proze I love cookery cooks
Would love to win – I’m addicted to cupcakes!
Fantastic prize, some great ideas :-)
great competition :)
The dog faces made me smile on a rubbishy rainy evening :)
like the prize
Yum! Great book. Fingers crossed!
Fantastic give away and fab blog!
Lovely cupcakes……won’t last long in this house!
A great book to encourage the youngsters to bake.
I LOVE cupcakes!!! :)
Hope I win!
My daughters would love trying to make those fab cupcakes with me
Great prize – thank you
Thanks for running the comp! That book looks brilliant – so many lovely ideas in it :D
Great book, my daughter and her friends are going to love it! Good for a Christmas presents too!
love the fact it has more masculine designs as thats where i struggle
Looks like a fun book.
This looks great
Great prize! Me and my little girl love baking cupcakes
i want it
looks rea;lly cute
Cupcakes, mmmmm, my family would love to try out these recipes
Looks like a fab book!
wonderful prize, great site
That dog cake is so cute. I’d love to be able to make them!
Pleasssseeeeeeeeee pick me to win this fab prize baking is my passion! xxxxxxxxx
Thanks for the giveaway
This book looks fab!!
I want to win it please!!
yummy, this looks a fabulous book
LOVE CUP CAKES
I love making fun cupcakes, they don’t look cute for long though. *scoff* :)
super prize, love baking with my children on a rainy weekend
what great fun
Edible cute fun!
What a fab looking book!
Great competition, thanks
Ilove baking so this would be a great prize that I would really enjoy using.
A lovely prize – thanks.
Nice cupcakes :)
Lovely would love to win :)
Would love to win this!
Entered! Thank you for the chance to win!
fabulous prize, i’ve entered
fab prize, fingers crossed
Would love to win this
I need to learn how to decorate cupcakes properly, mine always look boring!!
Would be handy for the Baking Soc at Uni
lovely prize, would come in very useful for my little boys birthday parties etc
great prize would really love it
This book looks fab, I’m always making cupcakes for my children’s school and these would be a great twist
My Daughter loves making cupcakes – this would be great!
Great competition, thanks
mmmmmmmm yummy cup cakes!!
Ooh how exciting
would love to bake these with my son
would love it
looks a great book
Always open for new ideas and a new recipe book =)
these cupcakes look lovely.
With two little girls, this book would be fab :-)
Those cupcakes are so cute!
Would love to try some creative cupcake making!
just got in to baking cupcakes so this would be really useful
My daughter would love this!
Count me in please!
It looks like a good book!
I used to love looking at these kind of books as a child, still do now :)
great website, great prize tahnks :)
Loads of great ideas – fab for children’s parties
I have a gingerbread decorating book, this would look lovely besides it. My children love to have a go at baking.
My boys love cupcakes, it would be great to see some new recipes in this book
Lots of brill inspiration in here for my cupcakes.
Need help with my cupcakes!!
Lots of ideas in there to keep me busy! Fingers crossed!
I love cupcakes, but can never get them looking decent, maybe this book would help.
It looks so very imaginative, just what I need!
Did you say cupcakes? Yummy!
I’ve always wanted these books! I always pick them up in the book shop and then put them back down again…
I’m feeling a need to practice my cupcake decorating skills!
Oooh I can’t wait until Dex is old enough to enjoy baking! Those doggy cakes are adorable…
I’d love to win this fab book
My daughter would love this book.
would love to make fantastic cakes like that!
Looks like a great book!!
this looks fun and exciting, my daughters would love making these designs :)
Great prize my son loves baking
I’d love to have a go at some of these designs.
Aww, looks so cute. My girls would love trying their hands at some of these :)
This sounds a really fun book. Especially the “easy but effective sheep”!!!
A girl can never have too many cupcake books… or bake too many cupcakes.
My daughter is getting married next May. She loves the idea of having cupcakes instead of a traditional 3 tier. This book sounds very useful for unique ideas.
Those dogs are so cute. I really need to try more icing decorations
I’m a cuupcake fanatic, would love to win this :)
I’ve been trying to bake lately so this would be good to try something fun, thank you.
lovely prize x
What a fab pize, I’d so love to win!
Fab Giveaway xx
Great prize I think the puppy cupcakes you put on ur page are so sweet
Would love to win this!
love the picture you have shown. Sounds like a great book
Love making cupcakes – and how cute are those dogs! Looks like a great book.
My mum & me have really got in the spirit of cupcake making would be great for some more ideas!
I’d love to win this to help make my cupcakes more fun! xx
We do need some more boy designs for cakes so this is a great book
Great prize. Would love this.xxx
Would love to win this for my daughter. She has just started a business from home making cakes
I need to improve my icing
great prize, please enter me :-)
fab prize, please enter me :-)
Fab prize, thanks! :)
cute book! x
Thanks for a great giveaway :-)
thanks for the giveaway
Great looking prize
I’m more traditional when I bake (sponges, teacakes etc) so I quite like the idea of a cupcake book with fun designs; it encourage me out of my comfort zone!
Add me in too. Thanks
Thankyou for the competition :-)
Great competition. Please enter me.
fab comp x
Another great comp from your fab blog :)
Great book, would love to try them out.
Easy but effective sheep, eh? Sounds intriguing!
Looks like a great book!
Looks like a fun book!
looks like a great book to add to my small collection :)
Very cute decoration ideas, I’d love this book! aimee x
looks super cute!
I’d love the chance to try some of these recipes out :)
Think I’m going to have to try those doggy cupcakes! How lovely!
We love cupcakes in our house and have always wanted to try making our own so if i won this it would give us a great chance to be creative :)
Great competition. Please enter me.
my daughter loves cooking these, and I enjoy eating them – perfect combination
Hi and thanks for the giveaway.
Book looks fab
Wow looks fabulous
great comp – cup cakes!
Just the thing to do on a clod wet day.
Loving cup cakes, eating and making – Love the book!
My 6 year old daughter loves decorating my cupcakes with me. I am always looking for new ideas to encourage her to love baking like me
Looks great! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
Oh what a darling little book! :) Thanks for this sweet giveaway Holly!
Hope I win.
Ooh, looks like a great addition to my small but growing collection
This looks very good. I like the idea of the basic decorating explanations as I’m ok with the baking and less so with the decoration side!
wow I would love to win this book
my son would bite your hand off for this book . . . . less painful for you if i enter this way – lol!!
This looks a great book, thanks for the giveaway.
Oooh another giveaway!! Thank you Holly, such a pleasure to follow your blog x
Yummy! My kids love cupcakes – especially decorating them!
Looks very cute :)
would love to give these a go!
I want to try this book!
These would be great for more inspiration for school fetes etc, my daughter has just started, and I’m inspired!
Would love to have the tips on flat cupcakes as that is something that eludes me, And more boy designs would be great for my male friends
I’d love to try
I love cake cook books
would love to give these cupcakes a try
I don’t have a cupcake book, at least not a novelty one so this would be lovely!
These look like a lot of fun. Never made novelty cupcakes – always vintage :-)
Would be great to try these out with my daughter!
An English book has got to buck the trend and be a good thing a so far the best books are all American and it can be difficult to work out the equivalent product if you’re unfamiliar with American candies
my little girl would love this more reason to make even more cakes lol
Ooooh sounds cool!
looks good, always nice to get different ideas, sounds interesting more masculine ones as i have boys that would be good for them
Ohh. Getting carried away watching baking shows – especially cupcakes and want to try some more ambitious ones out. Sounds like a good book to start with.
Lovely giveaway, looks like a lovely book :-)
Having just been asked to supply cupcakes for a new store I’m intrigued ….
love baking be great to win
count me in, fingers crossed!
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