Giveaway: $250 Crate & Barrel Gift Card

**** WINNER UPDATE.  This giveaway is now closed. Our lucky winner is… Suzanne Hopkins who said “Oh this is hard because I want everything at Crate and Barrel!!!…” on July 2nd, 2012 at 9:07 am.  Congratulations Suzanne!  Please contact me before Thursday, July 12th to claim your prize.  Enjoy! ****

I am so excited that I can barely stand it!  This week we have an incredible line up for you here on The Cake Blog!  It’s a fabulous All-American Week, just in time for the July 4th holiday.  An entire week of stunningly beautifully and patriotic inspiration in Red, White & Blue!  And a fabulous week leading up to Independence Day definitely calls for some fireworks… so we’re kicking it off with a bang!  A spectacular giveaway to my favorite store of all stores, Crate & Barrel!!  One lucky Half Baked reader will win a $250 Crate & Barrel Gift Card to shop, shop, shop!!

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**** WINNER UPDATE.  This giveaway is now closed. Our lucky winner is… Suzanne Hopkins who said “Oh this is hard because I want everything at Crate and Barrel!!!…” on July 2nd, 2012 at 9:07 am.  Congratulations Suzanne!  Please contact me before Thursday, July 12th to claim your prize.  Enjoy! ****

Here’s how to enter:

Giveaway ends Wednesday, July 4th at midnight EST.  A winner will be chosen randomly and announced here, on this post, on Thursday, July 5th . The winner must claim their prize before Thursday, July 12th or a new winner will be selected.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Void where prohibited.  Both USA and international entries allowed.  Only one (1) entry per person.  Must be at least 18 years of age to enter.  Promotion open to new and existing Facebook Fans.  Winning is conditioned on liking our Facebook page. Prize includes one (1) gift card to Crate & Barrel in the amount of $250.

Red, White & Blue Week continues tomorrow with an incredible new cake series…. fabulous new cake designs created just for YOU!!

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Thank you for this contest!! I follow you on fb and love the stunning cakes you so frequently post! If I were to win I’d choose to spend my gift card on as much bakeware as possible or put it towards a Le Crueset (what a dream!)

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    tina phillips says

    Ohhhhhhh what a great giveaway!!! I follow you on facebook :) I have no clue what I’d pick, I want everything….lol

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    Cameron Turner says

    What a great contest!!! If I were to win, I would definitely put it towards the purchase of my first Kitchen Aid mixer. Every home cook’s dream!!!!

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    Phaedra H says

    Following you on FB. LOVE Crate&Barrel – would get lots of kitchen stuff – like an ice cream maker… :)

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    Keya Thompson says

    Following you on Facebook!! What a great giveaway!! Would love to have new bakeware!!! LOVE Crate & Barrel!!

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    pam ehrhardt says

    Already following you on Facebook! I would choose some new kitchen gadgets from Crate and Barrel!

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    Leann Barry says

    I need a new pots and pan set and would have to throw in some bakeware as well :)

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    janet says

    WOW..what fun…lets see…love you on FB and would love to have a food processor.

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    Following you on FB. LOVE Crate&Barrel! Could really use a new blender and some bakeware. Just he right colors to match the kitchen, too.

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    KAMiNi GOPAL says

    Already follow on FB. A kitchen-aid – DEFINITELY. If there is anything left after that – more and more bakeware. And then maybe a bigger house to keep it all in 😉

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    Chesney Caswell says

    Oh the possibilities!!!! But I think I would go for a bigger mixer! And preferably in Red to match my new mosaic tiled kitchen!

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    Joanne DeWald says

    something baking related !!! i can probably get a bunch of things with the $250 !

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    Adrienne says

    I would probably use it to buy something for our newly renovated kitchen (not quite finished, but almost there!) We’ve been without a kitchen for about 1 year and a half due to a number of things I won’t go into right now. My mother and I love to be in the kitchen and I’d use it for some new bakeware and/or appliances we have yet to purchase! Hope I win!

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    Amanda Doll says

    Oh what would I buy – I have a loooong list at C&B!!
    Ideally I would try to save it and put towards a beautiful buffet & hutch that I want but in reality I’d go shopping now! I could use some more/new bakeware items and probably some decorations if I didn’t spend it all on kitchen stuff :)

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    Kari Christiansen says

    I would buy some of the summer dinnerware – Mexican inspired – (Gorgeous!) as well as some white soup crocks.

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    Tonda Bailey says

    I would use the gift certificate to purchase my wonderful husband a kitchen aid mixer. He is a chef by trade and does all of the cooking in our house. He also makes cakes (celebration and wedding) for our friends with only a hand mixer. I would love to be able to get him a kitchen aid!

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    Janet M says

    Love this contest! Crate and Barrel is my favorite store too. I would love to get a food processor. And some other cool tools for my kitchen.

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    Wendy Koritnik says

    I would love another Kitchen Aid Mixer for my cupcake business! I follow you on facebook. Love your posts!

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    Gen J says

    following you on facebook…would spend it on any kitchen stuff that I dont have yet:-)

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    I would love to win!! I need a new mixer and some other items, I love following you on facebook and thru your blog!! THank you for sharing with us!

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    rumasha says

    i would be probably choose the coffee maker ! its all red and i love red color

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    Laura wood says

    There are sooo many things I would love to stock my kitchen with. Bakeware, serving pieces….a le crueset :)

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    Rebecca says

    I’d pick up some great Christmas gifts for my husband who loves to cook! I hope I win!

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    I already follow you on FB. I decorate custom cakes, cookies and cupcakes and would LOVE to overhaul my cookie sheets and purchase an additional bowl for my stand mixer.

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    Stefanie says

    I love your facebook page. As an amature baker/decorator – I love seeing your cakes — such an inspiration!!!! If I win this contest, I would use it to increase my supply of bakeware for my upcoming cakes and desserts that I am going to be promoting. I want to not only stick with cakes, but hope to start doing pies and other pastries as well.

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    Amanda Pelicano says

    I would stock up on new casserole dishes, serveware, stock pots, and pans. :)

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    Stacey says

    Following you on FB!! I would give it to my mother! She could use some new pots/pans and baking sheets!!
    LOVE Crate & Barrel!!

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    melanie p says

    We never got a stand mixer for our wedding and I’d love love love to have one!!

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    Jamie Carder-Haas says

    I follow you on FB… If I won, I’d use it for items for my kitchen, especially some new bakeware!

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    Lisa says

    with so much to choose from it’s difficult to set limits! lol I think I would most like to have new attachments for my kitchen aid mixer!! I could do so much more!! Thanks, and keeping my fingers crossed!

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    Ashley says

    I already follow Half Baked on Facebook and Love it!!!
    I would use the gift card to buy all kinds of wedding presents for my best friend who is getting married next year!

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    Abby G says

    So excited! I am already a devoted follower on FB. I would use the gift card toward some fun new baking supplies!

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    Dimitra says

    I love your blog and your cakes. Well, if win, I would surely prefer a mixer.

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    I already like you on FB. I don’t know what I’d choose…either let my mommy go shopping with it (because she gives me so many amazing things and she deserves something special for a change) or browse the website and pick a few kitchen items for her to bring me when she comes to visit (I live in Kenya and I seriously miss celebrating the 4th of July!).

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    Tara Osmond says

    There is so much to choose from! I think I would probably get some attachments for my kitchen aid or even a new kitchen aid….. so many options!

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    Amanda says

    Definitely get some new sheets!! I just repainted and put new curtains up in our bedroom, now it’s time for new bedding!! =]

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    ana nogueira says

    i would definately pick the big red mixer and a blender. Mine are old and barely working. Since I’ve lost my job baking and selling cakes has been the only way to support my children, so my appliances are kind of tired. lol Great giveaway! You guys are great 😉

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    Wendy F says

    I already like you on Facebook!! I would start off with a food processor and see what I had left lol. (if anything) This is an awesome give a way !!

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    Jennifer Madigan says

    I follow on FB (Jennifer Rosencrantz Madigan) and I would go for some home decor. We are sorely lacking in that area of our home.

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    Jessica N. says

    I would buy a new dutch oven, I need one soooooo bad!! Or maybe a new covered cake stand! Oh. And I already follow you on FB already!

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    Jennifer Marcus says

    I already am I fb fan 😉 I would get some new bedding for our room.

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    Iisha B says

    I follow you on FB and I have never shopped Crate & Barrel but I’m sure I would have no probelm finding goodies to spend the GC on ;o)

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    Robyn says

    I think I would have to treat my lovely (well used) kitchenaid to some sparkly new attachments 😀 if I had anything left I could really use some more bakeware <3

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    Tracy Cramer says

    I need everything! Starting over after my divorce…but I have had my eye on a Le Creuset french oven for years!

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    Dalia T says

    I would definitely purchase a kitchenaid mixer, a much needed tool in my household.

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    Dawn Mitchell says

    I follow you on FB! I would probably get baking stuff or kitchen storage. I don’t have very much room for what I do have so the storage would be very nice!

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    Sara says

    I would love to buy my mom and I Dutch ovens! Weve both been wanting one for so long!

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    Been a follower on facebook for a while!

    I’d buy a new blender for sure, a few cake plates (one can never have too many) and probably spend the rest on home decor!

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    EliZabeth Goad says

    Ooh a mixer! Or a blender! No–cake stand! Um…oven mitts..oh the choices what do I NOT want?!

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    Amanda Oneth says

    I love seeing your posts on Facebook! Wow, $250 for C&B??? Maybe something fun, like new dishes? Or something exciting, like Kitchenaid mixer #2? I really need a blender or food processor though!!

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    Cindy says

    Oh what a fabulous giveaway. Gosh, I don’t even know what I want… everything an acceptable answer? :-) Love everything you carry so much!

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    Maria Oller says

    Pots, pans and a mixer mine are so old it’s embarrassing to cook on them.

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    I REALLY need a new Food Processor and I really want a Kuerig, so it would probably be a combination of both!

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    Marie Wickware says

    I am a fan on facebook and I would have to say I’d start off with a double broiler and possible some new kitchen utensils! Thanks for the chance!

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    trisha handu says

    What a fun giveaway! Something red, something white, and something blue is what i would choose! Home decor most deffinately!

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    heather peterson says

    I really need a new mixer! Pick me! Pick me!

    (thanks for the giveaway!)

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    Shari says

    O.M.G. What an AWESOME giveaway! See the thing with the gift card, I could buy ANYTHING! Right now, I’d probably go on to tell you all the things I NEED, but in reality, once I step into that amazing store, I’ll buy all the things I WANT! LOL Shopping etiquette would go out the door the second I see a bright, colorful whirl-a-ma-dingy or a soft, fluffy hug-a-ma-thingy. You know what I’m talking about! 😉

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    Melody Fallon says

    This is so exciting!! I’m a huge fan of your blog!! I would really love to get a stand mixer, and a really nice pie dish. Or possibly an immersion blender!!!!!

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    Deena Helm says

    I don’t know that I could narrow it down but I do have my eye on a beautiful turquoise decorative bowl & would have no troubles spending the rest :)

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    Ashley D says

    I’d love to buy new kitchen dishes or furniture! Plus, I was already a follower on facebook!

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    sarah moravcik says

    I would buy some last minute bakeware items and decorations for the bakery im opening up.

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    I’m a follower on Facebook!!

    I would LOVE to win this giveaway! We just moved into our first house & my poor kitchen has been getting the shaft! I need to buy so much for my cooking needs! I would love to purchase items for my kitchen!

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    Stacy J says

    I follow you on FB! I don’t know what I’d buy, everytime I get a chance to go into a Crate&Barrel I wonder around for hours!