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!!

Crate & Barrel Giveaway on

**** 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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    Trish says

    I follow you on FB :) love your work. I would probably put it towards an upgrade on my Kichen-aid!!

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    Heather White says

    I really need a new Kitchenaid mixer. Don’t ask me how but when I moved years ago it was in a box and my kids broke it :(

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    Dixie says

    I would love to win to refurbish my kitchen appliances. My husband revamped it now the appliances need to be revamped.

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    Suzanne says

    I dont know what I’d choose.. It would take some time to consider! I would sure have some fun deciding though

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    Felicia says

    I would get something jazzy and red for my kitchen! You have to pick me.. Its my birthday! :)

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    Valerie F says

    I would get some new bakeware!! Possibly a Kitchen Aid. Oh the possibilities! :)

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    maile says

    I would love a kitchenaid. Or just go on a shopping spree for little accessories. The couch could use some accent pillows.

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    Kristen says

    Oh my lanta, I would get one of those super sonic mixers! My mom has one and I am so jealous, they are so cool! :)

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    Karin says

    I still need many things for my kitchen! Baking pans, hand blender, cookbooks, the table in a bag to enjoy the cupcakes and salads outside,… Pleeeeease! I quit my job to go to university, I can’t afford it myself!
    Thank you!

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    Amanda E says

    Thanks for this giveaway! I’d love to start looking to buy new chairs for our living room!

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    Suzi says

    Liked your facebook page and love all of the ideas you post! I’m in need of a new blender for smoothies and summer drinks.. and maybe a few accents & decor too! :)

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    Already a loyal follower! Wish I could buy the Crate & Barrel Cake Stand I have been eyeing off for 12 months AT LEAST and possibly a kitchen aid scraper paddle. Or some nice plates… ARGH DILEMMA!

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    Alisa S says

    I follow your blog and love it. I would have to say I would get a food processor. I have wanted one for so long, but don’t want a cheap one – so that is definately what I would invest in.

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    Catherine N says

    Love crate and barrel! I would get something for baking. They also have cute popsicle makers!

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    Ooooh where to start? I think a mixer or tins or………. I don’t know. Lots of things!! If by some miracle i win, i’ll decide then. H xx

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    Toni C says

    There is soooo much to choose from in Crate & Barrel I would be there for days….But I would purchase anything that has to do with baking….<3

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    jamie says

    My sister is turning 30 and getting married this year. She spends all her money on rent and loves to cook. I would really like to get her some neat things to help her celebrate this important year.

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    Tabitha says

    Love Love Love all the ideas you have posted.
    I could use a few items for my baking collection but if I win this will be used for our new baby that is on the way. This baby is a total shock after being told that I would never have anymore children (I have a 2 year old son)I go to the Dr for my blood work/ultrasound to see how bad things are and there on the screen is a little heart beating away.

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    Kimberly Monteleone-Brown says

    We are in awe of all you do. My children (2 daughters 12 and 4 and son 11) are always so inspired after looking through your albums on Facebook.
    If we were to win, I would let the kiddos choose their favorite color measuring cups and spoons, spatulas, mixing bowls… …so they could have their own.

    Keep up the wonderful work and amazing creations!! Thanks for having this contest, good luck to all!

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    Laurel Osorio says

    I would get anything baking related. You can never have too much baking things

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    Thanks for this great giveaway! If I were to win I would definitely purchase a new KitchenAid Mixer to help further my at-home cake pop business :)

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    sana says

    If I win I’d instantly pick up the Kitchen Aid mixer.. Its a dream to own that power packed mixer for my macaroons, meringues, SMBT, IMBC i can go on n on..

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    I love following you on Facebook! Have for about a year. If I won this giftcard I’d have to gift myself with a KitchenAid stand mixer! I’ve wanted one for years!!

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    kat says

    I love following you on facebook…have for some time! I would use that gift card up lickety split on a new kitchen aid mixer!!!

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    Poeschl says

    I would love to get an icecream maker.
    I’ve seen all those great icecream recipies online in the last weeks.
    I’m craving some myself!

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    I would choose the Teapot, then pick out a nice pan set. The hand-me-down pan set I have has had it. Thanks so much for the chance, Crossing fingers!

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    Shylah Henry says

    I follow on FB! I do not know what I would pick…It would take me a long time to deceide there are so many wonderful things!

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    Hilda fernandez says

    I would re-decorate my Dining room! I haven’t updated it since I got married in 2007!!

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    Debra Pavlicin says

    OH MAN $250.00 would go a long way in buying RED, WHITE & BLUE outdoor decorations! As an American I truly love ALL holidays that represent our history. THANK YOU for this chance! Good Luck everyone & GOD BLESS AMERICA! :)

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    Tara N. says

    Following you on Facebook :) I would love to purchase a new food processor so that I can make baby food for my infant and wonderful cheesecakes!! So excited!

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    Bernadette says

    S many choices..where would I begin…I love baking so I would have to get some new baking tools..thanks for the contest

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    Tangela Sutherland says

    I would get some knives and other kitchen supplies. Thank you for a chance to win.

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    Ashley R. says

    I would definitely choose one of the food processors! And then go from there with whatever I had left over.

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    Erin M says

    I would replace my baking pans. It’s hard to make a batch of cupcakes with only one muffin pan.

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    Shelley says

    I would choose one of the Cusinart food processors and the reversible bath towels!!!

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    Rebecca Milne says

    I dream of Crate and Barrel prizes,
    So many colors, shapes and sizes,
    I’d love some bakeware things you know,
    So I can bake like the pics you show,
    And in the morning when I am waked,
    I say a big thanks to you, Half Baked! :)

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    Carmen Estrada says

    I need major accessories for my living room. I would get some wall art for my bare walls 😀 Thanks!

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    I have been following you on Facebook for awhile now! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Crate and Barrel!! I could walk around that store for hours! I would buy so many things! Bakeware, serving platters, decorations, pillows, you name it, I want it! :-)

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    Mandy T says

    I would love to redecorate our master bedroom but have recently been laid off and am working on a tight budget. With inspiration from HGTV shows I could do a lot with $250 … PS: I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE!!!

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    Carrie says

    Wow…what a great giveaway!! I am a follower on facebook. There are so many wonderful things to choose from at Crate & Barrel!!!!

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    Kristel Muniz says

    I’m your follower:)
    I recently started baking and cooking more and too often, following a recipe, I find that I do not have the appropriate tool for doing the job- that happens mostly with baking. Would love to get more sheets, pans, utensils etc.

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    Raquel A says

    I would choose their entry way bench system! I need to get my entryway organized.

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    Margaret Diez says

    I follow you on Facebook. I’d love anything for my kitchen from Crate and Barrel!

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    Jolinne says

    Hrmm… No clue what I would get… or maybe I should say the list would be long… Just moved into my new apartment and it could use some new/ matching everything! And I do follow you on Facebook

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    Wanda says

    I’d love to win a convection toaster oven and aluminum cookware (I’m wearing out my current ones).

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    What a great giveaway – thank you! I would love a fabulous punchbowl and matching glasses. I’ve been itching to buy one since Christmas last year! Good luck, everyone!

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    katie s. says

    I need new things for my kitchen! Pots, pans, plates, bowls…everything. I hate having to borrow it all from my roommate.

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    I have been DYING for a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, but just not able to justify the expense. Having a $250 head start would be awesome, and make baking SO much easier.

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    Angelica D says

    I would be like a kid in a candy store!! Not knowing what to get cause I would want it all! But when it came down to it I would get the kitchen-aid mixer!!

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    Traci W. says

    I need new everything for my kitchen!! It would be very beneficial to win anything!!