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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    I love Crate and Barrel and wish they have a store in Vegas. I would love to buy the Kitchen Aid Artisan Black Stand Mixer. I have bee admiring your work on Facebook as well :)


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    Sherry D. says

    A kitchenaid mixer, or baking supplies, or….oh my…too many choices….oh what fun!

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    Margaret Smith says

    I’m a fB friend (Margaret E. Smith)
    I’d love to get new pots and pans for my kitchen and some new baking pans too.

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    Mary Dunne says

    If I won, I would by more stuff to use for my baking creations… Cookie sheets, cake stands, spatulas, ect. Just don’t tell my significant other or he would want to use it for a juicer or blender of somesorts.

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    I already follow Half Baked on fb – so excited to have found your page – I love the blog, its a great source of inspiration. If I were to win I’d put the voucher towards a kitchen aid – I NEED one!!!

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    I am already a FB follower :) Thanks for a chance at this awesome give away! I would probably get bakewear or anything cake or cookie related :)

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    Michele says

    I would LOVE a new red microwave for my red kitchen! Also, maybe some Kitchen Aid accessories! Good luck everyone!

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    I followed on facebook! I have no idea what I would get with $250!!! There are so many great things to buy! I’d be in heaven!

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    Joyce says

    What fun it would be to go shopping!! I would chose a new Kitchen Aid mixer in a bight fun color!!! Thanks so much for the give away!!

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    Katherine says

    I already like you on FB and I would get some new storage containers for my kitchen

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    Krys says

    I would definitely use it toward the Viv stemware! We registered for that for our wedding and received some of it but need to round out the collection. And thanks, in looking, I discovered they have popsicle molds like I’ve been looking for!

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    I would stock my kitchen with more baking gear! I need new cookie sheets and containers to organize my ever-growing cupcake making tool collection!

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    It would be hard to choose, I want it all, but since i have started into making cakes, a new Kitchenaid Mixer would be great!!!! Thank You

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    KitchenAid! Would love to give my arms a rest with my hand-held esp when making IMBC! =( Lovely giveaways!!!! weee

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    Michelle Phillips says

    I follow u on Facebook. I would buy new wine glasses. Because glass and baby don’t mix very well. I hate having an incomplete set

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    Jessica Touchet says

    Being a college student, I would probably buy a pot from the Le Creuset line. Living in South Louisiana, a good pot is hard to find and usually expensive but worth it to be able to make the perfect Rice&Gravy or Gumbo! I would most likely get the pot in a bright red, to support the Ragin’ Cajuns of UL Lafayette! :)

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    Johanna says

    I would use it to start building my dream kitchen with a KitchenAid stand mixer!

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    Margie says

    I would buy a food processor, additional Kitchen Aid mixing bowls and beaters so I don’t have to wash them all between batches!

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    Tziona says

    I already follow Half-Baked on facebook! I would definitely buy a large, maybe 6 quart, kitchenaid mixer if I won.

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    Nicole says

    I follow you on FB..I would choose EVERYTHING! :) its gonna be hard to chose just one thing!!!

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    Nancy says

    I follow you on FB.

    If I won, I might get the Mendocino Workbar-Potting Bench for $299.

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    Amanda says

    I would get the DeLonghi® Combi 10 Cup Coffee Maker-4 Cup Espresso Maker, Dualit® 5-Speed Chrome Hand Mixer, some condiment spoons, and some napkins! :)

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    Diane says

    I already follow you on FB…
    I would buy something for baking/for the kitchen for sure !
    So many good things and great giveaway!

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    zoe chantal king says

    This is great if i was to win i would definitly put towards a kitchen aid stand mixer.oh please let me win

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    Beth says

    I’m pretty sure I’d get a kitchen aid mixer since I don’t have one and can’t justify buying one now.
    Thanks and good luck everyone!

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    Kim says

    If I won I would probably buy storage or a food processor. My dream is to open my own bakery, so I know I need a lot of storage stuff and I’m just buying stuff here and there so I will eventually have everything bought when I am able to open my own store front.

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    I already follow Half Baked on Facebook. I would buy a big selection of kitchen goodies. I love to bake and can never have too much kitchen stuff. I need some large jars/canisters for flour and sugar.

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    Annie says

    I need a new Kitchen Aid mixer so bad! And a nice bright blue one would match my kitchen perfectly! Thank you!

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    Caren D. says

    Ohhh the choices!!!! I would narrow it down to Kitchen Aid attachments to start 😉 What a fabulous giveaway!

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    Sallie says

    I follow you on fb. And if I won, I’d go crazy in the baking section – KitchenAid mixer with some accessories and a set of cookware – just settled down after 8 yrs of life on the road and I don’t have a pot to bio an egg :)

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    Regina Y says

    I like you on facebook. If i win I’d get a new sofa with lots of pretty pillows.

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    Colleen F says

    Thank you for the opportunity!! I’m already a follower and off hand I would say a new food processor but that’s without me actually walking into a store and being overwhelmed :)

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    Anne Schroeder says

    I would love to have a new food processor!! This is a great give away!!!

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    Andy says

    Oh my!!! Thank you for this lovely giveaway! I am a huge fan of your site, and have been for a long time. I am also a huge fan of Crate and Barrel. With this I would buy the Paterson Black storage bench. I have wanted this piece for years and having gone through some really rough times I haven’t been able to save the money for it. We lost our house with the whole economic crisis, I lost my job, and hence why we couldn’t afford this beautiful piece. It would be a little piece of sweetness back in our lives. Good luck to everyone, and thank you again for hosting this giveaway.

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    Hi hon! I’ve been following you on facebook, but pop over every day or two just to see if I’d missed anything, and wouldn’t you know? I almost missed THIS! What I would be blessed with if I won?? We need a big stock pot/dutch oven type thing for our growing family. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Michele says

    Thanks for the give away! I would spend it on as many pretty things as possible!!

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    Nicole Kline says

    I follow you on facebook! Love your blog! I would buy a food processor and some new bakeware!

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    Rita McHann says

    I love following you on Facebook. If I were lucky enough to win, I would put it towards a new Kitchen Aid Mixer or a food processor. Love it all!!

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    Liz Loch says

    FB follower – definitely could use more baking pans …. thanks Half-Baked!

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    Amanda Sakovitz says

    I like you on fb and I would buy kitchen essentials including pots, pans, and dishes!

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    Meagan B says

    Def another Kitchenaid stand mixer – I love mine and would love another to make twice as much yummy goodness!

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    Dottie says

    What a treat! I think I would choose some beautiful matching casual stemware. I have a mix of 2 different types. I think I would also help my son get would he needs for his apt. kitchen. His first one after college graduation.

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    Miriam says

    Just discovered your blog and Facebook page – so excited!! I’d buy a waffle iron so I can stop overpaying for them in the store and make all kinds of fun and healthy flavors for my kids, and some new glassware to replace the ones from our wedding registry 13 years ago, that have since broken. Thanks for the great sweeps!

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    Lori says

    Just liked you on FB. I would definitely get the Cuisinart® Single Serve Coffee Maker! Tried to post earlier with no luck.

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    Stacey says

    OMG…what wouldn’t I buy??? I LOVE C&B but usually can’t afford to shop there too often. I would scoop up new baking sheets and pans, then maybe some new (and very needed!) kitchen necessities like measuring spoons, spatulas, etc. There is so much to choose from!

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    Lauren K says

    I just recently discovered THE CAKE BLOG! Loving it!
    I think I would buy a pretty new cake plate to show off all the fancy cakes you’ve made me want to try!! Love THE CAKE BLOG and Love CRATE & BARREL!