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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    Nettie says

    I would definitely purchase a mixer. I usually purchase a cheap $10 mixer and when it breaks purchase another. It’s time to purchase a real mixer.

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    naomi c says

    I would buy some window treatments! Thanks for the giveaway – hopefully I win for my birthday (the fourth!) :)

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    Kathy Hugo says

    Awesome giveaway! I’ll definitely get myself an ice cream maker and an immersion blender. Hope I win :DDD

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    Amber says

    Already follow u on FB. Huuuige fan. I would use it to buy cake stands. Cookie accessories…so hard i want everything 😀

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    CupcakeCaliBride says

    Oooh I’d get a convection toaster oven…and then tell the fiance to pick out some pans so he doesn’t flood the wedding registry with them!

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    amy marantino says

    i already like you on facebook. i would look into a food processor or mandoline

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    Peggy Rydzewski says

    OMGosh.. what a wonderful giveaway.I would buy new pot and pans ans new silverware.I need them sooo bad..

    Have a great summer

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    Amber says

    I follow/fan Half Baked on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore!

    If I’m lucky enough to win, I would totally get a new sautee pan and maybe some fun decoration for the kitchen!

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    Natalia frank says

    I follow you on FB and I’ve never purchased anything from c&b so I’d have my work cut out on figuring out what to get!

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    Laila Porter says

    I would love a vitamix blender, and would really love a giftcard to help pay for it!

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    Lauren Harwood says

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to put it towards a Kitchenaid Professional Mixer. I love to bake but this hand mixer thing is getting so old. PICK ME!!

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    Nadine L says

    I like on FB (Nadine E Larsen) and would love to get a few of the Costa Basket Rail Planters

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    I really need some odds and ends in my kitchen – new spatulas, dishes, etc. I can’t decide if I would spend it on a bunch of little things or invest in a good food processor!

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    Bobbi says

    Hi!! I’m already a Facebook fan & love your blog. And I love Crate & Barrel! As for the contest, I just got my first kitchenaid stand mixer for mother’s day (yay!!) and I love it!! I would probably use the $250 to buy attachments & new bakeware. :-)

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    laura~eye candy event details says

    I already follow you on FB & I am in LOVE wit this giveaway! Crate & Barrel is one of my favorite stores! I just switched colors in my kitchen & could use some more organizing accessories, could ALWAYS us MORE partyware – as that’s where alot of mine have come from. Oh I so hope I can win this. THANKS so much for the chance! =)

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    Deanne H. says

    What a great giveaway to my favorite store. I could really use some new entertaining dishes.

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    I’d love to have the white foodprocessor so I can make ALL my cakefillings from fresh ingredients! An because i’m Dutch (red/white/blue flag :-) and I have a white kitchen, so it will fit in perfectly!

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    sam d says

    I want nothing but the bread mixer. The cheapest they go on sale on any holidays is $179.99. My husbands family passed on a swedish bread recipes ever since his grandpa passed and his dad continue to make it every Xmas. I want to win so I can continue this tradition. I’m waiting for his dad to offer me his bread maker..still I love to bake and using the mixer can really hurt your hand while you mix that creamcheese!! Thank u for the opportunity.

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    I’m already following you on FB. I use to shop a lot at Crate and Barrel until I re-located. I miss doing that now.. There’s so much I like on your list… the cake server, hand mixer, grill … love it all.

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    Kay says

    Watch all your receips If I won I would treat my tutor and myself to a gorgeous cake stand with cover each, as if not for her would not be able to do what I can at present. Thank You. x

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    Karen Ristau says

    I follow you on facebook and your entries always brighten my day. If I won this great giveaway I would buy cake stands and other serveware pieces. Thanks for the chance.

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    Lillian says

    I would buy either a Vitamix or a Breville Juicer. They are so expensive to buy, so this would be helpful. I have just enough counter space left in the kitchen for a new appliance. :)

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    randi says

    I follow on FB & I’d get my mom a stand mixer, it’s something she’s always wanted!

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    Shica says

    I follow you on fb and I don’t know specifically what I would get because I want it all!

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    Maria Malaveci says

    I follow on FB…! And, I would use the money toward a Vitamix Blender or a Blendtec!


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    sunny bray says

    i love everything crate and barrel! i’d probably go for some pillows and a rug, but then there are the wine glasses!! one can dream. thanks for all the cool stuff you showcase on your blog.

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    Courtney C. says

    I already follow you on FB. :)

    I would love to purchase new baking supplies or a Vitamix,

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    Niki says

    So hard to choose!!! I will have to say my first Kitchenaid mixer.

    (liked on facebook too :))

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    Janet says

    I love your website, thank you so much for everything you do. You inspire me! If I won, I would just KEEL over. I love, love love everything at Crate & Barrel. I would probably go crazy getting some baking dishes, and some matching table ware.

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    katie says

    I already follow on face book, and have a million things I would love! probably cake supplies and stand mixer gadgets would be my final pick though.

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    Followed on FB and I would pick a bunch of new kitchen gadgets to help me create beautiful cakes and desserts! BTW I LOVE your blog!

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    linda says

    Love ur site! Lots of yummy photos to look at. I would love some new cook/bakeware

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    Jillian says

    I just discovered your site and looks like just in time too! :) My friends are always telling me I should get into the baking business and so am trying to expand my knowledge and skill starting with my own wedding cake. Eek! If I were to win I would use it on assorted bakeware.

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    Maria Adelina says

    I love this site!!! Already LIKE on Facebook. I would soooo get all the baking goodies I can with that gift card =)

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    BettyJane says

    This is an awesome contest at a great time of year. Celebrating our country with ample amounts of summer dishes make with my new food processor would be great!Betja4(at)gmail(dot)com(dot)

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    Melanie S says

    So excited to be now following you on Facebook! I would use the gift certificate to purchase the remaining items on our wedding registry!

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    Emily says

    Hmmmm… what wouldn’t I want?

    I would start with some new bedding, and maybe a set of silverware, and then the rest on kitchenaid accessories (I need and extra bowl and a beater and…..)

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    Surendene J. says

    I liked your blog on facebook. My facebook ID is Surendene Jeyaratnarajah.

    I would buy many items for the kitchen. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! 😀

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    Isabel says

    Thank you for such a wonderful contest I’m sure whomever is the winner will appreciated as much as any of all the participants, but I was to win it a food processor would be perfect for my cooking and baking everyday hobby!

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    Michelle says

    What a wonderful blog! I look at it at least once a week for inspiration. If I were to win the contest, I would put the certificate towards an overhead mixer and some other baking equipment. Since I am expecting my first daughter, I would like to be able to simplify my kitchen!

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    Suzanne K says

    I like you on facebook as Suzannek Sweeps and I’d love to get the Cuisinart® 14 cup Food Processor to replace my broken one!

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    Renski17 says

    Renski Pipski likes you on Facebook. I’d buy new kitchen gadgets and new dishes. Thanks

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    I’m pretty sure I would be all about the Le Creuset – or maybe new dishes…or flatware….or kitchen gadgets….too much good stuff!!

    I love your blog and have followed you on FB for awhile now. Thanks for all your awesome sharingness! :) Cheers!

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    Ohman, I can’t even imagine – I know I’d fill up my kitchen, but there are a couple of pillows that my bed is crying out for, too!

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    Maria Ganoung says

    Thanks for your website is a source of great inspiration for me. I like the food processor, I thinks it will be very handy for me.

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    Colleen says

    Oh I would so love to get a panini press and maybe some new frying pans!!! I already follow you on facebook and absolutely love it!


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    I would love to have a cool mixer – I’m the worlds worst baker, but i love to keep trying! Beautiful blog, thanks for all the inspiration.

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    Geoff K says

    I like you on facebook (Geoff K), and I’d love to get a Zojirushi Rice Cooker from Crate & Barrel!