KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway!

**** WINNER UPDATE. This giveaway is now closed. Our lucky winner is… Natalie who said “I’d use it for just about everything, from desserts, breads to savory foods!” on Sept 3rd, 2012 at 11:57 am. Congratulations Natalie! Please contact me by Thursday, Sept 6th 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!  We’re celebrating a summer full of amazing cake inspiration, scrumptious recipes and fabulous readers… like you!  We’re hosting a blow out beach party saluting the sand, the surf and the end of summer!  It’s Beach Week! An entire week of  new beach-inspired cakes, recipes and DIYs!  Created just for you, by some of your very favorite bakers!

And to kick off the week, I’m thrilled to announce our biggest and best giveaway ever!  So spectacular you’re going to flip!  Cue the drum roll please……..  Thanks to our very generous sponsors at KitchenAid….. we’re giving away the biggest and best stand mixer there is!  Eeek!!  One lucky reader will win a 7 Quart KitchenAid Mixer!

7 qt KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway  |

Having owned my own KitchenAid stand mixer since 2001, I am quite thrilled for of our soon-to-be winner!  My original 4 quart mixer has seen me through thick and thin.  I cannot even begin to count the endless batches of cake batter and icing it has endured over the years.  Not to mention cookie dough, pizza dough… I could go on!  So I can only image how awesome this powerful 7 quart model will be!

Just look at what this bad boy can do!  It’s KitchenAid’s best performing stand mixer with their most powerful motor yet.  Breezing through longer mixing times with less heat build up and a smooth, quiet sound.  All while sporting an incredibly large stainless steel bowl…. …  we’re talking the capacity to mix 14 DOZEN cookies at one time!!!  Can you image?!  With a 2-Year hassle free replacement warranty and a retail price of $549, this is one spectacular prize!!

7 qt KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway  |

**** WINNER UPDATE. This giveaway is now closed. Our lucky winner is… Natalie who said “I’d use it for just about everything, from desserts, breads to savory foods!” on Sept 3rd, 2012 at 11:57 am. Congratulations Natalie! Please contact me by Thursday, Sept 6th to claim your prize. ENJOY! ****


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  3. Leave a comment below telling us what you’d mix up with your new KitchenAid!

Giveaway ends Monday, September 3rd at midnight PST.  A winner will be chosen via and announced here, on this post, on Tuesday, September 4th.  Winner will be notified by email and must claim their prize within 48 hours 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.  Only one (1) entry per person.  Must be a US resident and at least 18 years old to enter.  Promotion open to new and existing Facebook Fans.  Winning is conditioned on liking both Facebook pages. Prize includes one 7-Quart Bowl-Lift Residential Stand Mixer from KitchenAid, valued at $549.  Available in red, silver, black or white.

Beach 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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    Nikki Michelle says

    I would start making King Cakes from scratch again, just like I did when I was away from home (New Orleans) years ago.

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    Tiffany A. says

    Wow! I can’t even imagine how many cupcakes I could whip up with this bad boy. Woohoo!

  3. 106

    Alexandra Young says

    My best friend and I have recently started a cake pop business and have been doing our orders in a 5 qt. This would be such a time saver and awesome edition to the kitchen!

  4. 109

    Kathy says

    I have my grandmother’s kitchen aid that I still use. It’s got to be 40+ years old!! If I won this new one it could never replace the one she gave me, but I’d be able to “whip up” larger batches of all the goodies and treats that I make for my family and school! Im a baker! And I couldn’t make all the cakes, cookies, muffins, and other yummy stuff with out my KitchenAid! I would love the 7qt!

  5. 113

    Marie Wickware says

    I would have to make some peanut butter flavored marshmallows! I’ve been wanting to make this for a while now!

  6. 115

    tracy Macdonald says

    Oh Kitchenaid I would love to have one of you to gra
    ce my kitchenworktop but sadly your competition is only open to U.S citizens so I wont be cooking up a storm with you:( Cupcakes would have been on the agenda for sure :(

  7. 117

    Wanda says

    My cream cheese pound cake recipe calls for a strong mixer, so that’s what I will make if I win.

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    I truly love~love the Kitchen Aid mixers. I have had a 4qt Kitchen Aid since 1988. I do cakes, cupcakes, cakepops etc. I have never had any trouble with it. Kitchen Aid is the BEST, wouldn’t trade it for anyother brand!

  9. 121

    Courtney C. says

    Now that both my babies are in school (boo hoo!), I want to spent more time making my family healthy meals and the occassional baked treat. :)

  10. 124

    Jennie Heberg says

    We mix our pancake/waffle batter in our mixer almost every weekend. Also, I love to mix my mashed potatoes with a dollop each of mayo/sour cream, and splash or 2 of milk while mixing them on low. I would even love to make a bread dough in my mixer.

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    I would whip of tons of delicious cupcakes, cakes, fillings and icings with this bad boy! My old mixer (not a KitchenAid, unfortunately) does a good job, but I’m wearing it out and would love to replace it with the best!

  12. 126

    Rebecca Atkinson says

    I liked both pages. :) I can see my Christmas baking being 100% easier and more efficient with this mixer! What an amazing opportunity! xoxo

  13. 127

    Erin says

    My mom passed away when I was 19 in ’07 from cancer and she was an amazing cook/baker. I think I’m finally ready to start going through her recipe books and notes to see if I can do her recipes justice!

  14. 131

    Andrea Sheets says

    7 quart KITCHEN AID MIXER….SIMPLY WOW! What a GREAT GIVEAWAY!!! I’d most definitely would be fixing my family the best ever yeast rolls on the East coast! And top it off with some fudge brownies and chocolate/peanut butter cookies!!! Oh man….I’m getting hungry!!! Hurry up 9/3/12….I wanna WIN!!!!! Thanks KITCHEN AID for your generosity!

  15. 132

    Tonda Bailey says

    My husband would make wonderful and beautiful wedding and birthday cakes. He’s the baker in the family. Actually, I would probably make some cinnamon rolls because of the things I do make that’s what the kids like the most.

  16. 135

    Hope McPherson says

    I love, love, love KitchenAid! This would be amazingly handy for prepping my catered dinners! First thing I would make…Pate Choux! :)

  17. 138

    Aine says

    Oh man, where do I start? Pumpkin bread, mashed potatoes, chocolate chip cookies, party cakes… I would love one of these!

  18. 139

    Ashley Thompson says

    I would bake cakes, cakes, and more cakes all flavors you name it! This would be great for me as I already love baking and cooking. Hope to win thanks for this giveaway!

  19. 140

    Amy says

    I am starting a new phase of my life. Doing something I have always wanted to do. Learn how to bake!!!!!!

  20. 141

    Emily C says

    Oh so many things I would whip up! Probably would make a big beautiful layer cake with lots of icing!

  21. 145

    Beth Evans says

    I would love to be able to make some red velvet cupcakes for my fiancee who is coming home from CA after serving in the Navy.

  22. 146

    Jerlene Budnick says

    Many, many batches of cookies, cakes, and breads for our entire family to enjoy! Kitchen Aid makes awesomely amazing appliances!

  23. 148

    Emily Hayes says

    WOW! I would be thrilled to win this stand mixer!!! I can almost taste the delicious cakes, cupcakes, and cookies I would create! Ahhh! just can’t wait to see who is the lucky winner!!!

  24. 150

    Kathy says

    I am a baker and can you believe that I still use a hand held mixer for all my baking needs? I always cringe when I have to make swiss meringue buttercream. This would just be perfect for all of my SMBC batches and I can even double up on my cake/cupcake batter!

  25. 151

    Yesenia Ramirez says

    I would LOVE this Kitchen Aid mixer! I’m always baking/cooking for my kids family and friends… from cookies and cakes to pizza and dips! This mixer would make everything a lot more easier and faster :) fingers crossed!

  26. 152

    Pamela Herman says

    I’d have to start with the family favorite…Chocolate Chip Cookies! And, of course, my thirteen year old daughter would want to be the first to use it! She loves to bake!

  27. 155

    Tina W. says

    Hmmm, that’s a tough one because what CAN’T you do with a kitchen aid!! :) I would make everything from cookies to knead & mix my bread in it! This will sure come in handy for the upcoming holidays! :)

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    Lita says

    I have been using my mother’s Kitchenaid that she’s had for about 30 years. While it still works wonders, a 7 quart would be AMAZING as I have started my own baking business as a side job while I’m in school. This giveaway is the BEST!

  29. 157

    Tammy says

    I would mix up some batter for chocolate truffle cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies and bread dough. Oh the endless possibilities of things to mix with such a divine piece of equipment!

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    I’d use it to mix up 6lbs of frosting at one time! And then I’d mix up 3 cake mixes at once, thus cutting my work time in half!

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    Caitlin says

    Having the 7qt KitchenAid Standmixer I would be able to have the opportunity to make my kids birthday cakes for them every year and see the joy on their faces would be priceless! I love to bake..its become a great passion of mine over these past couple of years. My grandmother is a great inspriation for that and to beable to start up my own bakery is a great dream of mine and having this would help me produce so much more cakes, cupcakes, pastries and much much more!!

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    Tawnya V. says

    Oh My Goodness!!!! I have ALWAYS wanted one of theses it’s my dream to own one. I LOVE to bake and I bake ALL y Christmas gifts. It takes me weeks to make every gift I give this would cut down my prep in half :) The first thing I would bake is my one of a kind Pumpkin bread. 😀

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    Kara Andretta says

    Oh! To make 7 glorious quarts of cake batter at a time…. Or Swiss meringue buttercream! And it would match my pink KA beautifully!

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    I told my coworkers months ago I’d make them a cheesecake…. I need to finally make one! Also, sopapilla cheesecake is in the works. The recipe is so easy.

  35. 165

    Claudia Barragan says

    I have new cookie cutters and they are waiting for me. This Kitchen Aid will help me a lot. The Holiday are coming too :)

  36. 167

    Monique Trevino says

    I just discovered a Krispy Kreme copycat recipe for 3 doz donuts! If I win the mixer I would definitely make the dough and perhaps double the recipe!

  37. 168

    Stephanie Biron says

    I would LOVE to have this Kitchen Aid mixer. Making cakes out of my house requires large amounts of homemade fondant and cakes! I enjoy all things sweet including sugar flowers :) What a beautiful mixer to make my creations in. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Shannon G says

    I would mix up a double (really a quadruple, but double my normal size) batch of buttercream, just because I could!!! I would love such a giant mixer!!

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    im in love with these but couldnt afford one :( cakes, frosting, sugar paste cookies, the list is endless but the red would match my kitchen perfectly. puts my ken to shame to look at lol

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    Nicola M. says

    I’m a long term fan of both pages on Facebook! I would likely make a birthday cake for a friend of mine. I’ve been planning to make him the pinkest cake he’s ever seen in my new heart shaped cake pan. I think he’d get a good laugh out of it. XD

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    Lacey W says

    Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies, OH MY!!!! And biscuits… and candy…. and rolls…. Now I’m hungry!

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    Kara Andretta says

    Oh the cake batter this machine could churn out! Not to mention the Swiss meringue buttercream : ). *drool*

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    Pattie says

    What would I mix up? What wouldn’t I mix up! cakes, cookies, frosting, fondant, pizza dough, bread dough, light and fluffy mile-high meringue…. The possibilities are positively endless!

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    What WOULDN’T i do with this Kitchen Aid? Lol! They are amazing machines! I own a cake business so cupcakes, cakes, cake pops plus all the fondant and frosting…Kitchen Aid’s are my lifeline!

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    Winning this would just be a dream come true I wouldn’t have to miss out on sleep waiting to mix cakes up, I could do it altogether!! A fabulous prize and thank you so very much for allowing me to take part in this fabulous competition, I’ll be keeping fingers, toes, legs and arms crossed!!
    Thank you again
    My cake page is The Little Beau Cupcakery

  46. 186

    Jane Elliott says

    I really need one of these as I’m just starting to build my cake business and only have a small hand mixer. That makes for a long day when doing 400 cupcakes

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    Where to begin? Well, in my 53 years I have never, ever made cupcakes from scratch. Not the cake part. Not the icing part. I would love to pretend I’m on Cupcake Wars and create some fabulously, seriously delicious and outstandingly beautiful cupcakes on my own…not going any where near a package cake mix or can of icing. :-)

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    Oh my, that’s a big mixer!! That would go a long way in my business for those crazy weekends when i overbook myself. This would make mixing everything go super fast.

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    casi wilson says

    Cookies, cupcakes, brownies, bread, and Thanksgiving mashed potatoes all in one bowl!!!! I LOVE it! <3<3<3

  50. 191

    Elizabeth Zink says

    Cookies,Cake and Quiche Oh My! My Sons big into baking with Mom the possibilities are endless What fun!!

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    Marie Mae M. Tacugue says

    I want to win this so that I can whip up a big batch of chocolate cake!

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    A 7 quart mixer would be so much fun! It could help me get my business started, and I would use it to make snacks for the kids I volunteer with.

  53. 195

    Ana Vick says

    I am just starting to learn how to decorate sugar cookies so I would make a ton to practice all the techniques I see on FB & blogs. Hope I win!! :)

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    Nerissa Sarmiento says

    Battling with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for 7 years now, I have been having problems mixing my batter with my hand held mixer, but still my passion for baking wasn’t run down by CTS. So this mixer will be the best help as I can just throw the ingredients in it and i will let it do the work for me. More cakes, cookies, bread, macarons for me to bake if I win this kitchenaid….

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    Kim H. says

    CAKE of course!! My (8 yr old) Kitchenaid bit the dust when I tried to mix pretzel dough in it… this new one would be a blessing for sure!!

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    Abbey Rothenberg says

    WOW a 7 Qt. Mixer! What an awesome giveaway. I would make TONS of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Nana’s recipe : )