GIVEAWAY : KitchenAid Stand Mixer & Hand Blender

**** WINNER UPDATE.  This giveaway is now closed.  Our lucky winner is… Elyse who said “Everything!  I would first love to make cookies and cakes with my daughter.” on December 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm.  Congratulations Elyse!  Please contact me by Thursday, December 20th to claim your prize.  Enjoy! ****

Now that we’re officially in the holiday spirit and The 12 Cakes of Christmas is well underway… I think it’s time for a little giveaway.  Don’t you?  We’ve partnered up with our friends at KitchenAid again to bring you another fabulous contest!  One that involves both giving and receiving.  This year you’ll be the ultimate baker and the ultimate gift giver!  Because one lucky reader will win a 5 quart KitchenAid Stand Mixer for you!  AND a 5-Speed KitchenAid Hand Blender for your best baking friend!!  It’s twice the prizes and twice the fun!  It’s twice the Ho, Ho, Ho!


Are you squealing as loud as I am?!  Seriously…. talk about an amazing prize!

I absolutely love my KitchenAid and use it for everything!  For 12 years now, my classic 4.5 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 am quite thrilled for our soon-to-be winner of this gorgeous 5 Quart KitchenAid Stand Mixer!



And in the true spirit of the season… it is better to give than to receive!  Our lucky winner will be able to share this prize with their best baking buddy!

Whether that’s Mom, Aunt Carol, or your best friend!  It’s your gift to give!  It’s a 5-Speed KitchenAid Hand Blender!!  Stainless steel blades and five different attachments will have your best buddy blending, chopping and shredding with ease.  It can even froth milk for espresso drinks (now we’re really talking!).  Just think of your bestie happily frothing up a peppermint latte for you… as a way of saying thank you!  For sharing your amazing prize!  Oh what joy!


**** WINNER UPDATE.  This giveaway is now closed.  Our lucky winner is… Elyse who said “Everything!  I would first love to make cookies and cakes with my daughter.” on December 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm.  Congratulations Elyse!  Please contact me by Thursday, December 20th 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 products!

Giveaway ends Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at midnight PST.  A winner will be chosen via and announced here, on this post, on Tuesday, Dec 18th.  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.  Promotion open to new and existing Facebook Fans.  Winning is conditioned on liking both Facebook pages.  Prize includes one KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Stand Mixer, provided by, valued at $429.  And one KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender with attachments, provided by KitchenAid, valued at $129.  Prizes may not be shipped until Jan 2013.  Void where prohibited.  Only one (1) entry per person.  Must be a US resident and at least 18 years old to enter. 

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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    Tammy says

    I’m patiently waiting for Santa to bring me a KitchenAid for making homemade marshmallows…

    Come on…be my magical Santa!


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    Sara H says

    I would mix tons and tons of fabulous Christmas cookies. And after Christmas, I’d go back to cupcakes and cakes galore!

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    Robert Hutchison says

    I bake all sorts of things. Breads, cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies, and snacks. Breads and cakes tend to be my focus, as I try to make and ship out to friends and family seasonal goodies, no matter the season. This mixer would definitely step up my game.

  4. 12

    Desiree says

    My mom and I would mix up batches of our family’s favorite nut rolls – the recipe has been handed down to generations…and closely guarded!

  5. 13

    Angela Shipley says

    I’d bake lots of cupcakes and cakes :) and whip up loads of chocolate buttercream just for me and the kids to eat

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    I’m already a fan of Half Baked and KitcheAid on Facebook! :)

    And what wouldn’t I do?? I bake constantly using my KitchenAid 4 qt… what I could accomplish with a big mama like that!!

  7. 24

    Melissa Evans says

    I bake all kinds of stuff! i just have a hand mixer. It would sure be much helpful and needed! And I’ll be able to sell more goodies fast.

  8. 25

    Cheryl says

    I would love,this and would make my job so much easier in helping the kids in Detroit to learn how to cook and bake. Keeping my fingers crossed!! Thanks for the give a-way :)

  9. 26

    Karen Smithson says

    I would love to give the mixer to my daughter who has been wanting one for making cookies and other goodies with the kids. And I would use the hand mixer for the get togethers at my house!

  10. 28

    Leticia Anguiano says

    Cakes, cookies,…any bakery really; I love to BAKE and decorate cakes. I love kitchenaid products and have been trying to save up for a 5 qt. stand mixer forever :)

  11. 32

    zainab says

    Cakes,cookies,candy,pizza crust,marshmallow…will buy the attachments and make my own pasta and ravioli too…but the list is too long and I can go on for ever just send me the mixer :)

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    My kids love chocolate chip cookies! So I’d be making that for sure on my new mixer! Not very original, but it’s the truth,lol.

  13. 41

    Rhonda Moran says

    Would LOVE this!! Have wanted one for a long time but have never been able to fit it in the budget!! Can you say….”Mix, bake and cook till the cow’s come home!!”


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    jennifer simmons says

    I would make marshmallows, cakes ,butter cream i could go on and on! I would actually give the mixer to my friend whose been dying to get one and keep the hand mixer for myself!

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    Tina says

    I make everything from scratch for my family…..The KitchenAid products would help relieve my arthritis pain in my hands!

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    sheri anderson says

    I would absolutely love owning the Kitchen Aid. I have never had anything more than a hand held mixer so it would be so much appreciated. Thanks so much for offering this!

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    Claudia Bordalo says

    I’d whip up my lovely, yummy chocolate cake, followed by a Swiss meringue caramel buttercream.
    Hmmm, delish :)

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    Julie krebser says

    I’ve always wanted to try all the recipes in my kitchen aide cookbook page by page. The thing I like most about this cookbook was that each recipe shows which attachments to use for the best results! I am currently borrowing my boyfriends but would love one of my own.

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    Cicilye Williams says

    I’d whip up some dough and make my grandmothers Italian cookie dough! She made them every Christmas and now that she is passed this would be a blessing so that I could make these for my family as gifts!

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    Brittney Heaton says

    The first thing I’d whip up is a fresh batch of cinnamon rolls just in time for Christmas morning. :) Good luck to you all and merry Christmas!

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    Adrianna Cortez says

    I would use it to help my business get off the ground. The more cupcakes and cakes i can make the more i can sell. The more i can sell the more my business grows. :)

  22. 83

    Marlene McCullough says

    I would use my kitchen aide for cookies, cakes, cupcakes, frostings, whipped cream, and on and on. I love kitchen aide.

  23. 84

    Stephanie H says

    I’d love to whip up some Cinnamon Buns, but to be honest, I’d just love the chance to whip up anything with it!

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    Kirsty R says

    I am in the process of completing my PhD and have, for the most part, been banned from the kicthen :(, as I invariably get lost and spend hours baking and playing with different recipes! So I cant wait to have the time to play and bake wonderful sweet treats for friends and family again. I was hoping to treat myself to a KitchenAid as a completion pressie early next year, but if Santa beats me too it that would be wonderful! :) In particular Im hoping to try my hand at the enormous ‘Little and Friday’ doughnuts filled with gorgeous custard cream and raspberry jam! Yummy, sticky, sweet goodness!

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    I’d definitely whip up something for my next cookbook I’ll be writing on soon! I’ve been craving for a KitchenAid for quite some time… and would LOVE to win!

  26. 91

    Laura Young says

    As the Kitchenaid is the sexiest looking mixer ever, I’d have to whip up something sexy to go with it…

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    Sandra Jewells says

    This would be wonderful to have. I would make cakes,cookies , pizza dough,homeade bread and rolls . The possibilities are endless.Would sure make things a whole lot easier.

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    Martie S. says

    Are you kidding? I couldn’t possibly count the ways I would use a Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer. But, I would start out making my signature cookies and then maybe some caramel salted brownies and then…. You get the picture.

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    Meg says

    I love my kitchen aide stand mixer, but it has seen better days. I make spectialy cakes and my business has taken off. poor thing is always on. Would love love to have a new one.

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    Gemma McDevitt says

    Heaps of cakes, breads, cupcakes, biscuits- tons of ideas from the cake blog!!! This needs to live at my house, it will get so much love!!! <3 <3 <3

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    Nyree says

    Cakes, Cupcakes and cookies for my friends and family. I currently mix everything with a hand mixer. This would male things a lot faster.

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    Missy Janeway says

    I would make lots of baked treats. Currently I am working on lots of gingerbread and royal icing for a gingerbread house party. I have a wonderful Kitchenade Mixer but it has only one attachment and I would love to mix my breads and meringues properly.. as well as happily use it for all the other treats I love making. Then I could share my current mixer with someone who can’t afford one.