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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    Adrienne Johnson says

    The list is endless! Christmas Cookies, this year I am taking cake/cupcake decorating classes so it would be awesome to have a super cool new KitchenAid to whip them up in!

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    Safire Waldron says

    I think this would finally give me the courage to try my hand at my husband’s great-grandmother’s German Chocolate Cake and icing recipe!

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    Sarah says

    Genoise sponge because the last time I made one it was a disaster as only had my hand mixer and I love them!!!

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    Hundreds of cookies, cakes, and cupcakes! I’ve got to practice now and try out all these recipes that pop up in my head… so that I’m prepared to open my own bakery one day :) I absolutely LOVE baking!

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    Rebecca Grizzle says

    I would mix up all those delicious cakes and treats that we love but aren’t suppose to eat! I might mix up a few healthy items to even it out :-)

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    Tracey says

    Ive wanted one of these for years and years! I would be making cookies all the time with this!!!

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    Tonda Bailey says

    I would use the mixer to make homemade cinnamon rolls. That’s the treat the kids like the most!

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    Felicia Smith says

    I’d use it to make lots and lots of cakes and cupcakes!! I’m an aspiring cake decorator but I can’t afford a KitchenAid mixer! This would literally be the greatest Christmas present on the planet!!!

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    Lyn says

    I’d make my birthday cake! I have a kitchenaid that needs to be replaced and this would be great. PLUS, my birthday is the 17th and this would be an AWESOME birthday gift!

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    Jennifer says

    I would start with cakes, add a few loaves of bread and continue with whatever my kids want to help with! I would share this with my much loved BF!

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    Monique Montes says

    Ooooo, i would whip up all kinds of goodies. cookies, cakes, cupcakes. anything and everything sweet. **fingers crossed!**

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    Amy Nez Begay says

    My old stand mixer broke and this is the only item I have been hinting to my husband for. I’ve put my 8 year old on the job of holding the hand mixer for 8 minutes mixing royal icing…I know she would be thrilled if I had a stand mixer too. We would continue baking endless cakes, cupcakes and cookies but it would just be a lot more fun!

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    Mariam Havlin says

    Possibilities would be endless with a fab machine like the Kitchen Aid but i’d start with cakes glorious cakes !!!!!

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    rosana says

    I am a happy fan on FB of both half baked & kitchen aid. I would love to win one of these. I have a regular hand held mixer & an immense cupcake obsession! thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    SHARI says

    I would bake up a storm and everything with chocolate or cream cheese frosting: brownies, cupcakes, cakes etc. And then I’d have a big dessert party and share the wealth and show off my new kitchen aid products!

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    Tracy says

    Cakes, cookies, and more cookies! We share a kitchen aide mixer each year for making our Xmas cookies… Love the mixer!!

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    I would mix my stress away!!
    Cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, bunt cakes, icing, frostings, anything and eeeeevvvverything!!

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    Martha T says

    Cakes, cupcakes, buttercream … now that I am a Nana, I plan on making lots of fun decorated cookies with Jarrett!

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    Krystal Avila says

    With this 5 quart mixer there is so much i would be able to mix up!! Wether it be my dough for my homemade cinnamon rolls, cakes, icings, cookies, and so much more!!

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    Tara says

    Cakes, cupcakes, bread, anything and everything I bake and cook. I have been dreaming of a Kitchen Aid mixer for about 15 years. I drool over them every time I see one in the store or even a picture of one.

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    Lolo says

    Oh my goodness…what wouldn’t I whip up with it!!! Brownies, cakes, cupcakes etc etc etc!!! :}

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    Wendy Peper says

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! I would bake cupcakes to my hearts content as it is my ultimate favorite treat to give to friends and family. I would give-a-way the hand blender to my daughter so she can start her KitchenAid collection for her kitchen.

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    LaShanda says

    I am getting married and my fiance really wants me to learn to bake. This would be perfect for making cakes.

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    I’m blending up bunches of peanut butter balls this season! I have my sights set on a Kitchenaid Pro 600 6 qt to replace my Special Edition 5 qt so I can make up bigger batches of peanut butter goodness!

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    katie j says

    A little bit of EVERYTHING! Cakes, cookies, breads, more cakes, more cookies…and some more cakes! :)