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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    ROoster says

    Oh, my goodness! I can’t imagine what it would be like to have a KitchenAid Mixer! I’d love to make breads, cakes, and cupcakes with one!

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    Gay McClure-Love says

    This will be perfect for mixing my fabulous brownie caramel cheesecake…..and then I would give the hand one to my Aunt who is my favorite cooking buddy.

    Please choose me…..wish….wish…cross my fingers….

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    Susan says

    My kitchen aid of many years just died. I cried. I used it almost everyday. Cupcakes, cookies, homemade fondant I even use it to shred my chicken. Oh how sad it is with out one. I would love love to win this and have a kitchen aid in my kitchen again.

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    Oh my goodness… What wouldn’t I use this for! I’d use it for cakes, cookies, frostings, doughs,… You name it! Plus I’ve always wanted a red mixer!

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    Jill T. says

    I love to bake cakes, and frost them with swiss meringue buttercream!! I follow you on Facebook already :)

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    Nichole says

    I would use the mixer to create my great grandmother’s sugar cookies with butter-cream frosting. The recipe has been handed down to my grandmother and then to my mother. It has been a Christmas tradition in my family to make these wonderful sugar cookies. I believe my entire family would riot if these were ever forgotten! So I am trying to make them for the first time by myself this year. Don’t know if I’ll ever make them as good as my mom’s but I need to keep the tradition going especially now that I live so far from my family and closer to my husband’s family.

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    Diane White says

    I already have the fantastic KitchenAid 5 qt. Artisan and couldn’t live without it! If I won, I would give both gifts away to my sisters who also love to bake!

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    Tiphanie says

    Icing, cake/cupcake batter, cookies… I have so many uses for this lovely mixer. Mine just broke, so I’m in desperate need of a new one! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    I would love a mixer to help me make more cakes and cupcakes for my friends and the hand mixer to blend up some more awesome Bees Wax lotions!

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    Kathy says

    I would make my extremely delicious “Verve” cake. Definately a winner, as is the KitchenAid stand mixer! I would love to be one of your winners.

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    Tonya McKinney says

    Cakes, cupcakes, icing, banana bread, pumpkin rolls, oh my! What wouldn’t I use it for!

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    MJ says

    Meringues and whipped cream and cookies! My cheap old hand mixer nearly burns up when I make any of these!

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    Tammie S says

    i bake cakes as a side job….have been wanting one of these for a long time to help with cake batter and icing! thanks for the opportunity

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    Sharon Walker says

    Home-made yeast bread, cakes, and mashed potatoes! Kitchenaid is the best! I liked your FB page, too.

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    mmm. not sure what i’d bake, too many good things – bread, cookies, cake are all my favorite things and so is red. Such fun it would be.

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    Amber says

    Oh please, please, please can I get it!!!! I have been drooling over this for 2 years, and just can’t make it work for our budget. I love to make cakes and this would help so much, maybe I could even get to the point of making cakes for people other than my family if I had this mixer. Oh please please please!

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    Cindy says

    My special nut cookies that I make once a yr. for christmas and other sweet treats and breads as well as my favorite dinner and side dishes large garlic mashed potatoes which there is never enough of ans yummy homemade cream soups.

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    My son wants to have a “Brownie Store” when he grows up, so we are constantly making new brownie recipes. I would love to have a mixer to make it easier!

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    Melanie says

    I would make my daughter, Meg’s, World’s Best Sugar Cookies! and I think give her the prizes too! Merry Christmas!

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    I’ve been baking as a source of additional income but if I win this, I promise i’ll bake more cakes,cupcakes & cookies for donation to the orphanage and the old folks home. They truly need some love at all times of the year, not just during Christmas.

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    Melissa ulerio says

    I would love to win this prize!! I think my hand mixer has had it already! I whip up all kinds of treats for my family especially my banana cake that I literally make ever other week! They just never get tired of it lol

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    Jori says

    Cakes with tons of delicious frosting! Cheesecakes, cookies…..oh the possibilities are endless!

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    Stormy says

    Oh.My.Goodness! The possibilities are endless!! I’ve never owned a KitchenAid, and have always wanted one!!! My first use would probably be a cake, or the perfect meringue for a lucious lemon meringue pie :)

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    Joan says

    I’d mix up lots of wonderful goodies including cookies. I’d give the hand mixer to my daughter since she has a kitchen aid and I don’t

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    Sarah says

    I’d be baking better cakes for my family! I currently use a hand mixer to make my cakes and icings and I’ve killed one already! This would be a huge help to my birthday baking as my kids always want character cakes!

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    Margaret Smith says

    The first thing I would make is a nice cheesecake and chocolate cake for my husband.
    Thanks so much and happy holidays

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    Leslie Richardson says

    Ohhhhh….thanks for the chance to win!! I would make buttercream withOUT a ppowdered sugar disaster. Ha!

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    Debbie Mulford says

    Every type of cake I can think of, this will save me so much time. I will be able to experiment more :-)

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    Ashley says

    A few new cake recipes I found that work with my daughter’s allergies! This would make it easy!