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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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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    Jennifer says

    I would bake some wonderful cakes for all my great friends and family! Would love to have a stand mixer.

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    Ashleigh says

    Baking is by far my favorite past time! If I were to win I would bake all kinds of cakes and cupcakes!

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    Sarah Barajas says

    marshmallows, pizza dough, cake batter (and lots of it), enormous batches of sugar cookie dough, swiss meringue buttercream, and since it’ll have a dough hook (my hand-me-down mixer didn’t come with one) i’ll be making lots of bread, too.

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    Polly says

    I would use it for my childrens birthday cakes and all celebrations, and since I will be using a 1st class mixer, I would enrol in a cake decorating course to ensure they style matches the taste and look of the cake!!! All celebration cakes will be home made…..compliments of Kitchen Aid of course!!!!! Any finally BYE BYE to my Breville Stand Mixer!!

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    alison j. says

    I would it to make desserts like cheesecake of course, but I am also interested in having my mom teach me how she uses it to make the perfect mashed potatoes :)

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    Jackie Travis says

    Ohhh…I would love to win a new mixer. I had a Kitchenaid at home, but i took it to my business to mix cake fillings. so we got another one, but my husband took it to his business to make rubs for his pork, beef and chicken. Now I have no mixer at home.

    If I DID have one at home, my daughter and I would make our traditional Christmas cookies…a process taking several days as we like to hand customize every cookie with an original royal icing design. Funny…just last week she asked for a hand blender for Christmas…

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    I’m constantly whipping things up in the kitchen! I love to make cookie dough, icing (both buttercream and royal), and I also love experimenting with new things like making pizza and bread dough! Having a kitchenaid mixer would be the best thing ever!

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    Ana says

    The first thing I would bake is my son’t 1st B-day cake! I have tons of recipes I wanna try out, I can’t wait!

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    Tara N. says

    I’ll make a cake for my hubby and some fresh pasta for the family! Would also love to make homemade ice cream – yum!!

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    Amy Swindell says

    I’d whip up some masa with my mother-in-law to make her annual homemade tamales for Christmas!!!

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    Nancy L says

    I would make cakes and frostings until the cows come home!! Or something like that for a very long time…ha!

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    Hege Kristine says

    I don’t know where to start! This would be a dream come true, I’m moving out soon and I love to bake. With this machine I could bake what ever I want, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, cookies and so on :)

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    Kim C. says

    I would be mixing and baking everything from cheesecake and cake to muffins and cookies and do it all over again.

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    Rebecca Chavez says

    Liked both on FB…I would use the mixer to mix up the masa for Tamales…These mixers are so versatile, they’re not just for cakes & cookies…They are an absolute kitchen must have…Thank you for the wonderful contest…Merry Christmas to All :)…

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    Khayla Jones says

    I would whip up some cupcakes, there is nothing more satisfying than giving a loved one a sweet treat.

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    Marisa Carreon says

    wowwww a lot of things but for now when you give the prize i’m going to do cakes, since the cake to the toping becasue now that i’m taking cakes clases and i’ll love to do cookies too!!! yummmm

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    Lina B. says

    I would use my Kitchen Aid to help with all my baking needs. I have heard great things about the product and would love to finally have one of my own. I have the perfect friend who could use and deserves the hand mixer 😀

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    Hermione says

    All my unique cakes and bakes
    Sweet and savoury alike,
    For all of my family and friends,
    Much to their delight!

    Hope you like my little poem, I would love to win!

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    Jasmin says

    all kinds of homemade things – cupcakes, cakes, breads, cookies,… because baking with my baby boy is always such an amazing experience. ♥ ♥ ♥

    having a kitchen aid would make things much easier. :)

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    I’m gonna reverse this prize since i already have a KA and my husband would kill me if i planned on keeping a second so I plan on giving my mom the KA mixer so she can make all the cookies and cakes and pies and cheesecakes, and i’ll keep the mixer set which would help me out plenty in my caking!

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    Katryna R says

    I’d mix it up by giving a friend the stand mixer and keeping the hand mixer!! She is a fellow mom of a child with autism.

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    Isabel says

    Brownies, cakes and christmas cookies with my toddler son, who’s discovering his love for all things sweet :)

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    Tiffani says

    I would make my grandma’s amazing cookies and I would make anything I could whip up Its my dream to have a KitchenAid Mixer. I think I would cry If I won

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    Sandra G says

    Oh, I would mix up cakes, cupcakes, cookies, icing, fondant … and anything else my little heart desires! :)

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    Kim White says

    I would make some yummy whipped icing, or meringue. Something that takes for-ever to whip with my cheap hand mixer.

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    Michelle K says

    I would mix up lots of different cake batters and frostings with my new mixer, but the first thing I would make is macarons for my sister’s birthday!

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    Cheryl Inga says

    I would use it everyday! At least once a day to make bread, pasta, cake, frosting, cookies, mash potatoes and on and on!

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    Angela says

    My favorite decorator frosting. (A dear friend taught me to decorate cakes and gave me this recipe a couple of years before she passed away.) It takes a good 10 minutes to beat it with a hand mixer. A Kitchen Aid would be lovely!

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    I would totally use it to practice making chocolate cakes! I think I can make them much better if I had this brilliant mixer! And I would give the second one to my good friend, who is really good at chocolate cakes and has been my friend since I was 7yrs old. The perfect gift! OMG I hope I win!