Holiday Give Away! Two Autographed Copies of Julie Hasson's Cupcake Book!

I'm not sure that I mentioned...except to everyone in my household and other other friends and family types and anyone else within a 50-mile radius...that Julie Hasson, (pictured at left) author of 125 Best Cupcake Recipes, and I have been exchanging emails since October...At first I thought it was someone on her staff doing the writing, but she assured me that she is really her. Julie came up with the idea of the first-ever 52 Cupcakes holiday give away of two copies of her books, autographed by her!



Well, the autographed books arrived today! I love this idea...so now it begins...Here's the way it will work: Ready, Set, Go...It starts RIGHT NOW! To enter this contest, just make a comment on this post. The contest ends at 9:00 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 16. I will draw two names...from whoever has posted...out of my favorite hat, and announce the two winners about an hour later. I'll mail the books out to the winners on Saturday, Dec. 17...just in time for Christmas! (unless someone from Australia wins...then it may take a little longer to arrive!) Okay...let's get it started!

(If I don't hear back with contact info from a winner by noon (EST) on the 17th, I'll pick another winner.)

152 comments:

  1. Whoo-hoo! I'd like to enter! Yay for cupcake books and blogs!!

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  2. love your blog and recipes! thanks for the contest!

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  3. Sweet, Soft Cupcakes & Sweet Kisses are the best things.

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  4. I'm in! Cross my fingers, cross my heart, hope I win this work of art!

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  5. I was going to comment on the previous post, because I am SO making those candy cane cupcakes this weekend! (but thought I would post on this one in order to enter your contest!)
    best wishes

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  6. Love your blog! You have inspired me to bake more. Keep up the good work. And I hope I win!! : )

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  7. Anonymous11:20 PM

    Ready to make candy cane cupcakes, and waiting for the lemon meringue recipe. Did I miss it? It's entirely possible~
    Janet

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  8. I don't own even one cupcake cookbook. :-(

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  9. How exciting! I hope it's me :-)

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  10. wow, count me in! thanks :)

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  11. Margaret1:44 AM

    Pretty please with sugar on top, toss my name in the hat :-)
    FYI for the bargain-hunting-cupcake-bakers, Ross dept store had cool 12-cupcake pan with snap-on lid (with handles) last week.

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  12. ooohh...i've had my eye on that book. count me in, please. last june, my birthday present to a friend was a year of cupcakes. I bake her a dozen cupcakes every month for a year. So, I'm always looking for inspiration, which is how I found your site a few months ago. Thanks for sharing your discoveries and experiments with us!

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  13. What a great idea for a contest. I have been too chicken to post before, but nothing gets me motivated like freebies :)

    PS I tried my hand at the candy cane cupcakes last night (photo evidence here) - they are absolutely delicious! Can't wait til next week for the next holiday recipe.

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  14. Ooh, great idea!

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  15. Chee Ann7:06 AM

    Drawings, yay! Unfortunately it's 7 AM and I just (literally) woke up. (Waiting for the ol' roommate to vacate the bathroom...) So I don't have a lot to say but I love your blog. Hopefully it turns into 104 Cupcakes!

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  16. Chee Ann7:06 AM

    Whoops, my email! cheeann [at] xholdfastx [dot] com.

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  17. Woo hoo one can never have too many cookbooks! I might have a cookbook for everything imaginable but I don't have a cupcake cookbook. Sure would like to have one!

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  18. Great website--I have made two of your recipes in the last month alone. Please add me to the drawing.

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  19. This seems a good time to ask you whether I can run off your idea of doing a 52 week project? Instead of doing cupcakes, I want to make a history/tourism blog. Take a look at 52sydney.blogspot.com and tell me what you think (I'm yet to post anything newsworthy).

    Cheers,
    Karen in Australia

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  20. I love your blog and have started making cupcakes for my co-workers also. They love the cinnamon toast cupcakes. I'd love to enter your contest. Thanks!!!

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  21. Sweet! I could use a book on baking cupcakes to prepare for the holidays. *smile*

    Jade Walker
    NYC

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  22. Heather W.11:16 AM

    I'd like to enter!

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  23. Anonymous11:25 AM

    Cupcakes Cupcakes Cupcakes, YAY!!!

    Amanda
    http://myonlysunshine.typepad.com

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  24. I have to say that there has been some really amazing recipes here. I never knew just how good cupcakes could be... A recipe book on just cupcakes is almost so good its naughty.

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  25. Anonymous11:58 AM

    i am a regular reader and i share your fascination with cupcakes.

    would love that cupcake book!

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  26. I'm in like flint. Of course, I love cupcakes and your blog is divine!

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  27. Anonymous12:21 PM

    I really want to try the lemon meringue recipe? One can never have to many dessert cookbooks. I have Magnolia's and Buttercup Bakeshop's, but one that's all cupcakes sounds divine. Contact: onlineheather@yahoo.com!=)Thanks for the sweet blog, Cupcake Queen!
    Heather ;)

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  28. lol, look at everyone who comments when there's something to be won... including me! I love your blog, and can't wait to see what cupcake you will make next!

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  29. Love your blog--cupcakes would be a great treat to bring into my 11th grade classroom. If only I had a cupcake recipe book at my disposal... (dramatic sigh)

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  30. Anonymous1:57 PM

    As your token Aussie fan, I'd like to say how much I love your blog. Cupcakes rule our household too! wild.iris@bigpond.com

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  31. Woo hoo! This is a fun giveaway!

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  32. Good times. How about 104 cupcakes?

    greglew324@yahoo.com

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  33. Love it! I've been lurking here for months, and I am falling prey to the trendy cupcake. I'm making your candy cane cupcakes for a potluck next week. Please enter my name.

    Thanks!
    Rosalie

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  34. Anonymous3:33 PM

    I've been ogling the cupcake photos on this site for months. Nothing like my very own cupcake book to make the dream real!

    Put my name in!

    natalie

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  35. yay! mee mee! thanks so much for this fun contest!
    love the site n recipes...

    dawn

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  36. Love your blog and your recipes...changed your latest into a cake recipe and am whipping up peppermint icing and Christmas decorations as we speak, or er, uh, type! Please put my name in the hat and have a Merry Christmas!

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  37. Anonymous4:12 PM

    OH MAN FREE CUPCAKE COOK BOOK?!?!?!!?

    COUNT ME IN! :-D oo i hope i win i hope i win i win i hope i win! :-D

    p.s. like all the other commenters..I really enjoy your site. I wish i new where to buy those REALLY cool tiny men, that you put on one of your cupcakes..those are very cool. hehe :)
    Thankx!
    catherine

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  38. Oo, how fun! Count me in!

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  39. Anonymous6:44 PM

    Count me in! I hope this blog won't shut down once the 52 weeks are up! I'd forever miss my daily "eye candy!" LOL! Contact at Deb@debandlen.com

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  40. Anonymous6:54 PM

    I love 52 Cupcakes and I'm thankful for quite a few recipes I've gotten here!

    Keep the good stuff coming!

    Allison W

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  41. Leslie7:59 PM

    I've seen the book & would love to own a copy-
    Thanks for your inspiration!

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  42. Anonymous7:59 PM

    I love your site and the cupcake recipes!
    liz_byrd AT hotmail DOT com

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  43. Tiny blossom8:37 PM

    Ooh...I would love to win a book!


    tinyblossom@gmail.com

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  44. Yeah! Sign me up! That's so cool!

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  45. Lyn dominguez11:43 PM

    I would LOVE to win one. I really love your blog

    lyn

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  46. Cupcake recipe book? I'm in!

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  47. Yay, this dutchie would love to win!

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  48. Jeff C in Phoenix9:46 AM

    OOoooOOO! I love cupcakes and your blog, and am throwing my name in too!! Yay!

    Jeff C. in Phoenix

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  49. Jesse B.9:57 AM

    Roses are red
    Cupcakes are a treat
    a cupcake baking book would be ever so sweet!! :)
    Awesome idea Queeny--hope the cupcakes continue past the year. I'd miss my Monday morning ritual of seeing your creations.

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  50. ifyade10:06 AM

    Great pic, just the way a cupcake should look. I only bake choc. cakes by the way. Never won anything online so i'll just give this a shot. Thumbs up to you.

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  51. Oh yes, count me in! I hope it means that I will magically make cupcakes as beautiful and yummy as yours.

    Erienne

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  52. Thanks Cupcake Queen and Jenny Hasson. I have only recently discovered Blogs and am truly addicted. Hopefully the cookbook will make it's way to my kitchen here in sunny Perth, Western Australia.
    Cupcake lovers unite!
    Lisa

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  53. Count me in. I would love to get an autographed Cupcake book. That's fantastic that you have such a famous fan : )

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  54. fayesstarr12:43 PM

    *jumps up and down wildly* Pick me, pick me!!!

    You are so sweet for doing this. The peppermint cupcakes rocked, and I'm making them for all our friends for christmas.

    Thanx hon!

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  55. i love your cupcakes! pick me pick me! lol1

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  56. Anonymous2:38 PM

    Even thos I'm a close relative, I'd like to win,pick me and Santa will be good to you. Love,Mom

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  57. Hi!! By now I'm sure you know how much I love your blog..hope so..lol =)

    Add me to the list pretty please with buttercream & roses on top =)

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  58. MMMMMMMMM...cupcakes.

    *drool*

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  59. Enter ME!!!!!

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  60. I would love to have this book I'm just starting with learning how to bake and I love cupcakes so enter me please!

    Thanks!

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  61. Erika6:14 PM

    How fantastic! Please enter me!

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  62. Put my name in the hat!

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  63. Please add my name to the hat! I'd love to win one of the cookbooks. :D

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  64. Anna/Ont.7:50 PM

    I love your site! Please do add my name to your magic hat. :-)

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  65. Oooooo, cupcake recipe book...what a start to the recipe book collection I plan. Please enter me!

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  66. Good Luck to all!
    Would love to have that Cupcake book!! :D

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  67. Looks like a lot more people read this blog then comment...LOL.. count me in! :) I love your cupcakes... they are definitely food for inspiration!!!

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  68. I love your blog - it's been very inspiring!

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  69. Carolyn1:13 PM

    Pull my name from your magical hat and I'll be one happy cupcake lovin' girl for Christmas!!

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  70. Anonymous2:28 PM

    ashley g.!! put me in that hat :)

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  71. Count me in! I love cupcakes and really love cookbooks.

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  72. I'd love to win! Add my name to the hat!

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  73. What a neat idea! Fun, fun, fun!

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  74. Hey Cupcake Queen, I'd like to enter your holiday giveaway. I do live all the way Down Under, but luckily I am very patient :)

    All the best
    Kelly

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  75. *puts up her hand* pick me!! I want to spend my summer hols creating gorgeous cupcakes :P

    Tan

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  76. Anonymous8:57 PM

    Not a blogger, but am a cupcake lover! Love the concept of your site...

    jen_jen_canning@hotmail.com

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  77. Mmmm, cupcakes!

    cem_miller_1 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  78. Oooh... sign me up. Or pick me. Either way--this is great! Thanks Cupcake Queen and Julie.

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  79. MMmmmmm, cupcakes .... [complete with homer-esque drool-gargle]

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  80. As I read more of your blog .... do I get bonus points for having grown up in Rockville, that most of my siblings live in Gaithersburg, and that I can probably guess which Target you're referencing in Week 31 b/c I've been sucked in there too?

    PS ~ GO TERPS!

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  81. crossing my fingers!

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  82. wow, i couldn't miss this one :)
    i'm in!

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  83. cupcakeluv9:05 AM

    If I win, you'll never lack for surprise kisses and funny stories... wink, wink

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  84. I'm in! I have my baking pans ready to go and 30 people coming to my home for Christmas. Would love to have some creative cupcakes for the big and litte kids. Barb

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  85. I am crossing my fingers!

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  86. Jamie B.10:36 AM

    I'm in.
    mmmm.....cupcakes.

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  87. All Hail the Queen. I've been admiring your creations on Flickr. I didn't know you had a blog, too. Now I heart you even more. If I were to capture the book, I'd want your fair autograph as well because you have inspired - and made me hungry- for months. Cheers!

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  88. Cupcakes Etc
    www.cupcakebouquets.com


    Pick me Pick me Pick me

    l o v e your site, I've made (and sold) many of your cupcakes!

    Lisa.

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  89. Chloe Hope11:55 AM

    Just bookmarked this. I'll be back!

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  90. Anonymous11:58 AM

    I would love to win!!! Happy Holiday's to my favorite cupcake lady! :) Autumn

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  91. Anonymous12:17 PM

    I lose my head over Linda's cupcakes. Let me eat cake!
    Marie Antoinette

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  92. hrabbit@verizon.net12:29 PM

    I could definitel use a cupcake cookbook, so count me in!!

    Thank you!

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  93. Must. Have. Cupcake. Book.

    Sign me up!

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  94. the only thing I like better than eating cupcakes is looking at pictures of them. the book looks great!

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  95. Oh wow. Id love to have this. I have been eyeballing it.

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  96. Count me in, too! Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway. One can never have too many cupcakes, after all.

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  97. Anonymous2:27 PM

    I look forward to every Monday because I get to try another yummy cupcake. Nancy

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  98. gimme a C! gimme a U! gimme a P! gimme a C - A - K - E! what does it spell? LINDA!
    And Julie for providing the books, of course. Ya'll are just too groovy. Thanks!

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  99. ooh la la.. a contest.. i love contests! how could i resist? i want to win!!

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  100. And here's someone that's not even Australia, but New Zealand! We love our cupcakes here as well :)

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  101. Lisa Joffe4:22 PM

    Oooo, I'd like to enter this. I have a number of other cupcake cookbooks, but not this one.

    Great blog; I'm really enjoying it week by week. Now that you're two-thirds of the way through, I hope you're planning on continuing once you hit the 52 week mark. I'd love to do something similar, maybe with cookies or cakes or something else. But I'm not sure I have the necessary discipline.

    Thanks--
    Lisa J.

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  102. That book would make my (cupcake)year! Great giveaway.

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  103. M. Atkins5:30 PM

    I would love to win this book so I could be JUST LIKE THE CUPCAKE QUEEN !!!

    M. Atkins

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  104. Do I get additional points for eating cupcakes while entering the contest?

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  105. Anonymous5:53 PM

    Just found this site. Love it! Thanks for entering me in the contest

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  106. Michelle6:21 PM

    Love checking out the new cupcakes every week! LOVE IT!!!! Pick me! Pick me!!!

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  107. Anonymous7:31 PM

    Me me me!

    violet_tatt (at) hotmail dot com

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  108. After just making 100 cupcakes for my sister's wedding you'd think I'd be cupcaked out, but no way, sign me up!!!

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  109. ooooh, ooooh, please pick me! I'm sure the book would love to take a trip down under!

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  110. Anonymous12:15 AM

    Holy Moke!! Send that book to me. This has been the best site I've discovered that I'm even planning on opening a cupcake shop in my city. Whooo hooo......

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  111. The thing is, you've turned me into a cupcake junky. I'd love a copy of the book and hope that I win and all...but, more importantly, I just wanted to tell you that you've turned me into a cupcake junky.

    Cheers,
    T

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  112. Joan Fietzek10:12 AM

    I love your site and am always eagerly waiting the next cupcake. Please sign me up for the cupcake book.

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  113. Thanks for the heads up! I'm about to post about some cupcake mediocrity I produced last night. Maybe you can weigh in with tips?

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  114. What a great idea, Count me in.....Happy Holidays

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  115. Ooh! Me please!

    Happy Holidays

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  116. Goodness there are a lot of entries!

    Add me to the list, please.

    xxx

    Kelly Sue

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  117. What can be better than cupcakes and a free give away? Love your recipes! Thanks
    Joann Chang

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  118. 124 posts?!?! How is a girl ever supposed to win now? Oh well, at least I know I can look forward to your cupcakes!

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  119. Anonymous4:35 PM

    I tried to comment and enter this contest yesterday, but it seems never to have been posted. Anyway, great blog--I love checking in weekly to see what you've picked. I'd love to have the discipline to try thi smyself, maybe with cookies or cakes. But we'll see. I hope you'll consider continuing even after the 52nd week!

    By the way, since I am an Orthodox Jew, if I should happen to win, I won't be able to respond to you at all on the Sabbath, which goes from sundown Friday night and ends at sundown Saturday night. I hope you'll extend the time I'll be able to contact you.

    Thanks-

    Lisa Joffe

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  120. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Ooops--I just noticed that my comment from yesterday was posted, though I only signed it as Lisa J. I'm the same person, so the request about Sabbath applies.

    Thanks--
    Lisa Joffe

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  121. I want to win... yay

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  122. Kimbo6:57 PM

    I think you need your own show on the Food Network!!! How fun! Count me in! Love ya!

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  123. Crow4ever7:25 PM

    Count me in!

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  124. My mom is constantly talking about your site and told me i had to come check it out... and that you were giving away a cookbook that she would love to have. She has made several of your ideas for cupcakes. I am enjoying that!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ~Brock

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  125. Please add me into your drawing for the cook book. I am interested in some new baking ideas. Really enjoy the site, Wade

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  126. Hi! I'm in! I saw the book and almost bought it. Hopefully I'll win it!

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  127. Please enter me. I love your blog and I love cupcakes!

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  128. Oooh! What if I win?

    Cuuupcakes!

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  129. What a great idea!!!

    I just found your blog and are going to try a few recipes this weekend. I am sorry I never found this sooner!!

    I am in the running for the cupcake book..yippe. Now I can prove to my fam that living on my own doesn't mean I don't cook! :-)

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  130. Anonymous6:27 PM

    I am just a simple bachelor but a cupcake book would bring great joy to my life.

    matthew

    newmath at hotmail dot com

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  131. let it be me, let it be me with christmas glee, with the book in my hand i'll bake the best cupcakes in the land.........
    (well may be the 2nd best)

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  132. i love cupcakes, and your cupcakey blog!

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  133. *with fingers and toes crossed*

    Cupcakes make me happy! And to have a great cupcake guide would be very useful considering I've had far too many failed attempts in my cupcake-baking attempts! But still, I love cupcakes!!

    :)

    -millie.

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  134. I make bundt cupcakes, but I love learning about others recipies, and playing off of them, improving and changing them to my tastes.

    pick me ;).

    Chrysta :)
    info@KissMyBundt.net

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  135. mizboxster2:08 PM

    Please count me in, your cupcake-highness!! :-)
    .... mm-mm-good.
    mcgregorb2000@yahoo.com

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  136. awesomeness!

    makazeminion@yahoo.com

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  137. Anonymous7:37 PM

    yes, please, I love cupcakes!
    ismellfood@gmail.com

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  138. Oooo,ooooo! I want in! nannersp at gmail dot com

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  139. Anonymous9:51 AM

    Please place my name in the hat.

    Thank you,
    KL

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  140. Yes Ma'am! Sign me up, please! Please put my name in your favorite hat as well! Please relay to Ms. Hasson that this was a great gesture on her part and we thank her for thinking of others... especially at this time of the year! On another note... Cupcake Queen... you are my cupcake hero! You are awesome! Keep up the great baking! Bake on!

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  141. Catheirne12:07 PM

    HI! It's the 16th!! Well I forgot to put my emial here...just in case...you know, my name is pulled from your magic cupcake-book give away hat!! :-D :-) Im 43 passes down from all the posters.:-D

    *Fingers crossed*
    Catherine-->chimerasfire@gmail.com

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  142. She-ra12:57 PM

    Nothing like waiting until the last minute. Maddy says to tell you that you should have your own show on Food Network!
    Sheila

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  143. Hope I got in under the wire. I'd love to try these recipes. My daughter is getting married next September and is thinking about having a cupcake wedding cake. We can use all the help with recipes we can get. Thanks, Rhonda

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  144. Please, Please count me in! I create cakes and started doing mini-cakes from cups..lol

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