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McCormick St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway (closed)

9 Mar

Can you believe we are already gearing up for St. Patrick’s day?! I can’t. But I can say I am so excited to announce a new giveaway. A McCormick Giveaway!

Last October, McCormick was kind enough to send me and 2 of my readers a fun Halloween kit, full of baking supplies. It was such a fun giveaway and the box was filled with so many great baking items. I just couldn’t resist another opportunity to partner with McCormick again!

 McCormick has agreed to give 3 of my lucky readers a fun gift set just in time for the holiday of luck!! This box if filled with lots of ingredients for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat!

The McCormick gift set includes:

  1. Vanilla flavoring
  2. Green food coloring
  3. Peppermint Extract
  4. Two packages of St. Patrick’s Day cupcake liners
  5. Over 10 St. Patrick’s Day baking recipes

The giveaway is simple. Once you complete the following items, you will be entered to win. A winner will be announced on Monday the 12th and your prize will ship that afternoon! Ready for the rules?

McCormick St. Patrick’s  Baking Kit Giveaway Rules:

You must leave a comment on this blog post for every entry you submit

Mandatory:

Go the McCormick Facebook Page and tell them Stay Calm Cupcake sent you!

Extra Entries:

Follow my facebook page and leave a comment

Subscribe to my blog (on the top right hand side of the blog)

Follow me on Twitter and retweet about the contest. Use the tweet “@StayCalmCupcake is giving away a McCormick Halloween Kit!

Next week I will be featuring lots of yummy St. Patrick’s Day treats. So make sure  you stop back by and get some inspirtaion for making yummy green treats of your own!

Have a great weekend. Stay Sweet!

xo, Jill

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Call Me Cordelia

11 May

Day 2 of the Shop Til You Drop Blog Crawl. Are you having fun yet?! This giveaway is perfect for moms with little princesses. I mean come on, who doesn’t love a sweet little TuTu!

Check out this awesome shop and enter the giveaway. Have A Sweet day! xoxo



Born with an overactive imagination and a passion for sewing, I have always enjoyed creating pretty and feminine items.   I started sewing when I was around 10, out of desperation to fix my favorite bean bag doll that had been vigorously loved. I have been hooked ever since.So what inspires me?  Ruffles, polka dots and vintage fashion. I am addicted to beautiful fabrics and colorful ribbon.  I can never leave a pattern how it is. I must always change something. It’s just how I am.  It is so fun and challenging to make it my own.

I started my sewing blog, Sew Determined, just a few months ago as a New Year’s challenge to myself to really step up my sewing skills. I also wanted to encourage other time crunched gals like me to take up the art and see how much fun creating can be.   
 One of my other goals I set was to make a complete wardrobe for myself by the end of the year.  While on this quest, I decided “Why not share some of these fun outfits with others?” That’s how Call Me Cordelia on Etsy was started.  There is something so amazing to wear something that was made just for you by a real person you “kinda” know and not some faceless person in a factory. I just love that about Etsy.  It’s a place where super talented people come together and sell amazing things.



I am so excited to be participating in this blog crawl giveaway! I am happy to announce that I will be giving away from my Call Me Little Cordelia collection, a fuchsia pink, super fluffy tutu! This tutu is sewn, not tied, with yards upon yards of fluffy pink tulle.  The waist band is a cute pink and green grosgrain ribbon with 1” wide elastic encased within for a no-itch waist.  Playtime should be fun, not itchy and uncomfortable.  This tutu has a waistband that measures 20 inches with a stretch up to 24” and is 14″ in length.  Good luck and I hope you win!



So how do you enter this fabulous giveaway? Glad you asked.  To enter the Sew Determined child’s tutu giveaway you simply need to:
  1. “Like” Sew Determined on Facebook
  2. “Follow” me  on my blog Sew Determined
  3. Leave a comment on my blog.
  4. Go to my Etsy shop Call Me Cordelia and heart your favorite item!
Doing all four of these things will enter your name 4 times for a chance to win the super-duper cute tutu skirt!

Make sure to head over to Sew Determined to enter the giveaway!

Blog Crawl: Suckers by Steph

9 May

Good Morning and Happy Monday~

As promised, today is the start of a really fun Blog Crawl called “Shop til you Drop” I will be posting about a new Etsy shop and blog every day, giving you the chance to enter and win up to 9 prizes!

Suckers by Steph is up first. I have enjoyed her delicious chocolate lollipops on many occasions and know you will love them as much as I do. See below for rules to enter the giveaway. Stay Sweet xoxo

Hi I am Stephanie the owner of SuckersbySteph!  I am happy to give away 1 dozen zebra print round white chocolate lollipops with custom tags a $30 value.
I started making these lollipops after seeing them at a local craft show.  I fell in love with them and wanted to make them for my family for the holidays and one thing led to another and here I am.
It has been a crazy ride and one that I am happy to take with such a great community.  My single life allows me to pursue many passions one of them being SuckersbySteph.
I stay busy and after my normal 40 hour a week gig; I am always up for a great giveaway that keeps me up to wee hours in the morning making chocolate!  I love custom orders and personalizing.
If I don’t have the lollipop you are looking for chances are I can make it just send me a message!  My lollipops are great for favors at any event!
To Enter the Giveaway:
Follow the Suckers by Steph Blog

Make sure to head over to Stephanie’s Blog to enter the giveaway! Winner will be announced on May 20th. Good Luck!

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cupcakes

24 Feb

 

Salty+Sweet=Amazing!!

It’s finally Thursday – only one more day until Friday – glorious Friday!! So let’s chat cupcakes! I’m thinking sweet and salty cupcakes!

I was inspired the other night to create a recipe for a crunchy pretzel cupcake topped with chocolate frosting and drizzled with caramel. What could be better? I don’t know about you, but I love the sweet and salty combo!

Let’s get started!

The base of this cupcake is a butter cake. For that you will need:

  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons (a stick and a half) unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into pieces
  • 3 cups of crushed up pretzels

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees
  2. Line your cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  3. Fill each cupcake liner with 1.5 tbs of crushed pretzels
  4. In a medium bowl combine the egg yolks, 1/4 cup milk, and vanilla extract.
  5. In the bowl of your electric mixer combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) and mix on low speed for about 30 seconds or until blended.  Add the butter and remaining 3/4 cup milk.  
  6. Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened.  Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for about 2 minutes.
  7. Gradually add the egg mixture, in 3 additions, beating about 30 seconds after each addition to incorporate the egg.  
  8. Pour the batter over the crushed pretzels in each of your cupcake liners
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes – until golden brown on the top

Top with gooey chocolate frosting and drizzle with warm caramel. Sprinkle with remaining pretzel bits if desired. The perfect late night snack! Even better with a cocktail!

 Enjoy xoxo

 Jill

Don’t forget to enter my Delightful Design Giveaway!!

Delightful Design Giveaway

22 Feb

Hello Blogger Friends!

I have some really exciting news! My friend Nikki who blogs over at the Delightful Desinger, and just recently opened a design shop on Etsy, is hosting a giveaway for Stay Calm, Have a Cupcake readers!!

Do you need a blog button, a blog banner, or a creative new blog layout? Well Nikki is your  gal for the job! I have worked with her several times and she always does such a fabulous job. The best part about her designs is that they are 100% customizable and she delivers within hours of your order!

So here’s how this giveaway is going to work:

**Please leave a comment for each entry**

  • Head over to Delightful Designer and leave a comment on one of her posts (1 entry)
  • Become a follower of the Delightful Designer (1 entry)
  • Go to her etsy shop and look around! (1)
  • Leave a comment letting me know what type of blog design work you are interested in. (1)
  • Spread the word about the give-away. Make sure to leave me links so I know you helped promote! (1)

Winner will be randomly selected on March 1st. Good Luck!

Good news..if you don’t win, just use code CUPCAKES and Nikki will give you 15% off any design!

Stay Sweet

Xoxo

Jill