Happy 100th Blog Post to Me…and a Giveaway for You! [UPDATED]

Happy 100th blog post to me! I’m so excited about this little milestone! I never thought when I started this blog that I had much to offer compared to the thousands of other food bloggers out there, but I was having a lot of fun anyway. And now, 10 months later, you’re still coming back, so I guess I’m doing something right, huh?

And to thank you for coming back, I have a pretty little giveaway today, but first, a treat! I wanted something celebratory for my 100th post, so I went straight up decadent!!

I chose to make chocolate filled blackberry soufflés with soft raspberry scented whipped cream and rich chocolate ganache! Now, before I get into the details here, I should really preface this with the fact that I have not only never made a soufflé, but I’ve never eaten one before either! Needless to say, this was a pretty ambitious project for me. This is also my first gluten free recipe, which I’m pretty darned excited about!

Just look at these gorgeous blackberries, though! Believe it or not, these are frozen berries! I got the most beautiful bag of organic frozen berries the other day. I can’t wait to buy more! With fruit this lovely, how could I go wrong?!

Then there’s this. Chocolate filling?! Even at their worst, these are gonna be good…they have chocolate centers!

Completely fill your soufflé cups if you choose to make these. In fact, a little too much batter is better, because…

You’re going to use an offset spatula to level them. You’ll notice that you can make larger soufflés or smaller, individual ones, but be sure to adjust your baking times accordingly.

These were scandalously fast and easy to make. I mean it! I was intimidated by this project from the get-go, but all these pretty little lovelies were ready in no time at all! The soufflés took about 30 minutes, mius baking time, while both the ganache and whipped cream took 5 minutes each, tops. I made the whipped cream earlier in the day and kept in covered and chilled in the refrigerator until I was ready to serve it. Plus, you can puree the berries the night before to make things run even smoother. Whip up the ganache while the soufflés bake and you’re ready to go!

When I say these were decadent, I really mean it! You definitely need to be a chocolate lover to enjoy these, which wasn’t a problem for me! They’re also good without the extra ganache on top, though. Don’t be intimidated by these! They are deceptively easy, and completely worth the effort! The recipe is below, after the giveaway (finally, right?!). Enjoy!

Pretty Giveaway

To celebrate my 100th post today, I’m giving away a couple of things from my favorite supply shop: Bake It Pretty! Be sure to check out Bake It Pretty’s fun blog that’s full of great ideas and very pretty pictures, including a customer gallery, and you can follow them on facebook and twitter, as well.

So, what’s up for grabs?

A $20 gift certificate to Bake It Pretty and since I’m announcing the winner of this giveaway in blog post number 101, I’m also offering up a Cupcakes 101 kit!

The gift certificate can be used on merchandise of your choice, from the online shop, while the kit includes about 125 standard baking cups in assorted colors, over 25 assorted toppers, and four ounces of rainbow jimmy sprinkles, all inside of an adorable mini suitcase in the color of your choice (by availability).

I use many different baking cups from Bake It Pretty, and the best part about them, besides how adorable they are, is that they are grease proof!

To enter the giveaway, just visit Bake It Pretty and answer the following questions in the comments section below:

If you win, what will you use the gift certificate on? And what’s the first thing you’ll bake in your pretty new baking cups?

Personally, I think I’d be buying some of their adorable Halloween stuff, along with these fun candles! As for what I’d bake…I sure would like some more of those watermelon cupcakes!

One entry per person, please.
No entries after 11:59pm Eastern Time, Sunday (October 3).
Winner will be selected at random and announced Monday morning!

Good luck and I can’t wait to read your answers!

The giveaway has ended and congratulations Sarah!

Chocolate-filled Blackberry Soufflés
with Raspberry Scented Whipped Cream and Dark Chocolate Ganache
Makes 10 6 ounce soufflés

Ingredients

FOR THE CHOCOLATE CENTERS
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
6 ounces heavy cream

FOR THE SOUFFLES
12 ounces fresh or frozen blackberries, plus juice
1/4 cup, plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon framboise (optional), to my knowledge, framboise is gluten free…please, please, please correct me if I am wrong!
5 egg whites

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon framboise

To make the soufflés: Place the bittersweet chocolate and cream in a small bowl set over a saucepan with 1 or 2 inches of barely simmering water. Stir to melt the chocolate evenly, until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place the blackberries and any accumulated juice in the bowl of a food processor and process until completely pureed. Pour the pureed berries into a mesh strainer set over a medium bowl. Press and stir the berries until all you have left is pulp and seeds (you should ned up with about 1 cup of puree). Stir in 1 tablespoon of sugar and the framboise, if using.

In the bowl of a standing mixer, whip the egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. With the mixer still running, slowly sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar into the bowl. Continue whipping on medium speed until firm peaks form.

Gently fold a 1/4 of the egg mixture into the puree. Once there are no more white streaks, add the rest of the egg mixture and gently fold until mixed well (no more white streaks). Place the batter in a pastry bag and fill your soufflé cups half full. Drop a small amount of chocolate on top and fill the cup completely with more batter. If your chocolate has gotten very firm in the refrigerator, shape it into small round truffles and place in the dish, rather than just dropping it in. Be sure that the chocolate isn’t too close to the surface or your soufflé will split around it.

Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the centers are firm to the touch. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired, and serve immediately.

To make the whipped cream: Place the heavy cream and sugar in the bowl of a mixer and whip on medium speed until soft peaks form. With the mixer running, slowly stir in the framboise. Continue whipping on medium speed until firm peaks form, being careful not to over whip.
Chocolate Ganache (recipe is at the bottom of the page)

soufflé recipe adapted from The Art and Soul of Baking, whipped cream and ganache recipes by Darla

 

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  1. Kelly E. says

    OMG! I would get some more decorating tools. More tips. Some candy decorators and I'm in need of some pretty candy melts. The first thing I would bake in the cupcake liners? Pumpkin cupcakes with a maple buttercream. YUM.

  2. A day in the life of a Super Autism Mommy! says

    seriously, there is so much cute stuff on Bake it Pretty!! I love it all! hard to choose just one that's for sure! I bet the gift card would go rather quickly with me! lol
    My favorites were: the love bird toast stamper that says I love you!, the butterfly cookie cutters, the fluted flower baking cups, the stay brite monkey baking cups and the ice cream cone freezer pop mold! my little lady would love the ice cream pops!! so cute! thanks for sharing their website! Even if I don't win the gc I forsee and order with them very soon in my future! lol ;)

  3. Amber says

    I would buy the cake sicle pan set and make lots of fun treats with the boy. I would also use the cupcake liners to make the Chocolate Banana Swirl muffins, my two favorite things wrapped into one!

  4. Courtney says

    I would get the skull baking cups; the skull doilies, & the black foil cupcake display stand. I plan to make some simple chocolate cupakes & attempt to make them look like your little green monsters!

  5. krodmomx2 says

    Ok so since I have almost NOTHING for baking (and I do like to bake), I would get the polka dot baking cups-who doesn't LOVE cupcakes & polka dots?! Then I would have to try the watermelon cupcakes! My kids love watermelon! I want to Bake It Pretty! :)

  6. Jennifer says

    There are so many things to choose from! I would probably bake some Halloween cupcakes or decorated sugar cookies with my kids, it's one of our favorite holidays. I want to buy the skull & crossbones cookie cutter,the skull lolly mold, & the zombie hand toppers. That's just the wish list for Halloween:) They have a ton of stuff on there that I would love to have.

  7. Becky C. says

    I believe you can never have too many cupcake making supplies! What to make in cupcake holders? I might try out some new recipies that I have been planning to make.

  8. Mary Anne says

    Congratulations on 100 posts!!

    Let's see… If I won, I think I'd blow the whole thing (and then some) on baking cups! They are all so awesome and adorable!! I would use them to make the Chai cupcakes, which I am DYING to make.

  9. Nicole says

    The souffle looks great, I wonder if you could do it with strawberries, which would be my fruit of choice. :-)

    If I won, I would buy the Edible Glitter Heart Sprinkles and the Best-Ever Cupcake Icing Kit since I've never actually piped frosting before. The cupcakes I would bake first would probably be basic vanilla cupcakes made into rainbow cupcakes. I think they would be the perfect vehicle for my first-ever attempts at beautiful fluffy piped frosting.

  10. Cheryl says

    Hmm…if I won, I would probably get some decorating supplies and the luster dust. There are so many great things to choose from! I love the baking cups and have used them from here in the past and they are great!

    I love just plain chocolate cake, so I would probably do those…

  11. Sonya says

    First off Congratulations on your 100th blog!

    Ok so if i won I would buy the Teacupcakes. I saw those and knew right away, they are so adorable. I would just have to figure out what kind of cupcake would go good in it. Got any ideas?

    As for the baking cups I would try to make the watermelon cupcakes. Thats my favorite thing you have posted So Far and I am determined to try them.

  12. Heather says

    I will admit to being lame, but I would buy more pans:) They have such nice thick pans!

    I would make caramel cupcakes… gooey ones!

  13. Hayley and Steve says

    I would have to buy some pretty baking stuff for my son's first birthday. monkey anything and everything! and i would get baking on practice batches right away :)

  14. Deeba PAB says

    Those are utterly gorgeous souffles …wow! I'd get the teaccup cake liners as I feel in love with them when I saw them last month! I'd love to bake some deep chocolate toblerone muffins first!

  15. Anonymous says

    Congratulations! :) Keep the good work!

    If I won…I would buy…hm…baking moulds! Baking cups….:) and those pretty candles…:)

    Greeting,
    Anuska

  16. The Literate Baker says

    I'd buy all the fun cupcake liners. I'm such a sucker for those! As for baking, I'm in a red velvet state of mind, so I'd have to bake some of them.

    P.S. Love your blog!

  17. bttrflybabydoll says

    Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! What an awesome giveaway!

    I would have such a hard time deciding, but I would probably wind up with different oils and such that I have a hard time finding. And of course some gorgeous new cupcake liners! Someone else already said it, but I'm a sucker for them too!

  18. Jennifer says

    First I am squealing with joy over this cake since it's gluten free! It looks amazing! Happy 100th post!
    I LOVE Bake it Pretty things. I'd get the edible luster dust and packaging stuff since Christmas is right around the corner and I give treats as gifts to many people!

  19. Anne says

    Congrats on the 100th post!

    I think I would get the best-ever cupcake icing kit OR some cookie cutters such as the sheep, owl, snail, mushroom, and elephant. With the new cupcake liners, I would like to make some chocolate orange cupcakes with a light orange vanilla custard, and some chocolate ganache for icing. YUM!

  20. Kaelee says

    Congratulations, and beautiful soufflés! I tackled my first batch (lemon) last month, and I’m proud to say they were a success. Can’t wait to try these! Blackberries and chocolate are a heavenly combination.

    Regarding the giveaway: I’m beginning to realize (as a new college student) that all the cool kitchen gadgets my mom has accumulated over the years aren’t mine for the taking. They’re hers, and they’re hundreds of miles away.

    It’s time to start accumulating my own, and I’m thinking The Original Bake It Pretty Best-Ever Cupcake Icing Kit would be an excellent start. Cupcakes are basically my most favorite thing ever, but slathering on frosting with a butter knife just isn’t the same. Makeshift ziplock pastry bags are always a disappointment as well. I have pictures, and they aren’t pretty…

    So there you have it. The Original Bake It Pretty Best-Ever Cupcake Icing Kit, and a bottle of orange gel paste food coloring. Then I'd get to the kitchen and tackle your dreamsicle cupcakes. I've literally been eying them for months!

  21. Danielle says

    Happy blogging Anniversary! What a great giveaway to celebrate. The first thing I'd choose would be the tilt-a-whirl mini cupcake liners. I have a hard time finding the mini's at the grocery and these are super cute! And I would make pumpkin cupcakes to go inside (:

  22. Sarah says

    If I win I'd love to get a cupcake stand to highlight my new cupcake cups filled with whatever yummy recipe you give me that is dairy free! Can't wait! Congrats on your blogiversary!

  23. Regina says

    I think I'd choose a cake pan, like the fleur de lis or the muffin topster, or maybe some bakery boxes or cookie cutters…oh god, i'll have a hard time trying to decide! hahaha
    And I would bake some hi-hat cupcakes, I've been wanting to try those for such a long time!

  24. rosevalleygirl says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would go for some of the treat boxes to use for gifts this Christmas. I especially like the Christmas Tree treat box…it is adorable!

    I would bake cupcakes for my mom's birthday coming up at the end of the month…I know she would LOVE them!

  25. pamela @vampiresmitten says

    Oh God, I NEED more baking supplies! Always running low on those giant sprinkles and cupcake liners! That box is so adorable

  26. Meghan @ Domestic Sugar says

    I want some of their candy molds. I would love to make different candies to top off my cupcakes!

    Congats on your 100th post!

  27. Not Just A Mommy! says

    I so love BIP, thanks for sharing fabness with us! I'm all over Halloween parties and treats for my boys, between both of them it's a busy season. I need more baker's twine and bags for tying up favors and packages.

    The cupcakes will be for our Halloween party, and treats for our front-desk workers at school, they love the goodies I bring for them and keep asking when I'm coming back with some. :)

  28. The Blue-Eyed Bakers says

    Look at that GORGEOUS pale purple souflee! With chocolate…and cream…goodness we are salivating! Oh and if we won the fabulous FABULOUS prize we would definitely be baking some fall themed cupcakes…pumpkin, apple, caramel…candy corn…so many choices!

  29. Amy says

    I'd totally get luster dust to make things shiny and probably some pretty cupcake liners. I'm tired of the plain-jane ones you find at the grocery store and want something prettier! :D

  30. suelen martins says

    I'd love to have a Cherry Red Cupcakes 101 Baking & Decorating Kit!!! What a lovely gift you're offering :)
    If I win gift certificate I'll certainly buy lots of colorful baking cups and cute cupcake toppers and I would bake my vegan banana cupcakes with dark chocolate ganache!

  31. Laura says

    Wow. Found your blog through Bake it Pretty! Awesome! Congrats!

    As for what I'd buy? Sprinkles! Lots and lots of sprinkles! Jimmies, sanding sugar etc!!

  32. brandi says

    Congrats! I would have to buy some baby boy cupcake liners for William's first birthday and I would fill them with your recipe for Dark Chocolate Cake and Creamy Chocolate Frosting. They are a favorite around here!

  33. Jersey says

    omg… i would totally get stuff for halloween! maybe some sanding sugar or jumbo sprinkles. i also LOVE their toppers so maybe some of those too!

    great giveaway! *fingers crossed!*

  34. LC says

    Definitely a Round Giant Pastry Tip, cupcake wrappers & liners!

    The first thing I would bake would be your raspberry lemonade cupcakes!

  35. Becki D says

    Oh man, I need to make some souffles!!

    I absolutely *love* Bake It Pretty!! I would have a very hard time *only* spending $20! For sure I would get some of the mini loaf pans – I would love to make some zombie grave cakes with them for Halloween!

    Thanks for the great giveaway, and congrats on your 100th post!!

  36. Andrea says

    Fabulous! Those look SO GOOD. I've just got my first set of ramekins, so I'll definitely have to try making these myself. :D

    As for the contest, hmmm.. I've had my eyes on the 101 kit for quite a while so I'm thrilled that there's a chance win it here! But I'd definitely use the gift certificate on the Best-Ever Cupcake Icing Kitâ„¢. I love decorating cupcakes and the icing tips are so versatile! I need to add these jumbos to my collection :D The first thing I'll do would be to make Thanksgiving themed cupcakes (since here, Thanksgiving comes before Halloween. SO wacky, I know!)

  37. Sondra says

    Just found your blog and love it! Congrats on your 100th post! I would have to go with disco dust, owl pop molds and a variety of cupcake liners. I would bake dark chocolate cupcakes w/ salted caramel buttercream, topped off with owl pops.

  38. Caroline says

    I will definitely be purchasing some really pretty glitter sprinkles for my next adventure in the kitchen…and some chocolate and carrot cupcakes will look divine in the new baking cups! Congratulations on the 100th!

  39. Space Monkey 1138 says

    Wow, a lot of choices, but maybe a bento box for my daughter… she loves all things Asian!
    My go to cake recipe is cold oven poundcake- I'd love to bake it up in some cute liners! Thanks for the chance!

  40. Shannon says

    I would definitely buy more liners. Their liners are SO cute! and the first thing I would bake would be some red velvet cupcakes!

  41. Klee says

    This is the giveaway of my dreams, haha. I'd either buy that lovely flower-shaped cake pan or some new icing tips. There are so many lovely things in that shop! Those cupcake liners, though– they would house my next cupcake creations, espresso chocolate cupcakes with espresso buttercream! Ttl nomz~

  42. Laurendy says

    I love love love all of their candy molds! They've got so many options! As for filling those baking cup – rich buttercake with strawberry buttercream. . . dang it, now I'm hungry

  43. Karen says

    Oooooh, fun! Let's see…

    I would get these (because they are so pretty): http://www.bakeitpretty.com/item_1537/Pink-Toile-Cupcake-Cases-by-Meri-Meri.htm

    These because they are so sparkly and fun: http://www.bakeitpretty.com/item_725/Polka-Dot-Party-Candles.htm

    And the HOT PINK Baker's Twine!

    Oh wait, I've overspent the prize here, but oh well ;)

    And I will be baking my most favorite Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes courtesy of your recipe :) Ohhh, or the marshmallow creme filled ones. Love those too!

    Love your giveaway !! (and you!) :) <3

  44. mamipdx says

    i'd get one of their bento boxes- the one with the red and white dots. and i would bake pumpkin cupcakes- hello fall!
    thanks
    shenais
    diivertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

  45. Cupcake Carrie says

    I would purchase some cookie cutters and chocolate molds for an upcoming baby shower i'm throwing and i'd bake some pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes! yummmmm…..

    rowecarrie at yahoo dot com

  46. Jennifer says

    Definitely baking cups with some pretty designs. Maybe dots. I like dots. And, of course, I'd have to make some cupcakes. With sprinkles.

  47. Nicole says

    Chocolate and candy molds and cookie cutters, because clearly my already large and overflowing collection is still incomplete. lol. As for the cupcakes, perhaps the S'Mores cupcakes I have been wanting to experiment with.

  48. siilenti says

    I would buy all the pastry tips! And some of those adoooorableee Hot Polka Dot Baking Cups!

    I'd make some delicious chocolate cupcakes, mmmmmm

  49. Barrette says

    I've always wanted to try the dust and glitter, then package them all up nice and pretty with the baking cups to give away!

  50. suburban prep says

    I love the baking molds and liners especially the star and the square mold liners. I also love the different cupcake liners.

  51. Pink Little Cake says

    I just arrived here from Bake it Pretty and I am glad I did. Lovely blog and great giveaway your are having. I could use your recipe and the giveaway too. Thank you for the opportunity.

  52. Sarah B says

    I would definitely get a couple more decorating tips and new decorations. As far as what I would make, probably some cookies and cream cupcakes :)

  53. Sarah Jordan says

    I can't pick!! It would take some serious time to decide. I would def. get some cookie cutters. We only have xmas ones and those aren't good year round. I would also get some cool sprinkles!

    sarahkayjordan at sbcglobal dot net

  54. Debladyrose says

    I would buy the mini assorted heart quins, the classic ice cream sandwich molds, and some cupcake boxes. The first thing i would make would be spice cupcakes with carmel apple cream cheese frosting…. YUMMO !

  55. Lisa Berkery says

    Congratulations on your 100th post!

    I would definitely get the Halloween tinsel toppers and the skull & crossbones cookie cutter. I'd also get the Curly Q Orange baking cups—so cute! So much to choose from!

    I'd definitely make some sort of pumpkin nutella cupcake! Yum!

  56. Melanie says

    I would use the gift certificate on a muffin / cupcake tin, as – with the win – I will have lots of wonderful things to do with them! Having recently graduated and moved out of the house (and across the country) I have neither access to my mother's glorious assortment of cooking pans, nor the disposable cash with which to buy them, when I can just make a cake instead. So much more practical than cupcakes. So much less fun! (Oh how often those two things are polar opposites.) While I'm at it, I'll probably nag some mini loaf pans; perfect for baking for just moi.

    The first thing I will bake in my pretty new baking cups will be German Chocolate CheeseCupCakes.

    *wipes drool off the screen*

  57. Anonymous says

    Happy 100th! I've just discovered you! I'm excited. Love the baking cups!! I would use a certificate to purchase something for Halloween! Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

  58. lauren says

    Happy blogiversary! Fantastic giveaway!! I think I've narrowed it down, some cupcake liners and those red and white party straws. I want to have a soda-fountain themed cupcake party – some rootbeer float, raspberry cream, chocolate malt…. now I can't wait! Thanks for all your ideas and I can't wait for the next 100! :)

  59. Micquie says

    I would definitely get a variety of SPRINKLES!! I'd put them on my cupcakes and frosted sugar cookies. I can't help but make batch after batch once people start talking about the holidays! Congrats on post 100!!

  60. Esther29 says

    Well….when I was perusing the site, I saw the coolest little cupcake boxes. That's definitely something I'd buy….ooooh…and Disco dust.
    And I plan on making salted caramel cupcakes with ganache and caramel IMBC. Yum!

  61. Ish says

    I love the monkey cupcake papers and I could use an updated pastry kit with the tips and bags… I really like her kit. The sprinkles and Dusts looks awesome to use too! I just cannot decide… Maybe I will just have to splurge and get it all! ;o)

  62. Robyn says

    too hard to choose! i'd probably get some chocolate molds for christmas, some fun sprinkles and some of the fancy food coloring!

  63. thelaststandmixer says

    First off, where on fluffy clouds did you find such beautiful square souffle ramekins and "gravy boat" of chocolate goodness? Second, since I cannot buy *everything* on the Bake It Pretty website, I suppose I could settle for either putting the money toward the Cupcakes 101 – Honors Clubâ„¢ (in honor of your 101th blog post in which you announce the winner *kisses up*) :)
    Or I guess I really will just settle for getting those black crunchy seeds and watermelon flavoring so I can try out your watermelon cupcake recipe (how unique is that?!)

  64. Tiffany says

    I'm happily stocked up on gorgeous Bake It Pretty cupcake wrappers (which I'm about to make pumpkin spice cupcakes in), so I'd probably splurge on little fun things… skull & brain lolly molds, a pin the tail on the donkey set, edible sugar eyeballs and some cat & dog toppers.

  65. Stephanie says

    I would get the Oh La La Poodle Cupcake Kit. I have been eying that for the longest time. I would keep it simple and make some vanilla cupcakes. You can never go wrong with that!

  66. gaviata says

    These soufflés look amazing! I would definitely get some new decorating tips and lots of cookie cutters for the the cookies I want to make for the upcoming holidays!

  67. Kara says

    Oh. My. Word. Those souffles are TO DIE FOR! I can't wait to try it for myself (though I'm sure they won't turn out as pretty as yours)! The Bake It Pretty shop is so tempting… I would probably get some packaging supplies – boxes, twine, cupcake wrappers, etc. Love it all! And congrats on your achievement!

  68. Clarissa says

    I would buy cake pans and some edible glitter. I think my Colts themed cake would be better with glitter.
    As for the baking cups: lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream. I had one at the Flying Cupcake here in Indy a few months ago and am still craving it!

  69. Melody says

    I would buy standard muffin tins. I would use the cups to make Blueberry Muffins with a Crumb Topping.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  70. Anna says

    Serendipitous! I just found your site and there's a giveaway today?! Neat-o! I would definitely buy a couple of jumbo piping tips, plus some cute packaging, plus some Halloween cupcake toppers to make, package, and decorate treats for the Cakewalk I'm in charge of at my daughter's school in a few weeks. As for those baking cups… Those are definitely for lunchtime muffins and cupcakes for my girl.

    Thanks!

  71. Kari V. says

    For sure I would buy some black and white cupcake liners and the first thing I would bake are some oreo cupcakes for my daughter's Sweet 16! (she wants a black and white party). Thanks for the great giveaway!

    kari(dot)vannoy(at)gmail(dot)com

  72. Crystal F. says

    I would buy some striped party straws, some bakery boxes, maybe some cupcake toppers. And I would bake some of your vanilla chai cupcakes!

  73. Anonymous says

    Wow! Too much to choose from! I think I would hace to go with a couple of baking pans or flavored oils. And I would bake your Chai Cupcakes you posted earlier this week. Those sounds amazing!
    Great idea for the giveaway and congrats on 100 posts!!!!
    Kerri
    cynthiesmom(@)yahoo(dot)com

  74. Libby says

    I would buy their sanding sugars. The decorating possibilities are endless. AND if I won, I would immediately bake some pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese icing. MMMMM.

  75. Adriana @ Bittersweet Baker says

    Chocolate filled blackberry soufflés sound amazing!

    I really need some new decorating tips, so that would be one of the things I would buy. As for baking with the baking cups, I would make something pumpkin-y!

  76. melmerc38 says

    What a fab giveaway! I would spend my $20 on an assortment of toppers, sprinkles and wrappers to be used for my daughter's upcoming fifth birthday. Isabel likes simple vanilla cupcakes with pink vanilla buttercream frosting, so that's probably what I'll bake. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  77. Curried Cupcakes says

    I would be making cupcakes for my boy's birthday party with those cute polkadot cupcake liners. I love bake it pretty and with a gift card i think i just might go crazy with all the different sprinkles they have.

  78. Kim says

    Congratulations on your 100th post!!

    I would get some cupcake decorating tools such as tips and also some of the polka dot baking cups. How adorable!!

  79. Asha says

    I would most likely use my certificate on Halloween items. I need new picks, jimmies and boxes to distribute cookies that I make.
    I would use my cupcake liners with chocolate cake!!!

  80. Anonymous says

    First of all, congrats on your 100th post! You are amazing and your talents are off the charts. TFS.

    I am your 101st comment .. ;-). If I won, wow, where would I begin? One of each pls! Anything cupcake related, and to fill them, chocolate!! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Here's to many more 100 anniversary's!
    Maureen

  81. Anonymous says

    Congratulations on your 100th post, Darla! I can't wait to see what amazingly tasty treat you're going to blog about. If I win the giveaway, I'm plan to make Snickerdoodle cupcakes. Just found the recipe in a new cookbook I ordered and can't WAIT to try it out. Congrats, again, Darla – you ROCK the baking world, girl! ;-) – Amy S.

  82. CuteStuffInside says

    Nice to meet you Bakingdom – I'm Marsha from Cute Stuff Inside. Happy 100th and thank you for a great giveaway! It's so hard to choose, but I'd start with some cupcake toppers and maybe that adorable Bento box. As for what I'd bake first, it would be my dark chocolate cupcake with peanut butter fluff filling, chocolate ganache dipped top and peanut butter buttercream frosting – let's not forget one of those cute little Reeses peanut butter cups that I put a swirl of frosting on (let's not forget the sprinkles) to send it way over the top!

    S.W.A.K.

  83. Jessiker says

    Haha this is cool because I was on your site looking at cupcakes from foodgawker – and then saw this on bakeitpretty.com a while ago. With my gift certificate I would definitely buy some of their gorgeous baking cups, cupcake wrappers, and I have especially been eyeing their "Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit". I need those bigger tips!
    P.S. your blog is so cute :)

  84. Stefanie says

    Congrats on 100 posts! :)

    I would have a hard time deciding what to get but I would of course get some new baking cups, I love the mini animal prints! I would also get some new tips!

  85. shewhisks says

    Love your blog, can't believe I've only discovered it now. Got alot of reading and recipes to catch up on! And well done you, 100 posts – a milestone for sure! There are soo many lovely adorable items on bakeitpretty.com, I would definately get some of their designer cupcake cases and candy melts as it's not so easy to get hold of in UK.
    The first thing I bake in the pretty cases would have to be this cannoli cupcake recipe I've had bookmared for a while. It's so elegant and definately needs to be appropriately dressed! :)

  86. Dee says

    My nephew has recently shown a keen interest in helping in the kitchen–so the cookie cutters, especially the skull & crossbone cutter, would be right up his alley & help to foster his inner baker.

  87. Mady says

    Congrats on the post! If I win I will definitely be purchasing a bunch of the cupcakes liners and flexible molds! I would love to try Ube cupcakes in the polka dot liners!

  88. Faith says

    You have so many great ideas it is hard to chose, but I think I would make the Cream-filled Chocolate Cupcakes. It really hard to go wrong with chocolate! I would definitly buy more cookie cutters and some candy molds from Bake It Pretty. A girl can never have to many cookie cutters.

  89. shydormouse says

    Congratulations on the hundredth post! I've only just discovered your blog and these look delicious! I've never tried souffles before but now I can't wait to.
    I would get some candy molds or some of the little sugar flowers and use the baking cups for a batch of my famous chocolate cupcakes.

  90. Debra says

    Congrats on your anniversary!
    Yummy looking recipe.
    I'd buy some cake toppers and cupcake packaging. I love the fun box shapes! I would make some lemon vanilla cupcakes with fluffy white icing and package them up to share with friends :)

  91. michelle mullens says

    i think i'd get some of the loaf liners for baked treats for the holidays and definitely some pretty cupcake liners just for the heck of it.

  92. cndymkr / jean says

    I've been a huge fan of Bake it Pretty. It's so nice of you to celebrate with such a great gift! I've got my eye on several of their liners and

  93. Topher says

    I'd love the jumbo size baking cups. I'd make some jumbo coffee cake muffins first off. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Chris

    zekks at yahoo dot com

  94. Love says

    The pink polka dot cupcake cases and the chunky hot pink sugar crystals would be so fun! I'd go for a dark chocolate cupcake with fudge ganache. Love!

  95. Katie says

    Wow, I have never seen that site before. I really like the themed cupcake kits, and I may just try your fauxtess cupcakes that I saw on foodgawker that led me here today :)

  96. jamie says

    oh wow! thanks to bake it pretty for leading me to your blog. i love it already! if i'm lucky enough to win the gift cert., i'd spend it (and some) so quickly on liners first, then maybe one of everything else.

    thanks for the great giveaway!

  97. Nicole says

    I think I'd definitely get packing materials, probably ribbon and/or twine. I'm not exactly sure what I'd bake in the liners yet, but something delicious!

  98. Jenn says

    The butterscotch and vanilla grinder sounds awesome. I would also get some food coloring and flavoring oils! Or maybe some more cupcake papers or cute boxes. So many choices. I honestly had just written down your recipe for watermelon cupcakes and was wondering if my mom has some of the watermelon flavoring oil. Congrats on your 100th post!

  99. HGDentry says

    I want to attempt my 'bat cupcakes' again!!!! And I LOVE cuppy papers…. I have a ton of different ones, and can never have too many!!!!

    I'm going to get some lollipop molds! My boys would LOVE something like that, and they seem like they'd be super easy to make and you can get oh-so-creative with them!!!!!

  100. Patti says

    I would have to buy some of the ice cream sandwich molds. I know my children would love to make these with some homemade ice cream! I'm not sure I could resist some new cupcake liners either…they are so pretty! I would have to say I would probably either bake some pumpkin cookies/brownies and fill with vanilla ice cream or some pumpkin muffins with cream cheese frosting and pumpkin seeds on top. Yummy!

  101. Anonymous says

    Thank you! That is a fun website!!! There are so many things I think I would buy. Chocolate molds to make candies with Summer would be at the top of my list and some super cute sprinkles for the cupcakes we would be making! Definatly baking molds for giving autumn breads to friends and family! The cupcakes I will be making next are the Vanilla Chai Tea Cupcakes no question. There is nothing I love more on a cool fall day then a cup a chai and cupcakes are our a fun family treat. Having them together sounds like heaven! Thank you,
    Sarah Legendre
    sarah_m_legendre@yahoo.com

  102. LJ says

    ok, so i don't think my comment worked on friday.

    i need pastry bags and tips! i would probably definitely go that way. and i love me some sprinkles. they make me happy! and i believe it's been far too long (a month) since i made black bottom cupcakes :)

  103. Cher says

    If I won, I would use the materials that I won for the Great American Bake Sale that I'm holding in two weeks! Hopefully, all of the cute cupcake holders would get here in time!

  104. Gracie B says

    Such a cute site!!! My oldest son is have a Halloween birthday party so the gift certificate would be used to buy the Zombie Brain Gelatin mold and so many other cute things like the tea Cupcakes oooh and the Gourmet Popsicle molds! I could just go crazy! The first thing I would bake would be the Vanilla Chi Cupcakes for the teachers at my sons school, to show them how much they are appreciated! I LOVE to bake a smile on peoples faces!!

  105. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says

    A souffle still scares me!! Congratulations on the 100th post!! I'd love to have baking cups, and luster dust!!

  106. Joyce says

    If I win I'm going to use my gift certificate on candy molds and flavored oils. I love making hard candy! And with my cupcakes 101 kit, I'd make home made red velvet cupcakes…. might even add a little 'surprise' in the middle. They're my families favorite!!

  107. Sachiko says

    I would use it on some of the awesome unique cookie cutters she has. there are so many fun shapes!! and i would have a blast decorating cupcakes to match the fun backing cups ^___^

  108. Queen Mum says

    Congrats on 100 posts!!
    If I win I will bake butter cupcakes for great grandma and let my kids help decorate them with my new cupcake kit. I will use the prize to buy Circus related items for my youngest son's 1st Birthday :)

  109. SJI Radio says

    Golly! What a fun giveaway this would be. I can only fantasize about what I would get with gift certificate like that. I basically make cookies and cupcakes to give around town to store clerks and my docs and nurses so I would definitely get toys to dress up my hand outs.

  110. Klee says

    How lovely! I think I'd buy that heart-shaped cake pan and a Chinese lantern. Those cupcake papers would be lovingly applied to my chocolate espresso cupcakes with espresso buttercream. Nomz.

  111. Fernanda de Mattos says

    I'd make chocolate cupcakes – my favorite! And I'd use the gift certificate to buy the cute flower baking pan from bake it pretty.

  112. RoboJenn says

    Wow, what an amazing giveaway.
    First off let me say that I have absoultely fallen in love with your blog. It has inspired me to really get into cooking again and expiriment with recipes.

    As for my answer the the question:

    With the gift card I would get some of the blue and green specialty bakign cups to use for my son's toy story themed birthday party im currently planning.

    And for the cupcakes 101 kit i would use it to try one of the many recipes i have fallen in love with here on your site. most likely the chi tea recipe since that is my favorite cupcake flavor.

    Thank you again.

  113. Beth says

    Oh wow, amazing! I would buy out the halloween supplies first. I'm having a Halloween baby shower and want to give all my guests a halloween cupcake as a gift! Then I would have to try some of the edible glitter and flowers, so curious about those!

    The first thing I would bake in my new cupcakes cups would be It's a boy cupcakes to announce baby's arrival in November. (Yes, I mark every occasion with a pie, cake or cupcake) ;)

    Your blog is amazing, I love it!!

  114. Shelly says

    Most definitely the Best-Ever Cupcake Icing Kit would be my first purchase. It was out of stock when I first wanted to purchase it, and since it's come back into stock I haven't got around to ordering. Then the first cupcakes I'd bake are for my daughter's upcoming 3rd B-Day — a Wow Wow Wubbzy party!

  115. Frankie says

    Oh my goodness, this looks sinful! I've been really nervous about trying a soufflé, but your victory have given me courage! Now I have to try.

  116. nicola bingo jones says

    Oh wow these are just wow I love chocolate, cream, cakes fruit anything that is really sugary and sweet. I am gonna have to try some of these recipes.

  117. phill says

    Hello; just found this recipe and it looks amazing. i did a bit of research after you mentioned that framboise may be gluten free, and it seems like it is made from barley and wheat. you had my hopes up for a minute, though; i had really enjoyed framboise before i realized how gluten affects me.

    some gluten sensitive people do find that small amounts of beer doesn’t affect them, but i am not so lucky
    http://thebrewclub.com/2009/07/13/lindemans-framboise-raspberry-lambic/

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