*The giveaway is now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who entered!*
Today, Bakingdom is four years old!
I can’t believe that my blog has grown up so much, and that I have been blogging for four years. Including this one, I have written 461 posts. What the what?! Wow. That’s a bit mind-boggling when I write it out like that. I sometimes come across one and think, “When did I make that? I have no knowledge of this place.” But it’s there, on the inter webs, for all to read, so I know I did it.
Out of the 461 posts I’ve shared with you, 268 of them have had chocolate. Two-hundred and sixty-eight. To be honest, I’m surprised that numbers is so low. I’ve shared 173 cookies posts with you, 170 cupcakes, and 270 posts about cake. Yet, somehow, I still have so much to share! And I can hardly wait to do it. I’m so grateful to be blessed to wake up every day with the opportunity to do what I love. From the recipe creation, to the photo editing, I love every recipe I get to put on Bakingdom, and I’m endlessly thankful that you enjoy reading my blog.
Thanks for the fun, and thank you for the support. I’m pretty sure I’m the luckiest blogger in all the land!
For this year’s bloggy birthday cake, I couldn’t decide what I wanted. I considered cake, cupcakes, maybe cookies…I wanted chocolate, then strawberry…I couldn’t decide. Then, I realized, why am I agonizing?? This year had to be Rice Krispy Treats. I mean, I have zero willpower where they’re concerned, they make unbelievably happy, and you can do fun and beautiful things with them. As for flavor…why do I have to pick just one?? So I had three: strawberry, chocolate hazelnut, and classic vanilla. All together under a blanket of rich buttercream, for the best Neapolitan treats ever.
I totally made the right choice. I’ll be sharing the recipe for these irresistible treats next week, but for now, I’d like to say thank you to you, and show my appreciation with a little giveaway of some goodies from my new favorite shop, Cath Kidston.
But wait! There’s more!! The winner will also receive a matching kitchen towel, another spatula, and a sturdy wooden spoon – all from Cath Kidston, a fabulous store I discovered while visiting London.
The winner is…
Whaddaya think? Want it?? Easy! Just answer the following question in the comment section below: “What’s your favorite dessert”Â It could be your favorite homemade brownies, your mom’s chocolate chip cookie recipe, or or ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s…or maybe just something you’d like to see whipped here on Bakingdom! There is no wrong answer! Contest ends Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. Want an extra chance to win? Just followÂ @BakingdomÂ on twitter and tweet, “I want to win a fun Cath Kidston baking set and wish @bakingdom a happy 4th birthday!” Once you’ve tweeted, return here and leave a comment saying you shared the tweet. Be sure to leave this as a separate comment; each comment is an entry. This giveaway is open to all readers, worldwide! The winner will be chosen randomly atÂ www.random.orgÂ and announced Friday, January 31st, 2014. I will contact the winner, soÂ donâ€™t forget to add your email in theÂ email section! **Comments are moderated, so if youâ€™ve never commented before, it will take some time for your comment to appear!**
Good luck with the giveaway!