Winners of the Two Year Anniversary Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Anniversary Giveaway! We appreciated all the “birthday” wishes and enjoyed reading about your favorite cupcake flavors. We are glad to see that some struggle to pick just one, like us!

Now for the winners…Drum roll, please!

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Our GRAND PRIZE WINNER is Janet and our Runner Up Winner is “Bob”! We’ll be sending you both an email to collect your shipping information and we hope you enjoy the goodies. Janet will receive all the goodies we featured in our contest post and Bob will receive a runner-up package, which also contains some fun cupcake-themed things.

Again, thank you to those who participated!

- The Cupcake Crusaders

Cupcake Bites

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Attempting to capture the wonder of cupcakes into a tiny candy morsel, the makers of CookieDough Bites created Cupcake Bites and Red Velvet Cupcake Bites. I found each of these at our local dollar store and curiosity got the best of me.

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They come in little boxes, like movie theater candy (and just like movie theater candy these days, the boxes are larger than necessary for the contents because the candies are housed in a bag, and then boxed).

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The Red Velvet Cupcake Bites are definitely red on the outside. Unfortunately so much red on such a tiny bite leaves the the candy with that unmistakable red dye flavor. The inside of the candy, to my surprise, was not red, but cookie dough colored. After popping a few more in my mouth, I realized that the flavor was more like cookie dough than cupcakes. I suspect that the insides might be a very similar recipe to the original CookieDough Bites.

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I had higher hopes for the regular Cupcake Bites. They were certainly fun, with their colorful sprinkles, with extra scattered in the bag like confetti. The soft candy coating on the outside tasted like white chocolate but the inside looked like the Red Velvet candies and tasted more like cookie dough.

Although these candies don’t necessarily live up to their name, they are festive and easy to indulge in. Not overly sweet, especially for a candy, they are easy to pop in your mouth one after another, without paying much attention to how many you’ve eaten. I think they’d be great dropped into a tub of buttery popcorn!

If you’d like to try them for yourself, head over to our contest page because we are giving away a box of each in our Two Year Anniversary Grand Prize Giveaway package, and you could be the winner! The contest ends tonight, Monday July 22nd, at midnight. Good luck!

- Posted by Cupcake Crusader, Jenn (Westminster, MD)

Two Year Anniversary Giveaway!

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July is a month of birthdays for the Crusaders’ family. Crusader Stacy and Jenn will be celebrating their 31st birthday next week. Our littlest crusader, Leah, just turned two. Our dad (who might as well be an honorary crusader since he goes on so many adventures with us) has a birthday at the end of the month. And…Our blog just celebrated it’s 2nd anniversary on July 7th!

We can’t celebrate without including our followers, and the best way to do that is a giveaway! We think you’ll love some of the great summertime items in our Grand Prize package!

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For starters, we are including Pillsbury’s Orange Creamsicle cake mix and frosting, which Crusader Stacy used as a base for her Orange Creamsicle cupcakes.

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We also picked up extra boxes of these cupcake candies just for our winner. Check out our review here!

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Some other items we’ve included, that are always popular, are:
– Cupcake Chapstix (there was a lot of excitement over this with our last giveaway!)
– A Cupcake-To-Go container
– Fun summer cupcake liners

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And then there are the cupcake items we just can’t resist:
– Cupcake gift bags
– Cupcake duct-tape (because duct-tape fixes everything, so why not have cupcakes on everything?)
– And more!

This year we also doing a 2 FOR TWO! What that means is, since this is our second year we are going to send a goody bag to a 2nd place winner! So now…how to win?!

There are several ways to enter and each entry counts:

- Comment below telling us your favorite cupcake flavor
– Like us on Facebook*
– Follow us on Twitter*
– Follow us on Foursquare*
– Follow us on Pinterest*
– Sign up to follow our blog via email or WordPress (sign up located in the right column on the homepage)*

* Please comment below after you sign up to follow our blog, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Foursquare, and/or Pinterest. Your comment below will act as an entry into the content. If you already have connected with us via social media, please make note below for your entry.

The contest will close on midnight next Monday, July 22, 2013. A winner will be drawn at random and announced on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Good luck!

- The Cupcake Crusaders

NOTE: We are only able to ship within the USA. Sorry to those who don’t qualify!

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Giveaway Thanking You for the Facebook Love!

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We are so excited about this next giveaway! One reason is because we’ve been collecting some neat things and can’t wait for one lucky person get them. The other BIG reason is because this giveaway will celebrate reaching 1,000 Facebook Likes! It’s unbelievable to us that our little blog has found so much love among fellow cupcake enthusiasts. Each new “like” keeps us encouraged to continue sharing our cupcake experiences with you and it warms our hearts to have found so many people who have an appreciation for cupcakes that matches our own. So, THANK YOU!

Now, I’m sure you all are wondering, “What are the Cupcake Crusaders going to give away?”

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Well, of course there will be one of our most popular giveaway items: A Cupcake To-Go container. (Color subject to change…the one photographed is actually from my personal collection). Another item is something that we hope you love as much as we do:

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ChapStick’s Limited Edition “Cupcake Creations” Cake Batter flavored lip balm. Seriously so cool! We also have some fun miscellaneous cupcake themed items, which we’ll be sharing in more detail as we countdown to hitting 1,000, including cupcake liners and crafting items.

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Now you are probably wondering, “So, how can I win?” Once we hit 1,000 fans we will randomly selected one of our Facebook followers as a winner. If you “like” us on Facebook, then you are already entered! If you don’t, be sure to check out our Facebook page and “like” us! You can also help by sharing our page and giveaway so that we hit 1,000 as soon as possible. We have some great items for spring, so let’s make sure that the winner (which could be you) gets them before the season ends! Good luck!

One Cupcake Crusaders’ Facebook follower will be selected at random as a winner after reaching 1,000 “Likes.” Winner will be announced on Facebook and must contact us at CupcakeCrusaders@gmail.com with their mailing address in order to receive their prize.

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- Posted by Cupcake Crusader, Jenn (Westminster, MD)

Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Because We Love You!

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we think of how much we love the people around us. The excitement our readers share over cupcakes brings us so much joy. As a way to show our love for you all and to say, “Thank you,” we are having a giveaway! We’ve included a lot of fun items, but the really special piece is a cupcake hemp bracelet, from Ashley’s Hemp Creations. She’s a friend and guest crusader, and has made this special bracelet just for us!

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This bracelet features three unique cupcake glass beads, blue hemp, and a teapot glass bead closure. It’s truly one of a kind!

Just to sweeten our giveaway we’ve also thrown in things that we’ve found and love. Here’s a glimpse at some of those items:

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Items shown above:
– Valentine’s Day cupcake liners
– Matching cupcake toppers
– Cupcake sticky notes
– Cupcake liner shaped snack bowl

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We couldn’t have a giveaway without one of our favorite Cupcake-2-Go containers! This time we’ve also added in a handy cupcake corer.

There are 7 different ways to enter, but some will earn you 2 entries, so you can earn up to 10 entries—and it is so easy!

1. Leave a comment below about something (or someone) you are in love with this Valentine’s Day.

2. Follow our blog via email & comment below that you did or already do.
> This will earn you TWO entries!

3. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter & comment below that you did or already do.

4. Share this contest on Facebook or Twitter & comment below that you did or already do.
> This will earn you TWO entries!

5. Follow us on Pinterest & comment below that you did or already do.

6. Pin this contest onto Pinterest & comment below that you did or already do.
> This will earn you TWO entries!

7. Follow us on Foursquare or Foodspotting & comment below that you did or already do.

The contest will close on midnight on Thursday, February 7th, 2013. A winner will be drawn at random and announced on Friday, February 8th, 2013. The winner will have 24 hours to send their mailing address so the package can be sent out in a timely fashion (hopefully arriving before Valentine’s Day!).

We are only able to ship within the USA. Sorry to those who don’t qualify!

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We are Thankful for YOU – Thanksgiving Giveaway!

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This is the time of year when it’s common to reflect on what you are thankful for, so we would like to show how grateful we are to all of our readers and fellow cupcake lovers by having a little giveaway!

Included in the prize pack you see above are just some small cupcake trinkets that make us happy. You will find:

- A Cupcake-To-Go container (we seriously couldn’t live without these)
– Fall Harvest Sprinkles
– Wilton Fall Cupcake Liners
– Betty Crocker Fall Frosting Kit
– Cupcake Candle
– Cupcake Themed Cupcake Liners
– Cupcake Erasers (just for fun, we couldn’t resist!)
– Cupcake Magnets
– Glittery Cupcake Gift Bag

There are 7 different ways to enter, but some will earn you 2 entries, so you can earn up to 10 entries—and it is so easy!

1. Leave a comment below about what you are thankful for this year.

2. Follow our blog via email & comment below that you did or already do.
> This will earn you TWO entries!

3. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter & comment below that you did or already do.

4. Share this contest on Facebook or Twitter & comment below that you did or already do.
> This will earn you TWO entries!

5. Follow us on Pinterest & comment below that you did or already do.

6. Pin this contest onto Pinterest & comment below that you did or already do.
> This will earn you TWO entries!

7. Follow us on Foursquare or Foodspotting & comment below that you did or already do.

The contest will close on midnight next Thursday, November 15th, 2012. A winner will be drawn at random and announced on Friday, November 16th, 2012. The winner will have 24 hours to send their mailing address so the package can be sent out in a timely fashion (hopefully arriving before Thanksgiving!).

We are only able to ship within the USA. Sorry to those who don’t qualify!

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