babycakes cupcake maker giveaway! {Contest Closed}

When I was little I had an Easy Bake oven.

It was really the greatest…

I have so many memories of that thing.  I knew that when I grew up I would have a girl and we could bake miniature desserts together in her Easy Bake oven.

Well, I am grown, but have no daughter to bake mini desserts with.  My boys are great, don’t get me wrong, but all they are interested in doing is eating the desserts I make, not baking them.

So when I got the opportunity to try out a babycakes cupcake maker I felt like I was given a second chance at reliving my childhood memories!  Ok, that’s a little dramatic, but I definitely did a little happy dance!

Along with the cupcake maker I also received the fun cookbook 175 best babycakes cupcake maker recipes.  It has SO many recipes to use in the maker..well 175 of them, duh.  Since I am slightly impatient I didn’t bother shopping for any of the ingredients I needed for a recipe from the book, but in fact, decided to make my first batch from a chocolate cake box mix.  They turned out perfect!  I used half the box of cake mix, which made 24 cupcakes.

Here’s how the unit works…

I lined it with mini cupcake liners, but you don’t have to use liners at all…

You can buy liners here, but you can also find mini liners at the supermarket or any craft store.

I filled each liner with 1 1/2 Tbsp of cake batter and following the instructions baked him for 5 minutes.  They turned out perfectly.

I frosted them with a half batch of  buttercream that I made and piped it on top.  The kit also comes with a reusable piping bag and tips!

I topped my cupcakes with some leftover Halloween candy that we had in the pantry and I love how cute they turned out!

I can’t wait to make a few of the recipes from the cookbook…like Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins, or Red Velvet…

So, do you want one too?

Of course you do…it’s the cutest little cupcake machine out there!

Here’s what you’ll get…

A babycakes cupcake maker and the recipe book 175 best babycakes cupcake maker recipes.

All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me what you favorite cupcake flavor is.

If you would like to enter twice you can “like” the “Plugged Into Cooking” facebook page.  These are actually the ladies who wrote the babycakes cookbook!  If you do that, hop back here and let me know you liked them.

Contest is open to US residents only and will be open until Sunday, November 20th at 11:59 pm.

*Both the the babycakes cupcake maker and the cookbook are both available at Kohl’s stores. Other retailers, such as Bed Bath and Beyond, and book stores may also have them or have them on their web site for on-line ordering.

Contest closed!  The winner is Heidi, comment #365!

989 Responses

  1. Chocolate, with chocolate drizzled over chocolate buttercream and ganache. With some chocolate shavings on top.

    Just kidding. I’d have some peanut butter in there somewhere too!

  2. Michelle Clark

    If I really have to choose, I pick Cherry Lemonade. I also “liked” the Plugged into Cooking Facebook Page! Thanks for this great giveaway!

  3. Mary

    I’m a little boring as I love a plain white cupcake with chocolate frosting. That little baker would be so great for cooking with my Grandkids.

  4. Karen Chojnacki

    I am a chocolate girl at heart so I love chocolate cake with either peanut butter frosting or my family’s butter-cream. But I’ll take banana cake with ganache and peanut butter frosting too. I don’t think I’ve met a cupcake that I didn’t love.

  5. Kim A Stickler

    German Chocolate. And I liked Plugged into Cooking on FB. Would love to get this cupcake maker for my 2 young grandkids. : ) Thank you for the offer!

  6. Tammy Murphy

    OH, I would love to win this!!!!! how fun it would be to make up cutie cupcakes for my classroom. My favorite cake flavor it German Chocolate…. or carrot cake. mmmmmm you are making me hungry~

  7. Monica

    My favorite cupcake is the HUMMINGBIRD cupcake from MAGNOLIA BAKERY in NYC! Too bad it’s only a one month flavor of the year πŸ™

  8. Amber Duncan

    My all time fave is Carrot definatly has to have raisins and nuts. When I make cupcakes the usual winner is the chocolate cake, with a chocolate chip cookie baked inside. With Cream cheese frosting…mmm.

  9. My favorite are the mini chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting from Pane Rustica. So delicious. I love mini desserts. I also have mini spoons and forks to eat them with…and yes, I’m an adult.

  10. My fave is PB&J….vanilla cupcake with strawberry filling and peanut butter buttercream, hmm, hmm, good!!

    If I’m really having a doozy of a day, I’ll stop by my local ice cream shop and pick up a pint of PB&J ice cream to go with it, makes the perfect combo πŸ™‚

  11. Kasey

    I am currently in love with a recipe I came up with for Pumpkin Nut cupcakes with almond cream cheese frosting. I am constantly craving them.

  12. Katie Smith

    My current favorite cupcake flavor is a recipe I found on for Zucotti Cupcakes (White batter w/ Ghirardelli chocolate flecks incorporated, filled with freshly whipped whip cream, raspberries, Heath Bar pieces, and toasted hazelnut, topped with both chocolate ganache AND white chocolate buttercream icing…TOO.DIE.FOR.)

    I also just *liked* Plugged Into Cooking on facebook. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  13. Helene Mahnken

    That’s so hard! Probably the classic vanilla with chocolate frosting. πŸ™‚ I’m new to your blog and I love it! Thanks!

  14. WOW! What a fantastic giveaway. I think my favorite cupcakes are Boston Cream cupcakes; yellow cake, filled with bavarian cream, with the top dipped in ganache … YUMMY! Thanks for having this giveway.

    I hope I win! I hope I win! I hope I win!

    Snoopy πŸ˜€

  15. I prefer plain old white cake with butter cream frosting. My friend however made the most delicious cupcake a couple of weeks ago, it was a lemon raspberry cupcake with coconut cream cheese frosting and it was heavenly!

  16. Cynthia

    My favorite flavor would have to be French Vanilla with lots of creamy creme cheese frosting! Oh how I wish I could win this if not Santa owes me big time this year, cause he never did get me an Easy Bake Oven!

  17. Shelley

    So cute! & What better way to make cupcakes in under 5 mins?! Not to mention they are so tiny, you can eat 5 times as much πŸ˜‰ My favorite are Chocolate with Peanut butter cream frosting πŸ™‚ Yum!!

  18. Cynthia

    Me again I liked “Plugged into cooking” and look forward to keeping up with them! The receipes look really really good! Thank You!!!!

  19. Oh goodness. Do we have to pick just one? Cinnamon Sugar? OR wait, maybe carrot cake? Key Lime? I can’t decide, but I do love cupcakes. This is an awesome creation you are giving away. How fun! I would love to make these with my niece!! (Since I don’t have any little girls at home to bake with either!)

  20. Pampasrider-Kim

    Small cupcakes of any flavor – better for my waistline. And now that I have a granddaughter (after having only boys!) I would love to share this with her. Thank you so much for offering this to someone in your blog-ience.

  21. Brenda

    I would love to win the babycake cupcake maker..since I make cupcakes all the time for the children I watch and the neighbor kids, my favorite cupcake flavor would be any flavor since they bring a smile to your face , but since I have chose a flavor it would be dark choc. with peanutbutter frosting..

  22. I love chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. I think the strongest dieting willpower melts like butter in the face of those.

    I kind of hope I win this, because up until now I didn’t know such a machine existed, and now I want one so badly. Hehe.

  23. Lisa L.

    Anything chocolate!! I have a serious cupcake addition lately!! πŸ™‚ (So really I would eat most any cupcake.) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  24. Anna

    I’m all about cupcakes! I just got married and had 4 different types of cupcakes instead of a wedding cake. My favorite is anything with cream cheese frosting!

  25. Maegan

    Adorable!! My favorite cupcake is chocolate with some kind of surprise inside and a sinful chocolaty frosting. I love all of your delicious desserts! Thanks so much!

  26. Alanna

    I’m loving anything red velvet right now so I guess it would be red velvet cake. But I also love chocolate with peanut butter icing.

  27. callie

    Right now I love yellow/chocolate marble cake with chocolate frosting. But I’ve never turned down a cupcake πŸ™‚ What a fun giveaway!

  28. Brooke

    I LOVE white chocolate cupcakes filled with cheesecake and strawberry filling. They are topped with white chocolate icing! Yum!!

  29. Debbie

    I’m an equal opportunity cupcake eater. I like them all. But if I’m choosing my favorite, it would probably be something with chocolate.

  30. Nicole Burris

    My favorite cupcake flavor is strawberry from a box cake mix. I have not had it in YEARS since I stopped using cake mixes. But they are really good.

  31. Kelsie

    Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter filling. And peanut butter buttercream. Drizzled with more chocolate. And with crushed reeses peanut butter cups on top. And, naturally, there are peanut butter cups in the cupcake batter as well. Because a girl can just never have too much peanut butter and chocolate. True story.

  32. Sara G

    Lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Thanks for writing this post… I saw the maker at Bed Bath Beyond and considered purchasing – now I most def will … If I don’t win that is πŸ˜‰

  33. Cheryl Newton

    Ooooh. Favorite cupcake flavor? That’s a toughie. How about white chocolate vanilla cupcakes with white chocolate cream cheese/buttercream frosting?

  34. Brenda

    So cute!! I love mini cupcakes and my daughter would love this for Christmas so she could use it all on her own!!!! Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate is our favorite!!!!

  35. I know that I should say something about a homemade cupcake, but really my fav. cupcake is the pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes from starbucks. MMMM, I’m working on making my own version.

  36. Cyndi

    My favorite is yellow cake with milk chocolate frosting!! So good! And thank you for the opportunity to win something I didn’t even know I needed until now! Lol

  37. Bettie

    I think my favorite flavor would have to be Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing! I love all flavors, but since you made me choose the above would be it! I also liked the Plugged Into cooking page on FB. Thanks for this fun opportunity to try such a great addition to the kitchen.

  38. Barbara Helm

    Hi my favorite cupcake flavor is pumpking with cream cheese frosting. I think pumpkin is so over looked when it comes baking. Most people only see it as a holiday dessert and it is so much more. I would love to win the babycakes maker and learn to make fun mini cupcakes. I am a little more than a beginner baker but I am not even close to the beautiful work that you do. I do make an awesome Pina Colada Cupcake and Chocolate Raspberry Ganash cupcake as well.

  39. Shayna

    I like a good chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache and raspberry perserves on top and vanilla cream cheese frosting with one little raspberry on top. super delectable!

  40. Oh my gosh! I just saw this at Bed, Bath and Beyond yesterday, and wanted so badly to buy it!! I decided to wait and see if Santa would bring it to me next month. But, it would be even better if I won one! πŸ™‚

  41. Kellie

    My favorite cupcake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting… Thanks for such a great giveaway. I’ve been eyeing this Babycakes cupcake maker for some time and would love to win one πŸ™‚

  42. noelle

    I LOVE yellow cake with vanilla frosting. Though, if a cupcake is available to eat I never turn it down no matter what the flavor:)

  43. Kara

    Good to Be Blonde created by a local cupcake baker. She transformed the traditional brownie into a cupcake. Yum! Hope I win…my kids will love using this cupcake maker and enjoy eating their results!!

  44. Wow! They bake in just 5 minutes?. That could be dangerous since it means I’ll be able to cook and eat them whenever since they are so simple.

    My favorite cake/cupcake flavor is yellow cake with chocolate chips, chocolate frosting, and topped with some pretty sugar sprinkles.

    I “liked” Plugged into Cooking.

  45. Michelle

    I can’t decide!!! I LOVE lemon cupcakes with a delicious vanilla buttercream but I also LOVE (ok, really love) chocolate cupcakes with raspberry buttercream. YUM-O!

  46. Jenn M

    I adore red velvet cupcakes, but the bakery we used for our Groom’s cake went out of business. πŸ™ I need to find the perfect recipe so I can make it myself. I bet there’s an amazing one in the cookbook!

  47. Jenn M

    I liked ‘Plugged into Cooking’ on Facebook, too. My girls would LOVE to play, I mean bake, with the cupcake maker. πŸ˜‰

  48. Michelle

    A tough choice! I really haven’t met a cupcake I didn’t like. But if I had to pick just one….chocolate. With yummy buttercream frosting on top. πŸ™‚

  49. Amy

    I went and liked the “Plugged into Cooking” FB page. The ladies are from KC and so am I. That is so awesome! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  50. Lori Arnold

    Love Love cupcakes!! Haven’t met a flavor I dislike. Chocolate with a salted carmel frosting or wait, vanilla bean with pink champagne frosting. hmm can’t decide

  51. Kate B

    Only 5 minutes? Seriously? Wow! That would be awesome for the next time husband tells me at 10 am “I told Tim we would bring dessert to the picnic and btw, we need to leave at noon”
    Oh – and my favorite cupcakes are yellow cake with buttercream frosting.

  52. Nichole Asquith

    In our house we love anything strawberry or lemon. The icing is usually a simple butter cream or a lemon of some kind as well:)
    And my 4 year just got her first easy bake oven! We are excited to try it out.

  53. Kathy A

    Ok…that is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I make mini cupcakes all the time! I would say I am very boring and love chocolate with chocolate frosting.

  54. I am EXTREMELY jealous that you had an Easy Bake Oven. Every year it went on my Christmas list as the most wanted gift and every year I walked away with a sad heart after unwrapping all of my packages. A few years ago I asked my mom why year after year she failed to help me realize my dream of being a mini baker and she told me that she thought it would be a fire hazard. How stinking practical can you get?!? So disappointing.

    Now, this cupcake baker looks pretty freaking awesome too. It would almost make up for my broken childhood dreams.

  55. Laurie F

    I recently made two that have now become my favorites: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Double Vanilla (completely made from scratch — no mixes and absolutely the best ever!)…

  56. yes please! i love chocolate sour cream cupcakes with butter cream and coconut on top! or just plain yellow cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles is always a fave.

  57. Amanda Johnson

    I had to laugh when I read your post while thinking of my own children. I was blessed with both a girl and boy. Taylor (12) could care less about being in the kitchen. She will not even try to learn when I ask her to join me. Jacob (6), on the other hand, will not stay out of the kitchen even when I want him too. If I am in there so is he. It doen’t matter if I am baking something quick and easy or something “hard” from scratch….He is all up in the middle of it! I still can’t believe that as much as I love to cook that my little girl (the one that is suppose to follow in my footsteps) would hate it. On the bright side, one day my little man will make someone a very good husband!

    As to my favorite cupcake…can’t go wrong with chocolate! Who doesn’t love chocolate? I also “liked” Plugged into Cooking on facebook.

    Thanks again for doing the give-a-way! Hope I win!!!!! πŸ™‚

  58. April

    When it’s been a bad day and all I want is some serious comfort, chocolate with buttercream. Nothing else returns me to simpler times more than that.

  59. Valerie

    When I got married, I had the bakery make me my favorite chocolate peanut butter cupcakes (reeses inspired) instead of a wedding cake! The bakery had never made them before, so they named that flavor after my husband and me!

  60. Makenzie Passey

    I love Chocoloate cupcakes with raspberries inside and a chocolate ganosh frosting!… MMM now i’m hungry off to go bake.

    BTW, i am new to your blog by way of Confessions of a cookbook queen and am loving your ideas!

  61. This is the coolest thing Ive ever seen! As a matter of fact, me and my 2yr old daughter are “ooohing” and ahhhhing” at these cupcakes! I “liked” the plugged into cooking facebook page as well for a second chance to win. Were crossing our fingers!

  62. Melanie Munoz

    My favorite cupcake is white cake with milk chocolate frosting. And a scoop of chocolate ice cream on the side! Fun to eat with a fork!

  63. jenni

    ooooh….favorite flavor of cupcake? how can i even pick? winning this handy little baby cupcake make would sure make trying to decide on ONE flavor even easier and narrow down the contenders. i would have SO MUCH FUN with this little goodie churning out many baby goodies! okay, if i have to pick ONE flavor….something coconutty and orangey with toasted coconut on top. has anyone actually invented a cupcake like this? i guess i really need the maker and the book to find out…right? thanks for the chance to win. i also liked plugged into cooking. brilliant girls, these.

  64. Misty

    Thanks for the chance to win! I always carefully look at all the options and then decide (every single time) to get the Chocolate Peanut Butter. There is just nothing greater than chocolate and peanut butter together.

  65. ColleenB.

    Oh, how I would dearly love to win this cause I make cupcakes at least once a week.
    Favorite cupcake is chocolate with mini peanut butter cup inside topped off with choclate fudge icing.
    Thank U 4 this great opportunity.

  66. Mishelle

    I love chocolate cupcakes with a nice soft, fluffy chocolate icing… I have since learned (thanks to picky palate… I owe that woman 10 lbs as a thank you for that!) that chunks of oreos or an oreo at the bottom is a nice touch too!


  67. Sarah

    I will eat any cupcake, but my favorite is a white cupcake with chocolate frosting and salted caramel from one of our local bakeries. YUM!

  68. Kadie

    Funfetti with sprinkles… or german chocolate… what a toss up… but Id seriously eat any kind I think… Also plugged into cooking