Summer Giveaway! Contest Closed

Ice cream is very nostalgic for me.  It’s one of those foods that makes you happy. 
Just the look of a carefully scooped ice cream cone is enough to make you smile.
  Smile fast, though because that baby’s gonna drip.
When I was little (or last week…) and we went to Dairy Queen, my favorite thing to get was the chocolate dipped cone.
I’m all about the Magic Shell stuff that goes on the outside.
As my 4 year old would say, “Mom, this stuff is magical
While what I have done here isn’t magical…it IS delicious.  And sweet…very sweet.
My version of the hi-hat cupcake…ice cream style:
 I fell in love with hi-hat cupcakes when I first saw them a few years ago.  
They were one of those things that had a permanent place on my “bookmarked” list…much like the Beef Wellington that I SWEAR I will make for my husband one day πŸ˜‰
But when CSN stores contacted me for another giveaway, I had the perfect excuse to pull the hi-hat out and give it a try.
CSN stores sell everything.  EVERYTHING….from platform beds to handbags to all sorts of cookware.
Choosing something to give to my you, my loyal readers was easy, though.
You’ll see why in one minute…
OK- back to my cupcakes.
These weren’t that hard to make, but…BUT, I will give you a few tips on how to make them easier…
I used to love when my mom would make me cupcakes in ice cream cones for my birthday when I was little.  But through trial and error over the years I have found that there is not easy way to do them.  Unless they have come up with an ice cream cone baking tray and an ice cream cone cupcake traveler that I don’t know about.  Basically, you need a friggin’ engineering degree to figure out how to get them from here to there without the domino effect making a mess of your hard work.
First, fill your cones only half-way with batter.  If you fill them more than half-way they will run all down the sides and it won’t be cute.
Next, I baked mine in my cupcake pan.  It doesn’t hold them tightly, but does prevent them from falling and knocking all the rest down leaving you with a sad situation.
Bake until the centers are set.
To frost the hi-hats use a round tip or a ziplock.
Pipe as you would filling up a soft serve cone…in circles.
When you have them all frosted Martha says to carefully chill for 10-15 minutes.
I will warn you…This was nerve wracking…again, I would keep them in the cupcake pan, because they are very unstable and the chance for toppling over is HIGH if you are not careful. 
While they are chilling, prepare your melted chocolate.
Use candy melts if you are making these cones.  Trust me…
I used 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate and 3 T. canola oil melted together (because that’s what Martha says to do) and it was NOT easy.  
Chocolate takes much longer to set so you’re required to refrigerate them, once they’re coated. You DO NOT want to do this.
 You see, these are the Pamela Anderson of cupcakes and will tip over with all the weight up-top…if you know what I’m sayin’.  Any unnecessary movement is not recommended.
Dip it and quit it.
  Use chocolate candy melts and save yourself the tears.
I am speaking from personal experience.
When using the candy melts, thin the chocolate out with a generous tablespoon of vegetable shortening.
After your chocolate is melted, you will want to be able to submerge the frosting completely in the chocolate, so transfer the chocolate into something deep enough for that.  I used my 2 cup measuring cup…it worked perfect.
The candy melts will set up in about 15 minutes or so.
Don’t move them,  don’t touch them…don’t even walk near them.
Let them be…except if you are wanting add sprinkles, make sure to do this when the chocolate is wet.  Also, sprinkles save you from any imperfections…like the toppling over that I spoke about above.  Sprinkles = Cupcake Cuteness Saver.
SO sprinkle, THEN let them be.
I added a cute red gumball to the top.
You know, just to be cute πŸ™‚
Once they’re set, have a bite…take your time it won’t melt πŸ™‚
And since I am a bit of an overachiever I went ahead and made some regular cupcakes too…
They were way easier than the cones and you can use whatever kind of delicious chocolate you want because they is no fear of the tipping.
(btw-I used buttercream frosting on these)
Now, in the spirit of soft serve and summer and ice cream cones, here’s the giveaway that will be a blast for you and your family…
This thing is so cool!  You and your family can make soft serve ice cream right at home…and a super cool feature is that it has dispensers on the side so you can fill your ice cream with “add-ins”.  So each person’s ice cream can be different…like sprinkles, mini chips, crushed cookies…whatever.
So, here’s what you have to do…
1) Become a “follower” on my site and leave me a comment telling me why you want this soft serve maker.
And…
2) For a 2nd chance at winning, “like” me on facebook.  You can do this by clicking on the “facebook badge” on the right-hand side of my site.  Once you have done this leave me another comment telling me you “like” me.  I really need all the positive reinforcement I can get πŸ˜‰
So that gives you 2 chances to win!
Don’t forget to leave me your email address so I can contact you.

This contest will be open for 1 week, closing at midnight, Thursday 6/24/2010.
Contest is closed.

239 Responses

  1. Heather

    Oh my gosh!!! We got THREE ice cream makers for wedding gifts this past month but I would trade them ALL in for this adorable and super fun item!! I love it!! I am a follower!!!

  2. meeyeehere

    I follow you and would love to have this yummy machine!
    I come from a long line of ice cream addicts and we like to get creative with our treats! Thanks for the chance!

  3. SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen}

    oh!! I'm already a follower.

    I'd love to have a soft-serve ice cream maker since we make all our own ice cream due to nut allergies!

  4. Jennifurla

    I am a follower. I have one word for why I want this dream machine "Indigo" – she is my daughter and just one month ago she tasted her first dipped cone at dairy queen. She is almost 2 and this would be lots of fun over the summer.

  5. Dee

    I'm def a follower-LOVE your great ideas! I can't wait to try these ice cream cone cupcakes. I want this because I have two small children that LOVE icecream—and sprinkles. πŸ™‚ They would love you forever if I had this at our house to whip up ice cream often-they'd think I was the coolest mom ever.

  6. Our Family

    i have been following your rss feed in my google reader for awhile. now i'm an official follower!!

    i would LOVE an ice maker. i only have the old fashioned ice, spinning kind and i had a bad experience the first year we were married. i would love to make some homemade ice cream to celebrate 10 years of marriage πŸ™‚

  7. Party Box Design

    OMG AMAZING! I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for this one!

    ALSO THIS VERY POST IS INSANE! YOU are amazing!

    Happy Blog Follower!

  8. Kristen

    I am a follower!

    I want this ice cream maker so that I can cut down on my trips to McDonald's to get cones πŸ™‚

  9. Renee

    I 'liked' you on FB for another entry to win.

    The ice cream cone cupcakes are awesome. I've been thinking about trying the chocolate covered cupcake myself, now you really have me in the mood.

  10. Jenn @ BentoForKidlet

    I follow you! I would love to have this amazing machine because my Kidlet and his friends eat a ton of ice cream! It would be so much fun to have them help make it!

  11. Debbie

    I have been dying to try hi-hat cupcakes too, and you made them about ice cream, my favorite! Following you already πŸ™‚

  12. magnolia

    Every summer, we go to the mountains in Tennessee with my husbands extended family where there is no air conditioning, tons of bugs, and not even a screen in sight. We're basically living in the great outdoors with walls (and plumbing luckily)! I love to make ice cream to cool all the kids off while I'm there, and with a gazillion kids running around, this would be PERFECT!

  13. Domestic Sugar

    Am a follower already. I love your work, hopefully I can qualify too. Soft ice-cream is much yummier than regular!

  14. lilmuy

    i subscribe to your site via google reader.

    since my son turned two, we've had to heavily negotiate with him to get him to eat. if the "treat" dangled is good enough, he will eat all his dinner.

    ice cream and soft serve are his top picks. if he got to help add toppings and swirl it around, he'd just die of happiness. and seeing that big toothy grin melts my workingmomheart.

  15. DREW'S MOM

    I love your super cute cupcakes. and I SOOO want the ice cream maker. Ice cream is the one "staple" in our house.. more than eggs or milk.. seriously!

  16. Blitzyflitzy

    Those cupcakes are so cool!
    I might have to try those some time this summer!
    I would LOVE that ice cream maker…I am obsessed with ice cream! Its so good and yummy and the perfect treat!

  17. Amanda

    I am soooo and ice cream addict! I actually just got an ice cream maker (unused) at a garage sale, but it was not to be. A major piece was missing. Totally bummed. This would for sure make up for it!

  18. Molly

    First, these ice cream cones are so cute! I really didn't know that they were cupcakes until I read through the post. That's a lot of frosting . . . I'm sure my kids would go crazy for these.

    Second . . . I would love this ice cream maker! Growing up, my parents never took my sisters and me to DQ because they preferred hand-dipped ice cream. Skip to present day . . . my husband totally got me hooked on soft serve. If I could make it at home that would be awesome!!

  19. Amy

    I'm a follower! I'd love the ice cream maker because my son has a peanut allergy, so we have to be super careful about the ingredients in his food… this would be a great way to make sure the ice cream he eats is safe!

  20. Deb

    This is the best machine ever:) I have three little boys- 4, 3 and 14 mos who would go bananas over this gizmo….not to mention that I have a huge weakness for ice cream…esp. chocolate dipped cones:) I am a loyal follower (and love your witty blog and great treats!).

  21. wendipooh13

    oh I am already a follower but that ice cream machine is sooo freakin cool.. My kids would LOVE this and I have to say I would too!!! it would be the biggest hit in our house.. great for when guests come over too.. ok I'm drooling!!

  22. Tracy

    I'm a follower! I LOVE soft serve ice cream and would be so excited to win this, especially because I am allergic to nuts and make my own ice cream!

  23. Bethany

    FOLLOWING and…

    I would love to win this because my husband works a lot of night shifts, and this would be a great way to pass time with the kids while he's away. It would make a great reward for them helping me out!

    logan 4301 at yahoo dot com

  24. Gabby

    I'm a follower! I would loooooooove this! My hubby has a sweet tooth, and our little one LOVES ice cream. I would love to make ice cream cakes, too. gremolona@gmail.com

    By the way! There IS an ice cream cone cupcake baking tray, and you can buy it with a case, too! I emailed the site because it's on my wishlist, and they said there is a plenty of room in the case for a decorated cupcake cone. http://www.kupcakekonz.com/

    There is also a blogpost on how to make your own. http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2010/06/03/my-i-thought-i-had-an-original-idea-ice-cream-cone-cupcake-pan/

  25. Mollie

    I'm a follower!

    I have 6 housemates, and we were just talking last night about how COOL an ice cream maker would be!

    I WANT ONE!

  26. Amanda

    I follow you and I love your website! I also have a small obsession with ice-cream. Its my all time favorite dessert and trust me, I've looked into buying an ice-cream maker many times but my budget never allowed for it. Thanks for the chance, what a fun giveaway!

  27. MrsJoseph

    I follow! My husband and I have bbq's with a few other couples from out apartment complex and I'd love bring this out afterwards. We'd be the coolest neighbors EVER!

  28. Taylor

    I'm a follower! I need this because there are no good soft serve ice cream places where I live so I want to make my own!

  29. Shan

    I would love the chance to win!! I have two kids who LOVE LOVE LOVE ice cream by the pool! We have been following your blog and on facebook too.

  30. Erin

    I'm now a follower! (and will "Like" you on facebook too!) My kids (1 and 3) would LOVE the soft serve maker, we would have a blast this summer with it!

  31. Raina

    These cupcake cones are awesome. I have never seen them done like this. They look incredible. Wow..chocolate covered frosting!! I used the semi-sweet chocolate before and agree it is not as user friendly as the candy melts.

    I would love with a capital "L" an ice cream maker. I see all the blog posts with ice cream and get jealous. My kids and my husband and I are, of course, like most people in love with ice cream. They would go crazy if I had an ice cream maker..lol.

    I am not on Facebook or I would "like" you. I still like you though..lol.

  32. Pat

    My grandkids would think I was just the best thing ever if I had an ice cream maker. This would be ideal for this summer!!

  33. pugandkiss*xoxo

    I have been wanting an ice cream maker for so long in hopes to recreate some childhood memories! I want to jazz up the boring melty old ice cream though, so this would be the perfect chance!

  34. Simply Sarah

    I would love this so much. I often work with kids and it would be so much fun to be able to make some delicious and adorable ice cream with them! :]

  35. Courtney

    I am a follower, and I would LOVE to have this ice cream maker. I am a college student about to start pharmacy school in the fall. It would be nice to make some homemade soft-serve for myself and my friends to eat during study breaks. πŸ™‚

  36. Shonna

    The reason I would want this icecream machine? Because I LOVE soft serve icecream… At home I have to microwave my icecream and then stir it so that it is like soft serve before I eat it. I think you can see the reason I might want to skip the middle steps :D! And I'm already a follower! Love the blog!!

  37. m_vogelman

    K – so the reason why the machine should come to my house is because of my unmatched love for ice cream. I eat it for dinner, I eat it for breakfast at times. I like the ice cream part better than the treat part in some flavors (which makes me GREAT partner for eating ice cream with my best friend!) In those random emails that ask you what your fave dessert is – I always say cookies and ice cream. I do not have children that could enjoy this, but my cat, Oliver loves to eat ice cream, and I have the pics to prove it πŸ˜‰

  38. Michelle

    I've been reading your blog on Google reader for ages, didn't realize I wasn't a follower till today.

    I would love to win the soft serve ice cream machine because it reminds me of when I was a kid. Every week on the way back from church my dad would stop at this place that had ice cream (their ice cream was always soft serve). They always had chocolate and vanilla, but they always had one specialty flavor like blackberry or lemon. To top it off, we'd also get sprinkles then the chocolate dip. It was such a great family tradition.

    Now I go to DQ and get a Peanut Buster Parfait with chocolate ice cream (and sometimes heath bar instead of peanuts). YUMM

    I enjoy reading your posts, as always!

  39. Sarah

    I'd love to have this in my kitchen not only because I'm a Cool Gadgets Junkie, but also because, literally, over the last month, it has come up in conversation at least 5 times how we need an ice cream/frozen yogurt maker at home.

    (I follow you.)

  40. Abby

    I would love to have this ice cream maker because I don't have A/C in my apartment, so I eat a lot of ice cream to stay cool during the summer. I would get so much use out of this! I'm following your blog.

    abby.weimer@gmail.com

  41. Paige

    I'd LOVE to have this cause my husband and I are saving for a house and, even though I really, really want an ice cream machine, we don't wanna spend any extra cash. So just give me one! Pretty please?

  42. Abby

    Following! (Privately; but I promise I am!) My little on ADORES ice cream. He'd love to "help" make his own sundaes!

    Those cupcakes are fabulous – esp. for people who can't get enough frosting!

  43. Kim (upnrunning)

    I now follow you. πŸ™‚ I have been reading your blog for quite some time though.
    This soft serve ice cream maker is what my dear sweet friend, Kimie, has had on her wish list forever. I would LOVE to give this to her and we could eat yummy ice cream all summer long. πŸ™‚

  44. aLLie

    top 3 reasons why i should win:
    1. i just moved into a new house and what house is complete without an ice cream maker?
    2. making ice cream in school would make me the coolest teacher ever
    3. if i win i will have the ice cream party chris has been dreaming of πŸ™‚

  45. Kate

    First of all, I love the cupcake ice cream cones. They are adorable, I will definitely be making these soon! Second, I would love this soft serve ice cream maker, because I've never had an ice cream maker and i love ice cream!!! Third, I "like" your facebook page πŸ™‚

  46. Hope

    I simply LOVE homemade ice cream so I would love to have it. Last summer I made a blueberry cheesecake ice cream that I found on Pioneer Woman. It was my first experience making it at home and it was WONDERFUL! I already have you as "liked" on FB but I'll leave a message there too πŸ™‚

  47. I run for cake!

    Such a fun cupcake idea! I remember eating cupcake cones when I was a kid too…although I have never dipped them in chocolate. Love soft serve ice cream machine, I have never seen that style before. What a great idea to include the topping dispensers on the side…I would fill mine with colored sprinkles and nuts!

  48. charlene020

    Oh My! I would love to have this – My fiance is an ice cream fanatic. He can eat ice cream breakfast, lunch and dinner! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a great week!

  49. Denise

    Just found your blog tonight…added you to my favorites! And lucky for me in time to join the ice cream machine contest! Could I be lucky enough to win?!

  50. Joanne

    First of all, those cupcakes are GORGEOUS! I need to make them. ASAP! All of that buttercream underneath that chocolate coating…like a dream come true.

    I'm a follower!

    I would love that machine because I am a SERIOUS ice cream fanatic. And eating soft serve makes me feel like I'm five again, and who doesn't want that?

  51. Shannon, John, and Madelyn

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this ice cream maker (and, of course, your blog too)!! This would be perfect for our summer parties!

  52. Jessica

    I'm following you now!

    I would love this ice cream maker because right now I don't have one! But really, more because I see all of these amazing ice cream, frozen yogurt, etc. recipes popping up all over online and I have to ignore them. So sad…

  53. katie@tulsadetails

    I am a follower and would love to have an ice cream maker to cool off with in our 100+ degree weather this summer!

  54. Erin O.

    that looks so fun! i would love to have this as a way to cool off in the hot summer months!

    oh, and I am a follower!

  55. Francheska

    We scream for Ice Cream! I love to bake and I think I might just have to whip up a batch of ice cream cone cupcakes for Father's Day!

  56. Monica H

    These are so stinkin' cute Shelly! The red gumball on the top really makes these special. You had me though because I thought they were really ice cream til I saw they were filled with buttercream! I can't imagine taking a bit out of these but I'd love to look a tthem all day.

    Why do I need a soft-serve ice cream maker? Who doesn't! So I can show off that's why πŸ™‚

  57. Teacher Lady

    We just had these at a picnic last night – she had a carrier with small openings that kept them stable. Help is out there!
    Oh, and I looooooovvvvvvveeeeeeee ice cream.

  58. Amy

    Those cone cupcakes look amazing!!

    I am a follower and would love to win this. Our family is all about ice cream, not just in the summer, but pretty much year round!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  59. Whimsy Cookie Co.

    Hi Shelly!!! I am totally a follower and love your commentary!! πŸ™‚ My two boys would love a soft serve machine..great for summer!!

  60. Janie

    Just had baby #4 and I'm picturing this as an easy b-day party treat, since we seem to be celebrating something every month! I'm off to like you on FB now! Or maybe I shouldn't like you now that I want ice cream at 9AM, ha ha.

  61. Susan Crabtree

    I have tried to make these before & it was truly a tragedy! Yours look AMAZING & have inspired me to try again! I am already a follower & would love to win this to make yummy ice cream with our kids!

  62. ...stillbaking

    I would love love to win this! We have no extra money now to buy these kind of cute things, and this would be such a nice treat for the summer!

  63. ...stillbaking

    I LIKE your site! I love your fresh and adorable ideas, and everything is so doable! Thanks for a great website!!

  64. Traci Tenkely

    I am now a follower and would love to try this soft serve business. I already have an ice cream maker but sometimes lack the patience!

  65. Jen

    Love the cupcake idea! Going to try and make them this weekend, just hope they turn out as cute as yours. If I could live off one kind of food for the REST OF MY LIFE, it would be ice cream. I am an Addict!!! I would love the soft serve ice cream maker. I Promise, I would use it to its full potential πŸ™‚

    PS – Im a follower on facebook

  66. Jen

    Love the cupcakes. . . going to try and make them this weekend. Cross your fingers for me πŸ™‚

    If I could live off of ice cream alone, i would be a happy woman!!! If I won the ice cream maker, i would use it all the time!!! I have so many creative ice cream ideas.

  67. Ingrid

    I've been a followere from waaaaaaaaaay back! πŸ™‚

    I've always been intrigued by both the high hat cupcakes AND the ice cream cone ones. Just as I suspected they are both much to complicated for a lazy one such as myself!

    Happy Friday's Eve!
    ~ingrid

  68. Cinnamon-Girl

    Your cupcakes are so adorable! And I love that you use a lot of icing – the best part for me! I'm a follower and I would love this to make ice cream for my family! Soft serve brings back childhood memories…

  69. Elaine

    I have an old fashioned wooden one that needs salt & ice and is way more trouble since I now live alone… but I know I could share with others with this machine!

  70. Tegan and Tage

    Holy heck, that is awesome! We have ice cream every night in our house (not the most healthy, I know) and the hubbs would love this.

    Thank you!

    tegan{dot}mauldin{at}gmail

    (Follower)

  71. Ash

    Really why wouldn't you want such a cool ice cream machine?! I really super want it because I live in a desert, hot hot hot summers. And man do I LA-OVE ice cream!

  72. All Things Yummy

    I am a follower and love reading your blog.
    Awesome giveaway that would make the perfect summertime treat. Especially since I live in hot/sunny CA.

  73. baking.serendipity

    Ice cream cone cupcakes remind me of being a kid. I love that you took this to the next level and dipped them in chocolate. So cute!

  74. Jessica

    For some reason, my last comment didn't appear….it read: "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! My pregnant self would love this soft serve maker to save my husband from more late night ice cream runs to satisfy my cravings! Thanks for the great giveaway!"

  75. Samantha

    I already follow the blog and this ice cream maker looks awesome! I love the fact that you can add mixins right away!

  76. ~Alison~

    I'm already a follower and I not only WANT this machine, I NEED this machine! I plan on bribing my nieces to come over a few days each week to keep my one year old busy. What better way to bribe them?!

    moosepoop70@aol.com

  77. Emily's Mom

    I love you and this ice cream maker! The hubby loves making homemade ice cream with my daughter and with the sprinkle machine they will be in heaven!

  78. foodlova

    I have a major obsesion with DQ softserve. Now that I am living abroad, it's not possible for me to DQ something different πŸ™ That is why I really, really would like this machine!
    -Kerry, a new "follower", but not new to following your blog if you know what I mean

  79. Andrew's Mom

    I like you too…on FB as well. Just a side note – I'm having a deep "IM" conversation with my husband about my "mental state" – our son has autism – and I find it funny that my word verification is "psycheom" – LOL

  80. Beth

    Ice cream is our favorite treat at our house! My husband especially loves soft serve. This would make a perfect anniversary gift – 11 years on June 24th!

  81. Baking Momma

    SO love this giveaway. I am a follower. I so want this
    A. We love Ice cream
    B. This would stop my husband make me DQ runs at night 8)

  82. The Queen of Quite a Lot

    I am a follower. I would love this machine! In fact, my kids asked for it for Christmas last year, but of course it was a week before Christmas and I was already done shopping so I never did get one. Thanks!

  83. Christine Bell

    I would love to win the soft serve maker because I absolutely love ice cream and I have never owned one, but I would love to.

    I am a follower!

  84. Teresa

    Wow, this looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool. No pun intended. My family absolutely loves ice cream. We would adore this ice cream maker.

  85. Kim

    I'm a follower! Why do I want this ice cream maker? Well, I'm pregnant and I need a way to beat the heat this summer πŸ™‚

  86. AmberLee

    This looks like soooo much fun! My daughter's would love it! Here in TX we have to indulge in ice cream quite often to keep cool, and this would be perfect for these hot summer days!!!
    I am now a follower!
    alives86 @ yahoo.com

  87. Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}

    I love your ice cream cones!

    I would love the ice cream maker. My first job was at Carvel and oh how it would bring back the memories of the soft serve ice cream days I miss, Lots of cones dipped in bonnet! (the chocolate coating) That is one of my favorites, that is probably why I love those Hi Hats so much! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE To win to win the ice cream maker πŸ™‚
    I'm a follower of course and LOVE you blog!

  88. Natalie...

    wowww!! this is amazing, i love the hi-hat ice cream style they are so coo, i really want to try making hi-hat cupcakes they look like so much fun!!

  89. marla {Family Fresh Cooking}

    What a great giveaway and how awesome are these cupcakes. Just gorgeous! I follow you…..and I want this ice cream maker πŸ™‚ xo

  90. linda

    wow! great giveaway!
    found you thru your comment @ bake @ 350 (father's day post)…lucky for me…
    i signed up for goggle reader for your blog & look forward to sharing in your recipes & posts!
    thanks for including me in the fab giveaway!

  91. Kelley

    I need the soft serve ice cream maker because my local Carvel has closed πŸ™ Now I have to learn how to make my own.

  92. Cassie, RN, OCN

    The best memories I have of my childhood involve ice cream. My Grandmother had an old ice cream maker that used salt and I had to stand and watch it to make sure it didn't stop turning. The 4th of July was my favorite! Fresh ice cream, cake, family, and a grill. It doesn't get any better than that! I have recently been looking for an ice cream maker – but really don't want to deal with the salt and this one doesn't! Perfect for my family with two girls, a 4 year old (who LOVES sprinkles) and a 1 year old who just loves icecream.

  93. bridget {bake at 350}

    I would love this ice cream maker because CLEARLY I need more sugar in my life!

    Your cupcakes are darling. I, too, have those high-hats bookmarked in my Martha Cupcakes book! *Someday!*

  94. betchacanteatjustone

    My mom used to make cupcake cones for our b day parties when my brothers and I were little! I tried them once and WAY over filled them with batter! I will hae to try again for sure!

    I follow you and "Like" your facebook page!

  95. Lauryn

    Your high hats look freakin amazing!! I am seriously in awe of you! I would SO LOVE to win this! Here's why – I am moving to Florida in August and its gonna be so hot there that having my very own ice cream machine would be the perfect way to cool down!!

  96. gillian

    i'm following you πŸ˜‰

    i would love to win this so i, i mean my kids, would have ice cream ready and waiting whenever πŸ™‚

  97. Courtney

    I'm following you now, even though I read every update πŸ™‚ I've been wanting this ice cream maker for awhile now and now is the perfect time to get it. Nothing like making homemade creamy, icy treats for friends and family!

  98. Courtney

    I've also liked on Facebook, which I didn't know you had so now I'll get even more updates! Thanks for the contest opportunities!

  99. The Wurms

    I just stummbled across your blog and I love everything you do. I have added you to my list of favorite blogs.

    Soft serve ice cream is my favorite treat because growing up my grandfather would eat it all the time (it reminds me of him)…I think that I should win this amazing soft serve machine so that I can establish a legacy of soft serve ice cream lovers, just as my grandfather did.

  100. The Wurms

    I also just "liked you" on my facebook page. Thanks for sharing all your amazing baking with us. I am sure excited to make lots of the things on your blog.

  101. Tracy Lea

    I am a follower because I love your blog! This machine would be an awesome addition to our family, we camp alot so it would make for a great time!! Thank you!

  102. *s

    I am so glad that I came across your blog! I am now a new follower.

    Love the hi-hat cupcakes you made. I made similar ones for my students at the end of the year, but never thought to dip them in chocolate. I'll have to try that!

    As far as the soft-serve maker goes, I've been dying to get an ice cream maker, but now I'm re-thinking that want! The hubs and I actually enjoy soft-serve more, and it's such a cute machine too πŸ˜€ Thanks for this chance!
    *sam*

  103. tx_meghan

    As a family of 5 we go through tons of ice cream—the children eat so much (okay, it is really me that eats so much). How fun it would be to make our own. I am a follower now.

  104. Pickle

    I would love to win this ice cream maker. I live in a friend house which we make up a great family. So we are all under 30 and this would definitely come in handy for an impromtu ice cream party! Also, I have an allergy to Red Dye #40 so this would be great so I don't have to chance it since most of the soft serve places around here have mixes with fruit swirls so I can't have the regular kind because of machine contamination. Also the sanitizer they use to clean scoops has it in it. I just started following you and liked you on fb. I also am trying to find an occasion to make those ice cream cone cupcakes!

  105. Michelle

    I follow your blog religiously! I would love this ice cream maker – not only would it look stunning in my kitchen bu my hubby doesn't like soft serve so maybe I'd actually get some ice cream! *fingers crossed*

  106. Rebecca

    I NEED this! I've never done home made ice cream (other than the coffee can kind)!! Shocking, I know! And I would totally use this to make my husband a welcome home ice cream cake!!

  107. WildHair

    "Joy" Thats what I think of when I saw this ice cream maker, I remember the awe in my childrens' eyes the first time they saw our popcorn popper work, they still enjoy watching it work. I babysit a lot and we do popcorn and see lots of very startled expressions "No microwave!!" Its very easy on the wallet too. I'd love to see the looks on the childrens faces when they watch this work.
    email lareejb@gmail.com

  108. me

    mmmm, ice cream…
    and cupcakes…
    and summertime…
    love your blog.
    love to win things – although I am extremely horrible at it.

  109. Theresa

    That ice cream maker is so cute! I just won a ice cream recipes book at work…but I don't have an ice cream maker, so I definitely could use it

  110. Patti

    I've been wanting to make high hats for the longest time..love the ice cream cone idea. I just might make those for my son's birthday next week!
    I would absolutely love to have the ice cream machine! It would save the 15 mile trip to the ice cream shop when I get a craving for soft serve!! πŸ™‚

  111. Shelly at Aperture of My Eye

    I follow your blog and would love to have this awesome giveaway. We are an ice cream family and this would fit in perfectly at an upcoming birthday party I'm throwing for my daughter. I would be a hit! Thanks so much for the chance to win! πŸ™‚

    Shelly
    stushellyreeve@gmail.com

  112. Terrianne, Call me Ree

    Those are fantastic! I love all your cupcakes. I can't believe you can bake cake in ice cream cones.

    What a Supercalafragilisticespialadocious giveaway!

    I love ice cream. And when I say love, I mean L-O-V-E! Anyone who knows me would tell you I'm ice cream obsessed.
    I grew up in the projects of Boston as a kid, and amidst all the drugs, violence and crime, one of the few innocent, childlike and sacred things that remained was the ice cream truck visiting at five o'clock during the weekdays, Salvatore, he had the best watermelon slush and soft serve, and Nikki late at night on the weekends.
    So for me, I totally get how ice cream could be nostalgic. Those precious few instances of child-like innocence come rushing back whenever I have really good ice cream.

    I would be so grateful at the mere chance of winning because I had the quart and a half cuisinart ice cream maker and two days ago it broke. Just stopped working! I filled the bowl with the liquid mixture, flipped the 'on' switch and all I heard was a faint "huuuuuum." One of the saddest days of my life.
    I always told people it was the 3rd best thing to ever happen in my life, after being born and meeting my guy.

    My email is sexyredsox27@aol.com

    Congratulations to whomever should win! And thanks for such a great giveaway.

  113. J

    I would have to agree with the other posts, this is way cute! I love how compact it is. I want an icecream maker, but compact like this is a must! So Cute!!!

  114. J

    OMG! How cute is this ice cream maker. I love it because it is so compact. I would love an ice cream maker that is compact like this one!

  115. ReminisceHeirlooms

    I am drooling at the chance and oh so so so hopeful. I already like you on FB. πŸ˜‰ I love the blog and am so inspired by your talent.
    Blessings-

  116. Baking Addict

    These are so cute!! I made ice cream cupcakes recently but these are a great idea as well. Perfect for a garden summer party.

  117. Deborah

    I have always wanted to make these cupcakes!! Yours look absolutely perfect. (and good thing I already have this exact ice cream maker, since I missed the giveaway!)

  118. Linda

    I just discovered your blog and I have already printed out 3 recipes that I want to try. I have been hinting around for an ice cream maker for my birthday. Alas, my birthday has passed and no ice cream maker. Hope I win it:)

  119. Marnely Rodriguez

    I'd love this because it's gonna be a HOT summer and I need something to cool the family off with! (I'm a GFC follower!)

  120. Random Sharona's Flying Om

    Portion control!!! Love this thing! I would love to make my own flavors and have them be there when me and my family want them. Great way to promote family time! I followed on FB too πŸ™‚

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