… PLUS, my top 15 favorite recipes!
Merry Christmas y’all! I hope you woke this morning to find your presents underneath your tree and treats inside your stockings. Santa Clause brought me everything I could ever wish for and more. Although, my favorite gift of all was being able to come home and spend the entire weekend with my family, because to me, there’s nothing greater than the feeling of being surrounded by those you love.
Even though this holiday season has always been about giving and receiving, it’s just as important to be grateful for all we’ve been blessed with. It’s much easier to complain about what we don’t have, than to cherish what we already have. With that said, I want to thank each and every one of you for your continuous love and support this past year. Yesterday marked my first official blogiversary and I could not be more thankful for the way my site has blossomed since last December.
It all began with a simple idea to keep track of my baking adventures—both the successful and unsuccessful attempts of recreating family favorites and sugar crafted creations pulled from magazines, cookbooks, and the obvious, Food Network. Thanks to my sister’s encouragement, ‘Little Shortcake’ was created. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, for I have been able to use this blog as an outlet for my creativity and an extension for my passion of all things sweet.
Without further ado, I would say today calls for a celebration. Since I cannot afford to send glasses of champagne to all of my fans, I decided to do the next best thing: a giveaway!
1. Mini Cakes: Irresistible Little Cakes, Bakes and Cake Pops
2. KitchenAid Spatula
3. KitchenAid Whisk
Every baker needs a good whisk, a rubber spatula, and of course, some guidance. This cookbook is fun, easy to follow, and full of inspiration to create delicious cakes and pastries to feed your sweet tooth. To enter the giveaway, please follow the instructions below using the Rafflecopter entry form.
(NOTE: There are lots of ways to enter, as described below. All entries MUST have a US mailing address and must be over 18. The winner will be announced here on Saturday, December 31st. and will be contacted by email, but MUST respond within 48 hours to claim their prize. GOOD LUCK!)
Ready, set, GO!
[Contest closes Friday, December 30 at midnight EST.]
P.S, check out the first post I ever wrote: Peanut Butter Explosion Cupcakes --how embarrassing! I’d say my photography (and writing) skills have greatly improved since then…yikes!
6. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Squares
7. Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake
8. Chewy Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies