Monday, August 24, 2009

Wilton's 4 millionth student contest!

Official Sweepstakes Rules

WILTON’S 4,000,000th Student Sweepstakes

SPONSOR: Wilton Brands Inc.,
2240 W. 75th Street, Woodridge, IL 60517

HOW TO ENTER: Beginning 10/1/09 through 10/30/09, visit to fill out an official entry form online. You may also enter the sweepstakes by mailing Wilton your name, address, phone number and email address including a request to be entered in the sweepstakes to Wilton Brands Inc., 4,000,000th Student Sweepstakes, MS#7, 2240 W. 75th St, Woodridge, IL 60517. You must give Wilton permission to send you information about Wilton Courses in your entry request. Mailed entries must be postmarked by 10/30/2009 and received by 11/9/2009. Students participating in Wilton 4 week courses, 10/1/2009 through 10/30/2009 may enter by filling out the Class Attendance form provided by the Wilton Method Instructor during the class. Students must clearly print their name, phone number, and email address and must check “Yes” to the question, “Would you like to receive special emails from Wilton?” to be entered in the sweepstakes. Winners will be randomly selected from a combined pool of student submitted and mailed entries. One entry per person.

Grand Prize Winner- One winner will receive free tuition and registration, (or value equivalent) for a two week Master Course held at The Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art in Darien, Illinois valued at $1,100 (US) and $3,200 (US), in travel expenses to include airfare, lodging (12 nights/bed and breakfast) and13 days of per-diem meals and ground transportation (50/day). Air travel and lodging arrangements will be made by Wilton. Total value of the grand prize is $4300 (US).

Course registration is subject to availability. Prize must be redeemed by December 31, 2010. All taxes on the prize and other expenses related to the prize such as travel, lodging, meals and ground transportation associated with the prize, and any others not specifically mentioned above, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Winner. A U.S. Winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the ARV of the prize.
First Prize Winners- Thirty five (35) first place winners will receive a $100.00 (US) Wilton Gift Certificate to be used towards the purchase of Wilton products ordered through Wilton.
Wilton reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value in case of unavailability.

No purchase is necessary to win. The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, Washington, D.C. or Canada (excluding Quebec), Twenty one (21) years of age or older before October 1, 2009. Void where prohibited by law.

The following individuals are not eligible to enter and their entries will not be considered:

Employees of Wilton Brands Inc. or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, or any Wilton Brand Inc. contractor, their respective parents, or a member of the immediate family (parent, children, siblings, spouse, regardless of where they live) or any individual living in the same household of such employees (whether related or not).

Wilton reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the sweepstakes; violates these Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner at any time during the Sweepstakes, or with the intent to annoy abuse, threaten or harass any other person. By submitting your entry, you accept all Sweepstakes rules, including those not listed here that may be added at Wilton’s sole discretion, and agree to be bound by the decisions of Wilton, which will be final. Winners will be notified by November 30, 2009.
Wilton Brands Inc. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, dealers, and vendors, and these companies’ officers, directors, agents, and employees are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) entries that are lost, misdirected, unintelligible, corrupted, incomplete, late, otherwise not in compliance with these rules; (ii) any act, failure to act, delay, or error relating to the transmitting or processing of entries; (iii) telecommunications network, phone system, computer system, hardware, or software malfunctions, failure, disconnection, data loss, or other difficulties of any kind, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes, or accessing or downloading materials relating to the Sweepstakes; (iv) any conditions caused by events beyond the control of Wilton that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (v) any losses or damages of any kind resulting directly or indirectly from acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize awarded in the Sweepstakes; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials relating to the Sweepstakes. Wilton reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, terminate, or suspend this Sweepstakes if causes beyond Wilton’s control corrupt the administration, security, or operation of the Sweepstakes. By participating in this Sweepstakes, all entrants agree to release and hold harmless Wilton Brands Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, dealers, and vendors, and the officers, directors, agents, and employees of all such companies from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes, or acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of any prize, including without limitation, personal injuries, death, property damages, defamation, infringement of intellectual property rights, and claims based on the rights of publicity and privacy. An Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability, IRS form, W-9, W-8BEN or W-8ECI must be completed by the potential Grand Prize Winner as appropriate as well as a publicity release if legally permissible, within 10 days of notification. Disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner may result if there is noncompliance within the above time period or if the prize notification is undeliverable. Wilton reserves the right to substitute comparable prizes at its discretion. Wilton reserves the right to cancel this promotion at its sole discretion. Winner’s information will be loaded onto at Sponsor’s discretion.
By participating in this Contest, each entrant gives permission to Wilton to use his or her name, photograph, voice, biographical information, likeness, in any and all media, for advertising and promotional purposes, without further compensation or notice, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, including without limitation on-line, unless prohibited by law.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lavender Moon Cupcakery

You know we had to come home and head to one of the great cupcakeries here at home...So we headed to the Lavender Moon Cupcakery in Alexandria to try it out. I love Old Alexandria. When we walked through the doors we kind of got a Parisian bakery feel with a bit of theatrical flare, with its striped walls and framed counter top. The cupcakes were plenty to chose from and sweet! So if you need a gathering place, this would be on the list. Check it out! Then head to the historical streets of Old Alexandria to walk it

Lavender Moon Cupcakery

116 S Royal St

Alexandria, VA 22314

Cupcake Charm in Atlanta!

On our travels to Atlanta we also stopped by The Cupcake Charm gourmet cupcakery. I had my classic vanilla cupcake and it was gooood!!! The cupcakery has a starbucksy feel with some cupcake glam. So if you're ever in Marietta, Georgia... feel free to stop by and have some coffee and a charming cupcake at 156 Roswell St. Marietta, GA 30060!

The Atlanta Cupcake Factory!

So, I am a little late posting, but I have to rave about this cute vintage cupcake shop we visited while we were in Atlanta. The Atlanta Cupcake Factory. Don't be fooled. The name entails a huge place with no personality. This cute vintage style cupcake shop is nothing but. We loved it. The attendant was so sweet and inviting and they even opened a few minutes earlier for us, after they saw us peeking through the window. Sadly we took a lot of pics, (which Jay lost in a botched IPhone upload) while we were tasting their wonderful red velvet cupcake ( Jay's fav) and I had the dreamsicle...OMG, it was definitely dreamy...I can still taste it months later. So if ever you feel like heading down to Georgia, make sure you don't miss this cute little cupcakery!
All photos copyrighted to original owners.2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wilton 2010 Yearbook has arrived!

Its here! Don't miss out! Get your copy now!

According to

2010 Wilton Yearbook!

"A great cake makes any celebration more fun! There’s no better place to find that unforgettable decorated cake or dessert than this new edition of the 2010 Wilton Yearbook.

It’s our biggest Wilton Yearbook ever, with more than 220 designs for cakes, cookies, candies and more. You’ll find a look perfect for your event, from exciting theme birthday cakes and colorful holiday treats to dramatic tiered wedding designs that capture the moment beautifully.

In the 1st Birthday Bash special section of the 2010 Wilton Yearbook, we’ll help you make the day a smashing success with the ideal theme ideas. Discover an amazing Noah’s Ark cake with captivating animals, delightful 3-D rubber ducky tiers and a rollicking pirate ship with fun fondant details from stem to stern.

It’s all here in the 2010 Wilton Yearbook, along with step-by-step instructions, technique resource guide, complete product section and a website link to more great designs.
Available Now!"

Soft cover; 248 pages.

There is free shipping when a Wilton Yearbook is ordered individually (the only item ordered);

however, please note that while the average shipping time for the continental U.S. according to the United States Postal Service is 2 to 9 days, delivery can take longer.

Availability: Ships within 1 to 2 business days

2010 Wilton Yearbook $11.99

Copyright © 2003-2009 Wilton Industries. All rights reserved

Suri loves cupcakes!

The cutest cupcaker!

Nov 25 2008-Katie Holmes with her daughter Suri Cruise seen out for lunch at the Bowery Hotel. They then went to the West Village where Katie bought Suri a cupcake from the Magnolia Bakery. Afterwards they went shopping in New York City. Pictured: Suri Cruise Picture by: Asadorian-Mejia / Splash News
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Look whose selling cupcakes...

Okay even millionaires need to make a

Image Details:
Khloe Kardashian, Joan Rivers and others selling cupcakes to NY'ers on the very first day of filming for the Celebrity Apprentice on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Donald Trump Jr. was there on hand to see how the girls were selling to the NYC crowd.

Joan Rivers even wore a baker's hat and held a giant box of cupcakes that they all had made. Khloe was shown in front of a Bank of America and was telling people to buy cupcakes to help the economy over a megaphone.

Pictured: Joan Rivers Picture by: Brian Prahl / Splash News
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