Fab Freebie: Save Room For Cake

***This giveaway is now closed. See who won below!***

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Our lucky winner this week is… N Shirley (whose favorite dessert “to both make and eat is Virginia Apple Pudding – even makes the whole house smell good!”) Sounds delicious. Congrats!

We’ve had a few questions about why all contests aren’t open to international readers, so here’s that info for you. We actually ask every single vendor who approaches us to do a giveaway if they’ll ship internationally and we remind them that the more folks are included, the more exciting it is for everyone. We LOVE you all and always want to open our giveaways to as many people as possible! It unfortunately comes down to each company’s policy (some folks are set up to deal with customs/shipping internationally while some companies are not legally able to vend things beyond the US – even if it’s just a book or a gift card). Sadly, we can’t change companies policies, and if we held out for international prizes and rejected everything else, we could no longer host weekly giveaways – which we’ve done for years. Hope that makes sense! We’ll continue to do our best to include as many of you guys as we can (we’re so glad this cookbook is open to Canadians too!).

With Thanksgiving just days away, think of this week’s giveaway as a warm up to all of the delicious food you’ll be stuffing your face with come Thursday. The mother-daughter team behind Philly’s Brown Betty Dessert Boutique is celebrating their new cookbook, The Brown Betty Cookbook, by giving away a copy along with $100 towards Terrain, whose wares appears on the cookbook’s pages. So if you’re like us and drool equally over amazing desserts and stylish kitchenware, you’re in luck. Seriously. I think I got a sugar high just by looking at some of the pictures.

  • PRIZE: The Brown Betty Cookbook and $100 towards Terrain
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “CAKE ME!” and tell us…
  • BONUS QUESTION: … what’s your all time favorite baked dessert? Are you a sucker for a chocolate layer cake? Or could you eat warm chocolate chip cookies ’til your stomach bursts? Maybe you’re dying to stuff a cupcake in your face right about now?
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, November 21st at 8pm EST or at 10,000 entries (whichever comes first)
  • PRIZE SHIPS: This cookbook giveaway is open to The United States & Canada (anyone in the US or Canada is eligible to win the cookbook, although the gift card is only valid in the states).
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…

PS: And if you’re looking for more info and even excerpted recipes from the book, check out some of the other stops along The Brown Betty Blog Tour: Martha Stewart WeddingsDaily Candy Philadelphia Oh Joy!Poppy Talk The Culinary Life Sweet Paul Style Me Pretty Serious Eats

Note: We aren’t paid or perked for hosting these giveaways, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of Brown Betty Cookbook and Terrain.


  1. Kathy says

    CAKE ME! My best friend owns a bakery and she makes the most amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate cupcakes. They are THE BEST!

  2. Alice says

    CAKE ME! I absolutely swear by the oatmeal cookie recipe found on the inside cover of the Quaker Oats containers. I swap raisins (eww) for milk chocolate chips (yum!). I also like to underbake things just a few minutes so they remain soft and chewy rather than firm and crispy.

  3. audra kelley says

    CAKE ME!!! My all time favorite baked dessert is Black Forest Cake. I grew up in Germany and fell in love with this cake when I was very young. My mom always had one made for me for my birthday. It usually took me a few days to eat it all too!

  4. Nikki says

    CAKE ME!
    My all time favorite dessert is the chocolate cupcake with chocolate lavender buttercream from Bread & Cie. Even though I no longer live in San Diego, I must stop by this bakery when I am in town! I really need to try to make this myself, because soon we will be moving back to the East Coast, to Virginia!

  5. Suzi H says

    CAKE ME! Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my go to favorite, but with Thanksgiving coming up I’m craving pecan pie.

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