Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Honey Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting & a Giveaway!


Today is an exciting day for several reasons...

1.It's the first day of Summer...YEAH!
2.I've got a new cupcake recipe to share with you! YUM!
3.It's my debut over on Half Baked as a new blog contributor...WOW!

and...

4.I've got a GIVEAWAY for one lucky CIS reader!

So here we go,

First off, I want to say a HUGE thank you to Carrie at Half Baked for asking me to be a monthly contributor on her blog to share new cupcake recipes with all her readers! The day I received her email I was both shocked and excited! Shocked, that out of all the bloggers out there, especially cupcake bloggers, that she chose me to contribute to her blog. WOW, what an honor! And excited because Half Baked is truly one of my all time favorite cake blogs! It was one of the first blogs I ever started following and one that I am always eager to check out each day to see what new cakes Carrie will feature. She truly has an eye for all the new cake trends and showcases some of the most gorgeous cakes I have ever seen! So thank you Carrie for this opportunity, I am truly grateful!

So to kick off summer I came up with some Honey Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese frosting, which were inspired after sampling some local honey from our farmer's market!


To read all about the cupcakes, find out some of my favorite cupcake tools and to check out the recipe head on over to Half Baked.

And to celebrate the first day of Summer, my love of cupcakes and also the debut of Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. over on Half Baked I am going to give one lucky CIS reader 3 of my favorite cupcake must-haves!

Giveaway includes:
-Martha Stewart's cupcake book
-an Ice Cream Scoop (I know we aren't making ice cream here...but trust me it is perfect for making uniform cupcakes)
-some assorted cupcake liners

Here's how to win:

Main Entry: Tell me your favorite summer time activity or where you are going for summer vacation!
Want extra entries?
1.Become a follower of Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.
2.Become a fan of Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. on Facebook.
3.Become a fan of Half Baked on Facebook.

Details:
-This giveaway is open to US residents only, and will end on Friday, July 1st at 11:59pm CST
-Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be contacted via email
-Winner will have until Tues, July 5th to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen

Here's to a great summer!

44 comments:

  1. We usually go to Maine! Love the ocean!

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  2. One of my favorite things to do is go to the beach!! And fortunately I'll be going for a mini-vacation in about a month. I can't wait.

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  3. Fave summertime activity...planning my kids bday parties on our lake and finding great inspiration on sites like yours! We don't go on a summer vacation b/c we live on a lake in Michigan and like to savor as much of our short summer as possible:) Tammy/ blondieskitchen

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  4. Love going to the beach and pool with my kids!

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  5. Ooh love the giveaway! Congrats on the guest post, I'm loving the photos. I'm on vacation now visiting my parents in Upstate New York and we are also going to Cape Cod and up near the Thousand Islands (lots of food adventures)!

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  6. I'm also now a fan on Facebook

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  7. I don't know if it counts as a vacation, but at the very end of summer I'm taking a trip to see my new nephew after he's born. :)

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  8. Also, now following on facebook. Yay more cake blogs.

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  9. My favorite summer time activity is swimming. I spend as much time in the pool aas possible

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  10. Going to Cape Cod for vacation-A beautiful place to spend quality time with my family.

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  11. Chicago! Shopping and a Beach! Yay!

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  12. Planning to be at the beach most of the Summer. I just became a fan on your facebook page.

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  13. I'm going to France :)
    coeur.de.verre@hotmail.co.uk

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  14. Favorite summertime activity is drinking cold adult beverages by the pool, lake or ocean but unfortunately they have to be non-alcoholic this summer!

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  15. I am a follower and now a fb fan! My favorite thing to do in the summer is hang at the pool with the kids and eat homemade ice cream and anythimg grilled!

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  16. I am a blogger follower and LOVE this blog! For the summer, I am spending time with my new son, Charlie, and baking (of course). :)

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  17. I went to San Diego for the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon at the beginning of the month for a sister race!!! So much fun!!

    I am a follower/fan for all three and I am your second biggest fan!! :)

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  18. My favorite summer time activity is going to the farmer's market :)

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  19. We will be on our motorcycle!

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  20. I'm am a fan on FB

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  21. I am a fan of Half Baked too!

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  22. We vacation every July in Virginia Beach VA...eat loads of seafood. This year we are also going to visit Charlotte NC next week. One of our favorite summer pasttimes is to partake in summer festivals and farmers'markets.

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  23. Those honey cupcakes look delicious! Congrats on the contributor's gig on Half Baked!

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  24. I live in the UK so unfortunately cant enter your giveaway but I just wanted to comment to say how utterly gorgeous both your photography and cupcakes look and i will definitely be trying out the recipe as i am a honey addict! we make our own from hives in our garden and this looks like the perfect way to showcase the sweet yumminess :)

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  25. I'm currently on vacation visiting family and waiting for some nieces to be born. I've been on vacation since May 27th and it's SO awesome! Luckily, I'm staying with my fabulous in-laws.


    chelsealexander at hotmail

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  26. Like Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. on FB!

    chelsealexander at hotmail

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  27. Following Half Baked on FB!


    chelsealexander at hotmail

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  28. I'm your newest follower!



    chelsealexander at hotmail

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  29. My favorite summer activity is to spend as much time as possible with my four daughters, going anywhere we can from the beaches of NC, to Tybee Island in GA, we like to fit in a trip to an amusement park as well!!!!! But the best part of summer activities for us is all of the icecream we constantly eat, and sweet watermelon that we simply can not get enough of these hot days!!!!!I just LOVE summer!!!!!!


    Michelle Torres
    decorater4life@aol.com

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  30. I am a New Follower of your Blog!!!!!



    Michelle Torres
    decorater4life@aol.com

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  31. I love summer! I really enjoy some time at the pool!

    vaneunet at hotmail

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  32. We are off to Oaks Bluff on the island of Martha's Vineyard. There's something special on that island that can not be described.

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  33. We love visiting the beach!

    Jessie
    j_wilson04 at yahoo dot com

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  34. My plans for this summer involve lots of baseball games, Pimm's Cup, and now making these DELICIOUS looking honey cupcakes!

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  35. Oh, also followed you on Google connect!

    anna.sturgeon(at)gmail.com

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  36. Just followed you with Google connect! Found you through a tumblr post.

    Also liked you on facebook (Jesika Feldman).

    While I'll be working most of summer (I'm a baker/decorator), I'll be making it out to Long Island's Robert Moses and Jones Beaches and to the North Fork Wineries. Also hopefully to Boston for whale watching!

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  37. On vacation in PA visiting family! Yum! Cupcakes!

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  38. These are THE BEST cupcakes I've ever made. Thank you so much! Vanessa in TX

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