Thursday, November 25, 2010

My first giveaway!!!

Sometimes when the world seems dark and nasty, filled with daily horrendous news, we need a big dose of goodness to remind us of how it also has its great side. And when that goodness comes your way, make sure you appreciate every moment that it remains.

Mine was Cupcake Camp Montreal this passed Thursday. I cannot express how deeply touched I was/am to see so many people came together for a great cause. I can honestly say that I am SO proud to have been a part of such an awesome event.

20000 cupcakes were donated by bakers and sponsors like myself.
2500 awesome Montrealers braved the cold and waited in line for hours at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, not counting those who never actually made it inside...
$34000 was raised for Kids Help Phone and La Tablee des Chefs.


 I donated 200 of these COOCOO BANANA SPLIT cupcakes: banana cup(cake)bread, Italian meringue vanilla buttercream, chocolate drizzles with a cherry on top.

This was my entry for Montreal Theme cupcake.

Now, as you all know (or not... but the fact that you are reading this means you now do...) that I am one of the 100 food bloggers featured in the Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook that was released on October 19th. Thanks to Barnaby Dorfman and Sheri L.Wetherell, I was even able to meet a few fellow published bloggers at the party a couple of weeks ago in NYC.

To top all this off, the nice people over at Simon and Schuster sent me over a copy of the book so I can hold a giveaway, just for you! Isn't life great?!

So, if you are in Canada and would like to win this awesome cookbook, simply leave me a comment (please, no anonymous!!! LOL!) about anything really, and the winner will be announced on Sunday evening,  December 12th. I will most likely be using for the choosing process.

I must keep this post short and sweet (literally!) and go back to baking goodies for the bake sale tomorrow. We are raising money for Movember like we did last year, and all profits will go to help fund research to keep our men healthy :) Good night and good luck!!!