Monday, March 29, 2010

Giveaway: Sweets Bakeshop treats

{Sweets Bakeshop cupcake flavors: top row from left to right: Dreamsicle, Berries and Champagne, Breakfast. Bottom row from left to right: Black and White, Cookie Dough, Thyme Honey Walnut. Click here for a description of each flavor.}

I LOVE today's giveaway because it is for a local bakeshop that couldn't be sweeter. I walked into Sweets Bakeshop about a month ago to see a huge crystal chandelier hanging above a table with gorgeous displays of cupcakes and macarons. The three mini cupcakes I purchased that day were as delicious as they were pretty. And the people behind the counter were nice, nice, nice!

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{A sampling of their adorable mini cupcakes}

Sweets Bakeshop is located on 2042 Marshall Ave in St. Paul and offers daily cupcakes, French macarons, brownies, and blondies. They use natural, local ingredients whenever possible (such as butter from Hope Creamery located in Hope, Minnesota and organic, free-range eggs from Larry Schultz Organic Farm in Owatonna, Minnesota.)

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{Cute storefront}

If you live in the Twin Cities, MN this giveaway is for you (to be eligible to win, you must be a Minnesota resident). Sweets Bakeshop is giving away a dozen cupcakes and a dozen French macarons (a $45 value). To enter simply go to Sweets Bakeshop website and choose a cupcake flavor or macaron that you'd love to taste. Comment on this post the name of the cupcake/macaron. I will choose a comment using Random.org. Entries close at 11:59pm CT on Thursday, April 1 and the winner will be announced on Friday.

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I look forward to your comments! Good luck!

64 comments:

  1. I havent tried the Dreamsicle flavor and that sounds devine! I would love to try some more of their cupcakes and macarons.

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  2. The two cupcakes that I would want to try would be the Peanutbutter Cup (chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite combination) and the Dreamsicle. I've never had a macaroon and I'd love to try one, the Banana one sounds especially delicious.

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  3. Anyone that knows me knows that popcorn is my favorite food, so the kettle corn cupcake is the one that I want to try.

    amyreyn1028@msn.com

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  4. Oh man, I would just die for a Vanilla Bean macaron!

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  5. Don't live there, but I did want to say the cupcakes are very cute.

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  6. I don't think there has ever been a giveaway I've wanted to win so badly...
    I had a lot of trouble choosing - they all look amazing! - but I am very intrigued by the Feisty Goat! I'd love to give that one a try.

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  7. Southern Belle all the way! How can anyone resist red velvet, let alone in a mini version? I'm with Erin...never have I felt so competitive about cupcakes.

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  8. Too many to choose from! I would LOVE to try the berries and champagne, snowball (love coconut), and of course the Peanut butter cup. pb is my favorite!

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  9. I will have to stay true to myself and my love of fire roasted sweets and say S'more cupcakes. Melissa and Erin... It's on. If you do happen to beat me, please take pity and share. ;)

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  10. Yum! The S'mores and the peanut butter cupcakes sound amazing!!

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  11. The Feisty Goat, because it has a great name and a great flavor combo - chocolate and caramel! If you haven't tried it, I recommend the breakfast one as interesting and surprisingly tasty.

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  12. I'd love to try the Breakfast cupcake. There's something about bacon in a cupcake that sounds simply yummy.I've only had the pleasure of trying their banana split cupcake and I was quite impressed. I love how the frosting isn't heavy and of course how it's all local ingredients. Hopefully winning this will allow me (a poor college student) the pleasure to indulge in all the cupcakes Sweets has to offer.

    mart2350@stthomas.edu

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  13. Sweets Bakeshop is my favorite! I am getting married this summer and we are serving their cupcakes and macaroons at the reception :) We visit often, and it is our goal to try all the flavors :)

    The ones I haven't tried yet, but am dying to, is the s'mores, berries and champagne, and snowball!!

    We are serving the kettle corn and triple chocolate at the wedding, along with the lavendar macaroons

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  14. The champagne cupcake sparks my interest. My favorite is the kettle corn!

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  15. mmmm....I'd love to try the Black & White cupcake

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  16. My husband and I love the cupcakes and macarons from Sweets Bakeshop! I would love to try the Smore flavored one next.

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  17. I LOVE Sweets Bakeshop! The vanilla cupcake is the best 'simple' cupcake I've ever had!

    I would love to try the Feisty Goat Cupcake and the Lemon Raspberry Macaron. Mmmmmm!!!!

    Thanks :-)

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  18. Pucker Up, Lavender and Fiesty Goat are just a few that I would love to sink my teeth into. It is a great shop and great treats!

    Jessie S

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  19. sweets bakeshop is my favorite bakery ever! krista and ly are so great and i love going in there :)

    i haven't tried the banana macaroon yet or the s'more cupcake - those are definitely at the top of my "to try" list!

    lisa_m_nguyen@yahoo.com

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  20. Everything I've tried at Sweets has been delish. Next to try on my list are the mint basil macaroon and the fiesty goat cupcake!

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  21. Seriously. A Vanilla Bean Macaron? Can it get any more heavenly?! All of their treats sound delish!

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  22. Dreamsicle
    Orange cake with sweet vanilla filling topped with orange buttercream.

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  23. The chocolate banana macarons are calling my name! The "Breakfast" cupcakes are original, and begging me to try them, too!
    -Allison B.

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  24. The black and white and s'more both sound yummy.


    ~Katie M.

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  25. The Carrot and German Chocolate. . .classic favorites of mine!
    -Kara M.

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  26. Cookie dough?! Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme.

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  27. I have never tried Sweets Bakeshop but am defnitely adding it to my list. I love that they use natural, local ingredients plus I have a SWEET TOOTH! When it comes to cakes/cupcakes, I keep it simple and stick with vanilla- so delish!! I would definitely head straight for the Very Vanilla OR the carrot cake if I was feeling adventurous ;-)

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  28. What a great contest. I love the Triple Chocolate cupcake but would like to try the Pucker Up , the Dreamsicle and the Grapefruit Sparkler--those citrus flavors always attract me. Oh and the honey thyme walnut one speaks to me too. I may have to run over today and get a cupcake in case I dont win!

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  29. What a fun giveaway! I can eat macarons, so I'm going to have to go with the vanilla bean macaron. Yum!

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  30. omg. *definitely* the breakfast cupcake. i am an absolute fiend for anything salty snd sweet. i dip bacon in pancake syrup anyway, so bacon-filled, maple buttercream-topped cupcakes? total win!

    also, i love your blog!

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  31. Berries N Champagne- haven't tried it yet!

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  32. Such a hard decision--I narrowed it down to Fiesty Goat and Nut Roll. I wish I could afford them for my wedding!

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  33. I've been DYING to get over there and try something out! The first thing I'd have would be a Mint Basil Macaron. Yum!

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  34. I can't choose between the Banana Split one and the Grapefruit Sparkler, they both sound amazing!

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  35. Me love cupcakes! I would see how many of the mini ones I could stuff into my mouth at once!

    John Ng

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  36. I adore the Breakfast cupcake, but have to go with the mango macaron. Mmmmmmm!

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  37. Sweets is so dangerous for me because it is on my way home from the gym. I'm replacing the calories I burn with those delicious cupcakes! I want to try the Feisty Goat cupcake and the banana macaroon. I haven't gotten those yet!

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  38. Fiesty Goat. A)Because a fiesty cupcake is hilarious and B) I am obsessed with goat cheese.

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  39. The Nut Roll cupcake would be my first pick! but I would settle for any. they all look so amazing. I have been by this place lots of times, but now I will definitely have to stop in!

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  40. I'd love to try the grapefruit sparkler and rose macarons... YUM, they sound so good!

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  41. I would like to try the delicious looking cookie dough cupcake. OMG. That looks so good!

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  42. I would love to try the Smores. It would take you back to childhood toasting them over the campfire! Talk about melt in your mouth!

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  43. I would love to try the lavender cupcake. It was so hard to pick just one.

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  44. I would like to try the breakfast cupcake because I've never seen bacon on a cupcake before. Sounds delicious.

    ~Andrew O.

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  45. I've never had a macaroon before (gasp!), but I'm dying to try one...and the lavender caramel would be my top choice. I love lavender-flavored anything!

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  46. German chocolate looks good! I've had most of the other ones :)

    Wish Banana Split was one of their weekly options because it was so good last week. Sigh.

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  47. I want to try the Breakfast cupcake...one of my favorite meals is breakfast and I LOVE bacon!!!!

    Libby

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  48. Aaahhh the classics sound fabulous! Black and White, and Very Vanilla. Yuummmy.

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  49. I love several of their flavors -- breakfast (bacon!) and tiramisu are two of my favorites. I definitely want to visit on a Thursday and try the Banana flavor now.

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  50. So many great flavors! I want to try the banana split cupcake!

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  51. I think the kettle corn cupcake is one of the best I've ever had. Next time I want to try the nut roll cupcake!

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  52. Nut roll cupcake...wow. Yes, please!

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  53. Total YUM!!!!!!!

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  54. I would try the Breakfast (BACON!), Nut roll (Pearson's salted nut rolls are my favorite snack!), Snowball (mmmm coconut), S'mores, Spicy chocolate, Cookie dough, Triple chocolate...um, do I have to stop listing ones that sound delectable? I have no idea why I am not doing a cupcake tree for the wedding. *smacks forehead* D'oh!

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  55. I thought I had tried every flavor at Sweets but I've never seen the Mochi before. Sounds great!

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  56. I would love to try the peanut butter cup cupcake with my 4 little ones!

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  57. I love anything with Bacon!

    Ben Hum

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  58. Pucker up was my favorite. Sweet mixed with tangy! hmm.. delicious

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  59. I'd love to try a mocha macaron - sounds fantastic!! I wouldn't mind trying a dreamsicle cupcake either, and I don't even like cupcakes..

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  60. Whoa. Tough decision, but........I'll have to go with.....Grapefruit Sparkler!

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  61. I HAVE to have the browned butter honey ganache french macaroons!! I'm hosting two baby showers in April and these adorable little guys would be so perfect!!!

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  62. All the french macaroons - but especially the Rose white chocolate ganache !

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  63. would love to try the very vanilla. sound very yummy

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