#navbar-iframe { display: none; }

« Home | Lechon, Jollibee and sizzling sisig - Manila, Phil... » | Chat Thai, Haymarket Chinatown » | Single Origin Roasters, Surry Hills » | Tan Viet Noodle House, Cabramatta » | Spicy Panda, Haymarket Chinatown » | Blue Plate Grill, Neutral Bay » | Yummy Chinese BBQ, Haymarket Chinatown » | District Dining, Surry Hills » | Freebie Friday: Win a gold double pass to MasterCh... » | La Paula, Fairfield »

Friday, November 19, 2010

Freebie Friday: Win a box of Christmas cupcakes from Sparkle Cupcakery



Can you believe it's only five weeks til Christmas? Argh. Where did the year go?

The key to maintaining your sanity during the mad countdown to Christmas? A cup of tea. And a cupcake. Yes, this week's Freebie Friday is a box of treats from Sparkle Cupcakery!

sparklecupcakes


THE PRIZE:
Three lucky readers will win one half-dozen box of Christmas cupcakes containing:
  • chocolate and peppermint cupcakes with crushed candy canes
  • spice cupcakes with brandy butter cream.

Winners must pick up their prize from Sparkle Cupcakery at 132 Fouveaux Street, Surry Hills before December 25, 2010. Please check their website for trading hours - the store will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve.

There are three boxes to win.
Each box is valued at $27.

*NB The image above is of the mini cupcakes. The prize package is for 6 standard-size cupcakes.

~~~~~
HOW TO ENTER:
All you have to do is fulfil the requirements below:

Option 1:
  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell us: Which Sparkle Christmas cupcake flavour would you most like to try, and why?
  2. And then send an email to grabyourforkfreebiefriday@yahoo.com.au with the subject heading "Sparkle" and include your full name and a copy of your published comment from this post.
Option 2:
  1. Enter via the Grab Your Fork facebook fan page. Simply leave your answer on the event listing here.

The winning entry will be decided on honesty, creativity or entertainment value. Don't be shy! You gotta be in it to win it! Readers may submit one entry per day as long as each answer is different.

The Sparkle cupcake competition closes on Monday 13 December 2010 at 9.30pm AEST. The winner will be announced on Grab Your Fork on Tuesday 14 December 2010.

EDIT: Thank you everyone for your entries. This competition has now closed. The lucky winners have been announced here.

More Grab Your Fork competitions to enter:
> Win a Braun Multiquick Cordless worth $249.95
(entries close Tuesday 23 November 2010)

> Win a gold double pass to MasterChef Live worth $140
(entries close Monday 29 November 2010)

53 comments - Add some comment love

Bookmark and Share
posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 11/19/2010 02:32:00 am


53 Comments:

  • At 11/19/2010 8:33 am, Anonymous Lex said…

    I would most like to try the spiced cupcakes with brandy butter cream as they sound like a little bit of Christmas magic. I love cupcakes, well I *thought* I loved cupcakes until I tried Sparkle cupcakes (funnily enough it was only yesterday I tried a Sparkle cupcake for the first time - 4 cupcakes in fact with my boy... vanilla, chocolate, eggnog with caramel & nutmeg AND peppermint chocolate with crushed candy cane!) and I have to say it was a life changing experience. No ordinary cupcake will ever do anymore! ♥ Sparkle!

     
  • At 11/19/2010 8:45 am, Blogger Jo Shatrov said…

    I want to try them all, but at the top of my list, i would say the black velvet (my mouth is drooling already) but also the spiced cupcakes, because I love love love the taste of xmas!

     
  • At 11/19/2010 9:24 am, Blogger KayB said…

    I’d like to try the chocolate and peppermint cupcakes with crushed candy canes, because those candy cane pieces are bound to get stuck in your teeth, which means you’ll be enjoying that bad boy for at least 2 hours! Nothing better than digging pieces of candy out of your teeth!

     
  • At 11/19/2010 11:29 am, Anonymous Jo Ann Tan said…

    Brandy butter cream!!! It spells Christmas all over it!!! Jingle bell jingle bell~~~ Jingle all the way....

     
  • At 11/19/2010 11:45 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Spice cupcakes with brandy butter cream for me please!!!! Because everything in life is better with a bit of spice.

     
  • At 11/19/2010 12:15 pm, Blogger Lizzi said…

    Oh, without a doubt the spiced/brandy butter one. I'm a freak for anything with any kind of cinnamon/nutmeg/clove flavour, and brandy butter owns my soul. Every January, once all the Christmas foods go on sale in clearance buckets in every store, I obsessively hoard jars of much-reduced brandy butter (and mince pies...and stollen...and Christmas cake), then spend the rest of the year eating it on toast (...and pancakes and waffles and ice cream and scones and porridge...)
    :D

     
  • At 11/19/2010 12:30 pm, Anonymous Charis said…

    Choc Mint with Candy Cane bits!
    I love the combination of mint and rich chocolate so together they would make the perfect christmas cupcake, although they all sounds delicious its hard to pick just one.

     
  • At 11/19/2010 1:31 pm, Anonymous LeahS said…

    Choc Mint with Candy Cane bits...

    This spells Christmas to me! Gorgeous flavours that can only be complimented in a cupcake! Yum yum!

     
  • At 11/19/2010 2:26 pm, Blogger Donna said…

    I hear peppermint is good for what ails you. So that's how I'd justify eating one. It's a "healthy" cupcake!

     
  • At 11/20/2010 7:47 am, Blogger Lil said…

    Spice cupcakes with brandy butter cream. Tis the season to be jolly, and this home-y sounding flavour definitely will put a smile on my face at least!

     
  • At 11/20/2010 7:29 pm, Blogger cyberiagirl said…

    I would really like to try the lavendar and honey combo. I'm actually not the biggest fan of cupcakes, and every time I've eaten lavendar it's tasted like soap, but just a few hours ago my sister-in-law was telling me how much better tasting than regular cupcakes this flavour is. I'd like to see if they can wow me so much that I like two things I normally don't!

     
  • At 11/21/2010 12:06 pm, Anonymous Meghan said…

    I would love the chocolate spice- yum, yum, yum. I like unique flavors in my cakes-the more different the better! Although the chcolate and mint combo cannot really be beat!

     
  • At 11/21/2010 2:34 pm, Blogger Mim said…

    Oooo so many choices! But I can't go past the Green Tea and Bubbles cupcake - it sounds like bubble tea in cake form, and what could be better!

     
  • At 11/21/2010 7:37 pm, Anonymous MC said…

    Both flavours please as one is not enough!!!!!! Yum yum!

     
  • At 11/23/2010 5:26 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I would love to try the chocolate and peppermint cupcakes with crushed candy canes Because they look absolutly delicious and festive, and because i am a chocoholic:)

     
  • At 11/25/2010 8:55 am, Anonymous Beth said…

    My bucket list includes experiencing a white Christmas, coming indoors from a crisp winter's day to the warmth of a warm, creamy, eggnog .... cupcake!

     
  • At 11/26/2010 8:10 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I really like to try spice cupcakes with brandy butter cream.

     
  • At 11/26/2010 2:20 pm, Blogger Amy said…

    Looks simply devine! The mini cupcakes are so cute. I would love to have these on my lolly bar at my wedding. I would most happily try all of them but if I had to go for one I would pick the brandy butter cream ones!

     
  • At 11/28/2010 11:34 am, Blogger unknownauthor said…

    Well, it is very hard to choose because they all look fantastic but if forced to choose I would LOVE to try the salted caramel...I love caramel.
    They look divine.

     
  • At 11/28/2010 12:18 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Definately the brandy butter cream....sounds perfect for Xmas!!

     
  • At 11/28/2010 5:02 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hmmm so yummo this cuppy!!,, I love the spicy one with brandy butter cream,,,gonna give us a liquoirice taste and mouth watering dessert on Christmas Day!!!

     
  • At 11/30/2010 1:19 pm, Anonymous rhianna said…

    definitely the Eggnog flavour. Nutmeg and custard sounds comforting and homey and nostalgic, and brandy butter cream will give it that naughty kick!

     
  • At 12/02/2010 11:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    All of those cupcakes sounds good and bring up a memory of the Christmas:)). However my personal prefernce would be spiced cupkakes with brandy butter cream (even typing this words make my mouth wattering:)).Marry Christmas to everyone!!

     
  • At 12/02/2010 11:12 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    All of those cupcakes sounds good and bring up a memory of the Christmas:)). However my personal prefernce would be spiced cupkakes with brandy butter cream (even typing this words make my mouth wattering:)).Marry Christmas to everyone!!

     
  • At 12/04/2010 3:45 pm, Anonymous Margot said…

    I'd love to try the Christmas Spirit cupcakes! I've never tried egg nog, so this sounds like the perfect, most fun way of trying an egg nog custard - and the brandy would just top it off! Very Christmas!!

     
  • At 12/08/2010 8:13 pm, Anonymous Giselle said…

    I would love the chocolate spice

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:21 am, Anonymous Kathie H said…

    the eggnog cupcakes...very interested to try these as they sound very Christmasy..mmm..yes please!!

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:21 am, Anonymous Sally M said…

    I am sitting here, having read Sparkle CUpcakekry's flavour chart, salivating. In fact, I am slurping as I type to avoid drooling on the keyboard. Could there possibly be anything better than sinking one's teeth into a soft scrumptious mint choc cupcake with that crunchy, minty candy cane crushed on top?! It just screams "Eat Me!" "Go on, have another, it's Christmas afterall".

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:21 am, Anonymous Rhianna G said…

    Chocolate chocolate chocolate... What girl in their right mind would pass up anything to do with chocolate... Well not this girl... Anything chocolate makes me more happy than a pig in chocolate (well mud has that chocolate colour)... The thought of bringing together two of the most happiest experiences, chocolate and Christmas, is undeniably GENIUS!!! The decadance of the light, fluffy, rich and smooth chocolate cupcake, topped with the festive, crunching and cooling sensation of the peppermint candy cane makes my mouth water. I crown this cupcake "Pick of the Christmas Dessert Table" :-)

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:22 am, Anonymous Jo Ann T said…

    Brandy butter cream!!!! It spells Christmas all over it!!! Yummy~~

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:22 am, Anonymous Dorine L said…

    I would like to try the spiced cupcake with brandy buttter cream...mmmm can almost taste it as i type awayI have to work xmas day and this would be a perfect treat for me and my fellow nurses. Or maybe i will just eat em all before i go into work :-/

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:26 am, Anonymous Kate D said…

    "chocolate and peppermint cupcakes with crushed candy canes..." You had me at chocolate.

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:26 am, Anonymous Tam T said…

    I'd love to try the chocolate and peppermint cupcakes with crushed candy canes because im a chocaholic and it sounds divine!

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:26 am, Anonymous Khrystene D said…

    Either sound divine, but as a true gourmet Slav, I don't think I can go past the Spiced Cupcakes with Brandy Butter cream... where would my Xmas be without a dash of alcohol!

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:27 am, Anonymous Elissa H said…

    Spice cupcakes with brandy butter !
    Oh my Sparkles you make my heart a-flutter!
    Christmas Cheer is everywhere!
    I have cupcake crumbs in my hair!!!!

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:27 am, Anonymous Karina W said…

    Milk chocolate. So simple yet so decious!

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:27 am, Anonymous Dyane J said…

    crushed peppermint and mouth watering candy canes are a Christmas classic, and who can resist chocolate?

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:27 am, Anonymous Gin H said…

    I am addicted to Candy canes at christmas time, so I would love to try the Chocolate and Peppermint cupcakes so I can have the best of both worlds have my cake and my eat my candy cane too!! And from Sparkle to boot! Love them!!

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:28 am, Anonymous Sally M said…

    I have GOT to sink my teeth into an eggnog cupcake with the custardy centre - i can taste the nutmeg spice on my tongue as i lurch forward and scoop the custard from dripping down my shirt- that's after i've licked the brandy buttercream from the top of the cupcake!

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:28 am, Anonymous Sally M said…

    EGGNOG CUPCAKE - Hint of nutmeg and a eggnog custard filling with a cheeky brandy buttercream.

    I want to try this one because I'd consider it a real Christmas treat - the only question is the eating method:
    1) lick the brandy buttercream icing from the top, nibble into the spiced cupcake and scoop the eggnog custard filling out with my ...finger.
    OR
    2) eat the whole lot in 3 bites and 30 seconds flat?!

     
  • At 12/10/2010 12:28 am, Anonymous Larina R said…

    Egg Nog! No better way to have my first ever taste of Egg Nog than in a muffin! :)

     
  • At 12/10/2010 4:34 pm, Anonymous Charissa said…

    They have a great range of flavours, it was fairly difficult to choose a single one. Did it have to be one of the Christmas ones? They're good, but the others look awesome too.

    I'll embrace my inner Nanna and go for the Lavender & Honey. It makes me think of tea and homemade biscuits :)

     
  • At 12/12/2010 8:54 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Eggnog - it would certainly put some Sparkle! in our Christmas and my dear husband says he has never tried Eggnog - what better way to start than in a delicious creamy cupcake?!

     
  • At 12/12/2010 4:51 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am cheeky, sweet and creamy, so the eggnog is a clear choice for me!

     
  • At 12/12/2010 9:07 pm, Blogger Cyndie said…

    I would love to try the chocolate and peppermint cupcakes with crushed candy canes cup cakes! They look very cute too!

     
  • At 12/12/2010 10:59 pm, Anonymous khandel said…

    The salted caramel is the choice for me. I've had this flavour in gelato form before - sensational! A combo of sweetness and saltiness sends the tastebuds crazy!!! Look forward to trying the sparkle cupcake version!

     
  • At 12/13/2010 1:14 am, Anonymous Karina W said…

    I love the chocolate flavoured ones! It's finger lickin' good.

     
  • At 12/13/2010 8:36 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'd love to try Sparkle's chocolate and peppermint cupcakes with crushed candy canes! They look soooooooo yum!! I'm going to have to go into the City and get some regardless of whether I win the comp. I love cupcakes!!

     
  • At 12/13/2010 4:00 pm, Anonymous Desiree said…

    I would choose the chocolate and peppermint cupcakes with crushed candy canes because its a modern twist on a Christmas classic. The peppermint would cut through the richness of the chocolate to create a mouth watering treat! And being topped with crushed candycanes would add a lovely diverse texture to the classic cupcake! Sounds irresistable!

     
  • At 12/13/2010 6:46 pm, Anonymous Rose said…

    I'd love to try the chocolate and peppermint cupcakes with crushed candy canes as they sound like a cooling option for our hot Australian summer christmas!

     
  • At 12/13/2010 9:25 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I would like to leave one of each out for Mr Claus on XMas Eve! Santa is very happy that cupcakes are in vogue!

     
  • At 12/13/2010 10:25 pm, Anonymous Ellen L said…

    Egg Nog - the drink itself and stinking hot Aussie weather don't really go together...but put it in a cupcake and any such doubts will be gone fortever!

     
  • At 12/14/2010 1:14 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Thank you everyone for your entries. This competition has now closed. The lucky winners have been announced here.

     

Post a Comment

<< Home


      << Read Older Posts       |       >> Read Newer Posts