Trick or Treat Fan Giveaway

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 in Blog, Giveaway, Uncategorized | 74 comments

Trick or Treat Fan Giveaway

This is not a trick. Let me repeat this is not a trick. We are offering some of our favorite sweet treats today in the giveaway. Samantha and I hit 3,500 Facebook fans together and decided it was time to throw a party. Do you know Samantha? She is the most talented cookie maker over at Flour-de-Lis. We met over chocolate. I can’t think of a better way to meet.  She makes the most amazing chocolate cookies! My family is slightly addicted to them.  You can read all about our chocolate swap right here.  Before we get to the loot, I have to take a moment to say thanks. When I started this journey a year ago I would have never imagined I would be where I am today. I have learned so much and I have made so many amazing friends along the way. Thank you to everyone who stops by the blog to read and follows my adventures on Facebook. Since you guys are all so sweet we are giving double the chance to win; on my blog and over at Flour-de-Lis.  Let’s start where it all began.

Many already know her, but for those who don’t I have to introduce you to Bridget Edwards from Bake at 350. When I first got suckered into making decorated cookies, I was clueless. Seriously, clueless. Bridget’s tutorial’s and University of Cookie videos helped me get started.  I poured over her blog,  then I rolled up my sleeves and started making cookies.  I am so excited that her new book just came out and the winner will get a signed copy.


GIVEAWAY:  1 signed copy of Decorating Cookies




Now that you have your cookie decorating book, you need some cookie cutters. I used to be in awe when I would hear different cookie makers say how many cookie cutters that they own. I would think, who needs that many? Well needless to say I am now apart of the guilty bunch. We have bins stacked from floor to ceiling these days with cookie cutters. My all time favorite cutter is my fancy plaque cutter from Check out some of the fun things we have made with our plaque cutter over the past year. I have to say, not only does make wonderful, quality cutters, their service is impeccable! There has been more than one occasion where I have reached out to Beth in panic needing a certain cutter, asap. Beth, and the wonderful team at Coppergifts is generously offering a $25 gift card, so that you can pick out some cutters for yourself. I warn you: this shop is habit-forming!


giveaway:  $25.00 gift card to




 Make no mistake about it, baking is a super power. Now I have a question?  If there was a baking Justice League, who would be your picks? Whether you are wielding ninja spatulas making cakes or a handy-dandy rolling-pin, it takes a special {my husband often says, that is not special, that is crazy} person to make these crazy edible creations. I love Captain Leisure t-shirts. When I saw this t-shirt, I knew it was a must have. But do you know whose idea it was? It was Samantha’s. {Told you she was brilliant}.


Giveaway:  1 Captain Leisure T




Now that you are dressed appropriately for baking we can move on to packaging. I love cute packaging. One of my favorite places for fun packaging is World Market. Every season they roll out fun gift tags, boxes and fun ingredients. They are the official supplier of my Biscoff habit.


Giveaway:  1 Package owl gift bags, 1 book of labels and stickers, 1 cake gift tag set, 1 cookie stamp


Oh, I am not done with packaging yet. I am kind of a sticker and label freak. Tawnya from The Favor Box  has generously offered 24 customized labels to the winner of the giveaway. Now if you are looking for lightening to strike twice, enter here and then run over to Sam’s blog and enter again. I wonder what the odd’s would be to win both giveaways. Well since I am far from a mathematician, I will stick to baking over statistics. You have to pop over to Tawnya’s store and peruse her goodies.


Giveaway:  24 customized labels

Etsy Store:



 Cookie starter kit. Check. Packaging. Check. Now time to move on to some personal things you just might need. Janet Greene, has an awesome Etsy shop where she makes customized coasters for any occasion called Set in Stone. You maybe thinking coasters? What do coasters have to do with cookies? Oh, a lot! Just to forewarn you, if you are new to cookies there will be many long coffee sustained nights. Now you will have pretty owl coasters to keep those nasty coffee rings away. Pop over to her shop and take a look around. What is your favorite set that Janet has done?




Now that your cookies are looking good, we are moving on to help you look pretty stylish. Now I must say half the time I am covered in flour and sugar. Now I am not going to lie, every now and again I get royal icing stuck in my hair. Every kid’s dream when their mom comes to pick them up from the school, right?  I want you to meet one of my newest friends. Her name is Crystal Faye and she has just launched her new website this week. We met over cookies! I got to make her some fun get well cookies. You will have to check our get well cookie pill jars. Crystal has generously offered a gorgeous pair of her rainboots. Just ask Samantha how gorgeous they are in person. Since I can’t figure out how to get Samantha’s wedding present in a box, I decided to send her these monogram  rain boots.

giveawayGiveaway:  1 pair monogrammed rain boots

During the giveaway period Crystal has generously offered a discount code on the website as well, open to everyone just enter: BAKED10




I am all about a good hair day!  I must say I love my stylist from, Dollhouse Empire!  The ever talented, Michelle Zeller, owner of Dollyrocker’s launched her own hair care product line this past year. She is committed to making natural hair care products free of harsh chemicals. Those who know me well, know that I am anti nasty chemicals.  Michelle’s expertise when it comes to hair is second to none. She has been featured in Elle, Cosmo and INSTYLE. Dollyrockers salon in Arizona was just named one of the top salons in the country in Elle Magazine.  Go ahead, be jealous, I am so lucky to have Michelle as my stylist. With my crazy hair, I need some serious professional help! If you are looking for styling tips follow the Dollies on Facebook. They offer great hair styling tips and new ideas to try. Now the question is do you have straight or curly hair. I have crazy curls, so my giveaway set helps achieve beautiful curly locks instead of a frizzy mess. Now if you have straight hair, head over to Samantha’s blog she has just the set for you!



Don’t want to wait to see if you win the giveaway.  Dollyrockers is also offering a discount code for anyone looking to order their products. Click on the following LINK for a $5 off coupon.

Now if you are a North Phoenix resident you are in luck. The Dollies are offering $20 off and initial service. Click on the following LINK for the coupon.




Now that your hair is done, don’t think we forgot about your makeup. Theresa, from Bloomin on Bainbridge has these awesomely cute makeup bags. She is so generous that she is not only offering one but TWO! They are too cute!





Not feeling pretty enough, yet? Need a little bling to go with your snazzy rainboots and awesome hair? Stevie, from Sweet Cherry Shop on Etsy is letting us giveaway the cutest necklace! I mean seriously, right? Could this be any cuter…



Thank you so much for stopping by the blog! Samantha and I hope you love the giveaway as much as we do! Good Luck! Please take time to stop by all these wonderful businesses who so GENEROUSLY sponsored our giveaway. These are hard working entreprenuers who pour their time, talents and energy into creating wonderful gifts.

And the winner is……Rebekah from Love at First Bite!

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Join the conversation and post a comment.

  1. Andrea A

    I’d love to win!!

  2. Ashley Marie

    So hard to choose just one! I love them all, but gift cards are always my favorite!

  3. Tiffany

    What a fabulous giveaway ladies! I would love the signed Cooky of Bridget’s book!

  4. Cecily

    The cookbook is what I really want, but the necklace is so cute.

  5. Mike@Semi Sweet

    That CopperGifts gift certificate would be awesome!

  6. Brandy

    I am excited to win everything! It’s all awesome :)

  7. Amber

    I love all of this, but a signed copy of Bridget’s book would make my YEAR. And that necklace is freaking adorable! And, oh, the things I could buy with $25 at… AND, AND, AND! :)

  8. meredith

    I would be stoked to win the monogrammed boots!

  9. Kerry Phillips

    I’m excited to win it all!!!

  10. Hayley S

    So freakin excited for this giveaway! Doing the happy dance :)

  11. Christina Main

    Aggggg! I love everything!!!! Want want want!

  12. Nicole Burris

    I am excited to win … EVERYTHING!

  13. beth

    I, like most people, would love any of these, but I would covet a signed copy of Decorating Cookies by Bridget!

  14. Crissy Shinn

    I love EVERYTHING that is in the giveaway, but I’m obsessed with the Owl Coasters!! Absolutely adore those to pieces!!

  15. Annie

    what id most like to win? suuuuuper hard question but perhaps id love to win the shirt :) thank you for this giveaway :)

  16. Kimberly Hott

    Everything! But if only one, then the cookie book!!

  17. Amy B

    There are so many things that I am excited about! I love the t-shirt, but I would really LOVE to have the decorating cookies book. Such great advice!!

  18. leslie gagne

    By the way, I don’t Tweet so I am unable to earn thsoe extra points. Guess I am just an old fashioned gal.

  19. leslie gagne

    This is such a wonderful giveaway and a very special treat to all of your FaceBook friends. I would love to win anyone of the prizes that you have listed. The cookie starter pack sounds neat, along with the cookbook, and the Copper cookie cutters. Thank you for your kindness.

  20. tammy vazquez

    The t-shirt is what I am most excited to win! Thanks!!

  21. Jamie Hoffman

    I would LOVE that necklace!!

  22. Victoria Pauls

    The prizes are awesome, it’s hard to pick! Think I love the t-shirt the best :)

  23. Michele

    Great giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance!

  24. Trinette chow

    The coppergifts gift card or the book! But they’re all awesome!

  25. Shanna

    Everything is awesome! I love the owl stuff most though :)

  26. Donna O'Neil

    The cookie starter kit with the packaging.

  27. Shelby

    The gift card to Copper gifts!

  28. Wanda K.

    I would love to win anything, but if choosing I would love the cookie book.

  29. Betty champion

    Great contest! Good luck to everyone:)

  30. Laura Pokas

    I would be excited to win anything, but those boots would be fun!

  31. Sarah

    I would love to win some cutters from copper gifts, their work is so beautiful!

  32. Stephanie R

    This is so awesome for you guys and so generous for the giveaway! I am most excited about Bridget’s book, and the necklace is super cute too!

  33. VALERE

    What a fantastic giveaway. I love all of these sites! :)

  34. debbie

    That’s a great giveaway!

  35. Stephanie (Ellie's Bites)

    I am absolutely in love with those personalized cookies you made with the fancy plaque cutter. They are gorgeous, and the lettering is perfect! I hope I win the cookie necklace (one holiday gift down for my daughter!!!) Thank you for the give-away Melissa! Congratulations on 3000!

  36. marije

    That sugarcookie necklace is just so cute!!!

  37. Christine

    What an awesome giveaway! I would be honored to win any one of the great gifts, but that necklace is too cute!!

  38. KAMiNi

    I’d love to win the book, the owl coasters and those little goodies with owl designs on them. Hmm…you figure – I love everything owl right? Collect them in all forms. I love them. Have I said it already? That i love owls? OK – I have :D

  39. Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle

    The copper cutter….I really want that one!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  40. Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle

    The copper cutter! I have been wanting that cutter FOREVER!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  41. Mandy Cordeniz

    What a generous giveaway! Thanks to all of the sponsors!

  42. Terry O

    What a fantastic prize! I think I’m most excited about the owl coasters – they’re adorable!!

  43. Christy G

    The Decorating Cookies book, or the gift card from Copper Gifts, or the t-shirt, or….who am I kidding – would be thrilled to win anything, lol!

  44. Susan Campbell

    All of these gifts look amazing…I hope I win! :) I love your blog! :)

  45. Hayley

    Eeeeekk!! I’m all sorts of excited! This is an amazing giveaway ladies!

  46. Karen @ Trilogy Edibles

    I want it all but mostly Bridget’s book!

  47. Crystal

    I hope to win the autographed book!

  48. Charlotte

    I would love the gift certificate to the cookies cutters! YUM!

  49. Ann

    Would love the rain boots- So adorable!!

  50. Sara B

    What an incredible giveaway! So many things to be excited about!

  51. Hilde Versmissen

    Baking together with my daughter or alone, is always much fun!

  52. Tami (Tami Rena's Cookies)

    OMG!! Everything about this giveaway is my favorite!! But Bridget’s book??? Now THAT is cool :)

  53. Julie Peck

    Incredible giveaway! I would be happy with any of these items.

  54. Abby Carbajal

    I’m most excited about winning the decorating cookies book by Bridget!

  55. Tami (Tami Rena's Cookies)

    OMG!! Everything in this giveaway would be my favorite……but Bridget’s book??? Now THAT is COOL!!!

  56. Samantha

    You are so fabulously awesome and thorough! I simply adore every thing about you including our meet cute ;)
    Chocolate makes for best friends!

  57. Helen Kurtz

    Hi Melissa!!
    I have been a fan of your inspiring blog for a while now and loving it!! Thank you for organizing this fabulous giveaway!! I am a new cookie decorator and this would be my dream come early Christmas presents!! All Hail The Baked Equation!!

  58. Diane (createdbydiane)

    What a fabulous giveaway. I would LOVE the t-shirt. I bake what’s your superpower, FUN!!!

  59. Angela

    I am very excited about the opportunity to win anything. I have just stared making and decorating cookies for my friends and family and I am so excited about this journey!

  60. Cristin's Cookies

    What am I most excited to win…. gosh that’s a HARD question with so many amazing treats!!! Of course the gift certificate for CopperGifts is amazing since I’m completely addicted to their cookie cutters, but those Captain Leisure shirts are so fun and of course Bridget’s book and the others too. Gosh I don’t think I could pick one. If I HAVE to, I guess I’d go with a new sparkly copper cookie cutter from CopperGifts :-) Thanks for the amazing give-away Melissa! Your cookies are always amazing and an inspiration to me! Cristin’s Cookies

  61. Meriem Gadiri

    This is a fabulous giveaway! Good luck everybody!

  62. Claudia Rivera

    I most excited about winning the tee shirt.

  63. Stephanie Sullivan

    Broke my foot while marathon training. Cast comes off two weeks before Christmas, just in time to start baking! Winning would turn this frown to a big smile!

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