Dessert Designer Book & Baking Giveaway

(Disclosure: I received a copy of the book and a baking set but all thoughts are my own.)

One thing the boys and I love to do together is bake delicious treats {and then eat them of course}. A book came out in February called Dessert Designer that is perfect for families like ours. The Author, Dana Meachen Rau, shows children and parents how to go beyond just baking and focus on the really fun part- the decorating! I loved flipping through the book and seeing all of the creative designs and the best part is that most of them looked fairly easy to put together.

Look at this cute design from the book:

¬†Aren’t those so creative? I am so in love with how many cute ideas are in this book and I think the boys are going to love decorating cupcakes to actually look like something {as opposed to just dumping half a bottle of sprinkles on a frosted cupcake}!

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a copy of the book, a set of nesting bowls, and a spatula.

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do.}

1) Tell me what animal you’d like to decorate on a cupcake

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Giveaway ends April 14, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and older only. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.

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  1. Sandy VanHoey says

    I would be giving to daughter and she would choose a cat since both her girls love cats

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  6. Paula Lee says

    Dinosaur cupcakes would thrill my grandson!

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  9. Barbara Stenby says

    would love to do Hedgehog ones for my son…he LOVES hedgehogs!

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  14. I’d like to make panda cupcakes.

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  18. My son would want a penguin or kitty made!

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  20. A hedgehog would be cute on a cupcake.

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  23. D Schmidt says

    I would like to decorate a Lion on a cupcake

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  27. I would like to make a Zebra on a cupcake…
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  32. Michele Behlen says

    I would like to decorate a dog.

  33. Michele L. says

    I’d like to make a horse

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  37. I would love to decorate a puppy on a cupcake!

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  42. Jennifer Mae Hiles says

    I would like to make a turtle cupcake! [email protected]

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  47. a zebra, my 3 year old is obsessed with them

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  50. I would love to make a lizard for my son or a horse for my daughter

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  54. Sacha Schroeder says

    I’d like to make panda bears!

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  58. I would like to make a penguin

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  61. I would love to decorate a hippo…but that would be hard LOL

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  64. Darlene Ysaguirre says

    I think a ladybug would be cute to design
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  69. Jennifer says

    My daughter would like to do a bird decoration.

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  72. Audra Weathers says

    I’d like to do some fox cupcakes; those would be cute!

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  76. I would decorate cupcakes with panda bears.
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  79. Ellen Anderson says

    I’d like to make an Alaskan Malamute cupcake as I have an Alaskan Malamute named Yoyo who is absolutely adorable!

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  83. Kristin Wynder says

    I’d like to decorate elephants. they are cute, but seem like it would be difficult

  84. My step daughter and I would absolutely love to win this set. We enjoy making things together. We even took a cake decorating class together a couple years ago. It was an adult class but even at her young age, she did better than a couple adults! We would have a lot of fun together with this book. The first animal we would like to make is a dog because we have quite a few dogs, including several rescues. She would likely get creative and try to make various breeds based on the original dog design. Another she thought would be fun is an elephant….or a sea creature. She has a great imagination and is very artistic and loves to do stuff like this. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  87. a monkey

  88. caitlin tate says

    hippo

  89. kittens

  90. golden storm says

    I would like to decorate a penguin onto the top of a cupcake
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  93. I’d like to do sharks on a cupcake!

  94. I would put my dachshund/jack russel on one!

  95. a monkey or a frog would be cool

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  98. I’d love to decorate a lion or some other “Circus” type animal for a party idea this summer.

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  100. I would love to make a turtle on top of a cupcake! I love the armadillo that you showed in your review–too cute!

  101. I’d love to do a giraffe

  102. Giraffe, monkey, tiger, zebra…

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  107. A hippo

  108. A dachshund!

  109. a kitty or an owl

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  112. Darlene Owen says

    I would like to decorate on a cupcake of a black lab dog.

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    I like Lady Bugs

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  119. Marcia Goss says

    I’d like to decorate a cat.

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    My grandson loves monkeys.

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  129. i love love love the little armadillos…but i’m wondering if i could do alligators? that would be fun!

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  135. Robin Abrams says

    I would make Dinosaur cupcakes

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  140. a puppy

  141. Amanda Rauch says

    I would love to do a bumble bee for sping/summer!

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  145. I would do an elephant with my kids!

  146. I would like to decorate a Lion.

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  151. I’d love to learn how to make a puppy cupcake!

  152. Ladybug cupcakes. They’re within my difficulty level (simple!)

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  156. I would like to do MONKEYS! They’re so adorable!

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  164. A horse would be cute.

  165. Diana Hatch says

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  167. sandra davis says

    i would like to decorate a tiger

  168. I would like to make kitten cupcakes

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  171. my niece would love to try a kitty.

  172. I think a panda would be cute.

  173. Suzie Williams says

    I would want to make a chinchilla cupcake!

  174. I’d love decorate a cat on a cupcake! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  186. Bonnie Peeling says

    I would decorate cupcakes with pigs.

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  188. I would love to make panda cupcakes! :)
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  190. I think bunnies would be fun to make.

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  192. I simply adore those armadillos! I would love to make some lizard cupcakes for my daughters. They have two and love them so much.

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  199. rene chartier says

    I love the dinosaur and would love to decoratea cupcake for my twins with this wonderful idea.

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  203. I would like to decorate a kitten.

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