WE'VE MOVED

Hello!

Thank you for the amazing 8 years here at A Baked Creation, we can't thank you enough for the memories! But we've decided to move over to a new site - Sincerely, Syl. Please join us there for future posts on all the things you loved here!

Sincerely,
Syl

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Looking Back: 2011

Happy New Year! How many of you celebrated all night long and did the countdown? We did. That is why we thought it would be best to have this post scheduled. ;)

We missed doing this in 2010 (we did it for 2008 and 2009), but we're bringing it back. Here's a look back at our favourite posts of 2011.

Howard's Top 3 Favourites:
  1. Home Cooking: Sylvia's savory dinner because it's the best savory dinner she's made for me (even though it wasn't exclusively for me). 
  2. Lady M Confections and Ladurée and Sucré: NYC in the rain because we made the day fun even though it could have easily been miserable. 
  3. Kurt and Diana: KD's wedding because it was our first mass undertaking and we were able to pull it off with success (I hope).
Sylvia's Top 3 Favourites:
  1. Lemon Soufflés: An impressive, delicious, and difficult dessert to master? Challenge accepted! I got to learn from my mistakes and gain an understanding to the not-so-secret creation of soufflés.
  2. How: Pinwheel Cupcakes: This was something that I wanted to make for awhile, the idea danced in my mind for a couple of months, and they turned out quite nice! Whimsy!
  3. Calvin and Hobbes Birthday Cupcakes: Fun. These were so fun to make and blog about.
We also wanted to start 2012 with a giveaway. We feel that this is the time of year when we all feel the most ambitious. Maybe this year you'll make healthier desserts or cook like a Michelin starred chef?

BabyCakes
Vegan, (Mostly) Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York's Most Talked-About Bakery
Written by Erin McKenna
For confectionists of all kinds, delicious alternatives lie within: Red Velvet Cupcakes, Chocolate Shortbread Scones with Caramelized Bananas, Strawberry Shortcake, and BabyCakes NYC’s celebrated frosting (so delicious it has fans tipping back frosting shots!), to name just a few.


Momofuku
Written by David Chang and Peter Meehan
Momofuku is both the story and the recipes behind the cuisine that has changed the modern-day culinary landscape. Chang relays with candor the tale of his unwitting rise to superstardom, which, though wracked with mishaps, happened at light speed. And the dishes shared in this book are coveted by all who've dined - or yearned to - at any Momofuku location (yes, the pork buns are here).


Giveaway Regulations and Conditions: 
  • The New Year Giveaway is open from Sunday, January 1, 2012 to Thursday, January 12, 2012. Entries submitted after 12 midnight EST on Thursday, January 12, 2012 will not be considered. 
  • There are three ways to enter, you only have to do one:
    1) Post in the comment section below:  I want to spend my new year reading ______________. (Fill in the blank with the title you would like to win.)
    2) Post on A Baked Creation's facebook page: I want to spend my new year reading ______________. (Fill in the blank with the title you would like to win.)
    3) To enter via twitter, tweet: I want to spend my new year reading ______________ with  @abakedcreation (Fill in the blank with the title you would like to win.) 
  • Please leave a way for us to contact you.
  • Winners will be randomly chosen and announced here on A Baked Creation. 
  • The winners will have 7 days to claim their prize. If we do not get a mailing address, the prize is forfeited.
  • This contest is available to residents of Canada and the U.S.A. only! However, if you have friends and family with a Canadian or American mailing address, feel free to enter. There will be four different winners, one for each book.
  • Disclaimer: The giveaway copy of BabyCakes and Momofuku were not sent to us by the publisher.
  • UPDATE: Winners have been chosen and notified! Congratulations to Rosebud5192 who will be receiving a copy of BabyCakes. Congratulations to Cat who will be receiving a copy of Momofuku.
Best of luck!

28 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! I wish you an amazing, healthy, full of love and happy moments 2012!
    Love your blog!
    Nice finding you!
    Visit me at: my-greek-cooking.blogspot.com

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  2. I want to spend my new year reading babycakes! =)

    rosebud5192@yahoo.com

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  3. happy new year u all.......good post

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  4. I want to spend my new year reading Momofuku!

    Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!

    sweepinpianista at gmail dot com

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  6. Happy New Year! I want to spend my new year reading more blog posts from my blog friends... and the babycakes book!

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  7. I want to spend my new year reading Babycakes !!!

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  8. I want to spend my new year reading BabyCakes!

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  9. Forgot to leave my email address!

    I want to spend my new year reading BabyCakes!

    wongjane at live dot ca

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  10. I want to spend my year reading BabyCakes!

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  11. I want to spend my new year reading BabyCakes!

    catchingashootingstar[at]hotmail[dot]ca

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  12. I want to spend my new year reading a lot of books on different topics and BabyCakes ;)
    @TatianaNyx
    tanya_ullyatt@hotmail.com

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  13. I want to spend my new year reading babycakes.

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  14. I want to spend the New Year reading and baking with Babycakes!
    Joy to all,
    Jraymiami@yahoo.com

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  15. I want to spend my new year reading Babycakes.
    vimwac@hotmail.com

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  16. I want to spend my new year reading babycakes!
    gr8tcode@gmail.com

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  17. I want to spend my new year reading Momofuku!

    Happy new year to you,

    Julie

    julie@humanitiesprep.org

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  19. I want to spend my new year reading Bon Appetit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful

    neverdessertyou at gmail dot com

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  20. I want to spend my new year reading anything other than my overly-highlighted art history textbooks. Cookbooks about wonderful baked treats sounds just right.

    hudsoca0 at sewanee dot edu

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  21. I want to spend my new year reading Momofuku.
    c8ergirl@gmail.com

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  22. I want to spend my new year reading all the cookbooks that I got as gifts over the holidays. cheung-r@hotmail.com

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  23. I want to spend my new year reading Babycakes!
    Tubejenn@gmail.com

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  24. happy new year
    ^_^
    I want to spend my new year reading babycakes..pretty please

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  25. Will be very interesting stuff for this new year!!!

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