It’s time for another giveaway on the blog, as promised, although this week is a little special because tomorrow happens to be my sister’s birthday. This is my middle sister, the one who I call my twin because we look so much alike, and because I’ve declared us “twins” I think we should share the presents she gets tomorrow. Just saying. Since it is her big day, I wanted to make sure I dedicated this post and recipe to her. She loves sprinkles, cupcakes and the color pink so here we are. She also isn’t a fan of chocolate (thankfully we don’t share this weirdo trait) and so vanilla or yellow cake is always her go-to choice of cake. A while ago I made her this Tres Leches because that’s her absolute favorite cake, and so this year I wanted to go back to basics and make these simple but pretty great looking Vanilla Birthday Sprinkle Cupcakes. Now thanks to my sister Nick, we can all act like it’s our birthday and celebrate with something sweet.
Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s giveaway! The response was so great and your stories were so touching to read. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of those childhood memories. I felt like I was right there reliving them with you. A huge congratulations to Marisa Franca for winning! Even better news for everyone else is that you still have two more chances to win! This week’s giveaway is another signed copy of my cookbook The Slider Effect, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, AND a swanky Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Square Grill Pan in the greatest color red I’ve ever seen. I use a grill pan several times in the book and it is a key component for many of the sliders, especially if you don’t have an outdoor grill. I’m an hardcore fan of the stove top grill pan because you can bring a little summer to your kitchen in the winter. You can also avoid going through all of the motions of heating an outdoor grill or firing up some charcoal; instead you can be right in the comfort of your own kitchen still getting that amazing grill flavor!
To enter, leave a comment below letting me know what your favorite birthday cake flavor is/was/or has been. If you don’t eat cake for your birthday, then just tell me what your favorite birthday treat is! As always, my mamma will be picking the winner at random. It’s one of her greatest pleasures in life, what can I say? I love reading all of your comments so feel free to elaborate as much or as little as you’d like. Throw in your favorite birthday memory if you’re feeling super chatty. I enjoy chatty as a matter of fact. Remember, let’s keep things fair with only one entry per person, and if you win this prize (or won last prize), you can’t enter the following weeks or this week. Sorry but I want everyone to have a fair chance. You have until Friday night to enter! Good luck, I’m rooting for you!