Sunday, November 27, 2011

Filled with Thanks (Recipe Shout-Out 4 and Giveaway)

Hi there! Did you guys all have a fabulous Thanksgiving? If you're anything like us, you've been stuffing yourself FULL of great food and company. Perhaps to the point that 8 pm felt like midnight and you gladly fell into an early slumber, feeling satisfied and thankful on all fronts? On the topic of thankfulness, I have a LOT to be grateful for in 2011.

To name just a few...for my mom finding a new/better job despite this economy; for my friends who gave me the confidence to start selling my baking; for my boyfriend who supported me through all the crazy moments and even revealed a surprising talent for shaping sugar poppies at one point 8p; for all the customers who trusted me to whip up desserts for their family birthdays, anniversaries, and christenings; for 2 magazines publishing my photos, and for so so much more.

Cookies Collage for Giveaway
And you know I couldn't forget to thank all of you, my readers old and new, for showing such enthusiasm toward all that I do, whether it's the familiar cupcakes or something totally out of left field. I can always count on you all to cheer me on, and that means so much to me. To show my appreciation, I'm here today to present you with my 4th Recipe Shout-Out and yet another giveaway!

In the spirit of the holiday season, I'm giving away a batch of ANY COOKIES, BROWNIES, or OTHER BARS featured on this blog (must be stable enough to ship). I regret to say that this giveaway is limited to addresses in the continental US since baked goods are perishable. To enter, do as many of the following as you want and leave a separate comment for each thing you do! Please also make sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win. The giveaway will close on December 7 at midnight, and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! THANKS FOR ENTERING!
  • Leave a comment telling me which cookies you'd like if you were to win.
  • Like 6 Bittersweets on Facebook, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do.
  • Subscribe to this blog, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do.
  • Follow 6 Bittersweets on Twitter, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do including your Twitter name.
  • Tweet about this giveaway, tagging me @6bittersweets, then leave a comment telling me including a link to the post.
Lastly, if you (1) posted about a 6 Bittersweets-inspired recipe and I missed it; (2) made a recipe and took a photo, but don't have a blog; or (3) post about a recipe of mine in the future, please email me your name, photo, and blog post URL (if applicable) and I'll be sure to include it in my next round-up. Now let's see what scrumptious things have been comin' out of your kitchens!

RECIPE SHOUT-OUT (4)

Inspired by Vanilla Bean (or Melted Ice Cream) Buttercream Frosting

Always with Butter - Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

1 AlwayswithButter
Inspired by Best Red Velvet Cupcakes

Will Cook for Friends - Black Widow Cupcakes

2 Willcookforfriends - Black Widow Cupcakes
Inspired by S’mores Cupcakes

I Heart Baking - S’mores Cupcakes

3.1 IHeartBaking - S'mores Cupcakes
Dumpling Love - S'mores Cupcakes

3.2 DumplingLove - S'mores Cupcakes
Inspired by Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Remena Nena - Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

4 Remenanena - Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes
Inspired by Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes

Hey, who cut the cheese? - Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

5 Heywhocutthecheese-Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Inspired by Gluten-free Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

My InCONCEIVEable Story - Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

6 Myinconceiveablestory-GF Pumpkin Cupcakes
Inspired by Black Sesame Matcha Cupcakes

Cemplang Cemplung - Black Sesame Matcha Cupcakes

7 Tika-Black Sesame Matcha Cupcakes
Inspired by Tissue Paper Pom-Pom Cupcake Toppers

Meghann’s Little Corner - Pom-Pom Cupcake Toppers

8.1 Meghannslittlecorner-Purple Pom-Pom Cupcake Toppers
Rust & Sunshine - Goldfish Pom-Pom Cake Topper

8.2 Rustsunshine-Goldfish Pom-Pom Cake Topper
TurtleCraftyGirl - Bright Tissue Pom-Pom Toppers

8.3 Turtlecraftygirl-Pom-Pom Cupcake Toppers
Inspired by Rhubarb Raspberry Sour Cream Pie

Bepnhaminh - Rhubarb Tart

9 Bepnhaminh-Rhubarb Tart
Inspired by Cookies N’ Cream Owl Cupcakes

Cuisine Addict - Owl Oreo Cupcakes

10.1 Cuisine Addict-Oreo Owl Cupcakes
The Full Woman - Cookies N’ Cream Owl Cupcakes

10.2 Thefullwoman-Oreo Owl Cupcakes
Sabor a Galletas - Oreo Owls

10.3 Saboragalletas-Oreo Owl Cookies
Me and My Tadpole - Hootin' Halloween Cupcakes

10.4 Meandmytadpole-Oreo Owl Cupcakes
Caramel Potatoes – Owl Cupcakes

10.6 Caramel Potatoes Owl Cupcakes
Bon à Croquer - Owl Cupcakes

10.5 Bonacroquer-Oreo Owl Cupcakes
Inspired by Pumpkin-decorated Sugar Cookies

Of Agates and Madeleines - Halloween Punkin’ Cookies

11 Ofgatesandmadeleines-Pumpkin Cookies
Inspired by Homemade Irish Cream

Mind Your Bees and Trees - Baileys Cheesecake with Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream

12 Mindyourbeesandtrees-Baileys Cheesecake
Inspired by Spinach Feta Stuffed Soft Pretzels

Kucharnia - Pumpkin Stuffed Pretzels

13-Kucharnia-Pumpkin Stuffed Pretzels
Inspired by Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cupcakes
HedwigSchmidt - Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

14.1 HedwigSchmidt - Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cupcakes
Robson Ragouter - Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

14.2 Robsonragouter - Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cupcakes
Inspired by Cherry Pistachio Goat Cheese Balls

Witchy Kitchen - Goat Cheese Ball with Sour Cherries and Pistachios

15 WitchyKitchen-Goat Cheese Cherry Pistachio Ball
Inspired by Halloween Pumpkin M&M Cupcakes
Bakelife - Mummy Cupcakes

16 Bakelife-Mummy Cupcakes
Inspired by Browned Butter Pizzookies
Kucharnia - Pizookie

17 Kucharnia-Pizzookie

87 comments:

  1. Ooooh, amazing giveaway! I would love to win the s'mores bars! :)

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  2. I subscribe to the blog on Google Reader.

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  3. I follow you on Twitter - I am cupcake_muffin

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  4. Already subscribed on fb. black sesame macarons look sooo good!

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  5. Great recipe shoutout! A pity I don't live in the US...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. The blonde ginger cookies look amazing

    Cass0289@yahoo.com

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  7. I like you on FB.

    Cass0289@yahoo.com

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  8. I follow you on twitter

    Cass0289@yahoo.com

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  9. I would love some Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies! I think I'll make some now! Thanks for the great recipes!

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  10. I tweeted and my twitter name is cassiemcbride1

    Cass0289@yahoo.com

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  11. I subscribe VIA email

    Cass0289@yahoo.com

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  12. i woul dlike to try your Pignoli Almond Cookies

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  13. I would like the snickers macarons please :)

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  14. I followed you on twitter! My twitter is vodkanation.

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  15. I already subscribed to your blog.

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  16. I tweeted about this giveaway, link here: https://twitter.com/#!/vodkanation/status/140937168607657984

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  17. You are so sweet! peppermint cookies and cream brownies? YES PLEASE!

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  18. Wow, what a giveaway! I'm really happy enough just reading about your sweet treats though, and wouldn't want you to worry about veganizing anything, so no need to enter me. Just keep those beautiful photos and recipes coming! :)

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  19. Amazing giveaway Xiaolu. I so wished I lived in the US!

    I'm not surprised your baking has inspired so many people, it's wonderful!!! I loved the collection of inspired owl cupcakes. SO cute!!!!

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  20. Do macarons ship? If so, I would LOVE to try the snickers macarons. If not, then it's a toss-up, but I think I would choose the s'mores bars. What a hard decision! Your peppermint Oreo brownies look great, as do the chocolate butterscotch cookies. Yum! So excited for the upcoming baking season!

    amandasbrush@gmail.com

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  21. I have already liked you on fb. :)

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  22. I am already subscribed to your blog via email. :)

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  23. I already follow you on twitter. My twiitter name is abrushfield, but I am a twitter wallflower.

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  24. You are so talented! I remember those heart shaped cookies and being in awe of those. I'm not entering the competition but just wanted to say that this post reminds me how freaking jealous I am of your baking skills :D

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  25. What an amazing giveaway Xiaolu! I'd love to try your macarons. I've never tried lemon macarons and I love citrus flavor so I'm really curious to have some (and I can't bake them...). I'm thankful for your blog and enjoy reading every post!

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  26. And I already subscribe your email and enjoy reading them.

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  27. Tough choice, I'd love to try your Outrageous Fudgy Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cookies

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  29. I follow you on twitter, I like you fan page on FB, but too bad I don't live in US :(
    You have inspired so many people through your works !

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  30. All your recipes are FABULOUS! Whatever you send me, if I win I'm sure I'll love!! Chocolate, peanut butter, an caramel are some of my favorite
    flavors.
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  31. I like 6 Bittersweets on Facebook.
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  32. I subscribe to your blog.
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  33. I follow 6 Bittersweets on Twitter.
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  34. I tweeted.
    https://twitter.com/#!/Cinbat03
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  35. I am not sure what travels well! Everything looks wonderful. I would like to try macarons because I am afraid to make them myself. Or anything really, as long as it doesn't have peanuts.

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  36. this is quite a giveaway! i'd love the butterscotch chocolate cookies or the snickers macarons. would you believe i've never had a macaron?

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  37. I definitely need to try those seuffed pretzels!! Yum. Wish I was eligible to win a batch of your amazing baked goods. :)

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  38. i'd either choose the pink macarons or the raspberry lemonade bars orrr snickers macarons or those pizzookies ;) yum!!

    jpinnick86 at gmail dot com

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  39. i like you on facebook.

    jpinnick86 at gmail dot com

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  40. i follow you on twitter

    jpinnick86 at gmail dot com

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  41. i subscrbe to your blog via google reader.

    jpinnick86 at gmail dot com

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  42. Too bad I am not staying in US but i still love all your cupcakes. In fact there is not once I drop by and not love what I see although I don't comment very much:D.

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  43. Oh my, all your cookies look amazing! But I would love to try some macarons! The mango marscapone or snickers ones! Though if those don't travel well, the orange hazelnut biscottis look amazing as well!

    lindsay
    lindsayharmony@gmail.com

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  44. I like your fb page!

    lindsay
    lindsayharmony@gmail.com

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  45. and I follow you on twitter! (i'm @lindsayharmony)

    lindsay
    lindsayharmony@gmail.com

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  46. The chocolate butterscotch cookies look to die for! :]

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  47. This is too amazing lady and soo much fun to see all that love coming from so many places!
    p.s. I would LOVE a taste of those lemon macarons

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  48. I subscribe to your lovely blog

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  49. and I follow you and facebook

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  50. i liked you on fb and follow you with google reader!

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  51. Macarons!
    xesmeraude@yahoo.com

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  52. Even your readers are awesome at photography! Not entering the giveaway, but I'm gonna try and be part of this list soon! :)

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  53. I'd love some yummy macarons!!

    dianahu78@hotmail.com

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  54. I follow you on facebook~

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  55. Great giveaway ! I follow you on FB though I am not regularly posting any comments here :-) Love everything you bake. If I win I would love to taste macarons made by you ;-) The flavor is your choice, love them all :D

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  56. I {heart} 6 bittersweets, and I'd ask for a pizzookie!! : )

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  57. I would have to choose a macaron!!!!!!

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  58. I LOVE, I mean "Like" 6 Bittersweets on Facebook!!!

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  59. I already like 6Bittersweets on Facebook!

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  60. I now follow 6Bittersweets on Twitter!

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  61. If I win, I'd like any of your favorite cookie or brownie :D :D
    I can be reached at my twitter id spusht_nisha :)

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  62. the espresso chip oatmeal cookies or the vegan sweet potato blondies sound scrumptious!

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  63. following you on twitter (@happilymaintain)

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