Happy National Cupcake Day **GIVEAWAY** (Time’s up!)

August 18, 2009 at 1:46 AM | Posted in cupcakes | 131 Comments

… or is it?

I’ve heard rumors in the cupcake world that August 18th is National Cupcake Day but I’m a little confused. (But that’s nothing new, eh? HA!) I can’t seem to find a positive ID on National Cupcake Day except on my favorite food holidays website: American Food Holidays. According to them National Cupcake Day is December 15th and August 18th is National Soft Ice Cream Day.

Say wha? *scratching head*

But just in case it really *IS* National Cupcake Day, I figured I’d do good by the cupcake gods by having a little ‘ol giveway!

If you’re like me, you LOVE giveaways, no?

I’m a little (ok. A LOT) crazy about entering them. But I’m also kinda lazy and the giveaways that make me do more than comment I gotta be honest… I don’t enter. Sometimes I’ll tweet for an extra entry but that’s about it. Gotta keep it simple for me to enter. That’s my philosophy.

So let’s practice what I preach.

Take a looksies at what I have for you! You’re gonna go nuts!

Cupcake cookies and a cupcake apron! (You notice my theme here?)

*Readers’ eyes bulge*

I told you so.

You know what the best thing about blogging is? Well let me tell ya! It’s meeting so many INSPIRING CREATIVE AMAZING people… like Susan of She’s Becoming DoughMessTic who is sponsoring this delicious giveaway.

Her twitter-famous cookies are just FRIGGIN’ adorable. I am SERIOUSLY jealous of her royal piping skills. But obviously creative talent runs in her family. Her mom is “sew” handy with a thread and needle. (Sorry! I couldn’t help it!) Isn’t that cupcake apron adorable? I have one just like it and I’m not lying when I tell you that a cute cupcake apron makes baking EVER better!

You can find more samples of Mama Doughmesstic’s aprons on Susan’s blog. I heart the black and green one. Am I the only one that thinks these are Etsy store worthy? Feel free to email Susan for any aprons you see on her blog or custom orders too! Tell her Clara sent ya!

Yes, CB but how do I enter?

Pushy. Pushy. Here’s the fine print. :P

(1) Only those who live within the US eligible to win prizes. (Sorry my international peeps!)
(2) Please make sure you have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

To enter leave a comment:
What is your favorite food holiday? Click here for a complete list.

Want an extra entry?
– Twitter (@ihcuppycakes) about my giveaway and leave me a separate comment with the link. Click “x time ago” under your tweet for the direct link. (+1 entry)
– Bake any IHC recipe and leave me a separate comment with the blog post link. Past recipes work too! (+1 entry)

Deadline: Friday, August 21st @ 11:59pm EST

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator.

But honestly if no one wants the cookies, it’s ok. I don’t mind taking care of them. *wink*

Get in ma bellyyyyyyy! Nom nom nom…



  1. 1
    I am liking Drink Wine Day on Feb. 18–and so soon after my birthday…wine with some cupcake cookies…YUM!

  2. 2
    May 25 – National Wine Day – Woowoo!!

  3. 3
    My favorite food holiday is Thanksgiving. I guess because there is so much of it. But when it is done, it is done!

  4. 4
    October 28, National Chocolate Day!

  5. 5
    Definitely Thanksgiving!!!! LOVE that holiday for the family together time and delicious family recipes made!

  6. 6
    My favorite National Day is TOMORROW! :) August 19 is National Potato Day! So funny, I was just looking up food days :)

  7. 7
    I tweeted this giveaway :) http://twitter.com/courtneyssweets/status/3380897977

  8. 8
    Okay, I’m torn between two lovers. It’s National Cupcake Day and National Pie Day. I just love pie, but I just love cupcakes too! What’s a woman to do?


  9. 9
    National Cupcake Day of course… and perhaps National Chocolate Day… and National Pigs in a Blanket day… yummy. =o)

  10. 10
    Gonna have to go with National S’Mores day…not only delicious, it falls on my birthday. It was a toss up between that and National Lima Bean Respect Day ;)

  11. 11
    This is gonna sound funny… Coq Au Vin Day!!! It’s on my birthday and ironically, I actually made it on my birthday last year! So I think it fits, no?

  12. 12
    I hate to be predictable…but my favorite food holiday is national cupcake day!

  13. 13
    National Mousse Day on November 30! Everyone could use some more mousse in their lives. :)

  14. 14
    I’m going to have to say that my favorite is a toss-up between National Fondue Day and National Chocolate Souffle Day. Delicious! Thanks for hosting this.

  15. 15


  16. 16
    national cheesecake day!! it was actually quite recently and i was so deeply saddened that i didn’t even budge to make one. le sigh.


  17. 17
    A toughie but I may have to pick July 28- National Milk Chocolate Day, mmmmm- MY FAVORITE!!!

  18. 18
    Who knew there were so many food holidays? My favorite is National Whipped Cream Day.

  19. 19
    June 7 – National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. You can never go wrong with a big bowl of chocolate ice cream!

  20. 20
    Thanks for the giveaway! If today is in fact National Cupcake Day, then TODAY is my favorite!!! Who doesn’t love a good cupcake?! In fact, I want to go in the kitchen right now and make some! Too bad I’m still eating a batch from 2 days ago! :)

  21. 21
    I guess that I would have to say Thanksgiving. It’s always been a family thing and there’s nothing like great food and family. :)

    Christmas is a close second though with the fudge, Christmas cookies and hot chocolate goodness that it tends to bring along. :D

  22. 22
    Well my birthday is Chocolate with Almonds day and that seems pretty good since I couldn’t find Iced Coffee day (seriosuuly?) or Chocolate with Hazelnuts Day.

  23. 23
    My favorite food holiday is “Four Prunes Day.” WTH?

  24. 24
    THANKSGIVING since FOOTBALL is also involved.

  25. 25
    Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Omelette Day! How Funny!

  26. 26
    I have worked at my grandpa’s ice cream shop for 7 years. So naturally, one of my favorite food holidays is National Ice Cream Cone Day on September 22nd.

    Coincidentally? That’s my grandpa’s birthday. :)

  27. 27
    there are so many foods i love i was having trouble picking one. I scrolled down to see what my birthday was…National Bouillabaisse Day, I miss cupcakes by one day (on this list) boo! so I’ll have to go with October 18 Chocolate Day! Yum! so fun!

  28. 28
    Why is National Rum Punch day the day *after* Talk Like a Pirate Day? That seems like two good things that would be good together! As for favorites, I’m going to go with October being both caramel and dessert month! What a great month!

  29. 29
    What a great list! I love “Don’t cry over spilled milk” Day. : )

  30. 30
    June 12, National Peanute Butter Cookie Day!! Anything with peanut butter and I’m sold.

  31. 31
    […] and they tell me it is National Cupcake Day, so go on over and enter my friend’s giveaway at I Heart Cuppycakes.  Really I don’t want you to because I’d like to win, but, it’s that helpful and […]

  32. 32
    Cupcake day is always a joy to celebrate (and seems to happen at least once a week around here..) But as far as food goes, March 17, Corned Beef and Cabbage day gets my vote!

  33. 33
    Surf and Turf Day February 29!!

    Steak and Lobster…nuff said!!

  34. 34
    My favorite is National Ice Cream Day.

  35. 35
    I looooooooove National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day (March 6)!!!

  36. 36
    November 23 – National Espresso Day. Yay for coffee!

  37. 37
    National Peanut Butter day…hello!! OH MY! I go through 1 jar about every 2 weeks!!! :o)

  38. 38
    National Milk Chocolate Day.
    No guilt about eating a whole bunch load of chocolate on that day…

  39. 39
    I’m going to go the total nerdy route here and choose December 30-National Bicarbonate of Soda Day. I love that it has its own day!! It deserves it, without it, all our baking would fall flat! :)

  40. 40
    Tweeted!! http://twitter.com/VanessitaS/status/3386317691

  41. 41
    I think I would go with National Watermelon Day – August 3rd. I LOVE watermelon and watermelon flavored things! (Those cookies look delicious!)

  42. 42
    I have tried a couple of your recipes with small variations (as in I’m not as cool as you and use box mixes – gasp! One day I will be more cool, promise.)



  43. 43
    I think 12/25 is my favorite-National Pumpkin Pie day! I love pumpkin pie, and it’s my birthday (and Christmas!). So many good things on one day…

  44. 44
    I’d have to go with Shrove Tuesday…nothing could be better than the day of pancakes!! :)

  45. 45
    OMG there’s too many to choose from! What if I said, the holiday on December 15? Yeahh…. we’ll go with that one.

  46. 46
    I like national Peanut butter day!!!

  47. 47
    Definitely National Cheeseburger Day, September 18. Exactly 1 month from today!

  48. 48
    Mmmmm…Chocolate Cake Day!! I didn’t even know that existed, but I’m glad I know now! :) Let’s celebrate!

  49. 49
    Jump for Jelly Beans Day on July 31st!!

    I love jelly beans :D

  50. 50
    National Cupcake Day….of course!

  51. 51
    the better question would be, which day is not my favorite. Okay, so I think my faves are Toasted Marshmallow day, Fluffernutter day, the whole Caramel month, and of course the caramel day, Smores day, of course the Cupcake day, and in line with all of that, the International No Diet Day.

  52. 52
    Mmmmm, so hard to pick…. But I think I’d have to go with January 10, bittersweet chocolate day. Mmmmm…

    ::goes looking for chocolate::

    And thanks for having a giveaway. :)

  53. 53
    So many to choose from!! Let’s see, I love Cupcake Day & Macaroon Day & Praline Day & Candy Month. Now if only they celebrated a Red Velvet Day…

  54. 54
    there were so many great ones on the list-how is a girl to choose, okay, let’s go with national choc. fondue day–that sounds amazing. thanks for the heads up for a couple of creative and get family members–i’ll be sure to check out their blogs too. thanks again

  55. 55
    National Chocolate Chip Day.. because they are tasty on their own and I use them in just about everything that I bake!So multi-functional and there are so many different types!!!!! YUMMY!

  56. 56
    I would have to say national cupcake day is my favorite. YUM!

  57. 57
    Yummmmmmy! January 10th – Bittersweet Chocolate day!!!

  58. 58
    Lol. I loveee cupcakes (I’m reading this site :D ) but I have to say April 12, which is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. I think the grilled cheese sandwich was the first “recipe” I learned and made, and still reminds me of being a little kid.

  59. 59
    National Pizza Week. LOVE PIZZA!!

  60. 60
    What a fun giveaway. Love Susan and her blog.
    I could just sit and browse all the fun “holidays” for hours! I really liked National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day! Yum! And if today IS National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day–see ya, I’m off to McD’s or the like! ;)

  61. 61
    National cupcake day for sure!

  62. 62
    April 16th-National Eggs Benedict Day! seriously..so in love with the stuff!
    Oh and it’s also when the next baby is due..how cute would I be..pregnant in the cupcake apron..really! ha!
    btw..on my Facebook one of my buddies posted a link to your Twilight cupcakes!

  63. 63
    Hands down “National Cupcake Day”…I need to head back to the kitchen to celebrate! And that apron would be the perfect accessory ;)

  64. 64
    It has to be National Chocolate Month. (Feb.) I love Chocolate so a whole month devoted to it has to be my favorite!!

  65. 65
    My favorite is Chocolate Cake Day! I actually celebrate it every year, since I have a top-secret, ever-famous chocolate cake recipe! YUM! And come to think of it, it would probably make a great cupcake… :)

  66. 66
    I twittered!!

  67. 67
    And, if you remember – I almost succeeded at your cupcake bouquet! Although the cucpakes didn’t want to stay on the flowerpot, they sure did taste yummy! http://iheartcuppycakes.com/2009/06/07/funfetti-cupcake-flowerpot/

  68. 68
    Whenever you do competitions I get disappointed cause you never include international peeps :( Please make your next one lightweight so I can join in too! :P

  69. 69
    I love THANKSGIVING….I love the turkey gravy stuffing and mashed potatoes…its not the same on any other day!

  70. 70
    October 21st – National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!


  71. 71
    I tweeted it here… https://twitter.com/WiredWhimsy/status/3393163374


  72. 72
    Has to be…..Thanksgiving….Yummy turkey and mashed potatoes!

  73. 73
    Christmas – we have a traditional Christmas breakfast that is my favorite thing. Especially the hot chocolate made from milk and chocolate shavings.

  74. 74
    I would like to stray away from the list and say Halloween! It’s all aboout the mounds of candy and the cool cupcakes-spiders!!!

  75. 75
    March 2: Banana Cream Pie Day! My favorite!

  76. 76
    hmmmm…my b-day is national chocolate covered nuts day, and hubby’s is national whipped cream day…..I think we make a great team! ;-)

  77. 77
    Easy. Fourth Thursday in November: National Turkey Day a.k.a. Thanksgiving. YUM!

  78. 78
    Before my allergy was fully realized, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week (second week in March – also around my dad’s birthday) was the best thing ever; I made huge batches of my own recipe almost every year from the age of thirteen until I came to college!

  79. 80
    I’m going to have to go with National Chip and Dip Day. I LOVE chips and dip….any kind. I like salsa, creamy dips, veggie dips….all of them!

  80. 81
    National cupcake day rules!! and rocks..and dominates…you know.

  81. 82
    I like national chocolate covered anything day especially since it happens to fall on my birthday!

  82. 83
    I think National Melba Toast Day is hilarious!

  83. 84
    Ooooooo..national chocolate éclair day. I’m just a sucker for bakery goods.

  84. 85
    I think my favorite and one that should be published is National Bake Week!! There are too many people in this world who are scared to bake and really need to get in there and do it. There’s nothing better than succeeding at that one recipe you just can’t master – darn you Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!

  85. 86

    Tweeted to all my friends!!

  86. 87
    I totally love Thanksgiving the best because every seven years, my birthday is ON Thanksgiving…like this year…woohoo! I get a drumstick, I get a drumstick!

    The flavors of my family’s traditional fare just makes me feel all warm inside….and you don’t have to mess with gifts like at Christmas…nice!

  87. 88
    I am going with National Cheesecake Day July 30 – Who doesn’t like cheesecake???

  88. 89
    Today for sure! I am a cupcake girl through and through! Now I have to go make cupcakes to celebrate.

  89. 90
    National Cupcake Day, Margarita Day, Wine Day…It’s too hard to choose!

  90. 91
    Oooh! National Peking Duck Day!!

  91. 92
    July 19- National Ice Cream Day! My favorite: http://www.graeters.com

  92. 93
    Whoa…July is national ice cream month!! Why settle for a day when u can celebrate the whole month =) (actually I eat ice cream almost every day so for me it’s ice cream year!)

  93. 94
    mmmm any food holiday is my favorite! But thanksgiving is probably the best cuz there is the most food! yum yum yum

  94. 95
    Definitely National Chocolate day!

  95. 96
    I like National Chocolate Milkshake Day, which just happens to be my birth date, or Kiwi Fruit Day (California) which just happens to be my husband’s! Funny!

  96. 97
    National Chocolate Cupcake Day – also my birthday!

  97. 98
    National peanut butter day for sure!

  98. 99

    jello shot cupcakes! =]

  99. 100
    i looovveee cheese. yum, cheese. National Cheese Day!

  100. 101
    I like chocolate ice cream day on June 7th. I have actually had ice cream on that day since finding out about it when I was pregnant! :) Love the giveaway and of course those cupcakes!
    paislie98 at hotmail dot com

  101. 102
    National Chocolate Day!!! Who doesn’t like that one?!?! YUM!

  102. 103
    Absolutely HANDS DOWN its national Cupcake day!!!!

  103. 104
    September 28 – National Drink Beer Day! I love to drink beer any day!

  104. 105
    Oh wow, I didn’t know there were so many! I’m gonna go with National Ice Cream Day – July 19!

  105. 106
    I’m all about National Devil’s Food Cake Day on May 19th. It’s my favorite flavor of cake AND it is the last day of school for my Preschool class, a perfect excuse for a cake :)

  106. 107
    How to choose…National Ice Cream day I guess, but there is a lot of days competing for the top…national fondue day!

  107. 108
    National Chocolate day FOR SURE! yum!

  108. 109
    march 14!!! pi day~!!!!
    educational and you get to eat pieee. (it’s not a national food day but you still get pie-of your fav flavor! ;))

  109. 110
    National chocolate Day! October 28 YUM!

  110. 111
    I crave ice cream on a daily basis, and now I know why…

    My birthday (Sept 22) is National Ice Cream Cone Day!!! Woo hoo!

  111. 112
    Something on a Stick Day!! You gotta love anything on a stick!

  112. 113
    Hmmm, I love lots of those days, but I’d have to narrow it down to National hot buttered, cupcake, ice cream cone and s’mores day!!!! YUM!!!!!

  113. 114
    National pizza week sounds awesome!

  114. 115
    National Salsa month!! I love all kinds of salsas!!

  115. 116
    Dec 16–National Chocolate Covered Anything day!!!

  116. 117
    dude you have a ton of comments!!!

    favorite food holiday is totally christmas… all i can say is HAM, and boatloads of COOKIES a YUM

  117. 118
    National Cherry Cobbler Day, mmmmmmmmmmmmm….. :)

  118. 119
    How can I not love black cow day?

  119. 120
    My birthday is National Rhubarb Pie Day?!! What?! Oh well. No one can make me eat it on my b-day luckily. My personal favorite has to be bittersweet chocolate with almonds day. It’s so darn specific! That was a great list to read, thank you.

    Tomorrow is pecan torte day! I’d better get started!

  120. 121
    Tweet tweet. http://twitter.com/vaughanjc/status/3443348620

  121. 122
    Fun giveaway! My favorite is Lasagne Day (or maybe all of May- Strawberry MONTH!) :)

  122. 123
    Waffle Day- March 25! I just love them!

  123. 124
    My fav food holiday is Christmas. I love baking lots of tasty things, trying out new recipes for our christmas brunch.

  124. 125
    I tweeted! RE http://bit.ly/3FQBac

  125. 79
    Oh, and I almost forgot…I made your tres leches cupcakes a while back! http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2454/3844229428_059b9b903c.jpg

  126. 126
    Mmm, national cupcake day. I’ve been on such a sugar kick I’ll have to celebrate. :)

  127. 127
    National Cupcake Day is MY favorite!!

  128. (This giveaway is now closed. Try again next time!)

  129. Hi!!
    I just wanted to say that the cupcake pattern apron is ADORABLE!! I was so excited when I saw it because I just made my little daughter a diaper out of the same exact fabric!! I’m loving you blogs btw and bake on sistah!!

  130. National cupcake day, National Ice cream cone day, and National Pumpkin Pie Day are my favorites!

  131. Hhhmmmm… Those aprons are just amazing to use for National cupcake day. I think everybody loves a sweet day like this kind of day.

    I’m gonna prepare for it too!

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