Cupcake Costume Party **GIVEAWAY** w00t! (Party’s over!)

October 28, 2009 at 7:05 AM | Posted in cupcakes, giveaway | 131 Comments

I’m nervous, anxious and giddy all at the same time lately. Buying your first home is a wide range of emotions. I have a feeling that anyone that has done it before can attest to the same. You know what I need? I need something to calm me down.

I know.

A giveaway!

Giveaways always make me happy.

Let’s make it a quickie. No! Not that kind. You dirty dirty reader. This will be a ONE DAY giveaway. Less than 24 hours. So there’s no time to put it in your bookmarks and say you’ll come back to leave a comment later. Just do it. Make Nike proud.

Special thanks to [insert unnamed beneficiary here] for donating this awesome w00t tshirt.

Cupcake Costume Party tshirt size L

(1) US and International entries welcome.
(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 Halloween candy?
– Me? I’m a candy corn girl. And this year I’ve discovered the epic greatness of caramel candy corn. I blame Erin of Erin’s Food Files and Twitter.

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 your blog post link. Past recipes work too! (+1 entry)

* If I don’t see a separate entry, I will not count it. Them’s the breaks.

Deadline: Wednesday October 28th @ 11:59pm PST

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator.

If you are having doubts about entering let me just tell you that the tshirt is darn cute. My favorite is the “ghost”. It’s just an empty cupcake liner. Get it? I can’t tell you how long I laughed about that. Wait for it. You’ll start cackling too.



  1. 1
    I love the shirt, so fun! We try not to buy or eat a lot of Halloween candy, but I do love fun size M and M’s and Heath bars! Always a favorite of mine!

  2. 2
    My favorite Halloween candy is dots! Thankfully no one else likes them in my family and I get them all!

  3. 3
    My favorite is Dots… those little boxes of jujubes you get in a giant bag of Tootsie Rolls. I always buy Tootsie Rolls to give away and then steal all the Dots!

  4. 4
    I love Heath bars.. I ate a bunch yesterday >.<

  5. 5
    Love the shirt and I LOVE Reese’s peanut butter cups at Halloween. My favorite is to put them in the freezer and then eat them. yum!

  6. 6
    dude! so much fun! I’m a PB cup kinda girl… they were always the first to get chowed when I got home from treating :) yum!!

  7. 7
    i think i’m the worst twitter user in history lol i never know what I’m doing :D

  8. 8
    <3 anything peanut butter!

  9. 9
    The cute pumpkin-shaped candy corn. They’re candy corn, but somehow so much better.

  10. 10
    Great shirt! My favorite is PB Cups or Snickers. I’ll swing both ways! ;)

  11. 11
    I’m like you. I love candy corn! However, last year my husband and I made homemade caramel apples, and now I’m hooked. That’s my all-time favorite now.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

  12. 12
    I am thinking I am definitely a candy corn girl myself, though as of today, I have yet to buy any this year.

    I have gotten pangs of nostalgia every time I go into a store and pass their display. I am trying to exercise self restraint, but after seeing blackberry cobbler and caramel apple flavored candy corn at Wal-Mart the other day…I might cave ;)

  13. 13
    I really like coffee crisp but recently I just ate about 80 mini ones (don’t ask!) so I think my new favourite is probably twizzlers.

    I actually have never had candy corn. maybe this year.

  14. 14
    Rockets!!! Although last year I had to make my boyfriend hide them from me or I’d eat a dozen packages without realizing it =/

  15. 15
    I love the Reese peanut butter cups. Snack size makes me feel less piggy for eating so many. Lol

  16. 16
    Candy Corn! Nothing else really says ‘Halloween’ to me.

  17. 17
    Almond Joys! And the little candy pumpkins that come with candy corn. :)

  18. 18
    Candy Corn!!!

  19. 19
    And, twitter entry:

    C’mon Mr. Random, pick a small number!

  20. 20
    My new favorite halloween candy is pumpkin hershey kisses. They are sooo good!

  21. 21
    I have tried a bunch of your recipes before, just no blog (yet) to show for it. They were amazing….thanks! Favorite halloween candy is definitely candy corn!

  22. 22
    Candy Corn screams Halloween!

  23. 23
    My tweet

  24. 24
    Yep, I”m a sucker for the corn too…in large quantities.

  25. 25
    Tweety McTweet!

  26. 26
    I actually have the shirt already. I saw it on Woot and had to buy it. haha. but I love TWIX. It’s my favorite.

  27. 27
    Peanut M&M’s!!! Can’t wait till my daughter goes trick-or-treating and I can raid her candy!!!

  28. 28

    tweet tweet!

  29. 29
    That shirt’s fab! We don’t do much in the way of candy for halloween here (Oxford, England), but I love sherberts. Mum always used to make us drink black milk, which scared me silly!

  30. 30
    cool shirt! definitely not so much halloween ‘candy’ in england but my guilty pleasure is those cheap and sickly chocolate eyeballs. The type of chocolate i wouldnt buy other than halloween…
    i just read the previous comment and ive experienced green milk rather than black, maybe lots of mums do that!

  31. 31
    My favorite candy ever are Sweetarts Ropes; however, they appear to have been discontinued – think a cherry licorice tube filled with Sweetarts “Goo” with Nerds in it. It was heaven. Without those, I’ll have to go with Reese’s cups; I loved getting the big ones for Halloween!

  32. 32
    Fun size candy bars: Snickers, Milky Way, Twix, Kit Kat. Their small size means I can eat a bunch of them and try all the flavors!

  33. 33
    Reese cups! Especially now that they make dark chocolate! And I prefer the little foil-wrapped ones rather than the regular size…better ratio of chocolate to peanut butter. I also love kit kats!

  34. 34
    No need to enter me into the contest… I just wanted to say Congratulations on buying your home. I know how tough it can be, so I wish you a process that leaves you smiling!

  35. 35
    Candy Apples were always my favorite. Too bad they can’t be given out anymore :(

  36. 36
    Although I don’t have a blog, I have made your white chocolate Mocha cupcakes. They were very yummy, although I felt the flavor of the icing overpowered that of the cupcake.

  37. 37
    My favorite are the mini tootsie roll pops. Make anything mini, I’m sure to love it!

  38. 38
    First of all… I hate the word favorite! I’m too indecisive! I love pretty much everything except the chewy candy that comes in the black or orange wrappers.

    And by the way… THE VERY DAY I finished the last of my caramel candy corn, I went into work (I was on an evening schedule that day) and WHADDYA KNOW someone had brought in a whole bag of it!!

  39. 39
    Hey CB! We don’t celebrate Halloween here in India but I do love Snickers and Twizzlers and Oreos!! Specially twizzlers!!

  40. 40
    My favourite halloween candy would be one that I cannot eat anymore – Smarties. Not the chalky kind, but the shell-coated chocolates found in Canada. Yum!!

  41. 41
    snickers are my fave! yummy!

    this shirt is too cute!

  42. 42
    Well I can tell you what I DONT like because that list is definitely shorter. I might have to go with Snickers as a top contender as it has the perfect sweet/salty for the halloween hangover!!

  43. 43
    My tweet:

  44. 44
    I tweeted abt it!

  45. 45
    My favorite Halloween candies are the mini sized 3 Musketeers bars…or the single servings of Swedish Fish! Easy to hand out and even easier to eat tons of!

  46. 46
    I love that t-shirt!! So cute! My favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s peanut butter cups. I don’t keep them around because I’d eat them all before Halloween got here :)

  47. 47
    I love the pumpkins from Candy corn. But I’m always looking for the reeses cups in the candy bowl. :)

  48. 48
    I love Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups. Yum! That is the cutest t-shirt.

  49. 49
    Hmm…its a toss up between candy apples and carmel corn..*drool*

  50. 50
    I’d have to go for orange jaffa cakes! – mmmmm :) And that shirt is awesome!!

  51. 51
    I love Baby Ruth! Actually, I love any chocolately candy! The fun size justifies eating more.

  52. 52
    I love snitching my kids pb cups from their trick or treat stash, then hiding them in the fridge. LOL Yummy!

  53. 53
    It’s gotta be the mini Reeces PB cups. LOVE THEM

  54. 54
    My favorite Halloween candy is caramel apple suckers! How could you not love those. I hope I win that t-shirt. I LOVE it SO much!

  55. 55
    hmm.. my favorite halloween candy… i don’t think its “halloween” candy but i love reeses peanut butter cups. its orange and black and yummy. mmmm.

  56. 56
    Ghost shaped Peeps! Halloween-y and fun to decorate with… I use them to decorate gingerbread haunted houses, cupcakes, everything!

  57. 57
    I like those candy corn pumkpkins. I’m not sure if they have a proper name or not but they are my weakness. Yum!

  58. 58
    I love caramel apple lollipops, though I haven’t had one in quite a long time.

  59. 59
    My favorite Halloween Candy would have to be Kit Kats! Love the wafers!

  60. 60
    I love the fun-size Oh Henry bars! Don’t really like ’em full-size, but the minis are awesome.

  61. 61
    Resse’s far! :-)

  62. 62
    I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!

  63. 63
    I love gummy candy of all kind! That is my favorite!!! (And jelly beans…lots and lots of jelly beans.)

    I am so excited that you are doing this! I was going to buy this shirt but they sold out before I could do it! Here’s to another chance!

  64. 64
    I love to have a piece of candy corn with a little bite of chocolate at the same time! Delicious!

  65. 65
    Dear lord I love me some fun size twix bars at Halloween! Come to think of it, anything in a mini-size works for me…snickers, nerds, hershey’s miniatures…I could go on and on!

  66. 66
    I’m a whatshamacallit girl :D yes, the actual candy. That and Take-5’s.

  67. 67
    Snickers is my hands down favorite.

  68. 68
    Oh gosh, so many candies to choose from! But definitely the little foil wrapped Reeses peanut butter cups are at the top of the list.

  69. 69
    Hi there.. love your website! You’ve always got such great ideas! My favorite Halloween candy are the pumpkin spice Hershey kisses! There are soo good and are even better chopped up in cheesecake! YUM!


  70. 70

    Fav halloween candy? hmmm…coffee crisp chocolate :D love how its chocolate and crunchy and coffee ish and <3!!

  71. 71
    I die for mini crunch bars. Actually, anything mini works :)

  72. 72
    here’s my tweet

  73. 73
    Almond Joys! YUM!

  74. 74
    That’s awesome! I would definitely wear that, while I eat my 3 Musketeers, which is the best candy ever.

  75. 75
    Yay for international entries! I just love that shirt, so cute!
    Unfortunately we don’t have specific Halloween candy (such as candy-corn) here in Israel :( , but we do all the regular stuff like Twix, M&M’s, Sneakers, etc. And I love peanut M&M’s so I’ll go for them as my pick :)

  76. 76
    tootsie rolls! they’re cheap, and people pass out a lot of them, which is great for me!

  77. 77
    Hm, I think I have to give a cop-out, “I don’t eat candy” answer. Dude, why would I eat candy when I could be eating CUPCAKES?!?

    But, if I were like, forced at gunpoint to eat candy, I suppose I’d choose M&M’s. Or peanut M&M’s…or Reese’s… Must…stop…thinking about candy…

  78. 78
    As a kid, my favorite Halloween candy was always Snickers. Nowadays, I’m more of a Reeses Pieces and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups kinda gal. And peanut M&Ms. I guess I’m a sucker for chocolate+peanuts! :)

  79. 79
    I will pick out anything chocolate, but if I had to choose, I’d go with Reese’s PB Cups…

  80. 80
    Twitter entry. I’ve never done this before so I totally copied someone else’s Tweet. (Thanks, Tamara!)

  81. 81
    I’m a candy corn girl too! For some reason, I only notice it around Halloween and act like it is not available in the free world at any other time.

  82. 82
    I’ll eat just about anything, but I think Snickers are my favorite!

  83. 83
    Absolutely Candy Corn. It just goes hand in hand with Halloween. I love it!!!

  84. 84
    Caramels! But only the individually wrapped ones. Something about taking the time to unwrap each one makes it better!

  85. 85
    When I take treats from my kids bags it’s usually snickers. When it’s something I make myself, i LOVE caramel corn. I have the best recipe for caramel corn. Seriously. It’s like Pioneer Woman’s Chocolate Cake. I swear!
    I would be happy to share if anyone wants it. =-)

  86. 86
    I’m a candy girl so it hard to choose, but candy corn is Halloween.

  87. 87
    I love candy corn too but I’m happy with anything that gets put in the treat bag!!! My daughter, Lilie (3), still isn’t old enough to eat ALL of her candy so I am happy to oblige :)

  88. 88
    Although Halloween is not huge in here in Australia our kids still get dressed up & trick or treat our street. I wish that more people got into the spirit of it!
    My favorite candy (we call them lollies) is probably rasberry bullets… very hard to find but oh so worth it! They are little bits of rasberry licorice covered in milk chocolates… mmmm yuumy! Other than that I am more of a chocolate girl myself ;)

  89. 89
    Hi – Halloween is not big here in Australia so this year will be my first dressing up. I am going to be Dorothy! I am a big lollie person. My favourite lollies are strawberries and cream or allens snakes. I am always intrigue by your guys candy corn. It looks interesting!

  90. 90
    Hey! I want that shirt!! My favorite candy is Reese PB cups – especially the pumpkins!

    Great to see you today. xxxooo

  91. 91
    I love fun size snickers bars!

  92. 92
    Peanut butter cups, almond joys and anything dark chocolate. Mmmmm….

  93. 93
    I love those Candy Corn Hershey Kisses! I could eat an entire bag in one day!

  94. 94
    Tweet tweet!

  95. 95
    definitely candy corn because this is the only time of year you can get that sort of thing, and i’m so original like that.

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  97. 97
    My favorite Halloween candy is the kit kat miniatures. “Give me a break, give me a break”,…I’d like to win that t-shirt…

  98. 98
    I’m an Indian Corn girl! That’s the candy corn with the chocolatey bottom. Love it so much I even created a cheesecake of it!

  99. 99
    All things Reeses!

  100. 100
    I always loved those pumpkin shaped candies!

  101. 101
    I love MilkyWay!

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  103. 103
    I know whenever I’d go trick-or-treating, I’d be rooting for a Reese cup or some Now and Laters, but those aren’t really Halloween candy. I tried some “gourmet” creme brulee flavored candy corn and it was pretty good, so I go with that!

  104. 104
    I love the ghost-shaped marshmallows.

  105. 105
    freakin’ awesome t!
    my favourite candy has got to be coffee crips – nothing like them, imho.

  106. 106
    Canadian here and I love molasses candy nothing beats the taste of it at this time of the year :)

  107. 107
    Hi there
    Cute T funny about the ghost LOL
    I love candy and my favorite Halloween Candy has to be caramel junior mints mmmm
    Fun site boo

  108. 108
    Peeps! All year round! Halloween means the ghosts and pumpkins are out!

  109. 109
    I LOVE KIT KATS, but the candy in my mouth usually is my favorite.

  110. 110
    Kit Kats! I have a bag of them that I’m hoarding …. Don’t judge.

  111. 111
    I tweeted too … I love that shirt ;)

  112. 112
    LOVE that shirt! Guess my fave is snickers.

  113. 113
    Oh goodness, only one favorite? I love candy corn, Twix and kit-kats. But, I love gummy candy, too….

  114. 114
    Yay, I tweeted! Took me a while, but I did it :)

  115. 115
    I am soo a candy corn girl too, and walmart had all the new flavors blackberry cobbler candy corn, and creme brulee candy corn.. YUM!

    Love the shirt

  116. 116
    My favourite halloween candy are Jaffas! Congrats on the new house :)

  117. 117
    I also made your Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes and they were WONDERFUL – everyone loved them. I also followed your recipe to make Marshmallow Fluff as we don’t have them here in Brisbane and it made HEAPS so I made Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes over and over and over and.. hey, no one’s complaining yet!

  118. 118
    mini snickers!

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  120. 120
    I’m not sure if this is totally halloween CANDY and being that I live in Australia, not the US I’ve only ever had it once (boo hoo) when my old bosses wife made it for a bbq but PUMPKIN PIE! Oh how I loved thee.

    All this talk about halloween and pumpkins and the memories of that pie made me hunt down a can of pumpkin puree in a specialty store just so I can make some pumpkin-pie cupcakes! Now that is some addiction.

  121. Mini chocolate bars…any kind…they just taste better when they’re mini!

  122. Candy Corn!

  123. omg – that shirt is too darn cute!!

    My favorite Halloween candy – or any candy for that matter – is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Oh yeah!

  124. Weird, but a coworker of mine found some candy corn’s amazing! My new favorite!

  125. I love reese’s pumpkins!!!!

  126. We dont do halloween in Australia :( but whenever my parents visit America they bring me home a nice big mixed bag of Hersheys chocolate! mmmm!

  127. Cute shirt!

    I love Hershey’s miniatures… especially Mr. Goodbar and Krakle.

    The Snickers minatures are too small. These Hershey’s can be eaten in two bites. More satisfying!

  128. Pretty much anything chocolate is what I go for. ;D

  129. You can really play with this recipe. You can use alternate candy bars for different tastes. Try using a Kit Kat bar. If you like peanut butter, try using Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. You can also use either chocolate chips or chocolate kisses in place of the candy bars. You can also sprinkle some peanut butter chips on top of the warm marshmallows giving your s’mores a peanut butter taste.

  130. Full of salient points. Don’t stop blievieng or writing!

  131. Could be this blog’s greatest read to date

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