It’s National Cupcake Week!

Posted on: September 12th, 2011 by Jason 3 Comments

It’s National Cupcake Week! It’s been organised by British Baker magazine to “celebrate the nation’s fanaticism with this glorious sweet bakery product”. In celebration of that celebration we thought we’d take a look and see what cupcake and cake themed competitions we could find for you.

The bad news is that there aren’t that many competitions with a National Cupcake Week theme – but thankfully, there are some nice cake related prizes on offer.

The Food Network are joining in the fun of National Cupcake Week. They have daily cake related prizes on offer, thanks to Lakeland. The prizes include a Swirly Daisy Cupcake Stand, Kuhn Rikon Frosting Deco Pen, Giant Cupcake Pan and a grand prize of a Kenwood Chef Titanium with timer! Visit daily to take part until the end of September.

If you’ve been watching The Great British Bake Off then you’ll know they were making cupcakes a few weeks ago (nicely linked, eh?). Random House are celebrating the series with a competition. It’s your chance to win a Kenwood kMix Stand Mixer worth £349.99. Two runner ups will receive a kMix Hand Mixer worth £59. This runs until the 31st October.

If you’re not so keen on a Kenwood Mixer and would much prefer the sexier looking Kitchenaid then make your way over to BBC Good Food and Delia Online. Both are giving you the chance to win a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer and both competitions close on the 30th September.

If you prefer eating cake to making it then make sure you don’t miss the competition over at Clipper Teas. They’ve teamed up with the lovely looking to offer 5 winners a subscription to the site. It’s a bit like a magazine subscription prize except you get a cake in the post every month. The subscription is for 3 months by the way. Be quick though as this one ends on the 18th September.

Although the cupcake competitions are a bit thin on the ground, we do suggest you keep an eye on Twitter and the #nationalcupcakeweek hashtag just in case. A number of the cupcake bakeries also use Twitter do do the occasional giveaway. One thing to note is locality as some can only deliver prizes in their local area.

If you spot a competition or are running a competition for National Cupcake Week then do let us know.

By the way, a big thank you to Mrs Cupcake of Swansea, who gave us some lovely cakes to try yesterday (not shown above, we’ve eaten them). If you’re in the South Wales are then Mrs Cupcake does come recommended!

Find out more about National Cupcake Week!

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  • DCLane

    Just one minor point – they’re not cupcakes. That’s the American term.

    In reality it’s a ‘fairy cake’.

    They’ll have us eating bagels with a skinny latte next!

  • suroben

    Typical that they’re popular now. I used to make at least a hundred a week and give them away, these days it would have made my fortune and yes, they’re fairy cakes. A true cupcake was a more solid sponge and they were flat-iced not piped. Lyons chocolate cupcakes in their silver cases were my absolute favourites and they didn’t cost an arm and a leg.

  • Scampbeast

    I have noticed that our local bakery charges almost twice as much for cup cakes as fairy cakes.