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Valentine's Cupcakes and Sweet Treats Contest

Do you have a cute cupcake recipe or confection that will win the hearts of lovebirds (and bakers!) everywhere? Send us a photo of your loveliest treat and you could win a $500 Williams-Sonoma gift card.


Congratulations to our winner Allison P. from New Jersey! To view her entry click here.

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All A Buzz About You
Sweet Treats Photo by: donkeemom
CA
Category: Sweet Treats
I made 5 dozen of these cookies for my grandchildren to take to school. The kids loved them, best of all they are so easy to make.
Peppermint Pals
Sweet Treats Photo by: jetbyu
Idaho Falls, ID
Category: Sweet Treats
Shake things up with your family this Valentines Day! These Peppermint Pals are a fast, fun project for all ages. Our family prefers the shaken  not stirred  method.
Box Of Chocolates Cake
Sweet Treats Photo by: mrsprov99
Rockingham, NC
Category: Sweet Treats
I made this cake for my husband last year (with my kids help of course) for Valentine's Day. He loves a good box of chocolates, but on top of a chocolate cake was even better!
Sweet Cupids
Cupcakes Photo by: snappygourmet
Category: Cupcakes
I love making my kids and loved ones the center of my cupcakes! They always LOVE seeing themselves on top of holiday treats! For Valentine's Day they make the cutest little cupids!
Black Forest Cookies
Sweet Treats Photo by: GourmetMom
Hummelstown, PA
Category: Sweet Treats
I made up these little cookies last week for a "cake mix bake-off" with some girlfriends, they were delicious! They're perfect for Valentines Day and look beautiful wrapped up on a plate as a gift.... more
Perfectly Pink Cupcakes
Cupcakes Photo by: GourmetMom
Hummelstown, PA
Category: Cupcakes
We have a couple little princesses at our house and Valentines is a favorite holiday because we can PINK OUT everything! We made these gorgeous cupcakes together. They are super-easy to make and... more
Pomegranate Dessert Soup
Sweet Treats Photo by: GourmetMom
Hummelstown, PA
Category: Sweet Treats
This is a fun and healthy dessert "soup" and my family is crazy about it. The first time I made it last week, everyone wanted thirds, fourths, until it was gone--we've had it three times since... more
Mile High Cupcakes
Cupcakes Photo by: GourmetMom
Hummelstown, PA
Category: Cupcakes
I've always loved those bakery shop cupcakes with the frosting at least 3 inches high but yowza, that's a lot of frosting! So, I thought I'd share my secret with you for getting gorgeous looking... more
Queen of Hearts Tarts
Sweet Treats Photo by: GourmetMom
Hummelstown, PA
Category: Sweet Treats
Do you have 5 minutes? You can whip up these tasty treats for Valentines Day or that ever-tricky "Q" snack for preschool. These are easy for the kids to make and so cute! Let the kiddos do all the... more
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Tips for Taking a Great Photo:
  • Avoid clutter. Keep the background simple -- your cupcake or sweet treat is the star!
  • Daytime, natural light is best. If your area is bright enough, try taking the photo without the flash.
  • Upload a horizontal photo. If you crop the image on your computer, make sure you keep a landscape 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • For best results, make your image 1200x900 (or "save for web").
  • With a digital camera, you can take as many photos as possible and choose the best one. Have fun!