About

Hi!  My name is Leslie.  I’m a home baker – mostly for friends, family and the occasional event.

But now, I’m on a quest to bake a different cupcake every day for a year.  My goal is to take your pins and sift through recipes to find the best ones! Every recipe will be from scratch, with no mixes or boxes being used.  Each week I will pick 1 winning cupcake.  At the end of each month, the Cupcake Panel will choose the Monthly Winner.   I will announce the CEO’s (Cupcake Eating Officers) for the final panel in June 2014.  The Board of CEO’s will be tasked with choosing a champion from the 12 Monthly Winners!

All of my monthly selections are organized on my Pinterest page.  Every month I have left a couple of open slots for your recipes.  If you would like to submit a ‘from scratch’ cupcake recipe, leave a comment.  I will notify you if your recipe is chosen to compete.

And, to make sure I have 365 cupcakes at the end of My Year of Cupcakes, the last day of each month will also feature an extra, non-competing cupcake – a brand new cupcake recipe, or (just to spice things up a little bit) the occasional healthy or gluten-free cupcake.  Let’s see what we can come up with!

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @yearofcupcakes, and on Instagram.  You can also get lots of fun My Year of Cupcakes gear at CafePress!

Also, if you’re interested in sponsoring or being on my Cupcake Panel, gimme a holler at yearofcupcakes@gmail.com!

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19 Responses to “About”

  1. Jhuls December 12, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    I love your blog… that’s why I nominated you for the ‘Blog of the Year’ award. 😉 Participation is optional. If interested, please click this link: http://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/blog-of-the-year-award/

    Hope you’re having a fabulous day! xx Jhuls

    • My Year of Cupcakes December 12, 2013 at 10:58 am #

      I love this! Thank you so much!! I will display it proudly and let you know when I’ve passed it on!!

      • Jhuls December 12, 2013 at 11:26 am #

        Thanks a lot! 😉 And you are very much welcome! 😉

  2. Haley December 13, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    Hi Leslie! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Blog of the Year Award. Everyday I look forward to what cupcake you are going to bake. I would love it if you would accept this award! You can learn more here: http://ifyougiveablondeakitchen.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/blog-of-the-year-2013/

    • My Year of Cupcakes December 13, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

      Thank you so much!! I would love to accept!! I’ll let you know as soon as it’s complete. Thanks again! I love these blog awards!

  3. tastytreats13 December 17, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    Hi! I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award! Participation is optional, but if you are interested, here is the link: http://tastytreats13.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/dragons-loyalty-award/

  4. tastytreats13 January 18, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    Hi! I love this blog! I have nominated you for the Imagination Award! If you are interested in participating, here is the link: http://tastytreats13.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/the-imagination-award/

  5. sweetbitesbybrandi February 16, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Love this idea! Now, when I’m in a pinch for a new flavor – I can just browse through your recipes! Thanks!

  6. 11315miles May 15, 2014 at 10:52 pm #

    Love you blog.

  7. ahiuvlillo May 21, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    My friends and family will thank you (or maybe not thank you when they pack on the extra lbs) when I start baking every recipe you post. This blog is addicting as the actual cupcakes! Beautiful blog.

    • My Year of Cupcakes May 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

      Thank you! Trust me. I understand. My hubby and I had to up our gym time about a month in…

  8. potlucktam June 3, 2014 at 12:20 am #

    Leslie, I’ve nominated you for a Liebster award! Here’s the link!

    http://potlucktime.com/2014/06/02/liebster-award/

    • My Year of Cupcakes June 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

      Thank you so much! I will definitely check this out and pass it on soon!

  9. Martina August 3, 2014 at 3:38 am #

    Hi Leslie! I just wanted to let you know, that I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you’d like to accept the nomination you’ll find the details here http://wp.me/p4CjjA-8y

  10. thecakearchitect August 8, 2014 at 3:26 am #

    Hi! I just nominated you for the Leibster Award! http://thecakearchitect.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/leibster-award/ 🙂

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