Lulu and I tried to post this video yesterday to remind everyone to enter my Instagram Giveaway but the Internet was down, boo! Either way, our randomly-selected winner was Randall Trang so congrats to him! Keep posting those videos, guys, because I always have fun prizes to give away! Here’s the video if you want to see all the prizes and get a peek at how cute my dog is:
PS As I mentioned, the Circa Ceramics bowl is one-of-a0kind – the decals are all hand-applied so no two are alike! If you’d like to pick up your own limited edition Bake and Destroy/Circa Ceramics item check out the Circa Ceramics Etsy shop!
In order to thank each and every wonderful person who has pre-ordered my book I’m sending you one of these (look, look up there!) awesome Betty Turbo-designed temporary tattoos! To get yours, just forward a copy of your order confirmation, along with your shipping info to firstname.lastname@example.org - in a few shakes of a lamb’s tail you’ll get your very own temp tattoo in the mail, plus…
Post a photo of you (or someone equally as cool) wearing this tattoo on Instagram & tag it #BakeandDestroyBook @bakeanddestroy and you’ll be entered to win a collection of awesome prizes hand-picked by me!
So here’s the deal – earlier this week on the Bake and Destroy Facebook page I shared a Delicious Living photo album featuring “kid-friendly veggie recipes” that Teno would never eat in a million years. My comment said something to that effect, and a few commenters, including Delicious Living insisted that Teno would eat apricot squash rollups if only I’d make them for him.
Well I’m always up for a challenge, and the fact is I need stuff to blog about while I finish writing my cookbook so I pitched Teno and idea for a new Bake and Destroy segment in which I make him healthy recipes that people insist “kids will love” and he gives his honest feedback, on video, about whether or not he likes them.
Not only did Teno agree to blog with me, but he named his segment FOOD PUNCHER. This kid is a fuckin’ genius!
Here’s where YOU come in! I’m asking you guys to design a homepage slide for my site for FOOD PUNCHER. Illustration, Photoshop thing, whatever you do – just make it 743 x 230 px and submit it to me via email, on Tumblr, or post it on my Facebook wall. Let’s say entries are due August 31st.
What will you get if Teno chooses your slide? Well, not only will we credit you and link to your junk on our first post, but Teno will write you a thank you letter and send you a box of snacks that he would not punch. Also, you can say you knew Teno before he became the first ninja president.
Need photo reference? There are lots of pictures of Teno on my Instagram account, although you don’t have to include a picture or drawing of Teno in the slide if you don’t want to.
I’m excited to see what you guys come up with, thanks!
Over 400 people have spoken, and Joy’s Day of the Dead apron design ran away with the victory! Cupcake Provocateur will be making her dream apron into a reality over the next few weeks, and you can see the final product right here at Bake and Destroy.
Additional congratulations are due to Sarah who won the $25 Cupcake Provocateur gift certificate just for voting!
Thanks to everyone who submitted a design, they were all super creative! If you’re still in a competitive mood, be sure to “like” SugarSlam 2012 on Facebook to find out what’s up with this year’s wrestling-themed cake competition!
Alright folks – this was really hard, but Cynthia and I agreed on five apron designs for you all to vote on. The winner will have his or her apron design custom made courtesy of Cupcake Provocateur, and guess what? One of you will win a prize just for voting – a $25 gift certificate to Cupcake Provocateur!
Vote for your favorite design below (you can only vote once) and if you want to be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment on this post letting me know you voted (you don’t have to say for who).
The poll is open until May 23rd – we’ll announce the winning design and the winning voter that same week!
Joy – Day of the Dead
“My inspiration for this apron is heritage, life, Dia De Los Muertos, tattoos , Mexican pin ups, lucha and lowriders. Why? I grew up in Southern California, and now live in Oregon. Culture shock. I miss bouncing cars with dingle balls and tuck n roll, eating taquitos at Olvera Street and stopping at fruit stands on hot summer days. Putting on an apron, with all these things somehow represented, would make BBQing in the rain much more bearable.”
Lily Munster – Elise
“I chose Lily because her character is so fun, she’s the rock of her family, and who else is such an awesome wife that she would custom make her husband a hot rod hearse for his birthday?! My apron is clearly designed after her dress, but what an iconic outfit! The apron is in light purple with black ribbons. The tie back is black and white, a nod to that flash of white in her hair. The pockets have bats on them like her killer necklace and the bottom of the apron is scalloped like the sleeves of her dress. I put a light ruffle behind the scalloped edge because the apron she wears in the show has ruffles on the bottom I thought it would be super cute on this one. ”
Scooter – Crystal
“I’d love one of the waitress style aprons in a scooter theme. (I own both of these fabrics to contribute to the apron!) I’d also love to buy a matching one for my daughter, they’d be so perfect for girl scout cookie sales next year! ”
Pyrex – Leigh
“My favorite vintage Pyrex pattern is Butterfly Gold. One cool thing about this pattern is how it was made as a burnt orange (or “gold” I guess) pattern on white, and also as a white pattern on burnt orange. I like the look of a classic style half apron like the one in the collage, and think this style of apron lends itself to this design idea: have the apron body be white, and the top border of the apron have the burnt orange Butterfly Gold Pyrex design. The inner pleats of the apron could peek out as burnt orange, to contrast the white body of the apron. I think the orange inner pleats would really make this design stand out and be super cool. My dream apron, for sure!”
Cupcake Devil – Tom
This is Tom’s design, submitted without comment. Now that’s confidence, folks.
Vote for your favorite Cupcake Provocateur custom apron entry!
Entries keep on rollin’ in for the second not-so-annual Cupcake Provocateur Bake and Destroy Custom Apron Contest! A week or so ago I shared a few of my favorite entries so far, but we’ve received a lot more since then so I’m sharing a few more. Remember. you have until April 30th to send your sketches, collages and ideas to us at CPApron2012@gmail.com. Then Cynthia and I will choose our top picks and Bake and Destroy readers will vote on a winner. Someone will win a prize just for voting, too, so it’s fun for everyone!
All I can say is that if Amanda S. wins with her Game of Thrones-themed submission “A Spatula in the Dark,” I’m going to have to ask Cynthia to make me one too. You know nothing, Jon Snow.
Agnes B.’s Mod-inspired design is so cute you could almost wear it as a dress. You might also know Agnes as Betty Turbo, by the way, she’s a wrestling fan and fine donut artist and if she wins she promises to paint her nails to match her prize:
Your final peak (although there are many, many amazing aprons currently in our inbox) is this one from Crystal G. Ok, so maybe I was slightly influenced to share this one because she sketched me wearing her lemon meringue apron… but let this be a lesson to all of you: flattery will get you everywhere!
Like I said, we’re accepting entries until April 30th and the winner is going to receive his or her dream apron custom made by Cynthia! Who owns a custom apron? That is some posh shit you guys! Get to work, because the next post you see about this is going to be for the final vote!