Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Sweet Easter Giveaway

{The Giveaway is now closed. Scroll down to the bottom to see who the lucky four winners are.}

I haven't had a giveaway on this site for a while, and now that it is Spring time and Easter is right around the corner... let's give some sweet treats away!

If you live in Austin, Texas then you are very lucky to have access to this fabulous company. Iffy's Sweets and Treats was established this year to pay homage to bite-sized baked treats. From time-tested treats like cupcakes, to the more trendy cake pops, to the sophisticated French macaron, Iffy is dedicated to pleasing your taste buds with a delectable palette of her simply delicious sweets and treats.

Let me introduce my friend Iffy who is the brilliant baker behind Iffy's Sweets and Treats.

Isn't she beautiful?

I think I love her French macarons the most, maybe it's because I have such respect for the delicate process of making them - it is definitely something I would not attempt. All of Iffy's treats are so yummy. Her cake pops and cake balls are incredibly moist and flavorful and she is so creative in her decorations and packaging.

These little sheeps, chicks and piglets just kill me. How freaking adorable!

Because I'm having such a lovely day today I want to share the love and give away a dozen of Iffy's cake balls. Actually let's make that FOUR DOZEN.
(4) Four Home with Mandy readers will win! To be entered in the giveaway drawing for a dozen cake balls from Iffy's Sweets and Treats, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what you are cooking for Easter weekend. (Or where you have reservations)

For additional entries, do one or all of the following and leave a separate comment for each completed item. Each comment counts for one entry, so make sure to leave separate comments for everything you have done!
If you Follow, Tweet, Subscribe, Like, and leave a Comment below about your Easter cooking plans, then you could have a total of five entries into the giveaway.

All entries must be received by 5:00 PM CST on Tuesday, April 19th. I will use a Random Number Generator to select four winners and will make the announcement on Wednesday, April 20th. Good luck and thanks for entering!

The Contest is Over. Congratulations to the following four numbers:
11. N.

Thanks for all your comments. The four winners above can shoot me an e-mail at homewithmandy @ gmail dot com with your mailing address so I can set up an overnight shipment to you guys!


  1. Oooo! What a fun contest! I think I'm the only human in ATx who hasn't yet tried cake balls. I hope I win. For Easter, I plan to bake an espresso-chocolate cheesecake from my new Williams Sonoma cookbook. (Love that Half Price Books....) This post reminds me that I haven't gotten any goodies or eggs for my kids. Sigh. I'm already behind!

  2. Jenn, don't freak...there is plenty of time to buy goodies for the kiddos.

  3. Yummy Contest! Well, I'm not positively certain yet, but probably some plantains with rice and stew (Nigerian dish) :)

  4. I have been a lucky one and I have tried some of Iffy's treats and they are SO. GOOD.
    Easter weekend- we are actually going to do a crawfish boil (shrimp, sausage, crawfish, corn, onions, potatoes, and mushrooms) I know- a little off the norm- but we've been wanting to do one for a while and what a great weekend to give it a go!

  5. I am also signed up for HWM emails :)

  6. I love cakeballs! Can I still win this contest, even though I kind of know someone at Home With Mandy??


  7. great giveway!! happy to support another fellow Texan!!
    follow you on twitter, nice to meet ya! cute blog!!


  8. Chieze, I've never cooked a Nigerian dish...maybe that should be my new adventure. I've had fried palntains and loved them, but then again what food isn't fabulous fried?

    SpontaneousMom, I'm so glad to hear you are doing a non-traditional Easter feast. I love the crawfish boil idea.

    Jim, sweet dear husband... I think you are disqualified from the giveaway. But I promise to bring home some of Ifeoma's sweets for you soon. xoxo

    Bonnie, I love hearing from another Texan! Yee-Haw! Thanks for stopping in, would love to hear more from you. Come back now, ya hear!

  9. Those are so adorable. I too have not tried cake balls...or bought goodies for my child. Jenn and I are in the same boat.

    I am making ricotta doughnuts w/ blueberry compote, potato basil frittata, fruit smoothies and a fruit platter for Easter breakfast.

  10. I'm making a white chocolate amaretto layer cake! I can't wait :)

  11. "incredibly moist and flavorful" is EXACTLY how I would describe them! Iffy's cake balls are absolutely AMAZING!!!!!

  12. The Contest is Over. Congratulations to the following four numbers:
    11. N.
    9. Melissa
    1. JennInAustin
    3. Chieze

    Thanks for all your comments. The four winners above can shoot me an e-mail at homewithmandy @ gmail dot com with your mailing address so I can set up an overnight shipment to you guys!

  13. Congrats to the winners! I'm just a little sad I missed it. The bathroom remodeling nyc work has been keeping me busy at home.


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