Cookbook giveaway - Robicelli's: A Love Story, with Cupcakes


CupcakesWe're very pleased to be able to offer two free copies of Robicelli's: A Love Story with Cupcakes.  Matt and Allison Robicelli are iconic cupcake bakers (their Chicken n'Waffles flavor is legendary). They've developed a passionate following for their 250 different flavors of sophisticated cupcakes -- classically made and adult oriented - not "cutesie" or  overly sweet.

The recipes in their new cookbook - which contains recipes along with personal stories and tips - echoes that theme. And for a passionate defense of cupcakes - and why they deserved and continue to deserve their popularity, read Allison Robicelli's missive to us - it will definitely get you revved up.

To enter, just answer the following question: What's your favorite cupcake flavor?

Additional rules are:

  • Please make certain you have signed in to the EYB website (you don't have to be a paid member). This ensures that we have your email address and can get in contact with you. 
  • The giveaway will expire in 4 weeks on December 22, 2013.

This contest is now closed.  The two lucky winners, selected by random number generator, are donascott and jeanf.

79 Comments

  • sir_ken_g  on  11/24/2013 at 1:49 PM

    I'm thinking it might be green curry. Is there such a thing? Amazingly there is: http://food52.com/recipes/16200-chocolate-thai-green-curry-cake

  • Zosia  on  11/24/2013 at 2:54 PM

    Lemon-matcha chiffon with almond whipped cream.

  • KarinaFrancis  on  11/24/2013 at 3:12 PM

    I'm a big fan of the fruit so for me its classic apple cinamon or banana + pineapple

  • adrienneyoung  on  11/24/2013 at 5:41 PM

    Devil's chocolate! What could be more delicious?

  • patsylu  on  11/24/2013 at 6:52 PM

    Anything chocolate. I'm not too fussy.

  • ae.bell  on  11/24/2013 at 7:48 PM

    Red Velvet, looks over substance

  • phoenix  on  11/24/2013 at 7:53 PM

    chocolate cupcake with coffee italian buttercream frosting...

  • Melanie  on  11/24/2013 at 8:23 PM

    Chocolate with salted caramel frosting

  • kayanelson  on  11/24/2013 at 9:31 PM

    Chocolate with chocolate ganache frosting.

  • xntrek  on  11/24/2013 at 10:43 PM

    I was blown away with a juicy Carrot cupcake topped with salted caramel frosting and flakes of toffee and popped corn crumb coated walnuts.

  • FuzzyChef  on  11/24/2013 at 11:21 PM

    Since I've been told that Allison is my spiritual sister, I guess I have to comment. Hmmmm ... chocolate/marionberry, from Cupcake Jones.

  • Susan_F  on  11/25/2013 at 1:35 AM

    The best cupcakes I have ever made are Sticky Toffee from Peggy Porschen's Cupcakes book. Made me see cupcakes in a whole new light.

  • wkmc57  on  11/25/2013 at 1:59 AM

    Chocolate with Coffee Buttercream Frosting

  • Soccermom  on  11/25/2013 at 4:33 AM

    Salted caramel! I LOVE caramel and I like it best unadulterated with chocolate.

  • nadiam1000  on  11/25/2013 at 6:07 AM

    Lemon cupcake with lemon curd filling and a lemon cream cheese frosting. Did I mention lemon?

  • jenniesb  on  11/25/2013 at 6:24 AM

    My favorite flavor is a lemon cupcake with a lavender-flavored buttercream.

  • hillsboroks  on  11/25/2013 at 8:11 AM

    I am always up for lemon or coconut. Better yet lemon and coconut together such as a lemon cupcake with a coconut cream cheese frosting.

  • dbielick  on  11/25/2013 at 9:54 AM

    Lemon meringue

  • decklededges  on  11/25/2013 at 10:54 AM

    I'll take anything with chocolate!

  • Maura  on  11/25/2013 at 1:54 PM

    I'm a vanilla girl through and through!!

  • bumblebree  on  11/25/2013 at 1:57 PM

    Red velvet always and forever!

  • kedmiston  on  11/25/2013 at 5:36 PM

    I usually choose a vanilla cupcake with butter cream frosting. However, you probably won't find me turning down ANY flavor in cupcake form!

  • rosasharne  on  11/25/2013 at 5:50 PM

    Lemon with Lemon frosting.

  • jane nmi  on  11/26/2013 at 2:54 PM

    Chocolate bourbon cupcake

  • shess  on  11/26/2013 at 6:21 PM

    Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Dcotter  on  11/26/2013 at 6:26 PM

    Yellow cupcake with milk chocolate buttercream.

  • SilverSage  on  11/26/2013 at 6:37 PM

    A walnut cupcake with maple buttercream and a bit of chocolate filling is my dream.

  • HelenB  on  11/26/2013 at 8:08 PM

    Vietnamese Iced Coffee cupcake (both the cake and buttercream included condensed milk). I created the recipe for my friend's wedding.

  • imaluckyducky  on  11/26/2013 at 8:15 PM

    I'm a big fan of boozy cupcakes. My fave? Gin and Tonic cupcakes followed closely by a Tiramisu cupcake (Kahlua's is used, so boozy!).

  • Beckiemas  on  11/26/2013 at 8:15 PM

    Definitely vanilla. There is something so elegant about an understated vanilla cupcakes with some decadent icing on top.

  • LeePicard  on  11/26/2013 at 8:26 PM

    Anything with coconut!

  • Julia  on  11/27/2013 at 12:55 AM

    Dark Chocolate with coconut or salted caramel icing.

  • hwbookworm  on  11/27/2013 at 2:42 AM

    Lemon meringue! Or Carrot cake with cream cheese icing. We even had them at our wedding!

  • mbv2104  on  11/27/2013 at 3:16 AM

    I love the Cookee Monster at Molly's Cupcakes (vanilla or chocolate chip cupcake filled with raw cookie dough and topped with vanilla buttercream)!

  • Smuz90  on  11/27/2013 at 3:40 AM

    Coconut for me! Or vanilla and lemon cupcakes!

  • RobinCR  on  11/27/2013 at 5:18 AM

    Hands down, Red Velvet.

  • wanda72  on  11/27/2013 at 10:09 AM

    I like a good red velvet cupcake with a ton of cream cheese frosting.

  • asclarke  on  11/27/2013 at 10:50 AM

    Key lime and coconut . . . you know, like the Harry Nilsson song . . . put de lime in de coconut . . .

  • pgarcia  on  11/27/2013 at 11:58 AM

    Chocolate, but not too sweet!

  • infotrop  on  11/27/2013 at 12:43 PM

    Chocolatey cupcakes with a cream cheese-chocolate chip filling. Decadent.

  • Cali01  on  11/27/2013 at 1:00 PM

    A plain Vanilla Cupcake with a different filling for different events With lovely flavoured buttercream icing to match the filling inside the cupcake.

  • jeanf  on  11/27/2013 at 1:57 PM

    I like them all as long as they are not that awful shortening frosting but just had a s'more one that was great.

  • swf  on  11/27/2013 at 2:58 PM

    mmm banana with peanut butter frosting!

  • kalex426  on  11/27/2013 at 3:30 PM

    There's a cupcake shop near me that bakes a vegan mochanut cupcake that's incredible (chocolate cake with coconut icing). Wish I had the recipe for that one!

  • DBChef  on  11/27/2013 at 5:31 PM

    Tiramisù please!

  • boardingace  on  11/27/2013 at 11:16 PM

    I don't think I can pick just one favorite flavor!!! I'll go with one of my many favorites, a spice cupcake with cream cheese frosting :)

  • sabrina7  on  11/28/2013 at 5:08 PM

    Chocolate with white frosting (NOT cream cheese frosting).

  • etesla  on  11/28/2013 at 9:53 PM

    Pumpkin with cream cheese frosting!

  • GillB  on  11/29/2013 at 1:45 PM

    Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese icing and tidbits on top!

  • AnneG  on  11/29/2013 at 11:37 PM

    S'mores, all the way!

  • cezovski  on  11/30/2013 at 2:05 AM

    My favorite is Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting cezovski (member name) Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • Ericalgr  on  11/30/2013 at 7:05 AM

    Maple bacon or anything with cream cheese frosting.

  • chawkins  on  11/30/2013 at 9:50 PM

    I must have eaten more Tasty Cake chocolate cupcakes than any other cupcake.

  • pokarekare  on  12/1/2013 at 6:42 AM

    Butterfly cupcakes. Just because they are so easy to make and I love the cream!

  • CCF4  on  12/1/2013 at 3:08 PM

    For a cupcake - has to be chocolate!

  • donascott  on  12/2/2013 at 12:30 AM

    So hard to pick one favorite but I recently had a pineapple, coconut, pecan cupcake that was YUMMY!

  • napier  on  12/2/2013 at 4:24 AM

    Raspberry and white chocolate if I had to pick just one!

  • redhairing  on  12/2/2013 at 3:00 PM

    Chocolate with salted caramel frosting. Yum!

  • trudys_person  on  12/2/2013 at 4:13 PM

    Anything lemony or citrusy ... Thank you!

  • Brandeemk  on  12/2/2013 at 7:06 PM

    Butter Rum are a favorite of mine.

  • Siegal  on  12/4/2013 at 12:39 PM

    Anything citrusy

  • hihelen_westbrook  on  12/5/2013 at 6:43 AM

    Chocolate with white chocolate frosting! MMM, chocolate!

  • paulabucharles  on  12/7/2013 at 10:29 PM

    I'm a sour-sweet person, so I go for Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seeds with Lemon Buttercream or Lemon Blueberry Buttercream frosting or a simple lemon glaze.

  • AMbaby56  on  12/9/2013 at 11:31 AM

    I've just made a tiramisu one for my birthday and its quickly becoming my favorite! :) I do love a buttery yellow though... It's a tried and true classic!

  • Lmeyers520  on  12/9/2013 at 12:26 PM

    I really love (2) types - classic chocolate fudge with yummy chocolate chip on the frosting and the creamy dreamy chocolately deliciousness of red velvet cup cakes.

  • maisie_grn  on  12/9/2013 at 9:18 PM

    Chocolate stout!

  • rahiscock  on  12/11/2013 at 12:27 AM

    I'm a big fan of a classic vanilla cupcake, with salted caramel filling and frosting.

  • Teemo  on  12/12/2013 at 10:29 PM

    Blood orange with dark chocolate

  • mfriedrich  on  12/14/2013 at 8:14 PM

    red velvet

  • JulesLP  on  12/16/2013 at 2:57 PM

    I love coconut cupcakes

  • matag  on  12/19/2013 at 8:10 AM

    Bittersweet chocolate.

  • kellyscookbooks  on  12/19/2013 at 9:09 AM

    white or yellow cake with fudgy icing

  • JamieK  on  12/19/2013 at 10:43 AM

    Good old vanilla!

  • Moo  on  12/19/2013 at 3:28 PM

    I love a really nice vanilla.

  • SLane  on  12/19/2013 at 4:27 PM

    Orange & Poppy Seed cupcakes for me - with that fabulous cream cheese frosting !

  • charleslee.garyboston  on  12/20/2013 at 12:22 PM

    Lemon

  • Lhotse  on  12/21/2013 at 6:59 PM

    I really love carrot with cream cheese icing - and maybe walnuts. Usually a larger cake but why not cup cakes too!

  • Kiwihil  on  12/23/2013 at 2:48 AM

    Ginger.

  • Jane  on  12/23/2013 at 12:39 PM

    This contest is now closed. The two lucky winners, selected by random number generator, are donascott and jeanf.

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