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Today we have a pretty special worldwide giveaway for you guys. The Ms Cupcake Cookbook has been out in the UK since early this year but it was only released in the US last week. We have two copies to give away so get excited because this beautiful vintage-style cookbook has serious substance.
I’m lucky enough to live just over an hour by train from the Ms Cupcake store in Brixton, South London and I actually started visiting way before the shop opened when Mellissa sold her baked goods from a stall at Greenwich Market. I became a frequent visitor over the years, always hunting down Ms C at vegan fairs and festivals across the country. On a few occasions I even worked for them behind the stall!
I was SO excited when I heard that there was going to be a Ms Cupcake cookbook and I was even more excited when I saw the previews with my own eyes. The woman behind the sweet treats is Canadian born Mellissa Morgan who started her bakery from home after spotting a cupcake shaped gap in the UK market.
The book itself is beautiful, hard-backed and filled with stunning pictures of the staff and shop as well as the bakes themselves. The cookbook gives you a real sense of the bakery itself which I love.
The very first thing I made when I got my hands on a copy of the book were these Jaffa Cakes. If you aren’t British you may not have heard of these traditional biccies (or, in fact, the word biccie!) which are technically classified as a cake but nobody really thinks of them like that.
The recipe turned out wonderfully and whilst I’d intended to give half of the batch away to a friend I ended up scoffing the lot myself. After this success I immediately fired up the oven again and got cracking on the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I buy these cookies from the Ms Cupcake store and they’re one of my favourite treats so I had high hopes. My husband often jokes that Mellissa should be called Ms Cookie because they’re that good and the recipe certainly wasn’t a disappointment. These are just like the kind from the store!
I’ll stop making y’all jealous with my tales of fantastic baked goods now and get on with telling you how you can win a copy all of your very own. All I need you to do is find a Vegan MoFo blogger who has posted about cake this month. Any cakes will do, cup cakes, layer cakes, raw cakes, gluten free cakes, as long as it’s from a participating blog it’s in so leave a link to the cake filled blog post in your comment.
To enter you just need to leave a comment below with your answer by 11pm BST tomorrow. Please make sure to include a valid e-mail address so that we can get in contact with you if you win. The two winners will be randomly selected and announced after the giveaway has ended. This competition is open worldwide.