Giveaway – Ms Cupcake Cookbook

We have our winners, drumroll please! Congratulations Jenny and megs, we’ll be in touch soon.

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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73 Responses to Giveaway – Ms Cupcake Cookbook

  1. Whitley Pollet says:

    I would LOVE to win!!!! I can’t wait for this to be released in the US!

  2. Bethany says:

    Coke float-flavored cupcakes? Heck yes!

    (my email is bfeh0402(at)gmail(dot)com.)

  3. Frank says:

    Icebox Cake from Hell Yeah It’s Vegan! –

  4. Jenn says:

    Seitan is my Motor posted a recipe for Erdbeerboden {Strawberry Spongecake or Flan} and it looks delicious!

  5. Annemarie says:

    Apricot Cardamom Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting, created by

  6. Crystal says:

    Mipalee is an amazing vegan baker. I’ve been following her for years. Not only does she make the most delicious cakes, she blogs this month about five vegan foods she can’t live without and cake is one of them… Duh !!

    This is such an awesome giveaway and from a Canadian!

  7. Shukriyya says:

    It’s always great to see a giveaway that is open worldwide. The book looks lovely! :)

    Here’s a recipe I’ve bookmarked because I want to try it: Donauwelle from seitan is my motor:

  8. I love the look of this book so much!

    Raisin Walnut Canapes from the Crabby Crafter:

  9. Ines says:

    Almost Raw Tropical Surprise Cake – any dessert with alcohol in it is GREAT dessert! Can’t wait to try this cake!

  10. Jenny says:

    I love the pretty Rosh Hashanah Redemption Cupcakes (Apple Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting) over at Adventures in Cupcakery:

  11. Heather P says:

    I would love to try all those cakes.

  12. I just found these amazing cupcakes and pinned them this morning! Yum vegan baking!!

  13. Clare says:

    Alien on Toast got a Ms Cupcake cupcake. The same one hazelnut onenI nomed on at Taunton Vegan Fair this summer:

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Yum Yum Yum!! My kids will LOVE these. Chocolate cake is their favorite

  15. sheree says:

    I would love to win. I live in south texas probably the farthest place from veganism as there can be. I went to the store to ask for tofu and miso and the looked at me like I was talking a foreign language. lol… well this would be great for our church get togethers since they can’t imagine anything that tastes good that isn’t full of animal!

  16. Kitti Popovics says:

    Well, I would love to try these cakes – they look delicious :)

  17. Danielle says:

    I’m gonna go with Franzbrötchen (some sort of cinnamon roll) from seitan is my motor

    I love Franzbrötchen, but haven’t found a recipe yet that satisfied me 100%, but this one sounds really promising. (Haven’t had time yet to try it though.)

    And I would love this book too (not that I already have enough cookbooks, no no, there is no such thing as too many cookbooks :D)

    Greetings from Luxembourg,

  18. One of my favourite bloggers of this year’s MoFo is The Vegan Kitchen of Dr. Caligari:

    Luca’s first post was Azuki Beans Paste-Filled Cupcakes with Green Tea & Caramel Frosting:

    I am in love.

  19. I’m dying to try one of these Pay it Forward cupcakes from Adventures in Cupcakery. Cupcakes were the first things I attempted to make on my own when going vegan, so they have a special place in my heart! This book would be great!

  20. Pj Priest says:

    I’m loving the savory cupcakes from the vegan kitchen of dr caligari. These Burrito Cupcakes with Guacamole Frosting are so charming and look delicious.

  21. Ty says:

    That cook book is GORGEOUS!

  22. There have been lots of cakes this MoFo, but I’m going with “Dr. Caligari” and his savory cupcakes :-)

  23. All of Mihl’s cakes always look amazing, but the Erdbeerboden are super pretty to me:

  24. amanda says:

    chocolate. cherries. cake. buttercream. yes, please.

  25. Ms. Cupcake is THE BEST! So cool!
    I’m going to go with Mihl’s Donauwelle, of course!
    Do I get extra points for humiliating myself on UK television in the special on Ms. Cupcake? :)

  26. Gretchen says:

    The erdbeerboden from Seitan is my Motor is high on my to-make list…

  27. Em says: I love all these cakes! I’m going to have to start baking more regular cakes (I usually make cupcakes) in order to try out more of her recipes.

  28. Mamachandra says:

    Ice Box Cake! For anyone, like me, still sweltering in hot, hot temperatures. No actual baking. And Cake!

  29. Pure Ella says:

    Yes I would love to win!
    I love baking new things – gluten free and vegan! 😉

  30. Sweet! I’d love to get my hands on a copy of this one!
    Mihl to the rescue!

  31. Ooh this book looks great!

    I’ve been following Seitan is My Motor’s blog closely with all the delicious veganised German sweets. These beesting cupcakes look to die for

  32. Lacey says:

    Oh lord. This looks awesome.

  33. I just can’t get this squealingly awesome Chocolate Strawberry Cake off my mind until I make it!

  34. Em says:

    Wow the book looks amazing – have started vegan cooking since my daughter was put on a dairy and egg free diet due to allergies but haven’t seen a book that looks as appealing to kids (and mums!) as that. The shop is definitely now on my ‘to do’ list for my next visit to London.

  35. Rithika says:

    I’d LOVE to have a copy of this book!

    Mihl’s cakes look awesome particularly this Donauwelle

  36. Ally says:

    Oh the book looks fabulous, and the bakery sounds amazing.

    On the topic of cakes, these look amazing:

  37. megs says:

    Yes! Mihl is doing BEAUTIFUL work… Loving the look of her Erdbeerboden:

  38. Margot C says:

    I would love to win this; with two vegans in the house now I am baking for them all of the time

  39. Thomas McKinney says:

    Just switched from vegetarian to vegan
    So this would help a lot. So here’s hopin

  40. Chasity Dix says:

    OMG, Vegan Cupcakes! I can’t get enough! Also, this Raspberry yoghurt cake sounds delicious!!

  41. Sian Lennon says:

    Wow! Looks good – I’m not a vegan but have tried vegan food with some success – would love to give vegan baking a go :-)

  42. Amy says:

    This book looks amazing!!

    This isn’t really a “cake” but Oh She Glows posted this recipe for these bars that look tooooo good!

    But just in case, Seitan in my Motor posted this recipe that I want to try!!

  43. Rebekkah Rubin says:

    I would absolutely love to win this cookbook! I visited England this summer and Ms. Cupcake was on my list of places that I absolutely needed to visit, and I’m so glad I did.

    These apricot cardamom cupcakes look delicious! I love cardamom in cupcakes!

  44. Kaycee says:

    Love the photos in the book. Creative, and messy. Love it!

  45. Lizzie says:

    I have been on a mission to find the perfect vegan cupcake recipe. This just might hold the key!

  46. Amber says:

    Chocolate covered Katie made red velvet beet cuppycakes that look divine:

  47. Hannah says:

    I know it isn’t really a cake, but Seitan Is My Motor posted a recipe for ‘Puddingschnecken’ and I’m really really really excited to try it!

  48. Judith says:

    Wow! that looks like an amaaazing book! I’d love to win one and take spreading vegan deliciousness to the next level 😉

  49. Judith says:

    oops! just noticed that I should include a link 😮
    It’s not practically a cake or something, but I really liked Amy’s post about her Mum’s crêpes


  50. Kim says:

    Here’s a cupcake recipe I think looks good:
    Thank you for having such a great giveaway!

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