Wednesday, March 14, 2012
What a yummy giveaway we have planned. It's with Duncan Hines and its new Frosting Creations line. I had a chance to sit down recently with Chef Joe (Chef Joe DiPaolo is the corporate pastry chef at Duncan Hines) and go over the new product line.
Flavors! There are twelve now, more expected as the line grows. Chef Joe said he's been working on this new line for two and a half years. Busy moms and dads (Chef Joe has a newborn at home, I heard) especially will love this line, as kids can participate in the flavor choices and the mixing/making of the frosting. Perfect for bake sales!
Chef Joe decorating mini cupcakes:
I tried the best-selling cotton candy (tastes just like cotton candy!) and the caramel, which had a milky, creamy cajeta/dulce de leche-like flavor. Heavy on the dairy notes.
While the new line is available at Wal-Mart now, it should be available everywhere baking products are sold soon. Flavor base will go for about $1.90 and the flavor packets should be approximately $1.00. You'll need to buy the flavor base and a flavor packet to make the frosting but it's self-explanatory and very simple. Chef Joe made a frosting kit for me in less than a minute.
We're giving away Duncan Hines Frosting Creations VIB (Very Important Baker) package for one lucky winner. The VIB box contains: two cake mixes (chocolate and vanilla), three frosting bases, twelve flavor packets and a recipe book! The giveaway is only open to United States residents with a street address (no PO boxes or APO/FPO, sorry).
To enter, please tell us your favorite Duncan Hines Frosting Creations packet flavor (see list here) and leave a contact email address in the comment section, below. We will randomly select a winner on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm EST, and contact you via email. Products will be shipped from the company, not CTTC.
You can keep up with Duncan Hines on Facebook and Twitter too. Check back often as I hear that a recipe challenge with gifts and prizes will soon be posted.