Saturday, August 20, 2011

Guest Posts ~ Cupakes ~ Giveaways

(giveaway is CLOSED)


I have a my new Bloggy Friend here guest posting on my little blog today!!  She is posting an awesome cupcake recipe that I will let her tell you about~ Mmmm....They look so good that I will have to make them soon myself!

She is also offering an awesome giveaway to one lucky Organized Chaos reader and Miss Mommy reader.  Details to follow her post!  You are going to LOVE what she is giving away!!  It has something to do with The Pioneer Woman....and we all know that I LOVE the Pioneer Woman so much that sometimes I wake up at night with images of The Marlboro Man in my head! lol~

One last thing....I will be hosting a giveaway on her Miss Mommy blog....so be on the lookout for that too!

I am super excited to introduce NICOLE from MISS MOMMY, my awesome friend who lives halfway around the world in Australia on my blog today....

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Hellooooo Organized Chaos fans!

It's such a privilege to be here today and to be able to share this incredible recipe with you.
Allow me to introduce myself:
I'm Nicole from Miss Mommy


I'm married to a great man and we have 2 little girls together. Eve is 5 and Lilah is 22 months.
I'm a working mommy that loves to play with my girls, blog, craft, cook & bake. Head on over to my blog to learn more about me & how this Canadian girl came to live in Melbourne Australia.

Lisa and I have become fast bloggy friends and she has been such a source of support for me. She has read my blog, comments and has reached out to me. I couldn't ask for a better friend. I feel as though we are real friends and could totally sit down to dinner and talk.

Lisa shares such great recipes here on her blog so I thought what could be more fitting than to post about these yummy cupcakes.

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes:
This is what you'll need:


1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 cup caster sugar
125g unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs
1 cup milk

First preheat your oven to 180C (350F). Lightly grease your muffin tin.

Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the coconut, lemon rind, sugar, butter, eggs and milk.


Once that's all combined divide the mixture evenly in your muffin tin


Put cupcakes in the oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown and the centre springs back lightly when touched


Now onto the icing

Cream Cheese Icing
This is what you'll need:
175g cream cheese, softened
60g butter, softened
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
Beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add the icing sugar with the vanilla essence and lemon juice, beating until light and creamy.
Slowly adding the lemon juice.....
Beating until creamy....
once the cupcakes are cooled, I put the icing into a piping bag and iced my cupcakes
Ta Da!.
You have yourself some super scrumptious cupcakes!
Enlisting the assistance of some super duper cute beater lickers makes clean up a little easier too!

Now onto the giveaway....are you all as excited as I am??
Today, I'm giving away a Pioneer Woman Cook Book to one lucky Organized Chaos & Miss Mommy reader!!!!!
Rules for the giveaway:

Mandatory - Follow Miss Mommy & Organized Chaos via Google Friend Connect~!

Extra entries:

"like" Miss Mommy & Organized Chaos on Facebook
Follow Miss Mommy & Organized Chaos on Twitter
Tweet & Facebook about this giveaway

Comment for each entry you make....

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You can head over to Miss Mommy's Post today and enter to win MY giveaway!!~

58 comments:

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

YUM Nicole!!! Thanks for sharing! I'm all about coconut!! Good bloggy friends are the shiz ;))) Excited to find Lisa thanks to you!! Confession... I've heard of the Pioneer Woman, but don't know about her?? Cookbook, everyone who knows me, knows I need one!! ;) Thanks for the chance!

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

I like both of you on FB :)

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

And I now follow you both on Twitter :) Thanks again!

Lacee said...

OOOOOOOH I want to win this SO bad!!! I follow and adore you both ;)

Lacee said...

I follow you both on fb!

Lacee said...

I shared this AWESOME giveaway on fb!

Kimberly Kay said...

following MM's blog

Kimberly Kay said...

following OC's blog

Kimberly Kay said...

following mm on fb

Kimberly Kay said...

following oc on fb

Kimberly Kay said...

following mm on twitter

Kimberly Kay said...

following oc on twitter

trkidsmom said...

Following you both on FB ;)

Munchie's Mama said...

I like you both on FB!

Em @ And Nothing Else Matters said...

Yum! Awesome recipe Nicole. I am so making them.
I follow your awesome blog of course Lisa!

Em @ And Nothing Else Matters said...

I follow you on facebook to!

Em @ And Nothing Else Matters said...

Shared on FB xo

Meig Heyburn said...

I'm following both Miss Mommy and Organized Chaos blogs!

Meig Heyburn said...

I like Miss Mommy on FB

Meig Heyburn said...

I like Organized Chaos on FB.

Meig Heyburn said...

I'm following Miss Mommy on Twitter.

Meig Heyburn said...

I'm following Organized Chaos on Twitter.

Meig Heyburn said...

I've tweeted about this giveaway @meigheyburn.

Meig Heyburn said...

I facebooked about the giveaway!!

mamacici said...

I liked Organized Chaos on FB. :)

mamacici said...

liked mm on fb too...

mamacici said...

am now following both bloggesses as well!

mamacici said...

Just facebooked about the giveaway as well. (I just may have to try out the lemony coconut recipe today... at 11.5 weeks pregnant with out second, I can't get enough LEMON!!!!) ;D

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I follow miss mommy blog

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I follow organized Chaos blog

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I liked both on facebook

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I follow both on twitter

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I shared on fb and twitter :)

Kim said...

I can't wait to try these cupcakes. I follow both blogs and just liked both of you on facebook. thank you!

Jazmin @ The Miller's said...

I follow Organized Chaos!

♥Jazmin

Jazmin @ The Miller's said...

I follow Miss Mommy!

♥Jazmin

Jazmin @ The Miller's said...

I liked organized chaos on FB!

♥Jazmin

Jazmin @ The Miller's said...

I like Miss Mommy on FB!

♥Jazmin

Rebecca said...

I follow Organized Chaos and Miss Mommy!

Rebecca said...

I like Organized Chaos and Miss Mommy on FB!

Rebecca said...

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I FBed and tweeted about this giveaway!

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Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

I follow both you lovely ladies!

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Following on FB

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Following on Twitter!

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Facebooked this giveaway on MGR page!

Real Life Motherhood of 4 said...

Like you both on FB!

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