Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ticings Giveaway

Hello, my Lovelies! I am back from a wonderful vacation with a great giveaway for you!

Remember when I posted about my Ticings cupcakes here?

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The lovely owner, Mia Natsume is giving away a collection of 12 Mother's Day Ticings to one lucky reader! Hooray! Aren't you glad I'm back? :)

Before we proceed to the giveaway, let me tell you a little about the face behind Ticings. Mia is inspired by everything. Art, politics, nature, fashion - these all tell a story to her, and she does her best to absorb as much as she can, and then runs with what she finds the most appealing.

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With desserts being her love and her business, it obviously spills into her free time too. Mia loves scouting new dessert flavors in her free time, in addition to reading lots of good books, exploring LA, spending time with her daughter, and Spring planting. Her favorite desserts right now are French Macarons, which make the perfect canvas for Ticings, don't you think? Lovely for wedding favors, or even a surprise little gift for a special friend.

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To enter this giveaway, leave a comment here letting me know what designs you would like to see on future Ticings. Make sure to stop by the store and check that you aren't suggesting Ticings Mia already has, and while you're at it you can ooh and aah over the lovely selection she has available (including the cute Mother's Day line). I will announce the winner on Sunday.

(PS. If you haven't yet and would like to - there's still more time to vote for City of Dionne at the Adelle Top 20 Art Blog Awards. Voting is here)
(PPS. The winner of the Cottage Farm Giveaway is Marci J, and the winner of the Lisa Roy Giveaway is Christina Moreno. Congrats!)

26 comments:

Carey said...

What a beautiful shop and a slick idea. A design I would like to see is a full sheet of blue sky with clouds (Renee Magritte style, not kid's drawing style) wrapped around the sides of a tall, round cake.

I did like her circus tent cupcake design. More vintage-era circus or carnival designs would be cute too.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow such an amazing idea! love those red ones on the last pic. gorgeous! xo

Lindsey said...

HOw was your trip!? I hope you threw lots of parties and saw lots of old friends.

Hm, I don't know if my imagination could do any better than the already magnificent Ticings, but what about a Pop-Up one? Ha!

Well, glad you're back. I certainly need to catch up with you.

Beetle said...

I love that dachschund cup cake! Almost too cute to eat.
How about a design featuring characters from Alice in Wonderland, an all around favorite classic?
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Sarah Esther said...

Welcome back!!! I was acutally thinking about your blog this morning and about how much I missed it! hahah. random, I know!

AMKreations said...

Have you tested these Dionne? I've never had cupcakes come in the mail...but I think her current designs are very cute. I'm just wondering how they don't get crushed.

Dionne said...

Yes, if you look here, you will see the post where I used them. They worked sooo well!

http://notesfromdionne.blogspot.com/2010/04/cake-attire.html

naazia said...

these are beautiful! what a great idea. I'd love to see more wedding themed ones, like an engagement ring or wedding cake pic to be used for bridal showers and such!

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Phoenix said...

Okay, I'm gonna out myself as a geek and say that I'd love to see more sci-fi desserts. Can we have lightsaber cupcakes and Cylon brownies and all that good stuff? It'd be the COOLEST! Er, I mean GEEKIEST!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I love this idea! I would like to see something with argyle.

Jill Turner said...

These are really cute!! I love the floral ones, and I think any more dainty floral prints would be great. I also think little ballerina Ticings would be cute. Finally, I love bunting EVERYTHING so bunting cupcakes and desserts would be adorable!

sassy said...

I love ticings too-i ofund them as well and have been waiting for the perfect occasion to order. I would love to see vintage toys ticings like blocks and poppers and wooden toy cars-makes me want to throw a baby shower just thining about it!

Tali Schiffer said...

Welcome back pretty lady :)

Gaia said...

Darling! I've missed you so much!
I'm so glad you are back. how was California? your friends? the wedding? Can't wait to hear everything!

i love all ticings...one for all the occasion!I'll go with the sound bites, assortde ticings!

Welcome back!

Truly Smitten said...

oh my goodness, those cupcake looks deelish! How are you and hope you had a fabulous trip!

Rainy Daisy said...

Those cupcakes are more fashionable than I am!

Future designs? Liberty of London inspired prints, or little hand-drawn looking vegetables. Wouldn't that be fun on a cupcake?

K. Davis said...

these just AMAZE me!! I don't know if it would entice me to the cupcake... I think I'd want to preserve it for as long as possible! hah

future design: something for "tea" time.. or "coffee" time.. perhaps... I'm a 3'clock in the afternoon coffee drinker with cake on my mind!

Barbara said...

Yes, I went to that website when you first mentioned it. So adorable! Thinking spring here, so I'd love to see more flowers or even fruit!

Lovely Scribbles said...

I didn't see any peacock designs, and since that's my blog "mascot" I would love peacock ticings for a blog themed dessert buffet. :) I voted for you, too! Go Dionne!!

Kristin said...

Welcome back! Hope your vacation was lovely.

When you posted about Ticings, I rushed right over to check it out, and you were right! it is wonderful. ;)

the only design I would suggest would be to do little bugs -- ladybugs, caterpillars, etc. and butterflies. And i say this because my theme for Henry & Millie's birthday party is going to be "Bugs and Butterflies".

(yes, I am crazy to have this picked out already considering they're not even 8 months yet!)

mandyface said...

I'd love to see some nautical cup cakes! Maybe a ship or some friendly seagulls!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Nicole Marie said...

yay! glad your back! i'm sure you had a great time!

Erika said...

I'd like to enter this giveway. I love the designs! Very springy!
I would like to see some more animal-related designs. Perhaps kittens or bunnies. Something adorable. :)

Erika

uglygirl said...

Gosh, nothing I could suggest would compare with the Sushi or Haut Dog designs. That said, I wouldn't mind some clouds and some typography. It's always fun to write things in cupcakes.

Romanthie said...

The designs are so creative & cute! I would like to see a tea party related theme - tea cups, tea pots & cupcakes. I think sundaes & ice cream cones would be cute too.

Dionne said...

Thanks for your comments, this giveaway is now closed.