Jelly beans, Peeps, chocolate eggs all hollowed out with gooey marshmallow inside - we do love Easter candy. We loved poking through the green plastic grass to find the smallest jelly beans at the bottom of our Easter baskets. Easter candy also decorates some of our earliest baking memories...
We always had an angel food cake with mounds of whipped meringue frosting, carefully decorated with green coconut and jelly beans that we placed one by one around the edges (One for the cake, one for me. One for the cake, one for...). This sugar rush of a cake was one of our earliest memories in cake decorating and it obviously imprinted us, since we still feel it is an essential part of Easter - quite superior to any more sophisticated desserts.
Today two lucky readers will get a whole basket of candy to decorate their Easter cakes! The National Confectioners Association will provide Easter baskets for two lucky readers. Each basket will consist of traditional Easter favorites like chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, marshmallow chicks and jelly beans, along with some of your favorite year-round candies.
We're drawing winners at midnight tonight so that the baskets can be shipped in time for Easter.
To enter, tell us your favorite kind of Easter candy, and how you would incorporate it into a dessert. You have until midnight to leave a qualifying comment. We'll choose two winners randomly tonight! Good luck...
Type a comment in the comment section below by 8:59pm PT/11:59 EST Tuesday, March 18, 2008. The winner(s) will be selected at random.
US residents only, please.
Please, only one comment per person per giveaway post. Duplicate comments will be discarded. You'll need to be a registered member of the Apartment Therapy network of sites to post a comment. Make sure the email address in your Apartment Therapy registration is valid; that's how we'll contact you if you win. If you haven't registered yet, please join us here: welcome to our community and create an account.
Winners must claim their prize within three business days after the date of notification of such prize. A Sweepstakes winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three business days will be considered such Sweepstakes winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries.
To enter, you must be a U.S. resident, age 18 or older to enter. Employees, partners and vendors of Apartment Therapy and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. We will disqualify any entries that we believe are generated by scripts and other automated technology. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return within five business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected.
All prizes will be awarded. No substitutions including for cash are permitted, except that Apartment Therapy reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Sweepstakes Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Apartment Therapy, 22 Howard Street #4i, New York, NY 10013.
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