• The Dollop Book of Frosting {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

    September 13, 2013

    Hi CNC readers! I’m Heather and I’m thrilled to welcome you to the fourth stop on The Dollop Book of Frosting Blog Tour! If you missed the other three stops, no worries, I’ll show you at the end here how you can catch up.

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    Today I’m delighted to be guesting on Carrots ‘n’ Cake because I’ve been following Tina’s blog for quite some time now. I was first drawn to CNC when I saw that Tina likes CrossFit and Tina likes cake. Honestly, that’s all I needed to know to love her!

    I’ve been doing CrossFit for a bit now but more recently I’ve started focusing more on powerlifting. A day without lifting is like a day without sunshine in my world.

    When I owned my cupcake bakery people always asked me how I stayed in shape and the answer was always CrossFit. It’s hard to feel fit when you’re surrounded by sugar so I was thankful to have CrossFit in my life even if I couldn’t put the energy into it that I needed to in order to improve. It helped keep me sane and that’s what mattered.

    Then when I closed my cupcake bakery after winning Cupcake Wars I had more time to dedicate to CrossFit but I also started writing The Dollop Book of Frosting so I was still surrounded by sugar! I do love sugar though.

    When you’re writing a cookbook you have to do a lot of tasting. There’s just no way around it. I remember spending nights sifting sugar with one hand and stuffing spinach in my mouth with the other hand in the attempt to strike some sort of a balance.

    That’s why I felt the need to create at least a few Paleo-inspired frosting recipes in this frosting cookbook. I wanted to be able to feel good eating frosting after crushing a wod or hitting a deadlift PR (deadlifting is my favorite).

    Enter this Coconut Almond Frosting and Cashew Chocolate Bacon Bark!

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    (Note: I call this bark but it’s actually more of a crumble. Tomato, tomah-to.)

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    Do you love coconut? Of course you do.

    This Coconut Almond Frosting is so versatile that you can spread it on cupcakes, mix it with gluten-free oats and sliced bananas, or mix it with bacon and nuts and bake it into a bark (crumble) for an extra protein-packed treat!

    You didn’t know that you could do so many things with frosting, did ya?

    Throughout The Dollop Book of Frosting I show you 45+ more awesome things you can do with frosting such as make a pie crust or bake nachos. There’s also a unique baking recipe and additional creative uses paired with each frosting. It gets a bit crazy but its all been tested (and worked off, thankfully) and I must say, it’s all really good!

    So if you’re a clean-eating frosting lover like me, I believe I’ve got you covered for weekdays and cheat days alike.

    I hope you’ll pick up a copy, share with me your thoughts, and follow along on the remainder of this blog tour! I have some really great stops planned for these next couple of weeks. Just check out the schedule to follow along and catch up on the stops you missed.

    Many thanks to the amazingly inspirational Tina of CNC and of course to YOU!

    Happy Frosting!

    Heather “Cupcakes” Saffer

    And here’s your chance to win a copy of The Dollop Book of Frosting for yourself!

    FYI: There are the most ridiculous recipes inside this book. Just to name a few:

    • Salted Caramel Frosting with Salted Caramel Apple Tarts
    • Peanut Butter Buttercream with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes
    • Hazelnut Coffee Frosting with Vanilla Hazelnut Coffee Pudding
    • Brownie Batter Frosting with Salted Triple Chocolate Brownie Batter Cookies
    • Maple Bacon Frosting with Vanilla Buttermilk Waffles

    You guys know how I feel about frosting, right? Holy yum x 1,000,000! I seriously can’t wait to try some of these recipes, and you guys definitely want to win a copy of Heather’s book!

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    To enter: Just leave a comment on this post about your favorite sugary treat, and I’ll randomly pick two winners to receive a copy of The Dollop Book of Frosting on Monday.

    Good luck!

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    Erika W. September 15, 2013 at 11:35 am

    My favorite sugary treat are magic cookie bars and any cupcake I can get my hands on!

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    Amy B September 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I love anything with caramel. My mom’s chocolate/caramel bars are my favorite!!

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    Janette H. September 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter: ice cream, cake, candy, whatever!!

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    Heather September 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Coconut. Love it.

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    Caroline September 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Frosting is BY FAR the best part of any cake/cupcake, and I have found that homemade makes ALL the difference. These recipes sound amazing!

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    Meghan September 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I absolutely love coconut anything!

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    Holli September 15, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    This sounds like an interesting cook book would like to give it a try

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    Amanda Sutherland September 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I love cupcakes! This time of year though, the cupcakes take a back seat to caramel apples, yum!

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    Crystal @ TriFoodieMD September 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I can’t help but love my sacred square of dark chocolate after dinner each night.

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    Natalie September 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Either s’mores or anything chocolate/peanut butter combination!!!

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    Lesley Anderson September 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    My favorite sugary treat is anything cheesecake! YUM :)

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    Caitriona September 15, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    A girl I work with once made homemade butterscotch brownies & they were amazing! Best sweet treat ever!

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    Macrae September 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Love ice cream, but a berry cobbler is a treat!

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    Lori Z September 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I love anything with peanut butter or dark chocolate!

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    Danica @ It's Progression September 15, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    My favorite sugary treats are any that include chocolate!

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    Dani September 15, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    My favorite sugary treats are pb cupcakes my bestie makes. No chocolate!!!

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    Marin September 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Yum!! My favorite healthy sweet treat is cake batter coconut butter…but for something less healthy, I’m all about pumpkin pie in the fall!

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    Rachel hampshire September 15, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I’ve always been a sucker for a good chewy cookie!

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    Melissa September 16, 2013 at 12:36 am

    love german chocolate cake!

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    GretchenP September 16, 2013 at 1:50 am

    looks awesome! thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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    Kimberly Thompson September 16, 2013 at 7:36 am

    CUPCAKES! I have such a weakness for sweets! And anything salted caramel or pumpkin. Yum!

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    Brenda September 16, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I love cake! Chocolate, white, creme filled, you name it. It’s even more exciting when it’s for a special ocassion. And always homemade and baked with love!!

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    Alicia September 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I’m crazy about s’mores. Put a graham cracker, some marshmallows and chocolate in the microwave and I’m in heaven :)

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    jenn from b-more September 16, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I love lemon bars!

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    Sarah Lelena September 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I love German Chocolate Cake!

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    Jess September 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I absolutely love a good chocolate souffle!!

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    Juli V September 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Without a doubt… cupcakes!

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    Monica September 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I’m a sucker for anything chocolate…especially things of the coffee or cookies & cream variety ;)

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    Debra Lee September 20, 2013 at 3:53 am

    I love brownies with chocolate buttercream icing!

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    Kim P September 21, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Chocolate cake/cupcake with buttercream frosting.

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    Lacey September 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Warm, gooey brownies. With nuts. And ice cream. And whipped cream. ;)

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