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What to look for when buying a Mixer and a $400 Breville Giveaway! #ScraperMixerPro

Lean in really close. I have a secret to tell you. The girl who hates cooking actually bakes. By bakes I mean every weekend I make cookies, muffins and other recipes that make the house smell good. I don’t blog about baking and I am not quite sure why. It’s not like people ever search for recipes on Pinterest do they? Uh huh.

Well do you want to know what I use to mix my ingredients with? A fork and a dollar store mixing bowl. It’s not pleasant. So when Breville asked if I wanted to try out their Scraper Mixer Pro, I was like “That’s got to better than my fork.”

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The Breville Scraper Mix Pro

But that doesn’t make for a good product review. Because while I may be thrilled to no longer have to mix anything by hand, foodies and cooks are going to come across this and be like “You’re not helping me here, I need to know if it does this and that.” So what does a girl is impressed with having a mixer at all do? She gets in touch with one of her best friends Christine, who is a baker and has her own cake baking company. Where she does fancy things like whip buttercream and cake batter from scratch. I buy Betty Crocker. Yet even with a pre-made cake batter, there are huge differences with how light and fluffy your cake layers come out when you’re, you know, using a fork to mix.

She also made our wedding cake (those are the lyrics to our first dance on it).

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What ensued was a back and forth conversation about some of the things she believes makes a good mixer.

  • How easy is it to attach and detach the mixing attachments (it should be easy)
  • Does the mixing bowl have a handle? This helps you to pour cake batter smoothly.
  • Is it sexy? No really, if that is sitting on your counter top it better look like a centerpiece.
  • Does it have a timer?
  • How loud is the machine when it’s working?
  • Does the bowl lock properly into place (this is one her biggest pet peeves)

Then I went over the Breville Scraper Pro with her and it met all of the above criteria and then some. Here are some key things about it that are great:

  • The two beaters it comes with are very handy.
  • The baking terms are already on the side of the mixer so you can adjust your settings to the correct speed vs playing guess work with numbers. This is especially helpful to novice bakers.
  • Great price point as there was a time where you had to buy the accessories and attachments separately (this blew my mind).
  • The fact that the Breville comes with a front handle is very important in terms of ease of use. That is, when you need to add ingredients with your flour covered hands, lifting a heavy top needs to be easy.
  • The pouring shield is a great feature so your mix doesn’t go everywhere and letting you add ingredients, like the messy flour way much more easily.
  • It’s smooth surface eliminates the daunting task of cleaning old cake batter/icing.
  • Her favourite feature was the fact that the appliance cord stores back into the machine. No more cables and wasted space everywhere.

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Isn’t that more helpful than me talking about why it’s awesome I don’t have to use a fork anymore?

May I also recommend checking out Breville’s video breaking down all the parts of the Scraper Mixer Pro for you.

Do you want to try one out for yourself? Of course you do!

Well Breville is Giving Away One Lucky reader their own Scraper Mixer Pro. How’s that for an early Christmas present for yourself…or anyone on your wish list that you know would love one of these!

Enter in the Rafflecopter Below. Contest is open to Canadian Residents only over the age of 18. Contest closes midnight Dec 23rd, 2016 EST.

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Disclosure: This post has been completed in collaboration with Breville Canada.

122 Comments

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    mylifeasamomsite
    December 16, 2016 at 11:35 am

    I would mix up a big batch of chocolate chip cookies!! πŸ™‚

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    Amy Heffernan
    December 16, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Blueberry Muffins!

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    christine murray
    December 16, 2016 at 11:47 am

    My son a cake for his birthday

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    Susanne
    December 16, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Christmas cookies!

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    Jody
    December 16, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I so want this…. cranberry white chocolate chip cookies coming your way πŸ˜‰ wink wink nudge nudge

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    alex from idontblog (@Clippo)
    December 16, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I am such a Breville addict. Everything they make is SO spectacular. First thing I’d make would be cookies for you to thank you if I won. :p

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    Lee-Ann
    December 16, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I would make a nice red velvet cake!

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    Maryanne E
    December 16, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Cookies!

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    Denise D
    December 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Would make chocolate mousse and cookies.

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    Jolina
    December 16, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    This is a pretty sweet mixer! I bake a lot and my mixer is making odd noises (noises of death I’m afraid) so this is something I would really look into!

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    Melissa
    December 16, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    i’d make birthday cake for my son’s birthday!

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    Alison Braidwood
    December 16, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I think I’d make sourdough bread.

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    Alisa
    December 16, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    How to choose??? I don’t cook but I love to bake. I’d probably make something that would require a lot of beating like meringues.

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    Tinker
    December 16, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Raspberry Souffle all the way!!

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    Angela September
    December 16, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    i would love to try baking ginger snap cookies with my mother in law’s recipe.
    By the way wow, what a nice idea for a wedding cake!

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    Seham M
    December 16, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I would bake chocolate chip cookies

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    Bailey Dexter
    December 16, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    The very first thing I would love to make with the Breville Mixer would be a gluten free spice apple pie cupcake with salted caramel ! My family and friends love these when I make them. Next I would love to make gluten free cheese bread!

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    Judy Cowan
    December 16, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I would make a homemade angel food cake first if I won.

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    Lucy
    December 16, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I love this . It’s so sleek!

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    lynn clayton
    December 16, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    LEMON MERANG PIE

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    Suzanne Giroux
    December 16, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    The first thing I would be would be my carrot cake recipe with cream cheese icing

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    Maritess
    December 16, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I would make my family’s favourite chocolate sheet cake.

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    nancy2880
    December 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I would make chocolate chip cookies.

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    Lynne Johns
    December 16, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Shortbread cookies !

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    Fung lee
    December 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Their would have to make cupcakes!

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    Cloe St-Amour
    December 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Double chocolate muffins, mmm!!!

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    Thalita
    December 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    My husband’s fave – carrot cake and cream cheese icing!

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    Anne Taylor
    December 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I would make some meringues!

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    LILLIAN BROWN
    December 16, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I would make my most requested Gumdrop cake

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    Soozle
    December 16, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I would like to make a nice homemade chocolate cake!

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    Laura S
    December 16, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    A wonderfully large delicious batch of chocolate chip cookies!!! It’s been too long since I last made them!

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    edmontonjb
    December 16, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I would make banana bread first. Thanks to you and Breville for the chance to win! This sounds like an incredible mixer.

    ~Jonnie

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    Elaine G
    December 16, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I would make a chocolate cake.

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    ivy pluchinsky
    December 16, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I would make cookies first!

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    christina barany
    December 16, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    cranberry scones

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    Valerie Mallette
    December 16, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    The first thing I would make with a Breville Mixer are chocolate chip cupcakes.

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    Jenness M
    December 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    I would make banana bread!

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    Francine
    December 16, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I have tons of cookie recipes bookmarked – I’d pick something new!

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    Robyn Bellefleur
    December 16, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I would make Key Lime pound cake.

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    ginette4
    December 16, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    With the mixer I would be making homemade brownies

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    FrugalFowers
    December 16, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I would make a birthday cake for my son who turns 8 in February.,

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    Joshua Spiers
    December 16, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I would make a big Cake!

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    Julie Lynne McCann πŸ’– (@ForeverAngel26)
    December 16, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    hmmmm cookies!

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    Karen
    December 16, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I would give it to my new daughter in law who loves to cook! She would be so thrilled!!!

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    suzi
    December 16, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I’d make banana muffins! (Suzi)

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    whatsupliz
    December 16, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I would make cookies, cakes, pizza dough…you name it!!!

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    Laurie
    December 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    All the sweets!

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    Karla Sceviour
    December 16, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I would make a chocolate cake!

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    tanyab79
    December 16, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Flourless pumpkin muffins than brownies.

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    dani@lifeovereasy
    December 16, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Honestly, I would make homemade eggnog. I’ve always wanted to try it and ’tis the season!

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    Krystal B
    December 16, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    The first thing I would make is cookies!

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    Josh S
    December 16, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I think I would make some chocolate cake!

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    crystal porter
    December 16, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    I would make cookies!

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    michelle matta
    December 16, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Id make a fluffy airy omelette for breakfast for the family!

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    Tainan Lu
    December 16, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    I would make cheesecakes

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    Julie bolduc
    December 16, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    I would make some shortbread cookies

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    Tammy Dalley
    December 17, 2016 at 12:03 am

    I would make a yummy chocolate cake

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    Krista M
    December 17, 2016 at 12:22 am

    I would make whipped shortbread cookies with chocolate centers!

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    hmrcarlson
    December 17, 2016 at 1:42 am

    I would make my gumdrop pound cake!

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    kristen visser
    December 17, 2016 at 8:01 am

    The first thing I would make would be pumpkin spice and pumpkin crackle cookies

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    Linda
    December 17, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I would love to win this Mixer and give it as a gift to my daughter
    who has Rheumatoid Arthritis and has a hard time mixing
    with her hands. Her son that is autistic eats only gluten free, and that sure would
    help with $$$ spent on gluten free foods.

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    Lisa bolduc
    December 17, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I would make some fresh blueberry muffins. Hubby is into those now

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    missbobloblaw
    December 17, 2016 at 9:52 am

    The first thing I would make is my sister smile because I’d love to gift this to her!

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    Michelle James
    December 17, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I would make Biscotti

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    Sheila
    December 17, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Shortbread cookies!!

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    andrea amy (@mommy2fiveboys)
    December 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    We would make gingerbread cookies!

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    cottagebunny
    December 17, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I would make a Dark Forest Chocolate Cherry Cake
    #SCRAPERMIXERPRO with this amazing Breville Mixer!! πŸ™‚

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    Kim Tanti
    December 17, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I would probably make shortbread cookies. That is one of our favorites.

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    Jennifer Beckett
    December 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I would make whipped shortbreads with a candied cherry centre! Yum!

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    Carol McCann
    December 17, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Christmas cake

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    beewbedard
    December 17, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I would make a batch of cookies

  • Reply
    Lushka Smith
    December 17, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    I would make shortbread cookies.

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    Shane S
    December 17, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    I’d love to try making banana walnut bread with my sons!

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    Catherine Brown
    December 17, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    I would make cake, as I have 3 birthdays coming up.

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    butterflyamyc
    December 18, 2016 at 12:24 am

    I would make ginger snaps

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    Tina F
    December 18, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I would want to make German Chocolate Cake first and shortbread

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    piroska
    December 18, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    The first thing I’d make is Lemon Pound Cake.

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    Rebby
    December 18, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    I’d make German Chocolate cake!

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    Carey Hurst
    December 18, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    A meringue, so hard to wipe by hand , I only mix by hand this would be wonderful

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    scott macmillan
    December 19, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Make up a slew of muffins.

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    Maria
    December 19, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I would make my kids favourite chocolate cake

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    Marisa
    December 20, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Cinnamon buns!

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    dave
    December 20, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    make cupcakes

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    Jana M. Liu
    December 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    red velvet cake !

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    angela m
    December 21, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I would make a carrot cake

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    christinetopley
    December 21, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I would make some shortbread cookies!!!

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    lisa brideau
    December 21, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    chocolate cake. and it would be amazing – I haven’t had a mixer in…. 20 years!

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    peter k
    December 21, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    banana bread

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    Glogirl
    December 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I would make some whipped shortbread cookies.

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    Debbie Paisley
    December 21, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I would make some sugar cookies

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    billiondollarprincesss
    December 22, 2016 at 12:21 am

    I would make red velvet cupcakes

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    allison
    December 22, 2016 at 9:05 am

    …anything that creams butter and sugar since my fork & mixing bowl method is sad and just not fluffy enough

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    Beth Alderson-Dinsmore
    December 22, 2016 at 9:08 am

    What a beautiful cake! What a beautiful mixer! I’d love to win to help when making my own cakes πŸ˜€

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    Kayla matherne
    December 22, 2016 at 9:12 am

    This isn’t amazing

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    Kayla matherne
    December 22, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I’d make a cake for my Christmas party (:

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    Samantha Sham
    December 22, 2016 at 9:22 am

    I’d make some chewy gingerbread cookies. My fave!

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    Ronda
    December 22, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Stiff peek egg whites to fold into waffle batter! Yum! ☺️

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    Natalie Delic
    December 22, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Who doesn’t love to bake! This looks like the perfect addition to a bakers kitchen!

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    kirsten
    December 22, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I would make cookies with my three boys.

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    Sarah Misseri
    December 22, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I would make some loaves!

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    Marijke
    December 22, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Cupcakes or the whipped base for Pavlova! What a great giveaway!

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    Sarah
    December 22, 2016 at 11:45 am

    My 7 year old has become obsessed with baking so I would help him make his first cake (with my ancient plugin beaters!)

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    Laura Celsie
    December 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    I would make homemade soup! Have always wanted one of these, thank you for the chance!

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    Tina L.
    December 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I would make a batch of cookies

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    Melissa camus
    December 22, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    ale fudge. Mmmmmmm

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    Ashley
    December 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I would bake a cake!

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    Yvonne M
    December 22, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I would make snickerdoodle cookies for my sweetheart!

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    Kendall
    December 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I would make my famous apple cake with honey butter sauce!

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    Emilia
    December 22, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I would make fresh cinnamon buns

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    Jeannie Lam
    December 22, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    The first thing I will make will be some chocolate chip cookies.

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    Sabrina Tong
    December 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I would whip up a meringue for lemon meringue pie πŸ˜‹

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    Kelly young
    December 22, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    I would make a spiced carrot cake

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    Britt @ My Daily Randomness
    December 22, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Can’t go wrong with a classic… chocolate chip cookies! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

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    Elaine G
    December 22, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I’d make a chocolate cake

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    Leslie Batte
    December 23, 2016 at 12:53 am

    I would make my Tres Leche cake

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    Theresa
    December 23, 2016 at 6:14 am

    I would make cookies. But I’d love this for a friend who make amazing desserts but can’t afford a mixer.

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    Caryn Coates
    December 23, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I would make cupcakes first with my children

  • Reply
    Theresa Mayville
    December 23, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I would make some cupcakes !!

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    Karen Humphrey
    December 23, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I’d make my husband’s chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

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    Steven Cook
    December 23, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Pumkin Custard

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    Carolyn
    December 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I would make my banana muffins!

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    Marilyn Legault
    December 23, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies

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