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Everybody loves cupcakes! Share your recipes for killer cupcakes and fun decorating ideas for a chance to win some great prizes. The winning recipe gets a great KitchenAid mixer, and best decoration walks away with an iPad 2! As a special prize, the author who submits the most entries will be eligible for an awesome Robot Apron.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia,  Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, October 8, 2012.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The Cupcake Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

11 Prizes

Grand Prize Best Cupcake Decoration (1)

One Grand Prize Best Cupcake Decoration winner will receive one iPad 2 16GB Wi-Fi, white and an Instructables Prize Pack.

Grand Prize Best Cupcake Recipe (1)

One Grand Prize Best Cupcake Recipe winner will receive one KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, Metallic Chrome and an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Prize (8)

Eight First Prize winners will receive one SNAPWARE® Snap ’N Stack® Cookie & Cupcake Carrier and an Instructables Prize Pack.

Judges Prize (1)

The author that submits the most entries will receive one Instructables Apron and an Instructables Prize Pack.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Sep 10, 2012 and Oct 8, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Cupcake Contest . If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.