Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Celebrating 3 years of Yumsilicious Bakes.. And A giveaway to Celebrate

Update : Winner announced at the end of the post.

Today, my little blog turns 3. Hard to believe. Thank you to everyone that has supported this blog, and loyally followed even though I had a period when life's little dramas made my slack off on the blog. Seriously, thank you. I hope you stick around, and now I'm trying to be a much better blogger. I've finally updated the About page too :)

Rather than write a heartfelt note to mark this day, I've decided to show you my top 10 recipes, that I always end up turning back to, and have made countless times over the years, though they're in no particular order, since it was hard enough to narrow it down to 10.

1. Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake from the awesome guys at Baked NYC
Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake

2. Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Truffle Cookies
Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Nutella Truffle Cookies

3. Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream
strawberry cupcakes

4. Outrageous Chocolate Cookies
Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

5. Swedish Visiting Cake
Dorie's Swedish Visiting Cake

6.Chocolate Hazelnut Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake
Sliced cheesecake

7. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

 8. Apple Pie
slice of apple pie

 9. Fudgey, Goeey Brownies
Fudgy Goeey Brownies

10. Creamy Lemon Squares
Creamy Lemon Squares

Onto the giveaway. It's this beautiful 10 oz. Cornishware mug, part of their red collection
To win, you can do any of the following, leave one comment for each thing you've done -

1. Become an email subscriber [leave email address in the comment]
2. Like me on Facebook [leave name in the comment]
3. Share on Facebook, mentioning the page.
4. Follow my boards on Pinterest [leave name in the comment]
5. Follow me on Twitter [leave handle in the comment].
6. Tweet about the giveaway, mentioning @AvanikaYB.
7. Post a picture of a recipe you've tried from my blog on my Facebook page [extra entries - leave 2 comments if you do this]

Giveaway is open till May 19, 2012, worldwide. Good luck xx

Giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Katrina for comment #4. I've sent you an e-mail.
Everyone else, thanks for participating, and the wishes. See you around xx


  1. Wow--congrats on 3 years! And what a delicious looking top 10! #2 especially looks good. :) hehe
    I still haven't made that chocolate caramel cake, but it looks SO good. Love your blog, can't wait for more!
    I already like you on Facebook.

    1. Hahha. #2 would look good to you :P I will love you forever for introducing me to it.

  2. I'm already following you on Pinterest.

  3. I'm now following you on Twitter @koismith

  4. I just posted some blueberry muffins I made from your blog on your FB page.

  5. I just posted some blueberry muffins I made from your blog on your FB page. ;)

  6. Happy Blogiversary, Avanika! What a fabulous, delicious, recipe round-up! :D

  7. I'm following you on Twitter. @gaminecuisine

  8. What a delicious collection! I could have a couple of those strawberry muffins right now :-).

    Thanks for joining RecipeNewZ! I hope you contribute some of your delicious recipes!

    p.s. following you on Pinterest

  9. Congrats :) and Good wishes for coming years :D

  10. Happy 3rd bloganniversary! Great achievement. Love all those recipes you've put up too, but those brownies look wonderfully fudgey. Heres to another great year :)

  11. Happy anniversary! The pics of that salted caramel cake are making me wish I had something more interesting than cereal for breakfast! Following you on twitter @liz545

  12. Have liked you on Facebook (Liz Almond)

  13. Became a subscriber as lynnecomper

  14. Shared on Facebook as Lynne OConnor

  15. Following on Twitter as @spanglisher

  16. Tweeted at https://twitter.com/#!/spanglisher/status/199797118641242112

  17. Hi Avantika!!!
    I have liked ur page on FB :-)

  18. I'm an email subscriber. cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

  19. I like you on Facebook. Cindy Battle

  20. I share on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/cindy.battle.5

  21. I follow your boards on Pinterest. Cindy Battle

  22. I tweeted. Happy Blogiversary, Avanika!

  23. Happy 3rd birthday to your blog and may there be many more! :)

  24. Congrats on 3 years and to many more! I'm coming up on 3 years in a few months, too =D.

  25. Happy 3rd! May there be many many more and I follow you on Twitter (@Cakebrain)

  26. Happy 3rd Anni to YB, Avanika! :D I've been following your blog for quite some time now ;)

    1. Become an email subscriber [lighteyesgirl@gmail.com]
    2. Like me on Facebook [Nuraini Abd. Zabar]
    3. Share on Facebook, mentioning the page. [DONE]
    4. Follow my boards on Pinterest [lighteyes]
    5. Follow me on Twitter [@aiyiru].
    6. Tweet about the giveaway, mentioning @AvanikaYB. [DONE]

    I'll work on #7 within these few days ;)

  27. Happy 3rd blog birthday!! I was droolinggg through all of those yummy pics :) I keep scrolling back up to the chocolate salted caramel cake! That looks AMAZING! Congrats again!!


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