Family cooking survey and giveaway!

Hi foodies

**The competition is now closed.
I’m here today to ask for your input and assistance. I love creating beautiful and delicious recipes for you, and like many of you I also have a family to cook for. I’m busy conducting some research to find out what you really want (in terms of recipe inspiration) when you’re cooking at home – especially when cooking for a family with children.


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Vanilla and orange cake and Grace Stevens GIVEAWAY

Vanilla and orange cake

In my last post I promised something special for the bakers out there, and here it is! This week I’ve teamed up with Grace Stevens for a fun giveaway and to share a scrumptious cake recipe.

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Espresso caramel millionaire shortbread and “Chocolate” recipe book giveaway!

Coffee chocolate millionaire shortbread recipe.


Today’s post is all about one of my absolute, favourite things. Ever. Maybe it is one of yours too… it’s chocolate! This recipe for espresso caramel millionaire shortbread (try and say that without your mouth watering) comes from the latest addition to my cookbook collection – “Chocolate” by Katelyn Williams of The Kate Tin, and it’s a goodie!


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Sasko hamper giveaway

Sasko hamper giveaway.


**This competition is now closed**

Christmas is just around the corner (yes, I said it) but no need to panic because I have teamed up with the foodies at Sasko to give two lucky readers the chance to WIN a baking hamper worth R1,000! The hampers are filled with all the goodies you need to whip up loads of delicious holiday treats for your loved ones these holidays, like these chai latte muffins with pistachio glaze or this chocolate and orange bread pudding, delish!

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Competition Time!

Delicious baked treats

Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen me raving about my latest favourite account – @josieluvslocal. Her passion for local products is inspiring! Jo and I are both crazy about Cape Town and supporting our local producers and have decided to team up for a fun (and delicious) giveaway for our Capetonian followers! 

One lucky follower will be spoiled with their choice of treats from, yum! Keep an eye on the @josieluvslocal Instagram account where every day this week she will be posting another delicious treat. Give us a follow, tag your friends and you could be our winner. Too easy y’all. 

So remember, local is lekker… and good luck! 

The T’s and C’s: 

  • Competition starts Monday 27 March and closes midnight on Friday 31 March. 
  • Entrants must be Cape Town residents (our treats probably won’t fare well in the post!). 
  • Prize will be hand delivered to the winner on an agreed date. 
  • The winner may choose one treat from the nine that are featured on Instagram during the course of the competition. 
  • The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Saturday 1 April.
Tasty tea time treats

Win a Sasko Mother’s Day Hamper!

You probably thought you had heard the last of me for this week but… surprise! It’s giveaway time! This Sunday is Mother’s Day and our friends at Sasko have put together a gorgeous kitchen hamper for one lucky Cupcakes and Couscous reader. Could it be you?

Want to know more? This fabulous all-red hamper includes:

  • a SASKO Morphy Richards toaster
  • a SASKO Morphy Richards sandwich griller
  • a SASKO bread board

What a way to earn brownie points with mom this Mother’s Day! 

We are all familiar with the SASKO range which includes flours, breads and quick treats. (Where would I be without their whole wheat brown bread for all those school sarmies!) To enter this here giveaway, simply tell me what your favourite SASKO product is, AND why your mom (or a special mom in your life) deserves to win this fabulous prize. Answers must be emailed to The winner will be announced this Sunday. 
So hurry! Get your entries in by Saturday to stand a chance to win. Good luck!

The fine print:
  • Competition closes at midnight on Saturday 7 May. No late entries will be accepted. 
  • The winner will be announced on Sunday 8 May, (winner will be contacted via email).
  • Entries must be submitted via email. 
  • Competition open to residents of South Africa only.
  • Shipping and delivery of the prize will be handled by SASKO.

Disclosure: I was invited by SASKO to host a competition on the blog. 

Win tickets to the Cape Town Festival of Beer!

Today is a doubly happy day – not only is it the start of the weekend but I also have a give-away for you, fabulous readers! Up for grabs is a set of double tickets to the much anticipated Cape Town Festival of Beer which is on from 22 – 24 November 2013.

This is the largest beer festival in the Southern Hemisphere, and will be showcasing over 200 local and international beers. There will be guided beer tours, the world’s largest game of beer pong and a chance to learn more about artisan beers and food pairings (so you’ll be right on trend, my dear!).

Naturally you can also expect to see plenty of food stalls and live entertainment. There will be prizes aplenty to be won and even a supervised play area for the kids should you wish to bring them along too. This and so much more, you can check out the Cape Town Festival of Beer website for more details by clicking here.

How to enter:

1.) Send an email to (subject line: BEER) with your name and contact number, and tell me what part of the festival you’d most look forward to if you won the tickets. 

For additional entries you can also:

1.) Like the Cupcakes & Couscous Facebook page (if you haven’t done this already) and let me know you’ve done so in your email. 
2.) Leave a comment on the Facebook page under the Festival of Beer Giveaway post. 

Entries close at midnight on Friday 8 November and the winner will be announced on Monday 11 November. The winner will receive one set of double tickets valid for Friday 22 November OR Sunday 24 November in Greenpoint, Cape Town (winner can choose their preferred date). The winner should be over the age of 18.

Good luck! 

Images courtesy of CT Festival of Beer