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Strawberry 66 Cupcake

UPDATE: This giveaway is closed. The winner drawn is JD Northwest! Congratulations JD! Hope you enjoy your delicious cupcakes!

It is almost June and my favorite season of the year is about to start! Farmer’s market season! My neighborhood farmer’s market opens in a couple of weeks and I can hardly contain myself.

Plump, juicy tomatoes, local green (and purple!) beans, fresh cut flowers for the table and, of course, strawberries that actually taste like strawberries are a few of the items I am so looking forward to.

Cupcake Royale is like-minded in their love of this season. They will be using the freshest of the local markets’ fruits and whipping up cupcakes for their June menu to delight one and all, along with some other special flavors that will no-doubt be crowd-pleasers. I am so excited that, to kick off June, they are partnering with KristinPotPie to give away a dozen cupcakes to one of my wonderful readers!

The winner will be entitled to one dozen assorted June cupcakes, to be picked up at the cafe that is most convenient for you. Here is a sampling of the wonderful fresh flavors you will be able to choose from:

Start the month off with the Strawberry 66. A rich vanilla bean butter cake swirled with juicy local strawberry buttercream. This little cake is made with 66 percent local ingredients, including hand-picked strawberries from Skagit Sun.

I must not be the only one who loves those luscious little berries. Strawberries are highlighted twice this month at Cupcake Royale!

Enter the Strawberry Rhubarb.

Strawberry Rhubarb Cupcake

It starts with a vanilla cupcake, add a tangy rhubarb vanilla bean compote,Β  homemade streusel tossed on top and baked to perfection! If that wasn’t enough, they add a generous swirl of fresh strawberry rhubarb buttercream and sprinkle with more crunchy streusel!

Raspberry Lemonade Cupcake

And who doesn’t think of lemonade when they think of sunny days ahead? The Raspberry Lemonade will quench your thirst for summer – this delicious cupcake is made with local and fresh Skagit Sun raspberries folded into a vanilla bean cupcake topped with freshly squeezed lemon buttercream. So refreshing you could almost stick a straw in it.

Honey Snickerdoodle

Is my grandma in the CR kitchen? The Honey Snickerdoodle is a vanilla cupcake swirled with cinnamon and dredged with sugar cinnamon then baked with love. All this goodness frosted with a light rich Northwest honey buttercream topped with house-made snicker-doodle cookie crumbs.

The Stash Cupcake

To celebrate Dad this month they have The Stash cupcake in honor of Father’s Day. Thank goodness my husband isn’t sporting one of these currently! (Though in cupcake form a mustache is perfectly acceptable.) πŸ˜‰

For a limited time only, from June 14 through Father’s Day, Sunday June 19, their award winning chocolate cake generously swirled with salted caramel buttercream, sprinkled with sea salt will be appropriately adorned – The Stash, will make an appearance at all Cupcake Royale cafes. Forget the Milk mustache- what’s hot is the cupcake mustache!

The Gay

And don’t forget Gay Pride this month. The Gay is back and as bold as ever as the Cupcake of the Month. Cupcake Royale has taken Plain Jane shopping for a new outfit! Nothing plain about the GAY! The vanilla cupcake is sprinkled with rainbow goodness and kissed with some rich vanilla buttercream. Of course, it is crowned with a rainbow!

To enter the giveaway: Simply leave a comment telling me which cupcake flavor (or flavors) you would choose if you were to win.

Please note: This giveaway is open to local readers only – you will need to pick up your cupcakes at your neighborhood Cupcake Royale Cafe.

Extra Entries – (You must leave a comment on this blog for each one that you do.)

This giveaway will end Midnight Pacific Time, Tuesday, June 4. I will choose one winner from the comments on my blog Wednesday morning and will email the winner. Winner will have 24 hours to respond before I choose an alternate winner.

Good luck!

All photos provided by, and used with permission of, Cupcake Royale.

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