I’m having a Massive Giveaway!! $10,000.00 worth of prizes!

I’m about to hit a massive 1 MILLION Subscribers on my YouTube channel and to say a huge Thank You to as many people as possible, I’m having 12 days of giveaways via my social media.

Here’s the video that tells you all about it – and you also get to see me bungy jump to kick it all off.  Seriously the scariest day of my life!!!

You guys have until December 31st to enter and the first 3 links have already been made live with prizes like $100 Amazon gift cards and Disney prize packs up for grabs. I’ve also got some Instax cameras, Tiffany jewellery and some of my other favourite things so make sure you enter for all of them!

Oh, and at the end, I’m also giving away my very unique Silver Play Button – This is an award that YouTube gives to channels that reach over 100,000 subscribers. Each channel only gets one of these and even though it’s precious to me, I want to give it to one of you guys.

There are lots of things that can be bought in this world, and this isn’t one of them but it’s a very meaningful way for me to say thanks to one of you.

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Here are my social media links if you guys want to go a hunting and hopefully I’ll be sending some of you some really cool prizes very soon!


xx Elise

Elise Strachan - My Cupcake Addiction

SKITTLES Recipe Ideas! Cakes, Sprinkles & More…

This week it’s all about SKITTLES! You know – those sweet colourful little chewy candies that almost make you run straight for the dentist’s chair, but somehow you just can’t stop eating the darn things.


I had lots of requests for something Skittles related so I teamed up with one of my favourite YouTube channels to bring you guys an awesome Skittles cake recipe & cake decoration idea.

I created the design and opted for a simple kit kat cake with a gravity defying Rainbow illusion effect and carefully positioned Skittles to create a flowing rainbow across the top of the cake.

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I’m a bit in love with how it turned out, and also how easy it is to replicate!

Click HERE to see how I created the Skittles design.

Jenn from Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio (who also has a blog if you want to check it out) was so creative and made a Skittles POKE Cake recipe, with Skittles flavoured buttercream frosting. Genius!


The poke effect creates a rainbow look inside the cake, which helps with the whole “Taste the Rainbow” motto of Skittles, and carries the decoration right the way through the cake.

And it’s not too sweet as she’s tempered it with a beautiful vanilla cam recipe, so the Skittles flavour is there but its not too overpowering.

Click HERE to view the full Skittles cake recipe

In the midst of all that, I discovered you can actually make your own Skittles SPRINKLES! Mind…Blown…


They taste exactly like Skittles but look just like sprinkles or sanding sugar – who knew?? Its totally simple and the only ingredients you need are Skittles and some food colouring (which is optional) along with a low oven and some drying time.

And finally, to complete “Skittles Week” Jenn also loaded a Skittles cupcake recipe on her YouTube channel. So when it comes to Skittles, we truly have all your bases covered!

Enjoy your Skittles, any which way (and say Hi to the dentist for me!)

xx Elise

Elise Strachan - My Cupcake Addiction

Cooking with Kids! Giant Choc Chip Cookie PIZZA!

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I lOVE to get in the kitchen with my 3 year old son Oliver, especially now he’s a little more ‘able’ and a little less of a total disaster when it comes to mess and spilling things. Although those messy cooks are still some of the funniest memories I have (especially the time he pulled […]

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OREO Cheesecake Cupcakes

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I LOVE Oreo Cookies so when I came across this awesome and super simple recipe for Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes, I knew I had to share them! You can click below for the full video on how to make these adorably delicious cheesecake treats via my YouTube channel MyCupcakeAddiction if you want to see this […]

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DIY Home Baked OREO Cookie Recipe!

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I’m a sucker for an OREO Cookie, but I also love home-baked, fresh, preservative free sweets and treats. I mean, the convenience of opening a packet of store-bought Oreos, dunking them in ice cold milk and allowing them to melt in your mouth will always be a go-to for those moments of weak willpower and […]

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The Ultimate SKYLANDERS SWAP Force Party!

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If you have kids (especially of the male variety) then there’s almost no way you’ve missed out on the Skylanders phenomenon that took the gaming world by storm a few years ago. Skylanders came up with the worlds first interactive gaming portal which quite literally takes your child’s toys and inserts them directly into the video game […]

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Sweet Easter Ideas!


Easter is fast approaching and it’s a great time to start thinking about home-made and personalised gifts you can make for and with your friends and family. I mean, Easter eggs are delicious (why does that chocolate taste so much better than regular chocolate bars?) but when you can take a traditional Easter treat and […]

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Rainbow Waffles!

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A short and sweet blog post title for some of the most spectacular waffles you’ll ever see! I love Rainbow food, as is evident in the 20+ videos within my Rainbow Sweets and Treats Playlist on YouTube but these are by far my favourite. To celebrate International Waffle Day (yes, theres a DAY!) on March […]

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Thank you to all of you who visited my new blog site from the February Wrap YouTube episode! All of the prize winners have been contacted via email – if your name is on the list below and you have NOT received an email, there may be a problem with your email address. Please email me […]

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My Favourite SUGAR COOKIE Recipe of All Time!

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This week on the MyCupcakeAddiction YouTube channel I’m posting my first ever COOKIE video! It seems odd that I’ve done cupcakes, cake pops and cakes and never tackled their delicious cousin, the cookie! Well, things are about to change and while I don’t see myself doing a lot of cookie videos, there are a couple […]

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