How many dozens of cookies can you bake and swap in a lifetime? Aren’t you getting sick of them?

It’s not that we’re contrary by nature (ok, maybe a little)– but we are easily bored and we will not bake another cookie in December. Not ever. Not for anyone. So, this holiday season we’re starting the first annual Cupcake Swap.

Instead of inviting family, friends and little ones over to bake cookies, invite them over to make and bake cute little hipster cupcakes. (Check out usingĀ mini-cupcake pans to get the maximum bang for your batter.)

In honor of the first Annual Cupcake Swap we want your recipes. The winner will have their recipe(s) featured and get their very own copy of Bitches on a Budget.

While we’re on the cupcake trail we’d love to hear about your favorite neighborhood cupcake maker and which of their confections tickles your sweet tooth.

Leave your entries (pix if you have them) in the comment section of this box or email them to us at

Contest ends December 19.