I don’t often run competitions on the site but I really wanted to share this with you. I’m very lucky that when I visit my publisher I sometimes leave with a copy of a new release and last week I was given a copy of Annie Riggs fabulous new book, Sweet Things, a book packed full of candies, sweets and chocolates. Its a beautiful and inspiring book, it definitely got me itching to try out the recipes and get in the kitchen.

I like the book so much I asked for another copy so I could give one away. To go with the book I also have a Thermapen to give away too. Thermapens are one of my favourite bits of kitchen kit, useful in baking, cooking, and of course candy making. I have been using them for my macaron classes for two years and they are the best thermometer I have used! So to win the book and the Thermapen leave a comment below or pop onto twitter and retweet my tweet about the competition (To win a copy of @AnnieRigg‘s new book Sweet Things and a @Thermapen_ RT this or leave a comment on this post

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164 Responses to Giveaway!

  1. Andrea Cook says:

    Those pistachio truffles look amazing!

  2. Gintare says:

    O.M.G., this book was made for me!!! :D If I had this, it would most certainly be the most gorgeous covered book in my cookbook collection!

  3. Helen Lynn says:

    It ALL looks amazing. I want to lock myself in my kitchen for a week with that book and play.

  4. Jan Fisher says:

    Wow, having seen you last weekend making macaroons, my daughter and I have decided to make some and if we won a thermapen it would be so much easier and a sweet book too would be the icing on the cake or the filling for the macaron!!

  5. Kevin Smith says:

    Yum yum yum!

  6. this book could be the answer to that ”what shall i get so and so for christmas?”…make them sweets!

  7. Paula wells says:

    Book looks like a fab read, would love a copy! I had to investigate thermapen, think I want one of those now too!!

  8. Alex Finch says:

    lollipop lollipop ooooh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop lollipop …….call me baby lollipop

  9. Cécile says:

    Lovely book! Would loooove to have a sample of it :) )

  10. Tracey Thomas says:

    Ooh they all look so lovely and yummy!

  11. Maryam Maniar says:

    Book looks amazing

  12. Kim Whiley says:

    Would love to win this book as would make a brilliant addition to my collection of cookbooks! You can never have enough cookbooks! :-)

  13. caroline says:

    It would be such a sweet thing to win . Thanks :D

  14. hannah welsh says:

    This book sounds amazing! I would love some new marshmallow ideas to try this Winter!

  15. Jayne Buckley says:

    I agree fantastic idea to coat truffles look yummy

  16. Dominique Lapointe says:

    Definitely need these. The Thermapens is long overdue in my kitchen and… well, you can never have too many cookbooks can you?

  17. Dianna says:

    Your book looks very, very tempting!

  18. Sue Robinson says:

    What a lovely looking front cover. I’m just getting into making sweet treats (in time for Christmas). I would LOVE this book to help me on my way :) x

  19. Maria says:

    Those truffles would be perfect Christmas gifts!

  20. Kim chapman says:

    Looks AMAZING!! Had numerous (failed) attempts at some sweet things so this would be fab!! :-)

  21. Katie Hamshaw says:

    I have long been lusting after a thermapen – my kitchen kit could definitely use one!

  22. Simon Tavener says:

    What a great prize – thanks!

  23. Susan Ransome says:

    oooohhh! … a thermapen would be ideal for all my Christmas baking and for candy making for the school Christmas fair! .. and Annie Rigg’s Sweet Things for new ideas too!!

  24. Gemma Hopley says:

    The book looks lovely and I really could do with a thermapen. Great giveaway!

  25. Richard Craven says:

    Book looks great. My wife and daughter love sweets so it’s always good to have more recipes.

  26. Looks an amazing book, I think marshmallows are going to be the next thing I try to master ♡

  27. Craig Downs says:

    Looks like a great set to give away, that book especially it looks like it has quite a lot of goodies to bake for xmas

  28. Patsy Guenigault says:

    You know sweets and chocs are my favourite things!x

  29. Andrea rich says:

    The front cover of the book just looks so inviting. Would love to try all the beautiful looking treats.

  30. jean gould says:

    The sweets look lovely, and a thermapen would be the bees knees!

  31. Christina says:

    I wouldn’t know what I loved most – creating those wonderful, sweet things or eating them…

  32. Justin says:

    Love truffles and anything sweet

  33. Kristina says:

    How fabulous! I’ve always wanted to try candy making but have never been brave enough!

  34. Emily White says:

    Oh my, what a yummy looking selection. I love the sugar crystal sticks. What great ideas for Christmas Stocking stuffers!

  35. Kim says:

    Looks like a fantastic book! Another one to add to my Christmas list… unless I win it of course!! ;)

  36. Jane Lewis says:

    Looks amazing, what a great prize.

  37. Matthew Ouwerkerk says:

    Mmm sugar!!
    Gotta love playing with sugar and sweets

  38. Matthew Ouwerkerk says:

    Mmmm gotta love making anything with sugar or sweet

  39. Sophie Gregory says:

    I love the colour of the Thermapen, very festive :)

  40. Laura says:

    Yum!! Looks amazing!

  41. Lucy Charles says:

    Love gifts from the kitchen and Christmas cupcakes already on my bookshelf, would love to add this to the collection, her food styling is fab!

  42. Sweet Things are made of this…

  43. Sarah Newman says:

    I love making confectionery! There’s something so much nicer about giving someone homemade chocolates or sweets as a gift rather than buying from a shop. Nothing shows you care more than the time and effort you put into something like this.

  44. Sophie says:

    What a gorgeous book – definitely one for the Christmas list…

  45. thewellhunt says:

    I would love to try some of the recipes.

  46. Kim says:

    Love the look of the book! The thermapen would be very handy :-)

  47. “chocolates, candies, caramels & marshmallows” – Wow!! Got a sugar rush just reading that! :)

  48. MrsNumbles says:

    Pistachios are everything that is awesome in life, that is all!

  49. I love my Thermapen, and bought my mum one for her birthday. Now if I can just win this book I’ll be able to bake her some treats from it for a Christmas present!

  50. Kathrin says:

    If no one else wants the book, I take it ;-)

  51. Katie says:

    Coming round to digital thermometers for sweets. Not had much luck with my sugar thermometer, got good at getting burnt sugar off pans though!

  52. Kristina says:

    Looks fabulous! I’ve always wanted to make candy but been too scared. Tempted to give it a go now!

  53. Marilyn Greenwood says:

    I have flown over from Twitter @yorkshire_puds to say what a terrific prize – the book is on my Christmas wish list this year and the Thermapen is on my “One day I will treat myself to this list” I love your blog – made your Custard Tart a couple of weeks ago it was delicious

  54. Mices says:

    That looks fabulous.

  55. Annie says:

    Ooh, heard so many good things about the Thermapen but can’t justify the cost, so yes please!!

  56. Ewa says:

    Oh my goodness – the book looks fabulous, my fillings are cringing already! And interesting about your use of the Termapen with your macarons. I am attempting to perfect mine so perhaps this is just what I need ;)

  57. Linley collins says:

    Thanks for the opportunity. :)

  58. As a glutton myself I can very much imagine sitting down with cup of tea and some cake reading and dreaming of making your delicious edibles!!

  59. stephanie conway says:

    Love Annie Rigg would love to win both these things how very exciting!!

  60. Dawn says:

    This looks like a great book, I’d love to win it please!

  61. Bethan Shardlow says:

    I have been trying to drop subtle hints to my other half about getting a thermometer like this for Christmas…I fear he thinks I want a medical one though! Beautiful pictures from the book x

  62. Sarah says:

    Would love to try those recipes….the book looks beautifully shot too. Thank you, Sarah

  63. Looks like a lovely book… who doesn’t love sweet treats :)

  64. Anna Iliashuk says:

    Wow, this book looks gorgeous! And photos are sooo beautiful!
    Good luck, fellow cooking lovers. :)

  65. Yum this looks like a brilliant book.

  66. JuliaK says:

    The cover of the book is definitely inspiring for some yummy Christmas presents!!!
    Sweet Things gets my vote!
    And I wouldn’t say no to a Thermapen either

  67. Lucy Bishop says:

    Wow! What a fab competition id love to win, could fill my blog with lots of sweetie experiments from the book! :-) xx

  68. Hannah O'Kelly says:

    I make chocolates/sweets every Christmas, so a new book of recipes would be fabulous! I also still remember the amazing Passion Fruit Tart with meringue that I bought from you at Fortnum and Mason earlier this year. It was truly divine!

  69. Sureena Wayling says:

    I NEED this book in my life!!

  70. aimee says:

    I saw this book on amazon it looks great I would love to win xx

  71. Jack Knight says:

    Might as well have a go at this.

  72. Euan says:

    The book sounds amazing, and I love the look of those truffles. Can’t go wrong with chocolate and pistachios :-)

  73. Jane says:

    The book and the pistachios are lovely…the thermapen too! I’ve not heard of them before, will look for one now that you recommend, thanks :-)

  74. Jenni says:

    All looks so yummy.

  75. Janet says:

    What a fab giveaway, would love to win! :-)

  76. Karen Mottram says:

    I love this site, the egg custard tarts were amazing and the Christmas pie recipe last year was an amazing success.

  77. Stella Bailey says:

    Hi Edd, would love to win these…fab prizes!

  78. Patricia White says:

    I love your site and would love to win this book and thermopen

  79. stacy jargowsky says:

    would love to try some of those recipes to give as holiday gifts!

  80. Steve says:

    As ever, great advice ..
    You can never have too many cookbooks – what weekends are for :-)
    Thanks, Edd.

  81. Elaine Handford says:

    Would love to give these recipes a try but it would be so much easier with a thermapen.

  82. Bernice says:

    A lovely giveaway and very kind too. I think these items will be popping onto my wish for santa claus this year!

  83. Bethan Bennett says:

    Yes please looks a great book.

  84. Ali says:

    Looks like a fabulous book, loving the truffles and would LOVE to win a Thermapen as well PLEASE :D

  85. Andrea says:

    Ooooh, what a sweet book! If you were willing to send it outside the UK, I’d be over the moon! :)

  86. Karrie says:

    Would love to win either of these but the Thermapen is high on my Christmas Wish List … and would probably encourage me to add the book if I had the Thermapen, with more guarantee of success with the recipes LOL! #CrossingEverything :)

  87. Mandy Kokani says:

    Thanks so much – and Merry Christmas everyone! :)

  88. LOUISE BARTY says:

    It looks a fab book full of yumminess! I’ve not used a thermometer before but it looks like a good bit of kit. I’d love to win and then try some of the recipes! Keeping my fingers crossed :-)

  89. Laura says:

    This book looks like a lot of fun!!

    Happy Baking x

  90. Cath says:

    I would love to win this

  91. Claire says:

    Annie Rigg’s book looks fab! Great for Xmas baking ideas!

  92. Laura McBirnie says:

    Looks like the book is full of things that would make great Christmas gifts :)

  93. Christine says:

    What a great gift!

  94. Meghan says:

    All of the sweets on the cover of the book look amazing! The Thermapen is a great kitchen tool! Everyone should have one! Love your posts!

  95. Greta Bester says:

    Oh how I would love to win this here in South Africa!I make quite a lot of sweets and are forever trying out new stuff. I am still using my OLD sugar thermometer so what a win this would be, Keep up your good work Ed,

  96. Grandma says:

    What fun!!

  97. Audrie says:

    Thermapens are such a wonderful tool to use in the kitchen!

  98. tash says:

    Mmm im craving a sweet treat right now! Have loved the Thermapens since I tried them out at your macaron class but cant justify one just yet, so would love to win one!

  99. Lynn Dellar says:

    These sweets look absolutely delicious – they’d make perfect Christmas presents. I do hope I win this book and Thermapen!

  100. Anne Wright says:

    I have decided to give all my friends & family home made gifts for Chistmas so this book looks the perfect addition to my collection. My 12 year daughter is also into baking and we have great fun in the kitchen! We love using your books & hope you have more in the pipeline.
    Thanks Ed for all your inspiration.

  101. Beth Hayden says:

    Oooh looks like a gorgeous book!

  102. Rachna jhunjhunwala says:

    Love your blog ! Tried out your rainbow cake and was amazing :) :) would love love love to win the book n thermapen .

  103. Beverly says:

    ❤ Bon Appétit & Thank You for this chance to win❣¸.•*

  104. Jill Hazard says:

    the book looks amaze-balls!

  105. Cliodhna says:

    Oooh have been dying to get my hands on a thermapen!

    Was hoping Santa might bring me one….apparently Santa has had other ideas. It would be terribly kind/generous of you if you could pass that thermapen this way so I might get a move on making those DELICIOUS looking marshmallows on the cover of that beautiful book.

    Kudos! @AnnieRigg, your book looks spectacular.

    C x

  106. Christine says:

    I love making fudge and truffles. The book and Thermapen would increase my repertoire!

  107. Mandy Risino says:

    What a lovely thing.

  108. Jen Williamson says:

    It all looks so good – the book looks great and it would be fab to try out the recipes and make lots of lovely treats for my friends and family for the festive season!

    Nom Nom!

    J x

  109. Kevin Geddes says:

    Those sweets look amazing, and the book sounds wonderful, I could certainly make good use if it! Thanks…

  110. deb rakos says:

    What a lovely thing to do.

  111. Joan says:

    TWO Sweet Things, oh, my! What a lovely addition to a Christmas kitchen!

  112. Anita L. Kass says:

    The book sounds fantastic and so does the Thermapen, not easy to find here in Cuernavaca, Mexico where I have retired, but maybe, if I´m lucky I can find it in the US on my next visit or Switzerland where I shall spend Christmas with my family.
    I love sweets and what greater treat than to have a book full of recipes to try.
    Yumm, gracias Edd, you are a winner.

  113. Kaz Stenning says:

    Oooh wow, looks great, could really cook up a storm and its my birthday today so would be just perfect :)

  114. Humayrah says:

    if i dont win this competition where could i receive a copy from?

  115. Deb says:

    Sweet Things sounds like the perfect inspiration for the holiday sweet making! And candy making with the super accurate and easy to use Thermapen makes for an exceptional treat for your readers!

  116. Francesca says:

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway opportunity. Good luck to everyone who enters. Thanks Edd.

  117. Gina says:

    That looks like an opportunity too good to miss! I’d love to be in with a chance of winning!

  118. Lucy Finlayson says:

    Wow this book looks right up my street!

  119. i would love the book and the thermapen :) greetings from a dutch girl who lives in mckinney texas

  120. Rupal Acharya says:

    The book and thermometer are the perfect aid to start making loved ones homemade goodies this festive season…yum! X

  121. Alison H says:

    Would love both of these!

  122. Peter says:

    Oh boy I can feel my next sugar craving coming. :)

  123. Diane Ugo says:

    Finally, something other than biscuits that I can bake and know my kids will definitely gobble up.

  124. Elaine R says:

    Cool giveaway Edd, have had my eye on a thermapen for ages! The book sounds beautiful. Thank you!

  125. Rebecca says:

    What a gorgeous book! I bet there’s something in there perfect for Christmas morning (the rule in my house is that Christmas morning is lots of desserts, croissants, and coffee with cream!)

  126. Judith says:

    Oh a Thermapen, that would be so nice to have

  127. Margaret says:

    Thanks for giving us the chance to win these prizes

  128. Claire Henshelwood says:

    Wow what a great early Xmas pressie it would! Then I could make nice pressies for everyone else! Good luck all x

  129. Joy says:

    That looks like a great book – and more sweet recipes can only be a good thing.

  130. Laura says:

    Red is my favourite colour so even better for a bit of kitchen equipment. Plus I’d love to get more into sweets and chocolate making

  131. Dyan says:

    So many faraway readers Edd! Postage being what it is I doubt you’ll want to send to Australia but not to worry. I’ll just continue to be challenged to bake by your blog. I will just share the fact that I took out the overall winner here at the big show recently with my Schneken. I spent six months researching recipes – made over 500 of these calorie- laden but oh so delicious buns, or are they pastries? You should give them a try. Very well worth the effort.

  132. Marsha Lynne says:

    The book looks fantastic.!! Just told a friend that instead of cookies this year for Christmas..the gifts would be candy. A Thermapen would be the perfect step to perfect candy. Thanks for the gifts. Happy Holidays….

  133. Yael Teller says:

    Love making sweets, love you blog…
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  134. Nikki Weller says:

    Homemade christmas goodies are the best, thanks for the lovely competition x

  135. Fiona says:

    Wow i never win giveaways so I have my fingers tightly crossed here. More than anything I could do with some sweet treats at the moment and as no one will make me any I’ll have to make one myself. And a thermometer-yay. Not having one has put me off making so many things so I would have no excuse now.

  136. Clare says:

    Love this giveaway! I have been after a Thermapen for ages now. my normal sugar thermometer keen steaming up so this would be a fab tool to use.

  137. Clare Smith says:

    Have been wanting a thermapen for so long but it is quite expensive…. would make my cooking much more accurate though! Oh I just know my friends would love if I won a delicious dessert cookery book :)

  138. Merete says:

    Hi Edd, The book looks very inspiring. I would love to have it – thanks for the opportunity be in your giveaway. And thank you for your website – its my favorite :)

  139. Christina Childress says:

    The book looks amazing !!!

  140. M Shaw says:

    Can I have one? I really need it

  141. Olivia Ryan says:

    The book looks gorgeous, I’d love it – it would the perfect inspiration for making treats as Christmas gifts : )

  142. Karen Scammell says:

    ooh would love to win and try making some of those!

  143. Helen says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! :) Helen x

  144. Anna-Maja says:

    Yummy! That book really tickles my sweet tooth..

  145. Mannie Kaur says:

    I love baking :D

  146. Amanda says:

    Those truffles look absolutely delicious!

  147. Alexandra says:

    Oh, that book sounds amazing!

  148. Rebecca says:

    The Book looks really amazing, if I am not lucky I will put it on my wishlist for Christmas :D

  149. Moira says:

    How wonderful if I had to win the recipe book!, the truffles look so delicious in fact will try and do them… would love to have the thermo pen,,

  150. Wendy says:

    Hello Edd, I love your video tutorials, they’re so fun to watch and informational. And I agree that a thermometer is a must-have when making macarons! xxoo

  151. melanie stirling says:

    I do love sweets so it would be great to make my own.

  152. Dyan says:

    Hi Edd
    not sure why but every time I try to post a comment on your terrific blog it vanishes…one assume its something I am doing wrong.
    Anyway I’m in Australia and baking is a passion. I wrote to let you know about my mammoth baking experience making Schneken – a truly delicious pastry/bun and the fact that I won the first prize in the royal show with my efforts. I wondered if you had ever tried to make these? so many recipes and all different, but these are treats that are well worth the effort.

  153. Dyan says:

    oops! there is the last comment…you’ll have to delete one Edd.

  154. Kirsten says:

    Am I too late to enter??? I love making home-made sweets, they taste so much better than most shop bought ones. This book would be a welcome addition to my already alarmingly large cookery / baking book collection (not that I am complaining about that)!

  155. Karin says:

    I love to cook & bake but so far I’ve never managed to muster the courage to tackle candies – it just seems so daunting!
    Well, winning this prize would certainly encourage me to give it a try…. ;)
    Until then I’ll just keep eating candies & chocolates – in the name of research of course!

  156. Kim chapman says:

    Looks fantastic!! :-)

  157. Sarah Newman says:

    There’s something so lovely about making confectionery to give as gifts. I think everyone appreciates the time and care that goes into it (as well as some nice marshmallows to pop in your hot chocolate now it’s getting cold outside!) The Thermapen looks like it’ll be a bit easier than my old jam thermometer, not to mention more accurate.

  158. jane Lewis says:

    would love both of these, thanks for the chance

  159. katie skeoch says:

    I ve been meaning to buy a Thermapen for ages!! The book looks pretty fab, lots of delicious ideas there

  160. Grandma says:

    Love your book!

  161. Claire Smith says:

    Looks like a lovely book, would love to win it!

  162. Caroline says:

    Yum – yes please, that would be a perfect edition to my cookbook shelf :)

  163. Laura says:

    That book looks so beautiful! And I’ve been wanting to get a Thermapen for a long time.

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