Hey there Cupcakers, two things:

1) You can sign up for the 2009 Cupcake Cookoff by sending us an email at cupcakes@thebrooklynkitchen.com. Free to join, but we are raising money for the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen by selling votes for the popularity prize, so if you want to win, you can pony up some cash and buy votes the old fashioned way!

2) Nordicware has graciously given us this awesome pan for a prize for the contest: a cupcake pan shaped like presents. I’m not always a gusher for cute stuff, but I know cute when I see it.