What’s as sweet as a sweepstakes winner? CUPCAKES!

People often ask me what it’s like to work at Publishers Clearing House. I always tell them how nice it is to be a part of a company that changes people’s lives for the better by awarding sweepstakes winners big cash prizes. But, it’s the people that make any company special.

In the Online Creative Department we have a friend named Nicole whose creativity flows well beyond her job as a Copywriter. Her passion is baking and lucky for us, she likes to share! Here are just a few of Nicole’s most recent creations:

To encourage one of our co-workers after a break-up, Nicole made delicious triple vanilla “bleeding heart” cupcakes, topped with white chocolate shavings and cherry sauce! That day, our co-worker’s loss was our gain — in more ways than one!

Then, to celebrate the birthday of a Star Wars-loving co-worker, Nicole presented him with a “Death Star” cake covered with fondant icing that she painted with edible metallic paint! The delicious red velvet cake inside was an homage to the recipient’s Southern heritage.

My personal favorite, Nicole made adorable Cookie Monster Cupcakes on a dare! These little monsters were baked from scratch and covered with blue butter cream and hand-dyed blue sugar crystals. Blue tongues were wagging all over the department that day!

Working at PCH is pretty great, but Nicole’s baked goods make awarding prizes to sweepstakes winners even sweeter. Do you have a co-worker who goes out of his or her way to brighten your day? We’d love to hear about it!

Good luck!

Elaina R.

Online Creative

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  1. Hello Ms. Deborah Holland, first of all I have to tell you that you have stunning blue eyes!! Have you heard that you can tell a lot by a persons eyes as if they were the reflection of their soul. Well, first of all we all love to eat cupcakes that’s for sure. There are many types of cupcakes that come in all different sizes, personally I enjoy small delicious cup cakes with a thick coat of icing on it, and I like it when they come in a multitude of color’s, flavor”s and styles! In an effort to describe to you how to eat it depends on how hungry I am at the moment, Normally I would just take small bites and and lick the icing slowly to enjoy the unique taste and enjoy every bite as if it was my last cupcake. I have to say I have never met a woman who did not indulge in a cupcake once in awhile. I think that this applies to many men as well, I find it difficult to say no, when offered a delicious decorative cupcake. But I must confess I like Krispy Crème Donuts as well. Every time I drive by that business I feel compelled to stop and buy some. Sometimes you just get an over whelming urge to go out and satisfy your craving. I don’t know if I have fully answered your question, but now you have me thinking about eating one so I guess you have accomplished your mission. Oh if you look up Martha Stewart, she has some great recipes for cup cakes. And I am sure that Betty Crocker has some good ones as well. But as for me I would rather go to a specialty store that sells only cupcakes. In Washington, D.C. they have some great stores that sell wonderful cupcakes that will make your mouth water for them. But as for the calorie count, I don’t want to know!!! Thanks for your comment and thanks for affording people to have hope and dreams. Life creeps up on you quickly and its great that you folks have the opportunity to touch so many peoples lives, this must be a rewarding job for you and all of your staff. I’m sure that a lot of work and preparations is going on behind the scenes that people aren’t aware of. You have some very talented employees. Best of Luck to everyone, and don’t forget to think big and don’t lose sight of your dreams, because one day you just might see the Prize Patrol Van show up at your front door. Keep your faith in everything you want or desire. Just get on your computer key board and click and enter away and make your hopes and dreams a reality!!!