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Saturday
Oct112008

Cake Poll: Fall Treats!

October Cakespy Giveaway!

Sure, the days are getting shorter and cooler, but they're also getting sweeter. Halloween is just around the corner, a sweet kickoff to what promises to be a fall and winter full of pies, puddings and wonderful holiday treats.
And in celebration of all of this sweetness, this month's Cake Poll focuses on fall treats! The lucky winner will receive an original Cakespy watercolor depicting L'il Cuppie being chased by ghosts (pictured top)--looks like they didn't want to share their candy!

How do you enter? Just answer the below questions to be entered in the running! Responses may be entered in the comments section or emailed to jessieoleson@gmail.com.

  • Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins?
  • Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry?
  • Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away?
  • Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can, or ration it out to last?
  • Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate?
  • Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin?

The fine print: The poll will be closed at 12 p.m PST on Friday, October 17. As usual, the winner will be chosen at random. Entries from the US and beyond are welcome. Your info will never be shared and these questions are solely motivated by our nosy spy tendencies.

 

....and we have a winner! Our winner was JEAN from New Jersey! Jean entered in our comments section and most definitely prefers Candy Corn! While Mellowcreme Pumpkin may not approve, we were more than happy to see the piece of artwork go to such a sweet home! 


 

Reader Comments (245)

# Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins?
Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry- hungry.

Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away- give the punks candy anyway.

Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can, or ration it out to last- ration it.

Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate- cider.

Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin- Im going to write one in, pecan.

October 11 | Unregistered Commenterslush

Missed the first one. :( but my answer is candy corn.

October 11 | Unregistered Commenterslush

1. Candy corn
2. Happy :)
3. Give em candy anyways
4. Ration it
5. Hot (spiked_ apple cider
6. Both

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Candy corn. I'm weird, I like to eat the white, then the yellow and then the orange.

Fun-size candy bars leave me hungry so I tend to eat a couple. I have the hips to prove it.

By 8:00 or so the older kids come out who are not dressed up so I turn off all of the lights and pretend we're not home once the little kids are in bed.

What's rationing? Oh, you mean hiding the good stuff from the kids? Then yes, I ration. :)

Hot apple cider or hot chocolate? I like them both but hot chocolate is better.

Apple pie is the best, pumpkin is too custard-y. Now apple pie with cheddar cheese or a la mode, that's a toughie....

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterSara

1. Both candy corn and mellowcreme pumpkins
2. Fun size candy bars make me happy
3. Turn away trick or treaters without costumes
4. Ration out candy
5. Hot apple cider
6. Pumpkin pie

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterLacy

# Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins? Candy corn. The pumpkins are like marshmellows gone bad.

# Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry?
I presume you mean the little hand-out size? Depends. The dark chocolate ones are just the right size...

# Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away?
Give 'em candy anyway, but let them know you're sure they'll do better next year.

# Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can, or ration it out to last?
Ration it out. That stuff won't go bad for months.

# Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate?
strong hot tea!

# Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin?
Pumplin, hands down. Nothing like the cinnamony goodness with whipped creme.

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterMo

Candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins: Candy corn. I had no idea those pumpkins were called mellowcreme, but I think I know what you're talking about and they're kind of weird.

Fun-size candy bars: Not a problem! Snickers are my fave.

Trick-or-treaters without costumes: I don't think I've ever come across this phenomenon. If they're making the effort to knock on your door, I say give them candy.

Halloween candy-eating method: I used to allow myself a certain number of candies each day to make them last as long as possible.

Favorite cold-weather beverage: Hot chocolate for sure. (But apple cider is good too.)

Fall pie faceoff: Apple wins, although I could make a strong case for pumpkin with whipped cream.

October 11 | Unregistered Commenterandrea jean

Which do you prefer: I like both!

Fun-size candy bars: hungry

Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away? give candy anyway

Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can before someone else does!

Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot chocolate

Fall pie faceoff: pumpkin!

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins? candy corn

Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry? make me happy because I eat lots of them. ;)

Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away? give 'em anyway, I don't want my house egged later

Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can, or ration it out to last? ration

Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate? so hard because I love them both

Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin?
my mom's pumpkin, everyone elses apple

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterPeabody

# Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins?
* Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry?

ANS: Just right -- they leave me happy.


* Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away?

ANS: They gotta earn it. Turn them away, definitely.

* Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can, or ration it out to last?

ANS: Ration it out.

* Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate?

ANS: Hot chocolate. With marshmallows.

* Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin?

ANS: Oooh... tough one. Oh, pumpkin, I guess.

October 11 | Unregistered Commenterpuglyfeet

Ooops. I forgot to answer one. Please append this to my first comment.

* Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins?

ANS: Mellowcreme pumpkins sounds good.

October 11 | Unregistered Commenterpuglyfeet

# Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins? - Pumpkins

# Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry? - Happy if i have enough of them, lol.

# Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away? - only if theyre really little, teens who dont dress up and expect candy are usually kind of rude about it too.

# Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can, or ration it out to last? fast fast fast

# Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate? hot chocolate hands down

# Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin? chocolate pudding pie is my choice, even though its not on the list. lol

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterPamela Gibson

1. mellowcreme pumpkins (actually, neither)
2. make you happy
3. give 'em candy anyway
4. ration it out to last
5. hot chocolate!
6. pumpkin, DEFINITELY!

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterJodie

1. Candy corn, but I do love the pumpkins, so I always go for the fall mix.
2. Happy, but then again, I usually have more than one.
3. Never had trick or treaters (they generally don't visit apartment buildings). If they didn't have a costume, I'd make them work for the candy.
4. Try to ration it out, but we usually eat it pretty fast.
5. Both!
6. Pumpkin.

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

1. PUMPKINS.
2. happy
3. give it to them. tis the season.
4. eat em too fast. languish with stomachache.
5. cider. farmer's market.
6. pumpkin and cinnamon soy cream.

October 11 | Unregistered Commentergun street girl

love candy corn (but only with salted peanuts - payday!
Fun-size candy bars make me happy (less guilty)
Trick-or-treaters without costumes: I don't give candy to anyone!
Halloween candy-eating method: ration it out to last
Like both hot apple cider & hot chocolate
Always pumpkin (not a fan of apple pie)
LOVE your cuppie print!

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

* Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins? Candy Corn!
* Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry?
More to eat! They make me happy.
* Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away? No costume, no candy!
* Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can, or ration it out to last? Make it last...for a while.
* Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate? Hot Apple Cider
* Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin?

Apple!

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterHippy Goodwife

Pumpkins all the way! Love them!

Fun-sized candy makes me happy--but so does any sugar at all. My husband is often my candy moderator..

If the kid can come of with something real quick, give him the candy. Otherwise...

Ration the chocolate and trash all the rest.

Apple cider. And hot chocolate...one in each hand. :)

Pumpkin is the ultimate holiday pie. Apple is better in the summer.

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterTasha T

Pumpkins all the way! Love them!

Fun-sized candy makes me happy--but so does any sugar at all. My husband is often my candy moderator..

If the kid can come of with something real quick, give him the candy. Otherwise...

Ration the chocolate and trash all the rest.

Apple cider. And hot chocolate...one in each hand. :)

Pumpkin is the ultimate holiday pie. Apple is better in the summer.

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterTasha T

Pumpkins all the way! Love them!

Fun-sized candy makes me happy--but so does any sugar at all. My husband is often my candy moderator..

If the kid can come of with something real quick, give him the candy. Otherwise...

Ration the chocolate and trash all the rest.

Apple cider. And hot chocolate...one in each hand. :)

Pumpkin is the ultimate holiday pie. Apple is better in the summer.

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterTasha T

1. I've never tried either but mellowcreme pumpkins sound kinda gross, so I'd go candy corn!
2. Definately happy - it means you can have more than one kind
3. We rarely get any trick or treaters here (australia) but the boyfriend insists on buying a packet of lollies just in case
4. Usually consists of eating the aforementioned packet of lollies that night!
5. Definately hot chocolate... hot apple cider sounds a bit wrong
6. We don't have pumpkin pie here, but it sounds delicious so I think I may have to get a recipe and make some

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

1. I've never had the pumpkins, so I suppose I've got to go with candy corn!
2. Happy! They are the perfect size.
3. I would probably feel to bad to not give them candy.
4. Eat all the chocolate as fast as I can, then ration the rest.
5. Mmm..I prefer cinnamon tea over both!
6. This year, it's definitely been pumpkin all the way!

October 11 | Unregistered Commentersweetpotato

1- candy corn
2- happy
3- make 'em dance for their candy
4- ration
5- hot apple cider
6- it's a toss up

October 11 | Unregistered Commenterkamailesfood

Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins? candy corn

Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry? hungry!

Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away? turn 'em away...however, if they can make up a "story" about their non-costume, they get 2 pieces ;)

Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can, or ration it out to last? ration for my kids...but i eat leftovers as fast as i can

Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate? hot chocolate

Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin? apple crumb, please

October 11 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

mellowcreme pumpkins, I despise candy corn!
They leave me hungry! I always want at least 3!
Turn 'em away! That's what trick or treating it about!
eat it as fast as I can.
hot chocolate!
Apple, because I will eat loads of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving!

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