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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?
How could you not love little pumpkin-shaped sugar bombs?

Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry?
If they were actually fun, we wouldn't have to call them that.

Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away?
All children deserve a cavity, regardless of ability to make said costume (i.e., Charlie Brown in the Great Pumpkin...poor kid.)

Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can, or ration it out to last?
The really good stuff gets rationed...the rest gets eaten until waves of nausea break over you and other said trick-or-treaters

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

Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin?
Both, because my boyfriend will eat the entire pumpkin pie while I'm making my way through my first slice of apple.

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterKira

Mellowcreme pumpkins! Yum!

Fun-size candy bars: leave me hungry.

Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway (I'm a sucker, although I make them sing, dance or tell a joke!)

Halloween candy-eating method: ration it out to last.

Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot chocolate.

Fall pie faceoff: pumpkin!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterApple

Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins: Candy Corn

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

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

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: Hot Chocolate

Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin: Apple!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins?

Candy corn hands down!

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

Leave me hungry! I have to eat atleast 2!

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

Give them candy! I am too nice to turn them away!

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

I eat all of the good candy right away everything else is fair game!

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

Hot chocolate! And lets not forget the marshmellows!

Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin?

Tough one but pumpkin! When you think fall you think pumpkin! I think its the color!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie Z

It's candy corn all the way!

The fun eating fun sized candy bars

If you come to my house your getting candy, with or without a costume.

I try to ration it but it never lasts.

Ohh, hot chocolate is so good.

I'm not a pie person but I would eat apple over pumpkin any day.

October 12 | Unregistered Commentercndymkr / jean

I love mallowcreme pumpkins.
Fun size candy makes me happy.
Trick or treaters without costume--aw give 'em the candy anyway, after all it's halloween!
Eat the candy as fast as you can!
Love love love hot chocolate!
Pumpkin pie is my favorite!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterNanna

Candy corn.
Fun size candy bars: Make me happy :]
Trick-or-treaters without costumes: We never have any trick-or-treaters period. I'd give it to anyone!
Eating method: Ration it to last. And hide it from everyone else in the house:]
Favorite cold-weater beverage: Hot apple cider during the fall, hot chocolate in the winter.
Pie: Both so yummy, but pumpkin is the best, hands down.

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterGabby

I've never had mallowcreme pumpkins, but I hate candy corn, so they win by default.

Fun size is fine by me.

Early in the night, I demand costumes, but as it gets later and I have a huge heap of candy left, I give it to anyone.

I try to ration, but it never works.

Hot cider!

Apple pie, baby!

October 12 | Unregistered Commenterbytemyfoot

Candy Corn!

Happy...just the right size to eat several different kinds!

Always give them candy...they will come back and egg your house later if you turn them away lol.

Ration it out.

Hot Chocolate YUM!

Apple for sure!!!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

# Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins? Actually, neither...but if I was stranded, I would go for the candy corn.

# Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry? More please!
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# Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away? Depends on how big they are and if they have eggs and soap in those bags!

# Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can, or ration it out to last? Divide into categories of valuable vs. garbage, convince my little brother that the valuable is the garbage and viceversa and then get him to trade. At least that worked in 1984!

# Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate? Either if there is a little hooch involved. :-)

# Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin? Pumpkin ALL the way!

The picture is so cute, reminded me of Charlie Brown for some strange reason.
Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins?

Mellowcreme, YUM!

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

Make me happy if I can have like 6 of them!!

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

Give em candy and make a joke like "I can see why your not wearing a costume, your face is scary enough" as payback!

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

Eat it all up fast, the good stuff anyway!!!

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

Chai-spiced Apple Cider!! YUM!

Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin?

Tough choice but I chose Pumpkin!!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterReeni

Which do you prefer: mellowcreme pumpkins (think they make vegan ones?)
Fun-size candy bars: happy, especially when eaten in duos or trios
Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway but make 'em work for it
Halloween candy-eating method: ration it out to last
Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot chocolate?
Fall pie faceoff: apple!

October 12 | Unregistered Commentertasteslikeyum

1. Candy corn!
2. They're just the right amount of sweetness!
3. Depends on how old they are...
4. Ration it out to last!
5. Hot chocolate!
6. Apple!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

1. Candy corn
2. Happy
3. Give them candy anyway
4. Ration it out to last.5. Hot chocolate
6. Apple

October 12 | Unregistered Commenterces

I prefer candy corn. The pumpkins are a little too intense.
Fun size are fine. I feel like I can eat more of them.
Turn them away for sure. No costume, no candy.
Eat a lot fast.
Hot chocolate
Apple for shizzy.

October 12 | Unregistered Commenterlucysmom

mellowcreme pumpkins

They only make me happy if I eat about five.

Give 'em something crappy like Zagnuts or Bit o'Honeys

They don't call me Snarfy McSnarferton for nothing.

hot chocolate

apple pie

1. Candy Corn
2. We give away full size bars. =) They are just about right.
3. No way - no costume = no candy
4. Ration it. I have chocolate in my fridge that is 3 years old. You never know when you'll need some and will be unable to get to the store.
5. Hot Chocolate (with marshmallows)
6. Pumpkin

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

# 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

# Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away? - Give 'em candy. I say every year I'm going to turn them away, but I just can't do it. I DO turn away the ones that try to come by twice (like the little boy who charmed me last year, with his "preacher" costume.)

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

# Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate?
- hot apple cider (with melted red hots)

# Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin? - apple..no, pumpkin. No.. yeah, pumpkin.

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterSithean

Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins? Candy corn definitely! I eat the white part first, then the yellow, then the orange. Thats the only way to eat them!!

Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry? They're such a tease! They leave me hungry! But they're definitely better than no candy bar!

Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away? Give them candy anyway. What if they're family is too poor to afford a costume?

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

Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate? Definitely hot chocolate (with a little chambord never hurt)

Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin? Definitely apple

Which do you prefer: candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins?if I have to choose, candy corn

Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry?Hungry, I cant eat just one!

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

Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can, or ration it out to last?Eat it fast and get it gone.

Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate with a shot of shnapps please.
Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin?
Pumpkin for sure, hands down!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Absolutely precious artwork Jessie...it's wonderful!
Hmmmmm...questio time
1. I guess candy corn (this is a very devil & deep sea choice for me)
2. Fun size definitely; less guilt!
3. Oooo with costumes, even a hat will do. They gotta feel that they've earned their treats! But would ever turn a soul away..
4.Ration,ration,ration...thankfully my kids learned this a long time ago!
5. Hot Apple Cider...thank you!!

Thanks for this Jessie. have a great 'fall' day!! Cheers Deeba

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

Fun-size candy bars: do they make you happy or leave you hungry?
Well, all the more excuse to eat one of each!

Trick-or-treaters without costumes: give 'em candy anyway, or turn 'em away?
This hasn't ever happened to me. I would probably give them candy because we never get as many trick or treaters as we plan for.

Halloween candy-eating method: eat it as fast as you can, or ration it out to last?
When my sisters and I were little we would play games with it, kind of like on Easter where you keep hiding it in eggs for weeks after.

Favorite cold-weather beverage: hot apple cider or hot chocolate?
Cider for fall and hot chocolate for winter. I mean, I have standards. The best hot chocolate recipe is the Wolfgang Puck one in the special features of THe Santa Clause. :)

Fall pie faceoff: apple or pumpkin?
Apple. Probably because my family still remembers the year my aunt forgot to add sugar to her pumpkin pie...

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

1) I LOVE candy corn!
2) They are just a big tease
3) I don't like to but I give them candy anyways
4) Ration it
5) Hot coco with lots of marshmellows
6) It is not fall without pumpkin pie with a dallop of cool whip!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterKuma the Bear

1. Candy Corn!
2. Candy tease!
3. Give 'em candy anyway - Most of mine are those moms with bitty costumed babies..
4. Ration it out to last.. at least for the kidlet..
5. Hot Chocolate! particularly mint or cinnamon
6. pumpkin (but pecan is better)

October 12 | Unregistered Commentermikoserena

1. Candy corn
2. Leave me happy! It's all about portion control for this Weight Watcher!
3. Give candy anyway. If they had the guts to come to my door without a costume, they get something...not as much candy as the others though!
4. I don't do either. I buy enough to pass out and then bring the rest to work so I don't eat any of it.
5. Tough call...these days, I'm all about hot chocolate...have you seen the new Starbucks Signature Hot Chocolates?!
6. Apple pie!

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
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