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Tuesday
Apr222008

Cake Byte: Sweet Thanks and a Cake Poll and Giveaway!

New Cake Poll!
First off and perhaps most importantly, a big, huge, with whipped cream and cherry on top thank you to all of our readers. Because of you, dear sweet freaks, the illustration and writing opportunities have made it possible for Head Spy Jessie to quit her day job (she was the product manager / art director of a refrigerator magnet company--no joke)! All we can say is brace yourselves--this means that the Cakespy enterprise is about to get even sweeter! Thank you all so much for your support. 

But of course, we know what speaks louder than any words: free stuff! So, without further ado, our second Cake Poll and Giveaway! This time, in keeping with the item being given away, the theme is Faceoffs!!

 

FaceoffHow can you put your name in the running? It's easy! All you need to do is this:



  • To satisfy our nosy tendencies (we are spies, after all), fill out the below Cake Poll! You can leave your responses in the comment section, or send your responses via email to jessieoleson@gmail.com.
  • At 12pm PST on Friday, April 25, the Cake Poll will be closed. The winner will be chosen at random, not based on their responses. The original will then be shipped to the lucky winner within 48 hours, via the most economical method.
  • As for our fine print: The results of this poll will be used for entertainment and Cake Gumshoeing purposes only; we may summarize the results of this poll in upcoming posts. Your private information will not be shared with any outside parties. Also, we've elected to leave the cake poll open to all US Territories, Canada and abroad--so even overseas cake enthusiasts can take part! *As for the prize itself, it is the miniature framed painting pictured at the top and to the left; no substitutions are allowed.

FACEOFFS! If the following pairings were put in a boxing match or found themselves in a dark alley vying for your sweet love, which would win? Which do you prefer? Feel free to expound on your reasoning if you'd like!

 

In the Morning: Scones or muffins?
Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple?
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla?
Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta?
Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy?
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée?
Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate?
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting?

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style?
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake?
But wait, there's more! There's another giveaway going on over at Cupcakes Take the Cake--enter before April 30 to win CBGB notecards

 

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Reader Comments (147)

Cool! I've got answers to all these.

Morning: muffins. I heart muffins, but I'm very picky about them. Scones are nice every so often, but muffins are everyday fun.

Carrot cake: without pineapple. And raisins. Blech.

Neapolitan: chocolate wins all.

Italian: gelato. It's so pretty.

Cookies: soft and gooey

Fancy: Creme brulee. It's so elegant, and there's that bit in Amelie about it.

Cupcakes: chocolate, dur!

apple pie: my dad always used to say, "Apple pie without the cheese is like the kiss without the squeeze." But I still don't like it.

Strawberry shortcake: my favourite! sponge cake for sure.

Ultimate: CAKE.

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

This is the kind of poll I can really get behind.

In the morning: Muffins
Carrot cake: Without pineapple
Neapolitan roulette: Chocolate, please
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey, totally
Fancy restaurant desserts: Creme brulee
Cupcakes: Chocolate, please
Apple pie with cheese: Disgusting
Strawberry shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate faceoff: CAKE

Congratulations on leaving your job to pursue cake full-time! What a dream.

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterDianne

In the Morning: muffins?
Carrot Cake: never tried with pineapple before!
Neapolitan Roulette: vanilla?
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée?
Cupcakes: Chocolate?
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting?
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style?
Ultimate Faceoff: cake? Personally I say CUPCAKE but that wasn't a choice. LOL.

I hope I win!

Thanks for hosting Jessi! You rock!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterCB

In the Morning: Scones or muffins?

Scones

Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple?

With pineapple of course!

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla?

chocolate

Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta?

gelato

Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy?

soft and gooey!

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée?

creme brulee

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate?

chocolate

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting?

disgusting

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style?

biscuit style!

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake?

Cake!

I hope I win! I love your artwork. I think if I put another piece up in my office my boss is going to think I have a problem!

Scones for the morning
Carrot Ckae without pineapple
Chocolate first in a Nepolitan.
Gelato
Cookies soft and gooey
Creme Brulle in a fany place
Vanilla cupcakes
Apple pie with chees is great. Try putting some in your crust!
Spone cake style shortcake.I haveto go for cakes ober pies. Both are great, but Cakes win.

April 22 | Unregistered Commenterglamah16

OMG Jessie, first off congrats on being able to quit your job!!! I am so excited to see what you have in store next :-)

And my answers of course...

In the Morning: muffins - but to be honest I've neever had a scone!
Carrot Cake: tough one, i'd say without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate anyday
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey an dpreferably right out of the oven
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu, almost by default cuz i'm not sure about the vegan equivalent of a creme brulee
Cupcakes: most definitely chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: hmmm,an apple pie with vegan cheese, no thank you...
Strawberry Shortcake: in the true spirit of the south...Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: CAKE!!!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterVegan_Noodle

In the Morning: Scones or muffins? Scones
Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple? With
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta? Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy? Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée? Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate? Vanilla
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting? EWW!
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style? Spongecake
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake?
Cake :D

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

In the Morning: Muffins because their flavors can be so varied.
Carrot Cake: I'll say without. Mostly because I've never had it with pineapple.
Neapolitan Roulette: Totally not fair. You have to have equal amounts of all three or you mess up the carton!
Mambo Italiano: Gelato. Again, this is only because I've never had panna cotta, so I can't compare.
Cookies: Soft and gooey is the best!
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: Never tried it, but I hear it is delicious.
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge cake
Ultimate Faceoff: Cake wins without a doubt.

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterSydni

Jessie,
CONGRATULATIONS! That is absolutely fantastic news--you must be thrilled (and I am envious!!). What an exciting new start.

Okay, the poll--must try again for one of your amazing (non-edible) creations:

In the Morning: Scones or muffins?--I'm a scone kinda gal (but only the slightly sweet kind), best with almond butter and/or jam

Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple?--I say go for the whole package--pineapple adds fibre, tartness and great flavor

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla?--is there any doubt? CHOCOLATE, of course!

Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta?--I'd go gelato, in a nice fruity flavor.

Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy? Again, no contest: soft and gooey. Mmm. Getting hungry!

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée? I'd lean toward tiramisu, though neither really excites me too much!

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate? Again, chocolate, only chocolate.

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting? Gross, man!

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style?--biscuit is my baby (so much more like a scone that way)

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake? Cake, of course--preferably chocolate, multi-layered with a rich frosting and lots of caramel :)

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterRicki

In the Morning: Muffins usually, I save scones for a special occasion.
Carrot Cake: With pineapple.
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry or all three swirled together.
Mambo Italiano: Gelato.
Cookies: Soft and gooey.
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu.
Cupcakes: Chocolate.
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious.
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style.
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie.

April 22 | Unregistered Commenterqtilla

In the Morning: Scones or muffins?
You know, I honestly don't think I've ever had a scone! I do love me some muffins though. Yummy!

Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple? Isn't carrot cake supposed to be made with carrots? That's how I like it!

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla? No idea what roulette is, but i love strawberry, chocolate and vanilla!

Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta? Gelato is so good!

Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy? I like them both ways actually. I really like soft & gooey when there's ice cream to serve with!

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée? both are delish, but i really like a good tiramisu.

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate? vanilla

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting? cheese? huh?

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style? sponge cake baby!

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake? I myself love pie. Especially when served warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Man, I am now officially starving!

Jessica (http://www.funkyfinds.us)

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterFunky Finds

In the Morning: Scones
Carrot Cake: With pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate and vanilla
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Fancy
Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: Disgusting?
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: CAKE CAKE CAKE!

heheheeh....

Great post ...what fun!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Evans

These are the easiest questions I've been asked all day!

In the Morning: Scones. Preferable orange cranberry!
Carrot Cake: With pineapple, without nuts.
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry which sort of surprises myself!
Mambo Italiano: Gelato.
Cookies: Soft and gooey!
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée please!
Cupcakes: Either or anything in between.
Apple Pie with Cheese: Deliciously deceptive.
Strawberry Shortcake: sponge cake.
Ultimate Faceoff: CAKE!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Scones, definitely no pineapple, vanilla, gelato, soft in the middle and crunchy on the outside, tiramisu today and creme brulee tomorrow, chocolate cupcakes, fine with the pie either way and biscuit style shortcake.

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In the Morning: Scones
Carrot Cake: With
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Chocolate?
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

In the Morning: Muffins.
Carrot Cake: Without pineapple--but definitely with coconut.
Neapolitan Roulette: Vanilla.
Mambo Italiano: Gelato.
Cookies: Soft and gooey.
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu.
Cupcakes: Chocolate.
Apple Pie with Cheese: Disgusting.
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style.
Ultimate Faceoff: Cake of course!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterJaya

YAAAAY, Cakespy!


In the Morning: Muffins at home (I don't usually motivate to make scones), debatable when I am out because they are made for me!

Carrot Cake: With. It makes it moister.

Neapolitan Roulette: Vanilla, but man, Cakespy, we shouldn't have to choose! ;)

Mambo Italiano: Gelato.

Cookies: Soft and gooey. No question.

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée. Ugh to coffee flavored anything.

Cupcakes: Vanilla with vanilla butter cream!

Apple Pie with Cheese: Never had it, but I do like apples with cheese...sooooo I'll have to say "yum!" My 12 year old Columbian friend introduced me to cheese in hot cocoa -- also yum!

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style. That's what mom always made. But make sure the cake has been made really soggy by the berries!

Ultimate Faceoff: Oh, again, do we have to choose? Cake? Pie? Um, Boston Creme Pie is really a cake...I'll take that one! ;)

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

oh yes, and congrats on quiting your job you superstar you!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterAran

In the Morning: muffins!
Carrot Cake: without.
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate.
Mambo Italiano: gelato!
Cookies: crisp & crunch.
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée. avec l'accent!
Cupcakes: choc.
Apple Pie with Cheese: no thank you.
Strawberry Shortcake: biscuit.
Ultimate Faceoff: I have to say cake, yo.

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterCeline

Me, me, me... pick me. I want that badass cuppie!
let's see...

Morning: Muffins

Carrot cake without pineapple

Neapolitan Roulette with all the fixings.

Mambo Italiano: Gelato first then mambo with Giancarlo.

Cookies: soft and gooey, yum!

Restaurant dessert: brulee always

Apple Pie with cheese... delicioso!

Strawberry shortcake biscuit-style, salty biscuit but with sugar crust.

Ultimate faceoff... cake, cake, cake... moist cake!

That was so much fun!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterAran

In the Morning: Scones
Carrot Cake: without pineapple?
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style?
Ultimate Faceoff: cake?

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterDana B

Morning: Muffins
Carrot Cake: Without
Neapolitan: Chocolate - does this question even need to be asked?!?
Mambo: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Chocolate - again, this isn't even a contest
Apple Pie: Disgusting
Strawberry: Biscuit-style
Ultimate: Cake

Wow, now I'm really hungry!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

In the Morning: Scones!
Carrot Cake: With!
Neapolitan Roulette: Vanilla!
Mambo Italiano: Panna Cotta!
Cookies: Soft and gooey!
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée!
Cupcakes: Chocolate!
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious!
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style!
Ultimate Faceoff: I refuse to answer this on the grounds that it may incriminate me! But that reminds me... :-)

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

Hmm...
In the Morning: Scones!
Carrot Cake: with!
Neapolitan: Strawberry
Mambo Italiano - Gelato
Cookies - Soft and gooey!!!!!
Fancy Restaurant - Creme Brulee
Cupcakes - chocolate
apple pie - WITH CHEESE!!!
Strawberry shortcake - biscuit style
Ultimate Face off - Cake!!!!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterAunt LoLo

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: With pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: crisp and crunchy
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: neither!
Cupcakes: Vanilla
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie for sure!
pat sloan
pat@patsloan.com

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