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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

 

Reader Comments (147)

In the Morning: Muffins!
Carrot Cake: With Pineapple, no nuts!
Neapolitan Roulette: Chocolate!
Mambo Italiano: Gelato!
Cookies: Soft and gooey with a firm edge around the outside!
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée done vegan?!
Cupcakes: Vanilla with vanilla, actually. Hard to do well, but oh-so-rewarding.
Apple Pie with Cheese: Um, no. Vegan, please!
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake!
Ultimate Faceoff: 110% Cake!

In the Morning: Muffins
Carrot Cake: I don't eat carrot cake, but I'd say without since I don't like fruit in my cake.
Neapolitan Roulette: Chocolate.
Mambo Italiano: Panna Cotta?
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée?
Cupcakes: Chocolate?
Apple Pie with Cheese: Disgusting
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style - those cheap $.99 sponge cups are the best!
Ultimate Faceoff: Cake

Congratulations on Cakespy expansion! That is awesome!

My poll responses:
Muffins
Ick - no pineapple on carrot cake!
All three!
Gelato
Soft and gooey
Creme Brulee
Vanilla cupcakes
Cheese on pie - delicious
Sponge Cake for my shortcake please
Pie (homemade)

Hmmm. Now I'm hungry!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterJeannine

Scones, cinnamon raisin please.
No pineapple in carrot cake!
Vanilla Si!
gelato, yummm
crisp and crunchy cookies
creme brulee for me
chocolate cupcakes
cheese does not belong on pie
biscuits,always biscuits
pies rule

April 22 | Unregistered Commenterkathi d

Mmmmm, such a sweet poll!

Morning: Scones, especially with tea or good coffee.
Carrot cake: No pineapple kicks with pineapple when it's down, and wins.
Neapolitan Roulette: Chocolate, definitely!
Mambo Italiano: Gelato tosses panna cotta over the fence and into the pond.
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu, darling.
Cupcakes: Vanilla can showcase some lovely frostings...
Apple Pie with Cheese: Disgusting! I've never seen the appeal.
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style shows off the strawberries and cream so delightfully!
Ultimate Faceoff: Cake knocks it out of the park!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterNareshe

In the morning: Muffings!!
Carrot Cake: Without pinneaple
Neapolitan Roulette: Chocolate, Duh!!
Mambo Italiano: Gelato (Hazelnut please)
Cookies: Crisp and crunchy
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Creme brulee
Cupcakes: Vanilla
Apple Pie with cheese: YES PLEASE!! 3
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit style
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie

April 22 | Unregistered Commenterpaola

In the Morning: Scones or muffins?
Oh, so scones. Muffins are heavy and generally too sweet. With scones you can change the sweetness depending on your mood. Plus they're best with tea.
Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple?
Pineapple? eeewwww. Fruit in pastries is a no for me
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla?
Vanilla, quality vanilla, for everything- even body scents.
Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta?
Gelato, all the way. Icey anything and everything is good.
Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy?
soft but crispy at the bottom
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée?
I've never had a soy creme brulee, but I'm sure I would like that. Otherwise, tiramisu
Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate?
Vanilla, with pink food colouring!

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting?
disgusting. cheese= gross
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style?
by biscuit do you mean scone? because I mean scone
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake?
oooo cake all the way?

April 22 | Unregistered Commenterlizzy

Making me hungry!!

In the Morning: Scones
Carrot Cake: Without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: Mixed together
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: Disgusting
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: Cake!!
-Kristin

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

n the Morning: muffins!!
Carrot Cake: without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry!
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: cake. unless its a choc chip cookie pie!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

In the Morning: Scones
Carrot Cake: With pineapple (yum!)
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Vanilla
Apple Pie with Cheese: sounds delicious, although i've not tried it
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: oooh, tricky one. I'll have to go with Cake, but only by a small margin.

April 22 | Unregistered Commenterradioactivegan

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry
Mambo Italiano: Panna Cotta
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Cème brûlée
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie?

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterVeron

I just think that polls are fun -- giveaways or not!

Morning? Muffins -- I have a batch in the oven right now!
Carrot Cake? I don't like carrot cake much, but it's definitely better without pineapple.
Neapolitan: Vanilla, all the way.
Mambo Italiano: Gelato, for sure.
Cookies: SOFT AND GOOEY!
Restaurant Desserts: Creme brulee.
Cupcakes: Vanilla, again!
Apple Pie with Cheese: Worth a try, to see if I like it.
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit Style
Ultimate Face Off: Cake!!!!!!!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

1. muffin for sure - scones are too dry
2. without pineapple - makes it too dense
3. vanilla
4. gelato
5. crisp and crunchy
6. Tiramisu - LOVE that stuff!
7. chocolate cupcakes
8. without cheese....it's not really disgusting, but i don't need it with apple pie
9. bisquits, light and fluffy
10. Pie, Pie, Pie!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterSequana

If I win, I will be one step closer to opening my very own Cakespy gallery! :-D

In the Morning: donut :-O
Carrot Cake: Give me hummingbird or give me death!
Neapolitan Roulette: Definitely strawberry...its the healthiest!
Mambo Italiano: Gelato for sure...panna cotta looks like baby food!
Cookies: Soft and gooey---duh!
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée--no fair! Skip dinner and eat both!
Cupcakes: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Coconut, you get the idea.
Apple Pie with Cheese: Never been down that street.
Strawberry Shortcake: Just like momma used to make-biscuit.
Ultimate Faceoff: So long as there is ala mode involved, bring it on!

In the Morning: Muffins, preferably muffies. :) But, then they might not win the faceoff because they're a little more wimpy.

Carrot Cake: Without pineapple. ewww

Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate, everything chocolate

Mambo Italiano: Gelato, because i don't know what the other is

Cookies: Soft and gooey, yet crisp. its possible

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu, never tried the other. sad, i know.

Cupcakes: Again, everything chocolate.

Apple Pie with Cheese: depends what kind

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style for sure. Sponge anything is odd.

Ultimate Faceoff: Cake for sure...unless it's my apple pie. :)

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

OH, this is so fun!
In the Morning: muffins (more like a cupcake!!!)
Carrot Cake: withough, although I have never tried it with.
Neapolitan Roulette: of there are chunks, strawberry
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: uummmmm both!
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: Cake!
Would love to win!!!
jandcsmom1@gmail.com

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterLeeAnn

How much fun this is...

Erm..muffins for me please!
Carrot Cake - Just tried it this evening for the first time with pineapple - loved it!
Neapolitan...Strawberry
Gelato - can't stand panna cotta!
Soft and gooey cookies please!
Tiramisu (but would prefer ice-cream!)
Vanilla Cupcakes!
Ugh - how horrific to think of apple pie with cheese - cheese already ruins far too many dishes!
Biscuit style shortcake!
Cake all the way!
Oh is it over already?
Hx

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy -- BOTH
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée?
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting (never had it with cheese)
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style (that's the way my mom has always made it!)
Ultimate Faceoff: cake

April 22 | Unregistered Commenteremilyrena

Congrats on leaving your job and launching your new career!

Now, for the fun....

In the morning: muffins
Carrot cake: without
Neapolitan roulette: chocolate, of course
Mambo Italiano: gelato
Cookies: crisp and crunchy
Fancy restaurant desserts: creme brulee, if there's no chocolate ice cream
Cupcakes: yes, chocolate
Apple pie with cheese: disgusting
Strawberry shortcake: biscuit style
Ultimate faceoff: cake!

In the Morning: scones
Carrot Cake: without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: vanilla
Mambo Italiano: Gelato (though Panna Cotta-flavored gelato is one of my favorites)
Cookies: soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: crème brûlée
Cupcakes: vanilla
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

In the Morning: Scones, with fruit filling/topping of some sort. I like muffins, but scones are like getting just the muffin top (the best part)!

Carrot Cake: Without pineapple.

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, because my sister is allergic to it so that meant I always got more strawberries!

Mambo Italiano: Gelato!

Cookies: Crisp and crunchy for most cookies, although I do like some soft, warm chocolate chip cookies, too.

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée. I learned how to make tiramisu so that I can have it any time.

Cupcakes: Chocolate, the darker the better!

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious!

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style.

Ultimate Faceoff: Cake! Chocolate preferred.

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterOwl Chick

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: not sure, don't mind the pineapple but it's in the new family recipe and I'm starting to get a bit weary of it after having it at every birthday
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Chocolate!
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting? more likely to go a la mode
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: cake!!

Love this blog! So fun!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

In the Morning: Scones or muffins? I will have to say muffin...it is like a cupcake for breakfast.

Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple? You mean Carrot Cupcake...and without.

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting!

Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta? Ummm...cupcake!

Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy? Chocolate Chip Cupcake

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée? Oh! How about a Tiramisu Cupcake AND a Creme Brulee Cupcake!

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate? Both!

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting? Applie Pie Disgusting. Cheese Okay. Cupcake! Mmmmmmmmm

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style? Spongey Cupcake Style!

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake? again, you mean Cupcake! :D

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

Follow up to my responses: the blogger link has no contact info for me...my email is mamasutra3@gmail.com...just in case you need that!!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

In the Morning: Muffin
Carrot Cake: NO pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: Vanilla, cause it goes the best with any topping
Mambo Italiano: Gelato!!
Cookies: Soft and gooey ... mmmm
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Vanilla (the frosting can be chocolate, though)
Apple Pie with Cheese: Sounds weird but maybe I'll try it
Strawberry Shortcake: Spongey
Ultimate Faceoff: Gotta go with cake

April 22 | Unregistered Commenterandrea jean
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