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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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Congratulations Jessie!!!!!!!

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: with pineapple!
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate
Mambo Italiano: gelato
Cookies: crisp and crunchy
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: crème brûlée
Cupcakes: vanilla!
Apple Pie with Cheese: umm im assuming disgusting?!
Strawberry Shortcake: i havent ever had strawberry shortcake but im guessing- sponge cake style?
Ultimate Faceoff: cake! (cake vs cupcakes- cupcakes!)

April 22 | Unregistered Commenterhello naomi

Oh boy! Well, here goes:

In the morning: Muffins are gutsier than scones. They'd kick scones a$$!

Carrot Cake: With Pineapple. Is there any other way?

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry has much more personality.

Mambo Italiano: Oooh! Tough one! Gotta go with Gelato. (Sorry, Panna Cotta. I still love you too.)

Cookies: Soft and gooey says love a lot better than crisp and crunchy.

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: But, of course, zee creme brulee! Certainment!

Cupcakes: Definitely vanilla (with chocolate frosting)

Apple Pie with Cheese: Ew! 'Nuff said.

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuits are the only way to shortcake, y'all!

Ultimate Faceoff: Cake - with lots of layers and tons of frosting!

In the Morning: If it was muffin tops vs scones - muffin tops to the max - but since it's whole muffins, I'll have to go with scones!
Carrot Cake: Oi! I make carrot cake with apple sauce, pineapple makes sense!
Neapolitan Roulette: strawberry always gets eaten first!
Mambo Italiano: gelato! even better.. gelato affogato! MMmmmmm
Cookies: crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside - the perfect chocolate chip cookie
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée
Cupcakes: vanilla, with chocolate frosting
Apple Pie with Cheese: never tried it, i'm willing to try, but i'm scared of it
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style , oh very muchly biscuit
Ultimate Faceoff: all pie wins, but cake, now cake can be a challenge

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterAmmy Lea

In the morning: muffins- they're fatter and bigger!
Carrot cake:with pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate
Mambo Italiano:Gelato
Cookies: crisp and crunchy
Fancy restaurant dessertd: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Applepie with cheese: disgusting
Strawberry shortcake: biscuit-style
Ultimate faceoff: PIE!!!!!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterShivi

In the Morning: Scones or muffins?
Oooh it's a hard one! Which ever one has fruit in it. I love cranberry and orange scones or muffins, banana nut muffins, etc.

Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple?
With of course, DUH! :)

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate, yummmmmmmm

Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta?
Gelato.....also yummmmmmmm!

Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy?
Soft, gooey and WARM. With milk.

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée?
Easy! Tiramisu. The texture of creme brulee grosses me out.

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate?
Chocolate with white icing.

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting?
Cheese makes everything better!

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style?
Sponge cake, the biscuit is too dry and filling.

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake?
Let us eat cake!

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterSara

OH MY GOSH.......I LOVE the fact the ice cream cone is about to shank the cupcake. LOL...we share the same sic sense of humor.

In the Morning: Muffins... yum.
Carrot Cake: Without pineapple, but with the adorable marzipan carrot.
Neapolitan Roulette: Chocolate today, but Vanilla is a close second.
Mambo Italiano: Gelato.
Cookies: Crisp, please!
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Creme brulee... something about that crack.
Cupcakes: Vanilla, but chocolate icing is just fine!
Apple Pie with Cheese: Cheese? No thanks.
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit, just like my Mom makes.
Ultimate Faceoff: Cake. Frosting wins.

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

ohmygoodness how exciting!
Congratulations on being able to quite the "day job" - that sounds great!

my answers:

In the Morning: muffins, unless someone can tell me this place has great scones.

Carrot Cake: withOUT

Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate

Mambo Italiano: Gelato

Cookies: Soft and gooey (most preferably crispy outside, soft inside)

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or any mousse-stacked-chocolate-ganache-tower-explosion variation.

Cupcakes: Chocolate (mint!)

Apple Pie with Cheese: yum

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style !!!!!!!

Ultimate Faceoff: cake, please

Congratulations!

Morning: Definitely scones. Ever since I discovered Cooks Illustrated's cream scone recipe, I've been hooked.

Carrot cake: Without pineapple.

Neopolitan: Chocolate, for sure.

Mambo Italiano: Gelato, though I'm not sure I've ever had panna cotta

Cookies: Soft and gooey

Fancy: Tiramisu

Cupcakes: I've tried, but I haven't found a vanilla cupcake truly worthy of my love. It's chocolate all the way.

Apple pie: Without cheese

Strawberry shortcake: Biscuit-style

Ultimate: Cake

April 22 | Unregistered Commenterlaurie

In the Morning: Scones! Done right, none of that chain coffee shop stuff.

Carrot Cake: without.

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry\

Mambo Italiano: Gelato, my husband and i had ammmazing gelato on our first date!

Cookies: soft, gooey and preferably warm!

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée, it's a little more rare and (i think) difficult to do right.

Cupcakes: chocolate!

Apple Pie with Cheese: i don't like apple pie at all!

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style, in the south we like everything biscuit-style

Ultimate Faceoff: C A K E

April 22 | Unregistered Commentershannie cakes

I'm now hypnotizing you Cakespy... the frame is mine... mine... mine...

Muffins
Without
Chocolate
Gelato
Soft and Gooey
Creme brulee
Vanilla
Delicious (er.. maybe)
Sponge Cake style
Cake

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterZen Chef

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla (ALL)
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft yet crunchy on the outside
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Vanilla
Apple Pie w/ Cheese: YUCK
Strawberry Shortcake:Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: (cup)cake

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakeLady

Congratulations!

muffins?
With pineapple?
chocolate
Gelato
Soft and gooey
Crème brûlée
Chocolate
Delicious
Biscuit-style
cake

In the Morning: Scones.
Carrot Cake: Without.
Neapolitan Roulette: Chocolate.
Mambo Italiano: Gelato! No contest.
Cookies: Soft and gooey.
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu.
Cupcakes: Chocolate.
Apple Pie with Cheese: Disgusting?
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style.
Ultimate Faceoff: Both!

I hope I win! I bought some of your buttons in Ballard last weekend and just love them. =)

April 22 | Unregistered Commenterh.Lo

My fave donut/doughnut - Apple Fritters...maybe because they look like big ol' bumpy, syrupy cookies!

In the Morning: muffins. Scones are too, well, European.
Carrot Cake: Without pineapple. Hold the Walnuts, too.
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, Vanilla then chocolate.
Mambo Italiano: Gelato. Per Tutti.
Cookies: Soft/gooey AND crisp/crunchy? Come on...it's like choosing your favorite "kid." You just can't.
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée with some sort of sculpted sugar event cascading over the top.
Cupcakes: Red Velvet :-)
Apple Pie with Cheese: Tres New England.
Strawberry Shortcake: Spongy, baby. Spongy.
Ultimate Faceoff: How'bout a happy medium.....cookies? ;-)

April 22 | Unregistered CommenterCookie Jill

In the Morning: Scones or muffins? Surely neither - aren't we all on muesli and fruit? Ha ha ha. Muffins, as an English scone comes with cream and jam which is a bit much even for me in the early hours

Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple? Without - anyone who needs an explanation is insane!!!!

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla? The answer is always vanilla, regardless of the question

Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta? Gelato I think, panna cotta is a bit like eating slime, albeit nice slime

Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy? Crisp - it has to withstand dunking in tea

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée? Controversial maybe but neither - there are better uses of calories. If I had to though, creme brulee.

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate? Vanilla. The answer is always vanilla

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting? Not only disgusting but also wrong on so many levels.

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style? Sponge. Sponge beats all!

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake? Trick question???? Of course it's cake! I don't see a site called "Piespy" - do you?

In the Morning: Scones or muffins? Scones - but I rarely eat them as they're too heavy in the morning. My mom's oat muffins were a childhood favourite, and not just in the morning.

Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple? Eww, without!

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla? Hmm, I suppose vanilla.

Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta? Gelato.

Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy? Hard as both have their place, but as I used to adore ginger snaps I'll go crisp and crunchy.

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée? Neither? Too heavy for me, I usually like sorbet or fruit based desserts.

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate? Vanilla. I adore chocolate, but not chocolate flavoured things as it dilutes the chocolatey-ness.

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting? Disgusting!

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style? Sponge cake, of course.

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake? Pie! For breakfast!

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

well this is fun.

in the morning: definitely muffins. scones are dry and gross.

carrot cake: with pineapple. carrot cake without pineapple is dry and...well, not gross. carrot cake can never be gross.

neapolitan roulette: alone, it would be strawberry. accompanying any and all desserts, it would be vanilla.

mambo italiano: gelato. so much variety.

cookies: soft and gooey, but with crunchy bits (like nuts) mixed in.

fancy restaurant desserts: neither. i guess i don't belong in fancy restaurants. :)

cupcakes: either one--it's generally the frosting that i'm after anyway.

apple pie with cheese: absolutely disgusting. the very thought makes me shudder.

strawberry shortcake: biscuit-style. a southerner loves her biscuits, especially when they're soaked with strawberry juice.

ultimate faceoff: that's tough. i'll say cake, but only if cream cheese icing is involved.

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

In the Morning: Scones
Carrot Cake: Without Pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and Gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Creme Brulee
Cupcakes: Vanilla
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: Cake!

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

In the Morning: A Scone totally whip a Muffin's a**; Scones are British after all
Carrot Cake: Defintely without
Neapolitan Roulette: The dark horse, Strawberry
Mambo Italiano: Gelato, because it's a lot more luscious and laid-back than Panna Cotta, which frankly, can just taste like a hockey puck sometimes
Cookies: Soft and Gooey!
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Creme Brulee is boss
Cupcakes:
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious!!! Cheese goes with everything, especially chocolate...
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuits because Sponge Cake gets soggier faster
Ultimate Faceoff: I know this is blog is called CAKEspy, but I have to cast my vote for Pie

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterJDubya

*shakes fist at all of the cake lovers and looks fondly at the pie people*

In the Morning: muffins [scones with afternoon tea of course!]
Carrot Cake: i've only had it without, interesting
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate all the way
Mambo Italiano: gelato mmm
Cookies: Soft and gooey 100%
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: chocolate, chocolate, chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: weird. but i'm sure it's ok...i've never had it. not a big "pie" fan
Strawberry Shortcake: biscuit!
Ultimate Faceoff: CAKE CAKE CAKE

April 23 | Unregistered Commenterj*amy

In the Morning: I like muffins

Carrot Cake: without pineapple because i don't think I have ever had it with...something I am going to have to try1

Neapolitan Roulette: It depends on my mood but most likely it is between chocolate and strawberry but if i had to pick one it would be chocolate.

Mambo Italiano: Gelato oh so good!

Cookies: Soft and gooey fresh out of the oven is even better!

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: I love the crunch of Crème brûlée

Cupcakes: Chocolate all the way!

Apple Pie with Cheese: I never tried it with cheese because it sort of scares me so i would have to say disgusting...I did once have an apple with cheese fondue and I liked it.

Strawberry Shortcake: I like the sweetness of the Sponge Cake Style.

Ultimate Faceoff: CAKE! I like pie but cake is my favorite!

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

In the Morning: corn muffin for sure
Carrot Cake: i've never made one... =(
Neapolitan Roulette: too hard to choose but i haven't had strawberry in awhile
Mambo Italiano: Panna Cotta
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu is my favorite dessert
Cupcakes: Vanilla
Apple Pie with Cheese: If you mean cream cheese in the pie crust then ok..
Strawberry Shortcake: soft spongy goodness
Ultimate Faceoff: oooh that's a stumper. can i choose them both?

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

In the Morning: Muffins.

Carrot Cake: You can get it with pineapple? Then heck yeah! Just leave out the nuts, please!

Neapolitan Roulette: Vanilla

Mambo Italiano: Panna cotta

Cookies: Gooey

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu

Cupcakes: Vanilla

Apple Pie with Cheese: Never tried it, but as I like apples and cheese, I'll go with delicious.

Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge cake

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie. Unless we're talking about pie vs. cupcake, and then I pick cupcakes. :)

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterDawn
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