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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)

In the Morning: Scones
Carrot Cake: With pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate
Mambo Italiano: Panna Cotta
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée always!
Cupcakes: Chocolate?
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake
Ultimate Faceoff: cake

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

In the Morning: Scones or muffins? Muffins, the "healthy" kind (**scoff** right!)

Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple? Never had with! So I'd say without.

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla? Strawberry for sure. Especially the kind with real strawberries in it. I have a love affair with berries.

Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta? Gelato!

Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy? Soft and goey all the way. Crisp is offensive and you will get thrown out of my house if you enter with such.


Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée? Creme brulee. Topped with berries! (see above)

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate? Vanilla. I'm a loser baby....

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting? Disgusting to people like me who can't eat cheese. :)


Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style? Sponge cake. Biscuits are for eating in LARGE quanities with dinner.

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake?

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

In the Morning: Scones

Carrot Cake: With pineapple?

Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate

Mambo Italiano: Gelato

Cookies: Soft and gooey

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée?

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate? (Can't I just say BOTH!?)

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious!

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style

Ultimate Faceoff: Cake, but Pie is just as great!!!

April 23 | Unregistered Commenterpeg graham

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

April 23 | Unregistered Commentermandi

Congrats Jess on leaving the workforce! I know you are going to have a fun and successful time on your own :)

In the Morning: Scones all the way. They go down well with a cup of coffee.

Carrot Cake: Without pineapple. I don't like the texture of them.

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry. Vanilla and chocolate are too boring.

Mambo Italiano: Gelato. It's like ice cream from the gods.

Cookies: Soft and gooey. Yes please!

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu I guess, although they mess that up all the time.

Cupcakes: Chocolate. Especially homemade ones.

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious. Possibly disgusting as well.

Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style. Light and fluffy I love sponge cake.

Ultimate Faceoff: Cake all the way!

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

In the Morning: Scones (with clotted cream!)
Carrot Cake: without pineapple (but lots of nuts and cream cheese icing)
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate (we always called it chocolate ice cream anyway)
Mambo Italiano: Gelato (better than ice cream too)
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: not for me
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: cake (love the cake!)

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterClevermonkey

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry,if it's ice cream and with real strawberry chunks, otherwise vanilla
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey on the inside, crisp and crunchy on the outside
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée
Cupcakes: Vanilla
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting!
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake? How could I ever choose!

April 23 | Unregistered Commentercorey

Huge , HUGE, Congrats Cakespy!!!!

Morning: Scones!
Carrot cake: Without, but known to occasionally go tropical.
Neopolitan: French Vanilla
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Fresh from the oven soft and gooey, unless it's gingersnaps
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Creme Brulee ( did an in the field test of NOLA creme brulee-Susan Spicer or Windsor Court a draw, must try again :) to decide
Cupcakes: Vanilla
Apple PIe: Plain please
Strawberry shortcake- pound cake please
Ultimate Face off: Cake (Unless it is Camellia Grill pie- they warm the pecan slices on the the griddle and plop vanilla ice cream on top , swoon)

In the Morning: Scones
Carrot Cake: without pineapple. Pinneapple and carrots together is unnatural.
Neopolitan Roulette: Strawberry and Chocolate on the same spoon.
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Creme Brulee all the way.
Cupcakes: Vanilla
Apple Pie with Cheese: Disgusting and just wrong.
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: Cake, though pie is a very close second.

Congrats on moving to Cakespy full-time! I'm sure all your coworkers at the magnet company miss you very much. In fact I'm positive!

April 23 | Unregistered Commenterteawithsugar

In the Morning:Muffins!
Carrot Cake: Without
Neapolitan Roulette: Vanilla
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: Disgusting
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: Cake

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterNikki57

In the Morning: Muffins
Carrot Cake: Without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: Chocolate!!
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey (right out of the oven is the best)
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: Cake (chocolate)

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

In the Morning: Muffins, although dh LOVES him some scones.

Carrot Cake: I don't mind the pineapple, just don't add raisins, blech!

Neapolitan Roulette: depends on my mood, but usually chocolate.

Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey, and warm!!!

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu please...from Steps of Rome in San Francisco. Mmmm
Cupcakes: Depends entirely on the frosting, but I lean toward vanilla.

Apple Pie with Cheese: I don't like pie, the cheese part sounds pretty gross.

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style

Ultimate Faceoff: Cake baby!!

LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterBellaLovesPink

In the Morning: Muffins
Carrot Cake: With pineapple!
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey, for sure.
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie, preferably rhubarb!

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterRural Vegan

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: with
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry,
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts:Crème brûlée
Cupcakes: Vanilla
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style?
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie

April 23 | Unregistered Commenterjodie

Muffin

w/pineapple? never heard of it but sounds great!

vanilla with carmel sauce

gelato

all of the cookies, never met one I didn't like :)

Creme brulee, once I see that option I stop looking at the dessert menu

Hard to say about cupcakes, without know the frosting flavors, etc.

Apple pie alone - please!

A lot of strawberries either way.

Yikes! Why are these choices so hard :) uhhh pie, I think ;p

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterMary Ann

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: with pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: vanilla
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: tiramisu *and* crème brûlée
Cupcakes: chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: delicious
Strawberry Shortcake: sponge cake style
Ultimate Faceoff: cake (preferably black forest)

Here goes....

In the Morning: Scones

Carrot Cake: I am really not a fan of carrot cake, so, I will say with pineapple

Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate

Mambo Italiano: neither

Cookies: Soft and gooey

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: BOTH!!!!

Cupcakes: Chocolate

Apple Pie with Cheese: not sure, I love granny smith apples with beer cheese fondue....never had it in a pie though!

Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake

Ultimate Faceoff: pie

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterApril

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate
Mambo Italiano: gelato
Cookies: soft and gooey!
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: mm, crème brûlée
Cupcakes: vanilla
Apple Pie with Cheese: deelicious
Strawberry Shortcake: sponge cake
Ultimate Faceoff: cake

April 23 | Unregistered Commentertalida

muffins
without pineapple
chocolate
gelato
soft and gooey
creme brulee
chocolate
disgusting
sponge cake style
cake!!!

agordo@sympatico.ca

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterAlana

In the Morning: Muffins.. Prefferably just the tops!!

Carrot Cake: I have never even seen it with Pineapple... so I say WITHOUT... I like to keep my pineapple in upside down cake!

Neapolitan Roulette: Depends on my mood... If I am feeling giddy Chocolate and it will prob be all over my face... If I am feeling odd ball-ish then Strawberry because sometimes I just LOVE IT. and if I am feeling like plain Jane then Vanilla.

Mambo Italiano: Gelato is all I have tried, so that's my answer and I'm stickin to it!

Cookies: Soft and gooey and big with ice cold milk... MMMM

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée, even those as I type this I feel I am being a trader because in a perfect world I would say BOTH

Cupcakes: Vanilla... yep I think I pick Vanilla

Apple Pie with Cheese: G-R-O-S-S!

Strawberry Shortcake: Spongey for sure!

Ultimate Faceoff: CAKE! Pies are alright at holidays but CAKE is AMAZING all the time!!!

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Sins

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: Without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate
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

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterBakerella

In the Morning: Scones

Carrot Cake: Can only get better with Pineapple

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, it's a girl flavor

Mambo Italiano: Gelato

Cookies: Soft and gooey

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Hands down...CREME BRULEE! If the question was best dessert ever I'd have the same answer.

Cupcakes: Vanilla with chocolate frosting

Apple Pie with Cheese: Apples & Bri Delish!

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake? Ooooo tough! Depends on the pie... peaches & cream pie trumps all cakes. But a good cupcake is priceless!

April 23 | Unregistered Commenterjmcquary

No, no, thank YOU for keeping up such a fun, gorgeous, entertaining blog!! :0)


Oooh, this is fun!! Here's my answers:

In the Morning: Scones or muffins? - muffins

Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple? - without

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla? - vanilla

Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta? - gelato

Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy? - soft and gooey, straight from the oven!

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée? - tiramisu

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate? - vanilla!

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting? - disgusting (unless it's vegan 'cheese,' haha)

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style? - sponge-cake style, for sure.

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake? - pie! especially cherry, blueberry, or pumpkin :0)

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieGirl

Muffins (scones vary too widely in quality)
Carrot cake: with pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: Chocolate
Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Tiramisu (still overrated)
Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: Cake (though bad cake is worse than bad pie)

April 23 | Unregistered Commenterkatya

In the morning: Scones all the way...I got addicted to them while living in Dublin, Ireland :)

Carrot Cake: I've just always thought that carrots shouldn't be an ingredient in cake, period!

Neapolitan Roulette: strawberry all the way!

Mambo Italiano: Gelato...but then again, I've never had Panna Cotta!

Cookies: Soft and gooey.

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Creme Brulee...like the movie Amelie, I love cracking the top layer with a spoon.

Cupcakes: vanilla, chocolate, I love em all!

Apple Pie with Cheese: the idea used to seem absolutely disgusting to me until my husband made me try it one time. It's like ambrosia.

Strawberry Shortcake: biscut style...it tends to soak up more juice this way.

Ultimate face off: cake! pie has got nothing on you baby.

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterCasey
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