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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 or muffins?
Definitely Muffins!
Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple? Pineapple is okay, probably rather without it, but MUST have nuts.
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate all the way!
Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta? Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy? Depends on what kind, but probably prefer soft and gooey, or at least chewy.
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée? Neither.
Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate? Yes. Probably Chocolate is better.
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting? Actually never tried it. I'd say disgusting, although I've heard it's really good.
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style? Sponge Cake is better.
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake? Oooh, a real toughy. Depends on what kind of each. If I really had to pick, I'd probably go with pie. No offense, I love your website!
Katrina

In the Morning: Scones
Carrot Cake: With- makes carrot cake really moist
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey..with crispy edges
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: neither!
Cupcakes: Vanilla vanilla is the best
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie AND cake

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In the Morning: SCONES!

Carrot Cake: WITH pineapple!!

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry :o)

Mambo Italiano: Gelato all the way!

Cookies: Soft and ooey gooey... mm.

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée!

Cupcakes: Vanilla (preferably with chocolatey icing)

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious, actually.

Strawberry Shortcake: Spongy!

Ultimate faceoff: This is cruel and unusual punishment-- the kind of torture that people frown upon.

But I would still pick cake.

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterMme. Meow

In the Morning: Scones
Carrot Cake: With pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Vanilla
Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: cake

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterKayla

Congrats! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to get even more Cakespy news.

Scones or muffins? Mmmm...scones
Carrot cake with or without pineapple? Without
Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla? A little of each, both mostly chocolate.
Gelato or panna cotta? Gelato all the way.
Soft and gooey cookies or crisp and crunchy? Crisp and crunchy.
Tiramisu or crème brûlée? Do I have to choose?
Vanilla or chocolate cupcakes? Vanilla cake with chocolate icing.
Apple pie with cheese? Never tried it.
Strawberry shortcake? Biscuit-style.
Pie or cake? It's gotta be cake.

In the Morning: Scones or muffins?
**hmm, being a Brit, this has a whole other meaning! But it would be a lardy chocolate chip muffin for me, fresh out the oven**


Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple?
**It would be without the pineapple and without the carrot cake for me - cake with vegetables in it is too healthy!**

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla?
**I'll take the strawberry, or the vanilla if it is white vanilla, not yellow**

Mambo Italiano: Gelato or Panna Cotta?
**gelato, bellissima!**

Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy?
**soft and gooey in the middle, crisp and crunchy on the outside**

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée?
**creme brulee please, mmmm**

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate?
**vanilla ... with chocolate frosting!**

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting?
**sounds heinous!**

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style?
**they both have their places in society, but spongey for me**

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake?
**CAKE CAKE CAKE!**

April 23 | Unregistered Commentermooosh

Scones
without pineapple
chocolate
gelato
soft and gooey
creme brulee
vanilla
disgusting
biscuit-style
cake

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterZoë

Here is my opinion:

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée. That one I can't pick just one. It depends on my mood. Now if they are offering chocolate Crème brûlée (yes it exists) then I would definitely have to pick that.
Cupcakes: Vanilla
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake. This is another toughy that I cannot choose between. It depends on what I feel like. I love pie but I also like cake :S

April 23 | Unregistered Commenterihchicky

Ooo this looks like too much fun to pass up. I had to be silly and take this in a more literal sense.

In the morning: It would have to be muffins. Have you seen the SIZE of most of those breakfast muffins or "bruffins". They are like a small meteoroid. The scones don't stand a chance!
Carrot Cake: With pineapple. That spikey fruit is so menacing, it could kick ever other fruits butt!
Neapolitan Roulette: Chocolate can stop a rampaging PMSing woman in her tracks and reduce her to a blubbley mess of pure joy. Vanilla and strawberry are mere consolation prizes.
Mambo Italiano: I have nothing witty for this one but I have to go with gelato. Panna Cotta uses geletin and geletin is foul.
Cookies: While I enjoy soft and gooey more, the crisp and crunchy ones would mutilate them in a face-off.
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Turamisu for sure. Packed with rum you just know it will have a fiery temper and a mean punch!
Cupcakes: See Neopolitan Roulette.
Apple pie with cheese: Cheese should be added to everything. EVERYTHING!!
Strawberry Shortcake: Like with the cookies I think the harder version, (in this case biscuit) would crush it's softer, more sensitive contender.
Ultimate Faceoff: While I think the pie looks like it could kick more butt than a cake (with the cake being the pretty boy of the two) I myself would have to step in and smush the pie. Cake is love.

April 23 | Unregistered CommenterJade Is Green!

I will expound a bit on one or two items.
Scones in the morning, especially if they are cream scones with currants.
Carrot cake without the pineappple, unless it's made in a way that the pineapple is nowhere in sight.
Strawberry wins in Neopolitan Roulette if it's homemade.
Gelato, especially gianduja!
Crips and crunchy cookies...
Crème brûlée in a fancy restaurant.
Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting tinted a very pale pink.
No cheese, please!
Being from the south, I'll have my strawberry shortcake biscuit-style, and those biscuits should be very lightly caressed with sweet butter, thank you.
The Ultimate Faceoff is the hardest; I love, love, love fruit (i.e. pie) desserts, but there is something so warm and cozy about cake, so cake it is.

April 23 | Unregistered Commenterannacecile

In the Morning: muffins
Carrot Cake: With 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: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie

April 23 | Unregistered Commenterdefientchef

In the Morning: Nothing beats a homemade strawberry muffin complete with sugar sprinkles on top!

Carrot Cake: Ooh with pineapple- although then I think it turns more into "hummingbird" cake, but who's complaining?

Neopolitan Roulette: Strawberry!

Mambo Italiano: Gelato for sure-especially a mint choc gelato.

Cookies: Crisp and crunchy. They taste great out of the freezer...

Fancy Restaurant Dessert: Tiramisu all the way- I'm an Italian.

Cupcakes: Chocolate. Especially if I can get one from Trophy. :D

Apple Pie with Cheese: I think I'll pass on the cheese...

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style please.

Ultimate Faceoff: Definitely Cake.

April 24 | Unregistered CommenterPiper

In the Morning: Muffins! Warm blueberry ones! :)

Carrot Cake: I've never tried it with pineapple before!

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry and vanilla

Mambo Italiano: Gelato! Yummy!

Cookies: Soft and gooey. Love it!

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée forever!

Cupcakes: Vanilla! MmmmmMmmMmm..

Apple Pie with Cheese: Never tried that before. But I guess if it's with cheesecake, then that's fine :)

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style. Don't like sponge so much.

Ultimate Faceoff: CAKE! :)

I love this poll!! Thanks!!

April 24 | Unregistered CommenterBunny

In the Morning: Scones or muffins?

Oh...both! I love homemade scones; never had a commercially made one I liked.

Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple?

Without

Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry, chocolate or vanilla?
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, all the way! Nothing better!

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate?

Vanilla

Apple Pie with Cheese: Delicious or disgusting?

Never tried it. Sounds interesting.

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style or Sponge Cake Style?

Both.

Ultimate Faceoff: Pie or cake?

Oh, so hard. It would depend on what kind of pie/cake. Without knowing, I think I'd have to say pie.

Cheers! Reese

Please don't enter me into the giveaway. Just wanted to say CONGRATS! It's crazy this internetz, no?
And BTW, cause you know I can't resist...anyone who votes for biscuits over spongecake Stawberry Shortcake is just PURR kurazy!

April 24 | Unregistered CommenterTempered Woman

Congratulations, my dear! You must really being doing well to sacrifice your career at the magnet company. I am Over-the-Moon happy for you! When you go on Oprah you can say how following your heart & your dreams is the key to success. We all love you!

1. Muffins
2. Never had it with pineapple... sounds good.
3. CHOCOLATE always
4. Gelato
5. Soft & gooey
6. Crème brûlée
7. Vanilla.... only because I bake these mostly for kids & I have to factor in the mess potential
8. we skip the cheese
9. Sponge cake
10. I prefer cake, Alfredo pie

Again, congratulations, Jessie!

xoxox Amy

April 24 | Unregistered Commenterfamiliabencomo

In the Morning: scones...w/ chocolate chips!
Carrot Cake: without pineapple
Neapolitan Roulette: strawberry!
Mambo Italiano: gelato..yum!
Cookies: soft & gooey..straight out of the oven
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: creme brulee
Cupcakes: vanilla (w/ sprinkles!)
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting..
Strawberry Shortcake: sponge cake style
Ultimate Faceoff: CAKE!

April 24 | Unregistered Commenterkarla nicole

FACEOFFS!

In the Morning: Muffins - this morning it was Apple Cinnamon Pumpkin - YUMMY!
Carrot Cake: With - do I get to count that as a vegetable and a fruit?
Neapolitan Roulette: CHOCOLATE!!!
Mambo Italiano: Who's Panna Cotta?
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu
Cupcakes: Either!
Apple Pie with Cheese: Disgusting, save the cheese for a sandwich
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: Let them eat CAKE!

In the Morning: muffins! Especially if they are warm. Scones are for Tea time in my book!!!
Carrot Cake: without pineapple I like the classic unpinappleness of it!
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry b/c it think it is not as loved as the other flavors and I love it!
Mambo Italiano: Gelato akk tge way!!
Cookies: Soft and gooey or crisp and crunchy? Can I have a bit of both??? If I must choose though I pic Soft and melt-y gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée
Cupcakes: Chocolate?
Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting and weird!!
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style No sponges for my strawberries!
Ultimate Faceoff: cake with sweet lovely icing!! Hurah!!

I love your site and art!! Makes my heart happy and my tummy hungery!!! :)

April 24 | Unregistered CommenterHannah Manzana

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

Your blog is beyond awesome- I am addicted to it :)

April 24 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

In the Morning: Scones (with lemon curd and clotted cream)but I do love a good muffin too for breakfast.
Carrot Cake: without pineapple and raisins but with lots of nuts
Neapolitan Roulette: vanilla
Mambo Italiano: never had this so can't say.
Cookies: Soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu or Crème brûlée, I love both as long as the are made right.
Cupcakes: both
Apple Pie with Cheese: Never had together, but doesn't sound yummy.
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style
Ultimate Faceoff: cake

This was fun. Good luck with your new career.
Debbie

April 24 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

In the Morning: Scones
Carrot Cake: WITHOUT pineapple?
Neapolitan Roulette: Chocolate!!
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Crisp and crunchy
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée
Cupcakes: Chocolate!!!
Apple Pie with Cheese: Disgusting!
Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style
Ultimate Faceoff: Pie Please

April 24 | Unregistered CommenterGinaSue

In the Morning: Scones esp. orange-chocolate chip!

Carrot Cake: without pineapple, only due to allergy..so sad.

Neapolitan Roulette: chocolate

Mambo Italiano: Gelato

Cookies: crisp and crunchy, alway's

Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Crème brûlée?

Cupcakes: Vanilla or Chocolate, don't make me choose!

Apple Pie with Cheese: disgusting, i've never see or heard of this.

Strawberry Shortcake: Biscuit-style

Ultimate Faceoff: cake all the way!

April 24 | Unregistered Commenterb36Kitchen

In the Morning: Scones or muffins? Warm blueberry muffins ^_^
Carrot Cake: With or without pineapple? I do love pineapple...
Neapolitan Roulette: vanilla
Mambo Italiano: gelato!
Cookies: soft and gooey
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: tiramisu
Cupcakes: vanilla!!
Apple Pie with Cheese: never tried it...
Strawberry Shortcake: songecake
Ultimate Faceoff: CAKE! <3

April 24 | Unregistered CommenterShell

In the Morning: Muffins, for sure!
Carrot Cake: Without pineapple, please.
Neapolitan Roulette: Strawberry
Mambo Italiano: Gelato
Cookies: Crisp and crunchy for me
Fancy Restaurant Desserts: Tiramisu, the ultimate sin!Cupcakes: Chocolate
Apple Pie with Cheese: Disgusting!
Strawberry Shortcake: Sponge Cake Style, yum yum
Ultimate Faceoff: CAKES !!

Great cake poll...loved answering them!

April 24 | Unregistered Commenterjz
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