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Sunday
Jul062008

{Bitter}Sweet: A Cake Poll and Cakespy Book Giveaway!

Cake Poll and Giveaway!

It's that time again: our monthly cake poll and giveaway! Our giveaway this month is pretty awesome--the winner will receive a copy of our first ever book--an illustrated collection of Cakespy illustrations entitled {Bitter}Sweet: A Study in Contrasts. Each page has a "sweet" scene (cupcakes acting cute!), contrasted with another "bittersweet" image (cupcakes in peril!) on the accompanying page! It's a sweet collection including 32 pages, packed with illustrations in full color--perfect for any lover of cake, illustration, or, you know, both. Learn more about the book here.
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As for the poll? This time, we've got cake on the brain! It must be the time of year--Cakespy's birthday is coming up on August 1--we already have all sorts of birthday cake visions floating in our mind!
CAKE POLL: CAKE PREFERENCES!
  1. What's the best time of day to eat cake?
  2. What's your favorite beverage to accompany cake?
  3. There's a plate of frosted cupcakes--all the same flavor--but frosted in pink, white, yellow, blue, green, and lavender. Which would you reach for first?
  4. On a sheet cake: Do you prefer and end, middle, or corner piece?
  5. Cake a la mode (with ice cream on the side): simply perfection, or simply too much?
  6. Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never?
  7. Do you like your cake cold, room temperature, or warm?
  8. When baking a cake or cupcakes, which part of the process do you like best: the baking, or the decorating?
  9. What kind of cake do you like to make (or eat) for your most special occasions?
How 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 above 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 Wednesday, July 9, the Cake Poll will be closed. The winner will be chosen at random, not based on their responses. The prize 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!

 

Reader Comments (137)

What's the best time of day to eat cake? You mean there are specific times of day? All day... every day... is best.

What's your favorite beverage to accompany cake? Is it too cliche to say Diet Coke? Because that's what it is... Diet Coke or a latte. ;o)

There's a plate of frosted cupcakes--all the same flavor--but frosted in pink, white, yellow, blue, green, and lavender. Which would you reach for first? Blue.

On a sheet cake: Do you prefer and end, middle, or corner piece? corner...

Cake a la mode (with ice cream on the side): simply perfection, or simply too much? too much.

Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never? guilty pleasure. I am partial to small cakes that they "say" feed 4... I say... 4 hours maybe and only if I'm taking my time.

Do you like your cake cold, room temperature, or warm? room temperature.

When baking a cake or cupcakes, which part of the process do you like best: the baking, or the decorating? decorating.

What kind of cake do you like to make (or eat) for your most special occasions? I have a cake pan that when you turn it upside down, there's a hollow in the top... so I like to make a chocolate cake, fill the hollow with a quick coconut mousse - coconut cream pie pudding and cool whip, sprinkle with sliced almonds and toasted coconut and chocolate shavings. Yummy! Almond roca cake! One of my friends at work asks for this cake for her birthday.

July 7 | Unregistered Commentermione

1. Breakfast! What a perfect way to start the day.
2. Soymilk (or coffee, if it's a less sweet cake)
3. blue!
4. corner
5. simply the best!
6. simply never (unless they are vegan!)
7. cold or room temp
8. decorating
9. white cake with fruit between the layers

1. Any time of day - it's ALWAYS the perfect time for cake!

2. Unsweet iced tea. That bitterness goes perfectly with the sweetness of cake.

3. White. There's just something 'classic' about white frosted cupcakes.

4. Middle, it always seems to be the fluffiest spot.

5. Too much! Good cake can stand on it's own.

6. Guilty pleasure (don't tell anyone!)

7. Depends on the cake. Breakfast type cakes I prefer warm. Ice cream cakes cold, of course! All others room temperature.

8. The decorating lets me show off my creative side. ^_^

9. Cupcakes! I can never get enough of them.

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

1. Morning, Noon & Night!!
2. Milk...always milk
3. White. For some reason I don't like colored icing...I'm always afraid it will stain my teeth.
4. Middle
5. Too much...if I do eat cake & ice cream together then they're in seperate containers. No soggy cake!
6. Simply never
7. Room temperature
8. Decorating
9. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

1. There is nothing wrong with cake for breakfast!

2. Diet Dr. Pepper. I drink it with pretty much everything.

3. I'm thinking lavender. It's not often you see a pretty purple cupcake.

4. It has got to be a corner, a corner with a big buttercream flower on it. No flower? A side piece will do. It's all about the flower.

5. Simply perfection, I love a good piece of white birthday cake with some chocolate ice cream.

6. Simply never where I live although I hear Publix has some rockin' cakes.

7. Room temperature

8. The baking. I have no artistic ability whatsoever.

9. I make a pretty tasty carrot cake, if I say so myself.

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterHope

1. 24/7
2. milk or coffee
3. Pink!
4. middle- makes for an even distribution of frosting
5. simply perfection
6. simply never.
7. room temp
8. def. decorating!
9. cupcakes, of course!

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

1. What's the best time of day to eat cake? 2 or 3pm -- after lunch but before dinner when your energy is being sucked out of you by work.

2. What's your favorite beverage to accompany cake? i think this depends on the cake, but i would go with milk or lemonade (sweet and sour flavor combo = yum)

3. There's a plate of frosted cupcakes--all the same flavor--but frosted in pink, white, yellow, blue, green, and lavender. Which would you reach for first? white. i think it makes me think that it's more 'real'.

# On a sheet cake: Do you prefer and end, middle, or corner piece? middle for cake, but corner for brownies...i like the crunchy parts.

# Cake a la mode (with ice cream on the side): simply perfection, or simply too much? perrrrrfect

# Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never? no no no nononononononono no.

# Do you like your cake cold, room temperature, or warm? room temp is good for cake or warm, but cold is meh. but with pie it either has to be cold or hot, no warm. weird huh?

# When baking a cake or cupcakes, which part of the process do you like best: the baking, or the decorating? the baking for sure. i love the idea of being a chemist of sorts, carefully measuring and mixing.

# What kind of cake do you like to make (or eat) for your most special occasions? i make a super killer chocolate cake that is super moist and extremely delish plus it's super dark in color which i think is a nice change of pace for chocolate cake.

:) great questions!!!

jennifer
www.oyecookie.com

July 7 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer

Oh this is fun! Your book must be great!

1- Anytime really. But if someone forced me to choose I would probably say in the middle of the afternoon.
2- Nothing that gets in the way. Tea or water.
3- Maybe lavander. Isn't that a pretty color?
4- Middle please, and a couple of pieces!
5- I love them both but will eat them separate.
6- I never buy them that's for sure. But if I'm invited to a party and if I'm served those kinds of cake I eat it.
7- Depends of the cake of course! If the cake as a frosting I like it cold, if it's a dense cake room temperature is better, but if it's a plainer cake I'll burn my tongue for it!
8- Both really, I couldn't possible choose.
9- There's an almond cake with chantilly that has been the cake for almost every birthday of mine, so I have a soft spot for that one!

Thanks for the opportunity!

1. All day, everyday!
2. Diet Coke
3. White
4. Middle
5. Simply perfection
6. Definitely depends on the store
7. Room temperature for buttercream frosted cakes, cold for whipped cream frosted cakes
8. The decorating
9. Always cupcakes!!!

<3 you, Cakespy!

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterMolli

1. Anytime, even breakfast!
2. Milk
3. I would take the white first just so i could leave all the pretty colors for later.
4. Always the corners
5. absolute perfection
6. simply never- making them is my favorite part
7. any temp, cake is cake
8. baking, decorating is fun too but i just get frustrated when its not very pretty
9. red velvet for EVERY occasion

July 7 | Unregistered Commentercaitder

1. In the morning. Breakfast of champions I say.
2. A big glass of cold milk.
3. I'd reach for the pink one since that's my favorite color.
4. Middle.
5. Simply perfect.
6. Simply never.
7. I prefer it warm and fresh out of the oven.
8. I like the baking part best because I get to eat the batter.
9. Vanilla cupcakes. I drool just thinking about them so they are perfect for special occasions.

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

1. 10 am. then 1 pm. then 3 pm. then 7 pm. then, if i'm feeling weak, 11 pm.

2. milk. it's gotta be a cold glass o' milk.

3. lavender. purple rules.

4. a no-brainer--a corner. the more icing, the better. heck, give me the entire edge. :)

5. i have to say, simply too much. it takes away from the cake texture and flavor.

6. never!

7. i prefer cold, but i don't discriminate.

8. baking. my decorating skills leave a lot to be desired.

9. spice cake with copious cream cheese frosting.

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

#1 Um every minute!
#2 Coffee. Joe. Java.
#3 One of each. No really.
#4 All the same to me
#5 I actually like to focus on the cake.
#6 The spray painted clowns and plastic super trucks scare me.
#7 Warm, like me.
#8 I go zen on the whole thing.
# I like to really hone in on what the recipient would love to receive and surprise them by baking them just that cake.

Now seriously... gimmie that book! Must. Have. Book!

Much cake love-
EB

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterEB

1) What's the best time of day to eat cake?
At night, at a party, with a bunch of friends.

2) What's your favorite beverage to accompany cake?
Coffee!

3)There's a plate of frosted cupcakes--all the same flavor--but frosted in pink, white, yellow, blue, green, and lavender. Which would you reach for first?
Green

4)On a sheet cake: Do you prefer and end, middle, or corner piece?
Corner Piece

5)Cake a la mode (with ice cream on the side): simply perfection, or simply too much?
Beyond Perfection, especially if the ice cream flavor compliments the cake. :)

6)Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never?
All except Costco simply never. Costco's frostings don't taste like soap.

7)Do you like your cake cold, room temperature, or warm?
If its chocolate warm, anything but room temp, and ice cream cakes cold...preferably...

8)When baking a cake or cupcakes, which part of the process do you like best: the baking, or the decorating?
Baking!

9)What kind of cake do you like to make (or eat) for your most special occasions?
Decadent chocolate cakes with elegant ganache frostings and a hint of raspberry...

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterZane

1. After a meal.
2. Water, soy milk, or coffee with a little milk.
3. White because it seems the most natural.
4. Middle because it's the moistest
5. too much
6. simply never
7. room temp
8. the baking. Who cares how it looks as long as it tastes good?
9. A very rich chocolate cake

What's the best time of day to eat cake?
For breafkfast , tea time, or dessert after dinner.
What's your favorite beverage to accompany cake?
Tea or water

There's a plate of frosted cupcakes--all the same flavor--but frosted in pink, white, yellow, blue, green, and lavender. Which would you reach for first?
Pink
On a sheet cake: Do you prefer and end, middle, or corner piece?
Middle
Cake a la mode (with ice cream on the side): simply perfection, or simply too much?
Too much
Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never?
Never
Do you like your cake cold, room temperature, or warm?
I actually like cold leftover cake.
When baking a cake or cupcakes, which part of the process do you like best: the baking, or the decorating?
The decorating.
What kind of cake do you like to make (or eat) for your most special occasions?
Dont have a favorite yet. Still exploring.

July 7 | Unregistered Commenterglamah16

1) during a baseball game, if at all possible.
2) Diet Dr Pepper, which is my favorite beverage in general or sweet tea, which is usually what I have at work
3) pink!
4) middle, it usually has less of that sugary icing
5) too much unless it's Ted Drewes on the side of one of my cupcakes
6) NEVER!!
7) room temperature except carrot cake, which I like cold
8) decorating
9) I prefer carrot, but brownie is most frequently requested

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterElleStL

1. Anytime.Really.

2. Definitely a cup of coffee or an americano. Tea is good too.

3. I'd probably gravitate towards either the white or pink.

4. Middle (but if it's brownies, I like the end or corners)

5. I like cake on its own, but pie a la mode is a must.

6. Don't care for them too much, but as someone else said, Costco cakes aren't too bad.

7. Room temp.

8. I like the baking part of cakes, but enjoy the decorating if it's cupcakes.

9. I love a layered lemon cake! I hate making carrot cake because of all the carrot shredding, but it's always worth the effort (and don't forget the cream cheese frosting).

July 7 | Unregistered Commenteremicat

1. Anytime of the day would be great to have a cupcake for sure!
2. A hot cuppa green tea
3. Lavender!
4. The corners are my favourite, especially if it's a bit crispy, that's a bonus!
5. Perfection especially if it's a chocolate one with a gooey chocolatey centre!
6. Guilty pleasure
7. Room temperature most of the time
8. Baking! Although decorating makes me happy cause they would look pretty.
9. Red velvet is my favourite cupcake or cake!

July 7 | Unregistered Commenterlowxinlian

1. Right after it is made OR for breakfast in the morning

2. Definitely water! I don't need other flavors taking away from the cake.

3. Pink

4. Definitely a middle piece....don't like the outer "crust"

5. Cake by itself, please! I will never get the whole cake + ice cream phenomenon.

6. Never! OK, *sometimes* to be nice at parties if there is a store-bought cake I will take a bite, then oh-so-slickly toss the rest in the trash.

7. Somewhere in between room temperature and cold.

8. It's a combination of both, totally.

9. My preferred cake would be a chocolate cake with raspberry filling, topped with milk chocolate ganache.

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi

CAKE POLL: CAKE PREFERENCES!
What's the best time of day to eat cake? -ALL DAY

What's your favorite beverage to accompany cake? -VITAMIN WATER

There's a plate of frosted cupcakes--all the same flavor--but frosted in pink, white, yellow, blue, green, and lavender. Which would you reach for first? -PINK

On a sheet cake: Do you prefer and end, middle, or corner piece? -CORNER! MORE FROSTING

Cake a la mode (with ice cream on the side): simply perfection, or simply too much? -PERFECTION!

Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never? -EH, THEY'LL DO IF THEY ARE AROUND, I WOULD NOT BUY THEM THOUGH

Do you like your cake cold, room temperature, or warm?-ROOM TEMPERATURE
When baking a cake or cupcakes, which part of the process do you like best: the baking, or the decorating? -DECORATING!
What kind of cake do you like to make (or eat) for your most special occasions? -WHITE FUNFETTI OR ARTIFICIAL STRAWBERRY WITH VANILLA FROSTING

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterJudee

1. After dinner OR around noon.

2. Water or milk!

3. Pink!

4. Middle Piece! Who wants the dry outer edges?

5. Cake by itself! If I did have ice cream with my cake, I would probably have vanilla. You don't want too many flavors!

6. Never! I hate the frosting with shortening and too much sugar! Sometimes I will at parties if it isn't loaded with sugar. That's saying a lot for me, because I LOVE sugar!

7. I agree with "cyndi"! Room temperature and cold!

8. Both!

9. I LUV my mom's Red Velvet Cake!

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakeLuvr

CAKE POLL: CAKE PREFERENCES!

1. What's the best time of day to eat cake? I like to start my day off with left over cake-- it has built in memories of the great time we had the night before, weekend before... whatever event the cake was for!

2. What's your favorite beverage to accompany cake? Soy milk

3. There's a plate of frosted cupcakes--all the same flavor--but frosted in pink, white, yellow, blue, green, and lavender. Which would you reach for first? Sadly, it would probably have to do with what color I was wearing at the time. I do stuff like that a lot haha.


4. On a sheet cake: Do you prefer and end, middle, or corner piece? corner!

5. Cake a la mode (with ice cream on the side): simply perfection, or simply too much? make it coconut bliss and it would be simply perfection.

6. Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never? simply never... last i had (which was probably 6 years ago) tasted like shortening... greasy and gross!

7. Do you like your cake cold, room temperature, or warm? room temperature

8. When baking a cake or cupcakes, which part of the process do you like best: the baking, or the decorating? the baking-- I get a bit fed up with the decorating after a bit, but I am working on it!

9. What kind of cake do you like to make (or eat) for your most special occasions? anything with vegan buttercream!

1. Whenever of course.
2. Either a nice tall glass of milk or a diet coke.
3. Pink, my fave color.
4. Middle because it has the least frosting, or corner if I made it because it has lots of MY good frosting.
5. Eeeewww... never. Pies only.
6. Nasty
7. Room temp usually.
8. Hooray decorating!
9. Something with PB and chocolate.

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterBri

1.Early afternoon with a fresh cup of joe - the ultimate pick me up
2.Coffee
3.Yellow
4.Corner - more frosting
5.It's all in the pairing and the mood
6.NEVER
7.room temp
8.baking
9. The most special being family, always go for the classic: Yeloow butter cake with chocolate buttercream frosting - perfection in simplicity with sprinkles of course :)

July 7 | Unregistered CommenterDawn
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