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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.
Cover for Books I'm making!!!My books!
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)

CAKE POLL: CAKE PREFERENCES!
What's the best time of day to eat cake? Are you KIDDING?

What's your favorite beverage to accompany cake? Coffee or Cold Soy Milk

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!!! YUM! More Frosting!

Cake a la mode (with ice cream on the side): simply perfection, or simply too much? Depends on the Cake...if dry-ish, the ice-cream can be a benefit, but if moist and sweet enough, definitely not needed.

Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never? Simply NEVER.

Do you like your cake cold, room temperature, or warm? Room Temperature, Please!
When baking a cake or cupcakes, which part of the process do you like best: the baking, or the decorating? Decorating, for me.
What kind of cake do you like to make (or eat) for your most special occasions? Cheesecake, Chocolate malted is best.

1. Anytime
2. A giant cold glass of milk
3. Yellow--it's my favorite color
4. Corner--the more frosting the better!
5. I prefer just the cake
6. If there is no time to bake one, it's OK
7. Room Temperature
8. Decorating
9. Carrot Cake!!!

July 8 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

1. Anytime!
2. Cold glass of fat free milk :)
3. The pink one of course!
4. Corner piece, please :)
5. Mmmm...cake a la mode...simply perfection
6. Simply never.
7. It is so good warm!
8. Decorating is always the fun part of making cupcakes...for me anyway :)
9. Triple layer chocolate cake with chocolate shavings on top of the chocolate frosting...Mmmm and Mmmm!

Esmeralda

1. Cake is best for breakfast because it is so unexpected.

2. Coffee with cream and sugar is great with cake.

3. The green one because it's lucky and looks more delicious

4. On a sheet cake it's best to get a corner with more cream.

5. Depends on the grocery store - some make them soooooo good.

6. I like cake that has come out the refrigerator because the icing is more together.

7. I love baking and decorating cupcakes. I think I like decorating more.

8. I love to make vanilla cake with chocolate frosting in the middle and then a buttercream frosting on the outside.

Your book is adorable and I can't wait to read it.

Congrats on the book! i'll be buying it if i don't win.

1. Any time there is a cake to be eaten!
2. Ice cold glass of non-fat m ilk (gotta save the calories for the yummy cake goodness)
3. Whatever matches my outfit, but probably green.
4. Middle. I like pure cakey goodness, not a lot of frosting or dry ends.
5. Depends on the flavors of both the cake and ice cream, but in general it’s a fantastic idea.
6. Absolutely not! Unless its for a little kid, they just care about smushing the frosting all around anyway.
7. Room temperature is optimal.
8. I love the baking best. Watching a bunch of ingredients go from pantry staples to a sweet treat is awesome.
9. My mom’s crunch layer cake (sorry, secret family recipe!).

July 8 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

# What's the best time of day to eat cake?

eveing

# What's your favorite beverage to accompany cake? pepsi


# 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? vanilla is the best!

# Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never?

I love only ones with whip cream frosting

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

# 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?

cupcakes!

July 8 | Unregistered Commenterjasmine

1. In the morning, as a kind of brunchy thing
2. Coffee with lots of cream and just a little sugar, server in big round cups
3. Lavender, because it's a fairy cake! [/bad gay pun]
4. Middle - perfect frosting distribtion, moistest (most moist?) cake.
5. Only with grocery story cake, to replace the yucky frosting. (see #6)
6. Haha, I used to love it, but I've been spoiled by real buttercream! Also, after piping roses for hours in school, it's gross to me now.
7. If I can get away with it, warm, not long out of the oven, with a little whipped cream. Mmmm, I want some now.
8. I have to choose? Today I'll say baking, because I'm a batter fiend and will gladly short my cake a bit so I can have more to lick off my spoon.
9. I make a killer flourless chocolate cake every year for christmas. And for birthdays, I love a yellow cake with strawberries and cream.

July 8 | Unregistered CommenterE-Dizzle

1. Breakfast, lunch and dinner-time!
2. Sometimes milk. But I'm a water drinker myself...
3. Lavender. I'm partial to purple.
4. Corners have the most frosting...
5. YUCK. TOO much.
6. Maybe from Publix.
7. Warm first. Room temp 2nd. Cold never.
8. Uhm...the eating?
9. Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate. In any form or fashion.

July 8 | Unregistered Commenteroh amanda

1. early morning or late at night
2. cold milk!
3. probably lavender. pink would be too obvious.
4. corner is good cause then you get more frosting!
5. never had cake with ice cream. pie, yes. ice cream cake from carvel, yes.
6. better than no cake at all.
7. room temp
8. i like baking the best because i feel more pressure to not screw up when decorating.
9. i've always liked cake with canned frosting for my birthday.

July 8 | Unregistered Commenterandrea jean

1. 3pm
2. skim milk
3. lavender
4. middle (too much frosting on the sides)
5. perfection
6. never
7. room temp
8. baking (decorating's too messy)
9. chocolate chip zucchini cake or pumpkin cake

1. Anytime is a good time for cake; however, nothing beats a slice of left over cake for breakfast.
2. Milk, of course, why ruin a good thing.
3. Pink please.
4. The corner piece because it's loaded with extra goodies.
5. Simply...not enough! Heavenly!
6. More like a matter of circumstance.
7. Cold, at room temp, warm...in a car, on a train, or in bed.
8. Baking, though I'm pretty good a trimming and shaping.
9. It's a tie between red velvet cake and fourless chocolate torte.

1. i can eat cake anytime of the day.. but the best time..is to eat leftover birthday cake for the whole day after ur birthday
2. a nice glass of ice water
3. a tie between lavender and pink
4. i prefer the corner.. extra icing
5.depends on the type of cake.. if it was a very rich cake, then a lil much..
6. simple never..
7. cold..
8. decorating.. it makes the cake/cupcake look just that much better.. more enjoyable when u eat it !
9. green apple & passionfruit marscapone mousse cake.

July 8 | Unregistered Commentersindy

1.Any time of the day.
2. coffee.
3. pink.
4. corner piece.
5. with ice-cream,thats how I prefer.
6. of cause, pleasure.
7. any ways, at lest I'm having it.
8. baking.
9.I like making verities, like to try new recipes.

July 9 | Unregistered Commentersandy

1. anytime of the day is good
2. iced tea (I drink it with everything)
3. pink
4. end piece
5. simply too much
6. simply never
7. cold or room temp
8. does spreading frosting on them count as decorating? I love that!
9. a white cake with coconut frosting

July 9 | Unregistered CommenterPatty

Hello! Here are my answers!

1. Midnight as a midnight snack!
2. Orange juice.
3. Pink!
4. The corner piece.
5. Wow, ice cream...perfection of course. :)
6. Simply never.
7. Room temperature.
8. The decorating.
9. Chocolate cake! Yummy!

Thank you. I'm also going to link to this post in my blog. :)

josettebooks[at]yahoo[dot]com

July 9 | Unregistered CommenterJosette

1. Anytime!!!
2. Milk
3. Pink
4. The middle
5. Mmmmm.....Simply Perfection
6. Simply Never
7. Warm
8. Decorating!!!!!!
9. Triple Chocolate (Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Chunks inside and Fudge Sauce on top served warm)with vanilla ice cream on the side.

July 9 | Unregistered CommenterDestini

1. Anytime is good for Cake, but my most favorite time is 3pm when those of us at work take a break to clear our heads and get things off our chests.

2. Since I don't care much for milk which would be ideal with Cake, I prefer coffee or ice tea.

3. Pink

4. The middle of course.

5. Simply too much.

6. Simply NEVER.

7. All of the above.

8. Decorating.

9. German Chocolate Cake

July 9 | Unregistered Commentergammamickey

1. ANYTIME!
2. Really COLD Milk
3. Lavender
4. MIDDLE piece Please!
5. Simply Too Much
6. Simply NEVER
7. Room Temperature
8. Decorating
9. Devil's Food cake w/ Dark Chocolate icing.

July 9 | Unregistered CommenterMommaHebert

1. After lunch, the best part of the day
2. Hot tea, even if it's stale, still totally delicious, dipped
3. Lavender, my favorite color
4. The corner has the most icing
5. Too much, cake and icing is plenty of sweetness
6.Guilty pleasure, there are some bakeries that do better than I
7. I prefer warm with my frosting or my marshmallow creme melting, so, so good
8. Decorating, makes me feel like a kid again, having so much fun
9. Dark, dark german chocolate, with lots of pecans

July 9 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy

1. In the afternoon, for a snack.
2. A tall glass of cold milk.
3. Probably the blue one.
4. Middle, for soft fluffiness.
5. Usually too much.
6. Not for me, those grocery cakes.
7. Room temperature is just fine.
8. Baking - not so great at the decorating.
9. A moist chocolate cake or a good pound cake with a glaze.

July 9 | Unregistered CommenterShae

1. In the afternoon. Instead of teatime...caketime!
2. Boiling earl grey tea
3. Pink
4. Middle
5. Simply perfection. Vanilla please! ;)
6. Guilty Pleasure
7. Room Temperature
8. The baking!!
9. Red velvet with cream cheese frosting

July 9 | Unregistered CommenterJess

What's the best time of day to eat cake? Anytime is great for cake...

What's your favorite beverage to accompany cake? Milk or coffee.

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? Definently.

Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never? Guilty Pleasure

Do you like your cake cold, room temperature, or warm?
Depends, carrot cake should be cold.

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

What kind of cake do you like to make (or eat) for your most special occasions?
A yummy carrot cake.

CAKE POLL: CAKE PREFERENCES!

1. What's the best time of day to eat cake? Breakfast... wait no dinner... hmmmmm ANYTIME!

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

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? pink!

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? mm uncertain.

6. Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never? simply never

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

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

9. What kind of cake do you like to make (or eat) for your most special occasions? something that taste and look beautiful... either than that. Any cake will please my stomach :)

July 9 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

What's the best time of day to eat cake?
AFTER A FAMILY DINNER

What's your favorite beverage to accompany cake?
MILK

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?
YELLOW

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

Cake a la mode (with ice cream on the side): simply perfection, or simply too much?
CHOCOLATE CAKE AND VANILLA ICE CREAM? PERFECTION

Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never?
GUILTY MISTAKE

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

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

What kind of cake do you like to make (or eat) for your most special occasions?
CHOCOLATE CAKE AND CREAM CHEESE ICING

1. What's the best time of day to eat cake? ANYTIME!

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

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

5. Cake a la mode (with ice cream on the side): simply perfection, or simply too much? PERFECTION - WHO DOESN'T LOVE ICE CREAM WITH CAKE?!?

6. Grocery store birthday cakes: guilty pleasure, or simply never? SIMPLY NEVER - REAL ONES ARE SO EASY TO MAKE!

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
9. What kind of cake do you like to make (or eat) for your most special occasions? GERMAN CHOCOLATE

July 9 | Unregistered CommenterLoralynn
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