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Oct112009

Bake it Pretty: A Super Sweet Giveaway!

Bake it Pretty Giveaway
Probably you already know about Bake it Pretty, the cutest online source for baking decorations, packaging supplies, and other notions. And if you don't already know it, you will love it. But whether this shop is a new discovery or an old friend, one thing will hold true: you want what they are selling. One of everything, please.

And now, you can get a great head start with this super-sweet giveaway: a $50 gift certificate to BakeitPretty.com!

You probably don't need to be told that this is an awesome giveaway.

To put yourself in the running, simply leave a comment below with your answer to the following question:

Which part of making a cake (or any baked good) is the most fun: baking or decorating?

The cake poll is open all week--but be sure to enter before 12 p.m. PST on Friday, October 16! In the meantime, please feel free to click over to bakeitpretty.com to choose what you'd buy with the prize--you might want to check out their blog as well! 


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UPDATE: The Cake Poll is closed! Congratulations to the winner, Olivia from Ann Arbor, MI!

 

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Reader Comments (559)

Baking is actually my favorite part. I love mixing ingredients and tasting along the way!

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

I love the decorating. And I am lucky enough to be apprenticing a great cake decorator, so hopefully I will love it even more as I get better. I love when something is practically to pretty to eat and then when you do it is fantastic and you are so happy you took a bite.
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October 8 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

tough call, but I'd have to say baking - licking the spatula :)

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Rose

Baking, purely for licking the bowl. Mmm, raw batter, it's the best!

Also, I was shopping in Bluebottle and was so excited to see your cute stuff!

October 8 | Unregistered Commenteremilyadi

Baking, definitely - such a zen experience for me.

October 8 | Unregistered Commenterherbstsonne

the baking definetly has a meditation quality for me but the decorating is fun and flexible ...guess if I had to say one, decorating

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterMechelle Johnson

I love to decorate - so satisfying to see the end result.

October 8 | Unregistered Commenterginahhh

The baking is definitely my favorite part. Until it's time to decorate, and then it seems that it becomes my favorite. I guess I just love it all.

Very cute liners and boxes at BakeitPretty.com. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterDani

Baking and decorating have held different places in my heart at different times in my life. As a kid, I loved baking even though I wasn't very good at it, thus I took immense joy in decorating.

Now, as I'm able to hone my baking skills, I find more joy in that. Yesterday, I had the satisfaction of not even looking how long I had the cupcakes in the oven as I could tell by touch if they were ready - how satisfying! It feels so good when you have baked a perfect cupcake, or cookie, for instance. And the process, while labour intensive, of sifting ingredients, etc. involves a lot of love and precision that will hopefully turn out to be a perfect piece.

Decorating is fun too and it's true, visuals are important. But for me, there is nothing more fantastic or fun than baking when you have the technical aspect down and have a wonderful flavor with the finest ingredients.

October 8 | Unregistered Commentercricketc

Oooh, definitely the baking for me! I am terrible at decorating! :-D

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Decorating for sure. I really like squishy frosting.

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterJO

Definitely decorating. The baking is fine, but I usually just end up crossing my fingers in hope nothing goes terribly wrong.

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterHarriet

Most definitely the baking. I find it meditative and relaxing, while the decorating usually stresses me out. I like to call my desserts "rustic" to get out of the decorating :)

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterAmy I.

I love them both but I usually prefer to bake. It's so relaxing.

Katie xox

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterKatiecakes

Baking - - while all the expectations are still so high!

This question is too hard. Let me log in twice and answer: BOTH.

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterjustJENN

Baking 'cause it smells so good!

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterPearl

I love the process of mixing by hand (I don't have a Kitchenaid mixer, but that's usually ok!) and watching raw ingredients bake into something warm, rich and pretty all at once. I take pride in presentation as well as taste, and I <3 Bake It Pretty!

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterMWT

Decorating!!

October 8 | Unregistered Commentermini-starbuck

The baking aspect is always relaxing and a great time for thinking (just me and the ingredients), but the fun part of making a cake is the decorating! It's the reward for getting everything else done! :)

October 8 | Unregistered CommenterJill

It's such a hard call! I feel like baking activates the logical, procedural part of your brain, and that decorating is good for the creative part. I think that's why the combination of baking and decorating is so appealing. It's exercise for every part of your brain!

October 8 | Unregistered Commenterjeweloree

It is a toughie! Mixing to baking is super-meditative and relaxing. But since decoration leads to presentation, which leads happy faces...Well I have to say decoration. The feeling of completing something and sharing that with others. Fun!

October 9 | Unregistered CommenterBiting Cloud

Definitely the decorating! So many fun tools and toys, and so much room for improvisation and fun...

October 9 | Unregistered CommenterRosa

until i get better at the decorating...it's the baking

October 9 | Unregistered CommenterM.Greenseth

decorating for sure! I'm not the best baker cause I can't seem to follow a recipe exactly! lol

October 9 | Unregistered CommenterAlisha
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