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Monday
Dec072009

Cake Poll: Sweets In Movies, and a Sweet Giveaway!

Sweet Giveaway
Are you ready for some Christmas magic? Heck yes! With that in mind, how 'bout another giveaway?

This time, it's a totally sweet prize pack brought to you by the movie It's Complicated, featuring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, which was directed by Nancy Meyers and will be in theatres on December 25. Why this movie? Well, because as you know I am fascinated with dessert in movies, and this one features the inimitable Meryl as a baker!

Here's what you can win:

Prize 1: “Uncomplicate Your Holidays with a Visa Cash Card!” -- one winner will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card, and an It’s Complicated tote bag filled with an apron, t-shirt, blanket and the official soundtrack!

Prize 2: Five additional *daily* winners will receive an It’s Complicated Tote Bag filled with an Apron & T-shirt!

These sound like some sweet prizes for movie enthusiasts!

How do you enter?

It's easy: just leave a comment below saying what your favorite food-in-movie scene is! And since I'm feeling generous, feel free to post your favorite sweet or savory food moment in movies!

The giveaway will run for two weeks! In the meantime, check out the trailer below--you can also find out more about the movie on the official website or on Facebook!

Reader Comments (274)

I am mildly obsessed with the film Simply Irresistible with Sarah Michelle Gellar. It is just so magical! The entire movie is about food, and all of the scenes are delicious and romantic, but my favorite is towards the end. Sarah Michelle Gellar's character is a baker/chef and cooks an elaborate multi course for hundreds of people. Every emotion she feels while cooking goes into her food, and then makes the people that eat it feel the same. In the scene, you see all of the people feel romantic, sad, happy, etc. It's wonderful!

December 7 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

i loved watching the mouse in Ratatouille cook from the chefs hat...too cute

December 7 | Unregistered Commenterlittle bird

I love the movie Ratatouille! Everything in that movie looks so delicious!

angelilee91@gmail dot com

December 7 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Julie and Julia. Any scene really, but particularly the lobster scene. Too funny and I adore lobster!!
As far as sweet or savor moment, any time Meryl Streep talks about butter in this movie!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterJayneAllyn

Ah, there are so many!
I'd venture to say my favorite is from Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone when they're on the train and you get your first peak at magical desserts. Chocolate frogs anyone? (:

teaspoons@live.com ~

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine

My favorite is Alice in Wonderland when Alice eats the mushroom! Classic :) imoliviaworkman@hotmail.com

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the scene in super troopers where they chug the bottles of maple syrup thrills me every time. "i am all that is man!"

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

I love PIE!
The movie waitress had some yummy looking pies, and they were so stylishly named!

I love the scene in Pretty Woman where Julia Roberts is eating seafood for the first time, and one flies through the air. Then she says "slippery little sucker" when she is dressed like a princess.

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterCupcake Dreamer

I just re-watched Napoleon Dynamite a couple days ago, so I gotta go with the scene where Uncle Rico throws a steak at Napoleon and knocks his glasses off!

December 8 | Unregistered Commenterwing

serendipity's frozen hot chocolate. i've never had it, but i drool to taste it one day!!! love that movie. thanks for the chance!
aimee c.

December 8 | Unregistered Commentera

Well, it's not a movie that has food as a main role but I love it in "Bride Wars" how they do the wedding cake tasting and then Emma(Anne Hathaway) sends Liv all these treats, (like stuff from places like the International Butter Club to a cookie bouquet) so she can't fit into her wedding dress. V. funny. I have it on DVD!

d O_o b _He's thinking about cookies while watching that movie trailer!
xx

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterTegan

Hands down my favorite movie food scene is in "Christmas Story" where the Parker family is introduced to "Chinese turkey." Hilarious!!!!~~~XXOO, Beth

Stranger Than Fiction when Will Farrell's character gives Maggie Gyllenhaal's character a box of flours. It was kind of the sweetest thing I've ever seen.

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

I just watched Ratatouille over Thanksgiving and loved it!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterJ

The scene in when harry met sally in Katz's Deli

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

hi cake spy!
what a wonderful & generous giveaway!
i loved waitress & her thought process for all her pies!!! thanks!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Most hilarious food-in-a-movie scene is from "Raising Arizona" when the two convicts are eating "cereal flakes" at H.I. & Ed's house. Thanks!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterElena

I don't remember the movie for the life of me... But I remember there was a scene in this movie where the girl, who is a baker, was seeing two guys and she was at the richer guy's house making chocolate souffles and they didn't poof up and that's when she realized she liked the other guy more. I think it was in Because I Said So w/ Mandy Moore? I loved that scene b/c I thought it was so funny that it took her making miserable souffles to realize she wasn't happy. I kinda get the same way (even though I'm not seeing two guys!)

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterNikiTheo

I was thinking of this scene just last night as I was making (vegan) meatballs & spaghetti. In Bandits, they have dinner with the family of the first bank manager they kidnap. The wife had made spaghetti and meatballs and Terry (one of the bandits) disects the flavor profile of the sauce while the wife tries in vain not to burst into tears. Favorite line (and look): "See, I cook a little." And he manages to guess her secret ingredient: saffron. <3!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn E.

Wow, so many good food scenes! Mine might be at the beginning of "Pulp Fiction" w/ Samuel L. and the Big Kahuna Burger. ;)

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterJacqueline

I think my favorite scene is from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Imagine eating whatever you can see! Plates, flowers, grass...!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterSassy

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory...almost every scene, but especially where Gunter falls in the chocolate river. HEAVEN!

December 8 | Unregistered Commenteralimac33

From Heartburn...when Meryl Streep makes Jack Nicholson a simple pasta with garlic, olive oil and parmigiana and they eat it from a big bowl in bed (tee hee)). familymonaghan@gmail.com

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterRita

Basically the whole of "Stranger than Fiction" but especially when he brings her "flours." Swoon!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie

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