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Thursday
Apr092009

Cake Poll: Let Me Eat Cake!

Giveaway: Let Me Eat Cake!
Do you love cake?

Do you really love cake?
Do you love cake so much that whenever you're in the same room, you find yourself unable to resist its siren call?
Then certainly Leslie F. Miller's new book, Let Me Eat Cake, is for you. Now, let's get it straight--though the book has a few recipes, that's not what it's about--it's more about the culture of cake, its lure and the lore behind it, baked up full of personal anecdotes and cake stories galore. And--as we were surprised and delighted to discover--there's even a mention of CakeSpy.com!

I found myself in Leslie's book!
And you, dear friend, could be the winner of a signed copy of the book. Oh, you want this!
To put your name in the running, simply answer this question in the comments. You can be as literal or as figurative as you like, just be sure to leave your thoughts on this important subject:
What is the best thing about cake? 


The poll will be closed on Monday at 12 p.m. PST, and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter. If you're interested in purchasing the book, click here. Oh, and in case you were interested, the cupcake shown is a Chai Cardamom cupcake from Seattle's Trophy Cupcakes!

 

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Reader Comments (224)

Cake can fix any bad day!

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Sugar!

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterFunky Finds

All of the great/good/awesome moments of our lives are celebrated with cake. Which means each time we bite into a piece of cake, we are remembering all of the great cakes and experiences that we celebrated before.

Do I get points for being quasi-philosophical? =)

April 10 | Unregistered Commenterbigspoonbakery

The best thing about cake is....THE FROSTING! Ok, really I like the frosting a lot but the cake is really the star. I love the memories it invokes and the way the first bite tastes....awwww, sheer bliss!

Cake is usually for special events, so when there's a cake around, then you're probably having a good time. The best thing about cake is that it makes me happy!

I am a child at heart. I eat the cake first and then the last few bites of cake have a very high icing to cake ratio.

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

The best thing about cake is that it makes wherever it happens to be a little more festive and happy.

Oh gosh, the best thing about cake...is when you successfully make one yourself - from scratch. I've eaten so many boxed cakes and cakes from stores and cupcakes from bakeries, but when I made my own cake from scratch for the first time and it was delicious, I dubbed it the best cake I'd ever had. The fact that it was also for my dad's 60th birthday made it extra special.

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret H

The word just makes me happy! You always remember the most wonderful occasions by what cake you ate...or the leftovers you had the next morning! YUM@

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

The best thing about cake is being able to make it and enjoy it with your friends, laughing and making memories at the same time! :)

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

The best thing about cake is the mouthful of contrast. Spongey cake, creamy frosting, crunchy sprinkles... it's a party of textures before you even get to the flavors!

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterOwl Chick

The best part about cake is it reminds me of my mom! Growing up we always had the most extravagant cakes for our birthdays! She would go over the top. Cuz every 5 year old needs a 3 tier cake for their birthday! ;)

April 10 | Unregistered Commenterthefinch32

The moist, dense interior covered in a rich, yummy, sweet icing.

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterMemoria

Everything! The best part of cake is everything. The list of why cake is great is endless. I especially love cake if there is a cup in front of it!!!

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

The best part about cake is that everyone loves it. I don't know a single person who doesn't like cake. You know that people will be happy everywhere you take it!

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

The best thing about cake...it's delicious!

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

You can be creative and they taste delicious. Even if they don't come out just right, they're usually still good enough to eat. *s*

April 10 | Unregistered Commentercatpoz

The moistness.

CAKE - Creative Ability Known Everywhere.

Cake is a creative outlet. It's a delectable treat. It's an element that connects people no matter their religion, geography or social status. That is the best thing about cake.

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterTera Randall

The best thing about cake is being able to try so much variety...so many shapes, sizes, colors, flavors!...and still being able to come back to a favorite that evokes memories of childhood and grandma and summer. This applies as much to making cake as it does to eating cake!

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterMS

The best thing about cake... I'm afraid it's the frosting. Cake isn't really all that great on its own, but adding a frosting that's a great match is beyond yummy.

(It's also pretty amazing mashed up with ice cream... have you ever had cake batter ice cream? Oh my!)

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterRecipeGirl

The best thing about cake is that there's a kind for every occasion.

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April 10 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Best thing about cake? The combination of textures - silky smooth icing with the toothsome feel of the cake and the hopefully delicious flavours too!

April 10 | Unregistered Commenterjen

Cake makes me happy with its taste, looks and sweetness. That's the best thing!

The best thing about cake is that you can get any size serving you want, day or night! Unlike a cupcake, it's not pre-sized - you can have a ginormous slice at bedtime or a tiny little sliver for breakfast.
And like Bill Cosby says "What's wrong with cake for breakfast? Flour? Good! Eggs? Good!"

April 10 | Unregistered CommenterTara
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