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Thursday
Nov112010

Sweet Giveaway: Win an Original Framed CakeSpy Watercolor!

Today, for no particular reason other than the fact that it might sweeten your day, CakeSpy is offering a giveaway.

Totally sweet: you could win a framed and matted original watercolor by CakeSpy! It pictures a sweet scene of treats flying a kite on what looks like a carefree and sugar-filled day (of course, if you can't wait to see if you won, feel free to shop online here).

Want a piece of that sweetness? To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post to satisfy the spy's curiosity:

What is the last dessert, sweet, or baked good that really knocked your socks off?

A buttery croissant? A decadent chocolate torte? Or perhaps a homespun apple pie? I want to hear all about it. Of course recipes are welcome too! 

This giveaway is open to entrants everywhere (US and abroad). The giveaway will close for entries on Thursday, November 18, at 12pm PST, and a winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

Reader Comments (182)

I made brown-butter pumpkin cupcakes and they were STUPID good.
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterNell
I made your candy corn kaleidoscope cookies for a Halloween party, and they were so amazingly buttery and delicious that I had to make another batch just for myself!
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterDelia
On my visit to seattle I went to Cupcake Royale. I must say the Pumpkin Cupcake on a Chilly day was pretty darn perfect! <3
November 12 | Unregistered Commenterellen loyd
It was a about a year ago, but I had the most delicious bourbon blackberry bread pudding at Crackers and Co. I had never had bread pudding before, and it was devine.
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterRyan
Pumpkin cheesecake - hands down the best cheesecake I have ever had. AMAZING!
November 12 | Unregistered Commenterbostongal81
I got some gourmet marshmallows from Whole Foods (sorry don't know the brand). They were vanilla bean flavored and oh so yummy! It was on vacation, wish I had a Whole foods near me.
November 12 | Unregistered Commentersarah
A "peanut butter cup" dessert at a new restaurant here in Phoenix. It was served in a mini mason jar and was basically a layer of chocolate ganache, peanut butter pudding, and a second layer of ganache served with brown sugar cookies for dipping. OMG it was good!
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterJanelle
The birthday cake that I made for my friend last weekend: yellow cake with sour cream chocolate frosting from smitten kitchen. Mmmm, it was delicious.
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterHannah
I'm not a big fan of gingerbread, but I know people who do. I made that gingerbread cake recipe into a loaf and gave it to my mom and dad. My mom distributed slices of it to her co-workers, but kept some for herself and dad. Everyone was loving its moist texture and Christmas-y aroma. Nothing says Christmas like the smell of gingerbread!
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterJenni
I had the salted caramel sundae at the general greene in brooklyn: salted caramel ice cream on top of a tiny caramel cake with whipped cream, caramel sauce and pretzels...it changed my life!
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
Pumpkin cheesecake my fiancé baked.
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterLorenzo jr
A cheese roll from Porto's. Gets me every time!
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterSara pea ham
wow, thank you for such a great giveaway!

the last dessert that really knocked my socks off was a piece of ginger pear pie drizzled with honey and served ala mode. it was hands down the best fruit pie i've had in years.
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie R.
The last dessert that blew me away were pumpkin spice cake pops, which I made for a Halloween party. They were awesome!!
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterKelli
I made a pound cake with milk chocolate/almond buttercream... I make my cake in three layers and then slather (if that is a word) the icing between the layers and on the outside.. Will almost bring tears to your eyes.
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterLisa McGriff
i just had the best shortbread cookies from the bakery down the road!
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterHannah P.
I made some amazing brownies for my son's birthday a few weeks ago - yum!
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterTracie
I made the Nanaimo Bars that I found through your website, but as I usually do I experimented a bit for the sake of making the recipe easier (and perhaps tastier). I did the base and topping just like the recipe called for, but the filling I made my way - chocolate fudge pudding (instant) made with 2 cups of heavy whipping cream. The Nanaimo Bars turned out AMAZINGLY good and I'll be making them again this weekend for some guests coming for lunch.

Nummy Nanaimos!!!!
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
Vikings (-1) over BEARS
Let's look at a sampling of things that were anonymously said about Brad Childress this week. I made up only three of them.

"We know that Childress doesn't have our backs, so why should we have his?"

"He has absolutely no people skills."

"I'm not the player who crapped on the hood of his car. But I know who did."

"We're playing for us, and we're winning despite him."

"Do I always get along with my coach, quarterback coach, offensive coordinator? No. Do I always agree with the plays that are called? No."

"Sometimes I think about framing him for a murder. Then I think it would be more fun just to kill him."

"As much as I hate Childress, I will keep playing."

"Instead of dumping Gatorade on Childress if we beat Chicago on Sunday, I want to lock him in a porta-john and tip him over. Actually, I want to do that anyway."

(So why pick the Vikings? Because this putrid Bears team can't possibly go 6-3. It's just too ludicrous. And also, doesn't it seem like the Vikings are feeding off their negativity toward Childress? It's like that one buddy who dates the girl everyone hates; she inadvertently brings everyone else closer together. What better way for an incompetent coach to get a rise out of a talented team than by turning everyone against him? Wasn't that Bud Kilmer's playbook?)
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
A peanutbutter bar that had the creamiest, smoothest peanutbutter center, a wonderful dark chocolate ganache top and a crumbly short bread crust. Yum!
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie
red velvet cheesecake at cheesecake factory
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterRena
A perfectly crafted pumpkin custard with a homemade vanilla bean ice cream. Perfect for November, this dessert knocked my socks off!
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterCassandra
My dad is a cake master.... he's a mathematician and makes "Perfect Cakes". For my birthday he made my favorite... carrot cake. It was SO good! Thanks Dad! :)
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy
I just had some "hot chocolate" chip cookies a few weeks ago. Milk, semi-sweet, and white chocolate chips with cocoa mix in the cookies. They are a chocolate lover's dream. :)
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterCassandra G.
My husby and I went out to dinner at a local restaurant and for dessert they had a few options but what really stood out to me was fresh strawberry cake with coconut pecan cream cheese frosting. I swear, it was the best cake i've ever tasted!
November 12 | Unregistered CommenterNicole W
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