Monday, November 16, 2009

Betty Rocker

That’s not a typo. That’s just what you get when you mix Betty with a beat.

Several weeks ago, I went on a tour of the Betty Crocker test kitchens and I snapped photos of the Betty portraits throughout the years. There have been eight paintings commissioned to date. But did you know Betty Crocker wasn’t a real person? Well, at least not one person. Instead, she was a composite of several of the company’s Home Service Department members meant to represent a motherly image. (I got that from the tour.) Over the years portraits have been commissioned to update her look with the times.

Personally, I think they should go retro. One of the older ones is definitely my favorite.

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to make a quiz out of the portraits. So, let’s see how good you guys are at guessing.

Below are eight Betty Crocker portraits. Place them in the correct order from oldest to newest. If you list them correctly, you’ll be entered to win………………………………

betty_quiz

to win ………………

the new………………

iPod nano … in rocking red of course. Betty likes red. (I’m gonna keep thinking she was real… things are just better that way.)

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P.S. … it also shoots video, so I picked up the bigger 16GB hard drive. (You’re welcome.)

Enter to Win

Just enter your answers in this format:
For number 1, enter the letter of the portrait that you think is the oldest painting. List them in order ending with the letter of the portrait you think is the newest for number 8. You can copy and paste the numbers below with your comment and then just fill in the corresponding letters from the above Betty portaits. Who’s game?

oldest
1 =
2 =
3 =
4 =
5 =
6 =
7 =
8 =
newest

Deadline to enter is Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm ET. One winner (with the correct answers) will be chosen at random and announced on this post sometime Tuesday evening.

Good Luck!

Time’s Up! We have a winner.

betty1

Man, you guys are good guessers. Really good. Too good. This was way easy for most of you.

Maybe I should have asked for dates of the portraits, or even the artists that painted them. Naaaahh, that would be too mean. Besides, announcing a winner went much quicker this way since I didn’t have to shuffle through a bunch of wrong entries. So thank you all for being so smart.

The answers go like this…

1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E

And here they are in photo order.

betty_answers

And, now for the winner.

Congratulations goes to Sandy T for being lucky number 2473 and being smart enough to have picked them in the right order. One little red iPod nano is coming right at you.

Betty2

301
Janice said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =C
4 =H
5 =G
6 =D
7 =F
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:35 AM
302
MommaBlogger said...

oldest
1 =b
2 =c
3 =a
4 =h
5 =g
6 =d
7 =f
8 =e
newest

November 16, 2009 01:35 AM
303
Sheena said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:35 AM
304
Kathy H said...

oldest
1 = B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:36 AM
305
Becky said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:37 AM
306
Arlene D said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:37 AM
307
Andrea said...

oldest
1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E
Newest

November 16, 2009 01:37 AM
308
Alyssa said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:38 AM
309
SaraC said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E

My favorite is A. She looks like a Betty and she looks like she makes good cakes. :P

November 16, 2009 01:39 AM
310
Jessica Walter said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:39 AM
311
sandy said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:39 AM
312
Jennifer said...

oldest
1 = b
2 = a
3 = c
4 = g
5 = h
6 = d
7 = f
8 = e
newest

November 16, 2009 01:40 AM
313
Jess B. said...

Something about G reminds me of how my grandmother looked when she was younger. Sans glasses though!

Thank you for this opportunity~

1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E

November 16, 2009 01:40 AM
314
Rochelle Rodriguez said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:41 AM
315
Lori Falce said...

1 – B
2 – A
3 – H
4 – F
5 – C
6 – G
7 – D
8 – E

So cool. I remember some of those from my mom’s and grandma’s old cookbooks.

November 16, 2009 01:42 AM
316
Katie said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

My favorite is F!

Thanks!

November 16, 2009 01:42 AM
317
caroline said...

oldest
1. b
2. a
3. h
4. f
5. c
6. g
7. d
8. e
newest

November 16, 2009 01:43 AM
318
Lyza said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:44 AM
319
Eric said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E

November 16, 2009 01:44 AM
320
Sana said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

Thank you for the giveaway Bakerella! You’re the sweetest:)

November 16, 2009 01:45 AM
321
Kathleen Reichle said...

1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E

November 16, 2009 01:46 AM
322
Leslie said...

oops…didn’t follow instructions!!!

oldest
1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E
youngest

November 16, 2009 01:46 AM
323
Rosette said...

1=B
2=A
3=C
4=G
5=H
6=D
7=E
8=F

<3 you bakerella!

November 16, 2009 01:46 AM
324
Prissy said...

1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E

November 16, 2009 01:47 AM
325
Jenn said...

oldest
1 =b
2 =a
3 =c
4 =g
5 =h
6 =f
7 =d
8 =e
newest

November 16, 2009 01:47 AM
326
Brenda said...

1 = B
2 =A
3 =H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E

November 16, 2009 01:47 AM
327
TaraG said...

oldest
1 =b
2 =a
3 =h
4 =f
5 =c
6 =g
7 =d
8 =e
newest

November 16, 2009 01:48 AM
328
Jen said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:50 AM
329
Darene said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E

November 16, 2009 01:50 AM
330
Nisha Eck said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

I agree, the vintage Betty is far more stylin’ than the current one!

November 16, 2009 01:50 AM
331
bruinbr said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = C
3 = G
4 = A
5 = H
6 = F
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:50 AM
332
Diana said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =C
4 =G
5 =H
6 =F
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:51 AM
333
Derek said...

Old
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
New

November 16, 2009 01:51 AM
334
Shannon said...

B
A
H
C
G
F
E

November 16, 2009 01:53 AM
335
Sheila said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =C
5 =F
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:53 AM
336
alyssa said...

1: b
2: a
3: h
4: f
5: c
6: g
7: d
8: e

November 16, 2009 01:54 AM
337
Amanda said...

1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E

November 16, 2009 01:54 AM
338
Karen Miller said...

oldest
1=b
2=a
3=h
4=f
5=c
6=g
7=d
8=e
And my favorite is H!! Very Jackie O looking!

November 16, 2009 01:57 AM
339
Crista Johnson said...

!. B
2. A
3. H
4.F
5.C
6. G
7. D
8. E

November 16, 2009 01:58 AM
340
Daniel said...

B
A
H
F
C
G
D
E

November 16, 2009 01:58 AM
341
Aurora said...

1=B
2=A
3=C
4=H
5=G
6=F
7=D
8=E

November 16, 2009 01:58 AM
342
Aimee said...

Oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
Newest

November 16, 2009 01:58 AM
343
Ylva said...

1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E

I really like the H-picture. Her hairstyle looks so cool.

November 16, 2009 01:59 AM
344
Cecilia Mike Widyawati said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 01:59 AM
345
Lisa Roussel said...

Oldest
1.B
2.A
3.H
4.F
5.C
6.G
7.D
8.E
Newest

November 16, 2009 01:59 AM
346
Stacy said...

The 1st Betty looks too angry to be a baking goddess!

1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E

November 16, 2009 02:00 AM
347
Lauralee said...

Oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
Newest

My favorite is “H.”

November 16, 2009 02:02 AM
348
Heather D. said...

1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E

What a neat contest!

November 16, 2009 02:02 AM
349
Ria said...

oldest
1 =H
2 =F
3 =D
4 =E
5 =C
6 =G
7 =B
8 =A
newest

November 16, 2009 02:02 AM
350
Alyssa Ashdown said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = C
3 = A
4 = G
5 = H
6 = D
7 = F
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:02 AM
351
gillian said...

oldest
1 : b
2 : a
3 : h
4 : f
5 : c
6 : g
7 : d
8 : e
newest

i love H

:)

November 16, 2009 02:02 AM
352
Barbaranne said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

Love using Betty Crocker!

November 16, 2009 02:03 AM
353
Thomas said...

oldest
1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:03 AM
354
linda said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:03 AM
355
Desiree Whittaker said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:04 AM
356
Jenny said...

How fun!

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:04 AM
357
Sharen said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:05 AM
358
Tummywise said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:05 AM
359
Renee said...

OLDEST
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
NEWEST

November 16, 2009 02:05 AM
360
Sally said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:05 AM
361
Shana said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:07 AM
362
Eve said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

I like H hehe

November 16, 2009 02:08 AM
363
Emily S. said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = G
4 = C
5 = H
6 = D
7 = F
8 = E
newest

My favorite looks are A and H, but A is certainly the image that fits my idea of Betty (can I call her Betty, or is it Mrs. Crocker?)

November 16, 2009 02:09 AM
364
Valerie said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =G
4 =C
5 =H
6 =D
7 =F
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:10 AM
365
Megan S said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:10 AM
366
Lady Dorothy said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:11 AM
367
Nabeela said...

oldest
1 =C
2 =B
3 =A
4 =G
5 =D
6 =F
7 =H
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:11 AM
368
Angie said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

Thanks for the chance! Love your blog!

November 16, 2009 02:12 AM
369
Sophia said...

I pick…

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

My favorite is D!

November 16, 2009 02:12 AM
370
Eunice said...

oldest
1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:13 AM
371
Maryam ALAwadhi said...

that was 2 easy !!!! i wish if i could win… i have never had an iPod….

just so u know i find D the most attractive… how about u?

oldest
1 = B 1936
2 = A 1955
3 = H 1965
4 = F 1969
5 = C 1972
6 = G 1980
7 = D 1986
8 = E 1996
newest

November 16, 2009 02:13 AM
372
Kim Bre said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 =G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

A is my favorite, she looks the most motherly :)

November 16, 2009 02:14 AM
373
Karin said...

*sigh*

I wrote a long answer but it seems to be gone, I’ll try again…

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

Have a nice day, Karin
http://www.bagerskan.se

November 16, 2009 02:14 AM
374
Stine said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:14 AM
375
Char said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E

November 16, 2009 02:15 AM
376
Sue said...

1B
2A
3G
4H
5C
6D
7F
8E

November 16, 2009 02:15 AM
377
Michelle said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:15 AM
378
Karin said...

Third try…

*sigh*

I wrote a long answer but it seems to be gone, I’ll try again…

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

Have a nice day, Karin

November 16, 2009 02:15 AM
379
Jennifer said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:16 AM
380
DIane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}} said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:18 AM
381
CK said...

Oldest
1= B
2= A
3= C
4= D
5= F
6= H
7= G
8= E
Newest

November 16, 2009 02:19 AM
382
Janet Watt said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:20 AM
383
Peta said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

My favorite is A
B looks nasty lol

November 16, 2009 02:20 AM
384
Peggy S said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:20 AM
385
Ani said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = G
4 = H
5 = C
6 = D
7 = F
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:21 AM
386
Eileen said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:22 AM
387
Amanda Jane said...

1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E

November 16, 2009 02:22 AM
388
Kitten said...

1 = b
2 = a
3 = h
4 = f
5 = c
6 = g
7 = d
8 = e

November 16, 2009 02:22 AM
389
Dawn G. said...

1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E

November 16, 2009 02:24 AM
390
Kay said...

oldest
1 =b
2 =a
3 =h
4 =f
5 =c
6 =g
7 =d
8 =e
newest

November 16, 2009 02:24 AM
391
Virginia said...

1=B
2=A
3=C
4=H
5=G
6=F
7=D
8=E

November 16, 2009 02:24 AM
392
yani said...

oldest
1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:25 AM
393
Brittany said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E

November 16, 2009 02:25 AM
394
Ashley gault said...

oldest
1=B
2=A
3=H
4=F
5=C
6=G
7=D
8=E
newest
newest

November 16, 2009 02:28 AM
395
Angela said...

what a cute idea! thanks for posting this opportunity :)

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:28 AM
396
Liz said...

Hairstyles and lapels. They give everything away!

1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E

But I think I like G or H the most. The lady in G and H look like the kind of lady that I would want to swap recipes with. E looks more like the type of lady that I’d ask for financial advice… :)

November 16, 2009 02:29 AM
397
Misty said...

I’m gonna guess
1 B
2 A
3 C
4 H
5 F
6 G
7D
8E

another cool fact… a few years ago they ran a contest using “average” women in America to make a composite Betty. My “second mom” was chosen in high school. :)
I don’t know if you need us to put our emails or not, but MistyHCunningham (at) gmail (dot) com

Thank you so much1

November 16, 2009 02:29 AM
398
Patty said...

oldest
1 = B
2 = A
3 = H
4 = F
5 = C
6 = G
7 = D
8 = E
newest

November 16, 2009 02:29 AM
399
Eryn said...

1=B
2=C
3=A
4=H
5=G
6=D
7=F
8=E

November 16, 2009 02:30 AM
400
Lorri said...

oldest
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E
newest

Favorite? H. Love the pearls & I am quite sure she is holding a casserole in her lap :)

November 16, 2009 02:33 AM
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