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.)

IMG_8927
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

5701
Fran said...

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

November 17, 2009 07:35 PM
5702
Heather said...

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

this was fun

November 17, 2009 07:38 PM
5703
brianna.. said...

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

November 17, 2009 07:40 PM
5704
Chris Arrington said...

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

November 17, 2009 07:44 PM
5705
mandy said...

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

November 17, 2009 07:46 PM
5706
Chasity said...

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

November 17, 2009 07:47 PM
5707
Adri said...

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

November 17, 2009 07:47 PM
5708
Chris Arrington said...

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

Love BC even if she is not real

November 17, 2009 07:48 PM
5709
sarah r said...

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

November 17, 2009 07:52 PM
5710
Kris Dingfedler said...

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

November 17, 2009 07:53 PM
5711
Stacey S said...

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

November 17, 2009 07:54 PM
5712
Crystal Fowlks said...

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

November 17, 2009 07:55 PM
5713
Trishie L said...

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

November 17, 2009 07:56 PM
5714
Jessica Yee said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:04 PM
5715
Diana Arrington said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:05 PM
5716
Lesa said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:06 PM
5717
Paroma said...

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

hope i’m not too late! those last two were just a shot in the dark. :/

November 17, 2009 08:08 PM
5718
Emily said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:10 PM
5719
Caroline E. said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:12 PM
5720
Allyson said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:18 PM
5721
Naxielly D said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:19 PM
5722
Ashleigh said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:24 PM
5723
Emma Henderson said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:29 PM
5724
Katie said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:29 PM
5725
Cherie said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:36 PM
5726
Rachel said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:38 PM
5727
Stephanie said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:40 PM
5728
Bran said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:42 PM
5729
Paul Koenig said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:48 PM
5730
Genevieve said...

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

November 17, 2009 08:49 PM
5731
Rachel said...

Hi Bakerella,

I put in my address (correctly too!) but when I clicked on it to make sure everything was working, it brought me to some other site. So here it is again…

jesusholdsmyjoy.blogspot.com

Thanks,
Rachel

I commented maybe two or three back.

November 17, 2009 09:07 PM
5732
kayla j. said...

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

November 17, 2009 09:14 PM
5733
Christine said...

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

November 17, 2009 09:18 PM
5734
Stephanie Felker said...

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

November 17, 2009 09:23 PM
5735
Becky said...

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

November 17, 2009 09:28 PM
5736
brittany. said...

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

November 17, 2009 09:44 PM
5737
Erica said...

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

November 17, 2009 09:47 PM
5738
Linda Fraser said...

I know I am past the deadline, but still wanted to place my guess before the results were posted
1 =B
2 =A
3 =H
4 =F
5 =C
6 =G
7 =D
8 =E

November 17, 2009 09:51 PM
5739
Nicole Manwaring said...

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

November 17, 2009 09:53 PM
5740
Maria said...

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

November 17, 2009 09:56 PM
5741
Susan said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:00 PM
5742
Jennifer H. said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:02 PM
5743
Kristal said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:08 PM
5744
Stephanie said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:10 PM
5745
Hannah said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:12 PM
5746
Ashley said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:12 PM
5747
Jennifer said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:14 PM
5748
Jamie Linn said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:17 PM
5749
Victoria S. said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:27 PM
5750
Brittny said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:31 PM
5751
Betty said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:34 PM
5752
Bethann Caporaletti said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:38 PM
5753
Kair said...

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

I saw your picture in my Better Homes & Garden tonight!! SO EXCITING!! :)

November 17, 2009 10:40 PM
5754
Kristen K. said...

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

November 17, 2009 10:43 PM
5755
Rachel said...

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

November 17, 2009 11:00 PM
5756
Morgan said...

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

November 17, 2009 11:16 PM
5757
Megan said...

Yeah to the winner! what a fun contest!

November 17, 2009 11:49 PM
5758
ina nicole said...

boo i never win.. but i sure love to visit your blog. it’s so awesome :)
check out my little store in progress..
inanicolesd.etsy.com
hope you like it :)

November 17, 2009 11:51 PM
5759
Vicki said...

Hmm…I wonder if anyone used this website to aide themselves… :)

http://chnm.gmu.edu/features/sidelights/crocker.html

November 18, 2009 11:09 AM
5760
Owen said...

Congratus to the winner, and thanks for a fun contest. (Still amazed that picture 4 (F) is older than picture 6 (G)!)
Excellent blog.

November 18, 2009 05:03 PM
5761
Faye said...

Congrats to the winner!!! :D WELL PLAYED EVERYONE. :)

November 18, 2009 10:44 PM
5762
Mo said...

Congratulations Sandy!!

November 19, 2009 11:17 AM
5763
Jay said...

Congrats to the winner.

I went to the General Mills website for the answer. Googled Betty Crocker portraits of course. ;o)

November 19, 2009 12:24 PM
5764
the Provident Woman said...

Bummer, I would have gotten that right too

November 19, 2009 02:32 PM
5765
Gail said...

What a great site! I learned about you in the December issue of Better Homes and Gardens…and I’m so happy I did. I look forward to seeing more of what you create and write about. Happy Thursday! Gail

November 19, 2009 02:37 PM
5766
Anisa said...

I like H best :)

November 20, 2009 07:39 PM
5767
MAYBELLINE said...

I rock! I got them right BEFORE I peeked at the answer.

November 22, 2009 12:26 AM
5768
SB said...

Wow! I love your site!!
2 questions: Which photo editing program do you use? Also, are your backgrounds real or inserted by your program? (forgive the non techie language, I have very limited technical language..)

November 22, 2009 04:30 PM
5769
bakerella said...

SB- I use Photoshop and colored papers for backgrounds

November 25, 2009 06:24 PM
5770
Tina Roux said...

I would love this stocking for christmas! I love to bake, and this book looks so fun. The cookie cutters are adorable.

December 9, 2009 11:46 AM
5771
Meredith said...

I made this pumpkin pie with the cream cheese layer for our Thanksgiving dinner. The leftovers went over really big at work and I have added it to my recipe book for future use. Thank you!

December 9, 2009 04:18 PM
5772
Kathleen B. said...

How funny! I dressed up at Betty Crocker for Halloween this year and did the same research to see what she has looked like through the years. Although I didn’t have the motherly yet sophisticated haircut I did have a rockin’ cute apron and flour on my face :)

January 14, 2010 02:11 PM
5773
jasmin said...

may i just say how amazing you are!? FANTASTIC ideas :)

March 3, 2010 02:57 AM
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