Monday, June 25, 2012

Key Lime Cream Cake

Key Lime Cream Cake

I made this Key Lime Cream Cake to go along with a fun handbag giveaway for today.

If you’ve followed the blog for a while you may remember this Red Velvet Clutch or this Buttercream Bag from a while ago. I know – handbags are kind of weird to show on a baking site, but not when the theme is cake and when the bag colors come in fun flavors like Key Lime Cream. Umm… yes please. The bags are from the Petunia Pickle Bottom line called … Cake. And I’ve been enamored with them for a while now. They are actually fashionably disguised diaper bags. But you can totally rock them without having to carry diapers around all day to justify wearing one. They are definitely too pretty for just one purpose.

I’ll show you in a minute. But first… a little Key Lime Cream Cake.

Key Lime Cream Cake

Decorated with swirls of whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs. Yum!

Key Lime Cream Cake

And four layers of key lime cake. Four uneven layers that I could have split better. But that’s okay. Still good.

Cake

Here’s the recipe or if you are more interested in the giveaway, just keep scrolling.

Key Lime Cream Cake
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
2/3 cup oil
2/3 cup key lime juice
3/4 cup sour cream

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 8-inch cake pans.
  • Sift flour, sugar, powder, soda and salt into mixer.
  • Add eggs, oil and lime juice. Beat until smooth.
  • Add sour cream and beat until smooth.
  • Pour in prepared pans and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool and frost.


Frosting

1 cup butter, softened
2 – 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
2 – 16 oz boxes confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup key lime juice (optional)
green food coloring (optional for color)

  • Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in vanilla. For really creamy frosting, mix in 1/4 cup of key lime juice. You can also leave it out or add more confectioners sugar to make it thicker. Add a small amount of green food color if you’d like the frosting tinted.

Whipped Cream
16 oz. heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Chill metal bowl and beaters in freezer for about 20 minutes. When ready to whip, add ingredients to the bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.

Divide cake into four layers and frost. Pipe top with whipped cream or add crushed graham crackers to the side of the cake if desired. Refrigerate.

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Key Lime Cream Cake Purse

Hey there! Want to know more about the giveaway. Well, here’s the bag in Key Lime Cream Cake. It’s made of cut velvet and comes with straps to carry several ways. Pretty handy. Oh and it has a separate little clutch, too. Check out this post on the red velvet bag I gave away a while back – it really shows off some of the details. The custom stamped name and zipper pulls are enough to make you swoon. And for more info on the bags from Petunia Pickle Bottom, click here.

Want one? Want to pick your own flavor?

Enter for a chance to win a $325 Petunia Pickle Bottom Society Satchel Cake Bag.

  • To enter, just leave a comment on the blog and tell me which one of the flavors below that you’d like to win. Easy enough.
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 7 pm ET. Sorry, TIME’S UP! Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Tuesday evening.

Disclosure stuff: Handbag is courtesy of Petunia Pickle Bottom and giveaway is sponsored by me because I like these bags.


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Good luck!

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Okay, we have a winner. Yay! And I thought for sure it would be someone that picked Black Forest Cake based on all of the responses.

winner

Congratulations Jamie! I hope you love your plum tart cake bag!

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Stephanie Belleque said...

Plum Tart!

June 25, 2012 01:18 AM
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Kele said...

Black forest! So cute

June 25, 2012 01:19 AM
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Laurie Tanner said...

Black Forest for sure! We used to have a bakery called Black Forest Bakery and Cafe. And it would go with everything!

June 25, 2012 01:19 AM
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Eliza said...

black forest! yum!

June 25, 2012 01:19 AM
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Jennifer said...

Plum Tart Cake alllllll the way!!!!!! YUM!!! ;)

June 25, 2012 01:19 AM
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Rebecca said...

They are all very cute. The Black Forest Cake is the one I like the best.

June 25, 2012 01:19 AM
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Jenny said...

It’s hard to decide, but I narrowed it down to two which are the black forest cake and the berry chiffon. But I prefer the berry chiffon more :)

June 25, 2012 01:20 AM
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Chelsea Campbell said...

Cake flavored bags are an easy substitution for gluten-free girls like myself. The berry chiffon looks delicious :)

June 25, 2012 01:20 AM
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Christina said...

I would like to win the plum tart cake bag! : )

June 25, 2012 01:20 AM
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ilene said...

plum tart!

June 25, 2012 01:21 AM
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Patsy said...

I don’t even like pink as a general rule but that Berry Chiffon is adorable!

June 25, 2012 01:21 AM
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Shannon Wiedener said...

Black Forest Cake! (And I’m totally going to make that cake of yours…looks amazing!)

June 25, 2012 01:21 AM
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Casey Holzmann said...

Omg I love them all, but Berry Chiffon Cake is my favorite!!

June 25, 2012 01:21 AM
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JoAnn Wu said...

I would choose the berry chiffon cake bag because pink is the best color ever!

June 25, 2012 01:21 AM
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Shauna Finlinson said...

Key Lime is my fav. color and flavor!

June 25, 2012 01:21 AM
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Kehle said...

I love the Black Forest Cake

June 25, 2012 01:22 AM
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Mary Beth Swenson said...

Ooh, I’ve been looking for a key lime cake recipe and this might just have to be the one I try. As for the bags, I think I’d have to go with the Black Forest Cake. I have fond memories of a Black Forest Tort that my mom made as a child. Thanks for having the contest!

June 25, 2012 01:22 AM
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B. Wright said...

They’re all gorgeous! I think the Black Forest one is my fave though.

June 25, 2012 01:22 AM
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Amanda S said...

I love them all, but I think my fave would be the Key Lime Cream Cake!

June 25, 2012 01:22 AM
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Heather said...

I love the Black Forest Cake! So cute!

June 25, 2012 01:23 AM
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Sherry said...

They all look fabulous, but key lime for sure.

June 25, 2012 01:23 AM
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Belle said...

Oh My!! Berry Chiffon is the cutest! Cantik!

June 25, 2012 01:23 AM
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Tara said...

Oooh…I’m a classic girl, so I’d go with the Black Forest cake. It’d go with everything!

June 25, 2012 01:23 AM
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Alison Lawson said...

Ooh, I love the black forest! What great bags!

June 25, 2012 01:23 AM
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Brandy said...

Key lime cream cake!

June 25, 2012 01:23 AM
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Amy said...

I’d love to win the Berry Chiffon Cake bag! The colors look great together!

June 25, 2012 01:24 AM
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Anthony Windham said...

berry chiffon cake

June 25, 2012 01:24 AM
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Christina K. said...

If I have to choose one I would say the Black forest!

June 25, 2012 01:24 AM
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Hayley said...

Ahhh! So cute! But I want the Berry Chiffon one :) cake inspired handbags–now that’s genius!

June 25, 2012 01:24 AM
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Viiriainen said...

I’m torn. Black forest would be so much more practical – but to honor the yummy-looking cake, I have to go with Key Lime Cream Cake. It’s more fun anyway ;)

June 25, 2012 01:24 AM
131
Taunalee CLark said...

Oooh! DEFINITELY Plum Tart Cake. Sooo cute!

June 25, 2012 01:24 AM
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Lauren K said...

yum! That cake sounds so so delicious. I’ve been really into key lime stuff recently. I definitely want to try this soon. Now to go find key limes!

My favorite bag is the Plum Tart Cake bag. Love the color schemes of these bags….very cute.

June 25, 2012 01:25 AM
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Ashley F said...

I love the Berry Chiffon Cake bag! They are all gorgeous. Can’t wait to make this cake. Just need to grab some key lime juice.

June 25, 2012 01:25 AM
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jani said...

No question – it’s Key Lime for me!

June 25, 2012 01:25 AM
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Mimi said...

I”m gonna step way out of my black & white comfort zone and say Plum Tart.

Thanks for the giveaway!

June 25, 2012 01:25 AM
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Red said...

I can’t decide between the key lime cream cake and the black forest cake. Both look so awesome. Well they all do really.

June 25, 2012 01:26 AM
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Lisa said...

Black Forrest – sounds yummy :)

June 25, 2012 01:26 AM
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Kirsten said...

They are all absolutely gorgeous, but the Black Forest Cake has my name written all over it!

June 25, 2012 01:26 AM
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Cynthia Davis said...

What a great giveaway! Black forest cake please!!

June 25, 2012 01:28 AM
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Victoria sekubomba said...

They’re all so lovely but I do like the berry chiffon!

June 25, 2012 01:28 AM
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Sangeera Dighe said...

Delicious!! i like the black forest cake!!!

June 25, 2012 01:29 AM
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Betsy said...

The cake you made looks delicious! My favorite bag is the Berry Chiffon. Super cute!

June 25, 2012 01:29 AM
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Emily said...

I think the uneven layers make the cake unique and beautiful — it looks very elegant.

I would LOVE to win the Black Forest Cake bag!! :)

June 25, 2012 01:30 AM
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Amna Harb said...

Yummmmmy :) iLike black frost cake

June 25, 2012 01:30 AM
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Sofhan said...

Sigh.All soooo pretty!But i’d go with Plum Tart.:)

June 25, 2012 01:30 AM
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Gloria said...

I love them all! But my favorite is the Berry Chiffon Cake!

June 25, 2012 01:30 AM
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Marisela said...

Your cake looks delicious and as always BEAUTIFUL! The bags are very nice and it’s hard to decide. I am between the Black Forest cake and the Berry Chiffon cake, but I think I would probably go for the Berry Chiffon cake because pink is my favorite color and I love the pi and gray combination. Thank you for being so generous!

June 25, 2012 01:30 AM
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Erica said...

Definitely the black forest cake

June 25, 2012 01:30 AM
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annick said...

I love this bags. I like the berry chiffon cake.

June 25, 2012 01:30 AM
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sonia dewolf said...

Love the key lime cream cake =) it looks soooooo summery and the cake looks absolutely delicious

June 25, 2012 01:30 AM
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Krystal Dhondt said...

Love the black forest! But then that’s my favorite cake. The key lime also looks divine and the cake looks fab too. Can’t wait to try this taste of summer.

June 25, 2012 01:30 AM
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Noerhayati Sutedjo said...

I love the plum tart cake!!!

June 25, 2012 01:31 AM
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Jessica Anderson said...

Oooo Black Forrest is beautiful but I love berry chiffon and plum tart too :)

June 25, 2012 01:31 AM
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Barbie Best Jones said...

I’m hoping the Key Lime Cream Cake purse is big enough to hide your delicious treat in! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

June 25, 2012 01:31 AM
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Fern said...

berry chiffon cake!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 25, 2012 01:31 AM
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Lori Devore said...

Ooohh, the plum tart cake!!!!

June 25, 2012 01:32 AM
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Gale said...

I cannot decide but would probably go with the Black Forest. Can we get a cake tutorial for that one too? :)

June 25, 2012 01:33 AM
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Sarah G. said...

This is why your blog is so great, cake AND bags. The black forest is my favorite, and no one would know I have diapers, wipes and hot wheels cars in there!

June 25, 2012 01:33 AM
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Eliza said...

MMMMMmmmm…they all look so delicious! If I had to choose one it would be the berry chiffon. We are expecting ourf first girl and I’m a sucker for anything pink.

June 25, 2012 01:33 AM
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Nicole S. said...

I just have to say your Key Lime Cream Cake looks amazing!! I’m sure it tastes amazing too! As for the bags, I’d have to say either the Berry Chiffon Cake or the Black Forest Cake. They are both super cute, I’d be perfectly happy with either one! :)

June 25, 2012 01:33 AM
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Claire said...

Berry Chiffon!

Can’t wait to make this cake!!!!

June 25, 2012 01:34 AM
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Heather said...

LOVE the Berry Chiffon cake. A touch of whimsy, but still able to go with a lot. Now I need to go see what I have in my kitchen for a cake…HA!

June 25, 2012 01:34 AM
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Amy said...

Berry Chiffon Cake is my favorite.

June 25, 2012 01:34 AM
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Maricel Llanes said...

My favorite is the Black Forest Cake.

June 25, 2012 01:36 AM
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Larkin said...

Key Lime Cream Cake! So Cute!

June 25, 2012 01:36 AM
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Ariadna said...

I just looove t™e berry c™iffon one (and my keyboard its broke) lovely post Bakerella ;)

June 25, 2012 01:36 AM
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Helen said...

Black forest for me! Yum!!

June 25, 2012 01:37 AM
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Danielle E. said...

Plum Tart!

June 25, 2012 01:37 AM
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Bekki said...

Berry Chiffon Cake!

June 25, 2012 01:37 AM
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PatK said...

I am going to be a new grandma soon and the baby’s colors are green and brown, so definitely the Key Lime!

June 25, 2012 01:37 AM
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Ashlee said...

Black forest cake!

June 25, 2012 01:38 AM
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Jakelyn Piccoli said...

Key Lime!!

June 25, 2012 01:38 AM
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dusty said...

I would love the berry chiffon! I am pregnant and would just die to have one of these fab bags either way :) thank you!

June 25, 2012 01:38 AM
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Jeanne Ostlund said...

The Black Forest Cake bag, definitely! One of my favorite flavors.

June 25, 2012 01:39 AM
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Niki D said...

I love your cake recipe! I will have to try it. I have made your Panda cupcakes a few times, to rave reviews!! These bags are all so cute! If choosing by flavor, it would be the Berry all the way. By practical color choice? The Black Forest would be my choice. Heck, I’d be happy with any of them.

June 25, 2012 01:40 AM
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Andrea Farias said...

Berry Chiffon Cake!!! =)

June 25, 2012 01:40 AM
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Abbie Rubin said...

I love black forest! I made a black forest cake for my grandpa’s birthday before he passed away earlier this year. It was his favorite! <3

June 25, 2012 01:40 AM
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Efrat shasha said...

Looks yammy…… I’ll make it 4 shabbat (saturday) . Thank you. I follow your post here in Israel…. By the way, I love the key lime…

June 25, 2012 01:40 AM
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Lindsey said...

I LOVE the Berry Chiffon! It is gorgeous!

June 25, 2012 01:40 AM
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Julianne said...

I’m in love with your Key Lime Cream Cake bag!!

June 25, 2012 01:41 AM
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Tiffany S said...

Black Forest Cake all the way!

June 25, 2012 01:41 AM
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Julie said...

i love key lime pies, and the key lime cake and bag both look divine!

June 25, 2012 01:41 AM
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michele said...

Plum tart is pretty! But any one of them would be great should i win :-) *crossing fingers*

June 25, 2012 01:41 AM
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Valerie said...

Plum Tart

June 25, 2012 01:42 AM
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Sharon Beslow said...

Love the Black Forrest Cake. :)

June 25, 2012 01:42 AM
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Anna said...

they look so soft. i just want to reach my hand through the monitor and touch it, haha. >.< hard choice but i think itd have to be the berry chiffon! i love pink and grey together.

June 25, 2012 01:43 AM
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Kelly S. said...

OH FUN!! I love Petunia bags!! The cake looks divine too..almost as divine as the black forest or key lime bag!! :)

June 25, 2012 01:43 AM
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Micah Marshall said...

YUMMM!!! Looks amazing!

The Black Forest Bag is my fave!!

June 25, 2012 01:43 AM
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Stephanie S said...

Plum Tart and Black Forest are the two that match my wardrobe (or what I call a wardrobe) the best. But how could you chose, they’re all so awesome!

June 25, 2012 01:44 AM
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Shar said...

Love, LOVE them all, but I need a little lime in my life right now. Love the Key Lime. Or them all.

June 25, 2012 01:44 AM
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jeanie said...

plum tart cake please.

June 25, 2012 01:44 AM
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Sara M said...

Back forest looks so elegant!!

June 25, 2012 01:44 AM
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Ichigo said...

Cute, I like the plum tart best!

June 25, 2012 01:45 AM
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michele said...

Plum tart is very pretty! But i would be happy with any one of them should i win :-) *crossing fingers*

June 25, 2012 01:45 AM
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Kristen Lopez said...

Berry chiffon! But they are all so beautiful!

June 25, 2012 01:45 AM
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Cait said...

I would pick Berry Chiffon for both the purse and a cake flavor

June 25, 2012 01:45 AM
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michele said...

Plum tart :-)

June 25, 2012 01:46 AM
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Rose K-J said...

I’d love the Berry Chiffon Cake one!

June 25, 2012 01:46 AM
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Jessica said...

The Black Forest Cake is gorgeous! And your key lime cream cake sounds delicious. I can’t wait to make it myself! ^^

June 25, 2012 01:48 AM
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Karina said...

Key Lime, just fresh!

June 25, 2012 01:48 AM
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