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.


CakePurses

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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Lauren Shelton said...

Black forest is very cute. Perfect carryall for my twin 3 month old girls and 20 month old boy! Yes, my hands are quite full!

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

Lovely! I think The Berry Chiffon wins out ever so slightly over the others.

June 25, 2012 01:48 AM
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Judy Kowis said...

Love the totes, especially the Berry Chiffon. It is so retro, like my grandmother woud carry this bag. I love the old look. my granddaugher loves the old movies and old entertainers…all the old clothes and shoes. Thanks for the opportunity!

June 25, 2012 01:48 AM
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Julie Hebert said...

Berry Chiffon Cake bag, please! And the real life Key Lime Cream Cake is going to be a must try! Thank you!

June 25, 2012 01:49 AM
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michele said...

Plum tart is pretty! But either would be great should i win :-) *crossing fingers*

June 25, 2012 01:49 AM
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Amy said...

Will definitely have to try the Key Lime Cake! Looks absolutely yummy in the tummy! The Cake Bags are so cute…I love the Plum Tart colors!

June 25, 2012 01:50 AM
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pjmesser said...

OH!! I have always wanted one of these bags!!!!!

I would definitely want the key lime!
and that cake!!
~amazing~

June 25, 2012 01:50 AM
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Lisa Riddle said...

Your cake looks amazingly tasty! And so do the bags! I think I would pick the beautiful berry chiffon one! Adorable!

June 25, 2012 01:50 AM
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Delphine said...

I love them! But the Key Lime Cream Cake is my all time favourite!

June 25, 2012 01:50 AM
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LCDR K said...

Red Velvet reminds me of all the celebrations with my staff at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii.

June 25, 2012 01:51 AM
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Marianne Ogg said...

OHLALA! Love those! And I’m in need of a new purse… the handles on mine are coming apart. I definitely use purse to threads! I love the Black Forrest Cake! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
Marianne Ogg

June 25, 2012 01:51 AM
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Vivian Nguyen said...

I’d love to have the Black Forest Cake! An amazing cake and also a very amazing looking purse =]

June 25, 2012 01:51 AM
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Francine Scott said...

Berry chiffon cake,I’ve always loved those color combos together &I think I’ll have another piece of cake. Thank you

June 25, 2012 01:53 AM
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Leah S said...

Black forest! But they all look delicious!

June 25, 2012 01:53 AM
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Sally said...

The Berry Chiffon bag looks fabulous!

June 25, 2012 01:53 AM
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Allison K said...

The black first cake looks wonderful!

June 25, 2012 01:53 AM
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Serene said...

All of them! If I had to pick, I’d pick the Key Lime one!

June 25, 2012 01:53 AM
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Ilissa said...

Oh my God that cake looked amazing! I would love the Berry Chiffon Cake Bag, it’s so adorable!!!!

June 25, 2012 01:54 AM
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Shosh said...

Key Lime! Those bags – and the cake – are beautiful!

June 25, 2012 01:54 AM
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Rebecca said...

The Black Forest is really cute!

June 25, 2012 01:54 AM
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Jen said...

I like the Black Forest Cake

June 25, 2012 01:55 AM
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Cathy said...

Key Lime–Yummy, whether it is a cake, a pie, a squeezed key lime, or a handbag. Yep, the Key Lime Cream Cake handbag is my choice.

June 25, 2012 01:56 AM
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Laura said...

they are all gorgeous but i love the berry chiffon cake

June 25, 2012 01:56 AM
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Kathryn Boyle said...

I’m torn between the blk forest and the key lime. Hmmm….. choices, choices! Like them both

June 25, 2012 01:57 AM
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Shirlee said...

So yummy! I think I’m partial to the Key Lime Cream Cake.

June 25, 2012 01:57 AM
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Claudia said...

I LOVE these!!! My favorite is the Key Lime Cream Cake

June 25, 2012 01:57 AM
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Pamela Tolle said...

Gotta take the Plum Tart Cake… My FAV !!!

June 25, 2012 01:57 AM
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Alecia McKenzie said...

Love! The black forest.

June 25, 2012 01:58 AM
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Amelia said...

It’s SO hard to pick, but I think Berry Chiffon Cake! Oh my gosh, though, your cake looks amazing! I wish it weren’t so tough getting key limes here :(

June 25, 2012 01:59 AM
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Connie said...

Black Forest Cake!!!

June 25, 2012 01:59 AM
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Tanya said...

Definitely Key Lime Cream Cake! So pretty!

June 25, 2012 02:00 AM
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Sara said...

Black Forest!!

June 25, 2012 02:01 AM
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Alanna said...

these are super cute!!
Black Forest Cake! (:

June 25, 2012 02:03 AM
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Nicola said...

They are all so beautiful, But my favourite is the Black Forest Cake. Thanks

June 25, 2012 02:03 AM
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Allison Rosdahl said...

I love the black forest cake bag!

June 25, 2012 02:04 AM
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Elizabeth Blake said...

I am a Plum tart girl, with a nice cup of coffee sitting on the backyard and chatting with some good friends. Perfect image!

June 25, 2012 02:05 AM
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Leslie said...

Berry Chiffon cake! So cute!

June 25, 2012 02:05 AM
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Heather said...

I really like the black forest cake bag. They’re all so fun, though! :)

June 25, 2012 02:06 AM
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Lorrayne Watson said...

I just love your cake pops.. Made a few from ur book… The apples were a big hit…. I Love those bags…. My favorite would have to be the black forest

June 25, 2012 02:06 AM
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Arielle said...

Your key lime cake looks positively wonderful! As far as purses, go, I’m digging the Plum Tart! Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

June 25, 2012 02:07 AM
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Andrea said...

Plum Tart Cake! :)

June 25, 2012 02:08 AM
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Pearl said...

Definitely the Plum Tart. Once you’re going for a design like that, why stick with black?

June 25, 2012 02:09 AM
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Emily said...

Plum tart

June 25, 2012 02:09 AM
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Alina said...

Berry Chiffon Cake <3

June 25, 2012 02:09 AM
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Ashlee said...

Berrry Chiffon… Yes please!!!

June 25, 2012 02:10 AM
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arnevet said...

Oooh… Black Forest Cake! Just gorgeous!

June 25, 2012 02:10 AM
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Caity said...

Ahhh! I am obsessed with the black Forrest cake bag! It is beautiful! Not to mention I am a college student and I would look quite stylish with this with my books! ;)

June 25, 2012 02:11 AM
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Faye said...

I love the Berry Chiffon Cake! Or the Black Forest Cake! They’re all gorgeous

June 25, 2012 02:11 AM
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Laura in Vancouver Canada said...

Black Forest Cake…so cute!

June 25, 2012 02:12 AM
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Rose said...

they are all pretty but I especially love the Black forest- both the cake and the bag!

June 25, 2012 02:12 AM
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Leslie Kahlenberg said...

Ooooh….YUM! Black Forest

June 25, 2012 02:13 AM
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Brandi said...

I LOVE the black fores cake!

June 25, 2012 02:14 AM
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Heidi Leanne said...

This recipe looks amazing! I cannot wait until I have a kitchen again so I can cook this.

I love the Black Forest Cake – but they’re all beautiful!

June 25, 2012 02:15 AM
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christy :) said...

oooooh, plum tart :D

June 25, 2012 02:16 AM
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Leann said...

Black Forest Cake – I love purses

June 25, 2012 02:16 AM
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Constantina said...

Plum Tart Cake is my FLAVORITE cake!

June 25, 2012 02:18 AM
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Bruinbr said...

Black Forest please! Yum!

June 25, 2012 02:18 AM
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Becky ABC said...

Berry Chiffon Cake, if I had to choose one of them….how do you pick your favorite, they are all beautiful!

June 25, 2012 02:19 AM
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Viry said...

Definately Berry Chiffon!!

June 25, 2012 02:19 AM
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Tiffini said...

I love the plum tart color!! :))

June 25, 2012 02:20 AM
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My said...

I would love to have a Key lime cream cake hand bag hanging over one of my shoulders – Green simply is my favorite color!

June 25, 2012 02:20 AM
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Terri said...

They’re all yummy but the Key Lime Creme Cake is my favorite!!

June 25, 2012 02:21 AM
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Helen said...

Black forest cake, most def..:]

June 25, 2012 02:22 AM
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Suel Park said...

Could I have a bite of each?? But if I had to choose…black forest!

June 25, 2012 02:23 AM
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Leticia Euston said...

Plum Tart is just amazing and I’ve been on the hunt for a new handbag in those colours, just divine!! Your website is amazing too!!

June 25, 2012 02:24 AM
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Diana Wu said...

My favorite is Plum Tart Cake!

June 25, 2012 02:24 AM
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Lucy said...

I would love the black forest cake. Eating some right now! Yum.

June 25, 2012 02:25 AM
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Amanda Lines said...

oh my gosh the berry chiffon cake is my absolute fav and i have been swooning over this bag for forever it seems like! these bags are AMAZING and i would die to have one! pick me! :]

June 25, 2012 02:26 AM
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Dale Gray said...

The Berry Chiffon Cake looks great!

June 25, 2012 02:26 AM
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Monica said...

I’m torn between the Berry Chiffion and the Black Forest cake. BUT I am going to go with the Black Forest Cake because it can be used for a baby boy too. And it will match with more things.

June 25, 2012 02:26 AM
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Lea said...

Amazing cake! I think the Black Forest Cake looks great!

June 25, 2012 02:26 AM
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Titia W. said...

Key Lime!bI love green because I have red hair, but they are all awesome and I love all of them!

June 25, 2012 02:26 AM
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Diane F. said...

Berry Chiffon!

June 25, 2012 02:27 AM
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Nicole said...

That cake looks wonderful! My favorite purse is the Black Forest!

June 25, 2012 02:28 AM
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Erin S said...

I love the Berry Chiffon.

June 25, 2012 02:29 AM
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Brenda said...

The Berry Chiffon is my fav!

June 25, 2012 02:29 AM
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Suzanne said...

I like the key lime one!

June 25, 2012 02:30 AM
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Laurisse said...

Black Forest Cake all the way :).

June 25, 2012 02:31 AM
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Cheryl Upshaw said...

Loving the Berry Chiffon! So pretty. :)

June 25, 2012 02:31 AM
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Angie said...

Oh, goodness – I love them all! But, my favorite is KEY LIME!!!

June 25, 2012 02:31 AM
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Cheryl Upshaw said...

Loving the Berry Chiffon! So pretty. :) Crossing my fingers!

June 25, 2012 02:32 AM
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L. Walsh said...

Any of them!

June 25, 2012 02:32 AM
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Mirtha said...

Berry Chiffon will have to be the one! gorgeous. All of them are gorgeous but pink is my color! and thank you for the cake recipe. It sounds doable and the cake looks so yummy.

June 25, 2012 02:33 AM
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L.B.C.W. said...

Plum Tart is such a pretty colour!

June 25, 2012 02:34 AM
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Lia Keller said...

Serious mouth watering over the recipe and the matching bag! Key lime is fantastic!

June 25, 2012 02:34 AM
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Erla Run Heimisdottir said...

OMG yummi cake and those bags are gorgeous!! Expecting a baby in October and a Black Forest Cake bag could sure come in handy :)
have a great day

June 25, 2012 02:34 AM
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CC said...

Berry Chiffron is so pretty!

June 25, 2012 02:36 AM
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Cake Pops and Cupcakes said...

Key lime!!!!!!!!!!!!! The greens are so cool together!

June 25, 2012 02:39 AM
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kitchen essence said...

love that key lime cream cake you made, I would like the recipe!

June 25, 2012 02:39 AM
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Margaret said...

Black Forest for me, please! And I am going to make the Key Lime Cake, but make the recipe into cupcakes instead. Thanks for sharing!

June 25, 2012 02:40 AM
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Brittney said...

I love the Black Forest one! And I would actually fill it with diapers as I have a six month old. :)

June 25, 2012 02:40 AM
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steffue said...

I love the Key lime cream Cake!!

June 25, 2012 02:40 AM
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Julie said...

The plum tart cake is so cute!

June 25, 2012 02:41 AM
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Britttney said...

I like the Black Forest Cake back- so classy!

June 25, 2012 02:41 AM
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T.W. said...

Black Forest! I love these bags!

June 25, 2012 02:42 AM
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Erica said...

All four of them have beautiful patters, and colors. I would go with the Black Forest Cake Handbag

June 25, 2012 02:42 AM
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T.W. said...

Any of them! They are so cute!

June 25, 2012 02:43 AM
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Sharon said...

The Key Lime Cream is pretty rad. I have a thing for green.

June 25, 2012 02:44 AM
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Cassi Brooks said...

I am going to try this cake! I love The diaper bags. I pick the black forest one.

-Cassi-mom of 5 crazy kiddos.

June 25, 2012 02:44 AM
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Shannon said...

I want them all! Plum Tart looks yumo though!!

June 25, 2012 02:45 AM
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