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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Anonymous said...

Berry Chiffron! It is a beautiful color!

June 25, 2012 02:45 AM
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Kim said...

I like them all but I would have to pick the black forest bag. :)

June 25, 2012 02:46 AM
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Merlita Cabalse said...

WOW!!! Such a very good inspiration for a cake, Plum tart cake look divine :)

June 25, 2012 02:46 AM
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Emily C. said...

Berry Chiffon Cake for sure!! And if I win, I’ll have to make a matching cake.

June 25, 2012 02:46 AM
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Ciara Beltran said...

I am a sucker for all bags pink! I think I would pick plum tart bag! Super cute!

June 25, 2012 02:47 AM
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Kandie said...

I love all things gray! (I even named my little boy Gray!) So berry chiffon for me!

June 25, 2012 02:48 AM
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Hailey said...

I love the Berry Chiffon bag!

June 25, 2012 02:48 AM
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Anonymous said...

Key Lime Cream Cake! Love green!

June 25, 2012 02:49 AM
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Emma said...

As good as your Key Lime Cream Cake looks I would go for the Plum Tart bag. LOVE those colours. Thanks alot

June 25, 2012 02:50 AM
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Lorelei Salva said...

Love the Key Lime Cream Cake!

June 25, 2012 02:51 AM
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Christie said...

I love that Black Forest cake the most, and I think the Plum Tart is super dreamy too!

June 25, 2012 02:51 AM
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Amy L said...

I love the colors on the Berry Chiffon!

June 25, 2012 02:51 AM
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Katy Potaty said...

The Berry Chiffon cake looks amazing!

June 25, 2012 02:51 AM
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TheBiggestBakerellaFan said...

Berry chiffon or plum tart cake. Cake looks delicious, as usual. I think I’ll make the cake on the weekend!

June 25, 2012 02:52 AM
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Tera farnsworth said...

The black forest looks awesome!

June 25, 2012 02:52 AM
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Jessica Guerard said...

I love, love, love the Plum Tart Cake!!! I don’t have babies in diapers anymore but I would sooo carry this anyway!! With a 4 and 6 year old I forever need a big bag because I end up carrying their toys.. ;)

June 25, 2012 02:53 AM
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Sue Welsh said...

I love these! I would pick the Black Forest Cake Bag! Love it!

June 25, 2012 02:54 AM
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Caitlin b said...

I would have to go with the plum tart. Such pretty colors.

June 25, 2012 02:54 AM
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Julie said...

My favorite is the Berry Chiffon Cake…I love the pink and grey together! And I think I’m going to have to get together with my mom to make the Key Lime Cream Cake, since almost no one else in my family enjoys sweet citrusy things. Thanks for another great recipe!!!

June 25, 2012 02:55 AM
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Steph said...

I would love the Plum Tart Cake Bag! :) The others are really pretty too!

June 25, 2012 02:55 AM
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Anonymous said...

All of them! Bakerella, you do all of the coolest stuff!

June 25, 2012 02:56 AM
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Ande said...

The Black Forest Bag is darling!

June 25, 2012 02:58 AM
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Jackie said...

I like every single one!

June 25, 2012 02:58 AM
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Thilwen said...

Oooh, the Plum Tart Cake would go perfectly with my wardrobe :-)

June 25, 2012 03:00 AM
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Julie R said...

Definitely the Plum Tart!

June 25, 2012 03:00 AM
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Deb said...

Key Lime! I love the name, flavour, colour and bag!

June 25, 2012 03:01 AM
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Myra F. said...

Id love the black forest bag! Delicious!

June 25, 2012 03:01 AM
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Linn said...

definitely black forest cake. Love your blog!

June 25, 2012 03:01 AM
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Breelyn said...

Who doesn’t want a bag that screams Cake?!? Love the Black Forest but Plum Tart is a close second.

June 25, 2012 03:03 AM
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Sharon S said...

Black Forest cake..

June 25, 2012 03:03 AM
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Meli said...

Berry Chiffon, pink with grey is so beautiful!

June 25, 2012 03:04 AM
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Nikki Kingzett said...

Black Forest Cake please! Georgeous AND yummy!

June 25, 2012 03:05 AM
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Lauralee said...

Definetly the Key Lime Cake! These Satchels are to die for! Thanks for the yummy recipe too!

June 25, 2012 03:05 AM
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Elizabeth said...

plum tart looks gorgeous!

June 25, 2012 03:09 AM
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Letty Coria said...

Plum Tart or Black Forest!!!

June 25, 2012 03:10 AM
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Tiffanie said...

I would totally sport the Key Lime Bag.
This cake looks amazing. What a nice refreshing twist on a cake. I will try it soon. Since I have found your site my friends have all of a sudden been coming around a lot more often.

June 25, 2012 03:10 AM
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laura said...

Black Forest, though I can’t wait to make the key lime cake.

June 25, 2012 03:10 AM
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Missy said...

Love the Key Lime Bag!

June 25, 2012 03:10 AM
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Dena G said...

Yummy!! Black forest cake bag is to die for!!

June 25, 2012 03:11 AM
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Skulda said...

I really like Key Lime Cream Cake!

June 25, 2012 03:11 AM
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Marissa Cazares said...

I really like the Berry Chiffon Cake! :)

June 25, 2012 03:11 AM
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Jane Teggart said...

Oh oh oh I’d have to say the key lime would be my favourite xx

June 25, 2012 03:12 AM
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pawdua said...

I d have to go with key lime cream cake, such a pretty green.

June 25, 2012 03:12 AM
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Mynda said...

Aloha Angie!

Whoa … it’s tough to choose but I think the Key Lime is my favorite! And the cake looks delish!

Mynda

June 25, 2012 03:12 AM
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tuma said...

I would like to taste the Berry Chiffon Cake. looks Yummy.

June 25, 2012 03:12 AM
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OhCakeyGoodness said...

The cake looks delish! So do the bags; Black Forrest is my favorite.

June 25, 2012 03:13 AM
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Jennifer Kim said...

Ooh~ The cake and bags all look delish~ Berry Chiffon Cake please~ ;)

June 25, 2012 03:13 AM
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LauraV said...

Black Forest Cake!!! Yes!!!!!

June 25, 2012 03:14 AM
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Leah said...

Berry Chiffon. I’m a tomboy at heart, but when I do cakes, cookies and confections – I go all girly! =D

June 25, 2012 03:14 AM
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becky said...

I love you Bakerella. My mom and I enjoyed your interview with Joy on We’re About to be Friends. My 2 faves are Black Forest and Key Lime.

June 25, 2012 03:14 AM
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Nazra said...

Cake looks mouth-watering amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing! I love the berry chiffon bag! So pretty!

June 25, 2012 03:16 AM
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Stephanie Drews said...

My favourite is certainly the Berry Chiffon Cake! I love the colours and started harvesting berries already :-)

June 25, 2012 03:16 AM
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Lisa said...

I love the Plum Tart!

June 25, 2012 03:16 AM
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Sahar said...

I quite like that Berry Chiffon Cake bag.

June 25, 2012 03:16 AM
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Patricia said...

Love the Berry Chiffon Cake, looks devine :)

June 25, 2012 03:19 AM
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karenb said...

Yummy, Key Lime cake!!! My husband would love this!!
I love the Berry Chiffon and Black Forest Cake.

June 25, 2012 03:19 AM
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Bekah said...

Ooo, they are so cute! I’m having a hard time deciding. Maybe Black Forest? Maybe Plum Tart? The Berry Chiffon is pretty cute too!! Decisions, decisions… :-)

June 25, 2012 03:19 AM
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jodi said...

I love the colors of the PLUM TART Cake. What cute bags…

June 25, 2012 03:20 AM
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Jessica E. said...

Omg I’m LOVING the Black Forest Cake!!!<3

June 25, 2012 03:21 AM
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alisha r. said...

Plum Tart Cake, i love the color.

June 25, 2012 03:21 AM
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C. Riphagen said...

Berry Chiffon! Gorgeous!!

June 25, 2012 03:21 AM
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Mariah said...

Ooh they are all so pretty, both the plum tart and the Black forest are gorgeous. But I would have to pick the plum tart one!

June 25, 2012 03:22 AM
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Anonymous said...

Berry Chiffon looks good! I’d be happy with any of those colors. :P

June 25, 2012 03:23 AM
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Angie SD said...

Berry Chiffon!! It looks too yummy to be a bag!

June 25, 2012 03:24 AM
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Julie said...

Love the Key Lime Cream Cake bag!! And making the cake tomorrow! Wish me luck!

June 25, 2012 03:24 AM
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Jeraldine said...

All of them are cute! I like Berry Chiffon the best!

June 25, 2012 03:24 AM
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jeanm said...

Key Lime Cream Cake, hands down.

June 25, 2012 03:24 AM
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Redd H from Salted Spoon said...

These bags look great! The cake looks better though :-)

I like the Key Lime Cream Cake and the Black Forest Cake the best for sure! So hard to choose!

June 25, 2012 03:24 AM
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Susan S. said...

Oh my! They all look delicious! If I must pick, Key Lime is probably still my favorite.

June 25, 2012 03:25 AM
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Bekah said...

Ooo, they are all soo cute!! I’m having a hard time deciding. Maybe the Black Forest? Maybe the Plum Tart? The Berry Chiffon is pretty cute too!!! Decisions, decisions…. :)

June 25, 2012 03:27 AM
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Elizabeth Heroux said...

They are all fabulous but the Key Lime is to die for!!!!

June 25, 2012 03:27 AM
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Shibolet said...

Looks divine!
my favourite is the Plum Tart Cake. Yummmm.

June 25, 2012 03:28 AM
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Jennifer said...

I think berry chiffon or black Forrest are awesome! I would be lucky to have either!!!

June 25, 2012 03:28 AM
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Tanya Edlington (@divacultura) said...

Oh Berry Chiffon cake looks (and sounds) divine.

June 25, 2012 03:29 AM
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Alanna said...

these are super cute!!
Black Forest Cake (:

June 25, 2012 03:29 AM
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Vasellia said...

I would love to win the Berry Chiffon Cake, only because it is berry berry beautiful! <3

June 25, 2012 03:30 AM
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Alice said...

They all look so pretty but my favorite is the berry chiffon.

June 25, 2012 03:31 AM
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Linsey Beeson said...

I love the black forest cake bag. soo cute! i havent heard of these bags before but they are soo cute! I love the key lime cake too.. it looks sooo pretty! I’ll have to try to make it soon! How did you get the top of the cake so sharp around the edges? its not rounded at all?
thanks! :D

June 25, 2012 03:32 AM
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Naemi said...

I would love love love to win the Key Lime Cream Cake! :)
They all are so beautiful, but the green bag wins my heart.

Wish you a great week!
Naemi

June 25, 2012 03:34 AM
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Sary said...

Love love love the plum tart cake!!!!

June 25, 2012 03:34 AM
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Rose K said...

Black Forest Cake is my favorite!

June 25, 2012 03:34 AM
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Then Lie Chin said...

Hi there,

Wow, luv your new key lime cake recipe, will try it out one of tis days and definitely i would lov the key lime cream cake to match it…hahaha..

June 25, 2012 03:35 AM
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Christina C. said...

I like the Berry Chiffon Cake! :)

June 25, 2012 03:35 AM
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fatimah said...

Love the black forest!!!

June 25, 2012 03:35 AM
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Not Just A Mommy! said...

Oh the Berry Chiffon is divine! I love the color combo!

June 25, 2012 03:36 AM
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Lorena said...

I loved all the bags. My favorite is the Berry Chiffon Cake.

June 25, 2012 03:37 AM
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MaryB said...

What a hard decision to make! I think I would pick the one that matches the delicious looking cake you made. Key Lime Cake is my choice. And I plan to make the cake next week!

June 25, 2012 03:37 AM
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Alanna Freese said...

these are so cute!!
Black Forest Cake is my favorite (:

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June 25, 2012 03:38 AM
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Katie N said...

The black forest is amazing!

June 25, 2012 03:38 AM
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Crystal M. said...

I would love the Black Forest Cake! I think all of them are beautiful but that one is my favorite of them all. :)

June 25, 2012 03:38 AM
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Samantha said...

Definitely the black forest cake :) It goes with everything and is adorable!

June 25, 2012 03:39 AM
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Yetter said...

The key lime cream !
I don’t have a ‘yellow’ bag in
My bag collection yet ! Ohw I hope so I will win:D actually I liked the red little one so much ! But dissapointly it is already given away :(

Bakerella I love your way of creativity ! I hope you will have a new creation on you blogg soon :D

June 25, 2012 03:40 AM
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Renay said...

loving the Black Forest Cake :)

June 25, 2012 03:41 AM
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Heather said...

LOVE the berry one also just love PPB! And this key lime cake looks so fresh, love your posts Bakerella keep em comin! ;)

June 25, 2012 03:41 AM
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Lo Karina Haryanto said...

Well, you have such a creative and unique blog! So inspiring! And for the bag, I love the Key Lime Cream Cake. It’s lovely and unique!

June 25, 2012 03:41 AM
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graindesoie said...

i just know plum tart is for me!
what gorgeous bags!

June 25, 2012 03:42 AM
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Elaine said...

Although all of the bags look cute, I’d have to say my favorite is the Black Forest Cake : )

June 25, 2012 03:43 AM
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Dawn Anderson said...

Black Forest Cake!

June 25, 2012 03:43 AM
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Kathy Frazier said...

Oh my goodness!! These are all so yummy of flavors… But i think my favorite is the black forest cake! And thank you Bakerella!!! I do so enjoy your blog! It is one of my mostest favoritest!!! Lol!

June 25, 2012 03:43 AM
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Liza Traut said...

ooooh plum tart that’s just yum

June 25, 2012 03:44 AM
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