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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Lindsay said...

I like the berry chiffon one!!

June 26, 2012 01:57 PM
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L.I. said...

The Key Lime Pie one is so pretty I like it best!!

June 26, 2012 01:58 PM
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Amanda said...

Black forest or berry chiffon! Love all those beautiful colors!

June 26, 2012 01:58 PM
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V.I said...

My favorite is the Plum Tart!!! I really hope I win!!

June 26, 2012 01:59 PM
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Anne said...

The Black Forest is beautiful

June 26, 2012 01:59 PM
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Kelly g said...

Black Forest Cake!!

June 26, 2012 02:00 PM
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Vin said...

I think my favorite is the berry chiffon!!! So beautiful!! Pick me!!!

June 26, 2012 02:00 PM
4508
Susan said...

Plum Tart or Black forest cake – just too cute!!!

June 26, 2012 02:01 PM
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Vin&Lin said...

I like the Black Forest one!!

June 26, 2012 02:01 PM
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Erica Jeon said...

I love the key lime pie!
I’m a huge fan of you bakerella!!

June 26, 2012 02:01 PM
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Krystal Ward said...

I love me some chocolate! Black Forrest Cake :) But they are all so, so cute!!!

June 26, 2012 02:02 PM
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Krystal Ward said...

Black forrest cake!!

June 26, 2012 02:03 PM
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Ms. Hawkins said...

I Loveeee the plum tart!!!!!

June 26, 2012 02:03 PM
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Jennie Posada said...

OMG so beautiful!!!! I would love to get my hands on the black forrest bag! So adorable! & your cake is going in my must try folder. Thanks!

June 26, 2012 02:04 PM
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Shonique said...

Each one looks very tasty….I must say I would have to devour the key lime, uh no, the black forest. It’s so hard to choose…

June 26, 2012 02:04 PM
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Will said...

My wife would love the key lime, its in my…I mean her favorite color

June 26, 2012 02:04 PM
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Amanda said...

Black Forest cake and handbag. Yum!

June 26, 2012 02:05 PM
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Beth said...

My favorite bag is the Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 02:06 PM
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Lindsey said...

I’m liking the berry chiffon!

June 26, 2012 02:08 PM
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Michelle O said...

I’d love the Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 02:10 PM
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Haley Beardemphl said...

I love PPB! Beautiful bags! My favorite is the Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 02:10 PM
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Meg Conner said...

Oh I would love the plum tart cake bag! Soooo cute!

June 26, 2012 02:10 PM
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Amy Glick said...

So hard to choose! But if I must, Plum Tart Please :)

June 26, 2012 02:10 PM
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yari said...

The Black forest cake…

June 26, 2012 02:10 PM
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Alyssa said...

I think it just might be Key Lime Cream Cake bag and the cake looks like it would be yummy to eat.

June 26, 2012 02:11 PM
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Jen M. said...

I NEED the Plum Tart Cake!! So Pretty :)

June 26, 2012 02:11 PM
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Lynette Ferreira said...

I’d love the Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 02:11 PM
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Aryseli said...

Love the…. Black forest cake

June 26, 2012 02:12 PM
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Suzanne said...

Black Forest Cake! Beautiful!

June 26, 2012 02:12 PM
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Ms. I said...

I love the Key Lime!! It’s different and beautiful!!!

June 26, 2012 02:12 PM
4531
Rosemary said...

I would like to win the Berry Chiffon!

June 26, 2012 02:14 PM
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Courtney @ CardioQueen said...

I would love to sport that super cute Key Lime Cream Cake bag this summer and fall and winter! So cute!

June 26, 2012 02:15 PM
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Maggie said...

Ooooh, the Berry Chiffon bag is GORGEOUS! As is your key lime cream cake – YUM.

June 26, 2012 02:15 PM
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Mary said...

Plum Tart

June 26, 2012 02:15 PM
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Tracey said...

I think I’d carry the plum tart and like to eat the key lime! ;D

June 26, 2012 02:15 PM
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Linds H. said...

My favorite is Plum Tart!! I have to have it!! But I’d be happy having ANY of those bags! Key Lime included! I’d soo rock it!!! :) I hope I win!! :D

June 26, 2012 02:15 PM
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Jaelani said...

black forest cake…. Mmmmm so pretty!

June 26, 2012 02:15 PM
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Kathy said...

Black Forest Cake for sure!

June 26, 2012 02:16 PM
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Lindsey Tootle said...

I love the photograph of the Key Lime Cake! It makes me want to run to the kitchen a whip one up! I love the Petunia Pickle Bottom Key Lime Cream Cake bag!

June 26, 2012 02:16 PM
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Lindsay H. said...

I would love the Key Lime bag! You can use it for Summer AND for Winter!! Plus its sooo beautiful!!!

June 26, 2012 02:17 PM
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Dhanya said...

I love your blog – you have so many great ideas! As far the as the bag goes, I really love the plum tart cake with the key lime cream cake as a close second!

June 26, 2012 02:17 PM
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Anastacia L. said...

All are cute! I love the Plum Tart!

June 26, 2012 02:18 PM
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Pam said...

Key Lime cream cake for me!!

June 26, 2012 02:18 PM
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Sylvia said...

Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 02:18 PM
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Christina said...

I think my hubby would melt into a puddle if I made this cake for him. He loves Key Lime.
Berry Chiffon Cake

June 26, 2012 02:19 PM
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Debbi said...

They are all beautiful. I can’t decide between the Black Forest and the Key Lime Cream.

June 26, 2012 02:21 PM
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jmk said...

Plum Tart for me – they are all gorgeous!

June 26, 2012 02:22 PM
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Erika Day said...

I LOVE the Key Lime Cream Cake bag! 1) because I love key lime pie and 2) because I love the color green and all things made in lovely shades of it!

June 26, 2012 02:23 PM
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Alice said...

Gorgeous bags!
My favorite is the plum tart cake. But any color will do. Thanks.

June 26, 2012 02:27 PM
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Leah W. said...

Black Forest!

June 26, 2012 02:27 PM
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Lyndi Miller said...

Love these bags, love me some Berry Chiffon!

June 26, 2012 02:28 PM
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Thi L. said...

Key Lime please!!!

June 26, 2012 02:29 PM
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Teresa Lemming said...

I would love the berry chiffon bag. Im getting a bichon shih tzu puppy I would love to carry her in this

June 26, 2012 02:31 PM
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Margie said...

First time to darling website. I adore the plum tart handbag.

June 26, 2012 02:31 PM
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Jen G said...

Love the cake. Love the bags! I like berry chiffon or black forest….but all would look good with me and all my twins baby gear!

June 26, 2012 02:31 PM
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CHRISTA said...

Black Forest

June 26, 2012 02:32 PM
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Karina W said...

Love them all!!! I love the classic look of the Black Forrest but since I have two little girls the Berry Chiffon and Plum Tart would be perfect too! It’s just like trying to decide on one dessert..way too hard when everything looks so good!

June 26, 2012 02:32 PM
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Sherry D. said...

They are all beautiful….The Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 02:35 PM
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Karen Murray said...

Definitely the Key Lime Cream Cake!!

June 26, 2012 02:36 PM
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tammy said...

berry chiffon , those are my favorite colors!

June 26, 2012 02:36 PM
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Eftychia said...

Berry Chiffon Cake is my favorite. Good luck to all!

June 26, 2012 02:39 PM
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Colleen B said...

Plum tart! yum! Have always wanted one of these!

June 26, 2012 02:43 PM
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Megan said...

So hard! I’d have to pick the key lime

June 26, 2012 02:43 PM
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Kristen said...

My favorite is the plum tart cake!

June 26, 2012 02:44 PM
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Jessica L. said...

PPB Cake bags are gorgeous and that key lime cake looks beyond delicious! I would have to say that the Plum Tart Cake is my favorite!

June 26, 2012 02:45 PM
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Angela H. said...

I need a new diaper bag, so winning one of these would be awesome!!! I like em all, but if I have to pick I’d choose the Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 02:47 PM
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Sandy L said...

I love them all, but especially the Berry Chiffon Cake…WOW! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

June 26, 2012 02:47 PM
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Alisha hessing said...

I love black Forrest cake!!

June 26, 2012 02:48 PM
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Kari Stockwell said...

Black Forest Cake is my favorite!

June 26, 2012 02:50 PM
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m holst said...

Black Forest Cake for sure!

June 26, 2012 02:50 PM
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Serennne said...

Plum Tart Cake…and oh, your cake looks….amazing, as always. :)

June 26, 2012 02:51 PM
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Renee said...

Black forest cake. Definitely my favorite both in bag and in cake!

June 26, 2012 02:52 PM
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Krista said...

Ooh these bags are so gorgeous! I love both the Black Forest and the Berry Chiffon one, but I think the Black Forest bag would be the one I would chose in the end!

June 26, 2012 02:53 PM
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Phyllis said...

Love the Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 02:54 PM
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Ashlee Hood said...

Berry chiffon!!!

June 26, 2012 02:55 PM
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Mimi said...

I’m so excited to try this key lime cream cake, and I absolutely love the key lime cream cake bag!

June 26, 2012 02:55 PM
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Amber Dimas said...

Any of them would be wonderful, but Black Forest Cake is my favorite!

June 26, 2012 02:55 PM
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Anonymous said...

The Key Lime Cream Cake recipe is my initial inspiration for a comment: YUM! Being entered to win a Key Lime Cake handbag is icing on the key lime cake, errr pie. Or cake. I don’t discriminate against either. I’m an equal-opportunity dessert lover!

June 26, 2012 02:56 PM
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Monica Weber said...

black forest! matches my grandbaby theme:)

June 26, 2012 02:56 PM
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Nancy B said...

wow, tough choice… black forest cake then key lime. Your cake looks WONDERFUL……

June 26, 2012 02:56 PM
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Laurie Pastore said...

I love the plum tart one. Love ur website too!
Laurie

June 26, 2012 02:57 PM
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Brandie said...

BLACK FOREST CAKE..

Love the cake, love the bag even more..

June 26, 2012 02:57 PM
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Wait! I'm NOT Anonymous! :) said...

The Key Lime Cream Cake recipe is my initial inspiration for a comment: YUM! Being entered to win a Key Lime Cake handbag is icing on the key lime cake, errr pie. Or cake. I don’t discriminate against either. I’m an equal-opportunity dessert lover!

June 26, 2012 02:57 PM
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brittney said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win the black forest!

June 26, 2012 02:57 PM
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Deborah Walker said...

I love your blog, your very creative. My favorite bag is Black Forest, as well as the cake!

June 26, 2012 02:57 PM
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Michelle H. said...

Black Forest or Plum Tart!

June 26, 2012 02:58 PM
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Katy P said...

I’d pick the Berry Chiffon or Black Forest!

June 26, 2012 02:59 PM
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Jen M O said...

They all look great but I would pick the black forest cake.

June 26, 2012 02:59 PM
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Annamarie P said...

Berry Chiffon Cake!!!

June 26, 2012 02:59 PM
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Heidi said...

key lime cream cake!!!!

June 26, 2012 03:01 PM
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Arwen M. said...

Ooooo! I’d love to win the Berry Chiffon Cake!

June 26, 2012 03:01 PM
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Candace said...

I love them all but key lime cream cake is best!!!

June 26, 2012 03:03 PM
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Maiya C said...

plum tart please!

June 26, 2012 03:03 PM
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tricia highley said...

love those bags!

June 26, 2012 03:04 PM
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Carrie said...

Black Forest bag, please. :) Definitely going to try making your cake, too. Thanks for the recipe!

June 26, 2012 03:04 PM
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Kelly Shoemaker said...

I love bags. I love cake. I love bakerella. I am pregnant. I need a bag, and a cake, and perhaps, bakerella.

Thanks!

Kelly

June 26, 2012 03:06 PM
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Brittney Hansen said...

I LOVE the Key Lime Bag!! It is so cute and would easily go with a boy or a girl. Just precious!

June 26, 2012 03:06 PM
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Kristina said...

Would love to own the Black Forest Cake bag!

June 26, 2012 03:06 PM
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April said...

My fav is the Berry Chiffon..but ALL of them are gorgeous!

June 26, 2012 03:07 PM
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Beckie said...

Black Forest Cake, but if I could choose to eat an actual cake, it would be the Key Lime.

June 26, 2012 03:11 PM
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