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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Jennifer said...

My favorite is the berry chiffon cake!

June 26, 2012 03:13 PM
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Jessica Hosey-Heitzman said...

You are AMAZING! first that cake looks so delish! and the purse giveaway! its too much! either way, thanks and i love the berry chiffon cake!

June 26, 2012 03:13 PM
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Lyndsay said...

Probably Black Forest, but maybe Key Lime – they’re both so cute!

June 26, 2012 03:14 PM
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megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

I would want the key lime one! I would like the key lime cake too :)

June 26, 2012 03:14 PM
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Alexandra Pitcher said...

Plum Tart Cake, but I love them all!!

June 26, 2012 03:15 PM
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Jen M said...

I think I’d choose the berry chiffon, but they are ALL wonderful!

June 26, 2012 03:15 PM
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Shannon said...

Black Forest!

June 26, 2012 03:15 PM
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Rhianna said...

It’s a hard choice, but I’d pick the Plum Tart Cake!

June 26, 2012 03:15 PM
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Brynn said...

Love the Berry Chiffon

June 26, 2012 03:16 PM
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Rachel said...

This baby I’m brewing in my belly really wants a piece of that cake! BOTH cakes! After I make myself some Key Lime Cake, I’d sure love a piece of that Black Forest!

June 26, 2012 03:16 PM
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Elizabeth D said...

Berry Chiffon

June 26, 2012 03:17 PM
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Sally S said...

So clever! I’d love to win the Black Forest Cake bag.

June 26, 2012 03:17 PM
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Heather said...

Love the Black Forest Cake. I’m actually due in December, but this might make a fun camera bag, too!

June 26, 2012 03:18 PM
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Dawn said...

I’d go with the Key Lime Cream Cake.

June 26, 2012 03:19 PM
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Ashlee Hood said...

Berry chiffon!

June 26, 2012 03:19 PM
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Jane said...

They are all so beautiful — it’s very hard to decide. My favorite is the key lime :)

June 26, 2012 03:20 PM
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Lea said...

Plum Tart looks yummy!

June 26, 2012 03:20 PM
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Rachel said...

The baby im brewing in my belly would love a piece of that cake! BOTH cakes! After I make meyself some of that Key Lime deliciousness I’d love me some Black Forest!

June 26, 2012 03:21 PM
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April Bohn said...

The cake looks scrumptious! Can’t wait to try it. The bag would be a wonderful extra!

June 26, 2012 03:22 PM
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AnnaB said...

Ohhh! The Berry Chiffon is divine! <3

June 26, 2012 03:23 PM
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Lori C. said...

The Black Forest Cake! Simply scrumptious!

June 26, 2012 03:24 PM
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terri said...

Plum Tart Cake….I’m all about the PINK!

June 26, 2012 03:27 PM
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Kim said...

I would love the Plum Tart Cake!! Oh and check this product out: http://www.pastrychef.com/CAKE-LAYER-SLICING-KIT_p_2036.html

June 26, 2012 03:27 PM
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Katherine said...

Black Forest Cake. So delicious. What a great gift to give your fans. Thank You. Katherine

June 26, 2012 03:28 PM
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Jennifer said...

I love the black forest cake!!! also love your blog!

June 26, 2012 03:30 PM
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Andria Elliott said...

Love your blog, I’m a big fan I own a pastry shoppe in Texas. Just gave birth a week ago to a very healthy 9lb baby boy!!! Would love this bag in the Key Lime Cream Cake!!

June 26, 2012 03:31 PM
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Pam H. said...

Key Lime. So beautiful!

June 26, 2012 03:32 PM
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Carolina Deleon said...

I would love to win the plum tart flavor, but they are all gorgeous!!

June 26, 2012 03:32 PM
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glenda piper said...

Berry Chiding is my fav!

June 26, 2012 03:34 PM
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jennifer murga said...

thanks for also sharing your scruptious looking cake! i can’t wait to try this recipe! as for my favorite ppb cake bag…any color/flavor is great! i’ll take anyone! mahalo!

June 26, 2012 03:34 PM
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Ann Marie Edburg said...

I’d love the bag plum tart!! These are so cute! Oh and I love love love your ideas…thanks for all the inspiration!!

Ann Marie

June 26, 2012 03:34 PM
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Emily Coen said...

Loving the Black Forest! Perfect for a boy or girl!

June 26, 2012 03:34 PM
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glenda piper said...

The berry chiffon!!

June 26, 2012 03:35 PM
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Ashley said...

The Black Forest Cake bag is gorgeous!

June 26, 2012 03:35 PM
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Amy said...

I’d be happy to carry any of them but the Key Lime is gorgeous! I’ve always admired the Cake bags.

June 26, 2012 03:36 PM
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Amber Q said...

I think I’d have to go with the always-classy and matches-with-anything Black Forest Cake bag. Thanks for the giveaway!

June 26, 2012 03:36 PM
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Kate said...

Berry Chiffon or Plum Tart! Cute bags for sure!

June 26, 2012 03:36 PM
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Alison Stojkov Wilson said...

Ooooo…Berry Chiffon Cake, pretty please!!

June 26, 2012 03:37 PM
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pam said...

Wow ! The bags are gorgeous … any one of them I would be tickled pickled pink with. Maybe Berry Chiffon.
Now how about that cake ???? That is a must try !!

June 26, 2012 03:37 PM
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Adrienne kleeman said...

Berry Chiffon!!! oh no…Black forest…. no Berry……LOVE THEM!!

June 26, 2012 03:38 PM
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amanda said...

Berry Chiffon Cake…YUM!

June 26, 2012 03:39 PM
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Grace said...

They’re all amazing, but I’d have to go for Plum Tart Cake.

June 26, 2012 03:39 PM
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Lori connors said...

Today is my 19th wedding anniversary and black forest would be the cherry on top!

June 26, 2012 03:41 PM
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Jennlm said...

Berry Chiffon please!

June 26, 2012 03:41 PM
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Keiana Rei said...

That plum tart bag is gorgeous! :) can’t wait to try out this cake, because key lime is my ABSOLUTE favorite!

June 26, 2012 03:42 PM
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Kristi D said...

Black forest cake is my favorite!

June 26, 2012 03:42 PM
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Stephanie said...

Mmmmmm, Black forest cake!

June 26, 2012 03:43 PM
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Jessica Cannon said...

Key Lime Cream Cake! Yum! = )

June 26, 2012 03:45 PM
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gloria said...

I love the Black Forest Cake!, super cute!

June 26, 2012 03:45 PM
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Natalie Hathcock said...

They are all adorable!! But I would LOVE the Key lime pie bag! Thanks!

June 26, 2012 03:46 PM
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Tawny said...

Black Forest for me please. My birthday is 7/7 and I think a new purse is just the right thing I need.

Also that key lime cake looks delicious. Definitely attempting to make it for my MIL for her August birthday.

June 26, 2012 03:47 PM
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Jackie H. said...

I am stuck between the Plum Tart Cake and The Black Forest Cake. I would choose the Blake Forest Cake! PPB makes the most gorgeous bags! :)

June 26, 2012 03:47 PM
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Lindsey Robertson said...

I would Looooooovvvvveeee the Black Forest Cake bag!!! I have been swooning over it for months and saving up to purchase it!!!!!

June 26, 2012 03:49 PM
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Ashley M. said...

Plum Tart Cake!!!

June 26, 2012 03:51 PM
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JennieLynn said...

Berry Chiffon!!

June 26, 2012 03:51 PM
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Molly said...

The berry chiffon is gorgeous!

June 26, 2012 03:51 PM
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Margaret said...

Love the Berry Chiffon, sweet :)

June 26, 2012 03:52 PM
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Maple said...

Mmmm, berry chiffon for sure!

June 26, 2012 03:52 PM
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Melissa E said...

Oh, I just love the Key Lime Pie. Gorgeous.

June 26, 2012 03:52 PM
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probie baker said...

No contest its the black forest cake! Reminds me of Germany :)

June 26, 2012 03:53 PM
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Leslie H said...

Love the Black Forest bag!!

June 26, 2012 03:54 PM
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Rini said...

Definitely the Key Lime Pie without a doubt! The colors are absolutely gorgeous :)

June 26, 2012 03:55 PM
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Julie Perry said...

I love the Berry Chiffon Bag – can’t wait to try your key lime cake – YUMMY!

June 26, 2012 03:55 PM
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Bethany Madison said...

I would love the key lime or berry chiffon. I have always wanted one of these bags!

June 26, 2012 03:55 PM
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myrna johnson said...

Berry Chiffon! They’re all beautiful and I love your blog!!!!

June 26, 2012 03:56 PM
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Susan said...

As much as I love all of them…the Black Forest is the best!

June 26, 2012 03:56 PM
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Joy said...

Black Forest – very classy.

June 26, 2012 03:57 PM
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cara gerhardt said...

SO hard to choose but my favorite is Berry Chiffon :)

June 26, 2012 03:58 PM
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Amy M said...

Berry Chiffon Cake!! just pops out for me

June 26, 2012 03:58 PM
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M. Vivian said...

Black Forest Cake is definitely my food & fashion style!

June 26, 2012 04:00 PM
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Michelle said...

That Key Lime bag, I mean Cake looks DELICIOUS!

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

favorite is Berry Chiffon

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

I’d be happy with any of them, but the berry chiffon cake seems to be calling my name the most right now!

June 26, 2012 04:04 PM
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Jan said...

Normally I would be a Black Forest, but I’m going a little wild and say plum tart

June 26, 2012 04:04 PM
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tania said...

black forest…to go along with my black forest cake obsession!

June 26, 2012 04:05 PM
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Jess said...

Definitely the Black Forest Cake! It’s gorgeous!

June 26, 2012 04:06 PM
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Kylene said...

for sure, the key lime pie is beautiful!!

June 26, 2012 04:08 PM
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Anissa said...

The cake looks SO good! I think I would definitely love the Black Forest bag. :)

June 26, 2012 04:08 PM
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Kaitlyn said...

That cake looks delicious, but as for the bags, I like Berry Chiffon or Plum Tart! I’m just a sucker for pinks.

June 26, 2012 04:08 PM
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Daniel said...

My wife would love me forever if I won this. I think she would pick the plum tart cake bag.

June 26, 2012 04:09 PM
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Frances said...

Black Forest Cake! anything with cherry in it is always awesome. and the bag is just so classic!

June 26, 2012 04:10 PM
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Erika B said...

I would absolutely love to win the plum tart bag because I love the colours and the cake itself! So why wouldn’t I want to have a bag that expresses me?

June 26, 2012 04:11 PM
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Anne said...

Looks tasty! I love anything key lime flavored.

Love the Berry Chiffon bag!

June 26, 2012 04:11 PM
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Cate said...

Even though I love key lime, I am swooning over the black forest cake!

June 26, 2012 04:11 PM
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Alma Afu said...

Black Forest! :D But they are all cute.

June 26, 2012 04:12 PM
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Laurie H. said...

I have been wanting one of these forever!! My fave is the key lime-they are all SO gorgeous though!!

June 26, 2012 04:12 PM
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Dottie T. said...

I love the black forest bag!

June 26, 2012 04:13 PM
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nicole j said...

black forest cake please!

June 26, 2012 04:13 PM
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Laura Lomax said...

Berry Chiffon all the way!

June 26, 2012 04:13 PM
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Marissa said...

I love the Key Lime bag! It’s gorgeous….

June 26, 2012 04:14 PM
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Walkiria Nubes said...

Plum Tart Cake!!!

June 26, 2012 04:15 PM
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Elaine said...

Would love the Black Forest Cake!

June 26, 2012 04:18 PM
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Melanie Hubbard said...

Although, I just used your recipient for key lime cake, I think my baby girl Reagan (EDD 9/9/12) would prefer Berry Chiffon Cake…pink!! Thanks for helping me cure my pregnancy craving for Keylime pie and cake! It was out of tis world!

June 26, 2012 04:19 PM
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Kathryn said...

YUM! That cake looks awesome.

My favorite bag also just happens to be the Key Lime Cream Cake. I love green!

June 26, 2012 04:19 PM
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Karen A said...

Ooh! All those bags look so cute, but I think if I had a choice I’d pick the berry chiffon one, although the black forest one is equally as cute :)

June 26, 2012 04:20 PM
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Sarah said...

Key Lime Cream Pie, please!!

June 26, 2012 04:20 PM
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Hollie said...

I think the Berry Chiffon Cake looks delicious! Would love to win one!

June 26, 2012 04:22 PM
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Natalie said...

I’d love the black forest cak the best – it looks so very classic in the black & white, but I’d actually love any of them! There look beautiful & delicious!

June 26, 2012 04:22 PM
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melinda said...

I wish I could reach through my screen and get a piece of that cake! Ugh, it looks so yummy!

I like the Plum tart bag the best! :)

June 26, 2012 04:23 PM
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Lisa F. said...

Thanks so much for a key lime recipe in which the eggs are actually cooked! I crave this flavor constantly, but am too chicken to make actual key lime pie, lest I poison my entire family with raw eggs. This cake should work nicely in the pie’s place :)
P.S. – The Berry Chiffon bag is yummy ;)

June 26, 2012 04:24 PM
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