Sunday, April 11, 2010

***Betty Crocker Giveaway*** and Emily's Birthday Cake


                                
About a month ago I was contacted by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark about a great giveaway opportunity. They sent me a wonderful Flip Video Camera, some coupons for a free cake mix and tub of frosting, and $100 gift card. All for the planning of my daughter Emily's birthday party! Isn't that fun! 
If you haven't looked at the Betty Crocker website it is a must see! There are all kinds of fabulous birthday cake ideas. They also have great ideas for party planning and hosting your child's dream party. I have added some of Betty Crockers Birthday Cake pictures and links for your easy access. Keep on a scrolling down.
The cake I made for Emily's birthday/baptism celebration is the cake pictured above. You can access the recipe complete with step by step instructions and pictures by clicking here, or just scroll down a bit and you will see it. I used three wonderful Betty Crocker Cake mixes to make this Tiered Cake with Raspberry Filling. Thanks Betty Crocker!
Betty Crocker is offering this fabulous gift package to one of you lucky readers! Included are a cake decorating kit, oven mitt, coupons for cake mix and frosting, large spoon and serving spatula. To enter leave me a comment telling me why you love a good cake mix. The giveaway deadline will be Thursday April 15th at midnight. I'll announce the winner on Friday morning. Good Luck everyone and thanks to Betty Crocker.    





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52 comments:

  1. A good cake mix at our house means that we can have more time and fun together decorating the cake! And a good cake mix can certainly taste home made too these days~!

    Thanks for the give away chance!

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  2. I love a good cake mix because the possibilities are endless and who has time to make it from scratch!? We love a good jello cake with whip cream on top especiallly in the summer when it's so hot!

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  3. We like cake mix because they are quick enough to make that I can still bake, even with a 4 month old! It's so much fun to create new recipes. We really like pumpkin muffins made from a box of spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin. So delicious!!!

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  4. My absolute favorite thing about cake mixes is that I use them for more than cakes. I keep them stocked up for cookies, muffins, brownies, etc. My hubby is a sweets eater, and I'm a SAHM of a 2 yr old who is always on the run, so cake mixes let me do it all with little work!

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  5. I love a good cake mix because every time I try to make something from scratch, it never seems to turn out. When I use a cake mix, I always get compliments on the cake!

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  6. I love a good cake mix because a simple cake mix can be put in so many delicious things. Also, everytime I make a cake people comment on how moist and good it is. I just say, "I just follow the instructions on the box."

    Emily's cake is beautiful, you are so talented!

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  7. yea, a giveaway! i love those cakes!

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  8. I've been on a quest for the perfect cake recipe and I just cannot find one that meets my expectations so I've been going back to the box! They're quick and they always turn out!

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  9. I love a good cake mix to keep my girls happy. Sunday afternoon is their favorite time to make a treat. If I keep cake mixes around then they will make something fun for the whole family.

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  10. I love a good cake mix because there is nothing more disappointing than biting into a dry overcooked cake at a wedding or birthday party. We have always used Betty Crocker and people say "WOW!! Is this from scratch?" I have five daughters and their birthdays are all at the beginning of the year! It's birthday cake season at our house. Your cake is absolutely beautiful. My daughters would gasp in delight if I could do that. Awesome!!

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  11. You know why I love a good cake mix? Because I love cake. I love dessert. I love to eat. :) Who doesn't? And...who has time to make a cake from scratch anyways? I always keep a handful of cake mixes in my food storage cuz ya just never know when you'll get a craving for some cake. Next on my list of recipes to try are the rainbow cupcakes. My daughter is begging me to make those for her b-day/baptism next month. :)

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  12. ummm would LOVE that I just made the cake for my son's party this last saturday and it was a disaster....never again betty crocker doe an awesome job and something as important as a birthday cake needs to just come from a mix!!! So much easier and way less stressfull and it still tastes delicious!

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  13. Who invented this amazing thing we call, "cake mix"? I love that person! For years I don't think it occurred to me that cakes could be made from anything but a mix....and not just cakes! We use them for cookies and cobblers, too. Following the example of my brilliant mother, I store cake mixes by the dozens in my basement and spice cabinet. When the good ones go on sale (and you know what I mean by "the good ones") ;), I fill my grocery cart, smiling--knowing that in a pinch, I've got a whole variety of sweet treats at my finger tips courtesy of one of those wonderful little boxes. Ahh, the cake mix. :)

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  14. Cake mixes are great. I think I have about 20 of them in my storage. I use them when ever I make a cake. There are so many different ways to use them. They also make great cookies.

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  15. I love a good cake mix because they are so versatile. We make cakes, cookies, cupcakes, cobbler. So many possibilities in one box. And they are great to add to your food storage. Stock up on sale and you are always prepared for anything your kids throw at you!

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  16. I love cake mix, cause I love cake! I'm not a baker, but I can do a mix!

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  17. I'm a single mom and work, so there is nothing easier than whipping up a good Betty Crocker cake mix for a quick and easy dessert! My 7 year old daughter loves to help put all the ingredients in the bowl. :)

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  18. It's all about convenience...
    They're easy to make, and fast to whip up!
    I still bake from scratch...but gotta have cake mixes on hand in the cupboard...and Betty Crocker is a great mix!!

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  19. I love cake mix because my in-laws (who always buy cakes from the grocery store bakery) are always blown away with how much better my "homemade" cakes taste.

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  20. I have just recently discovered an obsession with cupcakes. I find myself constantly looking for new recipes to try. I only ever use cake mixes to make these yummy little cakes!

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  21. Karlee Jo WaddoupsApril 12, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    We love a good cake mix because we can eat it all week long. We love experimenting with different frostings and toppings and my husband and I can snack on it for a week! Betty Crocker is our favorite because it's always so moist and delicious. Also, we make cookies out of cake batter and they are delicious too!

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  22. I love a good cake mix because it hit the spot!!!! Sometimes you just need a big ol' un guilty bite of good cake. Yum!

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  23. I love using cake mixes. Every year, my husband requests a "Lemon Lime Refrigerator Cake" for his birthday. It's made with a lemon cake mix, poke holes in it, then pour lime jello in the holes, then frosted with lemon pudding mixed with Cool Whip. It's super yummy, and a hit every time.

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  24. Cake mixes make me happy....especially when I find a recipe that calls for a cake mix that is "doctored-up" some how to make it taste like a homemade cake. I am a HUGE fan of cake mixes! :-)

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  25. I love cake mixes! I probably use them the most for "cake mix cookies". They make great afterschool snacks--cheap and very quick for this mom that is going 100 directions while they are at school. I make a variety of "cake mix cookies"--funfetti, chocolate and french vanilla (with added chocolate chips) are the favorites at our house.

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  26. I love cake mixes, quick, easy and yummy!

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  27. I love a good cake mix because they are so easy to use and taste great.

    shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. Cake mixes are great for so many different treats and make it so easy to whip up something yummy when you are craving something sweet. :)

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  29. I love a good cake mix because cake and cupcakes should be their own food group. Betty Crocker is my fav and a bite of her cake/cupcakes is the perfect treat and who doesn't love a good cupcake for breakfast?

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  30. what is a better thing to have on hand when you are called at the last moment to provide a dessert for someone sick or to take into someone, when someone they loved has passed away or just needs a yummy treat? You can do alot with a cake mix, it not only is a blessing for you to have in your storage, but sure is a blessing to hand it to one of the other family members to make when you don't have the time to bake yourself!

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  31. I love Betty Crocker cake mix! It makes life tons easier!! :) purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  32. I love a good cake mix because I'm a college student who doesn't have time to waste.

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  33. I love a good cake mix because you can make homemade oreos with them mmmmm!

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  34. I love a good cake mix because it's convenient, easy and delicious! And you don't have to bake from scratch!-- which is fine if you have the time and energy for it, but unfortunately I usually don't.

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  35. I love cake mixes because 1) they're EASY, 2) they taste as good as homemade (except for carrot cake-I'm a carrot cake snob), and 3) they're always light and fluffy--it's almost impossible to mess them up!

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  36. A good cake mix is a must to have for a husband that thinks he’s a cook and is interested in making a dessert for after dinner, but it can also be used for other goodies as well. It’s just a great basic food item to have in your food storage.

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  37. Your website is the best. I love trying all your recipes out

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  38. I love cake mix because there ae so many things you can make with them...cakes, cup cakes, cobbler, cookies, etc.

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  39. I love a good cake mix because I love cake!! I also love the versatility of a cake mix and the ease of using one. Less clean up from measuring, fishing ingredients out of the pantry etc.
    And, btw, your cake is GORGEOUS!! Beautiful AND yummy, what a great combo!

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  40. I love a good cake mix because not only does it shorten and simplify my whole cake-making process, but I always get compliments on how great my cake tastes! I've tried making cake recipes from scratch but they seem to dry out faster. Cakes made from mixes seem to stay deliciously moist until I can finish off every last crumb!
    -Sarah Wrigley

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  41. I LOVE cake--especially the batter--have been known to eat more of that than the actual cake... I have about 10 BC cake mixes on hand at all times just in case!! I love to use them to make my favorite pumpkin or devils food chocolate chip cookies!

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  42. A cake mix and about 3-4 other ingredients make a 12 minute microwave cake. Love fast and tasty desserts.

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  43. I love a good cake mix because it is easy and predictable. I never have to worry if it will turn out just right. They are a great time saver too!

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  44. A good cake mix is handy and so good without all the extra ingredients!
    tnkjensen@comcast.net

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  45. I love a good cake mix so I can focus on the shape of the cake and decorating it instead of making sure it bakes and tastes perfect. I have a few great recipes for cake from scratch but they take a while and they are boring when it comes time to celebrate and I don't have the energy to focus on both. Nice to have a good cake mix when you want it to look amazing as well.

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  46. I love a good cake mix because it gives me the ease of being creative. I can easily use the cake mix for brownies, cake bars, cookies, and cobblers. I love making cake from scratch but when I have two little ones running around cake mixes make my life easier.

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  47. I love a good cake mix because when I have that sweet tooth attack me, I can simply make a yummy yellow cake in 30 minutes and add some chocolate frosting to help feed my sweet tooth. tashgirl4@yahoo.com

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  48. I love using spice cake mix to make pumpkin cookies. I know most people know this easy, 3 ingredient recipe, but it always gets rave reviews. One spice cake mix, one small can of pumpkin and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Put on parchment, spread dough to flatten and bake at 350 for 20 min. Just made them lastnight. Yum.

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  49. I love a great cake mix for so many reasons. My boys love to help me bake, and things go so much more smoothly with a cake mix when little hands are helping. Secondly, a cake mix affords me more time and creative juices to spend on the decorating process. And thirdly, a good mix like Betty Crocker just tastes so darn good! Yeah, my Grandma can bake a mean cake from scratch, but let's face it -- hard as I try, I'm not my Grandma! But, thanks to Betty Crocker, I can fool people into thinking I'm every bit as good of a baker as she is!

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  50. I just found your site and I love it! I love cake mixes for that quick and festive dessert. Tonight I had some beautiful organic strawberries but no angel food cake. So I went and looked in my storage and pulled out a Betty Crocker Yellow Cake mix. It was in the oven in less than 10 minutes and there's nothing like warm cake with strawberries and whipped cream! Yum! I'm definitely putting a button for your site over on mine. My friends will love all the things you're doing.

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  51. I like Cake mix because it gives me a chance to try a recipe I am curious about but not quite ambitious enough to make from scratch.

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  52. aximilli92@yahoo.comApril 15, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    I love a good cake mix because they now have gluten free ones! It is such a help to not have to run around town looking for specific ingredients that most stores don't carry. I can put that time to much better use and I don't have to worry whether I measured everything exactly or if it will come out okay.

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