Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cake Week Voting Day 5: The Indulgences

I'm going to be honest here.  I'm a *wee* bit tired of writing the same type of post every day.  I'm a *wee* bit tired of focusing on nothing but pictures of cakes I'm not eating.  I'm a *wee* bit tired of trying to convince people that voting is cool and everybody's doing it.  Just a *wee* bit.

But pushing through when fatigue starts to set in, that's where character is forged.  That's what separates the mice from the men and the men from the boys.  And I'm all about that.

I'm giving myself a reward today.  If I can't eat the cakes, at least I can look at some pieces of the most indulgent cakes EVA.  They're so rich, so "heavy", so ... indulgent, that you would tell me "Oh, trust me, just take a small piece, it's a lot of cake" and then I'd simultaneously disgust and impress you as I proceeded to eat 1/3 of the entire cake in one sitting.  Have no doubt about it, I'm a champ.

I'm also in love with celebrating things.  I hold to a firm belief that everyone should have a birthday cake.  Or a birthday pot roast, depending on your persuasion.  But a birthday treat, and often cake. I'll make a cake pretty much for any occasion, because cakes make things feel special.  

Our sponsor today believes in making the everyday special, too!  Be it a picnic at the park, a barbeque with friends, or even just a packed lunch, our sponsor Garnish believes that it's the little touches that make each moment shine!

In honor of today's decadent indulgences, Garnish is providing one lucky reader with a $25-dolla gift certificate to their store!  I was going to pick the prize for you, but then I realized that it's all in what you want to celebrate!  Do you need some sweet straws for your party drinks?   Garnish has got that!

Do you have a new neighbor that just moved in, or a friend who could use a surprise?   Garnish has everything you need to leave them a basket of goodies, with no clean-up or give-me-back-my-casserole-dish-argument required!

Would you like to buy one of everything?  You can do that too, since Garnish sells their items in individual increments, so you don't get stuck buying 1600 8-inch skewers when you only needed 125.  Hypothetically, of course, don't look at the box on top of my refrigerator.  Personally, I think I'd get some big 'ole gable boxes, and other containers to hand out some of this cake I'm going to be making next week.  Not all of it, but some.

Here's how you can be entered to win, and heaven knows, you want to win this!
  • Leave a comment telling me which cake you're voting for.  Leave your name too, just for kicks.  One Vote
  • Visit Garnish's website, and come back and tell me what you're going to use your gift card on!  One Vote
  • "Like" Garnish on Facebook, then leave a comment here telling me you did it.  One Vote
  • "Follow" Garnish on Twitter, then leave a comment here telling me you did it.  One Vote
  • "Follow" Garnish on Pinterest, and/or pin one of their items, then leave a comment here telling me you did it.  One Vote Each.
  • Share this giveaway on twitter (#CakeWeek2012) or facebook, and link back to this site.  Leave a comment telling me you did it.  One Vote
Can't you just see yourself giving someone a nice slice of cake in one of their boxes, with a little bit of twine tied 'round?  And speaking of cake...

Entry 1: Carrot cake Cheesecake from Pennies on a Platter

Entry 2: Flourless Chocolate/Vanilla Marble Cake from bakerstreet

Entry 3: Volcano Cake from

Entry 4: Chocolate Bliss Cheesecake from Kraft

Entry 5:  Chocolate Chip - Peanut Butter Pound Cake w/ Peanut butter glaze from Recipe Girl

Entry 6:  Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake from Mangio Da Sola

Entry 7:  Caramel Fudge Brownie Cheesecake from Willow Bird Baking

You should also know that the peoples whose cakes are chosen are getting no short stick here.  No sirree bub, they're getting these awesome custom-printed kitchen towels, made specifically for Cake Week by Sharon from b.Haven!

You're jealous now, aren't you!  Have no fear, we're going to have one of these little cuties to give away next week during the cake-making-extravaganza!  Check out her shop, and start dreaming of all the great things you'd love to have in your house!

Off to see what I can garnish,


  1. Peanut Butter Pound Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze. But only if I get to eat 1/3 of it too. With some really cold milk. Oh dear, this is dangerous.

  2. Anonymous4/05/2012

    1.) Definitely have to vote for the Caramel Fudge Brownie Cheesecake!!
    2.) I would get lots of those disposable cake pans and the push up pop makers and the good to go boxes!
    3.) Also, I liked Garnish on Facebook
    ~Kate Ritchey

  3. Hello Willow Bird. Yum Yum Yum.

    Entry 7 has my vote.

  4. That chocolate mousse cheesecake looks AMAZING. Seriously, though - my mouth is watering !

  5. Anonymous4/05/2012

    flourless chocolate vanilla marble cake. weird it's pretty plain, but it's the one i'm craving.


  6. Chocolate Chip - Peanut Butter Pound Cake w/ Peanut butter glaze Of course!

  7. Following Garnish on Pinterest AND I repinned an item:

  8. Oh my goodness. I went to Garnish's website and I love everything. But if I win a gift certificate, I would buy the adorable straws and twine. AHH LOVE!
    - Cara

  9. The cake choices are too difficult because they all sounded great, so I basically just drew a number and went with the caramel brownie one - number 7, I believe it was?

  10. I forgot to write my name on that one. Sorry. I want a smattering of everything from Garnish, but DEFINITELY those paper straws!

  11. I liked Garnish. And forgot to sign my name to the previous vote too because I am slow.

  12. Followed them on Pinterest AND on Twitter as well.

  13. I know I nominated the flourless marble cake but, holy cow, the caramel fudge brownie cheesecake! Yikes. I have to pick that one at least once.

  14. The paper clamshells and the disposable wooden cutlery. That's what I would buy at Garnish. And, I vote for the flourless marle cake this time.

  15. Liked Garnish on FB and pinned it on Pinterest.
    2 votes: one caramel fudge brownie cheesecake, one flourless marble cake.

  16. I linked to this post on my FBpage. and my final vote ...
    Flourless marble cake!!

  17. Entry 2 has my vote!

  18. Twine and bamboo tongs is what I'd buy with the gift certificate.


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