13 August 2012

22 cake vs NOTHING

within a day of one another, on their various blogs, two of my people (NL and jmills) weighed in on cake versus pie and cake was the resounding victor. presumably that is why we are friends.

when trying to come up with a cake for burvil's 60th anniversary, i realized something really really important: i do not know the favorite cake flavors of my friends. 

weigh in, people. even if you never comment, comment now. this is the most important post of our lives. this is information i need to know. (and if you opt for the less awesome alternative, i suppose you may tell us your favorite flavor pie.)

and for future reference, mine is strawberry. for obvious reasons.





22 comments:

katie.nord said...

First comment! I would be happy to eat any cake, any time, anywhere, but my absolute favorite is spice cake with vanilla frosting. Because it is like eating all of the best things about fall.

oline said...

oh bless you! it feels so bold to throw out a survey and then so sad when no one responds! i forget about spice cake. excellent choice. and- as a loather of cream cheese- i applaud the vanilla frosting.

Linda said...

Favorite cake MIX flavors. Bakery flavors are a whole other list. (of course)
1. Chocolate with THICK chocolate buttercream icing.
2. Strawberry (cake of our lives. with strawberry icing. dur.
3. White with crunchy white fondant icing, like wedding cake oh my I need some right now...

jmillewitz said...

I can't choose. I LOVE cake. I don't think there is a flavor I don't like. that's why I had so many flavors at the wedding. if there's a gun to my head I guess I would have to go marble cake batter with buttercream frosting, but pineapple upside down cake is coming in at a close second, with devils food and chocolate frosting taking the bronze.

Lara Ehrlich said...

Oh, CAKE!!! Mine is carrot cake. With nuts. And cream cheese frosting. And a frosting carrot on top.

oline said...

croftie, what does it say about us that your cake perfectly encapsulates everything i do not like in the baked good world with the exception of coconut?

Katie C said...

brownies. or chocolate chip cookies. or cupcakes of the red velvet variety.

Anonymous said...

i'm drawing a blank. the best i can come up with is chocolate chip cookie "cake" or heaven in a bowl or the coconut cake my co-worker made that was uber uber moist. moist...one of your favorite words! aren't you glad i commented?!

oline said...

DUDE. i seriously FORGOT about heaven in a bowl. how wrong is that?! we obviously need to be in the same room again pronto. for the big laughs as well as the desserts.

Lara Ehrlich said...

Opposites attract, my friend! You have your cake, I have mine. And we may eat them together while watching Anne of Green Gables.

mak said...

Yellow cake w chocolate frosting, hands down. Carrot cake is a close second, though. And birthday cake with lots and lots of white frosting and pretty colored decorations...oh, who the hell am I kidding? EAT ALL THE CAKE.

oline said...

yes. you should come to chicago. we really need cake and anne!

oline said...

speaking of heaven in a bowl, i really need to introduce you to that marvel. i think you'd be a fan.

oline said...

fondant frosting! OMG. fondant frosting. seriously, if i could just sit around eating frosting roses all day without there being any consequences, i totally would.

oline said...

what WERE the flavors of your wedding cake? that's the one thing that makes me think i was drunker than i thought i was- i have absolutely no memory of your cake.

mak said...

Heaven in a bowl?? I think this demands explanation.

oline said...

read it and weep: http://www.olineinthecity.com/2010/03/heaven-in-bowl.html

mak said...

Trade out the peanut butter cookie (allergy!) for chocolate chip and WHOA.

jmillewitz said...

It was set out at the coffee station and an announcement was never made, so naturally only half of the people knew it was there. but they boxed it up,did you not get a piece to go?

we had; marble with custard cream, chocolate with custard creme, chocolate with chocolate mousse, and casada (traditional Italian cake)

oline said...

oh i got a piece. i just don't remember anything about it. which was, i think, a commentary more on how much i'd had to drink than on how good the cake was. the hot dog, however, i remember fondly.

oline said...

DO IT. we used to do chocolate chip cookies before we figured that what it was missing was one more flavor.

Katie I said...

Forgive my tardiness...just catching up on what I missed for nearly the whole of the month of August. From the prior comments and your responses, I apologize in advance. Carrot cake with walnuts and cream cheese frosting.