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Monday, April 12, 2010

This past Monday was my gorgeous daughter Savanna’s 8th birthday—wow where does the time go?
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Remember a few weeks ago when Savanna and I did a pre-birthday interview about her party?  Well when all was said and done we decided on an Alice in Wonderland themed Tea Party…and with some help from Betty Crocker her party (and the cake) turned out great!  Thanks to My Blog Spark I was given the opportunity to throw Savanna a birthday party with a little help from Betty Crocker!
As I mentioned Savanna wanted an Alice in Wonderland themed party; I knew that one of the most important elements of the party would be the cake so I searched BettyCrocker.com for ideas and found a cake that was perfect for our tea party—of course, we had to tweak it a bit to have it match our theme perfectly, but we couldn’t have done it without all of the help on the Betty Crocker website.
First before I get to the actual details of the cake I want to thank my sister Brianna for all of her help…not only did she dedicate all of her day Friday to working on Savanna’s cake, she produced an awesome cake that my daughter loved!  While I did help (some) with the cake Brianna was the creative genius behind the decorating and all of the accolades most definitely go to her!
For Savanna’s cake we choose  to do a three tier cake with the top tier being a variation of the Sweet Tea Party cake on the Betty Crocker website.  For the bottom layer we choose Betty Crocker pound cake since it’s more dense than the other more moist cakes; the pound cake proved to not only be strong enough to hold the next two layers, but a huge hit…it was by far everyone’s favorite flavor.  For the next layer we chose classic Betty Crocker chocolate and for the last layer we went with Betty Crocker SuperMoist Strawberry, which was yummo!  All of the cake flavors were very good and super moist and the Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy frosting was easy to tint and super easy to spread.  Overall I was extremely happy with the Betty Crocker brand and Savanna was super happy so that made it totally worth all the work!
100_6174 Brianna piping the hearts for the middle layer.
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Applying the diamonds to the bottom layer as Miss Savanna supervises.

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The finished cake…looks great Bree!
To help me plan and execute our Alice in Wonderland themed party, Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark provided me with VIP coupons from Betty Crocker, a gift card, and a FLIP video camera  to help execute and document the party.  My FLIP video camera died after using it at the party, which was unfortunate because all of the videos of her party were still in the camera ad could not be retrieved, but I still took lots of pictures to share with you all. 
100_6211 Savanna with one of the decorations that my very artistic hubby made.
100_6216The cutest Alice I’ve seen yet!
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The Birthday Girl with her gorgeous cake!
If you’re planning a birthday party then I encourage you to check out the Betty Crocker website and take a look at all of the great party ideas!
What better why to celebrate a birthday than with a giveaway?  Sounds like fun to me!
Thanks to MyBlogSpark and Betty Crocker one of my misadventurous readers is going to win a Betty Crocker “Bake Life Sweeter” prize pack filled with everything you need to recreate our cake…or just about any cake you can imagine! 
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Win it!  To be entered into this sweet giveaway visit the Betty Crocker website and take a look at all of the awesome cake ideas, then come back here and leave a comment (on this post) telling me which cake you would like to try!  This is mandatory and must be completed before any extra entries are counted!
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This giveaway ends on Sunday April 25, 2010 at 11:59 PM EDT.  One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced in a separate winner’s post.  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize, failure to do so will result in winner forfeiting their prize and me choosing a new winner.
VIP coupons, FLIP video camera, and gift card were provided to me by Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark for my participation in this review and giveaway.

167 comments :

  1. The Happy Birthday Cell Phone cake looks sooo cute!
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  2. I think the Flip-Flops Cake looks great!

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  3. I really like the building blocks cakes. My son is really into those types of blocks and it looks like a fairly easy cake for a new cake decorator (like myself) to try.

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  5. I want to try the Magical Princess Castle Party cake
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  11. I would love to try and make the butterfly cake for my daughter
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  22. Like the turtle cake--- the purse cake is cute too.

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  29. The Butterfly Birthday Party looks so cute and fun to make
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  41. email subscriber. Email me if you want to see a photo of a cake I made for my granddaughter's Hawaii themed birthday party.

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  43. I would love to make the Turtle-icious cake for my daughter.

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  45. I would like to try to make the SpongeBob cake.

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  46. I like the Happy Birthday Cell Phone Cake.

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  51. I would try the Firehouse Birthday cake.
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  52. Mine would be the Poppin' Up Happy Birthday Cake! YUM!

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  53. I'd like to try baking the Strawberries 'n Cream Cake! :)
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  54. I'd like to make the Butterfly Cake.

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  55. butterfly cake.
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  56. Firetruck cake.
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  59. I love the Pandas Forever Birthday cake! Too cute for this panda fan to resist!

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  61. My boys would love the dinosaur.

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  65. I love that building blocks cake..love how it looks like legos!

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  66. I like the Turtle-icious cake.
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  70. I'd love to try the Triple-Chocolate Cake!

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  71. I wish I could make the Rock Star Birthday cake - so cute!

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  76. I like the Kite Cake best.
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  77. I want to make Sweet Heart Cake

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  78. I really like the building blocks cakes.

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  79. I would love to try the Sweet Heart Cake

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  85. i want to try the turtle cake!

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  86. My son would like the train Birthday Party.

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  87. I like the A Turtle-icious Birthday Party

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  88. I would love to try the Robot Cake

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  89. My daughter would love the pony cake for her b-day and my son the building blocks cake. Neat site.

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  90. My 10 year old is sea turtle crazy. We'd love the turtle cake.

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  94. I would love to try and make the Dinosaur Cake, thanks!

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  95. Magical Princess Castle Party Cake

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  96. I would love to try the Rubber-Ducky cake, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  103. I just posted the giveaway in my facebook status as Becca Okaneko

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  104. I would like to make the barn cake with farm animals.

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  105. I would love to try their turtle cake

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  107. I'd like to try the Rainbow Angel Birthday Cake. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

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  108. I would love to try the fire engine cake.

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  109. My guy would really like the fire engine truck since his dad rides one at work!

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  110. I'd like to try the Panda Bear cake.

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  111. I love Carrot Cake & would love to make the Ultimate Carrot Cake recipe.

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  113. I would love to try the space shuttle cake - so cool!

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  115. Pandas Forever Birthday Party

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  116. I love to try and make the Firehouse cake :)

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  117. I'd love to try that purse cake!
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  121. I would like to make the pirate cake for my son!


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  122. I like the butterfly cake. Thanks for the contest.

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  123. I'd like to try the purse cake.

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  124. id love to make the Panda Bear Cake

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  126. OMGosh lucky girl you know I'm the Betty Crocker queen, but I'm going to bow down for this one! What an awesome cake and theme!!! She is so stinking cute :)

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  130. I like the let's go fly a kite cake!

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  131. Would love to try the worm cake!
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  132. I want to make the Poppin' Up Happy Birthday Cake.

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  135. I would like to try the Butterfly Cake.

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  136. I love the Pandas Forever Birthday Party cake!

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