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Win A Cake From Bountiful Bread!

by Courtney on May 17, 2012

Mmmmm, pastries.


So you may have caught my little blurb this morning about going to meet with a pastry chef in town. Well this morning after finishing up at work, I did just that over at Bountiful Bread in Stuyvesant Plaza.


I was invited to come in today to meet with the new pastry chef and hear a little bit about some new things that they have to offer. Unfortunately, I don’t get a chance to visit Bountiful Bread all that often since it’s not in a location that I typically pass on a daily basis, but I have mentioned it here on the ‘ol blog before (<—old school post!).

Bountiful Bread offers a variety of breakfast items, soups, sandwiches, paninis, freshly baked breads and, of course, sweets.


Giant cookies, homemade brownies, scones, cupcakes…


Oh yes, cupcakes.


But now, thanks to a new pastry chef, they’re looking to expand their repertoire a bit farther…with cakes.


After already working as a counter employee, Kristin Pallis was named the head pastry chef in March and has been hard at work ever since. Kristin graduated from the Johnson & Wales University’s Bakery & Pastry Arts program, and apparently has already brought quite a bit to the table for Bountiful Bread.

I had some time to sit down with Kristin earlier today and also get a little “behind the scenes” sneak peek on what goes down back in the kitchen.


Kristin was super sweet, and I was shocked to find out that this talented gal is young – not even old enough to come out for an adult beverage with me yet! She chatted easily with me as she continued to work on frosting a delicious strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream.

And yes, that is a full tub of buttercream frosting right there. YUM.


Oh, and the reason I know the cake was delicious was because she let me snag a piece of the crispy edges that she had to cut off.


Seriously the best part of the cake, if ya ask me. Winking smile

Kristin has to work some crazy early hours (think, 3:00am start time…oof) but those early hours ensure that she is delivering fresh, high-quality goods for the customers.


That’s one thing that I really admire about Bountiful Bread, who is also owned by White Management Company, the same as Creo Restaurant, which you may remember me visiting back in February. All of Bountiful Bread’s baked goods are made from scratch, using no preservatives and all-natural ingredients. In addition to that, they also pride themselves on wasting very little product and maintaining a very green, eco-friendly business.

Would you believe that their delivery trucks have been converted to run on recycled vegetable oil that comes from their other sister restaurants?


I mean, how cool is that?

So since Kristin has come on board as pastry chef, Bountiful has seen the popularity of its cakes rise, which has basically all been by word of mouth up until this point. The manager, Josh Olcott, told me that it’s been something they’ve wanted to do for a while now, but they just never had the pastry chef to do it.

Now, with a “Triple Chocolate Cake” as their #1 seller and a Red Velvet number coming in at a close second, things are going really well. Josh told me that if they continue down that road, it’s very possible that us locals may end up seeing a “Bountiful Cakes” popping up in the future!


Ummm, I’m in!


If you were to walk into Bountiful Bread on any typical day, you’d be most likely to see two to four different varieties of cakes available by the slice. There’s also the option to buy them whole, but that’s only if you make it in time before it gets cut into. Winking smile

If you’re looking to order a cake, they offer anything from a small, two-serving cake, up to a full size sheet cake. (<—perfect for all those upcoming graduations!) In addition to her staple flavors, Kristin said she likes to experiment with different flavors to match what’s fresh or in season, and she’s also very open to customer suggestions and is willing to try just about anything.

Just recently, she said she made a Coconut Rum Cake that was quite popular, and today, I had the pleasure of trying out her latest creation that’s new for spring and summer: Orange Creamsicle.


A vanilla cake topped with orange buttercream frosting, which actually totally reminded me of my Orange Cream Soda Pop Cupcakes…only her cake was WAY better.


Now, for my local readers, I’ve got quite a treat for you all today…

Bountiful Bread is offering STSL readers 10% OFF on any sweets from now through the end of May. Just mention that you read this blog post and you’ll be all squared away.

But in addition to that…

Bountiful Bread has offered to give away a “Cake For 2” in your choice of flavors, to THREE lucky (and local) STSL readers!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post saying what your ideal cake flavor creation would be – I’ll choose the (3) winners tomorrow, May 18th. Good Luck! Smile

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1 Khushboo May 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Carrot cake… I’m very particular about my carrot cake but I am sure Kristin would nail it!
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2 Courtney May 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm

LOL, Khushboo! You aren’t exactly local! ;)
(but I’m with ya on the carrot cake!)


3 Khushboo May 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Ha ha ha I got so distracted by the cakes that I didn’t even see the bit about locals- MY BAD
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4 Sabrina @ Fit.Laugh.Love May 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

OMG. Must get when I visit the fam in the fall. Also, I just started laughing, a lot. My “highschool sweetheart” (ex, clearly) is a chef a Creo. I’m loving your blog because you’re faboosh (obviously) and also because it’s nice to feel connected to a little slice of my hometown in my daily life all the way down here in VA. :)
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5 Heather May 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm

and when you come to visit we should have a CDNY Eat Drink Blog meet up!!!!
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6 Michelle@Peachy Palate May 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Great to see someone young being given a shot at what they’re good at! The finished cake looks beautiful!
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7 Molly May 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I would love a mocha cake!!


8 Lauren May 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Oooh I would LOVE to try the Red Velvet flavor – my fave! and I love Bountiful Bread! I didn’t even know they made cakes! Guess I haven’t been in there in too long!


9 Janetha May 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

the town i was born/grew up in is called bountiful. that is all.
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10 Heather May 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

So VERY cool. I’m a bountiful bread fan, for sure: have you had their raspberry ganache brownies? LOVE.
as for cake creations of choice – i am a fool for carrot cake of any kind.
[and am also a fan of local giveaways. duh. :) ]

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11 Beth @ TheAngelForever May 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I do believe it is time to stop by at Bountiful Bread, it clearly has been too long. My ideal cake flavor would be a french vanilla with cookie dough like center. A girl can dream, right?
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12 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I sure wish that I lived local for this giveaway! These cakes look absolutely amazing! :)
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13 Tori May 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm

dark chocolate peanut butter!


14 Blog is the New black May 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I wish I was local because that creamsicle cake looks MIGHTY tasty!
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15 Alicia May 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Oh my goodness. I love bountiful bread! The tomato pesto soup is the best! I would love to try the red velvet, but I bet she would make a killer double chocolate!! Yum!
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16 Cristin May 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I am so sad I am not a local reader! Everything looks amazing! Maybe they might want to open another location in Fort Collins, Colorado???? :)


17 Kelly May 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I love bountiful bread! My ideal cake would be chocolate, I’m pretty basic :-)


18 Jamie May 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Mine would probably be a vanilla with a peanut butter frosting… kind of basic but yum!


19 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Holy heavens!!! YUMMM! She sounds like she has got her act together and must be really awesome at what she does!
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20 Jen May 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I would LOVE mocha coconut!!! Maybe mocha, coffee, coconut. Mmm!!!!


21 Sara @ The Foodie Diaries May 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Ohhh a red velvet cake sounds nothing short of amazing!! I would love love love to have a slice of that!
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22 A.V. May 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I love Bountiful Bread! My ideal cake creation would be some type of fruity cake, something with strawberries! But that orange creamsicle looks amazing!


23 Sana May 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I suddenly wish I was a local….
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24 Erin May 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Alright, I’m going out on a total limb here. Judging by this post and by your post this morning saying you had some “decisions” to make, is there a chance that you’re going to be employed by Bountiful Bread (or the future Bountiful Cakes)? I hardly EVER comment on here, but I am an avid reader. Your cupcakes and cakes always look so professional and pretty…I’d hire you!


25 Courtney May 19, 2012 at 8:46 am

Hahaha! That is a good guess, but no, I won’t be doing any baking for Bountiful Bread anytime soon.
Thanks for offering to hire me though!! :)


26 Nicole May 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

YUM! That creamsicle cake looks fantastic! I’ve never been there before, but I love it even more knowing that their delivery trucks run on recycled oil – that’s awesome! :)


27 Wendy May 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I would love to try that strawberry cake!


28 Monica Davis May 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Red Velvet cake all the way! Its my favorite!


29 Renee May 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I can’t explain it but this whole post made me want to eat tons of sweets! YUMMMM
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30 Liz May 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I’d go for carrot cake all the way! I always have to try carrot cake at new (to me) places. Although, coconut rum sounds delicious too ;)
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31 Caitlin May 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Cookies and cream please and thank you!!


32 Ashley May 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I am a sucker for carrot cake. I could also go for a chocolate cake with cannoli cream filling.


33 Tammy May 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I always go for vanilla on vanilla…pretty boring, but I love it! However, that strawberry cake did look pretty amazing :-)


34 Veronica May 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Mmmmmmm Red Velvet!!!


35 Karen May 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I love carrot cake, I would love to try one of Kristin’s.


36 Christy May 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Carrot Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting. Or a German Chocolate Cake. Decisions, decisions. Mmmm…. Now I’m craving sweets.


37 JN May 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Mmm… chocolate cake with a strawberry filling/frosting. I was going to list a few more, but I honestly have to say, that would be my favorite.


38 Jen vadalabene May 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I love love love red velvet cake!! I’m sure it will be Delish!!!


39 Kelli May 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Either carrot cake or chocolate with raspberry! I love BB too but do not get there as much as I used too!


40 Denyne May 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Cake, did you say cake. Yes, please. My favorite is Strawberry Shortcake. But I would never turn down any flavor.


41 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I’m not local so don’t pick me, but I’m so jealous of your super fun experience!!! I would have loved to do something like that. The best part of wedding planning was the cake tasting!! ;)
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42 Brooke May 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Carrot cake, carrot cake, carrot cake!! YUMM!


43 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie May 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I’m not local, but I wanted to comment on how awesome the cakes look and how awesome this post is! You did a great job reporting :)
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44 Ellen @ Undercover Runner Eats May 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Hmmm… If I got to completely create my own cake it would probably be an almond-flavored cake, with peanut butter frosting and raspberry preserves between the layers, and then a dark chocolate ganache on the outside :-)

If we’re talking classic cakes, I really like carrot cake and red velvet, but I mean, you can’t really go wrong with cake. It’s CAKE for crying out loud! Put enough frosting on it and I won’t care what flavor(s) it is!
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45 Rebecca May 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I LOVE Bountiful Bread!! My dream cake would be something “Snickers-like,” with peanuts, chocolate and caramel. Yum!!


46 Mandie Powell May 17, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Banana cake, peanut butter frosting, and SPRINKLES!


47 Julie May 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm

While i love a good carrot cake too, i’m gonna have to go with chocolate peanut butter :)


48 Theresa May 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I love, love, love red velvet cake! But a close second would be chocolate cake with Bailey’s Irish cream frosting.


49 Susan May 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Coconut Rum. I’m not local but it would be one more reason for a road trip to my daughter’s house in Guilderland.


50 Jessica May 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I love Bountiful Bread. Their sandwiches always fill me up, so I’ve never really checked out their baked goods (which I definitely need to do now!). Even though I love all things chocolate, I’d have to say my favorite cake combo is yellow cake + strawberry filling + butter cream frosting.


51 Jennifer May 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I will be at Stuyvesant Plaza tonight for a cooking class at Different Drummer’s Kitchen; I’ll have to stop by Bountiful Bread to grab a sweet treat!! I am a red velvet girl through and through, so I would definitely love their red velvet cake (maybe for my upcoming bridal shower!).
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52 Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre May 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Obviously I won’t be entered since I’m not a LOCAL reader – unless you want to come visit NYC and bring me some cake! :) haha!

But anyway- I’m drooling right now. I’m usually a chocolate person but that strawberry cupcake pulled me right in. I had cake with orange buttercream at my friends wedding shower last year and fell in love. I didn’t think I’d like it–but it was amazing. That cake looks JUST like it.
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53 Shannon May 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I’m all over that triple chocolate cake. I don’t eat as much chocolate anymore than I used to but this would DEFINITELY be an exception. :)

How is it possible that Kristin is younger than 21 and already a graduate of Johnson & Wales???

This has got to be in your top 5 best giveaways ever on here list of mine- which includes your baked goods in the giveaway week, the Technogel pillow, and other things that I won’t mention and keeping blabbing on about.


54 Cassie May 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting. Actually, anything with cream cheese frosting. Or just cream cheese frosting. ;)


55 Diana May 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I would love to try that Strawberry cake with buttercream frosting!!


56 Brianne May 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Red Velvet for sure!!! That has always been my favorite cake!!! That tub of frosting looks heavenly!! :)


57 christy May 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Chocolate with peanut butter frosting! Bountiful Bread is one of my favorite places… everything is always so fresh and delicious, especially the tomato soup!


58 Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction May 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I am so happy I am local :) That Cocunut Rum cake sounds delicious as does the Orange Creamsicle cake. I love coconut anything so I would be willing to try a coconut flavored cake.
This will give me an excuse to go to Albany and try TCBY too :)
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59 Alysha @Shesontherun May 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm

The red velvet sake looks delicious. I would love to spend the day watching them work their magic, cake baking and decorating are like art to me.
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60 Haley May 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm



61 Meg Tri. May 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

A chocolate cake with a carmel coconut frosting — basically, a Samoa Girl Scout cookie inspired cake.


62 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction May 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I would LOVE a red velvet, chocolate or carrot cake!! MMM!
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63 Sara May 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Triple chocolate cake…mmmm…say no more!


64 Brandi May 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Chocolate cake with peanut butter icing! :)


65 Megan May 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I would love a dark chocolate cake….sounds delicious right about now!!


66 Tram May 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Something with peanut butter and chocolate!


67 Ania May 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Coconut rum sounds amazing! Or lemon blueberry perhaps?! : )


68 Kristen May 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Bountiful Bread is a favorite gathering spot with my girlfriends…we love their soup, salad and sandwiches. We try to resist the delicious goodies but at least enjoy sharing a treat. Where would I start with a cake flavor??? Coconut rum pineapple would be yummy…chocolate fudge is always a winner…some kind of almond sounds appealing. Really anything conjured up by a master pastry chef would be fine with me :-)


69 Kelly May 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Oh definitely Creamsicle… my boyfriend’s favorite thing ever. I made him your Orange Cream Soda Pop cupcakes, and he LOVED them…I’m sure he would die for this too!


70 Stephanie May 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

YUM I love bountiful bread! Their cinnamon raisin bread is the best :) if you ever get the chance I believe the Log Jam in Lake George is one of their sister restaurants! On the other hand, I’d totally go for that orange creamsicle cake!


71 Riley May 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

My favorite cake creation would have to be strawberry and caramel!


72 Emily May 17, 2012 at 8:39 pm

OMG…I’m all over this! Almond cake with raspberry preserves and white chocolate frosting. To die for!!


73 Casi DeSarro May 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm

My ideal cake flavor would be Cookies ‘n Cream! I’m not sure if I am considered a local reader by the way (I am from Utica, NY) with a 315 area code. Hope that works ;)


74 Jean May 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Love Bountiful Bread!! My favorite cake would be a lemon cake with a lemon buttercream icing!! Yummy!!!


75 Laurel May 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

What a delicious giveaway!

I actually just moved to Albany a few months ago, and have been trying to get to bountiful bread for a few weeks. I will have to make it a point to get over there next week. A chocolate raspberry or strawberry vanilla cake sounds delicious right now, as does creamsicle! YUM!


76 Erin May 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Almond cake with white chocolate frosting–just like our wedding cake <3

Love Bountiful Bread! I like to go sit near their fireplace and have the tomato pesto soup and their tuna, carmelized onion and cheddar sandwich!


77 Erin May 17, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Well I haven’t meet a cake yet that I don’t like :) Now that dreamsicle sounds amazing…my faaaaaaavorite all time cake though is tres leches. SO.AMAZING!


78 Mom#to#three May 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Chocolate amaretto – yum!


79 Lindsey May 17, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I’m a local! …and my dream cake creation flavor would be banana foster cake with butterscotch flavored icing!


80 tara May 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I love a classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting…especially beautifully layered cakes! (mine taste good but aren’t so pretty….)


81 Karleen curran May 17, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Omg! I’m totally feeling the raspberry truffle cake pops that are new from Starbucks! If they could make that into a mini cake, I would be in heaven! It’s a soft brownie consistency with a hint of raspberry flavor….mmmmmmm:)


82 Tiffany May 17, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I love funfetti! So anything white- almond flavor with sprinkles would be amazing!!!


83 amy marantino May 17, 2012 at 10:47 pm

something tart and lemony


84 Emily May 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I love Bountiful Bread! I seriously eat there at least twice a week, hahaha (LOVE the tomato pesto soup). My favorite cake is good old fashion yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting :)


85 Jolynn May 17, 2012 at 11:51 pm

YUM! I’d love to try that orange creamsicle cake but if I had to create my own ideal flavor combo… I think I’d want something lemony. Lemon flavors always seem so light and airy, like you’re not eating something horribly bad for you ;) Maybe a white cake with a lemon custard/curd filling and buttercream frosting?


86 emily jo May 18, 2012 at 1:13 am

im a carb and sweets girl, anything like that right in front of me- say good bye! ;)

chocolate peanut butter with oreos cake!!!


87 Danielle May 18, 2012 at 7:34 am

My dream cake would be a mocha fudge cake! I love bountiful bread and their tomato pesto soup :) mmmmmmmm… perfect way to warm up in the winter!


88 Brittany V May 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

Cake?! I’m in!! Either chocolate and peanut butter, or chocolate raspberry :)


89 Ciara May 18, 2012 at 9:34 am

I love Bountiful Bread! I go there quite a bit and love how fresh everything is. As far as cake, the red velvet sounds pretty awesome!


90 Kay May 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

I love Bountiful Bread! And I’d love to try any of their flavors.

I’m usually pretty boring, white cake and white frosting is my favorite. But I recently heard about a caramel layer cake with caramel/brown sugar frosting. That would be amazing.


91 Courtney May 18, 2012 at 10:48 am

That orange creamsicle cake looks soo yummy!


92 Ed Stevens May 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

Would love to win a cake to share with my team. I manage a baseball team sponsored by, who, Bountiful Bread of course!!! And did I mention this past Monday I celebrated my 40th birthday!


93 Katie May 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

Chocolate & Raspberry Jam!


94 Beckie May 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm

For the summer I would try a strawberry lemonade cake


95 Em May 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.


96 Laura May 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Awww. I worked at Bountiful Bread with my roommate when I went to the SUNY Albany 5 years ago!! It was such a nice treat to get to see some pictures of it now!! I miss it and Albany so much! Winning a cake would be a great reason to come visit!


97 Nicole May 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I love a good, moist yellow cake with a thick layer of fudge frosting in the middle and a fluffy vanilla buttercream on top. ….with sprinkles around the edges, of course. :)


98 Sam May 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

My ideal cake would be dark chocolate with a funfetty vanilla cream cheese frosting! YUM!


99 Sam May 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I’d like a chocolate cake. I love Bountiful Bread… I’m there probably once a week. Try to no bakes — they are to die for!! ;)


100 Patty May 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm

My top choice would be carrot cake but I’m always willing to try other flavors.


101 Jessica W. May 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I loooove carrot cake with cream cheese frosting!


102 susan May 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Crumb cake with alot of crumbs/little cake.


103 Vicky May 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm

A mango mousse vanilla cake


104 Emily S May 19, 2012 at 7:16 am

Red Velvet!!!!


105 Laura May 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

Vanilla cake with strawberry frosting!


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