Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cupcakes Galore!


Is that a tease of a title or what? How else am I going to get you to come over here?

Actually, I've been doing a little sewing lately. With this cee-UTE cupcake fabric that I just had to have when I saw it.


To me, this fabric just screams out MAKE AN APRON WITH ME! Don't you think?

So, I'm going to give this yummy apron away to one of my lucky readers. Don't worry, I'm making another for myself.


It even has a little pocket. Yeah, a pocket that was supposed to open at the top and be divided down the middle so that it was two pockets. Except that you had to be a contortionist to be able to use it. Seriously, I made one apron that way and when I had my hands in the pockets, I looked like a big dorky kangaroo. No lie.

So I changed it a little, with my limited abilities, so that the pocket opens on the sides and it's only one big pocket instead of two useless pockets. 


However, I must warn you that I am not a professional seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, and I made this with my limping-along sewing machine. So, if you win it you have to promise to not let any of your for real seamstress friends inspect it too closely, okay?

In order to win this, leave me a comment and tell me what is your absolute favorite dessert in the whole world. And don't tell me that you don't like dessert because I will not be giving this apron to any freaks out there. Deal?

Contest ends at midnight Sunday, July 19th. Good luck!

87 comments:

  1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls:-) But chocolate cupcakes are a close second:-)

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  2. White wedding cake with cheap white super sugary (NOT creamy and whippy....nice and thick!) icing! And some of those old school sugary roses too that turn your mouth colors....I'm DROOLING!

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  3. Chocolate pie! I love it when the crust is just barely done. I always ask for this instead of birthday cake from my mom.

    The apron is adorable!

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  4. I love that fabric; I used it to make birthday outfits for my girls one year. ;)

    Cheesecake!!!! I could it eat every day.

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  5. baked (not frozen) chocolate cheesecake, with no crappy fruit to dilute the chocolate... just chocolate and cheesecake. OMG so good.

    LOVE your apron by the way!

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  6. Pumpkin cheesecake (with gingersnap crust and whipped cream!)

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  7. OH!! I just have to have that apron! My daughter and I have been baking fools this summer and I love the fabric! Been experimenting with royal icing and sugar cookies alot lately, but since I just got back from NY, I'd have to say my favorite dessert is cheesecake! Yum! I hope I win!!

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  8. I would have to say my Grandma's (not just any ol' recipe will do) Peanut Butter Bon Bons. These were coveted treats at Christmas. It was the ONLY time of year she made them. No special request accepted the other 364 days of the year. You would think after 8 years of togetherness and all the gifts I get from my kids and my husband that an apron would have made its way in... nope. I am still apronless. I have even ASKED for one, still no apron. Guess I'll have to use the rolling pin to knock some sense into them.




    Just kidding.

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  9. Real-life, homemade-from-scatch, chocolate pudding. I even like it warm. So yum!

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  10. I think this is a trick question. I think we're supposed to say "cupcake" because that's what's on the apron (which is adorable, btw).

    But my favorite desert (really, you expect me to choose just ONE??! That's kind of cruel but because I think you're awesome I will narrow it down to just one) I think I will have to say ice cream. I love ice cream. almost any kind of ice cream. But my favorite ice cream I think is Amaretto Gelati from this awesome place in our town. But really, I am a big fan of deserts of all kinds.

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  11. i LOVE aprons. largely because I am a slob when I cook.

    FAVORITE desert? can one have just ONE favorite? hmmm... maybe my mom's pecan pie. or my sister in laws Molten' Lava Chocolate cake. do s'mores count?

    plain cookie dough is good...

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  12. My absolute favorite dessert is Chocolate meringue pie! I craved it both my pregnancies and it has always been a fave!!!

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  13. Oh my gosh. My favorite dessert is any dessert I can have with my friend Pam - who is a cupcake fanatic! I have no talents of my own (she is ultra talented in all things) and i would love to give her this AWESOME cupcake apron! My favorite dessert? FRIENDSHIP! oh and chocolate chip cookie dough...raw.

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  14. Ok, this is hard. VERY HARD.
    Its hard for me because I have different 'versions' of favorites.
    For instance, I LURVE my Mamaw's homemade banana pudding (could eat the whole bowl), but I don't necessarily like everyone else's banana puddings.
    Another favorite is my Mom's chocolate eclair. DE-LISH!
    And my favorite homemade candy? That'd be the Martha Washington candy. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas at our house if we didn't have the Martha Washington candy.

    Ok, with all this talk, Christmas may have to come early at my house. I'm salivating just thinking about it!!!

    Deanna
    deanna(DOT)franks(AT)bxs(DOT)com

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  15. Love the apron! If I could only choose one dessert it would be plain old choc. cake with choc. icing. Love it and we have it at every single birthday party we have.

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  16. That apron is SO CUTE!!! I love raspberry cheescake, and everything else, but that is my favorite. Although I'm REALLY wanting a cupcake about now.

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  17. I LOVE ice cream with warm caramel!!

    The apron is SO cute!!

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  18. That's a way cute apron! I love it! I've got to go with my favorite dessert being chocolate chip cookies (but they have to be my homemade ones!) but we'll see if that lasts after trying my new peanut butter brownie recipe today! :)

    muellermommyof3@gmail.com

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  19. I would have to say #1 is my great grandmother's cherry pie, but she's not here to make it. So, with that I would say peach cobbler with ice cream.

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  20. You crack me up! I laughed aloud about the freak comment and now my three year old is demanding to know what I am laughing at. Way cute apron. Promise I won't inspect too carefully, but trust me...your abilities are better than mine...I don't even own a machine.

    Okay, so my favorite dessert is chocolate zucchini cake. YUM! A great way to use up zucchini. Hope I win! Thanks for doing the giveaway. I'm excited.

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  21. This has got to be the cutest apron ever.

    My MIL makes this really yummy stuff called lincoln log pudding. I am not sure what it is made of BUT I love it. I do have a recipe but it is so much better from her.

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  22. It's so hard to choose one favorite -- aren't all desserts wonderful? But I think today my favorite would be lemon cream cake. Very summery. Of course, for my birthday (in November) I almost always request carrot cake from scratch with cream cheese frosting. =) My tastes must change seasonally.

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  23. I love creme brulee or if I feel the need to be good- a good old fashioned berry crisp( especially in the summertime).

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  24. Cupcakes! I just finished snarfing down one for lunch. Chocolate with chocolate frosting... I know it might be a bit much for the faint of heart but not me! I Love Chocolate!

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  25. Pumkin squares with cream cheese icing! Oh and rice pudding on a cold night. Cupcakes anytime and rhubarb crisp.

    What?...oh only one favorite?
    Sorry:)


    LOve the apron!

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  26. Funny thing, that apron is screaming "Wear me Gwen!"

    I am simple when it comes to desert. Well, simple if you call ice cream, raspberry preserves, chocolate sauce and Cool Whip simple.

    I made that last night and trust me, I could have used the apron!

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  27. Beautiful apron! I would wear it to make my favorite dessert-white cake with thick, old fashioned butter creme frosting. Yummm!

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  28. Cute apron! My absolute favorite dessert is Lemon Creme Supreme. It is a lemon cheesecake-type layer with another layer of a lemon curd-type layer on top of that. So good!

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  29. My favorite dessert is fruit pizza! Yummmmm! I was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes, so I won't be able to enjoy it again for another 3 months. But I tell ya... when the time comes I will probably eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. By the way... the apron is adorable!

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  30. It's a tie between my moms Puerto Rican Pancakes, and Chocolate Satin Pie from Marie Calendars, so good!

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  31. chocolate....ummm yeah, anything that has chocolate will do.

    Rhonda from Minnesota

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  32. super cute apron!!!

    my all time favorite dessert is homemade chocolate cake with homemade chocolate frosting *drool*

    2nd in line is a really yummy pineapple upside down cake

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  33. Love all deserts - expecially chocolate!! Very cute apron!!

    julie - jlhaverdink(at)sbcglobal (dot)net

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  34. I love lemons...so lemon pie...cake...lemonade cookies..lemom bars

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  35. What a cute apron. I love that fabric. Makes me want to bake!!!
    My fav dessert would have to be German Chocolate cake (or cupcakes!!).
    Vickie @ vikijoh47@hotmail.com

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  36. Almond Cream Cheese Pound Cake with powdered sugar on top.
    The recipe is in the Cake Mix Doctor Cookbook - lots of good recipes.

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  37. I LOVE your apron!!So cute.

    As far as desserts go I love them all. Cheesecakes are one of my favorites, ice cream cakes are another, oh I love ice cream on a brownie with hot fudge sauce poured on top, the other day I had another variation of this, I was given a doughnut with a scoop of ice cream on top, then choice of chocolate, carmel, or fruit toppings, so yummy as if the doughnut wasn't enough calories on it's own.

    Anyway here's for hoping that I win your adorable apron. kristymsims@hotmail.com

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  38. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE apron! My favorite dessert right now is Margarita Pie...nice and light with a lime filling and pretzel/graham cracker crust. Second favorite is something we call Christmas Crack (kind of an almond roca like candy). Yummy!

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  39. Pecan Nuttles that are made and sold ONLY on Main Street at Disneyland. Ya can't get um anywhere else in the world.
    Yummmmm!
    Your blog is darling.
    I LOVE THE good deed Christmas Countdown. DARLING!
    Thanks for teaching us how to do it.
    Charise
    www.brighton-cole.blogspot.com

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  40. double chocolate brownies with chocolate frosting sprinkled with walnuts. I sometimes throw some zucchini in to make them less guilty. I'm making cupcake shorts for my lil one. love the cupcake fabric.

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  41. Apple Dumplings w/ Ice Cream! But there aren't many desserts that I don't like!

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  42. Hmmm... I like all desserts (REALLY!), but I think my absolute favorite is chocolate mousse. None of that fake chocolate mousse out of a box, though. It has to be the real deal -- raw egg yolks and all...

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  43. Hot apple crisps baked in a mini cast iron skillet w/ cinnamon ice cream & caramel. Yum, yum!

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  44. OMG OMG OMG, It has to be ME!!!!! I love dessert! Well, except for chocolate cream pie cause I puked that up in the middle of the night once when I was a kid. Long story... short version is that we were on vacation, I said it tasted bad. Everyone said it tasted bad. Dad made me eat it. I puked in both my sister's hair. They still hate me and I still hate that Pie.

    My favorite, though, has to be chocolate cake with fudgy chocolate frosting. Or maybe white cake cupcakes with white buttercrean frosting. Oo! Or Cherry Delight... that we now call Cherry surprise since my mom whoops'd once a decade ago and put salt in the graham cracker crust instead of sugar.

    But dont get me wrong... I wont turn up my nose at apple dumplings or pudding or jello or cookies or candies or even just a bowl of strawberries and an equal size bowl of real whipped cream... Nope, wont turn those down. Just the chocolate cream pie. You can have that all to yourself!

    I know I won! Just aprom me already!!! =D

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  45. Coconut meringue pie is my favorite, usually. When I make it, I will also eat it for breakfast. But I also make a chocolate chip oven cookie in a skillet and as soon as it comes out you put vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream on it, and I love that too. But it doesn't keep for breakfast.

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  46. hot fudge cake with whip cream and a cherry on top. yummy yum yum. Also bakery cake with buttercream frosting.

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  47. The apron is adorable! I love the fabric, how fun is that?!

    My fave, no contest, is peppermint ice cream with hot fudge sauce. But since peppermint ice cream is hard to find before November, cinnamon rolls come in a close second.

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  48. AHHH, I MUST have!!

    My fav dessert is warm brownies with mint chocolate chip ice cream on top. Simple, I know, but it's one thing that I can actually make by myself and actually enjoy! :D

    PS, I had my baby - check out my blog for pics! :)
    http://azreesefamily.blogspot.com/

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  49. Dark Chocolate Truffles...Russel Stover's are the best for the price...I love how they melt in your mouth...and it really only takes just one to make my day perfect! (BTW...I love this apron!)

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  50. Stopping by from SITS to give a little blog ♥

    Love that material so I couldn't help but like anything you make out of it!

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  51. Loving the apron!

    My favorite dessert is strawberry creme pie. Yes, I know you are shocked that I did not say chocolate, and yes, I will never pass a chocolate dessert up, but my favorite is strawberry creme pie.

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  52. What an adorable apron. I would have to say my favorite dessert is Chocolate Ganache Torte. I could eat an entire one by myself!

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  53. Oh goodness...I am racking the brain here...

    What do I love, love, love?!

    My fav is chocolate cake with white icing. Nothing tops it, don't care how I feel, I will eat it!!

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  54. Oh crud, sorry. Thanks Jill - LOVE the apron :)

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  55. Hi! I am a new reader to your blog - and don't worry, I love dessert! My favorite dessert is my grandmother's pound cake - there is NOTHING like it in the whole world. She passed away 7 years ago so now my mom makes it for me using her recipe. Now I'm craving it =) Thanks for the giveaway - the apron is just adorable!

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  56. I love love love any kind of custard- like creme brulle. Can't ever actually MAKE it, but I love it. For things that I actually eat regularly, I have to say that pound cake is in my top 5, like the poster above. Yum!

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  57. Fresh Berry Cobbler. Mmmmm....

    Cute Apron! Nice work.

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  58. It is so difficult to pick my favorite dessert, I love them all! If I had to choose, it would be Boston Cream Pie. I always asked for it for my birthday cake when I was growing up. Hum.... I have not had that in a while.... Maybe I should go make one...... :-)

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  59. wow !!! I love that apron , so cute ! Of course I'm going to make those oreo truffles ! Great blog. dropping in from sista's !

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  60. Cookies! Love them, esp pb. btw, wouldn't dream of showing the apron to seamstress friend for review (i will show off to everyone though). i once tried to super glue a tear in my dog bed. well, it almost caught fire. started smoking and had a terrible odor. i hot glued a button on and it worked up until i tried to use it then i couldn't get the fabric aroung it to secure. i've stapled my pants to hem them, scotch taped tears in shirts, put white out and black markers to cover shoe scuffs, used paper clips in my hair and as i sit typing this, there is a saftey pin where a button once was (six months ago). Never found the missing one and there all fabric wrapped. BELIEVE ME, I'M NO SEWING W EXPERT!!

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  61. I LOVE pumpkin pie! When I was pregnant I had trouble with depression and ended up eating a whole pie at once. Now that I look back it was quite a silly thing to do!

    Love the apron though, makes me want to cook up lots of great meals for my family! :D

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  62. Believe it or not my favorite dessert are cupcakes! I love cupcakes because they are so versatile and you can make them in so many ways to please any palate or event!

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  63. I love any dessert!! Enough said right?!? My waist-line reflects this! Cheesecakes, cake with the real butter-cream type frosting, not that Cool-Whip imitation crap. Go real, or no deal. I would love to win this apron - it would make me feel super special while cooking in the kitchen! Please enter me - raerae177(at)hotmail.com

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  64. LOL - no aprons to freaks. Love it! :)

    My fav fav fav dessert, cheesecake. In fact, back when hubby and I were computer gamers (yeah, sometimes 14-20 hours ... a DAY!) the battle cry for our little band of misfits: Cheesecake! Seriously. I am such a bad influence on people. But at least we were happy! haha

    Really, as much as I love cheesecake, I just love dessert. Ice cream, cakes, pies, you name it. You can tell by the way my computer chair (doesn't) fit my behind.

    Cheers!

    Kiy

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  65. How in the heck did I MISS this post???? Oh well, I am still going to try to win this adorable apron. My favorite dessert in the whole world is a very simple one.....chocolate cake with chocolate frosting!!!! Oh, and a BIG cold glass of milk. It doesn't get any better than that in my book!

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  66. Wow!! Look at all of these comments! You have quite the following Jill! It's hard to pick just one favorite... I think I'll go with cheesecake with berries. Mmmm!!!! I am a dessert eater. When we were on our cruise, I would order one of each dessert after dinner. There were THREE!! Life is too short to not enjoy the good stuff!

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  67. Geez, everyone speaks up when something is free, huh? You should be proud!

    Well, to tell you the truth, I never wear aprons, too time consuming. I like to be in, out and done with cooking. My daughter however, has been wanting one which means its on my 'to do' list to make one for her. Guess what?! She would look absolutely adorable in this one!!! And bonus, I wouldn't have to sew, hurray!

    Oh yeah, the rules. What is my favorite dessert? Well... umm... OKAY FINE, I'M A FREAK ALRIGHT!!! Holy cow! I'm still a good person on the inside! Really!

    Ooh, but I love Russian Teacakes! Lets call that dessert and then we can still be friends... deal?

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  68. I love love love icecream brownie's from the Steak house.
    what a adorable apron its too cute. You did a wonderful job

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  69. Hi
    I love your blog and would love to win that adorable apron! You are such an inspiration.
    My favorite dessert in the whole world is.. Texas Sheet Cake.. YUM!
    I hope I win.

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  70. Holy Schmeegs! Costco's Chocolate Cake!!! Only the best cake ever!!!

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  71. Thanks for visiting and I'm glad you enjoyed it! Sorry I can't deliver George...he is busy with me right now...LOL

    Stopping by from SITS to share the blog ♥ !

    Have a great Saturday!

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  72. My 7 year old who loves to bake would look adorable in this apron. Her favorite dessert is mini fruit pizzas. She bakes sugar cookies and tops them with cream cheese, fruit and a drizzle of chocolate. She has been requested to make these for our church events numerous times!
    WE LOOOOOVE your blog. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Christy
    ctwilley@highlands.edu

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  73. i just discover cheesecake and ice cream toped with cherries from a can of course

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  74. Strawberry Cheesecake, Lemon meringue pie, and cinnamon strusel cake. They are all so good, I can't choose.

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  75. My favorite thing of all time...and I think its because its pricey to buy out here. Angel Food Cake & Strawberries.....ok one more Chocolate Haupia Pie. If you haven't guessed we're from Hawaii. But yes Angel FOOD cake is like an arm & a leg out here.

    FABULOUS apron by the way. so darling.

    Thanks Rachel B from, I often stalk your blog...i love your ideas.

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  76. Better than Sex Cake! In some cases it really is! Sarah

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  77. I love the apron! So cute! My all time favorite dessert is the triple chocolate cake served at the Hershey Resort. I just LOVE that cake...and haven't had one that delicious and perfect anywhere else.

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  78. I am SO easy to please....white cake with white/coconut frosting. LOVE IT!

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  79. my grandma's homemade brownies with nuts. i make them with my daughter all the time! love the apron!

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  80. Mine would have to be by far yummy chocolate chip cookies. I even like the dough balls too. Just a great easy classic.

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  81. How cute is that apron!!! I love dessert! My favorite changes on a daily basis. I love cookies, cupcakes, & brownies!!! I just finished off some peanut butter blossoms that the kiddos & I made. YUM!!!!

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  82. The apron is so cute! As for dessert that depends on the day. Today it's texas sheet cake :)

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  83. Three-layer Dutch Chocolate cake with REAL whipped cream frosting. Has to be homemade...a tiny sliver is heavenly! Thanks! No freaks here!

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  84. Love the apron!!!!
    I have sooooo many fav dessert :) but to narrow it down I would have to say brownies with ice cream or strawberry shortcake....pretty simple stuff but easier to enjoy if it doesn't take to long to make :)
    Thanks for your terrific blog

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  85. SophienSamsMommaJuly 19, 2009 at 9:51 PM

    I just LOVE dessert!!! Very hard to choose a favorite, but...I will have to say my Mom's apple pie in a bowl with milk and sugar poured on top. It is soooo, soooo good! Serious comfort food.

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  86. OK if I had to pick, Cheesecake, ANY KIND! My favorite would be chocolate or Oreo. In my cookboook I have put together, There are 110 recipes (mine or families), well I just another one together for my borther, and there are 56 recipes for desserts. LOL! WE love our desserts! LOve that fabric too, I just made my 3 year old a apron out of this one, and was waiting to get more to make me a matching one!

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