Birthday Giveaway: Cupcake Bunting

This month we’re celebrating the 4th birthday of the Bustle & Sew Magazine.  Yes, it’s now FOUR whole years old and has come such a long way since those early issues, thanks to all our wonderful readers who receive the magazine every month.  I know we still have some super-lovely subscribers who’ve been with us since the first issue and to them a very BIG THANK YOU indeed – we couldn’t have come this far with out all of you!

Meanwhile, in all our opinions and especially those of Daisy & Ben, cake is an essential part of any celebrations.  Do you remember Ben’s fixation on the cake at Daisy’s pawty? And of course if there’s ANY chance of snaffling a morsel of cake then the pesky pair are always lined up hopefully ….

But, as far as I am aware, nobody has yet discovered a way to squish cake into the phone line and send it whizzing through the internet!  So as I can’t send you a piece of our birthday cake I thought that I would celebrate instead by holding a giveaway – for the Cupcake Bunting in the current issue of the magazine.

To be in with a chance to win this calorie-free bunting, then all you need to do is leave a comment below telling us (just for fun) what is your favourite kind of cake!  The winner will be chosen by random selection and the competition will close at midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 17 February.  I will post the bunting anywhere in the world.

Good luck everyone!

Thank you to all those who entered.  This giveaway is now closed.

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A very happy birthday Bustle and Sew 🙂 My most favourite of cakes is Carrot cake followed by Lemon Drizzle!
I have been trawling through past blog posts to find out which magazine your sewing cottage appeared in and where do you purchase it from please?

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How exciting! Happy Birthday! It’s hard to believe that it’s been four fun-filled years already. I’m looking forward to many issues to come!
My favorite cake has to be chocolate with peanut butter frosting, but only because I’ve never tried Victoria Sponge.
Congratulations!
XXX Linda

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I think when it boils right down to it, it has to be chocolate. Just plain chocolate with chocolate butter icing.
Happy Birthday!
Jenn

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These are lovely! I would so love to win your beautiful bunting. My favourite cake is osawacake, which is a healthy alternative to regular cake! It is made from rice, raisins and dried fruit and sweetened with fruit juice.

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My favorite is a kind of fruitcake (not the usual sort with candied fruit made at Xmas) that my grandmother used to make. Its dark with rich spices and real dried fruits in it; has a sugar/butter icing and halved walnuts on top. YUM.

🙂 Linda

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Tea loaf made with dried fruit soaked in tea overnight and served with butter. I used to make one every week for the children’s packed lunches. As healthy as cake can get but delicious.

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Hannah juarez

My favorite kind of cake is a blackberry cake with cream cheese frosting! 🙂 Thanks for this sweet giveaway!

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Lovely magazine! My favourite cake should be plain, low calorie but is really COFFEE and WALNUT with ICING!

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Love the bunting.pretty colours.can’t believe it’s been four years.happy birthday!
It’s hard to choose just one butmy favourite cake is lemon drizzle.

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Happy Birthday!! I have been with you for at least 3 of those years and just love everything I have learned from you!!! Thank you sew much <3

My fave cake is German Chocolate!!! 🙂

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My favourite cake is one that you can’t buy in a shop. It is the BEST chocolate cake I’ve had since I was a little girl. My mum used to bake it for me filled with jam and mock cream. I now bake it for my children, filling it with jam and vanilla bean butter cream (and I actually made one yesterday!)

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Charlott bailey

Just cake! Any cake! Cup cakes, fairy cakes, loafs, round, square, tray bake, bun, roll, any shape or size but not too small. Chocolate, carrot, lemon, Victoria, flapjack, egg custard, fruit, Eccles, bakewell, battenburg, banana, mincepie, coffee, peanutbutter, hazelnut, hot cross bun, profiteroles, Madeira, cream, treacle, birthday, millionaire, ginger, rhubarb, date and walnut, coconut, apple, iced bun, caramel …. please xx oh, not really keen on donuts but if that’s all there is I will eat it! Xxxxxx ps love your bunting c

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Charlott, You are too funny! 😀 Your list had me salivating… and laughing! I particularly love the “not too small” comment. How in the world do you make a decision at the bakery?

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Karen lindsay

My favourite cake would have to be Swedish Almond Cake from our local rad Coffee shop Lost & Found – @wearelostfound. It really is divine.
Happy happy 4th birthday guys.
With love from Coleraine, Northern Ireland. 🙂

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Our favourite cake at the moment is a yummy carrot one made with the carrot pulp left over from juicing in the mornings – so YUMMY! With cream cheese icing – making me hungry!

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marsha lawson

My favorite cake is an old family reciepe called a chocolate mayonnaise cake with a cream cheese frosting. It’s a very moist cake and there is no hint of the taste mayonnaise. A favorite of our birthday parties.

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Chocolate cake but I’ve yet to meet a cake I didnt like so I love them all! I just love things you create!

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Tracy elphiCk

Happy 4th Birthday, we almost share a special day as my big 50th birthday was on 5/2/15… Hope I win the bunting as it would add to my wonderful birthday. Lots of love on your special day xxxxxx

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Happy Birthday!!! I love cake but have been diagnosed with dairy and gluten intolerance so I will eat any cakes that are made without. My local cafe sometimes has yummy courgette and dark chocolate cake I can eat 🙂

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Pauline Perry

Without doubt Victoria Cream and Jam Sponge – love it.
Thanks for your lovely designs.
Pauline

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jacqueline Hoogers

A very happy birthday, Bustle & Sew!
Hope to see all your lovely work for many years to come!
My favorite birthday cake is “Appeltaart”, that is Dutch for apple pie, a simple but dilicious cake!
Greetings,
Jacqueine Hoogers

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Caroline roberts

my favourite cake is a strawberry sponge cake with fresh strawberries on the top with some whipped cream x

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Violet Harrigan

Absolutely love Bustle and Sew – I am retiring next month so will have lots of time to enjoy it even more and get on with some projects – thank you Violet

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I love ho, ho cake. It is a chocolate cake with a layer of cream frosting and topped with chocolate frosting. It is so good and easy to make.

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LEE PATTERSON

my favorite cake is one I don’t have to cook…. really great if it’s a carrot cake… My wonderful husband bakes me a cake every week………… I enjoy it so very much………….

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Favourite cake – that’s a tough one … I think it depends on the mood I’m in. At the moment my favourite is definitely your cup cake bunting!

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Happy Birthday Bustle & Sew! I have every issue you have published and I love every last one! You are so creative Helen and an inspiration to us all. If I were to through you a party I would definitely have to serve my favorite of all time… Tuxedo Truffle Cake a lip smack’in creamy delight of marble cake with alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla mousse and topped with chocolate ganache! Of course it goes without saying I would also serve tea in my best china with steamed milk. (For party goers that like it white.) 🙂

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I love all kinds of cake, especially almond cake which is a huge treat as nobody else in the house likes it. Happy birthday to you, I hope it involves some yummy cake too. x

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My favorite is red velvet, actually i love them all. I love your blog and enjoy reading your posts .

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Michelle Starkey

My favourite cake is ………………………… oh come on do I really have to decide on just one!! I feel like I would be betraying all the others if I had to make a choice .. I just can’t do it. So I guess I have no hope of winning the cupcake bunting which is absolutely gorgeous!

Happy Birthday! I love your ideas and designs!

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Happy Birthday!! My favourite cake is Cherry Cake – my Grandma used to make delicious ones, and I still use her recipe.

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Kathleen Beltz

My Mom would make a vanilla cake with homemade Peanut Butter frosting when we were little. It was the perfect combination.

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Louise feaviour

I love carrot cake and am partial to a piece of choc cake of course. Carrot tends to win if a choice though!!

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Tropical banana cake with lemon cream icing topped with a heaping spoon of blackberries soaked in vodka… for the adults and just fresh blackberries for the pint sized humans in the party.

Nena

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Linda Caldwell

There’s no having to think about this question…..my favorite is Boston Cream Pie…and YES it is a cake (don’t know why they call it pie!?!) Now my mouth is watering for boston cream pie and I’m on a diet!! ;-(

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Happy 4th Birthday. My favourite cake is Black Forest I just love the cherries with chocolate.

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Pretty bunting!! We all love cupcakes, so this would be nice to display for parties! My favorite flavor is Meyer Lemon, using fresh juice and zest…with lemon cream-cheese icing! Yum!!!

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My absolute favourite would be homemade pavolova with fresh cream and passionfruit….yummo, I can almost taste it…congrats on your 4th year too, that is quite a milestone.

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I love strawberry cake and lemon cake too. They have the fresh taste of spring for me and the colors are bright and shiny, it’s full of happiness!
Happy birthday!

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Chris baillie

Happy Birthday and here’s to many more! My fav cake is Christmas cake, a rich dark, fruit filled slice topped with marzipan and icing. It’s a happy cake as all the family are together at that time of year. Best eaten with a cup of tea in front of a roaring fire, bliss.

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I always have some gluten free lemon polenta cake ready cut into slices in the freezer for when the need arises. Have you thought of including an occasional gluten free recipe in the magazine? I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d enjoy it.

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I’m a chocolate eclair kind of girl! Love the calorie free cake bunting – it’s ideal. Happy
Birthday.

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Wow, 4 years, well done!
My current favourite cake is a leomon meringue chocolate cake where the chocolate cake replace the pie pastry from lemon meringue pie, the cake is filled with lemon curd and then topped with meringue icing. 🙂

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My favorite cake is the cake my mom makes me every year for my birthday (even though I’m 40)! It is applesauce spice cake with penuche frosting. Nothing better in the whole world! Sometimes, it turns out really awful, but usually it’s because her baking powder is expired or she accidentally doubled the soda in it, but I eat it with smiles. Not many women are lucky enough to have a mom that loves them so much as to bake a birthday cake for them every year, even though they are long from being a child!

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My favourite cake is carrot cake. I discovered your magazine through Amazon last year and love it. I plan to sew the sheep cushion cover tomorrow!

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Oh I love almost every cake I have tasted but my most favorite is apple raisin spice cake with a lovely butter cream frosting! Happy birthday to Bustle and Sew and here’s to many more to come!

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Happy 4th birthday and with many more to come. Hard to choose a favourite but here are the 3 favourites as could not decide the favourite! Greedy I know but lovely, chocolate cake, lemon drizzle and last of all carrot cake mmmm

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Michele glover

Fraisier cake with green marzipan, chocolate icing decoration and strawberries on top, plus creme pat and strawberries sandwiched inside Genoese sponges below.

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ummm, cake… I do love treacle tart ( is that a cake?) or good old victoria sponge made with strawberry jam and fresh strawberries and cream. Makes we want summer to hurry around!

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Happy Birthday: I would send you cake, but I have three to make for family birthdays next weekend: sponge with jam and buttercream for my grandson, coffee and walnut for my son and apple cake for me. I like them all! x

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Happy4th Birthday!
My favourite is Chocolate Orange cake ( with lots of ganache on it!)

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Happy Birthday! My Grandma’s secret recipe chocolate cake if definitely my favourite!! Em

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hi, and a very happy birthday my favourite cake is orange polenta cake but I can’t think of a gluten free cake I don’t relish. Enjoy your birthday cake happy 4th

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That bunting looks very festive, I love it! I also love most kinds of cake, but particularly coffee and walnut cake. Oh, and carrot cake with lemon icing. And chocolate cake of any variety. And ginger cake…

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My favourite cake at the moment is Sultana Danish from M & S. before that and could be favourite again, chocolate cake with choc buttons

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Happy Birthday! May there be many more.
My favourite cake is Lamingtons for sure. Just love that taste of fluffy sponge dipped in chocolate and a generous covering of sweet coconut. Ummmmmm!!!!

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Valerie Collins

Happy Birthday to YOUUUUU! Congrats on 4 years of making lovelies for all of us to enjoy!

I’m a cake lover! All kinds! Never had a bad piece of cake. 🙂

I would love to win your pretty bunting, too!

Thank you and Cheers from the US!

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How to choose just one! My aunt’s homemade madeira cake is always delicious; coffee and walnut cake to share with my sister and a lovely sticky orange cake is great with a big pot of tea

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Congratulations on your 4th birthday! I love your magazine and your lovely, friendly approach.
Cake? Well, for me it has to be Dorset Apple Cake, with clotted cream of course!
Xx

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Allison Marriott

Happy Birthday Bustle and Sew, I’ve have only just discovered you and am very impressed with your magazine and patterns. My favourite cake would have to be chocolate cake especially when sewing as it really keeps you going with a hot cup of tea.

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To Helen and Rosie, Happy 4th Birthday to You!! As I say, “Create On!”

My favorite cake is German Chocolate, from scratch like the one my Mom and Sister would make for our birthdays many many years ago. Yummy it was!!! Yellow cake with chocolate frosting is the family’s favorite today. Made for everyone’s birthday. And having that lovely birthday bunting hanging for all the birthdays would be a lovely birthday touch for all to enjoy!!!.. Thanks for the great chance for a lovely giveaway!!

Peggy

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Happy Birthday Bustle and Sew! My favourite cake is anything made by my friend (and brilliant baker) Colleen, and taken with tea and shared with really wonderful friends.
Love Sue x

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Burnt almond torte is the best! I have only ever seen it at bake shops in Pittsburgh, PA.

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One of my all-time favorites is Pineapple Upside Down cake. I don’t make/get it very often but I do love, love, love it. AND I recently found a recipe to make some mini-cupcake sized ones that I am going to try. My next favorite would be spice cake. Yum for both of them. I don’t get/make this one very often either…… from there I go to the ‘regular’ cakes, i.e. Coca-Cola cake; choc on choc; choc on white; etc….. but any good-moist cake with a cup of coffee or tea is good.

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Congratulations on Bustle & Sew’s 4th Birthday!!So Happy to be here to Celebrate,I admire your talent!!
My favorite cake is Carrot Cake from scratch ,The spices,fresh cake ingredients ,Raisins ,some carrots,Yummy Cream Cheese frosting,with a hint of nutmeg. Delicious!

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Sue Staniland

happy birthday best wishes for many more beautiful projects
I have the same trouble deciding which to choose with both my favourite activities ie. cake making and sewing things from Bustle and Sew!!
think I’d come down on the side of chocolate cake this time but it might be different next week!

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Suzanne hicks

Love cake! And you too! My favorite cake is carrot cake with a lovely cream cheese frosting! Thank you, for 4 great years and wishing you all many more to come!!!

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Happy Birthday to 4 year old ! (^^)
I never had any birthday cakes when I was younger – usually my mother just made a little strawberry tart, on top of which a big pile of whipped cream – cause I have never had many friends in my life (and at this point have none..) I’ve never had much of a birthday celebrations before I got married and they usually don’t include cakes cause I don’t much like them – I prefer tarts and cupcakes..
So my favorite “cake” is strawberry tart with whipped cream 🙂

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emma Matthews

My favourite cake is a sticky Belgium bun or a rich Christmas fruit cake. Happy birthday x

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I like almost any kind of cake but I suppose my favorite would be …. devil’s food with white icing although carrot cake it delicious and my small local bistro/bakery makes a white cake with raspberry filling that is to die for. Too many to actually make a definitive choice really!

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Birthdays just have to be a super moist red velvet with whipped cream cake. Oh, and of course, chocolate sprinkles and a cherry on top! Congratulations on your birthday. Your hard work has given pleasure to many.

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Beverley Hills

A calorie free cake would be divine but until that is invented carrot cake everytime.
Happy Birthday.

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Although I love all things chocolate with nuts, I love your bunting cakes the best! They will always be with me, but not on my hips!

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I really love what we call Texas sheet cake. With a chocolate glaze type frosting. My son calls it Pam cake because my sister made it the first time we had it. Love your magazine. Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday and congratulations! May there be many more ahead. I really love your work! My favourite cake has to be lemon followed closely by chocolate, apple or coconut. I’m not fussy.

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Happy 4th birthday and wishing you many more! Black Forest cake is one of my husband’s favorite, but he will eat almost anything (says he is suffering from a major cake shortage at the present time). Love the cupcake bunting…. would be a great decoration for granddaughter’s birthday

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Happy fourth birthday. I have only just started subscribing and love all your patterns. My favourite cake of all time has to be a good, old- fashioned Victoria sandwich.

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Janet hickman

Congrats on your 4th year
My favorite cake is carrot cake with a butter cream icing

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I can’t believe I just found you a few months ago! A very Happy Birthday to you. I love lemon layer cake with cream cheese icing and sliced fresh strawberries in between. I love the pretty cake bunting and reading about all of these delicious cakes!

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Lady Michigan

I love this e-zine everything is so pretty, well thought out and the patterns and directions are easy to follow. A KEEPER !!

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Although I make an excellent Carrot cake, {according to my hubby}and my boys love my German Chocolate cake, I prefer just an Angelfood cake with fresh strawberries on it.

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Happy Birthday! My friend in the U.K. introduced me to your site and I have since signed up for your monthly patterns! I love it. I live in Arizona in the United States. My favourite cake is a Hungarian torta that is 12 thin layers with a smooth, creamy chocolate coffee icing in between the layers. On top of the cake is a wonderful hard brittle candy topping that is homemade as well! It is called DOBOS TORTA which translates to Drum Torte. It is delicious and mouth watering as you savour each individual bite. Like Heaven in your mouth! Gloriana

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I love my Grandma’s Coconut Cake and I love the cute bunting! You are the greatest – the magazine has been such a blessing to me!

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Mom’s Carrot Cake is the best ever. But then a close second is Angel Food. Both are so yummy!

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LuAnn crawford

I’ve just finished my first project of your design. The wooden spool mushroom is adorable. My favorite cake? Kentucky Butter Cake

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My absolute favorite cake is Raspberry Cheesecake. These are my favorite batter cakes, German Chocolate Cake and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

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Happy Birthday. My favourite has to be chocolate cake ‘beautifully?’ decorated with smarties by our 2 boys.

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Happy Birthday..!!! White cake (boxed) w/homemade chocolate frosting and the biggest cup of coffee ever!

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Helen Loeffler

Carrot cake, but love any cake as long as it doesn’t have bananas in it (just can’t stand them)

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Carole McKernan

Oh, lovely cake how I love thee!
My favorite is French Vanillia wedding cake filled with lemon and raspberry filling and fluffy white frosting!
Absolutely love your cute cupcake bunting!

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My favorite changes depending on the day, but it always boils down to basic devil’s food cake or basic white cake, either one with vanilla or chocolate frosting. Cheesecake is pretty darn good too. 🙂

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Evelene Sterling

I love German Chocolate cake! Thank you for an opportunity to try to win that lovely bunting.

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Orange Mum makes a mean orange cake though I love carrot, nutmeg, rainbow, orange poppy seed and nearly anything with sugar and spice.

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Oh your furkids looks so darned precious. I think I would have to say my favorite birthday cake would be a Black Forest Cake (DH’s late Grandmother made them all the time as it reminded her of her heritage).

Thanks for the chance to enter and thanks for putting this out there in cyberland so we all can enjoy it !

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I usually don’t post, Ive been a quiet lurker for many years. and I do subscribe, 😉
But today I wanted to wish you hearty congratulations and Happy Celebrations!! I’m so happy you have persevered. Lucky, lucky for us all. Thank you for years of kindness, and clever projects. Kind regards, Kristine~ oh, yes, incidentally, my favorite cake is Tirimasu.

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Congrats on your 4th. birthday. I love your magazine.
My most favorite cake has to be Chocolate Covered Cherry. It is a chocolate cake with cherry pie filling topped with chocolate fudge. My son’s and my son-in-law’s most favorite.
Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.

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Happy 4th Birthday for you! Congratulations!

My favorite cakes, yes cakes, are any kind of cheesecake and chocolate cake! Oh yummy!

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Happy Birthday! Hope the sweet – droolie – ones get a piece too! My favorite cake is any cake shared with loved ones.

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Happy Birthday!!

When it comes to cake, I am a complete tart, and never say no, but my favourite is chocolate…carrot…lemon drizzle…ooh see what happens

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Happy Birthdays, just recently found Bustle & Sew….. loving it!!!

Favorite cake… chocolate with vanilla frosting and fresh strawberries with a little drizzle…mmmm.

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Awwww Happy 4th! Thank you for the opportunity to win! My all-time favorite cake would be Strawberry Cheesecake…or any flavor Cheesecake! 😉

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Battenberg is definitely my favourite kind of cake alongisde a lovely cup of tea!

Eimear x

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Love the bunting cupcakes, they look amazing.
Red Velvet cupcakes with buttercream icing are my favourite.

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Heather Neufeld

These comments are making me think that I know nothing about cake! I’ve heard of few of these. I grew up with chocolate cake, or coffee cake. Now, I will crawl across nails for cheesecake. Terrible, but true!!

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Doris SchErling

Definitely New York Style Strawberry Cheese Cake – which is kind of hard to get here in Austria, so I just have to make it myself.
Would love to get the sweet cake bunting and not having to make this myself as well :))

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