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Italian Cream Cake

by Jamie on July 18, 2009

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Wow, one year… one whole year I have been writing this blog! As I sit here typing, I am swaying in my chair and singing the lyrics to the 1990′s jam, “It’s Our Anniversary” by Tony! Toni! Toné!
However, I am replacing the word anniversary with blogoversary, because I am cool like that! It’s a damn good thing no one can see or hear me because I way waaay off key and the song in this context makes absolutely no sense!

For my blogoversary, I made The Pioneer Woman’s Italian Cream Cake, and let me tell you – this cake is fabulous!

If you follow me on twitter, you may remember my tweet about having a spoonful of this frosting for breakfast yesterday morning. I did omit the walnuts because Brian is allergic. Instead, I topping the cake with toasted coconut, and it is FAB!

For my blogoversary I wanted to put together a giveaway that would be comprised of some of my favorite things.

Pictured: Pinch bowls & Ice Cream Cone/Snow Cone Holders from Target
Giant Piping Tips and Cupcake Liners from Bake It Pretty (I love this little company!)
Pictured: Microplane and Silicone Spatula from Bed Bath and Beyond
Pictured: Mini Bundt Pans and Brownie Bite Pan by Wilton and purchased at Michael’s. Not pictured: an OXO Cherry Pitter from BB&B and a couple of small additions such as sprinkles and spoons…

GIVEAWAY ENDED
How do you win? Leave a comment on this post telling me your goals for the next year. It can be something simple like perfecting a chocolate chip cookie or something much more deep!
My goal is to learn as much as I can in the world of photography and upgrade my camera!

The Rules
1.) Open to U.S.A. residents only.
2.) One winner will be chosen on 7/23/09 by using random.org.
3.) Make sure that I have a way to contact you when you leave a comment; either through your blog or an email.
4.) One comment per person, please. Plus one *tweet entry; totaling 2 entries per person.
5.) I will contact the winner via email or commenting on the winner’s site.
6.) You have until 7/26/09 to claim the giveaway, or I will have to choose another winner.
The Fine Print
1. This giveaway is brought to you by me and is in no way affiliated with Bake It Pretty, Target, Wilton, Michael’s, or Bed Bath and Beyond.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!


{ 284 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy July 21, 2009 at 6:55 pm
The Momma July 21, 2009 at 8:01 pm

That cake looks simply YUMMY! Hmmm, goals for the next year… Working harder to make both my Etsy shops successful and diligently post on my food blog until I reach my 1 year blogoversary!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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ali July 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm

happy birthday, baking addiction!

that cake looks glorious, it's definitely been favorited :)

my goal for this year is to master food photography. i feel vulnerable when i made something fantastic but can't show how tempting it really looks because my pictures turned out bad.

i was lucky enough to have one of my pictures featured on foodgawker.com, but every attempt since then has been denied.

i would like to get really great at photographing my creations so that i can submit to fg on a fairly regular basis, because that's sort of my standard for knowing my stuff looks good.

happy birthday, mba! i hope i make it that long!

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Danielle July 21, 2009 at 8:33 pm

I love your blog! Everything looks so yummy. My goal for next year is to take cake decorating classes. This winter, I started selling cookies of a secret family recipe of iced sugar cookies called ice cream cookies. I never would have expected a year ago that I would be selling 5 dozen to sometimes 20 dozen cookies handmade and hand decorated each week. I hope by taking the decorating classes, I can decorate not only my cookies better but branch out to cakes.

Thanks for such a wonderful blog!!

Danielle
dndavis5@gmail.com

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Puppydogs July 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Italian Cream cake looks great. My goal is I would love to start to work with yeast….to me it is scarry

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Vintage Sandy July 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Everything looks so "YUMMY" my goal is to be more patient and understanding with everyone especially my 2 grandson's!!

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lreyno5 July 22, 2009 at 4:48 am

I do have some cooking goals, like finishing my personal cookbook. But the most important goal for this year is seeing my lay-off in Dec as a blessing so I can go back to school, get my MBA, and tell coleege! I am going thru the admit process now.
lreyno5@aol.com

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Laura July 22, 2009 at 6:17 am

Mastering techniques that "frighten" me or are simply new to my repertoir are my goals for this year. Pastry cream, ice cream, the perfect layer cakes, brioche…

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LaurenW July 22, 2009 at 7:00 am

wow, that cake looks dangerous!

My goal is to slow down and enjoy my kids baby years. No more rushing to do things if they want to play with me in the kitchen!

LAphant81@aol.com

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Melissa in NC July 22, 2009 at 7:58 am

I love your blog! My goal for the next year is to start a "petite treats" business out of my home.

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Karen July 22, 2009 at 8:32 am

My goal for next year is to improve my cake and cupcake decorating skills.

Great giveaway!!

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Janessa July 22, 2009 at 9:40 am

I am a new follower and already loving this blog.

My goal for next year is to work on this long list of recipes and perfect them for myself. Graduate from college and hopefully get accepted into culinary school.

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Swee San July 22, 2009 at 9:42 am

only US residents ? :( But nevertheless, my goals for next year is to join a Cake decorating competition, and WIN !!!

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Tracey July 22, 2009 at 9:43 am

Congrats on your blogoversary! Your blog is truly fantastic! I have two goals – finish a triathlon with my husband and upgrade to a dSLR camera!

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Barrette July 22, 2009 at 9:53 am

My goal for next year is to make a layered cake….. Why am I so hesistant!?!?!?!

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tatsi20 July 22, 2009 at 10:26 am

I can't wait to try making that cake! My goals for the next year include getting MY blog off the ground, working in a kitchen to work towards my long term goal of becoming a personal chef, and create a delicious pickle ice cream recipe. Sounds crazy, but I'll bet it is fantastic!

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Jill July 22, 2009 at 10:43 am

My goal for the next year is to better my baking skills.

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elzlop8 July 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Happy Blogoversary!!!
In the next year I'd like to get more organized. I'm such a mess and can use all the help I can get. I'd did learn how to make bread this past year so there's hope I can do the next goal.
Elzlop8@msn.com

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elzlop8 July 22, 2009 at 2:36 pm

U tweeted about your awesome giveaway
elzlop8@msn.com
twitter.com/elzlop8

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Breezy July 22, 2009 at 2:50 pm

That cake looks amazing!

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Logan July 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Yummy! My goal for the next year is to become debt free! oh, and to grew my own herbs (even though I'm not anywhere close to having a 'green' thumb).

Happy Anniversary!

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knelson July 22, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I hope I win, I could really use all those delicious cake baking supplies!

My goal for this year is to be a better mommy blogger, as I see blogging as the new scrapbooking. And to promote and sell from my etsy shop.
http://www.photonouveau.etsy.com
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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Bella July 22, 2009 at 7:31 pm

As an Italian, I've made only one version of this cake and I must say that yours looks magnificent. I must try this. I am glad to have found your blog and added you to my fave blog list and started following you on twitter. Stop by to chat sometime too if you have time. Ciao! Roz (bella)

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cmarierose July 22, 2009 at 7:31 pm

HI. I really really want your blogoversary giveaway. I mean really. really really. So much I can taste the beautiful cupcakes that I plan to make with it!:) My goal for next year is to ALWAYS have dessert after dinner. ALWAYS. Nobody should miss the fun and love put into handmade goodness ovenbaked with love. And if you pick me…I promise to make lots of goody goodies for everyone I care about. Thanks for the giveaway. fingers crossed. XXX
Christy Rose
WigglewormDesign@aol.com

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Shoshana July 22, 2009 at 10:30 pm

My goal is to learn how to make molded chocolates with perfect shells.

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Jan July 22, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I absolutely love your blog! I have many goals for this coming year but most importantly I want to teach my 17 year old daughter some survival cooking skills! She graduates from HS next year…
jansanderson@sisna.com

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Amara July 22, 2009 at 11:10 pm

My goal is to learn to cook well enough that my flatmates and I shall not perish of lame food during college. :D

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nothings what it seems July 23, 2009 at 8:55 am

MY GOAL FOR NEXT YEAR IS TO BE A LITTLE MORE LAID BACK..NOT SO PUSHY..LIFE WILL HAPPEN IF YOU LET IT!!WATERBUGG4@YAHOO.COM

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Lynn July 23, 2009 at 11:46 am

That cake looks awesome. My goal for the year is to be in a play! Also, it is to bake more with my step-girls for special occasions instead of buying desserts at the store.

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Megan July 23, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Those look fabulous! I just discovered your blog and love it. My goal for this year is to continue to work on my fondant cakes. The one I am working on right now is for my daughter's birthday on Sunday. Here's the link to what it's supposed to look like: http://www.debbiebrownscakes.co.uk/favourite_character_cakes/pages/thomas_the_tank_engine_jpg.htm
Enjoy!

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Ms. K.I.M. July 23, 2009 at 1:58 pm

My goal is to buy a house

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Deb October 9, 2009 at 12:26 am

The Italian Cream Cake is worthy of an anniversary!!! My goal for the next year is to cook and bake from scratch as much as I can relying on fresh ingredients. I want my time in the kitchen to be inspirational!!

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Sheena February 1, 2010 at 5:35 pm

My goal for this year is to make all my kids birthday cakes (or cupcakes) I LOVE baking but for some reason when birthdays come around I tend to just buy them a cake……. This year is different, I am going to make them each something EXTRA special!! :)

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debbie howard February 23, 2010 at 11:01 am

my goal is to spend more time cooking with my grandchildren this year. two of them really love to cook, and believe it or not, they are both boys! they take that after me i guess because i love to cook and bake, bake most of all.

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