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2 stabs at Miette’s Tomboy Cake – and a giveaway!

3 Feb

I told you a couple weeks ago about Miette’s wonderful cookbook and my utter excitement at trying out some of the beautiful cakes.  Well all my cake decorating supplies arrived and I jumped at two opportunities to try out my skills – a first birthday party, of the notorious Dr. J, and a baby shower!

I needed to make the darling cake on the front – the Tomboy Cake – but the pink just wouldn’t do for a boy’s birthday.  Luckily, each cake recipe makes two perfectly sized 6″ cakes and I obviously needed to practice.  I decided to make a pink version (with pomegranate buttercream) for a staff meeting in preparation for the birthday party.

Version number 2 is the lovely double chocolate cake with straight up vanilla buttercream – not much better to look at, but the taste got lots of thumbs up.

Let’s just say, I still need practice, but I am confident my cakes will be stunning some day!  (Stay tuned for the Lemon Debutante cake – I made one for the b-day party – and a slightly more beautiful version for the baby shower tomorrow!)

In the meantime, I want to announce my first ever giveaway:  I am giving away a copy of Miette’s cookbook and a 6″x3″ pan.  I love it so much (even just for the pretty pics) that I want to share it with you.


Required Entry: For a chance to win leave a comment here, tell me what you are cooking next.


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Giveaway starts on 2/3/2012 and will run until 2/17/2012 at 11:59 pm EST.

This giveaway is now closed!

Official Rules:

To enter leave a comment.

One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random. I will email the winner and they will have up to 3 days to claim their prize or another winner will be selected. 

One winner will be selected at random to receive a copy of Miette: Recipes from San Francisco’s Most Charming Pastry Shop and a Fat Daddio 6″x3″ cake pan.

The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.

Sponsors are as follows: me!


Congratulations, Lex! You are the proud new owner of a beautiful Miette cookbook and Fat Daddio cake pan!