Sunday, March 14, 2010

Gavin's 2nd birthday and Betty Crocker giveaway!

Through My Blog Spark and Betty Crocker I was able to give Gavin a fantastic birthday party. They gave me a flip video camera, 100 visa gift card, and VIP coupons for the cake and frosting.

They wanted me to record a video of Gavin before the party asking him some questions...but he is 2, and I didn't get a single response out of him, so that video is REALLY boring.

On Betty Crocker's website they have instructional videos on how to make their cakes and tell you all the things you need to buy to make it. I decided to make the Old McDonald birthday cake. This is how it is supposed to look:


and this is how mine looked:
Not too shabby I think!

Here are all the decorations I was able to get:




Here is a video of the party before everything got taken over by the children:

video

And the Birthday Boy!



And I had to put this one of Paul saying Skittles, he's so cute! (You only need to watch the 1st 25 seconds).
video




Now on the the GIVEAWAY!...

Betty Crocker through My Blog Spark has been generous to give one of my readers a Betty Crocker "Bake Life Sweeter" prize pack that includes VIP coupons and all the baking tools you will need to recreate the cake I made for the party! Cool huh?

To enter: Visit Betty Crocker and tell me which cake you would try to make if you won. (1 entry per person.)

Giveaway ends Friday March 19th 11:59 pm Arizona time.

62 comments:

The Asper's said...

I think the Zoo-Rific party cake looks fabulous

Dean and Jenni said...

I think Olivia would flip to see the "Pink Castle Cake" at her Bday!

Jenna said...

I've already made the snowman and train cake, there's so many awesome ones to choose from! And your barn cake came out AWESOME!

tiff snedaker said...

Ok, since we don't have a birthday coming up anytime soon, I think the bunny cake on their homepage would be adorable to make!
Looks like Gavin had a fun birthday party!

Teri said...

that treasure chest cake looks so fun!!!!! your barn cake is pretty cool....

Joel & Lila said...

They all really look creative and fun, but for Cbaby i would do the train cake for Bbaby I would probably do the butterfly

Shauna Spendlove said...

I think your barn and animal cake turned out way good!! Almost better than what it was supposed to look like! I would want to make the pink castle cake! Miranda's 1st birthday is coming up the end of May and that would be perfect!! =)

Cheryl said...

that really was the cutest cake!! on a different note, boy do i feel like a complete nerd. i didn't mean to jump into your video! i don't even think i knew you were filming. :)

Shannen said...

Your barnyard cake came out so cute! We were totally inspired by the Building Blocks cake for Josh's birthday and the Poppin' Up Happy Birthday cake for Riley's a month later. They are both so excited for their birthdays now and are already planning away! Thanks for sharing the link -- I'm always eager to find cute ideas!

thesvancaras said...

Since Easter is coming up I would do that. But I REALLY want to make the Treasure Chest Cake. That looks like soo much fun. Your cake turned out really well. Check out my blog to see the cake's I made for lily's party

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Sam said...

I know 2 little girls that would love the rockstar cake!
The zoo-rrific cupcakes are cute too!

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Am I dumb? I can't find the cakes on the website. So I guess I'd try the barn one! It looks awesome, good job! :)

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silverhartgirl said...

I like the grass hopper fudge cake yummy

Marjorie said...

A model railroader here, so definitely the train cake.
A super giveaway.

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shannon said...

There is no way I can pick just one. I've already found 5 I want to make!

Pull apart turtle, scarecrow cake, sports ball cupcakes, turkey cupcakes, and jungle animal cupcakes!

shannon_michel at yahoo.com

Lindsay said...

I'd make the Easy Bunny Cake.

Buttons and Bows said...

I am not real creative, but the Fruity Celebration Cake looks pretty simple. I love the idea with using the fruit as candle holders.

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Deb said...

lemon lover's cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting---yum!!

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Bethany said...

GREAT JOB on those cupcakes!!! :D

I'd like to give the "Big Burger" cake a whirl.

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Anonymous said...

groovers4him@bellsouth.net
the mcdonalds farm cake looks fun!

Ashley Elaine said...

I love cupcakes and I am going to try the Pina Colada Cupcakes recipe. Yum!

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Julie said...

I would like to try and make the Butterfly Cake

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Birdie S. said...

I would like to try the Blueberry Lemon Cake birdson@roadrunner.com

Molomatic said...

Looks like a fun b'day party! I'd like to make the Butterfly Birthday Party cake.

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Joshlin said...

The Easter Bunny Cake would be so cute for our Easter party! I make a bunny cake, but not one like that. It is so cute!
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Marci said...

The treasure chest cake looks great! I'd love to try them all!
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Jolynn_Reads said...

I'd like to try the Butterfly cake.
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Tori said...

I would love to make the : A Turtle-icious Birthday Party cake
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Melayla said...

I would want to try the butterfly cake.

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rubynreba said...

Wow - You did a great job on your cake! I would like to try to make A Star Spangled Celebration.
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Anonymous said...

My little sister would LOVE the Ice Cream Cone Cakes.
Please enter me.
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pixie13 said...

I love that barnyard cake! So cute. But seeing as how Easter is right around the corner, I'd love to make the Easter Basket Cupcakes.

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

Linda Kish said...

The premium Tres Leches cake would be my choice


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clmartin said...

I would try the Chocolate Honey Bun Cake. Yum!

margie said...

Butterfly cake looks cute

sweetpea08 said...

I want to make the Big Burger Cake
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Tracy Suzanne said...

Gosh there's so many neat cakes that I'd like to do but I just love the McDonald's Farm one you did. It came out looking as good as theirs did. That's the one I would try too.
Thanks for passing this on and hosting.

Hugs...Tracy :)

momof3 said...

I like the Guitar cake!!

casey aubut said...

I like the train cake!
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mandala said...

I'd like to try making Rex the Dinosaur Cake :)

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Diana D said...

Easter Bunny cake would be my choice. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Margie said...

The train cake is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

andrea v said...

my daughter would love the pink castle cake, we are planning to do it for her next birthday

Susan Margaret said...

I would try making the farm cake because it is so cute!

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Jackie said...

I'd like to make the Groovy Jeans Cake for my daughter! Thanks for the review and giveaway...your cakes came out awesome, and the party looks like it was a lot of fun!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

Amie said...

What a great party and great job on the cake! I'd totally do the train one too! :)

Paula said...

My baby girl would love the pink castle cake. I'm not sure I'm as proficient in the kitchen as you are though! Great job!!
pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

Georgia Mist said...

My daughter would love the Groovy Jeans cake!

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carma said...

I like to try the strawberry yogurt cake :-)

jceko77 said...

I would try the easy bunny cake
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Hope said...

I'd love to make the fire engine cake for my brother!
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jodi said...

i would like to make the rubber ducky cake!!! it is so cute! would be great for easter too
jodi233@comcast.net

sphinx63 said...

I like the "Let's Party" cake. Thanks!

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Amber said...

You did an awesome job on the cake! My "how it should be" and "how it turned out" photos are never anything a like lol. Can't seem to get that stuff right.

I think I'd love to try the Pull-Apart Turtle Cupcakes. I think it's very cute.

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Helena said...

Hi, found you on Helping Mommy's Win after I listed my giveaway! I'd like to see the Rainbow Pot 'O Gold Birthday Cake, since yesterday was St. Patrick's Day!

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the milners said...

If I could get away with bringing homemade goodies, I would want to make the ladybug cake for my ladybug week at school.

milner_time at hotmail dot com

Coupon Teacher said...

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/margarita-cake/0eacea1d-3eb9-4fb9-ac7b-e43b96cb9d4f
This looks yummy!

Cindy said...

I would make the Big Burger cake for my son's 15th borthday

Mark and Jessica said...

Love your barn cake!! It is so cute.