Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Baker's Cakes-Our First Giveaway!


We're pleased to announce our FIRST BLOG GIVEAWAY! Read this post about a fabulous local mom business, Baker's Cakes. Then, post a comment on the blog or on the post on facebook to have a chance to win. We will randomly select one of the people who commented to win 2 dozen delicious cake pops from Baker's Cakes just in time for any 4th of July gatherings! Take a look at the pops pictured above.

So, read the post and then simply comment on where in Durham you think would be a great place to enjoy these delicious treats. (Don't worry, there are no right answers here.) Make sure to post by 11pm on Thursday to have a chance to win.

Enjoy! (This is the first of what we hope will be many giveaways of fun Durham goodies.)

What it is: Baker's Cakes is a cake and other edible works of art business created by a local Durham mom, Danielle Baker. She started making cakes for her own childrens' birthdays and soon friends were requesting cakes for their own kids' birthdays. Word-of-mouth spread and Baker's Cakes was born. (Yes, her last name is actually Baker.) These cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops look beautiful and taste fantastic! We discovered them at a friend's birthday party and have enjoyed them at several of our own birthday celebrations since then.

What we liked: The cakes are fantastically decorated. The artwork on the cakes is unbelievable including a cake with a portrait of Joe Paterno and one that is a perfect replica of a Louis Vuitton purse. While we love the cakes, our favorite of Danielle's creations is definitely her cake pops. These little gems are one or two bites of moist, delicious cake coated in a shell of chocolate and icing. The cake pops can be made in many flavors, but we have only tried chocolate and peanut butter, which are fabulous!

What we would change: I would definitely love to come to a shop and enjoy Danielle's creations any time I wanted, but unfortunately, she works out of her home. So, in order to get a cake or another of her treats, you must contact Danielle and order it. It's tough having to wait for such great desserts.

Website and other important information: Danielle is based out of South Durham, but can take orders from anywhere nearby.

Website: http://bakers-cakes.blogspot.com/

Contact information: To order a cake from Danielle, simply contact her at bakers.cakes@yahoo.com

Photos:




Some of Baker's Cakes creations

25 comments:

The O'Neill Family said...

Gorgeous cake photos and love the pops! Would love to enjoy these by Lake Michie in Bahama at our family cookout...and family firework display. Love the blog! Keep it up! -margot o'neill

Rands said...

Adorable cake pops! I would pack them for a picnic at Duke Gardens :) Love the blog!!

Helene Singer said...

Awesome cakes! Thanks for sharing. I would want to eat these delicious cake pops at Duke Gardens on one of the benches overlooking the water. Look out for the ducks!

Sandy said...

Love this blog...and love love love Baker's Cakes. I would love to share thes cakepops at a picnic at Lake Crabtree with family and friends :)

Christie said...

These look fantastic! I love the outdoor suggestions and I think they would also be tasty as a concession at DPAC.

Alexis Micheala said...

Love what you guys are doing with this blog!!! I would love to enjoy these at the eno while sipping some lemonade and enjoying nature...

kumquat said...

So cute! Does she work for the Ace of Cakes?? Would enjoy these with the kiddos and their friends after a playdate at the Durham Life and Science Museum.

Kelly Parker said...

This blog is awesome! Love to support local businesses! Thanks for all the research and work you do to keep us all posted! These cake pops are beautiful. They would be great at Ox & Rabbit on 9th Street or a great treat at a baby/wedding shower!!

Terri K. said...

This would be a great treat to end a heavy meal, like burger and fries from the OnlyBurger truck! For me personally, this would be PERFECT for my daughter's upcoming 4th birthday party - just the right amount of sugar for a group of hyper girls!

loconnor said...

Cake pops are my energy food! I'd eat one at the ATT after one of my runs. :)

Jeni said...

I love this blog and I love Baker's cakes. Thanks so much for yet another hidden gem!

I'd enjoy these with a big glass of milk in my living room :)

Rebecca said...

These look awesome! The place in Durham where I would like to enjoy some is my house! Also, they would be a fun treat for an outing at the park!

The Landis Family said...

Looks delicious!

Laura Morgan said...

So cute and I'm sure yummy too.
Would be great sitting on a blanket at the American Tobacco Campus listening to some live music.

Becky said...

I would definitely enjoy them at the Woodcroft Pool (meaning I would have to devor them before they all melted!).

nikki said...

These are so pretty! Pregnant with #2 and I'm always, always hungry, so would love to win! ;)

nikki @ jhu.edu

Melanie Busbee said...

I've tasted cakes and cupcakes, but never lollipop cakes. These look delicious!

Christopher said...

Great looking cakes! I'd love to bring some of these to my wife's Birthday party on the 4th of July weekend.

Candy Johnson said...

Yay for the first giveaway! I would be able to enjoy these cute cakes in my front yard with my two year old!

Elizabeth H. said...

These cakes are beautiful and I would love to try out the cake pops!
On a day like today I have to say that we would be enjoying these at home in the A/C. In the spring perhaps near the Eno River or on a picnic at Duke Homestead.

@sweetbabboo said...

Best place in Durham to enjoy gorgeous cake pops? As part of a picnic lunch at Rockwood Park.

-Abby

Melissa said...

I would love to eat one of these cakes at my kid's birthday party!

Jacqueline said...

Cake pops! Wow, why hasn't someone thought of this before? Yum!

kristie said...

so cute.. my son loves Cake Pops!!
I Love your Blog too, BTW, So Helpful!
I am trying to to contact bakers cakes in hope to get a birthday cake from her!! (That is if i haven't been to big of a slacker & waiting till the last minute,or in this case month b4.)
-Kristie

The Stir Crazy Moms said...

Kristie, Are you having trouble contacting Baker's Cakes? If so, you can find all the contact info here...http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bakers-Cakes/393538452805?ref=mf

Glad you like the blog!

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