Thursday, December 04, 2008

running out the door.....

but before i do, WELCOME to all my new readers! i'm doing giveaways EVERY day until Christmas, so make yourself cozy and check back daily! i promise every day isn't post and run like today will be.

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it's been a crazy busy morning rushing around with my love. he found out recently he had 4 vacation days left and he must use them, or lose them. so he took today off to help me prepare for the festivities at our place tomorrow!

so we've been out shopping for a certain little girl who's turning 4 tomorrow! and she's talked ALL YEAR LONG about having a Spiderman cake for her birthday.

so i must decide..........make my own, or buy one. help me decide! here's some options for homemade....i have no idea what i could get at the grocery.
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just buy one???????? decisions, decisions.
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and the winner of the Christmas loot from yesterday is: JAVA DIVA!!! email me at taniamwillis at (yahoo.com).

21 days until Christmas!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEK! we bought stocking stuffers today, but i haven't bought a single present yet. gotta get through the birthday first, LOL.

today we have............more Christmas goodies!
8x8 Christmas Paper Pad (24 sheets), with coordinating die-cuts, Christmas Chipboard Die-cut Photo Corners and Frames, a CD Minibook, some coordinating Metal Embellishment Tabs, and Christmas colored Adhesive Rhinestones.
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49 comments:

  1. Ooh my son turns 4 in May, what a great age. I like the top spiddy cake the best.
    I love christmas and what a great RAK. Thanks.

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  2. How sweet! I like the spider cake BUT I always buy mine because I don't have the time or patience to make my own.

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  3. My son is turning 4 in January - I let my kids pick what kind of cake they want, and have started making my own - I don't decorate though, just a 9x13 with candles - but they get to choose if they want a jello cake, chocolate cake, etc.

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  4. Here is my suggestion about the cake as a first time reader of your blog.....this time of year seems to be about hustling around to get things done. So I would look at what allows you to slow down and take things in. If making your daughter's cake is going to be fun and relaxing for you, do it. If not then just buy one, she isn't going to know the diffance. All she wants is for Momma to be present in her life.

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  5. I love the spidey cake and it's much easier to buy one...lol.
    What a wonderful RAK.
    Lorraine L.
    #3700

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  6. thanks for the chance to win....turning 4 is a big BD for both mom & child...itthey're growing up and almost in school

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  7. I would buy the cake. Red icing is really hard to get red.
    Sandy~Turtlelady

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  8. I know the spiderman cake thing is kool but red icing doesn't taste all that good, unless she already had some and likes it!!!
    Cicly

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  9. I like the one with the spiddy on the web. I will suggest you buy one at this time of the year when there seems to be thousands of things to do. Happy Birthday to the little one.

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  10. I love to make cupcakes "cakes." Just push all the cupcakes together, frost the tops like one whole cake, and then everyone call pull off their piece via individual cupcakes! Thanks for the change to win! ~ML

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  11. I agree, at this time of year. I would buy the cake. Congrats to Diva for winning yesterdays prize. wooohoooo more Christmas goodies.

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  12. If you have time (as if) then make the cake but if your peace of mind is more important, buy it! You should be able to buy a nice Spiderman cake. Fairly popular subject!

    Happy Birthday to the sweetie pie!


    More Christmas goodies, I could sure use those!
    Congrats JavaDiva !

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  13. I like the spide web cake. Very cool. Good luck!

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  14. I can not even for one minute believe she is turning 4 tomorrow! Before you know it she is going to be graduating. Anyway I think you should buy the cake so we can go to BD tonight for dinner. But if I had to choose one for you to make, the top one is really cute! Any ideas on what to get the little super hero? :)

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  15. In my days of Quality Assurance, i can testify that Cake is Cake, and I like Popcorn as well.

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  16. Tania, I just love coming to visit every day if I can. I LOVE the background music, so beautiful, the Christmas songs are are wonderful. In answer 2 your question, I think spiderman on the web looks great.EVE #5012

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  17. I buy mine because I just don't have the patience to make one. But if you can do it...I like the spiderman head one!! That one looked cool!! Check what the grocery stores have to offer. Sometimes they may be cheaper! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. Do a reality check and decide what is best for you. Then, IF you decide to make one, the top is easier AND she will have a toy at the end :)

    Personally, all Batman cakes were made at a store and there were a LOT of them. LOL!

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  19. Buy one - because RED - - DEEP DARK RED is kinda hard to achieve in a large amount of icing...

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  20. I vote for buying a cake. Way to busy of a time of year to spend time baking and decorating a cake. boy do I miss the age of 4. Would love to go back to that time of life. They grow up so fast

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  21. If you have the time, make it. I've both bought and made and I have always had fun making it. They do have cute cakes at the stores too. Target's cakes are really good too.

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  22. I always buy mine ut have always wanted to learn to make my own. I like the red spidey face and that doesn't look to hard.

    Enjoy your day.

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  23. I would say use your creativity & make one! I typically make the ones for our family, but then again I don't do the decorated ones. My children go for easy cakes like ice cream cakes, cheesecakes or something along those lines for their birthdays. Believe me though, the other children attending the party when we had cheesecakes were not too thrilled!! I think the adults & my children were the only ones who ate cake that year!

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  24. Both the spidey cakes are wowsa-but I can only imagine they would take a lot of time, which at this time of year is at premium for everybody. So I go for the "buy" which should give you more time to enjoy the process.

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  25. Agree with those who say if making the cake is fun for you, go for it. If not, buy it!

    And I'd love to win those goodies!

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  26. Buy one your so busy so buy yourself some time while you are at it! My son is 4 in Feb, can't wait to see how the party went! Keep smiling! Thanks, Desiree

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  27. If you enjoy decorating cakes then I say make it because we have bought one for the last five years for my great-nephew and they were sure not as cute as the ones you pictured. On the other hand, he was thrilled with each and every store bought one he got.

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  28. I'd say buy one...if your like me I wouldn't have the patience to make one...I'd love to have to win your wonderful christmas goodies..TFS!

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  29. I am sure you could make a beautiful Spider Cake, but since it is for tomorrow, I would opt for buying one. Age 4 is so wonderful!!

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  30. I say definitely buy one and save yourself the time!! Enjoy the extra time!!

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  31. If you have time, and enjoy doing it, make the cake. If not, buy one b/c its so much easier. :) I like the first spidy cake and she gets to keep the topper as a toy. - Brenda #3635

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  32. my son turns 4 in june. i love the first cake, very cool.

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  33. ooo hard decision! I think the making it would be fun and I would pick the top one. But if things get too busy give yourself permission to have it made and enjoy it!

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  34. Another first time reader.....that always buys the cake!

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  35. Hope you guys enjoy his time off! Love the first cake (the yellow one) and oh me oh my what an awesome RAK today...that is like a huge Christmas gift for someone, you are soooooo sweet!

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  36. I would say "buy the cake" you will thank yourself tomorrow! You have a wonderful blog. Thanks for the RAK. HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA!!!!

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  37. My niece will be 2 on Dec.28th and she is gonna have a Strawberry Shortcake birthday.

    Have fun with your spidey birthday.

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  38. I can't decorate a cake to save my life! I think they both look cool.

    Loving the Daisy D's goodies too.

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  39. If you have the time & patience to make your own, go for it. I like the 1st cake the best.
    Congrats to JavaDiva. Good for you little sassy, you're on a winning streak.

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  40. What a fun blog! I'm glad I stopped by.
    I would buy a cake because like so many others, I don't have the patience to decorate one myself.
    Take care,
    Stacy L.

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  41. Happy 4th B-day to your Daughter. I love the 1st cake the best. Love the yellow.

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  42. Jason had a spiderman cake for his 4th birthday too - we bought it at Kroger.

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  43. Oh wow - how COOL a mom you are to make a Bday cake, esp. at this busy time of year. If you go for homemade, I vote for the Spidey face one. (Personally, I buy the cakes at the grocery bakery!)
    My now-9yo loved Spidey when he was 4 and 5. At one point he asked for a Spiderman cake for his birthday...but he doesn't like cake (yeah, I know - amazing, huh?! More of a cookie guy). Anyway, he said, "yes, I don't like cake, but I like the man on TOP of the cake". :D So - if you decide to make your own, just remember your dear one may want the action figure too?

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  44. hum, I think it´s better to buy one, because you´re running with christmas and birthday stuff so much....so you could get some time to just give a lot of kisses in your little girl....

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  45. What a wonderful day spending time with your husband. We will be there tomorrow night between 5:30 and 6:00pm. Please enter me for the drawing tomorrow. I was at work all day today, feels good to be sitting in bed.
    Tricia

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  46. Dang it..I missed a day!! I think you should just buy a cake..much easier and gives you more time with those beautiful lil girls!

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  47. Busy season! If you have the time, bake one (the yellow spiddy looks great!), if not, buying one will save you so much time.

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  48. Baking one like that? It will be like half a day gone for me :) But if you are really good at it, baking one is the choice!

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  49. Give yourself a huge break and buy one.
    Cool goodies in your give-a-way!

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