Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy Birthday (Marie Antoinette Style) + Giveaway!

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As you all know, in the beginning of March we had a fantastic long weekend in Charleston courtesy of Avalon Winery when I was a finalist in their Great American Recipe Contest!  We had access to the Charleston Food + Wine Festival's grand tasting tents which was an array of delicious local and homemade products from around the area!
There we were introduced to an amazing Southern bakery called “Sugaree’s Bakery”.  They are located in Mississippi so you lucky Southerners can eat all the cake you want!  John and I are total Yankees – living in New England and New York our entire lives.   Imagine our surprise when we tasted Caramel Cake, for the first time (which is so sad that both of us have spent over 50+ years combined on this planet and never had this delectable dessert).  I was enthralled and of course, me being me, I got to speaking with one of the women.  That led to tastes of the Red Velvet and Coconut Cake.  Well, I could have sat there and eaten the Red Velvet cake all day.  But not John…he had very quietly devoured the entire slice of coconut cake and was giving me that look.
C’mon ladies, you know that look.  It says I will love you so much if you just FEED ME MORE.  Imagine his (and my) happiness when I heard we could order from them online.  I reached out to them to let them know how much we loved their cakes and I was thrilled that they wanted to share my love of cake with all of you!!!  You can try any one of their delicious flavors that comes right to your door fresh and delicious. 
My birthday is a special occasion so we’re going to celebrate!  I’m turning 27 Marie Antoinette style and letting YOU eat cake!  Next time you miss someone’s birthday, I can promise you instant love by just sending one of these cakes.  Or better yet, send a gift card so the recipient can pick the cake themselves!  I know in my family, M would be eating the chocolate cake; K, Red Velvet.  And I don’t think anyone would turn down their first bite of real Southern Caramel Cake.  Honestly, you can’t go wrong.
Now to the important part – the birthday giveaway! 

TO ENTER:  The contest will run until Friday, March 22nd at 11:59 PM EST.  My computer clock will judge that.  I will choose a winner from Random.org.  

**Giveaway is NOW CLOSED!

EVEN IF YOU DON'T WIN:  Use "THEGROWINGFOODIE" promo code at checkout at Sugaree's and receive $10 off your order!

Disclosure:  I did not get compensated for this post by being paid in money or paid in free cake.  Anyone who attended the Food + Wine Festival would have tried any of the same cakes we did.  I liked them so much that I chose to reach out to Sugaree's Bakery.  They were kind enough to offer one directly to my readers in honor of my birthday.  I hope you all enjoy!

137 comments:

  1. I would get a chocolate cake for my husband's birthday - it is really the only kind of cake he likes and their cake looks yummy!

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  2. I like Sugaree's Bakery on Fb - Kat Riley

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  3. I like The Growing Foodie on Facebook - Kat Riley

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  4. I tweeted - https://twitter.com/rilekat/status/313696925234909184

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  5. I would love to try the Coconut cake. Coconut is one of my favorites and this cake looks so moist and delicious. Thanks so much.
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  6. I “Like” Sugaree’s Bakery on Facebook (Margaret E. Smith)
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  7. I “Like” The Growing Foodie on Facebook (Margaret E. Smith)
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  8. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/313704183914172416
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  9. They all look delicious, but I would probably order the caramel cake. The frosting just looks wonderful on that one.

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  10. I 'like' Sugaree's Bakery on facebook.

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  11. I 'like' The Growing Foodie on facebook.

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  12. What a fun giveaway Dani! I just love that city. These cakes are beautiful.

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  13. OMG they all look incredible and so delicious but the one that kept sticking out to me is the strawberry shortcake yummmmy. But then again the sampler cake yummy where i could try each one.

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  14. I liked the growing foodie on facebook. My facebook name is Talisha Sturms.

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  15. I liked sugaree's bakery on facebook. My facebook name is Talisha Sturms.

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  16. I tweeted on twitter.
    MY twitter id is @scoobybabe2004.
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  17. They all look delicious, so I would go with the sampler so I can taste each one-YUM!
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  18. I "Like" Sugaree's Bakery on FB

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  19. I "Like" The Growing Foodie on FB

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  20. Tweet
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  21. I would like to try Sugaree's Red Velvet cake because red velvet is my all time favorite cake.

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  22. Another shout out for the sampler cake so I can try 6 of them - it would be difficult to single one out.

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  23. like The Growing Foodie FB as Kyhere Here

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  24. also like Sugaree's Bakery FB as Kyhere Here

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  25. https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/313800704496136192 TWITTER name ky2here1

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  26. Happy Birthday! I hope you are having the best day with lots of delicious eats and gifts! Those cakes are so gorgeous! Thank goodness they have a sampler cake cause that's the one for me! I love any and all cake - it's so hard to pick just one especially when they all look so scrumptious.

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  27. I tweeted! Reeni_Spice is my username: https://twitter.com/Reeni_Spice/status/313821938919284736

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  28. Everyone in my family absolutely loves their caramel cake! The best cake ever. The caramel is amazing!

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  29. Already liked Sugarees on Facebook. Username Jennifer Sampson.

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  30. Liked you on Facebook. Username Jennifer Sampson.

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  31. The red velvet cake because it looks sooooo good and I love any kind of chocolate cake

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  32. I would order the Italian Cream cake. A good one is hard to find

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  33. Like” Sugaree’s Bakery on Facebook -Rosanne Morrison

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  34. Like” The Growing Foodie on Facebook -Rosanne Morrison

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  35. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rosannepm/status/313881079276769281

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  36. I would get the sampler cake because I'd like to try as many of these as I can.

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  37. I would like the Coconut cake.

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  38. You have not eaten cake until you've eaten caramel cake from Sugarees!!

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  39. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I WOULD LIKE THE

    Italian Cream Cake AND I WOULD LIKE IT BECAUSE I THINK IT IS DELICIOUS

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  40. Coconut Cake because I LOVE coconut.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  42. red vevlet because its my favorite
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  43. I would get the caramel cake. It just melts in your mouth!

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  44. I'd get the Italian Cream Cake for my husband's birthday. He's never had italian cream cake & this one sounds FABULOUS

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  45. I'm caterine copeland on facebook & I follow Sugaree’s Bakery on Facebook on facebook

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  46. I'm following The Growing Foodie on Facebook I'm catherine copeland on facebook

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  47. I tweeted & here's the link:

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  48. I will order Red velvet cake because that is my fave

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  49. I would like to try Sugaree's Red Velvet cake because i would love it!

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  50. I liked Sugaree’s Bakery on Facebook (tracy davis hayes)

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  51. I like The Growing Foodie on Facebook (tracy davis hayes)

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  52. coconute cake becuase love cocnute

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  53. I would pick the Southern Caramel cake because there is no cake better than a caramel cake.

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  54. Sampler cake because simply, it doesn't get better than that! Pleasing a family of five not easy!
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  55. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/314222980840443904
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  56. The sampler, because I can't choose just one! lol

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  57. The Growing Foodie liked on facebook

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  58. i would love the sampler cake for a family get together in april
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    sarah cool

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  59. i like sugarees bakery on fb under sarah cool
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  60. i like the growing foodie on fb under sarah cool
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  61. I am now officially following you Danielle! Amazing blog! I also LOVE Sugaree's cakes, and should I be lucky enough to win, I must have the coconut cake! Word's can't describe how yummy that cake is!

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  62. I liked Sugaree’s Bakery on Facebook!

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  63. I liked The Growing Foodie on Facebook (of course!)

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  64. I'd choose the Chocolate Cake because my mom's birthday is coming up soon.
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  65. I would love to try the banana walnut cake
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  66. I like sugarees bakery on fb.. becca Ann peters
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  67. I like you on fb.. Becca Ann Peters
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  68. The Sampler cake would keep me from having to choose just one!

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  69. The Caramel Cake is my choice. Old fashioned and a true Southern Classic.

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  70. I would like the chocolate cake because I adore anything chocolate.

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  71. tweet https://twitter.com/5memb/status/314637270600798208

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  72. I would get the Sampler Cake if I could, because I'm just so darn indecisive! If I couldn't get that one, I suppose I'd get the Red Velvet Cake for my husband.

    I liked both pages on facebook - FB id Eugenia Hall

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  73. I would love to try the sampler. Thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  74. I NEED to try that coconut cake!!! And it's my birthday in 2 weeks! Just sayin'!

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  75. Happy Birthday! I would get the Sampler so I could try all of the flavors!

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  76. Tweet: https://twitter.com/njhhb/status/314774586464022529

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  77. I would like the sampler cake.
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  78. I'd try the Sampler Cake, because then I could have some of every bit of Sugaree goodness!

    sweepyhead at gmail dot com

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  79. Oh gosh, I'd order the chocolate cake or sampler cake

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  80. The Strawberry cake because I like Strawberry
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  81. Italian Cream Cake makes me want to cry with longing!
    kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

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  82. I like you on Facebook! (Kayte CookWatts)

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  83. https://twitter.com/kayte71/status/314854717731790849
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  84. they all look good! the coconut cake would be amazing
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  85. flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot/ $com
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  86. I'd love to get the Sampler cake because then we could "taste test" every flavor and the whole family would be delighted. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I “Like” Sugaree’s Bakery on Facebook as Gaye M. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I "Like" The Growing Foodie on Facebook as Gaye M. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. I would love the Caramel Cake because I love moist cake and caramel!

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  90. I like Sugaree’s Bakery on Facebook. (Annemarie Zito)

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  91. I like The Growing Foodie on Facebook. (Annemarie Zito)

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  92. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/annemariez3/status/314915113478000640

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  93. I think I would order the Caramel cake...or the Sampler. :-) Thank you.

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  94. I would order the Red Velvet Cake as I have to admit that it is one of my major weaknesses.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  95. I like Sugaree's Bakery on Facebook.
    Laurie Emerson

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  96. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/sottovocerocks/status/314940657460461568

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  97. I like the Growing Foodie on Facebook.
    Laurie Emerson
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  98. Tweet
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  99. I would order the Red velvet cake! It's always been my downfall!
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  100. like sugaree's bakery on facebook (pauline1501)
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  101. The Growing Foodie facebook fan (pauline1501)
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  102. tweet: https://twitter.com/pauline15/status/314945995278520320
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  103. I would order the Banana Walnut cake b/c I love bananas and it is covered in caramel! Yummy!

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  104. I would get the caramel cake as we love caramel. Thanks for the chance!

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  105. OH, wow those are beautiful cakes! I would order the coconut, because that is my all-time favorite.

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  106. I'd pick the chocolate cake because it's the one flavor everyone in my family
    loves

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  107. Like you on FB Susan Smith

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  108. I like Sugaree's Bakery on Facebook Susan Smith

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  109. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/315143264112111617

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  110. “Like” Sugaree’s Bakery on Facebook

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  111. The Growing Foodie on Facebook

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  112. Tweeted :)
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  113. I would get the chocolate as that is my favorite flavor and it's a buttercream frosting which I love.

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  114. Tweeted user name Brittles526

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    1. Red Velvet, thats the only kind I eat..

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  115. I would choose the sampler because there are too many amazing flavors to choose from!

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  116. I would order the sampler cake, so I could try the different flavors!

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  117. “Like” Sugaree’s Bakery on Facebook ~ Missa Lynn

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  119. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/hunniebee724/status/315267647245795329

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  120. i would order red velvet
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  121. I would go with Italian Cream Cake. Yum. I made one and it was a lot of effort.

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  122. I would go with the sampler cake! Perfect for indecision!
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  123. I like red velvet. smayer at google mail dot com

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  124. I would order the sampler cake because its too hard to choose which one cake to choose. They all look so delicious!!
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  125. I “Like” Sugaree’s Bakery on Facebook as Vikki Billings
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  126. I "Like" The Growing Foodie on Facebook as Vikki Billings
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  127. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/VikkiBillings/status/315290175225864194

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  128. I like The Growing Foodie on Facebook - Kiara Auston.
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