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Month of Mom: Win cake!

Posted May 20, 2010

Local mom opens bakeshop

Sarah Bisher has made a cake for country star Kenny Chesney. Now she wants to make a cake for you ... at least for the winner of this very sweet contest. As you may have guessed by now, this giveaway is part of our Month of Mom where we're celebrating moms throughout May.

Sarah is owner of Abigail's Bakeshop, a Raleigh-based home business that I wrote about a month or so ago. The mom of three young kids has made hundreds of cakes, cupcakes and cookies for parties, special events and because (at least in my book) there's always a reason for dessert.

In this giveaway, the winner will have a choice of a dozen cupcakes; a 6-inch, round cake; or a $25 gift certificate. If you want to be prepared with your selection in case you win, her flavors include lemon berry, strawberries and cream, mint chocolate chip, southern red velvet, rich chocolate and chocolate covered strawberry.

I'm hungry!

What do you need to do to win? One or all of the following things:

1. Come see me at the WRAL Wellness Weekend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and sign up for this contest. (You'll also be able to sign up to win a pair of tickets to see Michael Buble at the RBC Center. Stay tuned to Go Ask Mom for more on that contest next week and how you can enter that contest online as well).

2. Answer the following question in the comments below: Do you make or buy your children's birthday cakes?

3. Follow @wralmoms on Twitter and retweet about the contest.

4. Sign up for our weekday email newsletter by clicking here.

This contest ends at noon May 24. The winner must respond by noon May 27 or a runner-up will be selected. The winner's name will be posted on the site.

A note: I'm in the process now of identifying the winner for the summer camp contest.


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  • aprilmiller May 25, 2010

    Always buy! The cuter and tastier the better --- makes all my efforts and time at home pale in comparison! Nope, in the end, it's worth it to buy for me!

  • lehrerin May 23, 2010

    I make my own cakes for my kids' birthdays. They're not incredibly fancy, but we have fun planning them out together.

  • lehrerin May 23, 2010

    I subscribe!

  • cbkenney May 23, 2010

    I usually make my children's birthday cakes and frosting. Not a very good artist I"m afraid but the kids don't seem to mind!! Sometimes I'll end up buying the cake if I've not planned very well!!! :)

  • tooyv May 22, 2010

    My daughter is only 17 months old and I bought her first birthday cake from Walmart. It was good but I got it for the free baby cake. I would love to have a gourmet cake!

  • angel2000 May 21, 2010

    I enjoy making my daughters birthday cakes (she gets to choose), but my birthday is coming up and I would love to enjoy someone else's creation!

  • LilKidThings May 21, 2010

    Well, my son has only had one birthday so far, but I made his cake!

  • jtaylor3 May 21, 2010

    My mother in law makes all the birthday cakes! I always know that is one less detail I have think about!

  • petalsmith May 21, 2010

    I make whatever they want for their birthday (or I purchase something if that is what they want). I have one daughter that does not like cake, so we usually have pie for her birthday. I had a friend once whose mother would ask her what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday, then tell her that was too much chocolate or whatever then make her whatever kind of cake she wanted to make for her daughter. I believe birthdays should be all about the person and if they want chocolate cake, with chocolate icing and a scoop of chocolate ice cream on the side and a glass of chocolate milk to wash it all down, then that is what they get (even if I think it is too much chocolate :-0).

  • karmstr9 May 21, 2010

    I make my cakes for my kids. It is easier to buy one, but when they know that I have made it just for them their eyes light up. I don't let them see it until it is all finished. That way it is almost like another birthday present. Hopefully those are the good things they will remember when they grow up.