Spring Cake

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**This would also be a perfect Mothers Day Cake!**

We have been desperate for Spring here in the midwest.  With May snowstorms and chilly temps, getting a glimpse of the warm May sun seems an impossible dream.

So why not fake it?

Lime and  Orangesicle Springtime Cake!


I am going to substitute bright, cherry and delicious cakes for the lack of warm weather and sunshine!

And in that line of thinking I have decided that I no longer need a special occasion to make cake.

I simply cake it because I want to be happy and bring others happiness!

Want to know other ways I celebrate the “everyday”?

0rangesicle Springtime Cake


Dont let myself get caught up in perfection.  I will never be perfect, so why do I keep striving for it?

See the top of that cake where the swirls arent all perfectly aligned in the middle? Oh well!  Are the dishes mostly clean?  Do the kids have clean clothes to wear tomorrow?  Did we have dinner together and there was at least one veggie? (Even if my daughter only pretended to eat hers!)  Did we spill popcorn because we were laughing so hard while watching a movie as a family?

Sounds perfect to me.

Spring Cake! Lime and Orangesicle layers of beauty!


Embrace citrus.  Nothing makes me feel more like Spring time then when I enjoy my first lemonade.  When I found these new cake mixes from Pillsbury, I knew I wanted to try them.  Key Lime and Orangesicle.  They also had a Pink Lemonade, but a girl can only make so many cakes in a day.   Pink Lemonade we will save for when everyone actually eats all their veggies!

I have to tell you… the combination of these two flavors was really amazing!  On their own they are fabulous as well… its really a win-win! :)

Key Lime and Orangesicle Layer Cake


The fabulous folks at Pillsbury would like for you to enjoy some Spring time inspired joy and are offering a Fun Prize Pack!

To enter leave a comment telling me, How do you celebrate everyday occasions?

*For an additional bonus entry leave a comment telling me you follow Pillsbury Baking on facebook.

Summer Seasonal Celebration Starter Reader Giveaway Kit:

  • One box each Summer Seasonal Cake & Cookie Mixes
  • Frostings (1 each of Creamy Supreme Key Lime and Creamy Supreme Orangesicle)
  • $50 dollar Visa or American Express gift card
  • Total estimated giveaway value: $60

Be sure to visit then on Facebook (PillsburyBaking) and see all the amazing creations they are sharing!

Official Rules here. (US Only)

Contest open from May 8, 2013 to May 12th 2013.

Congrats to Claudia!

Claudia was #115 and won with the comment: “I follow phillsbury on facebook”

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  1. Kelly A says

    I celebrate with trying new recipes mostly cupcakes. My neighbors and family love it!! I am about 30 minutes west of Mpls and can not find either of these cake flavors and I am very sad:( Any ideas?

  2. cheri says

    We celebrate by baking something yummy! Cakes, cookies, pies, muffins, you name it! (and it doesn’t take much for me to declare “celebration!”)

  3. Heather says

    I do a lot of baking to celebrate occasions…cakes, cookies, brownies. And then I take it to work so I don’t have it tempting me at home!

  4. Harley says

    I celebrate by either creating something in the kitchen or splurging on something ready made (prefer making it myself). My favorite go to is homemade cherry almond vanilla frozen custard.

  5. Traci says

    Always with some type of confections…usually a baked good. Nothing brings a smile to people’s faces than a homemade baked good.

  6. Bonnie says

    I celebrate by making cupcakes or bundt cakes. I did not know there was a pillsbury baking facebook page but i am now following their page