Mini Easter Cakes and a Sara Lee Desserts Giveaway
Today is your lucky day people!
You have the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card plus 2 coupons for Sara Lee Desserts. All compliments of Sara Lee Desserts.
I know – how fun! I love giving away stuff.
But before I tell you how to enter, you have to see what I made first.
Have you ever had a Little Deb Cake? I LOVE them and have been thinking for a long time how I could make them myself.
So I decided to use Sara Lee Pound Cake (Because their pound cake is delicious and so convenient – really it is. Just ask my son who would have eaten the whole thing had I not been in the room to stop him.), buttercream icing, and candy coating and try my hand at it. And with Easter just around the corner, I wanted to give my cakes a little Easter/springtime flare.
First get out those cookie cutters. Then cut the frozen Sara Lee Pound Cake into about ¼” thick vertical slices. If your cookie cutters are large, cut the pound cake horizontally instead of vertically.
Then press your cookie cutter into 2 of these slices that are stacked on top of each other. The size of your cookie cutters will determine the number of cakes you can get out of one pound cake.
Next, pipe some buttercream icing in between the two slices. You can just use a knife to spread the icing as well but I like the clean edges piping leaves.
Once you have melted your candy coating, dip your cake into the chocolate and make sure it is all covered. I have used CandiQuick, Wilton, Merckens, and Hobby Lobby candy coating before and they all would work great for this. Just follow the directions on the bag. Sometimes I had to spoon it on and make sure that the “middle” part was covered completely. Tap off excess chocolate. Put on nonstick mat to set or decorate with accents before it sets if desired.
*** The cake dipped better when it was frozen so you may have to refreeze the cakes after you assemble them for about 10 – 15 minutes.
And there you have your own homemade Easter Cakes using Sara Lee Pound Cake.
Aren’t they cuter than the ones you buy in the store?
Sara Lee Desserts has a recipe contest going on right now over on their Facebook page. The grand prize winner gets a $500 Visa gift card AND desserts for a year! Now that is worth looking into!
But right now, Sara Lee Desserts wants to give one lucky Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’ reader a $50 Visa gift card plus two coupons for Sara Lee Desserts in honor of National Pound Cake Day which is next Monday, March 4. You really need to try their cakes and create something fun with them.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling me what you like on your pound cake OR what you would do with the $50 Visa gift card. See – simple!
Ready? Set? Go!!!
This post is being sponsored by Sara Lee Desserts but all comments, ideas, and opinions are my own. Open to US residents only. I will choose a comment using Random.org. The winner will be notified by e-mail and has 48 hours to respond. If I receive no response, I will choose another winner.
Comments closed at 8 pm CST on Thursday, February 28. Winner will be announced on Monday, March 4.