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Mister Monster. Mister Monster. Without a doubt the most memorable cake from my childhood. Perhaps not the most predicable cake choice for a pre-teen girl, but I didn’t care. There was something venerable about Mister Monster that appealed to me. Looking at the image of the cake as I type this, gives me a warm sense of belonging as I remember a time when I felt incredibly special and loved.
As was tradition during my growing-up years, in the upcoming weeks before each birthday, I would spend hours flicking through the pages of the iconic 1980 Woman’s Weekly Birthday Cakes Book in search for the cake to express myself for that year. And Mr Monster was it for me. To this day, it’s the cake I remember loving the most. Ah, the memories!
From my own experience, cakes play a special part in creating special memories for marked events in time like birthdays, Christmas and family get-togethers on Mother’s/Father’s Day, and I continue the tradition of picking cakes with my own family. We rarely eat dessert so this makes a sweet masterpiece even more special!
When it comes to choosing a dessert for family get-togethers, like Mother’s Day, I look for a dessert to (hopefully) please everyone. If it were up to my husband, he would be overjoyed (ridiculously thrilled) with a big tub of good quality ice-cream. The kids like the prettiness of a gorgeous cake; that wow factor. And me? I like a proper dessert, so not just ice-cream, and not just cake, but a combination of both…and a bit of cream too please?
Our family LOVES Baskin-Robbins ice-cream, so when I was offered the opportunity to try one of their new premium cakes, I thought it would be interesting to road test it as a dessert idea for our next big family get-together. Not the most difficult thing I’ve had to do in my life…and my family were very willing participants in this review. You’re welcome.
You know, I hadn’t thought about ice-cream cakes before to be honest. Often, a cheesecake is the fall back when we have many people to feed. Well goodness me…my-oh-my-oh-my I’m so impressed. Seriously, it’s like an all-in-one crown pleaser! I picked out the Praline Berry Spleandour cake and it was a winner on every level: there’s the definite wow factor (I mean, just look at it!), and there’s chocolate, and berries, and rich thick icing, and cake, and ice-cream! Plus it’s huge! Plenty to feed a crowd!
Two words: SIMPLY SMASHING!
May the cake-picking-tradition to celebrate the togetherness of family and friends long continue. It feels like I should put an Amen at the end there. So, Amen.
I couldn’t put this delicious review up without offering a giveaway! Since, it’s Mother’s Day soon, this is what’s up for grabs:
1 x premium cake from Baskin-Robbins valued at $50
10 x $20 Baskin-Robbins gift vouchers for the runner ups to enjoy on ice-cream at their local Baskin Robbins restaurant
So that’s 11 prizes!
Share with me your own favourite cake memory in the comments below.
Terms & Conditions: Giveaway open from 4 May 2013 to 10 May, 2013. Read the full set of T & Cs here.
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