BEST Chocolate Cake Recipe EVER and an …

I am seriously so excited today!

Not only do I have an amazing recipe to share with you, but I also have an exciting giveaway from Nambé (giveaway portion is now closed) to go along with it!

First, I’ll introduce you to the recipe.

Everyone in my family {besides one crazy sister} is a chocolate lover.  Seriously, I do not for the life of me understand how my sister does not absolutely LOVE chocolate!  I could eat chocolate everyday and never tire of it.  I probably get this abnormal love for it from my mother.  I know I have mentioned before what an extraordinary cook my mom is, but I am going to tell you again.  Growing up, I am pretty sure all of my friends flocked to my house because of my mother’s cooking, especially if she was baking a yummy treat.  If my mom is baking a treat, 99% of those times it is something involving chocolate. My mom is famous for her chocolate desserts.  One in particular that always leaves people talking is her amazing 4-Layer Chocolate Cake.  Even looking at these pictures has me salivating and craving it!  I now make this cake too and I will tell you what, it still leaves people talking!  This truly is THE BEST chocolate cake recipe ever!  I will let you in on a little secret…. it really is SO easy to make!

If you are looking for the perfect cake to impress your friends, you need not look any further because this is just the recipe you are looking for!


If beauty had a taste, I am pretty sure this cake would be it!


cake recipe from: Kevin and Amanda

1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
1 small pkg Jello instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 F.
In large bowl, mix together everything except for chocolate chips.  The batter will be thick.Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into two 9-inch cake pans.  (You could use whatever cake pan you choose.  Just follow cooking time and temperature on the back of the Devil’s Food box and add about 10 additional minutes to whatever the original cooking time requires.)  Make sure to do the toothpick test to check if it is done or not.  It usually takes about 45 minutes for two 9-inch cake pans.After cake is baked, let cool completely.  I usually plop the two cakes onto a wire rack and stick them in the freezer.  It is so much easier to cut them when they are a little frozen and they don’t crumble as much.  Once cakes have cooled completely (or are slightly frozen if doing my method) cut in half width wise so you have 4 equal circles.
While cake is cooling prepare the frosting.


2/3 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
4 tsp Postum
2 Tbsp boiling water
8 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa
1 cup butter

Dissolve Postum in boiling water.
Mix milk, vanilla, chocolate syrup, and dissolved Postum together
In a large separate bowl, beat softened butter, powdered sugar, and cocoa together.
Slowly add in wet ingredients until you reach desired consistency.
Beat an additional 5 minutes to get a fluffy consistency.

*NOTE* I don’t drink coffee so I used Postum, but the Postum can easily be substituted for instant coffee.
To start the frosting process, a helpful hint my mom taught me is to put a little glob of frosting on the cake stand so that the base cake stays put.  After the base cake is in place, frost the top of it generously.  Place the second layer cake on top.  Frost the top of it generously. Repeat until the fourth layer is placed on top.  Then frost all around the cake carefully to keep layers from shifting.
Press some crushed Skor Candy Bars onto the sides of the cake. You can also drizzle the top with melted chocolate chips for an added look of beauty.


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Did any of you happen to notice that beautiful cake stand this amazing cake was displayed on?! Really though, how could you miss it?!

Let me tell you, this cake stand is absolutely STUNNING!  It is made by a company called Nambé.  Nambé has a wide variety of designs and items to offer, from serveware and dinnerware to home decor, you can pretty much find whatever it is you are looking for.  I could seriously browse through their site all day!  I am a huge Nambé fan and I know you will be too if you aren’t already!  

I picked out this beautiful Copper Canyon Cake Stand and from the moment I laid eyes on it, I fell IN LOVE with it!  I couldn’t wait to display a gorgeous cake to compliment its unique beauty.

Well guess what?!

Nambé is giving away one of these beautiful cake stands to one of Chef in Training’s lucky followers!
This cake stand has a retail value of $225!  
You are not going to want to miss out on this giveaway!  
This is a beautiful, unique and high-quality product that you are going to LOVE!


Want to win?!  Here is how to enter:

**Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!

**Mandatory Entries:

1. “Like” Chef In Training on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you did so…..1 Entry
2. “Like” Nambé on Facebook {tell them you are visiting from Chef in Training} and then come back here and leave me a comment telling me you did so…1 Entry

Additional Entries:
3. Be a follower of Chef In Training (Under the “Let’s Be Friends!” section at the top left side bar.  If it isn’t showing, just refresh the page) and leave me a comment to let you know you did so….1 Entry
4. Head over to Nambé and tell me what your favorite Nambé design is and leave me a comment to let me know you did so….1 Entry
5.  Tell me in a comment what you would display on your Nambé Copper Canyon Cake Stand if you won…1 Entry
6.  Blog, Facebook, or tweet about this giveaway and leave me a comment to let me know you did so…..Up to 3 separate Entries


The Giveaway will close on Wednesday December 7th at midnight MST and a winner will be randomly selected using and announced on Thursday December 8th.Good Luck!

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  1. 1

    I liked Chef In Training on FB! The cake looks delicious-I can't wait to try it!

  2. 2

    I liked Nambe on FB and told them I was visiting from chef in training!

  3. 3

    I am following your blog!

  4. 4

    I follow you!

  5. 5

    So many beautiful things on the Nambe site! I love the reindeer and sleigh!!

  6. 6

    Its hard to choose just one – I love the heritage collection!

  7. 7

    I would display my greataunts chocolate cake – its a family tradition it would look great on there!

  8. 8

    What would I display on the cake stand? So many ideas come to mind but I must say that the chocolate cake you posted looks delicious! I would probably display that first!

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    Jen@thecraftingfiend says:

    I like chef in training on facebook now :)

  10. 10
    Jen@thecraftingfiend says:

    I now like nambe on facebook and said hi

  11. 11
    Jen@thecraftingfiend says:

    I follow chef in training via GFC

  12. 12
    Jen@thecraftingfiend says:

    I would display said gorgeous cakestand as a table centerpiece! candles when not having cake and with cake on special occassions like company coming over !

  13. 13
    Jen@thecraftingfiend says:

    went to nambe and i LOVE the scoop bowl, the handled tray, and the rocks vase is beautiful!

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    You had me at chocolate but the addition of score bars have me absolutely in heaven. I can not wait to try this- thank you! And yes, how could we not see that beautiful cake stand while drooling over the cake (I must admit I was torn between which was more beautiful before I read the post!)I liked CIT on face book

  15. 15

    I liked Nambe and said hi on fb

  16. 16

    I follow you daily in my google reader

  17. 17

    I would of course display this cake on the cake stand but it would look great in my dining room with any dessert or even fruit on it! I think it would also look stunning with pine cones and sprigs for the season!

  18. 18

    How gorgeous, the cake stand and the cake! I follow you on facebook!

  19. 19

    I like Nambe on facebook, and said hello :)

  20. 20

    I follow you on GFC.

  21. 21

    I liked Chef in Training on Facebook :)

  22. 22

    I like Nambe on Facebook :)

  23. 23

    I love the Ridge tray with wood insert. LOVE.

  24. 24

    As for what I would display? I guess I would have to make a beautiful watergate cake to put on the stand! mmmmmmm

  25. 25

    I'm following you on Google :)

  26. 26

    I tweeted the giveaway! (ShugarySweets)

  27. 27

    I went to and I LOVE the copper canyon 3 tier server… so wavy and fluttery!

  28. 28

    If I won the copper canyon cake stand I would make a big pile of the Barefoot Contessa's Coconut Cupcakes to display!

  29. 29

    I am following you on Google and facebook…can't wait to try some of your recipes!

  30. 30

    Oh my, your chocolate cake looks amazing! I like the crushed candy bar on the sides. I follow you on FB

  31. 31

    I'm also a Google friend

  32. 32

    I noticed the beautiful cake stand right away, and liked Nambe on Facebook. I can't wait to browse through their collection.

  33. 33
    Karen of Little Red House Designs says:

    I like Nambe on FB! I cannot wait to try that cake recipe!!

  34. 34

    I like you on fb.

  35. 35

    I like Nambe on fb.

  36. 36

    I'm a follower, and I have starred pretty much every single thing you have posted. One day I will make it all!

  37. 37

    I liked Chef in Training on Facebook.

  38. 38

    I liked Nambe on Facebook. I have never heard of them. They have some awesome products.

  39. 39

    I am a follower of Chef in Training. You have the most fabulous recipes. I have already tried a couple of them and they were fabulous!!!

  40. 40

    If I win this Copper Cake Stand I will display my Caramel Cake on it as well as any other cake I make.

  41. 41

    My favorite product at Nambe is the Rocks 2-Tier Cake Stand.

  42. 42

    I like the Anvil 2-Tier server a lot! They have a lot of beautiful servers!

  43. 43

    I like the idea of serving your cake on the cake stand! Great way to use a new recipe and a beautiful cake stand all at once!

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    Cookin' Cowgirl says:

    What an AMAZING looking cake. It sounds divine!!

  45. 45
    Cookin' Cowgirl says:

    Now a follower on facebook! :)

  46. 46
    Cookin' Cowgirl says:

    "Like" Nambe.

  47. 47
    Cookin' Cowgirl says:

    I'm a blogger follower, (that's how I saw this incredible cake!)

  48. 48
    Cookin' Cowgirl says:

    If I won this cake stand, I would display my favorite cake ever….Pineapple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting,

  49. 49
    Cookin' Cowgirl says:

    ooooooooo my favorite thing on Nambe's website is the Anvil 2-Tier Server (Item MT0346)
    Love it!

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    Cookin' Cowgirl says:

    Just tweeted this awesome giveaway!

  51. 51
    ButterYum says:

    I have never ever heard of Postum. What is it? If this cake is covered in Skor candy, I know it's going to be the bomb!!

    Beautiful cake stand.

  52. 52
    The Saucy Gourmet says:

    I like you on FB

  53. 53
    The Saucy Gourmet says:

    I like Nambe on FB and left a comment

  54. 54
    The Saucy Gourmet says:

    I am all ready on of your followers

  55. 55
    The Saucy Gourmet says:

    Oh if I win, I am going to display my Black Forrest Cake!!!! I will be the centerpiece on my dessert table!!

  56. 56
    ButterYum says:

    I liked you on FB

  57. 57
    ButterYum says:

    I liked Nambe on FB.

    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  58. 58
    The Saucy Gourmet says:

    My favorite piece is the Copper Canyon 3 tier server, I am just dreaming about all the cookies I could put on that

  59. 59

    I made that cake for my DD's birthday last year – and it really is the best chocolate cake ever!

  60. 60

    Gorgeous photos! I like you on Facebook.

  61. 61

    I like Nambe on FB

  62. 62

    WOW!!!!! This choco cake is something really delicious!!!!!! So Yammy!! Great job!!

  63. 63

    I am a follower of Chef in Training.

  64. 64

    I would display a yummy mint chocolate cake from Shugary Sweet's site. Heavenly.

  65. 65

    I love their Grande Wood Tray. Very nice.

  66. 66

    Following you and Nambe on facebook :)

  67. 67

    I liked Chef in Training on facebook

  68. 68

    I liked Nambe on facebook (and left a comment saying I visited from your site)

  69. 69

    I follow you on your blog….

  70. 70

    That cake looks mighty delicious. I like CIT on FB.
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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    I like chef n training on FB…

  72. 72

    I like Nambe on FB and left a message.
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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    I follow you via GFC.
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

  74. 74

    I love the Rocks Cake Plate with server and also the Rocks 2-tier server…both are gorgeous.
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

  75. 75

    The first thing I'd probably serve on the cake stand would be a chocolate orange cake.

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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    Jen @withloveandchevrons says:

    I like Chef in training on Facebook!!!

  77. 77
    Jen @withloveandchevrons says:

    I like Nambe on facebook!!

  78. 78
    Jen @withloveandchevrons says:

    I follow Chef in training!!

  79. 79
    Jen @withlovenandchevrons says:

    I love Nambe's Copper Canyon 3 Tier Server!!

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    Gorgeous!! I'm a new follower of Nambe on fabcebook

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    I also follow CIT on FB

  82. 82

    I like the copper canyon bowl, such unique items!

  83. 83
    Jen @withloveandchevrons says:

    I would display my orange chocolate chunk cake!!

  84. 84

    I would display my cakes and cupcakes on this lovely stand!

  85. 85

    I follow your blog!

  86. 86

    I follow Chef in training on FB.

  87. 87

    I am now following Nambe on FB.

  88. 88
    Meg {henninglove} says:

    i liked chef in training and nambe on facebook!

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    I follow Chef in training blog.

  90. 90
    Meg {henninglove} says:

    i follow you now via GFC

  91. 91
    Meg {henninglove} says:

    my favorite item over at nambe is the Heritage Pebble Glass Server – 14-inch. it is just so unique and different!

  92. 92
    Meg {henninglove} says:

    i would display my cake stand in my kitchen with a beautifully decorated cake on it!!

  93. 93

    Favorite item of theirs is the scoop server. :)

  94. 94

    I would display a strawberry buttercream cake :)

  95. 95

    I "Like"d CiT on Facebook

  96. 96

    I also "Like"d Nambe on fb.

  97. 97

    I'm already a follower of your CiT blog.

  98. 98

    I went to the website and I LOVE the Nambe Rocks Cake Plate!

  99. 99

    I would WOW the ladies at church with my incredible new cakestand to the point that they would pay absolutely no attention to the scrumptious butter cake on it.

  100. 100

    I like you on Facebook! & off of facebook too :)

  101. 101

    I like Nambe on Facebook!

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    I follow your blog :)

  103. 103

    I posted on fb about this giveaway.

  104. 104

    So many beautiful products at Nambe! I love the nativity!

  105. 105

    I would use the cake stand for cake of course :) When there was no cake, I would have an excuse to buy something beautiful to display on it!

  106. 106

    I posted on my blog, Peanut Butter Thoughts in a Chocolate World, about this giveaway.

  107. 107

    I facebooked your giveaway…now to hope I win!

  108. 108

    i like you on facebook! since it, you know, makes everything official ;).

  109. 109

    i'm also already a follower of chef in training!

  110. 110

    I tweeted about this giveaway @ginnawaddell

  111. 111

    wow, nambé has some seriously gorgeous stuff! hmm… i'm pretty sure i'm dying for the tilt decanter set. yep, sure sure of it.

  112. 112

    if i had the copper canyon cake stand, i'm pretty sure i would show off my apple pie. it is hands down the best apple pie ever. i have friends (and family) who will vouch for that.

  113. 113

    I like C.I.T.

  114. 114

    This cake looks incredible!

  115. 115
    Matter Of Style says:

    It was a bad idea to read your blog at dinner time! After watching your recipes i'm starving!
    What a beautiful cake, It has to be delicious, great job congratulations! :D

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    SassyMomma says:

    *I have Liked you on facebook
    *Liked and told Nambe you sent me
    *following your blog

    The cake looks amazing and the stand is gorgeous! I would definitely use it to display my homemade carrot cake on!

  117. 117

    I like chef in training on fb

  118. 118

    I want to display this cake on my cake stand

  119. 119

    I want the heritage triple server!

  120. 120

    I like chef in training on fb!

  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    Barb Quilts said,
    "I like'd you on facebook."

  122. 122

    like Nambe on FB

  123. 123

    i already follow your blog

  124. 124
    The Allen Family says:

    I like you on FB. (Dezi Allen)

  125. 125
    The Allen Family says:

    I like Nambe on FB.

  126. 126

    I love the copper canyon design. So elegant and fun. Plus the copper would coordinate with my kitchen so well!

  127. 127
    The Allen Family says:

    I'm a follower of your blog.

  128. 128
    The Allen Family says:

    Okay, since I 'pinned' this cake before I ever even read about the giveaway, that is definitely what I'd display. My husband's favorite dessert is the huge chocolate cake from Costco and this looks like it may make him change his mind.

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    I would display my pumpkin bundt cake with cinnamon glaze on the stand. Or my raspberry jam cake with white chocolate buttercream frosting.

  130. 130
    The Allen Family says:

    I love their Heritage Triple Server. That is so stunning!!

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    The Allen Family says:
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    Anonymous says:

    Barb Quilts said,
    "I visited Nambe and liked their page, and told then Chef in Training sent me!
    I am now a blog devotee here, so many yummy recipes!
    The first thing I would serve on that gorgeous cakestand is pineapple upside down cupcakes!
    I would have to say my current favorite serving piece is the three tier Copper Canyon server.
    i'm off now to share the link and tell my friends on facebook about your super site!"
    Now that should be six entries for me, sure hope I win;-)

  133. 133

    I like you on FB already!

  134. 134

    What a gorgeous cake stand! YES, I would LOVE to win this. I "Liked" Chef In Training on Facebook, of course.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  135. 135

    "Liked" Nambé on Facebook and left them a message.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  136. 136

    I would make that wonderful chocolate cake and put it on it!

  137. 137

    I loved the three tier copper canyon stand. They have beautiful things!

  138. 138

    I'm your follower on Google friends connect.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  139. 139

    Wow, there are so many gorgeous and unique products on Nambe's site. I love them! Besides this cake stand for giveaway, this Copper Canyon Bowl 15" is also my favorite! Gotta browse more on their site to look for more beautiful things for to add on my shopping list.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  140. 140

    If I won this Nambé Copper Canyon Cake Stand, I would serve my family's favorite –Valrhona Chocolate Crepe Layer Cake with Hazelnut Cream.

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    Tweeted about this giveaway:!/uTry_it/status/142380148249997312

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    Rambles of a Military Wife says:

    I like you on FB!

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    Rambles of a Military Wife says:

    I like Nambe on FB!

  144. 144
    Rambles of a Military Wife says:

    I follow your blog!!

  145. 145

    I really like the Dharma Chip and Dip Bowl.

  146. 146

    I shared your giveaway on my FB (Hol Coleman).

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    I am already a follower! : )

  148. 148

    I already "like" you on Facebook! So…that means you should pick me! : )

  149. 149

    I "liked" Nambe on Facebook!

  150. 150

    One of my favorite things that Nambe has is the Scoop Server. Such a neat looking piece! But, my favorite is that cake stand. It is just too cute!

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    I would probably display the exact same cake you did! I am going to have to make that! It looks so good!

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    i like you on facebook!

  153. 153

    liked nambe on fb, too!

  154. 154

    I liked Chef in Training on Facebook. Thanks!heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

  155. 155

    I liked Nambe on Facebook and left a comment there. Thanks!heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

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    I'm a follower of Chef in Training. Thanks!heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

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    I love the Heritage collection. Thanks!heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

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    I make a delicious coconut layered cake. It would be so beautiful on the cake platter, if I win! Fingers crossed!heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

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    I am a GFC follower. :-)

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    I 'like' you on Facebook!

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    Oh, boy! I would display every birthday cake I make on this gorgeous cake stand. It's beautiful!

  162. 162

    LOVE the Scoop Server and all the wine racks – especially the Joust one. Love them!!

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    Follower of Chef in Training

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    I would display my wedding cake next September! This stand is perfect for an autumn wedding…it is absolutely gorgeous!!

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    Like Chef in Training on FB

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    Like Nambe on FB

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    I facebooked the give away!

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    I would make the best chocolate cake ever and put it on my beautiful NAMBE cake stand

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    I like Nambe on Facebook

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    I follow your blog!

  171. 171

    I love the Nambe Challah Knife (With the salt in the end of the handle– so cleaver!

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    I like Chef in training on FB!

  173. 173

    wow what a beautiful cake stand!! I would definitely put a tres leches cake on that baby! :)

  174. 174

    I like you on Facebook! :)

  175. 175

    and i would love to get this: Copper Canyon 3 Tier Server to put some yummmy cupcakes on! how cute!

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    I like you on Facebook!

  177. 177

    I Liked Nambe on Facebook!

  178. 178

    I would display my Christmas Red Velvet Cake on this cakestand!

  179. 179

    I like you on FB.

  180. 180

    I like Nambe on FB.

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    I'm a follower.

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    I'm a follwer of Chef in Training through my Yahoo account!

  183. 183

    The Nambe Nativity Sets are to die for!

  184. 184

    I love the Butterfly flatware! So cute!

  185. 185

    I would bake a festive Christmas decorated cake to display on the stand first.

  186. 186

    I make a recipe similar to this and it IS delicious. That is one gorgeous presentation. I like you on Facebook! ;)

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    I "Liked" you on FaceBook!Rita-Greer,SC

  188. 188

    I "Liked" Nambe on FaceBook and told them you sent me.

  189. 189

    On that beautiful cake stand, being Christmas, I'd have to put my Mama's Coconut Cake on it.

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    I clicked the "lets be friends" on your site

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    Nambe has some beautiful stuff, but I LOVE the Heritage Pebble Glass Server!

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    I shared your blog with my FaceBook friends and family.

  193. 193

    My husband and I do not to facebook because it causes to much drama for other people we know. So I dont do facebook. But I do follow you and I would love to win! Thanks,

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    I love the nambe stand for chips and dip. Wow they have some great stuff! Thanks,

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    I would love to make your wonderful cake and put it on that cake stand. OH and birthday cakes for my daughter would look great on it! Thanks,

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    I tweeted about your giveaway! Here is the tweet!/movinaroundmama/status/142577564840509440Thanks so much for the great recipe and giveaway!

  197. 197

    I like Chef In Training on Facebook.

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    I like Nambé on Facebook and commented.

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    I'm a new follower of Chef In Training.

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    I really love the Copper Canyon 15" Bowl!

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    I would display my Tropical Carrot Cake on my Nambé Copper Canyon Cake Stand if I won.

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    I shared this in my Facebook page.

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    So glad I found your blog! I'm on step 4 for entering your great giveaway! I went to Nambe and besides the cake server, the Copper Canyon Pitcher is my favorite. They've got so many beautiful pieces, it's hard to chose a favorite.

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    Oh, BTW, IF (!!!) I won the cake stand. I would make (again) 'Lawson's Chocolate Psychosis'–you can see a picture of it on my blog at There you will find a picture of this super-chocolatey-fudgy-yummy-cake. I'd be happy to share the recipe with you. I swear, it IS fabulous!

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    I "liked" Chef in Training on facebook

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    I liked Nambe on facebook

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    OMG- LOOKS SO GREAT!!! barb

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    Tweeted this!!!

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    'Like' you on facebook!!!

  211. 211

    'Like' Nambe on facebook!!! (Also added it to my shopping list!!!)

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    Became your blog friend!!

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    Following via GFC (The Zoo Keeper!)

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    "Liked" you on facebook!

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    I am absolutely loving the Heritage Nativity Scene!!! I am going to have to save up so I can get it for our kitchen!!!

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    Every year my daughter and I fatten up ourselves, our family, and our neighbors with various types of holiday cookies! I think the stand would make a fabulous display for them!!!

  217. 217

    "Liked" Nambe on Facebook as well!!

  218. 218

    I like Chef n Training and Nambe on FB

  219. 219

    I am a "friend" of Chef n Training thru google

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    I like the Copper Canyon bowl

  221. 221

    I would make the Strawberry Shortcake Cake from Pioneer Woman on put on the stand…lovely!!

  222. 222

    I just liked you on Facebook…and left a comment :)Linda

  223. 223

    Just liked Nambe on Facebook :)

  224. 224

    What would I put on this incredibly beautiful Copper Canyon Cake Stand??? Birthday cakes, Hostess Cakes and goodies, I would bake just to but things on it!!!! It is incredible….I would display it on my buffet at all times and display the sunlight on it :) So many things…it would be used for many special days!!!!Linda :)

  225. 225

    Just added to my facebook….linked up with your page and told people they could win :)Linda

  226. 226

    I already follow you on your blog!

  227. 227

    Am already a follower! Receive your emails and READ them!!!! Love what you share :)Linda :)

  228. 228

    I liked Chef in Training on facebook

  229. 229

    I liked Nambre on Facebook and told them I came from you!

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    Went to Nambe one of my favorite Nambé designs would have to be the "scoop server" How fun is that?!!!! So many wonderful designs! Amazed at the creativity!!!Linda :)

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    I liked Nambe on facebook and let them know that you sent me.

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    My favorite item from Nambe website would be Butterfly Condiment Server!

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    I would display the lovely Chocolate Cake you posted today! I am having a dinner party soon and was looking for a really yummy chocolate cake and then I read your post today! So excited to make it for the dinner party and it obviously would look gorgeous on this cake stand!

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    I told all my friends on Facebook about this awesome giveaway!

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    I liked Chef In Training on FB!

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    I like Nambé on Facebook and commented.

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    I think I would display a Cheesecake!!!

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    I liked Nambe on facebook.

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    I like you on FB and am now drooling over this cake. Gonna try it for Sunday dinner if I can wait!

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    I posted on facebook about this giveaway! I am SOOOO in love with how gorgeous this cake stand is! I even follow you on pinterest. You have such AMAZING recipes.

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    I "like" Nambe on FB and told them you sent me

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    Wow, this is dangerous. I love Nambe' … Rocks 2-tier server, Heritage triple server, Morphik two-tier server or cake plate, Copper Canyon cake stand … way too many beautiful peices!

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    I follow you thru my google reader/blogger. love ur posts and enjoy trying them

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    I already LIKE Chef in Training on Facebook.

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    I like Nambe' on Facebook.

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    I am following Chef in Training.

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    I make this cake recipe a lot, but have never made it quite as fancy as you have! :) The first thing I would display on my Nambe' Copper Canyon Cake Stand would probably be a Double Chocolate Layer Cake with bittersweet ganache.

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    So I head on over to the Nambe site and I'm like OMG! on the home page over the reindeer! So many beautiful designs but I think may favorite is the Rocks 2-Tier Server. My pies would look so good on it!

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    I would serve Italian Cream Cake off of it… and when I wasn't using it, I would keep it out and display a crocheted chocolate on it, lol.

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    I posted about this giveaway on Facebook. Martha Bassett Tackett

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    Shared this post on FB and told everyone to check out the cake and the giveaway

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    I like Chef in Training on Fbook!

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    I love your blog! I have made your cake batter pancakes and chicken pillows. Delicious! Oh, and the caramel apple cinnamon rolls… Yum!!I would put a pound cake on the stand. I love pound cake for Christmas!Lee Ann

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    I liked Nambe on Facebook and commented.

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    My favorite Nambe design is the Copper Canyon Bowl… gorgeous!

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    I would display a german chocolate chip bundt cake… a family Christmas-time staple :)

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    I like Nambe and Chef in Training on Facebook and look forward to trying the Chocolate Cake Recipe.

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    Just 'liked' you on FB AND 'liked' Nambe too! Thx for offering this. It looks beautiful!!

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    I liked you on FB!

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    Also friended Nambe on FB and commented there!

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    I'd display my grandmother's lemon pound cake on the stand if I got selected!

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    I liked CIT on FB….

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    I liked Chef in Traing and Nambe on Facebook. I have really been needing a cake stand, I have been making a lot of cakes for my family lately and have nothing to put them on.

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    I follow you on Facebook!

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    Said hi on Nambe's Facebook page :)

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    I follow your blog!

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    I absolutely LOVE the scoop and serve piece from Nambe, so unique and it would go perfectly with other serveware that I have, love it!

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    I would start off displaying the chocolate cake that you just posted about on the cake stand because I am still salivating over it, it looks SO YUMMY!

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    liked you on FB! So excited I have found your blog! It is great!

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    I also now like Nambe on FB!

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    I am now following Chef in Training :)

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    well everything Nambe is so unique. but, I love the heritage double dip server. It is too cool!

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    I would display a caramel cake on the cake stand. Simply because it is my favorite!

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    I just liked you on FB!

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    I just liked Nambe on FB!

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    I just became a follower of Chef in Training. Love your blog!

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    I LOVE the Scoop Server on Nambe's website. That is the neatest design!!

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    If I won the cake stand, I would put my basic white cake on it…..with white icing… all-time favorite!

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    I just posted the giveaway on FB……

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    I liked Chef in Training on Facebook

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    I liked Nambé on Facebook

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    I followed Chef in Training under let's be friends.

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    I went to Nambé and looked around a bit, they have so many beautiful pieces, but I think I like the dinnerware best, the Tri-Corner 4 piece. :)

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    I like Nambe on facebook!

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    I like Chef in Training on facebook!

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    If I won, I would probably have to have it as a center piece on my dinner table all of the time, and have to come up with something to display on it every night, be it a cake/pie/dinner! It's just so beautiful I don't think it should only be used for special occasions :)

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    I would display some delicious Christmas treats!

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    I shared this giveaway on Facebook at

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    I liked Nambe on Facebook – alll the women in my family LOVE Nambe. My daughter is getting married in January, and is getting a lot of Nambe presents.

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    I "liked" Chef in Training on Facebook. My sister steered me here!

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    I liked you on Facebook!

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    I liked Nambe on Facebook!

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    I LOVE the 9-Piece Sleigh and Reindeer Set with Free Santa and Gifts It is soo sleek and would be an interesting piece for my holiday sideboard or tablescape!

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    If I won this cake stand I'd use it to display my Willow Tree Holy Family set for Christmas

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    pathsofwrighteousness says:

    I liked Chef in Training on FB.

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    pathsofwrighteousness says:

    I liked Nambe on FB.

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    pathsofwrighteousness says:

    What would I display? Lots of cakes, but probably your recipe first!

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    pathsofwrighteousness says:

    My favorite design is the Anvil 2-Tier Server.

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    pathsofwrighteousness says:

    I'm a follower via email.

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    I'm following Chef In Training on FB! The cake looks delicious-I can't wait to try it!

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    I liked Nambé on Facebook and commented.

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    I'm a new follower of Chef In Training.

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    If I win this Copper Cake Stand I will display my Chocolate Marshmallow Cake on it as well as any other cake I make.

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    I love Nambé 's heritage nativity scene-beautiful!!

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    I am a follower.

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    Yeah Im Jenny says:

    I have liked both you and Nambé on Facebook.

    I currently follow your blog.

    If I could pick any item from the Nambé site to display my cupcakes on it would be the Copper Canyon 3 Tier Server – I love love love the look of Copper.

    If I win the beautiful cake stand I would display my cupcakes, cookies, and even my cheese and crackers on it.

    I have also twitted and facebooked about your contest in hopes that my fellow bakers/followers may have a chance to also win.

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    Stephanie says:

    I follow Chef In Training on FB!

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    Stephanie says:

    I like Nambe on FB and left them a little note!

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    Stephanie says:

    I'm a follower of Chef In Training.

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    Stephanie says:

    The first thing I would display on the cake stand is a yummy cake…probably the one in this post! After the cake was finished, I'd put some of my favorite Christmas ornaments on it since we're not going to have a tree this year.

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    Stephanie says:

    I love the nativity sets, but I think my favorite item in their shop is the baby cup. I bought one for my son's baptism and will be doing the same for our next baby, too!

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    Maursupial says:

    I liked you on Facebook!

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    Maursupial says:

    I liked Nambe on Facebook

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    Maursupial says:

    I'm following you!

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    Maursupial says:

    I loved the reindeer and sleigh and the nativity scene.

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    I liked Chef in Training on FB!

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    I liked Nambe on FB!

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    I'm following your site :)

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    If I won I'd like to make our favorite cake, a Guinness chocolate cake with Bailey's frosting and caramel drizzle. Mmm

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    I love the copper canyon tier server and their nativity sets

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    Amilia @justeverydayme says:

    I like you on facebook!

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    Amilia @justeverydayme says:

    I like Nambe on facebook!

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    Amilia @justeverydayme says:

    All of Nambe's stuff is really cool! I like the Heritage Pebble Condiment server! :)

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    Amilia @justeverydayme says:

    Ohh I would probably make a chocolate cake like this one to display on the stand if I won!

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    A triple layer chocoale cake for my husband's Xmas birthday would look wonderful on this:)

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    I like Nambe on facebook and commented.

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    I now follow Chef in Training and liked you on Facebook. :)

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    Given it's Christmas…my favourite design right now is the bronze nativity season. Their designs are incredible!

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    Liked you on facebook

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    I liked Nambe on FB and commented.

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    I'm following your blog now, love the cake!!!!

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    I really love Nambe's Copper Canyon collection is beautiful.

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    I would put this amazing chocolate cake on the Copper Canyon Cake stand. It would be amazing for dinner parties

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    I liked you on facebook.

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    I liked Nambe on facebook and commented

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    Copper Canyon Cake Stand is my favorite

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    I love the Copper Canyon 3 Tier. This is an amazing site. Thanks for sharing.

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    I follow & Like Chef in Training on Facebook!

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    I also like Nambe on FB & left a comment!

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    I "Like" Chef In Training on Facebook.

    ATREAU at GMAIL dotcom.

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    I I like Nambé on Facebook and commented:

    ATREAU at GMAIL dotcom.

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    GFC follower: Atreau.
    ATREAU at GMAIL dotcom.

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    My favorite Nambé design is the Heritage Triple Serve.
    ATREAU at GMAIL dotcom.

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    I would display a beautiful carrot cake on the Nambé Copper Canyon Cake Stand.

    ATREAU at GMAIL dotcom.

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    I posted about the giveaway on Facebook:

    ATREAU at GMAIL dotcom.

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    Thanks for introducing me to Nambe as well as finding your cool site. I liked Nambe as instructed.

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    Cassidy Kate says:

    Like Chef In Training on FB – Cassidy N.

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    Cassidy Kate says:

    Like Nambé on FB – Cassidy N.

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    Cassidy Kate says:

    I'm a new friend! Excited about following your blog now – thank you pintrest for introducing new to my life…Cassidy N.

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    I "Like" Chef In Training on Facebook

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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    I "Like" Nambé on Facebook

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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    I am a follower of Chef In Training

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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    The first thing I would put on this beautiful stand would be the Christmas cake out of fondant icing that I have been dying to make!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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    I love their three wise men, the navitivy scene in the modern metal!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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    Cassidy Kate says:

    Oh heavenly Nambé…I am in love with so much on this site. I like anything in the Copper Canyon Canyon Collection – LOVE that copper wave!

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    Cassidy Kate says:

    And the question is what wouldn't I put on this cake stand?! First off though, I would make these Dark Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes with Amaretto Cream that I found on – so beautifully delicious.

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    Cassidy Kate says:

    Mentioned give-a-way tweet @scentsfromabove – that's me!
    Cassidy N.

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    Cassidy Kate says:

    FB post w/ link to your blogspot, check! – Cassidy N.

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    I'm a follower!

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    I like Chef In Training on Facebook!

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    liked you on fb

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    I'm a new follower of Chef In Training.

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    I liked Nambé on Facebook

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    Holly Filtz says:

    I would put lots of things on it its so pretty I would always Have it on table !

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    I liked Chef in Training on Fb :)

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    I likeed Nambe' on Fb & Commented on their page :)

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    I am Following your blog :) I'm glad we are friends!

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    Miss Michelle says:

    i like chef in training on facebook!

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    Miss Michelle says:

    i liked Nambe on facebook!

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    Miss Michelle says:

    I follow Chef in Training through GFC :-)

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    Miss Michelle says:

    I would display my husband's coast guard winging cake (when he graduates from flight school) on this gorgeous cake stand!

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    Artsy VaVa says:

    I "LIKE" Chef In Training on Facebook.

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    I like you on Facebook! The cake looks yummy!

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    I would display my great-grandma's "Moist Chocolate Cake" with Buttercream Frosting on my new cake stand :)

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    I like Chef in Training on Facebook.

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    I now follow Chef in Training on FB.

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    I follow Nambe' on FB.

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    I am a new follower with GFC.

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    With a cakeplate this beautiful, I'd serve anything I could on it just to show it off!

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    I looked at the Nambe' site and absolutely love their Christmas ornaments! They'd look beautiful on my tree.

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    I love the Copper Canyon cake stand.

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    i liked you on facebook!!

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    i like nambe on facebook aswell

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    I like Chef in Training on Facebook

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    I like Nambe on Facebook and commented

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    I follow you under "Let's Be Friends."

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    I love the Copper Canyon 3-tier stand on their site!

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    I would love to display your yummy chocolate cake on the stand if I won!

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    I liked Nambe on FB…

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    I liked Chef in Training on FB…

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    I'm a new follower to Chef in Training!!

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    I love the wine rack at Nambe. Angib@

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    I would definitely display this cake! Gorgeous and it sounds delicious!!

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    I would make my husbands favorite strawberry cake for his birthday and display it on this stand.

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    I'm your newest follower and this cake is making my mouth water! I love taking treats to people's homes when I'm visiting so this may come in handy this holiday season.

    Also, I'm stopping over from Tip Junkie :)

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    Chris Steele says:

    I liked you on facebook.

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    Chris Steele says:

    I liked Nambe on facebook and told them I was visiting from your site.

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    Chris Steele says:

    I would love to display that amazing chocolate cake as a Christmas centerpiece! Holy amazingness!

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    Chris Steele says:

    I am a new follower of this blog!

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    I Liked Chef in training on FB. :)

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    Liked Nambe on FB :)

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    I would LOVE the 12 piece nativity. Sooooo beautiful.

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    We are now "friends". :)

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    If I won this awesome cake stand I would display this yummy cake!! :)

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    Beautiful cake stand! I like you on FB and hope I win!!

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    I like Nambe on FB and told them you sent me!

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    I am a follower of your blog!

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    I went to Nambe's site. I love their Heritage Christmas tree. But I also really love the cake stand you picked out!

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    If I won the cake stand, I think I would have to make your chocolate cake to put on it! Your cake sounds delish!

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    I like you on FB!

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    I like Nambe on FB and left them a comment!

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    I'm a blog follower!

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    I liked Chef In Training on FB!

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    That cake looks awesome, and easy enough that even I couldn't screw it up!

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    I follow you on FB!Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

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    I like Chef in Training on Facebook :)

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    I like Nambre' on Facebook :)

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    Love the Anvil two-tier server from Nambre's

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    If I won the cake stand, it would be featuring red velvet cake – my favorite!

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    I liked CIT on FB! Thanks for hosting this!

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    I liked Nambe on FB!

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    I headed over to Nambe and I HEART their Nativity sets. They are all so beautiful!

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    I would also display cake on the stand and even use it for displaying home decor items like my eucalyptus balls.

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    I just 'liked' chef in training on facebook. Great to find this blog!

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    I love Nambe! I like them on facebook and just left a comment.

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    I am now following your blog! :)

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    I've just been on the Nambe website. There are so many beautiful things its hard to choose, but I love everything in the copper canyon and heritage pebble collections.

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    If I win this cake stand, the first thing I will use it for is my Christmas eve carrot cake!

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    I liked Chef In Training on Facebook.

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    I liked Nambé on Facebook

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    I am a follower.

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    My favorite design is The Scoop Server, the Heritage Collection and just about everything else on that site!

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    My goodness gracious! That is beautiful! I am following/ "like" you on facebook!!!

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    I "like" Nambe' on facebook and commented!!

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    I would display my Mama's Best Pound Cake! Seriously, the best cake I have ever eaten! xoox

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    I liked you on FB :). This cake looks AMAZING! I cannot wait to make it :)

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    I liked Nambe on FB and told them you sent me :)

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    Now following your actual blog… awesome! :)

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    I am a follower of Chef-n-Training on facebook, love your site.

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    I would display a dessert cake for my daughter's small wedding on this marvelous cake plate.

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    If I could choose anything I would choose the Heritage three tier dessert stand. This site has unusual and gorgeous pieces.

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    I like CIT in facebook!

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    I follow your blog

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    I would display my husbands birthday cake…hes a Christmas baby!!

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    My favorite is their scoop server. Definitely a conversation starter-very cool!!

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    I follow you!

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    I like chef in training on facebook

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    I like Chef in Training on Facebook

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    I like Nambe on Facebook and commented

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    I am a follower of chef in training

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    Hi,This really a great looking tasty chocolate cake that can be served at many gatherings such as birthday parties and weddings. These can be off many different types depending on the alteration of the ingredients and chocolate flavouring. Thanks a lot.

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    I like "Chef in Training" on Facebook – what a great looking cake!

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    I like Chef in Training on FB :)

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    It looks really tasty and yummy. As per its looks and ingredients, i think that it is not easy to bake it at home. After saw this cake, i am crazy for it. Hope i will order Coper Canyon cake.

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    Nice recipe. Thank you. Happy Monday!