Friday, November 26, 2010

Cold Stone Creamery 8 Layer Cake Review and Giveaway!!



Cold Stone Creamery is my favorite ice cream shop. I love all the mix-ins available, and the variety of ice cream flavors as well. My favorite is the Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip, but I do try out new flavors as well. Recently Cold Stone Creamery sent me a $30.00 gift card, so I could try out their new 8-Layer cakes! 



I had seen these advertised, and thought they looked very tasty. So, of course I was thrilled! I went in to the local Cold Stone Creamery and ordered my cake. I guess most locations they are only $28.95, but probably because we were in Chicago, it was $30.95. No big deal, I paid a couple dollars for the cake! About half of our family doesn't like coffee, so I ordered the Cake Batter cake. I really wanted to try the Quilted Coffee Caramel...anytime you mix coffee and caramel with ice cream, it's gotta be good! But, for those in my family who don't appreciate the beauty of coffee, we went with the Cake Batter Layers. The cake was ready the next day, and we brought it back to the hotel where we were staying. The cake itself looked delicious, and we couldn't wait to dig in! 



We had one slight problem, however...since we were staying at a hotel, we didn't have a knife. All the hotel had were little plastic knives, so my sister and I proceeded to saw off (yes, we literally sawed) slices of cake! 




Okay, so it was a little messy, but wow, was the cake ever worth it! Delicious!!! 3 layers of yellow cake, 3 layers of cake batter ice cream, and 2 layers of cookie dough mix-ins. All topped with yummy cake batter frosting, hot fudge and chocolate shavings!  It was very, very good! I would guess this cake would easily feed 8-10 people. With 7 of us eating it, we still had a couple pieces left over to put in the freezer for later! 


"If it has anything to do with ice cream, it has everything to do with Cold Stone Creamery. From unique ice cream creations to smoothies, cakes and shakes – nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like Cold Stone.  It starts with using the highest quality ingredients and ends with our signature process for preparing your custom creation on a frozen granite stone.

Through almost 20 years of serving up the finest ice cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes, some things have certainly changed. And frankly, some things haven’t. Ever since we opened our first store back in 1988, we’ve been serving up what we refer to as Creations. In other words, if you want it in your ice cream – you get it. By mixing nuts, fruits and candy into our smooth and creamy ice cream on a frozen granite stone (around here, we call it “the stone”) we're actually more like ice cream artists. Over the years, we’ve stumbled on a few concoctions of our own that we call our Cold Stone Signature Creations. Ice cream for breakfast, a smoothie for lunch, and a sensible cake for dinner? – Who says you can’t eat this amazing ice cream for all three meals?"

Cold Stone Creamery is giving a $30.00 Gift Card to one of my readers!!

Mandatory Entry-
Go to Cold Stone Creamery Store Locator and tell me where the closest store is to you.

Bonus Entries-
2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once every 7 days, which means a total of twice during this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.

1 entry-"Like" Cold Stone Creamery on Facebook. Leave me a comment.

1 entry-Follow Cold Stone Creamery on Twitter. Leave me a comment.


This giveaway ends Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Cold Stone Creamery website.

216 comments:

  1. The closest store is 20330 Deer Park Blvd
    Deer Park, IL
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  2. I am a follower.
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  3. I entered the Smiley cookie giveaway

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  4. The store in Pinellas Park, FL! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  5. The closest to me is 16 miles in Winston-Salem, NC

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  6. The closest store is to me is:
    4247 Atlantic Avenue
    Long Beach, CA 90807

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  7. I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect as ReggieMann #1

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  11. I "Like" (Fan of) Cold Stone Creamery on Facebook
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  12. Mine is about 35 minutes away!

    Megan
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  13. I follow via GFC #1!

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  14. I follow via GFC #2!

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  17. There are two Cold Stone Creameries that are near my house here in Bakersfield. Both are about two miles away.

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  18. The closest store is 459 Mt Cross Road Danville, Virginia.

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  19. I follow you on Twitter @ASDsupportNC

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  23. The closest store to me is Ames, Iowa.
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  24. I follow.
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  34. I entered the Enstrom Almond Toffee giveaway

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  36. The closest one to me is 2700 West Mallard Creek Church Rd.

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  39. I entered the amazon gift card giveaway.

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  40. My closest store is 1238 Caldwell Boulevard, Nampa

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  41. My closest cold is at Astor Place. Yum!

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  42. I entered the amazon gift card give away. Thanks!

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  43. follower of coldstones twitter

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  44. My closest Cold Stone is less than 2 miles away in Perrysburg!

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  45. The closest to me is pretty close!

    3900 Medina Road Suite G
    Fairlawn, OH 44333
    ~5.93 miles

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  46. I am a public follower.

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  47. entry #2 for being a public follower.

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  48. I entered your AMAZON gift code giveaway

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  49. I follow you on twitter. @tammigirl

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  50. I follow CSC on twitter. @tammigirl

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  51. I likce CSC on facebook. Tammigirl/Tammi V.

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  52. I entered your Uberprints giveaway

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  53. I entered for the Amazon gift code.

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  54. I entered the smiley cookie giveaway.

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  55. This isn't close to me, but it's close to my aunt that I would give the gc to! 7840 Alexander Promenade Place
    Raleigh, NC 27617

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  56. Our closest store is in Fenton.

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  57. I follow via GFC.

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  62. I also entered your Smiley Cookie giveaway.

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  63. The closest would be Chicago, IL. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  64. Twitter follower too-kingsdaughter24

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  68. Also entered the Amazon giveaway.

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  69. And the Matching Tie giveaway.

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  70. I also follow Coldstone Creamery on Twitter-kingsdaughter24

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  71. Closest one to me is on Utica Ridge Road! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  72. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/10173413561733120 scg00387 at yahoo dot co

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  74. closest to me is in west jordan, just a couple miles away!
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  75. I follow! 1
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  77. I follow on twitter!
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  78. Tweet!
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  79. I like cold stone on FB!
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  80. I follow cold stone on twitter!
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  81. entered burts bees giveaway!
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  82. entered enstrom giveaway!
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  83. entered $5 amazon giveaway!
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  84. Heres the closest to me!
    100 A Chestnut Street
    Chattanooga, TN 37402
    ~66.33 miles
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  85. GFC follower
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  87. Follow you on twitter
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  95. nearest store is 18314 Lessard Road
    Edmonton, AB T6M 2X5 :)

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  96. a public follower of Hope's Cafe
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  97. a public follower of Hope's Cafe
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  98. Follow (Pilgrim86) on Twitter.

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  101. Closest store to me is 253 W 42nd st NYC

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  102. Entered Ruth's Brownies

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  103. Following via GFC #1
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  105. Entered Enstrom's Almond Toffee

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  106. My closest store is Peoria :
    7728 N. Grand Prairie Drive
    Peoria, IL 61615

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  107. I entered The Matching Tie Guy.

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  108. My closest store is Peoria.
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  109. I entered The Matching Tie Guy.

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  110. The Store closest to me is on Myrtle Ave, in the city of Monrovia

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  111. I became a public follower via GFC #1

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  112. I became a public follower via GFC #2

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  113. I follow you on twitter @nadicherie

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  114. I follow Coldstone on twitter @nadicherie

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  115. Closest store is in Haddonfield NJ (Kings Highway)

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  116. Nearest store is Huntington, WV - a 1.5 hour drive for me, but luckily is really close to my family!

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  117. Our closest is in Davenport, IA. Yum. I don't care that's it's ten below today. :)

    pamela.rohde at gmail dot com

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  118. The closest Coldstone to me is in Raleigh, NC off Alexander Promenade.

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  119. #1

    I am a GFC public follower.

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  120. #2

    I am a GFC public follower.

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  121. I am a Facebook Fan for Coldstone.

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  122. I am a Twitter follower for Coldstone.

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  123. I entered the Truth Be Told Game giveaway.

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  124. the closest store is at

    9010 Quantrelle Avenue NE
    Otsego, MN 55330

    Thanks for the chance to win....

    dan_jody at live.com

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  125. I follow publicly on GFC...thanks

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  126. I follow GFC - entry 2

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  127. 1001 Baltimore Pike
    Springfield, PA 19064

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  128. luckily the closest one is right down the street from me they do have some really good icecream

    nicolemb2010 at yahoo dot com

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  129. #1 public follower alyssasmom9807

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  130. #2 public follower alyssasmom9807

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  131. twitter follower @alyssasmom9807

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  132. http://twitter.com/alyssasmom9807/statuses/12981518318178304

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  133. Liked Cold Stone Creamery on Facebook nicole barr

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  134. Following Cold Stone Creamery on Twitter @alyssasmom9807

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  135. 94 Belvidere st in Boston

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  136. google friend

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  137. google friend 2

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  138. The closest one is 9700 Medlock Bridge Parkway
    Duluth, GA 30097, but I usually go the one at the Mall of GA in Buford about 10 miles away because there is also an Archiver's scrapbooking store there :)!

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  139. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    nearest to me is in Augusta, GA

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  140. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    entered the aurora giveaway

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  141. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I follow via gfc 1

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  142. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I follow via gfc 2

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  143. the closest store to me is state college, pa
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  144. The closest one to me is just 8 blocks away in the Denver West shopping center in Lakewood, CO.
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  145. The closest store is near Arundel Mills, Hanover MD

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