Friday, October 16, 2009

Shoe Cake Anyone?

As many of you already know, I celebrated my 100th post a couple of weeks ago. I had deleted a few posts, so on record, it was only my 88th post. Well, today, it is official. According to Blogger authorities, this is my 100th post, and my side bar even says so. Because I love parties, and I hit 200 followers this week, something I never imagined possible and am so grateful for, we are celebrating again. This celebration is in honor of you, my blogger friends. So, kick off your shoes, grab a piece of cyber shoe cake, and enter my very first drawing ever. Just leave a comment telling me the title and author of a book you really, really, really want to read but do not already own. On Sunday, at high noon (I always wanted to say that), one of my little pests, who most people like to call children, will draw a name from a bucket. The lucky winner will be announced on Monday and will receive the book they named in the comment (as long as it's available and not some collector's edition that costs a fortune, that is). I want to say thank you to all of my followers, commenters, and occasional stopper-byers. You've made my blogging experience more than I ever expected it to be. I love you guys! Have a great weekend! And if you want to order a cake like that or some other novelty cake, visit


Faith said...

Happy 200 Followers Post!!! Heehee... and that cake looks pretty tasty. Then again, I'll eat just about anything that's covered in icing, so not really a surprise there.

A book I really, really want to read but don't currently own? At this moment in time it's Suzanne Collins' 'Catching Fire'. I read the first book last week and I'm *still* thinking about it! What a compelling story. I definitely recommend 'Hunger Games' to anyone who hasn't managed to stumble across it yet.

Thanks for a fun & informative blog, Susan :)

Tamika: said...

Congratulations Susan!

I love your blog, and I have gained such insight from your posts. Keep up the good work, your creativity and passion shine through each reading. I am happy to follow!

My book of choice is a craft book.
James Scott Bell- "Plot & Structure"

Thanks so much!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Susan, you deserve the following. Congratulations!

I'll pipe up with Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen. It's a new one I can't wait to get at!

Happy weekend, lazy writer. ;)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on all the followers. You deserve it.

A book I am meaning to buy is Peter & Max: A Fables Novel, by Bill Willingham.

Kathy said...

Congrats on 100!

I'll have to think about the book part.

Lillian Robinson said...

Happy 112th! (?) I'll take a slice of that shoe!

Stephen King's On Writing - So many of my followers keep recommending it. Or your favorite craft book! Will it come with a pair of shoes? ;)

Matthew Delman said...

I bow to your prolific majesty, Susan.

As to the book? I'd have to go with "Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology" by Nick Gevers (as if that selection surprised you).

Patti said...

Congrats on 100 posts and 200 followers, that's awesome.

I have two books
Stephen King's - On Writing - for the same reason lily said.
The Maze Runner - James Dashner (have heard great things about it)

Stephanie McGee said...

Oh, wow, you threw me for a loop. I thought Cake Wrecks had posted twice today. But this cake is fabulous! And I'm so not disappointed that it was your post.


*throws confetti and streamers everywhere*

Hee hee.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Very exciting. 100 and 200!!! Looks like that's growing.

I loved Brennan Manning's, Ragamuffin Gospel, but I borrowed it and I don't own it.
~ Wendy

Robyn Campbell said...

Yummy cake *her eyes water with anticipation of the divine yummyness and NO calories* :) CONGRATULATIONS SUSAN! :) P-A-R-T-Y!

Hmm, the book I don't have but want desperately? Mine!

But I also really want The Book On Writing, by Paula LaRocque. Happy day Susan! :)

The pale observer said...

Thanks Susan and congrats. What a lovely idea for the draw!

My favourite book that was borrowed and returned, but I would love to own is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossieni

Cheers! Holli

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oo Happy 100th Post & 200 Followers!! =) That's awesome!!

Hmmm a book I dont own & would like to is Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton. I'm obsessed with the Anita Blake Series & I just haven't gotten to a store yet. =)

Hope you have a nice shoe cake weekend!! Cute lil pic too.

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, that is so sweet. What a great idea! Okay, hmm... I would like to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. (Unless anyone has a better suggestion?)

Congrats on 200 followers. that's awesome!

Deb said...

Congrats Susan! I'm not surprised at the growth of your blog, you've put a lot of work and heart into it. Keep up the good :)

MG Higgins said...

Happy 100-200 Susan! I'm happy for you and happy for me that I'm following. I love your thought-provoking and informative blog.

Abby Annis said...

Congrats on 100 and 200! You're awesome!!

I'm dying to read Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Just came out on this week. Cool idea for a contest!

Tere Kirkland said...

Wow, Susan, congrats on your posts and your followers. Your blog has been very inspirational to me as I learn to share my blog with the world, and I appreciate the time you put into it.

What an amazing giveaway, too. It's cool to see what other people have been dying to read.

The one book I want right now but don't yet own is Janice Hardy's The Shifter.

L. T. Host said...

Congrats on 100 again! And 200!!!!

I'm gonna have to go with Steven King's On Writing too.

Roni Loren said...

Congrats on officially hitting post 100! If you were a sitcom, you could now go into syndication. ;) Great contest, but I will refrain from listing a book. You're a beta reader for me, that's gift enough.

Tara McClendon said...

Congratulations! The cake looks yummy! Must. Stop. Licking. The. Screen. I'd really like Stephenie Meyer's The Host.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Woohooo, Susan! Congrats!!!! That cake looks AMAZING!!!

Um... how about "Last Mango in Texas" by Ray Blackston or "Blue Hear Blessed" by Susan Meissner.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

whoops--that's "blue heart blessed", not hear. :0)

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Congratulations! And that cake is cool :D

I've been interested in reading The Time Traveler's wife by Audrey Neffenegger since I recently saw the movie. But I've also heard good things about Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and I haven't read any of that either.

Have a great day!

Natalie said...

YAY! Congratulations!

I'd like to read The Maze Runner.

And that cake looks AWESOME!!! My sister decorates cakes and I think I'll have to show her this one.

Stacey J. Warner said...

Congrats on 100 and congrats on 200! Both great milestones.

I don't have a book I'm dying to read that I don't own, I'm too impulsive!


K. M. Walton said...

Happy 100th post! Exciting!

I'd really like to read Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Carolyn V. said...

100th post? Sweet! And 200 followers, amazing. If I could have any book I wanted, I think I would want Josi Kilpack’s 2nd cozy, English Truffle. Her first book was awesome. =)

You're awesome Susan! Congrats

Jill Kemerer said...

I love the cake! I'll bet it's chocolate...yummy!

Congratulations. You are so kind to be giving out a dream book. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm not putting any books on the list. I have a tower--a leaning, monstrous tower--of to-be-reads still!

Have a great weekend!

Danyelle L. said...

Congratulations on all counts!

Ack! Most of the I Must Have Or Die have yet to be released. >.< Ah. Just thought of one. The Man that Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. Neurological disorders fascinate me. :D

Leigh Hutchens Burch said...

I picked the right time to start following you -

I am choosing Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenedies. I probably spelled the author's name incorrectly. I hope I am not disqualified! :)

JAScribbles said...

Wow - what a fantastic contest and how super nice of you.

Hmm - I've read this one but lost my copy of it: "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott.



Eileen Astels Watson said...

Wow, you do have cause to celebrate, 100 posts and 200 followers, that's amazing and awesome!!

Congratulations and thanks for the lovely piece of cake!

I'm totally spoiled, I tend to order the books I want right away, or at least add them to my Amazon wish list for the next order. But I hope someone who isn't as fortunate wins this contest, Susan.

Kelly H-Y said...

Congrats on both 100 and 200!!!! Woohoo!!!! Wow ... what a cool contest too! Let's see ... I've heard wonderful things about 'The Red Tent' by Anita Diamant.

Janet said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and 200 followers! Way to go. that is a neat cake. How about the most recent Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market book.

Shelli Cornelison said...

Congratulations! What a cool idea for a contest,even though I now must have cake before the day is out...

I really want to read Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff.

Michelle D. Argyle said...

How fun! I love your blog. :)

I'd like Paper Towns by John Green. That's one I've wanted to read for awhile and think I'd like to keep.

Jade said...

I just wanted to party, but I won't enter the comp--I don't want you to have to fork out international shipping.

BTW, that's a rockin' cake. Dibbs on the heel.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Congratulations on 100 posts. And good posts, I might add.

I'm in. Always up for a new book.

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Stephanie Faris said...

That cake looks yummy. I'm off to check out that site. Congrats on your 100th blog!

Heather Sunseri said...

You are so awesome, Susan! Congratulations on your 100th post and 200 followers. I'm exctied that we are blogosphere pals!

Unknown said...


The birthing house

Chris Ransom.
Awesome prize!

Tabitha Bird said...

Cool comp. And congrats on the readers :)

Okay, my book would be 'the girl who kicked the hornets nest by Steig Larson.

Jody Hedlund said...

What an awesome cake! You always seem to find the best shoe pictures! How do you do it?

Ellie Kings said...

Is this déjà vu? Just teasing! you celebrate all you want Susan. You are an exceptional person and deserve all the best!
Must it be a book? That shoe cake's enough for me! :)
Ok, well if you must; hold on I'm thinking. Thinking, thinking, thinking it!

Paolo Coelho's- The Zahir
(English or Spanish version, whichever)
I know, I know, I'm such a showoff! :D

Stephanie said...

Hi Susan-
Congratulations!!!! Happy 100 posts and 200 followers. This whole blog thing is somethin' isn't it?
Good for you!!!!
PS Love the cake!
I'll have to think about the book thing. I pretty much buy each book I want to read but I don't always get to them as quickly as I would like too.

Ronald L. Smith said...

Congrats Susan. It's nice that you have such a great blog and devoted followers.


Well, I have too many I haven't even read yet!

Good luck to those looking to win!

Chelle Sandell said...

*bowing to the blog master*

Congrats!! Love your blog and the cake is adorable!

Clementine said...

Susan!! Did you make that cake? That is too cool! Have you ever seen the Cake Boss on TLC? That cake reminds me of that show. Let's see, a book I want to read...just one? lol! Right now I'm itching to get my hands on Francine River's new title, A Lineage of Grace. It looks fascinating. Have a wonderful weekend!

Veronica and Thomas said...

Susan-I love that cake! I'll have an honorary piece with you as you celebrate this cool milestone.

Angie Muresan said...

Congratulations Susan! Your blog is such a pleasure to read. Have a fabulous weekend with your family!

AiringMyLaundry said...


A book I've been wanting to read..hrm..there are so many I have saved on Amazon. Let me go check.

Okay, it's called Mercury in Retrograde. It's chick lit, which is the genre I write. It's by Paula Froelich.

Terri Tiffany said...

I missed it! But happy anniversary anyways and i know why you have so many followers--you are always so kind in responding:)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...


Jade said...

I've already commented, but that's the amazing kind of follower I am.

Actually, I gave you an award on my blog.