Monday, August 15, 2016

Weekly Wrap...Nothing Bundt Cakes



Remember last month when I ran the 4th of July 8k race?  Well I placed in overall women and my friend placed in his age group. One of the things we received for placing was
a coupon for a free Bundt cake at a local bakery. We didn’t have time to go that day, so we put the coupons away and pretty much forgot about them. The other day my friend mentioned that we should finally use those coupons because they expire soon. Since the bakery was about 45 minutes away, we decided to make a day of it and go to a Winery while we were up that way.  


The Bakery was called Nothing Bundt Cakes. It was a cute specialty bakery that only sold Bundt cakes of various sizes. We each received a small one, which was plenty for one person. They had plenty of flavors such as Cinnamon Swirl, Lemon, Lemon Raspberry, Praline, White Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, and Red Velvet. I chose the Red Velvet and he chose the Chocolate Chip. There was even a picture of what kind of cakes complimented which type of wine, so our plan was to take the cakes to the winery and have them with our wine. 


We arrived at the Winery and we each did 7 tastings.  We planned to purchase a bottle of wine to take home, but we wanted to buy a glass in addition to have on the picnic table with our cakes. They told us they did not sell wine by the glass. I thought that was odd, seeing that it was a winery. However, we were able to open the bottle of wine we purchased to enjoy while we ate our cakes. The cakes and wine were delicious! 

Although I had a great time consuming my treat, I thought it was a very odd reward for placing in a race.  What was the most unconventional thing you ever won at a race? -L

We will be linkingup with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap!

40 comments:

  1. I haven't received a lot of awards for races--certainly, nothing like a cake--but this summer I placed in my AG at a local race and received a snifter? I was hoping for a pint glass. The snifter is pretty but there it sits, collecting dust.

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    1. It's always nice to receive useful age awards. Opposed to something that just collects dust.

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  2. Oh that is a fun award though! I would have picked a lemon one :) I won a loaf of bread once

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    1. I almost chose the lemon but that was the sample they had that day that I tried. So i wanted to try a different flavor. But the lemon was very tasty.

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  3. That is an odd reward for a race.... but then there is that krispy kreme race... ugh!!! Congrats again.

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  4. Stacey NiedzwieckiAugust 15, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    I won a loaf of pumpkin bread, but it was a Turkey Trot.

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  5. That is a funny award! But it sounds like a fun little trip to try out the bakery and the wine tasting.

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    1. The wine and the cakes were a perfect compliment to one another.

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  6. That is a fun reward! The red velvet looks great :) Wine and cake sound like a good day to me, what a fun afternoon.
    I can not remember anything unusual so far.

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    1. The red velvet was pretty tasty. It even had chocolate chips in it.

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  7. That's a new reward to get. YUMMY too. I'd be all about that.
    I cant believe they didnt sell wine by the glass at a winery. That's VERY Strange. At least they let you use glasses for your own bottle.

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    1. Well we had glasses from the tasting we did we got to keep. If we hadn't done that they probably would make us buy them.

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  8. Don't think I've received anything odd for winning a race, but one tri I did had a load of cinnamon raisin bread in the swag bags, which was an odd one to me. I probably would have picked lemon, that sounds like a perfect treat.


    I would say I'm surprised about not selling by the glass, but I've been to many places recently that did that. I wonder if it requires a different kind of permit versus allowing someone to open a bottle on site?

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  9. Yum, I love Nothing Bundt Cakes! There was one in Denver my husband's work always used to get cakes from for birthdays and he'd bring me some home. :-)
    I've never placed in a race before, but a cake seems like a nice reward to me!

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    1. Yes it was. They advertise if you sign up for their newsletter you can receive a free one on your birthday

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  10. That is an odd reward. But I kind of like when races get creative! I think the weirdest thing I got was a bed pillow. A really nice one!

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    1. That's an odd one but sounds lovely. Maybe they felt you should grt a goodnight sleep after running so hard.

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  11. Will run for food (reward)! We recently got a Nothing Bundt Cake bakery in our town and I've had those little bundtlets twice, thanks to coupons. They ARE delicious, I have to say. :)

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    1. I will have to keep my eye out for some coupons. They are so good.

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  12. Nothing Bundt Cakes is quite popular where I live. I did a race last fall and NBC was there with the little bundtinis as a post-race perk. Yes please!

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  13. That sounds like an awesome prize. I've never won anything at a race before, I am too slow, LOL.

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    1. Sometimes you still get great coupons and swag in your registration bags though.

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  14. Cake and wine...now that's worth training for!!! I'll be checking in to something like this:)

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  15. Ha! It is an odd prize, but maybe they figure who wouldn't want cake? Or, more likely, someone they know works at the bakery and donated the gift certificates ;-) Either way, all the cakes sound delicious!

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    1. They only have been opened since December so I think they just wanted to get their name out.

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  16. I would love that reward!! Cake sounds delicious! I've placed in one race and I got the exact same medal that I got for finishing - 2 of the same! LOL

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    1. Two of the same medal. Now that wasn't right!

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  17. Nothing Bundt Cakes is an awesome reward. I've loved them for years they are delicious. Years ago I used to give them as Christmas gifts to all my advertising clients, they were a big hit.
    I once won a monster huge bag of candy in a race raffle. I think I remember giving it away the thing was huge. I never win the cool raffle race prizes like the trips.

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  18. Cakes and wine!?! There is just too much goodness in this post! I'm drinking more wine but I don't know a lot of the different flavors. What wine did you choose to go with your cakes? I got a coupon for a cookie at a race and I was seriously excited since I think they are awesome from this place!

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  19. What a yummy award!! I've won cookies, fruit cakes and a homemade chocolate filled chocolate Easter egg before but I think a few odd ones include fireworks and oyster shuckers. But I guess they were appropriate given the themes of the race. 4th of July and the oyster shuckers went with a gift certificate to an oyster bar...
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  20. Ha! I bet the winery did not have the proper license to actually serve alcohol, only sell unopened bottles. Too funny. I've heard people raving about those cakes before, but we do not have a bakery here. I did win a pie once at a race. The local bakery was in the same block as the race finish line. I had to WAIT for them to bake it! Talk about fresh. Thanks for linking, Lacey!

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  21. Hmmm, that is really cool!!! Glad you got to enjoy them before the coupon expired!!! :)

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  22. What a fun addition to the usual prizes for winners!

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