web analytics

2nd place in baking contest is second to none

Posted on

sponge cake with jamTaking home a blue, first-prize ribbon is the ultimate goal of just about everyone who enters a competition, whether it be a sporting event or a culinary one. Second place is nothing to be ashamed of, either, as finishing near the top – regardless of placing – shows that the judges recognized your ability above almost all of the other competitors.

But for one woman in the UK, snagging second place with her Victoria sponge cake in a local competition wasn’t so sweet. Her cake was the only entry and the judges still pinned her with 2nd! According to them, they “spotted her sponge had rack mark indentations from where it had been in the oven – and decided it just wasn’t up to the high standards demanded of coveted top place.” Even more bizarre is the fact that this is not the first time this has happened to her. She once was the only entry in a baking contest with a batch of her fruit scones and managed to come in 3rd place!

I’m of the mindset that if you’re the only entry and meet the requirements of the competition, you really should take first place. After all, if there are no other entries for comparison, who can really say that yours wouldn’t have come out on top anyway?

Share this article

131 Comments
  • Peterh
    September 30, 2009

    I would like to add your blog to my blogroll please tell me what anchor should I use?

  • Goji Berries Benefits
    September 30, 2009

    Hi! I`m totally disagree with you point.

  • forex autopilot
    October 1, 2009

    keep up the good work. I found your post very usefull. thanks

  • Madhanaya
    October 2, 2009

    Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…

  • Steve
    October 3, 2009

    My computer is giving our Google Wave invites, email me stevencruisest@gmail.com

  • Leslie
    October 5, 2009

    Pleasant study of background wallpapers. Changing desktop fortnightly is a exceptional theme. Wish you will retain writing these form of new minds. You friends actually brighten my day. And here is also a outstanding wallpaper website for an plus to yours.

  • google money system
    October 6, 2009

    I saw this website, and I really like it.

  • Samuel
    October 17, 2009

    Hey nice site. I am into the same thing at the moment. You might want to check out my site. Cheers.

  • Vicki
    October 17, 2009

    Your blog is so informative keep up the good work!!!!

  • Suzy Mendez
    October 21, 2009

    To start earning money with your blog, initially use Google Adsense but gradually as your traffic increases, keep adding more and more money making programs to your site.

  • Melissa Guido
    October 21, 2009

    Thank you for your help!

  • Correlation Code
    October 22, 2009

    great share, nice one!

  • werbematten
    October 22, 2009

    Sone great stuff here and found it when searching for something else.

  • Tomas
    October 22, 2009

    Please, can you PM me and tell me few more thinks about this, I am really fan of your blog…

  • Hank
    October 23, 2009

    I dont usually reply to posts but I will in this case. WoW 🙂

  • Yagnaroopaya
    October 23, 2009

    Found this blog when searching for something else. Have put it in my bookmarks and will check back soon.

  • tapout24
    October 24, 2009

    It sounds like you’re creating problems yourself by trying to solve this issue instead of looking at why their is a problem in the first place

  • Lisa Knoll
    October 24, 2009

    Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking you feeds also, Thanks.

  • Stefan
    October 26, 2009

    Hi. I read a few of your other posts and wanted to know if you would be interested in exchanging blogroll links?

  • online keno
    November 12, 2009

    some very interesting points… but i think your research and bias leaves a lot to be desired… then of course, that’s just my opinion…
    have a great day… definitely a thought-provoking post!

  • Gertie
    December 5, 2009

    There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also.

  • casino amex
    December 8, 2009

    very informative article… I would like to use a piece of this on my blog, is that feasible?

  • Edna Heather
    December 30, 2009

    Hi. I read a few of your other posts and wanted to know if you would be interested in exchanging blogroll links?

  • wow gold
    March 2, 2010

    thanks !! very helpful post!

  • Blagues
    March 17, 2010

    Hi there, I found your blog via Google while searching for first aid for a heart attack and your post looks very interesting for me.

  • CONCETTA
    April 1, 2010

    Your RSS feed doesn’t work in my browser (google chrome) how can I fix it?

  • Devonte
    April 6, 2010

    Hey I like your post!

  • Hamsaaya
    April 15, 2010

    Hi there, I found your blog via Google while searching for first aid for a heart attack and your post looks very interesting for me.

  • Chadhurbhujaya
    May 3, 2010

    Hello. Great job. I did not expect this on a Wednesday. This is a great story. Thanks!

  • Seshaya
    May 5, 2010

    You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.

  • Hamsaaya
    May 17, 2010

    my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with �we leave it to you to decide�.

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *