Category Archives: Contests

Ice Cream Gift Pack Giveaway!

Summer is quickly melting away and, while some might say that the season for ice cream is ending, I say that there is no reason to put those ice cream scoops into storage until next year. Ice cream is one food that might be good for cooling off, but it is good all year round. In this spirit, I’m hosting a quick little end-of-summer ice ... Read More »

Threadcakes 2010 Winners Announced!

Almighty's Threadcakes 3D 2nd place

The Threadcakes 2010 contest has finally come to a close after several weeks of the contest and several hundred submissions in both the 2D and 3D cake categories. The winners have been announced! As one of the judges, it was both a lot of fun and very challenging to try and narrow down the field to just a few entries when there were so many ... Read More »

Some inspiration for Threadcakes!

Threadcakes 2010 entry

We’re about halfway through the Threadcakes 2010 contest, a cake decorating contest where entrants design fantastic cakes based on the creative t-shirt designs from Threadless. There are some great prizes to be won if you enter by August 16th, but coming up with the cake design is even more exciting as it lets you get very creative in the kitchen! There are some great entries ... Read More »

Threadcakes Cake Contest 2010

If you’re not familiar with Threadless,  you might want to head on over and check out their site. The t-shirt company started small and became a runaway hit by using user-submitted designs for their clothing. The community is huge and new designs are usually voted in by them. They’re a creative crowd. The designs range from pieces that look like classical works of art (or ... Read More »

Create America’s Next Dunkin’ Donut

I try to keep track of the various baking contests that are out there – especially the big name ones like the Pilsbury Bake Off and the Crisco National Pie Championships – but there are more out there than one person can handle, which explains why I missed the Create America’s Next Donut contest when they called for entries! This contest is hosted annually by ... Read More »

Judging at the Crisco 2010 National Pie Championships

Nicole taking photos of pie

I love pie, so when I had the opportunity to become a judge at the Crisco 2010 National Pie Championships at the American Pie Council‘s Great American Pie Festival, I jumped at it. This is the biggest pie contest in the country, with categories for commercial pies – such as those you find at grocery store bakeries and in restaurant bakeries, like Kroger and Baker’s ... Read More »

Gold Medal Flour Scratch Baking Contest

Gold Medal Baking Contest

When the Pillsbury Bake-Off started, the recipe contest was all about from-scratch baking. I’ve got old cookbooks from the contest that feature all kinds of yeast breads, cakes and cookies, as well as main dishes. These days, the contest is much bigger – with a huge million dollar prize – but more of the recipes feature ready made ingredients instead of just the flour that ... Read More »

Mini Ice Cream Cookie Cups win the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off!

The 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off ended yesterday morning, with one lucky baker walking away $1,000,000 richer. Last time around, I was lucky enough to attend the big event and spent some time blogging about it, both about the experience of attending and about what goes into making those recipes so great. The cooks there are talented, and don’t let the fact that there are some required ... Read More »

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