Category Archives: Contests

Threadcakes winners announced!

Byebi, 2nd place 2D cake

The Threadcakes cake-making contest has come to an end, at least for this year. There were a total of 595 entries – meaning that lots of talented bakers put together 595 amazing cakes based on Threadless t-shirt designs! Competition was fierce in both the 2D and 3D cake categories, and while it seems as though creating a two dimensional (a.k.a. flat) cake would be easier, ... Read More »

Last few days to enter the Threadcakes Cake Contest

The August 3rd deadline for the Threadcakes Cake Contest is just a few days away, meaning that if you intend to throw your chef’s hat and artistic abilities into the ring, you had better get started. I’m one of the judges this year – along with Jen from Cake Wrecks, Louise from Cake Journal, Jennifer from Bake or Break and Mary Alice from Charm City ... Read More »

Threadcakes Cake Contest 2009!

Scream Cake

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 »

44th Pillsbury Bake-Off deadline coming up

The 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off began accepting entries a few months ago, and now the deadline for the famous contest is fast approaching. You only have one week to iron out the kinks in your recipes (or come up with new ones!) because entries close on Monday, April 20th. Don’t stress out if you aren’t sure what recipes you’re going to submit; several of last year’s ... Read More »

Pick the next Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake flavor

Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake Contest

Have you noticed that the prize for a lot of televised cooking competitions (and the bonus for a lot of food “celebrities” sponsorship deal) is to get a food item on the menu of a big chain restaurant? Even if they’re aim is ultimately more fine dining than TGI Fridays, everyone knows that this gets their recipe maximum exposure – and it definitely gets their ... Read More »

44th Pillsbury Bake-off open to entries

Pillsbury just opened to entries for their 44th Pillsbury Bake-off! The cooking contest is one where home cooks can submit their recipes in one of four categories for a chance to win a grand prize of 1 million dollars. It’s the biggest cooking contest in the country and one of the longest running, as this year marks the contest’s 60th anniversary. The first Bake-Off was ... Read More »

Baking Bites Holiday Cupcake Contest Winners!

Iheartcuppycake's Santa's Favorite Cupcake

I want to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Baking Bites Holiday Cupcake Contest. The entries were all fantastic, with great looking cake, delicious and creamy frostings, and creative toppers. Judging was tough because there were so many entries to choose from. Some of the judges complained that they thought taste testing would be part of the process, but once they buckled down, a ... Read More »

Final Cupcake Contest reminder (with a caramel reminder, too!)

TJ's Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

This is a final reminder for anyone who wants to enter the Baking Bites Holiday Cupcake Contest. The contest closes to entries tonight at midnight (12/20/08 at 11:59pm PST, to get very specific!), so this is your last chance to take some photos of holiday cupcakes – whether they were made by you, your best friend, your children or your favorite local bakery – and ... Read More »

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