Friday, August 14, 2009

Batter Up!

This is going to be fun. is having a birthday cake contest with fun prizes. All you have to do to enter is submit a photo of your best cake creation before midnight on September 14. That’s right … just a photo and you’re entered.

One grand prize winner will win:
a KitchenAid K45SS Classic stand mixer from
$125 worth of cake-decorating supplies from Wilton

Two first prize winners will win:
a $50 cake-decorating kit from Wilton
a DVD of The Yummyfun Kooking Series from Clare Crespo

Two runners-up will win:
a DVD of The Yummyfun Kooking Series from Clare Crespo


So hurry and get baking or send in a photo of a cake you’ve already created.

The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges including:

David Lebovitz – pastry chef extraordinaire and cookbook author

Clare Crespo – creative baking genius, author of Hey There, Cupcake! and Yummyfun Kooking Creator

– wait that’s me…

and a few Cookie food editors

Go now. Submit a photo. Wow us with your creativity. I hope you guys make it hard to pick a winner.

Here are the winners from the Cookie Creative Cake Contest.

The Durstelers said...

My husband just saw this and yelled at me that i HAVE to do this!


he just wants some cake.

August 14, 2009 11:46 PM
The Durstelers said...

i meant that in a holler'in kind of way.


super excited to unleash this on the blogging world!

August 14, 2009 11:50 PM
The Fancy Lady said...

oh man i wish i was better at doing cakes id love to win a new mixer

August 14, 2009 11:53 PM
Jennifer said...

Oh what a GREAT giveaway! Such fun!!!!

August 15, 2009 12:01 AM
aprilchase said...

Ooohhh I am so excited about this!!! I just submitted a picture of a cake that I made!

August 15, 2009 12:03 AM
stylefyles said...

I was reading through the rules and couldn't find anything addressing the following….Can the same person submit more than one entry?


August 15, 2009 12:05 AM
jociegal said...

Im not much of a cake maker, but I look forward to checking out the entries!

August 15, 2009 12:22 AM
Sweet_Tooth said...

Fantastic! This is going to yield some great cake eye-candy to thumb through. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

August 15, 2009 01:21 AM
Evan said...

I'm sooo in! I just finished a 1st birthday cake today that is probably my favorite one yet. I will enter that one. Best of luck to everyone!

August 15, 2009 01:39 AM
Baker's Cakes said...

Wow! I have to admit, I don't envy the judges on this one!!!

August 15, 2009 01:59 AM
~The Mangos~ said...

looks like fun!!!

August 15, 2009 02:15 AM
MMW said...

I'm NOT a baker. I can't decorate a cake worth beans. But I'm so excited to see the entries. It's exciting to see other's talent and artistry.

August 15, 2009 02:38 AM
darlingbeatrice said...

Aha! I know just the cake…the one and only time I tried sculpting with rice crispy treats. Haha.

August 15, 2009 02:52 AM
Marianne said...

Hi Bakerell! I am SOOO going to enter for this! Thanks for letting us know about this. And that's exiting you are going to be judging it! :) I looked on the website and couldn't find my question answered. Can you enter more than 1 cake? If you could answer this is would be greatly appreciated! :)

August 15, 2009 02:54 AM
Sara said...

I have tried to submit 4 different photos of my cake and even when they are smaller than 1 MB the website keeps telling me that they are to large. Can I send you a link of my photo since the website won't accept any of my photos?

August 15, 2009 03:11 AM
Sara said...

Here is a link to my cake… Please help me!
link to

THanks again!

August 15, 2009 03:14 AM
Mondo's Morsels said...

I'm more of a cookie person, but it sounds like fun. thanks for letting everyone know about it. cheers.

August 15, 2009 04:36 AM
Cindy said...

Perfect – I have my sons and my daughters birthdays coming up!

Two actual reasons to make a cake, rather than making one just for a contest (though any reason to make a cake is a good one!).

One thing – your Wiltons and Clare Crespo links are a bit off .. you've got them as "" and "".

August 15, 2009 05:37 AM
Bennett said...

I hope I have an unfair advantage because the deadline is my birthday 0:)

August 15, 2009 06:22 AM
nyonya pendek melaka said...

Hi Bakerella, is this contest open to participants living outside of the United States?

August 15, 2009 06:40 AM
Nina said...

I looked in the contest rules and it talked about cakes. Can we make cupcakes instead?

August 15, 2009 06:44 AM
Shrimp Salad Circus said...

Ohmygosh – I have to enter this! The prizes are just too good, and cake-decorating is my new fave hobby!

August 15, 2009 06:55 AM
Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I can't wait to see the creations!

Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen

August 15, 2009 11:34 AM
Elaine said...

To answer some questions asked:
The rules say one entry per person/e-mail address, and open to residents of the 48 contiguous states only.

I haven't looked to see the submissions yet – I didn't see a link on the contest page. Anyone else see one?

August 15, 2009 12:46 PM
Karyn said...

Well… it's a long shot, but I entered! I can't wait to see all the creations!

August 15, 2009 12:49 PM
Amy said...

I entered!

August 15, 2009 01:11 PM
Bakerella said...

stylefyles & Marianne – Only one (1) entry per person /e-mail address.

Sara – sorry you are having
trouble, but I can't accept entries. I hope you keep trying.

Cindy – thanks. I fixed it.

nyonya pendek melaka – Just checked looks like only the US. Sorry.

Nina – I'm guessing only cake, but send a pic and give it a try.

Elizabeth Spann Craig – Entries so far. I don't think it's automatic so keep checking to see more.

link to

Elaine – Thanks!

and here you go

link to

August 15, 2009 02:13 PM
Tammy said...

Oh! I am so excited! I just entered my teapot cake and I can't wait to see what others have entered! Thanks for the heads up about this contest! Good Luck everyone!

August 15, 2009 05:05 PM
We are the Zitzmans said...

Woohoo. I am in. Submited right away. Fun to see other cake ideas.

August 16, 2009 01:09 AM
Pilar said...

This is so much fun.Thanks for spreading the word.

August 16, 2009 02:40 AM
Steph said...

Hey Bakerella,

I entered about 8 hours ago and my submission has yet to show up! Is there a delay or am I doing something wrong?


August 16, 2009 05:38 AM
Mamma Millan said...



August 16, 2009 09:15 AM
Kathleen said...

Oh, what a lovely blog!
I wanna bake something now.

Have a nice sunday :)

August 16, 2009 10:15 AM
Anonymous said...

I entered my wine crate cake yesterday morning and its still not showing up, should I re enter? Or does it just take awhile to get the photo on, there were only 20 entries as of this morning.

August 16, 2009 11:20 AM
Monika said...

Wow, what a wonderful contest! I will submit my best cake :-)

August 16, 2009 12:12 PM
Bakerella said...

Steph and anonymous – I don't think the photos show up automatically. It says to keep checking back for more.

Maybe when the week starts back, they'll display.

August 16, 2009 03:49 PM
Anonymous said...

It's not open to Canadians. :(

August 16, 2009 03:54 PM
madventuresinbaking said...

Thanks for the info! I've never entered a contest before so this will be my first! I'm looking forward to trying some techniques I've never used. I've already been working on my sketching! Even if I don't win, the experience will be fun and something to blog about :)

August 16, 2009 04:50 PM
nicolekrystyn said...

I just entered the super mario cake I made my brother. All hand decorated, so stencils or guides. I love decorating for fun! A KitchenAid mixer would really really help me out in such an unbelievable way. There's no way I can afford one on my intern salary.
Still one of the best parts is seeing everyone else's cakes!

August 16, 2009 04:54 PM
Baking Monster said...

both of my best cakes i have decorated are in your poster already,meaning someone has already done it.

August 16, 2009 05:06 PM
Anonymous said...

Can Canadians enter?

August 16, 2009 09:02 PM
Lindhardts said...

Just entered my monster truck cake, Im so excited to see everyones cakes.=D

August 16, 2009 09:22 PM
angie781 said...

Hey Bakerella, thanks so much for letting us know about this contest. I just submitted my "crawfish boil cake" I hope you like it. Is there anyway for us to view the others entries, I love to see all the creative ideas others have. I guess that's why I LOVE you so much, you are sooo talented! Thanks again!

August 17, 2009 03:28 AM
Louise said...

You had me hooked on this contest the moment you metioned the first prize. I don't have a mixer and buying one is not going to be a possibility anytime soon.
But then I go to view the contest rules and find it's only for residents of US.
I think that is SO unfair. I live in Denmark and we never have cake contest like this, so please, please, please consider making it possible for all to enter.

August 17, 2009 06:27 AM
Cathlin said...

It's only open to the US? :(

August 17, 2009 02:16 PM
K-chan ? said...

Aww, too kawaii~! ?

A lot of people are very skilled with cakes, and I can't wait to see what wonderful cakes are made~! ^O^

I think Bakerella's definitely one of the best for making cakes, though! =n_n=

~K-chan ?

August 17, 2009 03:23 PM
K-chan ? said...

Aww, too kawaii~! ?

A lot of people are very skilled with cakes, and I can't wait to see what wonderful cakes are made~! ^O^

I think Bakerella's definitely one of the best for making cakes, though! =n_n=

~K-chan ?

August 17, 2009 03:23 PM
K-chan ? said...

Aww, too kawaii~! ?

A lot of people are very skilled with cakes, and I can't wait to see what wonderful cakes are made~! ^O^

I think Bakerella's definitely one of the best for making cakes, though! =n_n=

~K-chan ?

August 17, 2009 03:23 PM
jasmine said...

Are you allowed to submit a Disney character on the cake?

August 17, 2009 04:10 PM
EveryChapter said...

Oh I would SO wait- I love suspense!

August 17, 2009 09:09 PM
Sarah said...

My best friend makes a banana cake with Coffee-flavored chocolate icing….It's heavenly!!!!!!!! Its a chocolate buttercream frosting that we add real coffee to. when i saw banana cupcakes…i got so hungry!

August 18, 2009 03:06 AM
Bakerella said...

Some Answers –

Just so it's clear, I'm only helping to judge. I don't have any input on the rules, but I did find this out for you guys :

Disney characters are fine.

Cupcakes are welcome

They are trying to update the slide show every few days or so with new submissions. They said they are only able to put up a selection of the entries though, not all of them.

They'll also be putting some on their food blog (one little bite) that don't appear in the slideshow every few days.

Also, I wish it was open internationally, but it's only for US. Good luck!

August 18, 2009 03:41 AM
Dinglepop said...

i would say wait to open it with her. it'll be more rewarding + fun to see her reaction and for her to get your genuine reaction too!

August 18, 2009 04:31 AM
Vince said...

Its really a fun time there.
so many prizes i really missed it,
thanks for posting…
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August 18, 2009 11:42 AM
s.j.h said...

I've entered my Elmo train cake. It was the most fun I've had in the kitchen in a long time.

August 18, 2009 03:28 PM
debbie koenig said...

This is a contest I will never win. I guarantee.

August 18, 2009 04:10 PM
Jennifer said...

That is tough. Is she coming VERY soon? If it's within the next week I say wait. If not definitely open yours.

August 18, 2009 06:07 PM
Maris said...

Wow, I need a LOT more practice before I get to this point but I DO live in the same town as the Cake Boss :)

August 19, 2009 03:36 AM
angie781 said...

I entered a cake into the contest, but it is not showing it. Do you know why it might not be in the gallery?

August 19, 2009 01:26 PM
Bakerella said...

angie781 – I think they are putting random pics up every few days. Just check back and maybe yours will be one of them.

Good luck

August 20, 2009 12:03 AM
Tamra Jansen said...

Hi Bakerella,

I was just scrolling through all your cupcake post 'cause I'm gonna bake cupcakes for my daughter's baby shower this Sunday and I noticed that you and I share the same boyfriend……you know, John Schneider from the FIRST Duke's of Hazzard's.

Anyhoo…..I thought you might enjoy a post I did last year about when John Schneider came to MY HOUSE and tuned my guitar for me. I wish I would've asked him to sign my guitar but I didn't think of it at the time.

Here's the link. Is he not just the nicest 'ol boy you ever did meet?!

link to

August 20, 2009 12:04 AM
OLGUIS said...

you have a wonderful cooking Blog.


August 20, 2009 01:34 AM
Seanna Lea said...

Wow. I am not sure if I have any good photos of my cakes. I will have to check.

On the other hand, I'm baking a number of cakes for parties at the end of this month, so hopefully I'll get to do a good job and submit one of them.

August 20, 2009 04:25 PM
Marina said...

I had several friends send me a link for this, but alas it doesn't look like it is open to Canadian Residents.

Too Bad!!!

Good Luck to those who do enter though. I can't wait to see all the cakes!!!

August 20, 2009 04:41 PM
glovin said...

Fantastic! This is going to yield some great cake eye-candy to thumb through. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

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August 21, 2009 06:41 AM
huckleberrystew said...

I'm so glad I don't have to be in your shoes and judge so many cute cakes. Then again, I'm jealous at the same time because you get to see all these fun ideas. Thanks for sharing the contest with us!

August 21, 2009 03:48 PM
Renee said...

Oh! I am so excited!LOVE YOURE CUPCAKEPOPS!!!Good Luck to those who do enter though. I can't wait to see all the cakes!!!

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August 22, 2009 08:36 AM
Finsmom said...

Hooray Hooray! I entered today!!!

August 26, 2009 05:38 PM
YaDi said...

I send my cake!!!! is this: link to (the shoe cake) …
"Also, I wish it was open internationally, but it's only for US. Good luck!"

I'm very sad :(

August 30, 2009 05:55 PM
asimpson said...

I finally find a cake contest and I can't even enter it :-( How sad is that!!! This is only open to US residents, not Canadian residents. This is always my problem, and there are never any contests here :-( Oh well, I will keep looking :-)

Good luck all,

September 4, 2009 03:31 AM
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