Hey guys! Are you ready for the Who Takes the Cake? August Contest?! I was out of town for more than a week in July – combine that with a couple of family birthdays and some other summer fun and I simply ran out of time to have a July Cake Contest.
I had a few readers ask about it and I reassured them… the contest would be back for August – so here it is!
It’s so hard coming up with a theme every month… something that’s unique and yet broad enough for most cake decorators to have a cake in their portfolio to share. This month… in celebration of my 5 sons – the theme is BOYS!
A few months ago I did a pink themed contest and I was blown away by the submissions. I’m hoping with the “Boy” theme, I’ll get just as many amazing cakes (and cupcakes and cookies and cake pops…)!
These can be birthday cakes, baby shower cakes, groom’s cakes…. you get the idea! When I say “boy”… man is included. They don’t have to be kid cakes – any sweet that is themed “male” (no naughty cakes please – keep them family-friendly!).
So… any questions? Leave me a comment! Oh and don’t forget… you can also enter cookies or cake pops or cupcakes or pretty much anything sweet!
I’ve said it before, but I’ll mention it again… it’s at my discretion (and the discretion of my team) what will qualify a cake for the contest. I’ve had complaints in the past (you know who you are – you’ve emailed and messaged me) telling me that you don’t think a particular entry should’ve been chosen for lack of theme.
I just want you to understand that I’m looking for the best of the best cakes… and if they’re not completely 100% in line with my theme, I’ll be okay with that! I’m looking for a beautiful cake with a pretty, clean background, good photography, and something that really catches my attention (see my full explanation here on the FAQ page).
Keep reading below to see how to enter…
Who Takes the Cake? June Contest
I will keep the widget open for 5 full days so that you can all get your pictures submitted! And then once the submission period is closed, at least 12 cakes (or other sweets) will be chosen for voting (possibly up to 24) and readers will have ONE WEEK to vote and choose their favorite!
You can click here to the “Who Takes the Cake?” FAQ page for all the details but here are the highlights:
- One submission per person per month and it must be your photo that you took of your cake (ie., no professional photographer photos unless you are a professional photographer). A link is required to a place where the cake is already published (your Facebook page – make sure it’s a public photo, Flickr, CakeCentral, your blog or website, etc.).
- After submissions close, at least 12 of the best cakes/photos will be chosen and posted in a separate post where my readers (and your friends and family and…anybody else) will vote for their favorite.
- I will open up submissions for 5 days ONLY, then the voting will be open for 5 days and the winner will be the photo with the most votes at the end!
- OH – and sign up for my email newsletter here to get all of my posts and cake contest announcements in your inbox! (that’s not a requirement… just a happy suggestion!)
PLEASE NOTE: YOUR CAKES WILL NOT APPEAR WHEN SUBMITTED – ONLY THOSE CHOSEN TO BE VOTED ON WILL BE PUBLISHED NEXT WEEK! ALSO, ALL PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED ON FACEBOOK AND “LIKES” WILL COUNT AS ADDITIONAL VOTES , SO BY SUBMITTING YOUR PHOTO, YOU’RE GIVING PERMISSION TO PUBLISH ON FACEBOOK.
You can also submit cookies, cupcakes, cake pops… all the sweets qualify!