Who Takes the Cake? December Contest: Submit your Cakes Now! The theme for this month is Christmas, of course… what else could it be? 🙂
You may (or may not) have noticed that I totally missed a November contest. I don’t have a good excuse for missing it… I was just busy as usual and while it crossed my mind several times, I never slowed down and wrote the post. But since I’m technically opening the December contest up in November, we can pretend it’s for both months, right?
Because of that, I thought I’d make December’s contest a little more special and have a big, fun prize… perfect for Christmas shopping, maybe? Or just adding more cake tools to your arsenal. 😉 Keep reading to the bottom to discover the prize!
Here are some of the Christmas sweets I’ve done over the years…
This one was for a Christmas Cookie Decorating Birthday party… fun, huh? And then there was this one:
Gingerbread House Christmas Cookie Birthday Party. Similar theme… so much fun!
This Holly Jolly Christmas Candy Cake was one of my first cakes way back when and I also won a cake contest with it once upon a time, so that’s a good trip down memory lane!
This Santa Stuck in the Chimney Cake was another favorite. Okay, I love them ALL, but PopPop was celebrating his 88th birthday, so that alone made is really special!
Alrighty… as usual, my contest also includes cupcakes, cookies and cake pops… so any beautiful sweets that you have with the Christmas theme… SUBMIT them!
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 or disqualify a cake for the contest. I just want you to understand that I’m looking for the best cakes! 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). Any questions? Leave me a comment!
And this month’s prize? Just for Christmas, I though I’d up the ante (so the winner has to be really fantastic, okay)? The winner will get a $100 Gift Card to Amazon!! YAY!!
Keep reading below to see how to enter…
Who Takes the Cake? December Contest
I will keep the widget open for 7 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 7 days ONLY, then the voting will be open for 7 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!