Hey guys! Are you ready for the Who Takes the Cake? June Contest?! I almost missed out on posting a contest this month. June has flown by and I didn’t even think about it until this morning!
But I did remember so I’m pulling this one together very last minute. The voting is gonna spill over into July by a day or two, but that’s okay… especially considering the theme!
Since our national holiday is coming up fast, I thought this month would be the perfect time to do a “Red, White & Blue” theme to celebrate the 4th of July and show our patriotism! But wait… if you’re not in the USA, you can still participate!
If you don’t have any cakes that represent the USA, then submit any cake with a red, white and/or blue color theme. So it could be a wedding cake with red roses or a birthday cake with blue skies… you get the idea! Like this one…
Or this one (below). It’s my cover photo from American Cake Decorating (I still squeal a little on the inside when thinking about it!), but it would qualify!
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) how much red, white, and/or blue 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!