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So You Wanna Be a CakeSpy? Contest!

And now, I'd like to officially announce the best contest--ever.

So You Wanna Be a CakeSpy?

As creator and Head Spy of the popular dessert detective agency CakeSpy, I pride myself on leaving no bakery unexplored and no rock (candy) unturned in my tireless and buttercream-fueled mission to seek sweetness in everyday life. Using my powerful sugar-sleuthing skills, I've collected 60 of my most favorite, deliciously decadent recipes in the delightful new book CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life (October 2011).

Now, I'm accepting applications for dessert detectives in the So You Wanna Be a CakeSpy? Contest.  To enter the contest, submit your own decadent, sugar-filled dessert, documented with a color photograph and brief description (100 words or less). I'm looking for proof of both a creative sleuth and a super sweet tooth, so feel free to riff on any of the desserts in CakeSpy Presents, or create your very own CakeSpy-worthy decadent sweet treat.

And for your efforts, if you create my dream dessert, here's what you could win.

The Grand Prize, provided in partnership with Sasquatch Books, is a trip for two to CakeSpy headquarters in Seattle and a visit to one of MY favorite bakeries for an afternoon of sweet treats. Other prizes include original signed CakeSpy artwork, CakeSpy goodies such as unicorn socks, and signed copies of CakeSpy Presents.

How do you enter?

 Full official contest rules and guidelines are here, but here are the basic details: Contest begins December 1, 2011. Entries must be received no later than January 15, 2012, 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time.

Do you have the sweet tooth it takes to be a CakeSpy? 

• Enter for the chance to win a trip to Seattle (Approximate Retail Value $1700).
• No purchase necessary.
• Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, ages 18 or older.
• Contest begins December 1, 2011. Entries must be received no later than January 15, 2012, 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time.
• Winners will be selected on or about January 31, 2012.
• Void where prohibited by law.

Entries must be sent to cakespycontest@gmail.com and must include the following. Incomplete entries will not be considered.

  • Name (first and last):
  • Email Address:
  • Photograph of your dessert (1MB or less)
  • Brief (100 words or less) description:

Optional: A link to a blog post or web entry with a recipe can be included, but is not necessary for entry.

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Reader Comments (19)

Aww, why must I live in the UK?!!

namelessbaker. X
November 22 | Unregistered Commenternamelessbaker
not open to Canadians? SADNESS!!! :(

but awesome contest idea!
November 22 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay
what if I'll be 18 by the time the contest ends and the winner is selected? is that okay?
November 22 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
Why not Canada? Can I be a sweet sluth anyways? Toronto is awesome!
November 22 | Unregistered CommenterSteph
I have the perfect recipe, but alas...I am Canadian. Canada sucks. Oh well, I guess I'll go console myself with universal healthcare. I can't wait to see the entries!
November 22 | Unregistered CommenterElise
Aw, not open to Canucks. :( I am constantly baking and creating new yummies... I made my own cake pops for my own wedding three weeks ago! Bummer.... ah well. I'll still tune in to CakeSpy!
November 23 | Unregistered CommenterJessi
This is really great and exciting! I'll tell my wife to join. She's a pastry expert!
November 23 | Unregistered CommenterKurt Whitner
Thank God I'm an American. haha. I'll ask my sister to join this contest. She's really good in making sweet treats. Can't wait to tell her about this.
November 23 | Unregistered CommenterTyrone Burrier
I wish it was open to Canadians....we have sweet tooths too and would love to visit you :(
November 24 | Unregistered CommenterCrash
yay! I'm going to try to enter if I have time !
No fair, I'm Canadian too .. how bout letting the neighbors in ? - Amy
November 25 | Unregistered CommenterAmy @ Chef Basket
What if you live in Seattle half the year and overseas the other half of the year? Puhleeze, can I enter?
November 25 | Unregistered CommenterShelly@KayeSyrah
So excited to see all of your entries!!

My deepest apologies to my Canadian friends. I believe that our legal obligations get a bit complicated if the contest becomes international, so unfortunately it is simply not possible. Trust in that I *wish* I could include everyone!!

Of course, you can feel free to enter to win the book here: http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2011/11/13/tour-de-sweet-cakespy-in-washington-dc-on-november-15-and-a.html

today's the last day to enter the aforementioned giveaway, but another one will be posted this weekend!
November 25 | Unregistered CommenterCakeSpy
December 6 | Unregistered CommenterRosie
how bad of an idea would it be to enter a recipe that involves a box cake mix?
December 15 | Unregistered CommenterNekomimi
I've entered !!
December 19 | Unregistered CommenterAngela S.
What if I already live in Western Washington? Can I fly to NY and go to one of your favorite bakeries?
January 8 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi
I love Seattle and I love Cakespy so my fingers are crossed that I WIN!!!
January 12 | Unregistered CommenterKerry
Too late :(
September 11 | Unregistered CommenterThalia

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