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 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.