UPDATE! Winner declared! Elsa’s Tugging At Your Heartstrings Cake edged out the other competitors to win the heat! This heat had more votes than any other. And made me hold my breath. Thus, it has aged me an extra year, and I will now turn 41 tomorrow. Congrats, Elsa! See you in The Finals…
What up, peeps? Here is the fourth grouping of cakes. Katherine & Scott, Paul, and Haddy all competed against each in the final grouping of Ginger 2011. Which means that they all procrastinate and send in their entries at the last minute.
Don’t forget to vote at the bottom of the post!
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katherine and scott’s anti-rutherford iphone cake
This entry comes from Katherine and her dude – movita superfan, Scott. Scott once sent me an iPhone video of himself twirling. No lie. You may remember Katherine from Ginger 2011. She has a wicked awesome blog called Eggton. You should read it.
Scott and I made you an iPhone for your birthday. We loaded your bakery onto it so you can play Bakery Story and tweet from on the can. We programmed our phone numbers on there–they’re under speed dial 1 (me) and speed dial 2 (Scott). That way, when you’re at baking school in the fall, you can text us during recess.
Katherine and Scott
p.s. We blocked the Rutherfords’ incoming calls. They won’t be able to bother you anymore.
That cake up there made me twirl. Look at that spectacular piece of Apple-inspired
technology cake! DUDES, THAT IS MY BAKERY ON TOP THAT CAKE! Go ahead, click on the image to enlarge. DO IT. Scott is a physicist or robot or something, so I can only assume that’s how they figured out how to get my Bakery Story bakery on top of that cake. Science, people; stay in school.
Do you see the home button on my iPhone? The speakers? THE VOLUME BUTTONS? I’M YELLING! That’s because I’m super excited to see my birthday cake sitting on someone’s toilet.
Also, there aren’t a lot of people in the world who get just how awful The Rutherfords are. Welcome to team movita, Katherine and Scott. Welcome, indeed.
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paul’s schneewhichen kuchen
You may remember Paul as The Shoe Guy from Ginger 2011 – he went head to head with my sister and her Three Little Piggies. And Katherine & Scott’s gingerfarm. And here we are again. Don’t you just love a rematch? Paul has a blog called The Ossington Kitchen. That’s where I learned that Schneewhichen Kuchen means: Snow White Cake. Which is weird, because I thought it meant “sandwich cart.” FYI, I thought my mother was Snow White until I was about seven years old. I wish I were kidding.
That’s a two-layer white cake studded with cherries and filled with chocolate ganache up there. Also, Paul got some Mennonites to make butter for the icing on this cake. Look at the fondant details! Daffodils and hydrangeas? A cat (effie) from the Cat Farm? One of Haddy’s piggies from Ginger 2011 in the bushes? Genius.
In the last competition, Paul’s mother forgot to vote for him. If that doesn’t buy your vote this year, I don’t know what will.
tammie’s creepy-with-a-side-of awesome cake
Tammie has a blog. It’s called craftytammie. She sent this note with her entry:
so. i made your cake. it was de-lic-ious!! blogged here. as promised, val and loni made an appearance. and here’s the creepy photos you wanted. or didn’t want. either way. happy happy birthday! thanks for making me laugh! tammie
The creepy kids in that photo – the ones licking my cake? Those are all hers. She says they get the creep from her husband. Also, Tammie reads my posts very carefully. For example, when I suggested that competitors include an awesome tidbit about their cakes? That people like hearing your stories, even you have something stupid to say, like how you were inspired by Val Kilmer? Well, uh, she remembered that. And when I told you to take good pictures of your cakes? And that we get that you like Loni Anderson, but we don’t necessarily need to see your Loni Anderson poster looming over your cake? Well, she remembered that too. And when I said not to send in photos that include your disgusting children? Because that would be creepy? Sigh…
FYI, that’s a triple layer meringue cake. Look at that thing – it’s as big as that kid on the left! I love meringue. I guess Tammie remembered that too. And it’s topped with whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate shavings. And since she promised a side of awesome sauce? Well, you know the drill…
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elsa’s tugging at your heartstrings cake
You might remember Elsa from Ginger 2011. Oh, wait. No you won’t. Because she sent her entry to her mother’s email draft box instead of to me. So it was the entry that wasn’t. As a result, it wasn’t really a surprise when she sent her Bake My Cake entry to me 14 times on Friday night. She really wanted to make sure I got it.
Elsa sent the following note with her cake:
Hi, I’m Elsa Hodder and I am 13 years old. Ms. Dyer has been teaching me ballet since I was very little and she is so amazing. 40 of her students and I have written letters to show our appreciation to her and to wish her a happy birthday!!!
When I opened Elsa’s email? I was so incredibly touched by her elegant cake, and those dear, sweet, heart-shaped letters, that I burst into tears. Sometimes it’s the little things in life, people. The concept behind this cake is just as it should be for any birthday cake: filled with love and best wishes.
I think this entry speaks for itself. Don’t you?
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haddy’s cheesecake for one (or three)
Our final cake comes from my sister, Haddy. You might remember her from Ginger 2011. If you grew up in our village in the 1970′s, you probably remember her as The Cheese; her role in an ill-fated production of The Farmer in the Dell.
Haddy sent the following information with her entry:
Cheesecake for one. Or three.
That’s extra old mimolette on the right there. Which coincidentally looks like cake collapsing under the weight of marzipan.
And then later:
Cheese from The Cheese, right? The inside joke is all I have going for me here. And those pink fingers, which took longer to get right than they should have.
(Looks like bread, but it’s angel food cake.)
The Cheese Haddy. Cheesecake! Get it? It’s cake? Shaped like cheese? She’s such a gouda sport. Who makes Swiss cheese out of marzipan? Haddy does. And look at those mice, mofos! I kinda wanna shove one in my mouth. You should know that both my sister and I are incredibly freaked out by the fleshy coloured tails on rats and mice, so I’m betting she gagged her way through the construction of this masterpiece. But Haddy would never let an opportunity to compete against Paul just brie-ze past her. Nope. No way. And I’m betting that iPhone cake up there is making her blood curd-le.
I guess what I’m trying to say is: the cheese stands alone. You cheddar believe it.
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There you have it. That’s the last group. Get voting!
Votes must be cast by 8 am Atlantic Standard Time (7 am EST), Tuesday, May 1. The winner from this heat will proceed to the final round of voting on Tuesday, May 1st. For more on how the voting is gunna go down, click here.
Did you cast your vote in the Group 3 heat? Don’t forget to come back on Tuesday for the final smack down…