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.

Dear movita,

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.

Paul has three posts related to this contest on his blog. That’s the kind of movita-based dedication I can get behind. (A Tale of Two Fondants, Cue the Mennonites, and Schneewichen.)

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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!!!
Elsa <3

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.)

I loves 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…


  1. Debra Kapellakis on April 30, 2012 at 8:30 am

    OK, that was near impossible to choose but I did it. Why do all the cakes and all the stories have to be so incredible (and your comment)?

  2. Joy on April 30, 2012 at 9:46 am

    My vote is for Tammie!!!

  3. Eggton on April 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

    The little kid on the left in Tammie’s photo–the one who is holding his belly? Adorable.

  4. Eggton on April 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Also, Haddy may win this, but at least there’s comfort in knowing that if by chance she doesn’t, she can rown her sorrows in a bottle of, um, LOUIS LATOUR.

    • movita's sister on April 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      Go classy or go home, Eggton. That’s what the rodents tell me.

    • Stacy on May 1, 2012 at 7:08 am

      Gotta ask, Katherine. Why is your cake on the TOILET? I am guessing better lighting. Am I even close? Plus, can’t Thunder reach it from there? I think she can. You and Scott like to live life on the edge.

      • movita beaucoup on May 1, 2012 at 7:41 am

        Silly! It’s because I wanted an iPhone so I could tweet from THE CAN!

        • Stacy on May 2, 2012 at 9:20 am

          Silly me! I do recall that now.

  5. wendy@chezchloe on April 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    oh my god these have all been so great! What a hoot and what a fun idea. Who’s birthday is next!

  6. craftytammie on April 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    seriously – a fondant iphone bakery, mennonite butter, 40+ love notes, edible rodents and cheese puns?!! that’s the hard core kind of competition you get for waiting until the deadline, folks. i knew i should have went with a moth filled cake. this has been so much fun!

  7. Tina@flourtrader on April 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks for hosting this, very creative display of some amazing talent. Enjoyed this visit!

  8. paul on April 30, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Holy mother of… What a group? Eggton, you and Scott crack me up. Never though of the toilet as a back drop (even if that’s where my cake is right now) Tammie, I’m your newest fan. Elsa, tugging at the heart strings and Haddy…. inspired. Off to the liquor store for my own bottle of LL. The sweet taste of defeat.

  9. […] Thanks to everyone on the eggton facebook page who tried to help Scott and me win movita’s cake competition.  We lost to a little Canadian girl.  She’s 13 years old, you guys.  […]

  10. pc on May 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

    all are absolutely fabulous – but I have to say my vote is for tammie !

  11. movita beaucoup on December 1, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in April 2012. Happy baking!