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Hey there, cake fans! I’m pleased to declare Mellissa (of I Breathe… I’m Hungry) the 2013 Bake My Cake champ! Congrats on your sweet victory, lady! I hope bacon appreciates all you have done in its name. Your cake is a wonderful representation of what every graduation should be: a celebration. I can’t wait to send your prize!
I’d like to send a huge thank you out to all of this year’s competitors. A lot of time and effort goes into creating cakes like the ones we’ve seen this week, and I appreciate all you have done to support my blog and annual competitions. Thanks for your creativity and enthusiasm, for letting me make fun of you, and for being so supportive of your fellow competitors. It restores my faith in the awesomeness of people. As always, the entries were incredibly varied, and I hope this never changes. Hooray for cake diversity! Some of you have competed time and time again – you know who you are. These contests simply wouldn’t be the same without you.
Voters, we appreciate the time you took to head on over here to cast your votes in this epic buttercream battle. I know the words of support you left for the competitors all over the interwebs were appreciated.
And finally, I’d like to thank each and every one of you who stops by my little corner of the internet here. So many of you have offered words of encouragement this year – it was wonderful to have you all cheering me on. I haven’t been around as much as I would have liked – baking school combined with work made for a very exhausting, albeit exhilarating, year. I haven’t properly expressed my gratitude – mostly because I haven’t had the time to sit down and absorb it all. I have appreciated each and every kind word you have sent my way. And when I walk across the stage at Convocation this afternoon, I’ll take a little part of all of you with me.
I am touched by the generosity you’ve all shown, and I am honoured to count you among my friends.
Let’s go graduate, shall we?!