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Cripes, people. I’ve aged an extra year overnight. Yesterday’s Bake My Cake voting was off da hook. When I went to bed last night, Elsa, who had been in the lead for about 16 hours, was still in the lead. An eat-my-dust lead. Six hours later, I woke up and everything had changed. Don’t you just love a birthday surprise? Hundreds of people continued to vote. Apparently, everyone Eliza knows. So, Eliza had the lead. A strong lead. And then an hour later? Elsa was back on top. MOTHER OF PEARL! Votes during the last several minutes of polling were coming in at an average of one vote per second. Every vote cast for Elsa was met by a vote for another contender. IT. WAS. EPIC. I had to put my bite guard back in.
So, it is with shattered nerves that I am pleased to announce that Elsa and her Tugging At Your Heartstrings Cake have come from the front, behind, and then the front again to win Bake My Cake 2012! Congratulations, dear, sweet Elsa! I will bring your prize to the studio today. And you can do a victory lap. Your entry made my heart do a triple tour en l’air. And, people, you should know that Elsa is one of the most lovely girls you could ever meet. Thoughtful and kind, generous and gentle in spirit. To know her is to love her, and I loves her a lot.
I’d like to send a big thank you shout out to the voters – you made the competition extra fun, and many of you left thoughtful comments for the competitors. Thousands and thousands of people stopped by to check out my birthday cakes! That says something, and that something is:
movita Bake My Cake is awesome. And it was made awesomer by all of you.
I can attest to the amount of work that went into each and every one of this year’s creations, and I thank the competitors for that. I am thrilled that each of you would go to such great efforts to support my little contest here. But also, I’m amazed that so many of you would go to the trouble of baking me a birthday cake. Seventeen birthday cakes! And lots of squealing with delight.
I hope you’ll meet me back here next year. Bake My Cake 2013 is bound to be exciting. I wonder if Shannon and Katherine will still be speaking with me… Will Eliza and Carol Anne will be out for buttery revenge? Will Paul and Haddy battle again? Perhaps a gingery blitzkrieg in December? And let’s pause for a minute to think about what Elsa might be capable of in another year…
So, thanks for making my birthday so terrific. I am truly touched by the generosity you’ve all shown, and I am honoured to count you among my friends.