One of my fondest childhood memories is of my cousin Mikey putting his younger brother Josh in a Boston Crab. As Josh screamed and pounded on the carpeted floor Mikey calmly explained the importance of foot position to all of his wide-eyed little cousins. One by one we would slide off the couch and submit to Mikey’s Sharpshooters and Stinger Splashes, happy to have learned something, and also to be able to walk away with our spines still intact. Mikey actually went on to be a pretty successful high school wrestler and I went on to be a pretty rabid wrestling fan until I turned 14 and decided it was “too fake.” (I have to laugh now because when I was a kid I totally bought into wrestlers who were voodoo priests and tycoons. Then all of the sudden in high school when more “regular guy” characters like Stone Cold start popping up I deem the whole thing fake and move on.) Ah, whatever. My mom was never too excited about buying me issues of WWF Magazine at the grocery store anyway.
So here I am, so many years later, baking and destroying and still talking about Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat to anyone who will listen. Which usually is no one. A few weeks ago I made a photo book and a lot of you asked me how you could get your hands on one. Well, the thing is, there is only one (like the Highlander, but without the Queen soundtrack). So I decided I should have a contest- the winner gets my book. Big deal, right? Well, up yours, dear reader because it is a big deal. See, this contest happens to be SugarSlam! the sweetest wrestling-themed bake-off on the entire Internet and the prize happens to be a one-of-a-kind Bake & Destroy photo book autographed by the WWE heavyweight champion, CM Punk. Yeah. In your face, other baking contests!
I bet you want to enter. Well, here’s the rules:
Create a wrestling-themed dessert that entertains me and you win.
Um, that’s all. I don’t really like rules.
I guess I’ll elaborate. It could be as simple as Koko B. Ware Rice Krispie Treats or as abstract as Roddy Piper Coconut Ice Cream (you know, because of that time he clonked Jimmy Snuka over the head with a coconut) if it’s sugary and wrestling-themed it’s eligible. I will admit I haven’t watched much rasslin’ since ’94, so I might have to consult with Punk about modern WWE entries, but no worries, I’ll figure it out.
Your recipe doesn’t have to be original, but please credit the recipe’s author in your entry. E-mail your recipe, the recipe title, a jpeg of the finished dessert and your name and address to me at CisForCupcake@gmail.com by August 15th. The winning entry will receive the autographed book, 12 one-of-a-kind wrestling cupcake decorations and their dessert posted right here on Bake and Destroy!
If you have questions about the contest please post them as a comment so other readers can benefit from the answers. If you’re having trouble remembering much about your secret days as a wrestling fan check out these sites:
Now get to work!