SugarSlam III entries are due in just a few weeks – July 20th! So we thought we’d give you last-minute lollygaggers a kick in the pants by checking out the prizes being awarded to this year’s People’s Choice winner. Remember, SugarSlam’s celebrity judges will choose the Champion, but Bake and Destroy readers will choose the People’s Choice winner. I’m just assuming you’re going to win, so I addressed these to you.
SugarSlam III People’s Choice Award Prizes
First of all, this year’s People’s Choice winner will receive a handmade People’s Choice belt made by The Lulu Bean. Unlike the Championship belt, this one’s yours to keep forever. So you can show your grandkids that you used to be cool. You’ll also receive your choice of print from Betty Turbo! Betty Turbo is known for her wrestling and pastry-themed artwork, and was responsible for the Jake the Snake cupcake image used on SugarSlam II posters. You’ll also receive a $50 gift certificate to The Alley Chicago to use online or in-store. Don’t tell my mom, but I definitely signed myself out of high school sick more than once to hop on the Metra and go shopping at The Alley. There’s something for everyone there, you’re going to love it. Speaking of something for everyone, the People’s Choice winner is going to get $40 to spend at Rudy’s Roundup, also in-store or online. Rudy’s has quickly become one of my favorite shops in Chicago – tons of vintage and handmade treasures that you will literally not find anywhere else. Well, you might find some of them at your grandma’s house if your grandma is really cool, but that’s beside the point.
But wait – that’s not all! As this year’s People’s Choice winner you’re also going to receive a prize package from Cupcake Provocateur, my apron designer of choice. The pack includes a retro-style apron, matching dish towel, dish washing gloves and an oven mitt! Underneath your apron you’ll be wearing another prize – a horror t-shirt from Fright Rags. Fright Rags will be sending you a few of their gore-tastic shirts and an awesome poster! Destroying your competition is a dirty business, which is why AJ Sweet Soap is going to help you clean it up. You’re going to get the “WWE Live” soap set, which includes life-like beer, popcorn and nacho vegan soaps. You might need to get an extra torso while you’re cleaning and cooking, because you’re going to want to wear your new SEIBEI t-shirt at all times. Not only is SEIBEI the friendly robot illustrating my cookbook, but he’s also going to let you pick out any shirt you like when you win.
Last but certainly not least, you will receive a set of three handmade ceramic nesting bowls from Chicago’s own Circa Ceramics. I use these all over my house for a thousand different things, you’re going to become an obsessive collector once these are in your possession.
Entries are due July 20th so get to work!