The SugarSlam III World Champion is…

For the first time in SugarSlam history, the judges were not able to unanimously decide on a champion! Two of the 80+ entries were tied, each with a total of 13 out of 15 possible points. With no official rules about what to do in the case of a tie, I went back to the very first SugarSlam judge ever – CM Punk – and asked him to choose between the two amazing finalists.

But before we announce the winners, let’s see what the judges had to say about some of their favorites:

Cm Punk butt cake The Other Face of CM Punk – Verity Gow

“I laughed out loud when I saw this and then the explanation of the artist being ‘rubbish at making faces’ really sold it for me. A great trait is knowing your weakness and working around them. Also- it’s a butt.” – Amy Dumas

Check out Verity’s description here.

Jake The Cake Roberts – Melissa (2011 SugarSlam Champion)

“… it was between this and Luna for my number two pick.  I’m not dogging on this cake, but if the artist had put forth a  little more effort in ‘cleaning’ it up a bit it might have taken the cake for me.  However the fact that it does look a little like a snake slithering out of a steamy pile of chocolate do-do DOES makes me happy.” – Justin Howard

“Not only amazing looking, creative and looks like it took forever- but sounds like it would taste good.” – Amy Dumas

Check out Melissa’s description here.

Boom Boom Berry Blintzes – Heather Finnimore

“I loved this one because I wanted to eat it right away. I also liked the thought put into something and the creation not being such a literal translation. I think Colt Cabana would approve.” – Amy Dumas

Check out Heather’s description here.

The Marshmallow from Madrid – Nicole Sevcik

“I would have put this at #1, as I have a soft spot in my heart for my ex-husband, but I think this creation is better looked at than eaten- marshmallow overload.” – Amy Dumas

“Fucking bad ass.  I’m amazed at what people can do with food – and this food artist, YES artist – has got some skill.  The creator mentioned wanting to bite his nose off, but I for some weird reason really want to peel that fruit roll up candy off his face and make a mask of my own.  Fucking awesome job.” – Justin Howard

Check out Nicole’s description here.

If you’re curious, I had a few favorites of my own:

Dusty Rhodes Fallen Muffler Cupcakes – If you’d asked me to turn this disgusting story into a cupcake I would have told you it was impossible. Kudos to this entry for going there.

“Oh what a Whoop!” Legion of Doom Whoopie Pies – This entry proves that you don’t have to be a cake sculptor to tell a story. I love that I could actually make these.

Ultimate Warrior (Cup) Cake – Dude. His face paint is inside the cake. How?!?! Is anyone else seeing this?

The Rocky Road Warrior Suuuuugar Ruuuuuush – I just love picturing this thing being in someone’s house. Wouldn’t it have been awesome to go to the party where this was served?

Luna Vachon Daughter of Darkness Moon Pie Cake – I personally declared the contest over when I saw this one. I idolized Luna Vachon when I was a kid and this rendition was done with love, I can tell.

Sheikie Baby’s Hulk Hogan Raisin Balls  – A tribute to the greatest Twitter account of all time, Iron Sheik. He’ll fuck your ass and make you humble, and also, you have raisin balls.

But enough about me! Here’s a word from Mike Edison about this year’s finalists:


So it’s come down to this – two of the most disturbed things to come out of an oven since 1943. Too soon, you say? Eat me. I am a lot less scary than these confections.

I just heard that CM Punk, current WWE champ and a real fucking mensch (the first part of that equation will naturally come and go, the second is forever) is going to be the tie-breaking judge and jury in this here SugarSlam, and I envy him not. I have no idea what I’d do….

My first reaction to Jake the Cake was to call John Carpenter and see if this were the true remake of ‘The Thing.’ Frankly, it is fucking with my head and I wish someone could have just done something nice for a change, but there you have it. Thought this one was the winner until I saw…

Kane The Marshmallow from Madrid, and even if this entry doesn’t win, the artist responsible deserves some kind of award coz anyone who can write a sentence like ‘The eyes are sour apple French Bon Bon candies, coated in gel icing (store bought) with chocolate sprinkle eyelashes & a thin sliced layer of black Twizzler for eyeliner’ let alone execute it should prolly be working for Industrial Light and Magic.

Dunno if I am in a rush to put either of these things in my mouth, but holy mother of all things big and small, you brainfuckers are sending me straight to the bong guitar. Thank yer lucky stars the guy who is making the decision doesn’t go that route. Punk – they are in your hands now.” – Mike Edison

 And the winner is…

The Marshmallow from Madrid by Nicole Sevcik!!!

“The description alone wins. Mucho detail and thought, reading it was a joy. I’m not a marshmallow guy, though. So I don’t think I’d enjoy eating it as much as Jake the Cake. So Kane it is!” – CM Punk


Don’t forget to vote for the People’s Choice winner!

There’s one more champion to crown – the People’s Choice winner. Don’t forget to visit the gallery and vote for your favorites by leaving comments. Remember, all comments count as votes – so even if you say “this sucks” you voted for that entry! Vote on as many as you like, but only one vote per entry, please. Stay tuned for the final People’s Choice Award showdown right here on Bake and Destroy – and congrats to our World Champion!


  1. Amazing that the Kane dessert is a finalist/winner when one of the judges TOLD HER TO ENTER THE CONTEST. Check out the 7/26 twitter entry here:

    If I made Jake the Cake, I’d be pissed

  2. Natalie told me to enter too on twitter, I didn’t win anything. Get over yourself. It’s a fun contest. I’m just stoked that I actually got 1 vote!

  3. Natalie is not a judge, Nick, a judge told the winner to enter. There was a 3-way tie – if the judge was impartial, perhaps there wouldn’t have been a tie. Or maybe a different 3-way tie. But we’ll never know, will we?

  4. Hey, guys! Thanks for the mention! They were a lot of fun to make! And Sean, no sour grapes. Who cares who told someone to enter? That creation speaks for itself, alright? I don’t envy the job the judges had picking between Kane and Jake here.

  5. Sean, are you really trying to say the Kane cake was not awesome? Personally, I thought the Luna cake should have gone home with the gold, but it’s not like someone’s plain sheet cake took top honors. It was an amazing entry among a few other amazing entries. Don’t be a baby-ass.

  6. Kane head is awesome. That’s not the point. I don’t want to take away from the amazing work the winner did. Perhaps in a totally impartial world it would have won anyway (because like I said, it’s awesome). This isn’t sour grapes, it’s me pointing out that there should be impartiality among judges in any contest. That’s not the case here. The case is that if that judge were truly impartial, it’s possible another amazing entry, like Jake the Cake, would have won. Not far to the baker behind Jake.

  7. Congrats to the winner! I was amazed when I saw that Kane creation. Fruit roll ups? Never would have thought of that! And the Jake cake was just as awesome. I’m not surprised it was from last year’s winner, Melissa. Gotta defend that title!

    Great job everyone! Now go vote for people’s choice!! I’ve got a soft spot for that Luna cake, too!

  8. Wow Sean, thanks for taking the contest I spent my whole summer on and shitting on it! The judges and I told LOTS of people to enter, and many did. If you look at my YouTube account I made a video personally inviting one of last year’s contestants. There were three judges, and they each choose their top 5 picks, assigning a point value to each. Jake the Cake and Kane were tied with 13 points each. CM Punk chose from the two and Nicole won. If you don’t like it I can give you a refund. Oh wait, the sponsors donate all the prizes and I spend all my own time on this. So too bad you don’t agree, but this was a fair decision.

  9. To everyone who’s pissed about it there’s still PEOPLE’S CHOICE! Let your voice be heard and choose your own winner. So go vote for Jake the Cake , or give some love to my choice- the fabulous Luna Cake, before its too late!

  10. HUGE Congrats to the winner and to ALL the entries. What a tough call. Natalie,
    THANK YOU for doing this. There is always some Bitter bored person that will shit on it.
    Maybe it’s their head that should be in a pile of poop. Cynicism is an Ugly thing.

    SO! Again 3 Cheers for the winner and 3 cheers for EVERY single entry!! Looking forward to sending the winner some Goodies!!! YAY!

  11. The Punk butt wins for me. I died laughing when I saw that thing.

  12. Congrats to the most awesome of Kane entries – a well deserved winner.It totally rules!
    This competition is awesome.thank you Natalie for organising it.
    I actually screeched (i’m not lady-like enough to scream) when i saw the picture of the ‘arse cake’ above! Complete with comments from Lita ! *swoon*
    I personally, wouldn’t give a rat’s bumhole if CM Punk himself had invited every other entrant to take part and not me. It’s the making, being part of the whole thing, and seeing the lovely flicker comments and pictures that actually mean something to me.
    I flippin’ love it!

  13. To Natalie and all of the judges (including the tie-breaking WWE champ): THANK YOU for taking the time to do this! It is such a cool and fun idea, especially for those of us who love baking and wrestling (a combination I had no idea so many people shared with me until seeing the pictures from last year’s SugarSlam, right on to all of us wrestling/baking enthusiasts). I wish I could have participated this year but there simply were not enough hours in the day, not to mention I would have been put to shame by some of this amazing work. Maybe next year…

  14. Awesome… and it actually reminds me of this promo, which makes it even more awesome!

  15. Thank you Natalie for hosting this great competition, thank you judges for all of your hard work and, most of all, thank you bakers and sugar warriors for putting in time and creativity into so many cool and delicious creations!
    I honestly have never touched fondant before let alone make it from scratch, this opened a new world of art and food for me and I really hope everyone had as much fun as I had making The Marshmallow from Madrid. You guys are gals rock!
    P.S. Sean, sweetheart, I admire your enthusiasm, however my entry was already finished when that tweet went out.

  16. Looks like the winner this year will be celebrating and sharing their prizes with Natalie and the rest of the other judges. Just like last year (they are all friends….. ya know). What a crock! Acts like these really take the fun out of the event. You all…… should be ashamed of yourselves!

  17. Really? Because I don’t know Nicole personally, and neither do Zach or Amy. Melissa who won last year is my friend, but 1) I’m not a judge 2) none of the judges knew her and 3) the judges don’t know who the competitors are when they judge – there are no names on the entries. If you don’t like the way I run SugarSlam you can not enter. How about that? I’ve never seen so much complaining about something so stupid in all my life.

  18. Really! How was the Galerie des Terrors party you boosted about last year? You mentioned (in a post) that your friend won people’s choice and you enjoyed the spoils of that win! The truth will set you free…………… Oh and I didn’t know you felt that way about the WWE! Your words…….. and I quote “I’ve never seen so much complaining about something so stupid in all my life”. Harsh words for the organization that sponsers your event. Best wishes.

  19. Just so you know,PuppyLove –I live in Florida. I didn’t share my prizes with anyone and I think it’s really crappy that you would say I didn’t deserve it. I work really hard on my entries every year, and actually love wrestling, so yeah….

  20. Puppylove- just curious, who do you think is being robbed every year? Is there a super skilled entry head and shoulders above the rest that’s not getting any love? Seems pretty obvious to me the people who have won have all deserved to win, but if you can show me I’m wrong I welcome it.

  21. I am the husband of the winner, we are not sharing prizes with anyone, you sore losers. This was Nikki’s first time ever…EVER making an artistic cake creation. Props to Natalie (who we don’t know) and whoever else runs this thing. I am proud of what Nikki did without any prior experience and I thought some of the other entries were great. Keep up contests like this, it makes the internet and America unique.

  22. Uh, yeah, what he said.
    Seriously though, bitterness aside, didn’t everyone else have fun??? I would totally share the prizes with my friends, most of them don’t give a crap about wrestling sadly.
    So, if you are upset, start planning your entry for next year, and you’ve better make it good, because we’ have a whole year to plot and practice! This chick isn’t going to give up easy, who’s up for a challenge? There’s some serious talent out there, we’ve all seen it, so show Bake and Destroy some love with SugarSlamIV and let’s rumble!

  23. Jessy won that party as the PEOPLE’S CHOICE winner. As in readers voted her the winner. Also, the WWE doesn’t sponsor SugarSlam, you idiot, the SPONSORS sponsor it. Finally, I never said the WWE was stupid I said it’s stupid to bitch about who wins a cake competition. As I have said dozens of times now, if you don’t like SugarSlam go start your own competition. You’re being very disrespectful to the people who put so much work into their entries each year, not to mention the generous sponsors and hard working judges.

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