Announcing the SugarSlam 2011 Champion

Three judges. Over 100 entries. More than 30 amazing prizes. This is SugarSlam 2011. From Kamala brownies to Kendo Nagasaki cake pops to “The Perfect Dozen: 13 cupcakes reflecting the life of one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, ‘Mr. Perfect’ Curt Hennig” this year was bigger, badder and better than ever!

Beth Phoenix, Mike Edison and Ben Roche had their work cut out for them, and with several of my close friends entering up to 8 different sweets and treats each I was glad to be off the hook this year! Indeed there was one winner – one baked good tough enough to take home the title. But all three judges agreed that there were just too many amazing submissions to let some of these go by without some kind of prize. So check out the video to see if you won (sorry if we’re quiet – we were filming in a big house in a noisy part of the city) and don’t sweat it if you didn’t because you have until 9pm CST July 22 to round up everyone you know to vote for you as the People’s Choice Award winner. (Make sure they know that random voters will also be selected to receive prizes!)

Once again, thank you to our judges, our sponsors and to everyone who entered and voted! Now go choose a People’s Choice winner!

Update: Meet Your champion!

I wanted to give our newly-crowned champ the chance to hear her name being announced by The Gamazon. Now that she knows she won, I’d like you all to meet your champion, Melissa!

As you can see, Melissa was already winning at life before she won the 2011 SugarSlam title. Truth be told, I’ve known Melissa a long time and I’m really excited she won. She’s a true blue wrestling fan and a bit of a Renaissance woman to boot. Check out some of the crazy awesome stuff she’s created:

You can buy her art and other weirdness in Melissa’s Etsy shop. You probably admired some of her other SugarSlam entries including Grab Them Cakes and Superstar Billy Graham cracker crusted Tye Dye Pie – but of course the winning submission was Goin’ Bananas Gorilla Monsoon cake:

Congrats to Melissa, thanks to the sponsors and don’t forget to vote for People’s Choice!

Another update! Meet your People’s Choice Award winner!

 I’m really excited to announce that my friend Jessy won the People’s Choice Award with her amazing Rey Mysterio cake! I love, love, love that she used candy and all kinds of other nummy things to make all the fancy decorations because fondant tastes like butt. Jessy also entered the King Kong Bundty and the Antonio Inoki’s Guava Pound Your Face Cake Dessert Sushi – so she was not joking around when she entered!

Once again, thanks to everyone who entered and everyone who voted. I’ll be in touch with the random voting winners and a few other contestants whom the judges decided deserved a prize over this week end! <3 to you all!

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SugarSlam 2011 People’s Choice Award Voting is Now Open


I was trying really hard to display the SugarSlam gallery in a post but either it’s really hard to do or I’m really stupid. So instead, here is a picture of Cm Punk and me at Ian’s Pizza. He’s crouching because I’m nipple-height on him, and his mustache is pretty boss.

Anyway, I’m posting tonight to tell you that voting for the SugarSlam 2011 Peoples’s Choice Award is officially open! The judges have seen the gallery and are in the process of choosing a World Champion. Remember, there are over 30 prizes up for grabs so go to the gallery and cast your vote today!

How to vote:

  • Visit the gallery.
  • Comment* on the submission(s) you like.
  • Remember, every comment counts as a vote – so if your comment is “this sucks” you technically still voted for that entry.
  • You can vote on more than one entry, but do not vote more than once for a single entry. Duplicate votes will not count.
  • Voting ends Friday, Jully 22. No votes received after that date will count.
  • The entry with the most votes wins, in the case of a tie we will go into sudden death. Rules for that later.

*Commenting will require that you have a Flickr account, but don’t worry – it’s fast and easy to sign up. If you really truly hate Flickr you can leave a comment on this post with the names of your favorite entries. Get the names right, though!

Why should you vote? Well, according to P Diddy, voting is cool or whatever. But really you should vote because I’ll be choosing a handful of random voters to receive awesome prizes from Bake It Pretty and a few other sponsors.

Go! Vote! Now!



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Tune in Sunday to the Mike & Judy Show!

Tune in this Sunday, July 10th to the Mike & Judy Show! I’ll be on at the top of the hour (2pm ET) discussing SugarSlam, CM Punk’s departure from the WWE and who knows what else? You can listen live here.

You can also “like” Mike & Judy on Facebook if you’re into that sort of thing.

Don’t forget – SugarSlam entries are due this Monday the 11th! The judges will be selecting the Champion and then it’s up to YOU to choose the People’s Choice winner!

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The final SugarSlam 2011 Prize Spotlight

SugarSlam 2011 entries are due July 11 and my inbox is chock full of amazing submissions from all over the world! If you haven’t entered yet please review the official rules & complete list of prizes up for grabs here. Since this is the last prize spotlight I squeezed a few more than usual in here. To see all the spotlights, click the SugarSlam tag above.


Stitched by Michelle Gonzales

Sublime Stitchingis generously providing a prize for the Champion and the People’s Choice Winner. Our Champion will receive a lucha libre Ultimate Embroidery Kit while our People’s Choice winner will receive the La Petite Embroidery Kit, also with lucha libre patterns. If you don’t think you’re crafty these kits will prove you wrong!


Dollipop Pressed Eyeshadow by Sugarpill

Sugarpill Cosmeticsis also providing prizes for both the Champ and the People’s Choice winners – an array of their richly pigmented eyeshadows. These cosmetics are a favorite among professional make up artists and you’ll have tons of fun prettying up with them. And if you happen to be a dude who happens to not wear eye make up, gifting these shadows to the lady in your life would not be a bad idea if you know what I’m saying.

Cute shoes & more at The Alley Chicago!

If you grew up in the Chicago area like I did, then you’re already familiar with The Alley. It’s basically an entire city block of punk rock, goth, and heavy metal clothes, jewelry, shoes, accessories, housewares and everything else. As a teenager I make weekly voyages to The Alley on the Metra and I’m stoked to be able to offer two gift certificates to my Champion and People’s Choice winner. The champ will receive $75, the People’s Choice winner $50. You can shop online, or, for a HUGE selection, come visit me in Chicago and we’ll go shopping at their store.

Now here’s a little something just for our People’s Choice winner – a Road Warriors greeting card from Karen Ohbuddy and a handmade plush lucha libre doll from The Lulu Bean. How sweet!

Finally, vegan cookbook author and sassface extraordinaire Terry Hope Romero has kindly sent me a copy of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar – one will go to the Champ, the other to the People’s Choice Winner!  You may know her as one of the founding members of the Post Punk Kitchen, but did you know that she’s also a wrestling fan? In fact, I hear she refers to her own kitchen as the Post-CM Punk Kitchen, no lie!

I want to thank all of our prize sponsors again! Please be sure to check out the SugarSlam 2011 official rules post to see all of them and to find out how to enter!

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SugarSlam 2011 Prize Spotlight – In Your Face!!!

And we’re back with another SugarSlam 2011 prize spotlight! A closer look at just a handful of the 30+ prizes up for grabs in this year’s competition. If you’ve been buried up to your neck in the sand for the last few weeks, let me fill you in: SugarSlam is my wrestling-themed online bake off and every one’s invited to enter! (Yep, online – which means you email us photos, no need to fly to Chicago!) Read more about this year’s judges (Beth Phoenix, Mike Edison and Ben Roche,) all of the prizes and the official rules here.

Speaking of our judges, the SugarSlam Champion (as chosen by the esteemed panel) will take home an autographed copy of Mike Edison‘s I Have Fun Everywhere I Go aka my favorite book ever.

“A laugh-a-minute joyride through the back alleys of pre-internet sleaze culture.” — Daniel Clowes, author of Ghostworld

“Fucking awesome.”—    URB Magazine

“[Edison] is to trash culture what Einstein was to physics.. the man is incapable of writing a dull sentence or paragraph.” —  Lively Arts

Signed, sealed and delivered just for you. Now all you have to do is win the contest and learn to read!

And while we’re on the subject of fun, you won’t find a more fun t-shirt company than Seibei – but if you’re this year’s champ or the People’s Choice winner (as chosen by my readers) you will find yourself with your choice of Seibei t-shirt. Will it be I Like To Say Things And Eat Stuff? Or maybe Eternal Pizza Party? Dare you wear I’m Fat, Let’s Party? No matter what you choose, you’re about to look a lot cooler. And hey, even if you don’t win you can take 10% off your purchase when you enter DESTROY at check out.

Our last spotlight today is also something going to both the Champ and the People’s Choice winners, and it comes from Hell Razor Art & Jewelry. Each winner will receive an ultra cute, handmade skull hair clip/brooch (slightly different than the one pictured here.) And hey male-type people, maybe you don’t have enough long, beautiful hair for this clip but I bet you know a girl who does. And I bet she’d be pretty stoked on you for winning it for her!

That’s all for today. Stay tuned for more spotlights and click here to see all the previous spotlights so far!

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