Cakes make people happy. We like cake.

We want you to be happy too, so we're holding a Cake Contest!

Show us the coolest cakes you can make.

Cakes are about both tastiness and beauty, so you can choose to focus on tasty recipes or decoration. Describe how to make your favorite deliciously gooey chocolate cake, or demonstrate how to turn a sheet cake into a fully decked-out pirate ship. It's up to you.

If you made an awesome cake a while ago and don't have in-progress photos, draw some diagrams or use SketchUp to explain the construction process.

The only requirement: it must be about a full-sized cake.
- Pie is not cake.
- Cupcakes are not full-sized cakes.

Got it? Now get baking!

Laser Cut Cake
Erupting Volcano Cake
3D Dinosaur Cake
rupamagic's Perfect Cheesecake


Voting Prize (1): The Cake Bible plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Pageviews Prize (1): The Cake Bible plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Random Prize (1): The Cake Bible plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Voting Runner Up (4): Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Open to enter: April 9, 2008 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: April 27, 2008 11:59 PM PST

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8. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian (subject to verification), and that the entry does not contain or incorporate the intellectual property and/or confidential information of any third party.

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how to enter
How do you enter a cake contest, sorry I'm new
I really wish I would've seen this a few days ago. I made an amazing looking octopus cake for a friends birthday. It definately would've been a contender.
May be a stupid question, but, it says there are 41 entries, but, when you click to view them all, you only get to see 38 of them. What happened to the other 3?
I put up 3 instructables into the cake contest but I can only find the first one I posted. The second one was posted more than 2 days ago. the third one was just posted. Am I limited to just one entry for the contest?
I only see the tank and helicopter ones. What's the third? And no, there's no limit.
Thanks, I see the tank one now. The other one was unpublished because it was too short. It was more of a technique tip than a cake instructable.
what happens if that portal/rickroll cake comes in first place in both categories? Will it be between my instructable : <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/the-Way-too-chocolatey-for-human-consumption-cak/">http://www.instructables.com/id/the-Way-too-chocolatey-for-human-consumption-cak/</a><br/>and <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/The-BEST-Cake-Known-to-Man-Gooey-Chocolate-Cake/">http://www.instructables.com/id/The-BEST-Cake-Known-to-Man-Gooey-Chocolate-Cake/</a> if the contest ended right now who would win?<br/>
The category where it is most clearly the winner is the one it takes. So if it's a close race for votes, but it's way ahead in pageviews, then it wins for pageviews.
Are Instructables contests open to foreign residents? I live in Guatemala.
If I were to bake a cake, cut it into smaller portions, and then decorate each single portion individually, would I qualify?
That sounds bizarre. I am intrigued and it would still fall into the cake category.
The cake is a lie I might try making a vanilla crazy cake, complete with garnishes such as fish shaped solid waste, sediment-shaped sediment, and a companion cube (If you haven't played Portal you'll have no idea what I'm talking about)
To be a valid entry, the cake must not be a lie. Just sayin'.
Darn, does that mean I'm disqualified from submitting this? <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Cake-from-Portal-The-Orange-Box/">The Cake from Portal</a><br/><br/>:P<br/>
Sorry for the late response. Entries must be from within the time period to be eligible since contests are to encourage new Instructables.
Whoah! Cake contest. Now which one should I enter?<br/>I've made 4 from scratch in my life so far...<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://flickr.com/photos/anni_roc/sets/72157604020894510/">Baked Goodness Cakes</a><br/><br/>Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting<br/>Raspberry Pound Cake with Ginger Frosting<br/>Key Lime Cake with Lime Frosting and Lime Whipped Cream inside<br/><br/>or the motherload...Bourbon Cake<br/>X-9<br/>
Those all sound pretty damn good. I'll be making one myself soon.
how do you see how many votes someone has on their instructable?
They're hidden for now.
The first thing I though when looking at the title was, "dear god, how many Portal references are there going to be?" Unfortunately, my assumptions were correct. *sigh*
darn i was gonna ask if i could make my apple pie
the cake is a lie the cake is a lie the cake is a lie the cake is a lie the cake is a lie THE CAKE IS A LIE THE CAKE IS A LIE THE CAKE IS A LIE!!!!!
Hot cakes Aren't <em>This </em> Kind of cakes ,right?<br/>
That's right.
sure, sure ,? not even chocochip pancakes?
They are yummy, but they are not true cakes.
- Cheesecake is cake. this is incorrect Cheesecake is heaven!
Hey...I'm from Europe can I take part in the contest?
also can a paper airplane be a cake i like flaming paper airplanes!
No, a paper airplane is not a cake.
Can I enter one I did in december? Thanks!
If you update it you can do it. And you're referring to the awesome robot cake, right?
yep! I'll update tonight (I never put in a recipie)
Cool. I bet it wins. Anything with the robot in it always wins... eg GorillazMiko's Robot Paper Airplane.
huh, weird, not letting me enter it. I'll try again later
It's determined by publish date. You'd have to make a new Instructable to enter.
I can't just add a few steps?
Well, good luck!
i think they have to be after the contest starts.
Lol, that would have won too. Darn.
I'll wait for an official reply before giving up hope
this might be cheating, but you might be able to rmske (read as:copy paste) your insrtuctable as a new one, and publish that, while deleting the old one.... =P<br/>
just edit it a little and republish it
I like cake. You should all mail your cake to me.
If I do make that cake I was talking about, I will let you eat some.

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