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

(contest instructions and official rules)

Contest winners announcement

The Cake Contest is closed.

7 Prizes

Voting, Pageviews, and Random

The Cake Bible plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Runner-Up (Votes)

Instructables Robot t-shirt.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Apr 9, 2008 and Apr 27, 2008 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Cake Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.