Show off your killer cake decorating skills for a chance to win an awesome Cricut cake cutter or decorating set.

Share your techniques for designing, layering, sculpting, icing, and decorating any style of cake or cupcake!  Teach us how to make perfectly piped roses, silky smooth fondants, and Arduino animated cakes.  Whatever your passion, we want to see it.

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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, Netherlands, and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, May 28, 2012.

The Cake Decorating Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1 winner)

Cricut Cake Cutter, Elegants Cake Cartridge, Birthday Cakes Cartridge, and an Instructables Prize Pack

First Prize (3 winners)

Mini Cricut Cutter and an Instructables Prize Pack

Second Prize (5 winners)

Wilton 2109-859 50-Piece Cake-Decorating Tool Set with Storage Caddy and an Instructables Prize Pack

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 May 7, 2012 and May 28, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Cake Decorating 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.