A party just isn’t complete without cake. Cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops -- in the Cake Decorating Contest, the design possibilities are endless and delicious! Prizes are provided by Blurb and winners will be featured in a commemorative Blurb magazine. Blurb is also offering a special judges' prize for cakes inspired by famous works of art, so break out the art history books for ideas.

The top confectioners will also take home Canon DSLR camera bundles, tabletop lighting equipment, Wilton cookware, and more. We’re looking for cakes that will taste good and look good, so take extra care when photographing and documenting your work. For those who need a little coaching, try our new Cake Decorating Class for helpful tips and tricks. Share your cake and eat it, too!

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The Cake Decorating Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Judges' Prize: Cake Inspired by Art

One Judges Prize winner for cake inspired by art will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron or stainless steel mug.

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 Aug 29, 2016 and Oct 10, 2016 (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.