No need to wait for October to enjoy frightening foods. In the Deceptive Desserts contest we want you to bake something that makes people question whether they should take a bite or take cover! Renowned baker Christine McConnell is judging and providing prizes, so be sure to bring your A game.

Up for grabs we have McConnell’s new cookbook, Deceptive Desserts, a Wilton 48-piece decorating set with caddy, Canon EOS Rebel T5, revolving cake stands and much more. Share your sweets masquerading as savory dishes, fondant creatures, fake-out food, and other scary or surprising desserts.

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Grand Prize

18 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Third Prize (9)

Nine Third Prize winners will receive:
How It Works

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Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Mar 7, 2016 and Apr 18, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


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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.