The Winners: Dolly Parton's Birthday Cake!

We are so entirely pleased to announce the winners of the #BakedForDolly contest. As mentioned, this is our first (and favorite) Baked contest. We just asked YOU to make a cake for Dolly for her birthday (and photograph and hashtag it) – similar to what we did in our latest book, Baked Occasions.


…and we were blown away by the response (and we are pretty sure Dolly was as well).

These images just warm our holiday hearts. Here goes:

The Grand Prize Winner is Christina Schurr. Congrats @chrissythebaker – your cake is spot on Dolly.

official entry in the #bakedfordolly contest - a Tennessee apple stack cake with Italian meringue buttercream and decorations made from confectioner's chocolate (with a tiny bit of fondant on the microphone). @brooklynbaker @natoinbrooklyn @abramsbooks

And our delightful runners-up are Kathy O’Connel (@katdazzle) and Kate Cassles + Molly Hartley (@scratchbakeshoproc)…we loved these cakes.

My entry for #The BakedForDolly contest. Inside are 5 layers of ombré pink strawberry cake with vanilla icing. The birthday banner is folded paper painted with gold metallic paint supported with rock candy sticks. The sides are decorated with pink coconut and tiny pinpoint piped icing with glitter gel. The top has pink metallic gum balls and little pink chocolate pearls with sugar diamonds and edible glitter. The cake rest on a real Dolly record!

Honestly, we were huge fans of all of the entries. You should check them out here.

Hope you are having a fantastic start to the holiday weekend. Stay tuned for a baking bonanza.