First I want to thank everyone who entered the Creative Couscous Cake Contest. I was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and creativity of the submissions. Every one of you is a winner — which presented me with the nearly impossible task of picking a grand prize winning cake among all the delicious-looking contenders. To that end, I brought in an independent panel of judges to help with the voting. We all agreed it was like having a pastry cart wheeled in front of you — how can you choose just one? The judging resulted in two-way ties for both first and second place, as well as a very close third place winner. The Honorable Mention winners are other terrific entries that got lots of votes and deserve recognition.
I hope you will join me in a round of blogospheric applause for the wonderful variety and talent of this amazing group of contestants. Since most of the entrants have posted their recipes on their own blogs, you can go to the blogs indicated to check out the actual recipes. The two Grand Prize winners will each receive a copy of either Quick-Fix Vegetarian or Vegan Fire and Spice. I wish I could send prizes to everyone who entered — many thanks to all of you for making this contest a success.
Tied for First Place are Grand Prize Winners:
Tami of Vegan Appetite for her Lemon Berry Couscous Cake
Second Place goes to:
Third Place is awarded to:
Sharon at To Live and Eat in LA for her Apple Pie Couscous Cake
Here are the judges other favorites that are awarded an Honorable Mention:
Katie’s Cherry-Strawberry Layered Couscous Cake
Lea’s White Chocolate Cherry Couscous Cake
This last set of photos are additional entries from some of our winners — and the photos were just too pretty not to share.
Maggie’s Strawberry Coconut Couscous Cake
Paulina’s Pina Colada Couscous Cake