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Couscous Cake Contest Results: And the Winners Are…

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:

Paulina of Veggie Delight for her Vegan Tres Leche Couscous Cake

Tami of Vegan Appetite for her Lemon Berry Couscous Cake

Second Place goes to:

Maggie of Magpie707 for her Asian Pear and Date Couscous Cake

Bex of How to Feed a Vegan for her Coconut Vanilla Bean Couscous Cake

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:

Kim’s Chocolate-Almond-Cherry Couscous Cake

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

Tami’s Cherry-Berry Couscous Cake

So, what do you think? I’d love to hear your opinions about the cakes, the contest, and if you agree with the choices of our esteemed panel of judges. Thanks again to everyone who entered this contest — I hope you enjoyed this contest as much as I did!