Now, on to the cakes!
Listen, there are no losers here, all right? I just don't want most of you to feel like total losers since most of you lost big time. And you're gonna get some srs consolation prizes anyway, so see? No losers.
Turns out, we had 7 super clever and thoughtful Gamemakers scoring our cakes*, rather than 5. Lets all put three fingers to our mouths and then extend those fingers in thanks. C'mon. Do it. Good. Now onto the winners!
In third place, Tribute 6. by Shel,Sam,&Meg!
In second place, Tribute 1. The Catalyst by Landee!
And in first place, Tribute #7. Blood and Roses, by Standsmom!
Striking! Magnificent! You will receive a snuggly Hunger Games themed blanket asap, sleeves not included. It'll basically look something like this:
Don't worry. I'm capable.
Big congrats to the winners!!!
Now, 'tis time to console the non-winners with their swanky personalized magnets.
Tribute 5. Katniss Everdeen's Last Kill by Allyoop
I must say, you hit the Fiver on the eye with this one. (see Watership Down for reference)
Tribute 3. The Last Gamemaker by Yours Truly (yes, I linked my own blog)
It's perfect as is, no? I knew you'd agree.
Tribute 2. Finnick's Eyes, Shinny with Tears by Memzy
Yes. Clearly, Memzy. That's Mags. The name of your cake just threw us, is all.
Tribute 4. Katniss's Tree Revenge by Michelle and Scott Esplin
One magnet for each of you. The only problem is, when I separated the two cakes, the second one lost it's frame of reference and now it kinda resembles a pile of... well, you'll just have to fight over the one that doesn't look like poop.<--said gently and with much love.
Tribute 8. The Quarter Quell Arena by Cherie Bailey
This Tribute was a pleasant surprise for me. Did you know Markie's better half made her own cake this year? I was sad for her when I realized she had a like-minded stiff-competitor in Shel. I know just how she feels.
Which brings me to my African American counterpart:
Tribute 9. Seneca Crane by Markie
You stole my thunder, Markie. Your cake is bigger and beefier than mine. No hard feelings tho, eh?
Tribute 10. District 12 by Eek
The symbolism of this piece was exquisite. Frankly, I'm not surprised it won the popularity poll. The pirate captain (aka Hotpants' friend) was out of town.
Tribute 11. Monkey's Attack by Sam
I very much admire Sam's particular style of cake decorating. Not only do her cakes tell a story, but who doesn't like to lick frosting off toys?
Tribute 12. Beetee's Wire and Katniss's Arrow by Angie Murdock
This Tribute was another big surprise for me. My dear, sweet SIL entered this delicious confection. Plus, I loved this scene at the end of CF.
Tribute #13. Panem by Flem
I loved this cake because it finally gave us a much-needed map of Panem. Imagine the research that went into it! Plus, I've never seen frosting so shiny. For a full explanation of that frosting, click HERE.
Last but certainly not least...
Tribute #14. The Boy with the Bread by Hotpants
This has to be the hawtest cake I've ever seen. (I had to backspace through all of my other comments as they were highly inappropriate.)
That is all. I hope you enjoyed the second annual Hunger Games Cake decorating contest. Thank you all so much for entering the cake arena. You really came through for me. Until next time, Tributes.
*I'm not gonna post the scores from the 7 Gamemakers in deference to the non-winners, so you're just gonna have to trust me. If you throw a hissy about it, then I'll forward you the email with the scores and then you'll reply with an awkward, yet profuse, apology. Up to you.