Welcome to Cook with Us #11!
The theme for Cook with Us #11: Cupcake Decorating
Plus mystery theme: Fancy Plated Dish
Cupcakes have become a major trend all over the world in recent years. That trend can trace its roots to one bakery in Greenwich Village, New York City, called Magnolia bakery. In the 1990’s, In NYC, it was Magnolia bakery that really popularized the cupcake. They brought back the idea of a simple homemade cake with buttercream. Once these cupcakes made their way onto popular TV shows the trend took off across the nation and then the world.
In recent years, cupcakes have moved on from the simple to over-the-top, with amazing artistry and craftsmanship. Shows like Cupcake Wars have gotten a whole new generation of people excited about these tasty little cakes.
This week it is your turn to show us your best cupcake. You can make a simple cupcake or an elaborate one, but we are interested in seeing you skills at decorating your cake.
Plus mystery theme: Fancy Plated Dish
Our mystery theme this week is a fancy plated dish or dessert. So, if you do not want to take on the cupcake decorating challenge, you can enter your best fancy or fine-dining style dish or dessert.
Good luck! And we look forward to seeing your creations!
The Cook with Us Channel is Up and Running on Discord
Please join us on Discord. We've had some challenges getting things to work but thanks to @whattheduck , it looks like we got it going. To join, please follow the steps below.
- Create a Discord account if first time on Discord. It's best to use your Steemit username.
- Download the Discord app which can be found here.
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The Cook with Us Contest
The Cook with Us team - @chefsteve , @pandamama and @offoodandart - is very excited to welcome you and look forward to getting to know you as we cook or create dishes together. It is our intention to build a community of people that enjoy cooking and sharing with each other. We are pleased to announce the following prizes for this challenge:
First place - 5 SBD
Second place - 3 SBD
Third place - 1 SBD
The following, if participating in Cook with Us #11, will be competing in the Winners' Circle, including whoever wins 1st place in Cook with Us #10. There will be one winner from the Winners' Circle and will be awarded 5 SBD.
1st place winner of CwU #10
Cook with Us Official Contest Rules
Please take some time to review the contest rules below. We have made a few changes. We understand that a lot of work is put into every post and we do not want to disqualify anyone for not following the rules. If you are unsure about any of them, just ask us for some clarification. We will be happy to help you.
Contest Entry Rules
The title of your post should look like this: Cook with Us #11 – Name of your dish. For example, Cook with Us #11 - Princess Cupcake.
The first tag on your entry must be: cookwithus.
Upvote and resteem this @cookwithus post that you are submitting an entry for.
The first time you enter this competition, submit a proof photo. This can be in the form of a handwritten note with your Steemit name, the name of the dish, and the date with your entry - or it can be a photograph of yourself with your dish. Thereafter, you will not need a proof photograph going forward as we will know who you are. Please do not use Photoshop for the proof photo.
Include a description of the dish. Some examples are the taste of the dish, its origin, or the story behind it.
Describe why your dish works. Give a brief description about why you put these ingredients together.
Post a link to your entry in the comments section of the weekly challenge. This is the post that announces the start of the week's contest
You can only enter one dish per entry (a dish means a single version. Not one dish two or three ways). You may only enter one entry per week.
General Contest Rules
Contest ends every Monday 12:00 UTC.
Results will be published no later than Thursday 12:00 UTC, three days after the contest is closed.
Entries do not have to be original. However, if not original, please provide the source.
While there is a calendar showing future themes, entries can only be submitted for the current week's contest and only after the official post for the contest is made. Entries submitted before the official start date or after the deadline will not be considered valid entries.
The Cook with Us contest will cover many topics and disciplines. Make sure you check for weekly contest rules that may change due to the nature of the challenge.
By entering @cookwithus, the contestant agrees to their material being used by the organizers for any purposes and will not be compensated should the material be published. But you, the author/photographer, will be given written credit.
The Cook with Us Calendar
There were many people that helped us to get this competition up and running. We would like to say a BIG thank you to them all and express our sincere gratitude for their contributions.
We are delighted with the caricatures made for us by @bazbiscuit and already people are asking where they can get these delightful little characters. Thank you Barry!
@jacklimberis made our banner and gif for us. Thank you Jack - we really appreciate all the hard and beautiful work!
Thank you @edenmichelle for making the youtube video for us. A huge thanks as well to @leelektrik for creating our logo.
Please follow @jacklimberis, @bazbiscuit, @edenmichelle, @theywillkillyou, @world5list, @world-travel-pro and @heyitshaas. We hope to add to this list of supporters of our competition. If you would like to be a supporter of @cookwithus, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.