With Sweet Dreams and Even Sweeter Days

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Little Bit of Exciting News

We have some pretty exciting news over here at Mary Quite Contrary Bakes.  As some of you who are following me on Facebook already know, I've decided to enter the Pillsbury Bake-Off Competition!

(I don't own this lovely little image- I just think he's cute!)

And truthfully I am beyond excited.  I have never in my life entered into a baking competition and after 1 1/2 years of cranking out goodies in the kitchen, I feel ready.  I have SO many ideas.  My plan is to test them all and pick out my top 2 or 3 and submit those.  But lucky for you I will be sharing every recipe I try on here.
There is one thing though....

As an entry I am not sure I am allowed to publish my recipes until after the contest, so you will have to wait a little while to see them all.

....But don't fear.

This blog will be far from abandoned in the time it takes me to prepare for the competition.  I will be pulling double time in the kitchen to still whip up treats to share on here in the meantime.  But I can tell you this, even if my entries don't place in the contest... they are gonna be good.

Also in other news, one different competition caught my eye.  I was going to solely focus on the Pillsbury competition but this one... well let's just say it spoke to me.

 (don't own this lovely image either!)

The Real Women of Philadelphia cooking competition!  If I haven't already made it clear my love of my home city, or desserts and cream cheese for that matter, I think you need to start coming around these parts more often. 

I just so happen to have a GREAT cream cheese recipe I came up with that I have a feeling will suit me just fine in this competition.  The fun in this competition is I get to make a video of myself preparing my recipe, so if you'd like YOU get to vote for me!

I am super thrilled to get my start in real baking competitions and couldn't imagine beginning without filling you all in.  I will keep you updated on everything that is going on and as I said, don't fear... this food blog will still be churning out recipes for your delight.

So wish me luck and meet me in the kitchen!  It's going to be a fun month and a half. :)


  1. 1. I know some people who would help test your creations to help you decide...

  2. I think she is. The top finalists fly to Savannah and compete to be a spokesperson for Philly cream cheese and contribute to a food magazine and many other Paula like prizes :)

  3. You are on your way to becoming a superstar! Don't forget us little folks who loved your baked goods right from the beginning.
    Mrs. Dress