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company picnic bake-off update

Wendy Lai | Jul 25, 200502:17 PM

So. I tied with someone for first place. I made a flourless chocolate roulade with strawberry filling and a ganach frosting. I also made a molecule sculpture out of marzipan and pretzel sticks (we are a biotech company). And I made a stencil of our company logo and used it to dust a coco powder logo over my cake. The other first place winner had a chocolate cheesecake, also with a logo on top of her cake.

In totally there were 7 entries. I made up the rules, which I sent to all the contestants. We had three categories, taste, presentation and creativity. Taste counted twice as much as the other two categories. There were five judges, blinding judging everything, they don’t know who baked what. Then my husband did math on adding up all the points. I tied with another girl with 29 points over the 2nd place entry.

SO, am I crazy to feel somewhat guilty that I won?? I know I didn’t cheat. I also know I put in the most amount of work and mine cake was the most purrty. But why do I not feel like I didn't deserved to win??

And worse yet, during the awards presentation, I had to open my big mouth and say that I didn't fix the contest, which made it seem like I was guilty of something. What a dork!

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