Threadcakes is a contest in which applicants make cakes based on Threadless t-shirt designs. Their photos are submitted and are voted on by the online community. The results are amazing and there are prizes to be won, and cake to be eaten, so really, everyone is a winner.
Chris Cardinal started Threadcakes in 2007. The contest seemed like a fun idea; turning art into edible art, and having run the Loves Threadless fan blog, he decided to run the contest through his blog. Tons of fans of Threadless signed up and submitted over 100 entries including some absolutely wonderful pieces. No contest was run in 2008, but in 2009 we had almost 600 cakes and over 9,000 cake photos. Absolute madness.
Threadless and a few other sponsors have been kind enough to donate prizes, which helps make the contest all the more fun to win, but we think the contest is great just to enter! (At the very least, you get to eat cake!)
Check out this roundup of contest winners from the past 5 years!
Think your cake skills are up to the challenge? Sign up here.