Back in March I wrote an article promoting the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. Well, the judges have selected their 20 picks from the 100 finalists competing for the $1,000,000 grand prize. Now they want you, the public, to help them pick the top winner.
Here’s how you do this: First, watch this brief video from Jann Atkins, Bake-Off Kitchens’ Assistant Manager. It will give you some tips about how to evaluate recipes.
Pillsbury split its semi-finalists into ten pairs. Every two weeks (namely, May 14, May 28, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 3 and September 17, 2009), Pillsbury will post one of these pairs of recipes and have members vote which is their personal favorite. Voting closes at 11:59 A. M. CST fourteen days after each posting. The one with the most votes will proceed to the final competition, held April 11-13, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.
I’ve always loved the Pillsbury Doughboy. In 1965 Poppin’ Fresh appeared on the scene as the Pillsbury mascot. It remains today as an advertising icon for more than fifty of the company’s products. I always wanted my own Doughboy so I was really happy when Pillsbury sent me one of my own. He’s cute and cuddly, complete with scarf, chef’s hat, big blue eyes, and cheeks that blush. He even warmly chuckles, “Ooh ooh”.
Two winners will receive prize packs featuring a magazine of past Bake-Off recipes and a Pillsbury Doughboy giggle doll.
HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)
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Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.
THE SMALL PRINT.
US addresses only please. This contest will end on Thursday 06/25/09 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!