Cake Smackdown on Saturday
Where: Omnivore Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez St. (at Church St.)
When: 4-5 p.m. Saturday, July 9
Cost: Free for bakers; $5 for eaters
Think you've got mad cake-baking skills? Test them out Saturday at Omnivore Books' "Cake Walk" competition.
The contest is open to everyone, free to enter, and has no pre-registration required. Just bake a cake and bring it, along with a knife to cut it. And we do mean Bring It! Omnivore will provide plates, napkins, and forks; the lust for cake will provide eaters.
If you're more of an cake lover than a culinary fighter, no problem: Pay $5 at the door and you will be a registered cake voter. You can sample all the cakes -- good luck, when Omnivore held a cookie contest 65 people entered -- and vote for your favorite.
The baker who receives the most votes wins a cash prize: half the door receipts from the eaters. The runner-up wins a free cookbook.
And everyone gets to eat cake! And hurray for us, we made it all the way through this blog entry without mentioning Marie Antoinette. Oops. Dammit!