Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I am the Champion my Frie-ends *dum,dum,dum*...

That is supposed to be the song by Queen ya know!

Anyhoo...guess who entered a baking contest this past weekend and walked away with 1st place?!

YEAHHH!!! ME, Me, Me!!! YAY!

Guess what I won!

$250!!!

Who doesn't have to spend the grocery budget now!? Me, Me, Me!!!

The only rule was that it had to be a dessert made with some sort of berry.

My loving husband encouraged me to enter and found the perfect dessert for me to make (he found it online):

White-Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake! and it was so Yummy!!!

I had never made it before and didn't even get to taste it until after the judging! Talk about anxiety!

Here is the lovely Champion herself (the cheesecake, not me)...


Look at all the fresh raspberries, raspberry sauce, and white chocolate shavings! Yummy!!!


I garnished it with some fresh raspberries and mint from our garden on the side. Isn't she pretty!

And in case you're a hater and you don't believe...


They broke out the BIG check for me!!! Yay for sugary goodness!


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57 comments:

Jennifer said...

Congrats to you! That looks delicious!! I can't believe you got a BIG check. HAHA

Ashley said...

that looks so yummy! Congrats!

Ali said...

Oh my goodness - congratulations! That looks absolutely delicious. Hope you saved some for yourself!

kimert said...

Congrats!!!

Alicia said...

That is awesome! That looks so yummy!!!

Jessica said...

That's so awesome! Congratulations! Can we get the recipe???

Brandi said...

Congrats it looks delicious.

mrssoup said...

That looks so good!

I've always wanted to win a prize where I get a big check....

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Kasey!! That is so awesome! Congratulations to you!! I have had White Chocolate Raspberry cheesecake from the cheesecake factory before and it is so yummy!!! But the one I had did not look as pretty as your's did!!

Go buy something super fun with the $250!!

~Becca

Sarah said...

Congrats! What a great win!

jenjen said...

Wow - that is AMAZING. Your cheesecake looks so good! You'll have to post the recipe!

And woo hoo for the $$$!


XOXO
Jen

Shawn said...

Way to gz!

OK I NEED that recipe!

Now go buy a new dress and pair of shoes!

All About Aleigha said...

Congrats! That looks so yummy!

Creepy Mommy said...

Yay! your cheesecake looks beautiful and I'm sure it tastes fantastic! congrats!

Jen said...

WOW! That's fantastic - congratulations! I love cheesecake, and that one looks DE-LISH.

Amber said...

Wow, congrats!! I want the recipe too!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Congratulations, Kasey! That cheesecake, I'm sure, tastes divine, but it definitely LOOKS amazing!! Wow! $250...what are you going to do with that?!

Michelle @ Tickled Pink & Fabulous said...

That is so awesome, and it looks delicious!!! Congrats :)

Lauren said...

That looks so yummy!

Vivienne said...

Awesome! That looks soooo good and what a gorgeous presentation!!! Did you cash teh big check or did they give you a smaller replacement check...?
Congrats! We're all very proud of you!
(Next, State... then on to Nationals...)

Natalie said...

Congrats! Those pictures are making me hungry!

Kelli said...

Go Kasey! That cheesecake looks rather delicious...of course you won.

The Un-Organized Mom said...

Congratulations!!! That looks so good!!!

Rhonda said...

Kasey, Kasey, Kasey!!! Woohooo!!!!!! That is so cool! How fun to have the winning recipe! Wow...one you had never made before at that!

It looks so good...that is an understatement! You MUST share the recipe girl! After all it won you $250.00! YAY...SCREAMING FOR YOU!

Where was the contest at?

Emily said...

oh my goodness....that looks so incredibly lusciously delish! Congrats on your win! By the looks of it, definitely well deserved!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Aren't you the coolest girl EVER?! Now send us all the recipe so we can enter local baking contests and win a big check too! :-)

You have to tell us how you spend all that fun cash!

So proud of you! Look at you in the news: http://kthsnews.com/a/

Alicia said...

Congratulations! That's awesome! And that cheesecake looks AMAZING! Are you gonna share the recipe, or what? ;)

Lacy said...

Whooo Hooo! Go Kasey girl! Im so excited for you and it does look fab. I cant wait to see what cutsies you buy with your winnings.

Molly said...

That looks incredibly delicious! Do you deliver?? Congrats!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

That's Awesome! Congrats. The cheesecake looks wonderful. Love the photo and the big check!

Alicia said...

Congrats! I really would like a slice of that!

Alli said...

That is awesome! Way to go!

Sugar & Spice said...

Wow!! Congrats :)

world of wynn said...

Kasey, how awesome!!! You look so cute with your BIG check!! Congrats.

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

Wow, well done! It looks gorgeous! xx

Hibiscus Moon said...

Congratulations!!! Yaya. It looks scrumtuous. Do we get the recipe?

Miller Racing Family said...

WOW, congrats! The cheesecake does look to die for. Love the big check!
Have a great Friday!

Rachel said...

Congrats!!! It looks so yummy!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Seriously? You didn't post the recipe? It looks super yummy! Congratulations.

Ms. Davis said...

Wow! That is one big check. How fun is that? I love the "hater" comment it made me laugh! Glad you have proof. The cheesecake looks divine! Congratulations!

Hannah Grace said...

Congrats on the award!! Your desert looks scrumpiously yumptious...It makes me want to eat some!!

Renee said...

You look so cute! Your cheesecake looks and sounds delicious.

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

AWESOME! It looks sooooooooooooo good too. Wow...I want some. ;)

Kristen said...

Congrats!! That is awesome!

J.J. said...

Congrats!!!! That looks sooo yummy!!!!!

Brunch at Saks said...

Just found your blog and love it!

Lindsay said...

ooo how wonderfully exciting!! That dessert looks so good!

Ginette said...

Oh, that is awesome! Beautifully made. Congrats!!

Jolene said...

Awesome, congrats!!!

MiMi said...

That looks GREAT!!! Good job! I always wanted a giant check. Even if it was for like 5.00 it would be cool for me.
Macey

Wendy said...

Hey Kasey,
I would love to help host a FMM. It truly is the one post I try to do most every weeks (have not been able to the last couple of weeks lot going on) but that would be soo much fun, so if you need help let me know.

Mamarazzi said...

AWESOME!! congrats!!

Kristen Marie said...

oh yum yum yum! any cheesecake, of any kind...the best!! my mouth cannot take what my eyes are seeing!! fabulous!

jennykate77 said...

Congratulations!!! You rocked that cheesecake! It looks soooooo yumm-O!

Hope you're having a great week!

Mrsfatface said...

Congratulations! That cheesecake looks so delicious.

heidi said...

That is SO STINKIN' AWESOME! WTBake, Kasey! :-)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

WOW! I am super impressed! That cheesecake looks DE-LICIOUS!