Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Re-Inventing the Lamington 2011 - The Winners!

One word.

And... he's back!

Now, let me tell you, it has been a major relief to have been able to pass the lamington judging duties over to some other blogger types for this year. I would not have relished being the destroyer of lamington dreams. It's just not my thing.

On that, I'd just like to say that I was interviewed about Re-Inventing the Lamington last week for the Afternoon Show on 666 ABC Canberra. You can read a little bit about it on the show's blog here (though they mis-credit last years winner - it was Sanjana! I forgive you ABC), but basically, they asked Chris Tarlington, who is the chief steward of cooking and jam at the Royal Canberra Show (gulp!), about the lamingtons I have been featuring on Delicious Delicious Delicious, and she was quite definite in her response: not lamingtons.

I know: how crushing. But fear not. I think they are all lamingtons, and so are all the fantastic entries I received from you this year. And it gives me great pleasure to announce this years winners!

To re-cap, and you can get further details about what each judge liked about the individual entires that they selected on their blogs, here is the shortlist:

Mary, The Food Librarian chose:
Stef, Cupcake Project chose:Ms. Humble, Not So Humble Pie chose:
Edd, He-Eats.com chose:
I am no analyst, but with three votes, I think that makes Accro, creator of the Rehrücken Lamingtons, the clear winner. Congratulations Accro! I knew your spiky little filled lamingtons were going to win this! Please get in touch, so that I can send you your prize! I hope that Rose gets you baking even more often than you do already.

But we're not quite finished yet. We have a second prize to award, and it is a Kewpie. I wanted so badly to photograph it for the blog, but the deal with the little dolls is that they come in a sealed box. You never know which one you are going to get. I'd hate to ruin it for the winner!

And who is this second prize winner? Well, I am actually going to choose this one myself, and happily, three of the other judges seem to agree with my choice, even though they chose different entries from the same person. I am awarding the Kewpie to Curtis of Wannabe Culinarian. My favourites were the S'mores Lamingtons, but with three entries, it's not like Curtis was aiming to appeal to only my tastes. You can take your pick! Curtis - please send me an address for your Kewpie to be sent to.

Second place has never been so delicious...

A big thank you to all the bakers who took part in Re-Inventing the Lamington 2011, and to all of you who have followed the craziness and taken time to comment.

But it's not over yet! Come back soon for another lamington treat!

19 comments:

  1. Fab! Congratulations to both winners- you're entries were gorgeous so I won't hesitate to take my Lamington crown off and pass it on to you! *takes off crown and passes it on*
    Great job, guys!

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  2. Congrats to the winners!!!! Honoured to be in such great company.

    It might be of interest to lamington fans that I made NUTELLA lamingtons for World Nutella Day:

    http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2011/02/nutella-lamingtons-for-world-nutella-day-2011/

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  3. That's so cool that you got interviewed! Congrats to the winners!

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  4. Mr. P, I am honored! This was tons of fun, and I'm excited to enter again next year. I look forward to receiving the Kewpie. I promise he/she will show up in a blog post.

    Also, congratulations to Accro. You're entry was beyond amazing.

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  5. Congrats to the winners!

    The winning snack cake might be non-traditional but it still uses many of the classic elements: sponge cake, jam and a chocolate coating, all with a creative twist.

    Gosh, I'm hungry for snack cakes. I'll take a dozen non-lamingtons please.

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  6. Hey Mr P -
    I live in Canberra and can't believe you were interviewed here and I didn't know it! :(

    Anyway. I say *pish* to the jam lady - these are totally lamingtons. As you said on Ms Humble's blog - we Aussies need to be way more adventurous.

    I think they all count.
    Awesome competition, and I wish I had entered!

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  7. Congratulations to both the winners, you deserved it! I feel honoured to have gotten one vote at least :)

    I hope you do this again next year, Mr P.

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  8. Oh this looks so fun - I wish I'd known about it, I made Matcha green Tea Lamingtons this year (as Australia day & Chinese New Year are so close together)... Super creative, I love it. I think us Australians are being totally out-done on the Lamington front.

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  9. This was a blast! Congrats to everyone who played and to the winners! Thanks again to Mr. P. for hosting.

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  10. Wow, sputnik lamingtons!!! A truly worthy winner. And so cool that the Aussie media picked up on it.

    I am starting to wonder if you need therapy for this lamington obsession though?! :-P

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  11. OMG OMG! I WON!

    I have been working the past two days and finally CHECKED!

    I am soo happy ! Thank you Mr P! i am soo inspired by your blog! and to all the super judges who picked mine. Mary . Stef, Mrs Humble, Ed ( well ED you did not pick mine..but :))

    CONGRATS! Curtis! and to everyone who participated. It was really soo much fun. <3

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  12. They're calling them 'shamingtons' these days, Ms. H.

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  13. Katherine Garretson10 February 2011 at 08:31

    Congrats to the winners! I'm so pleased to get votes and comments about my submission, I really didn't think the apple streusel would be noticed among these fantastic entries. I mean, c'mon - a volcano with a T-rex? I can't beat that.

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  14. Congrats to Accro and Curtis! And a big round of applause for you Mr P for hosting this again.

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  15. Greetings from Southern California :-)

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You, ~Ron

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  16. Congrats to EVERYONE for making such great lamingtons! Thanks so much for letting me be a judge this year too! I'm thinking about my entry for next year! :) - mary

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  17. I wouldn't be too offended by the reaction of the Canberra show judge. Australian show judges are notoriously old fashioned and have very rigid views. I am sure they look down their noses at food bloggers as flighty and reckless. I love this competition - a lot of fun.

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  18. Congrats to the winners, so many yummy lamingtons (and I don't care what other people think they are lamingtons)

    And thank you Mr P it was great fun

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