Monday, April 6, 2009

The winner is....

..not me.

That's okay. I'm thrilled to say the the winner is my new blogging friend Snooky Doodle!

She made a fantastic cupcake and I voted for it a few times, so I'm so glad she won!

Now, I'm sure a few of you who have voted for me in the past and are always supportive of my Iron Cupcake entries are probably a bit confused. I know most of you followed it pretty closely this time and I had the largest surge of support ever this round! For most of the voting period, the cupcake with the most votes seemed to be jumping between me and another competitor. Now, as of the beginning of 2009, there is a new way they pick the winner and I was unaware of this because I did not compete in January and February. From now on out, for every vote you receive, your name gets put into a number pool and at the end of the week, they pick a number using a random integer generator. That number picked is the person who wins the prize pack.
So, the more votes you have, the better chance you have of winning the prize pack, but there's no guarantee.

Now, of course there's good and bad things about this new voting rules, but overall I think it's good. I'm happy. As some of you know, I wasn't thrilled with the way it was before because unless you were a heavy hitter in the blogosphere, you had no chance whatsoever. I think this is a good way to do it. The other great thing is that you can vote for up to 3 cupcakes and the more entries you have the better your chances! Perfect, because I'm already working on several ideas for this month.

Finally, I just want to say thank you to everyone who went to vote, got their friends to vote, made their husbands vote, made their husbands to tell their friends to vote, went to work and bribed and threatened votes out of coworkers, peddled votes on facebook.... it could go on and on. You guys are awesome!

Once again, congrats to Snooky Doodle and her Almond Lemon Anise Seed Cupcake!!

Thanks so much and if you have any special requests for this month's theme of Soda Pop, let them be heard!


Snooky doodle said...

Hi Vanessa
Thanks again for voting for me. I voted for you too since I really liked your cupcake and I m going to try it soon :) However your cupcake is surely a winner you had so many votes I was only lucky :) I m sure you ll be a winner in the coming months surely you have my support. Eager to see your upcoming creations :)

amylouwho said...

Oh i didn't know the rules had changed either. Good to know!

two words: Orange Crush

two more words: Root Beer

amylouwho said...

P.S. - probably not together....