His Bakery in Portland, Ore., and customer Dean Aldinger were named the grand prize winner sin the annual “Make a Cake Face sweepstakes from Pillsbury Bakers’ Plus. The bakery Aldinger each received a $2,500 cash prize for their winning photo, which shows Aldinger blowing out the candles with the help of his family, on a mousse-filled, chocolate birthday cake from His Bakery. (Pictured, from left to right: Angel Carroll, General Mills Bakeries & Foodservice territory manager, presents the grand prize check to Jack Robeson and customer Dean Aldinger.)
For the sweepstakes, consumers were asked to share a photo from a special “cake face” moment and name their favorite neighborhood bakery through the Make a Cake FaceFacebook page. Both the consumer and bakery named were eligible to win the grand prize, while this year participants also had the chance to win one of 11 monthly prizes of $250 for bakeries and $100 for customers. Robeson encouraged Aldinger’s family to submit a photo, as they are regulars at his bakery for special occasion cakes.
“We’re committed to giving our customers the best and nothing else compares to the moisture content, flavor and consistent results that Pillsbury delivers,” owner Jack Robeson said in a press release. “Since we were already supporters of Pillsbury, when we learned about the Make a Cake Face sweepstakes, we decided to give it a try. We’re thrilled to be selected as this year’s winner along with one of our regular customers.”