This should come as no surprise to anyone, but the winner (by a LANDSLIDE) of the Colossal Cake Smash Smackdown sponsored by Crumbs Bakeshop is our "Most Dramatic Smash", Miss I-Don't-Know-If-It's-Going-Up-Or-Going-Down, the Chocolate Meets Crinoline Spectacular… OLIVIA.

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Seriously. Olivia was a late entry and somehow she managed to combine all four of the major categories (Best Shirtless, Messiest, Biggest Sugar Coma and Most Professional) into one fabulously caketacular photo.

Congratulations, Olivia! You won (and thoroughly deserve) an $100 Crumbs Bakeshop Gift Card so you can reenact your award winning smash a few times over. I'm sure your parents will be delighted. Also, I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I am restructuring my stock portfolio. I predict a sharp rise in chocolate, tulle and plastic drop cloths come Olivia's second birthday. (Don't say I didn't warn you!)

Besides the grand prize, four kids are going home with a deliciously huge Crumbs Colossal Cupcake ($42) for winning their respective rounds. They are (clockwise from right) Aiden, Zalie, Edward and Cheech. Plus I gave over 30 more kids awards like "Most Paranoid", "Most Religious" and "Best Headplant" in an album on the Mommy Shorts Fanpage.


All well deserved.

And one final person will be going home with a Crumbs Colossal Cupcake selected randomly from the comments under Friday's post. And that person is…


Congratulations, Ashley. Feel free to eat your Colossal with a fork.

Which brings me to the last remaining prizes- five $18 Crumbs gift cards. April Peris won one of them in the first round, which left four up for grabs.

Last week, as part of the final round, I showcased a (very controversial!) photo of Sadie's smash asking everyone to fill in the blank: "This is for _______ !"

My four favorite captions get the prize.

Before I announce the winners, I took the liberty of using three captions (thank you Cheryl S, Julie and Breenah) to make up one SUPER CAPTION below:

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But I had to give the gift cards to the following…

BriConstable: "This is for the complete and total shredding of my who-ha."

Jennifer: "This is for the hemorrhoid."

Brenna: "This is for looking just like your dead beat dad."

And lastly…

Julie Gardner: "This is for ELMO."

Indeed, Julie Gardner, indeed.

Thank you to everyone for participating— whether you submitted a photo, voted for your favorites, lurked in the shadows all creepy-like, etc. etc.

And a HUGE THANK YOU to Crumbs Bakeshop for supplying the prizes, donating all the cupcakes for Mazzy's birthday party and being a thoroughly awesome sponsor of Mommy Shorts.

Everyone, if you pass a Crumbs, go in and buy a cupcake. Tell them I sent you.

Then smash that yummy confection in your face like it's your very first birthday.

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You won't regret it.

— Mommy Shorts


I am currently looking for photos for an "I Hate Santa" album and a "Littlest Football Fans" album. If you have a photo you'd like to submit, please upload it to the wall of the Mommy Shorts Facebook Fanpage. And don't forget to include your kid's name!


 Crumbs Prize Recap:

Olivia: $100 Crumbs Gift Card
Aiden: Colossal Cupcake
Zalie: Colossal Cupcake
Edward: Colossal Cupcake
Cheech: Colossal Cupcake
Ashley: Colossal Cupcake
April Peris: $18 Gift Card
Jule Gardner: $18 Gift Card
BriConstable: $18 Gift Card
Jennifer: $18 Gift Card
Brenna: $18 Gift Card

Please contact me at myshort@mommyshorts to claim your prize.