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culinary arts contest

July 6, 2008 by sholdren

For the two recent holidays, Canada Day and Independence Day, certain members of my family decided to have a contest in which each person submits a picture of a patriotic food that they made. Below, I have posted all the entries.

Which one do you think should win?

ruth\'s entry
Patriotic Sundae
by: Ruth Hoyer

Stars & Stripes Parfaits
by: Anna Hammermeister and Elsie McDermott

Canada Day Breakfast
by: Dean & Maryjo McDermott

Ed’s Patriotic Berry Shortcake
by: Ed Hoyer

Canadian Flag Cake
by: Natasha Hoyer

American Girl Popsicles
by: Stephanie Fowler

All American Trifle
by: Susanna Holdren

Please leave a comment to let us know who you think should win!


  1. sholdren says:

    I think Natasha’s “Canadian Flag Cake” should win, because it’s the most artistic one!

  2. Trooper says:

    I vote for the “Canadian Flag Cake” simply for the reason that it contains more patriotic symbols, images, or objects than any of the others.

  3. Valerie says:

    I like the All American Trifle because it looks DELICIOUS!! lol… and I must say the Patriotic Berry Shortcake is pretty artistic! BUT …

    the cute American Girl Popsides have my vote! 🙂

  4. Mom Hoyer says:

    I vote for the “American Girl Popsicles”. Those sweet girls, Esther & Heidi look so CUTE holding the Red,White,& Blue Popsicles!!!

  5. Rose says:

    I think the All American Trifle should win. It looks great and all the colors are displayed beautifully!

  6. Justin says:

    Justin Says the American girl popsicles should win!

  7. Emily says:

    The Canadian flag cake should win!

  8. Mr. H. says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    After looking at all the entries, I have decided to give my vote for the entry of: American Girl Popsicles!

  9. Bob M. says:

    I have decided to give my vote to the Stars and Stripes Parfaits. They don’t only look good but they tasted fantastic!

  10. e. says:

    The Canadian breakfast definitly has my vote. Very original ideas….didn’t have to go to for idea. 🙂

  11. Caleb says:

    I vote for the Canadian Flag Cake. Natasha did an awesome job!

  12. Ethan says:

    I vote for the Canadian Breakfast. I like the Maple Leaf cookies.

  13. Anna says:

    The Patriotic Sundae looks really good! That takes my vote, but great job everyone!

  14. Stephanie says:

    I have to give my vote to the Canadian Flag Cake since it looks very detailed (the maple leaf) well as very patriotic!

    All entries were awesome, and I think everyone did an excellent job! Way to go everyone!

  15. Heather says:

    Natasha’s Canadian Flag cake gets my vote. Well done!

  16. They all look so yummy,that I had to get Duane to help me vote. And it was decided that Natasha’s Canadian Flag cake, got our loyalty and vote!

  17. Karen says:

    I Have to say everyone did a great job and they were all so creative that I would have to say to count 1 vote for everyone from me.(the waffles looked great Ed)

  18. Auntie Edna says:

    The American Girl Popsicles gets my vote.. they’ve got a double whamy..the popsicles and the shirts along with the All American Smile! Very cute!! Everyone did a Great Job. Congratulations.

  19. I think Natasha’s Canadian flag should win! Very cool!

  20. Jasmine McDermott says:

    I think that they are all very good. Each one would get a vote from me.

  21. Kai McDermott says:

    After looking at each one twice, I decided that I like ours the best! The All Canadian Breakfast.

  22. Maryjo McDermott says:

    I would like to try each entry out to help me decide. But since the icecream has long melted, I have to pick……Patriotic Sundae.

  23. Audrey L says:

    The Canadian Flag Cake gets my vote. But the Popsicle Girls comes a close second.
    Wonderful job done by all.

  24. TODD& LAURA says:

    We vote for the american girl popsicles! we think they are very cute kids!!

  25. shelley says:

    All the entries with Strawberries and Blueberries look so yummy and the Canadian breakfast was very creative BUT my vote goes to Steph and the yummy popscicles!

  26. Lily W. says:

    A lot of work and thought
    was put into each entry.
    My vote goes to the
    “Canadian Flag Cake”. Very
    well done, Natasha.

  27. Trudy says:

    I think they all look wonderful & yummy! My vote will have to go to the All American Trifle. I think I need the recipe

  28. Sandi H. says:

    Much thought & effort was put into each one. I agree with Maryjo, I’d like to sample each one!!! Alas, my vote is for Sue.

  29. Trevor says:

    My vote goes to the breakfast one. It looked very original.

    Runner up to the All American Trifle, that looks yum!!

  30. Charity Smith says:

    Even though they all looked yummy, and I liked the All American Trifle, my vote goes for the Canada Flag Cake! =) What a great job Natasha! How did you find the time with a new baby! Haha!

  31. Anna says:

    OMA and OPA Wilde vote for the ‘All American Trifle” !!!

  32. Anna says:

    AUNTIE ERNA: votes for the “Patriotic Berry Shortcake”

  33. Dianna says:

    I vote for Natashas cake. It looks like she put alot of effort in it and very cute!

  34. erin says:

    Proud to be Canadian… and loved the Canadian flag cake, so my vote is for the Canadian flag cake

  35. Marguerite says:

    I vote for Natasha’s . Ie looks yummy!!!!!!!

  36. linda holdren says:

    I think I like the Stars and Stripes and Dad likes Susie’s All American Trifle, but they all look tasty!

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