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As you may have heard, Southern Weddings turned NINE on Saturday! Birthdays are a big deal around the Southern Weddings office because they give us a chance to celebrate the history and legacy that has been created since that very first blog post went live all those years ago. As this is our last single-digit birthday, we thought we’d celebrate in high style. In addition to giving away an amazing birthday prize pack, releasing some fabulous new postcards and digital products, and sharing your very own SW birthday hat printables, we decided to have a friendly little office birthday cupcake decorating competition.

The rules were pretty simple: create the most “Southern Weddings” cupcake possible. Baking your own cupcake or buying an unfrosted cupcake from the grocery store (only the best Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade hack in history) were perfectly acceptable, but buying an already-decorated cupcake was deemed not in line with the spirit of SW and severely frowned upon.

Because this contest is intended to be anonymous, I will refrain from editorializing too much, but I can’t help but mention that some of us were not aware how serious others of us would get for this competition. A few gals clearly used the tips we picked up at our cupcake decorating class at our team retreat last May, and I was a little blown away by the use of props, fondant, and 3D decorations. I’m reminded again to never underestimate my talented and dedicated coworkers :)

We need your help to pick a winner! Channel your inner Food Network judge and comment below to let us know which entry takes the cake as most “Southern Weddings.” May the best cupcake win!

kristin Written with love by Kristin
10 Comments
  1. avatar Victoria Strader reply

    Eek! These are all so lovely… but #5 has to take the prize! It was also fun trying to guess who made each one!

  2. avatar Mallory Osteen reply

    I would eat any of them, but my favorite has to be #7 for the mountain of yummy icing and the cute topper!

  3. avatar Maura W reply

    Number 3! But they all look delicious!!

  4. avatar Silvana Chavez reply

    I think the first one!

  5. avatar Lindy reply

    So many great choices…. going back and forth between 5 and 7 but ultimately I can’t help but vote for #7….. that is distinctly SW!!!

  6. avatar Janna reply

    Love #5! It’s so cute!

  7. avatar Kristy reply

    #3 :)

  8. avatar Julia Harkins reply

    1) #5
    2) #2
    3)#1

  9. avatar Bri A reply

    Oh my, I love all of these! They’re all so artistic and creative! My favorite might have to be 3. I can’t get over the little dress and suit detailing!

  10. avatar Karen Julia reply

    These are so cute! No. 2 is the clear winner for me!

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Is there anything more Southern than sweet tea and biscuits? Hold on to your hats y’all, because this championship battle is going to be for the record books. The Final Four votes have been tallied and we are officially down to our last two Southern delicacies. Final voting is open now and we will crown our 2017 champion on Monday, April 3, hours before the ‘other March Madness’ Championship tips off!

For now, though, we bid adieu to fried chicken and hot-n-now Krispy Kreme donuts. Krispy Kreme made back-to-back Final Four appearances, but even with most of the Southern Weddings office pledging their voting allegiance, they couldn’t make it to the championship match. This year the SW gals are split in their final voting because many of us have a champion still standing!! A couple of us will be rooting hard for biscuits and at least one gal (ahem, *wink*) is 100% on Team Sweet Tea!

Here’s how our final bracket looks:

You have until Sunday night at midnight to cast your vote, so don’t dawdle! Planning to watch the ‘other March Madness’ festivities over the weekend? Maybe serve some sweet tea and biscuits along with your other favorite party foods. Need other menu inspiration? Pick a few other bites and beverages from our 2017 list of 64 – might I recommend pimento cheese, chicken & waffles and banana pudding to start? Happy voting!!

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  1. avatar m reply

    soooooo…. who was the winner???

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Welcome back to the 2017 Southern Weddings Mason-Dixon Madness Tourney! We have whittled the field from 64 and now have our top main, side, sweet and drink battling it out for a spot in the championship match-up! Three of the four remaining bites and beverages made it through by upsetting the higher seed so there’s no telling who is going to make it to the final round! Seems that y’all are a bunch of donut lovers. Krispy Kreme is back in the Final four, upsetting Pecan Pie by less than 10 votes!

We’re also parting ways with Lisa’s favorite mac and cheese and my beloved BBQ. However, I’m pleased to share that sweet tea lives to see another day and is the official best ‘beverage’ in the South!

Here’s how our bracket is looking:

Voting is open until the 29th

Fried Chicken upset BBQ by 4 votes, so call your mama, your beau, and your best friend if you want to see your favorites (ahem, sweet tea) in the finals! Each vote matters!

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