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Oct 25, 2013 • By

Meet the 2013 “Make a Cake Face” winners

It’s even sweeter than a bag of Halloween candy.

Dobo’s Delights Bake Shoppe in Piqua, Ohio, and customer Amanda Swigert both won a $2,500 grand prize – and a grand celebration – in the third annual “Make a Cake Face” Sweepstakes, from General Mills.

The annual promotion asks bakery customers nationwide to share a photo from their own special “cake face” moment and name their favorite neighborhood bakery through the Make a Cake Face Facebook page.

What exactly is a “cake face” moment? One that captures how cake takes center stage during life’s special occasions.

Just check out the photo that Swigert entered, showing her son Owen enjoying a zombie-themed cake from Dobo’s for his 12th birthday.

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“Dobo’s is our go-to bakery. We entered the sweepstakes as we thought it would be fun to share the cake photos and a great way to show our support for the bakery,” says Swigert. “Winning was an added bonus!”

Swigert, local residents, and Dobo’s owner Cindy Dobo gathered yesterday for a special celebration (the story was covered by WHIO-TV and the Piqua Daily Call).

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Amanda Swigert, Mark Richman of General Mills, and Cindy Dobo.

Dobo’s Delights Bake Shoppe is the only independent, full-service bakery in Piqua. It is beloved for its decorated cakes featuring delicious icing made from scratch plus its wide range of Hungarian pastries.

“The ‘Make a Cake Face’ sweepstakes is a fun way for us to encourage our customers to share photos of how they are enjoying our cakes with their friends and family,” says Dobo. “We are so delighted to be selected as this year’s winner along with one of our regular customers.”

To continue the fun, the fourth annual contest kicked off Sept. 1.

Once again, bakeries and customers have a chance to win $2,500 grand prizes or monthly prizes throughout the year. The sweepstakes ends August 31, 2014.

Bakeries interested in promoting “Make a Cake Face” can sign up to receive a promotional kit with “Make a Cake Face” merchandising tools, including a counter card, window cling and stickers for cake boxes.

For more information, visit the Make a Cake Face Facebook page.