About 2021 Virtual San Diego Cake Show

The San Diego Cake Show is going virtual again!  

Even though we can't physically be together, we can still participate in our favorite activity together.  Last year's virtual cake competition was such a hit, we've decided to do it again! Not only will you be able to continue showing your creativity, you'll be helping a good cause - keeping families close to their hospitalized child as all registration fees and donations go directly to San Diego's Ronald McDonald House! 

​Important Dates:

  • Current - April 23rd: Registration is open
  • April 12th - April 30th: Voting for People's Choice is open. VOTE HERE for your favorite creation! 
  • May 3rd: Winners announced!  


  • You can enter any cake, cookie, or cupcake that you have personally created within the last 2 years - it does not have to be something made specifically for this competition.
  • It can have been entered in any other competition - however, it CANNOT have won another competition. 
  • Your creation does not need to follow the "Carnival of Cakes" theme of the cake show. 

Ready to Register?

Select the register button and sign yourself up! You can enter the following categories: 

  • ​​Juniors (Ages 14 and below): Cakes, Cookies, or Cupcakes
  • Adults (Beginners and below): Cake, Cookies, or Cupcakes
  • Professional (Intermediate skills and above): Cake, Cookies/Cupcakes, Non-Cake (sugar flowers, chocolate/sugar show pieces, modeling, etc.)

Next Steps

  • ​Send a picture of your completed creation to Diana Witte at dwitte@rmhcsd.org by April 23rd;
  • You may send up to 4 pictures of your creation;
  • Images should be either jpg or png files;
  • Vote on your entry for People's Choice from April 12th - April 30th: VOTE HERE

Supporting San Diego's Ronald McDonald House

All proceeds will go to San Diego's Ronald McDonald House Home Fund to help sustain the true "heartbeat" of the House, where lodging, care, meals, and other vital services provide the strength and resources families need to stay close to their child's hospital bedside. 

Thank you for being a part of the virtual cake show! 


Starts at:  January 24, 2021 11:00 PM
Ends at:  April 30, 2021 6:59 PM




Diana Witte

Cast your Vote for the People's Choice Awards

Select here to Vote for your favorite creations! 

People's Choice Award
You don't have to be a professional to choose your favorite creation. You can vote on your favorite cake, cookie and cupcake for as little as $2 a vote. Of course the creation with the most donations will win Peoples Choice Award, so you can donate as much as you'd like for your favorite sweet treat!


Fabulous Prizes

1st place winner in the Professional Non-Cake will be awarded a 3-day flower class with Nicholas Lodge valued at $650, in addition to the prize package! The winners of the other Professional categories will win the prize package. 

The People's Choice winner will receive a Remarkable Creators Phone & Tablet Stand with Ring Light Bundle, Model RCBTABLED, valued at $140, in addition to the prize package!

The top Adult Cake, Cookies, or Cupcake will each win the prize package!

The top Junior Cake, Cookies, or Cupcake will each win the prize package!

Each winner will be entered into an opportunity drawing for a $50 Simi Cakes gift card. 

Meet the Judges

Click here to learn more about the judges

​Nicholas Lodge

Susan Trianos

Reva Alexander Hawk

Kyla Hatcher-Myers

Paul Bradford

Kathleen Lange

Peggy Tucker

Why Participate?

Not only is it fun but you'll be supporting a great cause! 

San Diego's Ronald McDonald House Mission

While things continue to look different, the need to provide care and comfort to parents with hospitalized children never changes. That's why our San Diego Ronald McDonald House has kept it's doors open to the sickest children, whose medical needs couldn't wait for COVID-19 to abate. 

All of the money raised from the virtual cake show goes towards San Diego's Ronald McDonald House Home Fund. The Home Fund supports core mission services for families at San Diego's Ronald McDonald House. Temporary lodging, meals, and other life necessities help to sustain families whose lives have been turned upside down by their child's diagnosis and treatment. By providing an unrestricted gift to our Home Fund, you are supporting our highest and most urgent needs as determined by our volunteer Board of Trustees. 

Your gift to the Home Fund will help families find stability and peace of mind with rest, nourishment, and connections with others in similar situations. Best of all, you'll help hospitalized children benefit from the love and care of their families when it matters most. 

To find out more about San Diego's Ronald McDonald House, select here

Thanks to our generous sponsors