My husband, Jamie is a fanatical college basketball fan. He has had 6th row seats for SDSU Aztecs basketball games over the past 10 years. Being married to me, he has also become a dessert lover.
Last year, he created a game that married two of his passions to help us name the most popular Extraordinary Dessert. We launched it on our Facebook page and based on the results, we have decided to make it even more appetizing by adding more desserts and prizes. The competition is fierce but also uber delicious.
Dessert Madness offers our Facebook fans a different match-up of two different desserts each day to vote on. The dessert with the most votes at the end of the day wins and moves on to play another day against another winning dessert. We keep going throughout March until our championship match-up on March 31, when our top dessert will be crowned.
We feature the desserts going against each other in both of our locations each day, so that our fans can taste the thrill of victory. These are our most popular desserts, so they will be available while supplies last.
To help encourage participation, every time one of our fans votes, they are added into a random drawing to win Extraordinary Prizes like: Happy Hour for six at our 5th Avenue store, signed copies of Extraordinary Cakes, and gift cards.
The brackets are broken down into two categories: Dark Chocolate Bracket and the Fruited & Non-Dark Chocolate Bracket.
The Dark Chocolate Bracket (in order of seeding) is: Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding, Viking, Dulce de Leche, Gianduia, Pot de Crème, Moroccan, Chocolate Beignet, Dame Chocolate, La Bete Noir, Au Chocolat, Chocolate Tiramisu, Chocolate Macadamia Torte, Truffe Framboise, Triple Chocolate Mousse, Hot Fudge Sundae, and Chocolate Chunk Short Bread.
The Fruited & Non-Dark Chocolate Bracket is: Passion Fruit Ricotta Cake, Shangri-La, Napoleon, Caramel Macadamia Cheesecake, Banana Cream Tart, Ivoire Royale, Blood Orange Ricotta, White Chocolate Linzer Torte, Lemon Praline Torte, Dulce de Leche Cheese Cake, Tres Leches Cake, Raspberry Linzer Danish, Coconut Cream Torte, Frasier Triple Berry Torte, Pavlova, and Carrot Cake Crème Brulee.
Jamie and I have both picked Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding, last year’s champion, to run away with victory again this year. It’s just so warm and buttery and chocolaty. It’s even better smothered with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.
I hope you play and can help your favorite become the champion of Dessert Madness for 2012.