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Baked With LUV: The Cakes Are In!

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The cakes are in, and we couldn’t have asked for a better 41st birthday celebration!  From vintage Flight Attendants to “Bags Fly Free,” entrants in the Pinterest “Baked with LUV” Contest showed their Southwest Spirit by decorating unique 41stbirthday cakes for the LUV airline.  

To enter, bakers were asked to create an original cake that exhibited their Southwest Spirit in honor of Southwest’s birthday. The entries were then “pinned” to Southwest’s Pinterest page.

After much mouth-watering competition, we are pleased to congratulate our winner, Julia Jones from New York. Using the Southwest logo, Julia created a perfect representation of the heart of Southwest Airlines.

Julia With Cake

Julia recently finished her first year of school at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Currently, Julia is on an externship, working at the Ritz Carlton in Hawaii. When she heard about the “Baked with LUV” Contest, she knew it would be the perfect opportunity to get a head start on the baking classes she will be taking next fall at school. Originally from Washington, Southwest is always Julia’s airline of choice when she flies home to visit her family.

Check out these photos from Julia’s Pinterest page below (or click here) that detail the SWA-Spirited creation.  Congratulations, Julia, and best of luck in culinary school!

Julia Making Cake
Measuring and crafting the fuselage

Julia Putting Tail Together
Crafting the "LUV 41" tail

Julia Making Cake
Almost done with the masterpiece

We LUV'd your cakes!  There could only be one winner, but here are a few other entries:

Vintage Cake


Bags Fly Free Cake

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Congratulations Julia!! 🙂 So happy for you! I had so much fun making my cake, and eating it too 😉 And sharing the Southwest LUV around! Maybe next time! :) -Lauren
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They're all so clever and fun. Nice work!
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I think the cake with the MAP should have won. Hands down its the BEST!
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The map is the best one
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really that was the winning cake, half a plane and boring