The Palm Beach Outlets World Birthday Cake-Eating Championship

Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Date: 02-13-2016
Winner: Matt Stonie, with 12.81lb of Birthday Cake in 8 min

STONIE DEFENDS BIRTHDAY CAKE CROWN!

Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie claimed the second annual Palm Beach Outlets World Birthday Cake-Eating Championship by eating 12.81 lb of Birthday Cake in eight minutes. In doing so, he defended his title and once more declared that when it comes to cake, Stonie is boss.

It was a close-run thing, however The West Palm Beach crowd could sense as much during the contest's tense middle passage. Miki Sudo—the world's #1-ranked female eater—gained on Stonie and at some stages appeared to have surpassed him. In the end, she would lose by just half a slice of cake—five measly ounces separated first and second. Gideon Oji and Geoffrey Esper continued their impressive first 12 months as Major League Eaters with a tie for third place; Oji would have claimed third for himself if not for debris. He would later explain that his large hands made it difficult to handle the soft buttercream-filled cake with the required delicate touch. Indeed, dude mangled each slice into submission. He will learn from the experience and emerge all the better for it.

As will each and every one of the people who attended this event. It was the day before Valentine's Day, after all, and what better way to celebrate love and romance than by watching Major League Eaters do what they do so well. Competitive eating is the sport of love.

FULL RESULTS! 1 Matt Stonie 12.81lb of Birthday Cake in 8 mins 2 Miki Sudo 12.5 3 Geoffrey Esper 9.375 3 Gideon Oji 9.375 5 Adrian Morgan 8.59 6 Yasir Salem 7.5 7 Nate Biller 6.25 8 Pedram Esmaeelzadeh 5.31

This contest took place at 1pm Eastern, on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Center Court at Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL.

Please note: This contest is restricted to participants aged 18 and over.

About Palm Beach Outlets Palm Beach Outlets is conveniently located off I-95 at Exit 71 in West Palm Beach. Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Carter’s® babies and kids, and DKNY are among the stores shoppers can peruse. Additionally, Marketplace at the Outlets is an adjacent shopping center that features a dynamic mix of national tenants.

About New England Development For more than 35 years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management, delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types and across the country. New England Development’s growing portfolio of retail projects includes an exciting mix of outlet centers including Asheville Outlets® in Asheville, North Carolina; Outlets of Little Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas; and Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Florida. Additional outlet centers in development include Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa; Clarksburg Premium Outlets ® in Clarksburg, Maryland; and Outlets of Michigan in Romulus, Michigan.

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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.