Starch Madness: Round of 64 Voting

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(5) Chocolate Cake VS (12) Sugar Cookies

While it’s surprising that Chocolate Cake only received a five-seed, it’s reasonable if you figure in the top four in the bracket. That said, chocolate

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cake is one of the most desirable and sexy of desserts. The rich chocolate cake layered with chocolate buttercream or ganache is something you cannot fake. You either do it right, or don’t do it at all.

While Chocolate Cake has what it takes to go all the way, so to does the 12-seed, Sugar Cookies. While there isn’t much wiggle room outside of adding sprinkles on top, these cookies are still a mainstay in the dessert world. Either way, these sugary morsels are a force to be reckoned with in the Starch Madness Dessert Region.

(6) Cupcakes VS (11) Rice Crispy Treats

For a long time, Cupcakes were something you made to take to your teacher or your mom made for the class on your birthday. Then those same

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Mom’s started opening up Cupcake shops. Since then, they have taken on an entirely new life. As they have evolved in popularity they have done the same in flavor. Gone are the days of plain old chocolate and vanilla. Today’s cupcakes feature flavors like Guinness, Maple Bacon and Margarita. We thought they were a fad, but Cupcakes are for real.

On the other side of this matchup, Rice Crispy Treats are something that everyone loves. Whether you like to but the brand name ones in the blue wrapper or you like making them at home, these are definitely treats. The coolest feature of Rice Crispy Treats is probably the ability to form them into pretty much any shape you desire. It’s like dessert sculpting clay.

(7) Brownies VS (10) Oreos

In a 7-Vs-10 Matchup you can usually expect anything. That’s definitely the case in this matchup as we see Brownies take on Oreos. While Brownies are the favorite in terms of seed, Oreos are the favorite in Vegas.

While Brownies bring the heat when it comes to chewiness and chocolate content, there is nothing quite like an Oreo. No matter how you eat them, they are delicious. You can bite right into them, twist the apart, eat the cream separately, or dip them into milk. These cookies are so good you can even find Oreo flavored Brownies.

(8) Cheesecake VS (9) Donuts

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Whether you knew it or not this actually a battle of New York. You probably already associate Cheesecake with New York or maybe Cheesecake Factory. But did you realize that Donuts as we know them in America come from the Big Apple as well? Even so, there are at least 45 countries that have their own version of the Donut and at least 5 times as many flavors.

The same can be said for Cheesecake as nearly every fruit, flavor and candy has been made into a cheesecake at some point. The choice is yours, but only one of these two decadent desserts can move through to the second round.