Birthday cake could be worth special room rate

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, California, is celebrating its first birthday, but the property is giving out a gift — to a fan or guest who accepts a unique challenge.

Shore Hotel is encouraging people to bake a birthday cake inspired by the property and deliver it on October 7, the hotel’s big day. The winning baker will receive a celebratory room rate of US$1/night that must be redeemed by December 31.