Cupcake Challenge 2019

 
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cupcake challenge info. & guidelines:

The contest is open to anyone.

There will be two categories: taste and decoration. Participants may enter either or both categories.

Entrants must be amateurs:

  • Must not be employed in or accept money for working in the baking or catering industry.

  • May not have their cake-decorating work on display in a commercial bakery or cake shop.

A participant may enter more than one design.

Cupcakes must be made entirely in advance and delivered to the church kitchen by 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 8.

All decorations must be edible. No plastic or other non-edible items.

All cupcakes must be able to stay at room temperature. We will not be able to provide refrigeration.

Cupcakes are to be the standard size 2 ½” cupcakes. No minis, giants, or pops please.

Bring 24 standard-size cupcakes in a disposable container. Cupcakes will be served as part of the meal.

Please include typed or legibly written recipe on an 8 1/2” x 11” sheet of paper with name, address, evening phone number, and email address if available, in the upper corner. Recipe and photos may be used by the Dutilh Kitchen Ministries Team for publicity, promotion, or advertising.

Judging will begin at 12 p.m.  Winners announced at 12:30 p.m.

The judge’s decision is final. The winner will be awarded bragging rights for one year.

Entries in the “decoration” category will be judged by the criteria below:

  • Presentation: How pleasing is the cupcake to the eye? Does the cupcake have flair? Originality?

  • Ease of Access: Is it too hard to get the wrapper off and when you do get it off does the cake hold together or do you make a mess of it?

  • Cupcake-ness: Does it remind you of a cupcake or has it pushed things too far?

Entries in the “taste” category will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Bite-ability: What is the cake to frosting ratio? Does the ratio impede the ability to take a complete bite? Do we have to resort to using a fork?

  • Frosting: Flavor, type, and texture are all important and will be looked at critically. How well does the frosting marry to the cake? Does the frosting compliment the cake? Is there enough for each bite? Too much?

  • Cake: We’re looking for moistness, flavor, and texture. Does the cake support the frosting well? Does the whole thing collapse after you take a bite?

  • Ease of Access: Is it too hard to get the wrapper off and when you do get it off does the cake hold together or do you make a mess of it?

 
 
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