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Holiday Bake-Off for Kids

  • Saturday, October 17, 2020, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The 4-H Holiday Bake-Off is open to all youth, you do not need to be a 4-H Member to participate!

Participation Guidelines:
  • Open to youth 5–18 years of age; youth do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to participate; Cloverbud (5–7 years), Junior (8–12 years), Senior (13–18 years)
  • Each youth must have an adult helper/partner; they work together to bake/create their entry at home, then bring it to the contest.
  • Entry fee is one non-perishable food item, or $2 per exhibitor; to be donated to a local food pantry
  • Cookies-all types, may be frosted but not decorated; 3 cookies/entry
  • Breads/muffins/rolls -all types; quick, yeast, bread machine; 1 loaf or 3 items of smaller product
  • Cakes/Cupcakes -may be frosted, not decorated; 1 cake (8x8 or 9x9) or 3cupcakes
  • Decorated Items-cupcakes, cakes, cookies, gingerbread; evaluated on visual appearance and will not be tasted
  • Healthy Choices-any baked product that is made with less fat, sugar or total calories by modifying a recipe, using an already modified recipe or making a traditionally healthy product such as Angel Food cake; indicate on recipe modifications made or why this is a healthy choice
  • Candies-any type; 3 items/entry
  • Every entry must include the Entry Form and recipe
  • Mixes may be used in creating the product; this must be indicated on the entry form
  • Bring your creations to the registration table between 11:30am and 12:00pm
  • Evaluations will start at 12:00pm
  • Awards Announcement at 2:30pm 
  • Cloverbud members will receive a certificate of completion and mini golden spoon award
  • All entries will receive a participation certificate; the winner in each category will receive the “Golden Spoon” award; the “Best In Contest” winner receives the Giant Golden Spoon Award

Holiday Bake Off Entry Form

Participation guidelines


Brenda T. Carpenter
Extension Community Educator, 4-H Youth Development
(607) 272-2292 ext. 142


Shops at Ithaca Mall
40 Catherwood Rd
Ithaca, New York 14850

Last updated October 9, 2020