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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


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

Last updated October 9, 2020