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Great Dessert Bake-Off


2018 NDCBF Great Dessert Bake-off Rules

  • Bakers must be amateurs.  Chefs, cooks or culinary arts are not eligible.
  • Sign-up at the connection center or online at NDCBF.org/picnic 
  • Desserts must be home cooked not store bought.
  • Please do not submit anything that requires refrigeration.
  • Bakers may have one entry for each category listed below.  
    • Cakes
    • Cookies/Bars/Brownies
    • Pies/Cobblers
  • Winners will be as follows:
    • Best Overall Dessert: the dessert with the highest overall score.  If there is a tie, the judges will cast one vote for their favorite of the desserts until the tie is broken.  
    • Best Cake
    • Best Cookies/Bars/Brownies
    • Best Pie/Cobblers
    • AND of course bragging rights for each category! 

Day of the Bake-off - September 30th 2018:

  • Desserts should be dropped off to the kitchen no later than 10:30am. Please be on time. 
  • The registration team will instruct you where to bring your dessert(s) for submission.
  • The Bake-off Representatives are Debbie Polk 972-333-0434 and Nikki Bargains 972-365-6797.  Let either of us know if you have questions.
  • The Scoring System:
    • Each NDCBF baker will be assigned a number for judging.  
    • Desserts will be judged on a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest for each category.
  • Each NDCBF baker will be judged on the following categories:
    • Presentation
    • Flavor/taste
    • Overall Impression
  • The Bake-off Representatives will tally all of the ballots. 
  • The NDCBF baker with the highest score within each dessert category will be the winner.
  • Winners will be announced at a specified time at the picnic.

PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN THE DAY OF THE CONTEST AND YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

HAPPY BAKING!