The Marin County Fair (July 1-July 5) has several competitive categories of decorated foods, including cakes, cupcakes and cookies in adult and junior divisions. I'm going to enter for the first time this year - you should too!
Fees are only $1.00 per entry, and prizes are $5-$15 plus ribbons.
Click the links for more details, and click here for an online entry form
Division 31: Decorated Cakes
A mix of styrofoam or cardboard may be used providing the shape is one which could be achieved through baking.
Beginning Decorators (Open to exhibitors who have less than 24 hours of class instruction, or who are self-taught have have been decorating for less than 2 years)
Intermediate Decorators (Open to exhibitors who have 24-48 hours of class instruction, or who are self-taught have have been decorating for less than 2 years)
Advanced Decorators (Open to exhibitors who have 48+ hours of class instruction, or who are self-taught have have been decorating for less than 2+ years)
- Cake, Birthday
- Cake, Holiday
- Cake, Novelty
- Cake. Wedding, tiered
- Cake, Cool Green Fun (the theme of the fair)
- Cake, open theme
Each entry consists of 3 cookies, decorated the same or differently. Decorations must represent a sun theme.
Cookie cutters will be available at the Fair office beginning on May 1.
- Decorated Sun Cookies, using all edible decorations
- Decorated Sun Cookies, using any combination of edible and non-edible decorations
- Decorated Cupcakes
- Decorated Gingerbread House
- Decorated Gingerbread People
- Decorated House - Pre-made kit
- Decorated Edible House
- Decorated Sugar Mold
- Decorated other items using a "Going Green" theme
Division 353: Decorated Cakes (scroll down after the link)
- Cool Green Fun Cake, any recycled earth-friendly theme
- Novelty Cake
- All-Occasion Cake (Birthday, Anniversary, Holiday)
- Decorated Cupcakes
- Any Other Cake
- Decorated Sun Cookies - Exhibitor’s Age: 5 - 8 Years
- Decorated Sun Cookies - Exhibitor’s Age: 9 - 12 Years
- Decorated Sun Cookies - Exhibitor’s Age: 13 - 18 Years
- Decorated Gingerbread House, any theme. (Halloween, Holiday, Winter, etc.)
- Decorated Gingerbread People, entry to consist of 1 to 2 large gingerbread
- people, each decorated differently
- Decorated Sugar Mold, any theme
- Decorate House, Pre-made Commercial Kit, plus your creativity
- Decorated Edible House, any theme, your choice of edible materials