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Baking Contest

Date of Show: August 16-24, 2019
Time of Show: Fair Hours
Location: Expo Center - North Hall

Information for Competitors

Chair: Debbie Stephens - 615-517-9433

Co-Chair: Kelly Boles 615-237-3604


  • PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS!! Enter all items Thursday, August 15, 2019 between 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. no exceptions, at the Wilson County Expo Center. All entries will be judged between 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Whole cakes and pies are to be entered. Pie crusts must be made from scratch. Ready made crusts will be disqualified.
  • All entries should be in disposable containers covered in clear wrap when entered. (Wilson County Promotions will not be responsible for containers.)
  • Typed or legible handwritten recipes (8 1/2 X 11) must accompany all entries with name and telephone number.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be given prizes in each class. Grand champions in each division will receive trophy, ribbon and special gift.
  • Winning entries must be left for display throughout the Fair and can be picked up on Sunday, August 25th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and at that time will receive ribbons and premiums.
  • Entries that do not place will not be returned and may or may not be displayed depending on available space.
  • Entries must be made by exhibitor who is 19 years or older (Adult Division). For Youth, refer to Youth Home Economics.
  • Rules are listed with each class.
  • No mixes are to be used in cake categories except in decorated cake category.
  • Each entrant may enter only one miscellaneous entry per category.
  • No alcoholic beverages to be used to prepare entries.
  • Contest open to Wilson County residents only.


CLASS I - QUICK BREADS
Basis for Judging:
Appearance ~ Uniform Shape ~ Color ~ Weight ~ Texture ~ Grain ~ Flavor
(Small Loaves Acceptable) Nuts will be acceptable in Lots 3-10
Lot
1. (6) Biscuits
2. (6) Corn Meal Muffins
3. (1) Loaf Banana Bread
4. (1) Loaf Zucchini Bread
5. (1) Coffee Cake
6. (6) Bran Muffins
Lot
7. (6) Blueberry Muffins
8. (1) Loaf Pumpkin Bread
9. (1) Strawberry Bread
10.(1) Miscellaneous Quick Bread
CLASS II - YEAST BREADS
Basis for Judging:
Appearance ~ Shape ~ Uniform Color ~ Light Weight in Proportion to Size ~ Texture
Lot
1. (6) Yeast rolls
2. (1) Loaf White Yeast Bread
3. (1) Loaf Sour Dough Bread
4. (1) Loaf Whole Wheat Yeast Bread
5. (6) Whole Wheat Rolls
6. (6) Miscellaneous Yeast Rolls
Lot
7. (1) Miscellaneous Yeast Bread
8. (1) Loaf Sourdough Yeast Bread
9. (6) Doughnuts
10. (3) Bagels
11. (3) Croissants
12. (6) Cinnamon Rolls
CLASS III - COOKIES
Basis for Judging:
Appearance ~ Shape ~ Uniform Size ~ Color ~ Texture ~ Grain ~ Taste

Lot
1. (6) Sugar Cookies
2. (6) Chocolate Chip Cookies
3. (6) Peanut Butter Cookies
4. (6) Oatmeal Cookies
5. (6) Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
6. (6) Brownies (Un-iced)
7. (6) Rolled, Decorated Cookies
Lot
8. (6) Snickerdoodles
9. (6) Bar Cookies
10. (6) No Bake Cookies
11. (6) Sugar Free Cookies (any variety)
12. (6) French Lace Cookies
13. (6) Brownies, Iced
14. (6) Miscellaneous Cookies
Class IV - Cake
Basis for Judging:
Appearance ~ Shape ~ Uniform Color ~ Light Weight in Proportion to Size ~ Texture ~ Flavor ~ Free of Yeast


Decorated cakes may use a form for cake preparation.
Lot
1. Chocolate with Chocolate Icing
2. Pound Cake
3. Red Velvet, Iced, Layered
4. Carrot Cake
5. Angel Food Cake
6. Coconut Cake
7. Cheese Cake (Any flavor)
Lot
8. German Chocolate Cake
9. General Miscellaneous Cake
10. Decorated Cake using Fondant
11. Decorated Cake using Buttercream Icing
CLASS V - PIES
Basis for Judging:
Appearance ~ Uniform Surface ~ Crust ~ Texture & Grain ~ Filling Taste & Quality

*Ready Made crust will be disqualified*
Lot
1. Apple Pie
2. Cherry Pie
3. Miscellaneous Fruit Pie
4. Pecan Pie
5. Chocolate Fudge Pie
6. Chess Pie
7. Fried Pies (3)
8. Lemon Meringue Pie
9. Peach Pie
10. Chocolate Meringue Pie
Lot
11. French Coconut Pie
12. Coconut Meringue Pie
13. Buttermilk Pie
14. Pumpkin Pie
15. Peach Cobbler
16. Miscellaneous Pie
CLASS VI - CANDY
Basis for Judging:
Texture ~ Taste ~ Appearance ~ Uniform Size ~ Color
Lot
1. (6 Pcs.) Chocolate Fudge
2. (6 Pcs.) Chocolate Fudge with Nuts
3. (6 Pcs.) Peanut Butter Fudge
4. (6 Pcs.) Peanut Brittle
5. (6 Pcs.) Party Mints
6. (6 Pcs.) Cordials
7. (6 Pcs.) Lollipops
8. (6 Pcs.) Vanilla Fudge
Lot
9. (6 Pcs.) Vanilla Fudge with Nuts
10. (6 Pcs.) Caramels
11. (6 Pcs.) Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
12. (6 Pcs.) Candied Peanuts
13. (6 Pcs.) Miscellaneous Candy
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