Old-​Fashioned Cake Contest

Calling All Cake-​Bakers & Decorators!

Western Welcome Week will be holding its annual Old Fashioned Cake Contest in conjunction with the Family Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, August 9, 2015 in the cafeteria at Arapahoe Community College.

2015 Theme: Birthday Bash! Cakes do not have to fit the theme; however, the "Best Overall" category is judged by the best use of the theme.

A Variety of Baking Opportunities
The Old Fashioned Cake Contest has opportunities for participants of all ages including tasting and decoration categories. Each cake can only be registered in one category.

How the Old Fashioned Cake Contest Works

Registration
Pre-​registration for the Cake Contest is encouraged and preferred; however, contestants may register at the event. Registration at the event is from 7:30 to 8:15am. Download the application form. Cakes must be ready for display or tasting at registration: baked, decorated, etc. No baking or assembly available on site.

By signing the entry form, the contestant:

  • Gives permission to have their entry photographed. Photographs will remain the property of Western Welcome Week, Inc. and may be used at its discretion online or in future publications.
  • Agrees to hold harmless Western Welcome Week and any participant/​attendee of the Old Fashioned Cake Contest and Family Pancake Breakfast for any damaged to or loss of entry.
  • Tasting contestants agree to allow consumption of their cake by the general public at the conclusion of judging.
  • Agrees to abide by all rules of the show including not removing entry before the close of the contest.
  • And most of all — have FUN!

Notification
Once the pre-​registration application has been received, you will receive an acceptance email to verify your participation in the event. Contact the WWW office at 303-​794-​4870 to verify status of application.

Categories and Entry Fees

ADULT CATEGORIES: 18+ years, $5 per entry

  • Tasting; contestants agree to allow consumption of their cake by the general public at the conclusion of judging.
  • Decoration
  • Novice
  • Experienced

TEEN CATEGORIES: 13 – 17 years, $4 per entry

  • Tasting; contestants agree to allow consumption of their cake by the general public at the conclusion of judging.
  • Decoration

CHILD CATEGORIES: 12 years and under, $3 per entry

  • Tasting; contestants agree to allow consumption of their cake by the general public at the conclusion of judging.
  • Decoration

Rules
A cake may only be entered into one category. Tasting is an open-​class event requiring the cake be home-​baked using no boxed mixes. Decorated cakes can be any size. All parts must be edible on decorated cakes. Cakes with non-​edible parts will be disqualified.

Judging
Taste judging will begin at 9am. Decoration judging will be from 8:30 to10am.

  • Taste judges will be representatives from the community.
  • Decoration will be judged throughout the morning by attendees of the Family Pancake Breakfast.
  • Ribbons from WWW and prizes from Pampered Chef® will be awarded for each category
  • Judges shall enforce all policies and regulations and have the right to re-​categorize any entry if necessary. Placement and disqualification of entries will be final.
  • A cake displaying poor taste will not be allowed. Judges and/​or show committee members have the right to disqualify and remove entries showing poor taste.
  • Award winners will receive ribbons after judging is complete.

Pancake Breakfast
The Cake Contest is held in conjunction with the Family Pancake Breakfast. Join us for the All-​You-​Can-​Eat Family Pancake Breakfast with Jose's Sizzlin' sausage, Romancing the Bean Coffee, and juice and milk from Royal Crest Dairy from 7:30 to 11am. Adult tickets are $5; child (5-​15) $3; age 4 and under free.

Kids Games of Old
Enjoy the FREE Kids Games of Old out on the lawn from 8 to 11am and the Bruce Wolf Stick Horse Stampede starting at 9am. Bring your own stick horse or purchase one from Jane's Posse for $10.

Volunteer at the Old-​Fashioned Cake Contest
Download description of volunteer duties and the volunteer form