IRON COUNTY—The West Iron District Library and the Friends of the Library invite the public to enter the “Judge a Cake by Its Cover” contest, scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at the library.
The contest theme is “Children’s Picture Books.” Entrants will be responsible for interpreting this theme in the decorating of a cake.
The cake submitted must be completely edible, with the exception of separator plates, pillars, cake boards and support dowel rods. The cake must be an original design and may not have been previously entered in another contest.
All the work on the cake must be done solely by the entrant. Parents may help children with baking the cake, but icing and decorating must be done by the child only.
Judging of the cakes will be based on neatness, originality, creativity, skill, difficulty of techniques used and interpretation of theme. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be determined by the highest score for creativity. Cakes will be judged on appearance only, not by the flavor of the cake.
Four categories of cake will be awarded a first and a second place prize. Youth through age 6: $20 and $15; Ages 7-10: $25 and $20; Ages 11-17: $30 and $25; adult: $35 and $30.
To help contest entrants feel more at ease with the project, the Friends of the Library has invited two local cake decorators to demonstrate basic cake decorating technique. Melanie Menghini and Sharon Mattson will provide cake decorating tips and suggestions on Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m. in the J. Patrick White Conference Room. There is no charge for attending.
Eligible and complete cake entries should be brought to the library on Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cakes will not be accepted on the morning of the judging.
Registration forms can be picked up at the library’s circulation desk. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. For more information, call the library at 265-2831.