Division Descriptions

You may enter in as many categories in the division you believe you belong in but you may only enter once per category.

Wee - Ones  (Ages 6 and Under)

Youth - Children (Ages 7 - 9), Children (Ages 10 - 12) and Teen (13-1 7)

Beginner or Culinary Student - One who has been decorating for two years or less; decorates solely as a hobby. To qualify as a beginner, you should not sell your cakes, even for just the cost of supplies.

Intermediate - One who has been decorating up to two years or more; decorates cakes solely as a hobby. An intermediate decorator might take reimbursement for cakes provided to others only to cover costs, but not for profit.

Advanced - One who has been decorating  for several years; decorates cakes primarily as a hobby.  An Advanced decorator might take reimbursement for cakes provided to others nly to cover costs, but not for profit.  Must not meet any of the qualifications under the semi-professional division.

Semi-Professional - One who has been decorating for several years and generally sells more cakes than are given away. May teach decorating classes.  Must not meet any of the qualifications under the professional division.

Professional - One who has been decorating for several years in the present or past and who qualifies under at least one of the following: a) derives at least 10% of earned income from the sales of cakes or confectionery work  b) works in a commercial bakery c) teaches (or has taught) in advanced cake decorating techniques (beyond basic icing/ piping skills).

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE CHALLENGE -  Open to Teens and Adults.  Bake and Frost 4 cupcakes made only with Guittard chocolate products.  A tasting panel will choose the best chocolate cake. Submit your recipe along with your cupcakes no later than 11am on Sunday, October 15.  Entries without recipes will be disqualified.  Winner will be announced at the award ceremony at 3pm on Sunday.