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Literary Cake Contest - April 10

Contest Guidelines

  1. Entries must be a physical cake. Interior should be styrofoam, decorations should be made using fondant, gumpaste, marzipan, royal icing or any other decorative medium which will display the interpretation of the book.
  2. In addition to a decorated entry, students must provide 1/4 sheet cake cut into bite sized pieces on the contest day. The cake should have a filling and flavors should correspond with book theme. Use of fondant and decor on the sheet cake is optional. 
  3. The contest is open to any JWU student.
  4. Teams may be one or two students.
  5. At least one student must be present during judges' tasting so that they can explain their flavor selection.

Key Dates:

  1. Entries may be submitted Thursday, March 8, 1pm through 10 pm.
  2. Place styrofoam order with Chef Kochi on Monday, March 12.
  3. Place food requisition order with Chef Kochi on Monday, March 19.
  4. Cakes must be set up in the Library by 9:30 pm, Monday, April 9, to be entered in the contest.
  5. From 8 am - 9 am on Tuesday, April 10, students can make any last minute adjustments to their cakes. After that time, any adjustments made will result in loss of points. 

Judging Criteria:

  • Overall appearance (Cleanliness of finished work and wow factor)
  • Portrayal of the book's title
  • Flavor
  • Lab Cleanup

Literary cakes can:

  • Look like a book in form and shape
  • Be inspired by a book or author
  • Be a pun of a book title
  • Refer to a book character or genre
  • Reproduce a book cover

Most importantly, your cake should have something to do with a book!

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