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News Community Entries sought for Best Cake in Macon County contest

The Macon County Fair Cake Committee will again be selecting the 2012 “Best Cake in Macon County” at the 59th Annual Macon County Fair. Do you have a special cake recipe that has been handed down thru generations or one that always disappears first at the church suppers? If so, why not enter it in the “Best Cake in Macon County” contest.

Entries will be accepted on Saturday, Sept. 15, between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Macon County Fair pavilion. Entry forms may be found in the fair catalogue or may be filled out when contestants enter the contest that Saturday. Cake judging will begin at 11 a.m. at the pavilion. All entries and recipes become the property of the Macon County Fair. Recipes and photos may be printed in the Macon County Fair Cookbook.

Following the judging, announcement of the "Best Cake in Macon County" and pictures are taken, the entries and recipes will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. All proceeds go to the Macon County Fair. (This contest is separate from the baked products, which are entered on Tuesday and judged on Wednesday.)

Entries should be submitted on a sturdy piece of cardboard which has been covered with foil. The cardboard should extend one inch beyond the cake on all sides. Place the cake in a large, clear food grade bag (turkey roasting bags work well).

An accurate typed or clearly handwritten recipe must be submitted with each cake entry. The recipe must be separate from the cake so that it can be copied.

This contest is open to anyone except for professional bakers, bakery shops or anyone who is paid to bake cakes.

Questions may be directed to Gloria Thun at (828)369-5901.


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