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2019 Picnic: At the County Fair - Baking Contest

Baking Contest Guidelines

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be given ribbons in each class. 

All participants must fill out the "Baking Contest Registration Form" and return to by 3 p.m. on Friday, May 10. 

All items must be delivered to Magnolia Lawn for entry on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, between 9 - 10 a.m. no exceptions. All entries will be judged between 10 - 11 a.m.

All entries should be in disposable containers covered in clear wrap when entered. (Vanderbilt University will not be responsible for containers.) No containers will be returned.

Typed or legible handwritten recipes (8 1/2 X 11) must accompany all entries with name and office telephone number. Entries will only be accepted from employees of Vanderbilt University. 

Winning entries must be left on display throughout the Picnic 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Entries and Ribbons must be picked up between 2 - 3 p.m. or they will be discarded at 3 p.m.

No alcoholic beverages to be used to prepare entries. Must bring enough for 10 people to taste. 

Basis for Judging: Appearance, Creativity, Taste. The decision of the judges is final. We reserve the right to refuse participation to anyone


Quick Breads

12 of each - Biscuits, Corn Meal Muffins, Bran Muffins, Blueberry Muffins
1 of each - Loaf Banana Bread, Loaf Zucchini Bread, Coffee Cake, Loaf Pumpkin Bread, Loaf Banana Nut Bread, Strawberry Bread, Misc Quick Bread, Gluten Free Bread

Yeast Breads

12 of each - Yeast rolls, Whole Wheat Rolls, Doughnuts, Cinnamon Rolls, Miscellaneous Yeast Rolls
1 of each - Loaf White Yeast Bread, Load Sourdough Yeast Bread, Loaf Whole Wheat Yeast Bread, Misc Yeast Bread
6 of each - Bagels, Croissants


12 of each - Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Oatmeal Raisin, French Lace, Brownies (Un-iced), Brownies (Iced), Decorated Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Bar Cookies, No Bake Cookies, Misc Cookies, Sugar Free Cookies, Gluten Free Cookies


1 Whole Pie - Apple, Cherry, Pecan, Chocolate Fudge, Chess, Lemon Meringue, Peach, Chocolate Meringue, French Coconut, Coconut Meringue, Buttermilk, Pumpkin, Misc Pie, Fried Pies (3)
1 Cobbler - Cherry, Peach, Blackberry, Misc Cobbler


1 Whole Cake - Chocolate with Chocolate Icing, Pound Cake, Red Velvet (Iced & Layered) Carrot, Strawberry, Angel Food, Apple, Coconut, Cheese Cake (Plain), Misc Cheese Cake, Banana, German Chocolate, Fruit Cake, Misc Cake, Sugar Free Cake, Gluten Free Cake, Decorated Cake using Fondant, Decorated Cake using Buttercream Icing
12 of each - Cupcakes (any variety)


12 Pieces - Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Fudge with Nuts, Vanilla Fudge, Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Brittle, Party Mints, Cordials, Lollipops, Vanilla Fudge, Caramels, Pralines, Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls, Divinity, Candied Peanuts, Truffles, Misc Candy