Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Baking Contest - Do I Dare?

Share Our Strength is hosting their annual Great American Baking Contest on Thursday, March 5 at The Cook's Warehouse in Midtown. This is the second year of the contest and I kinda want to participate this year. The contest has categories for professionals, amateurs and children and each category has some nice prizes ($250 for 1st place in the amateur category!).Last year, I focused on getting clients involved in the professional competition, but this year I'm half considering entering as an amateur. The only thing holding me back is that I don't really think I'm that great of a baker. I love to cook and if it was entering an entree, appetizer or something along those lines I wouldn't hesitate, but baking is tricky. Heck, I destroyed some meringues last week, and the last time I bragged about my brownies they came out so underdone that you had to eat them with a spoon. But, I have had some successes too and there is nothing like a challenge to get me motivated... I have until February 12 to get my entry in so I guess I'd better decide pretty fast if I'm actually going to do this. I'll keep you posted if I do!

Contest entry fees are $25 for amateurs and children, $95 for professionals. Click here to download the entry forms, pay the contest entry fees or buy tickets to the event. Entries must be received no later than February 12, 2009.

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