Pack 564’s Blue & Gold Cake Bake-off is our annual opportunity for scouts and an adult partner to have some fun in the kitchen making something together.
While we do award prizes, the cake bake is primarily an opportunity to encourage parent-child bonding, so keep that in mind as you come up with your ideas and prepare your entry.
Check out a few examples from past years:
- Any parent or adult partner may help, but we encourage the “non-dominant” dessert making adult in the family to partner with the scout.
- Scouts and their adult partners compete in one of two divisions. One division is only for Lion and Tiger scouts. All other scouts compete in the Cub division. There is also an “Exhibition” class (not judged) for all adults and siblings who want to show off their skills.
- Lion and Tiger scouts (as well as adults/siblings in the exhibition class) can enter desserts decorated any way they want. Wolf, Bear, Webelos and AOL scouts entering the Cub division should enter a cake reflecting one of the following themes: Scouting, Holiday, Sports or Transportation.
- Cakes must be made from predominantly edible materials. Plastic figures or decorations are allowed on top.
- Judging will be based on the decorations, assembly, and overall effect. Judging is biased toward entries that are predominantly made by the Scout.
- Because we will enjoy the desserts after the meeting, entrants should take care to label potential allergens. Everyone should assume all cakes contain potential allergens unless they are clearly labeled allergen free.
- A panel of judges will award first, second and third place in each category for Cubs and for the Lion and Tiger division.
- Remember, we will alll enjoy the cakes after the meeting to celebrate the birthday of Scouting.
How to enter
Bring your finished cake to the pack meeting. You must register your cake between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted.
Here are a few places to get inspiration for your own cake: