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Battle of the Cupcakes
at the Vanderburgh County Fair

Monday, July 22, 2013
4-H Center Auditorium
Sponsored by: Vanderburgh County Extension Homemakers Association

Registration and Set up: 4-4:30pm
Decorating: 4:30-5:30pm
Awards presented at 5:45pm

Entry fee and pre-registration required. Register by sending entry name and money to the address below by Monday, July 15:
Purdue Extension - Vanderburgh County
13301 Darmstadt Rd Suite A
Evansville IN 47725

**For baked product competitions: Filling, frosting, glazing, pie filling, and meringue, whether cooked or uncooked are NOT permitted to contain cream cheese, whipping cream, unpasteurized milk or eggs/egg whites. Home canned fruits, vegetables, or meats are not permitted in products.

Entry Fee:
$5 fee per entry due by July 15. Additionally, $7 fair admission per person over 10 years of age, payable at fair gate.

Youth - up to 12 (Adult may be present, but work needs to be done by the youth.)
Individual - 12 and older
Professional (You typically make money as a baker or chef or have a culinary arts degree.)

Cupcakes will be judged on:
Following the contest rules.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd placing in each category will be awarded.


  1. Open to anyone. Contestants may compete in only one of the categories.
  2. Entrants must provide all their prep supplies, utensils, and cleaning supplies to clean your area prior to judging.
  3. An 8-foot table will be provided with white plastic tablecloth per entrant.
  4. Cupcakes become the property of the Vanderburgh County Fair. Props for enhancement may be picked up on Sunday, following the fair, from noon to 2pm.
  5. Cupcakes may be made with cake mix and premade to bring in ready for decorating and must be baked by contestant.**
  6. Icing may be premade or purchased and brought to the contest.** All decorative elements must be made on site, hand-made, and be edible or covered in edible material. (Can use pre-made hard candies and coconut in design.)
  7. Minimum of 6 stand-sized real cupcakes for display, plus two additional cupcakes for judging. Cupcakes must fit within 24"x24" display area.
  8. Displays, stands, backdrops, and/or props intended to enhance the presentation of your entry cannot exceed the 24"x24" display space allotted.
  9. At the end of the contest, the contestant(s) must have their cupcake display moved onto the predetermined display table, ready for judging.


2012 Group Entry
Hornville...Another Generation Strong Extension Homemaker Club