July 4th Cupcake Bake-Off

The Cupcake Bake-Off is full. 

It’s cupcakes vs. cupcakes in the annual July 4th Celebration Cupcake Contest! Winners will be awarded some amazing prizes. Sign-up today to enter the friendly competition. 

Is baking not your specialty, but you love to try new cupcakes? Then being a cupcake judge might be a fun opportunity for you! 
Sign-up today to be a judge.

Age Divisions (Maximum of 10 Entrants per Age Division):

  • Youth (Ages 13 and under) (FULL)
  • Adult (Ages 14 and older) (FULL)
Decoration Theme: Patriotic
*Scroll down for additional Cupcake Bake-Off Guidelines

Cupcakes will be judged on the following (judging to take place at 4:45 p.m.):
  • Use of Patriotic decoration theme
  • Originality of Recipe
  • Taste

Prizes (each age division):
1st Place - $150 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Place - $100 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place - $75 Amazon Gift Card

Event Guidelines

  1. Participants must bring six (6) identical cupcakes in a disposable container with an ingredient list, *Cupcakes must be made from scratch
  2. You may want to pack your cupcakes in a cooler if you have icing or decorations that may melt.  You may also bring a container with ice to place underneath your cupcakes on the judging table if needed
  3. Cupcakes should be decorated with a "PATRIOTIC” theme.
  4. Each judge will be given a small tasting portion.
  5. All entries will be tasted before the final scores are tallied.
  6. Each judge will be assigned a number (i.e. Judge #1, Judge #2, Judge #3, and so on) and this number will appear at the top of all of their scoring sheets.
  7. Each judge will complete a cupcake tasting score sheet for each entry.  Judging will be based upon: use of theme, originality of recipe, and taste.  The judges have the option to make additional comments on the score sheets that may be used in case of a tie score.
  8. The judges score sheets will be collected and tallied at the conclusion of all tastings.
  9. Scores will be tallied by the Bake-Off Director and checked by another party to verify.
  10. Prizes for 1st – 3rd place will be awarded in each division (Youth and Adult)
  11. All entrants should be present to receive their prizes on stage at the 1st band break (approximately 6:50-7:05pm) where photos will be taken.
  12. Upon conclusion of the cupcake judging, entrants may return to the booth to pick-up their cupcakes if there are any leftovers.  Any cupcakes left will be disposed of as per the OC Health requirements.