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Bake and Take Month

The FAPC teams up with the Oklahoma Wheat Commission to promote Bake and Take Month during the month of March.

The purpose of the Bake and Take promotion is to encourage participants to bake a product made from wheat and take it to a neighbor, friend or relative.

Bake and Take Day began in 1972 by the Kansas Wheathearts, an auxiliary organization of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, as a community service event to celebrate the wheat harvest in Sumner County, Kan. Even though the Kansas Wheathearts disbanded in 2001, Kansas Wheat continues these efforts today.

FAPC and the Oklahoma Wheat Commission are working with Oklahoma 4-H to promote Bake and Take Month with a fun and exciting contest.

4-H members across the state are encouraged to bake products made with locally grown wheat and use Made in Oklahoma products while completing the steps of service learning: preparation, action, reflection and celebration.

Contest Description and Rules:

  1. This contest is open to all 4-H members and clubs.
  2. Make a cake/cupcakes from scratch, no cake mixes allowed.
  3. The cake and/or its decorations must contain at least two Made in Oklahoma (MIO) ingredients.  Please visit the following websites to find suggested MIO ingredients. www.madeinoklahoma.net and http://miocoalition.com.
  4. The cake must be themed as a 20th anniversary celebration of FAPC. This can be done through decorations like candles, writing of frosting or other edible graphic elements. Visit www.fapc.biz to learn more about the center.
  5. The cake can be any size, shape or flavor.
  6. All elements of the cake must be made and decorated only by the club members or individual entering the contest. No pre-made store decorations permitted unless they are candles.
  7. Three high quality clear digital photos must be submitted with the understanding that these photos may be used by 4-H or FAPC on social media or for other marketing purposes to promote the event.
    • Photo #1: a photo of the member(s) making and/or decorating the cake
    • Photo #2: a photo of the entire completed cake.
    • Photo #3: a group photo of the individual(s) responsible and the completed cake.
  8. The three photos must be submitted with the following information:
    • City and County of the 4H group or individual, name of the 4H leader/volunteer, email address and phone number of leader, names and ages of participant(s).
    • A description of the cake authored by the participant(s) that describes the cake and how it fits into the FAPC anniversary celebration theme.
    • A list of the made in Oklahoma products used.
  9. All information and photos must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 20, 2017. These entries must be emailed to andrea.graves@okstate.edu.

Prizes:

  1. Two prizes will be given out, one for each category. Both individual and club entries will be judged together.
    • Junior – participants aged 9-13 years of age before January 1, 2017
    • Senior – participants aged 14-18 years of age before January 1, 2017
    • If the group has a combination of both age groups the submission will automatically default to the senior category.
  2. Applicants of the winning cake entries for both the Junior and Senior categories will receive:
    • $100 total for the group or individual winning two entries from the Oklahoma Wheat Commission
    • An FAPC anniversary swag bag
    • A ticket to the 2017 Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show for each winning team member and team leader or 4 tickets for an individual winning entry. The tickets from world renown sugar artist and Food Network star, Kerry Vincent http://kerryvincent.com/ to attend the 2017 Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show at the Tulsa State Fair (September 30 - October 1) http://oklahomasugarartists.com/
    • An optional opportunity to recreate their cakes at the Fun with Sugar event in Tulsa in April 2017. http://oklahomasugarartists.com/fun-with-sugar/
  3. The entries will be judged on: use of Made in Oklahoma products, best depiction of theme, creativity, technique and neatness.

For questions, please email FAPC Marketing Specialist Andrea Graves at andrea.graves@okstate.edu or FAPC Milling and Baking Specialist Renee Nelson at renee.albers_nelson@okstate.edu or call 405-744-6071.

 


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