The Angel Food Cake contest is returning to the competitive exhibit lineup at the Lebanon Area Fair this year. The INCREDIBLE Angel Food Cake contest, sponsored by Pennsylvania Egg Farmers and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs, will be held on  Monday, July, 26 at 10:00 a.m. 

Baking a cake is a very rewarding area of home cookery. There are two main types of cakes: butter and foam (egg-leavened). Angel food is the classic example of a foam cake. The cake is 100% fat free and, because of the eggs, is a good source of the highest quality protein, as well a source of choline, which is essential to memory and brain development.

Entrants may NOT have won 1st place in this Angel Food Cake contest at any other fair in 2021.

Prizes awarded will be 1st place: $25; 2nd place: $15; and 3rd place: $10. The winning cake will be eligible for competition at the PA Farm Show in January 2022, where the winner will receive $500.00 for first prize.

When entering your cake, which must be made from scratch, you must also submit the recipe. Unlike most all other contests at the Fair, this specialty baking contest does NOT require pre-entry. Exhibitors can simply show up with their entry and required paperwork on Monday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. Prospective exhibitors SHOULD consult the full rules in the Fair Catalog or in the link below.

Pennsylvania produced and packed eggs are requested to be used, if possible. Look for the PEQAP or PA packaging dates on the carton.

Cakes will be judged on the following categories and percentages:

30%Flavor (smell, taste, flavoring)
25%Inside Characteristics (texture, lightness)
20%Overall appearance (surface, size, color)
15%Creativity
10%Topping, Icing, or Decoration

If you have any questions, contact the contest coordinator Rachel Siegel from the Lebanon Area Fair at (717) 274-1197.

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