Cake-Decor-Contest-with-stampCake Decorating Contest
Saturday, May 13th – Gloucester Courthouse
Rules & Information

As part of the challenge to break the record for the World’s Largest Cakewalk, Park Partners and the Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is sponsoring a cake decorating contest. Cakes entered in the contest become the property of the event and will be entered into a raffle to generate additional funds for the Woodville Playground.
The cake contest is open to anyone but it is expected that entrants will have experience decorating cakes and/or be a professional.
The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department and the Contest Judge reserve the right to refuse an entry deemed in poor taste.

$10 registration fee per cake. The following cash prizes will be awarded to the winners:
First Place $150 Second Place $75 Third Place $50  THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MAY 10.

Theme and Judging:
The theme is “Farm Scenes and Children’s Dreams.” The Woodville playground will have a farm theme.
Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
• Originality and Creativity (color, design, etc.) – 25 points
• Application of the theme – 25 points
• Precision of Technique (skill, precision, number & difficulties of techniques) – 25 points
• Artistic coordination and overall appearance – 25 points
The decisions of the judge are FINAL.

  • Cakes:
    Cakes must be fully decorated upon arrival. No decorating can occur on site. Positioning of decorations that moved in transit can be done during registration.
  • Cake base is to be no larger than 24″ X 24″. Height limit is 24”.
  • Layer cakes, tiered/stacked cakes or carved (3D) cakes will be accepted.
  • No moving parts are allowed. Special backdrops are not allowed.
  • Entries, including decorations, must be 100% edible except for columns, supports, wires and stamens.
  • No ribbons or other non-edible decorations will be permitted.
  • Entry MUST be sole work of the entrant.

Registration and Cake Delivery Information:

  • Entrants must submit a registration form by May 10th. Early registration is encouraged to help us plan space needs.
  • All cakes must be brought to the Colonial Courthouse in the Historical Court Circle between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Main Street will be closed at 8:00 a.m., but people bringing in cakes will be allowed through the street barricade on the southeastern side of the circle only.
  • Information on drop-off and a reserved parking pass will be emailed to entrants.
  • The Courthouse will be closed to the public at 9:00 a.m. for judging and reopened after the judging has concluded.
  • Entry constitutes permission to use winners and contestants names for publicity purposes without further compensation.
  • Each entry must have the competitor name, address, phone number, description of cake, filling (if applicable), frosting, etc. written on a card attached to the underside of the display board.
  • At the conclusion of the contest, business cards promoting your business can be displayed for the public to see.

JUDGE:  ALICE COOKE, CakeAlicious of Williamsburg and former CAKE WARS winner!  Visit Alice’s webpage to see some of her amazing cakes!  Follow her on FACEBOOK.

Online Cake Registration


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