Sunday, July 18, 2010
Quilting Time Out - County Fair Bake-Off
With cake baked, we headed off to the fair, where it promptly began to rain once we were ten feet from the car. Awesome. Now I'll be wet & told that my cake sucks. Luckily we parked fairly close to the bake-off tent. We had about 45 minutes until the start of judging, so we wandered around looking at rabbits, chicken, sheep and llamas.
Back at the judging tent, we sat through the two items in the crusted category (a pie & a dumpling) and the two items in the bread/muffin category (one bread and one muffin). The pie and bread won their respective categories. Then came the miscellaneous category. It was my cake vs. some apple cookies. The cookies went first. The hubs and I thought my cake wasn't going to make it. So far, the judge had chosen the first item tasted for each category. Mine was being tasted second. She commented that the cake didn't seem to want to come out of the pan, but that it was common in Bundt pans. Whew - at least that wasn't the issue I thought it would be. Then she commented on the apples - apparently they sank to the bottom of the pan. I say that apples will be apples & to leave them alone... (picky, picky, picky...). She did say that it had good flavor! YAY! Then, as my daughter would say, BAM, she picked mine to win. I did not, however, win overall bake-off champion. That went to the apple pie.