Dessert Bake-Off Registration
Use this form to register to compete in the Dessert Bake-Off competition at the 2019 Family Festival.
Please share your name.
Please provide the best contact information (phone and email address).
Please select the dessert categories for which you will be submitting an entry.
Cookies/ Dessert Bars
If competing as a team, list each team member.
Name of Designated Lead Baker
Emergency Contact Name and Phone Number
How did you learn about this competition?
word of mouth
Please select your age range.
18 and under
65 and over
Our Policy/ Contest Rules
Who Can Enter?
Any and all resident of the City of Glenn Heights are welcome to enter the bake off! Kids and Adults of any age are welcome to participate.
Both inexperienced and experienced bakers are eligible to enter, but all baked goods must be made in a home kitchen.
Contestants may work individually or with a team. (Prizes will be awarded to 1 member/team only, NOT each individual.)
What are the Categories?
All baked entries must fit one of the three category descriptions.
• Cake: This category is intended for baked cakes. Cakes may be single or multi-layer.
• Pie: This category is intended for baked pies (fruit, custard, etc.).
• Cookies/Dessert Bars: This category is intended for baked cookies and/or dessert bars.
Registration is not allowed on-site.
Check-in is between 4:30-5:00 PM under the Park Pavilion located in Heritage Community Park (400 E. Bear Creek, Glenn Heights, TX, 75154) Registration will close 5 minutes before judging takes place.
Participants may enter any recipe and it does not need to be an original recipe created by the entrant. Recipes may come from cookbooks, magazines, websites, or any other means. Please bring a copy of your recipe.
All submissions will become property of the City of Glenn Heights. (You can take your Tupperware/ cookware back home following the event.)
Submissions must be home cooked (not store bought).
Please DO NOT submit anything that requires refrigeration as the event is held outside.
All entries are to be submitted as a whole (complete pie, complete cake, complete loaf, etc.) or in the quantity of a half dozen or more.
Participants should bring their own serving utensils (ex: cake knife, pie server, etc). The City of Glenn Heights will provide plates, forks and napkins for the judges.
All entries are preferred to be submitted on a paper plate or recyclable container. In the case that it is not suitable for this, (ex. baked fruit pies), all containers used to submit the entry are the responsibility of the entrant. It is the entrant’s responsibility to pick up their container immediately following the announcement of winners at 7:15 p.m. All containers left afterward will be submitted to the lost and found. Neither the organizers of this event nor any representatives from the volunteer committee are in any way responsible for the distribution of your containers. In addition, all entries should be presented in a sealed container or in a new Ziploc bag or a new bag with a twist tie.
How Will Recipes Be Judged?
All entries must meet the requirements of the category entered. Recipes not meeting contest entry criteria will be disqualified. Entries will be judged in the following criteria:
• Appearance (maximum 10 points)
• Taste (maximum 10 points)
• Creativity (maximum 10 points) Maximum total of 30 points are possible
What Happens if I Win?
Selected finalists will be notified after a 45-minute judging period, representing an approximate time of 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 1st, 2019. All contestants are expected to be physically present for the announcement and accept their prize at that time. If the contestant or a representative for the contestant is not present, they are automatically disqualified and the prize will go towards the next selected entry.
Finalists will be photographed which may be used for future promotional materials for the bake off or the Family Festival and/or local news and media outlets.
The information contained on this form is subject to release under the Texas Public Information Act.
Thank you for completing this application form and for your interest in your service to the City of Glenn Heights.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Community Engagement Administrator at
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