2009-07-30 / Local & State

Sixth Annual Angel Food Cake Contest At County Fair


The angel food cake contest is returning to the competitive exhibit lineup at the Fulton County Fair this year. The contest, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Egg Quality Assurance Program (PEQAP) and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs, will be held on August 17, 2009.

Cake baking is a very rewarding area of home cookery. There are two main types of cakes, butter and foam (eggleavened). Angel food is the classic example of a foam cake. The cake is 100 percent fat free.

Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place and the winning cake will be eligible for competition at the PA Farm Show in January 2010.

When entering a cake, which must be made from scratch and if at all possible, using PEQAP eggs, you must also submit the recipe and the PEQAP symbol (if available) from the egg carton. Should PEQAP eggs not be available in your store, please consult your store manager to stock them in the future.

Cakes will be judged on the following percentages:

30 percent, flavor (smell, taste, flavoring); 25 percent, inside characteristics (texture, lightness), 20 percent, overall appearance (surface, size, color); 15 percent, creativity; and 10 percent, topping, icing or decoration.

More information may be obtained by picking up a copy of a Fulton County Fair premium book at any local business or the fair office August 16 and 17. All entries must be submitted by August 17 at 3:00 p.m.

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