2012-08-09 / Local & State

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 Incredible Angel Food Cake contest, sponsored by Pennsylvania Egg Farmers and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs, will be held on Monday, August 13.

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 percent 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 first place in this angel food cake contest at any other fair in 2012.

Prizes awarded will be first place - $25; second place - $15; and third place - $10. The winning cake will be eligible for competition at the PA Farm Show in January 2013, where the winner will receive $500 for first prize.

When entering a cake, which must be made from scratch and using eggs produced in Pennsylvania, the recipe must also be submitted.

Cakes will be judged on the following categories and percentages:

30 percent flavor (smell, taste, flavoring)

25 percent inside characteristics (texture, lightness)

20 percent overall appearance (surface, size, color).

15 percent creativity

10 percent topping, icing or decoration

For more information, obtain a Fulton County Fair Premium Book at a local business or the fair office on August 12-18. All entries must be submitted by August 13 at 3 p.m.

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