Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bakers delight

Did I mention I am entering some baked goods into the Minnesota State Fair?  If not -- I am entering baked goods for State Fair competition!  Currently, I have registered four entries, but I can submit up to 25 entries.  I can't imagine how people manage to transport all of their entries safely, but I'm sure some people do enter their maximum 25 entries. 

Right now, here's the list:
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Spice Cake
  • Banana Bread
  • Salted Nut Roll Bars
The cakes have to be layerd 8-inch round cakes.  I am going to begin to do a little testing of the cakes.  I have a pretty solid spice cake recipe that I've gotten rave reviews on at work.  The plan tonight is to bake a test cake tonight.  I will let you know how it goes.  The salted nut roll bars and banana bread are recipes handed down from my mother, so I know I can't go wrong there. 

I know the State Fair isn't until August, but I keep thinking I need to practice some recipes.  Also, I have a new frosting recipe I want to test out.  I will post pictures of the finished product!


The Lingens said...

The dark chocolate cake that is the center of the asparagas cake is definitely worth testing for the chocolate cake.


Kali Lingen said...

That is what is in the oven right now as I type.

Katie Vanden Busch said...

You are VERY lucky that I'm so close to help you try out those recipes. I'm a great taste-tester (which you obviously already know)! After all, I just want to give you the best chance of snagging all of those big $8 premiums!

The Lingens said...

Baker's Tip:

To keep that lovely cake moist, be sure to wrap in plastic wrap as it cools. It keeps the moisture from evaporating. ML

Kali Lingen said...

I've been doing that Mama.