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West End Fair announces baking contests

Published July 18. 2011 05:02PM

The 90th West End Fair, Gilbert, announces that it will host the Hershey Cocoa Classic Cake contest; the Hershey Cocoa Classic Cookie, Brownie and Bar contest; Blue Ribbon Apple Pie contest; and Angel Food Cake contest.

First place winners in these categories at the West End Fair can compete at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show in January 2012.

The Hershey Company, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs (PSACF) co-sponsor the Hershey Cocoa Classic Cake contest and the Hershey cocoa Classic Cookie, Brownie and Bar contest.

Rules and judging criteria for the Cocoa Cake contest found on page 67 of the West End Fair Premium Book and page 53 for the Cookie, Brownie and Bar contest.

If candy, chocolate, or flavored baking chip products are used they must be Hershey's, Reese's or Heath branded products and listed with their brand name in the recipe. See for complete product list.

The 23rd Annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Program, the Department of Agriculture and the State Association of County Fairs.

The entry need not be a "traditional" two-crusted apple pie. It can have a variety of fillings but must include at least 60 percent apples in the filling.

The entire list of rules/judging criteria can be found on page 67 of the premium book.

The Seventh Annual Angel Food Cake Contest consists of two types of cakes, butter and foam (egg-leavened). Angel food is the classic example of a foam cake and is 100 percent fat-free.

This contest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania's Egg Farmers and the State Association of County Fairs. Special rules/ judging criteria are in the premium book on page 66.

Entries must be preregistered by Aug. 5, and all entries must be on the same preregistration form. The preregistration form can be found on page 104 of the premium book.

West End Fair Premium Books can be found at local businesses or online at

For more information or questions, call (610) 381-3895 or email

Only preregistered entries that made the Aug. 5 deadline will be accepted on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Judging will begin Sunday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m.

Entrants may not have won first place in the Hershey's Cocoa Classic Cookie, Brownie, Bar contest; the Apple Pie or the Angel Food Cake contests at any other fair in 2011.

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