STARR COUNTY FAIR
Baking
                                   Baking & Decorated Baking Division General Rules 2014
    Registration Date: First Tuesday in February (Feb. 4, 2014), at RGCHS Cafetorium, 4‐6:00 P.M.
    Adopted 1/21/2014

    1.All entries must be entirely the work of the person entering the exhibit.

    2.The contests are divided into three divisions: senior division (grades 9-12)
    junior division (grades 3-8), and Peewee division (grades PreK through 2nd).
    Peewee and junior division participants must be of Starr County 4-H clubs or Jr. FCCLA.
    Senior division participants should be under the direction of Starr County 4-H Club leaders, FCCLA, or FACS teachers.

    3.Only club leaders and teachers will submit entry/entries and fees on registration date. NO late entry/entries or
    unregistered items will be allowed.

    4.Entries are limited to a maximum of two per student. The fee is $5.00 per entry.

    5.At check-in of entries, no registered entries will be accepted after the designated hours
    (10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.) unless an exhibitor was already waiting in line and was not able to be attended to. ***On a
    rotating basis, clubs and schools will bring their entries in at a specific allocated time.

    6.All entries must have a label attached with the name of the person entering, their school or club, and the category and
    division and must be taped underneath the tray.

    7.Judging will be done by a panel of judges who will award a blue, red, or white ribbon to each entry. They will also
    select the top winner and runner-up winner from each category and will choose the Grand Champion and Reserve
    Champion (senior, junior, and peewee) of the Baking & Decorated Baking Division. After the Grand Champion is
    chosen from the top winners, the Reserve Champion will be selected from the remaining top winners, as well as the
    runner-up in the category in which the Grand Champion was entered. All judges may deliberate on the selection of the
    Grand Champions and Reserve Champions.

    8.Only judges and Committee chairpersons will be present during judging.

    9.All Baking & Decorated Baking items will be on display as space allows, and no exhibit may be removed before 8:00
    P.M. on Friday without notifying the Baking & Decorated Baking Committee Chairperson. Entries not picked up by 9:00
    P.M. on Friday will become property of the Starr County Fair Association.

    10.Senior and Junior Grand and Reserve Champion winners of both Baking and Decorated Baking Divisions will be
    required to be present for the Parade of Champions ceremony and for the auction on Saturday. Top winners (not
    runners-up) from each Baking (not Decorated Baking) category of the junior and senior divisions will be present for the
    auction only. Top Winners from Decorated Baking do not auction. Peewee Grand and Reserve Champion winners will
    be present for the Parade of Champions only and will not sell at auction.

    11.The Baking & Decorated Baking Committee will use all diligence and every reasonable precaution to ensure the
    safety of all the items after their arrival and during the exhibition, but in no case will they be responsible for any loss or
    damage that may occur or for articles not removed by Friday.

    12.Entries not being sold at fair auction may be sold. Students who do not want to sell their items must notify the
    chairperson at check-in.
    Suggested Prices for businesses & buyers:
    Runner-Up- $75.00
    1st Place Ribbon- $40.00
    2nd Place Ribbon- $30.00
    3rd Place Ribbon- $20.00

    13.ALL JUDGES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL, AS ARE THOSE OF THE DIVISION CHAIR. Any complaints must be officially
    filed with the Starr County Fair Association Board of Directors as prescribed in their guidelines.

           
             Baking Division Rules 2014


    1.Baking entries will be divided into seven (7) categories. There will be a junior and senior division for each of the
    categories, 1-6, with top winners and runners-up to be named in both divisions. Peewees are allowed to enter ONLY
    category7. Each entry must fit into one of the following categories in order to be accepted:

    Category 1 Brownies, cookies, bars
    Category 2 Cakes, white or yellow, including cake rolls NO chocolate frosting, chocolate candy, chocolate ingredients,
    etc.
    Category 3 Cakes, chocolate
    Category 4 Pies, tassies, empanadas
    Category 5 Candy (no candy melts, discs, or candy bars allowed)
    Category 6 Breads (not cake rolls) (no frosted items; glaze is allowed)
    Category 7 Peewee division entrants may bake only brownies or cookies

    2.NO packaged mixes of any type, including frostings, are allowed for any entries.

    3.Containers must be plastic with a plain, clear dome and black tray/plate.
    Maximum size allowed is 12” x 16”. Cake boards must be covered in plain, silver foil and topped with a white doily.
    Display space is limited; use the minimum size container for each entry. Decorations are not allowed. No glass
    containers for any entry including pies. Candy may be sealed in a vacuum sealed bag inside the dome.

    4.A pre-cut serving/sample of the actual entry must be provided and placed in a small, clear container on top of the
    dome prior to entry. All items entered will be tasted.

    5.Recipes must be legible on a 4 X 6 white card (no other color may be used). If you have multiple cards, staple them
    together. The last card must be taped on the outside of container. (not on top of container) Recipe must be legible and
    in English. Absolutely NO entry will be accepted without the recipe.

    6.No cheesecakes, flan cakes, fresh fruit, or frozen/refrigerated desserts will be accepted. No refrigeration is available
    to ensure their freshness. Cream cheese frosting is allowed.

    7.For categories 1, 5, & 7, a minimum of twenty-four (24) pieces is required including the three pieces as samples.

    8. ALL JUDGES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL, AS ARE THOSE OF THE DIVISION CHAIR. Any complaints must be officially
    filed with the Starr County Fair Association Board of Directors as prescribed in their guidelines.

    BAKING DIVISION JUDGING SHEET

    Skills judged and points assigned for each category:
    General appearance 1-10 points
    Texture 1-10 points
    Flavor 1-10 points
    Skills mastered 1-10 points

    Blue Ribbon 40-30 points
    Red Ribbon 29-20 points
    White Ribbon 19-0 points
    Baking


              
 Decorated Baking Division Rules 2014

    1. Decorated Baking entries will be divided into four (4) categories. There will be a junior and senior
    division for each of the categories, 1-3, with top winners and runners-up to be named in all categories
    of these divisions. Peewee entries make up category 4. Each entry must fit into one of the following
    categories in order to be accepted:
    Category 1 Fondant-ONLY-Including decorations
    Category 2 Butter cream-ONLY-Including decorations
    Category 3 Combination of icings
    Category 4 Peewee Division entrants must decorate 6 cookies or 6 regular size cupcakes

    2. All cakes, cookies, and cupcakes must be edible. All exterior decorations must be edible. Inedible
    hidden pillars, plates, and wire/toothpicks are allowed for structure.

    3. Decorated baking entries must be exhibited on or in non-returnable containers. No plastic wrap is
    needed on these entries; however, they may be covered with plastic wrap after judging to protect them
    from dust. Decorative containers are not allowed. No exceptions.

    4. All entries must have a label attached with the name of the person entering, their school or club,
    and the category and division and must be taped underneath the tray.

    5. No recipe is required for decorated cakes, but it must be a cake that is decorated. Entries will be
    checked for composition.

    6. Senior Division-Only:
    Each entry must include a description of the decorating process, including pictures or sketch(es) and a
    step-by-step description of how each piece was made. Two (2) page maximum, 12pt., Arial Font,
    enclosed in a sheet protector. Absolutely NO entry will be accepted without this information.

    7. Senior and Junior Grand and Reserve Champion winners of both Baking and Decorated Baking
    Divisions will be required to be present for the Parade of Champions ceremony and for the auction on
    Saturday. Top winners (not runners-up) from each Baking (not Decorated Baking) category of the
    junior and senior divisions will be present for the auction only. Top Winners from Decorated Baking do
    not auction. Peewee Grand and Reserve Champion winners will be present for the Parade of
    Champions only and will not sell at auction. A rosette in each age division will be awarded to the entry
    best representing the 2014 theme of the Starr County Fair.

    8. ALL JUDGES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL, AS ARE THOSE OF THE DIVISION CHAIR. Any complaints
    must be officially filed with the Starr County Fair Association Board of Directors as prescribed in their
    guidelines.

                           DECORATED BAKING DIVISION JUDGING SHEET
    Category 1 Fondant-ONLY-Including decorations
    Category 2 Buttercream-ONLY-Including decorations
    Category 3 Combination of icings

    Assigned point in each category:
    5=Excellent
    4=Very good
    3=Good
    2=Fair
    1=Unacceptable

    Skills being judged:
    Cake or cake form-uniform shape and thickness
    Frosting-applied evenly and neatly
    Decorations-shows appropriate skill for age
    Design-suitable for shape
    Colors compatible-go well together
    Spacing-appropriate and/or even
    Skills –mastered

    Blue Ribbon 35-25 points
    Red Ribbon 24-15 points
    White Ribbon 14-0 points

    Category 4-Peewee

    Skills judged and points assigned:
    General appearance 1-10 points
    Texture 1-10 points
    Creativity 1-10 points
    Skills mastered 1-10 points
    Age appropriateness 1-10 points

    Blue Ribbon 50-30 points
    Red Ribbon 29-15 points
    White Ribbon 14-0 points



                                           Time Schedules for Bringing Their Entries
                                                                   February 19, 2014
                                                           Time School & Organizations
                                         10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. All of Roma (H.S. & M.S., etc.)
                                       11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. All of La Grulla (H.S. & M.S., etc.)
                                                  12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. Rio H.S., M.S., & All 4 H
                                                                           Organizations
                                           1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. All of San Isidro (H.S. & M.S., etc

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