CAII Cupcakes and Cookies for Kids

Logo: CAII Cupcakes and Cookies for Kids
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 2–4 PM

Child Advocates II, Inc. (CAII) is hosting a fun and delicious fundraiser in support of the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program.

Join us on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Leon High School cafeteria for CAII Cupcakes and Cookies for Kids.

CAII Cupcakes and Cookies for Kids is a friendly competition for amateur and professional bakers and an opportunity for the public to raise money for our program by sampling the various goods.

  • Bakers — enter as a contestant and prepare treats
  • Sponsors — pledge a sponsorship and receive benefits
  • Guests — purchase tickets of stamps to exchange for cupcakes and cookies

Special guest judges will be on hand to select winners from each category and award grand prizes for one cupcake and one cookie at each contestant level.

Browse the sections on this page for details and then enter the competition, buy tickets or become a sponsor. Afterward, download the event flyer and share this page with your friends online. You can also use gal2.org/cupcake to help us promote the event. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to the sponsors of this special fundraiser!
 

 

Logo: Trak Engineering, Inc.
Trak Engineering, Inc.Gold Sponsor

 

Guardian ad Litem - Proud Supporter
The Lamont FamilySilver Sponsor

 

Logo: Starbucks
StarbucksSilver Sponsor

 

Logo: Alsco
AlscoBronze Sponsor

 

Logo: Earth Fare
Earth Fare TallahasseeBronze Sponsor

 

Guardian ad Litem - Proud Supporter
Mr. Boyd MerrittBronze Sponsor

 

Logo: Tallahassee State Bank
Tallahassee State BankBronze Sponsor

 
Thanks also to our confirmed event judges.

Congratulations to the following winning contestants and thank you to everyone who participated!

  • Overall Winners by Contestant Level
  • Kristine Lamont Amateur
  • Tiniest Empire Cupcakes Professional
  • Katherine Grubbs Youth: High School
  • Claire Thaler Youth: Middle School
  • Keira Powell Youth: Elementary School
  • Amateur Cupcakes
  • Kelly Samek Valentine's Day
  • Wendell Crawford Filled
  • Kristine Lamont Twenty-One and Up
  • Margaret Robertson Celebrate Florida
  • Professional Cupcakes
  • Danisa Proctor Filled
  • Tiniest Empire Cupcakes Twenty-One and Up
  • Danisa Proctor Celebrate Florida
  • Youth Cupcakes
  • Katherine Grubbs High School: Valentine's Day
  • Claire Thaler Middle School: Valentine's Day
  • Keira Powell Elementary School: Be True to Your School
  • Cookies
  • John Marlow Amateur: Valentine's Day
  • Melanie Kalmanson Amateur: Kitchen Sink
  • Melanie Hierholzer Amateur: Celebrate Florida
  • Jacob and Addison Nester Elementary School: Celebrate Florida

Contestants may enter their cupcakes and/or cookies at one of five contestant levels.

  • Professional — the contestant typically earns money as a baker or chef
  • Amateur — the contestant bakes as a hobby or pastime (i.e., no money is earned for baking)
  • Youth: High School — the contestant is a high school student*
  • Youth: Middle School — the contestant is a middle school student*
  • Youth: Elementary School — the contestant is an elementary school student*

* on the day of the event

Contestants may enter their cupcakes and/or cookies into one of nineteen overall categories. Each entry must fit the category in which it is entered. For example, cupcakes entered in the Gluten-Free category must not contain ingredients with gluten.

Cupcakes by Professional and Amateur Bakers

  1. Valentine's Day — Valentine's Day is a holiday that celebrates our love for others. What comes to mind when you think of the day? Hearts? Flowers? Chocolate? Give us your interpretation of the holiday in a cupcake.
  2. Filled — The only requirement for this cupcake is that it contains some kind of filling or edible surprise in the middle.
  3. Twenty-One and Up — This cupcake must include beer, liquor or wine as an ingredient. Cupcakes may employ alcohol to add flavor or simply be inspired by a particular beer or cocktail. Bakers and guests must be at least twenty-one years old to enter cupcakes in or purchase cupcakes from this category.
  4. It's All Greek to Me — Create a cupcake that celebrates your sorority or fraternity.
  5. Be True to Your School — Express your school spirit in a cupcake.
  6. Celebrate Florida — Florida is often recognized for its citrus, tourism and beaches. It also has a number of vibrant cities and cultures. Give us your vision of Florida in a cupcake.
  7. Gluten-Free — Create a delicious cupcake completely free of ingredients derived from the protein gluten. Gluten is contained in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Bakers should avoid any grain product that does not include "gluten-free" in its labeling.
  8.  

Cupcakes by Youth Bakers

  1. Valentine's Day — Valentine's Day is a holiday that celebrates our love for others. What comes to mind when you think of the day? Hearts? Flowers? Chocolate? Give us your interpretation of the holiday in a cupcake.
  2. Fairytale/Storybook — Have a favorite fairytale or storybook? Bring the story or a character to life in a cupcake.
  3. Be True to Your School — Express your school spirit in a cupcake.
  4. Celebrate Florida — Florida is often recognized for its citrus, tourism and beaches. It also has a number of vibrant cities and cultures. Give us your vision of Florida in a cupcake.
  5. Gluten-Free — Create a delicious cupcake completely free of ingredients derived from the protein gluten. Gluten is contained in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Bakers should avoid any grain product that does not include "gluten-free" in its labeling.
  6.  

Cookies by Professional and Amateur Bakers

  1. Valentine's Day — Valentine's Day is a holiday that celebrates our love for others. What comes to mind when you think of the day? Hearts? Flowers? Chocolate? Give us your interpretation of the holiday in a cookie.
  2. Kitchen Sink — The only requirement for this cookie is that it contains one or more additions to the basic dough.
  3. Celebrate Florida — Florida is often recognized for its citrus, tourism and beaches. It also has a number of vibrant cities and cultures. Give us your vision of Florida in a cookie.
  4. Gluten-Free — Create a delicious cookie completely free of ingredients derived from the protein gluten. Gluten is contained in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Bakers should avoid any grain product that does not include "gluten-free" in its labeling.
  5.  

Cookies by Youth Bakers

  1. Valentine's Day — Valentine's Day is a holiday that celebrates our love for others. What comes to mind when you think of the day? Hearts? Flowers? Chocolate? Give us your interpretation of the holiday in a cookie.
  2. Celebrate Florida — Florida is often recognized for its citrus, tourism and beaches. It also has a number of vibrant cities and cultures. Give us your vision of Florida in a cookie.
  3. Gluten-Free — Create a delicious cookie completely free of ingredients derived from the protein gluten. Gluten is contained in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Bakers should avoid any grain product that does not include "gluten-free" in its labeling.

As a ticket holder, you get to come and enjoy the contestants' baked goods. Each ticket includes a total of ten (10) stamps, which you exchange for cupcakes and cookies.

Purchase your tickets now! Those who buy tickets online are entitled to enter the event and start sampling thirty (30) minutes early.

  1. Click the "Add to Cart" button — your shopping cart will open in a new window or tab
  2. To purchase multiple tickets, modify the quantity and click "Update"
  3. When ready, click the "Check Out" or "Check Out with PayPal" button
  4. Enter/review your details and complete the transaction
  5. You will receive an email receipt from PayPal — save/print for your records
Icon: Green Ticket Ticket
   includes ten stamps
$20

No Additional Options

Closed

If you run out of stamps while enjoying the event, do not panic. Extra tickets of stamps will be available for purchase at the Will Call table. All items at the event will be priced as follows.

Icon: Blue Mini Cupcake Mini-Cupcakes One (1) stamp each
Icon: Red Cookie Cookies One (1) stamp each
Icon: Blue Cupcake Regular Cupcakes Two (2) stamps each
Icon: Orange Takeaway Bag Takeaway Containers
   for cupcakes and cookies
One (1) stamp each

Tickets purchased online will not be mailed; they may be picked up at the Will Call table on the day of the event. Online ticket sales will end on Saturday, January 25, 2014 Saturday, February 1, 2014.

If you have read the rules and are ready to participate, enter the competition now! Every contestant will receive one (1) complimentary ticket; extra tickets can be purchased as well.

  1. Choose a contestant level and confection
  2. Select a category from the drop-down list
  3. Click the "Add to Cart" button — your shopping cart will open in a new window or tab
  4. Click the "Continue Shopping" button to return and add more entries or tickets to your cart
  5. When ready, click the "Check Out" or "Check Out with PayPal" button
  6. Add information to the "Entry Title and Description" field*
  7. Enter/review your details and complete the transaction
  8. You will receive an email receipt from PayPal — save/print for your records
Icon: Blue Cupcake Professional
Cupcakes
$50 Closed
Icon: Red Cookie Professional
Cookies
$50 Closed
Icon: Green Ticket Extra Ticket $20

No Additional Options

Closed

Icon: Blue Cupcake Amateur
Cupcakes
$30 Closed
Icon: Red Cookie Amateur
Cookies
$30 Closed
Icon: Green Ticket Extra Ticket $20

No Additional Options

Closed

Icon: Blue Cupcake Youth: High School
Cupcakes
$15 Closed
Icon: Red Cookie Youth: High School
Cookies
$15 Closed
Icon: Green Ticket Extra Ticket $20

No Additional Options

Closed

Icon: Blue Cupcake Youth: Middle School
Cupcakes
$15 Closed
Icon: Red Cookie Youth: Middle School
Cookies
$15 Closed
Icon: Green Ticket Extra Ticket $20

No Additional Options

Closed

Icon: Blue Cupcake Youth: Elementary School
Cupcakes
$15 Closed
Icon: Red Cookie Youth: Elementary School
Cookies
$15 Closed
Icon: Green Ticket Extra Ticket $20

No Additional Options

Closed

* Titles and descriptions are required for all entries but you can enter now and submit them later, up to two (2) weeks before the event.

Upon receipt of payment, a CAII volunteer will send a confirmation email and collect any additional information, as needed. Updates leading up to the event will also be sent via email, while the baker's information packet — including your complimentary ticket — will be mailed approximately two (2) weeks prior to the event.

If you cannot enter online, download a paper form (PDF or Word) and get in touch with the event contact to become a contestant.

In addition to becoming a contestant or joining us as a guest, you or your company can also donate toward one of four sponsorship levels for the event. Each level includes a number of sponsorship benefits, each of which are detailed below.

Platinum     $1000 and up

  • Eight (8) tickets — an $160 value
  • Four (4) cupcake/cookie competition entries under your name
  • Your logo (large) on event print media (e.g., posters, programs, flyers)
  • Your logo and a link to your website in the Event Sponsors section of this page
  • Your promotional materials included in the packets distributed to contestants
  • Table space at the event to display your promotional materials

Gold     $500–$999

  • Four (4) tickets — a $80 value
  • Two (2) cupcake/cookie competition entries under your name
  • Your logo (large) on event print media (e.g., posters, programs, flyers)
  • Your logo and a link to your website in the Event Sponsors section of this page
  • Your promotional materials included in the packets distributed to contestants
  • Table space at the event to display your promotional materials

Silver     $250–$499

  • Two (2) tickets — a $40 value
  • One (1) cupcake/cookie competition entry under your name
  • Your logo on event print media (e.g., posters, programs, flyers)
  • Your logo and a link to your website in the Event Sponsors section of this page
  • Your promotional materials included in the packets distributed to contestants

Bronze     $100–$249

  • One (1) ticket — a $20 value
  • One (1) cupcake/cookie competition entry under your name
  • Your logo on event print media (e.g., posters, programs, flyers)
  • Your logo and a link to your website in the Event Sponsors section of this page

Sponsorship donations may be in cash, in-kind donation or a combination of cash and in-kind donation. Donations to CAII are tax-deductible.

Please consider becoming a sponsor! You can start the process now with an online donation for any of the sponsorship levels or name your own price.

  1. Choose a fixed sponsorship level or choose to customize your donation
  2. Click the "Add to Cart" button — your shopping cart will open in a new window or tab
  3. For custom sponsorships, enter a donation amount of $100 or above*
  4. When ready, click the "Check Out" or "Check Out with PayPal" button
  5. Add information to the "Website Address and Additional Notes" field**
  6. Enter/review your details and complete the transaction
  7. You will receive an email receipt from PayPal — save/print for your records
Icon: Bronze Gauge Bronze $100

No Additional Options

Closed
Icon: Silver Gauge Silver $250

No Additional Options

Closed
Icon: Gold Gauge Gold $500

No Additional Options

Closed
Icon: Platinum Gauge Platinum $1000

No Additional Options

Closed
Icon: Pile of Cash Custom $100
and up

No Additional Options

Closed

* Custom sponsorships will be assigned to one of four sponsor levels based on the donation amount.

** Please include your business name, website address and indicate (yes or no) if you have a logo at least 200 by 200 pixels in JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PSD or AI format available for placement on this page.

After completing your transaction, a CAII volunteer will send a confirmation e-mail and collect any additional information, as needed. Updates leading up to the event will also be sent via email, while your complimentary ticket(s) will be mailed approximately two (2) weeks prior to the event.

If you cannot donate online or have in-kind donations, download a paper form (PDF or Word) and get in touch with the event contact to become an event sponsor.

Registration
Contestants can register online at https://gal2.org/cupcake or submit a paper form (PDF or Word). Registration begins on Friday, November 8, 2013 and ends at 12:00 AM (Eastern) on Friday, January 24, 2014.

By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the rules set forth herein.

Contestants may enter their cupcakes and/or cookies at one of five contestant levels, detailed in the Contestant Levels section above.

Recipes may be entered into one of nineteen categories, detailed in the Cupcake and Cookie Categories section above. Each entry must fit the category in which it is entered. For example, cupcakes entered in the Gluten-Free category must not contain ingredients with gluten.

Contestants may submit multiple entries in different categories. However, each recipe entry can be entered into only one category.

Each entry requires a non-refundable donation to Child Advocates II, Inc. (CAII), a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. The fee schedule is $50 for each Professional contestant level entry; $30 for each Amateur contestant level entry; and $15 for each Youth contestant level entry.

Cupcake Entry Quantities
Professional contestants must bring at least forty-eight (48) mini-cupcakes and twenty-four (24) regular size cupcakes for each entry.

Amateur and Youth contestants must bring at least twenty-four (24) mini-cupcakes and twelve (12) regular size cupcakes for each entry. For entries in the Filled category, contestants must bring at least thirty-six (36) regular size cupcakes.

All contestants may bring additional cupcakes.

Cookie Entry Quantities
Professional contestants must bring at least forty-eight (48) cookies for each entry.

Amateur and Youth contestants must bring at least thirty-six (36) cookies for each entry.

All contestants may bring additional cookies.

Cupcake and Cookie Specifications
All cupcakes and cookies must be made from scratch. No use of box mixes, ready-made frosting or commercially sold cookie dough is permitted.

Display
Professional contestants are encouraged to creatively display their entry and promotional materials. Amateur and Youth contestants do not need display items and will have their entry set up by a volunteer on the day of the event.

Judging
Cupcakes and cookies must be delivered on the day of the event for judging at the assigned time in order to compete. Cupcakes and cookies in each category will be judged on creativity, flavor, texture and appearance.

Awards
The judges will select one (1) cupcake for the title of "Best in Show Cupcake" for each contestant level: Professional, Amateur, High School Youth, Middle School Youth and Elementary School Youth. First Place ribbons will be presented to the winners in each category at each level.

The judges will select one (1) cookie for the title of "Best in Show Cookie" for each contestant level: Professional, Amateur, High School Youth, Middle School Youth and Elementary School Youth. First Place ribbons will be presented to the winners in each category at each level.

Contestant Deadlines
Registration for cupcake and cookie entries will be closed at 12:00 AM (Eastern) on Friday, January 24, 2014. CAII must have your registration form and entry fee donation in hand electronically or physically by 12:00 AM (Eastern) on Friday, January 24, 2014.

If you need to withdraw your cupcake or cookie entry for any reason, please get in touch with the event contact as soon as possible.

Questions | Contact
If you have any questions about the event or its rules, please get in touch with the event contact below.

Icon: Calendar Link Events Summary Event Summary
Update
2013-11-21: added Trak Engineering sponsor and two confirmed event judges
2014-01-11: added Law, Redd, Crona and Munroe, P.A. sponsor
2014-01-12: added Earth Fare Tallahassee sponsor
2014-01-17: added Alsco and Tallahassee State Bank sponsors
2014-01-24: online registration closed for contestants and sponsors
2014-01-26: online ticket sales closed; added Starbucks sponsor
2014-01-27: online ticket sales reopened
2014-02-03: added Mr. Boyd Merritt and The Lamont Family sponsors; online ticket sales closed
2014-02-11: added list of winners

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First Published November 8, 2013