CAII Cupcakes and Cookies for Kids

CAII Cupcakes and Cookies for Kids
Saturday, March 25, 2017

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, March 25, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM at the Florida Department of Transportation auditorium for CAII Cupcakes and Cookies for Kids.

CAII Cupcakes and Cookies for Kids is a friendly annual 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 buy stamps and exchange them 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 tasting cards of stamps or become a sponsor. You can also download the print flyer, share this page with your friends and use gal2.org/cupcake to help us promote the event.

Please join us in thanking the following sponsors of CAII Cupcakes and Cookies for Kids.

The Lamont Family

The Lamont FamilyGold Sponsor

Prime Meridian Bank

Prime Meridian BankGold Sponsor

Trak Engineering, Inc.

Trak Engineering, Inc.Gold Sponsor

Computer Tutors USA, Inc.

Computer Tutors USA, Inc.Silver Sponsor

Law, Redd, Crona and Munroe, P.A.

Law, Redd, Crona and Munroe, P.A.Silver Sponsor

Capital City Bank

Capital City BankBronze Sponsor

Clothesline

ClotheslineBronze Sponsor

The MacLeod Family

The MacLeod FamilyBronze Sponsor

Tallahassee State Bank

Tallahassee State BankBronze Sponsor

In Kind and Prize Donors

Event Venue
Florida Department of Transportation

Prizes
Barnaby's Family Inn
Chuy's
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Hopkins' Eatery
Newk's Eatery

Linens
Alsco, Inc.

Sheet Pans
Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church
Competition Judges

Keith Baxter
Kool Beanz Café

Joey Gans
Au Peche Mignon
Media Appearances

WTXL Sunrise on ABC 27
Friday, March 24, 2017

Bakers may enter their cupcakes and cookies into the contest at one of five contestant levels.

  • Professional
    typically earns money as a baker or chef

  • Amateur
    bakes as a hobby or pastime with no money earned for baking

  • Youth: High School
    students in high school grades 9–12

  • Youth: Middle School
    students in middle school grades 6–8

  • Youth: Elementary School
    students in elementary school grades K–5

Bakers may enter their cupcakes and cookies into one of fifteen contest categories.

Cupcakes by Professional and Amateur Bakers

  • Twenty-One and Up
    These cupcakes 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 to enter or purchase these cupcakes.

  • Filled
    These cupcakes must include some kind of filling or edible surprise in the center.

  • Nuts!
    These cupcakes must include nuts as an ingredient in the cake or frosting.

  • Fruitilicious
    These cupcakes must include at least one fruit as an ingredient in the cake or frosting.

  • What The World Needs Now Is Chocolate
    These cupcakes must include dark, milk or white chocolate as an ingredient in the cake or frosting.

  • Holiday
    These cupcakes must use ingredients, frosting and/or decorations to create a holiday-themed cupcake. Examples include Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Easter, the Fourth of July — the possibilities are endless.

Cupcakes by Youth Bakers

  • Filled
    These cupcakes must include some kind of filling or edible surprise in the center.

  • Nuts!
    These cupcakes must include nuts as an ingredient in the cake or frosting.

  • Fruitilicious
    These cupcakes must include at least one fruit as an ingredient in the cake or frosting.

  • What The World Needs Now Is Chocolate
    These cupcakes must include dark, milk or white chocolate as an ingredient in the cake or frosting.

  • Holiday
    These cupcakes must use ingredients, frosting and/or decorations to create a holiday-themed cupcake. Examples include Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Easter, the Fourth of July — the possibilities are endless.

Cookies by Professional, Amateur and Youth Bakers

  • Kitchen Sink
    These cookies must include one or more additions to the basic dough.

  • Nuts!
    These cookies must include nuts as an ingredient.

  • Chocolate
    These cookies must include chocolate as an ingredient.

  • Holiday
    These cookies must use ingredients, frosting and/or decorations to create a holiday-themed cookie. Examples include Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Easter, the Fourth of July — the possibilities are endless.

Entry to the event is free. Tasting cards enabling purchasers to sample the baked goods made by contestants are available for $20. Each tasting card includes ten stamps that you can exchange for cupcakes and cookies. Friends and family are welcome to share a tasting card.

You can purchase tasting cards at the door or get them now. Those who buy tasting cards online are entitled to enter the event and start sampling thirty minutes early.

  1. Click the Add to Cart button
  2. To purchase multiple tasting cards, modify the quantity and click Update
  3. When ready, click the Check Out or Check Out with PayPal button
  4. Enter and review your details, then complete the transaction
  5. You will receive an email receipt from PayPal
Green Ticket Tasting Card
includes ten stamps
$20

No Additional Options

Closed
Closed

Tasting cards purchased online will not be mailed; they may be picked up at the will call table on the day of the event. Online tasting card sales will end on Friday, March 10, 2017.

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

Mini Cupcake Mini-Cupcakes One stamp each
Cookie Cookies One stamp each
Cupcake Regular Cupcakes Two stamps each
Takeaway Bag Takeaway Containers One stamp each

If you have read the rules and are ready to participate, enter the competition now. Every contestant will receive one complimentary tasting card but extra tasting cards may 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
  4. Click the Continue Shopping button to return and add more entries or tasting cards 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 and review your details, then complete the transaction
  8. You will receive an email receipt from PayPal
Cupcake Professional
Cupcakes
$50

No Additional Options

Closed
Cookie Professional
Cookies
$50

No Additional Options

Closed
Green Ticket Extra Tasting Card $20

No Additional Options

Closed
Closed

Cupcake Amateur
Cupcakes
$30

No Additional Options

Closed
Cookie Amateur
Cookies
$30

No Additional Options

Closed
Green Ticket Extra Tasting Card $20

No Additional Options

Closed
Closed

Cupcake Youth: High School
Cupcakes
$15

No Additional Options

Closed
Cookie Youth: High School
Cookies
$15

No Additional Options

Closed
Green Ticket Extra Tasting Card $20

No Additional Options

Closed
Closed

Cupcake Youth: Middle School
Cupcakes
$15

No Additional Options

Closed
Cookie Youth: Middle School
Cookies
$15

No Additional Options

Closed
Green Ticket Extra Tasting Card $20

No Additional Options

Closed
Closed

Cupcake Youth: Elementary School
Cupcakes
$15

No Additional Options

Closed
Cookie Youth: Elementary School
Cookies
$15

No Additional Options

Closed
Green Ticket Extra Tasting Card $20

No Additional Options

Closed
Closed

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

Upon receipt of payment, a CAII volunteer will send a confirmation email. Updates leading up to the event will also be sent via email, while the baker's information packet and complimentary tasting card will be mailed approximately two 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 tasting cards — an $160 value
  • Four cupcake/cookie competition entries in your name
  • Your logo (large) on event print media such posters, programs and 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 tasting cards — a $80 value
  • Two cupcake/cookie competition entries in your name
  • Your logo (large) on event print media such as posters, programs and 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 tasting cards — a $40 value
  • One cupcake/cookie competition entry in your name
  • Your logo on event print media such as posters, programs and 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 tasting card — a $20 value
  • One cupcake/cookie competition entry in your name
  • Your logo on event print media such as posters, programs and 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 the two. 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 donate any amount you wish.

  1. Choose a fixed sponsorship level or customize a donation
  2. Click the Add to Cart button
  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 and review your details, then complete the transaction
  7. You will receive an email receipt from PayPal
Bronze Gauge Bronze $100

No Additional Options

Closed
Silver Gauge Silver $250

No Additional Options

Closed
Gold Gauge Gold $500

No Additional Options

Closed
Platinum Gauge Platinum $1000

No Additional Options

Closed
Pile of Cash Custom $100
and up

No Additional Options

Closed
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.

Upon receipt of payment, a CAII volunteer will send a confirmation email. Updates leading up to the event will also be sent via email, while your complimentary tasting card(s) will be mailed approximately two 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 by submitting a paper form (PDF or Word). Registration ends on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET.

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

Bakers may enter their cupcakes and cookies into the contest at one of five contestant levels, detailed in the Contestant Levels section above.

Recipes may be entered into one of fifteen 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, a recipe 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 mini-cupcakes and twenty-four regular size cupcakes for each entry.

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

All contestants may bring additional cupcakes.

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

Amateur and Youth contestants must bring at least thirty-six 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 available 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 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 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 on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET. CAII must have your registration form and entry fee by that time.

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.

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

Calendar Link Events Summary Event Summary

CAII Cupcakes and Cookies for Kids print flyer

Update
2017-02-05: Update sponsors section to include Alsco, Inc., Capital City Bank, Florida Department of Transportation, Hopkins' Eatery, The Lamont Family, Newk's Eatery and WTXL Sunrise on ABC 27
2017-02-15: Update sponsors section to include Prime Meridian Bank
2017-02-20: Update sponsors section to include Trak Engineering, Inc., Computer Tutors USA, Inc., Law, Redd, Crona and Munroe, P.A., Clothesline and The MacLeod Family
2017-02-26: Update sponsors section to include Keith Baxter, Joey Gans, Tallahassee State Bank and Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church
2017-03-11: Close online registration for contestants and sponsors; end online tasting card sales
2017-03-12: Update sponsors section to include Barnaby's Family Inn, Chuy's and 4 Rivers Smokehouse

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First Published January 1, 2017