AG and I have emerged from the cone of silence with a decision regarding the much asked about topic: How many items can a person submit???
The answer is....
We are going to allow people to make how much and whatever they want and AG, UC, Grizzled, and I will talk about each entry over the phone (once again, under the cone of silence) to ensure we judge accurately and fairly either abundance or solo item submissions.
All of the bribe-talking aside, we are actually aiming to hold a BAKED-GOOD CONTEST where surprise gifts packed in with entries will be enjoyed and appreciated, but judging will only be based on the baked goods. Those baked goods will be scored on taste, presentation, and creativity, with taste being the more important of all 3.
We're going mainly for cookies so we can have an easier time with continuity, but... if you have some stellar holiday BAKED item (made with sugar and flour... no holiday flank steaks, butt roasts, legs of lamb, etc, etc, etc, but a baked sweet treat) send it on.
Pass the word. We're hoping to break double digits as far as entrants are concerned. If memory serves, there were about 4 times more judges than contestants in the first one. Last year there were actually more contestants than judges, but this year... this year we're going for a blow out. Blue Girl and Res, originators of the Bake-Off are going oven mitt to oven mitt. You can knock them both off their *throwns*.
The secret word for success in any baked good contest?? No, not white sugar, that's two... the secret word is BUTTER. You're going to use so much butter that you're going to want to roll in piles of fresh green beans.
Get busy planning and spread the word. Make 'em work for it.