Faraday's Holiday Baking Contest 2013

Compete for bragging rights and cool in-store prizes

Christmas Village (courtesy Faraday's Kitchen Store)

Yes, it's time for the Holiday Baking Contest at Faraday's Kitchen Store. We're betting there will be more entries and more folks tasting dessert samples in the new, bigger Shops in the Galleria location.

Cake entries (courtesy Faraday's Kitchen Store)

Here's how the contest works: Download the contest rules and an entry from the store's website or pick one up in the store. Entry forms must be turned in by noon on Friday, Nov. 15th. Choose your favorite holiday baking recipe from among these categories: Cookies; Pies & Tarts; Cakes & Cupcakes; Other (candies, specialty items, etc) and get to work. Deliver your dessert between 9-10am on Saturday, Nov. 16th ready to be photographed and cut for judging.(Pies cooled, frosting set, etc.

Cookie entries (courtesy Faraday's Kitchen Store)

Judging will be done between 10-11am and winners will be chosen from each category and then the Best in Show dessert will be chosen from the category winners. Dessert entries will be sampled in the store from noon until 3pm and customers will be encouraged to vote for the People's Choice Award.

Elegant Chocolate Cheesecake (courtesy Faraday's Kitchen Store)

Prizes will be awarded at 4pm. Each category winner will receive a gift basket ($200 value) and the Best in Show winner will take home a Cuisinart Elite 12 cup stainless steel food processor ($249 value).

Cooking class in expanded teaching kitchen area (courtesy Faraday's Kitchen Store)

Faraday's Kitchen Store

12918 Shops Pky, #150 (Shops at the Galleria)

512/266-5666 www.faradayskitchenstore.com

Monday - Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm

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