Monday, April 9, 2012

Enter the Birthday Cake Baking Contest on May 6th!

All of my New York readers are invited to enter a fabulous and fun birthday cake baking contest.

Henry Street Settlement is hosting a 145th birthday party for our founder, Lillian Wald, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on May 6th at 265 Henry Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side.  A highlight of the celebration will be the cake baking contest.  We have some amazing judges:  Food Maven Arthur Schwartz, Rozanne Gold (of the Recipes 1-2-3 fame), a food editor from the Ladies Home Journal, the owner of Sugar Sweet Sunshine, a wonderful bakery on the Lower East Side, the founders of TheLoDownNY and more!

Birthday Cake Contest Rules
Limit of 20 entrants; one cake per entrant
Cakes must be dropped off at event by 1 p.m.
Any size or shape permitted
A list of ingredients must accompany the cake
Cakes will be judged on appearance, originality, taste and interpretation of the birthday party theme. 
Advance registration is required by May 3rd – email with CAKE CONTEST in the subject line.


  1. Is there any sort of incentive/prize if one's cake is selected?

    1. Beyond the thrill of winning? There will be three prizes awarded, and winners will receive a Henry Street tote bag, mug and a pound of delicious Workforce Blend coffee. Winners will also be featured on the Henry Street website and on this blog.

    2. Pleased to note that winners will also receive a two-pound bag of Daisy All Purpose Flour -- an amazing product that will improve everything you bake!

  2. My aunt sent me your blog and I really love the concept of cooking recipes from the past. Once I get off of my little diet (getting married soon), I will have to try a lot of these. Right now I'm eating a lot of raw desserts, which are very good, but nothing beats real butter. Joann,

    1. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Yes, nothing does beat butter, but I'm curious about your raw desserts. Do you mean fruit?