Deadline approaching for Bundt contest

Deadline approaching for Bundt contest

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 9:01 pm

MINNEAPOLIS — Ready, set, bake. Less than two weeks remain for bakers to pre-heat the oven, bring out their favorite Bundt® pan and submit their favorite recipe for the 2008 Bundts Across America Recipe Contest. Nordic Ware — maker of the iconic pan — is hosting its third-annual national recipe contest inviting bakers to submit their most creative, best-tasting Bundt creations. This year, Nordic Ware is continuing the popular “holiday” theme calling for recipes that celebrate 10 popular American holidays. Each recipe entered into the contest will be judged on originality, taste, texture, visual appearance, use of ingredients and an essay describing how the entry represents in its own special way, one of America’s popular holidays. Because there is a Bundt pan for every season, bakers will be encouraged to make good use of one of the many seasonal Bundt designs from Nordic Ware. Bakers will be required to capture the essence of the Bundt cake, meaning no elaborate use of frostings. The deadline is Aug. 1. “We were overwhelmed by the level of interest we received from so many talented bakers with our “holiday” Bundt theme last year,” says David Dalquist, president of Nordic Ware. “It was exciting to see the bakers of America have fun submitting such creative recipes for our favorite holidays. And we’re thrilled to continue the tradition for our third ‘Bundts Across America’ contest in 2008.” “This contest celebrates a dessert baked for generations in virtually every kitchen in America,” says Dalquist. “It is also a celebration of the bakers that continue to re-invent the Bundt cake with their creative flair.” Anne Kornow, the 2007 “Bundts Across America” grand prize winner, won $10,000 cash and received a trip to New York to sit in the audience of the Martha Stewart Show, to celebrate National Bundt Day. In addition, she was awarded $500 worth of Nordic Ware products. Her delectable mint chocolate cake was called, “Mint Mountains” and made great use of the Holiday Tree Bundt pan in the Christmas category. Bakers must create recipes for one of the following popular holidays: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas. Nordic Ware staff and a team of experienced culinary experts will carefully evaluate each recipe and pick 10 finalists. There will be one finalist for each holiday. The 10 finalists will be invited to participate in the national baking competition to be held in San Francisco in October where another team of culinary experts and representatives from Nordic Ware will judge the final cakes and one grand prize-winner will be selected from those 10 finalists. The grand prize winner will be announced on or around Nov. 15, National Bundt Day. The 10 finalists will be treated to a fun-filled expense paid weekend in San Francisco, which will include participating for the grand prize at the baking competition being held at the famous San Francisco Baking Institute. The 10 finalists will also receive a $500 Nordic Ware gift certificate and the grand prize winner of the “2007 Bundts Across America” will receive $10,000 in cash. How to enter: To enter, participants must complete the official entry form found online at www.nordicware.com. The entry must include a detailed, original Bundt cake recipe (including ingredients, exact measures, preparation instructions, garnishes, type of pan, baking time and temperature). Entries must also include a picture of the individual Bundt creation photographed next to the pan that it was baked in. In addition, the image must show the cake with a slice cut out to show the interior texture/design. Entries must include an essay of 50 words or less describing how the Bundt recipe best represents the holiday which was selected from the list of eligible holidays. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Aug. 1. Entries will ONLY be accepted online at www.nordicware.com. For a complete list of rules/guidelines, visit www.nordicware.com. Published in The Messenger 7.23.08

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