Contest Rules


Romantic Willimantic “Let Them Eat Cake” Chocolate Cake Contest Rules and Guidelines

(contest occurs in conjunction with the Chocolate Chip Stroll)

1.  Cakes must be chocolate!  Chocolate of any kind is acceptable i.e. milk, white, dark.  Place your cake on a non-returnable/non-breakable plate or cake board.  We are not responsible for lost/broken plates.One entry per person.


2.  Categories are as follows;

  • Children (up to 12 years of age),
  • Teens (13-18 Years),
  • Star Baker (general/adult),
  • Willimantic-themed cake (judged solely on appearance)


3. Entrants in the child category may have an adult to assist them in baking and decorating their cake.  As much as possible, entries should be the sole work of the entrant.  


4.  Professional bakers are not eligible to participate. 


5.  Entries will be judged on taste (50%), appearance(25%), creativity (15%), and texture (10%).


6. Prizes will be awarded for best in each category.


7. Pre-registration is $5 per cake (check written out to “Willimantic Renaissance”) due to;

Let Them Eat Cake 

32 Mansfield Hollow Road Ext.

Mansfield Center, CT 06250

Please specify "Cake Contest" on the bottom of the check.  Include your name, address, phone number, and category you want to enter.  Deadline to pre-register is February 7. Cakes will be accepted for compitition the day of the event for a fee of $10. Fees go toward competition prizes and Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival organizational costs.


8.  Anyone related to judges or personnel involved in the competition may not enter the contest.


9.  Cakes must come with a list of ingredients provided the day of the competition.  This will ensure prospective cake bidders allergy information, if needed.


10. Cakes must be dropped off at the Kerri Gallery (861 Main St.) between 9 and 10 am on Saturday, February 8th.   Please let the person in charge know if your cake may be auctioned off when the contest is over.  Cakes that are auctioned off will help provide funding for future Chocolate Festivals.  


11. Prizes will be awarded at 2:00pm at the Kerri Gallery.  Please be present and take your cake home upon completion if it does not get auctioned off.  Any cakes not claimed will be discarded.  You will be provided with feedback sheets from the judges with your scores and notes.


12. Cakes that are bid on must be picked up by 2:30pm or they will be sacrificied to the cake gods.


For more information, text or call Lauren at 203-895-8741, or email 


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