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|Baked Goods Bring In Big Bucks
|UPDATED 9:03 a-m 8/16/09 Selecting the best cakes, pies and cookies to be auctioned off at a local summer event is both a lot of fun and, seriously, a lot work.
Four women had the task of judging more than 70 entries in Saturday night's Cake, Pie and Cookie auction, a fundraiser for the annual Abingdon Community Festival. The day begins with both adults and children submitting their creations for a chance to win prize money and be the grand champions in various classes.
Lisa Robinson of Abingdon was one of the judges who spent about three hours sampling the entries and marking her findings down on a scorecard. The judges don't know who submitted what.
Robinson tells WGIL judging is much more than simply tasting.
"We look at the outside appearance of either cookies, pies or cake and then we looked for the inside - the moistness of the cake, or cookie or pie. And then we do a final, overall-like presentation with appearance, taste, shape and size and creativity."
Cake entries are broken down into categories that include chocolate, white, German chocolate and miscellaneous. There are also different categories for pies and cookies.
Robinson says she was especially impressed with the variety in the junior and miscellaneous cake entries. The junior category is for boys or girls age 16 and under.
Besides deciding on 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the various categories, the judges - who don't know who submitted what - also select grand champions in five categories.
This year's auction netted more than $5,500.
Photos from the 2009 Abingdon Community Festival Cake, Pie and Cookie Judging and Auction
Some of the cake entries submitted before the judging
Some of the pie entries prior to judging
Some of the cookies that were entered
People gather at the Abingdon festival grounds for the Cake, Pie and Cookie Auction waits for the auction to begin
Cynde Onion of Abingdon presents her Grand Champion cake
(WGIL Story and Photos by Mike Perry)
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