Enter the Virtual Fig Cake Bake-Off

Deadline extended to August 12th! 

Document your baking and tasting for us to enjoy!

The Fig Cake Bake-Off is the main event of the annual Ocracoke Fig Festival and the way the whole celebration got started. Guest judges taste the cakes and score them on taste, presentation, and the ever-important “figgy-ness.” 

We can’t have a Fig Festival without a Fig Cake Bake-Off and we can’t have a Bake-Off that involves us gathering together to eat strangers’ food. That just makes us go “ew” this year. 

So what to do?

Welcome to the First Annual (and we hope ONLY) Virtual Fig Cake Bake-Off! 

How to enter:

  1. Bake a fig cake! It can be traditional or innovative! Anything goes as long as there are figs in it. (They don’t have to be Ocracoke figs.)
  2. Document the process: take photos and/or videos of baking, decorating, and serving your cake. We want to see the reactions of your personal taste testers!
  3. Provide the recipe! 
  4. Send recipe, photos, and video to us by Wednesday, August 12th before midnight. We will post and share all your cakes on our social media and encourage followers to give us feedback. Email to ocracokefigfestival@gmail.com, send by Facebook Messenger to the Ocracoke Fig Festival Facebook page, or text to 252-921-0283. Include your name, (age if under 16), and hometown. 
  5. Winners will be announced on Saturday, August15th.

We’ll judge your cake on its looks and its ingredients.

Traditional Fig Cake recipe (available as postcard or magnet from OPS Museum Gift Shop)
Traditional Fig Cake recipe (available as postcard or magnet from OPS Museum Gift Shop)

But how will we know how GOOD it is?!?!

You will “sell” it to us! 

Use whatever you can to persuade us that your cake is the best! Use all the social media hacks you (and your kids) know: filters, Tik-Tok dances, slo-mo, boomerangs, music…. Make us smile, make us laugh, make our mouths water for your cake! Effort counts! Be creative! 

We don’t know how many people will join in this unprecedented online baking challenge, so we don’t know how many prizes we’ll award. But ALL the prizes will include a 2020 Fig Festival t-shirt and Gift Certificates to Ocracoke businesses that sell or serve figs in one way or another! 

Fine print: There’s no cost to enter. Judges’ decisions are final. Ocracoke Fig Festival and Ocracoke Preservation Society are not responsible if you poison anyone.

Questions? Call Sundae Horn at 252-921-0283.

Enter the Virtual Fig Cake Bake-Off