Holiday Bake-Off & Cake Decorating Challenge

Bit of Whimsy Cakes is excited to be sponsoring a Holiday Bake-Off and Cake Decorating Competition on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Madison Central High School in Richmond, KY. The competition will be part of the Holiday Market hosted by Madison Central High School’s Project Graduation – a one-stop shop for all of your holiday shopping and decorating needs.

Bake-Off: Home for the Holidays

We’re looking for your blue ribbon best homemade treats!

There are 3 categories to choose from: CAKES/CUPCAKES, COOKIES/BARS and PIES

$15 Per Entry

Entries must not require refrigeration – no cream or custard pies or whipped cream cakes please.


Cake Decorating Challenge

This year’s competition features 2 themes to choose from: 

My Favorite Holiday – choose anything you like, but Thanksgiving & Christmas are our faves!

Is That a Cake? – Realistic Cakes – Can you fool us with cakes that look like anything but cake?!

Cakes may be any size and flavor. Each cake must include a card with the theme and flavors listed. While some inedible items are allowed (supports), we expect the majority of all decorations should be edible. Inedible decorations should be less than 10% of the total design. For the kids division, the child should do the majority of the work themselves, with only a small amount of help from adults (using knives, placing items in the oven, etc.). Cakes will be judged on creativity, neatness, originality and taste.


Professional Division: anyone who sells baked goods to the public is considered a professional

Amateur Division: for anyone ages 14+ that does not sell baked goods to the public

Kids Division: ages 5-13


Trophies and prize baskets will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. 

Proceeds will benefit Madison Central Project Graduation

Meet the Judges

Becky Holman is an award-winning, self-taught cake artist and the owner of Bit of Whimsy Cakes in Richmond, KY. Her cakes and tutorials have been featured in magazines and blogs such as Kentucky Bride, Bridal Bliss, Blissful Bluejays, The Coordinated Bride, American Cake Decorating and Cake Masters. She was also a competitor on Food Network Canada’s The Big Bake. Most recently she was awarded “Best Decorative Wedding Cakes – Kentucky” from LuxLife Magazine’s Global Wedding Awards, and the “Best of Weddings – Hall of Fame” from The Knot. She was also a featured judge on the hit Food Network show Buddy vs. Duff. Becky recently retired from taking cake orders and opened an Etsy store offering cake decorating and party supplies, and custom kitchen and holiday decor for bakers. She also teaches classes and trainings for home bakers. Becky lives in Richmond with her husband, 3 kids and a bunch of furbabies!

Brandi Romines is the owner and founder of Happy as a Lark Cakes, LLC in Lexington, KY. She’s a wife and mom with a love of all things cake, UK and Halloween! Brandi competed on the Netflix hit Baking Impossible, and has been featured on numerous blogs, newpapers and local shows including LEX 18, WKYT, the Lexington Herald Leader, Yahoo Sports and Kentucky Sports Radio. Being able to provide for her family, while staying home with her kids, makes baking a dream come true.