How to Enter
The Great Blanton Bake-Off!
Do you have what it BAKES to win?
Whether you’re an amateur art lover or a beginner baker, recreate a work from our collection for your chance to win PRIZES! We’ll put your entry to a public vote via our social media pages (Instagram & Facebook) on World Baking Day (May 17) and announce winners a few days later.
- Limited to one entry per person.
- Entries are accepted in three categories: Under-18, Adult (Amateur) and Adult (Professional).*
- Let your work shine for social! Tag us @blantonmuseum on Instagram and share your entry using the hashtag #BlantonBakeOff. You can also email images of your bake in JPG or PNG format, maximum size of 2MB per image, with your name and contact details to email@example.com. Please remember to state clearly which category you are entering.
- ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2023. Congratulations to our winners!
Special thanks to our partners Quack’s Bakery, Waterloo Ice House, and Cookies Del Mundo for providing gift card prizes!
*Category Clarification: Adult (Professional) entries are strictly for business-owners who create baked goods and/or pastries for a living.
Special thanks to our 2023 partners Quack’s Bakery, Waterloo Ice House, and Cookies Del Mundo for providing gift card prizes!
Special thanks to our 2022 partners Quack’s Bakery and La Pâtisserie for providing our gift card prizes!
With special thanks to our 2021 partners Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery and Sour Duck Market.
With special thanks to our 2020 partners Easy Tiger Bakeshop & Beer Garden.
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Established in 2020, the #BlantonBakeOff is a fun annual contest providing art lovers with the opportunity to recreate their favorite works of art inspired by works from the Blanton Museum of Art’s collection! The public chooses their favorites in a social media vote on World Baking Day (May 17), with prizes for the winners provided by some of our favorite bakeries in Austin, Texas.