The Great Blanton Bake-Off!

The Blanton Bake-Off

How to Enter

The Great Blanton Bake-Off!
Do you have what it BAKES to win?

PLEASE NOTE, ENTRIES FOR 2022 ARE NOW CLOSED!

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.

Entry Instructions
  • 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 pr@blantonmuseum.org. Please remember to state clearly which category you are entering.
  • Voting will begin after the social posts go out on May 17, 2022. Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to vote. Winners will be announced a few days later.

Special thanks to our partners Quack’s Bakery and La Pâtisserie for providing our gift card prizes!

Category Clarification: Adult (Professional) entries are strictly for business-owners who create baked goods and/or pastries for a living.

Past Winners

2022

(UNDER-18 ENTRY) Gluten-free vanilla cake, vanilla buttercream, covered in chocolate, decorated in gluten-free marshmallow fondant by Georgia Chido Gross / Inspired by a tapestry by Luis Montiel.
(ADULT / AMATEUR ENTRY) Joconde Imprime Cake with layers of blueberry almond cake, lemon curd and whipped cream by Blythe Johnson / Inspired by Mac Wells’ “Untitled, Meander Paintings, River”
(ADULT / PROFESSIONAL ENTRY) Cookies by Hannah Erwinn of HC Confections / Inspired by Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin,” Teresita Fernandez’s “Stacked Waters,” Carroll Dunham’s “Green (4th),” Pat Lipsky’s “Clear Music,”Roy Lichtenstein’s “Finger pointing,” and Ellsworth Kelly’s “Cité.”

2021

A pancake with a person wearing a headcloth with flowers on it. On the right is a painting of the same person.
(UNDER-18 ENTRY) Pancake art by Aida (Youth under 18 Category) / Inspired by Fernando Botero, Santa Rosa de Lima según Vásquez [Santa Rosa de Lima after Vasquez].
A sawarak cake with a burgandy and black colored abstract image.
(ADULT ENTRY) Layered Cake by Blythe Johnson (Adult Category)/ Inspired by José Pedro Costigliolo’s “Forma negra [Black form].”

With special thanks to our partners Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery and Sour Duck Market.

2020

A cookie with tumbling squares of different colours. On the right is a building facade with the same design.
(AMATEUR ENTRY) Sugar Cookie by St. Elmo Architecture Studio / Inspired by Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin.
An artwork with a gold ornate frame with the Virgin Mary and child in the center. On the right is an ornate cookie depiction of the artwork featuring the virgin mary and child.
(PROFESSIONAL ENTRY) Chocolate Cookie by Cookies del Mundo / Inspired by Simone dei Crocifissi’s “Triptych.”

With special thanks to our partners Easy Tiger Bakeshop & Beer Garden.

About

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. Learn more about how the contest began via PBS Newshour.

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