Competition Rules

   Indy Cake Off is a cake decorating contest with amateur & professional categories. Cakes must be decorated in accordance with the following rules.

  •  Application deadline is March 1, 2020. Application contract must be filled out in its entirety & signed. Application fee must be paid in full.


  •  Cakes must be dropped off on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1-6pm Cakes will not be accepted before or after this time.


  •  Cakes will be left on display following this & may be picked up on Tuesday April 7, 2020 11-6pm. Cakes not picked up will be disposed of. Prizes not picked up at this time are forfeit.


  •  All cakes must be original designs, copying another cake design is not permitted.


  •  ENTRY FEE: $35.00 per cake entered. Mail Checks to Indy Cake Off 1752 E 116th Street Carmel IN 46032 or email to pay online.


  •  Every applicant must select a category to enter.

    • AMATEUR (no paid experience)

    • PROFESSIONAL (1-5 years of paid experience)

    • MASTER (6+ years of paid experience)


  •  Each year a different THEME may be selected. The 2020 Theme is ART. To be eligible to win, your cake must in some way represent a style of art. You may choose any style: watercolors, pastels, graffiti, architecture, etc. There is no restriction on what is considered “art”. Choose anything you consider art & create a design to represent it with your cake.  


  •  The judges will rate cakes based on (1) Creativity (2) Representation of Theme (3) Originality (4) Technical Skill.

    • Each cake will get a 1-10 rating, 10 being the best.

    • Each category will have a 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winner. Honorable Mentions may be given, at the discretion of the judges.

    • One Show Stopper will be selected.


  •  Cakes must be made from Styrofoam or an otherwise stable center, covered & decorated in completely edible materials. (For example, but not limited to: Fondant, Gumpaste, Chocolate, Isomalt, Royal Icing). No real cake or buttercream is permitted. Cake must remain stable while on display for one week.


  •  Cake Artistry is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged cakes.

  • All purchases/ registration fees are non-refundable.


  •  Prizes & awards are subject to change based on availability, without notice.


  •  Cake Artistry has the right to modify, change or terminate this agreement at any time, with or without notice. Cake Artistry has the sole discretion to disqualify projects for any reason, without notice.


  •  Any photos of participants or projects  on site, to be used at the sole discretion of Cake Artistry.

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MAILING: 1752 E 116th Street Carmel IN 46032

SHOW:  Art on Main 111 W. Main St., Suite 140, Carmel, IN  46032

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