Council for the Arts announces 2nd annual "Icing on the Cake" competition at IceFest

Caption: Winning entry in the Icing on the Cake 2011 competition at IceFest:
Ice Skates, by Brenda Bailey of Shippensburg



Council for the Arts announces 2nd annual "Icing on the Cake" competition at IceFest

Chambersburg, PA - The Council for the Arts announces its second annual "Icing on the Cake" competition, to be held in conjunction with IceFest 2012 at the Capitol Theatre's Woods Center, 159 S. Main Street, Chambersburg on Saturday January 28 from 9AM-8PM. The theme this year is "Celebrating a Decade; past, present or future", and a total of $400 in awards, sponsored by Aerotek, will be presented to amateur and professional bakers. Participants must register by Tuesday January 24 at 10AM. There is no entry fee this year; for an entry form or more information, call the Council at 717-264-6883 or visit www.councilforthearts.net.
Last year's event brought together a wide variety of cakes by local decorators, all representing the IceFest 2011 theme: Pennsylvania and the Great Outdoors. "We had such an overwhelming response to our first year of Icing on the Cake that we couldn't resist bringing it back again," says the Council's Executive Director Stacy Mellott. "The creativity of the entries was really exciting. We're so pleased that Aerotek has agreed to partner with us this year, so that we can offer a more extensive array of awards to our participants!"
Bakers ages 5 and up are welcome to enter "Icing on the Cake", in student, amateur and professional categories, and may choose which past, present, or future decade they wish to represent. Cakes must be delivered and ready to assemble on Saturday January 28 between 7:30 and 8:30AM at the Woods Center. Cakes may be carved or stacked, with dimensions no more than 3.5 feet wide by 28 inches deep, and no taller than 6 feet; they must be stable in a room temperature environment.
Awards will be given in all categories. In addition, attendees to IceFest will vote by people's choice on which cake they think best represents the Icefest Theme: Celebrating a Decade. Winners will be announced Saturday January 28 after the fireworks.
For more information, call the Council at 717-264-6883 or visit www.councilforthearts.net