Conduct Your Own Cookie or Cupcake Decorating Contest.
Here’s a creative, easy and yummy activity that everyone will be talking about. All you need to do is gather some goodies (icing, food coloring, sprinkles and jelly beans), buy or make cookie dough or cupcakes, and invite some “chefs” to share in the fun.
1. Set a date.
Make it an eagerly awaited rainy-day activity for the kids, an annual family affair or a night of baking fun with your girlfriends.
2. Here comes the judge.
Then decide who will do the all-important judging. Will it be you, a friend or family member? Tech-savvy participants may also want to gather votes by posting the finished products on Facebook or have an out-of-town relative judge via an online video chat service.
3. Ready, set, frost!
Did you know Ziploc® brand Sandwich Bags amake perfect piping bags? Just place icing or frosting in a Ziploc® brand Bag, squeeze out the air, seal and cut a tiny hole in the corner. This will give each participant control over the frosting and make everyone feel like a real chef! Check out an online video-hosting community to see how it’s done.
4. Create the categories.
While the cooks are busy in the kitchen, determine your categories. Will there be first, second and third-place winners, or do you want everyone to be recognized? If it’s the latter, be creative with the awards. Possible winners could include neatest chef, best overall design, most colorful, most creative and best tasting.
5. The envelope please . . .
When everyone is finished, get the crew to clean up and prepare the treats for judging. Announce the winners and allow everyone to devour their creations. If there are leftovers, use the extra Ziploc® brand Bags to create goodie bags for guests as they leave.