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Make it With Sugar Contest Returns October 27th at IGA


October 25, 2017 | View PDF

Peoples Choice and first place Cake winner Karli Johnson with her prizes from Reynolds Market, Johnson Hardware & Furniture and Saddle Up.

Friday, October 27th, Sidney Sugars employees will once again convene to taste-test sweet submissions to the annual Make it With Sugar Contest.

In conjunction with the Harvest Days week-long celebration, the Roundup Newspaper will be hosting the contest. Community members are asked to submit entries in the categories of cakes, cookies, pies, candy, breads and rolls, and others. Each recipe must include at least one half cup of granulated, powdered or brown sugar to qualify. The entries must be servable in individual samples, and must be in disposable containers, as containers will not be returned.

In addition to winning a bag of sugar per entry, all entries will be eligible to win hundreds of dollars in prizes, including a $100 People's Choice Award.

The 2016 People's Choice Winner Karli Johnson has found the Make it With Sugar Contest to be an outlet for her competitive nature, stating, "It's been fun. I just like to bake, and I'm competitive and not an athlete, so I have to do things like this!" Last year, Karli won a $25 Saddle-Up gift card plus a $100 gift card to Reynold's Market, which she used to buy Christmas dinner for her family. She also won "a really nice bowl and pan from Johnson's Hardware that I use all the time," she said.

Karli said last year's submission was a raspberry almond swirl cake. "It wasn't any secret family recipe. I found it on Pinterest". The recipe won both People's Choice and the cakes category. Karli has also won prizes for submissions the previous two years. The contest has become quite lucrative for the hobby baker, and she is considering entering again this year.

Pinterest serves as a great database for finding an award-winning recipe, or peruse Grandma's family recipe book for ideas. Entry forms are available in the Roundup and can be mailed to Box 1207, Sidney; can be picked up at the office at 111 West Main Street in Sidney; or can be picked up at Reese n' Rays IGA the day of the contest. Contest submission will be accepted from 9AM to 10AM on Friday, October 27th. A copy of the recipe must be included. Winning submissions will receive prizes and have their recipe printed in the Roundup.

For questions about the contest or other Harvest Days events, contact the Roundup at 433--3306.


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