Pro / Am Bake Off

February 1, 2025 (Friday)

Do you think you have an amazing Chocolate Cake recipe?

Are you ready to compete against the best bakers in Eastern NC?

Then we want you!

The Awards

$250 for First Place / $100 for Second Place $50 for Third Place in both categories! Plus a BONUS $500 for the most overall
points from either category! 


Download complete rules below!

Please compete in the category that best describes you:

Pro – Someone whose livelihood is derived partially or fully from baking – a pastry chef, baker/owner, even someone who bakes from home but sells their products privately or at a vendor location like a Farmer’s Market.

Amateur – Someone who bakes for personal consumption or for friends or family only.

You must submit two identical cakes!

One will be used for judging and sale to Chocolate Festival guests. The other will be auctioned off to raise funds for our charities.

Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!

Each entry must feature chocolate as the primary ingredient

Each entry must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday


You can apply two ways.

  • Download and mail in the application below
  • Complete the on-line application below.

Please download and print rules for further reference!

Applications will be available as we get closer to the event.

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The Carolina Chocolate Festival is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is a benefactor of several local charities.


Chocolate Vendors galore! Wall to wall chocolate cakes and tortes to chocolate bars and ice cream, the event offers more than a sampling of everything chocolate. Join in the fun of the pudding eating contest! Chocolate door prizes given away.