Bakers Battle at Bake Off Benefit Saturday

The best bakers in the Ozarks are going oven-to-oven this Saturday in a fundraiser for Me Too Springfield at the Great Springfield Bake Off.

The contest will feature over 80 different bakers in a variety of categories competing for the overall title of the best baker in Springfield. Categories include cake & cupcakes, bread, pies & tarts, vegan/gluten free, cookies, confections (chocolate, candies, etc.), and Best Decorated Cake.

There is even a competition for bakers 12 years of age or younger.

Admission to the event is five dollars and every attendee will receive tickets allowing them to try samples from the bakers in all categories except best decorated. Each baker will have a jar on their table to collect donations as a vote for the “Star Baker” in that entrant’s chosen category.

Attendees can also bid on the cakes in the Best Decorated category to take them home after the competition.

The contest runs Saturday, June 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Venues, 2616 E. Battlefield in Springfield.