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The Blanton Bake-Off is back: here’s how to enter your confections

The annual competition allows amateur, professional, and kid bakers to recreate the museum’s artworks in the form of sweets.

To the left, a cake with ombre blue and white layers has an elaborate white chocolate sculpture on top of it, which is stringy and spine-like. To the right, the real sculpture hangs in the lobby of the Blanton Museum, which is lined with ombre blue and white tile on the walls.

Mitzi Avila of Cookies & Chill created this work — inspired by “Stacked Waters” by Teresita Ferna ndez and “Siphonophora” by Thomas Glassford — to win last year’s professional category.

Photo provided by Blanton Museum of Art

Ready, set, bake the Blanton Bake-Off is back.

The Blanton Museum of Art’s annual competition encourages local bakers to recreate the museum’s artworks in treat form.

Since starting in 2020, the effort has received more than 70 submissions recreating masterful works and even the Blanton’s museum itself.

The best part? Anyone can participate. Competitor categories include Under-18, Adult (Amateur), and Adult (Professional).

To join the competition, submit photos to or post your creation to Instagram or Facebook, tagging @BlantonMuseum and using the hashtag #BlantonBakeOff, by Wednesday, May 15. Remember to name the category you’re entering.

The entries will be put to a public vote on the Blanton’s social media pages starting Friday, May 17. Prizewinners will receive gift cards to Quack’s Bakery and Easy Tiger, plus a sustaining membership to the Blanton.

Already brainstorming? Take a look at the museum’s collections to get the ideas rolling.

A gif cycling through split-image photos of bake-off treats and the artworks they're recreating.

Competitors from last year’s Bake-Off adapted a range of artworks into treats.

Photos courtesy the Blanton Museum of Art