There is no State Fair entry for this project.
All levels - all recipes that are included in the files must be recipes that use at least 2 other/additional ingredients in addition to those called for in the mix."
Food Safety Guidelines: For baked product competitions: Filling, frosting, glazing, pie filling, and meringue whether uncooked or cooked are not permitted to contain cream cheese, whipped cream, unpasteurized milk or eggs/egg whites (pasteurized eggs or eggs cooked to 160 degrees F may be used.) Home canned fruits, vegetables, or meats are not permitted in products. Recipes must be provided that show which ingredients were used in each part of the product. Contestants should carefully wash their hands and make sure that their hands do not have any open cuts before preparing foods. Whenever possible, baked products should be transported and stored in chilled coolers (4l degrees F).
4-H'ers who begin the Create-With-A-Mix project for e.g. in Grade 6 would start in Level 2. Your recipe file should contain a note-stating that you are taking the project for the first time.
Beginner (Level 1) – Grades 3, 4, 5
Using a "mix" create your own 6 baked cookies or 6 baked brownies. Items must be displayed on a paper plate. Use at least 2 other ingredients in addition to those called for in "mix." Start a recipe file box with 3 different dated recipes on any size card. Each year you will add 3 more dated recipes. Separate each grade level in the file by a tab. (minimum 3 recipes).
Intermediate (Level 2) – Grades 6, 7, 8
Using a "mix" create your own cake or bread. Item must be displayed on paper plate, cardboard or disposable pan. Use at least 2 other ingredients in addition to those called for in “mix". Need dated recipes from Level l and dated recipes from Level 2. Add 3 more dated recipes to recipe file. Separate each division in the file by a tab. (minimum l2 recipes).
Advanced (Level 3) – Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Using a "mix" create a non-perishable product. Item must be displayed on paper plate, cardboard or disposable pan. Use at least 2 other ingredients in addition to those called for in the "mix." Need dated recipes from Level I and dated recipes from Level 2. Add 3 more dated recipes to recipe file. Separate each division in this file by a tab (minimum l5 recipes).
Must exhibit baked item
Recipes are required for baked items in all divisions. Underline the 2 or more ingredients you added on all recipes. Include brand name of boxed item used. In a recipe file, include your baked product recipe as one of the three required recipes.