About the 4-H Cake Decorating Project

Learn all about creating beautifully decorated cakes! This is a fun project that can be done individually or as a group. It may also be an introduction to a money-making skill or career!


Contact the Marion County 4-H office:


Cake Decorating Project Resources

Showcasing What You’ve Learned

Cake decorating project exhibits may be submitted for judging at the annual Marion County 4-H Showcase.

Exhibit Guidelines

Score Cards

Advancing to the State Fair

  • Yes! Cake decorating project exhibits from 4-H members grades 3 and up may advance to the State Fair.

Cloverbuds (Grades K-2)


  • Birthdays and special occasions are made special by having creatively decorated cupcakes for the occasion. Practice decorating cupcakes using several different methods and display one cupcake that you decorated. It can be as simple as candy or sprinkles or more advanced if it is within your skills!
  • Cupcakes on display at Showcase may be disposed of due to the cupcakes rotting or icing melting. A picture will be taken of the cupcake and the exhibit tag and ribbon will be attached to it. Royal Icing will last longer, but is not required to be used.
  • Cloverbud projects are for exhibition only (not judged), so there are no score cards, and exhibits are not eligible to advance to the State Fair.