Join the First-ever UT Dallas SECC Dessert Bake-off

The UT Dallas SECC Dessert Bake-off is a time for all faculty and staff to join in a friendly competition to support the Academic Bridge Program and the Callier Center for Communication Disorders through the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC).

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first ever UT Dallas SECC Dessert Bake-Off and congrats to our winners:

  • Taste: Crack Cookies submitted by Colleen Dutton
  • Appearance: Pierre Herme’s Macarons submitted by Michelle Armstrong
  • Overall: Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake submitted by Andrea Roberts

Monday, Oct. 28 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center

To participate, please fill out this form and submit $5/recipe (cash or check payable to DFW SECC) to Brennae Wright, DGA 2.104 by Oct. 24.

What are the rules?

  • Baked items should be homemade. No store-bought items will be included.
  • All items must have an accompanied recipe to ensure event attendees know of any allergens. All entries submitted must have a minimum of 2 dozen (two sets of 12) identical items.
  • All entries require a $5/recipe donation that will be split equally between UT Dallas’ Academic Bridge Program and the Callier Center for Communication Disorders.

How much does it cost to enter?

All bakers will be required to donate $5/recipe. Bakers can submit as many recipes as they wish.

How do I submit my recipe and donation?

Recipes can be submitted through the sign-up form. Donations should be submitted prior to Oct. 28 to Brennae Wright at DGA 2.104. After signing up, Brennae will reach out to each baker to coordinate their donation (please do not send in intercampus mail).

Who can attend the event?

Any faculty or staff members at UT Dallas can attend the bake-off and sample the items. A $5 donation entry will allow you to sample five recipes.

Who can enter as a contestant?

Any faculty or staff member at UT Dallas. Bakers can be an individual or a team. Whether you’re a baking beginner or a kitchen pro, all are welcome to prepare baked goods for this fun event benefiting our very own causes.

What can I bake?

Anything that goes in to an oven to be baked. Whether it’s a family favorite or a brand new recipe, all homemade baked goods are welcome.

Why should I participate?

It’s a fun day for our campus community to participate, eat some delicious sweets and contribute to the Academic Bridge Program and Callier Center for Communication Disorders.

What can I win?

The top baker in each category and overall winner will each win UT Dallas swag. Whoosh!

How will recipes be judged?

Each paid attendee will receive five tickets to try five different recipes. The top five recipes will then be judged by our guest judges on appearance and taste. Judges will use a 1-5 ranking system (1 being most favorite, 5 being least favorite). There will be winners in three categories: taste, appearance and overall (taste + appearance).

How do I attend?

Simply save the date for Oct. 28 and stop by the DGAC with a $5 donation between 11am-1pm. We will provide utensils, plates, forks and napkins.

Have questions or need more information?

Please get in touch.