Presented by the Retail Bakers of America (RBA) and Collin Street Bakery, The Great Fruitcake Bake Off is an opportunity for bakers to have a little fun, prove they have the best fruitcake and compete for a cash prize.

Collin Street Bakery, the sponsor of the event and the home of the DeLuxe Fruitcake for over 125 years, is offering a prize of $500 to the best fruitcake submitted.

Entries are required to be original and unpublished. They must include a short description or story about the recipe, and will be judged on creativity, ease of preparation and visual appeal. 2-3 pictures (one picture showing the whole fruitcake and one picture showing a cross-section of the cake for crumb structure) must also be included.

The submission deadline for the RBA/Collin Street Bakery contest is Wednesday, December 9 at Midnight (CST). Judging will take place on Friday, December 11. Winners will be announced during the judging event and notified by email the same day.