Do you have what it takes to be the Great Berkshire Baker?

The Great Berkshire Bake Off, sponsored by Barrington Stage and The Berkshire Eagle, is in recognition of Barrington Stage’s production of The Cake.

It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove that you are the Great Berkshire Baker. Like The Cake’s Della (played by Debra Jo Rupp) – do you have what it takes to be the Great Berkshire Baker?


  • June 1:  Deadline for applying
  • June 4: Finalists are notified
  • June 10: Finalist judging and tasting event
Submit Your Cake


How do I enter and get to be a finalist in one of the following categories?

  • Adult baker*
  • Kids under 16
  1. Send in your recipe and upload a photo of your cake here.
  2. Brief essay (max 300 words)  on “why you qualify” to be The Great Berkshire Baker


Pittsfield’s own Mary McGinnis from Mary’s Carrot Cake, along with BSC staff, will narrow down the entries to 5 finalists in each category.

If you are a finalist, you will be required to showcase your cake at the judging event, plus have tastings for 50 (tastings are really one bite size – tasting cups will be provided).

Questions? Email

*This competition is for amateur bakers only. Professional bakers may not submit an entry.



Come and enjoy family and frosting as they collide in this interactive, fun, tasty event and determine The Great Berkshire Baker! Along with the esteemed panel of judges, including Debra Jo Rupp, Mary McGinnis and more, you will be part of determining the winner. Come enjoy cake and ice cream. Ice cream provided by SoCo Creamery.

Date:  Sunday June 10 at 4pm at the Wolfson Center, 122 North Street in Pittsfield

Winner will be announced at 5:00pm.

Prizes to include (each category):

  • A Commemorative Cake Plate
  • 4 Tickets to The Cake
  • Signed Poster
  • BSC Merch
  • $35 Gift Card to SoCo Creamery

First runner up (each category)

  • 4 Tickets to The Cake
  • Signed Poster
  • $15 Gift Card to SoCo Creamery

Rules & regulations:

  • Applications must be received by midnight on June 1.
  • Only completed applications will be considered.
  • All applicants commit to the tasting/judging event on June 10th.
  • Cakes will be judged on creativity, taste, and presentation.