Branson is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2012 and big birthdays deserve great birthday cakes.
Branson’s Centennial Committee is seeking recipes for signature cakes from local families.
Most every family has that special cake recipe in the old cookbook or on a scrap of paper that comes from a favorite relative — those cakes the children always ask for or the cake that Grandma was known to bake only on special occasions.
Branson area residents are asked to look through their recipe files, talk to the best baker in the family and find those recipes for your family’s special occasion cakes.
Your recipe and the story of how or why this cake is important to your family may appear in an upcoming news story. The recipe can be relatively new to your family or it could be a recipe that has been handed down through several generations.
“Recipes submitted will pass through the test kitchen at College of the Ozarks,” said Chef Robert Stricklin, head of the college culinary team. “The students and I will review the recipes for their viability, because often old-time recipes do not use standard measurements or state their yield.
“The selected top recipes could then be used throughout the year in Branson’s centennial celebrations.”
Submit recipes to Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, Jason Osmond, P.O. Box 1897, Branson, MO 65616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.