Sponsor Opportunities

Becoming a Sponsor is a wonderful way to show your commitment to advancing sugar arts to all Show attendees and website visitors while getting the greatest exposure for your product or service to the people who are most interested – fellow sugar art enthusiasts.  Please contact us to discuss these sponsorship opportunities, or other sponsorship ideas that you may have.

Divisional Competition – The Divisional Competition is open to all ages and skill levels.  In 2015 there were 245 competitors who brought 356 entries. The Divisional Competition Sponsor provides the cash prize amounts that are awarded to the winners.  In consideration for the donation and in addition to the general sponsorship recognition detailed below, the Divisional Competition Sponsor’s name and/or logo will be included in all press releases, print materials (including the Competition Rules and Competitor Forms and show program), website, social media posts (minimum of 5) and signage for the Divisional Competition.  Sponsorship amount: $3000.  One sponsorship available.

Showcake Competition – The Showcake Competition is based on the annual Show theme and the entries have specific serving size and height requirements.  The theme for 2016 is Night at the Museum.  We are sure to see entries that are anything from articulated dinosaur bones on a sculpted cake to impressionist inspired painting on a wedding cake.  For 2016 we are opening up a special competition to teams as well which will be sure to attract additional entries.   The Showcake Competition Sponsor provides the cash prize amounts that are awarded to the winners. In consideration for the donation and in addition to the general sponsorship recognition detailed below the Showcake Competition Sponsor’s name and/or logo will be included in all press releases, print materials (including the Competition Rules and Competitor Forms and show program), website, social media posts (minimum of 5) and signage for the Showcake Competition.  Sponsorship amount:  $5000.  One sponsorship available.

Tasting Competition – The Tasting Competition is broken into 5 separate categories and competitors bring their completed entries along with their unique recipe for judging.  In 2015 there were 85 entries.  The title sponsors for the Tasting Competition can stipulate ingredients (and brands) for use in the entries and also provides the prizes for the winners.  In addition to the general sponsor recognition, the Tasting Competition Sponsor’s name and/or logo will be included in all press releases, print materials (including the Competition Rules and Competitor Forms and show program), website, social media posts (minimum of 5) and signage for the Tasting Competition.  Sponsorship amount:  $3000.  One sponsorship available.

Prize Donor – For the Tasting Competition, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each of the five categories receive medals and gift certificate prizes.  For the Divisional Competition, medals are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each style and division (7 divisions – teen through masters and 9 styles – wedding, sculpted, buttercream only, etc.).  Engraved platters, cash prizes and donated prizes are given to each of the 7 best of division winners and also the overall best of the divisional competition.  For the Showcake Competiton 10th place through 4th place are recognized with a ribbon and 3rd through the 1st place winner receive trophies, medals, cash and donated prizes.  The value of the cash and prizes for the 2015 winners totaled over $25,000.  Recognition for the donation of prizes includes social media posts, website links and sponsor benefits as detailed below, signage at the Show and announcements during the awards program.

Decorating Area – Many of the attendees are families who come to view the spectacular cakes on display, watch the on-site competitions and decorate some cupcakes and cookies in our Decorating Area.  The area is stocked with icing, fondant and decorations for the cupcakes and this year we also offered Spin-Art Cookies that were a huge hit.    Sponsor name and logo will be prominently displayed in the Decorating Area which always attracts a large crowd at the Show.  Additionally, the Sponsor name and logo will be displayed on the website and social media posts.  Sponsorship Amount:  $1000

Mystery Box Competitions – One-hour long Mystery Box Competitions are the highlight of the live competitions at the Show.  Up to 8 competitors battle in each of the 3 first rounds for a spot in the finale.  Competitors are given a box of specific tools and/or ingredients that must be used in their piece.  These fun and lively contests are emceed and judged by a panel of celebrity cake decorators.  There are separate sponsorships available for each first round competition as well as a sponsorship opportunity for the finale.  The sponsor is responsible for providing the Mystery Box contents (9 sets total).  Each competitor gets to keep the tools and ingredients from the box.  The extra set is used by the emcees to talk about the contents and then it is given to a winner chosen from the audience.  The value of the contents should be a minimum of $50 per box and should contain a mix of tools and ingredients so that competitors have something to take away with them. (For example:  a set of cutters or molds, a mix of ingredients such as fondant, buttercream, modeling chocolate, etc., and some pre-made decorations.  We provide the basics:  cake(s), boards, icing, tools, turntable, etc. and there is a “pantry” for other decorating tools and ingredients as well.)  Additionally, the sponsor for each round will provide $250 in cash that will be part of the $1000 prize for the winner of the Mystery Box Competition Finale.  Sponsor name and logo will be included with promotional materials about the competition on the Show website and the show schedule online and in print, included in press releases and social media posts and displayed on signage in the Stage Area during the Mystery Box Competitions.  Please contact the Jennifer Bartos, the Show Director to discuss details.  Sponsorship Amount:  Cash – $250 – plus Mystery Box contents.  Four sponsorships available.

Hands-On Micro-Classes – New to the Show this year was a series of 45 minute, hands-on Micro-Classes.  During these classes for up to 60 people the instructors demonstrated ingredients, techniques and/or tools.  These classes are conducted from the main stage area and while there is a limit of 60 persons who can participate in the hands-on class, other attendees can watch and hear the presentation as well.  This is a great opportunity to teach attendees about a particular product, ingredient or tool.  The Sponsor is responsible for providing all of the materials and tools necessary for the hands-on class for 60 participants as well as providing the instructor for the class.  Volunteers will be available to assist with set-up and clean-up. Printed materials can be distributed to class participants as well as the general audience.  Admission will be charged for attendees to participate and proceeds benefit the Capital Confectioners Cake Club.  Contact Jennifer for more details.  5 Micro-Classes will be held throughout the weekend.

Reusable Bag Sponsor – While the venue is in Round Rock and not subject to these rules, Austin has had a ban on single use bags for several years and in an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we are seeking a sponsor to provide re-usable bags that will be given to attendees (approximately 5000).  Attendees will be walking around the Show floor with the bag and will be able to keep the bag for future use.  The Bag Sponsor will provide the printed bags for distribution at the Show entrance.

Swag Bag Sponsor/Donor – Competitors each receive a swag bag full of information, samples, tools, ingredients, coupons and more as part of their participation in the competition.  This is a great way to get product into the hands of actual cake decorators.  The donation is 350 items for inclusion in the competitor swag bags and any extra items are used as thank-you gifts for volunteers.

Raffle Prize Donor – Raffle tickets are sold during the event by the Capital Confectioners Club for the many raffle prizes that are prominently on display during the event.  This is a major fundraising program for the Show and is also a way to showcase products and your support of the event.  Each raffle prize has a minimum value of $100 with some going up to values of $1000 and more. The value of all sponsorship and/or donations as detailed above count towards the general sponsor recognition levels.     

General Sponsorship Recognition Levels

Platinum Level – $2,000 cash or $3,000 of approved products Sponsorship package includes:  complimentary vendor registration for up to a 10’ x 20’ size booth, 10 admission tickets, prime listing on the program, premier banner signage at the Show, recognition and website links on the Show and Capital Confectioners websites, prominent placement of business name on commemorative t-shirts,   2 complimentary commemorative Show t-shirts.

Gold Level – $1,000 cash or $1,500 of approved products Sponsorship package includes:  complimentary vendor registration for up to a 10’ x 10’ booth, 5 general admission tickets, sponsor listing on the program, signage at the Show, recognition and website links on the Show and Capital Confectioners websites and business name on commemorative t-shirts.

Silver Level – $500 cash or $750 of approved products Sponsorship package includes:  signage recognition at the Show, 2 general admission tickets, website links on the Show and Capital Confectioners websites, sponsor listing on the program and business logo on commemorative t-shirts.

Yes!  I want to be a sponsor/donor for That Takes the Cake 2016!

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