Doughnut Showdown

Doughnut Showdown is an activity designed for teams of approximately 6-12 players. All players will work together to name their “bakery”. Once all of the bakery names are in, teams will receive their doughnuts. Each team receives tray of baked goods and are given the rules to the game.

Bakeries will have 30 minutes to build their themed display. Presentation theme is provided, right before the time officially starts.

A new twist to this activity will be the addition of cookware, glassware and bakeware.  Teams must decorate their doughnuts to represent the theme. They are also given a “secret ingredient” which must be incorporated into their display in some way. Our doughnut showdown is not a free for all though! Each team will have a budget that they must work within, so you must choose your ingredients carefully because once you use up your budget no additional ingredients will be given out.

At the end of each round, all teams must have their display displayed on our table. Teams will be judged on the following:

  • Overall Presentation

  • How well the doughnut display represent the given Theme

  • How well the bakery used the available ingredients and the complexity of the theme

  • How well the bakery incorporated the “secret ingredient”

  • Cleanliness (“bakers’” hands and tables)


After the judges have tallied their scores, all bakeries are welcome to get their doughnuts and taste! Highest score wins the gold medals!

Inventory (Ingredients vary based on time of year and the theme!)

Doughnuts (Vanilla. Provided by bakery)
Frosting (Vanilla and Chocolate. Provided by bakery)
Sprinkles (pink, yellow, blue, and orange)
Food Coloring (red, green, yellow, black)
Modeling Chocolate (both regular and white)

Pixie Stick Dust (orange, purple, pink, blue)
Fruit Loops
Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Shavings
White Chocolate Chunks
Plastic Spoons
Single Serving Plastic Cups
(used to get ingredients)
Pastry Bags (NEEDED!!