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Miss Florence’s Bake Off

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$10 entrance fee (Members 10% discount)

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Enter your take on Miss Florence’s recipe for cream cakes, originally printed in the Lyme Receipt Book (1886) and reprinted recently in the exhibition catalogue Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness. Entries will be judged by food appearance, overall presentation, and taste. Advance reservation required.

In the spirit of friendly competition, no additional recipe information is available.

Prizes awarded in Gift Certificates to The Shop at the Florence Griswold Museum. 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $75, 3rd Place: $50.

Entry drop-off 1-2pm. Judging 2-3pm. Prizes awarded and public viewing 3-4pm. Entry removal at 4pm.

The Recipe

And some musical inspiration for your baking!

Please note: to receive a Member discount, you must be registered with an online account. Not yet registered? Sign up here! All Membership discounts will be automatically applied after you login, enter registrant information, and add tickets to your cart.

This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of Connecticut Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, The Aeroflex Foundation, Mr. Andy Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moore, Wayne and Barbara Harms, Bouvier Insurance, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree, as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.

Educational & Travel Program Refund Policy
No refunds for Broadway bus trips or Miss Florence’s Teas after transaction is complete. Refunds for programs over $20 are subject to a $20 cancellation fee. Refunds (less $20 fee) are offered for cancellations made prior to a program’s noted refund date. Programs without a refund date can be cancelled one hour prior to event. No refunds after program takes place. To request a refund or to transfer program fee into a donation, please email (Updated February 2022)


September 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Florence Griswold Museum
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Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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