I had never heard of a heritage cake until I started getting e-mails from Sheila Eckman, who is with the Lee County Historical Society.
There is going to be a Heritage Cake Contest Saturday during the Second Saturday series in Loachapoka, Ala.
Everything is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. EST. Second Saturday events include children's activities, along with demonstrations of early Alabama crafts and activities.
A heritage cake is made from a recipe that's at least 100-years-old, or a family recipe that's been handed down at least three generations.
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The judges, Lee Cannon, Frank Miller and Eleanor Harris, will taste each cake, and the winners announced at 11 a.m. The cakes will be sliced and sold for $1 each. The proceeds go to the Lee County Historical Society Museum's Cook House.
All cakes must be presented to the judges by 11 a.m. EST. It must be made by the person entering the contest and a recipe must be shared.
The entry fee is $5.
The winner gets $25.
Call Eckman at 334-750-9666.