Calling all bakers!
Bring out the rolling pins, the cookie cutters, the leveling knifes and embark on a baking challenge à la National Park Service. No experience necessary. You are invited to participate in the Great NPS Bake Off throughout the month of December.
Create a baked good connected to a National Park Service site and share your creation on social media using #GreatNPSBakeOff thoughout the month of December.
- The merry treat can be inspired by nature, architecture, history, or people.
- Re-create a historical recipe.
- Enjoy wild foods? Create a treat inspired by a wild food found in a national park. Prickly pears, huckleberries, and fireweed, oh my.
- Share your favorite treat you enjoy while exploring a national park.
Looking for inspiration...
A ranger's rendition of a cantilever barn made of gingerbread.
What’s food got to do with it?
From the wild foods that have sustained, and continue to sustain, Indigenous peoples before the National Parks were created to recipes archived in our collections from people like Abigale Adams, food is much more than nourishment for the human body, it tells the story of the place and time it was made and the people that broke bread. It’s no secret that food often evokes strong memories tied to a special time, place, or person.