American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A service mark used for a contest in which cooks prepare their own recipes, usually of baked goods, and prizes are awarded for originality and taste. This service mark sometimes occurs in lowercase with the meaning "any contest among cooks.”
“If you're already inspired, you might want to enter the Best Of Welsh Bake-Off.”
“I can say this with particular certainty after interviewing winners like Ellie Mathews, 1998 winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off, who treated the contest like a $1 million code, which she proceeded to break.”
“She shares her experiences in and around the food world (like going to the Pillsbury Bake-Off and reporting on it), recipes, book reviews, you name it.”
“Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the Bake-Off Finals in Dallas, TX and it was an amazing experience.”
“The first Bake-Off was held in 1949 and the contest is so popular these days that it is held only every other year to give organizers a chance to get through every single entry.”
“She's the First now declares November 1-8, 2011 a Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off, raising a call to action for 200+ high schools and colleges to host their own tie-dye bake sales to sponsor girls' education with us.”
“The surprise hit of the TV schedules has been a show called "The Great British Bake-Off.”
“We try to emphasize that the show is teeny-weeny compared to SPX, MoCCA, APE, DragonCon, Sunnyville Pie Bake-Off, and that its space is in the second story of a bar.”
“The Ungarnished Truth is a memoir written by Ellie Mathews, the winner of the 1998 Bake Off. The book gives some of her cooking contest history, beginning with the first local contest that she ordered for the fun of it, right up through the whirlwind of activity that occurs in the aftermath of winning the Bake-Off, such as interviews and TV appearances.”
“The 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off began accepting entries a few months ago, and now the deadline for the famous contest is fast approaching.”
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