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Superbunker, Machine Project and Make Magazine present: DORKBAKE!

DorkBake Rising

giant robot illustrated by Richard Horne
for How to Survive a Robot Uprising

Saturday Feb 3 at 8pm

Construct Oven

  • Teams or individuals will construct ovens using only the heat of a standard 100-watt incandescent bulb.
  • The name “Easy-Bake Oven” is property of Hasbro and shall not be mentioned again.

Bake Item

  • Oven makers shall create a food item at home with said oven.
  • Item must be large enough for four judges to each have a taste.
  • Home baked goods may use any ingredients, but you’ll probably want to practice with the Standard Ingredients which will be provided in the final bake-off.

Be Judged

  • On Feb 3rd, registered contestants will bring ovens and pre-cooked items to Machine Project
  • Each oven-item combination shall be judged on presentation, engineering and culinary excellence.
  • All ovens will remain on display at Machine.
  • The chosen finalists will compete in a public bake-off.

Final Bake-Off

  • Within the time limit and under the full glare of public attention, each finalist oven team must mix and cook an item.
  • A standard size, clear 100 watt incandescent light bulb will be provided for use in the final bake off
  • Only the supplied ingredients may be used in the final bake-off
  • Ingredients List will be finalized at 12:01am, Monday January 29.


  • While the items are baking, a representative of each oven must give a brief presentation
  • Presentation may be about the oven technology, their recipe, their cooking choices, or anything else they consider relevant.
  • Costumes are encouraged.


  • Each finalist shall be judged on presentation, engineering, culinary excellence and zazz.
  • Prizes include fame (photo in MAKE), subscriptions to MAKE and CRAFT magazines, a free class at Machine, electronic kits and other goodies (donuts).

Sign Me Up!

A Registration fee of $13.37 per team is required to compete. Register at the Machine Project DorkBake page

Read the Machine Project DorkBake FAQ