The Great Holiday Tank Bake Off

Event Details

Tue, Dec 3, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Use cookies, candy, and creativity to bring us your best holiday tank or military vehicle. You can use any sweets you want to create your military vehicle at home and bring it into the museum for public display. Registration and detailed rules are below.

Visitors can vote on their favorite, and the winner will get to visit our military motor pool and take a victory lap in one of our historic vehicles in the New Year!


  • Your edible vehicle has to be in 3D form. Why, because flat things are BORING, but otherwise everything is up to your own creativity.
  • MATERIALS: Everything you use to create your vehicle must be edible and non-perishable. We really don’t want the museum to start smelling funky. If you choose to create scenery for your vehicle, non-edible materials like mini figures or trees are acceptable.
  • SIZING: Your vehicle and display must fit within an 11 by 17-inch area. It should be no taller than 17 inches. Let’s not get crazy here!
  • DROP OFF TIMING: All vehicles must be brought to the First Division Museum starting Tuesday, December 10th and ending at 4 pm on Sunday, December 15th. The museum is open from 10 am to 4 pm. Don’t leave it on our doorstep; raccoons will eat it.
  • VOTING AND VIEWING YOU MUSEUM DISPLAY: Vehicles will be displayed Tuesday, December 17th through Tuesday, December 24th. We are open 10 am-4 pm.
  • PICK UP TIMING: Submissions can be picked up starting Thursday, December 26th and ending Sunday, December 29. The museum is open 10 am to 4 pm. If you haven’t picked up by then, your submission will be eaten by hungry museum employees.
  • Winners will be announced via email and Facebook in January .


While it is NOT mandatory to use, we found this gingerbread tank template to help you create your vehicle, this can help you get started on your edible masterpiece.


Melissa Tyer