Does not meet the standard.
Meets little to minimal criteria. Shows lack of organization or effort on 5 or less cupcakes.
Meets most criteria, for a minimum of 6 cupcakes. Effort has been made to meet all criteria.
Meets or exceeds all criteria for all 8 cupcakes. An excellent example.
Attractive in appearance, neatly presented, and appetizing to look at.Design of cupcake/frosting is creative and visually appealing with an appropriate ratio.
Cupcake has a distinct, recognizable, and pleasing flavor.
Cupcake is tender with a dense moist crumb. Good texture ratio.
Frosting has a distinct, recognizable, and pleasing flavor that compliments the cake.
Frosting is smooth and creamy with an even and consistent texture.