Actually, no dairy. The event has been a logistical nightmare because it is so hard to clean up afterwards.Food Science: Please keep it dairy. Everyone has already adapted for this rotation's dairy experiments, and to switch to baking would be hard on both the event proctors, team coaches, and students.It's near the end of the season, so I"m going to put out my usual offer regarding the rules. We're always interested in hearing feedback / suggestions on changes to make next year. The day after the National Tournament the rules committee will meet to try to lock down the rules for the next season. While I can't guarantee we'll adopt suggestions made here, I can at least promise we'll listen to them and consider them.
Additionally, baking would provide teams with a new challenge and would prevent tough competition. As you said, everyone knows the labs and is good at them, meaning it would be hard for you to medal, since you would have to be very precise to do so. Changing an event is not hard for coaches or proctors- we simply modify our lesson plans and test materials.