D.C. schoolchildren can enter a recipe contest sponsored by Sprinkles Cupcakes. Three winning schools will receive a cash prize and a cupcake party. (Sprinkles Cupcakes)

Put on your chef’s hats. District students who come up with creative and delicious cupcake recipes could receive sweet rewards: cash and treats for their school.

Sprinkles Cupcakes is asking classes in the city’s public and charter elementary schools to create cake and frosting recipes that will be judged on originality, quality of ingredients and flavor.

Candace Nelson, Sprinkles’ founder and a judge on the “Cupcake Wars” TV show, will pick her three favorite recipes, and those cupcakes will be baked and sold at Sprinkles’ Georgetown bakery for one week beginning April 27.

The class with the top-selling cupcake will win $1,000 for its school and a schoolwide cupcake party. Second- and third-place winners will also receive cash and cupcake prizes.

Entries are due April 12 and must be submitted by a teacher. Only one submission per class is allowed. Your teacher can download the entry form at www.