Three highly-skilled, creative supermarket cake decorators will vie for top honors as they demonstrate their decorating skills and creative talents in IDDBA's 19th Annual Cake Decorating Challenge.
The three-day contest begins with creating enough production cakes to fill one multi-tiered, 8' bakery case. Day two is devoted to the design of a wedding cake. On the last day, each contestant decorates three cakes, one from each category: special occasion, IDDBA show theme, and decorator's choice.
The decorators receiving an all-expense paid trip to compete are:
- Amanda Hansen, Coborn's, Inc., Sauk Rapids, MN.
- Stephanie Murphree, Harp's Food Stores Inc., West Fork, AR.
- Sarah Watts, Publix Super Markets Inc., Gainesville, FL.
The judges for the event will be: Luke Bender, Manager of Technical Service, Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC, and Jim Caliendo, Dessert Training Specialist, Rich Products Corporation.
IDDBA's 18th Annual Cake Decorating Challenge Winners
The winner of the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association's 18th
annual Cake Decorating Challenge is Rebecca Lougheed, Food City, Greeneville, TN.
was held at the Dairy-Deli-Bake 2013 seminar and expo in Orlando, FL, June 2-4.
Second place went to: Kelli Coleman, Dillons, Lawrence, KS.
The third place winner is: Dawnette Costa, Giant Eagle, Inc., Erie, PA.
The Cake Decorating Challenge judges were:
Luke Bender, Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC
Jim Caliendo, Rich Products
A special thanks for support and assistance goes to:
Ray Lippert, Bakery Crafts
Pam Pelzel, Bakery Crafts
Elizabeth Riggs, Bakery Crafts
Thank you to these Show & Sell Center 2013 sponsors providing product for the Cake Decorating Challenge:
Enjay Converters Ltd.
Lawrence Foods, Inc.
Lowe Refrigeration, Inc.
Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC
Rich Products Corporation
June 1-3, 2014
Key Dates and Locations
June 7-9, 2015, Atlanta, GA
June 5-7, 2016, Houston, TX
June 4-6, 2017, Anaheim, CA
June 10-12, 2018, New Orleans, LA