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IDDBA’s 24th Annual Cake Decorating Challenge Winner Announced

6/4/2019
Orlando, FL - The winner of the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association’s (IDDBA) 24th Annual Cake Decorating Challenge is Joni Graham of Carmen’s Independent CityMarket. The competition was part of IDDBA 19 which took place in Orlando, FL, from June 2-4.

During this three-day competition, the contestants filled a bakery case, created custom Toy Story and Toy Story 4 themed cakes, a cake with their own flavor profile, and a special occasion cake.

The second-place winner is: Jess Tatham of Publix Super Markets Inc.

The third-place winner is: Dana Nygaard of Hy-Vee Inc.

Grand Floridian Resory and Spa, Pastry Sous Chef, Richard Roman crowned Joni Graham the IDDBA Cake Decorating – Disney and Pixar – Toy Story 4 design champion.
 
The 2019 Cake Decorating Judges were: Mark Mallen of Brill, Inc. and Dawn Sweezey of Rich Products Corporation.
 
Each day of the show, attendees voted for their favorite decorator. The winners of the People’s Choice Awards are:

Sunday: Dana Nygaard, Hy-Vee, Inc.
Monday: Dana Nygaard, Hy-Vee, Inc.
Tuesday: Dana Nygaard, Hy-Vee Inc.


Congratulations to our three contestants who executed such an exciting event and thanks to our judges for their participation. Special thanks to John Gardner, Tina Steichen of DecoPac, and Jean Haynes for their support and assistance with the competition.