June 4-6, in Anaheim, CA

Cake Decorating Challenge

Three top supermarket decorators traveled to Anaheim, CA, to compete in the three-day Cake Decorating Challenge during IDDBA 17, June 4-6.  They each decorated a variety of production cakes, filling an eight-foot bakery case; designed a multi-tiered wedding cake; and created two Disney-themed Cars 3 cakes.

The first place winner was Katie Knowles, Marketplace Food and Drug Inc., Minot, ND.
Second place was Meghan Rolls, Harps Food Stores Inc., Springdale, AR.
Third-place was Kassie Mather, Hy-Vee Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA.

Katie Knowles
Marketplace Food and Drug Inc., Minot, ND
Kassie Mather
Hy-Vee Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA
Meghan Rolls
Harps Food Stores Inc., Springdale, AR

The judges were: Mark Bastian, Dawn Food Products, Inc. , and Dustin Humpherys, Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC.

Each day, IDDBA 17 attendees voted for their favorite decorator to be awarded the People’s Choice Award. These awards were presented the end of each day:

  • Sunday - Production Cakes: Kassie Mather
  • Monday - Theme Cakes: Katie Knowles
  • Tuesday - Wedding Cake: Kassie Mather

Adding to the excitement of the Cake Decorating Challenge was a special award presented by Jay Ward, Cars Creative Director and Legacy Guardian, from PIXAR Animation Studios.  He presented Meghan Rolls the Disney/Pixar Award of Excellence.

Congratulations to our talented contestants!

2017 Cake Decorating Challenge Recap