IDDBA 17

June 4-6, in Anaheim, CA

Cake Decorating Challenge

Three highly-skilled, creative supermarket cake decorators will travel to Anaheim, CA, for the 22nd Annual Cake Decorating Challenge. During the three-day contest, contestants will decorate enough cakes to fill one multi-level, eight-foot bakery case; decorate a tiered wedding cake; and decorate a custom design cake. The judges for the event will be: Jim Caliendo, Rich Products Corporation, and Dustin Humpherys, Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC.

The decorators receiving an all-expense paid trip to compete are:

Katie Knowles
Marketplace Food and Drug Inc., Minot, ND

Katie started decorating cakes as a hobby in her teens after her parents purchased a bakery. Fifteen years decorating, 12 being at Marketplace, taught her a lot about ‘production decorating’ and she gained experience by working alongside other decorators. With weekly custom cake orders, Katie says every day is a new experience.

Kassie Mather
Hy-Vee Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA

Kassie has been decorating for seven years. She started decorating at Hy-Vee in 2010 and has since won several Hy-Vee cake decorating competitions, placed first at local cake competitions, and competed on Cake Wars on the Food Network. She loves to train new designers and enjoys decorating in competitions.

Meghan Rolls
Harps Food Stores Inc., Springdale, AR

Meghan is a self-taught decorator and has been decorating for nine years, five being at Harps. She’s honed her skills by learning the time management and the speed needed to work in a high production bakery. Her experiences have grown because of the daily demand of working in a bakery.

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