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 (they're not judged on endurance, though that is definitely a factor) begins with creating enough production cakes to fill an 8' bakery case. Day two is devoted to the creation of a wedding cake. The third day each contestant decorates three cakes of their choosing, one from each category: special occasion, this year's show theme, and decorator's choice.
Contestants receive an all-expense paid trip to Denver, gifts, trophies, bragging rights, and publicity.
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