Three highly-skilled, creative supermarket cake decorators will vie for top honors as they demonstrate their decorating skills and creative talents in IDDBA's 20th 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.
Contestants receive an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta, gifts, trophies, bragging rights, and publicity.
The decorators chosen to compete are:
Donna Barley, Publix Super Markets Inc., Cape Coral, FL. Donna, a 30-year decorating veteran, has a real passion for cake art. She loves being creative with a wide variety of icings and ingredients, but has also honed her skills in consistency and efficiency through working at a supermarket bakery.
Katherine Dean, Dorothy Lane Market Inc., Dayton, OH. Katherine has worked at Dorothy Lane Market for 11 years. She is a quick learner who explored a few different areas of the store, including management of the store's Killer Brownie® line, before finding her niche in the cake department two years ago.
Stephanie Dillon, Hy-Vee Inc., Lee's Summit, MO. A life-long artist, Stephanie started in the bakery with an appetite to learn a new medium. Sixteen years later, she has a deep love for cake decorating. She feels that her customers can see her passion in her cakes which brings them back year after year for her custom creations.
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.
Seminar & Expo
June 7-9, 2015
Georgia World Congress Center