Three highly-skilled, creative supermarket cake decorators vied for top honors as they demonstrated their decorating skills and creative talents in IDDBA's 19th Annual Cake Decorating Challenge.
The three-day contest began with creating enough production cakes to fill one multi-tiered, 7' bakery case. Day two was devoted to the design of a wedding cake. On the last day, each contestant decorated three cakes, one from each category: special occasion, IDDBA show theme, and decorator's choice.
The winner of the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association's 19th
annual Cake Decorating Challenge was Sarah Watts, Publix Super Markets Inc., Gainesville, FL.
Second place went to: Stephanie Murphree, Harp's Food Stores Inc., West Fork, AR
The third place winner was: Amanda Hansen, Coborn's, Inc., Sauk Rapids, MN
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 2014 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
June 4-6, 2017, Anaheim, CA
June 10-12, 2018, New Orleans, LA