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    Thirsty Whale Bakery-GoFundMe-Home Fire Recovery

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    UMBA Announces New Presdient: Denis Wesenberg

    From your President; I am deeply honored and appreciative of your confidence in me, as the President of the Upper Midwest Baker’s Association.I am excited about the possibilities I see ahead for the Upper Midwest Bakery Association and look forward to working with all new […]

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    Basic Cake Decorating Class – Aug. 2016

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    2016 Convention Contest Results

    2016 Annual Convention Results January 30-31, 2016   Cake Challenge: 1st Place: Jaime VanderWoude & Erika Youndahl – Jerry’s Foods 2nd Place: Megan Bignell & Kyle Baker – Blue Egg Bakery 3rd Place: Jessica Pehler & Keeann Cramer – Jerry’s Foods   Best of Show: Deco […]

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    New Executive Director – Jessica Artibee

    Jessica Artibee, hired in October 2014 as the Upper Midwest Bakery Association’s executive director, has been surrounded by the baking industry her entire life. Hailing from northern Michigan, Artibee has been volunteering at bakery conventions and events since her father, Clayton Artibee, became involved with […]

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    Cottage Industry Bakers and Decorators

    UMBA, WBA and RBA oppose all “Cottage Industry” Laws The Upper Midwest Bakery Association & Wisconsin Bakers Association stands in accord with the following statement from the Retail Bakers of America: RBA, UMBA, and WBA support all Cottage Industry Bakers and Decorators provided that the […]

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    2014 UMBA Annual Convention Recap

    UMBA Your Passport To the World of BAKING In addition to the Wind, Rain and Snow, here are some of the highlights of this year’s convention as many traveled the harsh winter conditions in Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakota’s to join their colleagues and friends […]

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    2014 Convention Contest Winners

    2014 Baked Foods, Deco Cake Contest/UMBA Cake Challenge Winners Announced: CLICK HERE for Baked Foods Contest Winners CLICK HERE for Deco Cake Contest/UMBA Cake Challenge

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    2014 Hall Of Fame Inductees

    This year the UMBA proudly inducted Burt Robinson & Linda John to the hall of fame. CLICK HERE for bios and photos from the ceremony.

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    13 Reasons Why You Should Attend the 2014 UMBA Convention

    Travel into the future with a fabulous group of industry friends. Passport to the world of baking! Going where no baker has gone before.

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