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    2015 UMBA Annual Convention

    UMBA’s Annual 2015 Convention February 21 & 22, 2015 – Treasure Island Casino For more information contact us at or call (320) 296-1443. Download Flyer here. Attendee Convention Registration UMBA Cake Challenge UMBA Deco Cake – Sugar Art Contest Baked Foods Contest Hands-On Decorating […]

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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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    2015 Baked Foods Contest

    Bread Showpiece/Display: Bread Showpiece/Display is an Open Category. The goal is to express the ideas and talents of our member bakers. The product can be any design, as long as it is made from bread dough. Structural supports can be used, but will need to […]

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    Check out this year’s GREAT Hands-on Sessions!

    Saturday, February 22nd, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Butterflies in Flight – Advanced Isomalt – $150 per person Peggy Tucker, Certified Master Sugar Artist – School of Cakeology Join Peggy in learning how easy it is to work with Isomalt and create a beautiful Isomalt […]

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    The Great Purple Cupcake Project!

    What’s this all about? Conceived by three smart cupcakes at ‘The Anita Kaufmann Foundation (AKF), The Great Purple Cupcake Project is a sweet epilepsy awareness initiative supporting Purple Day (March 26th, 2014). During the week of March 26th AKF is inviting bakeries and cupcakeries across […]

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