2011 Mall of America Cake Decorating Contest Winners Announced

5th Annual Ultimate Cake Decorating Competition
took place November 13, 2011 at the Mall of America

Snowflakes, penguins, crowns and glitter were the features of the day as competitors competed for over $2500 in cash prizes at the 5th Annual Ultimate Cake Decorating Contest held at Mall of America on Sunday, November 13. Twelve competitors competed to sculpt a birthday cake that celebrated “My Winter Wonderland” while thirteen teams hurried to construct and decorate a five tiered “My Royal Wedding Cake” in three hours. Meanwhile young decorators got a chance to try their hand at decorating in a nearby cupcake decorating station where their $1 donation went towards the UMBA scholarship fund. Afterwards they had a chance to “Make a Cake Face” in a photo booth sponsored by General Mills.

Winners of the competition were:

My Winter Wonderland Birthday Competition:

1st place- $500 prize- Sara Konz, King’s County Market, St Francis, MN

2nd place- $250 prize- Andrea Halleland, Daube’s Bakery, Rochester, MN

3rd place- $125 prize- Keeann Richards, Jerry’s Foods, Edina, MN

3rd place- $125 prize- Keeann Richards, Jerry’s Foods, Edina, MN

My Royal Wedding Cake Competition

1st place- $1000 prize- Rhoda Schultz and Mindy Smith, HyVee Mankato, MN

2nd place- $500 prize- Jamie VanderWoude and Fhoua Yang-Moua, Edina Byerly’s

3rd place- $250 prize- Stephanie Bromander and Kathy Anderson, Ridgedale Byerly’s

Judges for the competition were Darla Julin, CD, from Fantasies in Frosting, Terri Oys, Gregory’s Foods and Gary Hjellming, Oak Ridge Conference Center.

The competition was sponsored by UMBA with allied members, General Mills, DecoPac, Brill, Bakery Crafts, Dawn Foods, Gregory’s Foods and Lindar. UMBA member bakeries Coborn’s and Cold Spring Bakery provided the cake for the contest.

For more information, contact Lynn Schurman, Contest Chair, at 320-492-1330 or lynn@coldspringbakery.com

Click here to see more photos from the 5th Annual Ultimate Cake Decorating Contest.