2013 UMBA Convention Contests

American Expo Challenge

Enter the American Bakery Expo Challenge at the 2013 Upper Midwest Bakery Convention in Red Wing and win a chance to represent the UMBA in Las Vegas at the IBIE convention on October 6-9, 2013. The winner of our contest will compete against 11 other contestants from across the USA for a share of $14000 in prize money. Travel expenses and hotel accommodations will be provided by RBA and UMBA for the competition in Las Vegas.

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Baked Foods Contest

Bread Showpiece/Display

This 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 only from bread dough. Structural supports can be used, but will need to be unseen. The end product does not need to be edible, so taste will not be a factor. The main focus of this category is on the overall artistic design. The item can be as big or as small as you would like. This baked food category is to have fun and express your talents and interests in ways that bakers do not get to on a regular basis. Seeing as the theme of the show is “The Heat Is On,” let’s incorporate flames into the pieces, and, no, burning your item does not count. Have fun with this category, and think outside the box. Criteria for judging will consist of eye appeal, overall presentation, skill of execution, difficulty of design, and incorporation of theme.

Best Apple Pie

This category is for the best 10″ Two-Crusted Apple Pie.

Best King Cake

This category is for the best King Cake in the Upper Midwest.

Prizes for Baked Foods in each category are as follows:

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Deco Cake Contest

• Cakes may be set up Friday, February 22, between 3:00 and 5:00 PM, or Saturday, February 23 between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

• Judging begins promptly at 2:30 PM. Any cakes delivered after 2:00 PM will not be judged but placed for display purposes only.

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