2014 Deco Cake Contest/UMBA Cake Challenge

CLICK HERE for a printable list of 2014 winners

UMBA  Cake Challenge

1st Place and $500 cash prize-  Keeann Cramer, Jerry’s Foods
2nd Place and $250 cash prize-  Jessica Pehler, Jerry’s Foods
3rd Place and $125 cash prize- Jaime VanderWoude,  Byerly’s Edina

The UMBA Cake Challenge contestants at the Awards Ceremony

Cakes

Best of Show Beginner # 304 Courtney Carr, Central Marke

Best of Show Advance Amanda Hansen, Coborn's Sauk Rapids

Best Tasting Cupcakes Beginner Jenna Green, Bread Art

Best Tasting Cupcakes Advanced Sarah Mormann, J & D Catering & Sweets

People's Choice Advance Travis Hanson, Timeless Tradition

People's Choice Beginner #305 Jeanine Teiken, Central Market

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DECO CAKE CONTEST

The 2014 Deco Cake- Sugar Art Contest will again include the Cupcake and Sugar Showpiece
Categories which proved to be popular last year. They join the Fondant Wedding Cake and
Novelty/ Specialty Categories which have been part of the contest for many years. The Cupcake
category will be unique in that entries will be judged on appearance and taste. Contest details
are included below.
DIVISIONS
Beginner/Student: Less then two years experience
Intermediate/Advanced: More then two years experience
CATEGORIES
Fondant Wedding Cakes: Cakes with two or more tiers-cake must be covered in fondant.
Decorations may be fondant, butter cream, gum paste, royal icing, isomalt or chocolate.
Contestants will be asked to provide a list of decorating procedures used in decorating their cake.
Novelty/Specialty: Any cake with a theme such as: Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas Easter, etc.
Any sugar medium or technique may be used. Sculpted cakes may be entered in this category.
Contestants will be asked to provide a list of decorating procedures used in decorating their cake.
Cupcakes: A display of 6 or more cupcakes which will be judged on appearance and taste.
Cupcakes may be arranged on a stand or decorative base. Contestants may include extra
cupcakes for the tasting if desired.
Sugar Showpiece: A showpiece made of sugar or Isomalt. Contestants will be asked to
provide a list of decorating procedures used in decorating their cake.

UMBA CAKE CHALLENGE

Enter the UMBA Challenge at the 2014 Upper Midwest Bakery Convention in Red Wing and win cash prizes of $500, $250 or $125. Since there is no national
competition in 2014, UMBA will have our own modified on-site competition this year with cash prizes.

Decorators will compete in wedding cake, fondant and sculpted categories over a 6 hour period on Saturday, February 22. Winners will be announced at
the banquet.

To be eligible to compete the decorator must have two years of professional cake decorating experience, submit a portfolio of their work and be employed
by a bakery that is a UMBA member. Registration materials are available on the UMBA website and must be returned by January 31, 2014 with contestants
being notified by February 7, 2014.

CLICK HERE for complete information.