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    2016 UMBA Annual Convention

    January 30 & 31, 2016 – Treasure Island Casino For more information contact us at or call (320) 296-1443. Download PDF Here. Attendee Convention Registration UMBA Cake Challenge UMBA Deco Cake – Sugar Art Contest Baked Foods Contest Hands-On Decorating Classes UMBA Scholarship Application […]

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    2015 Convention Winners

    Cake Challenge Winners: 1st Place – Robyn Hanisch – Hanisch Bakery and Coffeeshop 2nd Place – Jaime VanderWoude –  Jerry’s Foods 3rd Place- Keeann Cramer – Jerry’s Foods Baked Foods: Whole Grain 1st Place- Robin Dewitt – Blue Egg Bakery 2nd Place- Robin Dewitt – […]

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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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    UMBA on the Road: St. Paul

    Here’s some pictures from the road. Today’s trip was to St. Paul, MN. Here’s a look at three different style bakery’s all in the same downtown neighborhood. First is Mojo Monkey Donuts a retro 1950 feeling donut shop with a small unique selection of specialty […]

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    UMBA on the Road: Nadia Cakes

    To round out June I had the pleasure of visiting “Nadia Cakes” in Maple Grove, MN. This is a stylish boutique style cake shop. As soon as you enter you immediately notice the attention to detail. Done in baby pink and brown with an over […]

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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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