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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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    UMBA Winter Baker Now Available

    Check out the latest version of the Upper Midwest Baker Magazine. Including complete 2014 convention information, Ultimate Cake Decorating Competition Winners, The Great Purple Cupcake Project, & much more. CLICK HERE

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    Bakery of the Month – The Cake Box Bakery

    Congratulations are in order for Roxanne Johnson and her team mate DD Zelin for winning first place in the Ultimate Cake Contest October 27, 2013 at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. They decorated a wedding cake that fit the story of a mature...

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    UMBA Announce Ultimate Cake Decorating Competition Winners

    Zombies invaded the MOA, as competitors competed for over $2500 in cash prizes at the 7th Annual Ultimate Cake Decorating Contest held at Mall of America on Sunday, October 7.  The scary and sometimes cute looking zombies were all made out of cake and icing...

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    International Baking Industry Exposition

    All Together Now. All around the world, serious baking professionals from every industry segment are making plans to attend the most important, inclusive, innovative trade event of the year. Join them and discover the cutting-edge technologies, latest trends and groundbreaking ideas to help move your...

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    Announcing – Ultimate Cake Decorating Competition

    CLICK HERE for PDF flier which includes registration information. Category information: Zombie Birthday Cake Competition: Decorators will decorate a cake that serves a minimum of 36 servings and 12 cupcakes that fit the theme of “Zombie Birthday.” The cake may be sculpted or flat. Decorators...

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    Bakery of the Month – Lueken’s Village Foods

    Joe Lueken, pictured in front of his Village Foods store in Bemidji. (Photo by Jon Heller) By Zach and Danielle Nowicki What images come to mind when you hear Bemidji, MN? Maybe resorts, fishing boats, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, but what about...

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    UMBA Hall of Fame – Lance Wilke

    Lance Wilke was inducted into the Upper Midwest Bakery Hall of Fame at the 2013 Convention Banquet. MaryAnn Wilke accepted the UMBA Hall of Fame award for her late husband Lance Wilke at the 2013 convention. Lance passed in 2012. Lance was born on March...

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    2013 UMBA Convention Booth Winners

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    First Curtis Borchert Scholarship Recipient

    UPDATED ARTICLE – 8/5/2013 Gabe Howard, a student at LeCordon Bleu, was awarded a $500.00 scholarship at the 2013 banquet. His goals include graduating from LeCordon Bleu with a certificate in Pastries and Cake Decorating, possibly continuing his education at Century College to pursue a...

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    Peter Nowicki
    8679 Jenner Lane South
    Cottage Grove, MN 55016

    2013 Inductee:

    Lance Wilke