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Sweet Success at UMBA’s Annual Upper Midwest Baking Convention


On February 21 and 22, 2015, four of Jerry’s BakeShop employees competed in the Upper Midwest Bakery Association’s (UMBA) Annual Convention at Treasure Island – cake decorators Erika, Keeann and Jaime, and BakeShop manager, Steve.

Erika, Keeann, and Jaime represented Jerry’s in the Cake Challenge, where contestants competed in wedding cake, fondant and sculpted categories. Erika brought her own art-museum-worthy cake to be assessed, while Keeann and Jaime were put on the clock to decorate a cake from scratch in only 6 hours. Check out the pictures below to see some of their amazing work.

Baker Steve participated in the Bread Showpiece/Display category of the Baked Foods Contest. These contestants are judged on eye appeal, overall presentation, skill of execution, difficulty of design, and incorporation of show theme. He created a fresh-baked bread ferris wheel – and yes, it actually moved!

We’re happy to announce that all of our contestants came home with awards! Congratulations to Jaime and Erika for winning silver in the Cake Challenge, Keeann for winning bronze in the Cake Challenge, and Steve for winning silver in the Bread Showpiece/Display contest!!

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