The 11th annual Pillsbury Bakers Plus Creative Decorating Competition will be held in Schaumburg, IL at the new All Things Baking show on October 2-4. The competition features professional decorators from retail and supermarket bakeries who will compete for $14000 in prize money. Competitors will compete on the trade show floor for 9 hours over a two day period.
This year’s contestants will be:
Sara Konz, representing the Uppermidwest Bakery Association, King’s County Market, St. Francis,MN
Dina Cimarusti, representing the Chicago Area Bakers Association, Alliance Bakery, Chicago, IL
Rachel Vaugh, representing the Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association, The Cakery, Dayton, Ohio
Jamie Burchfield, representing the Ohio Bakery Association, The Cakery, Dayton, Ohio
Kate White, representing the SoutheasternRetail Bakers Association, Honeymoon Bakery, Rome, GA
Stephanie Murphree, representing the Greater Southwest Retail Bakers Association, Rick’s Bakery, Fayetteville, AR
Brandy Downs, representing the Deep South Retail Bakers Association, Ambrosia Bakery, Baton Rouge, LA
Angela Penna, representing the NJBBT, Saker Shop-Rite Stores, New Jersey
Sunnie Guraedy, selected by portfolio, Harps Food Stores, Springdal, AR
Cathy M. Caito, selected by portfolio, Cakes by Cathy, Inc, Needham, IN
Contestants will compete in five categories including the wedding cake competition sponsored by Pfeil &
Holing, fondant cakes sponsored by Bakery Crafts, custom cake designs sponsored by DecoPac, floral cakes and sculpted cakes.
The contest is sponsored by General Mills and the Retail Bakers of America.