The Retail Bakers of America (RBA) is breaking the mold to introduce some fantastic changes to their annual National Cake Decorating Competition: New location, new focus, new technology and lots of prize money.

In partnership with Pillsbury, the RBA is pleased to announce that the 14th annual National Bakers Plus Creative Decorating Competition will be held on March 21-22, 2015 at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier.   This amazing venue allows the RBA and Pillsbury the opportunity to showcase to both industry and consumer audiences.

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show welcomes over 40,000 visitors to Navy Pier during the week-long event. The Cake Decorating Competition will be center stage over two days allowing guests and fans to watch their favorite decorators at work. 

The Cake Decorating Competition committee is working diligently to give the 2015 contest a new look.  The focus has shifted to the decorators completing only 3 spectacular cakes during the two day competition.  The competition will require decorators to complete a  theme wedding cake, a sculpted cake,  and a "creative" cake  in which the decorators will learn the theme the day the competition begins. 

With the new rules for 2015, contestants will be drawn from local affiliate competitions, and video portfolios.  Local affiliates will be allowed to pick a contestant to represent them only through a local competition.

Portfolio applications can be sent to by January 1, 2015.  Portfolio competitors will be announced on January 15, 2015.  For complete rules visit

This contest is sponsored by the Retail Bakers of America, General Mills and the Chicago Flower & Garden Show.