New Orleans, LA – The winner of the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association’s (IDDBA) 23rd Annual Cake Decorating Challenge isLindsay Anderson — Lunds & Byerlys, Minneapolis, MN. The competition was part of IDDBA 18 which took place in New Orleans, LA from June 10-12. During the live three-day competition, the contestants filled an eight-foot bakery case with cakes, two custom “300thAnniversary of New Orleans” themed cakes, and lastly, a tiered wedding cake.
The second-place winner is: Natasha Damm — Garden Home Market Place, Portland, OR
The third-place winner is: Randy Stratton — Dillons, Wichita, KS
The 2018 Cake Decorating Judges were Dawn Sweezey, Rich Products Corporation, and Dustin Humpherys, Weston Foods.
New this year was the Best Tasting Cake Award. Joshua John Russell from in2food judged this competition and presented the award to Natasha Damm on Sunday, June 10.
Each day of the show, attendees voted for their favorite decorator. The winners of the People’s Choice Awards are:
Sunday: Randy Stratton
Monday: Lindsay Anderson
Tuesday: Natasha Damm
Congratulations to our three contestants who executed such an exciting event and thanks to our judges for their participation. Special thanks to John Gardner and Tina Steichen of DecoPac for their support and assistance with the competition.
About IDDBA: IDDBA is a nonprofit membership organization serving the dairy, deli, bakery, cheese, and supermarket foodservice industries. Member companies enjoy many benefits and services including the annual tradeshow, leading-edge research, training programs, management tools, and an annual trends report. For more information contact IDDBA at 608-310-5000 or visit iddba.org
Source: International Dairy Deli Bakery Association’s (IDDBA)