Creativity will take center stage, as six teams of elite professional cake decorators challenge each other to a contest of imagination, artistry and skill during one of baking’s most prestigious competitions. The electrifying event will be hosted in the popular RBA Bakers Center. Attendees will have a front-row view to the action on-site, including celebrity and master baker judges such as Jorge Amsler, Kathleen Lang, and more to be announced. To add to the event’s excitement, Cyd Mitchell, will be commentating the competition and providing expert perspective.
Location: RBA Baker Center (North Hall | Booth #5847)
How It Works
This showdown will feature 6 teams of Cake Decorating professional pairs. Competitors will face-off in four categories: wedding cake, rolled fondant, buttercream, and a hyper-realistic “Everything is Cake” category. The highest-scoring team, as determined by a panel of judges, will be awarded the coveted Pillsbury Bakers’ Plus Grand Champion Trophy. Gold, silver and bronze medals, along with cash prizes will also be awarded for the highest three scores in each category.
MEET THE COMPETITORS
|Heather Domingue & Holly Deville||Gambino’s Bakery | Baton Rouge, LA|
|Marianna Gomez Romero & Nicole Restrepo||Marianna Gómez Pastelería | Zapopan, Jalisco|
|Alexa Abaroa & Julie Thompson||DeEtta’s Bakery | Naperville, IL|
|Lee Ann Parsons & Kaytlyn Stanuszek||Dorothy Lane Market | Dayton, OH|
|Emerlie Ann Miller & Cory Jong||Hey! Cake This | Plaisance, Quebec|
|Christel Andrews & Rachel Chorney||Kirsten’s Danish Bakery | Burr Ridge, IL|
Join Us for the Awards Ceremony
Date: Tuesday, September 20
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: RBA Baker Center
(North Hall | Booth #5847)
Ready to see who takes the cake? After a 2-day fierce competition, we will be announcing our category winners and the overall event winner of the prestigious Pillsbury Bakers Plus Creative Cake Decorating Competition will be crowned! See the winning cakes and celebrate with the winning teams.
Your Host: Cyd Mitchell
Cydni N. Mitchell (aka Cyd) is a bakery consultant, business coach, and the founder of Sweet Fest® — an online, service-based company for bakery and sweet business owners. Through Sweet Fest and its subsidiary brands, Cyd supports the retail baking community with professional development, marketing and branding, web design, and management of The Ultimate Sugar Show, Georgia’s largest baking and sweets expo. Based in Atlanta, she shares her passion for the sweets community as the business blogger for the Retail Bakers of America and Icing Images and a columnist for American Cake Decorating Magazine. Her work has been published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), Simply Amazing Living, and more. You may also recognize Cyd from several popular Food Network shows, including Holiday Kids Baking Battle, The Round Table Talk Show, Avalon’s Cakes School, and others.