Katie OrsquoConnor won first place with her ldquoI Love Cake Decoratingrdquo theme Photos courtesy of HyVee

Katie O’Connor won first place with her “I Love Cake Decorating” theme. Photos courtesy of Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee's Cake Designers Create Themed Confections in Competition

Hy-Vee’s cake design contest lets contenders show off their skill with creative concoctions

Hy-Vee Food Stores’ Cake Designer Challenge turned 10 this year. That’s a lot of fondant, sugar and elaborate cakes.

The Midwest chain hasn’t always held the contest yearly, but a couple of years ago decided to make it an annual event, according to Tony Byington, assistant vice president of bakery operations at Hy-Vee.

“Every year we

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