Cake designers showed off creative designs at this year's cake competition at the International-Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association show in New Orleans from June 10 to 12.
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First place winner of the IDDBA Cake Decorating Challenge Andria Chinander of Lund Food Holdings' Byerly's, Edina, Minn., decorates a wedding cake. (Photo by Jenna Telesca)
Each cake design finalist participated in the three-day challenge in the middle of the Show & Sell Center on the trade show floor from June 10 to 12 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. (Photo by Jenna Telesca)
Stacie Clawson, Wal-Mart Supercenters, Perry, Utah, placed third in the challenge. (Photo by Frank Aymami)
"Mr. and Mrs." wedding cake by Clawson. (Photo by Jenna Telesca)
Amy Murtha, Hy-Vee, Belton, Mo. placed second in the competition. Murtha was the winner of the Hy-Vee Cake Challenge this spring. (Photo by Jenna Telesca)
Murtha's wedding cake. (Photo by Jenna Telesca)
The cake decorators filled the bakery cases with their creations. (Photo by Jenna Telesca)
“Cakes are judged on theme, color, uniformity, writing, style and use of accessories,” Carol Christison, executive director of the IDDBA, said at the award presentation. (Photo by Jenna Telesca)
Murtha adds strawberries to a cake. (Photo by Frank Aymami)
Chinander works on cupcakes. (Photo by Frank Aymami)
IDDBA held the award ceremony on the final day of the show. These finalists were chosen from 70 entries. From left to right: Murtha, Chinander, Clawson. (Photo by Jenna Telesca)