Taking part in this year’s cake decorating contest at IDDBA was pastry chef Randy Stratton of Dillons in Wichita, Kan.
Creaming the competition
Pastry chef Lindsay Anderson of Lunds & Byerlys in Minneapolis is hard at work as a competitor in the cake decorating contest.
Big Easy baking
This year’s challenge for IDDBA cake decorators was this elaborate tribute to New Orleans, complete with a moving streetcar running on a track.
Kits are cool
Meal kit mania has hit the bakery with these make-at-home cake kits, delicious fun for the whole family.
Novelty cakes in the shape of animals and characters continued to trend well in the bakery segment.
Ready-to-go prepackaged cakes can be customized for any occasion.
Artisan bread displays, such as this one from LaBrea Bakery, continue to attract customers to new flavors and types of breads.
Sweet and salty
Sweet or salty, or salty-sweet, pretzels are making their mark in the baked goods category.
Dessert for one
Single-serve treats and cake slices are bringing in customers, one at a time.
Vive le France
Retailers can turn their bakery into a French bistro with delicious treats from St. Pierre.