Bakers Journal

Dawn Foods supports Bakery Showcase as sponsor of the ‘My Canada’ Student Cake Competition

February 23, 2024
By Bakers Journal

The Baking Association of Canada is delighted to welcome Dawn Foods as sponsor of the ‘My Canada’ Student Cake Competition at Bakery Showcase 2024.

The sponsorship reflects Dawn Foods’ commitment to promoting innovation in the baking industry while celebrating the achievements of budding bakers and baking professionals across Canada and around the world.

College-level baking and pastry students will illustrate what Canada means to them by presenting a themed, tiered cake and plated dessert to be finished a la minute! Students may highlight any aspect(s) of Canadian regional foods, ingredients and culture to be judged by experts on presentation, technique, creativity and taste.

Organized in collaboration with the Baking Association of Canada, this unique competition, sponsored by Dawn Foods, will test and showcase the skills of baking and pastry students from Ontario college baking and pastry programs, provide them with feedback from judges and allow them to make connections within the industry. Students will craft cakes ahead of the competition that will be on display throughout Showcase.

Meet the next generation of Canadian bakers and see what sparks their creativity and what skills they have to offer!


There will be two components:

  1. Decorated Tiered Cake: Decorate a tiered cake using a cake dummy
  2. Plated Dessert: Plate, embellish and present a slice of cake to each judge to taste and evaluate during Bakery Showcase

There will be prizes!

  • 1st Place – $2,000
  • 2nd Place – $750
  • 3rd Place – $250
  • People’s Choice Prize for Tiered Cake – $250
  • All winners will be featured in Bakers Journal magazine

Dawn Foods is a global leader in bakery manufacturing and ingredients distribution. As the partner of choice for inspiring bakery success every day, Dawn Foods is committed to delighting its customers around the world with the partnership, insights, innovations, bakery products and expertise that empowers them to achieve their aspirations. Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, Dawn Foods has more than 4,000 Team Members globally and provides high-quality bakery products to more than 50,000 customers located in more than 100 countries. For more information about the company, its products, and its culture, please visit

Bakery Showcase is a two-day event exclusively for the baking industry in Canada that welcomes thousands of industry professionals from bakeries (retail, wholesale, commercial, in-store), grocery, pizzerias, restaurants and food-service outlets. It is Canada’s only business-to-business baking event!

Registration is open for Bakery Showcase 2024. This year’s program features an education program of insightful sessions, a lively demonstration schedule, a trade show focused on baking ingredients, equipment and services, as well as numerous networking opportunities for baking professionals.

With relevant education sessions, a bustling trade show floor full of bakery-focused exhibitors highlighting their latest innovation, exciting demonstrations and the Dawn Foods Student Cake Competition, attendees will have no shortage of ways to connect, learn and be inspired.

Bakery Showcase will be held at the Toronto Congress Centre May 5-6, 2024. Register now to attend! For more information about sponsorships, contact brand manager Stephanie Jewell at

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