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IDDBA crowns a winner for the Annual Cake Decorating Challenge


June 12, 2018
By Bakers Journal
Winners are: 3rd place, Randy Stratton (left); 2nd place, Natasha Damm (center) and 1st place, Lindsay Anderson (right)

The winner of the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association’s (IDDBA) 23rd Annual Cake Decorating Challenge is Lindsay Anderson of Lunds & Byerlys in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The competition was part of IDDBA 18 which took place in New Orleans, LA from the 10th of June to the 12th. During the live three-day competition, the contestants filled an eight-foot bakery case with cakes, two custom “300th Anniversary of New Orleans” themed cakes, and lastly, a tiered wedding cake.

The second-place winner is: Natasha Damm from Garden Home Market Place based in Portland, Oregon. The third-place winner is: Randy Stratton of Dillons Food Stores based in Wichita, KS.
 
The 2018 Cake Decorating Judges were Dawn Sweezey, Rich Products Corporation, and Dustin Humpherys, Weston Foods.

New this year was the Best Tasting Cake Award. Joshua John Russell from in2food judged this competition and presented the award to Natasha Damm on Sunday, the 10th of June.

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