The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association has named the three contestants who will participate in its annual Cake Decorating Challenge.
In the challenge, to be held during Madison, Wisconsin-based IDDBA’s annual show June 10-12 in New Orleans, participants will create enough cakes to fill an 8 foot bakery case, a tiered wedding cake and themed and custom-design cakes.
The contestants, who will receive an all-expense paid trip to the show, are:
- Lindsay Anderson, Lunds & Byerlys, Minneapolis. Lindsay started decorating cakes in high school and continued to decorate throughout college. She currently is a pastry chef and has been decorating for 14 years.
- Natasha Damm, Lambs Gardenhome Marketplace, Portland, Oregon. Natasha started her decorating career nine years ago when she began decorating basic case cakes. She now decorates daily production cakes, cake orders, and wedding cakes as the Lead Cake Decorator.
- Randy Stratton, Dillons, Wichita, Kansas. Randy started in bakery four years ago as a cake decorator and moved up to a pastry chef after his first year. He now does custom orders and the bakery cases.
The judges of the contest are Dawn Sweezey of Rich Products Corp. and Dustin Humpherys of Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC.