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IDDBA Seeks Cake Decorator Contestants

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) is calling all supermarket cake decorators to compete in its 22nd annual Cake Decorating Challenge.

The showdown will take place during IDDBA 17 in Anaheim, Calif., June 4-6. Contestants compete in a three-day event where they craft and decorate a variety of specialty cakes ranging in size, theme and shape.

The challenge is open to supermarket decorators, who will be chosen based on the quality of their portfolio submitted. The selection committee judges the portfolio based on use of color and consistency, creativity, and the variety of technique.

The deadline for the portfolio and entry form to be received by the IDDBA is Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Contestants will be informed and physical portfolios returned around March 15, 2017.

Over the three-day challenge at IDDBA 17, contestants create enough production cakes to fill an 8-foot bakery case, a tiered wedding cake, and themed/custom-design cakes. They will compete for first-, second- and third-place trophies. For the contest, IDDBA will cover transportation, lodging, and meals for each contestant. 

Contestant guidelines can be found here, while an entry form and related information for the Anaheim competitioncan is available here

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