Creative Decorating Competition

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Pillsbury Bakers Plus Creative Decorating Competition at All Things Baking

The Retail Bakers of America and Pillsbury sponsor an annual national cake decorating competition. This year's competition will be on September 9-11 at All Things Baking in Houston, Texas. The competition involves up to 12 competitors representing RBA member bakeries from across the United States. Competitors compete in 5 categories for $14,000 in prize money. Competitors decorate for 8 hours over a two day period on the show floor. Each decorator must complete a wedding cake, sculpted cake, fondant cake, flowers and sprays and custom design cakes.

Competitors will be chosen by local RBA affiliates competitions that are scheduled from January through August. Affiliate contests will be help by:

Chicago Area Retail Bakers Association (CARBA)
Deep South Retail Bakers Association (DSRBA)
Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association (GCRBA)
Greater Southwest Retail Bakers Association (GSWRBA)
Upper Midwest Bakery Association (UMBA)
Southeastern Retail Bakers Association (SRBA)
New Jersey Baker's Board of Trade (NJBBT)


Decorators in areas without a local affiliate competition can enter by portfolio using the
attached form. Portfolio applications are due by June 30, 2011 and will be chosen by July 15, 2015.

The Creative Decorating Competition is a live event that takes place each year at our annual conference All Things Baking this year it will in Houston on September 9, 10 & 11, 2012.

 To see the 2011 Creative Decorating Competition Winners creations click here.