15th Annual National
Creative Cake Decorating Competition


Cake Decorators Rise to Top at IBIE

October 12, 2016 by John Unrein, www.BakeMag.com

​Kate White and Melissa Kroeger of Honeymoon Bakery in Rome, Georgia, won the 15th annual Pillsbury Bakers’ Plus Creative Decorating Competition on Tuesday, October 11, during the final day of the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas. "We tried to go simple and elegant and stick with what we know," Kroeger said. Added White, "Melissa and I have worked together almost eight years, and we definitely practiced a lot. We have a wonderful boss and our team back home supported us all the way."

The competing cake decorators wowed the IBIE crowds with show-stopping designs during the Pillsbury Bakers’ Plus Creative Decorating Competition, in which six two-person teams of top decorators from across the country competed for the title of Pillsbury Bakers’ Plus Grand Champion, in addition to $14,000 in cash prizes.

Second place in the overall competition went to Christel Andrews and Tammy Montesinos, representing the Chicago Area Retail Bakers Association.

Third place overall went to Sarah Crews and Mark Shrewsbury, representing the Ohio Bakers Association.