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IBIE - International Baking Industry Expo 

National Bakery Day  |  September 27, 2019

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Pillsbury Bakers’ Plus Grand Champion
Creative Decorating Competition Winners Announced at IBIE in Las Vegas


Six teams of professional bakers competed over two days for over $12,000 in cash prizes in contest sponsored by General Mills Foodservice.

General Mills Foodservice is proud to have partnered with the Retail Bakers of America (RBA) for the 18th Annual Pillsbury™ Bakers’ Plus Grand Champion Creative Decorating Competition, one of the baking industry’s most prestigious competitions for professional bakers. This year’s finale, which featured six two–person teams, was held September 8-9 during International Baking Industry Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors…
Naming Sponsor - General Mills/Pillsbury
CakeDeco, Satin Ice, Qualisoy, American Cake Decorating Magazine

Overall Winners - Sponsored by Pillsbury

  • 1st Place Winning Team​ - Andres Enciso & Banny Ayarza, Awesome Edible Art, Tampa, FL
  • 2nd Place Winning Team - Robbyn Yuen & Ashley Spitzer, Creative Cakes Bakery, Tinley Park, IL
  • 3rd Place Winning Team - Robyn Hanisch & Wanda Munoz-Jovet, Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop, Red Wing, MN & Denny's 5th Avenue Bakery, Bloomington, MN

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Celebrate the Sweet Tradition of America’s Local Bakeries with the 3rd Annual National Bakery Day!

The Retail Bakers of America invite you to celebrate the delicious success of your independent bakery with a sweet “holiday” that you can easily bring to life through live events, fresh treats and the signature tastes that make your local bakery a vital part of your community.


Join the RBA in a Retail Bakery: Level 1, 2 or 3 membership category to get your FREE 2019 National Bakery Day Marketing kit!.

Inside the National Bakery Day Shop, you’ll find ALL of the downloadable Marketing Files that you can customize to fit your bakery needs.

FREE TO RBA MEMBERS:  Don't forget, if you are an RBA Member you receive all of these downloadable files for FREE. Call the RBA Office to today!

Current RBA members have access to RBA Connect.  A virtual place where you can collaborate and network with other professionals in the baking industry.  This wealth of knowledge is just waiting for your contributions and discussions.

​An RBA Certification raises professional standards and verifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities professional bakers bring to the marketplace.  Certification also increases job opportunities and income for certified bakers and decorators. 


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The Culinary Institute of America, October 2-4, 2020

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