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Art of the Cake Competition Results

tamara2013 Art of the Cake Competition Winners

Talented decorators from Wisconsin and upper Illinois participated in the Art of the Cake Competition at the Pastry Studio during this year’s Wisconsin Restaurant Expo.  The Art of the Cake Competition featured three opportunities for professional and student cake artists to showcase their talents:  Extreme Wedding Cake Challenge, Creative Cake Decorating Competition, and new in 2013 – The Cupcake Warrior Championship.

Winners of the competitions were:

Extreme Wedding Cake Challenge

People’s Choice                        Katharine Hincak                      Hidden Café, Mukwonago, WI

Professional Fondant:

Best of Show                Katharine Hincak                      Hidden Café, Mukwonago, WI

First Place                    Danika Pulvermacher                Cake & Bake, Germantown, WI

Second Place                Rachel Patterson                       North Hills Country Club, Menomonee Falls, WI

Third Place                   Jennifer Bukouricz                    Monzù Bistro, Green Bay, WI

Professional Buttercream:

Best of Show                Dawn Ebert                              Simple Simon Bakery, Appleton

First Place                    Mary Meadows                         Tamara’s the Cake Guru, Oshkosh, WI

Student/Beginner Fondant:

First Place                    Rachel Abou-Zeid                     The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI

Second Place                Angela Woodward & Connie Austin     Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

Third Place                   Chelsey Ganzer                         Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

Creative Cake Decorating Competition

People’s Choice                        Tamara Mugerauer                    Tamara’s the Cake Guru, Oshkosh, WI

Professional Division:

Best of Show                Amanda Nieto                          Neat-O’s Bake Shoppe, Baraboo, WI

First Place                    Tamara Mugerauer                    Tamara’s the Cake Guru, Oshkosh, WI

Second Place                Jennifer Bukouricz                    Monzù Bistro, Green Bay, WI

Student/Beginner Division:

First Place                    Kirstin Kasper                          Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

Cupcake Warrior Championship

Best of Show                Tamara Mugerauer & Tavi Schuelke      Tamara’s the Cake Guru, Oshkosh, WI

First Place                    Cathi Volante & Don Volante               Couture Cupcake Café, Kildeer, IL

Second Place                Bobbie Peters    Hannah Ebben              O’ What a Day Café, Waukesha, WI

Third Place                   Dawn Ebert      Jenny Simon                Simple Simon Bakery, Appleton, WI

Judges for the Extreme Wedding Cake Challenge and the Creative Cake Decorating Competition were Susan Runkel from Sweetheart Cakes in Port Washington, WI, Tom LaPierre, Pastry Arts Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Chef Jenn Malvitz from Fox Valley Techncial College.  The Cupcake Warrior Championship was judged by Sandy Ploy, Milwaukee’s Iron Cupcake, Debbie Gale, Milwaukee Cupcake Company, and Susan Runkel from Sweetheart Cakes in Port Washington, WI.  All three competitions were sponsored by the Wisconsin Bakers Association and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association.

For more information, contact Dave Schmidt, CMB, WBA CEO, at 800-542-2688 or dave@wibakers.com