Cake designers compete in Hy-Vee Extreme Cake Challenge

From staff reports

Hy-Vee’s best cake decorators put their skills to the test with a competition Thursday at The Empire Mall.

They had four hours to decorate a specialty cake and accompanying cupcakes.

The contest drew 27 top Hy-Vee cake designers from Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska who were competing to earn a spot in the next level of competition Nov 11 in Des Moines. The entrants were judged on the cakes’ technical appearance, icing appearance and level of difficulty.

The first- and second-place winners advance to Des Moines. Winners were:

  • First ($600): Mindy Smith, Mankato No. 2.
  • Second ($300): Stacie Hanselman, Sioux Falls No. 6 at 57th and Cliff.
  • Third ($200): Mara Brockman, Mankato No. 2.
  • Decorator’s Choice ($500): Kaitlin Hohenstein, Mankato No. 2.

 

Cake designers compete in Hy-Vee Extreme Cake Challenge

Hy-Vee’s best cake decorators put their skills to the test with a competition Thursday at The Empire Mall.

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