Friday, May 3, 2013

Greeneville, TN Woman to Compete in IDDBA Challenge

I had to share this, given that Greeneville, TN is fairly local to me (and to Lisa Hall). I was reading American Cake Decorating's newsletter Slice and learned that Rebecca Lougheed, who works at Food City in Greeneville, TN, was one of three contestants chosen to participate in the IDDBA (International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association) Cake Decorating Challenge in Orlando, FL June 2-4, 2013.

The contest is open to all in-store cake decorators. Sixty-eight contestants applied from 31 supermarket chains. Lougheed began decorating cakes in 2006 and went to work for Food City in 2007. In 2011, she won her company's first annual cake challenge.

The other two contestants chosen were Kelli Coleman of Dillons in Lawrence, KS, and Dawnette Costa of Giant Eagle in Erie, PA. According to the Bakery Network, the contest will begin on June 2, and each of the contestants must decorate enough cakes to fill a multi-tiered, eight-foot bakery case. On June 3, each contestant will decorate a wedding cake. June 4 rounds out the competition with a "Decorator's Choice" themed event.

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