Coborn’s cake decorators honored at UMBA Convention

A group of Coborn’s Cake Decorators took home some big honors for their creative confections at the Upper Midwest Bakery Association’s annual convention in St. Cloud last weekend. The event features a cake/baked good contest with many categories.

Cake decorators start planning at the beginning of February and work up until the day of the event, sometimes doing final adjustments after the cake is placed on the table at the event. Since many participants spend weeks working on their cake, they use Styrofoam. The outside decorations, however, must be edible and the judges do take into consideration whether they think the cake could be built from cake.

We are proud of our many talented employees who took part in the competition and excited for those who took home top honors! Check out their masterpieces below – how do they do that?!

Advanced Novelty/Specialty Cake

Marcia Moorman from Coborn’s in Glencoe

Tiered cake designed as a peacock inspired steampunk dress.

Gold Award

Student/Beginner Fondant Wedding Cake

Jonathon Mills from Coborn’s on Cooper Ave. in St. Cloud

4-tiered cake with rope borders, hammered copper finish, and marble gray diamond mosaic tiles.

Silver Award

Advanced Novelty/Specialty Cake

Monica Stumpf from Little Falls Coborn’s

Sculpted fortune teller bust complete with arms and a crystal ball.

Silver Award

Advanced Novelty/Specialty Cake

Monica Stumpf from Little Falls Coborn’s

Sculpted fortune teller bust complete with arms and a crystal ball.

Silver Award

Student/Beginner Novelty Cake

Tristin Dooley from Coborn’s Marketplace in Isanti

Castle cake with a mountain and a cave, complete with 2 dragons.

Silver Award

Advanced Novelty/Specialty Cake

Amanda Hansen from Coborn’s Support Center

Tiered cake with an old-fashioned carousel theme. The carousel section rotates and there is a button you push to play music. The horses are all mythical/folklore inspired.

Gold Award and Advanced Novelty Best in Show

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