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The 12th Annual RBA Pillsbury Bakers’ Plus Creative
Decorating Competition also adorned the show floor with
masterfully decorated cakes. On Tuesday, October 3, the
top three scoring individuals were announced and awarded
medals and more than $14,000 in prize money for each of five
sponsored categories listed below. The highest overall scoring
individual was named the Grand Champion and awarded
the coveted Pillsbury Baker’s Plus Grand Champion Trophy,
sponsored by General Mills.
CategoryWinners:
Flowers and Sprays category
Bronze medal –
Emma McAdow, Busken Bakery, GCRBA
Silver medal –
Rachel Vaughn, The Cakery, OBA
Gold medal –
Keeann Richards-Cramer, Jerry’s Foods, UMBA
Custom Design Cakes category
(
sponsored by
DecoPac)
Bronze medal –
Rachel Vaughn, The Cakery, OBA
Silver medal –
Tina Bernier, Tiffany’s Bakery & Eatery, SRBA
Gold medal –
Keeann Richards-Cramer, Jerry’s Foods, UMBA
Sculpted Cakes category
Bronze medal –
Tina Bernier, Tiffany’s Bakery & Eatery, SRBA
Silver medal –
Betsy Yagunic, Alliance Bakery, CARBA
Gold medal –
Rachel Vaughn, The Cakery, OBA
Wedding Cakes category
(
sponsored by Pfeil & Holing)
Bronze medal –
Krystina Gianaris, Kake Kouture, NJBBT
Silver medal –
Emma McAdow, Busken Bakery, GCRBA
Gold medal –
Rachel Vaughn, The Cakery, OBA
Rolled Fondant category
(
sponsored by Bakery Crafts)
Bronze medal –
Krystina Gianaris, Kake Kouture, NJBBT
Silver medal is –
Rachel Vaughn, The Cakery, OBA
Gold medal –
Keeann Richards-Cramer, Jerry’s Foods, UMBA
Pillsbury Grand Champion
Third place –
Krystina Gianaris, Kake Kouture, NJBBT
Second place –
Keeann Richards-Cramer, Jerry’s Foods, UMBA
2012
Pillsbury Grand Champion –
Rachel Vaughn, The Cakery
Show organizers were very pleased with All Things Baking
2012. “
In light of current economic conditions, this year’s show
was successful – especially in terms of the quality of buyers
present,” said Ken Downey, RBA president. “This is a testament to
the strength and vitality of the baking industry in North America.”
The All
Things
Baking 2012
Deemed a
Success
Houston, TX – All Things Baking, which took place in
Houston, Texas September 9 through September 11, lived
up to its tagline as “All the things you’ve ever wanted in a
baking show.” Thousands of attendees took advantage of the
education, hands-on demonstrations, bakery tours and the
latest innovations from leading vendors. Created to serve
as the industry’s annual marketplace, meeting place and
educational forum during the 2-year gap in the IBIE rotation,
the show was timed perfectly for attendees. Participants hailed
from all across the United States and 27 countries including
Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Guatemala and Australia.
The education program was a strong draw for attendees.
Produced by the Retail Bakers of America, AIB international,
and, the RPIA Group, the program offered leading-edge
instruction focusing on everything from decorating trends
to business management and marketing. Several sessions
were sold out, including the hands on sessions “Writing
Made Easy” taught by Roland and Marsha Winbeckler and
Modeling Chocolate” by Bronwen Weber, while show floor
demonstrations were standing room only. This year a general
session was added to the education program and keynote
speaker, Steve Gilliland, entertained and energized the crowd.
Another new feature for All Things Baking was the Cake
and Bread Extravaganza, a competition of finished product
sponsored by Johnson Brothers Bakery Supply. Bakers entered
their products in four categories: Buttercream, Sculpted Cakes,
Kolache, Rosca de Reyes, and Cupcakes. The winners in the
sculpted cake category were 1st place- Naomi M Palombo
of Cakes by Julia and 2nd place- Thomas Baker of Three
Brothers Bakery. Bragging rights for the 1st place Kolache
went to John Homrighausen of Ranch Bakery while 2nd
place was claimed by Dawn Nielsen of the Kolache Factory.
In the cupcake competition, Thomas Baker of Three Brothers
took 1st place while Haley Ogle of the The Muffin Top took
2
nd. There were no entries in the Rosca de Reyes category.
All 1st place winners received $250 in cash while second
place winners received gift certificates for merchandise from
Johnson Brothers Bakery Supply.