Katie O’Connor won first place with her “I Love Cake Decorating” theme. Photos courtesy of Hy-Vee
Hy-Vee Food Stores’ Cake Designer Challenge turned 10 this year. That’s a lot of fondant, sugar and elaborate cakes. The Midwest chain hasn’t always held the contest yearly, but a couple of years ago decided to make it an annual event, according to Tony Byington, assistant vice president of bakery operations at Hy-Vee. “Every year we get a little better at it because of experience, and our designers get more competitive and more talented because they learn from ...
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