FreshEx Competition Results


Industry novices and professionals along with baking and pastry arts students from around the state of Wisconsin participated in baking competitions hosted by the Wisconsin Bakers Association in partnership with the Wisconsin Grocers Association and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association at the 2022 FreshEx trade show at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI on Tuesday, April 12th. 

Close to 50 entries were submitted in the following categories:

  • Creative Cake Decorating Competition (Theme: Spring Fever)
  • Extraordinary Wedding Dessert Challenge (Alternatives to Wedding Cakes)
  • Kooky Cookie Cutter Challenge
  • Piece of Cake Contest (Special Occasion 8” Floral Centerpiece Cakes)
  • Signature Plated Pastry & Dessert Competition
Competition Skill Level Competitor Bakery Place
Creative Cake Decorating Competition Baking & Pastry Arts Student Jordan Besaw WCTC Bronze
Creative Cake Decorating Competition Baking & Pastry Arts Student Cora Pizon Tamara's the Cake Guru Silver
Creative Cake Decorating Competition Baking & Pastry Arts Student Breck Patrick Tamara's the Cake Guru Gold
Creative Cake Decorating Competition Industry Novice Tanya Bowers Monzu Silver
Creative Cake Decorating Competition Industry Novice Heather Butcher Paradise Sweets Gold
Creative Cake Decorating Competition Industry Professional Quinn Vanryzin Kimpton Journeyman Hotel Bronze
Creative Cake Decorating Competition Industry Professional Josie Meltesen Just Josie Cake Design and Sweets LLC Silver
Creative Cake Decorating Competition Industry Professional Alina Peterson Tamara's the Cake Guru Gold
Creative Cake Decorating Competition Industry Professional Chloe Tollard Tamara's the Cake Guru Best of Show
Creative Cake Decorating Competition Industry Professional Josie Meltesen Just Josie Cake Design and Sweets LLC People's Choice
Extraordinary Wedding Dessert Challenge Baking & Pastry Arts Student Charlotte Hanrahan WCTC Silver
Extraordinary Wedding Dessert Challenge Baking & Pastry Arts Student Alexis Yambor WCTC Gold
Extraordinary Wedding Dessert Challenge Industry Professional Chloe Tollard Tamara's the Cake Guru Silver
Extraordinary Wedding Dessert Challenge Industry Professional Cheri Barnett Neat-O's Bake Shoppe Gold
Extraordinary Wedding Dessert Challenge Industry Professional Jennifer Bukouricz Monzu Best of Show
Extraordinary Wedding Dessert Challenge Industry Professional Cheri Barnett Neat-O's Bake Shoppe People's Choice
Kooky Cookie Cutter Challenge Baking & Pastry Arts Student Alayna Rego Madison College Bronze
Kooky Cookie Cutter Challenge Baking & Pastry Arts Student Alyssa McCarthy WCTC Silver
Kooky Cookie Cutter Challenge Baking & Pastry Arts Student Angela Sutton Madison College Gold
Kooky Cookie Cutter Challenge Industry Novice Rose Stieve Neat-O's Bake Shoppe Silver
Kooky Cookie Cutter Challenge Industry Novice Brittany Atterbury Tamara's the Cake Guru Gold
Kooky Cookie Cutter Challenge Industry Professional Nicole Salamon Just Josie Cake Design and Sweets LLC Silver
Kooky Cookie Cutter Challenge Industry Professional Brittany Atterbury Tamara's the Cake Guru Gold
Kooky Cookie Cutter Challenge Industry Professional Amanda Nieto Neat-O's Bake Shoppe Best of Show
Kooky Cookie Cutter Challenge Industry Professional Amanda Nieto Neat-O's Bake Shoppe People's Choice
Piece of Cake Contest - Buttercream Baking & Pastry Arts Student Sylvia Dellenbusch Madison College Bronze
Piece of Cake Contest - Buttercream Baking & Pastry Arts Student Aditi Narayan WCTC Silver
Piece of Cake Contest - Buttercream Baking & Pastry Arts Student Mandy Armfield Madison College Gold
Piece of Cake Contest - Buttercream Industry Novice Rose Stieve Neat-O's Bake Shoppe Gold
Piece of Cake Contest - Buttercream Baking & Pastry Arts Student Sydney Hawkins Monzu Best of Show
Piece of Cake Contest - Buttercream Industry Professional Kaylee Berry Medford County Market People's Choice
Piece of Cake Contest - Gumpaste Baking & Pastry Arts Student Lillian Ranne Madison College Bronze
Piece of Cake Contest - Gumpaste Baking & Pastry Arts Student Tooie Kozel Madison College Silver
Piece of Cake Contest - Gumpaste Baking & Pastry Arts Student Laura Anderson Madison College Gold
Piece of Cake Contest - Gumpaste Industry Professional Kaylee Berry Medford County Market Gold
Piece of Cake Contest - Gumpaste Baking & Pastry Arts Student Rachel Offerdahl Madison College Best of Show
Signature Plated Pastry & Dessert Competition Baking & Pastry Arts Student Star Faubel WCTC Gold
Signature Plated Pastry & Dessert Competition Industry Professional Quinn Vanryzin Kimpton Journeyman Hotel Silver
Signature Plated Pastry & Dessert Competition Industry Professional Jennifer Bukouricz Monzu Gold
Signature Plated Pastry & Dessert Competition Industry Professional Shelby Tuschl, CJB Augusta Bakery Best of Show
Signature Plated Pastry & Dessert Competition Baking & Pastry Arts Student Star Faubel WCTC People's Choice

We would like to take a moment to show our appreciation and say THANK YOU to all of the people that make events like this possible...

To each and every one of the COMPETITORS that entered this year's competition - we are so impressed by how incredibly talented you all are! Every single entry demonstrated your talent, skills, and creativity. This year’s competitors really impressed the judges and wowed the attendees. WAY TO GO!!!!

To our incredible JUDGES ... Suzanne Daly, Jill Backhus, Joe Parajecki, Tom LaPierre, Cheryl Weise, and Sarah Mironczuk for taking the time to look at every last detail on each entry and provide scores and constructive feedback.

To our amazing VOLUNTEERS... Jennifer Bukouricz and Samantha Kristiansen for all of your help from set up to tear down and everything in between!

And to the WONDERFUL FRESHEX team for the opportunity and fantastic partnership!

We look forward to next year's competition!


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