Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, turned into a showcase for some of Hy-Vee’s best floral designers and cake decorators when it hosted a pair of simultaneous company challenge rounds on Wednesday, August 24th.
A dozen decorators took part in the 2016 Hy-Vee Extreme Cake Challenge regional, and 23 floral pros battled in a qualifying test of their own. Two from each contest earned a trip to their respective companywide championship in November.
Decorators had 3 1/2 hours to create an extreme cake and 12 cupcakes incorporated into the design. they are judged on 6 different criteria including level of difficulty and extreme element.
First place in regional is worth $600; second, $300; third, $200; and the Decorator’s Choice winner pockets $500. We are proud to announce that Bryan Meyer from our West Circle location in Rochester won 1st place AND Decorator’s Choice! Congratulations, Bryant!