Bakery Competitions

March 11, 12 & 13

Bakery, pastry and dessert pros unite at the Midwest Foodservice Expo to compete in a variety of competitions, held by the Wisconsin Bakers Association. 2019 categories for professionals and students include:

  • NEW! Extreme Birthday Cake
  • Extreme Wedding Cake (Fondant & Non-Fondant)
  • Creative Cakes - "Into the Wild"
  • Best of the Midwest Pie Contest
  • Baker's Best Kringle Contest
  • Ultimate Donut Duel
  • NEW! Live Cake Decorating Competition

For questions on WBA competitions, contact Jessica Hoover.

MFE Non-fondant Cake Competition

Birthday Cakes

Extreme Birthday Cake

New for 2019!

Bring your undeniable creativity to life in a competition that showcases cake designs fit for a birthday celebration - the Extreme Birthday Cake competition.

Cake designs will be fun, interesting, gorgeous and are sure to bring the party to the MFE show floor.

MFE Creative Cake Competition

Creative Cakes

Creative Cakes - "Into the Wild"

"Into the Wild" is the theme for the 2019 Creative Cake Decorating Competition. 

Bring your artistic perspective and Pastry Arts aptitude to impress the judges and MFE attendees! Originate and develop cakes for this year's theme that only you can imagine and make a reality.

MFE Fondant Wedding Cake Competition

Wedding Cakes

Extreme Wedding Cake Challenge

Showcase your skill, talent and originality with icings - fondant or non-fondant - in the extreme competition showcasing wedding cake artistry.

Fondant Category
Fondant icing is the focus of this category in the Extreme Wedding Cake Challenge.

Non-Fondant Category
Use buttercream, powdered sugar drizzle or any other non-fondant frosting in this category!



Baker's Best Kringle Contest

Challenge yourself and your bakers to get creative and compete in the Baker's Best Kringle Contest.

MFE Donut Competition


Ultimate Donut Duel

Create bold flavors and a twist on the classics for incredible bites of this versatile treat. Whether you spell it doughnut or donut, you're sure to be impressed by the entries in the Ultimate Donut Duel.

MFE Pie Competition

Fruit Pies

Best of the Midwest Pie Contest

Bake your favorite fruit pie and enter it in the Best of the Midwest Pie Contest!

Live Cake Decorating Competition

Winner advances to Las Vegas!

In the Live Cake Decorating Competition, four teams of two bakery artists or pastry chefs will decorate their creations, live on the show floor. Action happens Monday and Tuesday during exhibit hall hours, with the cakes staying on display for Wednesday.

The winning team will advance to compete at the next level of competition in Las Vegas later in 2019!

Entry form coming soon! Check back for more information.

WBA Awards & Appetizers Night

Monday evening, 4:00-8:00pm
400 W Wisconsin Avenue
Wisconsin Center, Ballroom D

Pre-registration is required.

Watch for more information in December 2018.