Top cake designers compete in Hy-Vee's annual decorating challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The top cake decorators in the Sioux Falls area who work at Hy-Vee bakeries will compete in the company's annual Extreme Cake Challenge Tuesday morning at the Empire Mall.

The competition will begin at 10:00 AM and the cake designers will decorate a specialty cake of their choosing along with 12 cupcakes. They will have to finish within three hours, and they will be judged on the cakes' technical appearance, icing appearance, and the level of difficulty.

This is the semi-final before the company finals in Des Moines, Iowa on November 12th. The top three finishers from Tuesday's competition will earn them a spot in the finals as well as $600, $300, and $200 respectively. A Director's Choice award of $500 will also be handed out.

Cake designers will compete in six semifinal events throughout Hy-Vee's eight state region. The three top finishers from each semifinal will then compete in Des Moines.