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On the second day, they collaborated on a colorful adult
birthday cake featuring fondant ribbons and all shapes of decorations. "Pinterest and the food networks have totally changed
the cake decorating world," Dowling said. "Everyone expects a
lot more, and nothing is off limits."
The overall second-place prize went to Ashley Spitzer and
Robbyn Yuen of Creative Cakes in Tinley Park, Illinois. The
third-place team was Fiona Black and Dorey Williams of Sweet
Nothings Fine Cakes and Desserts in Wyandotte, Michigan.
One of the baking industry's most prestigious competitions
for professional bakers, the 17th Annual Pillsbury Bakers' Plus
Grand Champion Creative Decorating Competition was hosted
by General Mills Foodservice and the Retail Bakers of America.
Innovations in packaging
Packaging plays a significant role in the success of your cake
business for at least two reasons: You need the right functional
type of packaging for transporting your cakes to weddings and
other events. And the look and presentation of your packaging
should reflect the sophistication of your cake business.
Packaging is certainly gaining importance in our ever-mobile
society. Lynn Dyer, president of the Foodservice Packaging
Institute, says their research reveals how focused the industry
is on the demands of increased e-commerce and delivery
services. "As delivery options rapidly expand and evolve, so
must the packaging," Dyer says.
The Unger Co. offers a wide array of options of cake boxes,
ranging from Color Boxes (in eight color options) and elegant
Tulip Boxes, which come in eight choices of colors and fold
conveniently at the top.
WPackaging offers premium packaging. These cake boxes
come in a wide variety of sizes, heavyweight and the ideal
height for your tallest creations.
With an eye on the future and a commitment to maintaining a
role as a pioneer in innovative packaging technologies, Inline

Plastics has announced completion of a total facility renovation to its new Innovation Center in Milford, Connecticut. "Our
investment in building the Innovation Center showcases our
commitment to excellence and continuous improvement to our
product lines," says Tom Orkisz, president of Inline Plastics. | MAY 2018 > 35

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