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Hy-Vee Cake Decorators Square Off

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28)--Things got pretty tasty at Lindale Mall today.

30 of Hy-Vee's creative cake decorators from Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas squared off in a challenge to name the company's best cake decorator for 2014.

It takes a lot of practice and a lot of focus.

"I actually used to watch my mom decorate cakes all the time, said Micheala Wolfram, Hy-Vee Cake decorator.

"I'm shaking just a little bit, said Ranelle Meyer, another decorator.

To make it to the semi-finals of the Hy-Vee cake decorating challenge.

Ranelle Meyer and 29 others have three tension filled hours to decorate two different cakes.

"One elegant cake and then one whatever we want kind of cake, said Wolfram.

Under the watchful gaze of an audience.

The cakes aren't edible but it's also a chance to showcase talent and maybe pick up a few pointers from peers.

"It's a dummy cake. They are made of Styrofoam, said Wolfram,

"You're going to find something that you can't even believe people can do with icing, said Meyer.

Many contestants are here for the fun, but for others winning would just be icing on the cake.

"I'm not going to lie to you it would be fun to win, said Meyer, but only one can take the top price. Thats Sara Young.

"Getting first, this is incredible I don't even have words for it. I'm so stunned, Young said.

As are many who came out to watch.

The top three finishers earned 500, 300, and 200 dollars respectively.

All three move on to the company finals in West Des Moines on March 25th.
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