In the Louis Lesaffre Baking Competition, eight artisan baking teams from North and South America will vie for a spot in the 2012 Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie (Bakery World Cup) by producing bread, a Viennese pastry and an artistic piece.
In the 10th annual Pillsbury Bakers Plus Grand Champion Creative Decorating Competition, contestants will compete over three days in five categories for $14,000 in prize money and the Pillsbury Baker's Plus Trophy. The categories include wedding cake, rolled fondant, sculpted, creative design and floral design.
Chocolatiers, pastry chefs and other chocolate professionals will compete against each other to advance to the World Finals in the World Chocolate Masters regional qualifier during IBIE. The contestants must make a large chocolate showpiece, a chocolate pastry, two different pralines and a gastronomic chocolate dessert.
IBIE 2010 will take place Sept. 26 to 29 in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.ibie2010.com.