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NEWS RELEASE (Pleasant Hill, IA) – Fareway Bakery Manager Brandy Gosselin recently attended the 2022 International Dairy, Deli, and Bakery Association’s (IDDBA) event in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was awarded 2022 Cake Artist of the Year. The IDDBA is a non-profit trade association, and Brandy was selected for this high honor from cake decorators across the United States. During the tradeshow in Atlanta, Brandy decorated a wedding cake dessert table and a fall tablescape in front of fellow attendees.

This week, Brandy took home another title at the Iowa State Fair, winning 1st place in Wedding Cakes. Brandy has been a top competitor at the Iowa State Fair for more than five years. She holds over 10 titles, having placed in the Sculpted Cakes; Single Tiered Cakes; Cookies, Cupcakes, Petit Fours and Cake Balls categories; and has taken 1st Place Overall. Her 2022 winning creation, the Lambeth Wedding Cake, will be on display in the Elwell Family Food Center throughout the duration of the fair.

“Brandy is one of the most talented and creative cake decorators, and is a valued part of the Fareway family,” said Fareway Bakery Sales Specialist Amanda Munson. “Her hard work and commitment to continuous improvement have earned her these top honors in the industry, and we couldn’t be more proud.”

Brandy has been decorating cakes for nearly a decade and has worked at Fareway for six years. She is a trained graphic designer and professional photographer and has used those skills to teach herself cake decorating. Self-taught by watching YouTube videos and recreating cakes from photos, her talents extend into sculpting, painting, and drawing, and are evident in the amazing artistic cakes she creates to the delight of her customers. 

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