Hy-Vee’s most creative cake and floral designers from our area will compete in front of spectators from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena during the semifinals of Hy-Vee’s Extreme Cake and Floral Challenges. The Arena is located at 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy., Independence.

The cake designers will have three hours to decorate a specialty cake of their choosing and 12 cupcakes. The entrants are judged on the cakes’ technical appearance, icing appearance and level of difficulty.

Hy-Vee floral designers will create five arrangements in 2-½ hours, and will be judged on originality, craftsmanship/mechanics, elements of design, composition, and use of space and balance.

The top two cake designers and the top two floral designers will earn a spot in the company finals in Des Moines on Nov. 11. There are more than 200 designers competing in six semifinal events throughout Hy-Vee’s eight-state region.