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The wedding cake Jen Kiefer designed to win the top award at the North Dakota Grocers Association convention. Herald photo by John Stennes.

When it comes to decorating, Grand Forks Hugo's employee takes the cake

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Jen Kiefer enjoys a challenge.

She points to the cascading tail of an ivory peacock perched atop a four-tiered wedding cake she designed as evidence.


"I was just putting the final touches on the tail when it snapped in half and I had to start over," she said.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to 
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