‚ÄčBrisbane Showgrounds‘ Exhibition Building is set to be a giant piece of cake as Australia’s huge family-friendly International Cake Show arrives this May. Cake, cookie, foodies and sweet lovers will flock together to celebrate, learn and taste all things sweet and decadent! The international cake-off challenge will also be heating up the main stage, as it features the world’s best cake artists creating magic. Thousands of artists, cake decorators, cake bosses, professional pastry chefs, bakers, chocolatiers, home hobbyist decorators and food personalities from across the globe will battle it out in 22 categories.
Visit the cookie create, make and take zones, where you can get your hands dirty. There are even kids mini classes! The experts will share their skills and show you how to make your own mind-blowing cookies. Also, don’t forget to visit the haute couture wedding zone—its’ exquisite! Now if you want to excite your tastebuds, the sweet zone is perfect for you. Kids will be captivated by the huge Alice in Wonderland exhibit made entirely from cake and sugar. They can even sit and become part of the scene! Relax and learn at the three live, laugh and learn demonstrations stages, where local and international celebrity chefs, chocolatiers and cake artists will present hourly demonstrations. Visit the ultimate Australian cake decorating competition, but don’t expect ordinary.
This is the area where all boundaries are stretched and cake and cookies are transformed into a magical edible artform. Marvel on huge sculptured cars, people, buildings, sugarcraft, flowers and everything imaginable, all made from cake! ‚ÄčEntry is open to everyone! If you are entering the competition, the good news is you will receive a free three-day pass to the show when you drop off your entry.
If you and your friends want a real giggle, take a snap standing on top of the huge wedding cake created by one of Australia’s top wedding cake designers, Faye Cahill and her amazing team. The myriad of photo props will have you in stitches!
Learn and be amazed while roaming the 90 pop up shops each holding their own demonstrations and hosting celebrity chefs and cake artists. Once you purchase your show ticket, everything except the full and half-day hands on workshops are free.
‚ÄčIf you want to start your cake decorating journey or upgrade your skills, the hands-on workshops are your chance to be trained by the best in the industry. Everything is provided. At the end of your workshop, you’ll take your own masterpiece home to stun your friends and family.
International Cake Show Australia CEO, Joan McDermott said the event was set to become a new cultural tourism attraction for Australia, a brilliant cross between food, design, colour and competition. “The International Cake Show Australia is open to the public and is all about creating magic, defying possibilities and breaking boundaries. For the millions who watch Cake Boss and follow the hundreds of thousands of edible artists on social media, this event is the penultimate experience, and to have it staged here in Brisbane as the national showpiece is certainly a coup for the city,” she said.
So if you’re looking for some sweet indulgence while learning new things, International Cake Show Australia is the place to be!