The International Cake Show Australia is this weekend at the Brisbane Showgrounds Exhibition Building, Bowen Hills.

Thousands of edible artists, cake decorators, cake bosses, professional pastry chefs, bakers, chocolatiers, home hobbyist decorators and food personalities from across the globe will converge on Brisbane to battle it out in 22 categories across the three days, with the general public invited to view and take part in a full program of masterclasses, activations, entertainment and more.

The competition categories range from wedding cake artistry to cupcake bouquet design, sculpted busts, sugar-crafting, celebration cakes, edible art and buttercream cakes. The more adventurous artists and decorators can enter the architectural tribute cake (in 2018 the theme is an iconic Australian structure) category, geometric and abstract categories, gravity defying creations and stylised and edible flower designs. There is also a team-based collaboration category which is expected to produce spectacular results from around the world.

In special recognition of 2018 being the year of the Royal Marriage between HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there is a Eddie Spence Tribute category. Sir Eddie Spence is the Royal Icing Master who has worked on many royal wedding cakes for Buckingham Palace.  A highlight will be a two-day televised, live international cake-off challenge on the main stage featuring six of the world’s most famous cake artists including Paul Bradford, Dorothy Klerck, Timbo Sullivan, Verusca Walker, Margie Carter & Paul Delaney. One of the world’s most inspiring cake artists Karen Portaleo will one of the celebrity judging team.

In addition to the spectacular competition and general public programs, there is an exhibition and pop up shops where associated food and product manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, food and product service agents and retailers will display the very latest in decorating and all that is sweet. International Cake Show Australia is hosted by the Australian Cake Artists and Decorators Association.

What’s happening at the show?

Celebrity cake artists, chocolatiers, chefs and bakers appearing throughout the three days.

A two-day televised, live international cake-off on the main stage featuring six of the world’s most famous cake artists –  Paul Bradford, Dorothy Klerck, Timbo Sullivan, Verusca Walker, Margie Carter, Paul Delaney & Karen Portaleo

Three (3) “Live, Laugh & Learn” demonstration stages holding free demonstrations on the hour every hour.

A Haute Couture Wedding Marquis  – Australia’s most awarded wedding cake designers.

Hands-on Cookie Zone where the general public can decorate their own!

Hands-on Create, Make & Take Zone and Classes.

Chocolate, Sweet & Party Zone.

Australia’s ultimate cake decorating competition.

Huge statement cakes in various locations throughout show.

Six workshop areas conducting masterclasses throughout the show.

Pop up shops – you’ll be able to shop till you drop

Feature booths where cake artists/chocolatier’s will be building live installations.

International Cake Show Australia 2018

When: Friday 18th May to Sunday 20th May, 2018

Where: Brisbane Showgrounds Exhibition Building, Upper Level Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills:

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Image credits Zoe Clark Cakes