Australia's huge, new International Cake Show Australia is coming to Brisbane Showgrounds from May 18-20.
The world’s best cake artists, chocolatiers, pastry chefs and bakers are converging on Brisbane to share their skills with the public.
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.
Other attractions include:
• 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 til you drop
• Feature booths where cake artists/chocolatiers will be building live installations.
With so many people travelling from all parts of the globe and Australia to visit the show, 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, art, creative design, colour, flavour, taste and competition.
And the sweetest news of all? While there are a few professionals-only categories, most of the competition is open for anyone to enter.
Nice to know - There are special prepaid ticketed events on Thu-Sat nights, including hands-on workshops with cake heroes, Cake Artists Meet & Greet Party and an ACADA Cake Oscar Awards & Party (black tie event).
Need to know - The International Cake Show Australia (ICSA) will be held at Brisbane Showgrounds Exhibition Building in Bowen Hills from Friday 18th May to Sunday 20th May in 2018. The entrance to the show is on the Corner of Gregory Terrace & Costin Street. There is parking on Gregory Terrace immediately opposite the ICSA Entry. Parking is $13 per day. 3-Day tickets only available online.
The 2018 International Cake Show Australia is a value partner of Must Do Brisbane.com