2023 International Cake Show Australia
The International Cake Show Australia is bringing the world’s leading edible cake artists and decorators to Brisbane for 3 massive days, to show off their talents and compete in arguably the greatest competition there is, from April 14-16, 2023.
In more sweet, sweet news, this year the show is double its previous size and features not only mind-boggling, gravity-defying sculptured cakes and sugar exhibits, this year there’s baking, cookies and everything sweet, making the event officially Australia's largest Cake, Bake, Sweet & Cookie Show.
Celebrity cake sculptor Karen Portaleo is making the trip from the USA, joining ex-air force helicopter pilot, now UK TV personality and extreme caker, Rosie Dummer who shot to fame for creating the life size edible Paddington Bear as a tribute to the late Queen.
Hundreds of cake decorators, cake bosses, professional pastry chefs, bakers, chocolatiers, home hobbyist decorators and food personalities will converge on Brisbane to showcase their skills in multiple 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.
Highlights will include:
The Ultimate Australian Cake and Cookie Decorating Competition & Display - Competitors range from children and beginners to world acclaimed cake sculptors, with competitors coming from 27 different countries to enter! It's the largest competition of its kind in Australia. What’s even sweeter – anyone can enter! Enter HERE.
The Battle of the Sugar Giants – featuring HUGE Edible Sugar Cake Installation (these truly are amazing!)-
- A lifesize (6m x 6m) BumbleBee Transformer sugar feature, complete with moving chassis, light & sound
- 3m x 3m Lion King sugar feature
- 3m x 3m Great Egg Heist sugar feature
- On Sunday the Battle of the Sugar Giant features will be cut up by their creators and served to the public.
Live Cake Sculpture shows - Catch celebrity cake sculptor Karen Portaleo (USA) renowned for her life-size edible sculptures for TV, including Downton Abbey, as she recreates one of her masterpieces. Also ex air force helicopter pilot, now UK TV personality and extreme caker, Rosie Dummer, create a smaller version of the life size edible Paddington Bear she made as a tribute to the late Queen. Her demonstration is aptly called "Tea Ma'am".
World’s Largest Cookie Tower! - A great one for the family – learn how to decorate a gingerbread cookie house, then add it to the community build. By the end of the show the aim is to build the world's largest cookie tower!
Miss Biscuit Cookie Stage - Cookie decorating has taken the world by storm and Australia's own Queen of Cookies, Julia Day will host this stage where Australia's awarded cookie artists and celebrity bakers will share tips and tricks.
Workshops - For those who'd like to learn the art of cake of cookie baking and sculpting or improve their skills (from beginners to advanced), there are some fantastic full day workshops, from Elsa, Venetian mask or pug sculpting to flamingo, house and paper doll cookie-making; to cupcake bouquets and cake painting ... read more HERE
Haute Couture Wedding Cake Marquee - 8 ACADA Australasian haute couture wedding cake designer of the year finalists will be competing. The marquee will be styled by Alysia Bridger, who was named by Lux Magazine as one of the world's top 20 lux event architects.
International 2-Day Cake-Off Challenge - Superstar Stage - Team Australia will compete against Team International - 6 of the world's best cake sculptors will battle it out for the world title on Friday and Saturday.
1 Hour Make & Take Mini Classes - Perfect for beginners - master buttercream cupcakes or giant cookies, there’s 18 mini classes available – BOOK!
New Stages - Home to celebrity chefs with free demonstrations each day.
Sweet Street - There’ll be shop after shop of tantalising sweet delights to eat or take away, plus a Cookie Zone with all the ingredients you need to make them at home.
Shop until you drop! A foodie's dream - 60+ pop up vendors all offering the latest tools, ingredients and equipment plus Brisbane's best gourmet food and coffee trucks will be ready to provide sustenance.
International Cake Show Australia is hosted by the Australian Cake Artists and Decorators Association (ACADA).
International Cake Show Australia is a valued partner of Must Do Brisbane.com
RNA Royal International Convention Centre
600 Gregory Tce
Apr 14-16, 2023
Child Under 12 - Free
3-Day Show Pass $70