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International Cake Show Australia

18 May - 20 May

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The world’s best cake artists are headed for Brisbane….

The world’s leading edible artists and cake decorators will be bringing out all the stops for 2018 International Cake Show Australia.

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 general public is welcome to take part in a full program of masterclasses, activations, entertainment and more.

International Cake Show Australia CEO, Joan McDermott said the event was set to become a new cultural tourism attraction for Australia….. “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.

International Cake Show highlights

  • 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
  • An 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 and chocolatiers will be building live installations

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.

Cake Boss Competitions

Who will be there?
edible artists, cake decorators, cake bosses, professional pastry chefs, bakers, chocolatiers, home hobbyist decorators and food personalities

The official competitions will cover 22 categories across the three days.

The competition categories include:

  • wedding cake artistry
  • cupcake bouquet design
  • sculpted busts
  • sugar-crafting
  • celebration cakes
  • edible art
  • buttercream cakes
  • architectural tribute cake (in 2018 the theme is an iconic Australian structure) category,
  • geometric and abstract categories,
  • gravity defying creations
  • stylised and edible flower designs

In special recognition of 2018 being the year of the Royal Marriage between HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there is an Eddie Spence Tribute category. Sir Eddie Spence, of course, 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.

The majority of the competitions are open for anyone to enter.

International Cake Show Australia 2018 Essential Details

Date: Friday 18th May to Sunday 20th May 2018

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

Info: https://www.acada.com.au

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now: https://www.acada.com.au/buy-show-tickets

Early Bird Adult One Day Entry $24 incl GST

Early Bird One Student/Pensioner Day Entry $15 incl GST



18 May
20 May
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