Wedding Cake WalkI loved the Wedding Cake Walk which showcased a fantastic display of elegant, contemporary, colourful and classic wedding cakes. It was delightful to get up close and personal with such dazzling cakes. The intricate and delicate detailing was mind boggling and I could only hope to be so talented.
Make and Take ClassesUnfortunately I was moving at turtle pace when I arrived so I missed out on all available spots for the interactive classes. The 45-minute hands-on classes gave participants the chance to learn and work with fondant, figurines, 3D cookies, airbrushing, stenciling and more.
Cake Decorating Theatre by Satin Ice
The Cake Decorating Theatre was as the name suggests: all about cake decoarting! The theatre was busy throughout the day with masses of people watching on to garner each and every tip on how to make your sweet treats look as beautiful as they taste.
Australian Cake Decorating ChampionshipsSimilar to the Wedding Cake Walk, the Australian Cake Decorating Championships allowed everyone to get this close to sticking their noses into some of the most beautiful cakes in the world. The cakes in this section were definitely more wild than the cakes featured in the Wedding Cake Walk. The cakes here were colourful, bright, outlandish and brash. The statement cakes were beautifully creative and left you feeling like a kid in a whimsical fairytale land.
The Bakery Theatre by Devondale
I watched a few demonstrations at the Bakery Theatre which focused on the art of baking bread. I've actually never baked bread myself so it was definitely insightful hearing all the tips from the demonstrators and people in the crowd.
Delicious Kitchenaid by KitchenaidThe Delicious Kitchenaid theatre became my favourite spot of the show. I got to see demonstrations from a number of talented celebrity bakers in a much more intimate setting than the larger main theatre. The absolutely stunning girls from Pick Your Poison, Taryn and Robyn, were barrels of fun while making their red wine red velvet cupcakes. Their story to cupcake glory started with disaster before they established their wildly successful Pick Your Poison Bake Shop in the States and appearing in the hit show Cupcake Wars. I met Nancy Ho, winner of The Great Australian Bake Off, who was honestly the biggest sweetheart. Nancy recently returned from a stint at the famed le Cordon Bleu and was incredibly generous with her baking knowledge. My absolute favourite demonstrator would have to be French patissier Eric Lanlard who above being just talented was surprisingly hilarious in person.
Lifestyle Food's All Star TheatreThe main theatre was chock-a-block (pun 100% intended) all day long. It was a real struggle trying to weasel my way into a spot to watch the live demonstrations. I managed to squeeze into the side of the theatre to watch Adriano Zumbo and Duff Goldman. Zumbo really doesn't need any introduction which was evident with the hoards of people clinging onto his every word. He made this amazing giant apple macaron I wish I could've got my greedy little fingers on. Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes was infinitely more rock-n-roll than Zumbo while making his ridiculously large burger and chips cake. It was pretty impressive in size alone and was definitely a fun demonstration to watch.
giveaway to the show. I really loved the show and don't think you need to be an avid baker to attend, it's really just a fun opportunity to eat all things sweet.
Cake Bake and Sweets Show
21-23 March 2014
Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
I was invited to attend the Cake Bake and Sweets Show by the show's organisers.