The Cake Bake & Sweets Show will whip Melbourne bakers into an absolute frenzy. On the weekend of Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October 2016, this elaborate, colourful, sugar crazed festival will be a symphony of all things baking and cake related. Celebrity chefs, chocolatiers, exhibitors and cake decorating doyens will have you literally licking your fingers.
Prepare to spiral the frosting to a brand new height. Everything you could need or want, from the latest in new tools to some extra amazing techniques will be handed to you on a platter, along with the opportunity to show off your own skill in one of the most elaborate cake decorating competitions you will ever see.
Make no mistake, this baking extravaganza is HUGE – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre HUGE, because organisers needed the largest space possible simply to hold this enormous event. Touring both Melbourne and Sydney, amateur and professional baking and cake experts will find more than enough to sink their teeth into here.
You can browse and shop the baking related market stalls all day long, luxuriate in the biggest pop-up patisserie you will ever see, get hands-on in a mini class or workshop, watch celebrity and professional cake decorating demonstrations, bake a microwave chocolate cake in the Nestle Chocolate MasterClass or enter a cake in the most delectable competition in Melbourne for your chance to win cash and prizes from a $4,000 prize pool.
The 3-day pass is excellent value, as you may well need all 3 days simply to see and do everything on offer. The Cake Bake & Sweets Show is a culinary delight of celebrity demonstrations, classes and interactive workshops, the latest in baking and decorating tools and techniques, book signings, competitions and, of course, food samples and sales.
Not limited strictly to cakes, this exhibition does not discriminate or exclude against anything dessert related. Also enjoy macrons and pies, slices, pastries, artisan breads and ice cream, sauces, croissants, giant pretzels, donuts, rocky road, freshly roasted nuts, brownies, truffles, fudge and lollies and more. Phew, what a sugar rush!
Some of the best cake makers, artisan bakers and chocolatiers in the business will be turning out to show you their stuff, with plenty of samples and giveaways throughout the day.
In addition to the endless selection of treats, bakers will be able to stock up on all the latest and greatest baking and sugar craft supplies. You'll find tools, ingredients, books, appliances, kitchenware and more. All the inspiration and know-how you need to turn out professional looking results at home.
Feeling like a donut out of sugar with all these fancy new gadgets? Relax. You can take a quick course in how to use all these marvellous new innovations. There will be literally hundreds of demonstrations right across the weekend.
There will be several different stage and theatre areas running. In the Celebrity Cake Decorating Theatre you will see some baking superstars in all their glory. Pick up some handy cake decorating tips. Need something a little healthy to counteract all that sugar? The Healthy Baking Stage by Equal is just the place to detox, with a focus on gluten, sugar and dairy free baking. And the Coles Bake & Decorate Theatre will host ongoing demonstrations of a range of essential and innovative products guaranteed to get you turning out professional quality cakes and slices at home.
Two brand new features of the Cake Bake & Sweets Show this year are the Kids in the Kitchen section and the Nestle Chocolate MasterClass area, which will focus primarily on chocolate.
Without doubt the highlight of the Cake Bake & Sweets Show is the Art of Cake Challenge. With $4,000 in cash and prizes to be won, competition will be fierce and the cakes will be stunning. The competition is open to novice cake decorators right through to professional cake artists. There are entry themes and classes to observe, with full details provided on the website.
The Cake Bake & Sweets Show is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Place, Melbourne on the weekend of Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October 2016.
Early bird tickets to the Cake Bake & Sweets Show are being sold prior to 7th August 2016. Single day adult tickets are $20, or $34 if purchased at the show. A 3-day adult pass is $45, or $69 if purchased at the show. Concession and children's tickets are minimally cheaper and tickets can be bought through the website by following the link here.