It's where you can go agog with celebrity demos, informative classes and interactive workshops, all under the one roof, just like the celebrity pastry chefs you can meet and learn from. For the passionate bakers and cake makers, it's an opportunity to learn from the best and stock up on all the latest supplies.
Get your Sydney tickets HERE, and your Melbourne tickets HERE.
Halls 5&6 - International Convention & Exhibition Centre 14 Darling Dr, Sydney
It's pretty sweet to get yourself a general admission ticket, which gives you access to all the free features the show has to offer, like For the Love of Cooking, SugarLab, Healthy Living and Cake Decorating Theatres, Cake Bake & Sweets Marketplace and 100 plus exhibitors.
However, a VIP Ticket gives you an even sweeter deal. The General VIP ticket gets you express entry and admission to the event, reserved seating (limited seats so get in early) for theatre demos, exclusive access to the VIP lounge (food & drinks included), complimentary showbag (VIP ticket holders only) and access to all free features of the show.
The Patissier's Special VIP Ticket gives you the same express entry, access to the VIP lounge, showbag and access to all free features as above, with the added bonus of a reserved seating for your favourite patissier's theatre demo and a chance to meet your favourite patissier after their stage demonstration.
Are you up for a bit of a challenge? If so, there's a cake decorating competition waiting for you. Art of Cake, presented by LOYAL Bakeware is open to both novice and professional cake decorators and artists. Your creation will be on display throughout the three day event. The most important NO NO to remember is that you DO NOT SHARE your cakes on social media prior to the competition. If your cake is found on social media prior to the event, this will void your entry to the competition.
If you're in it to win it, you'll find the Application FormHERE, and the Information PackHERE. Entries close on Monday 12 November 2018 and are being received between 9.30am and 12pm on Thursday 22 November 2018. You can collect your entry on Sunday 25 November by 5pm.
Image - LOYAL Bakeware of cake by Whip'd using LOYAL piping tips
For the Love of Cooking features some of the biggest name chefs from here and overseas, including Miguel Maestre, Candice Brown, Siba Mtongana and Lorraine Pascale. This is where you learn tricks and tips from the best in the biz. This Theatre focusses on savoury baking and Christmas entertaining, and with the big man coming down the chimney soon, there's sure to be something for everyone in preparation for the Ho Ho Ho season. Remember, to get up close and personal with your fave celebrity chef, you need that Chef VIP ticket. Find your Sydney Cooking ScheduleHERE.
For the Healthy Baking Schedule, click HERE. This is where you can learn to have your cake and eat it too. Take a seat and the experts will show you how to create mouthwatering treats without the guilt. SUGARLAB on the other hand, goes completely Kray Kray! This Theatre demo is where you'll see the likes of Anna Polyviou, Adriano Zumbo, Kirsten Tibballs and Katherine Sabbath in action and where you'll definitely want your VIP pass to meet the stars. The rule books are out the window and they've been given carte blanche to showcase their craziest creations on stage in front of a live audience. You never know what's going to happen next!
The Cake Decorating Theatre plays host to some of the best cake artists and decorators from here and abroad. This is a free to attend feature that'll stage 6 demonstrations a day, so you can learn from some of the best in this field.
Workshops are the cream of the crop, as it's where you'll get to be involved in the creation of all kinds of cute and fun-filled, festive or other kinds of cakes. On top of that, you get to take home your creation which may just well be the show-stopping centrepiece of your celebrations. You'll get to touch on so many game-changing aspects of cake decorating, air-brushing and more, depending on which workshop you attend, be you beginner or someone who wants to brush up on their skills.
Workshop tickets include entry to the show, and there's three days of amazing workshops to attend. You'll be spoilt for choice.
Entries Close Monday 12 November 2018, and will be received between 9.30am and 12pm on Thursday 29 Nov 2018. It'll be on display for the duration of the event and can be collected on Sunday 2 December by 5pm. The same important criteria applies. You DO NOT SHARE your cakes on social media prior to the competition. If your cake is found on social media prior to the event, this will void your entry to the competition.
Watch out Melbourne, for your STARS approach! You'll find their theatrics at For the Love of Cooking with some of the biggest name chefs again from here and overseas, with Miguel Maestre, Candice Brown, Siba Mtongana and Lorraine Pascale gracing the stage, amongst others. Be sure to check the schedule on the page, so you don't miss your favourites. Consider that it could also be refreshing to learn from someone new to you that may give you a different skill set.
Like your Sydney counterpart, the theatrics in the SUGARLAB is bound to set off some fireworks from the best in the business as they get carte blanche to showcase their craziest creations on stage, in front of you. This is where you'll see the likes of Anna Polyviou, Adriano Zumbo, Kirsten Tibballs and Katherine Sabbath in action in Melbourne as well. Grab those VIP Passes for all the bells and whistles of getting up close and personal with your favourite celebrity chef.
Feeling a little guilty about fanning out on the sweet stuff? Healthy Baking will solve that for you by showing you how to create those mouthwatering treats without the guilt. Then you can head to the Cake Decorating Theatre, which is a free to attend feature (even better), for 6 demonstrations that'll be staged each day, where you can learn from some of the best cake artists and decorators from here and abroad. This is where the artistry happens.
Melbourne too has three days of choc-a-bloc workshops, so go get your hands dirty and either brush up or get a whole new set of killer skills! Melbourne, you've been put on notice to drop the dates into your diary, for some dairy, non-dreary action! Step up!
There's no way you cannot be a member of the Love Baking Club if you're crazy about creating! You'll find exclusive recipes, discounts and offers there. Until the big event, there are recipes you can have a bit of fun with, in anticipation of show that goes beyond amazing! It's a sweet day out of the year for foodies, families, cakers and bakers The same goes for you Sydney!