"The competition categories range from wedding cake artistry to cupcake bouquet design, sculpted busts, sugar-crafting, celebration cakes, edible art and buttercream cakes," event organiser say.
"The more adventurous artists and decorators can enter the architectural tribute cake (in 2018 the theme is an iconic Australian structure) category, geometric and abstract categories, gravity-defying creations and stylised and edible flower designs. There is also a team-based collaboration category which is expected to produce spectacular results from around the world."
There's also going to be a competition in special recognition of 2018 being the year of the Royal Marriage between HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The Eddie Spence Tribute category is named for the Royal Icing Master who has worked on many royal wedding cakes for Buckingham Palace. We're sure those creations will be fit for a king and queen.
"However, some competitors like Dorothy Klerck, from Wellington in South Africa are more serious than most," said Joan. "Dorothy has been selected as one of the world's most awarded edible artists. She will be competing in the "Ultimate Cake Off Challenge" live on stage in Brisbane in May as part of the "Rest of World" team and will be competing against Team Australia, for the title of World's Best Cake Artist."
If you're unfamiliar with Dorothy's work, it's worth a Google. She has tackled some enormous cake projects like a 650kg rhino cake and the world's biggest elephant cake.
Of course, it wouldn't be a cake show without pop up shops from associated food and product manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, food and product service agents and retailers. It's a chance to see the latest and greatest in decorating and all that is sweet.