This month Brisbane will host the sweetest competition in the world – a cake competition.

Yes, you heard that right… It’s a cake competition.

This delightfully delicious spectacle is not to be missed as Brisbane welcomes the world’s leading edible artists and cake decorators for arguably the greatest competition there is – the 2018 International Cake Show Australia

So what on Earth is this cake comp about?

The International Cake Show Australia will be held at Brisbane Showgrounds Exhibition Building in Bowen Hills from Friday May 18 to Sunday May 20.

There will be thousands of edible artists, cake decorators, cake bosses, professional pastry chefs, bakers, chocolatiers, home hobbyist decorators and food personalities from across the globe battling it out in 22 categories across the three days. The competition categories range from wedding cake artistry to cupcake bouquet design, sculpted busts, sugar-crafting, celebration cakes, edible art and buttercream cakes.

The International Cake Show Australia CEO Joan McDermott says the event is set to become a new cultural tourism attraction for Australia, a brilliant cross between food, design, colour and competition.

“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.

What else is happening?  

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.

There are very few professionals-only categories, which means most of the competition is open for anyone to enter. Maybe it’s time for you to put your cake-making, icing-pouring and candy-flower-placing skills to the test.

Tickets start at $24, but we are giving some lucky readers the chance to win tickets to the sweetest competition in town.

To have your cake and eat it too, head to our win page where we are giving away tickets to The International Cake Show Australia.

Visit www.acada.com.au/buy-show-tickets




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