The International Cake Show Australia

From April 12 to 14, Brisbane will be home to the world’s leading edible cake artists and decorators for the 2024 International Cake Show Australia. It’s the first time the show has been held in Brisbane, where it will be in Hall 2 of the city’s Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This year it will feature more than 100 free demonstrations, celebrity chefs and sugar heroes, unbelievable huge sugar features, hands-on workshops, classes to suit every experience level, Australia’s largest cake and cookie decorating competition, pop up shops and more. Most activities are free with the ticket entry and children 12 and under can enter for free.

There’ll be a spooky sugar House of Horror, Barbie cakes, Australian and International cake artist superstars, a life-sized Bumblebee Transformer, cookie Titans, Floriade market, and a haute couture Wedding Cake Challenge set by star wedding dress designer George Wu.

NEW FOR 2024……

THE SUGAR HOUSE OF HORROR!! A super sweet and spooky 12m x 6m Sugar House of Horror, created by collaborating sugar artists from across the globe!

FLORIADE MARKET! A French provincial flower shop-inspired sweet flower market, packed with wafer paper, sugar and all kinds of flowers. Sugar artists from around the globe and Australia-wide are currently creating the exhibits and on Sunday all the exhibits will be sold, and the proceeds donated to the Queensland Children's Hospital.

CLASH OF THE COOKIE TITANS! Leading cookie artists will be given a surprise shape to decorate under pressure in front of the live audience.  They'll then invite a member of the audience to compete against them, and they will be BLINDFOLDED!

BUMBLEBEE IS BACK! Famed Brisbane cake artist Dan Greensill is at it again! His life-sized Bumblebee car from last year has been …. transformed () into a 3m high edible Transformer in action! Autobots, assemble!

INTERNATIONAL CAKE OFF CHALLENGE! And this year, with a sweet double twist! Team Australia will compete against Team International, seeing six of the world's best cake sculptors battle it out for the world title and the twist is, there’s a third team - of rising stars! The theme is "Medieval with a Twist" and UK super cake artist Rosie Dummer, who shot to fame for creating the life-size edible Paddington Bear as a tribute to the late Queen, is back to host. 

BARBIE SUNDAY! Yes, there’ll be Barbie and Ken-ergy on Sunday with pink the colour of the day!  Australia’s own cake super star Verusca Walker will be demonstrating Barbie cakes for the public, live on stage.

PROFESSIONAL PASTRY CHEFS CHALLENGE! Eight teams of top tier pastry chefs from leading hotels, restaurants and training colleges from across the country will compete, creating a show-stopping centrepiece, and showcasing their very best signature high teas.

SWEET STREET! Shop after shop of tantalising sweet delights to eat or take away, plus a Cookie Zone with all the ingredients you need to make them at home.

LEARN FROM THE PROS! There’s something for the whole family. If you’re a sweet tooth or hobby baker visit one of the five huge stages to learn from the pros. They’ll be sharing all the tricks of the trade. Get ready for a learning overload!

HAUTE COUTURE MARQUEE! If you’re looking for something pretty, it’s the place to be. Ten of Australasia’s top wedding cake designers will be competing for the title of Australasian Haute Couture Wedding Cake Designer of the year. One of Australia’s top wedding dress designers, Brisbane based George Wu has set them a challenge. Expect BIG names and huge jaw dropping statement cakes.

International Cake Show Australia CEO, Joan McDermott said she expected another record number of competitor registrations with from across the country plus New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Bali, Indonesia, UK, Ireland, USA, Spain and the Philippines.

“There's no other competition including Ekka or the Sydney Royal Easter Show that has anywhere near our number of cake or cookie decorating entries! Similar international cake events are a huge hit internationally, attracting up to 100,000 visitors from around the globe, however there’s no other mammoth international standard cake or baking event like this anywhere else in Australia.”

“This fun-filled event is 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,” said McDermott.

International Cake Show Australia is hosted by the Australian Cake Artists and Decorators Association (ACADA).

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