Start marking your calendar for next year's cake events. I have listed below 2015-2016 cake trade shows and competitions that you might want to attend. As usual, I will be updating this event main page as more dates become available.
For those of you who don't know what happens at a cake show, I will fill you in. A cake show generally is comprised of four activities: cake competition, cake decorating classes, cake demonstrations and a vendor showcase. There is usually a general admission fee that will allow you to look at all of the displayed cakes, cake demonstrations, and vendor showcases.
If you want to attend a class, sign up early because the classes will fill up fast. This will be your chance to learn from an industry expert! Classes are offered for both beginner and advanced sugar artists. With the class fee, all supplies will be provided, but I would suggest to bring an apron, camera, and a notepad. As you make your masterpiece you can take pictures so you will have a visual of how it is done when you get home. The instructor will also provide you with written instructions.
Anyone who enjoys making decorated cakes can enter the cake competition. Entry categories will range from the professional to non-professional to children. The entries are judged by educators of the confectionery arts. Prizes are given to the winning entries.
Cake Shows in the United States
To find your cake show or competition pick a state below:
Cake Shows in Canada
- 4th “Sometimes” Annual Cake Competition
Sunday, November 16, 2014 10am-4pm
Icing Inspirations – School and Cake Supply Shoppe
14 Hoffman St. Unit 4
Kitchener, ON, N2M 3M4
- Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show
September 25 – 27, 2015
Toronto Congress Centre
Cake Shows in the UK
- Cake International – Birmingham
March 18 – 20, 2016
- Cake International London
Friday – Sunday, April 16 – 18, 2016
- WOW! Cake Decorating Competition
May 2, 2015
London. NW3 5RY
- Squires Kitchen Exhibition
March 11 – 13, 2016
- The Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating and Baking Show
NEC Birmingham, West Midlands
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