For those of you who love cooking, baking and eating sweet treats, then this is the place for you. The Cake, Bake and Sweets show is an annual event held in Sydney and Melbourne. This weekend from 23 – 25 November, the show is held at the International Convention Centre Sydney Darling Harbour. In Melbourne the show will be at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The ICC in Sydney is a great venue – plenty of spaced and it doesn’t feel too crowded.
The show has a variety things to do, see, eat and buy.
There are multiple stages with cooking demonstrations, including the “Sugar Lab”. These demonstrations showcasing the skills of the creative minds in the baking field. These talented chef’s and cooks sharing techniques on how to make the perfect souffle, tempering chocolate, and more. Anna Polyviou is demonstrating her “hot dog, burger and fries”, “Loukou-My-Annas”, and her espresso tiramisu. There are also demonstrations by Eric Lanlard, Kirsten Tibbals and Katherine Sabbath.
We watched Katherine make her Pom Pom Cake live on stage, this dome cake, layered and topped with butter cream and decorated with fluffy marshmallow “Pom Pom’s” was super impressive. It sounds and looks complicated, but she broke this down into small steps, that left me inspired and ready to tackle the task. It was lovely to see her teacher-turned-famous baker in the flesh and it was a delight to listen to her and learn.
There was an alternate stage titled “For the Love of Cooking” showcases grazing platters, gingerbread and gluten free cake tips for entertaining during the festive season. There was also a chocolate masterclass, healthy baking stage and a cake decorating theatre where they take the cake on a journey from canvas to artwork. You will be inspired with stencilling, Christmas themes, watercolour painting and more. There are also some classes where you can “make and take”.
Thanks to Australias own Yellow Tail wines for generously providing us with VIP passes.
A VIP pass to the event is highly recommended and is a great way to enjoy the show, with the following inclusions:
•Express entry and admission to the event
•Reserved seating for theatre demonstrations
•Exclusive access to the Yellow Tail VIP lounge (food and beverage included)
•Access to all free features of the show
Yellow Tail VIP lounge is an excellent spot to relax and enjoy yourself during the cake, bake and sweets show. With VIP pass holders receiving complimenary coffee, bubbles and high tea. The high tea stand comes with scones, a chicken and wrap and cucumber sandwiches.
We enjoyed this with a glass of Yellow Tail Rose bubbles! The VIP ticket was also excellent as we got to meet the celebs and chat with them about all things baking.
There are plenty of exhibitors selling food to try, such as churros, nougat, doughnuts and more. You can also buy baking supplies and cookbooks to try what you’ve learned at home.
If you love anything cakes, bales and sweets head down to the show and check it out for yourself.
Open 10am – 5pm daily
Tickets are $28.50 for general entry of $140 for VIP access. Buy tickets on the website below:
Cake Bake and Sweets Show
Halls 5 & 6, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sydney
14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Thank you to Casella Family Brands for the invitation to attend.