Having the opportunity to meet, watch and learn from some of the world's culinary greats was one of the things I loved best about the cooking school that I once co-owned. Cooking legends from Australia and the other side of the world don't often gather in one place to showcase their talents every day. Do they?
The biggest names in the world of baking and cake decorating are coming to Sydney later in March for the ultimate baking enthusiasts show! This inaugural event is packed full of celebrity demos, competitions, classes and interactive workshops. Learn new skills and techniques, get top tips and baking advice, shop for the latest supplies, and have book signings with the stars of baking.
The three-day spectacular will be held at the Sydney Showground, Olympic Park, from 21-23 March and the program is packed with live demonstrations, seminars, hands-on classes, competitions and the nation's biggest cake showcase. Plus, there'll be a giant expo hall featuring the latest and greatest in baking equipment and ingredients, cake decorating supplies, artisan bakers, chocolatiers and a marketplace packed full of freshly baked goods and gourmet sweets.
There's the All Star Theatre, where the biggest stars in baking will showcase their talents, demonstrate, wow and entertain:
Watch internationally recognised artisan bakers and chefs in The Bakery Theatre, as they share their tips on making
scrumptious sweet and savoury baked goods:
View the most amazing cake masterpieces entered in the Australian Cake Decorating Championships. There will be wedding cakes, fantastic novelty cakes and some of the most artistic sugar craft imaginable. This is the world’s richest cake decorating competition with over $15,000 worth of cash and prizes to be won!
Did someone mention chocolate? If you love chocolate, you’ll love the Taste of Chocolate! Learn how to temper chocolate like an expert, make chocolate truffles or learn about the modern new take on the chocolate éclairs. You'll also be able to sample and purchase delicious handmade chocolates from specialty chocolate producers.
In the Delicious Kitchen, you'll see celebrity bakers create heavenly desserts; sweet treats and tantalising baked goods:
And in the Producers' Marketplace, attendees will also have the opportunity to sample and purchase freshly baked goods and tasty treats from a collection of artisan bakers, cake makers, sweet stores and specialty food producers. Visit the nation’s biggest shop at The Expo, packed full of baking and cake decorating supplies, delicious food and beautiful gifts.
And now for the giveaway...
Thanks to the generosity of the organisers of the Cake Bake & Sweets Show in Sydney, I have FOUR entry passes to give away to FOUR lucky readers of Good Things.
To be in the running to win, please subscribe to Good Things via the box above RH side on my sidebar, (if you haven't already) and (in the comments box below) tell me in 50 words or less about your favourite baking memory and why you'd LOVE to attend this event.
Important: Winners must be available and able to make their own way to Sydney, and cover their own travel and accommodation costs as required. The prize covers entry ticket only. Tickets will be posted to the winners by a PR firm.
Readers, please make sure that you enter your current email address (one you check regularly!) with your comment so you can be reached in the event you're selected as the winner.
Note: the competition is open to Australian readers only (with apologies to my overseas readers) and closes at midnight on Sunday, 9 March 2014 AEDT.
The competition is now closed, many thanks to all those who entered. The winners are:
Veronica, Elias, Prue and Georgia! Congratulations. You will receive an email shortly and your tickets will be posted to you by the PR organiser. For those who are still interested in the event, Christine at Cooking Crusade also has a giveaway, so pop in quickly and enter! Good luck! Thanks again for your delightful entries!
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