This show was nearly on par with a Willy Wonka's factory tour (or so I'm led to believe!). Maybe not as many free samples, but darn close.
This 3 day event was held at the Sydney showground, 12-14 June 2015. It is also on later this year in Melbourne on 23-25 October 2015, so if you get the chance to go, I'd thoroughly recommend it.
The show was filled with all manner of food goodies to buy, baking/cooking/decorating products to purchase and sample, decorated cakes to marvel over, practical classes in decorating, and a line up of celebrity chefs and foodies doing cooking demonstrations, and book signings. Phew! Glad I booked the whole day and wore comfortable shoes.
Here are just a few highlights from the day:
Shoneji and Catarah of Southern Girl Desserts (winners of the 2013 Cupcake Wars tv show) having fun in the 'Super Theatre' cooking up Chicken & Waffle Cupcakes. Photos were taken off the big screen.
A giant Canolli from Mezzapica Cakes in Leichhardt NSW. They also sold regular sized canolli, of which I bought 4!!! (2 x ricotta, 1 x vanilla and 1 x chocolate = all dee-licious, but the ricotta filling was my fave!).
Lolly and sweet display stands (no, you couldn't sample anything here), all the rage at weddings these days, or for a fancy children's birthday party.
Decorated cakes, made by budding cake decorators of the future, and edible artwork on display.
The most amount of coloured edible glitter I have ever seen! The girls from Caking Mad said they only ever bring out their entire range when they are doing shows, such as this one.
My purchased haul for the day. Too many goodies to rattle off, but suffice to say I am set for specialty sugars, vanilla products and decadent fruit roll-ups for quite a while!
A book by the lovely Lyndey Milan, who is an all round foodie, television presenter, food editor, author, food demonstrator, and is a passionate advocate for Australian farmers.
An adult day ticket for the Saturday was $26 and I thought was well worth is. Additional costs if you wanted to take a hands-on class.
I'll definitely be back next year!