Takes the Cake!
Takes the Cake is a sugar art show and competition held every
year in Austin, Texas the 2nd weekend after Valentine's
Day. The weekend event includes judged competitions,
on-site Food Network Challenge style mini competitions, hands-on
classes, vendors offering hard to find decorating tools and
supplies, and showcase demonstrations
conducted by some of the most celebrated chefs in the world
of sugar arts and cake decorating. The show attracts cake
enthusiasts from all over the country and decorators of all
skill levels participate. The divisional competition
is divided by skill level - beginners to masters and by types
of cake - sculpted, wedding, novelty, etc. We encourage
young decorators and have special kids, junior, teen and culinary
student categories and have events throughout the weekend
specifically for kids. Each year there is a Showcake
Competition with spectacular cake entries that must meet certain
height and size requirements and represent a specific theme.
It is fun and inspiring to see all of the truly amazing works
of edible art on display at the Show. Capital Confectioners
Cake Club, is the show's organizer and Make it Sweet is a big sponsor.
More information can be found at That Takes the Cake.
your calendar! Make plans to attend!
Takes the Cake! 2019
Art Show & Cake Competition
23 and 24, 2019
Round Rock Sports Center
are currently planning for 2019.
checking back to www.thattakesthecake.org
for rules, entry information, classes, vendors, etc.
CLUB - CAPITAL CONFECTIONERS
a greater Austin Cake Club was formed to provide people who
are interested in sugar arts the opportunity to share and
network with others who have similar interests. Club members
have all different skill levels from home hobby decorators
to experienced pastry chefs. We have many talented people
in this area that are willing to share their expertise and
everyone who attends will benefit from the ideas shared. Anyone
with an interest in sugar arts is invited to join the group.
Usually the second Tuesday of each month – 7:30 pm
WHERE: Make it Sweet
Short meetings are
followed by a demonstration. No dues required for the first
meeting. Annual dues are $36 per year.
There are several
cake clubs in Texas.
ICES is an international
membership organization of people dedicated to promoting and
advancing sugar arts. They have an annual convention, local
days of sharing, newsletter and other events for members.
The link below will take you to their site. ICES membership
provides networking, learning and sharing opportunities with
sugar art enthusiasts all over the world.
The annual convention
and cake show is always a treat to attend.
Cake Decorating Magazine –