Cake International – Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating & Baking Show

Our VIP passes

Today we ventured to the Excel in London for the Cake International Show courtesy of Kevin Ashton, chef and food writer of WannaBeTvChef blog.

We had been very excited and were looking forward to the show especially that we had VIP tickets, which allowed us access into the VIP lounge… we were hoping to meet some celebrities 😉

Unfortunately the show did not meet our expectations. For a starter it was unbelievable crowded. Taking into consideration that it is only Friday, I cannot even imagine what will be happening over the weekend. Simply walking around was very difficult and every time we wanted to check something up close, we had to queue to get close to our preferred stall.

Secondly, the full show name is Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating & Baking Show, but there was nothing to do with baking itself. Most stalls had purely decorating stuff. No cooking or kitchen appliances, no kitchen aids, not even a sugar thermometer, which we wanted to buy…

I guess, it wasn’t what we were expecting, but still well worth a trip to London and a very good day out. The cakes which were taking part in the competition were truly amazing! Sometimes you can see them in various baking TV shows and they look so beautiful, but in real life, up close, some of them are just stunning, pure art.

yes, this is a real cake
yes, this is a real cake
Face Cake
Face Cake

Even though we did not get what we wanted from the show, we are very happy that we attended it. It opened our eyes on the decorating part of the baking process.

We also had a chance to meet Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood 🙂

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood
Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood

If sugarcraft or a cake decorating is your cup of tea, you still have a chance to attend this year London’s show. It is open over the weekend 12-14 April. For full information please visit Cake International

Mind The Gap Cake
Mind The Gap Cake
Prince Charming?
Prince Charming?

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