Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Cake International

Have you ever heard of Cake International? Well, I think most people who love baking would have heard of the annual Cake International shows, a show that specialises in all things cake and decorating techniques. Cake International is held in Manchester, Birmingham and London and I was lucky enough to attend the Manchester show on a press pass. I have been to BBC Good Food Show before so am familiar with the format of food related shows (lots of stall, demonstrations, celebrity chef) but have never been to a specialist cake show before. I suppose as my primarily love is food it had never crossed my mind to go to a cake show but as the nation is swept by this baking phenomena, it is handy to venture out and see and taste some amazing cakes.
Marry Berry tiramisu cake. 

Marry Berry tiramisu cake. 

The best way of learning how to branch out from my favourite cakes and also decorative styles, is to learn from the expert bakers. Cake International hosted a jam-packed day on Saturday, no less than 4 demonstration theatres, two which were free and two which you had to pay for. I watched legendary baker and national treasure Marry Berry give a demo on tiramisu cake and granola bars, alongside Mich Turner's carrot cake for mother's day and Paul da Costa Reeves, Tai chi Bara Brith.
Mich Turner

Paul Da Costa Reeves and goodies.
There were so many fabulous, intricate cakes at the show, some are a masterpiece. There were are also many stalls to purchase goodies from such as The Brownie Bar and Sugar and Crumbs, for those all important brownie treats and flavoured icing sugar.
Here are some of my favourite pictures from Cake International.


Cake glitter
Meringues and mini cakes


Carrot Cakes

Disclaimer: I attended Cake International Manchester on a press pass, I was not required to write a positive review.

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