The world’s best cake artist, who has baked for Hollywood stars including Jane Fonda and Demi Moore, is just one of the many talents on show at International Cake Show Australia at the Brisbane Showgrounds from today. USA’s Karen Portaleo is the most awarded and recognised cake decorator in the world. She has a long list of high profile clients and has appeared on Food Network’s Cake Challenge, Halloween Wars and Cake Wars, winning all but one.

Karen will create a mystery masterpiece over the course of the three day event and will also judge the International Cake Off Challenge featuring six of the world’s best decorators, including Paul Bradford from Scotland and Dorothy Klerck from South Africa. With the highly anticipated royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the event will also feature a giant six metre high wedding cake and stunning creations by Australia’s top eight haute-couture wedding cake designers. International Cake Show Australia’s 5000 expected visitors are sure to find the life-sized Alice in Wonderland exhibit just as impressive. It took a group of five professional cake artists around five months to create, using 130 kilograms of fondant.

Brisbane Showgrounds General Manager of Venue Sales and Marketing Jago Coyle said they were thrilled to have the event, run by the Australian Cake Artists and Decorators Association, back for a second year. “We’re looking forward to once again having Australia’s largest cake display under our roof, along with internationally recognised cake artists who are visiting Brisbane from all over the world,” he said. “Our Brisbane Showgrounds venues have been home to many highly regarded international events this month, with Queensland’s largest ever innovation festival, Myriad, in its last day today at the Royal International Convention Centre.”

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