She may be only six years of age but given she is the granddaughter of one of the world’s leading cake artists and sugar craft specialists, Ayla Yener is the perfect ambassador for the International Cake Show Australia (ICSA) which will be held at Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 May.

Ayla grandfather is Serdar Yener, one of the patriarchs of World Cake Artistry. Serdar is also now Gold Coast based after travelling the world showcasing his craft. Last year Serdar won ACADA’s Collaboration Australia at the show, with his magnificent Galleon Cake, and this year he will teach a masterclass in how to create a smaller version. And of course, Ayla also has a key role at the show, she is doing a demonstration for both children and the public at the show, teaching just how easy it is to cover a cake with fondant. “Having grown up surrounded by cakes, cake artistry and sugar craft happening all the time, Ayla already possesses skills that many adults aspire to,” Serdar said. “Cake Artistry is such a wonderful craft to share with your children and grandchildren, and the sooner they start, the better they can become!”

The International Cake Show is the epitome of cake decorating, where the best of the best vie for the crown. Thousands of edible artists, cake decorators, cake bosses, professional pastry chefs, bakers, chocolatiers, home decorators and food personalities from across the globe will converge on Brisbane to battle it out in 22 competition categories across the three days, with the general public invited to view and take part in a full program of masterclasses, activations, entertainment and more. The competition categories range from wedding cake artistry to cupcake bouquet design, sculpted busts, sugar crafting, celebration cakes, edible art and buttercream cakes as well as architectural tribute cakes, geometric and abstract categories, gravity defying creations and stylised and edible flower designs.

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