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Cake International Tickets – Giveaway #12

Giveaway | 11th September 2012 | By

Cake decorating is an art I haven’t quite mastered. I seem to lack the necessary patience to create a glorious edifice or maybe it’s that my mind is concentrated more on the taste than the look. To be honest, I’m not really interested in the high art of sugarcraft as the homemade look resonates more with me, but I would, nevertheless, like to improve the overall finish of my cakes. Sadly, I am not destined to attend that most prestigious of cake decorating events, Cake International: the Sugarcraft and Cake Decoration Show. My skills, will therefore, remain basic – for the time being. However, I do have a pair of tickets to give away to one keen cake decorator.

Cake International: the Sugarcraft & Cake Decoration Show is an annual event held at the NEC near Birmingham on the 9-11th November 2012. It is the place to go to learn about cake decorating, discover the latest techniques, buy books and get them signed by the authors and to stock up on those more unusual and hard to find supplies.

And it’s not just about decorating either. In addition to the plethora of decorating demonstrations given by cake decorators from both the UK and abroad, you will also find baking demonstrations. After all, who wants a beautifully decorated cake that falls apart or fails to fulfil its promise in any other way? If you fancy trying out sugarcraft, but don’t really know where to begin, you could attend a workshop to get you started on some basic techniques.

I was very pleased to discover that chocolate has not been forgotten. Top tips for creative ideas in the art of chocolate are on the programme and a chocolate box Christmas house complete with smoking chimney will be on display.

There are lots of competition classes to enter too, including two-tiered wedding cakes, shoes & handbags and cupcakes. Each day of the show will feature a live decorating challenge and to tempt you, a grand prize of £1000 is being offered. The deadline for competition entries is 26th October 2012.

A one day ticket is £12 or £10 if ordered before 5 November

Photographs were taken at last year’s show by Susan of A Little Bit of Heaven on a Plate who has very kindly allowed me to make use of them. Do take a look at her posts covering last year’s show: Cake International Part 1 and Cake International Part 2

To have your chance of winning a pair of tickets please complete the Rafflecopter below. You will need to leave a comment on this post which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Rafflecopter will pick a winner at random from the entries received. If you are commenting anonymously, please give me some way of identifying you as I will be verifying the validity of entries. Any automated entries will be disqualified.

Closing date is Tuesday 25 September

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  1. kerrycooks

    11th September 2012 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for the competition! I would really like to learn how to frost cakes expertly. I’m getting better, but still a long way to go.

  2. caroles

    11th September 2012 at 9:15 am

    I’m a novice so all techniques!

  3. Hassan Ashraf

    11th September 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Thanx for sharing these useful tricks about traveling

  4. Chele

    11th September 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I’ll not be able to make it but I am very envious of the lucky winner … whoever that will be.

  5. Chris

    11th September 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Oh, this sounds very luvly … as far as cake decorating is concerned I’m rubbish … well maybe not so bad, but not too good either.
    Thank you for sharing this!

  6. Hotrod mum

    11th September 2012 at 8:59 pm

    to make sugar flowers

  7. Jules

    12th September 2012 at 8:55 am

    I’d like to master royal icing

  8. Kate @ KateMakesCake

    12th September 2012 at 9:02 am

    This show looks brilliant, I’ve been wanting to master sugar roses for ages! Also royal icing in time for Christmas cakes!

  9. Alex Halliday

    12th September 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Would love to go, winning tickets would be a great excuse!

  10. bloomers

    12th September 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I would love to learn how to make people/figures out of icing

  11. HJ2

    13th September 2012 at 9:04 am

    I’d like to learn to make relistic looking fruits and vegetables and all sorts of seasonal decorations.

  12. elff73

    13th September 2012 at 11:18 am

    I would love to master sugar flowers,

  13. Emily (@amummytoo)

    15th September 2012 at 10:12 am

    What a fantastic prize! I’d like to learn the more advanced piping technique that create roses, grass-like surfaces etc.

  14. Leonie Gray

    15th September 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I would like to learn how to make lace covering out of icing for beautiful cakes

  15. Simon

    15th September 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I`ll be taking my friend who makes Cupcakes, i just test them! :oD


  16. Cre8tive Sam

    17th September 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I would love to win these tickets it great that a show like this is in Birmingham as well as London lt gives those of us that don’t like to travel far a chance to buy some great products and get some great tips from the experts xx

  17. Cre8tive Sam

    17th September 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I would love to learn how to pipe with royal icing..

  18. Buttaz

    22nd September 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with your opening paragraph! Still, I need to learn how to makes things look a bit better if that cake-based business is ever going to see the light of day…

  19. Sue Naylor

    22nd September 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Anything really, there is always room for improvement. I’d love to win tickets to go to this show

  20. Carolyn Jones

    23rd September 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I know it’s really basic, but i’ve not managed to master using a piping bag. Always just comes out with a big plop. So would like to learn.

  21. Micky Ricketts

    23rd September 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I would love to create things from sugarpaste whether it’s flowers or figures i just can’t seem to master it yet

  22. Angie Hoggett

    23rd September 2012 at 9:54 pm

    making sugar jewels

  23. Joy

    23rd September 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Hello xx
    I would like to learn how to make delicate roses xx

  24. soozwales

    24th September 2012 at 9:36 am

    icing beginners

  25. Natalie White

    24th September 2012 at 10:39 am

    How to make flowers out of icing!

  26. Rennene Hartland

    24th September 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I would love to know how to do royal icing

  27. Anonymous

    24th September 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Piping 🙂

  28. Anonymous

    25th September 2012 at 7:36 am

    icing flowers

  29. Zoe Firth

    25th September 2012 at 7:37 am

    icing flowers


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