Cakes made into a T-Rex head, a life-sized Prince George and a 6ft immortalisation of Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent were among the attractions at this year’s Cake International at the NEC.
More than 20,000 baking fans attended Cake International – The Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating & Baking Show on 6-8 November.
The ICHF-organised show saw a record-breaking number of competition entries with over 1,200 cakes from competitors all over the world in more than 26 categories.
Master chocolatier Will Torrent and cake decorating extraordinaire Mich Turner opened the three-day event, which ran alongside Crafts for Christmas, Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts and Art Materials Live.
Simon Burns, joint managing director at ICHF Events said: “With a record number of competition entries, fantastic visitor numbers and extensive media coverage the show goes from strength to strength.
“The success of Cake International is testament to the continued developments in the cake decorating and baking industry which has encouraged visitor numbers to grow each year with a 100 per cent increase over the last five years alone. Over 65 per cent of exhibitors have already rebooked for 2016 which is very promising.”
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