What a weekend! Saturday I went to The Cake International Show, the first to be held in London. The first thing I thought was, ‘why has this show only now come to London?’
Once I was over that, I quickly, while trying to contain my excitement, scanned the show to see if I could see what was available. There were hundreds of over people like myself looking for a fantastic bargain.
One of the most impressive sights of the day were the competition cakes. It was evident that a great deal of effort and concentration was carefully executed in these creations. Each cake was decorated to perfection; I was amazed at the sheer imagination, let alone patience and technique, on display. I snapped away and you can see some of the photos below.
As I made my way around the exhibition I noticed that it was more of a cake decorating show rather than a cake baking event. In my opinion, it would be great to see a workshop perhaps on how to create Cake Pops, checked cakes etc. Perhaps this could be included next time. I for one, believe the taste and texture of the cake is just if not more important than the look of the cake. Don’t get me wrong, it is great if it looks pretty, however we all get satisfaction when we eat the cake right? My friends, who know me well, know that I make noises of appreciation and if the cake is exceptional then I may even dance when I eat cake. Surely I’m not the only one who does this?
Plenty of goodies were purchased; my favourite has to be the cake pops starter kit. I will be testing my patience soon. I think I need to give myself a whole day for this challenge.
All in all, the show was worthwhile. April 12th, 13th and 14th 2013 have already been entered into the diary for next year. One thing I will do in advance is to prepare a wishlist inclusive of prices so I don’t get tempted into buying items that are really not necessary.
What did you think of the show?