ACADA was established due to the recognition of cake and cookie artists and decorators throughout Australasia, that there was a need for a peak industry body, and a progressive not for profit community association with an aim to encourage those wanting learn cake decorating and to promote Australasian Cake Artists internationally.
ACADA is your creation. It is a not for profit industry body and community association created for cake and cookie decorators of all levels (regardless of whether you are a high profile cake artist, commercial or home hobbyist decorator, novice, supplier or educator)
ACADA is an organisation established specifically for the benefit of the cake and cookie decorating industry. It is run by our industry, for our industry. Unlike many private organisations or associations ALL PROFITS made by ACADA are reinvested back into our industry and used solely for the benefit of ACADA members.
Membership benefits include access to world class training, industry advice, networking opportunities both within Australia and internationally, promotional opportunities, member discounts for workshops and with various industry partners, and access to ACADA Members' highly reduced cake and cookie decorators' public liability & product insurance. To learn more about ACADA Membership or to join click here
About International Cake Show Australia (ICSA)
As Australia's cake and cookie decorating industry's peak industry body, a part of our charter is to put Australia firmly on the international Cake Event Calendar. International Cake Show's are huge tourism events overseas. In order to have Australia's cake decorating industry (and those working within it) taken seriously, it's essential Australia hosts a highly successful annual international cake show here. In 2017 ACADA launched INTERNATIONAL CAKE SHOW AUSTRALIA (ICSA)
After 18 months of intensive marketing both within Australasia and internationally, in May 2018, in excess of 10,000 visitors traveled from all areas of Australia and from all around the globe to celebrate our industry at ACADA's ICSA 2018. Competitors from every Australian state, Malaysia, Mongolia, China, Bali, Wales, US, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bali, Japan, Philipines, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand competed in the Ultimate Australian Cake Decorating Competition and embraced the fun and learning opportunities at ICSA in Brisbane.
Many of the world's most famous cake and cookie artists flocked to Australia to share their skills with ACADA members and members of the public. ICSA is now a permanent annual fixture in Brisbane. Consideration is also being given to holding this even on a rotating basis between Sydney and Melbourne. International Cake Show Australia is a fun event open to all. It's celebrates everything magical about our industry. Many exhibits test the boundaries so much they defy belief. The show's held in a fun filled party atmosphere, where everyone from beginners to foodies are welcome. During 2018 ICSA was given enormous media coverage. The media described it as "An exhilarating cross between a magical Edible Art Gallery, Willy Wonker Factory & Culinary College". The most exciting thing about the show is that after paying a small entry free, almost everything inside the show is FREE. To learn more about International Cake Show Australia click here
About the ACADA Australasian Cake Oscar Awards
The ACADA Australasian Cake Oscar Awards are Australia's Official Industry Awards. On this night the world's best come together to celebrate the very best of the best within the Australian Cake and Cookie decorating industries. This gala black tie event is held annually and is an event not to be missed. To see pics of the 2018 ACADA Australasian Cake Oscar Awards click here. The next ACADA Australasian Cake Oscar Awards will be held in conjunction with International Cake Show Australia. They will be held on Saturday 18th May, 2019 in Brisbane. Put the date into your diary. Nominations will open soon.
Learn, Taste, Create, Make & Take Something Special for Everyone so why not bring the whole family!
Every caker's dream! Australia's biggest cake show. Ready to learn or improve your cake, chocolate or cookie decorating skills? Then ACADA's International Cake Show Australia (ICSA) is the place to be! Includes more than 70 FREE demonstrations, lots of hands-on workshops, live cake sculpture and chocolate shows, and Australia's ultimate cake decorating competition & display. Don't forget to visit the new haute couture wedding cake designers' marquis and Bridal Lane. Get hands-on training at the Cookie Zone and "Make & Take" learning academy. With so many pop up shops, you'll be able to shop till you drop. You'll find great specials and everything you need. Grab a delectable sweet treat from the sweet market or pick up a healthy (or not so healthy) alternative at Chill Cafe, where you'll be able to grab something to eat. There's something for everyone, so bring the whole family. Click here to learn everything you need to know about the show. These are just a few of the amazing cake and cookie artists who performed at the 2018 show. Cake Artists performing at the 2019 show will be announced soon. Be prepared it's even bigger and better!