The Australian Cake Artists & Decorators Association Inc. (ACADA) is the professional industry body and a not for profit industry Association for Australia's cake, sugarart and cookie decorating industry. ACADA's sole purpose is to help our members develop and grow. Regardless of whether you are a hobby baker/decorator operating a part time business from home or a high profile cake artist there is an ACADA membership category to suit you.
There are many benefits to joining ACADA. However our most important role is encouraging you and providing you with the resources and networks to help you grow. Click here to learn why so many Australian cake and cookie decorators are joining ACADA every day.
WHO JOINS ACADA?
That's an easy one for us to answer. Anyone who is serious about growing their skills or their business, regardless of how big or small. Our members include:
Home hobby bakers and decorators wanting to learn new skills
Decorators operating a part time business from their homes wanting to stay compliant, up-skill and grow
Professional full time decorators wanting to stay abreast of latest trends and needing to raise their profile
Australia's leading cake and cookie artists wanting to continue to grow their profile nationally and internationally.
Commercial businesses such as retailers, wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers wanting to:
connect and build a network with industry influencers
stay abreast of market trends and needs
promote their products and grow their business
Why do we include suppliers in our membership? As Australia's peak industry body, as well as an industry and community based association it's ACADA's responsibility to see every level of our industry grow. If our commercial members and partners grow, so does everyone working within our industry. We all benefit.
One thing we've learned over the years is that our members are just as passionate about ACADA as we are about them. Our role is to provide our members with value added services, to provide them with the skills to help them grow and to help them to raise their profile. We take that role very seriously. To meet just a few of our many ACADA members please click here.
ACADA Accreditation & Certification - Use of your ACADA Accreditation/Certification Logo to show your customers you run an ethical, industry recognised home based or commercial business and that you are committed to providing quality products and excellent customer service
Discounted Insurance ($50 annual fee for $20m Coverage) if you are running a home based business
Free annual training on how to run a successful cake decorating business (including pricing)
Extensive training opportunities - in excess of 90 free demonstrations per year
Annual hands-on workshops with many of the world's best cake and cookie artists (discounts apply)
Online networking opportunities through ACADA Members Private Facebook News, Resource & Sharing Lounge. It's full of online tutorials.
Access to an online network of Australia & New Zealand wide decorators who share your passion and who are eager to learn and grow; or to offer advice
Access to and the opportunity to build a network with many of the world's leading sugar artists.
Promotional opportunities via monthly member spotlights
Free business listing on the ACADA website (this is a new benefit that will be launched in July)
Retail discounts with ACADA's extensive range of retail partners.
Access to the ACADA Ultimate Australian Cake Decorating Competition
Discount tickets to ACADA's Australasian Cake Oscar Awards Gala Dinner, International Cake Show Australia. You will meet, mingle and party with key industry leaders, your sugar heroes and cake royalty there!
10% RETAIL DISCOUNT MEET OUR RETAIL PARTNERS
ACADA members receive 10% discount when shopping with ACADA retail partners. Visit our ACADA Retail Partners page to learn more about the discounts you will receive and to see the full list of ACADA Retail Partners. When you join ACADA you'll be issued with a unique discount code to use.
WHAT MEMBERSHIP LEVEL IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Cost: $78 per year (including GST) - Fully Tax Deductible This ACADA membership category is designed for:
Full time cake or cookie decorators, bakers and sweet makers operating a business from their home
Part time cake or cookie decorators, bakers and sweet makers operating a business from home
Home based cake or cookie decorators, bakers and sweet makers wanting to set up and grow a home based business,
Home based hobby cake or cookie decorators wanting to learn, up-skill and grow
NOTE: If you are selling products to an on-seller such as a retailer, shop, restaurant or cafe you will require professional membership. Individual Membership is designed for those operating from home and selling their products direct to the public
Cost: $155 per year (including GST) - Fully Tax Deductible This ACADA membership category is for:
Full time cake or cookie decorators, bakers sweet makers or chocolatiers operating a business from commercial premises, a shop or salon
Full or part time cake or cookie decorators, bakers, sweet makers and chocolatiers who sell their products to an on-seller such as a retailer, shop, restaurant or cafe, rather than selling exclusively to the public.
Full time professional cake or cookie artists who teach within Australia or overseas as a career
Educators and authors
Cost: $350 per year (including GST) - Fully Tax Deductible This ACADA membership category is for:
Retailers and cake decorating supply stores
Product and food wholesales & distributors
Product and food manufacturers
All membership subscriptions fall due for renewal on 31st December each year. Two weeks prior to your renewal date you will receive an email reminder that your membership subscription fees are due to renew.
The full yearly membership subscription is payable regardless of the date you join. There are no half yearly or pro rata membership options available.
Membership can be cancelled or changed to a different membership level at any time prior to the renewal date. After joining and well prior to your membership renewal date, you will be given access to your personal membership portal where you can personally log into your account to cancel or change your membership. You remain in control at all times.