Coming up this coming weekend is the second edition of The America’s Cake Fair Presented by Satin Ice. 2015 was the birth of the first cake fair which brought with it a live cake challenge, a fashion show (with clothes made of sugar, of course), live stage appearances from celebrity pastry chefs such as Buddy Valastro, Mich Turner, Ron Ben-Israel, and Pastry Chef for 26 years to the White House, Roland Mesnier.
For those who love baking and inventing new treats in their kitchen, the Cake Fair had something for everyone from the novice to the expert. With the second edition of the Cake Fair rolling back into Orlando in just a few days, the excitement can’t be contained.
This year, the event seems to have gotten much bigger with the list of celebrity chefs increasing from the previous iteration. With Buddy Valastro, Mich Turner, and Ron Ben-Israel returning to the main stage, joining them are Shawna McGreevy, Avalon Yarnes, Ewald Notter, Paul Bradford, Nancy Fuller, with hosting duties, again, attributed to Emily Ellyn.
In addition to the main stage draws, there will be a global cake decoration challenge taking place on the first day of the event. Friday night will host The Sugar Art Fashion Show where the models would be wearing clothing made entirely of sugar, cake, and
chocolate. While separate from the main show, the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. In fact, 20% of all tickets for the fair sold online will go to the American Red Cross and The Las Vegas Victims Fund.
Based on my experience from the first fair, I can’t hold back my excitement for what’s to come this year. What I look forward to the most are the cakes in contention in various competitions. From a novelty cake competition to a wedding cake competition, I can’t wait
to witness some of the beautiful designs that await me at the fair. What’s more exciting is witnessing the skill gap between novices to experts.
The America’s Cake Fair kicks off on October 13, 2017, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Orlando, District 6 Commissioner Victoria Siplin. Doors open at 10 am and close at 5 pm. Can’t wait to see you there.