Cakes, like jack-o'-lanterns, must be sliced and set on fire before they can be enjoyed. Set your palate aglow with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for two single-day general-admission tickets (a $20 value)
- $18 for two full-weekend general-admission tickets (a $36 value)
The event takes place on Saturday, February 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, February 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to see the full daily schedule.
General-admission tickets give guests a chance to view all the competitive entrants, ornately sculpted and on display. Attendees can also visit and purchase goods from specialty vendors, as well as view onsite competitions where bakers compete against each other or against the clock. On Sunday, raffle prizes will be drawn and the weekend’s winners announced. Single-day tickets grant entry for either Saturday or Sunday, and full-weekend tickets grant entry for both days.
That Takes the Cake Sugar Art Show & Cake Competition
Sweets are elevated to an art form at That Takes the Cake Sugar Art Show & Cake Competition. Bringing together expert bakers and sugar artists from across the country, the two-day event lets visitors stalk through an armada of colorful pastry masterpieces shaped like dragons, cheetahs, or cartoon characters. The competition breaks down its entrants into dozens of divisions and styles, all of which are judged according to creativity, theme, and artistry. A separate tasting competition includes entrants in the categories of time twisted cakes, pastries, canned fruits, cookies, and candies..
Admirers of the sucrose arts can also learn at the feet of celebrity bakers by purchasing one of several group lessons in subjects such as fondant inlay, figure modeling, and how best to conceal a hacksaw inside a bundt cake.
“the only thing I really didn't like this year was how it was set up...too confusing and somewhat disorganized feeling...so I was very glad that I used the groupon...”
“the only thing I really didn't like this year was how it was set up...too confusing and somewhat disorganized feeling...so I was very glad that I used the groupon instead of buying at the event...”
“The cakes were amazing. Well worth the trip. But much more if you are a cake decorator. Many vendors selling cake decorating supplies.”
“A unique, once-a-year experience observing artists working with sugar and cake!”
North Austin Event Center
10601 N Lamar
Austin, Texas 78753-3461Get Directions