Saturday, September 27, 2014

Canada's Baking and Sweets Show Sugar Rush

Canada's Baking and Sweets Show is back at the Toronto Congress Centre near the Airport.  If you love all sweet things this is the place for you.   Cakes, cupcakes, Wonuts, Cannoli's, butter tarts, Macarons, Tarte's, Croqeumbouche's etc.   It's all there.

Make sure you have a healthy meal before you go there so you don't bounce off the walls trying all the sweet things but if you don't you can always try one of the Food Trucks that are parked outside of the building.  There were a couple of sandwich vendors like Panera Bread and St. Phillip's Cafe in the building as well but it was pretty much all sugar everywhere.   Not the place for a Diabetic to hang out at... kind of like an Alcoholic going to a giant Bar.

The theme this year is Wizard of OZ and it was the perfect theme to set the mood for fun sweet treats.  Starting with a very cool entrance of a witches legs sticking out of balloons at the entrance of the event.

One of the first booths I checked out when I entered the show was the Original Cupcake Booth whose owners were the Cupcake Girls (Heather & Lori) on W Network.  A show about their growing cupcake business.  I picked up a couple of things from their booth and tried one of their delicious cupcakes.
It was moist and the icing was a delicious buttercream that wasn't overly sweet.   I am not a fan of pure sugar icing.

Speaking of Sugar, the title sponsor of the show is Redpath Sugar who also had a cooking demo booth where my Food Revolution Ambassador pal Mardi Michels is there doing demos all weekend with her demos of Tarte au Citron and Pavlova.

Check her out if you get a chance.  There are also demos of cookie decorating and I missed the Croquembouche demo unfortunately.   There are also sugar stretching art demos that will amaze you.

With the theme of the show being all things in the Land of OZ there was an abundance of Competition cakes in all kinds of Land of OZ designs and there were touches of Alice designs throughout the show as well.

Some of the other notable Sugar Celebrities that are at the show are Top Chef Fabio Viviani who I got a chance to say hi to before he did his hilarious and fun Panettone demo.  One of the cake Boss Buddy Velastro's bakers was also there doing a fondant demo.   Coming up this weekend are baking experts Anna Olson and Ron Ben-Israel.

My other Food Revolution Day Ambassador pal Denise Livotti who owns Petits Chefs Academy is also there all weekend with her chef to show kids how to decorate cupcakes with Cake Boss's sponsored fondant and decorating products.   Sign up your child for a fun 15 minute quick play dough like demo.  They will love it.

There are also booths if you have an addiction to all kinds of baking tools and you can pick up a lot of your tools and decorating supplies and even a small appliance to work your magic.

Bring the family and enjoy the demos and treats and have some sugar fun.

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