Bakery Lane Bake Off
A street party all about cakes, sugary sweets and other baked treats.
If you worship at the altar of sweet, fresh-out-of-the-oven baked goods, then get your cake-loving self to Fortitude Valley on Saturday, August 31. It's the festival that was clearly meant to be, and was always going to happen at some point: the Bakery Lane Bake Off.
With tenants Cakes & Shit among the event's driving forces, this afternoon-long celebration is all about the store's titular dish. It'll be getting some help, enlisting guests such as Queen Fine Foods, The Scran Line and Rosie's Dessert Spot to share the cake love. When it comes to this dessert, you can never have too many cooks in the kitchen.
Running from 12pm, the Bakery Lane Bake Off will play host to a heap of cake-centric activities. Browse stalls, watch demos, listen to experts chat about their baking prowess, watch cake-themed drag acts, dance to sweet tunes and — in the event's main slice — watch a cake-decorating showdown. Fancy getting involved in the latter, and working your magic with icing and fondant in front of a live audience? Then you can submit an entry to take part.
Attendance is free, and if you'd like to nab a goodie bag on arrival, you just need to register in advance.
Obviously, as well as all of the above street party fun, you'll be munching away when you get there — because this is the kind of shindig where you can have your cake and eat it too.
Image: Cakes & Shit.