That Takes the Cake 2023

The Round Rock Sports Center welcomes That Takes the Cake, March 31 – April 2.

2023 marks the 18th annual Sugar Art Show and Competition hosted by the Capital Confectioners’ Cake Club. In that time, That Takes the Cake has grown into being one of the largest shows in the country.

The theme for the 2023 Sugar Art Show and Competition is International Holidays. Sugar Showpiece competitors will need to evoke images of any holiday in edible media. During the weekend, attendees view the works of sugar art, learn new techniques in the mini-classes, demo classes, and micro-classes, watch on-site live decorating competitions and demonstrations and, of course, shop from vendors.

International cookie artist Julia Usher will return with the Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ and joining us from South Africa is renowned sugar artist Dorothy Klerck, along with Italy’s Margherita Ferrara and Laura Saporiti, and Jacqui Kelly from the UK.

The competition accepts entries from anyone – ranging from kids and beginners through to the top sugar artists in the Masters division – as long as they all pre-register by the end of March 26, 2023 at https://thattakesthecake.org/competition/cake-competition/ .  Entrants can compete in a variety of cake and cookie decorating styles that are made to be seen but not eaten, or in the Tasting competition which is judged on taste above aesthetics.

A portion of the proceeds of “That Takes The Cake!” is used to fund scholarships for local culinary students.

Public Hours:
Saturday, April 1 – 10am – 11am – VIP Shopping
Saturday, April 1 – 11am – 6pm – General Admission
Sunday, April 2 – 10am – 5pm – General Admission

For booth information and fees click here
For sponsorship information click here
To purchase tickets click here


Round Rock Sports Center
2400 Chisholm Trail
Round Rock, TX 78681

Phone: 512.341.3125
Fax: 512.341.3110