The Ultimate Sugar Show!


You guys! We are exactly 6 WEEKS from the opening of the Ultimate Sugar Show!!! Best part (for Chef Nicholas)? It’s right here in Atlanta! The man will actually get to sleep in his own bed! What is the Ultimate Sugar Show, you may ask? Well, let me enlighten you:

“The Ultimate Sugar Show is the ultimate experience in all things sugar from SHOPPING to EATING, LEARNING, and COMPETING. Sweet lovers, sugar enthusiasts, bakers, cakers and sugar artists are invited to indulge themselves in the world of sweets for a weekend full of fun, family friendly activities, eating, sugar art competitions and so much more.”

That just sounds like fun to me! I don’t think ANYONE would disagree! The show is part business conference for Sweets Industry professionals, and part baking supply expo and cake competition. See I told you- FUN! This event, known previously as SweetFest, has been held in Atlanta since 2014 as a business conference for sweet makers, has now opened their doors to the public AND incorporated the expo, vendors, and competition. Chef Nicholas has been involved with SweetFest for several years, and is thrilled to see the new Ultimate Sugar Show combine the fun of a cake show with the educational aspect to help build businesses. 

The Ultimate Sugar Show will feature live demos, on Saturday November 10th, and Sunday November 11th. This even includes a panel with junior chefs (ideal for those of you with kids who aspire to be the next Nicholas Lodge). There will hands on decorating for kids ages 5-16! My son loves being in the kitchen, so a real class where he gets to make and decorate would get him so excited!

Now, never fear- there is loads to do for adults too! There are over 8 demos over the weekend, covering a variety of different topics. There are three regional competitions. Sugar Art will feature sugar artists of all ages competing in eight different categories, with an overarching theme of Southern Hollywood. The Great Southern Bake-off is the “tasting,” competition, where local small business can vie for the title of best dessert in the south! This is also for a good cause- the proceeds from this competition will benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Delicious and thoughtful. Finally, the Sugar Hat Competition. I bet you have some questions about that don’t you? This LIVE competition requires that cake artists create and assemble a southern style, WEARABLE hat. Made of completely edible materials. Yeah, that’s going to be amazing to watch! Chef Nicholas will have the difficult task of being lead judge at this incredible event!

BUT WAIT! There’s more!

Throughout the 2018 Sugar Art & Cake Show Season, the top Cake Designers in the country have competed for an opportunity to represent the United States in the 2019 World Cake Designers Championship in Milan, Italy. On November 11th, the Ultimate Sugar Show and the International Federation of Pastry Gelato & Chocolate will announce the 2018 FIPGC USA Division Cake Designer Champion! Make sure to join us live at the Cobb Galleria and witness this historical celebration! The three very worthy finalist are Benny Rivera, Liz Marek, and Aya Saravia. Who will be crowned?! Chef Nicholas and Sidney Galpern are members of the prestigious Federation of Pastry, Gelato & Chocolate!

Tickets to this amazing event are on sale and still available. Please go check out the Ultimate Sugar Show website; it is going to be such an amazing show, this blog just can’t do it justice! You can find information on pricing, demos, schedules, tastings, competitions, and lodging at www.ultimatesugarshow.com

There are still seats available in these great classes this summer at ISAC! Click the links below to register now. 

Renshaw Academy Master Certification Class with Chef Nicholas Lodge, 10/13-10/22

English Over-Piped Elegant Wedding Cake with Ceri Griffiths, 11/7-8


Sweetly yours, 


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