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Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Great GoBake Cake Expo

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GoBake are proud to present New Zealand’s first ever The Great GoBake Cake Expo!
The cake expo is part of the New Zealand Scrapbooking, Craft & Cake Expo (SENZ) for 2014.  SENZ  has been part of the crafting calendar in NZ since 2003 and it brings together Cardmakers, Scrapbookers, Stampers, Mixed Media Artists, Knitters, Beaders, Quilters and now Cake Decorators... of all ages, for a weekend of shopping, competitions, demos, classes, displays and socialising.  This year the event will be running from July 4th – 6th at the Ellerslie Event Centre in Auckland, 9.30am to 5pm daily.
If you love Baking and Cake Decorating, The Great GoBake Cake Expo is perfect for you!  GoBake and Satin Ice along with leading retailers, cake artists and brands have collaborated to bring you exhibitors, cake decorating competitions, classes and work shops, demonstrations and a “Live Cake Off” to the 2014 SENZ Craft Expo.  It should be a fun, exciting and enjoyable event suitable for the beginner to the expert Baker and Cake Decorator! 

Cake Decorating Competition sponsored by GoBake:
This exciting competition offers categories across all Cake Decorating skill levels including Junior, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.  All the cakes will be on display at the expo and there’s over $5,000 in prizes to give away (including cake supplies, vouchers and more).  Entries for the competition are open until June 30th – so pop on over to the GoBake site and register if you are interested.
Classes and Workshops:Cake decorating classes are available for you to participate and learn 'hands on' from some of New Zealand's best instructors including Trish Woodward, Petra New and Paul Mills.  All the equipment and ingredients required to complete the class are included in the class price.
Tickets to the expo are available online (through eventfinder – search ‘SENZ 2014 The NZ Scrapbooking Craft and Cake Expo’) and from GoBake, SENZ, Exhibitors and leading resellers across New Zealand.  To secure your ticket we recommend you purchase prior to the event as door sales will be more expensive.
Prepaid Tickets:
1 Day Pass $14.50ea
2 Day Pass $28.00ea
3 Day Pass $40.00ea
We have three prizes of 2 x one day passes to giveaway! 
These passes are valid for any day of the expo.  As the expo is in Auckland you need to either be in Auckland, be willing to travel, or have someone in Auckland in mind that you will gift the tickets to.  To be in to win, leave us a comment below telling us why you want to go, who you would take and why, or who you would gift the tickets to.  Entries close Friday 27th June at 5pm.  Winners will be chosen by a random draw and announced here on the blog and on our Facebook page.  Prizes will be redrawn if we have been unable to make contact with the winners by 5pm on Monday 30th June.


  1. I would love to see some of the classes and the competition cakes as well as see all the new cakey products! !

  2. Entering the draw for free tickets:
    - Who you would gift the tickets to:

    I would gift the tickets to my sister in law as she has recently found her love for baking. Having a career in IT, she bakes for some downtime and whenever I need a favour! I think she would really benefit from this expo as she has always wanted to get some professional advice and assistance, but has never had the time!

    From Maryam Dadabhai

  3. I would love to go to get some more cake decorating tips, I'm a little rusty after all this time! I would love to take Kirsten (from High Tea with Dragons) with me, as we are blogging buddies PLUS it would be great to see you ladies there too! :-D

  4. Thanks for the giveaway - I am a baking & craft fan and am planning on a day trip to Auckland to attend anyway so to win the tickets would be "the icing on the cake"

  5. Would love to go to expand my knowledge on fondant decorating, and would be a great way to pick up new tips and tricks. I would take my friend who is also a keen baker