The New Zealand Cake Decorators Guild was formed in 1986 and is the parent body for 42 Cake Decorating Guilds and Clubs throughout New Zealand. Our current membership stands at 893 and includes those for whom cake decorating is their profession, teachers and hobbyists. Our aims are to promote the art of cake decorating at a professional level, and as a rewarding and satisfying hobby.
Our members are very enthusiastic about their art form and this organisation, borne out by the fact that 25-35% of total membership attends our Annual Conference weekend, held alternately in the South and North Islands. The 2016 Conference will be held in Tauranga
The conference is a time for sharing knowledge and learning new skills, with the assistance of demonstrators from New Zealand and overseas, and for seeing the products on offer at the Trade Stands.
Tauranga Cake Decorators Guild members are very much looking forward to welcoming you to the New Zealand Cake Decorators Guild Conference 2016. Come and enjoy the fun and friendships that Conference brings, all members and visitors will be made very welcome.
2016 is shaping up to be the biggest NZCDG Conference yet. You will see 10 demonstrations from our 5 wonderful demonstrators over two full days, as well as plenty of time to view the Exhibition and Competitions, and browse the shop stands.
Georgie Godbold (UK)
Helen Dissell (QLD)
Rosemary Ballard (NZ)
Tracy Byatt (NZ)
Nina Blackburn (NZ)
Registration will take place on Friday 4th, anytime from 10am to 4pm.
Competition entries will be accepted until midday, Exhibition set up will continue through until 4pm, followed by a chance to get an early start on shopping for a couple of hours if wished.
Activities start on Friday evening with a casual get together from 7pm, some light entertainment, introductions and welcomes, followed by supper.
Saturday & Sunday are full days of demonstrations. Our Saturday evening Dinner will be at Classic Flyers, Jean Batten Drive, (Tauranga Airport) and promises to be a real experience as we will be in a hanger with vintage aeroplanes and memorabilia.
In keeping with the 30th Anniversary, a good standard of dress is requested, ladies might like to break out their diamonds and pearls! To wind down on Sunday evening, there will be a casual dinner at Mt Maunganui in a lovely spot overlooking the water.
Monday Workshops with Georgie and Helen are an optional extra.
A great day out for your non-cake decorating partners is planned for the Saturday, taking in local sights and attractions, which will include lunch. This day is always a much enjoyed part of Conference.
Registration forms for all events will be available on this site from mid April, Registrations will close in mid August.
Competition Schedules will soon be available. You are also welcome to bring display items for the non-competitive Exhibition.
Please feel free to contact us for information on accommodation and transport options. We hope that you are able to extend your stay and enjoy some leisure time in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty region.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact: Helen Corder phone +64 7 8638360
We look forward to seeing you in November.