Show FAQ's

General Show FAQ's

The Cake Show is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 – 19, 2017.
Classes begin Friday, March 17 and run through Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Competition Check-in takes place Friday, March 17th 3pm to 8pm – Pick up takes place March 19th 4pm to 6pm.
Saturday and Sunday, open to the public: 10am – 5pm
Friday Classes: 10am – 6pm
Saturday Classes: 8am – 5pm
Sunday Classes: 8am – 4pm

The Exhibit Hall at The Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA

Tickets will be $12 per person per day if purchased at the show.

Pre-sale tickets will be available at the rate of $18.00 for a weekend ticket (entrance for both Saturday & Sunday to “The Show”) or $10 one day ticket.  Pre-sale tickets will only be available until March 17, 2017.  Children 8 and under free.  Anyone signed up for the Cake Competition will receive a Weekend Ticket with their competition registration.

Yes, parking fees are:

  • $13 – autos and motorcycles
  • $23 –  RV’s
  • $23 – Fair time Preferred

Credit Cards are now accepted for parking.
New Del Mar Fairgrounds Parking Rates took effect January 1, 2017

Yes! Children are encouraged to enter the cake competition, they have their very own competition separated by age divisions.  There will be also be hands-on mini classes that kids are welcome to attend.

The Cake Show Committee is proudly partnering with Doubletree by Hilton San Diego -Del Mar to offer a special room rate for our visiting Cake Show Guests.  Please visit our Accommodations page for full details and booking information!  Or click here to go directly to the reservations page.

For answers not found on this website, please e-mail us at or call us at (858) 333-6905.

Class FAQ's

Full day classes are on Friday, half day and mini classes are on Saturday and Sunday.
Friday Full Day Classes: 10am to 6pm
Saturday Half Day Classes: 8am to 5pm
Sunday Half Day Classes: 8am to 3pm
Mini Classes: 10:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday and 10:30am to 4:00pm on Sunday

Everyone! We offer a variety of classes for every skill level.

For Mini Classes – Yes, children 11 and up are allowed to sign up for any of the Mini Classes. Children 10 and younger can also take any of the Mini Classes but should be accompanied by a paid Adult.
For the Full Day & Half Day Classes –Yes, children 13 and up are allowed to sign up for any of the Half or Full Day Classes. Children 12 and younger can also take any of the Half or Full Day Classes but should be accompanied by a paid Adult.

Our “Mission” is to promote and encourage cake decorating and ALL confectionery arts to everyone!

The full and half day classes are very in-depth, mostly hands-on classes that teach one large specific project or technique. The mini classes are a quick 45 minutes and are meant to teach one specific skill.

All full and half day classes must be purchased in advance. Because these classes are full hands-on large projects the teachers need to know their attendance numbers in order to bring supplies for each student. You may be able to sign up for the mini classes on the day of the class if there is space available. We will have tickets for sale for any mini class that is not sold out at the venue on the day of the event.

The classes vary in price. Please visit the classes page to see the cost of each class. Please Note: The class price does not include admission to the show. Admission Tickets must be purchased separately.

Yes!  Just choose the payment plan option on the check-out page.  You will be invoiced for your class total via Paypal Invoice.

When you receive the Invoice you will have the option to partial pay the invoice or pay the invoice in full.  The minimum amount due for the first payment will be half of your total and is due immediately.  You may then access your invoice (using the same email link) and continue to make payments until your invoice is paid in full.

Invoices must be paid in Full by February 1, 2017.  No refunds or transfers are available with the payment plan. Failure to pay your Invoice in full by February 1, 2017 forfeits all monies paid.

If you paid your invoice in full – Refunds & Transfers are available until January 6, 2017. After January 6, 2017 refunds are not available.  Classes are transferable when possible until February 1, 2017 – please notify us as soon as possible of any changes.

If you paid via the Payment Plan – No refunds or transfers are available with the payment plan. Failure to pay your invoice in full by February 1, 2017 forfeits all monies paid.

The Show organizers reserve the right to cancel classes or demonstrations. If a class or demonstration is canceled, you have the option to transfer to another event or receive a full refund. All remedies under this refund policy are limited to the language of refund policy.

Cake Competition FAQ's

A unique opportunity to showcase your decorating skills, get feedback from our distinguished panel of judges, and win awards, prizes and prestige!

Everyone! We offer a variety of categories for every skill level, beginners to master, children to adults!

No. The show theme ONLY applies to the Spectacular Cake Competition.  Please read the Official Rules for all rules and regulations.

Competition entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable at any time.