Taking place on June 22, 2019, the Big Top Cake & Pastry Competition allows professionals, home bakers, and students to showcase their finest cake decorating techniques to our team of professional judges and the public. This year the theme is "Summer Dreams!" The competition will be judged by professional judges as well as the public. You get to vote for the best cake and pastry with the People's Choice award while enjoying samples of the tasting cakes and the Bakery Carnival, a showcase of local bakeries sampling out their favorite sweet and savory pastry treats. Demonstrations, tasting cakes, and the Bakery Carnival will be located at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. The decorated cakes will be on display at Dryades Public Market, 1307 Oretha C. Haley Boulevard. Samples are first come, first served. Attendance to all events of the day is free with museum admission ($10.50 for adults, $5.25 for students, seniors, and military, and $0 for members of the museum). In addition to samples and viewing, we'll have decorating demonstrations and more! Winners will be announced at 1:45 PM.