November 1, 2018

Birth of the Dessert Expo in the Mother City!

Dessert aficionados are invited to embark on an indulgent journey into the deliciously vibrant world of all things Dessert! SA’s first Dessert Expo will be making its debut on the 23, 24 & 25 November 2018 at the Cape Town Stadium in Greenpoint.

Ever dreamed of walking through an endless wonderland of exquisite desserts and sweet treats? Then this expo is the ultimate dream come true. Show visitors will find everything from cakes and macarons, to pastries, gelato, handmade chocolate, cookies, fudge, ice-cream, donuts, truffles, brownies, cupcakes, dessert cocktails and more – it’s a dessert foodie paradise!  Dessert enthusiasts are invited to get ready to treat themselves to a range of indulgent delights.

“The Dessert Expo is more than just a festival and market it’s a showcase dedicated to the art of dessert- both the sweet & savoury kind! The showcase promises to intrigue all our visitors’ senses. Attendees will SEE the most gorgeous display’s, TOUCH incredible products, SMELL the most amazing aromas, HEAR from our exhibitors & guest speakers AND, most importantly, TASTE the BEST desserts. You know your 6th sense is saying this is going to be a truly EUPHORIC experience!

The Dessert expo will be the largest confectionery event of its kind in South Africa, starting off in Cape Town and making its way to other major cities in our country.” says co-founder, Laura Hanc.

What to expect?

Expo visitors will be able to sample and buy tasty treats, discover their new favourite restaurant, bakery, confectionery and/or patisserie.

This 3-day live event will highlight new industry trends, ideas and recipes and expose attendees to special offers and giveaways.  Visitors will be able to enjoy workshops hosted by industry specialists & chefs and stock up on the latest supplies and discover new business opportunities. This event is suitable for everyone – it’s a great day out for the whole family and friends!

Industry specialists are invited to join the expo on the Friday, 23 November 2018 to engage the exhibitors and look for new suppliers and discover new industry trends.

Shoppers paradise

It really doesn’t get much sweeter than this… South Africa’s biggest Dessert shopping experience packed with baking and cake decorating supplies, delicious sweet treats and gifts! The Dessert Expo is the ultimate shopping experience designed to inspire attendees with new ideas and equip them with the best gear to become a novice or pro dessert creator.

Learn & Be Inspired

Get expert advice from those in the know – our exhibitors will not only help you with time-saving tools and products but will share insights on how to get the most out of baking and decorating projects. With a wide range of demonstrations covering everything from baking, chocolate tempering, baking science, sugarcraft and more, show visitors will be inspired!

Demonstrations by Guest Chefs & Top SA Bloggers include: Katelyn Allegra from, Astrid Field from The Sweet Rebellion and Claire Winstanley from Good Looking and Cooking YouTube channel. Capsicum Culinary School Patisserie Lecturers will also be hosting a number of demonstrations over the Expo weekend.  Demonstrations are free of charge to Dessert Expo visitors.

The Dessert Expo will cater for ALL dessert enthusiasts of all ages & dietary preferences.  Diarise the dates now!

Date: Friday, 23 November 2018 – Sunday, 25 November 2018

Time: 10am-8pm (Fri & Sat), 10am-5pm (Sun)

Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Greenpoint

Ticket prices: Tickets R120 (per person per day) | R30 – R60 (Children up to 13 years) | R60 (senior citizens). Tickets can be purchased on Quicket.

All retailers, wholesalers and traders wanting to attend Traders Open Day on the Friday, 23 November

2018, must please contact Laura Hanc as per contact details below to arrange accreditation for the day.

For more information please feel free to contact:

Laura Hanc on 072 128 4176 or | Facebook: @DessertExpoSA | Twitter: @DessertExpoSA | Instagram: @DessertExpoSA