The Largest Cake Show on the East Coast

This Exciting Weekend has Something for Everyone!

Cake Decorators, Cookie Artists, Sweets lovers, Sugar Enthusiasts, Bakers, and foodies are invited to indulge themselves in the world of sweets.

See amazing cookie and cake artistry Be a part of judging the tasting events. 

Shop the most innovative industry tools!

Learn the latest trends & techniques with hands-on classes & FREE demonstrations!

Push your creative boundaries and enter competitions!

Enjoy the Cupcake Social/Challenge!

Celebrate Unbelievable Sugar Art work!

A huge Birthday Bling Bash!

Raffles, Tours and so much more!


Competition Themes

This years theme for the Wedding Cake Challenge will be Diamonds. To celebrate the Shows 10 Year Anniversary all other division themes will be “10”. Incorporate the number 10 in your designs. ElighTEN others with your inTENtional use of the number 10 in any way you pay atTENtion to the details of the number TEN!

Whether you are a beginner, a child, an expert, or have skills somewhere in between, you should compete!  Who knows you may be the recipient of one of  FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF PRIZES

This year you can be a part of the judging with this years Cupcake Social and Challenge! Sweet and Savory cupcakes will be available for tasting and voting on whose is the best! Jalapeno chocolate, bacon and maple, cheddar and apple, vanilla carrot, who knows what will be waiting for you. So be a part and enter your creation or judge others!


Classes & FREE Demos

Top Level Instructors will fly in to Virginia to help you learn new techniques or sharpen your skills. Classes will be taught on all areas of decorating. In addition, there will be free Demonstrations by the industries top professionals. While there are classes for all ages and all skill levels, tickets will have a limited number of seats, so be sure to sign up right away. 


Children's Programs

The National Capital Area Cake Show believes the love for decorating starts at a very young age. The best memories are made children create goodies in the kitchen with their mom or dad. This years show continues the tradition of a full blown children’s program. Through competition or make and take, the National Capital Area Cake Show encourages parents to have their children compete right along side them and participate in learning together about the world of decorating! 


Be a Part of the Biggest Birthday Bling Bash

On Saturday night, Icing Images is throwing the Biggest Birthday Bling Bash to celebrate the National Capital Areas 10 year Anniversary while raising money for Cancer Awareness. For only $100 per ticket, every person who attends this Bling Bash will win a gift basket worth $50 or more! With a Bling theme, there will be prizes for those who dress to the theme! In addition, we will partake in a delicious Dinner Buffet, Drinks, and Dancing! Special guest Blāque Shelton of Black Rose Pastries and Debbie Coughlin, Founder of Icing Images, will be emceeing the event. You will not want to miss this event. There are a limited number of tickets to this event. So get your ticket now! 


And So Much More...

There is so many more events to participate in. So come, enter a cake! Check out our Bake Sale or take a chance at the Raffle!  There is so many things to do, people to meet and fun events. So come, be a part of it all and celebrate 10 years of the National Capital Area Cake Show! 


Show Hours

Show Hours: Saturday, March 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Show Hours: Sunday, March 29th Noon - 5 PM

Bling Bash Party: March 28th 7PM

Classes: March 27th -29th, 2020 



Ticket Prices

Limited Tickets Available


  • Tickets $12
  • Seniors/Students $8
  • 5 & under free


  • Tickets $17
  • Seniors/Students $12
  • 5 & under free

For group ticket information or accessibility requests, send us a message.   


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2020 National Capital Area Cake Show

Located 5 minutes from Dulles International Airport.

Executive Conference and Training Center

22685 Holiday Park Dr, Sterling, VA 20166