About the national capital area cake show



This year marks the National Capital Area Cake Shows (NCACS) 10th Anniversary. NCACS brings together artists, hobbyists, and professionals who all share the love of decorating.  As the largest cake show on the East Coasts, NCACS compiles cakes from beginners ages 4-100! World renown decorators compete in their own special category as well as children. The weekend is a continuum of activity all weekend long. At the NCACS there are classes taught by world-class decorators, FREE exciting demonstrations, cupcake challenges/tasting competitions, vendors, a tasty bake sale,  children’s program, and a huge Bling Party celebrating the National Capital Area Cake Show’s Anniversary! 

cake competition, cake decorating, cake show, cookie, cake

International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES).

The National Capital Area Cake Show is sponsored by the 

Virginia Chapter of The International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES).

ICES is a “not-for-profit” 501(c)(6) association that focuses on 

education and sharing the creative possibilities of sugar.

The show is staffed entirely by volunteers with a common goal of sharing the beauty of sugar art and this educational opportunity with the ICES membership and the public. 

Find out more about the International Cake Exploration Société (ICES).

Classes, Demonstrations, Cakes, Cupcake Social/Challenge, 

Youth Activities and so much More.!!!

© 2008 – 2019 National Capital Area Cake Show.


Our Charities

Partial proceeds from the show will be donated to Serve Our Willing Warriors program. 

Serve Our Willing Warriors provides our country's  recovering wounded, ill, or injured Warriors, and their families, with support and programs that positively affect the well-being, recuperation, and lives of Military Service Members undergoing medical treatment or therapy. 

Our flagship program is the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. The Retreat is an 11,000-sq. foot, ADA-accessible home on 37-acres in Haymarket, VA. It offers six-day respite stays during which Warriors and their families and caregivers can temporarily escape hospital environments, exhausting recovery regimens, and day-to-day demands to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with each other and their support networks. We host one family at a time. Warriors incur no cost.

The project benefits Warriors confronted with years of medical procedures or therapy for injuries resulting from their involvement in war­ related actions. Loss of limbs. Post­Traumatic Stress (PTS). Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Marital disharmony. Children with behavior issues. Suicidal ideations. These are a handful of challenges that could devastate Warriors. Fortunately, they are also the challenges this project helps Warriors overcome. In late 2017 we received a $300,000 restricted grant given by the PenFed Foundation to build a smaller second retreat home on property which will allow us to host an additional 380 guests per year.