Saturday Sweets: SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo Returns For Its Fourth Year
Saturday Sweets is typically about where you can find the best desserts in Miami, but this week it’s all about where you can learn to make the best desserts in town. South Florida biggest cake and candy trade show is back – SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo. It’s the fourth year for this expo that offers everything anyone could possibly need to be a better baker. The trade show is for home bakers and professionals alike to discover the latest in baking and decorating trends, purchase the new supplies, and even take on demos and classes taught by some of the best bakers in the country.
Melanie Richard and Natasha O’Connor, the women behind the SoFlo Cake and Candy Expo, once found it very difficult to find baking supplies in South Florida. Passionate home bakers with a sweet tooth, they decided to open Sweet Life Cake and Candy Supply to fill the void that other South Florida home bakers were coming across. Fast forward to 2015 and they launched the SoFlo Cake and Candy Expo, “After opening up Sweet Life Cake and Candy Supply, we started attending trade shows all around the country in order to be able to provide our customers with the latest tools in baking and decorating,” says Melanie Richard, co-founder of SoFlo Cake and Candy Expo.
“We realized that even though we had a store that offered the tools and supplies that home bakers and professional bakers are looking for, there was still the need for something bigger - a trade show – and that’s how we started SoFlo Cake and Candy Expo,” continued Natasha O’Connor, co-founder.
As a baker, I’ve attended this event every year and have found myself falling more and more in love with it the brands and talent that attend the expo. Between attending classes, learning new techniques, and buying every cake tool I can possibly fit into my kitchen – it’s been amazing watching SoFlo grow each year. Last year over 5,000 people from all over the world attended the expo. If you are even remotely interested in baking or candy making this is where you want to be next week.
SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo will be taking place next weekend from April 27th to the 29th at the Miami Airport Convention Center in the Doubletree Hotel.
This year SoFlo will be bringing more fun and excitement to the experience. YouTube superstar Yolanda Gampp of How To Cake It will be in attendance with a book signing, selling products, and even on stage with a fun interactive demo using volunteers from the crowd. Sprinkle master, Sweetapolita, will also be at SoFlo as a vendor with her famed sprinkles and even a special SoFlo mix on sale.
Taking a cue from the beloved Museum of Ice Cream, SoFlo Cake and Candy Expo is offering an awesome life size photo experience. The 30 x 20 space will house a SoFlo ball pit, a 5 foot tall mixer with larger than life props, and even massive cake to take photos with.
If you're into books, SoFlo is bringing back its Author's Corner with book signing by some of the best instructors attending the expo.
If you have any interest in baking – you belong at SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo. Tickets are available here. Use code EARTH20 for a special 20% off this weekend in celebration of Earth Day!