New members only CDAWA facebook group

The members of the Cake Decorators’ Association of WA have a such a massive wealth of knowledge and experience that it seems a shame to limit ourselves to sharing it only when we are at meetings and events.

We are a grassroots organisation and as our charter states: our aim is “To foster and improve the art of Cake Decorating by providing opportunities for the interchange of ideas and skills”.

The aim of the private group is to provide a local WA platform where all members, especially beginners, can ask more experienced members for advice and to provide a place for all members to share their work, ask for critiques and ultimately further our skills as a group. There are plans to have an occasional post where members can share work they are happy to have featured in the Icing News, this website or on the public Facebook page.  We also welcome your feedback.

The closed Facebook members group is still in its infancy but is a safe, albeit cakey, place for CDAWA members to share, learn, grow, and of course to chat, plus show off your incredible work and to have fun! Because after all,  cakes and cake decorating is all about celebration.
In the coming months, Rita, our State Secretary, will send an invite to all financial members that we have a current email for. Please contact her if you are a current financial member who would like to be added to the group but you have not provided your current email address as yet.

Contact us by email:
Rita Di Donato
CDAWA State Secretary

Or contact us by direct message on the public facebook page.

Great start to the Year – Rockingham’s Cake Wars Extravaganza

The Cake Decorator’s Association of WA Rockingham Branch kicked the year off with a bang hosting the first of what we hope will be a continuing tradition. The Rockingham Cake Decorators Association’s Cake Wars. This ultra fun day saw teams from a few different branches test their skills in a number of tricky cake decorating challenge vying for supremacy, bragging rights and the title of Cake Wars Champions.

Rockingham had a great turnout with spectators and competitors coming from far and wide to be a part of the fun.  Rockingham have done and continue to do a lot of work to attract and support new members and deliver exciting meetings and events.

Thank you to the incredible team at the Rockingham branch for putting on such a fun day.  And thank you to the fabulous panel of judges and all the spectators who really helped to make this a great event.

The Australiana themed competition consisted of two elimination rounds before the third and final round. Performance in the previous rounds affected how much equipment teams had access to, and eliminated teams able to purchase devilish sabotages to make things more interesting.

Round 1: Decorate cupcakes with unconventional equipment and very limited time. 15 minutes!

Round 2: Cover a dummy cake with fondant and decorate it using only what the teams could afford to “purchase” from the table of limited resources. It was entertaining watching teams struggle to decide if another colour was more important than a rolling pin, a smoother or more fondant. 30 minutes!

Round 3: Present the Cake and Cupcakes together, improve on the previous designs for the cake and cupcakes and add a cake topper if one had not already been added. 30 minutes!

See all the photos from the day and find out more about the Cake Decorator’s Association of WA Rockingham branch on their facebook page.
Check out the Rockingham calendar of events or get in touch with them to find out more.

Rockingham is just one of many great branches doing excellent work to promote and further develop the world of Cake Decorating.  Check out the meeting dates for your local club and whats on in your area or get in touch with your local branch now!



We’re Back – Meetings start again February

We’re back for 2018

Check out our branch Calendars, and get in touch with someone from a branch near you to find out more about our first meetings for this year.

The Individual branches have lots of exciting demonstrations and Workshops planned this year.
If you love cakes and cake decorating then come along and chat with other cake decorators and pick up some new skills, or tips to enhance your current ones.



2018 Seminar in York

Watch this space!


Perth Branch invites you to join them for this wonderful seminar from the 24th to the 26th August, 2018.

The seminar is open to CDA members for a bargain price of only $350 and includes  accommodation for two nights, all meals plus two exciting hands-on workshops and six informative demonstrations by local and national guest demonstrators.

Demonstrators are yet to be confirmed, but the Perth Branch will work to make it an exciting weekend with excellent demonstrations.

These “cake breaks” are an excellent chance to pick up new skills or improve current ones and are a great social learning environment in which you get to meet members from other branches and make life long friendships.

The accommodation is on a share basis so grab a friend or two and book together!

To secure your spot and book your accommodation, please call Margaret Newman on 0417 090 421 or Lilyan Taylor on 0439 922 939. A deposit of $200 will be required so contact Lilyan for payment options.

So come along and enjoy the weekend with like-minded members and gain some valuable knowledge!!

Hope to see you there!!




Cake Stalls

Cakes made by CDAWA members are available at the following locations:


Albany Branch:  6th November, Outside IGA Spencer Park. 7 am to 4 pm. Part proceeds of the raffle go towards Make a Wish Foundation!

Darling Range Branch:  13th to 15th December 2018: Armadale Shopping Centre.  Following week at Maddington Shopping centre.

Mandurah Branch:  20th December: Meadow Spring Shopping Centre.

Northshore Branch: 6th to 8th December, Whitfords Shopping Centre.

Perth Branch:
10th-15th December 2018.
Kingsway Shopping Centre,
Cnr Wanneroo Road and Hepburn Avenue,
Madeley. Proceeds of the raffle go towards Cancer Council!

Swan Districts

Kalamunda Central Shopping Centre 9 am – 3 pm:

Thursday 6 December
Friday 7 December
Saturday 8 December
And at Centrepoint Midland 9am -3pm:
Thursday 13 December
Friday 14 December
Saturday 15 December



Cake Wars is coming to Rockingham Cake Decorators Association

Exciting news!!
Cake Wars is coming to Rockingham Cake Decorators Association
Be sure to save the date for this fun-fill event
20th of January 2018 10:AM