The 36th edition of the San Diego Cake Show is set to take place March 16-17 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Presented by the San Diego Cake Club, this popular cake event is one of the largest in the state of California.

The theme of this year’s event is “Red Carpet Cakes.” The two-day show will feature a cake design competition open to everyone, a variety of decorating classes for all skill levels, skills and decorating demonstrations, and much more.

The biggest event of the weekend is the 2019 San Diego Cake Show Competition, with multiple levels including the Spectacular Cake Competition. In this event (which has both Individual and Group Divisions), entrants will create a cake that features the event’s theme.

The San Diego Cake Show, otherwise known as “Confections for a Cause,” is more than just a cake show. A percentage of the proceeds from the show are donated to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charity of San Diego.

Tickets for the event cost $12 for one day or $24 for the entire weekend. They include access to the cake competition and all of the demos, the chance to shop with the specialty vendors in attendance, and the opportunity to enter raffle drawings throughout the day.