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The Cake Decorators Association of Victoria Inc. was formed in August 1980, with the aim of promoting the art of cake decorating and to bring cake decorators together in a friendly, sharing atmosphere. 

We have many branches across Victoria that meet on a regular basis for workshops and demonstrations, learning different techniques from leaders in our field.   We believe face to face learning is the best way to master new techniques and we welcome new members, beginners to professional to join our group. 


PRESIDENT -  Pam Archibald


SECRETARY - Helen Brain

TREASURER - Debbie Riley

ASST. TREASURER - Nellie Clarke

PUBLICITY - Leanne Wood

EDITOR - Nola Cordell

COMMITTEE - Carrol Sparrow, Marie Franklin, Jean Venn

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Cake Decorating Workshops

Our many branches each hold different workshops throughout the year.  From buttercream to fondant and everything in between, there is an opportunity to learn new techniques while creating beautiful works of art.

We welcome you to attend any branch workshop in Victoria, so you can choose any that interest you.  

We also hold state seminars every 2 years and all of our members are invited to attend.  Normally 2-3 days of sugar craft demonstrations and workshops. It is always a worth while weekend and something we all look forward to, a real sugar overload! 


Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, many CDAV branches have postponed workshops until further notice. Visit our Facebook page for specific branch updates or                        via email   


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Member Benefits

  • Learn cake decorating in a friendly and welcoming environment
  • Regular workshops and Demo's 
  • Many branches across Vic to choose from
  • Discounts from leading cake decorating stores
  • Subsidised workshops and demonstrations
  • State seminars 
  • Includes membership to the Australian National Cake Decorators Association
  • Group Public Liability Insurance for home decorators
  • Meet amazing and talented people with like minded interests from all over Australia and beyond
  • Great support network and facebook group

Public Liability Insurance Information

Our policy covers the period from 1 November to 31 October. If you want to use this insurance, you must pay both your membership and insurance when you join. 

Insurance Notes


Members have the option of paying for the Cake Decorators Public Liability Insurance.  We have summarized what is covered and not covered.


The activities covered include:

  • Baking of cakes and similar items

  • Conducting classes/lessons at home for up to 5 people (average)- some classes may have 8 others 3. Home refers to your residential address. If you are holding regular classes for this number of people, you will be required to purchase your own separate insurance. 

  • Minor sales of less than $20,000 per year

  • UP to 12 car boot sales/fetes markets and sales per year

  • A member can have an ABN and business cards, but they must be a sole trader and not have any employees and not be a Pty. Ltd. Company


The activities not covered include:


  • Hiring of halls etc to conduct classes lessons including commercial premises. The hiring of a room or house in order to hold a class is not covered. You are required to purchase separate insurance.

  • Cooking classes (use of ovens, gas burners and the like)

  • Teaching minors (a person under the age of 18 years)

  • Commercial gain – for example you are a registered company (a business with a Pty. Ltd. name)

  • Sales from shops or wholesaling to shops

  • You have employees

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