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What to expect at The Dessert Expo this weekend

By now you’ve heard of the exciting and delicious event coming to Cape Town for the first time ever, The Dessert Expo! Being the first of it’s kind in South Africa, you definitely don’t want to miss the opportunity to taste, learn about and explore all the decadent treats that will be on show. In case you aren’t sure what to expect, here’s a little breakdown of what will be in store.

By Taryn Wilson

With hoards of space at the Greenpoint Stadium, The Dessert Expo will be divided into 7 dessert-themed sections each specifically centred around a certain treat or theme. Let the little ones to learn about home baking in the Little Pasterie Workshops section, discover a taste for dessert and wine pairing in the Dessert & Dessert Wine Pairing Lounge, and enjoy some yummy treats and tea with the Dessert High Tea Experience. Find healthy options at the Skinny Delights Workshop Experience, bring out your inner baker at the Masterclasses/Workshops/Chef’s Theatre, or just enjoy a stroll through the Artisan Dessert Market. No matter your preference, The Dessert Expo will be showcasing it!

There will also be an immense variety of delicious baked, cooked, frozen and quality treats available to sample and purchase. But what kind of goods can you expect? The Dessert Expo has a long (and drool-worthy) list of the desserts you can expect to indulge in:

– Biscuits or cookies
– Cakes
– Chocolates and candies
– Custards and puddings
– Deep-fried desserts
– Frozen desserts
– Jellied desserts
– Pastries
– Pies, cobblers, and clafoutis
– Sweet soups
– Dessert wines
– Coffee
– Cheeses & Nuts
– Fruit
– Jams
– Dessert wine & liqueur

Besides being able to try all the treats, you’ll discover brands, restaurants and bakeries that you never knew existed, and will definitely head to in the future for more sweet treats. Avid dessert enthusiasts will find the best in dessert trends, ideas and recipes to take home, while also walking away with new skills from workshops hosted by celebrity chefs and industry specialists (find out who here).

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