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Sugar Art by Zoe Byres (formerly red kitchen girls) is a Brisbane based cake and sugar art business.

With well over 20 highly distinguished awards in recent years, Zoe Byres has become a much sought after demonstrator and mentor in the industry. Specialising in hand sculptured and hand painted cakes, her work has been featured in many industry magazines and publications both nationally and internationally. Zoe’s unique style often sees her creations shared across various social media platform’s as well as featured on supplier websites.   Zoe continues to dazzle, amaze and push the boundaries of all things cakey and loves nothing more than to share that passion with eager learners.

Zoe is very proud to be an Accredited Profession Member of the Australian Cake Artists and Decorators Association and she was honoured to demonstrate at the Australian International Cake Show in May 2017.

Zoe is also proud to be a Featured Contributor with Viva La Buttercream.

In May 2016, Zoe demonstrated her painting skills on the main stage at the Brisbane Cake Expo in  May 2016.  She demonstrated for Martellato Italian Cake Art Tools and The Packaging Place at the 2016 Brisbane Cake Expo and also at the Cake Bake & Sweet Show Sydney, in June 2015.  Zoe gave a short painting demonstration for the Australian Cake Decorating Network at the 2016 Cake Bake & Sweet Show Sydney.

Zoe is currently teaching regular Sugar Art and Cake Painting Classes at Lollipop Cake Supplies, Eatons Hill.

Zoe is a member of the Australian Cake Decorating Network and she is also a proud supporter of Cake Angels Network Australia.

 

In the Media

A number of Zoe's original hand painted cakes have been included in the Australian Cake Decorating Network's Cake! Magazine, May 2015 Issue with another cakey creations featured in the August 2015 Issue and the May 2016 Issue.  

Most recently, Cake! Magazine published an original painting tutorial by Zoe and also featured some of her original cakes in the February 2017 Iissue.  

Zoe has participated various Cake Collaborations, including the Aussie's Take The Cake Collaboration (2015 and 2016), the international tribute Bowie Collaboration (2016 ), the international Animal Rights Collaboration (2016), the international Sweet Summer Collaboration (2016) which was a finalist in the Cake Masters Collaboration Awards 2016 and the international CakeFlix Collaboration (2017).   Zoe is also a proud member of the Sugar Skull Bakers having participated in the international collaboration in 2015,  2016 and 2017 with her 2016 contribution featuring on American Cake Decorating Website and also in Cake Masters Magazine.  

In 2015 Zoe coordinated a large project with Cake Angels Network at the Special Children's Christmas Party which was featured in Quest Community Newspaper's City South News
 

Recent Awards

Royal Brisbane Show 2017
-  1st Place Intermediate Novelty Cake
-  1st Place Intermediate Sugar Craft

International Cake Show Australia 2017
-   2nd Place Faux Food
-  Gold Award Winner, Faux Food
-  Silver Award Winner, Mystical
-  Bronze Award Winner, Realistic Bust

Royal Brisbane Show 2016
-  1st Place Open Christmas Cake
-  1st Place Intermediate Novelty Cake
-  2nd Place Intermediate Sugar Craft

Royal Brisbane Show 2015
-  1st Place Open Christmas Cake
-  2nd Place Intermediate Sugar Craft
-  2nd Place Intermediate Novelty Cake
-  3rd Place Intermediate Wedding Cake

Brisbane Cake Expo Cake Decorating Competition 2014
-  Finalist Two Tier Cake

Royal Brisbane Show 2014
-  Novice Champion
-  1st Place Beginner Contemporary Cake
-  1st Place Novice Novelty Cake
-  1st Place Novice Sugar Craft
-  2nd Place Contemporary Wedding Cake
-  3rd Place Open Miniature Cake