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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 honoured to represent Magic Colours as a member of the International Champions Team.  She 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 and demonstrate plus teach her own workshop at the show in May 2018 and also at the Spotlight Cooking School at the 2018 Royal Brisbane Show.

Zoe has demonstrated at various Cake Guild and Association Events nationwide. She has also demonstrated her skills and also product at many Cake shows including, 2017 Melbourne Sweet Expo, 2017 International Cake Show Australia, 2016 Brisbane Cake Expo, 2015 and 2016 Cake Bake & Sweet Shows Sydney. 

Zoe is also proud to be a Featured Contributor with Viva La Buttercream and she is currently teaching regular Sugar Art and Cake Decorating Classes at Lollipop Cake Supplies, Brisbane where she is their resident Class Coordinator.

Zoe is a member of the Collaboration Team Kung Fu Chocolate Cake and she is also a proud supporter of Cake Angels Network Australia.

Recent Awards & Recognition

Royal Brisbane Show 2018
-  2nd Place Open Novelty Cake

Australian Cake Artists and Decorators Association Cake Oscars 2018
-  Winner Cake Buddy of the Year
-  Winner Cake Artist Collaboration (Team: Kung Fu Chocolate Cake) 
-  Best Teacher of the Year Nominee
-  Rising Star of the Year Nominee & Finalist
-  Sugarcraft Artist of the Year Nominee
-  Cake Sculptor of the Year Nominee

International Cake Show Australia 2018
-   2nd Place Incredible Edible Art
-   3rd Place Realistic Sculptured Bust
-   Silver Award Winner Incredible Edible Art
-   Bronze Award Winner Realistic Sculptured Bust

Australian Cake Decorating Network Industry Awards 2018
-  Category Finalist Best Teacher

Cake Masters Awards 2017
-  Category Finalist Best Collaboration

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

Cake Masters Awards 2016
-  Category Finalist Best Collaboration

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

In the Media

Zoe’s face and story was featured in many publications in support and promotion of the International Cake Show Australia, including The Brisbane Times, Herald Sun and also the Courier Mail, making the cover of QWeekend Magazine. With feature spots on ABC Radio, 97.3FM and across various blog sites Zoe made her mark on Brisbane in 2018.

A number of Zoe's original cakes have been included in the Australian Cake Decorating Network's Cake! Magazine.  Most recently, Cake! Magazine published an original bas relief tutorial in the November 2017 Issue and a painting tutorial by Zoe in the February 2017 Issue.  

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, the international CakeFlix Collaboration (2017) and most recently in the 2018 Minion Mayhem International Collaboration and We Will Rock You Sugar Collaboration.   Zoe is also a proud member of the Sugar Skull Bakers having participated in the international collaboration in 2015,  2016, 2017 and 2018 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.  Zoe is currently a member of Kung Fu Chocolate Cake, a team of cake artists who created the incredible Alice in Wonderland Cake Installation for the International Cake Show Australia in May 2018 which featured in news globally and also featured in a double page article in Cake Masters Magazine, October 2018.

Zoe has also recently been featured in a number of blogs, magazines and newspaper articles promoting the International Cake Show Australia including, Lady Brisbane, She Society, City North News 26 April 2018 and the Northlakes Messager, just to mention a few.