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We are delighted that after a successful sold-out launch event in 2019, we are back with a bigger and better Indian Cake Awards! We’re excited to be holding the awards at the NESCO Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai on September 28th 2024. 

The annual Indian Cake Awards recognises talent across a spectrum of categories for creators in India. With a star-studded judging panel, we will celebrate and award skills and talent in the industry. 

We can’t wait to celebrate and honor the talent in this brilliantly creative industry. 


To get involved, email

The Event

  • The Indian Cake Awards 2024 will be held on the 28th September 2024 at the NESCO, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

  • The event is not suitable for children and babies – children over the age of 16 will need to purchase a ticket, no discounts are available

  • This event is strictly ticketed and no tickets will be available at the door

  • Tickets include an awards ceremony, sandwiches, and refreshments.

  • Tickets can be purchased from

  • No refunds

  • Dress code is SMART CASUALS 


  • Nominations can be made via the online nominations form; you can nominate yourself in any of the categories, there is space on the forms to put details of creations made – should you wish to send in any supporting information, please send to

  • The nominations process allows you to nominate any creator based in India

  • Nominees must reside in India, proof of residence will need to be confirmed when finalists are contacted

  • There is no cost to nominate

  • One nomination form per person, any duplicate forms will be disregarded

  • Should you have any queries or need help filling in the form, please email

  • Once nominations close, a shortlisting process will happen

  • All nominations are considered in the lengthy shortlisting process undertaken by the Indian Cake Awards team – shortlisting for skills-based categories is NOT based on the number of nominations received

  • The shortlisting process involves going through each and every nomination form and carefully considering the work of nominated artists including any extra supporting information sent in

  • Shortlisted finalists are then contacted and will need to provide a portfolio of work which will be judged by our panel of esteemed judges

  • For more information about how finalists are selected for non-skills based categories, please see below

Judging Process

  • Our panel of judges have been selected to provide a cross section of experience and opinion and are key shapers of the Indian industry and what it is today

  • Judges have the ability to put names forward for any category to be considered as part of the shortlisting process

  • Following a shortlisting process by the ICA team, judges will be presented with a portfolio of work against each skills based category, all judges will score the portfolios and the winner will based off the highest score

  • Judges will pick the winners for skills based categories which are as follows: Wedding, Sculpted, Sugar Flowers, Modelling, Cake Maker, Display Creation and Fresh Cream Awards – please see notes of other categories and how they will be judged

  • Judges who have declared brand affiliations and links to any businesses, will not in any way be involved in any category where bias can be formed or links can be made to a finalist or finalist’s business

  • Judges cannot be nominated for the skills based awards


  • Partners have no influence on the judging process

  • Partners pay ICA a fee for partnership, these fees are used for holding the event and expenses associated with ICA 2024 event costs

  • Partners have the same chance as non-partner companies in taking part in the Indian Cake Awards

  • Partners do not have an advantage in being a finalist or a better chance of winning

  • Thank you to all partners for supporting creators in the industry and allowing us to organise this event to celebrate and recognise talent in the industry

  • For information about partnership opportunities, please phone +91 9969363320.

Rising Star Award

  • To encourage creators in the industry, we aim to have a maximum of eight finalists per zone in India – this is depending on the nominations received

  • This award is split into 4 please see which location applies to you:

  • Rising Star North - Uttar Pradesh (U.P), Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu Kashmir

  • Rising Star East - Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura

  • Rising Star South - Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Lakshadweep

  • Rising Star West - Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Daman & Diu

  • You may nominate yourself for a Rising Star Award, please provide supporting information about your journey and reasons why you deserve to win

  • Teachers and mentors can put students or creators forward for this award, please provide supporting information about why they are worthy of the award

  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to undertake an interview which will be recorded for the judges to help in their decision

Cake Maker Award

  • This award will be given to a creator who makes cakes for a whole range of occasions from wedding, sculpted, birthday and more – the portfolio submitted to the panel of judges will include cakes for all occasions


Hero Award

  • This award will be based on the nominations and feedback given on the nominations forms, not on the number of nominations and not judged by the panel

  • Heroes must reside in India

Judges on the panel can be put forward for the Hero Award

Product Recognition Award

This year, Indian Cake Awards 2024 will be recognising up to 10 products in this category. We understand that a lot of time, effort, and resources go into the development and successful launch of a product. Products for cake decorating and baking are an important part of our industry.


Please note that brands and companies may nominate and put their own products forward.




Best Academy or Institution Award, Best Teacher Award, Personality of the Year Award

  • These three awards are based on the number of nominations received.

  • The top nominations will be selected and then a voting process will open for the successful finalists

  • When voting opens, you can vote upto 3 times


​Indian Industry Icon of the Year

  • Suggestions for this award can be made via the nominations form – the winner is picked by the ICA Team.



  • Nominations OPEN 4th July 2024

  • Nominations CLOSE 15th August 2024

  • Voting for  Personality of the Year, Best Academy and Best Teacher OPENS 20th August 2024.

 The deadline may be extended at the discretion of the ICA Team



  • Will be contacted and informed of the next steps

  • Will be required to submit a portfolio of work that best represents the category they are a finalist in

  • Will need to prepare a few words to say on stage 

  • If unable to attend the awards ceremony in person, finalists will be required to submit an acceptance video and your award will be mailed out

For any further questions, please email the team at

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