Sugary skills to benefit charity at San Diego Cake Show

Sweet treats are going glam at the San Diego Cake Show, with this year’s theme of “Red Carpet Cakes.” From professional pastry chefs to amateur local bakers and decorators, all will show off their best creations with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This two-day baking fest features a cake design competition, a number of decorating classes, demonstrations on decorating and other skills, along with raffles and lots of vendors who have all sorts of tools, tips, and supplies for confection creators.

San Diego Cake Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Exhibit hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. $12-$50 (free for kids 8 and under).

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