Welcome to ACDN

The Australian Cake Decorating Network is a place for professional, semi professional and hobbyist cake decorators, cookie decorators, cupcakes decorators and baking enthusiasts to come together and share their love of cake, cookies, cupcakes, macarons, chocolates and all things sweet!

We offer several options to suit most people from our ACDN Membership, to Business Lounge, to Baking Box, we’ve got you covered. To learn more about these options or to join please select below.

Meet the Team

Liz lives in country NSW with her husband and 4 children. She grew up watching her mum make wedding cakes for years, and prior to starting the ACDN was running her own cake decorating business in Canberra. Liz founded the Australian Cake Decorating Network in 2012 as a place to provide support, education and networking for the cake decorating and baking industry.

Nat works closely with Liz on the day to day operations of running ACDN from supporting our suppliers & members to managing the internal systems & processes. Nat is also a mum to 2 little ones & lives in Young NSW.

Ella joined the ACDN team in 2022 as a Virtual Assistant. Ella is from regional NSW and graduated Year 12 in 2020. Ella am currently living in Canberra studying her 1st year of Interior Architecture at the University of Canberra. 

Brooke manages the Social Media for ACDN through replying to your messages and comments & sharing your work across our Social Media platforms! Brooke is located in Picton NSW and she enjoys spending time camping with her husband and her golden retriever Sammy.

Lena (pronounced LAYNA) is from Sydney NSW & has been cake decorating for thirteen years and in this time has learned from and worked alongside some of the country’s best – Lena joined our ACDN Events Team in 2021 & assists with the organisation and coordination of member meetups & other events ran by ACDN.

Mel McGrath joined our ACDN Events Team in 2016 and brings a fun and friendly energy to all of our events. Mel is based in Melbourne and outside of all things Cake, Mel is a registered nurse.


"Being a part of ACDN has been a true highlight for me over the last few years. I have made many lifelong friends, had the privilege of working on such cake projects along with seeing behind the scenes of the cake industry."

I get first preference in classes & courses with internationally renowned artists. We are all a part of a Facebook forum only for members, it is a pure joy opening up facebook and seeing what my cake buddies have been up to, sharing a laugh and asking questions and getting the best advice from many caking superstars who are also a part of ACDN. We can also access member discounts at all of the best supply outlets (all the best ones that you probably already shop at!).

ACDN is so professionally run and I get so much fulfillment out of interacting and having input into any further activities and opportunities that are coming up. My husband says the annual membership fee is the best money we spend all year due to the amount of enjoyment I get out my membership.

I can honestly say I love ACDN and I have well and truly found my 'cake squad'!
Erin Burch
Cookez by Erin

"I love being part of the Australian Cake Decorating Network."

It brings all cake decorators together to share their love for cake decorating. I’m always looking forward to the events ACDN brings such as cake crawl. Truly a fantastic community and i recommend anyone who has a passion for decorating to join!
Storytale Cakes

"When I joined the Australian Cake Decorating Network I didn’t know what to expect.
Would I get anything out of it??
Would I learn anything??
Would I make any connections in the cake world??
Well a giant YES is the answer."

I have found such an amazing support group, always there with words of encouragement, and advice when asked for.

I have participated in many ACDN events. There have been classes, special projects like the wedding chapel at the Cake Bake and Sweet Show, Cake Camp, Cake Crawls, and even a Cake Crawl in New York, yes New York.

Being able to take advantage of the many member discounts is also appreciated. Along the way I have made great friends, without whom, I am sure, my cake decorating would not have progressed as it has.

So a big THANK YOU to Liz Wright and the ACDN team for all the opportunities afforded to me as a member.
Julie DeNapoli
Bohemia Cakes Canterbury
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