Melbourne’s Great Architectural Baking Competition

Batter, Bake & Build. Join us on Open Day at the Melbourne School of Design for public viewing and judging of competition entries.

The University of Melbourne invites you to mix and stir your imagination, then apply your design, culinary and engineering skills to create an architecturally inspired cake.

Help us celebrate 150 years of built environment education at the University of Melbourne by recreating some of Melbourne’s architectural icons.

Judged by a stellar panel of leading names in the food, architecture and design industries at the University of Melbourne’s 2019 Open Day.


  • Public

    Open to established and aspiring practitioners, professionals and the general public (including students, University staff and alumni)
    With $2,500 in prizes on offer

  • Student

    Open to University of Melbourne students.
    With $1,000 in prizes on offer

  • People’s Choice

    With $1,000 in prizes on offer


This year’s theme ‘Batter, Bake & Build: Recreating Melbourne’s iconic buildings’ tests your design and engineering expertise to recreate Melbourne’s architectural icons in cake or baked form.

Register your interest to participate in Melbourne's Great Architectural Baking Competition.

Registrations close on Monday 22 July 2019.

People’s Choice Awards

All participants will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award Prize, judged by the general public and announced at the conclusion of the competition day.

Competition day

Open Day: Sunday 18 August 2019

Location: Ground floor, Glyn Davis Building,
University of Melbourne, Parkville campus

Competition timeline

Monday 22 July

Registration Closed

Registrations have now closed! Be sure to attend the University of Melbourne's Open Day on 18 August to view entries and vote in the People's Choice Award.

Friday 26 July

Briefing Sessions

Two briefing sessions will take place to answer any questions you have about the design and competition brief.

Friday 26 July


Saturday 17 August

Pre-Event Set-up and Shortlisting

Sunday 18 August

Melbourne's Great Architectural Baking Competition

Join us at the University of Melbourne's Open Day for the public viewing and judging of competition entries.

Cast your vote in the People's Choice award catergory.

Competition Information