07/10/2013 03:12 EDT | Updated 09/09/2013 05:12 EDT

Sugar is sweet, and so is Canada's Baking and Sweets Show, set for September

TORONTO - Hold onto your mad hats — and your heads, if you pass by the Queen of Hearts — as Canada's Baking and Sweets Show returns to Toronto for a third year, taking on the theme of Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice in Wonderland."

The convention, which runs Sept. 27 to 29 at the Toronto Congress Centre, will be replete with a cake design academy, a huge array of demo kitchens, event-specific recipes for baked goods for weddings, holidays, birthdays and intimate dinners and, of course, a fair share of scrumptious samples.

The three-day event also will bring in Food Network Canada's celebrity chef Anna Olson and TLC's "Cake Boss" himself, Buddy Valastro, among others.

In addition to providing information about the tastiest and latest trends from exhibitors, a showcase competition spanning the festival's duration will seek out the country's top sweet-toothed talents.

With its "Alice in Wonderland" theme, the show aims to push the boundaries of creativity for its exhibitors, creating a wonderland of sweets to savour.

Single-day admission ranges between $10 for seniors and students and $15 for adults, while a three-day pass costs $30.

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