Macarthur's first dessert festival a sweet success

There were plenty of of sweet treats on offer at the region's first dedicated dessert festival on the weekend.

The Sweet Life, held in Camden, attracted hundreds of hungry locals despite the torrential downpour.

Campbelltown-based organisation Eat Shop Love founder and event organiser Deb Brown said the event had proven successful despite the heavy rain.

"The number of people that came along was great - especially considering the weather wasn't in our favour over the weekend," she said.

"We had hope to create a bit of a laneway outside but because of the rain we had to move as many vendors in as we could.

"It was a bit different to the event we had planned but that didn't stop people from coming down to take a look."

Attendees enjoyed a range of sweet treats from several stalls including Soul Food Mumma, Tia - the Oil Lady, Cheat Day - Treat 'Yo Self, Cake Decorating Central, Dolci and Cannoli, Bar Centrale and more.

There were also classes and demonstrations on offer.

Ms Brown said the event was a pilot for similar events across Sydney.

"We hope to take this event into other areas and make it a bi-annual thing - so the next festival will be held in August," she said.

"We have always wanted to do an event in Camden and the hall is just a beautiful location.

"It's perfect for an indoor/outdoor event - it's just a shame that we had the rain although we really did need it."

Eat Shop Love also hosts the AnnanROMA food festival in Mount Annan and the Campbelltown Night Markets.

Ms Brown said she hoped people would support the dessert festival the next time it rolled into town.

"Camden is the fastest growing region in NSW and I think people were very keen for this event," she said.

"We had a lot of bakers come along as well so next time we hope to have baking and cake decorating competitions to expand what we can offer at the next event."