The Australian National Cake Decorators' Assoc. Inc. (ANCDA) began on the 9th November 1981, with the foundation Members being the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. They were joined by the Cake Decorators Assoc. of NSW in 1982 and the Northern Territory Cake Decorators in 1985. 

Gaena Duncan from the Cake Decorators Association of WA was instrumental in the forming of the Association, and went on to become the first President of the ANCDA. 

Management of the ANCDA

The ANCDA is managed by a National Executive Committee who is made up of individuals from within the Member Assoc. 

The National Executive holds such position for two years and the responsibility is passed on, on a rotational basis through Member Associations.  The role of the executive is to manage the day-to-day administration of the ANCDA, fundraising, running the National Competition at the National Seminar every two years, and providing support to it's Members.

The ANCDA is goverened by a Constitution & BY-Laws.