Calling all home cooks and artists, the annual Great Marburg Bake Off is on again and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Organiser Erin Davis said she was thrilled with the turnout and entries into last year’s Bake Off with the number of entries far exceeding her expectations.
This year the Bake Off will be held on September 30 at the Anglican Church Hall and the Art Exhibition in the Green Shed in Marburg.
The Great Marburg Bake Off is not just about baking and art but it is about coming together as a community, but with cake.
Local and country show cookery contests used to be the absolute bee’s knees and well supported by the community.
However, with the invention of convenience and take away food stalls becoming so accessible with our busy life styles, baking something from scratch has become a novelty.
I had noticed that agricultural show entries have taken a beating over the past years with interest in baking at an all-time low.
Cue reality television with shows like MasterChef, Nailed It and The Great Bake Off and the result is a resurgence of the thrill and the need to want to bake.
So, with that in mind the challenge for all you home cooks is to make your best chocolate cake, jam and or family favourite and enter them in this year’s Bake Off.
Your entries will be judged by a bona fide Qld Show Cookery Judge.
The winners will be announced at 1pm on the steps of the hall on September 30.
Of course, for those of us who cannot cook and not into baking cakes, that’s people like me, there is an Art Competition, ‘Let Them Art Cake’.
Artists can get to profess their love of cake through their art. The Bake Off Art Competition will be expertly curated by Bec Lewis and hung in the Green Shed opposite the bake off hall.
The competition is open to primary and high school students as well as an open section. Art work of course must be baking related and can be created in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, mix media, sculptor and print making.
Entries are now open and close on September 27.
For more information on how to enter or not sure about something you can call Erin on 0410686080 or email: email@example.com
Black Snake Creek Festival
The Black Snake Creek Festival and the Art Competition and Exhibition is returning for 2023.
The festival is brought to you by the Marburg and District Residents Association.
The Festival is in its 18th year and has been running annually since 2006.
The festival’s main event is on Saturday, September 23, where there will be plenty of activities for all ages including free children’s activities, market stalls, displays and live entertainment.
The festival also highlights the talents of the community artists with the Art Awards and Exhibition, which runs from September 20-23.
Entries are now open for the Art Competition and artists are invited to enter up to three artworks across eight categories.
To find out more contact Linda on 0438443012
Following the beautiful U3A art exhibition local artist Peter Hubbard will be presenting an exhibition of his recent paintings.
Peter’s exhibition will be open to the public until Tuesday September 12.
Entry is free and it will be open for viewing from 10am to 3.30pm daily. I recommend going along.