LOOKS AND TASTES GREAT: Bake-off judges look over last year’s impressive entries.
CALLING all home cooks and artists, the annual Great Marburg Bake-Off is on again and it promises to be bigger and better than last year.
Organiser Erin Davis said she was thrilled with the turnout and how the inaugural event unfolded last year, with the number of entries in each category exceeding her expectations.
The date for this year is October 1 and will be held at the Anglican Church Hall in Marburg.
The Great Marburg Bake-Off is not just a baking competition, 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 foods and take-away becoming so accessible, baking something from scratch was fast becoming a novelty and taking a back seat.
Agricultural Show entry numbers have taken a beating over the past years and interest in baking was at an all-time low.
Cue reality television with shows like MasterChef, The Great Bake-Off, Nailed It and add a pinch of Covid
and the result is a resurgence of the thrill and the need to want to bake.
So, the challenge for all you home cooks and wanna be chefs is to bake your best chocolate cake or your family favourite and bring it to the Anglican Church Hall at Marburg on Saturday, October 1 to be part of this community event and have your cakes judged by bona fide Qld Show cookery judges. The winners of each category will be announced at 1pm on the steps of the hall and awarded their
What’s more is that this year organisers have also included an Art Competition as part of the show.
It was realised that not everyone is into baking cakes some people like me just prefer to eat them, However, as an artist you can profess your love of baked goods through art.
So, to include baking of the art variety, they have added the Bake-Off Art competition “let them ART
The theme of course is anything to do with cake, baking, ingredients, utensils anything baking related. Rebecca Lewis a well-known local artist will be curating the art in which will be displayed in the Green Shed opposite the bake-off hall.
For more information, entry forms and schedules go to the Great Marburg Bake Off website: Creating community with cake.