October 12th, 2022Bakers at the ready: Lyonville’s bake off is back
IT’S time to crack out your cake tins and whip out the wooden spoon as Lyonville gets set to host its big bake off fundraiser on Sunday, October 23.
After a pandemic-induced break, the Lyonville Hall Community Asset Committee is hungry to again hold the Lyonville Bake Off, raising funds for the historic hall’s upkeep.
The committee’s Dot Fuller says there are six entry categories for budding or wellseasoned cooks alike to sink their teeth into.
“We’ve got categories for kids under 12, decorated cakes, general cakes, cupcakes and slices, tarts and pies, and a special dietary category which is a new category,” Dot says.
“So there’s lots of opportunity for enthusiasts to enter their baking creations and be in the running to win a rosette and a prize voucher. We’d also encourage anyone who has a speciality to enter on the day. We’ve already had one man enquire about entering croissants.”
Dot says that the first bake off was held back in 2015 and since then the Lyonville event has proven its popularity with those who like to bake – and those who like to eat.
“There definitely are some talented cooks out there and we often have a bit of friendly competition between past winners. I’d encourage anyone to enter. Your entry doesn’t need to be professional or polished. It’s an opportunity for the community to come together. This is a community event run solely by volunteers with all proceeds going to the upkeep and improvement of the Lyonville Hall.”
Once the panel of judges have made their decisions on the day and the winners are announced, the winning entries are then auctioned off to the highest bidders. Hungry attendees also have the chance to buy slices of any of the other baked entries at the bake off cake stall.
“Our cake stall on the day is an opportunity to sit down and have a tea or a coffee from our baristas as well,” Dot says. Those keen to enter can email Dot at firstname.lastname@example.org
Words: Eve Lamb | Image: Kyle Barnes