The Great Tasmanian Cake Off
Dec
28
3:00 PM15:00

The Great Tasmanian Cake Off

Judges: Michelle Crawford | Venue: Parliament Lawns | Performance Type: Free community event | Time: 3pm – 4pm | Price: FREE (register by Dec 20)

Have you got what it takes to be Tasmania’s best baker? Preheat your ovens, soften some butter and grease those tins, we want to see your baking skills.

The recipe is simple, use your imagination and create a Victoria Sponge inspired by Tasmania’s produce.  Get creative and chose the flavours that tell a Tasmanian story, we’ll be looking for innovative creations but ultimately it’s all about the taste.

The Rules | All entries need to be a Victoria Sponge, two layers of cake with your choice of filling. We're thinking Victoria Sandwich cakes here, each cake to comprise of 2 x 20cm tiers sandwiched together with your choice of filling.

The Judges | Recipe writer, food stylist and food curator Michelle Crawford lives in the Huon Valley and has worked with many of Tasmania’s top chefs and food producers as well as numerous magazines around Australia. Her Instagram-famous cottage kitchen with its wood-fired Rayburn is certainly no stranger to cakes (or crumpets, scones or slice)

Judith Sweet is a culinary icon in the Tasmanian food scene after more than 40 years of teaching, hosting television programs, writing, consulting, recipe development and event organising.  Judith is still searching out new flavours and sharing her passion for food.

And it wouldn’t be a cake competition without representation from the CWA and, rest assured, they will be representing. These ladies have been baking since before you were born and can spot an overcooked cake from 20 paces so make sure you bring only your best efforts.

If you or someone you know can prove to perfection and rise to the occasion, then enter now.

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Pickle Party — It's kind of a big dill
Dec
30
11:30 AM11:30

Pickle Party — It's kind of a big dill

Free Event: First in best dressed | Capacity 250 
Talent: Hannah Maloney & Michelle Crawford | Venue: Mainstage

Pucker up with Hannah Maloney from Goodlife Permaculture and Michelle Crawford for Tasmania’s biggest Pickle Party.  A free event that touches on waste reduction, preserving the seasons and home grown deliciousness through a long table pickling party.  Bring your excess produce, a clean jar and we’ll provide the brine and spices for this mega pickle and preserving day.   Pickle Party is for everyone, from tomato-squishing toddlers to gherkin-loving grannies.  Set on the Princess Wharf forecourt, we’ll have tables filled with the season´s excess bounty; carrots, radishes, zucchinis, fennel seeds, peppercorns and edible flowers like nasturtiums, calendula, and borage. We’ll show you how to pack your jars and top them up with our pickling brine. A special Pickle Party label with be available for participants to label their handiwork.

About Hannah | Hannah Maloney is Good Life Permaculture’s lead landscape designer and educator. She grew up on a city farm in Brisbane growing herbs and has more than 15 years of hands-on experience in designing, building and managing projects around urban agriculture, small-scale farming, permaculture and community development, including co-founding the Hobart City Farm. She has a post-graduate diploma in community cultural development, a diploma in permaculture and since 2009, has been teaching permaculture across Australia. 

About Michelle | Recipe writer, food stylist and photographer Michelle Crawford lives in the Huon Valley and has worked with many of Tasmania’s top chefs and food producers as well as numerous magazines around Australia. Her Instagram-famous cottage kitchen with its wood-fired Rayburn is certainly no stranger to pickling, preserving and jam making. Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for cooking with occasional classes.

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