Philippe Coquerand made this sultana cake on the weekend for the Mundubbera show.
Philippe Coquerand made this sultana cake on the weekend for the Mundubbera show. Philippe Coquerand

Cooking up a storm at the annual town show

OUR SAY: THAT'S a wrap.

Another year of covering the rural country shows is over, with the Mundubbera Show held at the weekend.

This year provided a particularly tasty highlight as I took part in the cake making competition, despite having a few set backs the night before.

As part of the men's cooking competition, my job was to make a sultana cake.

It proved to be more of a challenge than I expected.

I used the exact ingredients displayed on the website but it still didn't work out.

I somehow ended up with cracks on the surface.

By the looks of it, an earthquake could have been the cause.

There was a prize for coming in the top three, so I was fairly confident I could grab one of the spots, but a few more nominations on the day ensured I was going to come last.

Since the cake competition took place on Saturday, I've had people come up and ask why I didn't just buy one from the store and enter it.

The reason for that is quite simple: that's too easy.

I've now learnt that cooking can be quite fun, sometimes it doesn't pan out the way you want it to, but in the end, if you don't give it a go, you'll never know what you can do.

So don't be shy in the kitchen, pull out a few recipes, get the ingredients from the store and give it a go.

Congratulations to Dudley Pott for taking out the competition.


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