Baking competition ends with a festive fair

2017-12-06 06:02
PHOTO: rose smithElise Dicks and Sonja Denito from Ashburton at the Foodpak Festive Fair.

PHOTO: rose smithElise Dicks and Sonja Denito from Ashburton at the Foodpak Festive Fair.

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THE Foodpak Baking Fever with Friends competition drew to a close on Friday, December 1 where the final winner was announced at the Foodpak Festive Fair at Foodpak in Victoria Road.

The fair had demonstrations on a variety of baking ideas, tips and hints.

Chery Govender and daughter Tahila from The Cake House showed guests how to apply marzipan and fondant icing to a fruit cake and explained that although a lot of people don’t enjoy these toppings they are necessary to retain the moisture of the fruit cake.

Andries Kemp and his team from Rolkem, an international company, gave two demonstrations, the first one was on how to transform food into amazing Christmas decorations. The second demo,staged for the first time ever, was how to use Rolkem’s new gel lace.

There was also a bow-making demonstration by Lexi Straschik and Tracy McInnes from Cherri Packers.

The cake featured three festive Christmas, vanilla cake candles on a chocolate-bark cake base filled with chocolate fudge.

Jessica Rooplal, who presented a chocolate Christmas cake with chocolate fudge filling and iced with chocolate butter cream, was announced the winner and received a R2 000 Foodpak voucher.

Second place went to Nasrema Smith for her alcohol-free penguin Christmas cake. The first layer consisted of a moist chocolate cake sandwiched together with chocolate butter cream. The second tier was a moist carrot cake sandwiched with cream cheese, cranberry, apricot and pumpkin-seed icing. Anthia Jagaran took third place for her “Sleeping Santa night before or after Christmas”. The vanilla cake was decorated with stunning detail.Fourth place went to Mitilda­ Reddy, who created a Santa and Sleigh cake. The sleigh seats and two presents were fruit cake and the Santa was made out of gum paste

Tracy Sparrow won fifth place for her creation of a traditional Christmas fruit cake with a white Christmas Chapel cake done in royal icing.

The event was well supported and enjoyed by over 100 guests.

- Fever reporter


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