Merry-go-round cake wins prize

CHIEF Steward in the cooking section of the Murwillumbah Show Lisa McCrone has seen lots of spectacular entries over the years.

But she reckons this year’s champion literally takes the cake for creativity, colour and a theme in keeping with the show.

Regular prize-winner Debbie Nolan, of Murwillumbah, designed, baked and decorated a two-level cake symbolising a covered merry-go-round complete with pink icing, ponies-to-ride, musk sticks resembling colourful pole lights and various fruit tingles.

Husband Bill, on hand to admire his wife’s work yesterday, said he was not quite sure who would get to eat it.

In fact he said he only got to eat cake “every now and then” despite his wife’s champion cooking ability.

“She started decorating it yesterday morning,” he said.

“I don’t know what time she finished it. She was still working on it when I left at a quarter-to-eight.”

For her efforts Mrs Nolan won both first prize in the decorated cake section and overall championship in the Anderson’s Treasure Store cake competition.

Ms McCrone said the number of entries in the cooking section of the show remained as high as ever and quality was up.



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