Skye will soon open her own store, Wild Sugar, in Brisbane.
Skye will soon open her own store, Wild Sugar, in Brisbane.

Success for Skye after MasterChef

THE future looks sweet for Currumbin Valley’s Skye Craig, despite recently being eliminated from Channel Ten’s MasterChef.

“I hope to launch a range of desserts nationally,” Ms Craig said.

“And to write a dessert cookbook.”

Ms Craig was the 13th contestant to be eliminated from MasterChef. But it has in no way dented her confidence. On the contrary she sees it as a journey she will never forget.

“One of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of my life,” Ms Craig said.

“It was the ultimate culinary adventure.”

Ms Craig said she was shocked to have made it to the top 11.

“I never expected to even get past the audition round,” she said.

Her downfall was the molecular gastronomy-based theme challenge, which aired last week.

“I was having a hard time with the last challenge,” she admitted.

“All of the challenges are quite intense, but I never shy away from a challenge.”

Now she has one of her biggest challenges ahead, with her new store called Wild Sugar opening on Sunday, June 27, selling her organic desserts at the Northey Street Organic Markets in Brisbane.

“I’ll start in Brisbane and see what happens,” Ms Craig said.

“I could come back to the coast and open a commercial kitchen.

“Currumbin is my favourite place on the Gold Coast.”

Ms Craig’s chocolate wattleseed avocado mousse and lemon myrtle raspberry semi-freddo will be among the delicacies on offer at her new store.

“Food was always a big part of my family,” Ms Craig said.

Raw, organic and sustainable foods are what she is most passionate about.

And desserts have always had a strong appeal.

Ms Craig predicts that despite Marion Grasby being tipped to go far in the MasterChef competition, Melbourne-based lawyer Claire Winton Burn will be named this season’s winner.



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