The 2010 Bobby Goldsmith Foundation Bake-Off, held on Sunday at the Paddington Town Hall, was a resounding triumph – both as a fundraiser and as a showcase of culinary feats.
The winner of this year’s best In Show prize was Mac A What? by Carlos Heng, which also took out the best fete baking prize: Heng presented a basket of macaroons, fashioned to look like a bird’s nest in a tree branch.
Trevor Ashley hosted a lively cake auction later in the afternoon, with the highest winning bid going to Glen Lewis, aka Miss 3D, the winner of the Best Cake (Professional) category. Lewis’ spectacular ‘Gaga McQueen Pop Monster’ delicacy fetched $4000 at auction.
Dawn Hough’s cake Oh Man!, which came second in the Best Cake (Professional) category, also created a fierce bidding war, with a final winning bid of $3500.
The winner of the Best Cake award, sponsored by Sydney Star Observer, was the ‘Carrot, Pecan and Thong Delight’ made by drag queen Joyce Maynge.
Other winners included Stefan Bear’s ‘Sex in the City’ creation for Best Decorated Cake, Evelyn Perusco’s ‘Good Old-Fashioned Nutter’ for Best Tart and ‘Fallen Angel’ by Dean Morrison for Best Non-edible Cake.