Kids encouraged to bake up a storm for community bake off

Perth MLA John Carey and Katrina Fisher (Marketing Coordinator The Provedores Market). Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Perth MLA John Carey and Katrina Fisher (Marketing Coordinator The Provedores Market). Photo: Andrew Ritchie

INNER-city children are encouraged to step away from screens and into the kitchen to create a prize-worthy treat for the Community Bake Off on September 1.

Perth MLA John Carey’s second bake-off, inspired by the British Bake-off series, will be divided into five categories including cake, slice and savoury.

“Cooking is really trendy at the moment and if it’s getting kids away from screen time, cooking with their mum or dad and coming to a community event, that is so important,” he said.

“This year we have expanded it to separate kids into primary and secondary school categories because it was so popular last year and we had some incredible kid creations; they smashed it.

“We had about 100 entries last year and hope for more this year.”

Returning judge Katrina Fisher said the panel was not looking for perfection.

“Judges are looking for great taste, nice look but not perfect; it’s not MasterChef,” she said.

“It’s about what your favourite recipe is that you cook at home and we want to taste it.”

Entry is free and when judging is complete, attendees can eat the creations for $4.

Eligible entrants must reside within the Perth electorate.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Community Bake Off

When: Saturday, September 1 from 2pm to 4pm

Where: Mt Hawthorn Braithwaite Main Hall, Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn

Register: https://johncareyperth.typeform.com/to/H1Z7VR