Royal Show cake win is no joke for Helena Valley resident


Bronte and her Joker cake. Picture: Matt Jelonek
Bronte and her Joker cake. Picture: Matt Jelonek

A CAKE version of the Joker from Batman has raised some eyebrows in the Cookery Pavilion at the Perth Royal Show.

The special creation also attracted the attention of judges, winning first prize in the amateur novelty/sculptured cake section.

Creator Bronte Popperwell, of Helena Valley, said she attempted to make the Joker cake last year as well, but it collapsed.

Since then she said she practiced the art of making the chocolate mud cake character.

“I collect Batman comics and the Joker is my favourite character,” she said.

Felicity Edwards of Lathlain was the exhibitor gaining most points in the decorated cakes.

She came first in the amateur celebration cake section with a cake featuring a delicate design with a Japanese girl.

A lavish wedding cake and a steam punk creation have given Piara Waters resident Janelle Farquhar sweet success.

Her cakes not only came first in the steam punk and decorated wedding cake open sections, they earned her ribbons for the exhibitor gaining most points in the decorated cake open section, the cake gaining highest points in the open section and the wedding cake with the highest points.

Her success was all the sweeter after a setback three years ago when she first entered the competition.

“I entered a great big Mad Hatter’s cake but it was eliminated because it did not contain real cake. I didn’t read the rules properly,” she said.

“It was disappointing at the time but it is now at the Mad Hatter’s cafe in the Swan Valley so it all worked out well.”

Erin Ashbolt, of Gooseberry Hill, came third in the novelty/sculptured cakes with her pelican with a beak full of sea creatures.

Amy Calabrese, of South Guildford, came second in the decorated wedding cake, amateur section.

In the colourful cake section, Ellenbrook’s Natalie Keating came second with a bold, floral design and was highly commended for her cake relating to sheep.

Roberty Harwood, of Caversham, had an eye-catching cake featuring a Cinderella slipper on a cushion – it earned him second prize in the amateur celebration cake section and a ribbon for the exhibitor showing most potential in the student/amateur section.