Contest heats up for kids in kitchen

Susan Joy and her granddaughter Emily (7) will do battle with Joshua Wenz in the Bake-Off finals.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d445484
Susan Joy and her granddaughter Emily (7) will do battle with Joshua Wenz in the Bake-Off finals.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d445484

THE northern suburbs will be well represented when seniors and school children battle it out in a statewide baking competition.

Four seniors, including Pearsall’s Susan Joy, and four school children, including Iluka’s Joshua Wenz (9), have been named as finalists in this year’s Big Bethanie Bake-Off.

The competition, which aims to close the intergenerational gap between seniors and youngsters, asked participants to submit their family recipes online.

Entries were judged on creativity, appeal of dish, nutritional content and the story behind their favourite recipe.

Ms Joy’s banana bread recipe earned her a spot in the finals, while Joshua’s hazelnut cake got him over the line.

Finalists will compete at Have a Go Day in Burswood Park on November 11, with Ms Joy and granddaughter Emily cooking against Joshua in the first heat.

One senior and one child will be crowned the winners.