Flour Market heading to Perth for West Coast Bake extravaganza

Doughnuts from Baker St.
Doughnuts from Baker St.

EASTERN states baking gurus Flour Market are bringing the show on the road this weekend and are in Perth for the inaugural West Coast Bake.

The company is a “seasonal bake-sale and showcase for Melbourne’s specialty baking community”, and brings together “emerging, artisan and underground” bakers.

Flour Market co-founder Sarah Booth, originally from Fremantle, helped start the movement in Melbourne three years ago.

“A friend had a cafe that stocked all these small bakers without shop fronts,” Ms Booth said.

“So we thought ‘let’s have a market with all of them’, and they can promote their products.

“For three years we’ve been growing it in Melbourne, then we’ve taken it to Sydney.”

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Having lived on the eastern seaboard for 14 years, Ms Booth has seen Perth’s food scene evolve into one of the best in the country.

“There’s so many great bakers over here,” she said.

“It’s blown up – it’s amazing.

“Everyone that we’ve looked at has their own unique take on everything.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing how this concept goes here, because I’d love to make it a part of the foodie calendar.

“It’s bringing a great, across-the-city spread of bakers together in one place.”

The event takes place this Saturday May 13 at The Goods Shed in Claremont, corner of Shenton Road and Claremont Crescent.

Among the bakers who will have their wares on display are Baker St, Lena Lu, Mary Street Bakery, Top Dup Donuts, Wild Bakery and Glazed and Confused.

Proceedings kick off at 9am until 12pm, or until all those delicious goodies are sold out.

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