Microbiologist-turned-homemaker, she is a foodie with a flair for cooking. An avid traveller and voracious reader, she also loves to paint and indulges in photography.
A Saccharine Affair
Time hardly matters when our sweet tooth is bitten by the craving bug. Whether it is winter with the days condensed and the nights expanding out into a haze, or the long summer daylight hours with short spells of nightly darkness, soft and smooth confectioneries are always a welcome treat. Slicing into the creamy, velvety wedge of a baked goodie while snuggled up with loved ones bundled in a blanket or sprawled on the sofa watching an all-time favourite, feels like no other indulgence. The moment that slice swirls and melts in our mouth, we forget the surrounding and all the contentment is summed up in the unanimous umm…ummm.. rhyme. Blessed be the Bakers! The sweet deliciousness lingers long on the moist street of our tongues leaving us yearning for more. Of the assortment of saccharine wonders, cakes are undeniably the best comfort foods. Moulded and coated in various forms, they seldom fail to impress.
That's why Sydney Showground in Olympic Park is the place to be from 3rd to 5th June (unless sweets repel you) as the Cake Bake and Sweets Show is going to crown its hallways again this year. It is not just a show but a celebration of all that is, or can be, baked into a sweet, spongy, crunchy and creamy delight. There will be hourly theatre demonstrations (included in the entry ticket) and 45 minute Make and Take classes (tickets can be purchased only at the show), as well as daily free sessions of decoration. Make haste on the designated day as the ticketed classes accommodate only 24 and the free ones too have a limited capacity. Details of the full and half day workshops can be found here. With a great deal to learn, the show would be a pat on the back for the experts and a nudge of encouragement for the beginners.
Click here to book tickets. If you are interested in presenting your own sugary artisanship then go to this link.
Apart from the 'who's who' of the baking world, there will be the MasterChef favorites — 2014 winner, Emilia Jackson, 2015 contestant Sara Oteri and 2011 Runner-up Michael Weldon, along with a couple of the current year's contestants — to woo you into a world that is sweet all the way.
This baking extravaganza will also include The Producers Marketplace and The Exhibition to whisk you into the dreamland of bakery. On display will be the submissions for the Australian Cake Decorating Championships. It would be an awesome way to learn new techniques and gather hot tips while filling your bag with the best available tools to equip your kitchen for the next big personal baking expedition.