IGA Perth Royal Show

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24 September – 1 October 2016
The IGA Perth Royal Show is a melting pot of talent when it comes to producing some of WA’s most memorable fare. All those vying for the champion titles within the cookery, bread and pastry, wine, beer, olive oil, and dairy shows aim for the cream of honours: the Premium Produce Awards.
Those who have not been dealt the culinary skills of some but who enjoy being ‘fed and watered’, could check out Taste WA. With seating for 600, this marquee was well equipped to ignite gastronomic senses, as head chef Don Hancey, with his team of well-known chefs from ‘around the traps’, created and sold a smorgasbord of dishes using award-winning Premium Produce. The cooking trail went on, with various adult and kids cookery demonstrations as well as a healthy dollop of food options and free samples to be found around the Showground. Whichever way you cut it – when you wrap up the food, competitions, demonstrations, exhibitions, animals, entertainment and fun – WA’s largest and most loved annual event provided unique experiences for everyone.
Visit www.perthroyalshow.com.au for more information.
bronte-andthe-jokerA cake version of The Joker in Batman raised eyebrows in the Cookery Pavilion at the IGA Perth Royal Show. The cadaverous 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 “but it collapsed”. Since then she has practiced and perfected the art of making the chocolate mud cake character.
A lavish wedding cake and a steam punk creation has given Piara Waters resident Janelle Farquhar sweet success. janelle-and-wedding-cakeHer 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.
Farquhar took the ocean as her inspiration for the wedding cake, which took many weeks to make, with shells made of fondant and coral made of gelatin. The steam punk cake featured an owl and was mostly carved out of rice crispies.
From jam to puddings and scones to cakes, nearly 1000 entries in the cookery competition were on display in the Cookery Pavilion at the IGA Perth Royal Show.
Chief steward Anette Gifford said the quality of jams and preserves on show was exceptional and the fruitcakes and puddings were also excellent. The new steam punk category in the decorated cake section had attracted entries of a world class standard, she said.
Winning entries were on display all week in the Cookery Pavilion at the IGA Perth Royal Show.


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