Following in their mothers’ footsteps
THERE were three generations competing in the home manufacture classes at the Biggenden Show
Dallarnil’s Teresa Buchbach won the dark fruit cake competition at Saturday’s show, beating her mother Helen Hetherington to the prize.
Helen wom the champion preserve with her passionfruit butter while young granddaughter Charlotte won the packet cake for under fives.
With her champion fruit cake Teresa said she couldn’t get over how well it turned out.
Her tip to other cooks was to make sure you cut your fruit properly.
Teresa said she learnt to make cakes from her mum who in turn had learnt from her mum, and noted Bundaberg cake maker Margaret Kemp.
Both Teresa and Helen entered other home manufacture classes.
“I won for my cheesecake while (Mum won) with apple pie,” she said.
Teresa has worked her way up through the ranks.
“I started in the home manufacture at 14 as a junior,” she said.
Last year she couldn’t enter at Biggenden as she was helping her mother judge.
“I did win the rich fruit cake at Teebar Show,” she said.
She is now looking forward to another opportunity to participate at Burnett Sub-Chamber level being held at Teebar on July 1.
In the junior cooking, Timothy Geissler won the mixmaster.
CHAMPION CAKE: Young mum of two Teresa Buchbach with the champion cake of the Biggenden Show, a dark rich fruit cake.