REBEKAH DEVLIN OUT OF THE BOX
FOR AS long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with the Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book. My birthday is September 26, so once it hits August, I’d start scanning the book, deciding what creation to inflict on my poor mother.
I had them all — the stove, the musk LifeSavers No.5 and the train . . . twice. My mother would always say yes, slaving away for hours creating whatever had taken my fancy.
I decided to run for Aunty of the Year in June and make my nephew the train for his first birthday. As the clock approached midnight the night before the party, I’ll admit I was cursing that bloomin’ train.
But when the praise flowed at the party, it was all worthwhile — even if my sister did insist I use natural food col- ourings and my engine ended up purple instead of a shiny, artificial red.
So the idea of the Ultimate Cake Off immediately appealed. I mean, it’s a ridiculous name — any title with ‘‘ ultimate’’ in it is clearly taking itself way too seriously.
On the line is $10,000: not much in TV prizemoney terms, but I think it’s more a case of pride on the line and all that.
And don’t these bakers get
Big bite: the into it? Richard is from Simply Cakes, etc Bakery . . . a bad name for a shop. What is the etc all about? Can’t you be bothered listing what it is you actually do?
Three competitors have just nine hours to design and create a cake that stands a minimum of 152cm for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Shark Summer Exhibition.
And the client gets to judge the winner. The ‘‘ expert’’ judges don’t like that one bit . . . they clearly try to influence the final decision.
They are mean, mean judges, though. The facials on the one with the brown curly hair are amazing. Forget the sharks, she’s the one with the real bite. Ultimate Cake Off LifeStyle Food, Foxtel/ Austar, 8.30pm
Ultimate Cake Off