Young bakers put skills to the test
Delicious smells of baking wafted over Karratha on Wednesday courtesy of a cooking competition at the Youth Shed.
The Great Youth Shed Bake-Off challenge drew about 30 local young people to come up with and make their own recipe from a set list of ingredients, in the style of TV show The Great Australian Bake-Off.
Youngsters worked in small teams to make recipes ranging from chocolate chip cookies to brownies, lava cakes and banana muffins under intense time pressure.
Afterwards, they had the chance to get creative icing their creations before the best part — eating them.
Youth Shed staff member and competition judge Megan Taylor chose the lava cake chefs as the winning team.
They won footballs and headphones for their culinary efforts.
The Youth Shed holds cooking competitions every school holidays and they are among its most popular activities.
Aleesha Herring, 12, Charlotte Drechsler, 11, and Monique Herring, 11.
Matthew Magerl, Jared Coutts, Oscar Doherty, Xavier Wickens, and Dylan Wood, all 11.
Bryanna Stratton, 13, Sophie Ward, 12, and Bailey Tattam, 11.
Ely Skeen, 13, Zach Tattam, 12, Jamen Harris, 12, and Alex Cain, 13, with their winning lava cakes.
Flynn Dippel, 13, Gabbi Dippel, 15, and Lanikai Savy, 11.
Sharissa Smith, 16, Yaandina youth services co-ordinator Kelly Bevan, Tiara Charles, 14, and Tiah Hill, 14.