Port CWA tastes victory
THE renowned cake makers at the Port Douglas CWA travelled down to Tully for the QCWA northern division 58th Cookery Contest and came home with another stack prizes.
The day also marked the 95th anniversary of the QCWA and was celebrated – with a commemorative cake.
The Port Douglas branch excelled – with 19 cake entries, Port Douglas achieved 16 firsts and three second places.
With 14 class’s in the baking section, the chocolate cake winner was Port Douglas member Beverly Rossignoli. The date loaf and gingerbread winner was Jill Thoroughgood and the packet cake category was won by Port’s Neil McBain.
The Best Cake was a fabulous carrot and walnut cake by Cristine Castle.
Best slice was a delicious coffee pecan by Cristine Castle.
Ms Castle finished with overall 12 firsts and three second places.
The Preserves section was no less competitive and Port Douglas Branch won all jams, relishes, pickles, chutneys, and apple jelly, except with second in the Marmalades.
Port Douglas vice president Jill Thoroughgood accepted the Far Northern Division Trophy for the branch that raised the most funds in the Cookery Competition from Jan Anderson, who donated the trophy.
It was the seventh time the Port Douglas branch has won the accolade.
Port Douglas conducts a weekly Friday afternoon cake stall from 1pm and Jill Thoroughgood and Cristine Castle suggest that lovers of cakes, jams and preserves should drop in, meet the winners and buy some fabulous home made food.
If anyone would like a free copy of the recipe for the best cake and slice, call into 8 Blake St., Port Douglas this Friday from 1pm, the CWA branch would love to see you.
Jill Thoroughgood, vice president, receiving the Far Northern Division Trophy from Jan Anderson
Cristine Castle’s prize winning carrot and walnut entry