Fam­ily have right recipe

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Nearyou -

DALKEITH baker and dec­o­ra­tor Glenda Craw­ford’s 12-year-old daugh­ter El­iz­a­beth got a slice of the ac­tion at the Perth Royal Show cook­ery com­pe­ti­tion last week. Cake Love co-owner Mrs Craw­ford won first prize for her cel­e­bra­tion cake in the shape of a planter box filled with 20 white orchid flow­ers that took her more than three days to per­fect. Pres­by­te­rian Ladies’ Col­lege stu­dent El­iz­a­beth, who has en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion with her mum since 2011, came third in the ju­nior sec­tion for dec­o­rated bis­cuits. “It was my kids who first got me into bak­ing eight years ago,” Mrs Craw­ford said. “One birth­day I made an ‘un­der the sea’ theme cake and all the kids went away with blue mouths, it was just ter­ri­ble. “So I thought, ‘Hmm, I bet­ter learn how to do this prop­erly’.” Mrs Craw­ford said her love of bak­ing had def­i­nitely rubbed off on her chil­dren, as El­iz­a­beth’s twin brother James loved mak­ing brown­ies. “En­ter­ing the show is about per­fect­ing what you know you’re good at, but also chal­leng­ing your­self fur­ther,” she said. El­iz­a­beth said she liked mak­ing slices and her favourite was caramel cake. “It’s just lots of fun, it’s cool to see the fin­ished prod­uct,” she said. “Some­times the house smells re­ally good from all the bak­ing, but then dad burns toast.”

Glenda Craw­ford and her daugh­ter El­iz­a­beth.

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