Family have right recipe
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.