Novice pav makers among winners
The winners of an annual pavlova competition are showing that rookies sometimes do it best.
Blockhouse Bay resident Nia Cherrington, 10, took out the children’s category of the Nosh Best Pavlova Competition at its Mt Eden store.
It was her first cooking competition.
Nia’s ‘‘gorgeous’’ creation was topped with cream, blueberries, strawberries and passionfruit.
Epsom Girls Grammar School student Jada Mandery, who is only 15, took out the adult category.
Her winning pav used a traditional recipe topped off with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and cream.
Sixteen-year-old Claudia Frew, who also goes to Epsom Girls Grammar School, is the winner of the alternative category. She wowed judges with a rosewater meringue with pomegranate cream, topped with raspberries, pomegranate seeds and rose petals.
Something different: Claudia Frew was streaks ahead in the Best Alternative Pavlova
Fruity feast: Nia Cherrington took out the Best Kids Pavlova category winner.
Sweet treat: Jada Mandery is the winner of the Best Adult Pavlova category.