Tour the icing on the cupcake
If it’s true that the kitchen is the heart of every home, people taking part in Discovery Kindergarten’s upcoming fundraiser should expect a fanciful flutter.
Ten modern and traditional kitchens in Whitby and Pauatahanui homes will be open to view for the kindergarten’s Discover 10 Kitchen Tour on October 17.
The event, sponsored by Kitchen Elements Porirua, offers a selfguided tour, peppered by demonstrations and attractions.
At one home, Logan Brown chef Kristan Mulcahy will prepare two of his signature dishes. At another, Cupcakes bakery will be teaching the art of baking and decorating their mini marvels, while The Breeze breakfast DJ Steve Joll will cook dishes from his new recipe book.
There will also be tastings, talks on kitchen design, floral art, elegant table settings, kitchenware sales, Havana coffee and raffles.
Organising committee member Susan Burton-Welsh says the day will be ‘‘informative as well as fun’’.
‘‘It’s a fantastic opportunity to get ideas if you are thinking of doing a kitchen renovation or are building a new home in the future.
‘‘The money we raise from this will not only benefit our children and their education today, it will be for children five years, 10 years down the track.’’
All proceeds will go into muchneeded renovation work at the kindergarten.
The tour, which will run from 11am till 3pm, is the first of its kind in the area.
Tickets are $25, available from Kitchen Elements, Lewis’s Curtains Kenepuru Dr, Tommy’s Real Estate Mana, Cut n Curl Whitby, Havana Coffee Works in Wellington, and on the day, 10am till 11am, from the kindergarten.
Kapi-Mana News has two double passes to the Discover 10 Kitchen Tour to give away. To be in the draw, tell us who the sponsor of the event is, and include your name and daytime contact details. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Kitchen Tour Giveaway, P O Box 50012, Porirua. Entries close October 11.
Let them eat cupcakes: Susan Burton-Welsh, with her daughters Bella, centre, and Brooklyn Burton, right, from Discovery Kindergarten with their friend Lily Pardy, give in to their sweet tooth. Treats from Wellington bakery Cupcakes will be baked and decorated as part of the Discover 10 Kitchen Tour.