Girl’s pretty cake wins expo event

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

It was a sweet vic­tory for Olivia MacPher­son, who claimed first prize with her cake de­sign.

The 12-year-old took out the ju­nior sec­tion in the in­au­gu­ral Great GoBake cake dec­o­rat­ing com­pe­ti­tion at an Auck­land cake expo.

Her pic­nic-in­spired cake de­sign took hours of work over three days.

And this is only the sec­ond dec­o­rated cake she has made her­self.

But it was def­i­nitely not an easy task. First, the plan­ning and re­search had to be con­ducted and the in­tri­cate hand­made dec­o­ra­tions were an­other story.

It was a last-minute de­ci­sion to en­ter but it was all worth the $200 gift card.

‘‘I was go­ing to the cake expo al­ready and so I de­cided to en­ter,’’ she said.

Al­though Olivia would hap­pily de­vour a lemon sour cream cake any day, dec­o­rat­ing it was the most fun.

‘‘I can de­sign dif­fer­ent things and get cre­ative,’’ she said.

Olivia takes af­ter her mother Cathryn, who is a keen baker and is set­ting up her own busi­ness.

It was a proud mo­ment for the mother of three when she re­ceived the news.

‘‘For her to take it out, it’s just big,’’ Cathryn said.

Olivia is keen to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion again next year with a jun­gle theme.

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