Bobby Goldsmith’s Annual Bake Off is approaching. The event will take place on Sunday 15 June at the Midnight Shift.
The Bake Off was a total hoot last year. The Midnight Shift was packed solid all day and the range of entries were truly marvellous. It’s not hard to see why this is BGF’s longest running community event.
So, if you’ve ever considered entering then start planning now. Budding bakers and connoisseur chefs from the community are invited to enter their wildest culinary creations into one of eight categories, including Best Cake, Best Cake (Professional), Best Tart, Best Smallgoods (Biscuits and Scones), Best Decorated Cake, Best Preserves (Jams and Pickles), Best Non-Edible Cake and Best Kitchen & Table Craft.
The event will kick off commence at midday and the judges this year include iconic Sydney drag queen Claire de Lune and chef extraordinaire Patrick Collins. They’ll take each entry through its paces based on taste, presentation, ingredients and degree of difficulty, before announcing the winners.
“It’s wonderful to think that we’re celebrating 21 years of Bake Off. It’s a testament to the ongoing support the community has shown the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation and the men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS,” said BGF CEO Bev Lange.
There will be plenty of entertainment on the day too, and the day culminates in a live auction at 4pm as Mitzi Macintosh sells off the creations to the highest bidders, along with prizes donated by community supporters; from travel and accommodation packages, photography sessions, exquisite furniture and much more.
Bev Lange reminds us that while the event is frivolous and fun, there’s a very serious undertone as well. ”[There are] more people are living with HIV/AIDS than ever before. The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation hopes this year’s event will be just as successful as previous years, not only in raising awareness and funds to support those in need, but raising the spirits of the community.”