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Top-notch judges set for two-day workshop

Thursday, 19th September, 2019

Pam Lane and Barbara Walter before judging the decorated cakes at the Silver City Show. PICTURE: Emily McInerney Pam Lane and Barbara Walter before judging the decorated cakes at the Silver City Show. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

By Emily McInerney

The Broken Hill Cake Decorators have been able to secure the services of the Silver City Show’s cake decorating judges to hold a two-day workshop.

Cake Decorators’ Association publicity officer Vicki Sladden said they were lucky to get national judges Barbara Walter and Pam Lane to conduct the workshop that starts at 9.15am today at the Zinc Bowling Club.

It is open to the public, and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. The cost is $20 and bookings need to be made for catering purposes.

Barbara and Pam spent yesterday judging the cakes at the Silver City Show.

“We will be showing people how to make reindeers, grannies, a ‘Chrismoose’ and a Christmas tree,” Pam said.

She said she began cake decorating in 1981 and Barbara in 1985. Both became qualified judges in 2000. They judged nationally this year, including at the Royal Adelaide Show.

“Broken Hill always has good quality cakes,” Pam said. “The standard is comparable around Australia.”

Barbara said the level of skill and number of entries were always high at the Silver City Show.

They were also hoping to see a lot of people turn up to the workshops.

“We’re seeing an increased interest in cake decorating,” Pam said.

“I think it skipped a generation, but younger people now are wanting to make their own cakes to save costs.

“Also, the internet plays a big role, because they see it there and try to pick it up themselves.”

Vicki said fundraisers during the year had helped a great deal with providing workshops.

“All the money we’ve raised from our stalls is going towards keeping costs down for these workshops,” Vicki said.

“If people want to book they can call myself on 0439 111 356 or Carol Murray on 0428 309 978.”

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