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Barossa Farmers Market adds vintage cake category to Annual Bake Off

Abbie Tiller

Did you even grow up in the 80’s and 90’s if you didn’t get to blow a candle out on a carefully crafted cake from the famous Woman’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake book?

I challenged my Aunty to whip me up the jelly-filled pool cake, complete with tiny little nudie babies bobbing around in jelly rings. Ahhh the memories that book holds for so many generations. The duck with the beak made of chips, the pig with the curly  snake tail, I could list them all and the lasting birthday memories that went with them.

This weekend, at the Barossa Farmers Market Annual Bake Off, a special category has been added, featuring the notoriously difficult ‘train cake” from the iconic birthday book.

Local foodies, “Those Barossa Girls”, Marieka Ashmore and Sheralee Menz, are the Annual Bake Off judges and are looking forward to seeing either the full vintage version or a modern interoperation of the 80’s classic.

Sheralee has fond memories of going through the Woman’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book in the months leading up to her childhood birthdays, with creative neighbour, Wendy, making and gifting her and her siblings with their chosen cake on their birthdays. She welcomed her teenage years with the stunning marshmallow clad Dolly Varden cake.

In addition to the iconic Woman’s Weekly Birthday Cake section, the big bake off includes its traditional Lemon Cake, as well as a kids decorated biscuit category.

No time to bake and decorate biscuits at home? Take the kids along to the market and get creative at Spoon & Spatula’s biscuit decorating station!

For the Lemon Cake category, Those Barossa Girls can’t go past the classic recipe from the iconic Barossa Cookery Book.

“Miss Anna Schiller has the goods on page 102, which we think layered with some lemon curd would be a bit special. But you don’t need to use the recipe we recommend, if you have a favourite lemon cake, syrup drizzle, combined with poppy seeds…surprise us!

“Cake has special powers to bring people together, so let’s have some fun”

The authentic Barossa Farmers Market opened its doors in 2002 and has been open almost every Saturday morning since.
Based at the historic Yalumba Vintners sheds behind Vintners Restaurant in Angaston, the market offers the perfect environment for local producers to sell their products.

Open Saturday mornings from 7:30am to 11:30am, the Market offers a selection of fresh, seasonal, artisan-made Barossa and regional South Australian food.

Barossa Farmers Market
740 Stockwell Road Angaston
Every Saturday 7.30am -11am
For details on the Annual Bake Off
click here





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