The Parkes/Forbes Cake Decorators Guild (CDG) hosted a state rostered day recently at the Parkes Baptist Church with demonstrators from the CDG of NSW state body. Attendees came from Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst, Cabonne, Orange, Dubbo, Peak Hill, Forbes, Sydney, Camden and Mudgee. Parkes Shire councillors Patricia Smith and Bill Jayet also attended.
The first expert cake decorators to give a demonstration was Elizabeth Ivory. She did a cake topper made out of modelling paste to the exact proportions of the flower cosmos in various colours. Cathy Rice taught attendees how to create a zygotes cactus, while Connie McCartney showed guests how to decorate elaborate chocolate cupcakes in a cool cat design with the latest chocolate modelling paste.
Renee Mutton intrigued with her sassie giraffe that could be used as a child’s birthday cake and puppet. She made a story from her creations which were built upon with each demonstration group starting with a page boy giraffe, a bridesmaid giraffe, a best man giraffe, a groom and lastly the bridal giraffe made out of fondant.
The final demonstration was a combined demonstration from the members of the state body of NSW CDG. It was a checkerboard cake by state president Helen Robinson with Elizabeth Ivory and Narelle Wardle. The cake consisted of two ordinary cream and jam sponges combined with two mud cakes.
The event was made possible through a cultural grant from the Parkes Shire and a Northparkes Mines community grant.