Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter in the Spring Carnival Bake Off competition?

Anyone! We love a little competition. Why not challenge your work mates and see who's the best baker? Already know you're the best of the best? Enter the competition and prove it! 

How do I enter the competition?

Register your cake entry here.

What should I bake?

This year's categories are:

  •         Best Cake
  •         Best Professional Creation
  •         Best Decorated (Edible or Non-Edible). If 10% or more is inedible then this is your category!
  •         Best Cupcake
  •         Best Fete Baking
  •         Best Tart or Pie
  •         Best Preserve

If you need some inspiration, visit our Bake Off Photo Gallery.

How does it all work? I want to win!

Amateur and professional bakers from all over NSW enter the competition, baking according to the categories above. We invited some very talented cooks and bakers to be our guest judges. On the day of the event, our bakers deliver their cakes. Then the judges taste and rate them. Then prizes are awarded

I know what I'm baking. I've registered my entry. What next?

Start your mixers and pre-heat those ovens! And remember, you will need to deliver your creation to the Beresford Hotel (Upstairs) BETWEEN 11:30AM AND 12:30PM ON SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER. Our judges need time to taste and rate the cakes so if you're late, you're out! You snooze, you lose, friends! Remember, you'll also need to bring a plate or display for your creation.

My baking stinks, but I want to join the fun! Can I still participate?

We understand. Not everyone can cook, but you can join us at the event anyway! The party starts at 3pm on Sunday, 18 September at the Beresford Hotel (Upstairs) in Surry Hills. You can by-pass the queue by booking a ticket in advance.

I really just want to eat cake.

So do we! Grab a ticket and join us for the fun.

Can I volunteer to help?

Yes! We'd love your help on event day. Just register your interest here. Keep in mind that Bake Off attracts a lot of volunteers and we may not be able to take everyone who is interested. But, we'll do our best!