… The only reason you would actually go to the Royal Melbourne Show* is because of the Arts/Craft/Cookery Pavilion, not the show bags .
*Assuming you really had nothing better to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon and didn’t have to pay for your admission tickets.
There really wasn’t much to see at the Show this year and a lot of the show bags, rides, food etc are a bit of a rip-off and not worth spending your hard-earned dollars on (If I wanted to read back-issues of Marie Claire and get inspired by trends that were cool say, 6 months ago then I’d go to the library to read up on them rather than spend $15 on a MC show bag with 3 back issues of MC). What impressed me this year, though, were the awesome cakes they had on display – check out the decorations on some of them!
They had cakes for all sorts of festivities, including Christmas. I don’t know anyone who actually celebrates Christmas with a proper cake (unless it’s one of those awful Christmas puddings that I can’t stand) but the cakes they had on display were a sight to see.
Hahaha, so Aussie… so Queenslander… this one was a favourite among the blokes.
This tiger cake was a crowd favourite too and I can see why. I love how it sorta looks like an oil painting. I’m not sure when one would actually bring out a tiger cake apart from a Richmond premiership but c’mon, what are the chances of that happening in the near future?!?!
Guess which ones were done by Asians…?
I took a photo of this one, not because it was the most technically difficult cake nor was the one that drew the most ‘WOW!!’s.
It’s a nice day for a white wedding…
And finally, my favourite. This cake was titled “Dimboola Society Wedding” or something along those lines. I wouldn’t be surprised if the cake maker started making this cake on Dimboola’s founding day – it really isn’t something you can whip up at the last minute. I love the attention to detail and the way the decorator captures the friendly and close-knit spirit of a rural Australian town (the two people drunk under the table is so spot-on too!)Oh yeah, ‘grats to the mighty Hawks for their well-deserved victory yesterday afternoon. Even though I’m not a Hawks supporter, I was cheering on the boys as they trampled all over the pussies cats late in the third quarter to take out the match and the cup. Wooooo!