AN old-fashioned village bake-off is in the works for November 11, with Perth MP John Carey saying he’s had a tidal wave of interest since casually floating the idea.
He says whenever he puts a political post on Facebook he’ll get a couple of responses, but when he mentioned we should have a local baking competition he was absolutely swarmed with interest, with a hundred-odd people quickly saying they were in.
“We’ve based the rules on English bake-offs,” he says, and it’s an old tradition that “brings people together…it’s really a celebration of community and linking people together.”
It’s open to anyone in the Perth electorate and there’ll be four categories (best cake, best biscuit or slice, best under-15, and savoury), and there’s a $4 entry fee that goes to the North Perth Local community group for its efforts to improve the town centre.
Mr Carey says he’s a known cake fiend but he’ll get other judges from cooking-related businesses in for the final call: “I won’t be judging, because I’d like to be re-elected in four years time and I know any form of judging could be dangerous”.
It’s at North Perth Town Hall at 3pm and you can enter the bake-off via johncarey.typeform.com/to/p8qdvt or by calling Mr Carey’s office on 9227 8040.
by DAVID BELL