Castlemaine Colossal Community Cake-Off 2018

It’s their 12th birthday and the Castlemaine Artists’ Market is putting on the cake off to end all cake-offs!

The local art and craft market are challenging the whole community to get behind them and make them a birthday cake this June as part of their 2nd annual “Castlemaine Colossal Community Cake-Off”.

The Castlemaine Artists’ Market will be operating the day of the cake competition, with something for all ages including: more than 80 art, craft, and design stalls, face painting, music, and entertainment by: Uptown Brown, records by DJ and MC Dr. Dimensions, and they’ll top off the celebrations with a Mexican-style fiesta with the One Man Mariachi Band!

Cakes will be on display at the Castlemaine Artists Market at the Western Reserve from 10am.  The winning cakes will be announced at midday, and market-goers will be able to get a slice of their faves for a donation.

Local celebrities and experts judging the cakes include: Ashley Mariani (reigning blue-ribbon queen of Castlemaine), Jane Grylls (a.k.a. The Domestic Scientist), and local patisserie chef extraordinaire: Johnny Baker.

All proceeds of the cake-off will go toward the running costs of the Castlemaine’s local radio station: MAINfm 94.9 – as a way of acknowledging the important place the station has in the arts community in the Mount Alexander Shire region .MAINfm will be there too of course, live broadcasting the event from their Outside Broadcast Caravan.

To enter the Cake competition please complete the: ENTRY FORM.

All entries will incur a $5 registration fee.

SOME FAQs for our cake aficionados:

Where is the competition?  The competition is to be held at the Castlemaine Artists’ Market, Western Reserve.

How to enter your cake: Please be sure to bring your cake to the Castlemaine Artists Market on Sunday 3rd June 2018 between 9am-10am. Please look for the registration table that will be near the performance area.

Please ensure you bring your $5 application fee in cash to be paid upon entering your cake.

Please be punctual. Late cake entries may not be accepted.

What kind of cake should I make? Cake is cake and we love all kinds. We don’t discriminate. You choose your own favourite flavour or your best cake recipe and put it in whatever shape or size you like.

How are they judged? There will be 3 expert judges there on the day. They will be giving each applicant a mark out of 10 based on the following qualities: overall appearance; creativity and originality; structural integrity/execution of concept; taste; texture.

When will winners be announced? The winners will be announced on the day by our world famous (in Castlemaine) MC: Dr. Dimensions at approx 12-12:30.

What happens to the cakes once the competition is over? The winning cakes will be auctioned off (albeit with a small slice removed from each) to all of your adoring fans. The other cakes will either be auctioned whole or sold by the slice for a gold coin donation.

Where do the proceeds go? All proceeds will be donated to MAINfm, Castlemaine’s local community radio station as a way of acknowledging the important place the station has in the arts community in the Mount Alexander Shire region.

Location: Western Reserve, Forest St., Castlemaine
Date: Sunday 3rd June, 2018.
Times: All entries must be in between 9am-10am on competition day. Winners announced midday.

Stall holder information:

The Castlemaine Artists’ Market is held the first Sunday of every month (except January) at the Western Reserve on Forest Street.